Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve Field Trip

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Five members had an extraordinary walk on the Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve. Vic and Helen identified the lush trees and shrubs. Our total bird count was 27 species including a Bullock’s Oriole and a Pileated Woodpecker. A raccoon peeking out from a hole in a tree, a coyote on the bank of the west slough and the bunnies on the trail, made our day.

Bird Count

Canada Geese 10

Wood Duck 3 females & 12 ducklings

Mallard 14

Common Merganser 7

Pied-billed Grebe 1 nesting

Herons 27 leaves hide nests but chicks are very vocal

Turkey Vultures 3

Osprey 1 nesting

American Crow 5

Eurasian Collared Dove 2

Rufous Hummingbird 1

Northern Flicker 1

Pileated Woodpecker 1

N. Rough-winged Swallow 3

Tree Swallow 15

Black-capped Chickadee 2

American Robin 5

Swainson’s Thrush 3

European Starling 5

Kinglet sp unknown 2

Common Yellowthroat 5

Song Sparrow 5

Spotted Towhee 3

Bullock’s Oriole 1

Red-winged Blackbird 8

American Goldfinch 4

House Sparrow 4

Submitted by Janet Pollock