Trip Report
222 Rd 26 NE 2013-05-25
2013-05-25 21:00 for 20 minutes (birding) 4 sightings Wilson Creek areas (WAGCWILS) Wilson Creek, WA (USA) Lat,Long: 47.38194,-119.06135 Map Elevation: 1560 feet
Shrub steppe, marshes and lakes, pastures, dry cropland near the town of Wilson Creek and along highway 28 in Grant County. Mostly clear, mid-50's, calm David and I turned off Hwy 28 onto 20.5 road, drove up the hill a quarter mile then turned left and drove south about .2 miles to a T intersection. We turned right at the T and drove west for .4 miles to a parking area on the left, where we camped, and noted a few birds singing around dusk.
Bunchgrass and sagebrush on irregular terrain with grassy hollows and low rocky outcrops. We came upon a porcupine in the road and managed a photo or two before it retreated to a den in the rocky outcrop just east of the parking area.
Horned Lark 3   One or two singing.
Brewer's Sparrow 2   Singing in sagebrush
Grasshopper Sparrow 1   Singing in scrubby sagebrush. Song was a faint ""tik tik"" followed by a very thin, high-pitched buzz.
Western Meadowlark 2   Singing in the distance