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Checklist S40328041

 
Location
Whitewater Draw WA, Cochise County, Arizona, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:50 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
2
Duration:
3 hour(s), 20 minute(s)
Distance:
0.4 mile(s)
Observers:
Chris Chappell , Ken Blankenship List
Comments:
On foot and stationary from kiosk parking area on dikes adjacent to wetlands. Thick fog to start the day, burned off around 8:30 to 9. Birding partner was Ken Blankenship.
Species
51 species (+1 other taxa) total
2
1

Standing with 2 Snow Goose on far side of wetland to W of dikes. Unmistakable brown goose with obvious contrasting white around base of bill.

8
15
12
20
4
Mallard/Mexican Duck
2
10
5
8
3
1
2
6
500

Wild guess on numbers due to fog limiting visibility prior to most birds flying elsewhere.

8
2

Foraging on mudflats together. After peeps and Killdeer flew off, they were more apparent. Small plovers with dark brown upperparts, white underparts, short bill, single dark breastband.

40
120

Flock flew in from W about 9:30 and landed together, foraged for a while, then roosted. Counted 121 by one's then rounded off.

1
30
1
20
4
13

Scattered about initially, then at one point all together counted along with 2 LEYE. Foraging in shallow water near dikes.

2

With Greater Yellowlegs. In comparison, bill was shorter (approx length of head), thinner, and straight. Foraging in shallow water near dikes. Multiple close range observations with binocs and scope. May have even been 3.

1
2
1
1
1
2
3
2
2
1
3

Seen in flight over wetlands, a few times. This is conservative estimate of numbers.

1

Seen in flight with Tree Swallow. Dark upperparts, orange-rusty underparts, long forked tail.

10
1
1
1
15
1
2
5
1
10
1
250
4
Additional species seen by Ken Blankenship:
10
Mexican Duck
3
Lincoln's Sparrow
6
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's)
 

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

Yes