I believe that Canyon Wren is actually a new species for Chico Basin Ranch.
I believe the 344th bird species that has been found at the Ranch.
Pueblo West, CO
On Wed, Sep 11, 2019 at 4:49 PM Robert Snowden <rsnowden0524...>
> It was a warm and breezy morning at Chico Basin, and a little on the quiet
> side, with 24 newly banded birds, 3 recaptures, and 10 total species. But
> what we lacked in quantity we made up for in quality. We banded the most
> notable bird of the season to date: a hatch-year *Canyon Wren*, caught in
> the very first net on the very first net run of the morning! Not only was
> it the first-ever banding record of a the Canyon Wren at Chico, but it was
> the first record of the species at any of the Bird Conservancy's banding
> stations (and of course it's one of my favorite birds)! This individual
> wasn't particularly furtive either, as we captured it again a few hours
> later, and was heard vocalizing near the banding station at the end of the
> We also had some noteworthy human visitors, with the Colorado State Land
> Board stopping by for a few minutes. They were treated to a nice male *American
> Redstart*, and our first *Western Tanager* of the season––a female that
> had narrowly avoided our mist nets earlier in the morning.
> A summary of the day's banded birds:
> Wilson's Warbler 11 + 1 recapture
> American Redstart 2
> MacGillivray's Warbler 2 + 1 recapture
> Orange-crowned Warbler 2 + 1 recapture
> Clay-colored Sparrow 1
> Canyon Wren 1 (first station record)
> Lazuli Bunting 1 (FOS)
> Lincoln's Sparrow 1
> Western Tanager 1 (FOS)
> Brown Thrasher 2
> We are open 6 days a week, closed on Sundays. This week we'll be opening
> nets at 6:40 AM and closing at 11:40 AM, weather permitting. Visitors are
> Robert Snowden
> Bander, Chico Basin Ranch
> Bird Conservancy of the Rockies
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