Category Archives: Birding Colorado

Restless Aerialists–Summit County Swallows

Summit County, Colorado isn’t Capistrano, but summer visitors here in the rarified air of our high mountains might identify with that song about birds and spring on the California coast.  The song’s lyrics lament a lover’s departure the day migrating … Continue reading

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The Sapsucker, a Hummingbird’s Best Friend?

If you think ‘woodpecker’ is a funny name for a bird, how would you like to be called a ‘sapsucker’?  Like Rodney Dangerfield, the Picidae family just gets no respect.  There are 22 members of this family in North America, … Continue reading

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Camp Robber: The Gray Jay

If you want to get to know the Gray Jay, plan a picnic in one of Summit County’s high forests.  Find a suitable spot, open your lunch bag, sit back and relax.  You won’t have to wait long, since they … Continue reading

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