Friends of Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge

Bird-A-Thon, Nov. 20

21 Nov 2011 6:09 PM | Anonymous
We had another tremendous day at the Refuge this past Sunday.  Many, many, many visitors and lots of good birding.  This weeks winner was "Wilderness Wonders", Demis Foster and Meredith and Tory Taylor with 43 species reported.  Their list includes: Snow Goose, Canada Goose, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Green-winged Teal, Mallard, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Canvasback, Bufflehead, Hooded Merganser, Common Merganser, Pied-billed Grebe, Eared Grebe, Western Grebe, Great Blue Heron, Bald Eagle, Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, American Kestrel, American Coot, Sandhill Crane, Bonaparte's Gull, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Rock Dove, Mourning Dove, Northern Flicker, Northern Shrike, Steller's Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, American Crow, Western Bluebird, Mountain Bluebird, Townsend's Solitaire, American Robin, European Starling, Song Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, and House Sparrow.  Other species sighted that brought this weeks total to 49 are:  American goldfinch, Ferruginous Hawk, Ring-necked Duck, White-crowned Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, and Chipping Sparrow.

Don't forget there is one more opportunity to enjoy the backroad of the Refuge and also to enter the Bird-a-thon competition.  The highest number reported by one team is 44, but the total number of species reported is more than 50.  So, anyone can still win the grand prize.  Come enjoy your Refuge!  Sonya Berg

Friends of Las Vegas (New Mexico) National Wildlife Refuge

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