Field Trip Results — Mission Dam

Hi Everybody,

Yesterday, April 12, twenty-six birders walked the trails around Old Mission Dam. It was a pleasant cool morning and we all enjoyed a great field trip.  Interesting birds found included a beautiful male Blue Grosbeak, Grasshopper Sparrow, Lark Sparrow, Ash-throated Flycatcher, and a surprise appearance of a Western Tanager, after we had put together our list. Unfortunately, only about half of our group was still around to see the Tanager.

Here’s our list of 54 species:

Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Cooper’s Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
American Coot
Mourning Dove
Black-chinned Hummingbird
Anna’s Hummingbird
Nuttall’s Hummingbird
Downy Woodpecker
Pacific-slope Flycatcher
Black Phoebe
Ash-throated Flycatcher
Cassin’s Kingbird
Bell’s Vireo
Western Scrub-Jay
American Crow
Common Raven
Tree Swallow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Barn Swallow
White-breasted Nuthatch
Bewick’s Wren
House Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Northern Mockingbird
California Thrasher
Orange-crowned Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Gray Warbler
Townsend’s warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Wilson’s Warbler
Western Tanager
Spotted Towhee
California Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Lark Sparrow
Grasshopper Sparrow
Song Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Black-headed Grosbeak
Blue Grosbeak
Red-winged Blackbird
Great-tailed Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Hooded Oriole
House Finch
Lesser Goldfinch

JIM BECKMAN, trip leader
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