I updated the CoBus Trip Blog with the continuing Western Slope Breeding Survey trip.
The last two days included:
July 11, 2017
Group A (rste, tmit, jwas, rsim, dkin, bmar) started at Coal Canyon, Mesa County. They found five Chukar on the hill south of the pipe gate at the main parking lot. At least six Black-throated Sparrows were around the parking lot. Farther west, they saw two Sagebrush Sparrows.
On the way to the Grand Mesa, they relocated the Least Flycatcher at Collbran.
Group B (rkos, sehl)
The groups joined and search much of the night in search Owls. They found an American Three-toed Woodpecker at Powderhorn Ski Area. Owl count in Mesa County was two Northern Saw-whet Owls, two Northern Pygmy-Owls and seven Boreal Owls.
In Delta County, owl count was just four Boreal Owls.
July 12, 2017
Group A (rste, tmit, jwas, rsim) stayed on the Grand Mesa, Delta County section.
A Northern Goshawk flew up Y35 Drive (near Visitor's Center). An American Three-toed Woodpecker was farther up the road.
Two Purple Martins were seen flying around Little Bear Campgrounds.
Along Highway 65, east of the Visitor's Center 0.7 miles they saw a pair of White-winged Crossbills. Before dropping down off the Grand Mesa they counted three Dusky Grouse.
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