PAS Field Trip Results – Robb Field/Famosa Slough

Photos:  SD Flood Control & Formosa Slough

Hi Friends,
On Saturday, August 3rd, twenty-four birders met up at Robb Field and then Famosa Slough for a morning of really fun birding. The weather was perfect and we found 50 bird species. Highlights included great looks at newly arrived migrating shorebirds i.e. Black-bellied Plovers, a Red Knot, and a Red-necked Phalarope. Here’s our list:

Duck sp.
Pied-billed Grebe
Brown Pelican
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Little Blue Heron
Cooper’s Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
American Kestrel
Black-bellied Plover
Semipalmated Plover
Black-necked Stilt
Long-billed Curlew
Red Knot
Western Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
Dowitcher sp.
Red-necked Phalarope
Ring-billed Gull
Western Gull
Caspian Tern
Royal Tern
Elegant Tern
Forster’s Tern
Black Skimmer
Rock Pigeon
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Mourning Dove
Red Masked Parakeet
Anna’s Hummingbird
Black Phoebe
Cassin’s Kingbird
American Crow
Horned Lark
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Barn Swallow
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Red-winged Blackbird
House Finch
House Sparrow


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