Red Tank Draw, Wet Beaver Creek
16 Nov 2007, 8:23 PM,
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Red Tank Draw, Wet Beaver Creek
11/16/07
Early this afternoon after I got out of class, I headed down to Red Tank Draw and walked down the draw a ways. There are still some puddles in the draw that the sparrows and juncos were coming down to. There were quite a few birds (especially RN sapsuckers and juncos) in the little stand of alders downstream from the bridge. Here is the full list:

Gambel's Quail
Gila Woodpecker
Red-naped Sapsucker
Northern Flicker
Western Bluebird
Townsend's Solitaire
Hermit Thrush
Common Raven
White-breasted Nuthatch
Bewick's Wren
Rock Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (abundant)
Bushtit
Song Sparrow (1 in the reeds around the pond just below the bridge)
Chipping Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco (Pink-sided, Oregon, Gray-headed)
Lesser Goldfinch
Spotted Towhee
House Finch

Later in the afternoon I walked up the trail along Wet Beaver Creek up to the end of the nightshade-covered fields. There was a huge flock of White-crowned Sparrows in the downed woody debris along the edge of the field. They were foraging in the small clumps of grass. Most of the birds listed above that were seen at Red Tank Draw were also seen here (except for the nuthatch, sapsucker, and goldfinch spp.). Additional species were:

Cooper's Hawk (1 in dead cottonwood near trailhead)
American Robin
Brown Creeper
Rufous-crowned Sparrow
Canyon Towhee (1 near trailhead)

Good birding!!!
Eric Hough
erh36@nau.edu
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18 Nov 2007, 2:54 PM,
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I went to Wet Beaver Creek on 11/17/07 in the morning. Lots of birds all along the trail as I walked.

Saw the following:

Black Throated Sparrow
Canyon Towhee
Canyon Wren (heard)
Dark Eyed Junco
Gambel's Quail
House Sparrow
Ladder Backed Woodpecker
Mountain Chickadee (heard)
Northern Flicker
Rock Wren
Ruby Crowned Kinglet
Sage Thrasher
Townsened's Solitaire
Western Bluedbird
White Crowned Sparrow


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