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Birds of El Paso County

Blue Grosbeaks


Last updated 8/4/2021 at 10am

Imagine my surprise! Out of all the years I've been birding, I have never seen a Blue Grosbeak until this year. I didn't even know we had them in our area. My first sighting was this spring while photographing migrating birds in my yard. One of my favorite times of year is the spring migration. Over the years, I have learned to attract some pretty amazing birds into my yard during the migration. Many of my "lifers" have been in my yard during the spring migration. A "lifer" is a term used by birders to describe a species they are seeing for the very first time.

Early in the spring migratio...

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