s S F W THIS CHECKLIST INCLUDES THE 203 BIRD SPECIES...Waterfowl ___ Snow Goose ___ Greater...

of 2 /2
Waterfowl ___ Snow Goose ___ Greater White-fronted Goose* ___ Brant* ___ Cackling Goose ___ Canada Goose ___ Wood Duck ___ Blue-winged Teal ___ Cinnamon Teal ___ Green-winged Teal ___ Northern Shoveler ___ Gadwall ___ American Widgeon ___ Mallard ___ Northern Pintail ___ Canvasback* ___ Redhead ___ Ring-necked Duck ___ Greater Scaup* ___ Lesser Scaup ___ Bufflehead ___ Common Goldeneye ___ Hooded Merganser ___ Common Merganser ___ Red-breasted Merganser* ___ Ruddy Duck Loons & Grebes ___ Pied-billed Grebe ___ Horned Grebe* ___ Eared Grebe* ___ Western Grebe* ___ Common Loon* Cormorants & Pelicans ___ Double-crested Cormorant ___ American White Pelican Herons, Ibis, & Allies ___ American Biern* ___ Great Blue Heron ___ Great Egret ___ Snowy Egret ___ Cale Egret* ___ Green Heron* ___ Black-crowned Night Heron ___ White-faced Ibis* Vultures, Eagles, & Hawks ___ Turkey Vulture ___ Osprey ___ Northern Harrier ___ Sharp-shinned Hawk ___ Cooper’s Hawk ___ Bald Eagle ___ Broad-winged Hawk* ___ Swainson’s Hawk ___ Red-tailed Hawk ___ Rough-legged Hawk ___ Ferruginous Hawk Rails & Gallinules ___ Virginia Rail ___ Sora ___ American Coot Shorebirds ___ Black-necked Slt ___ American Avocet ___ Killdeer ___ Baird’s Sandpiper ___ Least Sandpiper ___ Pectoral Sandpiper ___ Semipalmated Sandpiper ___ Wilson’s Snipe ___ Wilson’s Phalarope ___ Red-necked Phalarope* ___ Spoed Sandpiper ___ Solitary Sandpiper ___ Greater Yellowlegs ___ Lesser Yellowlegs Gulls & Terns ___ Franklin’s Gull* ___ Ring-billed Gull ___ California Gull* ___ Caspian Tern* Pigeons & Doves ___ Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) ___ Eurasian Collard-Dove ___ White-winged Dove* ___ Mourning Dove Owls ___ Great Horned Owl ___ Burrowing Owl ___ Short-eared Owl* Swiſts ___ Chimney Swiſt Hummingbirds ___ Black-chinned Hummingbird ___ Broad-tailed Hummingbird Kingfishers ___ Belted Kingfisher Woodpeckers ___ Red-headed Woodpecker* ___ Downy Woodpecker ___ Hairy Woodpecker ___ Northern Flicker Falcons & Caracaras ___ American Kestrel ___ Merlin ___ Peregrine Falcon ___ Prairie Falcon Shrikes ___ Loggerhead Shrike* ___ Northern Shrike Tyrant Flycatchers: Pewees, Kingbirds, & Allies ___ Olive-sided Flycatcher ___ Western Wood-Pewee ___ Willow Flycatcher* ___ Least Flycatcher* ___ Gray Flycatcher* ___ Dusky Flycatcher ___ Cordilleran Flycatcher* ___ Eastern Phoebe* ___ Say’s Phoebe ___ Ash-throated Flycatcher ___ Cassin’s Kingbird* ___ Western Kingbird ___ Eastern Kingbird Vireos ___ Cassin’s Vireo ___ Plumbeous Vireo ___ Warbling Vireo ___ Red-eyed Vireo* Jays, Magpies, Crows, & Ravens ___ Blue Jay ___ Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay* ___ Black-billed Magpie ___ American Crow ___ Common Raven Larks ___ Horned Lark Marns & Swallows ___ Northern Rough-winged Swallow ___ Tree Swallow ___ Violet-green Swallow ___ Bank Swallow ___ Barn Swallow ___ Cliff Swallow Chickadees ___ Black-capped Chickadee Long-tailed Tits ___ Busht Nuthatches & Treecreepers ___ Red-breasted Nuthatch* ___ White-breasted Nuthatch ___ Brown Creeper Wrens ___ Rock Wren ___ House Wren ___ Marsh Wren Gnatcatchers ___ Blue-gray Gnatcatcher THIS CHECKLISTINCLUDESTHE 203 BIRD SPECIES that have been recorded at Bluff Lake Nature Center to date. This total makes Bluff Lake one of the best publicly accessible birdwatching sites in Denver County. Some species are abundant year-round; others have only been seen once. Many more might be added to the list by the intrepid birdwatcher — will you see the 204th species? Use this checklist along with your binoculars and a field guide to idenfy birds at Bluff Lake. Rarity codes tell how likely it is for a species to be present in a given season. Habitat codes tell where each species is likely to be seen. As you walk, make note of a bird’s behavior, shape, coloraon, and voice. Sketch or take photographs. Use a combinaon of your observaons and the informaon in a field guide to idenfy the birds that you discover here. HABITAT CODES L - Bluff Lake C - Sand Creek M - Caail Marsh P - Shortgrass Prairie W - Riparian Woods O - Flying Overhead SEASON CODES s - Spring S - Summer F - Fall W - Winter RARITY CODES a - Abundant (a common species which is numerous) c - Common (likely to be seen in suitable habitat) u - Uncommon (might be seen in suitable habitat) r - Rare (not always seen in a season) o - Occasional (extraordinary; only one or two records) Notes and Sketches s S F W Habitat s S F W Habitat s S F W Habitat r c u c c c c c u a o o u u o u u u u u o u u o o o o c r o u u u o r o r r u r o u c o c u u u u a o c o c u c o c o r u r o u c c r c u c c c c c u a o r u u u u u r u c o o o o u r u u o r r o u o r r u r o u c o o o u a u c c c u a o r r u r u u u u r r o o u r u u c r o LO LO LCO LCO LCO L LC LC LC LC LC LC LC LC L L LC L LC LC LC LC LC L L L L L L L LCO LO M LCM LCM LCM LCM LCM LC L WO LCO MPO WO WO LWO WO WO WO PO PO r r c o u c o o o o r r o u r o o o c o o a u c o o o c o c r c c o o o o o r r c u c o r u c u o a o o r c c r c c o r r c o r c o o o o r o o u u o o c o a u c o o o c c r c c o o o o r r o c o a u o c c r c c r o o r M M LM L L LP L L L L LM L L L L L L LO O LO LO O W WO WO P O MPW MPW LC W W W W PO W PWO PO P PW r u r r o o o o c o o u u o o r o u o c c o u o u u r r a c a o o u r r u r o u c o c u o u c c u o u u r r a c c o u c o r u r r o o o u o o c u o o o o u o c c o r u u r r a c a o o c r r r r o o r o c c o u a o o u u r W W W W PW W W CPW CPW W PW PW PW W W W W W PW W PWO O W P WPO LCMPWO LCMPWO LCMPWO LCMWO LCMPWO LCMPWO W W W W W P CW M W

Embed Size (px)

Transcript of s S F W THIS CHECKLIST INCLUDES THE 203 BIRD SPECIES...Waterfowl ___ Snow Goose ___ Greater...

  • Waterfowl___ Snow Goose___ Greater White-fronted Goose*___ Brant*___ Cackling Goose___ Canada Goose___ Wood Duck___ Blue-winged Teal___ Cinnamon Teal___ Green-winged Teal___ Northern Shoveler___ Gadwall___ American Widgeon___ Mallard___ Northern Pintail___ Canvasback*___ Redhead___ Ring-necked Duck___ Greater Scaup*___ Lesser Scaup___ Bufflehead___ Common Goldeneye___ Hooded Merganser___ Common Merganser___ Red-breasted Merganser*___ Ruddy Duck

    Loons & Grebes___ Pied-billed Grebe___ Horned Grebe*___ Eared Grebe*___ Western Grebe*___ Common Loon*Cormorants & Pelicans___ Double-crested Cormorant___ American White Pelican

    Herons, Ibis, & Allies___ American Bittern*___ Great Blue Heron___ Great Egret___ Snowy Egret___ Cattle Egret*___ Green Heron*___ Black-crowned Night Heron___ White-faced Ibis*

    Vultures, Eagles, & Hawks___ Turkey Vulture___ Osprey___ Northern Harrier___ Sharp-shinned Hawk___ Cooper’s Hawk___ Bald Eagle___ Broad-winged Hawk*___ Swainson’s Hawk___ Red-tailed Hawk___ Rough-legged Hawk___ Ferruginous Hawk

    Rails & Gallinules___ Virginia Rail___ Sora___ American Coot

    Shorebirds___ Black-necked Stilt___ American Avocet___ Killdeer___ Baird’s Sandpiper___ Least Sandpiper___ Pectoral Sandpiper___ Semipalmated Sandpiper___ Wilson’s Snipe___ Wilson’s Phalarope___ Red-necked Phalarope*___ Spotted Sandpiper___ Solitary Sandpiper___ Greater Yellowlegs___ Lesser Yellowlegs

    Gulls & Terns___ Franklin’s Gull*___ Ring-billed Gull___ California Gull*___ Caspian Tern*Pigeons & Doves___ Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)___ Eurasian Collard-Dove___ White-winged Dove*___ Mourning Dove

    Owls___ Great Horned Owl___ Burrowing Owl___ Short-eared Owl*

    Swifts___ Chimney Swift

    Hummingbirds___ Black-chinned Hummingbird___ Broad-tailed Hummingbird

    Kingfishers___ Belted Kingfisher

    Woodpeckers___ Red-headed Woodpecker*___ Downy Woodpecker___ Hairy Woodpecker___ Northern Flicker

    Falcons & Caracaras___ American Kestrel___ Merlin___ Peregrine Falcon___ Prairie Falcon

    Shrikes___ Loggerhead Shrike*___ Northern Shrike

    Tyrant Flycatchers: Pewees, Kingbirds, & Allies___ Olive-sided Flycatcher___ Western Wood-Pewee___ Willow Flycatcher*___ Least Flycatcher*___ Gray Flycatcher*___ Dusky Flycatcher___ Cordilleran Flycatcher*___ Eastern Phoebe*___ Say’s Phoebe___ Ash-throated Flycatcher___ Cassin’s Kingbird*___ Western Kingbird___ Eastern Kingbird

    Vireos___ Cassin’s Vireo___ Plumbeous Vireo___ Warbling Vireo___ Red-eyed Vireo*

    Jays, Magpies, Crows, & Ravens___ Blue Jay___ Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay*___ Black-billed Magpie___ American Crow___ Common Raven

    Larks___ Horned Lark

    Martins & Swallows___ Northern Rough-winged Swallow___ Tree Swallow___ Violet-green Swallow___ Bank Swallow___ Barn Swallow___ Cliff SwallowChickadees___ Black-capped Chickadee

    Long-tailed Tits___ Bushtit

    Nuthatches & Treecreepers___ Red-breasted Nuthatch*___ White-breasted Nuthatch___ Brown Creeper

    Wrens___ Rock Wren___ House Wren___ Marsh Wren

    Gnatcatchers___ Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

    THIS CHECKLIST INCLUDES THE 203 BIRD SPECIES that have been recorded at Bluff Lake Nature Center to date. This total makes Bluff Lake one of the best publicly accessible birdwatching sites in Denver County. Some species are abundant year-round; others have only been seen once. Many more might be added to the list by the intrepid birdwatcher — will you see the 204th species?

    Use this checklist along with your binoculars and a field guide to identify birds at Bluff Lake. Rarity codes tell how likely it is for a species to be present in a given season. Habitat codes tell where each species is likely to be seen. As you walk, make note of a bird’s behavior, shape, coloration, and voice. Sketch or take photographs. Use a combination of your observations and the information in a field guide to identify the birds that you discover here.

    HABITAT CODESL - Bluff LakeC - Sand CreekM - Cattail MarshP - Shortgrass PrairieW - Riparian WoodsO - Flying Overhead

    SEASON CODESs - SpringS - SummerF - FallW - Winter

    RARITY CODESa - Abundant (a common species which is numerous)c - Common (likely to be seen in suitable habitat)u - Uncommon (might be seen in suitable habitat)r - Rare (not always seen in a season)o - Occasional (extraordinary; only one or two records)

    Notes and Sketches

    s S F W Habitat s S F W Habitat s S F W Habitat

    rcucccccuaoouuouuuuuou

    uoooo

    cr

    ou

    u

    uo

    rorrurouc

    o

    cuuu

    u

    ao

    c

    o

    cu

    cocoru

    ro

    u

    cc

    rcucccccuao

    ru

    uuuur

    u

    c oooo

    ur

    u

    uorro

    uorrurouc

    o oouau

    cccuaorruruuuurro

    o

    uruu

    cro

    LO LO

    LCOLCOLCO

    LLCLCLCLCLCLCLCLCLL

    LCL

    LCLCLCLCLCLL

    L LLLL

    LCOLO

    MLCMLCMLCMLCMLCMLCL

    WOLCOMPOWOWOLWOWOWOWOPOPO

    r rc

    oucoooorrouroo

    ocoo

    au

    c

    o

    oo

    c

    ocrc

    cooo

    oo

    r rc

    uc

    o

    r

    u

    cuoa

    o

    o

    r

    c

    crc

    c

    o

    r rc

    orcooooroouuoo

    co

    au

    c

    o

    oo

    c

    crc

    cooo

    o

    r

    r

    o

    co

    au

    o

    c

    crc

    croo

    r

    M M

    LM

    LL

    LPLLLL

    LMLLLLLL

    LOOLOLO

    OW

    WOWO

    P

    O

    MPWMPW

    LC

    WWWW

    POW

    PWOPO

    PPW

    rurroooocoouu

    ooro

    uocco

    u

    o

    uurrac

    a

    o

    our

    rur

    o

    u

    c

    ocu

    o

    u

    cc

    uo

    uurrac

    c

    o

    u

    co

    rurrooo

    uoocu

    oooo

    uocco

    r

    uurrac

    a

    o

    ocr

    rrr

    o

    o

    rocco

    u

    a

    o

    ouu

    r

    WWWW

    PWWW

    CPWCPW

    WPWPWPW

    WWWW

    WPWW

    PWOO

    WP

    WPO

    LCMPWOLCMPWOLCMPWOLCMWO

    LCMPWOLCMPWO

    W

    W

    WWW

    PCWM

    W

  • Kinglets___ Ruby-crowned Kinglet

    Thrushes___ Eastern Bluebird*___ Western Bluebird*___ Mountain Bluebird___ Townsend’s Solitaire___ Swainson’s Thrush___ Hermit Thrush___ American Robin

    Mimids___ Gray Catbird___ Brown Thrasher___ Sage Thrasher___ Northern Mockingbird

    Starlings___ European StarlingPipits___ American Pipit

    Waxwings___ Cedar Waxwing

    Wood-warblers___ Ovenbird___ Worm-eating Warbler*___ Northern Waterthrush___ Orange-crowned Warbler___ Virginia’s Warbler___ MacGillivray’s Warbler___ Common Yellowthroat___ American Redstart___ Northern Parula*___ Magnolia Warbler*___ Yellow Warbler___ Blackpoll Warbler___ Palm Warbler*___ Yellow-rumped Warbler___ Townsend’s Warbler*___ Wilson’s Warbler

    New World Sparrows___ Chipping Sparrow___ Clay-colored Sparrow___ Brewer’s Sparrow___ Lark Sparrow___ Lark Bunting___ American Tree Sparrow___ Dark-eyed Junco___ White-crowned Sparrow___ Harris’s Sparrow*___ White-throated Sparrow*___ Vesper Sparrow___ Savannah Sparrow___ Song Sparrow___ Lincoln’s Sparrow___ Swamp Sparrow___ Green-tailed Towhee___ Spotted Towhee

    Old World Sparrows___ House Sparrow

    Tanagers, Grosbeaks, & Allies___ Western Tanager___ Black-headed Grosbeak*___ Blue Grosbeak___ Lazuli Bunting

    Blackbirds___ Yellow-headed Blackbird___ Western Meadowlark___ Bullock’s Oriole___ Red-winged Blackbird___ Brown-headed Cowbird___ Brewer’s Blackbird___ Common Grackle___ Great-tailed Grackle

    Finches, Euphonias, & Allies___ House Finch___ Pine Siskin*___ Lesser Goldfinch___ American Goldfinch

    Dippers___ American Dipper*

    Yellow-breasted Chat___ Yellow-breasted Chat

    Cranes___ Sandhill Crane*

    Grouse, Quail, & Allies___ Ring-necked Pheasant*___ Wild Turkey*

    Nightjars___ Common Nighthawk*___ Common Poorwill*

    CHECKLIST OF THE

    BIRDS OFBLUFF LAKE

    NATURE CENTER

    OBSERVERS:

    DATE:

    WEATHER:

    As a birdwatcher, you provide invaluable information on the habits and distribution of Bluff Lake’s wildlife. We would love to hear

    what you have seen! Submit your sightings online at eBird.com or

    email to [email protected]

    WELCOME TO BLUFF LAKE NATURE CENTER, an urban wildlife refuge and outdoor classroom located in northeast Denver!

    Bluff Lake’s 123 acres, perfectly positioned along Sand Creek, protect a rare crossroads of habitats, providing a sanctuary for birds and birdwatchers alike. Make your way through some of the last shortgrass prairies in the metro area, explore riparian woodlands, look out across one of the most extensive cattail marshes in Denver, and enjoy close views of the lake itself. Birds abound in every habitat, and each season brings special birdwatching opportunities.

    www.blufflake.org

    3400 Havana WayDenver, CO 80238

    Open sunrise to sunset every day

    Free to the publicNo dogs - No bikes

    Bald Eagles Photo by George Ho

    Great Horned Owl Photo by Fred Hernandez III

    ***48 NEW BIRD SPECIES SPOTTED SINCE 2016

    In 2016, Bluff Lake completed a Lake Restoration Project which has resulted in Bluff Lake holding

    water year round. This has provided more habitats for waterfowl and overall has diversified

    and increased the wildlife who call Bluff Lake home. 48 new species of birds have been seen

    at Bluff Lake since 2016. These birds are marked with an asterisk on this list.

    s S F W Habitat s S F W Habitat

    r

    oororra

    oo

    o

    a

    o

    r

    ooouoouooocoocor

    rcuaurao

    cooc

    a

    oo

    a

    r

    c

    ruuauoao

    c

    oc

    u

    oooorra

    oo

    o

    a

    o

    r

    ooouoouoo

    co

    cou

    ruraurco

    cooc

    o

    o

    a

    a

    o

    r

    o

    o

    coo

    o

    co

    u

    W

    PWPW

    MPWWWW

    PWO

    WWPP

    W

    LCMP

    CW

    WW

    CMWW

    MWMWW

    MWWW

    MWWWW

    MPW

    MPWW

    MPWLCWOMPW

    PWOW

    PWPW

    uruuurccoouucuoor

    u

    rrro

    r

    r

    oo

    o

    r

    uu

    urc

    o

    c

    or

    oo

    cruuurcco

    uucuoor

    u

    rrro

    r

    r

    oo

    o

    uuco

    u

    o

    r

    o

    o

    oo

    PWPW

    PPP

    PWW

    PWPW

    MPWPP

    CMWCMWCMWW

    W

    WWP

    MPW

    C

    W

    O

    PWPW

    OPW

    Updated Summer 2020