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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Sandhill Crane at Salton Sea!

Why did I forget this; that Sandhill Crane can be spotted at Salton Sea!


Here's proof; and they found 114 species!


http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S26670701


Salton Sea--south end, Imperial County, California, US ( Map )
Date and Effort
Sun Jan 03, 2016 6:40 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
2
Duration:
9 hour(s), 35 minute(s)
Distance:
35.0 kilometer(s)
Observers:
Ed Thomas List , Howard King
Comments:
Ed Thomas and Howard King
Species
114 species (+3 other taxa) total
16
Greater White-fronted Goose
© Howard King
1000
Snow Goose
© Howard King
10
Ross's Goose
2000
Snow/Ross's Goose
25
Gadwall
20
American Wigeon
1
Mallard
2
Blue-winged Teal
12
Cinnamon Teal
1000
Northern Shoveler
200
Northern Pintail
200
Green-winged Teal
30
Canvasback
4
Ring-necked Duck
1
Lesser Scaup
25
Bufflehead
1500
Ruddy Duck
10
Gambel's Quail
3
Pied-billed Grebe
100
Eared Grebe
8
Western Grebe
2000
Double-crested Cormorant
160
American White Pelican
600
Brown Pelican
1
Least Bittern
100
Great Blue Heron
120
Great Egret
60
Snowy Egret
200
Cattle Egret
2
Green Heron
1
Black-crowned Night-Heron
150
White-faced Ibis
10
Turkey Vulture
2
Osprey
1
White-tailed Kite
20
Northern Harrier
5
Cooper's Hawk
1
Red-shouldered Hawk
young bird at Sperry and Eddins typical posture with head held low st, streaked breast banded tail
8
Red-tailed Hawk
1
Ridgway's Rail
2
Virginia Rail
4
Sora
300
American Coot
200
Sandhill Crane
© Howard King
100
Black-necked Stilt
120
American Avocet
15
Black-bellied Plover
2
Snowy Plover
40
Killdeer
136
Mountain Plover
© Howard King
© Howard King
© Howard King
4
Spotted Sandpiper
4
Greater Yellowlegs
2
Willet
40
Long-billed Curlew
60
Marbled Godwit
13
Stilt Sandpiper
25
Dunlin
100
Least Sandpiper
8
Western Sandpiper
300
peep sp.
200
Long-billed Dowitcher
1
Wilson's Snipe
500
Ring-billed Gull
1
Western Gull
200
California Gull
40
Herring Gull
1
Lesser Black-backed Gull
adult at Obsidian butte dark mantled gull with yellow legs and eyes
1
Glaucous-winged Gull
500
gull sp.
4
Caspian Tern
10
Forster's Tern
500
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
100
Eurasian Collared-Dove
30
Inca Dove
20
Common Ground-Dove
50
Mourning Dove
1
Greater Roadrunner
2
Burrowing Owl
10
Anna's Hummingbird
8
Costa's Hummingbird
1
Belted Kingfisher
1
Gila Woodpecker
2
Northern Flicker
70
American Kestrel
2
Peregrine Falcon
20
Black Phoebe
40
Say's Phoebe
counted
1
Vermilion Flycatcher
6
Loggerhead Shrike
7
Common Raven
50
Horned Lark
50
Tree Swallow
10
Verdin
20
Marsh Wren
2
Cactus Wren
4
Black-tailed Gnatcatcher
6
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
1
American Robin
1
Crissal Thrasher
20
Northern Mockingbird
200
European Starling
2
American Pipit
6
Orange-crowned Warbler
1
Common Yellowthroat
250
Yellow-rumped Warbler
counted
12
Dark-eyed Junco
200
White-crowned Sparrow
200
Savannah Sparrow
20
Song Sparrow
1
Swamp Sparrow
continuing bird at Unit One
15
Abert's Towhee
500
Red-winged Blackbird
50
Western Meadowlark
70
Brewer's Blackbird
250
Great-tailed Grackle
20
House Finch
60
House Sparrow

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