Saturday May 29 Mary Harris of RF Audubon led a two-hour walk through our riparian and mountain habitat here in Basalt. We saw--and heard--a number of species both residents and migratory. We hope to expand our partnership with RF Audubon and bring more opportunities to get out early in the morning and explore our community.
In the meantime, please check out their website here for a comprehensive list of summer bird watching activities. The BRL has two Birding Backpacks, complete with a set of 8x42 Vortex Diamondback binoculars and a copy of the incomparable Birds of Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley. We encourage you to get out there!
SEEN on 5/29/2021
Song Sparrow (some stay the winter)
Black-capped Chickadee (resident)
European Starling (resident/invasive)
Red-tailed Hawk (some stay the winter)
Spotted Towhee (some stay the winter)
White-crowned Sparrow (another subspecies stay with us in winter)
American Crow (resident)
Woodhouse's Scrub Jay
American Robin (a thrush - sometimes stay in winter)
Canada Goose (resident with additional migrants in spring)