A somewhat cooler morning and a great variety of birds! We had an Ovenbird, Northern Waterthrush and hatch year Lazuli Bunting at the same time! 61 new birds, 17 species:
Western Wood-pewee 1 Least Flycatcher 1 Hammond's Flycatcher 1 Dusky Flycatcher 2 House Wren 13 Gray Catbird 1 Orange-crowned Warbler 2 Yellow Warbler 15 American Redstart 2 Ovenbird 1 Northern Waterthruse 1 MacGillivray's Warbler 1 Wilson's Warbler 14 Chipping Sparrow 3 Clay-colored Sparrow 1 Song Sparrow 1 Lazuli Bunting 1
We are open 6 days per week, Tuesday-Sunday, weather permitting, through October 13. We are opening nets at 6:40 and should have birds back at the station by 7:20. We will close nets most days at 11:40, with some being closed earlier as long as this heat continues. 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