Tag: Birding by Ear

  • Why, Wood Ducks Don’t Quack!

    Top row: Blanca, Chaz and CC looking at skulls, Center row: Eagle skull, Allie and Tyler playing bird sounds on the computer, Raven skull, Bottom row: Cardinal skull, Northern Flicker skull, Turkey skull and Blue Jay skull

    What were we thinking? Well, we encountered wood ducks this week in our Birding by Ear class when we strolled over to the pond at Sterne Park. Sure, there were the standard mallards with their easily recognizable quacking, but that other sound – that rising note – was that really a duck? yes, it’s a…


  • Belted Kingfisher, Orange Belts and Yoga’s Doggie Down: A Typical Tuesday at CCB

    Allie Blanca C.G Dan andMike walkingaround the pond at Sterne Park during Birding Class

    So this is how Tuesday goes at CCB sometimes. First thing this morning Alie Mays came for our “Birdying by Ear” class. Seven of us reviewed recordings of local bird songs, then walked over to Sterne Park, where we heard mallards, doves, goldfinches and of course Canada geese. Today’s mascot was the belted kingfisher, an…


  • Birding by Ear at CCB

    Group shot - The class listens to bird sounds while CG looks at a mount of a Great Horned Owl

    It was feathers and bird calls Tuesday morning in our first Birding by Ear class with Alie Mayes, Outreach Coordinator at Bird Conservancy of the Rockies in Brighton. Alie brought casts of bird skulls as well as mounts, giving everyone a sense of various differences in bird anatomy, size and aerodynamics. Then we got down…


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