Date: 10/5/18 11:54 am
From: <joe......> <joega140...>
Subject: [cobirds] San Luis Valley Bird Report, Sept. 14 to 16
San Luis Valley area, September 14 to 16, 2018

Turkey Vulture- Montville Nature Trail area at Great Sand Dunes on 9-15
Red-tailed Hawk- Montville Nature Trail area at Great Sand Dunes on 9-15
Osprey- San Luis Lakes on 9-14
Dusky Grouse- 2 along trail to Zapata Lake on 9-14
Mourning Dove- Great Sand Dunes on 9-14
Great Horned Owl- PM calling at campground Great Sand Dunes on 9-14,
calling along trail to Willow Lake on 9-16
Northern Pygmy-Owl- 2 calling before dawn along trail to Willow Lake on 9-16
Common Poorwill- along entrance road at dusk Great Sand Dunes on 9-14,
several calling after sunset and one right on the trail along trail to
Willow Lake on 9-16
Callliope Hummingbird- along trail to Zapata Lake on 9-14, Montville Nature
Trail area at Great Snd Dunes on 9-15
Hairy Woodpecker- Montville Nature Trail area at Great Sand Dunes on 9-15
Northern Flicker- Montville Nature Trail area at Great Sand Dunes on 9-15
Northern Three-toed Woodpecker- along trail to Zapata Lake on 9-14, along
trail to Willow Lake on 9-16
Plumbeous Vireo- along trail to Zapata Lake on 9-14, singing at Montville
Nature Trail area at Great Sand Dunes on 9-15
Loggerhead Shrike- Montville Nature Trail area at Great Sand Dunes on 9-15
Steller’s Jay- Montville Nature Trail area at Great Sand Dunes on 9-15
Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay- Montville Nature Trail area at Great Sand Dunes on
9-15
Pinyon Jay- Montville Nature Trail area at Great Sand Dunes on 9-15
Clark’s Nutcracker- Montville Nature Trail area at Great Sand Dunes on 9-15
Common Raven- Montville Nature Trail area at Great Sand Dunes on 9-15
Ruby-crowned Kinglet- singing along trail to Zapata Lake on 9-14
Golden-crowned Kinglet- singing along trail to Zapata Lake on 9-14
Bushtit- Campground area at Great Sand Dunes on 9-15, along trail to Willow
Lake on 9-16
Mountain Chickadee- Along trail to Ellingwood Point along summit ridge at
about 13,000 feet, Montville Nature Trail area at Great Sand Dunes on 9-15
Mountain Bluebird- Great Sund Dunes on 9-15
Hermit Thrush- along trail to Zapata Lake on 9-14
American Robin- Montville Nature Trail area at Great Sand Dunes on 9-15
Townsend’s Solitaire- singing along trail to Zapata Lake on 9-14, singing
at Montville Nature Trail area at Great Sand Dunes on 9-15
House Wren- Montville Nature Trail area at Great Sand Dunes on 9-15
Canyon Wren- Mosca Pass Trail on 9-15
American Dipper- at Zapata Lake on 9-14, swimming in the lake and floating
on top of the water, looked like a miniature gull
White-breasted Nuthatch- Montville Nature Trail area at Great Sand Dunes on
9-15
Brown Creeper- singing along trail to Zapata Lake on 9-14, Montville Nature
Trail area at Great Sand Dunes on 9-15
American Pipit- along trail to Zapata Lake on 9-14, along trail to
Challenger Point on 9-16
Wilson’s Warbler- along trail to Zapata Lake on 9-14, Montville Nature
Trail area at Great Sand Dunes on 9-15, along trail to Willow Lake on 9-16
Yellow-rumped Warbler- along trail to Zapata Lake on 9-14, Montville Nature
Trail area at Great Sand Dunes on 9-15
Spotted Towhee- Montville Nature Trail area at Great Sand Dunes on 9-15
Green-tailed Towhee- along trail to Willow Lake on 9-16
Chipping Sparrow- along trail to Zapata Lake on 9-14, Montville Nature
Trail area at Great Sand Dunes on 9-15
Lark Sparrow- along trail to Zapata Lake on 9-14
White-crowned Sparrow- Montville Nature Trail area at Great Sand Dunes on
9-15
Dark-eyed Junco- Montville Nature Trail area at Great Sand Dunes on 9-15
Pine Siskin- along trail to Zapata Lake on 9-14
Pine Grosbeak- along trail to Zapata Lake on 9-14
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch- along trail to Challenger Point on 9-16

Huge Bull elk near San Luis Lakes on 9-14 in early AM, in valley a few
miles W of treeline

Joe LaFleur
Woodland Park, Teller Cty., 8500 feet



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