Trip Report
Westside Calispell - Pease 2013-05-25
2013-05-25 07:20 for 1 hour (birding) 28 sightings Calispell Lake (WAPOCSPLK) Usk, WA (USA) Lat,Long: 48.28548,-117.35664 Map Elevation: 2100 feet
Calispell Lake is a shallow lake a few miles SW of Usk surrounded by marshes and pastures in a 1x3 mile valley bounded by low conifer-forested hills. Though there is no public access to the lake, Bennett and Westside Calispell roads pass through a variety of habitats including coniferous forest, pastures, fields, marshes and riparian zones as they circumnavigate the valley. Partly cloudy, 55F, calm. David and I parked in the driveway of the abandoned house on Westside Calispell Road a hundred yards north of Pease Road and found the reported Eastern Phoebe, along with 27 other species.
Met birder Tom Mansfield there, who provided helpful information on other sites in the area.
Canada Goose 7  
Great Blue Heron 2  
Turkey Vulture 1  
Cooper's Hawk 2  
Red-tailed Hawk 1  
Killdeer 1  
Spotted Sandpiper 1  
Wilson's Snipe 1  
Hammond's Flycatcher 1  
Eastern Phoebe 1  
Eastern Kingbird 2  
American Crow 2  
Tree Swallow 1  
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 3  
Barn Swallow 2  
Black-capped Chickadee 1  
American Robin 1  
Common Yellowthroat 1  
Yellow Warbler 1  
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1  
Wilson's Warbler 1  
Western Tanager 1  
Chipping Sparrow 2  
Song Sparrow 1  
Dark-eyed Junco 1  
Western Meadowlark 1  
Red Crossbill 2  
American Goldfinch 2