Date: 8/29/19 5:36 pm From: Ray, Graham <Graham.Ray...> Subject: Re: [cobirds] Scarcity of ptarmigan
I saw an adult and 4 little ones on the way to the top of Mt Bierstadt on August 5th. My one and only hike above tree line.
From: <cobirds...> <cobirds...> on behalf of Roger Linfield <rplinfield...>
Sent: Thursday, August 29, 2019 4:53:03 PM
To: cobirds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Scarcity of ptarmigan
White-tailed Ptarmigan have been scarce in the Colorado mountains this year. Presumably the heavy snow last winter led to a high mortality. I’ve done 30 hikes above treeline this summer, in different parts of the state, but have only seen one ptarmigan. That was August 28 in NW Conejos County.