How I Became a Birder

Jasey Birding

I don’t remember when I first started noticing birds, but according to household legend I memorized most of the birds in my “Birds of Colorado” field guide when I was two and I have been watching them ever since. I look for birds wherever I go and I’m not usually too far away from my binoculars. I love the challenge of identifying new birds and the joy of watching little house wrens singing in my backyard. I joined the Boulder County Audubon Teen Naturalists several years ago and have gone on bird outings including trips to look for Flammulated Owls, count waterbirds, and photograph ducks.

Jasey's Bird House

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In 2015, after a local birding group visited our neighborhood, I painted an American Kestrel we’d seen and wrote a short article for our neighborhood newsletter. I enjoyed creating the article and artwork so much that I have continued to write one article a month for the past four years, never missing a month! I’ve written about local birds, birds I’ve seen on trips, and an article on bats. As I’ve continued to write them, I’ve begun sending them to friends and family and to the Teen Audubon group. Many of the articles have made it onto the Teen Audubon website. With every article, I learn something new and I love sharing the world of feathers and flight with others.

Birding in CR

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White Ibis

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Killdeer

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Tree Swallow

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Hooded Merganser

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Ruby-crowned Kinglet

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White-tailed Ptarmigan

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Woodhouse's    Scrub-Jay

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Common Raven

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Rock Pigeon

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Red-tailed Hawk

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Downy Woodpecker

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Black-capped Chickadee

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Bat

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Green Jay

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Ring-necked Duck

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Lazuli Bunting

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Long-tailed Manakin

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Barn Swallow

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Mountain Chickadee

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Great Blue Heron

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Red-winged Blackbird

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Northern Cardinal

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Leucism

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Broad-tailed Hummingbird

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Spotted Towhee

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House Wren

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Red-footed Booby

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Belted-Kingfisher

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Williamson's Sapsucker

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Red Crossbill

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Red-breasted Nuthatch

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Mallard Duck

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Scarlet Macaw

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House Finch

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Common Tern

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Canada Goose

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Double-crested   Cormorant

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Dark-eyed Junco

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American Robin

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Northern Saw-whet Owl

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Brown Creeper

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Northern Harrier

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Magellanic Penguin

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Western Tanager

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Ferruginous Hawk

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Lesson's Motmot

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Bald Eagle

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Cooper's Hawk

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Great-horned Owl

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Bobolink

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Blue Jay

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American Kestrel

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Galapagos Penguin

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White-breasted Nuthatch

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Western Bluebird

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Steller's Jay

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White-crowned Sparrow

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Peregrine Falcon

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Bullock's Oriole

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Eastern Screech-Owl

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Wild Turkey

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House Sparrow

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Bushtit

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Northern Flicker

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Black-crowned Night Heron

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Rufous Hummingbird

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Wilson's Snipe

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Keel-billed Toucan

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American Goldfinch

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Townsend's Solitaire

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Common Grackle

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Sandhill Crane

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Western Meadowlark

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Eurasian Collard-Dove

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American Crow

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