ABA Camp Colorado Part 5-The Final Day and Camp Wrap-up

The last and final day of camp was not a full day of birding but rather a morning of looking for American Dippers and Dicksissels. On the way to the airport, we visited riparian, pond and scrubland habitats.We still did not get American Dipper or Dicksissel but some highlights were Common Merganser, Savannah Sparrow, Cordilleran Flycatcher and much better looks at Burrowing Owls. We only had a few species, but we added a few to the camp total so that was great! I had so much fun at the camp and I hope that people from all over North America have the wonderful opportunity to attend this camp at some point because it was fantastic!!! Here is the list of animals and plants from that day and a wrap-up list of all animals and plants:
Day 5:

Birds (11 species, 0 lifers):
Cordilleran Flycatcher 2
Northern Flicker 1
Blue Jay 1
Belted Kingfisher 1
Common Merganser 10
Violet Green Swallow 5
Cliff Swallow 3
Savannah Sparrow 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Canada Goose 1
Burrowing Owl 6

Shrubs (1 species, 1 lifer):
*Chokecherry

Dragonflies (1 species, 1 lifer):
Sulphur-tipped Clubtail

Wildflowers (1 species, 0 lifers):
Field Bindweed

Camp Wrap-up:

Birds (103 species, 43 lifers):
Canada Goose
Mallard
Common Merganser
*White-tailed Ptarmigan
American White Pelican
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Turkey Vulture
Bald Eagle
*Swainson’s Hawk
*Ferruginous Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
*Golden Eagle
American Kestrel
Peregrine Falcon
*Prairie Falcon
*Mountain Plover
*Long-billed Curlew
California Gull
Rock Pigeon
*Band-tailed Pigeon
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Mourning Dove
*Burrowing Owl
*Common Nighthawk
*White-throated Swift
*Broad-tailed Hummingbird
Rufous Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
*Williamson’s Sapsucker
*Red-naped Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
*Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker (Red-shafted)
*Olive-sided Flycatcher
*Western Wood-Pewee
*Hammond’s Flycatcher
*Dusky Flycatcher
*Cordilleran Flycatcher
*Western Kingbird
Eastern Kingbird
Loggerhead Shrike
White-eyed Vireo
*Plumbeous Vireo
*Warbling Vireo
*Stellar’s Jay
Blue Jay
Clark’s Nutcracker
Black-billed Magpie
American Crow
Common Raven
*Horned Lark
Tree Swallow
Violet-green Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Barn Swallow
Mountain Chickadee
White-breasted Nuthatch
*Pygmy Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
*Rock Wren
*Canyon Wren
House Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Mountain Bluebird
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
Northern Mockingbird
Brown Thrasher
European Starling
American Pipit
Yellow Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon’s)
*Yellow-breasted Chat
*Green-tailed Towhee
*Spotted Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
*Lark Sparrow
*Lark Bunting
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
*Lincoln’s Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco (Gray-headed)
*McCown’s Longspur
Western Tanager
*Black-headed Grosbeak
Lazuli Bunting
*Lazuli X Indigo Bunting
Red-winged Blackbird
*Western Meadowlark
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Orchard Oriole
*Bullock’s Oriole
*Bullocks X Baltimore Oriole
*Cassin’s Finch
*Red Crossbill
Pine Siskin
*Lesser Goldfinch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

Lepidoptera (22 species, 20 lifers):
Cabbage White
Red Admiral
*Aphrodite Fritillary
*Painted Lady

*Acmon Blue
*Mead’s Sulphur
*Arctic Blue
*Hoary Comma
*Milbert’s Tortoishell
*Monarch
*Afranius Duskywing
*Banded Tussock Moth
*Common Wood Nymph
*Russet Skipperling
*Leonard’s Skipper (“Pawnee”)
*Common Checkered-Skipper
*Variegated Fritillary
*Dainty Sulphur
*Clouded Sulphur
*Gray Hairstreak
*Gulf Fritillary
*Western Tiger Swallowtail

Wildflowers (15 species, 13 lifers):
*Bee-balm

*Field Bindweed
*Milkweed
*Alpine Buttercups
*Mountain Bluebells
*Moss Campion
*American Bistort
*Yellow Stonecrop
Indian Paintbrush
*Elephant-head
*Arctic Alpine Fleabane
Chickweed
*Common Harebell
*Wild Geranium
*Black-eyed Susan

Dragonflies and Damselflies (4 species, 4 lifers):
*Twelve-spotted Skimmer
*Variable Dancer
*White-faced Meadowhawk
*Sulphur-tipped Clubtail

Reptiles and Amphibians (3 species, 2 lifers):
*Woodhouse’s Toad
*Earless Lizard (Northern)
Garter Snake (Western Plains)

Mammals (13 species, 5 lifers):
Pronghorn Antelope
*Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel
Elk
Yellow-bellied Marmot
Least Chipmunk
*Black-tailed Prairie Dog
*Black-tailed Jackrabbit
Black Bear
Bighorn Sheep
Coyote
Red Squirrel
*Wyoming Ground Squirrel
*Mountain Cottontail

Trees (7 species, 3 lifers):
*Honey Locust
Quaking Aspen
*Ponderosa Pine
*Rocky Mountain Maple
Douglas Fir
Mimosa
Weeping Willow

Shrubs (2 species, 2 lifers):
*Mountain Mahogany
*Chokecherry

Other Plants (3 species, 3 lifers):
*Larimer Aletes Parsley
*Prickly Pear Cactus
*Mountain Ball Cactus

Other Insects (2 species, 2 lifers):
*European Praying Mantis
*Dung Beetle

Lichens (1 species, 1 lifer):
*Candleflame Lichen

Black-tailed Prairie Dogs
Field Bindweed
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