From December 2011 to December 2012, Diane and I ventured out see as many San Luis Valley bird species as possible during the one-year period. Our tally was 162 birds. We reported our field trips on this blog, “The San Luis Valley Birdwatching Odyssey.” Although we have completed our one-year adventure we will continue to report our birdwatching activity. We will now be publishing our field notes at the same web address but the blog will be called “Birdwatchers of the San Luis Valley.”
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Fields Notes 4.18.12
The Northwest Passage is what we call our birding route that
starts at the wetlands (but dry this time of year) north of the Alamosa disc
golf course. After a hike through the
woods we might drive north a ways and then west a ways as the spirit moves us. We might go down dirt roads or paved roads or
come to a dead end, but remember our goal is the Alamosa County Line Road that
takes us back to Alamosa. Down these
roads we never know just what we will find in the fields and farmyards, ditch
willows and rabbit brush, fence posts and power poles.
On this day we
saw: great horned owl,
red-winged blackbirds, mallards, red-tailed hawk, common grackles, ravens,
crows, Canada geese, yellow-headed blackbirds, killdeer.
You never know what you might see on the Northwest