Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs are large sandpipers that look alike. The Greater Yellowlegs is a heavier, bulkier bird while the Lesser Yellowlegs is a slimmer, more delicate bird.
Bird Sightings: Welcoming Spring
Daylight has been lengthening since the Winter Solstice of Dec. 21, 2022. March 20, 2023 marked the Spring Equinox. Spring signifies renewal, awakening, and the beginning of new lives.
Bird Sightings: Hooded Merganser and American Dipper
This month George Ho presents the Hooded Merganser and the American Dipper.
Bird Sightings – Sandhill Cranes and Eastern/Western Kingbirds
Sandhill Cranes are large, tall, gray birds with broad wings and long legs. Both Western and Eastern Kingbirds are warm weather visitors in the United States.
Bird Sightings: Double-Crested Cormorant and Black-Capped Chickadee
The Double-crested Cormorant is a large waterbird with a stocky body, long neck, medium-sized tail, webbed feet, and a medium-sized hooked bill. The Black-capped Chickadee is a small songbird.
Bird Sightings: American Coot, American Crow, and Common Raven
This month the American Coot, a small waterborne bird, and the American Crow and Common Raven, two large black birds.
Bird Sightings: Mobbing Behavior Among Birds
Birds, like other wildlife, exhibit behavior of self-preservation and will risk their own safety to protect their young and preserve the territory they inhabit.
Bird Sightings: Least Sandpiper and Long-billed Curlew
This month the Least Sandpiper, the smallest shorebird in the world, and the Long-billed Curlew, the largest shorebird on the continental United States.
Bird Sightings – Osprey & Sora
Large bird this month is the osprey. Small bird is the sora.
Bird Sightings – Shorebirds
In landlocked Colorado, we have approximately 23 species of birds that wade in water and live close by lakes, ponds, rivers, streams, and creeks. Common shorebirds in Denver are Killdeers and Ring-billed Gulls.