Rare visitors highlight Ouray County bird survey

This black-and-white warbler was photographed Sept. 7 by Jackson Trappett of Grand Junction at the Billy Creek State Wildlife Area south of Montrose. This was the first recorded sighting of a black-and-white warbler in western Colorado since 1988.



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This black-and-white warbler was photographed Sept. 7 by Jackson Trappett of Grand Junction at the Billy Creek State Wildlife Area south of Montrose. This was the first recorded sighting of a black-and-white warbler in western Colorado since 1988.

Two first-of-county sightings, including a rarity not reported in western Colorado for nearly 25 years, were recorded during this year’s Ouray County bird count Sept. 7-8. Fall bird…




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