This is the fifteenth count for the 2018 season. Temperatures ranged
from 55 F to 68 F with cloudy skies and light rain.
Total species for the year at last count was 128. I added one today,
Golden-crowned Kinglet. Total for the year is now 129 species.
Total individuals counted today were 1,221 in 64 species. Last count
there were 1,471 in 58 species. There were 15 species of waterfowl.
I did my first brood survey today and found 15 broods in 5 species.
Three broods were Class 1, 7 were class 2, and 5 were class 3 broods.
SHOREBIRDS AND WADERS:
Spotted Sandpiper - 1, and Wilson’s Phalaropes - 2. All of the ARCO
Ponds are completely full and there is no shorebird habitat. The roads
to the Job Corps Ponds and the Ducks Unlimited ponds remain closed due
BIRDS OF INTEREST:
06.21.18 REPORT – Today I found two chicks in the nest that are
fairly well developed. Hopefully, predation by Great Horned Owls does
not take place as it has in the past. This is the only nest in Western
06.14-18 REPORT The Black-crowned Night-Heron is still on the nest
and has been now for about 37 days. Incubation is 26 days and nesting
is 30. I have not seen chicks, doesn’t look good for a successful
nest. The male was with the female at the nest.
62 species, and 1,021 individuals. This made up 86% of the total
15 species, and 200 individuals. This made up 14% of the total