Finally a mostly dry and not too cold day! 45 new birds, including our second hawk of the season, this one a female Sharp-shinned. White-crowned Sparrows and Ruby-crowned Kinglets dominated the morning, which seems like a strange combination. Here's the breakdown:
We are open 6 days per week, Tuesday-Sunday, weather permitting, through October 14. We are opening nets at 7:00 and should have birds back at the station by about 7:30. We will close most days by about 11:30. School groups arrive most weekdays at about 9:30. The best time to visit (fewest people, most birds) is before 9:30 weekdays and Sundays.
Meredith McBurney Bander Barr Lake Station Bird Conservancy of the Rockies