Date: 5/4/18 3:50 pm
From: <joe......> <joega140...>
Subject: [cobirds] April 2018 Birds Woodland Park Yard Area and Beyond
April 2018 Birds, Woodland Park Yard Area and Beyond


Turkey Vulture- FOS near Woodland Park on 4-8

Common Merganser- along S. Platte River near Lake George on 4-5, 4-27, pair
on Gill Trail, Cheeseman Canyon/S. Platte River on 4-7

Osprey- FOS on 4-26 along S. Platte River near Lake George

Bald Eagle- 1 im. along S. Platte River near Lake George on 4-5, report of
1 adult in Divide on 4-19

Golden Eagle- Near Lake George on 4-27

Sharp-shinned Hawk- Adult female on Highline Canal Trial in Englewood on
4-1, Mount Herman Trail near Monument on 4-29

Northern Goshawk- Report of 1 adult on 4-18 in Divide, hunting Mourning Dove

Dusky Grouse- Fresh droppings along Balanced Rock Rd. W of Monument on 4-22

Wild Turkey- one along Balanced Rock Rd. W of Monument on 4-22

Chukar- In mid April the Chukar reported in a Woodland Park neighborhood in
late March was still hanging around, likely an escapee.

Ring-billed Gull- Green Mountain Falls, flocks, 4-8, FOS, flock of 33 along
Balanced Rock Rd. W of Monument on 4-22

Belted Kingfisher- Upper Palmer Reservoir W of Monument on 4-22

Mourning Dove- FOS, singing on 4-18

Eurasian Collared-Dove- Walmart, Woodland Park on 4-8, Lake George on 4-26

White-throated Swift- FOS Gill Trail, Cheeseman Canyon/S. Platte River on
4-7

Chimney Swift- Mount Herman Trail near Monument on 4-29

Broad-tailed Hummingbird- 1M FOS on 4-22 in yard area, 1 or 2M along
Balanced Rock Rd. W of Monument on 4-22, on Vindicator Trail in Victor on
4-28, Mount Herman Trail near Monument on 4-29

Downy Woodpecker- 1 on 4-10, 4-11, 4-12, 4-20, 4-28

Red-naped Sapsucker- FOS on 4-19

Williamson’s Sapsucker- FOS yard area on 4-7, Green Mountain Falls on 4-7,
MF courtship behavior on 4-9, Catamount Trail Green Mountain Falls on 4-14,
Mount Herman Trail near Monument on 4-29

Violet-green Swallow- FOS on Vindicator Trail in Victor on 4-28

Tree Swallow- Rampart Range Rd. area on 4-15

Loggerhead Shrike- on Vindicator Trail in Victor on 4-28

Steller’s Jay- Flock of 9 during snowstorm on 4-6, Steller’s Jay/Blue Jay
hybrid with a Steller’s, looked more like a Steller’s but with white
pattern markings of a Blue Jay on wings, head and tail, on 4-19, 4-20

Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay- Green Mountain Falls (7800 feet elevation) on 4-8,
4-14

Black-billed Magpie- Flock of 6 on 4-14

Clark’s Nutcracker- 1 near Wilkerson Pass Summit on 4-5

Ruby-crowned Kinglet- Catamount Trail Green Mountain Falls on 4-14, FOS,
singing on 4-15 Rampart Range Rd., singing at Upper Palmer Reservoir west
of Monument on 4-22, singing on 4-26 at Dome Rock SWA S of Divide, singing
on Mount Herman Trail near Monument on 4-29

Golden-crowned Kinglet- Parent’s house in Englewood on 4-1. Singing on Gill
Trail, Cheeseman Canyon/S. Platte River on 4-7, singing on 4-26 at Dome
Rock SWA S of Divide

Black-capped Chickadee- 1 on 4-11, singing at Parent’s house in Englewood
on 4-29

Bushtit- Parent’s house in Englewood on 4-1

Townsend’s Solitaire- singing on Highline Canal Trial in Englewood on 4-1,
singing along Balanced Rock Rd. W of Monument on 4-22, Mount Herman Trail
near Monument on 4-29

Western Bluebird- FOS on 4-24

Mountain Bluebird- on Vindicator Trail in Victor on 4-28

American Robin- singing on 4-2, Singing on Vindicator Trail on 4-28

House Wren- singing at Parent’s house in Englewood on 4-29

Canyon Wren- Singing, Gill Trail, Cheeseman Canyon/S. Platte River on 4-7,
Mount Herman Trail near Monument singing on 4-29

American Dipper- Gill Trail, Cheeseman Canyon/S. Platte River on 4-7, South
Platte River near Lake George on 4-18, on 4-26 at Dome Rock SWA S of Divide

Red-breasted Nuthatch- on Highline Canal Trial in Englewood on 4-1, at
Parent’s house in Englewood on 4-29

Brown Creeper- 4-17, 4-30.
Singing on Gill Trail, Cheeseman Canyon/S. Platte River on 4-7, Green
Mountain Falls Lake on 4-10, Catamount Trail Green Mountain Falls on 4-14,
singing, singing along Balanced Rock Rd. W of Monument on 4-22, singing on
4-26 at Dome Rock SWA S of Divide, singing on Mount Herman Trail near
Monument on 4-29

Yellow-rumped Warbler- FOS on 4-24, M at water feature on 4-30
singing on Mount Herman Trail near Monument on 4-29

Spotted Towhee- Singing on Highline Canal Trial in Englewood on 4-1.
Singing at Green Mountain Falls (7800 feet elevation) on 4-8, singing at
Parent’s house in Englewood on 4-29

Vesper Sparrow- Singing on Vindicator Trail in Victor on 4-28

Dark-eyed Junco- Slate-colored and Oregon last seen on 4-20, Pink-sided
last seen on 4-28. Gray-headed high count 40+ during snow storm on 4-20.
Pink-sided singing on Highline Canal Trial in Englewood on 4-1, flock of
about 10 at Green Mountain Falls Lake (7800 feet elevation) mostly
Slate-colored with a few Pink-sided and Oregon, singing at Parent’s house
in Englewood on 4-29, Courtship behavior on 4-29, Gray-headed, on Mount
Herman Trail, grasping each others feet and fluttering through the air
together

Brewer’s Blackbird- FOS on 4-30

Common Grackle- Green Mountain Falls on 4-14, FOS, 4 near Divide on 4-28

Red-winged Blackbird- Flyover on 4-22
Singing near Wilkerson Pass in South Park on 4-5. Green Mountain Falls on
4-14, South Platte River near Lake George on 4-18, 4-27

Evening Grosbeak- A few around all month
Calling at Green Mountain Falls on 4-9, South Platte River near Lake George
on 4-27

Pine Siskin- A few around all month

American Goldfinch- FOS on 4-30, M in breeding plumage. Highline Canal
Trial in Englewood on 4-1.

Cassin’s Finch- Daily flocks of up to 12 all month


American Mink- Male, Gill Trail, Cheeseman Canyon/S. Platte River on 4-7

Abert’s Squirrel- 6 on Gill Trail, Cheeseman Canyon/S. Platte River on 4-7,
courtship behavior

Chipmunk- FOS on 4-17


Joe LaFleur
Woodland Park, Teller Cty., 8500 feet

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