Posted by: atowhee | May 8, 2021

FIVE DAYS IN MAY–HARNEY COUNTY BIRDS

Here’s a revised and double-checked list of birds seen by Malheur Field Station birders.

MALHEUR, MAY, 2021
MAY 1-5

BP—Benson Pond
BV—Buena Vista
Ch—Chickahominy Reservoir on US 20 west of Riley
FG—French Glen
HQ—Malheur NWR headquarters on Sodhouse Road
PS—Page Springs
St—Steens Mtn. south loopRoss’s Goose—at Burns Sewer Ponds

Canada Geese

Trumpeter Swan—no sign of nesting

Gadwall

Shoveler

American Wigeon

Northern Pintail

Mallard

Cinnamon Teal

Blue-winged Teal

Canvasback

Lesser Scaup—Burns sewer ponds

Ring-necked Duck

Redhead

Canvasback

Ruddy Duck

Bufflehead

Rock Pigeon

Collared-dove

Mourning Dove

California Quail

Ring-necked Pheasant

Rufous Hummingbird—HQ

Black-chinned Hummingbird–HQ

White-throated Swift

Pied-billed Grebe

Eared Grebe

Western  Grebe

Sora

Virginia Rail

American Bittern

Sandhill Crane—three females brooding on eggs

American Coot

American Avocet

Black-necked Stilt

Killdeer

Semipalmated Plover—Ch

Dunlin—Ch

Least Sandpiper

Western Sandpiper—Ch

Spotted Sandpiper

Long-billed Curlew

Wilson’s Snipe

Wilson’s Phalarope

Long-billed Dowitcher

Willet

California Gull—Burns sewer ponds

Ring-billed Gull

Franklin’s Gull

Black Tern

Forster’s Tern

Caspian Tern

Great Blue Heron

Great Egret

White-faced Ibis

Double-crested Cormorant

White Pelican—may not be able to nest this year at Malheur due to drought

Turkey Vulture

Golden Eagle

Northern Harrier

Sharp-shinned Hawk—HQ

Bald Eagle—nesting at P Ranch

Swainson’s Hawk

Ferruginous Hawk

Red-tailed Hawk

Burrowing Owl—two nest sites on private land

Short-eared Owl—north of Sodhouse Road in evening

Great Horned Owl—four different nests with owlets

Lewis’s Woodpecker

Northern Flicker

Prairie Falcon

Kestrel

Loggerhead Shrike

Dusky Flycatcher

Western Wood-Pewee

Say’s Phoebe

Western Kingbird

Cassin’s Vireo—HQ

Warbling Vireo

American Crow—FG & nearby

Common Raven

Black-billed Magpie

Mountain Chickadee—HQ

Horned Lark–Ch

Northern Rough-winged Swallow—esp. close views at BP

Tree Swallow

Violet-green Swallow

Bank Swallow

Barn Swallow

Cliff Swallow

Red-breasted Nuthatch—HQ

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Bushtit—St

Marsh Wren

Starling

Western Bluebird—FG

Mountain Bluebird—St

American Robin

Sage Thrasher

House Sparrow

House Finch

Cassin’s Finch

Pine Siskin

American Goldfinch

Lesser Goldfinch—HQ, PS

Evening Grosbeak—female only, HQ

Chipping Sparrow—St

Lark Sparrow–BP

Brewer’s Sparrow

Sagebrush Sparrow

Song Sparrow

Lincoln’s Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco

Golden-crowned Sparrow

White-crowned Sparrow

Spotted Towhee

Vesper Sparrow—singing, Ch

Great-tailed Grackle—HQ

Western Meadowlark

Yellow-headed Blackbird

Red-winged Blackbird

Brown-headed Cowbird

Brewer’s Blackbird

Nashville Warbler

Orange-crowned Warbler

Wilson’s Warbler

Yellow Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Western Tanager—males only,

Lazuli Bunting

total: 130 species


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