Friday, April 29, 2011

Mass Audubon Post [Park] sightings for 4-28-11

This post is backdated for reference, we really appreciate folks letting us know what they've seen in the area when we can't cover it!


We had a successful late morning visit to The Post on April 28. And thanks to your directions, we also found the prairie dog colony with a number of burrowing owls north of Marathon. FYI, I've included a list of the birds our Mass Audubon group found at The Post. Thanks again for your assistance.
Rene Laubach, Mass Aududbon

Birds seen at the Post 4-28-11, 10:45 a.m. - 1:10 p.m.:

Wild Turkey-1
Turkey Vulture
Red-tailed Hawk- 1 ad.
Zone-tailed Hawk-1 along Hwy 385 near Marathon
American Coot-2
Killdeer- 2 in marshy spot along road near The Post
Spotted Sandpiper-3
White-winged Dove
Mourning Dove
Belted Kingfisher- male
Golden-fronted Woodpecker- female
Empidonax sp.
Vermilion Flycatcher- male
Western Kingbird-1
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher--1
Bell's Vireo
Cliff Swallow
Cave Swallow
Barn Swallow
Cactus Wren-h
Northern Mockingbird
Yellow Warbler-1
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Townsend's Warbler-1
Black-and-white Warbler- 1
Wilson's Warbler- male
Canyon Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Vesper Sparrow
Lark Sparrow
Lark Bunting- 2 males
Lincoln's Sparrow-1
White-crowned Sparrow
Summer Tanager- male, female
Blue Grosbeak- 3 males
Indigo Bunting- male
Orchard Oriole- male
Pine Siskin- 6+

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