[birding] Ankeny NWR Scouting Trip Report

Mike Unger unger730 at gmail.com
Mon Oct 9 19:43:57 PDT 2017

*SAS Ankeny Scouting Trip Report*

*October 8, 2017*

Hello all -

On Sunday morning, Kay and I scouted Ankeny NWR in preparation for our
Salem Audubon birding field trip on *Sunday, October 15th at 8:00 a.m.*
 We walked 6.6 miles during the scouting trip.  The weather was partly
sunny with temperatures ranging from 46 degrees to 54 degrees.  During the
scouting trip we identified 50 species.

Most notable identifications:

*Note:*  For this trip we only counted the number of species observed not
the total number of birds observed!

Some of the best sightings were Greater White-fronted Geese, an American
Bittern, Red-shouldered Hawk, Peregrine Falcon and Western Meadowlark.

A complete list of today's birds follows.  The next SAS bird walk is
October 11th at 8:00 AM* at *Talking Water Gardens*.  Meet at the Airport
Park & Ride.  Our Ankeny NWR is on *Sunday, October 15th at 8:00 a.m.*
Meet at the Overlook off of Ankeny Hill Road.  Please join us if you can.

Fred Stephens, Sr.

*Checklist Summary for October 8, 2017 (8:08 – 10:45 AM)*

Number of Checklists: 1
Number of Species: 50

Greater White-fronted Goose
Cackling Goose
Canada Goose
Cackling/Canada Goose
Northern Shoveler
American Wigeon
Northern Pintail
Green-winged Teal
Ring-necked Duck
Lesser Scaup
California Quail
Pied-billed Grebe
American Bittern
Great Blue Heron
Turkey Vulture
Northern Harrier
Bald Eagle
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
American Coot
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Mourning Dove
Acorn Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker (Red-shafted)
American Kestrel
Peregrine Falcon
Steller's Jay
American Crow
Violet-green Swallow
Barn Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
Marsh Wren
Bewick's Wren
American Robin
European Starling
Common Yellowthroat
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)
Dark-eyed Junco
White-crowned Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Spotted Towhee
Western Meadowlark
Red-winged Blackbird
Brewer's Blackbird
House Finch
American Goldfinch

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