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Bird-a-thon, Nov. 13

18 Nov 2011 11:02 AM | Anonymous
Despite the fierce wind last Sunday, we had another great day at the Refuge.  There were approximately 100 hardy souls that visited and endured the wind.  The weeks winner was "Dynamic Duo".  Meredith and Tory Taylor reported 44 species.  Rumor says they will be back this weekend along with the Ruges.  The competition is keen for the Grand Prize at the end of the four Sundays.  Happy Birding!

Here's this weeks list:  Snow Goose, Canada Goose, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Green-winged Teal, Mallard, Blue-winged Teal, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Canvasback, Bufflehead, Hooded Merganser, Common Merganser, Horned Grebe, Eared Grebe, Western Grebe, Clark's Grebe, American White Pelican, Bald Eagle, Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, Ferruginous Hawk, American Kestrel, Prairie Falcon, American Coot, Sandhill Crane, Wilson's Phalarope, Bonaparte's Gull, Ring-billed Gull, Caspian Tern, Rock Dove, Mourning Dove, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, American Crow, Horned Lark, Western Bluebird, Mountain Bluebird, American Robin, European Starling, Dark-eyed Junco, Western Meadowlark, Brewer's Blackbird, and House Sparrow.
Additional birds reported include Great Blue Heron, Red-winged Blackbird, and Northern Flicker.

Second place this week went to the PEEC Birders from Los Alamos.  Thanks for making the trip over the mountain.  
Sonya Berg


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