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Eastern Washington/Potholes Bird List, 5/18-5/19

Complete bird list for Eastern Washington trip. Again, new birds in bold, and birds IDed by sound only with an asterisk*. However, even if only heard, you should still know what they look like, and vice versa. Probable but not determined species followed by (?).

 

ASAHEL CURTIS

  • Pacific wren
  • Pacific-slope flycatcher
  • Townsend’s warbler* (?)
  • Song sparrow*
  • White-crowned sparrow*
  • Golden-crowned kinglet*
  • Brown creeper*
  • Bank swallow

CLE ELUM (RAILROAD PONDS)

  • Hairy woodpecker
  • Evening grosbeak
  • Pygmy nuthatch
  • Nashville warbler
  • Yellow warbler
  • Vaux’s swift
  • Western tanager
  • Warbling vireo
  • Rufous hummingbird
  • Black-headed grosbeak
  • Bank swallow
  • Violet-green swallow
  • Tree swallow
  • Cliff swallow
  • American robin
  • Western bluebird
  • Steller’s jay
  • Brown-headed cowbird
  • European starling
  • Mallard
  • Common merganser
  • Dark-eyed junco
  • Spotted towhee
  • Osprey, plus nest

EN ROUTE TO POTHOLES, EASTERN WASHINGTON (ELLENSBURG TO OTHELLO) – sagebrush-steppe and ponderosa pine habitats

  • Black-billed magpie
  • Mourning dove
  • California quail
  • Loggerhead shrike
  • Mountain bluebird
  • Grey flycatcher
  • Chipping sparrow
  • Western meadowlark
  • Louis’s woodpecker
  • Cassin’s finch
  • Western wood-pewee
  • Calliope hummingbird
  • Turkey vulture
  • American kestrel
  • Rough-legged hawk
  • Barred owl
  • Common tern
  • Yellow-headed blackbird
  • European starling
  • Brown-headed cowbird
  • Red-winged blackbird
  • Brewer’s blackbird
  • Bank swallow
  • Barn swallow
  • Western bluebird
  • Common raven
  • Black-capped chickadee
  • Purple finch
  • House finch
  • American goldfinch
  • Savannah sparrow
  • Song sparrow
  • Northern flicker
  • Cedar waxwing
  • Northern harrier
  • Red-tailed hawk
  • Killdeer
  • Mule deer spotted

POTHOLES STATE PARK + EN ROUTE BACK TO ELLENSBURG

  • Lazuli bunting
  • Great egret
  • Black-crowned night heron
  • Blue-winged teal
  • Long-tailed duck
  • Scaup/ring-necked duck (?)
  • Spotted sandpiper
  • American avocet
  • Black-necked stilt
  • Wilson’s phalarope
  • Caspian tern
  • Western kingbird
  • Canyon wren
  • Bullock’s oriole
  • Ring-billed gull
  • American goldfinch
  • Brown-headed cowbird
  • Red-winged blackbird
  • Brewer’s blackbird
  • European starling
  • California quail
  • American robin
  • Barn swallow + nests
  • Song sparrow
  • Northern harrier
  • Red-tailed hawk
  • American kestrel
  • Loggerhead shrike
  • Mourning dove
  • Black-billed magpie
  • Mallard
  • Cinnamon teal
  • Canada geese
  • Gadwall
  • Northern shoveler
  • Western meadowlark
  • Common raven
  • Killdeer
  • Evening grosbeak
  • Cormorant (double-crested?)
  • Common yellowthroat
  • Yellow warbler
  • Cliff swallow
  • Marsh wren
  • Muskrats

VANTAGE OVERLOOK

  • Eared grebe
  • Merganser (sp?)

GOLD CREEK

  • Varied thrush*
  • Hermit/Townsend’s warbler?*
  • Cedar waxwing
  • American robin
  • Canada geese + goslings
  • Northern shoveler
  • Dark-eyed junco

BURKE PARKING LOT

  • Bushtit


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Nisqually and Mima Mounds Bird List, 4/20/13

Here is the complete list of birds that we have seen on this trip. New birds in bold, birds spotted but not seen by the rest of the class in italics.

NISQUALLY WILDLIFE REFUGE

  • Northern pintail
  • Cinnamon teal
  • Common goldeneye
  • Hooded merganser
  • Cackling geese (huge flock 200+)
  • Greater white-fronted geese
  • Greater yellowlegs
  • Ring-billed gull
  • Northern goshawk
  • Downy woodpecker
  • Rufous hummingbird (+ female on nest)
  • Violet-green swallow
  • Cliff swallow (seen landing on ground and feeding)
  • Common yellowthroat
  • Barrow’s goldeneye
  • Herring gull
  • Some sp. of dark-backed gull, similar to Western
  • Bank swallow
  • Band-tailed pigeon
  • Green-winged teal
  • Mallard
  • American wigeon
  • Northern shoveler
  • Ring-necked duck
  • Bufflehead
  • Canada geese
  • Great blue heron
  • American coot
  • Virginia rail
  • Double-crested cormorant
  • Glaucous-winged gull
  • Killdeer
  • Bald eagle
  • Red-tailed hawk (on the drive back)
  • Tree swallow
  • Rock dove
  • Red-winged blackbird
  • Pacific wren
  • Marsh wren
  • Chickadee (sp. probably chestnut-backed)
  • Song sparrow
  • Savannah sparrow
  • Golden-crowned sparrow
  • White-crowned sparrow
  • Spotted towhee
  • Yellow-rumped warbler
  • American crow
  • American robin
  • European starling (exotic)

MIMA MOUNDS

  • Northern harrier (female, probably on nest)
  • Rough-legged hawk, dark morph
  • Osprey
  • Western bluebird
  • Dark-eyed junco
  • Also mule deer


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Skeleton and Topography Pictures

Stephanie was nice enough to send me her pictures of some of the specimens we looked at on Thursday.
Try to see if you can label each of these.  It is very important that you be able to correctly label specimens of different sizes, shapes and orientations.
Thanks Steph!

Birds of Paradise!

The National Geographic Birds of Paradise film is coming to Seattle April 28-30. These birds are ridiculous in every way. I’ll be going to this on April 30th (Tuesday 7:30pm). Tickets are $14-17 a person and it will probably sell out. If there’s enough interest, we could make it an optional lab trip.

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