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Umtanum Valley (Apr 27, 2007 - May 27, 2013)
Umtanum Valley (WAKTUMTV) Yakima, WA (USA) Lat,Long: 46.85995,-120.50613 Map 60 species 8 trips (2 non-trip sightings)
The Umtanum valley drains east between the Umtanum and Manastash ridges into the Yakima River canyon about midway between Ellensburg and Yakima. The ridges are rounded above with basalt cliffs along the valley. The high country is all open grassland carpeted with bunchgrass, sagebrush and flowers. Flowers are particularly abundant on bare knolls where the soil is apparently too thin t support grass cover. The valley is narrow but flat-bottomed with a brush-lined perennial stream and dry meadows interspersed with scattered cottonwoods, apple trees and aspen groves. General info: http://www.bentler.us/eastern-washington/recreation/umtanum-creek.aspx Descriptions: http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/getaways/70519_hike16.shtml Birdlist: http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/resource/birds/chekbird/r1/yakinfo.htm.
Species Sightings Trips First Date Last Date Avg/Sighting Avg/Trip Max Ct
Mallard 1   1 04/28/2007 04/28/2007 1.0 0.1 1
Gray Partridge 2   2 04/09/2011 03/14/2013 1.5 0.4 2
California Quail 1   1 04/09/2011 04/09/2011 1.0 0.1 1
Great Blue Heron 1   1 04/28/2007 04/28/2007 1.0 0.1 1
Turkey Vulture 1   1 05/29/2011 05/29/2011 1.0 0.1 1
Osprey 1   1 04/28/2007 04/28/2007 1.0 0.1 1
Northern Harrier 1   1 03/14/2013 03/14/2013 3.0 0.4 3
Cooper's Hawk 1   1 04/09/2011 04/09/2011 1.0 0.1 1
Red-tailed Hawk 3   3 04/28/2007 03/14/2013 1.7 0.6 3
Golden Eagle 1   1 04/09/2011 04/09/2011 1.0 0.1 1
American Kestrel 2   2 04/28/2007 04/09/2011 1.5 0.4 2
Killdeer 1   1 04/28/2007 04/28/2007 1.0 0.1 1
Mourning Dove 2   2 03/14/2013 03/14/2013 1.5 0.4 2
Great Horned Owl 1   0 03/13/2013 03/13/2013 1.0 0.0 1
Common Poorwill 1   0 05/26/2013 05/26/2013 1.0 0.0 1
Belted Kingfisher 1   1 04/28/2007 04/28/2007 1.0 0.1 1
Downy Woodpecker 1   1 03/14/2013 03/14/2013 1.0 0.1 1
Northern Flicker 3   3 04/09/2011 03/14/2013 1.3 0.5 2
Western Wood-Pewee 1   1 05/29/2011 05/29/2011 2.0 0.3 2
Willow Flycatcher 1   1 04/28/2007 04/28/2007 1.0 0.1 1
Say's Phoebe 2   2 04/09/2011 03/14/2013 1.5 0.4 2
Steller's Jay 1   1 04/28/2007 04/28/2007 1.0 0.1 1
Black-billed Magpie 3   3 04/28/2007 03/14/2013 3.7 1.4 6
Common Raven 3   3 04/28/2007 03/14/2013 2.7 1.0 6
Horned Lark 3   3 04/09/2011 03/14/2013 1.7 0.6 2
Violet-green Swallow 2   2 04/28/2007 04/09/2011 4.0 1.0 6
Cliff Swallow 1   1 04/28/2007 04/28/2007 2.0 0.3 2
Black-capped Chickadee 2   2 04/09/2011 03/14/2013 1.0 0.3 1
Bushtit 1   1 04/09/2011 04/09/2011 4.0 0.5 4
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1   1 03/14/2013 03/14/2013 1.0 0.1 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1   1 05/29/2011 05/29/2011 1.0 0.1 1
Brown Creeper 1   1 03/14/2013 03/14/2013 2.0 0.3 2
Rock Wren 1   1 04/28/2007 04/28/2007 2.0 0.3 2
Bewick's Wren 1   1 04/09/2011 04/09/2011 1.0 0.1 1
House Wren 2   2 04/28/2007 05/29/2011 1.5 0.4 2
Pacific Wren 1   1 04/09/2011 04/09/2011 1.0 0.1 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2   2 04/28/2007 04/09/2011 2.0 0.5 2
Western Bluebird 4   4 05/29/2011 03/14/2013 2.8 1.4 4
Mountain Bluebird 1   1 03/14/2013 03/14/2013 2.0 0.3 2
American Robin 4   4 04/09/2011 03/14/2013 6.3 3.1 15
Varied Thrush 1   1 03/14/2013 03/14/2013 3.0 0.4 3
Gray Catbird 1   1 05/29/2011 05/29/2011 1.0 0.1 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 2   2 04/28/2007 05/29/2011 1.5 0.4 2
Western Tanager 1   1 05/29/2011 05/29/2011 1.0 0.1 1
Spotted Towhee 4   4 04/28/2007 03/14/2013 2.3 1.1 4
Chipping Sparrow 1   1 05/29/2011 05/29/2011 1.0 0.1 1
Brewer's Sparrow 1   1 04/28/2007 04/28/2007 6.0 0.8 6
Vesper Sparrow 2   2 04/28/2007 04/09/2011 5.0 1.3 6
Lark Sparrow 2   2 04/09/2011 04/09/2011 1.0 0.3 1
Song Sparrow 1   1 03/14/2013 03/14/2013 2.0 0.3 2
White-crowned Sparrow 1   1 04/28/2007 04/28/2007 10.0 1.3 10
Golden-crowned Sparrow 1   1 04/09/2011 04/09/2011 1.0 0.1 1
Dark-eyed Junco 4   4 04/28/2007 03/14/2013 3.8 1.9 8
Red-winged Blackbird 2   2 04/28/2007 03/14/2013 2.0 0.5 3
Western Meadowlark 6   6 04/28/2007 03/14/2013 2.3 1.8 6
Brewer's Blackbird 1   1 04/28/2007 04/28/2007 2.0 0.3 2
Cassin's Finch 1   1 05/29/2011 05/29/2011 4.0 0.5 4
House Finch 1   1 04/28/2007 04/28/2007 3.0 0.4 3
American Goldfinch 1   1 04/28/2007 04/28/2007 1.0 0.1 1
Evening Grosbeak 1   1 04/28/2007 04/28/2007 1.0 0.1 1
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