Separation Lake and Goose Lake Road Birding May 16, 2018

Mary and I headed out to Knutsford last night at 6:30.  In the end, we needed more time as there was too much to see between then and dark.  The Separation lake area list would have been much longer if we had spent more time there.  Lots of migrants in the area currently.  Highlights at Separation lake included a single Long-billed Dowitcher flying around calling, a single Black Tern up high, a resting Bonaparte’s Gull, and 2 Red-necked Phalarope fidgetting about on the lake

Separation Lake, Knutsford, Thompson-Nicola, British Columbia, CA
May 16, 2018 6:57 PM – 7:27 PM
Protocol: Stationary
26 species
Canada Goose  12
Blue-winged Teal  2
Gadwall  6
American Wigeon  2
Mallard  1
Redhead  8
Lesser Scaup  4
Bufflehead  4
Ruddy Duck  16
Pied-billed Grebe  1
Eared Grebe  12
Northern Harrier  1
Swainson’s Hawk  1
American Coot  40
Killdeer  3
Long-billed Dowitcher  1
Red-necked Phalarope  2
Spotted Sandpiper  1
Bonaparte’s Gull  1
Black Tern  1
Marsh Wren  2
European Starling  4
Yellow-headed Blackbird  2
Western Meadowlark  2
Red-winged Blackbird  2
Brewer’s Blackbird  6
By the time we got to Goose Lake Road it was a race against darkness and consequently missed some of the species there right now including vireos, swallows, etc..
Kamloops–Goose Lake Road, Thompson-Nicola, British Columbia, CA
May 16, 2018 7:20 PM – 8:40 PM
Protocol: Traveling
8.0 kilometer(s)
46 species
Canada Goose  6
Cinnamon Teal  3
Northern Shoveler  4
Gadwall  4
American Wigeon  4
Mallard  1
Green-winged Teal  2
Ring-necked Duck  3
Lesser Scaup  4
Bufflehead  3
Barrow’s Goldeneye  4
Ruddy Duck  10
Ruffed Grouse  1
Pied-billed Grebe  1
Sora  6
American Coot  20
Killdeer  2
Wilson’s Snipe  5
Spotted Sandpiper  4
Calliope Hummingbird  1
Northern Flicker  4
Willow Flycatcher  1
Dusky Flycatcher  1
Say’s Phoebe  1
Eastern Kingbird  1
American Crow  2
Tree Swallow  3
Red-breasted Nuthatch  1
House Wren  1
Marsh Wren  6
American Robin  4
European Starling  5
Orange-crowned Warbler  2
Common Yellowthroat  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler  10
Wilson’s Warbler  2
Chipping Sparrow  1
White-crowned Sparrow  1
Vesper Sparrow  4
Song Sparrow  2
Lincoln’s Sparrow  1
Yellow-headed Blackbird  15
Western Meadowlark  2
Bullock’s Oriole  1
Red-winged Blackbird  4
Brewer’s Blackbird  5

 

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