Date: 7/5/19 12:31 pm From: W. Robert Shade III <wrshade3...> Subject: [cobirds] American Redstarts at Audubon Discovery Center (Jefferson)
Not rare but very localized breeders in Colorado. Bob and Claire Knapp and I found at least three singing males (three heard, two seen, one photographed) between the bird banding area and the Platte River. Listen for a Yellow Warbler song that doesn't sound right. Redstarts have a great deal of variation in their song and as one wise birder in Illinois once told me, 'Listen to the voice, not what the field guide says they say."
The trails are squishy. Recommend boots and mosquito repellant.