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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).

 

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

 

January 13, 1015
Nature Trail
Cloudy, cold – snow on trail
BIRDS
Bohemian waxwings (large flocks)
Red-tailed hawk (dark phase)
Black billed magpie
Townsend’s solitaire
Winter flock of –
  Black capped chickadee
  Red breasted nuthatch
  Brown creeper
Great blue heron
Mallard
Collared dove
Mourning dove
Bald eagle – adult
Belted kingfisher
American robin
Red winged blackbird
Northern shrike
MAMMALS
White tail deer – along with many beds and tracks
Mouse tracks
Bunny tracks
Last Updated: Feb 20, 2015
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