Birding Trip Report: Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge, Canyon County, Idaho on March 19, 2002

idahobirder at idahobirder at
Tue Mar 19 10:22:39 PST 2002

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Date: March 19, 2002
Location: Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge, Canyon County, Idaho

Low temperature: 29 degrees fahrenheit High temperature: 53 degrees fahrenheit
Wind direction: SE
Prevailing wind speed: 1-5 km/h gusting to: 6-11 km/h
Percentage of sky covered by clouds: 100%
Precipitation: none

I was at the refuge helping to put up the remainder of the Wood Duck
nestboxes. We didn't spend a whole lot of time bird watching but we
were able to see several different species of birds

Birds seen (in taxonomic order):

Western Grebe [1]
Greater White-fronted Goose [2]
Snow Goose [3]
Canada Goose
Common Merganser [4]
Ruddy Duck [5]
Bald Eagle [6]
Red-tailed Hawk [7]
American Kestrel
California Quail
American Coot
Ring-billed Gull
Mourning Dove
Northern Flicker
Black-billed Magpie
American Crow
Black-capped Chickadee
American Robin
European Starling
Song Sparrow
Red-winged Blackbird
House Sparrow


[1] Single bird - seen between Gotts Point and the Maintenance
[2] A couple large groups came in from the south
[3] A large group came in about 4:00 p.m.
[4] Female, single bird
[5] Male, single bird
[6] 2nd to 3rd year plummage
[7] A pair is nesting between Gotts Point and Shaffer Point

Total number of species seen: 24

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