January 20, 2023 was a beautiful and productive day for our PAS Saturday field trip! We had an amazing 43 birders show up today, and this trip did not disappoint! Dos Picos park offered nice looks at 35 species, including Red-shafted Flickers, Hermit Thrushes, and an entertaining view of a Red-tailed Hawk chasing a Red-shouldered Hawk, enjoying the sunshine after many days of rain. After two hours at this location we moved to Rangeland Road for an exciting finish to our morning. On Rangeland Road we observed 28 more species, including multiple Ferruginous Hawks, Merlin, Kestrel, Burrowing Owls, and fields full of Mountain Bluebirds in full, brilliant color! Oh, did I forget to mention the Bald Eagles and the Golden Eagle!? All in all, it was an impressive and fun-filled day, spent with birding friends, old and new! Many thanks to all of you who came out to join the fun today! Click on the links below to see the eBird list compiled by Steve Ellis and some beautiful photos by our talented photographers!
Hal Benham, trip leader