Trip Report
Birder's Corner 2013-04-08
2013-04-08 13:45 for 90 minutes (birding) 30 sightings Birder's Corner--Desert WLA (WAGCBCDWA) Royal City, WA (USA) Lat,Long: 46.96382,-119.56826 Map Elevation: 1150 feet
Marshes and ponds and adjacent orchards and shrub-steppe-vegetated dunes along Frenchman Hills Rd W just west of the jct with Dodson Rd S, which is about three miles east and six miles north of Royal City via hwy 26 and Road C SW. Mostly clear, 53F, NE breeze at times. I observed the marsh and sagebrush beyond it from the parking area for most of the time, then drove slowly east along Frenchman Hills Rd towards DodsonRd.
Sightings recorded in the field and submitted from BirdLog for Android v1.6
Gadwall 10   Pairs
American Wigeon 1  
Mallard 10  
Cinnamon Teal 6  
Northern Shoveler 20  
Northern Pintail 5  
Green-winged Teal 20  
Canvasback 10  
Lesser Scaup 15  
Ring-necked Pheasant 1  
Pied-billed Grebe 1  
Northern Harrier 3  
Red-tailed Hawk 1  
American Kestrel 1  
Virginia Rail 1   Called once or twice west of parking area
American Coot 3  
Killdeer 2  
Black-necked Stilt 40   I only counted 15 or so until a Northern Harrier flew over and flushed them all.
Dunlin 4   Mixed plumages
Common Raven 2  
Violet-green Swallow 1  
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 5  
Cliff Swallow 20  
Marsh Wren 5  
Yellow-rumped Warbler 2  
Song Sparrow 1  
Red-winged Blackbird 12  
Western Meadowlark 3  
Yellow-headed Blackbird 4  
House Finch 2