Posted on April 28, 2013 by Bob Berwyn
May is prime-time for our fine-feathered friends
Itinerant shorebirds sometimes wind up at Dillon Reservoir, in Summit County, Colorado, for a short stop-over. Bob Berwyn photo.
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY — If you’ve been hearing a lot of chirping and twittering in the great outdoors these days, it’s because the birds are back. More specifically, dozens of species of migratory birds are on the move, headed for nesting grounds in North America from non-breeding areas in South and Central America, and the Caribbean.
That’s why birders are gearing up for International Migratory Bird Day, held each year on the second Saturday in May as a way to recognize the winged wonders that travel the globe each spring and fall, migrating thousands of miles from their wintering grounds to nesting grounds and back again. (more…)
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Posted on February 19, 2011 by Bob Berwyn
Birdwatchers will flock to Lamar to watch migrating waterfowl
Snow geese are passing through Colorado on their annual migration, and birdwatchers are preparing to flock to the southeastern plains to watch.
SUMMIT COUNTY — The Ninth Annual High Plains Snow Goose Festival will again celebrate the arrival of tens of thousands of snow geese and other waterfowl during their migration through southeast Colorado.
The city of Lamar and the Colorado Division of Wildlife will co-host the activities the weekend of Feb. 24-27 throughout the city. The popular festival is a chance to see enormous flocks of snow geese and other waterfowl in addition to a healthy number of eagles.
“This festival continues to get bigger and better every year,” said John Koshak, a watchable wildlife coordinator with the DOW. “The word is out that the migration of snow geese through southeast Colorado is one of the grand spectacles of bird migration in the western United States.” (more…)
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Posted on October 3, 2010 by Bob Berwyn
A pintail duck at Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge. PHOTO US FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service refuge system crucial for migrating waterfowl
By Summit Voice
The National Wildlife Federation has included three national wildlife refuges in its annual list of top sites to see migrating birds.
For snow geese and bald eagles, Missouri’s Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge is the place to be. Squaw Creek is in the Mississippi Flyway, where snow geese fly from their nesting grounds in North Dakota to southern wintering areas. They stop to feed in Missouri in early October. (more…)
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