Date: 12/17/18 8:11 am
From: Anthony Hewetson <fattonybirds...>
Subject: [texbirds] Highlights from the Muleshoe NWR CBC
We completed the Muleshoe NWR CBC yesterday with seven observers
(Canyon Clark, Jeremy Clark, Anthony Hewetson, Phillip Kite, Rob Lee,
Richard Redmond, and Lena Zappia) tallying 63 species (at the low end
of average for this count) including the following noteworthies:

1 Ross's Goose in the Goose Lakes area (PKi, RL)
3 Redheads in the Goose Lakes area (PKi, RL)
1 Common Merganser in the Goose Lakes area (PKi, RL)
1 Wilson's Snipe in the Paul's Lakes area (AH)
1 White-winged Dove in the HQ/White Lakes area (LZ, RR) - a count first!
1 Long-eared Owl in the Goose Lakes area (PKi, RL)
2 Short-eared Owl in the Goose Lakes area (PKi, RL)
1 Peregrine Falcon in the HQ/White Lakes area (LZ, RR)
1 Vermilion Flycatcher in the HQ/White Lakes area (LZ, RR) - a count first!
2 American Crows on the northern rim (CC, JC)
1 House Wren in the HQ/White Lakes area (LZ, RR)
1 Hermit Thrush in the HQ/White Lakes area (LZ, RR, AH)
2 Cassin's Finches in the HQ/White Lakes area (LZ, RR)
7 unidentified longspurs in the Goose Lakes area (PKi, RL)
33 Lapland Longspur in the HQ/White Lakes area (LZ, RR, PKi, RL, AH)
1 Rufous-crowned Sparrow in the Goose Lakes area (PKi, RL)
2 Fox Sparrows in the HQ/White Lakes area (AH)
1 male Common Yellowthroat in the Paul's Lake area (AH)

Anthony Hewetson; Lubbock
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