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, September 30, 2007

Gosh, it's been over 2 weeks since I have posted-thanks to my aging and problem-prone computer. This photograph a Black-bellied Plover was taken by Peter Wallack and comes courtesy of the National Biological Information Infrastructure. These species breed in the Arctic and relate to the following.

I heard a program on Colo Public Radio today from "Living On Earth" entitled "Birds of the North Slope". It describes a biologist working for Cornell Lab of Ornithology who recently spent time in the Arctic getting recordings of many of the birds that breed there including a number that either winter in or migrate through Colorado including Semipalmated Sandpiper, Greater White-fronted Geese, Horned Grebes, Arctic Terns and Brandts as well as uber-rarities found only in that area such as Grey-headed Chickadees. If you missed it, you can catch it at NPR online .

Even better than the program is the travel log, annotated with great photos, of this Alaska Audio Expedition. I strongly recommend it as fascinating reading with wonderful photography. It can be found at Living On Earth online and there are links to both a photo and a sound gallery.


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