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Boulder’s Birding Bucket List: Must-See 8 Avian Attractions

Are you looking for a way to experience the great outdoors while still being socially distant? Look no further than birdwatching in Boulder, Colorado! This article will take you on an avian adventure through the finest feathered friends that call Boulder home. From the majestic bald eagle to the colorful hummingbird, you’ll be sure to […]

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Boulder’s Birding Beauties: Uncovering the Best Spots for Birdwatchers

Colorado is a haven for nature enthusiasts, and Boulder, with its stunning natural landscapes, is a paradise for birdwatchers. The diverse ecosystem of Boulder, Colorado, provides ample opportunities for birdwatching, making it one of the best birdwatching destinations in the state. Whether you’re a seasoned birder or just starting out, Boulder offers a plethora of […]

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male and female american goldfinches on a feeder. The males are bright yellow with black and white striping on the wings. The females are generally pale gray yellow where the males are bright. Black cap. My signature is to have bird looking right at me. I think this draws the viewer in, and adds emotion to the pic. I think that if there is no emotion in the pic, then it is record of what you see, perhaps not art.

Boulder’s Beautiful Banquet: Goldfinches Feasting at the Feeder

The American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) is a vibrant and enchanting bird native to North America. Known for its brilliant plumage and joyful song, this small passerine is a common sight throughout the United States, including the beautiful state of Colorado. The American Goldfinch is a migratory bird, spending its summers in the northern regions of […]

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Flickers Flicker and flickers: A Frankenstein of Feathers!

The Western Flicker, scientifically known as Colaptes auratus, is a fascinating bird species belonging to the woodpecker family. This bird is widely recognized for its distinctive appearance and behavior, making it a subject of interest for birdwatchers and ornithologists. And one of ongoing fascination for me. Personally, during the Covid lock-down year +, I was […]

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Lafayette Colorado back yard flicker juxtaposed with a unity flag

Boulder’s Colorful Charm: Northern Flickers Flaunt Their Pride

Northern Flickers: The Feathered Wonders of Colorado Northern Flickers, a family of woodpeckers, are among the feathered treasures that make Colorado’s birdwatching scene truly exceptional. These striking birds have gained immense popularity in the state for several reasons, from their unique features to their mesmerizing presence. An exceptional photograph of a Flicker in Boulder’s backyard […]

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Boulder’s Heartwarming Moment: Mom Feeding Baby in the Wild

This captivating photograph captures a heartwarming moment in the wild, a testament to the profound bonds that exist in the animal kingdom. The subject of the image is a Northern Flicker, a type of woodpecker, feeding its adorable chick. The intimacy of this mother-child interaction offers a glimpse into the intricate world of avian parenthood. […]

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Boulder Birdwatching Bliss: Outdoor Pic of the Day!

Boulder, Colorado emerges as an enchanting realm for bird photographers, combining diverse natural landscapes and a rich avian tapestry. The city’s scenic variety, from the towering Rocky Mountains to serene lakes and forests, provides an ideal backdrop for capturing stunning bird images. With an array of habitats, photographers can freeze moments of delicate songbirds, powerful raptors, […]

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Blue helmeted, white underbelly, dark striped wings, With some rust/rufus color between the blue and leading to the light belly eating seeds at our backyard bird feeder.

Boulder’s Rare Gem: Lazuli Bunting Found Snacking at Birdfeeder

Buntings are mostly granivorous, feeding on a variety of seeds. They will come to bird feeders in search of smaller seeds, particularly white proso millet, Nyjer, and sunflower hearts or chips. Planting seed-bearing flowers can supply natural seeds for buntings to consume. The male is easy to spot because it has a bright blue head […]

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