Date: 10/30/20 12:22 pm
From: 'ronbco' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] tell it to me straight.... finding a Lapland Longspur
Thanks to all for the advice!
I'll fearlessly take on the challenge this winter.

On Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 12:24:45 PM UTC-6 Bryan Guarente wrote:

> Ron,
> For any of the longspurs in winter, it is best to learn their calls and
> rattle calls (not their songs). When a flock of Horned Larks takes to the
> air, they love to vocalize. Same is true of the Longspurs. The rattle
> calls of Longspurs are quite distinctive from Horned Larks and that is how
> I normally get my Longspurs in winter.
>
> *Lapland Longspurs from Colorado:*
> From Nathan Pieplow:
>
> - https://www.xeno-canto.org/17814 <https://www.xeno-canto.org/17814>
> - https://www.xeno-canto.org/17815
> - https://www.xeno-canto.org/17816
>
> From Sue Riffe:
>
> - https://www.xeno-canto.org/461823
> - https://www.xeno-canto.org/450539
>
> *It is worthwhile then to know what Horned Lark calls sound like too:*
> From Sue Riffe:
>
> - https://www.xeno-canto.org/313073 (Ignore the Western Meadowlark
> Call)
>
> From Ted Floyd:
>
> - https://www.xeno-canto.org/354538 (a nice flock doing what they love
> to do)
>
> To me that is the way to win at the Longspur game, especially in winter
> when your teeth are rattling like Longspur calls.
>
> Best of luck,
> Bryan
>
> Bryan Guarente
> Meteorologist/Instructional Designer
> UCAR/The COMET Program
> Boulder, CO
>
>
> On Thu, Oct 29, 2020 at 11:37 AM Susan Rosine <u5b2......> wrote:
>
>> Haha, I'm not always patient either, so I get it.
>> Honest answer, these little guys can be so difficult! I usually see them
>> with Horned Larks. If you go up to the Pawnee Grasslands you can find them
>> NOT with larks, and in larger numbers.
>> I usually find them along the sides of dirt roads, either on the ground
>> or on a fence.
>> They are a tough bird, so I wish you luck....and patience!
>> Susan Rosine
>> Brighton, Adams County
>>
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