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Checklist S35593973

 
Location
Chester Wetlands, Fremont County, Idaho, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:20 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
3 hour(s), 30 minute(s)
Distance:
4.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Mary Chris Harrison Boeh
Species
32 species (+1 other taxa) total
11
Canada Goose
17
Trumpeter Swan
215
Northern Shoveler
6
Gadwall
1
Eurasian Wigeon
126
American Wigeon
152
Mallard
400
Northern Pintail
89
Green-winged Teal
69
Canvasback

Mallard Pond very crowded, probably due to high winds. Canvasbacks identified by very light-colored body and dark red head in male and long, smooth bills that continue line of forehead in both sexes. Counted canvasback using a spotting scope.

2
Redhead
63
Ring-necked Duck

Surveyed all ponds at Chester Wetlands. Encountered groups of RNDU on five of the ponds. Double counting unlikely as I did not flush any of the groups.

8
Lesser Scaup
1
Bufflehead
23
Common Goldeneye

Small groups of COGO on four of the nine ponds that were surveyed. Did not flush birds.

1
Bufflehead x Common Goldeneye (hybrid)

Diving duck about the size and shape of a COGO (one of which was nearby for comparison) Basically a white duck with a black stripe running along the top of the body from bill to tail. I could see a green sheen on the black part of the head and a hint of a shaggy crest. When it flew, I could see two white patches on each of the black wings, one bigger than the other. I took notes and drew a sketch in the field. Once I returned home I looked up COGO hybrids and found photos of Bufflehead x Common Goldeneye hybrids that matched my bird.

4
Red-breasted Merganser
4
Ruddy Duck
3
Eared Grebe

Grebe with tiny, sharp bill. Tail-end of bird about perpendicular to water. Little crest. Two on Singleton, one on Mallard.

32
American Coot
6
Sandhill Crane
X
Turkey Vulture
1
Bald Eagle
2
Northern Flicker
X
Black-billed Magpie
X
Common Raven
1
Black-capped Chickadee
1
Marsh Wren
X
American Robin
X
European Starling
4
Song Sparrow
X
Western Meadowlark
X
Red-winged Blackbird
 

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

Yes