Ways to Help

2018 Audubon Rockies Birdathon

Ways to Help

2018 Audubon Rockies Birdathon

Yesterday, May 21st, RT Cox, Jackie Canterbury, led by our very own Zach Hutchinson,  completed a 21 hour Birdathon. They  did not complete the last 3 hours, as bad weather and a lack of species available deterred us, but we managed 165 species in the other 21 hours!

This Birdathon was conducted as a fundraiser for outreach done by Audubon Rockies in the state of Wyoming. The great news is, you can still support our outreach! The Birdathon counting may be over, but by visiting our* SUPPORT PAGE <https://act.audubon.org/onlineactions/oeerwOVX5Uy9T8AAEEohqw2> *(click the link), you can still donate to the cause of bird conservation in our wonderful state! You can also *EMAIL ME <ZHUTCHINSON@AUDUBON.ORG>* for an official Birdathon donation form!

I am including the official checklist from the day, and you'll notice many common species are missing. We did not make it to all the locations we were hoping, so next year the goal will be to break the 170 mark! If you want to see video highlights from the day, visit the *AUDUBON ROCKIES FACEBOOK PAGE* <https://www.facebook.com/AudubonRockies/>.

*Highlights include*: *Clark's Grebe, Snowy Egret, Semipalmated Sandpiper, Stilt Sandpiper, Northern Saw-whet Owl, Purple Martin, Eastern Towhee, and Baltimore Oriole.*

Birdathon Route, Natrona, Wyoming, US

May 21, 2018 12:08 AM - 9:08 PM

Protocol: Traveling

700.0 mile(s)

165 species

Canada Goose  X

Wood Duck  X

Blue-winged Teal  X

Cinnamon Teal  X

Northern Shoveler  X

Gadwall  X

American Wigeon  X

Mallard  X

Northern Pintail  X

Green-winged Teal  X

Canvasback  X

Redhead  X

Lesser Scaup  X

Hooded Merganser  X     Female.

Ring-necked Pheasant  X

Dusky Grouse  X

Wild Turkey  X

Common Loon  X

Eared Grebe  X

Western Grebe  X

Clark's Grebe  X

Double-crested Cormorant  X

American White Pelican  X

Great Blue Heron  X

Snowy Egret  X

White-faced Ibis  X

Turkey Vulture  X

Osprey  X

Golden Eagle  X

Northern Harrier  X

Sharp-shinned Hawk  X

Bald Eagle  X

Swainson's Hawk  X

Red-tailed Hawk  X

Ferruginous Hawk  X

Virginia Rail  X

Sora  X

American Coot  X

Sandhill Crane  X

Black-necked Stilt  X

American Avocet  X

Semipalmated Plover  X     Orange legs, orange and black bill.

Killdeer  X

Upland Sandpiper  X

Marbled Godwit  X

Stilt Sandpiper  X     Video on AR Facebook page

Baird's Sandpiper  X

Long-billed Dowitcher  X

Wilson's Snipe  X

Wilson's Phalarope  X

Red-necked Phalarope  X

Spotted Sandpiper  X

Willet  X

Bonaparte's Gull  X

Franklin's Gull  X

Ring-billed Gull  X

California Gull  X

Lesser Black-backed Gull  X     Dark mantle. Yellow legs. Slightly larger

than CAGU.

Caspian Tern  X

Black Tern  X

Forster's Tern  X

Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  X

Eurasian Collared-Dove  X

Mourning Dove  X

Eastern Screech-Owl  X

Great Horned Owl  X

Burrowing Owl  X

Short-eared Owl  X

Northern Saw-whet Owl  X

White-throated Swift  X

Broad-tailed Hummingbird  X

Calliope Hummingbird  X

Belted Kingfisher  X

Red-headed Woodpecker  X

Red-naped Sapsucker  X

Downy Woodpecker  X

Hairy Woodpecker  X

Northern Flicker  X

American Kestrel  X

Peregrine Falcon  X

Western Wood-Pewee  X

Least Flycatcher  X

Dusky Flycatcher  X

Say's Phoebe  X

Cassin's Kingbird  X     lacking outer white rectrices

Western Kingbird  X

Eastern Kingbird  X

Loggerhead Shrike  X

Plumbeous Vireo  1

Warbling Vireo  X

Red-eyed Vireo  X

Gray Jay  X

Black-billed Magpie  X

American Crow  X

Common Raven  X

Horned Lark  X

Northern Rough-winged Swallow  X

Purple Martin  X     Flyover

Tree Swallow  X

Bank Swallow  X

Barn Swallow  X

Cliff Swallow  X

Black-capped Chickadee  X

Mountain Chickadee  X

Red-breasted Nuthatch  X

White-breasted Nuthatch  X

Pygmy Nuthatch  X

Brown Creeper  X

Rock Wren  X

Canyon Wren  X

House Wren  X

American Dipper  X

Ruby-crowned Kinglet  X

Mountain Bluebird  X

Swainson's Thrush  X

American Robin  X

Gray Catbird  X

Brown Thrasher  X

Sage Thrasher  X

European Starling  X

Cedar Waxwing  X

Ovenbird  X

Northern Waterthrush  X

Orange-crowned Warbler  X

MacGillivray's Warbler  X

Common Yellowthroat  X

American Redstart  X

Yellow Warbler  X

Yellow-rumped Warbler  X

Wilson's Warbler  X

Grasshopper Sparrow  X

Chipping Sparrow  X

Clay-colored Sparrow  X

Brewer's Sparrow  X

Lark Sparrow  X

Lark Bunting  X

Dark-eyed Junco  X

White-crowned Sparrow  X

Vesper Sparrow  X

Savannah Sparrow  X

Song Sparrow  X

Lincoln's Sparrow  X

Green-tailed Towhee  X

Spotted Towhee  X

Eastern Towhee  X     Typical EATO song.

Western Tanager  X

Black-headed Grosbeak  X

Lazuli Bunting  X

Yellow-headed Blackbird  X

Bobolink  X

Western Meadowlark  X

Orchard Oriole  X

Bullock's Oriole  X

Baltimore Oriole  X     Female.

Red-winged Blackbird  X

Brown-headed Cowbird  X

Brewer's Blackbird  X

Common Grackle  X

Evening Grosbeak  X

House Finch  X

Cassin's Finch  X

Red Crossbill  X

Pine Siskin  X

American Goldfinch  X

House Sparrow  X

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45940920

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)

We’re celebrating spring with a regional BIRDATHON!  With the support of people like you – our Birdathon sponsors – the Birdathon will allow us to continue expanding our award-winning education programs. 

Here’s how it works: On May 21st, Community Naturalist Zach Hutchinson will race against the clock to tally as many bird species as possible within 24 hours. When finished, we’ll combine our species lists to calculate our total species count, hopefully over 150! For each species we find, donors like you can pledge to donate a certain amount beforehand.

Funds raised will support our Community Naturalist program, which brings science-based education, teacher trainings, and citizen science projects to people of all ages across Wyoming and Colorado. By providing opportunities for students, teachers, and families to get outdoors and experience their local ecosystems, we’re helping them develop a deeper understanding of the natural world and empowering them to conserve it. 

To pledge your support, you can email John Kloster-Prew at jklosterprew@audubon.org or complete and mail the form below to 116 N. College Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524. Once the Birdathon is complete, we’ll send you a report of all the birds we observed. We’re grateful for whatever amount you can pledge. The more you can give, the more resources we’ll have to continue our education programs and protect birds and their habitat across Wyoming and Colorado. Email Zach at zhutchinson@audubon.org with any questions.


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