Wednesday Birders went to Jefferson County today. We had a small group that consisted of me, Clay Crofton, Steve Kornfeld, Sue Bertsch, and Mike Golden. We visited Ice Road in Terrebonne, the farmland around Culver, Lake Billy Chinook. Metolius and Haystack Reservoir. It was very slow going. Our best birds were 3 Savannah Sparrows at the Culver Sewer Ponds, 1 White-fronted Goose at the Metolius Sewer Ponds, 2 Western Grebes at Billy Chinook and 3 Merlin (1 at Ice Rd., 2 at Metolius Sewer Pond).
Here's the whole list (45 species):
Greater White-fronted Goose Canada Goose Gadwall American Wigeon Mallard Northern Shoveler Ring-necked Duck Lesser Scaup Bufflehead Common Goldeneye Common Merganser Ruddy Duck California Quail Western Grebe Bald Eagle Cooper's Hawk Red-tailed Hawk Rough-legged Hawk American Kestrel Merlin Prairie Falcon Killdeer Rock Pigeon Eurasian Collared Dove Mourning Dove Northern Flicker California Scrub-Jay Black-billed Magpie Common Raven Horned Lark Mountain Chickadee Mountain Bluebird Townsend's Solitaire American Robin European Starling Cedar Waxwing Spotted Towhee Savannah Sparrow Song Sparrow White-crowned Sparrow Dark-eyed Junco Red-winged Blackbird Brewer's Blackbird House Finch House Sparrow
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