Saturday, May 24, 2014

Laramie Hotspots Field Trip Report

The weather for our trip today was great and despite a relatively slow morning bird-wise, we had
excellent views of colorful neotropical migrants and spent some quality time learning to identify birds by their songs. Highlights were a male Rose-breasted Grosbeak at Greenhill Cemetery, a singing Veery at Optimist Park, and dark-morph Swainson's Hawks at Optimist Park and Greenhill Cemetery. We detected a total of 44 species; links to the eBird checklists for each hotspot and the complete trip list are below.

Optimist Park/Greenbelt
LaBonte Park
Greenhill Cemetery

Species List
Canada Goose
Double-crested Cormorant
Turkey Vulture
Swainson's Hawk
American Avocet
Spotted Sandpiper
Wilson's Phalarope
California Gull
Forster's Tern
Rock Pigeon
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Mourning Dove
Downy Woodpecker
Western Kingbird
American Crow
Common Raven
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Tree Swallow
Barn Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Mountain Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
House Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Swainson's Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Yellow Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Song Sparrow
Western Tanager
Rose-breated Grosbeak
Black-headed Grosbeak
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Bullock's Oriole
House Finch
Pine Siskin
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

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