Date: 12/23/18 8:00 pm From: <clearwater...> Subject: [obol] "Where have all the marsh wrens gone?" -- a report from Sheldon NWR, Nevada
On Friday at least 20 Marsh Wrens were on Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge in NW Nevada, within 10-15 miles of the Oregon state line. They were clustered around wetlands which have some natural warm-water input from geothermal springs. Five Virginia Rails and two Bewick's Wrens were also found, along with about 30 Song Sparrows.
Altogether volunteers from Oregon and Nevada found 30 species plus count-week Wilson's Snipe. This is the second "official" CBC on the sister refuge of Hart Mountain so we're still filling out the checklist. New species this year included Green-winged teal, Ruddy Duck, California Quail, Mourning Dove, Bushtit, Lincoln's Sparrow, and one very cold Cedar Waxwing.