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Checklist S19775282

 
Location
American River Parkway--between Discovery Park and Ethan Way, Sacramento County, California, US ( Map )
Date and Effort
Mon Sep 08, 2014 7:36 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
2 hour(s), 21 minute(s)
Distance:
3.91 mile(s)
Observers:
Gil Ewing
Comments:
Birded during the initial segment of an 8-mile hike; on the dirt paths along the river between Ethan Way and Discovery Park.
Species
48 species (+1 other taxa) total
46
3
13
2

Two together at edge of river.

2
12
20
29
1

The distinctive chattering call of Chimney Swift was heard before the swifts were seen. One Chimney Swift was circling low with 6 Vaux's Swifts. The Chimney Swift was relatively uniformly dark brown, showing little or no contrast at the rump, the breast, or the throat, unlike the Vaux's Swifts. The Chimney Swift was also larger and chunkier appearing, with its broader, longer wings standing out compared to its short body. One photo taken and appears to be diagnostic.

6

Note the contrastingly paler throat and breast; and the narrow wing that appears to match the body length.

2
3
hummingbird sp.
4
4
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
6
1
1
1
7
24
4
4
3
5
30
4
4
8
10
19
42
9
10
2
3
10
2
1
6
3
 

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

Yes