Friends of Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge

Bird-A-Thon, Nov. 27

05 Dec 2011 2:38 PM | Anonymous
As the old saying goes, "Better Late than Never."  The weekly winner for the Bird-A-Thon was Sarah Powell, one woman show.  Her list included the following 36 species:  Snow Goose, Cackling 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, Clark's Grebe, Great Blue Heron, Bald Eagle, Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, Ferruginous Hawk, American Kestrel, American Coot, Sandhill Crane, Ring-billed Gull, Mourning Dove, Ladder-backed Woodpecker, Norther Flicker, Northern Shrike, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Mountain Bluebird, European Starling, White-crowned Sparrow, and Western Meadowlark.  Additional birds sighted on the final weekend include:  Green winged Teal, Loggerhead Shrike, Eared Grebe, Golden Eagle, American Crow, Black-crowned Night Heron, and Chestnut-collared Longspur.  Congratulations to Sarah and the other weekly winners.  Thanks, also, to all who participated in the Bird-a-thon and to those that made donations.

The Grand Prize goes to Meredith and Tory Taylor with 44 reported species.  I will post a complete list as soon as I get all entrants lists collated along with the list posted at the Refuge.

Friends hope to have even more participation next year.  In the meantime Happy Birding!
Sonya Berg

Friends of Las Vegas (New Mexico) National Wildlife Refuge

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