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

Friday, December 14, 2007

Vermillion Flycatcher

Believe it or not, Vermillion Flycatchers have bred in SE Colorado. For several years they bred just south of La Junta but they have not been seen in that location for 2 years now. Though I suspect they are breeding elsewhere around the area, we don't have confirmation of any location right now.

I saw this male Vermillion Flycatcher in the Rio Grande Village area of Big Bend National Park. One of about a dozen I have seen the the park, this bird was chasing insects near a flooded area. These are such bright and colorful birds, they are stunning in sunlight. Both pics can be double-clicked to enlarge them for more detail (but you may have to put on sunglasses as they are so bright) SeEtta


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