Date: 7/2/18 9:36 am
From: 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Burrowing Owl Counting and Willet, and Northern Bobwhite [Weld]
Hi all

I got to experience Pawnee National Grassland in its true splendor on roads
less traveled. I did Pawnee National Grassland-area Burrowing Owl counts a
few times before (for myself) and did one over this past weekend (2 days).
I visited about 30+ different "known" prairie dog locations. I think I
will do these annually and open up as a field trip if others wish to
participate in the fun. I'm building a map of Burrowing Owl locations to
track "active" Burrowing Owl activity, post in few days.

This upcoming weekend I'll be out there again exploring the roads I did not
get a chance to travel in both eastern and western Pawnee National
Grassland sections.

- Burrowing Owl - 116 seen in total

Along the way ...

- Chestnut-collared Longspur - ~12 (immatures, too) along Weld CR 45
just north of Weld CR 114 seen and heard. 3 heard at Weld CR 100 (1m west
of) and Hwy 390 prairie dog colony. 2 seen along Weld CR 49
- Fewer McCown's Longspurs seen--immatures, too
- Tons of Grasshopper and Cassin's Sparrows heard and seen--one stretch
I had 12 Grasshopper Sparrow sitting on (same) single fence line for photos
- Nice-sized playa at Weld 141 and Hwy 14 NW had Willet (1), American
Avocet (5) and Northern Pintail (2)
- Didn't see any Mountain Plover

Over at Crom Lake had a Northern Bobwhite calling (from somewhere).

Photos (first 47):

Thanks, Gary Lefko, Nunn

You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit<1ddd5dbe-6df5-42eb-94b3-52c399b1c5d6...>
For more options, visit

Join us on Facebook!