Trip Report
Coulee Lake 2013-05-26
2013-05-26 12:10 for 15 minutes (birding) 15 sightings Coulee Lake (WAGCCLELK) Coulee City, WA (USA) Lat,Long: 47.61824,-119.30717 Map Elevation: 1600 feet
Lakes, marshes, dry shrubby meadows and basalt outcrops topped by scrubby sagebrush below O'Sullivan Dam just west of Coulee City. Vantage point at a pull-off along US 2 between sections of the dam. Mostly cloudy, 64F, light breeze David and I scoped Coulee Lake from the cliff rim at the pull-off just west of the site.
We didn't count birds visible on Banks Lake on the other side of the dam.
Gadwall 18  
Cinnamon Teal 2  
Northern Shoveler 4  
Redhead 2   Pair on nearest lake
Ruddy Duck 2   Pair on nearest lake
Black-crowned Night-Heron 1   Adult flushed from cattails on near side of closest lake.
American Coot 9  
California Gull 2   Flying over
American Robin 1  
Song Sparrow 1  
Red-winged Blackbird 5  
Western Meadowlark 2  
Yellow-headed Blackbird 7  
Brown-headed Cowbird 1  
Bullock's Oriole 2