Kit Carson Park Trip Report of May 14th Walk

It was a warm sunny day, getting up into the mid-eighties.  Twenty-two birders joined the walk.  The most interesting sighting was a Black-crown Night-heron trying to swallow a large ground squirrel.  The heron flew off before we were able to see him eat the squirrel.  The birds were very attracted to several Mulberry trees in the park.  Yellow Chats were very active and close to the group.

We saw 53 species on the walk.

Mallard (Domestic type)
Ring-necked Duck
Pied-billed Grebe
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Mourning Dove
White-throated Swift
Anna’s Hummingbird
Allen’s Hummingbird
American Coot
Spotted Sandpiper
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Turkey Vulture
Cooper’s Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Acorn Woodpecker
Nuttall’s Woodpecker
Pacific-slope Flycatcher
Black Phoebe
Ash-throated Flycatcher
Cassin’s Kingbird
Warbling Vireo
American Crow
Oak Titmouse
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Tree Swallow
Cliff Swallow
White-breasted Nuthatch
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
House Wren
European Starling
Northern Mockingbird
Western Bluebird
Swainson’s Thrush
Scaly-breasted Munia
House Finch
Lesser Goldfinch
Song Sparrow
California Towhee
Spotted Towhee
Yellow-breasted Chat
Hooded Oriole
Red-winged Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
Great-tailed Grackle
Orange-crowned Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Yellow Warbler
Wilson’s Warbler
Western Tanager
Black-headed Grosbeak

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Leader:  Jeff Ebright

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