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Recent Sightings

Three birdwatchers with binoculars looking at something pointed out by fourth person.  Photo by Ronald Laubenstein, USFWSHere’s what folks are telling us about - birds, mammals, plants, other natural phenomenon. Let us know what you spotted on your most recent trip (email us at bisonrange@fws.gov).

March 10, 2015

Sunny, warm

Nature Trail and Day Use Area

White-tailed deer

Western painted turtles (out sunning on rocks and logs)

BIRDS

Canada goose

Mallard

Belted kingfisher

Mourning dove

Black-capped chickadee

Dark-eyed junco

Trumpeter swan (pair may be coming back to Nature Pond)

Northern flicker

American robin

Townsend’s solitaire

Feb 14, 2015 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Nature Trail

GREAT BACKYARD BIRD COUNT

Weather: Scattered clouds and sun, cool

Organized activity sponsored by the National Bison Range (USFWS)

Canada Goose 3

Mallard 9

Red-tailed Hawk 2

Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 1

Eurasian Collared-Dove 3

Northern Saw-whet Owl 1 (Saw whitewash on ground, looked up into tangled witch's broom in juniper and there it was only about 8 feet up. WOW!)

Belted Kingfisher 1

Downy Woodpecker 1

Northern Flicker 3 (Displaying/territorial behavior)

Black-billed Magpie 3

Common Raven 1

Black-capped Chickadee 4

Red-breasted Nuthatch 1

Golden-crowned Kinglet 1 (Heard other 4 kinglets with this one but never got a good look to see if it was a mixed flock or not.)

Townsend's Solitaire 3

American Robin 3

European Starling 4

Song Sparrow 2

Dark-eyed Junco 1

Last Updated: Mar 11, 2015
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