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Checklist S11550986

 
Location
Kern River County Park, Kern County, California, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Tue Sep 04, 2012 6:00 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
3 hour(s), 30 minute(s)
Distance:
5.4 mile(s)
Observers:
Bob Barnes
Comments:
Coverage: 5 miles of the Kern River corridor from just above the Kern River Group Picnic Area to the west end of Hart Memorial Park. Route: Lake Ming from shore; Kern River Group Picnic Area on foot; trail below Kern River Group Picnic Area upriver for 0.25miles and back on foot; then (all by car) the road from Group Picnic Area to Kern River Campground, then out to Alfred Harrell Hwy to and through Hart Park to its west end.
Species
47 species (+1 other taxa) total
24
Canada Goose

Lake Ming

21
Wood Duck

Hart Park & Lake Ming

133
Mallard

101 at Lake Ming, 32 at Hart Park

1
Northern Pintail

female on Lake Ming

21
Common Merganser

First of Fall. A single flock was present with no adult makes detected. First observed while scoping Lake Ming from end to end. Thin merganser bills, shaggy "merganser-shaped" heads, gray sides with white patches observed while on water; rapid "merganser" flight and white patches noted after they took off and flew in the upriver (Kern River) direction toward the group picnic area.

4
California Quail
7
Pied-billed Grebe
1
Western Grebe

Lake Ming

5
Clark's Grebe

Lake Ming

5
Eurasian Collared-Dove
2
Mourning Dove
1
Anna's Hummingbird
47
American Coot (Red-shielded)
3
Killdeer
1
Spotted Sandpiper

Kern River

1
Greater Yellowlegs

Lake Ming

8
Double-crested Cormorant
1
Great Egret

Hart Park

3
White-faced Ibis

flying over Lake Ming

12
Turkey Vulture
2
Red-shouldered Hawk
1
Belted Kingfisher

Hart Park

4
Acorn Woodpecker

Hart Park

6
Nuttall's Woodpecker
3
American Kestrel
2
Rose-ringed Parakeet

Hart Park

1
Willow Flycatcher

along trail below Kern River Group Picnic Area

1
Empidonax sp.
10
Black Phoebe
9
California Scrub-Jay
2
American Crow
4
Common Raven
1
Red-breasted Nuthatch

Hart Park in pine off the junction of Levee and Lake - First of Fall for this location

2
House Wren

still singing

3
Bewick's Wren
2
Western Bluebird

Hart Park

2
Northern Mockingbird
63
European Starling
10
House Finch
2
Song Sparrow
1
Bullock's Oriole

along trail below Kern River Group Picnic Area

X
Red-winged Blackbird

Number unknown as they were heard calling only from a cattail patch on the far side of Lake Ming; also 3 at Hart Park

360
Brewer's Blackbird

350 at Lake Ming

9
Great-tailed Grackle

Lake Ming

1
Common Yellowthroat

adult male along trail below Kern River Group Picnic Area

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female
Sex Unknown
1
Black-headed Grosbeak

along trail below Kern River Group Picnic Area

1
Blue Grosbeak

east end of Hart Park near soccer park

6
House Sparrow
 

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

Yes