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Checklist S12025708

 
Location
Imperial Valley--general area, Imperial County, California, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sun Nov 11, 2012 6:00 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
4
Duration:
10 hour(s)
Distance:
86.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Bob Miller
Comments:
With Pete, Trish and John. Met in Westmorland at 6am. Visited Unit One of the Sonny Bono Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge(SBSSNWR), Walker Road to Lack Road, across Obsidian Butte to SBSSNWR visitor center. United Food Center in Niland for lunch. Imperial Irrigation District (IID) Managed Marsh at Hwy 111 and Hazard. Pound Road to Davis to see the old Dry Ice plant and the mudpot gryphons at Davis and Schrimpf. Out to the Morton Bay mudpots. Sinclair to Brant into Calipatria, Ramer Lake then Mexican food for dinner at Christine's in Brawley and back to Westmorland.
Species
76 species total
2000
Snow Goose
3000
Ross's Goose
1
Cackling Goose

In flight with Ross's geese at Unit One

100
Mallard
75
Northern Pintail
100
Green-winged Teal
100
Ruddy Duck
35
Gambel's Quail
40
Pied-billed Grebe
100
Eared Grebe
45
Western Grebe
2
Clark's Grebe

Morton Bay off of Garst Road

100
Double-crested Cormorant
50
American White Pelican
25
Brown Pelican
1
American Bittern

From view tower at Unit One SBSSNWR

2
Least Bittern

(1) calleing from view tower at Unito One SBSSNWR, (1) calling IID Mahaged Marsh at Hwy 111 and Hazard Road

50
Great Blue Heron
150
Great Egret

Most is several large flocks in fields that were apparent new arrivals

50
Snowy Egret
200
Cattle Egret
3
Black-crowned Night-Heron
75
White-faced Ibis
5
Turkey Vulture
1
Osprey

Seawall on Lack Road

4
White-tailed Kite

(2) at Unito One of SBSSNWR, (2) at IID Managed Marsh Hwy 111 and Hazard Road

15
Northern Harrier
4
Cooper's Hawk
20
Red-tailed Hawk
1
Ferruginous Hawk

Walker Road west of Lack Road

2
Ridgway's Rail
4
Virginia Rail
1
Sora
150
American Coot (Red-shielded)
100
Sandhill Crane

Unit One of SBSSNWR

20
Black-necked Stilt
5
American Avocet
6
Black-bellied Plover
3
Semipalmated Plover

Seawall at Lack and Lindsey

20
Killdeer
15
Marbled Godwit
50
Least Sandpiper
20
Western Sandpiper
500
Long-billed Dowitcher
8
Greater Yellowlegs
1
Lesser Yellowlegs
500
Ring-billed Gull
1
Western Gull

Hatch year on seawall on Lack Road

50
Herring Gull
6
Caspian Tern
100
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
100
Eurasian Collared-Dove
10
Common Ground-Dove
50
Mourning Dove
1
Greater Roadrunner
1
Barn Owl
15
Burrowing Owl
2
Belted Kingfisher
40
American Kestrel
15
Black Phoebe
3
Say's Phoebe
2
Loggerhead Shrike
20
Tree Swallow
2
Marsh Wren
1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
2
Common Yellowthroat
200
Yellow-rumped Warbler
1
Dark-eyed Junco
100
White-crowned Sparrow
1
Vesper Sparrow
50
Savannah Sparrow
12
Abert's Towhee

Numerous on drive into Ramer Lake from Hwy 111

25
Western Meadowlark
5000
Red-winged Blackbird
45
Great-tailed Grackle
10
House Finch
 

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