Date: 9/1/19 6:09 am
From: Scott <pygmyowl...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Scarcity of ptarmigan
I saw two birds in RMNP in early June and saw a family of 5 (a female
and four little-ones) two days ago in the trail to Mt. Chapin

Scott Rashid

Estes Park

On 8/29/2019 6:24 PM, Ray, Graham wrote:
> 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.
> Graham Ray
> Denver
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> *From:* <cobirds...> <cobirds...> on behalf
> of Roger Linfield <rplinfield...>
> *Sent:* Thursday, August 29, 2019 4:53:03 PM
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> *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.
>
> Roger Linfield
> Boulder
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