Bird Watch

Reporting the latest bird observations from Cheyenne Bottoms. Also check eBird reports for Cheyenne Bottoms.

Recent Bird Sightings-March 19

Spring Migration continues to ramp up! Bird sightings continue to change quite frequently right now at Cheyenne Bottoms.   Plan to make multiple trips to the wetlands this Spring, as it is fun to see the bird diversity change from day to day as new birds arrive throughout the next couple months. Several “First of Season” birds were reported this past week, including: Great Egret and Eastern Phoebe. Other common birds to see right now include: […]

Recent Bird Sightings-March 5

Spring Migration is definitely happening! It is the time of year, when bird communities at Cheyenne Bottoms can change frequently.  We encourage you to make multiple trips to the wetlands, as it is fun to see the bird diversity change from day to day. Several “First of Season” birds were reported this past week, including: Long-billed dowitchers, Dunlin, Baird’s Sandpipers, Double-crested cormorant, and Blue-winged and Cinnamon Teal. Other common birds to see right now include: […]

Recent Bird Sightings-February 1

Winter birding at Cheyenne Bottoms is very dependent on the amount of open water.  After being frozen for most of January, much of the wetland pools in Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area have thawed, and waterfowl are returning in good numbers. Common birds to see right now include: Various raptors (Bald Eagles, Northern Harriers, Red-tailed Hawks), all geese species, many ducks, mergansers, Great Blue Herons, gulls, pelicans, black-birds, and a few sparrows. Water levels at Cheyenne […]

Recent Bird Sightings-October 24

Fall migration continues and we have seen a shift in the bird community at Cheyenne Bottoms over the last couple weeks.  Groups of birds are constantly arriving and leaving the area as weather fronts move birds through.  Many of the summer resident birds have now left, such as the egrets and swallows, but there are still a few remaining individuals that can be seen on certain days.  Sandhill cranes, geese, and ducks are on the […]

Recent Bird Sightings-September 19

Fall migration is rolling.  As most birders know, Fall migration at Cheyenne Bottoms is a drawn out process, with the first migrants being seen in mid-July and then birds trickling in throughout the next 4-5 months.  As we get into the Fall months, migration is very dependent on weather fronts that push waves of birds down from the north.  Birds are constantly arriving and leaving this time of year. Common birds to see right now […]

Recent Bird Sightings-August 28

Fall migration has been increasing each week.  As most birders know, Fall migration at Cheyenne Bottoms is a drawn out process, with the first migrants being seen in mid-July and then birds trickling in throughout the next 4-5 months.  As we get into the Fall months, migration is very dependent on weather fronts that push waves of birds down from the north. Right now, there are some great viewing of some great birds at Cheyenne […]

Recent Bird Sightings-June 16

We have entered something of a June Gloom time of year for bird watching.  Spring migration is basically complete.  Every year, there is a short gap in June before we begin to see some of the first fall migrants begin returning sometime in July.  Most migrants are through the area.  Most of what is able to be seen at this time are summer residents. However, there are still plenty of birds to see. With the […]

Recent Bird Sightings-May 13

We love this time of year–Spring migration.  It is fun to watch the bird community change as well as all our birding friends visiting! With all the Spring rains the area has received, water levels have greatly impacted bird watching so far.  We are in the time of year with our greatest diversity of birds; however, high water levels have limited shorebird viewing to some degree.  Still, birding has been excellent as usual this time […]