[Tweeters] Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM) Eagles Pride Golf Course monthly bird walk - 6-16-2016

Denis DeSilvis avnacrs4birds at outlook.com
Thu Jun 16 16:28:14 PDT 2016


Projected weather notwithstanding (supposed to be cold with showers), 14 of
us birded the Eagles Pride Golf Course at Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM),
and not only had fine birding, but fine weather, too (43 degF at start and
64 degF at end, with lots of sun and puffy clouds). Highlights include a
WESTERN BLUEBIRD pair (first time for a breeding pair at the course) feeding
young at a nest box on a Garry oak near the 18th green; HOODED MERGANSER
female with seven young at Hodge lake; and 8 warbler species
HERMIT, WILSON'S, and COMMON YELLOWTHROAT). 47 species (plus a couple of
"taxa") seen today.

The JBLM Eagles Pride GC birders 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

. July 21

. August 18

. September 15

Anyone is welcome to join us!

Hooded Merganser 8 Hodge Lake (1 adult fem. plus 7 young)

Red-tailed Hawk 1

Band-tailed Pigeon 9

Rufous Hummingbird 3

hummingbird sp. 5 Backlighting prevented verifying species

Downy Woodpecker 1

Northern Flicker 6

Pileated Woodpecker 1

Western Wood-Pewee 9

Willow Flycatcher 8

Pacific-slope Flycatcher 5

Hutton's Vireo 1

Steller's Jay 3

American/Northwestern Crow 5

Northern Rough-winged Swallow 2

Tree Swallow 40 Most were at Hodge Lake

Violet-green Swallow 20 Most over or around Hodge Lake

Barn Swallow 30

Cliff Swallow 3 Hodge Lake

Black-capped Chickadee 4

Chestnut-backed Chickadee 1

Red-breasted Nuthatch 8

House Wren 2 Singing behind driving range and visual/singing near
maintenance buildings (same place as 2015)

Pacific Wren 2

Western Bluebird 2 On Garry oak on right side of fairway about 100
yards from 18th green; carrying food into nest box

Swainson's Thrush 15

American Robin 30

European Starling 10

Cedar Waxwing 5

Orange-crowned Warbler 8

MacGillivray's Warbler 2

Common Yellowthroat 4

Yellow Warbler 2

Yellow-rumped Warbler 3

Black-throated Gray Warbler 2

Hermit Warbler 1 Singing male (well seen) in cut-through spot near
Dupont housing - seen/heard in this area in April and May; bright yellow

Wilson's Warbler 1

Chipping Sparrow 1

Dark-eyed Junco 12

White-crowned Sparrow 9

Song Sparrow 15

Spotted Towhee 9

Western Tanager 8

Black-headed Grosbeak 1

Red-winged Blackbird 6

Brown-headed Cowbird 10

Purple Finch 6

Pine Siskin 4

American Goldfinch 10

View this checklist online at

May all your birds be identified,

Denis DeSilvis

avnacrs 4 birds at outlook dot com

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