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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

Lake Ming

21

Hart Park & Lake Ming

133

101 at Lake Ming, 32 at Hart Park

1

female on Lake Ming

21

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
7
1

Lake Ming

5

Lake Ming

5
2
1
47
3
1

Kern River

1

Lake Ming

8
1

Hart Park

3

flying over Lake Ming

12
2
1

Hart Park

4

Hart Park

6
3
2

Hart Park

1

along trail below Kern River Group Picnic Area

1
Empidonax sp.
10
9
2
4
1

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

2

still singing

3
2

Hart Park

2
63
10
2
1

along trail below Kern River Group Picnic Area

X

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

350 at Lake Ming

9

Lake Ming

1

adult male along trail below Kern River Group Picnic Area

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female
Sex Unknown
1

along trail below Kern River Group Picnic Area

1

east end of Hart Park near soccer park

6
 

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

Yes