Bird Bombs

Bird Bombs are helpful bursts of ID information presented by David Suddjian, the DFO field trip chair. Click on the video icon to view the presentation.

  • BIRD BOMBS: Tropical Color BIRD BOMBS: Tropical Color     Presented Jun 20 2024
    Identification of Colorado's orioles, buntings, grosbeaks and tanagers
    Focus species: Bullock's, Baltimore and Orchard orioles, Western and Summer tanagers, Black-headed, Rose-breasted and Blue Grosbeaks, Lazuli and Indigo buntings
  • BIRD BOMBS: Spring Into Warblers 2 BIRD BOMBS: Spring Into Warblers 2     Presented May 9 2024
    Identification of Colorado's 12 nesting warblers
    Focus species: Ovenbird, Lucy's, Orange-crowned, Virginia's, MacGillivray's, Yellow, Yellow-rumped, Grace's, Black-throated Gray, Wilson's, Common Yellowthroat, and American Redstart
  • BIRD BOMBS: Spring Shorebird Salute BIRD BOMBS: Spring Shorebird Salute     Presented Apr 4 2024
    Identification of spring migrant sandpipers
  • BIRD BOMBS: I Wish They All Could Be California Gulls BIRD BOMBS: I Wish They All Could Be California Gulls     Presented Jan 11 2024
    Identification of Winter Gulls
    Focus species: Short-billed, California, Iceland, Glaucous, Lesser Black-backed and Great Black-backed Gulls
  • BIRD BOMBS: Get Gullable BIRD BOMBS: Get Gullable     Presented Dec 14 2023
    Basics of Colorado Gull ID
    Focus species: Ring-billed Gull, Herring Gull and others
  • BIRD BOMBS: Prairie Hawks BIRD BOMBS: Prairie Hawks     Presented Nov 16 2023
    Identification of Colorado Buteo Hawks
    Focus species: Broad-winged Hawk, Swainson's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Rough-legged Hawk, Ferruginous Hawk
  • BIRD BOMBS: Colorado Sea Ducks BIRD BOMBS: Colorado Sea Ducks     Presented Oct 19 2023
    Identification of Scoters and Long-tailed Duck
    Focus species: Surf, White-wing and Black Scoters, Long-tailed Duck
  • BIRD BOMBS It's Probably a Red-tail BIRD BOMBS It's Probably a Red-tail     Presented Sep 14 2023
    Colorado's most important raptor to know well
    Focus species: Red-tailed Hawk
  • BIRD BOMBS Falling for Warblers BIRD BOMBS Falling for Warblers     Presented Aug 17 2023
    Identification of Colorado's fall migrant warblers
    Focus species: Orange-crowned, Nashville, Virginia's, Yellow, Wilson's, MacGillivray's, Townsend's and Yellow-rumped Warblers and Common Yellowthroat
  • BIRD BOMBS I'm Molting! BIRD BOMBS I'm Molting!     Presented Jul 20 2023
    Understanding the nuts and bolts of molt
    Focus species: American Robin, Chipping Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Mallard, European Starling
  • BIRD BOMBS Prairie Sparrows BIRD BOMBS Prairie Sparrows     Presented Jun 22 2023
    Identification of Colorado's nesting grassland sparrows
    Focus species: Vesper, Savannah, Lark, Grasshopper, Cassin's Field Sparrows and Lark Bunting
  • BIRD BOMBS It's a Flycatcher BIRD BOMBS It's a Flycatcher     Presented May 4 2023
    Identification of Colorado's nesting flycatchers
    Focus species: Breeding species of kingbirds, phoebes, wood-pewees, Ash-throated Flycatcher and Empidonax
  • BIRD BOMBS: Spring Swallows BIRD BOMBS: Spring Swallows     Presented Apr 13 2023
    Identification of Colorado's swallows
    Focus species: Tree Swallow, Bank Swallow, Barn Swallow, Violet-green Swallow, N. Rough-winged Swallow, Cliff Swallow
  • BIRD BOMBS: Colorado Blues BIRD BOMBS: Colorado Blues     Presented Mar 9 2023
    Identification of Colorado’s bluebirds
    Focus species: Eastern Bluebird, Western Bluebird, Mountain Bluebird
  • BIRD BOMBS: Where's That on the Bird? BIRD BOMBS: Where's That on the Bird?     Presented Feb 9 2023
    Bird topography and the names of parts
    Focus species: Images of 147 Colorado species are used
  • BIRD BOMBS: Mountain Finches BIRD BOMBS: Mountain Finches     Presented Jan 12 2023
    Identification of Colorado’s mountain finches
    Focus species: Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch, Black Rosy-Finch, Brown-capped Rosy-Finch, Pine Grosbeak, Evening Grosbeak, Cassin’s Finch, Red Crossbill
  • BIRD BOMBS: First State Record! BIRD BOMBS: First State Record!     Presented Dec 29 2022
    Predicting the next new species for Colorado
    Focus species: Top predictions for new state additions by 25 top Colorado birders
  • BIRD BOMBS: Better Duck BIRD BOMBS: Better Duck     Presented Dec 8 2022
    Identification of Colorado’s winter ducks
    Focus species: 19 regular wintering species
  • BIRD BOMBS: Forest Hawks BIRD BOMBS: Forest Hawks     Presented Nov 17 2022
    Identification of Accipiters
    Focus species: Sharp-shinned Hawk, Cooper’s Hawk, Northern Goshawk
  • BIRD BOMBS: Looking At Loons BIRD BOMBS: Looking At Loons     Presented Oct 13 2022
    Identification of Colorado’s loons
    Focus species: Common Loon, Yellow-billed Loon, Pacific Loon, Red-throated Loon
  • BIRD BOMBS: Fall Sparrows BIRD BOMBS: Fall Sparrows     Presented Sep 8 2022
    Identification of fall sparrows of the Metro region
    Focus species: Chipping Sparrow, Brewer’s Sparrow, Clay-colored Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Lincoln’s Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, Harris’s Sparrow, American Tree Sparrow
  • BIRD BOMBS: The Little Pipers BIRD BOMBS: The Little Pipers     Presented Aug 18 2022
    Identification of fall migrant sandpipers in the genus Calidris
    Focus species: Pectoral Sandpiper, Baird’s Sandpiper, Sanderling, Western Sandpiper, Semipalmated Sandpiper, Least Sandpiper, Dunlin
  • BIRD BOMBS:  It Has Yellow Legs BIRD BOMBS: It Has Yellow Legs     Presented Aug 4 2022
    Identification of fall migrant sandpipers with yellow legs
    Focus species: Greater Yellowlegs, Lesser Yellowlegs, Solitary Sandpiper, Spotted Sandpiper, Stilt Sandpiper, Wilson’s Phalarope, Long-billed Dowitcher
  • BIRD BOMBS: Summer Hummers BIRD BOMBS: Summer Hummers     Presented Jul 14 2022
    Identification of Colorado’s common hummingbirds
    Focus species: Black-chinned Hummingbird, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Rufous Hummingbird, Calliope Hummingbird
  • BIRD BOMBS: 4 & 20 Black Birds BIRD BOMBS: 4 & 20 Black Birds     Presented Jun 23 2022
    Identification of Colorado’s nesting blackbirds
    Focus species: Yellow-headed Blackbird, Common Grackle, Great-tailed Grackle, Brownheaded Cowbird, Red-winged Blackbird, Brewer’s Blackbird
  • BIRD BOMBS: Kings of the Road BIRD BOMBS: Kings of the Road     Presented May 19 2022
    Identification of Colorado’s nesting kingbirds
    Focus species: Western Kingbird, Cassin’s Kingbird, Eastern Kingbird, Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
  • BIRD BOMBS: Spring into Warblers BIRD BOMBS: Spring into Warblers     Presented Apr 28 2022
    Identification of common spring warblers
    Focus species: Orange-crowned Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Wilson’s Warbler, MacGillivray’s Warbler, Black-throated Gray Warbler, Virginia’s Warbler, Yellow Warbler