Date: 7/2/18 3:27 pm
From: 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Burrowing Owl Counting and Willet, and Northern Bobwhite [Weld]
Hi all

Google map of my possible Burrowing Owl locations:

- Pawnee National Grassland Burrowing Owl -

Red=Not Validated
Yellow=Dogs only
Green=Owls and Dogs

Thanks, Gary Lefko, Nunn

On Monday, July 2, 2018 at 10:35:54 AM UTC-6, The "Nunn Guy" wrote:
> 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

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