Sweetwater River Field Trip Report

Seventeen birders enjoyed a beautiful sunny day looking at birds and dodging bikers. We had outstanding views of two male Eurasian Wigeons in full sun. Also were treated to California Gnatcatchers, Little Blue Heron, and an Osprey and Brown Pelican diving into the river.

Following are the 55 species seen or heard:

Eurasian Wigeon
American Wigeon
Blue-winged Teal
Cinnamon Teal
Northern Shoveler
Northern Pintail
Green-winged Teal
Lesser Scaup
Ruddy Duck
Pied-billed Grebe
Horned Grebe
Eared Grebe
Brown Pelican
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Little Blue Heron
Red-tailed Hawk
American Coot
Spotted Sandpiper
Greater Yellowlegs
Marbled Godwit
Least Sandpiper
Long-billed Dowitcher
Ring-billed Gull
Western Gull
California Gull
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Anna’s Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Nuttall’s Woodpecker
American Kestrel
Black Phoebe
Say’s Phoebe
Bewick’s Wren
California Gnatcatcher
Hermit Thrush
European Starling
Orange-crowned Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Yellow-rumped Warbler
California Towhee
Song Sparrow
Red-winged Blackbird
House Finch
Lesser Goldfinch
Nutmeg Mannikin

Leader:  Jef Ebright

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