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Checklist S38803889

 
Location
Chico Basin Ranch (Pueblo Co.), Pueblo County, Colorado, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Thu Aug 24, 2017 6:40 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
3 hour(s), 50 minute(s)
Distance:
3.0 mile(s)
Observers:
David Tønnessen
Comments:
N/A
Species
55 species (+5 other taxa) total
46
Blue-winged/Cinnamon Teal
4
Gadwall
4
Mallard
5
Mourning Dove
4
Virginia Rail
4
Sora

Seen and heard.

2
Killdeer
7
Wilson's Snipe
2
Solitary Sandpiper
1
Double-crested Cormorant
1
Great Blue Heron
1
Red-tailed Hawk
2
Red-tailed Hawk (calurus/alascensis)
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 2
1
Great Horned Owl
1
Belted Kingfisher
3
Ladder-backed Woodpecker
1
Hairy Woodpecker (Rocky Mts.)
3
Northern Flicker (Red-shafted)
3
American Kestrel
7
Western Wood-Pewee
1
Eastern Wood-Pewee

Heard high clear "pewee" with no raspy tones, then played the call on the sibley app (which sounded exactly the same) immediately afterwards because of my suspicions. The bird responded and flew in briefly. Was not able to obtain photos, but I took photos of the same pewee group later when they were mixed in and not vocalizing, so I'm not sure I have any of the Eastern. None of the pewees were overall very responsive, as I also played Western Wood-Pewee and they barely, if at all, responded.

1
Western/Eastern Wood-Pewee
9
Willow Flycatcher

Fallout of these. Few vocalized.

© David Tønnessen

Average Quality
7
Alder/Willow Flycatcher (Traill's Flycatcher)

Fallout of Traill's, with most being silent.

2
Western Kingbird
2
Eastern Kingbird
1
Loggerhead Shrike
2
Warbling Vireo
1
Horned Lark
15
Barn Swallow
1
Cliff Swallow
3
Red-breasted Nuthatch
3
White-breasted Nuthatch (Interior West)
3
House Wren
15
American Robin
2
Curve-billed Thrasher
3
Brown Thrasher
1
Sage Thrasher
3
Northern Mockingbird
20
European Starling
14
House Finch
4
Red Crossbill (Western Hemlock or type 3)

© David Tønnessen

Average Quality

Crossbill voices are audible, but the parade of terrified Bullfrogs diving for safety takes away from the quality. I studied the shape of the crossbill call on the spectrogram very closely, and the voice seems to match type 3 quite perfectly. After listening to a better quality recording, it sounds exactly like this as well. Edit: ID confirmed by Matt Young of Cornell. After agreeing that the recording isn't prime, he added "but Type 3 is clearly heard and shown on the spec."

Behaviors:
call, flight call
Playback:
Not used
Recorder:
Moto G 5th Generation
Accessories:
None
15
Chipping Sparrow
4
Clay-colored Sparrow
1
Brewer's Sparrow
16
Lark Sparrow
1
Vesper Sparrow
1
Song Sparrow
2
Western Meadowlark
6
Red-winged Blackbird
2
MacGillivray's Warbler
18
Common Yellowthroat
13
Yellow Warbler
2
Yellow Warbler (Northern)
7
Wilson's Warbler
1
Western Tanager
1
Black-headed Grosbeak
3
Blue Grosbeak
2
Lazuli Bunting
44
House Sparrow
 

Are you submitting a complete checklist of the birds you were able to identify?

Yes