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Checklist S39276020

 
Location
Caballo Lake SP--Percha Recreation Area, Sierra County, New Mexico, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:23 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
1 hour(s), 30 minute(s)
Distance:
1.5 mile(s)
Observers:
Wyatt Egelhoff
Species
41 species (+1 other taxa) total
5
Mallard/Mexican Duck
2
Eurasian Collared-Dove
19
White-winged Dove
5
Spotted Sandpiper
4
Great Egret
2
Snowy Egret
4
Cattle Egret
1
Green Heron
11
Turkey Vulture
1
Osprey
1
Belted Kingfisher
2
Ladder-backed Woodpecker
2
Northern Flicker
2
American Kestrel
2
Black Phoebe
1
Vermilion Flycatcher
4
Common Raven
24
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
2
Violet-green Swallow
3
Bank Swallow
45
Barn Swallow
38
Cliff Swallow
1
Cave Swallow

Seen well among the large concentration of swallows, both perched for a short time on a wire and in the air. A petrochelidon swallow with rufousy rump, forehead and pale throat (as opposed to the dark throat I might expect for an adult Cliff Swallow). Given the apparent expansion of the colonies in Dona Ana county (namely those at Leasburg Dam), I wouldn't be surprised if this species becomes more frequent in southern Sierra. There may have been a second bird, but the presence of immature Cliff Swallows complicated the matter.

2
Verdin
3
White-breasted Nuthatch
6
American Robin
23
European Starling
8
House Finch
1
Lesser Goldfinch
4
Chipping Sparrow
6
Yellow-headed Blackbird
4
Red-winged Blackbird
2
Brown-headed Cowbird
3
Lucy's Warbler
1
Nashville Warbler
1
Virginia's Warbler
1
MacGillivray's Warbler
12
Yellow-rumped Warbler
7
Wilson's Warbler
6
Summer Tanager
3
Western Tanager
1
Black-headed Grosbeak
 

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

Yes