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Checklist S44635510

 
Location
Pawnee Lake SRA, Lancaster County, Nebraska, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:30 PM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
5
Duration:
1 hour(s), 22 minute(s)
Distance:
2.49 mile(s)
Observers:
Cynthia Van Den Broeke , Matthew Van Den Broeke List
Comments:
Area 4 and part of east side perimeter. Cloudy with flurries, windy, cold. Only 2 members of party actively birding entire time.
Species
47 species (+6 other taxa) total
2
Canada Goose
280
Northern Shoveler
7
Gadwall
5
American Wigeon
11
Mallard
2
Northern Pintail
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 2
Female
Sex Unknown
29
Green-winged Teal
126
Lesser Scaup
9
Bufflehead
1
Common Goldeneye

Female hidden in with Lesser Scaup. Mostly asleep, but obviously the shape of a goldeneye: diver, not elongated like the mergansers, brown, rounded head, nearly solid gray back and sides except for standard white patch on wing.

2
Common Merganser
10
Red-breasted Merganser
70
Ruddy Duck
102
duck sp.
32
Pied-billed Grebe
6
Horned Grebe

Nice!

2
Mourning Dove
381
American Coot
5
American Avocet
11
Hudsonian Godwit
4
Semipalmated Sandpiper
1
Lesser Yellowlegs
29
shorebird sp.

Rapidly moved in and out along shoreline, so we thought there were only a few until they all popped out. Needed to scope, but not a good place/time to get out, so they remain unidentified. :(

6
Ring-billed Gull
270
gull sp.

Getting dark, getting tough to ID, many too distant, and one "gull tornado."

12
Common Loon

Um...there have been a lot of these? Very large diving birds, black head, big black bill, sharply black and white patterned on the back, white on sides, etc. Counted. One group contained 11.

84
Double-crested Cormorant
60
American White Pelican
9
Great Blue Heron
14
Great Egret

Big, white egrets. Yellow bills, black legs. Counted, all near each other.

1
Cattle Egret
1
Downy Woodpecker
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female
Sex Unknown
5
Northern Flicker
1
American Kestrel
4
Eastern Phoebe

Hidden low in dense trees at entrance to area 4.

1
White-breasted Nuthatch
2
Hermit Thrush
34
American Robin
1
European Starling

Heard only. Tried to see it unsuccessfully.

17
Cedar Waxwing
1
Purple Finch

Continuing bird in area 4. Did not see, but song distinctive.

1
American Tree Sparrow
3
Fox Sparrow
1
Dark-eyed Junco
6
Song Sparrow
50
sparrow sp.

Estimated. Group flew up from roadside. Could not stop to identify them all. Very large group.

113
Red-winged Blackbird
47
Brown-headed Cowbird
63
Common Grackle
2
blackbird sp.

Got away. :(

1
Yellow-rumped Warbler
3
Northern Cardinal

One heard only.

1
passerine sp.
 

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

Yes