Malheur Fall Weekend 2

Friday, October 22, 2004, Led by Steve Shunk, Paradise Birding (See also...)

Photos by Bill Walker

64 Species at Malheur NWR, OR

Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl)
Odontophoridae (New World Quail)
Phasianidae (Pheasants, Grouse, and Allies)
Chukar
Five or six birds ran down the road and started up the hillside. We saw a few of them climb up on a rock in the distance.
Gaviidae (Loons)
Podicipedidae (Grebes)
Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns)
Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites)
Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, and Coots)
Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies)
Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers)
Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves)
Alcedinidae (Kingfishers)
Picidae (Woodpeckers)
Falconidae (Falcons and Caracaras)
Corvidae (Crows, Jays, and Magpies)
Hirundinidae (Swallows)
Paridae (Chickadees and Tits)
Aegithalidae (Long-tailed Tits)
Sittidae (Nuthatches)
Troglodytidae (Wrens)
Cinclidae (Dippers)
Regulidae (Kinglets)
Turdidae (Thrushes and Allies)
Mountain Bluebird
At least one bright adult male, one juvenille male, and one female bird were seen perched in the sage brush.
Sturnidae (Starlings)
Bombycillidae (Waxwings)
Parulidae (New World Warblers)
Emberizidae (Buntings and New World Sparrows)
Cardinalidae (Cardinals and Allies)
Icteridae (Troupials and Allies)
Fringillidae (Siskins, Crossbills, and Allies)
Passeridae (Old World Sparrows)

64 Species at Malheur NWR, OR

Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl)
Odontophoridae (New World Quail)
Phasianidae (Pheasants, Grouse, and Allies)
Chukar
Five or six birds ran down the road and started up the hillside. We saw a few of them climb up on a rock in the distance.
Gaviidae (Loons)
Podicipedidae (Grebes)
Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns)
Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites)
Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, and Coots)
Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies)
Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers)
Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves)
Alcedinidae (Kingfishers)
Picidae (Woodpeckers)
Falconidae (Falcons and Caracaras)
Corvidae (Crows, Jays, and Magpies)
Hirundinidae (Swallows)
Paridae (Chickadees and Tits)
Aegithalidae (Long-tailed Tits)
Sittidae (Nuthatches)
Troglodytidae (Wrens)
Cinclidae (Dippers)
Regulidae (Kinglets)
Turdidae (Thrushes and Allies)
Mountain Bluebird
At least one bright adult male, one juvenille male, and one female bird were seen perched in the sage brush.
Sturnidae (Starlings)
Bombycillidae (Waxwings)
Parulidae (New World Warblers)
Emberizidae (Buntings and New World Sparrows)
Cardinalidae (Cardinals and Allies)
Icteridae (Troupials and Allies)
Fringillidae (Siskins, Crossbills, and Allies)
Passeridae (Old World Sparrows)

Trip Map

Trip Notes

Despite coldy, windy weather and some snow, we had a great day. Our looks at Canyon Wren and American Dipper were the best ever. Northern Harriers were abundant throughout the refuge.

Other observers reported Evening Grosbeak, Horned Lark, House Finch, Hooded Merganser, and American Crow.

Locations: Page Springs, Fish Lake, Central Patrol Road, P Ranch, Benson and Dredgers ponds, Krumbo Reservoir