Wednesday, May 21, 2014

LAS field trip to Hereford Ranch, Cheyenne, WY

Eastern Screech-Owl. Photo © Julie Hart
It’s not every day that you see an Eastern Screech Owl and a Red-headed Woodpecker, but the twelve participants on Laramie Audubon’s May 17, 2014 trip to the Hereford Ranch, near Cheyenne, were treated to spectacular views of both of these species as well as 54 others. The rain that was forecast held off, the sky cleared, and the birds cooperated. While we didn’t see any orioles, vireos, or quite the warbler diversity we expected, we all enjoyed the colors, songs, and avian activity that were on display at Hereford.

Bird list:
Great Blue Heron 
Turkey Vulture 
Broad-winged Hawk
Photo © Julie Hart
Swainson's Hawk 
Red-tailed Hawk 
Spotted Sandpiper 
Eurasian Collared-Dove 
Mourning Dove 
Eastern Screech-Owl 
Belted Kingfisher 
Red-headed Woodpecker 
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker 
American Kestrel 
Empidonax sp. 
Say's Phoebe 
Western Kingbird 
Blue Jay 
Black-billed Magpie 
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 
Barn Swallow 
Cliff Swallow 
Red-breasted Nuthatch 
House Wren 
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 
Townsend's Solitaire 
Swainson's Thrush 
American Robin 
Gray Catbird 
Brown Thrasher
European Starling 
Northern Waterthrush 
Common Yellowthroat 
Yellow Warbler 
Yellow-rumped Warbler 
Wilson's Warbler 
Yellow-breasted Chat 
Green-tailed Towhee 
Chipping Sparrow 
Clay-colored Sparrow 
Lark Sparrow 
Lincoln's Sparrow 
White-crowned Sparrow 
Western Tanager 
Lazuli Bunting 
Red-winged Blackbird 
Western Meadowlark 
Yellow-headed Blackbird 
Common Grackle 
Brown-headed Cowbird 
House Finch 
American Goldfinch 
House Sparrow 

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