Date: 7/8/18 6:03 pm From: macawolf via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> Subject: Re: [cobirds] American Three-toed Woodpecker, Gold Hill, Boulder Cnty
And for those looking in the other, lower side of the state, in Rio Grande Cnty, I found ATTWs on my BBS route in the San Juans on 6/28 & 6/29 at two spots: on Forest Service Rd 360 about 13 miles south of South Fork; and about 20-21 miles southwest of Del Norte on Forest Service Rd 329 east off of CR 14 (southwest & south of Fuchs Reservoir).
ATTWs used to nest in large spruce at the top just west of the reservoir and also across the valley to the south, but most of the large Engelmann Spruce in the region have died in the last few years from spruce beetles (i.e. their larvae), and some of their nest trees were logged two years ago. There are still plenty of standing dead spruce in the region, on slopes too steep to be logged easily, so I hope the habitat remains suitable for ATTWs in years to come.
NW CO Spgs
From: Chip Clouse <chip.clouse...>
To: cobirds <cobirds...>
Sent: Sun, Jul 8, 2018 1:56 pm
Subject: [cobirds] American Three-toed Woodpecker, Gold Hill, Boulder Cnty
I just had 2 counter-drumming ATTWs at about mm10.4 west of Gold Hill on my BBS route.