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Checklist S9338114

 
Location
Kern River County Park, Kern County, California, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Wed Dec 14, 2011 6:40 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
2
Duration:
10 hour(s), 15 minute(s)
Distance:
5.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Bob Barnes
Comments:
Kern River County Park (Lake Ming, Kern River Group Picnic Area, Kern River from group picnic area upriver 0.5 mi. and downriver to Kern River Campground start via trail along backside of Lake Ming, bluff picnic area, and Kern River Golf Course parking lot). 10 hours on foot, 0.25 hours by car. Observers: Bob Barnes, Steve Summers.
Species
89 species (+1 other taxa) total
17
Canada Goose

Lake Ming

1
Wood Duck
1
Gadwall

Lake Ming

16
American Wigeon

Lake Ming

30
Mallard
5
Ring-necked Duck

Lake Ming

3
Bufflehead

Lake Ming - Alison Sheehey, Susan Steele

1
Common Goldeneye

Lake Ming - Alison Sheehey, Susan Steele

4
Hooded Merganser

Two pairs - one pair on Kern River behind Lake Ming and one pair on Lake Ming

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 2
Female 2
Sex Unknown
101
Common Merganser

Lake Ming

1
Red-breasted Merganser

Lake Ming (Steve Summers, then Bob Barnes) female in direct comparison with Common Merganser females - light brown head vs. reddish-brown, slimmer bill, smaller size, white/light gray from water all the way up to and including the throat - observed both in the morning and in the afternoon.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female 1
Sex Unknown
11
Ruddy Duck

Lake Ming

2
California Quail
15
Pied-billed Grebe

Lake Ming

1
Horned Grebe

Steve Summers, then Bob Barnes. Lake Ming - continuing, very close off-shore, flat head, puffy cheeks, straight line demarcation between white and black on head.

6
Eared Grebe

Lake Ming

4
Western Grebe

Lake Ming

2
Clark's Grebe

Lake Ming

6
Eurasian Collared-Dove
45
Mourning Dove
12
White-throated Swift
17
Anna's Hummingbird
1
Common Gallinule

lake Ming

639
American Coot (Red-shielded)
5
Killdeer
1
California Gull

Lake Ming

20
Double-crested Cormorant
3
Great Blue Heron
2
Great Egret

Lake Ming

1
Turkey Vulture
1
Osprey

Lake Ming

1
Golden Eagle

immature

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1
2
Northern Harrier

one immature, one male

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female
Sex Unknown 1
3
Sharp-shinned Hawk
2
Cooper's Hawk

one adult, one immature

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1 1
4
Red-shouldered Hawk
8
Red-tailed Hawk
1
Barn Owl

Kern River Group Picnic Area

2
Great Horned Owl

Lake Ming

1
Belted Kingfisher

Lake Ming - male

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female
Sex Unknown
1
Red-breasted Sapsucker

Kern River Group Picnic Area

1
Lewis's Woodpecker

Lake Ming

1
Downy Woodpecker
7
Nuttall's Woodpecker
19
Northern Flicker (Red-shafted)
3
American Kestrel
2
Merlin
1
Prairie Falcon
12
Black Phoebe
9
Say's Phoebe
24
California Scrub-Jay
100
American Crow

98 together in ag. grove plus two

28
Common Raven
2
Tree Swallow

Lake Ming

2
Mountain Chickadee

One at Kern River Group Picnic Area; one at bluff picnic area between Lake Ming and Kern River Campground...

9
Bushtit

Kern River riparian habitat below Kern River Group Picnic Area

5
House Wren
1
Marsh Wren

Lake Ming

5
Bewick's Wren
27
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
8
Western Bluebird
2
Hermit Thrush
58
American Robin
2
California Thrasher

Kern River riparian dry edge habitat between Kern River Group Picnic Area and Lake Ming

13
Northern Mockingbird
75
European Starling
2
Cedar Waxwing

Kern River Group Picnic Area

47
House Finch
1
Lesser Goldfinch

Lake Ming

15
American Goldfinch
24
Chipping Sparrow

Kern River Group Picnic Area; bluff picnic area between Lake Ming and Kern River Campground...

3
Lark Sparrow

bluff picnic area between Lake Ming and Kern River Campground...

2
Fox Sparrow

Kern River riparian habitat

1
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored)

bluff picnic area between Lake Ming and Kern River Campground...

37
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon)
64
White-crowned Sparrow (Gambel's)
18
Golden-crowned Sparrow
24
Savannah Sparrow

Lake Ming marsh strip

14
Song Sparrow

Kern River riparian habitat throughout

1
Lincoln's Sparrow

bluff picnic area between Lake Ming and Kern River Campground...

3
Spotted Towhee
14
Western Meadowlark
550
Red-winged Blackbird

Lake Ming

2
Brown-headed Cowbird

Lake Ming

5
Brewer's Blackbird
57
Great-tailed Grackle

Lake Ming

5
Orange-crowned Warbler
2
Common Yellowthroat

Kern River riparian habitat behind Lake Ming and Lake MImg marsh strip - two males

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 2
Female
Sex Unknown
83
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's)
15
House Sparrow

Lake Ming

 

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