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Checklist S10727912

 
Location
Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually NWR, Thurston County, Washington, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sat May 12, 2012 9:45 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
9
Duration:
4 hour(s), 30 minute(s)
Distance:
3.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Evan Houston
Comments:
nice uw bio180 biodiversity trip - highlights = goea flyover + wiph + great views of birds such as bhco + trsw + clsw + ruhu
- good enthusiastic group of students
Species
54 species (+2 other taxa) total
8
Greater White-fronted Goose
15
Canada Goose (moffitti/maxima)
3
Wood Duck

great views

1
Cinnamon Teal
5
Northern Shoveler
10
Gadwall
10
Mallard
5
Green-winged Teal (American)
5
Surf Scoter
15
Bufflehead
2
Common Goldeneye
10
Hooded Merganser

group of fem feeding out on mcallister creek - where were males?

10
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
2
Mourning Dove
2
Vaux's Swift
4
Rufous Hummingbird
2
Killdeer
1
Wilson's Phalarope

also some peeps way out, and a flyby of birds that i couldn't get on - might have been whim

15
California Gull

lots of these, seemed like mainly juvs

3
Glaucous-winged Gull
3
Pelagic Cormorant

prob peco way out, def not dcco

15
Great Blue Heron
2
Turkey Vulture
2
Osprey
1
Golden Eagle

surprise flyover over boardwalk - a student noticed flying over, and I got a quick glimpse of a juv w/ noticeable white patches at primaries + base of tail, rest of underside seemed clean dark, flew directly away but I noted a slight dihedral, fortunately a student got some good pix, including this one:
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10
Bald Eagle

incl big range of juvs

3
Red-tailed Hawk
2
Belted Kingfisher
1
Warbling Vireo
2
Steller's Jay
10
American Crow
1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
15
Tree Swallow
2
Violet-green Swallow
25
Barn Swallow
75
Cliff Swallow
2
Black-capped Chickadee
5
Marsh Wren
15
American Robin
20
European Starling
5
House Finch
10
American Goldfinch
5
Dark-eyed Junco
3
White-crowned Sparrow (pugetensis)
5
Golden-crowned Sparrow

nice breeding plumage

10
Savannah Sparrow
10
Song Sparrow
10
Red-winged Blackbird
10
Brown-headed Cowbird
5
Common Yellowthroat
25
Yellow Warbler

prob undercount

5
Yellow-rumped Warbler
2
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)
5
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's)
1
Wilson's Warbler
1
Black-headed Grosbeak
 

Are you submitting a complete checklist of the birds you were able to identify?

Yes