Here are some birds that Aiken birders have been seeing. Send in your photos, too!


Virginia Rail & Western Tanager, by Risë Foster-Bruder. August 2017


Purple Sandpiper, Dillon Reservoir, by Risë Foster-Bruder. December 2016


Clockwise: Scaled Quail, Ferruginous Hawk, Burrowing Owl, Coachwhip, Virginia Rail, Broad-tailed Hummingbird. Photos: Beth Payne, Jeannie Mitchell, Leslie Holzmann


Photos: Eric Eaton, Leslie Holzmann


Emerald Valley trip; Spotted Coralroot (Orchid), Blue (Colorado) Columbine. Photos: Leslie Holzmann


Clockwise: Rosy-finch assortment, Black Phoebe, American Dipper, Cassin’s Finch, Sage Thrasher. Photos: Jeannie Mitchell, Leslie Holzmann


Clockwise: Western Tanager, Say’s Phoebe, Downy Woodpecker, bee, coyote, White-breasted Nuthatch, Wilson’s Snipe, flycatcher. Photos: Jeannie Mitchell, Aaron Shipe, Leslie Holzmann


Loggerhead Shrike, Aiken birders. Photos: Leslie Holzmann, Jeannie Mitchell


Aiken Birders, Great Horned Owl, Ferruginous Hawk. Photos: Bill Shankster