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Checklist S45627038

 
Location
Steigerwald Lake NWR, Clark County, Washington, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sat May 12, 2018 6:57 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
5
Duration:
5 hour(s)
Distance:
3.5 mile(s)
Observers:
Ken Pitts
Comments:
This was a guided walk I led sponsored by Gorge Refuge Stewards.
Species
65 species total
12
4
8
6
18
2
20
8
2
2
2
2
2
1
1
3
3

The Sora were making their characteristic "KERWEE" calls from the wetlands to the north of the trail about 100-200 yards from the seasonal door gate.

2
8
7

© Ken Pitts

18
3
6
2
6

Over the last week, the female harriers (brownish) have been on the nests. This creates a very special treat to observers and photographers because only the males (grayish white with black wing tips) are up and hunting (like all the time). Normally males are dominated by the larger females and are kept from the prime hunting territory and made to stay on the edges of the park. This picture was 1-2 seconds late in capturing the hand off from the male (top left) to the female (bottom left) with a rodent. He calls to her, she flies off the nest, he drops it to her, and she rolls upside down to catch the rodent. Maybe next time!

© Ken Pitts

1
1
2
2
2
8

© Ken Pitts

6

© Ken Pitts

2
1

In the first picture you can see the fairly significant eye-ring and a small, dark beak (Measuring the beak length and dividing it by the beak to back of head length gives a ratio of about .25. The Pacific Slope ratio is about .34.).

The second shows the 3 essential ID characteristics that nail it down to a Hammond's Flycatcher: 1) long primary extension of the wing tips, 2) straight sides to a narrow, short bill, and 3) a dark lower mandible.

© Ken Pitts

Here you can see the fairly significant eye-ring and a small, dark beak (Measuring the beak length and dividing it by the beak to back of head length gives a ratio of about .25. The Pacific Slope ratio is about .34.)

© Ken Pitts

This picture shows the 3 essential ID characteristics that nail it down to a Hammond's Flycatcher: 1) long primary extension of the wing tips, 2) straight sides to a narrow, short bill, and 3) a dark lower mandible.

1
2
2
1
2
18
55
2
2
4
2
4
9
2
1
12
75
4
1

Heard in the forest at the SE end of the refuge. Our group was able to spot the female singing from a high perch in a cottonwood dead branch.

16
2
22
4
1

I heard this from the trail just as we exited the willows at the beginning of the trail. Its song was coming from the other side of the levee (west of trail).

6
28
8
50
4
6
2

Heard in forest just as we exited the "door" going toward the fish ladders.

 

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

Yes