Trip Report
Para/McCain's Ponds 2013-04-08
2013-04-08 07:15 for 2 hrs 15 mins (birding) 37 sightings Para/McCain's Ponds (WAACOTPMP) Othello, WA (USA) Lat,Long: 46.85419,-119.18561 Map Elevation: 960 feet
Former potato-processing settlement ponds now consisting of several ponds and marshy areas separated by dikes and surrounded by pastures and fragments of shrub-steppe habitat along West McManamon Road (hwy 24/N Broadway Ave) 2 miles north of downtown Othello. Partly cloudy, 38-45F, occ light breeze. I drove around the ponds on the main dike and observed birds w/ binoculars and scope.
No Tri-colored Blackbirds. Sightings recorded in the field and submitted from BirdLog for Android v1.6
Snow Goose 3  
Canada Goose 4000   Large flocks grazing in fields east and south of ponds
Gadwall 6  
American Wigeon 7  
Mallard 12  
Northern Shoveler 150  
Green-winged Teal 30  
Canvasback 20  
Lesser Scaup 20  
Bufflehead 80  
Common Goldeneye 3  
Barrow's Goldeneye 1   Female with Common Goldeneyes
Ring-necked Pheasant 8  
Double-crested Cormorant 1  
Great Blue Heron 2  
Great Egret 2  
Northern Harrier 2  
Rough-legged Hawk 1  
American Coot 30  
Killdeer 2  
Black-necked Stilt 3  
Ring-billed Gull 15  
Rock Pigeon 1  
Eurasian Collared-Dove 1  
Mourning Dove 1  
Northern Flicker 1  
Common Raven 2  
Tree Swallow 5  
Cliff Swallow 15  
Marsh Wren 10  
European Starling 15  
White-crowned Sparrow 50  
Red-winged Blackbird 60  
Western Meadowlark 3  
Yellow-headed Blackbird 40  
Brewer's Blackbird 30  
House Sparrow 1  
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