Tuesday, November 18, 2008

A Few Birds of Pueblo, CO

Allrighty then! Brandon Percival came through again…and sent me the list of species he and others saw on Saturday. I didn’t see every single bird, as he was birding before we arrived at 8 am, and continued near his home later in the afternoon with some of the folks going that way.

I was a bit off (trying to be conservative…I should just give that up!)…most of the group saw most of the 67 species Brandon names here. Where a number is not noted, we saw several of that species. Lordy, can you imagine? So many birds in what is really a fairly small area: Pueblo, Colorado…

Snow Goose-1, Cackling Goose (Richardson's), Canada Goose, Wood Duck, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, Canvasback-3, Lesser Scaup-3, Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye-2, Barrow's Goldeneye-1, Hooded Merganser, Common Merganser, Red-breasted Merganser, Ruddy Duck, Scaled Quail, Red-throated Loon-1, Common Loon, Pied-billed Grebe, Horned Grebe, Eared Grebe, Western Grebe, Great Blue Heron, Sharp-shinned Hawk-1, Cooper's Hawk-1, Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot, Bonaparte's Gull, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Herring Gull (American), Great Black-backed Gull-1, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Great Horned Owl-1, Belted Kingfisher, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker-1, Downy Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker-1, Northern Flicker, Black Phoebe-1, Loggerhead Shrike-2, Blue Jay-1, Black-billed Magpie, American Crow, Black-capped Chickadee, Bewick's Wren-1, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Eastern Bluebird-1, Mountain Bluebird, American Robin, Curve-billed Thrasher-4, European Starling, American Pipit, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Canyon Towhee, American Tree Sparrow, Field Sparrow-1, Song Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Lapland Longspur-1, Great-tailed Grackle-2, House Finch, Pine Siskin, American Goldfinch-1,
House Sparrow.


nina said...

What a day you had!

RuthieJ said...

So are you in that wonderful area where eastern and western birds can overlap? That's a pretty amazing bird list for just 1 day.

Beverly said...

Hiya Nina!

Yes, we had a blast! Seems Brandon has a lot of experience and can practically lead us directly to the birds! It was great fun. I only wish I was the photographer you are; thank goodness for wikipedia. The birds are striking...it's good to include pictures.

Beverly said...


Yes...I'm in south-central Colorado; 2.5 hours south of Denver and 2 hours north of Taos at about 7000 feet...and it's very rural. Didn't I read somewhere Colorado is now 3rd or 4th in the country with the most bird species (486 or more)observed here. This is quite a diverse area too...so we get all kinds, especially during migrations.

And...I've been on bird counts were we (not me) identified over 100 bird species in a single day! It's amazing, you're right.

Anonymous said...

Hi Beverly

I like your blog! I live in Pueblo and have noticed the cutest birds in my yard and neighbor's and was wondering what kind they were. They're really cute and they mostly walk around rather than fly. So I'm supposed to be busy on my blog and find that I'm distracted by the well-being of these visiting birds.
Keep up the great work with your blog :)
amy green