Trip Report
South Morgan Lake Rd 2013-06-02
2013-06-02 10:00 for 30 minutes (birding) 18 sightings Columbia NWR (WAGCCLNWR) Moses Lake, WA (USA) Lat,Long: 46.91964,-119.24037 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, 68F, calm. ABC Field trip - Drove north on South Morgan Lake Road from Morgan Lake to next major intersection (Goose Lake rd?) stopping at several points to look and listen for birds. Most sightings counted.
California Quail 1  
American White Pelican 3  
American Bittern 4  
Great Egret 1  
Bald Eagle 1  
Violet-green Swallow 6  
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 1  
Bank Swallow 4  
Cliff Swallow 200  
Rock Wren 3  
Canyon Wren 1  
American Robin 1  
Common Yellowthroat 1  
Song Sparrow 1  
Black-headed Grosbeak 1  
Lazuli Bunting 2  
Red-winged Blackbird 2  
House Finch 5