Birding Trip Report: Yakima County, Washington on April 20, 2002

kdturley at kdturley at
Sun Apr 21 06:56:04 PDT 2002

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Date: April 20, 2002
Location: Yakima County, Washington

The Yakima Audubon Society held a field trip to the Yakama Indian
Reservation on Saturday 20 April 2002. We birded the Zimmerman
properties and the newly aquired mink farm properties. It was a
beautiful spring morning and good company. here's the list as I have
it, if I missed anything let me know.

Birds seen (in taxonomic order):

Great Blue Heron
Turkey Vulture
Canada Goose
American Wigeon
Cinnamon Teal [1] 
Northern Shoveler
Northern Pintail
Green-Winged Teal
Ring-necked Duck
Northern Harrier
Red-tailed Hawk
American Kestrel
Ring-necked Pheasant
California Quail
American Coot
Black-necked Stilt [2] 
American Avocet [3] 
Greater Yellowlegs [4] 
Long-billed Curlew [5] 
Western Sandpiper [6] 
Dunlin [7] 
Common Snipe
Rock Dove
Mourning Dove
Belted Kingfisher [8] 
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Western Kingbird [9] 
Black-billed Magpie
Common Raven
Tree Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
Bewick's Wren [10] 
American Robin
European Starling
Song Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Red-winged Blackbird
Western Meadowlark
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Brewer's Blackbird
House Finch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow


[1]  Beautiful bird on a bright day
[2]  East end of Marion drain in flooded pasture
[3]  on the old mink farm
[4]  on the old mink farm
[5]  on the old mink farm
[6]  on the old mink farm
[7]  on the old mink farm
[8]  Marion Drain 
[9]  First I've seen this year
[10] Lots of these with their little scolding chatter

Total number of species seen: 50

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