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Tuesday Birder group visits Bear Creek Lake Park

Author: Ann Bonnell

Date: March 31, 2015

Tuesday Birder group visits Lair O' Bear Open Space Park - Canada Goose

Tuesday Birders, led by Ann Bonnell, Dave Hill, and Phil Gerkin, visited Bear Creek Lake Park, a City of Lakewood Park, on March 31st for a four-hour walk amidst 58° - 75° weather to record bird species and numbers.

The following is their report:

Leader(s): Ann Bonnell, Dave Hill, Phil Gerkin

Observers: 30 (three groups)

Time: 0845-1300

Distance: 7.25 miles walked (combined)

Habitat: Reservoir, riparian, cottonwood, willow, cattails, open fields.

Elevation: 5800’

Weather: Mostly sunny, 58-75 degrees F, wind SE 0-5 mph.

Totals: 32 species, 217 individuals.

Summary:

Species Name Count
Canada Goose 43
Gadwall 2
Mallard 18
Common Goldeneye 10
Western Grebe 1
Great Blue Heron 6
Cooper’s Hawk 2
Bald Eagle 1
Red-tailed Hawk 2
American Coot 1
Killdeer 3
Ring-billed Gull 2
Rock Pigeon (feral pigeon) 10
Eurasian Collared-Dove 4
Mourning Dove 1
Great Horned Owl 3
Belted Kingfisher 2
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 8
American Kestrel 2
Black-billed Magpie 24
American Crow 1
Common Raven 1
Black-capped Chickadee 7
American Robin 24
European Starling 2
Spotted Towhee 2
Song Sparrow 6
Dark-eyed Junco 2
Red-winged Blackbird 7
Western Meadowlark 17
House Finch 2


Copyright © 2015 Ann Bonnell




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