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Checklist S41249469

 
Location
Merced Vernal Pools and Grassland Reserve (restricted access), Merced County, California, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:14 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
4
Duration:
6 hour(s), 17 minute(s)
Distance:
20.25 mile(s)
Observers:
Nathan Parmeter
Comments:
Part of the Lake Yosemite/Merced CBC, birded the UC Merced VPR. Thank you to the University of California and the Reserve for allowing me to use it for the CBC. Total traveling distance includes 15.3 miles on a Gator ATV and about 4.95 walking both on the reserve and to the campus during lunch break.
Species
33 species (+1 other taxa) total
25
Canada Goose
20
Mallard
32
Bufflehead
8
Common Merganser
3
Ruddy Duck
4
Eared Grebe
7
Mourning Dove
18
Killdeer
3
Least Sandpiper
1
peep sp.
6
Greater Yellowlegs
1
Great Blue Heron
3
Great Egret
1
Snowy Egret
1
Turkey Vulture
5
Northern Harrier
6
Bald Eagle

Spooked a group of 4 adults feeding on a cow carcass by the Cliffs at the SE corner of the reserve; saw another adult and a immature (We presumed 2nd/3rd year) soaring just prior to that.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1 5
3
Red-tailed Hawk
1
Ferruginous Hawk
1
Burrowing Owl
6
American Kestrel
2
Prairie Falcon

© Nathan Parmeter

Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown
2
Black Phoebe
9
Say's Phoebe
1
Loggerhead Shrike
26
Common Raven
150
Horned Lark

Estimated

1
Rock Wren

© Nathan Parmeter

Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown
6
European Starling
4
American Pipit
76
Savannah Sparrow
9
Western Meadowlark
35
Brewer's Blackbird
1
Yellow-rumped Warbler
 

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

Yes