May 10, 2018 Monte Vista Refuge Bird Count

Monet Vista National Wildlife Refuge

May 10, 2018

Ruthanne Johnson, Tim Carden, Jan Oen, Deb Callahan, Carol Bernardin

Highlights were watching a sitting Peregrine Falcon, seeing Great-horned Owlets sitting in the nest and listening to a Sora hiding in the cattails.

45 species

Canada Goose 30
Blue-winged Teal 2
Cinnamon Teal 20
Northern Shoveler 6
Gadwall 12
Mallard 10
Redhead 14
Ring-necked Duck 4
Ruddy Duck 12
American Bittern 1
Black-crowned Night-Heron 1
Northern Harrier 2
Swainson’s Hawk 1
Sora 1
American Avocet 4
Killdeer 1
Wilson’s Phalarope 4
Mourning Dove 2
Great Horned Owl 3
American Kestrel 1
Peregrine Falcon 1
Western Kingbird 2
Black-billed Magpie 4
Horned Lark 1
Tree Swallow 20
Violet-green Swallow 10
Barn Swallow 4
Cliff Swallow 8
Black-capped Chickadee 1
Marsh Wren 2
American Robin 2
Sage Thrasher 1
Northern Mockingbird 1
European Starling 6
Yellow-rumped Warbler 2
White-crowned Sparrow 2
Vesper Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 1
Green-tailed Towhee 1
Spotted Towhee 1
Yellow-headed Blackbird 20
Red-winged Blackbird 20
Brewer’s Blackbird 6
House Finch 6
House Sparrow 4