Trip Report
Wenzel Slough Rd 2013-05-04
2013-05-04 07:45 for 90 minutes (birding) 49 sightings Wenzel Slough Road (WAGHWZLSL) Elma, WA (USA) Lat,Long: 46.98201,-123.46534 Map Elevation: 80 feet
Wenzel Slough road loops around an area of the Chehalis River floodplain south of hwy 12 near Elma. Habitats include cropland, pastures, marshy fields, groves of cottonwood and ash, a few farms and residences, the Chehalis river and some mixed forest beyond the far bank. Sunny, 50's, calm. ABC field trip - drove west on Wenzel Slough road from the Elma airport to Keys Rd, then north on Keys Rd to hwy 12, with stops in several places to scope fields and wet areas and to look and listen for birds.
Sightings recorded in the field and submitted from BirdLog for Android v1.6
Greater White-fronted Goose 1  
Canada Goose 1  
Wood Duck 2  
Mallard 11  
Cinnamon Teal 4  
Northern Pintail 4  
Green-winged Teal 20  
Great Blue Heron 1  
Turkey Vulture 2  
Osprey 2  
Bald Eagle 3  
Killdeer 1  
Greater Yellowlegs 2  
Lesser Yellowlegs 1   Two 'tutu' calls heard from single flying bird
Western Sandpiper 5  
Least Sandpiper 150  
Dunlin 1  
Long-billed Dowitcher 9   Dark back, barred flanks, truncated black tips on upper scapulars, long bill, in fresh water pasture pond
Wilson's Snipe 2   One winnowing.
Band-tailed Pigeon 40  
Eurasian Collared-Dove 2  
Rufous Hummingbird 2  
Olive-sided Flycatcher 1   Sang once in mature mixed forest on S side of Chehalis R, no starling calls or imitations heard from that area.
Warbling Vireo 1   Singing
Steller's Jay 2  
American Crow 3  
Violet-green Swallow 2  
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 2  
Black-capped Chickadee 1  
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1  
Bewick's Wren 1  
Marsh Wren 3  
American Robin 4  
European Starling 2  
American Pipit 1   Flew over, tsit-tsit calls
Orange-crowned Warbler 2  
Common Yellowthroat 5  
Yellow Warbler 2  
Wilson's Warbler 1  
Western Tanager 1  
Savannah Sparrow 10  
Song Sparrow 5  
Red-winged Blackbird 5  
Brewer's Blackbird 3  
Brown-headed Cowbird 1  
Red Crossbill 4  
Pine Siskin 2  
American Goldfinch 6  
House Sparrow 1