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Checklist S39923793

 
Location
Estrella Mountain Regional Park, Maricopa County, Arizona, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:30 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
15
Duration:
2 hour(s), 35 minute(s)
Distance:
1.5 mile(s)
Observers:
David Sussman List , larry ford
Comments:
observations in 4 habitats: mesquite bosque, blue gum grove, desert scrub, riparian area to the mitigated lakes. Just a note: among the cormorants on the mitigated lake was possibly a Common Loon, however our view point was inhibited by the sun. Perhaps another birder could visit this large lake(pond) and get a better look.
Species
39 species (+3 other taxa) total
2
Gadwall
8
Ruddy Duck
41
Gambel's Quail
2
Pied-billed Grebe
40
Neotropic Cormorant
4
Double-crested Cormorant
25
Neotropic/Double-crested Cormorant
1
American Bittern

have a picture but the drop files won't take my document picture--help!

© David Sussman

Photo taken from great distance with a Nikon D7100 and 300mm lens. I have attempted to improve it as much as I can with Photoshop. The bird on the left has been ID'ed as American bittern by 2 birding experts, based on its color, position and size relative to adjacent great egret.

2
Great Blue Heron
8
Great Egret
2
Snowy Egret
1
Black-crowned Night-Heron
200
White-faced Ibis

3 large flocks moving west

1
Turkey Vulture
1
Osprey
2
Cooper's Hawk
1
Harris's Hawk
2
Red-tailed Hawk
5
American Coot
21
Mourning Dove
2
Belted Kingfisher
3
Gila Woodpecker
1
Gilded Flicker
3
Northern/Gilded Flicker

audios, but no visual to confirm

1
Black Phoebe
3
Say's Phoebe
1
Loggerhead Shrike
5
Verdin
2
Rock Wren
1
Canyon Wren
2
Black-tailed Gnatcatcher
1
gnatcatcher sp.

this one may have been a Blue-gray. we only had a head shot

1
Curve-billed Thrasher
4
Northern Mockingbird
8
European Starling
10
Yellow-rumped Warbler
1
Black-throated Sparrow
28
White-crowned Sparrow
6
Abert's Towhee
10
Great-tailed Grackle
15
House Finch
4
House Sparrow
 

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

Yes