Posted by: atowhee | September 29, 2009


SHASTA THRU SMKAs we drove throughShasta Valley toward Hiway 89 this is the view we had of Mount Shasta through the forest fire smoke drifting around from distant fires.

We saw no prongorn near Dorris, but as soon as we approached the Lower Klamath Reserve the birds appeared.

Mountain Bluebird.



Many water birds were present in large numbers.  A coterie of Coots is seen here escaping our gaze. Co0ts scooting.







White Pelican sailing along Stateline Road.  Snowdrift of White Pelicans at Tule Lake.


CRANES WATCHINGCranes in Siskiyou County after they’d stared down a coyote with temporary visions of grandeur.




IBIS ALOFTA flight of White-faced Ibis, just inside the Oregon border allong Stateline Road.


Location:     Siskiyou County, CA
Observation date:     9/26/09
Greater White-fronted Goose     X
Canada Goose     X
Wood Duck     X
Gadwall     X
American Wigeon     X
Mallard     X
Northern Shoveler     X
Northern Pintail     X
Green-winged Teal (American)     X
Redhead     X
Ring-necked Duck     X
Bufflehead     X
Common Merganser     X
Ring-necked Pheasant     X
California Quail     X
Pied-billed Grebe     X
Horned Grebe     X
Western Grebe     X
American White Pelican     X,    Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron     X
Great Egret     X
Black-crowned Night-Heron     X, White-faced Ibis  (Oregon)
Turkey Vulture     X
Osprey     X
Bald Eagle     X
Northern Harrier     X,      Cooper’s Hawk     X
Red-shouldered Hawk (California)     X
Swainson’s Hawk     X
Red-tailed Hawk (Western)     X
American Kestrel     X
American Coot     X
Sandhill Crane     X
Killdeer     X
Greater Yellowlegs     X
Lesser Yellowlegs     X
Pectoral Sandpiper     X
Long-billed Dowitcher     X
Ring-billed Gull     X
California Gull     X
Herring Gull (American)     X
Mourning Dove     X
Anna’s Hummingbird     X
Rufous Hummingbird     X
Belted Kingfisher     X
Lewis’s Woodpecker     X
Acorn Woodpecker     X
Red-breasted Sapsucker     X, Downy Woodpecker     X
Northern Flicker (Red-shafted)     X
Empidonax sp.     X
Western Scrub-Jay     X
Black-billed Magpie     X
American Crow     X,   Raven (Oregon)
Tree Swallow     X
Violet-green Swallow     X
Cliff Swallow     X
Barn Swallow     X
Black-capped Chickadee     X
Oak Titmouse     X
Bewick’s Wren     X
Mountain Bluebird     X
Townsend’s Solitaire     X
American Robin     X
European Starling     X
Nashville Warbler (Western)     X
Yellow Warbler     X
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon’s)     X
Hermit Warbler     X
Common Yellowthroat     X
Western Tanager     X
Spotted Towhee     X
Lark Sparrow     X
Savannah Sparrow     X
Song Sparrow     X
Lincoln’s Sparrow     X, White-crowned Sparrow (Gambel’s)     X
Golden-crowned Sparrow     X
Red-winged Blackbird     X
Western Meadowlark     X
Brewer’s Blackbird     X
Purple Finch (Western)     X
House Finch     X
Lesser Goldfinch     X
American Goldfinch     X
House Sparrow     X

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