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Ninepipe Birds

 A mixed flock of northern shoveler ducks (with bright green heads), a handsome brown and white headed northern pintail male, brown female ducks, and slender black and white black-necked stilts rest along the shore. Photo by Steve Hillebrand, USFWSEstablished among the prairie potholes of the Mission Valley to be “….a refuge and breeding grounds for native birds”, Ninepipe National Wildlife Refuge provides excellent breeding and staging habitat for abundant waterfowl and other water birds. We’ll post sightings here from time to time. Let us know what you’ve been seeing.

March 23, 2016 (Wednesday)
Patchy clouds, cool
Ninepipe reservoir and surrounding potholes
Mallard

Northern pintail
American coot
Redhead
Killdeer
Northern harrier
Ring billed gull
Ring necked pheasant
Common merganser
Canada goose
Snow goose
Ring necked duck
Lesser scaup
Black billed magpie
Tree swallow
Trumpeter swan
Bufflehead
American Robin
Red winged blackbird
Red tailed hawk
Rough legged hawk
American kestrel
European starling


March 5, 2016
Cloudy, mild breezy
From viewing site off Hwy 93
Mallard
Northern pintail
American coot (large rafts)
Canada goose
Ring billed gull
Northern harrier (harassing the perched Peregrine falcon)
Peregrine falcon
Great blue heron
Common goldeneye (quite a few)
Barrow’s goldeneye (not as many)
Bufflehead
American wigeon
Canvasback
Ring necked duck
Redhead
Green winged teal
Trumpeter swan
American robin
Red tailed hawk
Northern shrike (may be last of the year)
Red-winged blackbird
White tail deer

 

Last Updated: Mar 23, 2016
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