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Checklist S40457687

 
Location
Estrella Mountain Regional Park, Maricopa County, Arizona, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:00 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
20
Duration:
2 hour(s), 30 minute(s)
Distance:
2.0 mile(s)
Observers:
larry ford
Comments:
This was the monthly walk at Estrella. The river had water west of our trail, however conditions were still dry and water sources are a must. Human activity also may have limited observations. Walk was done on the east end of the park, then along riparian area east of Vineyard Avenue and ended at the mitigated ponds
Species
34 species (+3 other taxa) total
4
Gambel's Quail
1
Pied-billed Grebe
25
Mourning Dove
1
gull/tern sp.

gull with dark plumage and heavy dark bill in constant flight over pond. size and plumage and two bird experts have suggested either a Thayer's Iceland Gull or Ring-billed Gull. further confirmation in process

35
Neotropic Cormorant
5
Double-crested Cormorant
2
Great Blue Heron
5
Great Egret
4
Snowy Egret
3
Black-crowned Night-Heron
25
White-faced Ibis

a flock in flight north of the area

1
Bald Eagle
3
Red-tailed Hawk

one a juvenile perched and smaller than most red-tails observed

3
Gila Woodpecker
2
Gilded Flicker
1
American Kestrel
1
Black Phoebe
1
Say's Phoebe
1
Loggerhead Shrike
2
Common Raven
3
swallow sp.

the colors were more towards tree, violet-green, although rough-winged is the more common in the air. precise identification unclear

5
Verdin
2
Rock Wren
1
Marsh Wren
4
Black-tailed Gnatcatcher
5
Curve-billed Thrasher
2
Northern Mockingbird
6
European Starling
15
House Finch
12
Lark Sparrow
7
Dark-eyed Junco
15
White-crowned Sparrow
1
Song Sparrow

audio only

4
Abert's Towhee
8
Great-tailed Grackle
10
Yellow-rumped Warbler
1
warbler sp. (Parulidae sp.)

seen at the nature center. yellow breast, perhaps a late migrating Wilson's. Unclear

 

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

Yes