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03/17/13
Yuma County Birding
Filed under: Arizona
Posted by: Henry @ 5:23 pm

On Saturday (Mar 16) Rick Romea, Al, Mike, Brock, Lowell, and I spent a great day roaming Yuma County in search of birds and came up with 112 species.
(FOS = First of Season)

We started out at the Yuma West Wetlands with
CRISSAL THRASHER
WARBLING VIREO (FOS)

North and west of Yuma the BURROWING OWLS were out in force, and we had 13 of them.
Along the Yuma Main Drain we had 6 HOODED MERGANSERS, and along another drain farther along we had a COMMON MERGANSER.

We spent an hour south of County Ave 19 and had the following raptor count:
NORTHEN HARRIER
RED-TAILED HAWK, 12
FERRUGINOUS HAWK, 8
SWAINSON’S HAWK, 14

In the Wellton area we had:
GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE (Coyote Wash Golf Course)
WESTERN SANDPIPER (FOS)
RED-NAPED SAPSUCKER
WILSON’S WARBLER (FOS)
2 BLACK-CHINNED HUMMINGBIRD (FOS)
BULLOCK’S ORIOLE (FOS)

At Imperial NWR and Martinez Lake were:
6+ LUCY’S WARBLERS (heard and seen)
4 RED-BREASTED MERGANSERS
GREATER SCAUP
2 NEOTROPIC CORMORANTS

Finally, on the east side of the Yuma West Wetlands we had a VERY large western diamond-backed rattlesnake.

This past Thursday and Friday (14-15 Mar) Al and Helga have had a ZONE-TAILED HAWK fly over their place in south-central Yuma.

On Thursday (14 Mar) Brock had a GRAY VIREO in the King Valley on Kofa NWR.

Good hunting!
Henry

Bird List, 16 Mar 2013
1 Pied-billed Grebe
2 Eared Grebe
3 Western Grebe
4 Clark’s Grebe
5 Neotropic Cormorant
6 Double-crested Cormorant
7 Great Blue Heron
8 Great Egret
9 Snowy Egret
10 Cattle Egret
11 Green Heron
12 Black-crowned Night Heron
13 White-faced Ibis
14 Greater White-fronted Goose
15 Canada Goose
16 Gadwall
17 Blue-winged Teal
18 Mallard
19 Cinnamon Teal
20 Northern Shoveler
21 Green-winged Teal
22 Redhead
23 Ring-necked Duck
24 Greater Scaup
25 Bufflehead
26 Common Goldeneye
27 Hooded Merganser
28 Common Merganser
29 Red-breasted Merganser
30 Ruddy Duck
31 Osprey
32 Northern Harrier
33 Cooper’s Hawk
34 Swainson’s Hawk
35 Red-tailed Hawk
36 Ferruginous Hawk
37 American Kestrel
38 Ring-necked Pheasant
39 Gambel’s Quail
40 Clapper Rail
41 Sora
42 Common Moorhen
43 American Coot
44 Killdeer
45 Black-necked Stilt
46 Greater Yellowlegs
47 Spotted Sandpiper
48 Long-billed Curlew
49 Western Sandpiper
50 Least Sandpiper
51 Long-billed Dowitcher
52 Wilson’s Snipe
53 Turkey Vulture
54 Rock Pigeon
55 Mourning Dove
56 Inca Dove
57 Common Ground-Dove
58 Eurasian Collared Dove
59 Greater Roadrunner
60 Great Horned Owl
61 Burrowing Owl
62 Black-chinned Hummingbird
63 Anna’s Hummingbird
64 Costa’s Hummingbird
65 Belted Kingfisher
66 Gila Woodpecker
67 Red-naped Sapsucker
68 Ladder-backed Woodpecker
69 Northern Flicker
70 Black Phoebe
71 Say’s Phoebe
72 Vermilion Flycatcher
73 Ash-throated Flycatcher
74 Western Kingbird
75 Loggerhead Shrike
76 Warbling Vireo
77 Common Raven
78 Horned Lark
79 Tree Swallow
80 Northern Rough-winged Swallow
81 Cliff Swallow
82 Verdin
83 House Wren
84 Marsh Wren
85 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
86 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
87 Black-tailed Gnatcatcher
88 Northern Mockingbird
89 Crissal Thrasher
90 European Starling
91 Phainopepla
92 Wilson’s Warbler
93 Orange-crowned Warbler
94 Yellow-rumped Warbler
95 Common Yellowthroat
96 Abert’s Towhee
97 Chipping Sparrow
98 Brewer’s Sparrow
99 Savannah Sparrow
100 Song Sparrow
101 Lincoln’s Sparrow
102 White-crowned Sparrow
103 Red-winged Blackbird
104 Western Meadowlark
105 Yellow-headed Blackbird
106 Brewer’s Blackbird
107 Great-tailed Grackle
108 Brown-headed Cowbird
109 Bullock’s Oriole
110 House Finch
111 Lesser Goldfinch
112 House Sparrow

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