Dairy Mart Pond/Bird & Butterfly Gardens Trip Report

Good afternoon,
On a partial overcast morning with temp in the 60’s 22 birders were treated to 80 species.  Highlights incl American and Least bittern, Olive-sided flycatcher, Calliope hummingbird, Plumbeous vireo and 10(count ’em 10) warbler species.  Thanks to everyone who participated and to some excellent spotters.  List is as follows;
Cinnamon teal
Northern shoveler
Ruddy duck
Pied-billed grebe
Double-crested cormorant
American bittern
Least bittern
Great blue heron
Great egret
Snowy egret
Green heron
Black-crowned night heron
White-faced ibis
Turkey vulture
White-tailed kite
Cooper’s hawk
Red-shouldered hawk
Red-tailed hawk
falcon spp
American coot
Ring-billed gull
Western gull
Mourning dove
Common ground-dove
Vaux’s swift
Black-chinned hummingbird
Anna’s hummingbird
Calliope hummingbird
Allen’s hummingbird
Belted kingfisher
Nuttail’s woodpecker
Downy woodpecker
Olive-sided flycatcher
Pacific-slope flycatcher
Black phoebe
Ash-throated flycatcher
Western kingbird
Bell’s vireo
Plumbeous vireo
Warbling vireo
American crow
Common raven
Tree swallow
Northern rough-winged swallow
Cliff swallow
Barn swallow
Bewick’s wren
House wren
Marsh wren
European starling
American pipit
Orange-crowned warbler
Nashville warbler
Yellow warbler
Yellow-rumped warbler
Black-throated gray warbler
Townsend’s warbler
Hermit warbler
Common yellowthroat
Wilson’s warbler
Yellow-breasted chat
Western tanager
Spotted towhee
California towhee
Song sparrow
White-crowned sparrow
Black-headed grosbeak
Red-winged blackbird
Great-tailed grackle
brown-headed cowbird
Hooded oriole
Bullock’s oriole
House finch
Lesser goldfinch
American goldfinch

Plumbeous vireo & Bullock’s oriole were seen by half a dozen people after the rest of the group had left the B&B.  Yours truly had a possible white-collared seedeater in the stick pond before start time.

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