Trip Report
County Line Ponds 2013-04-08
2013-04-08 12:10 for 40 minutes (birding) 14 sightings County Line Ponds (WAGCCLPND) Othello, WA (USA) Lat,Long: 46.82606,-119.38092 Map Elevation: 960 feet
Saline ponds in area of rocky shrub-steppe scablands and pastures along hwy 26 just east of the Adams/Grant county line, about 10 miles west of Othello. Partly cloudy, 52F, light breeze. I parked along hwy 26 and scoped both ponds.
Sightings recorded in the field and submitted from BirdLog for Android v1.6
Canada Goose 500   Relatively small and short-necked with pale breast
Mallard 2  
Cinnamon Teal 4  
Northern Pintail 6  
Green-winged Teal 12  
Canvasback 3  
Golden Eagle 1   Juvenile (extensive white at base of primaries and tail feathers) flew over fairly high, disturbing the geese nonetheless.
Black-necked Stilt 17   Around shores of pond east of hwy 26
American Avocet 6   East of hwy 26, swimming and up-ending like ducks to feed.
Dunlin 40   Roosting on rocks in pond west of hwy 26, mixed plumages
Ring-billed Gull 3   Resting on far side of pond west of hwy 26
White-crowned Sparrow 2   In sagebrush
Red-winged Blackbird 2  
Western Meadowlark 2