Really lovely banding day at Barr today! 38 new birds of 15 species.
Highlights were our first Cooper's Hawk capture since 2005 - BIG,
beautiful female, and a Cassin's Vireo. Here's the breakdown:
Cooper's Hawk 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Cordilleran Flycatcher 1
Cassin's Vireo 1
Warbling Vireo 1
House Wren 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
Hermit Thrush 1
Orange-crowned Warbler 2
Townsend's Warbler 1
Wilson's Warbler 21
Chipping Sparrow 2
Clay-colored Sparrow 1
Brewer's Sparrow 1
Lincoln's Sparrow 2
We are open 6 days each week, weather permitting, through October 16.We are
closed every Monday in September, then October 4 and 12. We are opening
nets at about 6:30 a.m. and we start closing between 11 a.m. and 12 noon.
We will open later and/or close earlier if it is very hot, very cold, wet,
windy, etc. There are school groups most weekday mornings, usually arriving
around 9:30. Best times to visit, if you like lots of birds and fewer
humans, are early mornings during the week and Sundays.
Barr Lake Banding Station
Bird Conservancy of the Rockies
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