Tue July 23, 2013
iSeeChange: Bird Watching on the North Fork of the Gunnison
On the Almanac last week, P Kaech reported seeing snow on the top of Mt. Baldy near Crested Butte, and Andrea Lecos noticed that monsoon rains have brought up mosquitoes and other insects. Humans may hate the bugs, but birds are feasting on them.
KVNF's Marty Durlin spoke with Jason Beason of the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory about breeding season along the North Fork of the Gunnison River. Beason specializes in projects with low-density species, monitoring such populations as yellow-billed cuckoos, great blue herons, snowy egrets and black swifts. The two walked from Beason's Rain Crow Farm just outside of Paonia to the banks of the river.