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Checklist S44620275

 
Location
Pawnee Lake SRA, Lancaster County, Nebraska, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:37 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
3 hour(s), 28 minute(s)
Distance:
7.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Larry Einemann
Species
75 species (+1 other taxa) total
18
Canada Goose
1
Wood Duck
18
Blue-winged Teal
174
Northern Shoveler
12
Gadwall
9
American Wigeon
18
Mallard
60
Northern Pintail
43
Green-winged Teal
230
Lesser Scaup
3
Bufflehead
1
Common Goldeneye

One female still lingering.

24
Common Merganser
13
Red-breasted Merganser
77
Ruddy Duck
1
Ring-necked Pheasant
12
Wild Turkey
46
Pied-billed Grebe
18
Horned Grebe

In several groups--yellow-orange crown patch.

1
Eurasian Collared-Dove
3
Mourning Dove
211
American Coot
13
American Avocet
3
Semipalmated Plover
26
Killdeer
5
Hudsonian Godwit
3
Marbled Godwit

Large sandy-colored shorebirds with a long bicolored bill.

4
Dunlin
122
Baird's Sandpiper
1
Least Sandpiper
3
Semipalmated Sandpiper
1
Long-billed Dowitcher
1
Wilson's Snipe
2
Greater Yellowlegs
31
Lesser Yellowlegs
1
Bonaparte's Gull
32
Franklin's Gull
110
Ring-billed Gull
2
Common Loon
238
Double-crested Cormorant
65
American White Pelican
5
Great Blue Heron
39
Great Egret

Remnants of larger group reported previously by others.

2
Cattle Egret
1
Turkey Vulture
1
Cooper's Hawk
1
Red-shouldered Hawk

Surprised to see it take off from trees around pond on NW 126th. Perhaps the one at BOL earlier in the year or another moved in recently.

1
Swainson's Hawk
1
Red-tailed Hawk
2
Northern Flicker
9
Eastern Phoebe
1
Horned Lark
1
Tree Swallow
1
Hermit Thrush
18
American Robin
1
European Starling
4
American Pipit
6
Cedar Waxwing
78
Lapland Longspur

I was surprised by a report of these birds from the day before that were found during a snowstorm. I thought most moved through in March. Many were feeding in bare patches in fields or on road due to snowfall the day before. I did not have a lot of time or I would have cruised more areas to see how many there were per mile traveled.

2
Smith's Longspur

Because of snow-covered fields many sparrows and longspurs were foraging on road, including these two beautiful birds. It was a rare treat to see them so close to me and foraging with the Lapland longspurs. Much yellower than the Laplands. Tried to get photos and when one got real close to car, another car drove by scaring the longspurs off. Otherwise some DEBs. Found between Holdrege and Adams on NW 98th.

48
Chipping Sparrow
12
American Tree Sparrow
2
Fox Sparrow
49
Dark-eyed Junco
1
White-crowned Sparrow
9
Harris's Sparrow
52
Vesper Sparrow
29
Savannah Sparrow
26
Song Sparrow
1
Lincoln's Sparrow
2
Swamp Sparrow
3
Western/Eastern Meadowlark
4
Red-winged Blackbird
26
Brown-headed Cowbird
2
Yellow-rumped Warbler
3
Northern Cardinal
 

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

Yes