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Methow Valley (May 06, 2011 - May 21, 2013)
Riparian aspen grove
Bitterbrush and snowberry in foreground
Riparian aspen and hayfield
Ponderosa Pine
Hay shed
Penstemon on rock outcrop
Coyotes hunting in hayfield
Black-tailed Deer
Methow Valley (WAOKMETV) Winthrop, WA (USA) Lat,Long: 48.43227,-120.17620 Map Elevation: 2000 feet 108 species 12 trips (21 non-trip sightings)
The Methow River drains the east side of the North Cascades from Lake Chelan to the Canadian border. Habitats include a ribbon of cottonwods along the river, pastures and residences in the valley, meadows with varying mixtures of bitterbrush, sagebrush and serviceberry on the lower hillsides with scattered groves of aspen, ponderosa pine forest and mixed coniferous forest.
Species Sightings Trips First Date Last Date Avg/Sighting Avg/Trip Max Ct
Canada Goose 4   4 05/07/2011 05/19/2013 14.5 4.8 26
Mallard 7   6 05/07/2011 05/20/2013 5.4 2.9 16
Ring-necked Duck 1   1 05/07/2011 05/07/2011 14.0 1.2 14
Common Goldeneye 1   1 05/20/2013 05/20/2013 3.0 0.3 3
Barrow's Goldeneye 1   1 05/07/2011 05/07/2011 8.0 0.7 8
Hooded Merganser 1   1 05/20/2013 05/20/2013 9.0 0.8 9
Common Merganser 1   0 05/07/2011 05/07/2011 2.0 0.0 2
Ruddy Duck 2   2 05/07/2011 05/19/2013 1.5 0.3 2
Ring-necked Pheasant 1   1 05/20/2013 05/20/2013 1.0 0.1 1
Ruffed Grouse 2   2 05/19/2013 05/20/2013 1.0 0.2 1
Dusky Grouse 3   3 05/20/2012 05/19/2013 1.3 0.3 2
California Quail 1   0 05/07/2011 05/07/2011 15.0 0.0 15
Pied-billed Grebe 1   1 05/19/2013 05/19/2013 1.0 0.1 1
Great Blue Heron 1   1 05/07/2011 05/07/2011 1.0 0.1 1
Turkey Vulture 3   2 05/20/2012 05/19/2013 3.7 0.5 5
Osprey 4   4 05/20/2012 05/20/2013 1.3 0.4 2
Bald Eagle 2   1 05/20/2012 01/21/2013 2.0 0.2 2
Northern Harrier 1   1 05/20/2013 05/20/2013 1.0 0.1 1
Red-tailed Hawk 7   7 05/07/2011 05/20/2013 1.3 0.8 2
Golden Eagle 4   3 05/07/2011 05/19/2013 1.0 0.3 1
American Kestrel 5   4 05/21/2012 05/20/2013 2.0 0.6 4
Sora 1   1 05/19/2013 05/19/2013 1.0 0.1 1
American Coot 5   4 05/07/2011 05/20/2013 3.4 1.0 6
Killdeer 4   4 05/07/2011 05/20/2013 1.3 0.4 2
Spotted Sandpiper 4   4 05/20/2012 05/20/2013 1.8 0.6 3
Rock Pigeon 1   1 05/20/2013 05/20/2013 1.0 0.1 1
Eurasian Collared-Dove 3   2 05/07/2011 05/20/2013 2.0 0.3 3
Mourning Dove 6   5 05/20/2012 05/20/2013 2.8 1.3 7
Vaux's Swift 3   3 05/20/2012 05/19/2013 3.0 0.8 3
Calliope Hummingbird 5   5 05/07/2011 05/20/2013 2.4 1.0 4
Rufous Hummingbird 1   1 05/20/2012 05/20/2012 3.0 0.3 3
Belted Kingfisher 1   1 05/20/2012 05/20/2012 1.0 0.1 1
Lewis's Woodpecker 3   1 05/07/2011 05/20/2013 1.3 0.1 2
Williamson's Sapsucker 2   2 05/20/2012 05/19/2013 1.0 0.2 1
Red-naped Sapsucker 6   6 05/07/2011 05/20/2013 1.5 0.8 2
Downy Woodpecker 4   4 05/07/2011 05/19/2013 1.0 0.3 1
Hairy Woodpecker 6   6 05/07/2011 05/20/2013 1.2 0.6 2
Northern Flicker 7   7 05/07/2011 05/20/2013 2.0 1.2 3
Olive-sided Flycatcher 1   1 05/20/2012 05/20/2012 1.0 0.1 1
Western Wood-Pewee 6   6 05/07/2011 05/20/2013 1.8 0.9 3
Least Flycatcher 2   1 05/21/2012 05/21/2012 1.0 0.1 1
Hammond's Flycatcher 3   3 05/07/2011 05/19/2013 10.3 2.6 18
Dusky Flycatcher 7   7 05/07/2011 05/20/2013 3.0 1.8 7
Pacific-slope Flycatcher 1   1 05/19/2013 05/19/2013 1.0 0.1 1
Say's Phoebe 3   2 05/07/2011 05/21/2012 1.0 0.2 1
Western Kingbird 7   6 05/07/2011 05/20/2013 1.9 0.8 4
Eastern Kingbird 1   1 05/20/2013 05/20/2013 1.0 0.1 1
Cassin's Vireo 6   6 05/07/2011 05/20/2013 5.3 2.7 23
Warbling Vireo 7   7 05/20/2012 05/20/2013 4.1 2.4 14
Steller's Jay 3   3 05/20/2012 05/19/2013 1.7 0.4 2
Black-billed Magpie 5   5 05/20/2012 05/20/2013 1.8 0.8 3
American Crow 6   5 05/07/2011 05/20/2013 2.5 1.1 5
Common Raven 7   7 05/07/2011 05/20/2013 3.0 1.8 6
Tree Swallow 8   8 05/07/2011 05/20/2013 6.0 4.0 15
Violet-green Swallow 5   5 05/07/2011 05/20/2013 10.0 4.2 25
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 2   2 05/21/2012 05/19/2013 3.5 0.6 5
Cliff Swallow 2   2 05/21/2012 05/20/2013 3.0 0.5 5
Barn Swallow 5   5 05/07/2011 05/20/2013 9.0 3.8 30
Black-capped Chickadee 4   4 05/07/2011 05/20/2013 2.0 0.7 3
Mountain Chickadee 5   5 05/07/2011 05/20/2013 6.6 2.8 14
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 1   1 05/19/2013 05/19/2013 1.0 0.1 1
Red-breasted Nuthatch 4   4 05/07/2011 05/19/2013 5.3 1.8 9
White-breasted Nuthatch 1   1 05/20/2013 05/20/2013 1.0 0.1 1
Pygmy Nuthatch 1   1 05/20/2012 05/20/2012 2.0 0.2 2
Rock Wren 1   1 05/20/2012 05/20/2012 1.0 0.1 1
House Wren 8   8 05/07/2011 05/20/2013 6.5 4.3 18
Pacific Wren 1   1 05/20/2012 05/20/2012 1.0 0.1 1
American Dipper 1   0 05/07/2011 05/07/2011 1.0 0.0 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 3   3 05/07/2011 05/19/2013 4.0 1.0 7
Western Bluebird 3   2 05/21/2012 05/19/2013 2.7 0.3 4
Mountain Bluebird 1   1 05/20/2012 05/20/2012 12.0 1.0 12
Townsend's Solitaire 5   5 05/07/2011 05/19/2013 1.8 0.8 4
American Robin 10   10 05/07/2011 05/20/2013 3.7 3.1 9
Gray Catbird 2   2 05/21/2012 05/19/2013 2.0 0.3 2
European Starling 4   4 05/21/2012 05/20/2013 6.0 2.0 9
Orange-crowned Warbler 3   3 05/20/2012 05/19/2013 1.3 0.3 2
Nashville Warbler 3   3 05/07/2011 05/19/2013 11.7 2.9 22
MacGillivray's Warbler 5   5 05/20/2012 05/19/2013 4.2 1.8 16
Yellow Warbler 8   7 05/07/2011 05/20/2013 6.0 3.9 20
Yellow-rumped Warbler 4   4 05/07/2011 05/19/2013 86.8 28.9 300
Townsend's Warbler 4   4 05/07/2011 05/19/2013 14.0 4.7 38
Wilson's Warbler 6   6 05/20/2012 05/20/2013 2.0 1.0 3
Western Tanager 6   6 05/20/2012 05/20/2013 10.2 5.1 38
Spotted Towhee 7   7 05/07/2011 05/20/2013 6.9 4.0 20
Chipping Sparrow 7   7 05/20/2012 05/20/2013 7.6 4.4 22
Brewer's Sparrow 1   1 05/07/2011 05/07/2011 1.0 0.1 1
Vesper Sparrow 7   7 05/07/2011 05/20/2013 5.1 3.0 15
Lark Sparrow 3   2 05/20/2012 05/19/2013 1.3 0.3 2
Song Sparrow 7   7 05/07/2011 05/20/2013 1.6 0.9 3
White-crowned Sparrow 2   2 05/07/2011 05/19/2013 5.5 0.9 10
Golden-crowned Sparrow 1   1 05/07/2011 05/07/2011 1.0 0.1 1
Dark-eyed Junco 4   4 05/20/2012 05/19/2013 10.3 3.4 15
Unidentified Sparrow 1   1 05/20/2012 05/20/2012 2.0 0.2 2
Black-headed Grosbeak 5   5 05/20/2012 05/20/2013 2.8 1.2 4
Lazuli Bunting 7   7 05/07/2011 05/20/2013 4.3 2.5 12
Red-winged Blackbird 8   8 05/07/2011 05/20/2013 6.8 4.5 20
Western Meadowlark 6   6 05/07/2011 05/20/2013 3.0 1.5 5
Yellow-headed Blackbird 2   2 05/19/2013 05/20/2013 3.5 0.6 5
Brewer's Blackbird 6   6 05/07/2011 05/20/2013 4.0 2.0 10
Brown-headed Cowbird 8   8 05/07/2011 05/20/2013 4.8 3.2 7
Bullock's Oriole 7   7 05/20/2012 05/20/2013 2.3 1.3 3
Pine Grosbeak 1   1 01/21/2013 01/21/2013 12.0 1.0 12
Cassin's Finch 8   7 05/07/2011 05/19/2013 8.1 3.3 25
House Finch 2   2 01/21/2013 05/20/2013 2.5 0.4 3
Red Crossbill 2   2 05/20/2012 05/19/2013 5.0 0.8 8
Pine Siskin 5   5 05/20/2012 05/20/2013 3.6 1.5 11
American Goldfinch 7   7 05/07/2011 05/20/2013 3.6 2.1 6
Evening Grosbeak 7   7 05/07/2011 05/20/2013 5.3 3.1 9
House Sparrow 2   2 01/21/2013 05/20/2013 11.0 1.8 20
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