Thursday, March 31, 2011

Moscow - UI Campus migrants, 3/31/11

Despite the gusty winds on the Palouse today there were a nice variety
of birds on campus during an afternoon walk (eBird list for UI
Arboretum below). It started out w/ a flock of ~75 Bohemian Waxwings
in the middle of campus which then flew over to the Arb (although
there might have been several flocks around). At the Arb were several
Ruby-crowned Kinglets associating w/ a small flock of Golden-crowned
Kinglets and BC Chickadees. As I was leaving the Arb a couple of
Violet-green Swallows zipped over heading south (interestingly).
Walking back through the Shattuck Arboretum I was alerted to the
presence of a Great Horned Owl by a noisy crow (which could be one of
a pair nesting somewhere in the Shattuck).


Moscow - UI Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, Latah, US-ID
Mar 31, 2011 1:40 PM - 2:50 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: Gusty winds but mild and nice variety of birds from
ponds up (the upper parts seem to have the best shelter).
20 species

Canada Goose 4 (on nest on lower pond)
Mallard 3
Great Blue Heron 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Killdeer 1
Rock Pigeon 6
Common Raven 1
Violet-green Swallow 2
Black-capped Chickadee 4
Golden-crowned Kinglet 6
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2
American Robin 15
Varied Thrush 1
European Starling 1
Bohemian Waxwing 75
Song Sparrow 2
Dark-eyed Junco 5
House Finch 5
Pine Siskin 10
Evening Grosbeak X

This report was generated automatically by eBird v2 (

Charles Swift
Moscow, Idaho
(north-central Idaho, 80 miles SE of Spokane, WA)
46°43′54″ N, 116°59′50″ W
skype: charles.swift
google voice: 208-991-2473

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