SE Colorado Birding

Birding and discussion: A conservation-oriented birding blog that emphasizes low-impact birding and sustainable birding practices together with the enjoyment of birds. Southeast Colorado offers a diversity of habitats which provide premiere birding opportunities. Save Sabal Palm

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Far SE Colorado-in the for-real boonies

Today I drove south of Lamar into Baca (pronounced "bach-a" not "back-a", the spanish pronunciation). This is the far SE corner of Colorado and is quite remote but there is a lot of great sand-sage, short-grass prairie and fantastic canyonlands here.

The top photo was taken of the fantastic wildflower show happening on Colorado prairies now, especially in SE Colorado which is finally reaping some benefits from the record-breaking snow storms this winter and good spring precipitation. I took this photo on a section of the Comanche National Grasslands.

The bottom pic is of one of hundreds of Lark Buntings I saw today. Lark Bunting is the state bird of Colorado and are found on eastern Colorado plains. I caught this male in the act of singing as he was on territory and trying to attract a mate.

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