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Checklist S41113201

 
Location
Fountain Creek Regional Park, El Paso County, Colorado, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:00 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
3
Duration:
5 hour(s), 30 minute(s)
Distance:
3.5 kilometer(s)
Observers:
Ted Floyd
Comments:
With Andrew Floyd and Andrés Salata. Sunny; chilly (21 F) at start, but temps to 60 F the end. Distance does not include backtrack mileage.
Species
47 species (+13 other taxa) total
174
Cackling Goose (Richardson's)

© Ted Floyd

461
Canada Goose
12
Northern Shoveler
39
Gadwall
14
American Wigeon
57
Mallard
13
Mallard (Domestic type)

Widely scattered groups of 1, 2, and 10.

© Ted Floyd

This one was (presumably coincidentally) rather Garganey-like from the neck up.

Age:
Adult
Sex:
Female
31
Green-winged Teal (American)
10
Hooded Merganser
4
Common Merganser
9
Pied-billed Grebe
31
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
5
Eurasian Collared-Dove
1
Virginia Rail
19
American Coot (Red-shielded)
1
Killdeer
1
Ring-billed Gull
2
Great Blue Heron
3
Red-tailed Hawk
1
Red-tailed Hawk (Harlan's)
1
Great Horned Owl
6
Belted Kingfisher

Four widely spaced detections of 2, 2, 1, and 1 birds.

2
Downy Woodpecker
3
Hairy Woodpecker
10
Northern Flicker
1
Prairie Falcon

© Ted Floyd

8
Blue Jay
2
Black-billed Magpie
8
American Crow
2
crow/raven sp.

One is wary of distant -Corvus- at this location... :-)

23
Black-capped Chickadee
13
Mountain Chickadee
1
chickadee sp.
21
Bushtit

© Ted Floyd

Age:
Adult
Sex:
Female
1
White-breasted Nuthatch
5
White-breasted Nuthatch (Interior West)
5
Brown Creeper
1
Marsh Wren
6
American Robin
36
European Starling
21
House Finch
16
Pine Siskin
3
Lesser Goldfinch

© Ted Floyd

© Ted Floyd

18
American Goldfinch
10
American Tree Sparrow
12
Dark-eyed Junco
2
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored/cismontanus)

Two weren't quite good enough to be straight-out Cassiar (if there is such a thing!), so this category seems better.

8
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored)
15
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon)
29
Dark-eyed Junco (Pink-sided)
1
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon x Pink-sided)

Looked like an adult male. Head was perfect for Pink-sided, but body was Oregon (montanus?) all the way.

4
Dark-eyed Junco (Gray-headed)
32
White-crowned Sparrow
X
White-crowned Sparrow (Gambel's)

Most or all were this taxon

15
Song Sparrow
3
Swamp Sparrow

Three widely spaced birds. One was at the pond below the Nature Center (where one or more typically show up on the CBC); another was near the warm water on the west side of the trail just above M.M. 18; and the third was in the big weedy field northwest of the nature center (coordinates near 38.716354, -104.71834).

4
Spotted Towhee
552
Red-winged Blackbird
1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)
1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's)
 

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

Yes