Date: 12/20/19 7:56 am From: Diana Beatty <otowi33.33...> Subject: [cobirds] Fountain Creek CBC 12-18-19 preliminary results
This past Wednesday we had 38 gracious volunteers participate in the 13th Fountain Creek Christmas Bird Count. It started out a brisk and count-record-cold 5 degrees Fahrenheit but was pleasantly in the 40s eventually. The ground was mostly snow covered.
Observers reported a near-average 84 species and 6099 birds including 21 not identifiable down to species.
Two new species for the count were recorded, a House Wren at Heritage Park in Fountain and a Cassin's Finch on Frost Ranch (private). Some other fun birds, for example, include Sora, Western Screech Owl, Ladder-backed Woodpecker, Lewis's Woodpecker, Loggerhead and Northern Shrikes, Marsh and Bewick's Wrens, Curve-billed Thrasher, Gray Catbird, Lincoln, White-throated and Swamp Sparrows and plenty of Canyon Towhees.
Diana Beatty Fountain Creek CBC compiler El Paso County
All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost; the old that is strong does not wither, deep roots are not reached by the frost.