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Ferndale Club Bird List

Sat Feb 21, 2015 6:30 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
14
Duration:
12 hour(s)
Distance:
5.0 mile(s)
Observers:
All members List , Gail Morris List , Janie Henderson List , Jim Peterson , Katie Christman List , Missy McAllister Kerr List , Reba Collins List
Comments:
Completely overcast the entire day; misty moments throughout; lows around 40, highs around 60; this list includes sightings from the early morning, and late on the day of the 20th, although the entire group did not begin until about 11:30 a.m. on the 21st; the traveling was on foot throughout the camp, and by barge around the perimeter of the fishing club's lake. An hour of owling from 7:00 til 8:00 pm was not successful.
Species
68 species total
10
Canada Goose
11
Wood Duck
4
Mallard
12
Blue-winged Teal
7
Green-winged Teal
200
Lesser Scaup
7
Pied-billed Grebe
84
Double-crested Cormorant
50
American White Pelican
4
Great Blue Heron
241
Black Vulture
5
Turkey Vulture
2
Bald Eagle
1
Red-shouldered Hawk
1
Red-tailed Hawk
1
Common Gallinule
14
American Coot
1
Killdeer
1
Wilson's Snipe
150
Bonaparte's Gull
21
Ring-billed Gull
9
Inca Dove
8
Mourning Dove
1
Great Horned Owl
1
Barred Owl
12
Red-headed Woodpecker
2
Red-bellied Woodpecker
3
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
6
Downy Woodpecker
1
Hairy Woodpecker
5
Northern Flicker
1
Pileated Woodpecker
1
American Kestrel
15
Eastern Phoebe
1
Loggerhead Shrike
6
Blue Jay
6
American Crow
21
Purple Martin

Purple martins were first spotted and identified by a trip leader, Ron Baughman, and confirmed by other observers. They appeared in mid-late afternoon high above the lake area exclusively. Two were first seen, then others came trickling in to join them over the next hour.

13
Carolina Chickadee
6
Tufted Titmouse
2
White-breasted Nuthatch
6
Brown-headed Nuthatch
1
Brown Creeper
2
Carolina Wren
2
Golden-crowned Kinglet
3
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
8
Eastern Bluebird
6
American Robin
4
Brown Thrasher
4
Northern Mockingbird
1
European Starling
72
Cedar Waxwing
1
Orange-crowned Warbler
10
Pine Warbler
8
Yellow-rumped Warbler
1
Eastern Towhee
40
Chipping Sparrow
1
Field Sparrow
2
Fox Sparrow
2
Song Sparrow
2
Swamp Sparrow
17
White-throated Sparrow
20
White-crowned Sparrow
25
Dark-eyed Junco
382
Red-winged Blackbird
2
Rusty Blackbird
1
Common Grackle
12
American Goldfinch
 

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