Saturday, June 06, 2009

Mann Lake , 6/5/09

I spent a pleasant 1.5 hrs at Mann Lake on Friday around noon finding 45 species. Highlights were 6 American Avocets, 4 Bonaparte's Gulls, 3 Franklin's Gulls, and 3 Black Terns among a nice variety of species (complete list below). Some shorebird habitat is present on the west side of the lake. Earlier in the morning I conducted a breeding bird survey on a private canyon property along the Snake R. south of Lewiston - I'll post results later. (American Avocets and Bonaparte's Gulls pictured at right.)

thanks, Charles.


Location: Mann Lake
Observation date: 6/5/09
Notes: Covered from main parking lot/boat ramp area and south side parking lot near model airplane club. Heat shimmer was fairly bad on the lake making scoping a bit tricky.
Number of species: 45

Gadwall 4 2 pairs
Mallard 20
Blue-winged Teal 1
Northern Shoveler 4
Green-winged Teal 2
Lesser Scaup 2
Ruddy Duck 3
California Quail 1
Pied-billed Grebe 1 calling on south side
Eared Grebe 5 possible breeder ??
Western Grebe 1
Great Blue Heron 1
Northern Harrier 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Sora 1 calling from marshy area near south parking area
American Coot 8
Killdeer 2
American Avocet 6
Spotted Sandpiper 3
Wilson's Phalarope 2
Bonaparte's Gull 4
Franklin's Gull 3
Ring-billed Gull 1
Black Tern 3
Rock Pigeon 15
Mourning Dove 6
Western Kingbird 1 entrance road
Eastern Kingbird 1
American Crow 1 appeared to be looking for nests to predate (seen carrying an egg at one point)
Tree Swallow 5
Violet-green Swallow 2
Bank Swallow 10
Cliff Swallow 1
Barn Swallow 2
American Robin 2
Gray Catbird 1
European Starling 10
Yellow Warbler 3
Savannah Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 3
Red-winged Blackbird 15
Yellow-headed Blackbird 3
Brewer's Blackbird 10
House Finch 2
House Sparrow 5

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