Aspen birds

I note here the birds that I have observed in and around Aspen, Colorado from 28 May 2001 through 8 June 2001. In noting the birds I have made use of the list of species and pictures I found at MBR. It is an excellent site for a lot of other information too.

On to the birds I have seen.


Last outdated: Fri Jun 15 2001
OrderFamilyScientific nameCommon name
HERONS, IBIS & NEW WORLD VULTURES (Ciconiiformes)
Ardeidae (Herons)
1. Ardea herodias Great Blue Heron
SWANS, GEESE & DUCKS (Anseriformes)
Anatidae
2. Branta canadensis Canada Goose
3. Anas platyrhynchos Mallard
EAGLES, KITES, FALCONS & HAWKS (Falconiformes)
Accipitridae (Eagles, Kites & Hawks)
4. Accipiter striatus Sharp-shinned Hawk
SHOREBIRDS (Charadriiformes)
Scolopacidae
(Sandpipers)
5. Actitis macularia Spotted (?) Sandpiper
DOVES (Columbiformes)
Columbidae
6. Columba livia Rock Dove
SWIFTS & HUMMINGBIRDS (Apodiformes)
Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)
7. Selasphorus platycercus Broad-tailed Hummingbird
WOODPECKERS (Piciformes)
Picidae
8. Sphyrapicus nuchalis Red-naped Sapsucker
9. Picoides villosus Hairy Woodpecker
PERCHING BIRDS (Passeriformes)
Tyrannidae (Flycatchers)
10. Contopus sordidulus Western Wood-Pewee (??)
Corvidae (Jays & Crows)
11. Perisoreus canadensis Gray Jay
12. Cyanocitta stelleri Steller's Jay
13. Pica pica Black-billed Magpie
14. Corvus brachyrhynchos American Crow
15. Corvus corax Common Raven
Hirundinidae (Swallows)
16. Tachycineta bicolor Tree Swallow
17. Tachycineta thalassina Violet-green Swallow (?)
Paridae (Chickadees & Titmice)
18. Poecile atricapillus Black-capped Chickadee
19. Poecile gambeli Mountain Chickadee
Sittidae (Nuthatches)
20. Sitta carolinensis White-breasted Nuthatch
21. Sitta pygmaea Pygmy Nuthatch (?)
Muscicapidae (Gnatcatchers & Thrushes)
22. Polioptila caerulea Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
23. Turdus migratorius American Robin
Sturnidae (Starling)
24. Sturnus vulgaris European Starling
Parulidae (Warblers)
25. Dendroica petechia Yellow Warbler
Emberizidae (Towhees & Sparrows)
26. Pipilo chlorurus Green-tailed Towhee
27. Pipilo maculatus Spotted Towhee
Icteridae (Blackbirds & Orioles)
28. Agelaius phoeniceus Red-winged Blackbird
29. Euphagus cyanocephalus Brewer's Blackbird
Passeridae (Old World Sparrows)
30. Passer domesticus House Sparrow

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Ashish Mahabal
Last Outdated: Oct 18 2001
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