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Near Colorado Springs in El Paso County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Test Your Bird I.Q.

 
 
Test Your Bird I.Q. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Charles T. Harrell, July 1, 2011
1. Test Your Bird I.Q. Marker
Inscription. Watch and listen to see how many different birds you can discover on Pikes Peak. From the foothills to the summit, there are about 225 species. This variety is due to the number of habitats on the mountain. Can you match the birds to the habitat?
Foothills Forest (6,000-8,000 feet): Pinyon pine, Juniper, Scrub oak.
Montane Forests (8,000-9,500 feet) Douglas fir, Ponderosa pine, Aspen.
Subalpine Forests (9,500-11,500 feet) Englemann spruce, Bristlecone pine, Limber pine.
Alpine Tundra (11,500 feet and above) Englemann spruce, Bristlecone pine, Limber pine.
Reservoirs. Green-winged teals, Bald eagles, Mallards, California gulls, White-crowned sparrows, Gray jays, Clark’s nutcrackers, Golden and ruby-crowned kinglets, Twonsend’s solitaires, Scrub jays, Black-billed magpies, Spotted towhees, American pipits, Brown-capped rosy finches, Common ravens, White-tailed ptarmigan, Broad-tailed hummingbirds, Dark-eyed junco, Steller’s jay, Mountain chickadees.
Dedicated to the memory of Rich Buzzelli, landscape photographer, nature lover and friend of Pikes Peak.
 
Location. 38° 55.301′ N, 105° 1.549′ W. Marker is near Colorado Springs, Colorado, in El Paso County. Marker is on Pike's Peak Toll Road. Click for map. Marker is found at
Markers at Crystal Reservoir image. Click for full size.
By Charles T. Harrell, July 1, 2011
2. Markers at Crystal Reservoir
the Crystal Reservoir Visitor Center. Marker is in this post office area: Cascade CO 80809, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Well-traveled Water (here, next to this marker); The Making of America's Mountain (here, next to this marker); A Mountain of Many Names (here, next to this marker); Take a Closer Look...Foothills Life Zone (here, next to this marker); Take a Closer Look...Montane Life Zone (here, next to this marker); Take a Closer Look...Alpine/Subalpine Life Zone (here, next to this marker); Pick a Climate (here, next to this marker); Welcome to America’s Mountain (approx. 2.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Colorado Springs.
 
Categories. Animals
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Charles T. Harrell of Woodford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 460 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Charles T. Harrell of Woodford, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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