Spring 1998 Shorebird Count Results

25 April 1998

SPECIES

SPECIES

Great Egret

10

Virginia Rail

2

Snowy Egret

5

Sora

5

Black-crowned Night Heron

3

American Coot

60

White-faced Ibis

12

Black-bellied Plover

14

Canada Goose

50

Snowy Plover

90

Green-winged Teal

29

Semipalmated Plover

119

Mallard

227

Killdeer

106

Northern Pintail

67

Blue-winged Teal

3

Black-necked Stilt

32

Cinnamon Teal

292

American Avocet

37

Northern Shoveler

12

Greater Yellowlegs

43

Gadwall

55

Lesser Yellowlegs

12

Bufflehead

2

Willet

12

Ruddy Duck

27

Spotted Sandpiper

61

Ring-Necked Duck

3

Long-billed Curlew

6

Duck sp.

6

Whimbrel

1

Common Merganser

1

Sanderling

12

Osprey

4

Western Sandpiper

2233

Northern Harrier

10

Least Sandpiper

319

Red-tailed Hawk

2

Least/Western Sandpiper

1361

Golden Eagle

1

American Kestrel

6

Dunlin

230

Praire Falcon

1

Long-billed Dowitcher

5

Peregrine Falcon

2

Dowitcher sp.

57

Great Horned Owl

1

Common Snipe

48

Wilson's Phalarope

327

Red-necked Phalarope

26

Bonaparte's Gull

36

Ring-billed Gull

5

Caspian Tern

2

Notes, Remarks, and Observations

  • CALIFORNIA GULLS and EARED GREBES not recorded due to ongoing census efforts or research

  • Entire shoreline of Mono Lake surveyed including DeChambeau Ponds

  • Beached birds included 2 Common Loons (both recently dead) and 3 Barn Owls (one found in Mono City). A complete list of beached birds is available upon request.

  • Weather began cloudy, breezy with snowshowers clearing by afternoon to mostly sunny and breezy.

 

Other Species

TOTAL

Turkey Vulture

1

Quail sp.

3

Belted Kingfisher

2

Northern Flicker

9

Downy Woodpecker

1

Hairy Woodpecker

1

Western Flycatcher

2

Horned Larks

7

Tree Swallow

1

Violet-green Swallow

23

Barn Swallow

8

Black-billed Magpie

4

Marsh Wren

6

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

1

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

1

Loggerhead Shrike

1

Yellow-rumped Warbler

27

Wilson's Warbler

8

Common Yellowthroat

2

Spotted Towhee

10

Savannah Sparrow

14

Chipping Sparrow

1

White-crowned Sparrow

2

Western Meadowlark

2

Yellow-headed Blackbird

32

Red-winged Blackbird

20

Pine Siskin

9

BIRDS NOTED AS "OTHER SPECIES" ARE ADDITIONAL RECORDINGS OUTSIDE THE SHOREBIRD/WATERFOWL CENSUS SPECIFICATIONS AND REPRESENT A SAMPLING OF BIRDS OTHER THAN SHOREBIRDS, WATERFOWL, AND BIRDS OF PREY WITHIN OR NEAR THE 6417’ PRE-DIVERSION LAKE LEVEL.

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