Friends of Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge

FFF Bird-a-thon

07 Nov 2011 8:24 PM | Anonymous
The competition for the Grand Prize for the 2011 competition is off to a very good start.  Chris and Cassidy set a very high bar for teams for the next three Sundays.  They reported 43 species.  Here is their impressive list.
Snow Goose, Canada Goose, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Canvasback, Redhead, Ring-necked Duck, Bufflehead, Hooded Merganser, Common Merganser, Ruddy Duck, Pied-billed Grebe, Eared Grebe, Western Grebe, American White Pelican, Double-crested Cormorant, Bald Eagle, Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, American Kestrel, Merlin, American Coot, Sandhill Crane, American Avocet, Ring-billed Gull, Rock Dove, Northern Flicker, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, American Crow, Horned Lark, Mountain Bluebird, American Robin, European Starling, White-crowned Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Chestnut-collared Longspur, Red-winged Blackbird, and Western Meadowlark.
Additional birds reported include Ferruginous Hawk, Prairie Falcon, Bushtit, and House Finch.

The second place team was the "Denver Duo".  We hope you enjoyed our Refuge and will come back soon.

Get your team members, field guides, and binoculars and head out to the Refuge Sunday, November 13 and see if you can top this number.  Sonya Berg

Friends of Las Vegas (New Mexico) National Wildlife Refuge

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