Whelan Lake Birding Trip Report

Today was a cool, partially overcast, but comfortable day as our large bunch of PAS birders, together with several Buena Vista tag-alongs, explored the Eastern shores of Whelan Lake and points beyond. We split into three groups and with about 70+ eyes we located 70 species (one bird per eye).

 Here is the list:
Wood Duck
Cinnamon Teal
Northern Shoveler
Green-winged Teal
Ruddy Duck
Pied-billed Grebe
Horned Grebe
Eared Grebe
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Black-crowned Night-Heron
White-faced Ibis
Turkey Vulture
Red-tailed Hawk
American Kestrel
Peregrine Falcon
Common Gallinule (Moorhen)
American Coot
Black-necked Stilt
Rock Pigeon
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Mourning Dove
Greater Roadrunner
Great Horned Owl
Anna’s Hummingbird
Nuttall’s Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Black Phoebe
Say’s Phoebe
Cassin’s Kingbird
Bell’s Vireo
Western Scrub-Jay
American Crow
Common Raven
Tree Swallow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Cliff Swallow
House Wren
Marsh Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Northern Mockingbird
California Thrasher
European Starling
American Pipit
Orange-crowned Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Gray Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Wilson’s Warbler
Yellow-breasted Chat
Spotted Towhee
California Towhee
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Red-winged Blackbird
Great-tailed Grackle
Hooded Oriole
Lesser Goldfinch
American Goldfinch

Flying high, as always,
Doug Walkley


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