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Tuesday Birder group visits Lair 'o' Bear Open Space Park

Author: Ann Bonnell

Date: November 4, 2014

Tuesday Birder group visits Lair o Bear Open Space Park - Steller’s Jay

Tuesday Birders lead by Dave Hill, Ann Bonnell and Mary Keithler, visited Lair 'o' Bear, a Jeffco Open Space Park, on November 4th for a three hour walk amidst 31 - 53° weather to record bird species and numbers.

The following is their report:

Leader(s): Dave Hill, Ann Bonnell and Mary Keithler

Observers: 27 (three groups)

Time: 0900-1215

Distance: 8.5 miles on foot

Habitat: Riparian, cottonwood, willow, mixed aspen and conifers, some Ponderosa pine, Douglas fir & blue spruce.

Elevation: 6427’-7361’

Weather: Mostly sunny; 31-53°F, SW wind, 0-8 mph

Totals: 19 species +3 taxa., 163 individuals

Summary:

Mallard 4
Red-tailed Hawk 3
Downy Woodpecker 4
Northern Flicker 4
Steller’s Jay 11
Western Scrub-Jay 3
Black-billed Magpie 8
American Crow 6
Black-capped Chickadee 36
White-breasted Nuthatch 5
American Dipper 1
Townsend’s Solitaire 2
American Robin 3
American Tree Sparrow 6
Song Sparrow 7
White-crowned Sparrow 7
Dark-eyed Junco 38 including:

“White-winged” race - 1

“Oregon” race - 2

“Pink-sided” race - 4

“Gray-headed” race - 4

House Finch 14
American Goldfinch 1

Copyright © 2014 Ann Bonnell




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