Eastern Sierra Trip Report 2017

Despite temperatures ranging from the low 30’s to mid 80’s, rain, wind and snow, our group of 15 birders were able to find a total of 128 species. Highlights included dancing sage grouse, close looks at both male and female sooty grouse, calliope hummingbirds, a bank swallow colony,, 4 empids, gray-crowned rosy-finch. Whitney Portal, our final stop on Monday, produced a dipper and Townsend’s solitaire. Almost all participants got lifers. Many thanks to Mammoth birder Ken Wells who expertly led us on Saturday in the Mammoth area, as well as to wildlife biologist Sherri Lisius, who gave a wonderful talk on the Greater Sage Grouse on Friday afternoon!

Here is our list:

Canada Goose
American Wigeon
Cinnamon Teal
Northern Shoveler
Northern Pintail
Ring-necked Duck
Ruddy Duck
Mountain Quail (H)
California Quail
Greater Sage Grouse
Sooty Grouse
Eared Grebe
Rock Pigeon
Eurasian Collared-dove
Mourning Dove
White-throated Swift
Black-chinned Hummingbird
Calliope Hummingbird
American Coot
American Avocet
Semipalmated Plover
Western Sandpiper
Long-billed Dowitcher
Spotted Sandpiper
Solitary Sandpiper
Wilson’s Phalarope
Bonaparte’s Gull
Ring-billed Gull
California Gull
Caspian Tern
Common Loon
Double-crested Cormorant
American White Pelican
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Black-crowned Night-heron
White-faced Ibis
Turkey Vulture
Bald Eagle
Swainson’s Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Great Horned Owl (H)
Red-breasted Sapsucker
Nuttal’s Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
American Kestrel
Peregrine Falcon
Prairie Falcon
Western Wood-pewee
Willow Flycatcher
Gray Flycatcher
Dusky Flycatcher
Pacific-slope Flycatcher
Black Phoebe
Say’s Phoebe
Cassin’s Kingbird
Western Kingbird
Loggerhead Shrike
Cassin’s Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Pinyon Jay
Stellar’s Jay
California Scrub-jay
Black-billed Magpie
American Crow
Common Raven
Horned Lark
Tree Swallow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Bank Swallow
Mountain Chickadee
Oak Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Pygmy Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Rock Wren
House Wren
Bewick’s Wren
American Dipper
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Mountain Bluebird
Townsend’s Solitaire
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
Sage Thrasher
European Starling
House Sparrow
Gray-crowned Rosy Finch
House Finch
Cassin’s Finch
Lesser Goldfinch
Orange-crowned Warbler’
Common Yellowthroat
Yellow Warbler
Yellow-rumped (Audubon’s) Warbler
Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler
Black-throated Gray Warbler
Wilson’s Warbler
Green-tailed Towhee
California Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Brewer’s Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed (Oregon) Junco
Western Tanager
Black-headed Grosbeak
Lazuli Bunting
Red-winged Blackbird
Western Meadowlark
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Brewer’s Blackbird
Great-tailed Grackle
Bullock’s Oriole

Bird Walks, PAS NoticesPermalink

Comments are closed.