Trip Report
Gloyd Seeps 2013-05-24
2013-05-24 12:10 for 3 hours (birding) 33 sightings Gloyd Seeps Wildlife Area (WAGCGLDSP) Moses Lake, WA (USA) Lat,Long: 47.24373,-119.27861 Map Elevation: 1200 feet
The wildlife area includes a marshy dammed-up section of Crab Creek with adjacent marshy areas to the east fed by springs and seeps. Access is from a parking area on the west side of Stratford Road NE about 7 miles N of Hwy 17 on the north side of the town of Moses Lake. Partly cloudy, 49-56F, SW breeze. David and I parked along Stratford Road NE 7 miles north of Hwy 17 and walked southwest on a gravel road to a bridge over Crab Creek, then north along the west side of the marsh. Total distance 2.2 miles.
No White-faced Ibis.
Canada Goose 13   Flying over
Gadwall 11  
Mallard 20   Mostly males
Blue-winged Teal 2  
Cinnamon Teal 4  
Northern Shoveler 4  
California Quail 2  
Turkey Vulture 1  
Swainson's Hawk 1   Over parking area, light phase
Red-tailed Hawk 1  
Killdeer 4  
Black-necked Stilt 8  
American Avocet 15  
Spotted Sandpiper 3  
Dunlin 1  
Wilson's Snipe 2   In marshy area below seeps
Wilson's Phalarope 14   Shallow water and mudflats along shore. Observed one male apparently displaying - he landed next to a female and walked with an upright stance in a tight circle several times around her.
Mourning Dove 3  
Black-billed Magpie 1  
Common Raven 4  
Tree Swallow 5  
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 5  
Bank Swallow 3  
Cliff Swallow 10  
Barn Swallow 10  
Marsh Wren 12  
American Robin 4  
Common Yellowthroat 3  
Song Sparrow 6  
Red-winged Blackbird 10  
Western Meadowlark 4  
Yellow-headed Blackbird 20   Mostly in rushes.
Brown-headed Cowbird 6