Our slowest day of the season, with only 17 new birds today. The temperature has dropped some but the humidity seems to be increasing - we miss the hot but dry Colorado weather! Here's today's breakdown:
Red-eyed Vireo 1 House Wren 7 Yellow Warbler 1 Common Yellowthroat 1 Wilson's Warbler 7
Tomorrow is the annual Barr Lake Birding Festival, a morning of fun and educational activities related to birds sponsored by the State Park and perhaps the busiest day each year in terms of visitors to the banding station.
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, although we will likely close earlier some days 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