Monday, June 05, 2017

CFO Convention 2017 Steamboat Springs and surrounding areas June 1-5


Trumpeter Swan

Steamboat ski area at dawn

Marsh Marigold

Glacier Lily

Cedar Waxwings


Dusky Flycatcher nest

Field Crescent

Black-chinned Hummingbird making nest

Dusky Flycatcher

Green-tailed Towhee

some kind of skipper butterfly

Garter Snake

a melanistic Mountain Bluebird!

Orange-Crowned Warbler

Fish Creek Falls

the banquet

the guest speaker

Greater Sage Grouse

Killdeer on a raft


Cliff Swallow condos

California Gull


Yellow-headed Blackbird

Cliff Swallow home construction

Sun Bow

Bald Eagle with two eaglets

Great Horned Owl stare

giant owl pellet

Fish in Walden Reservoir

Common Ringlet

little gray blobs in center are fluffy baby California Gulls


Blue-eyed grass

lots of California Gulls with chicks and White Pelicans

big ant

Bistwort with bee

singing Barn Swallow at dusk

Yampa River at sunset


Crossbills and Pine Siskin

tiny little alpine flower - Turkeypea

pink snow - algae - eaten by Rosy Finches

Willow Flycatcher #1

Willow Flycatcher #2

Barrow's Goldeneye

Wilson's Warbler

My species list for the convention (including a few stops along the way to/from) 139 species:
Canada Goose
Trumpeter Swan
American Wigeon
Blue-winged Teal
Cinnamon Teal
Northern Shoveler
Northern Pintail
Green-winged Teal
Ring-necked Duck
Lesser Scaup
Barrow's Goldeneye
Common Merganser
Ruddy Duck
Greater Sage-Grouse
Pied-billed Grebe
Eared Grebe
Western Grebe
Clark's Grebe
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Mourning Dove
Common Nighthawk
Black-chinned Hummingbird
Broad-tailed Hummingbird
American Coot
Sandhill Crane
American Avocet
Wilson's Snipe
Spotted Sandpiper
Wilson's Phalarope
Franklin's Gull
Ring-billed Gull
California Gull
Common Tern
Forster's Tern
Double-crested Cormorant
AmericanWhite Pelican
Great Blue Heron
White-faced Ibis
Turkey Vulture
Bald Eagle
Cooper's Hawk
Northern Goshawk
Swainson's Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Great Horned Owl
Belted Kingfisher
Williamson's Sapsucker
Red-naped Sapsucker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
American Kestrel
Peregrine Falcon
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Western Wood Pewee
Willow Flycatcher
Least Flycatcher
Hammond's Flycatcher
Gray Flycatcher
Dusky Flycatcher
Cordilleran Flycatcher
Western Kingbird
Eastern Kingbird
Plumbeous Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Gray Jay
Steller's Jay
Blue Jay
Black-billed Magpie
American Crow
Common Raven
Horned Lark
Tree Swallow
Violet-green Swallow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Barn Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
Mountain Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
House Wren
Marsh Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Mountain Bluebird
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Sage Thrasher
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
House Sparrow
Cassin's Finch
Pine Siskin
Lesser Goldfinch
American Goldfinch
Evening Grosbeak
Orange-crowned Warbler
Virginia's Warbler
MacGillivray's Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Yellow Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Wilson's Warbler
Green-tailed Towhee
Spotted Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Brewer's Sparrow
Vesper Sparrow
Lark Bunting
Savannah Sparrow
Grasshopper Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Western Tanager
Black-headed Grosbeak
Blue Grosbeak
Lazuli Bunting
Red-winged Blackbird
Western Meadowlark
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Brewer's Blackbird
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Bullock's Oriole

Locations:  Thursday  - Stagecoach Reservoir area, Carpenter Ranch area (Routt County)
Friday - Black Mountain trip (Moffat County)
Saturday - Rotary Trail trip, Fish Creek Falls (Routt County)
Sunday -  Walden trip (Jackson County)
Monday - home via Rabbit Ears pass (Routt), Willow Flycatcher area (Grand), drive through Summit County on 40, I-70 and via Echo Lake, on down through Clear Creek and Jackson Counties to I-25.


TanjaB said...

Wonderful photos of a wonderful convention, Diana. I am so glad you found the crossbills. This is a very impressive species list!

Diana Beatty said...

Thanks Tanja - me too, I've hardly ever seen them. Missed on Pine Grosbeak still but someone said 20 minutes after we left they showed up. Oh well, something to see in the future if I'm lucky. Did you get to see your horses?