Santee Lakes Field Trip Results

Hi Birders,

We had a very enjoyable field trip today at Santee Lakes. Overcast most of the morning with a cool breeze.
Fifteen birders found 45 bird species. I think there was a Great-tailed Grackle convention today — they were everywhere!  Lots of Mallards and Wood Ducks and pair of very up-close American Coots feeding newly-hatched chicks.

Here’s our list:
Canada Goose
Wood Duck
Pied-billed Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Green Heron
Turkey Vulture
Cooper’s Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Common Galinule
American Coot
Western Gull
Caspian Tern
Rock Pigeon
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Mourning Dove
European Starling
Anna’s Hummingbird
Allen’s Hummingbird
Acorn Woodpecker
Nuttall’s Woodpecker
Black Phoebe
Cassin’s Kingbird
California Scrub-Jay
American CrowCliff Swallow
White-breasted Nuthatch
Western Bluebird
Northern Mockingbird
Orange-crowned Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Song Sparrow
Red-winged Blackbird
Great-tailed Grackle
Hooded Oriole
House Finch
Lesser Goldfinch
House Sparrow
Scaly-breasted Munia

JIM BECKMAN trip leader

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