San Francisco Peaks Field Trip Report
25 Jan 2014, 7:50 AM,
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.

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

Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  SF Peaks Northern Saw-whet Owl jawilder 4 655 8 Feb 2018, 8:30 AM
Last Post: Tom Linda
  New Year's tour of San Francisco Peaks high country jawilder 1 411 2 Jan 2018, 5:41 AM
Last Post: Chuck LaRue
  Ashurst Lake field trip Tom Linda 1 379 1 Nov 2017, 12:46 PM
Last Post: jawilder
  Fwd: MAS Field Trip to Flagstaff Lakes erh36 0 582 19 Mar 2017, 7:30 PM
Last Post: erh36
  Lakes field trip results Tom Linda 0 742 11 Oct 2016, 7:00 PM
Last Post: Tom Linda
  San Francisco Peak Hawk Passage jawilder 0 823 2 Oct 2016, 6:21 AM
Last Post: jawilder
  Picture Canyon field trip results Tom Linda 0 968 10 May 2015, 7:18 PM
Last Post: Tom Linda
  Kachina Wetlands field trip results Tom Linda 0 1,308 19 Apr 2015, 6:54 PM
Last Post: Tom Linda
  Continental area field trip results Tom Linda 1 1,323 15 Feb 2015, 2:54 PM
Last Post: cheyenne395
  Dead Horse SP Field Trip Julie 0 963 17 Jan 2015, 10:23 PM
Last Post: Julie

Forum Jump: