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264Toppenish Wildlife Refuge

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  • Kerry Turley
    Apr 29, 2001
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      Toppenish Wildlife Refuge Sunday 29 April 2001

      Birds were observed from the observation platform, along the nature trail, and around the Refuge Headquarters unless noted otherwise. Windy, overcast conditions. Water level has dropped at observation pond making it more attractive to shorebirds.

      Great Blue Heron
      Turkey Vulture [1]
      Canada Goose
      American Wigeon
      Cinnamon Teal
      Northern Shoveler
      Northern Pintail
      Green-Winged Teal
      Ring-necked Duck
      Bald Eagle
      Northern Harrier
      Red-tailed Hawk
      American Kestrel  [2]
      Ring-necked Pheasant
      California Quail
      American Coot
      Black-necked Stilt
      American Avocet
      Lesser Yellowlegs
      Western Sandpiper [3]
      Dunlin [4]
      Common Snipe
      Rock Dove
      Mourning Dove
      Great Horned Owl [5]
      Downy Woodpecker
      Northern Flicker [6]
      Western Kingbird [7]
      Black-billed Magpie
      American Crow
      Common Raven  [8]
      Violet-green Swallow
      Northern Rough-winged Swallow
      Bank Swallow [9]
      Cliff Swallow
      Barn Swallow
      House Wren
      American Robin
      European Starling
      Yellow-rumped Warbler
      Song Sparrow
      White-crowned Sparrow
      Golden-crowned Sparrow
      Dark-eyed Junco
      Red-winged Blackbird
      Western Meadowlark
      Yellow-headed Blackbird
      Brewer's Blackbird
      Bullock's Oriole  [10]
      House Finch
      American Goldfinch
      House Sparrow

      [1]2 at Milepost 9 on Pumphouse Rd. and 3 at Mud Lake, also had 12 at milepost 2 on Hwy 223 near the town of Granger.
      [2]Pumphouse Rd.
      [3]30-40 in one flock at observation pond.
      [4]15-20 at observation pond.
      [5]Momma and two chicks in nest tree, Papa in tree due east of headquarters building.
      [6]Pumphouse Rd.
      [7]Pumphouse Rd.
      [8]Pumphouse Rd.
      [9]Pumphouse Rd.
      [10]Pumphouse Rd. first I've seen this year

      Total number of species: 55

      Kerry Turley
      304 E. Woodin Rd.
      Sunnyside, WA 98944
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