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Checklist S20940135

 
Location
Fountain Creek Regional Park, El Paso County, Colorado, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Wed Dec 17, 2014 7:00 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
4
Duration:
5 hour(s), 30 minute(s)
Distance:
5.5 mile(s)
Observers:
Ted Floyd
Comments:
With David Gillilan, Diana Beaty, and Andrew. Overcast and cool. Light snow falling by the end.
Species
44 species (+9 other taxa) total
1
Cackling Goose

One looked like taverneri. Not sure.

165
Cackling Goose (Richardson's)
387
Canada Goose
4
Northern Shoveler
5
Gadwall
5
American Wigeon
49
Mallard
1
Mallard/Mexican Duck

One looked like a Mexican x Northern Mallard hybrid. Not sure.

3
Green-winged Teal (American)
18
Hooded Merganser
7
Pied-billed Grebe
22
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
3
Eurasian Collared-Dove
2
Virginia Rail
34
American Coot (Red-shielded)
2
Ring-billed Gull
5
Great Blue Heron
2
Northern Harrier
1
Sharp-shinned Hawk
6
Red-tailed Hawk
1
Ferruginous Hawk
3
Belted Kingfisher
6
Downy Woodpecker
5
Northern Flicker
9
Northern Flicker (Red-shafted)
2
Northern Flicker (intergrade)
3
American Kestrel
1
Steller's Jay
7
Black-billed Magpie
3
American Crow
15
Black-capped Chickadee
3
Mountain Chickadee
172
Bushtit

We were amazed too! We counted them carefully as we traversed 5.5 miles. They were constant in forests, stream edges, and shrubs. We detected them in groups of 5-40.

11
White-breasted Nuthatch (Interior West)
12
Brown Creeper

Exact count. See notes for Bushtit, above. Excellent habitat, 5.5 miles of coverage, and we were counting birds for the CBC.

1
Winter Wren
1
Marsh Wren
11
Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Exact count. See Brown Creeper.

13
American Robin
13
European Starling
27
House Finch
4
American Goldfinch
18
American Tree Sparrow
32
Dark-eyed Junco
26
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored)
1
Dark-eyed Junco (cismontanus)
20
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon)
25
Dark-eyed Junco (Pink-sided)
1
Dark-eyed Junco (Gray-headed)
82
White-crowned Sparrow (Gambel's)

All that were seen clearly enough for subspecific ID were Gambel's. I assume they all were this subspecies.

17
Song Sparrow
1
Western Meadowlark
16
Red-winged Blackbird
 

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

Yes