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Snow Mountain Ranch-13 April

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  • Andy Stepniewski
    Location: Snow Mountain Ranch Observation date: 4/13/10 Notes: Trails covered: 1-Garry Oak Trail 2-Riparian East 3-Cowiche Mountain uphill via west
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 13, 2010
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      Location: Snow Mountain Ranch
      Observation date: 4/13/10

      Notes:

      Trails covered:

      1-Garry Oak Trail
      2-Riparian East
      3-Cowiche Mountain uphill via west branch
      4-Cowiche Mountain downhill via east branch
      Total hiking: 7 miles

      Number of species: 47

      Wood Duck 2
      Mallard 2
      Ring-necked Pheasant 1
      California Quail 25
      Great Blue Heron 1
      Turkey Vulture 2
      Northern Harrier 2 Observed male in courtship flight with
      exaggerated wingbeats.
      Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 Migrant over mountain
      Cooper's Hawk 1 Courtship calling and exaggerated wingbeats by hawk
      flying west over Garry Oak Trail to riparian woodland in Oak Creek WA.
      Red-tailed Hawk 3 Nest along Canal bank
      American Kestrel 3
      Virginia Rail 1 Pond
      Rock Pigeon 2
      Mourning Dove 5
      Great Horned Owl 2 Bird on nest in Garry Oak Trail
      Belted Kingfisher 1
      Lewis's Woodpecker 1
      Downy Woodpecker 3
      Northern Flicker 10
      Steller's Jay 1
      Western Scrub-Jay 2
      Black-billed Magpie 6
      American Crow 2
      Common Raven 4
      Horned Lark 5
      Black-capped Chickadee 3
      Bewick's Wren 2
      Winter Wren 1
      Golden-crowned Kinglet 25 Commonest bird in willows along Cowiche
      Creek. A few in shrub-steppe.
      Ruby-crowned Kinglet 5
      Townsend's Solitaire 2
      American Robin 25
      Sage Thrasher 2 Middle elevation Big Sagebrush belt on Cowiche
      Mountain.
      European Starling 2
      Yellow-rumped Warbler 2
      Spotted Towhee 10
      Brewer's Sparrow 5
      Vesper Sparrow 5 Wind and time of day hampered correct count on this
      species.
      Song Sparrow 3
      White-crowned Sparrow (Gambel's) 10
      Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon) 10
      Red-winged Blackbird 10
      Western Meadowlark 15
      Brewer's Blackbird 2
      House Finch 30
      American Goldfinch 2
      House Sparrow 5

      This report was generated automatically by eBird v2(http://ebird.org)

      Andy and Ellen Stepniewski
      Wapato WA
      steppie@...
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