Monthly Archives: August 2015

Guest Post: Andrew Belt This Summer at Fish Springs NWR, UT

For two and a half months, I had been working at a relatively remote National Wildlife Refuge in Utah known as Fish Springs. Established in 1959, the refuge encompasses 10,000 acres of spring-fed wetlands but totals to nearly 18,000 acres. … Continue reading

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An Oasis in the Bean Fields

Before I get to the Oasis, I’d like to ask you a few questions. 1. What is the ratio to finding decent shorebird habitat and the proximity of the nearest road or parking spot? An extremely unofficial poll of 1 puts it at 92.3%.  And … Continue reading

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Colorado National Monument – Again

Time to wrap up the Colorado trip.  This post and one more should do it. After birding the Grand Junction area for 4 days I planned to spend the last full day in the area walking/hiking and see if I … Continue reading

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An August Dickcissel

Now a Dickcissel in August doesn’t sound that exciting for someone living in Central Indiana. But in North Central Illinois in August it can be hard to find. As I recalled in a November 2013 post that in late July 2012 I … Continue reading

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Rabbit Valley CO should be named Lark Sparrow Valley CO

Birding Rabbit Valley was exciting in a different way than the previous Western Colorado habitats. I had never birded a strictly semi-arid environment so the birding would be different than the other days. I left the motel at 5AM to … Continue reading

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