[Tweeters] JBLM Eagles Pride GC - Monthly Bird Walk 1-16-14 (late report)

Denis DeSilvis avnacrs4birds at outlook.com
Sat Jan 18 12:35:35 PST 2014


A cold, foggy Thursday and 10 of us walked the allowable area around Joint
Base Lewis McChord's Eagles Pride golf course. At least the ponds weren't
frozen over so some waterfowl were there. We had the usual forest species
and ducks (29 species), and had high counts for American Wigeon, Anna's
Hummingbird, and Pacific Wren. New to the count were Hooded Merganser and
Belted Kingfisher. This was the first month we haven't had Red Crossbills,
and the only finches were House - the norm, it seems for the Puget Lowlands
this winter.

We've managed to garner 97 species (will be verifying that number) on all of
our trips since we started, and hope to hit 100 soon. Target species for
this habitat that we haven't seen include Great Blue Heron, accipiters,
rails, Wilson's Snipe, Hairy Woodpecker, Common Goldeneye, and Turkey
Vulture, to name a few.

We meet the third Thursday of each month at 8:00AM. Starting point is Bldg #
1514, Driving Range Tee, Eagles Pride Golf Course, I-5 Exit 116, Mounts Road
Exit. Upcoming walks include the following:

. February 20

. March 20

. April 17 (our 1 year JBLM Bird Walk anniversary!)

. March, May, July, September Quarterly Sunday Bird Walks. Schedule
date & time TBD.

Below is the bird list for this month, as input to eBird by our scribe, Russ

Jan 16, 2014 8:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Protocol: Traveling

2.5 mile(s)

Comments: low-mid 40's temp, foggy

29 species

Canada Goose 43

American Wigeon 83

Mallard 4

Ring-necked Duck 17

Bufflehead 7

Hooded Merganser 5

Red-tailed Hawk (Western) 1

Anna's Hummingbird 7

Belted Kingfisher 1

Northern Flicker (Red-shafted) 10

Steller's Jay 3

American Crow 15

Black-capped Chickadee 13

Chestnut-backed Chickadee 6

Red-breasted Nuthatch 4

Brown Creeper 1

Pacific Wren 25

Bewick's Wren 2

Golden-crowned Kinglet 21

Ruby-crowned Kinglet 8

American Robin 6

Varied Thrush 7

European Starling 10

Spotted Towhee (Pacific) 3

Fox Sparrow (Sooty) 2

Song Sparrow 16

Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon) 10

Red-winged Blackbird 4

House Finch 6

May all your birds be identified,

Denis DeSilvis

Roy, WA

Mailto: avnacrs4birds at outlook.com

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