Checklist S57795536

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Owner Bob Barnes

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  • 14.25 mi
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OBSERVER: Bob Barnes, Ridgecrest, Kern County, California. COVERAGE: Visitor Center area, South Loop. North Loop/ NOTE: All counts were one-by-one counts - even those which coincidentally end in 0 or 5.

Observations

  1. Number observed: 1
  2. duck sp.

    Number observed: 0
  3. Number observed: 10
  4. Number observed: 1
  5. Number observed: 31

    Comments: in groups of 2, 18. 8. & 3.

  6. Number observed: 12
  7. Number observed: 12
  8. Number observed: 3

    Comments: moving across the road together.

  9. Number observed: 1
  10. nighthawk sp.

    Number observed: 2

    Comments: were flying low over visitor center parking area with position of white on wing not seen well enough to identify as Common Nighthawk or Lesser Nighthawk - although Lesser Nighthawk is said to generally fly around close to the ground vs. Common Nighthawk well up in the air.

  11. Number observed: 40
  12. Number observed: 2
  13. Number observed: 0
  14. Number observed: 2
  15. Number observed: 2
  16. Number observed: 1

    Comments: adult

  17. Number observed: 2
  18. Number observed: 1
  19. Number observed: 3
  20. Number observed: 1
  21. Number observed: 2
  22. Number observed: 4
  23. Number observed: 15

    Comments: Heard and seen all along the South Loop route. I made dozens and dozens of stops to listen and look for birds all along the route. It was tedious (vs. more quickly going to a variety of habitats). Even so, I soon became hooked on trying to get as complete a count as possible of BEVIs, YBCHs, and other species before I ran out of gas (figuratively speaking) and time to cover the North Loop as thoroughly as the South Loop.

  24. Number observed: 2
  25. Number observed: 2
  26. Number observed: 6

    Comments: North Loop

  27. Number observed: 6

    Comments: visitor center

  28. Number observed: 5
  29. Number observed: 6
  30. Number observed: 5
  31. Number observed: 4
  32. Number observed: 8
  33. Number observed: 1

    Comments: adult male

  34. Number observed: 5
  35. Number observed: 79

    Comments: One-by-one count. South Loop count was pretty complete for those individuals heard from the road. The North Loop count was not as complete due to running out of time before moving on into Colorado. Many, many stops all along the South Loop with listening from both inside and outside of car. Birds counted in the immediate vicinity of each stop to minimize or even eliminate double countng of individuals at stops before and after each individual stop. North Loop (see preceding comment). Based on similar appearing habitat in the distance which was beyond my listening distance capabilities, my bet is that the population on the entire refuge was probably in the hundreds this day.

  36. Number observed: 2
  37. Number observed: 3
  38. Number observed: 31
  39. Number observed: 6
  40. Number observed: 24
  41. Number observed: 1
  42. Number observed: 14
  43. Number observed: 2

    Comments: NOTE: I was very surprised at hearing/seeing only two Yellow Warblers as the habitat suggested to me that there would have been dozens to scores.

  44. Number observed: 6
  45. Number observed: 1
  46. Number observed: 12
  47. Number observed: 2