Satus Wildlife Area
- Yakkers,Needed to walk off some of that Thanksgiving feast from yesterday so Gunter Hadersberger and I birded the SWA and Toppenish area this morning for about three hours. Our target was shorebirds at the SWA but we got a big zero on them. Most abundant birds for the day were MALLARDs at the TWR and best bird of the day was a PEREGRIN FALCON on Hwy 22 between Satus and Toppenish. Felt a bit of winter in the air today and there was lots of fresh snow on Mt. Adams.Keep the binos handy,Kerry Turley304 E. Woodin Rd.
Sunnyside, WA 98944
Yakima Audubon held their annual spring tour of the Satus Wildlife
Recreation Area, Saturday April 9 and although a bit windy and very dry
(most of the ponds do not exist this year) we had an enjoyable outing.
Highlights of the day were the well over 200 AMERICAN WHITE PELICANS, the 2
GREATER YELLOWLEGS, 2 immature BALD EAGLES and 13 LEAST SANDPIPERS (first
we've seen in the valley this year).
Keep your eyes open for future field trips, this is a good way to have
access to this great birding area that is usually closed to the public.
Birds seen (in someone's taxonomic order): If I missed any or made any
mistakes, would someone from the group please chime in and let me know?
American White Pelican
Great Blue Heron
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Total number of species seen: 45
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