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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
Snow Goose
1
Greater White-fronted Goose

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
Cinnamon Teal
15
Northern Shoveler
12
Gadwall
20
American Wigeon
4
Mallard/Mexican Duck
2
Northern Pintail
10
Green-winged Teal
5
Redhead
8
Ring-necked Duck
3
Pied-billed Grebe
1
Virginia Rail
2
Sora
6
American Coot
500
Sandhill Crane

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

8
American Avocet
2
Semipalmated Plover

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
Killdeer
120
Long-billed Curlew

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
Dunlin
30
Least Sandpiper
1
Pectoral Sandpiper
20
Western Sandpiper
4
Long-billed Dowitcher
13
Greater Yellowlegs

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

2
Lesser Yellowlegs

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
Great Blue Heron
2
Northern Harrier
1
Sharp-shinned Hawk
1
Cooper's Hawk
1
Ladder-backed Woodpecker
2
American Kestrel
3
Black Phoebe
2
Say's Phoebe
2
Vermilion Flycatcher
1
Chihuahuan Raven
3
Tree Swallow

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

1
Barn Swallow

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

10
Marsh Wren
1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
1
Curve-billed Thrasher
1
Crissal Thrasher
15
American Pipit
1
Phainopepla
2
House Finch
5
White-crowned Sparrow
1
Savannah Sparrow
10
Song Sparrow
1
Western Meadowlark
250
Red-winged Blackbird
4
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Additional species seen by Ken Blankenship:
10
Mexican Duck
3
Lincoln's Sparrow
6
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's)
 

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Yes