Citizen science in action: Locals monitor rosy-finch

A brown-capped rosy-finch feeds on black oil sunflower seeds below a feeder.
When Elk Meadows resident Rebecca Kindred first noticed rosy-finches visiting her feeders in the winter in 2016, she was intrigued. She had been a bird-watcher for years, but these were life birds for her, a term used by birders for the first time they’ve spotted a species in their own lifetimes. When long-time birder and former Ouray resident Sue Hirshman put the word out that she was looking…

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