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Checklist S12924536

 
Location
Whitewater Draw WA, Cochise County, Arizona, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sun Feb 10, 2013 1:58 PM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
2
Duration:
3 hour(s), 29 minute(s)
Distance:
4.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Cathy Sheeter List , Steven Mlodinow
Comments:
Establishing Shot: Whitewater Draw refuge, Cochise County, AZ - February 2013
Species
54 species (+4 other taxa) total
530

Flock of >500 white geese took off, estimated at 5% Ross's; most left, about 180 came back and were carefully counted, matching estimated proportion above pretty closely

32

See comments under Snow Goose

21

counted together as bathed. Medium sized geese with pink bills, white rings on feathering at base, most with black speckling to varying degrees on belly

1
Snow x Cackling Goose (hybrid)

very dark brown bodied goose, considerably smaller than nearby Snow Geese, bigger than Ross's. Neck blackish, black extending onto crown. Face white: overall pattern like that of Blue morph Snow Goose, except body brown instead of gray, no long white edged tertials, and neck black. Head pattern not precise, but as a whole, pattern reminiscent of Blue Goose, as are many Snow/Ross's x white-cheeked Geese. Bill relatively stubby with grin patch. Dusky pink, typical of these crosses. Grin patch eliminates Ross's x Canada, size other pairings.

70

40 in flight at once, other small groups on water

600

200 in view on water just at one spot. Some almost continuously flying about

4
2
150

50+ in view at least in 2 places plus multiple distant birds in flight

1000

200 in flight at once while 200 in view on water. Multiple flocks multiple times in flight, often from patches of water not directly viewable

800

see above

4

© Steven Mlodinow

Average Quality
Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown
5
25
1
5000

© Steven Mlodinow

Average Quality
Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown

© Steven Mlodinow

Average Quality
19
2
4

© Steven Mlodinow

Average Quality
14

2-4 scattered widely about property

1

photographed.

© Steven Mlodinow

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© Steven Mlodinow

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1
4

Big white herons with yellow bill and black legs.

© Steven Mlodinow

Average Quality
Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown
9
7
1

Black Buteo, with white streaks across chest, a bit of white in face, white tail, brownish distally; seen perched at great distance, but with decent views through scope, then in flight. Perched, back showed no markings on wings or scaps.

© Steven Mlodinow

Average Quality

© Steven Mlodinow

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2
2
2
1
1
2
4
4
40
raven sp.
2
14

© Steven Mlodinow

Average Quality

© Steven Mlodinow

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1
4
1
18
1
135
275

© Steven Mlodinow

Average Quality
Age:
Unknown
Sex:
Female

© Steven Mlodinow

Average Quality
Age:
Unknown
Sex:
Male
130
6
117

one area with 70 on fence at once.

12
19
4

pished up, perched in view, calling loudly, along with a number of LISP and SOSP

10
1
3
1
Western/Eastern Meadowlark
100
1

Male with RWBL and YHBL; large cowbird, all one color, red eye

8
1
Additional species seen by Cathy Sheeter:
14
Marsh Wren
 

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

Yes