Trip Report
Sportsman State Park 2013-05-23
2013-05-23 15:25 for 1 hrs 55 mins (birding) 28 sightings Yakima Valley (WAYCYAKV) Yakima, WA (USA) Lat,Long: 46.59172,-120.45648 Map
The Yakima valley site includes the urban and agricultural areas in Yakima County was well as the Yakima River canyon and surrounding sagebrush steppe hills. Partly cloudy, 62F. Water fairly high. David and I walked out to marsh overlook, then around pond, then across island to Yakima River and back. Total distance 1.6 miles.
Wood Duck 6   Mostly males in pond and marsh
Mallard 4  
Great Blue Heron 1  
Osprey 1  
Red-tailed Hawk 1  
Virginia Rail 4   Several calling in cattails around bridge between pond and marsh
Mourning Dove 1  
Belted Kingfisher 1  
Downy Woodpecker 2  
Northern Flicker 1  
Western Wood-Pewee 3  
Tree Swallow 15  
Violet-green Swallow 2  
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 3  
Cliff Swallow 2  
Black-capped Chickadee 4  
Bewick's Wren 3  
House Wren 6  
American Robin 3  
European Starling 7  
Cedar Waxwing 10  
Song Sparrow 5  
Black-headed Grosbeak 4  
Red-winged Blackbird 20  
Yellow-headed Blackbird 15  
Bullock's Oriole 2  
House Finch 5  
American Goldfinch 8