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Sa, 21 Feb 09: Kern NWR, Pixley NWR

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  • Bob Barnes
    9:45am-6:15pm, Saturday, February 21, 2009 Observers: Bob Barnes (Ridgecrest), Encar Card (Ridgecrest), Meta Harper (Avila Beach), Zee Scheytt (Avila Beach),
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      9:45am-6:15pm, Saturday, February 21, 2009
      Observers: Bob Barnes (Ridgecrest), Encar Card (Ridgecrest), Meta
      Harper (Avila Beach), Zee Scheytt (Avila Beach), Shirley Stack (Avila
      Beach), Bill Wagner (Avila Beach)
      Highlights: Sandhill Crane fly-in at Pixley NWR; following dinner at
      Benji's French Basque Restaurant in Bakersfield

      9:45am-1:45pm, Kern National Wildlife Refuge (auto tour route only),
      Kern County: Greater White-fronted Goose 53, Green- winged Teal 25,
      Mallard 10, Northern Pintail 7, Cinnamon Teal 50, Northern Shoveler
      800, Gadwall 30, American Wigeon 20, Redhead 10, Ring-necked Duck 6,
      Lesser Scaup 5, Bufflehead 50, Ruddy Duck 100, Pied-billed Grebe 10+,
      Eared Grebe 30, Clark's Grebe 2, American White Pelican 17,
      Double-crested Cormorant 15, Great Blue Heron 1, Great Egret 2, ,
      Northern Harrier 10, Cooper's Hawk 1 ad, Accipiter sp. 1,
      Red-shouldered Hawk 1 im, Red-tailed Hawk 20, American Kestrel 1,
      Virginia Rail 2, Sora 2, Common Moorhen 5, American Coot 1000,
      Killdeer 8, Black-necked Stilt 10, Greater Yellowlegs 3, Western
      Sandpiper 10, Least Sandpiper 100, Long-billed Dowitcher 100,
      California Gull 3, Rock Pigeon 2, Mourning Dove 10, Black Phoebe 15,
      Say's Phoebe 7, Loggerhead Shrike 3, American Crow 8, Common Raven 5,
      Tree Swallow 100, Marsh Wren 40, Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1, American
      Pipit 2,European Starling 2, Yellow-rumped Warbler 30 (all
      Audubon's), Savannah Sparrow 2, Song Sparrow 15, Golden-crowned
      Sparrow 5, White-crowned Sparrow 50, Red-winged Blackbird 20, Western
      Meadowlark 10, Brewer's Blackbird 5, House Finch 10,...

      1:45pm-2:15pm, En Route-Dairy Avenue & Virginia Avenue, Kings County
      (Kern County Line to Tulare County line): Ferruginous Hawk 1,
      Tricolored Blackbird 50,...

      215pm-2:45pm, BLM Trail, Alpaugh, Tulare County: Long-billed Curlew
      270, Northern Flicker 1,...

      2:45pm-3:30pm, En Route-BLM Trail to Allensworth SHP: Canvasback 50+,
      Common Merganser 6, Clark's Grebe 6, American White Pelican 1, Great
      Egret 40, Long-billed Curlew 800-1000, House Sparrow,...

      3:30-3:55pm, Allensworth State Historic Park, Tulare County: Pine Siskin 3,...

      4pm-6:15pm, Pixley National Wildlife Refuge, Tulare County:
      Double-crested Cormorant 100, White-faced Ibis 800, Sandhill Crane
      1000s, American Avocet 10, Dunlin 10, Northern Mockingbird 1,...

      Other species reported by Tehachapi Mountains Bird Club field trip
      covering essentially the same route: Snow Goose (Pixley NWR),
      American Bittern (Kern NWR), Great Horned Owl (Kern NWR),...

      Bob Barnes
      Ridgecrest, Kern County
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