Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Fwd: eBird Report - *Moscow - UI Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, May 1, 2012

Howdy - 

A follow-up to my report yesterday I was able to get back over and check the Arboretum more thoroughly but not much in addition to report (eBird list below). I did end up finding 3 empidonax flycatchers, 2 Hammond's and a Dusky. I also realized I had muffed the one reported earlier (was Hammond's not Dusky) totally expected for the first empid of the season! My handy iPod helped me sort out the calls - highly recommend these for simply refreshing one's memory on vocalizations in the field (and as the occasional attractant). There was also a nice "Myrtle" Warbler mixed in the flock of "Audubon's" - nice to find here in the spring. I missed Terry's Brewer's which would have been a nice add to my Moscow patch list (~175 species).

Also finally a hummer in our yard last evening, female Calliope and ~40 noisy White-crowned Sparrows in the yard this morning in chilly Moscow (37 F now w/ some occasional light sleet and snow showers).

We are off to southeast Florida on Saturday which will provide a nice change of scenery, weather, and avifauna!

thanks, Charles.


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*Moscow - UI Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, Latah, US-ID
May 1, 2012 10:50 AM - 12:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
23 species

Canada Goose  16
Mallard  2
California Quail  6
Ring-necked Pheasant  1
Cooper's Hawk  1
Swainson's Hawk  1
Rock Pigeon  11
Vaux's Swift  3
Calliope Hummingbird  2
Northern Flicker  2
Hammond's Flycatcher  2
Dusky Flycatcher  1
Common Raven  1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  10
American Robin  10
European Starling  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler  5
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)  1     Clean white throat wrapping under auriculars.
Song Sparrow  1
White-crowned Sparrow  10
Red-winged Blackbird  2
House Finch  10
Pine Siskin  6

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (

Charles Swift
Moscow, Idaho
46°43′54″ N, 116°59′50″ W

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