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Checklist S11108867

 
Location
Butterbredt Spring, Kern County, California, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Tue May 23, 2006 5:30 AM
Protocol:
Area
Party Size:
1
Duration:
4 hour(s), 15 minute(s)
Area: 15.0 ac
Observers:
Steve Summers
Comments:
BUTTERBREDT SPRING. I awoke this morning to a very stiff wind blowing down the canyon. When I got out of the van a little after 5:30 a.m. I was surprised to see many birds flying up the canyon passing the spring area. I've since learned this is a very typical pattern here at Butterbredt Spring, many birds just fly by and don't land here. Most of the birds flying up the canyon were Western Tanagers and Wilson's Warblers with a sprinkling of Warbling Vireos and probably Yellow Warblers. The down canyon side of the oasis was a bit protected from the wind and that's where it was the birdiest. By 8:00 most of the birds seemed to have disappeared. A little after 8:30 I hiked down the canyon again but not as far as last night. 5:30a-9:45a. Clear, windy early a.m., 45°/63°F.
Species
39 species total
15
California Quail
8
Chukar
10
Mourning Dove
1
White-throated Swift
6
Costa's Hummingbird
Breeding Code
NE Nest with Eggs (Confirmed)
1
Golden Eagle
2
Red-tailed Hawk
3
Great Horned Owl
1
Nuttall's Woodpecker
1
Western Wood-Pewee
1
Willow Flycatcher
2
Pacific-slope Flycatcher
1
Black Phoebe
2
Ash-throated Flycatcher
3
Cassin's Vireo
4
Warbling Vireo
10
Common Raven
5
Bewick's Wren
4
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
4
Swainson's Thrush
1
LeConte's Thrasher

down canyon a little ways

1
European Starling
1
Phainopepla
25
House Finch
3
Lesser Goldfinch
1
Brewer's Sparrow
6
Bell's Sparrow
3
California Towhee
1
Scott's Oriole
10
Brown-headed Cowbird
1
Orange-crowned Warbler
1
Connecticut Warbler

CBRC accepted record #2006-085

12
Yellow Warbler
1
Black-throated Gray Warbler
4
Townsend's Warbler
8
Wilson's Warbler
14
Western Tanager
2
Black-headed Grosbeak
1
Lazuli Bunting
 

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