Lake Murray Field Trip Results

Hi Friends,

Yesterday, July 5, sixteen birders walked around Lake Murray on a very warm holiday Saturday morning. We checked out the north side of the lake as well as the southern Kiowa Drive area. I think everybody had a great time as we managed to walk at a slow pace and stay in the shade as much as possible. We found 47 bird species and here’s our list:

Canada Goose
Ring-necked Duck
Pied-billed Grebe
Western Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Snowy Egret
American Kestrel
American Coot
Western Gull
Caspian Tern
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Anna’s Hummingbird
Allen’s Hummingbird
Rufous/Allen’s Hummingbird
Nuttall’s Woodpecker
Black Phoebe
Cassin’s Kingbird
Western Kingbird
American Crow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Bewick’s Wren
House Wren
Western Bluebird
Northern Mockingbird
California Thrasher
European Starling
Yellow Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
California Towhee
Song Sparrow
Black-headed Grosbeak
Blue Grosbeak
Red-winged Blackbird
Tricolored Blackbird
Brewer’s Blackbird
Great-tailed Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Hooded Oriole
House Finch
Lesser Goldfinch
House Sparrow

JIM BECKMAN,  trip leader
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