Documentation of Bell's Vireo

Observer Information

Reporter:  Brandon Percival  835 S. Harmony Dr.,   PUEBLO WEST, CO  81007-2632
Other Observers:  I helped Margie Joy, Clif Smith, Pearle Sandstrom-Smith, and Bill Maynard see the bird.

Species, Date, Time and Location Information

Species:  Bell's Vireo
First Date/Time:  9/24/2014 8:56:00 AM
Last Date/Time:  9/24/2014 11:23:00 AM
Duration (total time in view):  an hour
County:  Pueblo
Specific Location:  Valco Ponds
Number:  1
Age:  Unknown
Sex:  Unknown
Plumage:  Other/Unknown


bushes and trees along Arkansas River, downstream of the Snakeskin Picnic Area, below Pueblo Reservoir dam.

Viewing Conditions

Optics:  8x42 leica binoculars and Nikon Camera with zoom lens
Distance:  15 meters
Light:  sunny

Description of the Bird

A vireo, very yellow, no eye ring, light wing bars.  See photo. Rare bird in Pueblo County, not rare in Colorado.

Similar Species Discussion

Philadelphia Vireo - black through eyes.
White-eyed Vireo - eyering

Resources Used


Previous Experience

I've seen Bell's Vireo mostly on the far eastern plains of Colorado.  I've seen one other one in Pueblo County, along time ago.


Notes made AFTER observation

Materials Available

Photographer: Brandon K Percival

Photos |


Date Documentation Submitted

9/24/2014 4:12:00 PM
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