Date: 1/3/20 8:39 am
From: 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Results of First-ever Pawnee NG-East CBC/Weld
Townsend's Solitaire - 3

On Friday, January 3, 2020 at 8:51:03 AM UTC-7, The "Nunn Guy" wrote:
>
> Hi all
>
> Great weather for us out in Stoneham for this CBC. We had gracious and
> appreciative hosts at the Pawnee Station Cafe in New Raymer. We promoted
> the concept of Christmas Bird Counts to the locals and energy sector
> workers, too. We also got to meet some of the local ranchers/farmers while
> out in the field and some providing access to quality bird habitat which
> most certainly increased our count efforts. The Horned Lark (and Lapland
> Longspur) population are far greater in the east section of PNG versus the
> west, tally for both here dominated what was seen on Nunn CBC. It was
> mentioned by all whether on the count or en route to the count the lack of
> overall raptor #s and species in area--there were plenty of food (birds and
> prairie dogs) around and perching opportunity--but we got our fair share.
> All teams had Lapland Longspur. Apparently, we drove right by a perched
> Long-eared Owl that another team had just picked up when we crossed paths
> :-( Overall, fun CBC had by all. About a half-day event for interested
> participants next year. The crow was surprising (for me).
>
> First annual Pawnee National Grassland-East CBC birds:
>
> - Northern Harrier - 4
> - Rough-legged Hawk - 2
> - Ferruginous Hawk - 2
> - UNID buteo - 1
> - Long-eared Owl - 2
> - Prairie Falcon - 4
> - American Crow - 1
> - Horned Lark - 3,092
> - Townsend's Solitaire - 1
> - American Robin - 1
> - House Sparrow - 12
> - House Finch - 4
> - Lapland Longspur - 68
> - American Tree Sparrow - 1
> - Dark-eyed Junco - 16
> - Song Sparrow - 1
> - Golden Eagle - 1
> - Rock Pigeon - 9
> - Great Horned Owl - 1
> - Northern Shrike - 1
>
> Thanks Gary Lefko, Nunn
> http://www.friendsofthepawneegrassland.org/
>
>

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