Trip Report
Long Lake Camp 2013-06-02
2013-06-02 05:40 for 1 hrs 40 mins (birding) 28 sightings Columbia NWR (WAGCCLNWR) Moses Lake, WA (USA) Lat,Long: 46.92556,-119.20028 Map Elevation: 1000 feet
Columbia National Wildlife Refuge is a maze of coulees cut into the Columbia River basalts south and east of Moses Lake by Ice Age floods. Seepage from irrigation supplies year-round water to numerous lakes and marshes in the cliff-rimmed valleys along Crab Creek. Upland habitat is shrub-steppe, mostly sagebrush and bunch grass. Riparian habitats include extensive rushes and cattails along permanent water, various annuals in bands around ephemeral wet areas, weedy sometimes-flooded fields and shrubby habitats dominated by currant, wild rose and willow. Partly cloudy, 58F, light W breeze. ABC field trip - Birds seen/heard around camp at the south end of Long Lake, and along the access road into the camping/fishing area. Submitted from BirdLog for Android v1.6
Technically state land and not actually in Columbia NWR.
Canada Goose 8   Flying over, and two adults on lake w/ goslings
Ring-necked Pheasant 1   Distant calls
California Quail 1   Calling in area
American White Pelican 1   Flew over
Double-crested Cormorant 2  
Great Blue Heron 1   Flew over
Great Egret 1   Flew over
American Kestrel 1  
Killdeer 2  
Spotted Sandpiper 1  
Bonaparte's Gull 1   sSmall gull, white head w/ black ear spot, pink legs, black bill
Ring-billed Gull 10  
California Gull 5  
Caspian Tern 1  
Forster's Tern 2   On outcrop in lake
Mourning Dove 1   Calling early
Black-billed Magpie 2  
Common Raven 1  
Horned Lark 4  
Violet-green Swallow 3  
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 2  
Cliff Swallow 10  
Rock Wren 2   In rock piles along canal
Lark Sparrow 2   Along road near entrance to the area
Red-winged Blackbird 3  
Western Meadowlark 6  
Brewer's Blackbird 5  
Pine Siskin 1   Flew over, ID by calls