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  • Raptor Alley Trip Results and Other/Weld

    Hi all   Fantastic weather. Great people. And a fabulous "raptor show" for all. Saturday, I led a large group on the "frozen tundra" of Nunn. We saw 52 raptors and our only miss was Northern Harrier. There were moments of pure wonder as we watched pairs of Merlin (rare to see, roosting next t...
  • Raptor Alley Trip Report

    Hi all   Results from first Raptor Alley tour of season. Morning session was perfect weather and first bird out of the gate was a Merlin down the road from my house. She was later seen after the the trip chowing on a meadowlark in our field atop a post. We had 33 raptors in all and about 20 o...
  • Parrots of the U. S.

    Hi all Just finished reading "A Field Guide to the Feral Parrots of the US" from Cool Green Science. I share this because it was actually a parrot species that fueled by interest in birding (as well as TX and FL fledgling birding trails) in late 90s. Living in Colorado Springs we had a feral Monk P...
  • 700 Million Grassland Birds Lost Since 1970

    Hi all The Pawnee National Grassland faces conservation peril. Our Nation’s grasslands and endemic species, as a whole, are in jeopardy (White et al 24:26) as well. The Colorado shortgrass prairie ecosystem (in part the Pawnee National Grassland) has been identified at serious risk in terms...