Birding Trip Report: Yakima County, Washington on September 22, 2002

kdturley at bentonrea.com kdturley at bentonrea.com
Sun Sep 22 11:34:50 PDT 2002


This report was mailed for Kerry Turley by http://birdnotes.net

Date: September 22, 2002
Location: Yakima County, Washington


A Sunday romp around the lower Yakima valley on a beautiful fall day
produced the following birds.

Birds seen (in taxonomic order):

Pied-billed Grebe [1] 
Double-crested Cormorant [2] 
Great Blue Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron [3] 
Turkey Vulture [4] 
Canada Goose [5] 
Mallard
Ring-necked Duck [6] 
Northern Harrier
Red-tailed Hawk
American Kestrel
Ring-necked Pheasant
California Quail
American Coot [7] 
Killdeer
Rock Dove
Mourning Dove
Great Horned Owl
Belted Kingfisher [8] 
Lewis' Woodpecker [9] 
Northern Flicker
Steller's Jay [10] 
Western Scrub-Jay [11] 
Black-billed Magpie
American Crow
Common Raven
Tree Swallow
Barn Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
Bewick's Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Western Bluebird [12] 
American Robin
Gray Catbird [13] 
European Starling
Orange-crowned Warbler [14] 
Yellow-rumped Warbler [15] 
Spotted Towhee [16] 
Savannah Sparrow [17] 
Song Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow [18] 
White-crowned Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow [19] 
Dark-eyed Junco
Red-winged Blackbird
Western Meadowlark
Brewer's Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird [20] 
House Finch
American Goldfinch

Footnotes:

[1]  4- on Zimmerman's pond at Marion Drain and Lateral "A"
     (Zimmerman's Pond)
[2]  3- on Zimmerman's Pond
[3]  1 - at Zimmerman's Pond
[4]  8 - Yost Rd. and Tecumseh Rd. DeLorme pg. 36 A/B 3½
[5]  Zimmerman's Pond
[6]  4 - Zimmerman's Pond
[7]  Zimmerman's Pond
[8]  1 - Female on Toppenish Creek in Topennish Wildlife Refuge (TWR)
[9]  Lots of them at Ft. Simcoe
[10] 1 - Ft. Simcoe
[11] 5 - Ft. Simcoe This was the bird of the day.
[12] 2 - Ft. Simcoe
[13] 1 - Heard along Toppenish Creek at TWR. Seems late in the season.
[14] TWR and Ft. Simcoe
[15] Most abundant bird at TWR HQ also found at Ft. Simcoe
[16] TWR and Ft. Simcoe
[17] 1 - Flooded field West of Old Goldendale Rd and South of Marion
     Dr.(Flooded Field)
[18] 1 - TWR
[19] Ft. Simcoe
[20] Flooded Field

Total number of species seen: 50




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