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Checklist S15998937

 
Location
Fountain Creek Regional Park, El Paso County, Colorado, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Mon Dec 16, 2013 7:00 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
3
Duration:
5 hour(s)
Distance:
5.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Ted Floyd
Comments:
With Topiltzin Martinez and Andrew. Sunny, calm, and warm. A glorious day for a bird count. Still water mostly frozen.
Species
52 species (+10 other taxa) total
1
Snow Goose
X
Cackling Goose
1
Cackling Goose (Richardson's)
421
Canada Goose
X
Canada Goose (moffitti/maxima)
X
Canada Goose (canadensis Group)
X
Cackling/Canada Goose
48
Northern Shoveler
8
Gadwall
1
American Wigeon
10
Mallard
4
Green-winged Teal
1
Lesser Scaup
2
Common Goldeneye
17
Hooded Merganser
13
Common Merganser
11
Pied-billed Grebe
3
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
1
Eurasian Collared-Dove
6
Virginia Rail
1
Sora

Stakeout; recently photo-documented by Bill Maynard, and reported by others. In the wet stuff south of the main pond below the Fountain Creek Nature Center.

39
American Coot (Red-shielded)
6
Killdeer
2
Ring-billed Gull
2
Great Blue Heron
1
Northern Harrier
2
Red-tailed Hawk
4
Belted Kingfisher
4
Downy Woodpecker
1
Hairy Woodpecker
10
Northern Flicker (Red-shafted)
1
Northern Shrike
1
Blue Jay
1
Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay
6
Black-billed Magpie
7
American Crow
1
Chihuahuan Raven

We believe it was a Chihuahuan based on our good study of the bird in flight: Tail when flared looked relatively narrow, wings and tail seemed relatively short compared to overall heft of body, and flight seemed relatively crow-like (i.e., floppy and buoyant).

18
Black-capped Chickadee
1
Mountain Chickadee
25
Bushtit
1
White-breasted Nuthatch
7
White-breasted Nuthatch (Interior West)
9
Brown Creeper
2
Winter Wren
1
Pacific/Winter Wren
1
Marsh Wren
4
American Robin
14
European Starling
18
House Finch
0
American Goldfinch

A notable miss.

10
American Tree Sparrow
28
Dark-eyed Junco
14
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored)
10
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon)
31
Dark-eyed Junco (Pink-sided)
52
White-crowned Sparrow
1
White-throated Sparrow
19
Song Sparrow
3
Swamp Sparrow
1
Spotted Towhee
54
Red-winged Blackbird
1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's)
0
House Sparrow

Dipped!

X
passerine sp.
 

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

Yes