San Francisco Peaks Field Trip Report
25 Jan 2014, 7:50 AM,
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San Francisco Peaks Field Trip Report
On Wednesday morning, January 22, seven birders - Deb, Barb, Roger, Drew, Karen and I - looked for birds in the spruce forest and meadows around the Snowbowl parking lots at 10,400 feet. We parked in the first lot to the right way down near the Kachina Trailhead. Right away we encountered a mixed flock including at least 4 Red-breasted Nuthatch, 2 White-breasted Nuthatch and 4 Mountain Chickadees. We checked all chickadee-type movement in the tree tops for Golden-crowned Kinglet but no luck. During a discussion on bird calls, Drew played a Brown Creeper call. A Brown Creeper immediately responded nearby. We searched but didn't catch sight of it as the call moved off into the forest. Most of the walk, bird activity was as low as the skier activity. Otherbirds seen: 1 Northern Flicker, 2 Hariy Woodpecker, 2 Clark's Nutcracker, 2 American Crow, 5 Raven, 1 Steller's Jay. Funny not having any Robins, Pine Siskin or Dark-eyed Junco. We then went in the lodge for hot chocolate, sharing our beginning bird stories.

Zack
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26 Jan 2014, 1:29 PM,
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RE: San Francisco Peaks Field Trip Report
Good times, Zack. Thanks again for taking us up there.
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