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Ouray Colorado is Calling all Birders

Posted by Karen Avery on Wed, Aug 20, 2014 @08:57 AM
Switzerland of America, also known as Ouray Colorado wants everyone to know about the arrival of the Black Swifts.

These are very elusive birds and it wasn't until they strapped on micro backpacks with geo locators did they learn that the Black Swifts in Ouray winter in Brazil, a 4300 mile journey to the lowland rainforest on the Amazon River.  Researchers finally tracked the birds and the story is outlined in the Denver Post by writer Nancy Lofholm.  These high flying creatures can't even purch on a branch or sit on a wire.  They are only able to make their homes on the small crags of vertical canyon walls near very large waterfalls.

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Tags: wildlife viewing, box canyon falls, ouray birding