Malheur Fall Weekend 3

Saturday, October 23, 2004, Led by Steve Shunk, Paradise Birding (See also...)

Photos by Bill Walker

57 Species at Malheur NWR, OR

Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl)
Odontophoridae (New World Quail)
Phasianidae (Pheasants, Grouse, and Allies)
Podicipedidae (Grebes)
Pelecanidae (Pelicans)
Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites)
Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, and Coots)
Gruidae (Cranes)
Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers)
Strigidae (Owls)
Alcedinidae (Kingfishers)
Picidae (Woodpeckers)
Falconidae (Falcons and Caracaras)
Laniidae (Shrikes)
Northern Shrike
Mary got to see this bird that Bill first saw seven years earlier at Malheur, allowing us to add one more to the life list.
Corvidae (Crows, Jays, and Magpies)
Hirundinidae (Swallows)
Sittidae (Nuthatches)
Troglodytidae (Wrens)
Regulidae (Kinglets)
Turdidae (Thrushes and Allies)
Sturnidae (Starlings)
Motacillidae (Wagtails and Pipits)
Parulidae (New World Warblers)
Emberizidae (Buntings and New World Sparrows)
Icteridae (Troupials and Allies)
Fringillidae (Siskins, Crossbills, and Allies)
Passeridae (Old World Sparrows)

57 Species at Malheur NWR, OR

Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl)
Odontophoridae (New World Quail)
Phasianidae (Pheasants, Grouse, and Allies)
Podicipedidae (Grebes)
Pelecanidae (Pelicans)
Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites)
Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, and Coots)
Gruidae (Cranes)
Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers)
Strigidae (Owls)
Alcedinidae (Kingfishers)
Picidae (Woodpeckers)
Falconidae (Falcons and Caracaras)
Laniidae (Shrikes)
Northern Shrike
Mary got to see this bird that Bill first saw seven years earlier at Malheur, allowing us to add one more to the life list.
Corvidae (Crows, Jays, and Magpies)
Hirundinidae (Swallows)
Sittidae (Nuthatches)
Troglodytidae (Wrens)
Regulidae (Kinglets)
Turdidae (Thrushes and Allies)
Sturnidae (Starlings)
Motacillidae (Wagtails and Pipits)
Parulidae (New World Warblers)
Emberizidae (Buntings and New World Sparrows)
Icteridae (Troupials and Allies)
Fringillidae (Siskins, Crossbills, and Allies)
Passeridae (Old World Sparrows)

Trip Map

Trip Notes

The day began with dreadful weather -- low visibility and wet snow mixing with rain. By the time we got to headquarters, though, things had improved considerably. Raptor Alley yielded up surprising numbers of Ferruginous Hawk (16) and Rough-legged Hawk (13). Prarie Falcons were also numerous (9), as were Golden Eagles (6), Northern Harriers (12), Red-tailed Hawks (17).

Locations: North Central Patrol Road, Malheur Field Station, Sodhouse Lane, Malheur NWR Refuge Headquarters, Raptor Alley, Diamond Craters