Posted by: atowhee | April 27, 2014

CASCADE LOOP CHECKLISTS

APRIL 26TH CHECKLISTS

Howard Prairie Circuit, Jackson, US-OR. This route goes east on Dead Indian Memorial, south on Hyatt Lake Road and then west on Hwy 66 to Emigrant Lake. Depending on side trips it’s less than 50 miles, going from 2200 to 5500’ elevation.
Apr 26, 2014 10:20 AM. 35 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) X
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) X
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) 20
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) 4
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) 8
Band-tailed Pigeon (Patagioenas fasciata) 2
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) X
Barn Owl (Tyto alba) 1
Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus) 1
Lewis’s Woodpecker (Melanerpes lewis) 1
Acorn Woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus) 15
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) X
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) 3
Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus) X
Western Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma californica) X
Black-billed Magpie (Pica hudsonia) 1 near milepost 5
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) X
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) 1000 most were over Howard Prairie Lake
Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis) X
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) 1
Western Bluebird (Sialia mexicana) X
Mountain Bluebird (Sialia currucoides) X
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) X
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) X
Orange-crowned Warbler (Oreothlypis celata) 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata) 50
Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) 1
Vesper Sparrow (Pooecetes gramineus) 2
Lark Sparrow (Chondestes grammacus) 8
Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis) 1
Golden-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia atricapilla) X
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis) X
Western Meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta) 5 singing
Brewer’s Blackbird (Euphagus cyanocephalus) X
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) X
Howard Prairie Lake, Jackson, US-OR
Apr 26, 2014 11:20 AM. 14 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 75
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) X
Eared Grebe (Podiceps nigricollis) 3
Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus) 4
California Gull (Larus californicus) 1
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) X
Steller’s Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri) X
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) 900
Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis) X
Mountain Bluebird (Sialia currucoides) 2
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) X
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) X
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata) 15
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis) 150

Keno Access Rd., Jackson, US-OR
Apr 26, 2014 12:15 AM. 7 species

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) 2
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) 1
Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus) 1
Common Raven (Corvus corax) 1
Mountain Chickadee (Poecile gambeli) 1
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) X
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis) 25

Hyatt Reservoir, Jackson, US-OR
Apr 26, 2014 1:45 PM. 6 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) X
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) X
Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis) 2
Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus) 20 nesting
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) 2 nesting
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) 50

Keene Creek North, Jackson, US-OR
Apr 26, 2014 2:00 PM. 13 species

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) 4
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) 1
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) 1
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) 1
Sora (Porzana carolina) 1 calling from cattails at north end of LIttle Hyatt Lake
CAT TAILS (1280x960)
These are the cattails where the Sora called, unseen and unseeable.
Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon) 1
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) 2
American Dipper (Cinclus mexicanus) 1DIPP WINGS (1280x960)
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata) 6
Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca) 1
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) 3
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis) 15
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) 60

Hyatt Meadows, Jackson, US-OR
Apr 26, 2014 2:45 PM. 7 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 1
Sandhill Crane (Grus canadensis) 1
Western Bluebird (Sialia mexicana) 1
Mountain Bluebird (Sialia currucoides) 2
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) X
Vesper Sparrow (Pooecetes gramineus) 2
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis) 50

Mammals: California ground squirrel in the low elevation grasslands; least chipmunks (about 40) and one Douglas squirrel in Cascade evergreen forests.

BLOG BIRD FEST BOILERPLATE
HERE IN ASHLAND, OREGON, THE KLAMATH BIRD OBSERVATORY IS SPONSORING OUR FIRST-EVER MOUNTAIN BIRD FESTIVAL. IT IS MAY 30-JUNE 1. WHITE-HEADED WOODPECKER, CALLIOPE HUMMINGBIRD, WESTERN SCREECH-OWL, SANDHILL CRANES ON NESTING GROUNDS, BOTH EAGLES, NESTING OSPREY, ACORN & LEWIS’S WOODPECKERS, MOUNTAIN BLUEBIRD AND CHICKADEE, HERMIT AND MACGILLIVRAY’S WARBLER, CASSIN’S FINCH AND VIREO, BAND-TAILED PIGEON, BLACK TERN, RED-BREASTED AND WILLIAMSON’S SAPSUCKERS, GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE, LAZULI BUNTING, AMERICAN DIPPER, WRENTIT, TOWNSEND’S SOLITAIRE–SOME OF THE BIRDS WE EXPECT TO SEE. WITH A LITTLE BIRDING MOJO WE CAN ADD GREAT GRAY OWL, SOOTY GROUSE, MOUNTAIN QUAIL, NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL, SWAINSON’S HAWK, EVENING GROSBEAK AND NORTHERN GOSHAWK.


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  1. […] only “shore” bird I found at Howard Prairie, the ubiquitous Yellow-rump. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE RELEVANT CHECKLISTS FROM THIS DAY AFIELD. There were three species new for me for this year: Vesper and Lark Sparrow and Sora. It is not […]


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