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Checklist S12343894

 
Location
Fountain Creek Regional Park, El Paso County, Colorado, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Fri Dec 21, 2012 7:00 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
4
Duration:
6 hour(s), 15 minute(s)
Distance:
8.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Joel Such List , Marcel Such List , Ted Floyd
Comments:
With Michael Kiessig, Joel Such, and Marcel Such. Partly cloudy and hazy; winds calm; temperature from upper 20s to lower 50s. (Mileage a bit low; calculated from straight-line trajectories on Google Maps.)
Species
50 species (+12 other taxa) total
344
Canada Goose
33
Northern Shoveler
28
Gadwall
9
American Wigeon
49
Mallard
42
Green-winged Teal (American)
1
Common Goldeneye
36
Hooded Merganser

An exact count. 24 in a single flock, and 12 well-accounted for elsewhere.

2
Common/Red-breasted Merganser
21
Pied-billed Grebe
28
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
2
Eurasian Collared-Dove
6
Virginia Rail
28
American Coot (Red-shielded)
10
Killdeer
2
Great Blue Heron
4
Northern Harrier
1
Cooper's Hawk
6
Red-tailed Hawk
1
Red-tailed Hawk (Harlan's)
1
Great Horned Owl
5
Belted Kingfisher
1
Downy Woodpecker
1
Downy Woodpecker (Rocky Mts.)
3
Hairy Woodpecker
3
Northern Flicker
6
Northern Flicker (Red-shafted)
4
American Kestrel
1
large falcon sp.
2
Northern Shrike
2
Blue Jay
9
Black-billed Magpie
13
American Crow
1
Chihuahuan Raven

ID first suspected on a silent flyover (wing beat frequency, relatively short wings and tail, apparent size), and then the bird called. Other ravens out there (entered here as raven sp.) were suspected Chihuahuans. Also, other Fountain Creek CBC parties recorded the species.

2
Common Raven
9
raven sp.
2
Horned Lark
15
Black-capped Chickadee
1
Mountain Chickadee
30
Bushtit
2
White-breasted Nuthatch
1
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern)

We audio-recorded the bird's call notes.

2
White-breasted Nuthatch (Interior West)
7
Brown Creeper
2
Winter Wren
2
Marsh Wren
6
American Robin
32
European Starling
3
American Pipit
24
House Finch
7
American Goldfinch
30
American Tree Sparrow
14
Dark-eyed Junco
1
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored/cismontanus)

It was somewhere along the Slate-colored/Cassiar axis. This is the safest category for the bird. Male.

25
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored)
17
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon)
13
Dark-eyed Junco (Pink-sided)
22
White-crowned Sparrow (Gambel's)
2
Harris's Sparrow

One adult and one first-winter, seen more than a mile apart. Both seen well by all party members.

61
Song Sparrow
1
Swamp Sparrow
122
Red-winged Blackbird
 

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Yes