Date: 9/24/18 6:11 pm
From: Harry Fuller <atowhee...>
Subject: [obol] Malheur--made my first visit to Tern Island, Sep. 17
Off the north end of Boat Launch Road. Reached only by air boat run by NWR
staffers. Added it as hotspot on eBird. Nothing rare... one straggling
Tree Swallow and a few Lesser Yellowlegs were highlights along with close
views of mud-loving shorebirds. Pictures of some on my blog.
Here is checklist:
*Tern Island-manmade,limited access, Harney, Oregon, US*
Sep 17, 2018 9:50 AM - 11:20 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.4 mile(s)
Comments: taken to the island by NWR staffers on their air boat
21 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) X
American Wigeon (Mareca americana) X
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) X
American Coot (Fulica americana) 500
Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus) 30
American Avocet (Recurvirostra americana) 50
Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) X
Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla) 8
Long-billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus scolopaceus) 120
Greater Yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca) X
Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes) 3
Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis) X
Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus) 0 numerous nests
visible on north side of island
American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) X many on the
distant, deeper part of the lake far to the north; lake level at 10%
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) (Ardea herodias [herodias Group]) X
Great Egret (American) (Ardea alba egretta) X
Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) X
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) X
Common Raven (Corvus corax) X overhead, none on island at this time
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) 1
Barn Swallow (American) (Hirundo rustica erythrogaster) 200
American Pipit (Anthus rubescens) 6

Harry Fuller
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author of *Great Gray Owls of CA-OR-WA*:
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