Posted by: atowhee | May 31, 2017


SOUTHERN OREGON BIRDLIST: 125 species seen/heard
Golden Gate Audubon Society trip, late May, 2017
Birded Cascades including Howard Prairie, Hyatt Lake and Little Hyatt Lake, Mount Ashland in Siskiyous, North Mountain Park and Ashland Pond in Ashland, Klamath Lake and Lower Klamath NWR and Klamath Ridge in Oregon.
Birded Lower Klamath NWR, Indian Tom Lake, Sheepey Island and Butte Valley in California.

Canada Goose                                                                Wood Ducks with young, Ashland Pond
Mallard                                                                            Gadwall
Shoveler, Township Road, Klamath                           Cinnamon Teal
Lesser Scaup, farm pond on Lower Klamath Lake Road
Redhead                                                                          Bufflehead
Ruddy Duck
Common Merganser, Howard Prairie Lake
California Quail                                                            Wild Turkey  TurkeyVulture                                                 `
Osprey, Hyatt Lake                                                        Ferruginous Hawk, Sheepey Island
Bald Eagle                                                                       Northern Harrier
Goshawk, twice; along Old Hyatt Road north of Little Hyatt Lake & on Mount Ashland
Red-tailed Hawk                                                            Swainson’s Hawk, inc. kettle of eight
Golden Eagle, four in Klamath Basin                         Western Grebe
Clark’s Grebe                                                                  Pied-billed Grebe heard only
White Pelican                                                                 Double-crested Cormorant, nest tree at Hyatt Lake
Great Blue Heron                                                           Great Egret
Green Heron, Ashland Pond & North Mtn Park       Black-crowned Night-Heron
Sandhill Cranes, Howard Prairie                                                                                Killdeer
Long-billed Curlew                                                                              Willet
Wilson’s Phalarope, Sheepey Island
Wilson’s Snipe, Howard Prairie fence posts
Ring-billed Gull                                                               California Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull                                                   Forster’s Tern
Caspian Tern                                                                   Band-tailed Pigeon, Tolman Creek Road
Eurasian Collared-Dove                                              Mourning Dove
Great Gray Owl, Howard Prairie                                 Northern Pygmy-Owl heard, Hyatt Meadow area
Vaux’s Swift, Ashland Pond                                         Kingfisher
Anna’s Hummingbird, nesting at North Mtn.
Calliope Hummingbird, Tolman Creek Road
Acorn Woodpecker                                                       Northern Flicker
Downy Woodpecker, Ashland Pond                          Hairy Woodpecker, Keene Creek
PileatedWoodpecker                                                                                                                                              White-headed Woodpecker, Howard Prairie Dam Road and Mount Ashland
Olive-sided Flycatcher, Mt. Ashland
Ash-throated Flycatcher, heard on Sheepey Island
Western Wood-Pewee                                                 Dusky Flycatcher, Bull Gap on Mt. Ashland
Willow Flycatcher                                                          Western Kingbird
Hutton’s Vireo, heard only                                          Cassin’s Vireo
Warbling Vireo, including family of four along Mt. Ashland Highway
Steller’s Jay                                                                     California Scrub-Jay
American Crow                                                              Common Raven
Black-billed Magpie, Klamath Basin & Butte Valley
Tree Swallow                                                                  Cliff Swallow
Barn Swallow                                                                 Black-capped Chickadee
Mountain Chickadee                                                     Bushtit
Red-breasted Nuthatch                                                White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper                                                               Golden-crowned Kinglet, heard on Mt. Ashland
Marsh Wren, Klamath                                                  Bewick’s Wren
House Wren                                                                    American Dipper, Little Hyatt Lake dam
Mountain Bluebird, Hyatt Meadow, etc.                  Western Bluebird
Townsend’s Solitaire, pair nesting on toilet building at Pelican Guard Day Use Area, Klamath
Hermit Thrush, singing on Mt. Ashland                     Robin
Sage Thrasher, Sheepey Island                                   Cedar Waxwing
Starling                                                                            Nashville Warbler
Yellow Warbler                                                              Hermit Warbler
MacGillivray’s Warbler, Keene Creek                        Audubon’s (Yellow-rumped) Warbler
Yellow-breasted Chat, heard and seen by some at North Mountain Park
California Towhee, North Mtn. Park                         Spotted Towhee
Green-tailed Towhee                                                    Song Sparrow
Lincoln’s Sparrow, Mt. Ashland                                  Vesper Sparrow
Brewer’s Sparrow heard on Seepey Island               Chipping Sparrow
Savanna Sparrow                                                           Junco
Black-headed Grosbeak                                `              Lazuli Bunting
Western Tanager                                                           Red-winged Blackbird
Yellow-headed Blackbird                                             Brewer’s Blackbird
Great-tailed Grackle, Lower Klamath NWR, CA
Bullock’s Oriole, nest at Putnam Point, Klamath Falls
Western Meadowlark, many heard singing             House Finch
Purple Finch                                                                    Cassin’s Finch, Mt. Ashland
Lesser Goldfinch                                                            American Goldfinch
House Sparrow
one weird goose unidentified at Howard Prairie, likely some domestic

Mammals included: least chipmunk, Townsend’s chipmunk, yellow-bellied marmot, Belding’s ground squirrel, golden-mantled ground squirrel, river otter, mule deer, pronghorn, Douglas’s squirrel, possible bobcat, numerous hominids

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