RSMB 2009 Walkabout, day 1

Monday, May 11, 2009, Led by Mary and Bill

Photos by Bill Walker

51 Species at 4 Locations

Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl)
Wood Duck FRM
Mallard BF
Podicipedidae (Grebes)
Phalacrocoracidae (Cormorants and Shags)
Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns)
Cathartidae (New World Vultures)
Pandionidae (Osprey)
Osprey BF
Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites)
Charadriidae (Plovers and Lapwings)
Killdeer RAMC
Recurvirostridae (Stilts and Avocets)
Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves)
Apodidae (Swifts)
White-throated Swift FRM
At Hwy 299 vista overlook
Picidae (Woodpeckers)
Falconidae (Falcons and Caracaras)
Prairie Falcon FRM
A single Prairie Falcon flew straight over the car as we were packing to leave the vista overlook on Hwy 299 about 2 miles west of Fall River Mills. Must have been a good updraft -- the Prairie Falcon was following the same trajectory as an Osprey we saw just a few minutes earlier
Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers)
Corvidae (Crows, Jays, and Magpies)
Hirundinidae (Swallows)
Paridae (Chickadees and Tits)
Mountain Chickadee (h) BF
heard calling 10 yards beyond the ranger kiosk. Took us until the next day to recognize the three note call - see-dee-dee - as Mountain Chickadee
Sittidae (Nuthatches)
Cinclidae (Dippers)
Turdidae (Thrushes and Allies)
Sturnidae (Starlings)
Parulidae (New World Warblers)
Emberizidae (Buntings and New World Sparrows)
Chipping Sparrow FRM
At Hwy 299 vista overlook
Cardinalidae (Cardinals and Allies)
Icteridae (Troupials and Allies)
Fringillidae (Siskins, Crossbills, and Allies)
Passeridae (Old World Sparrows)
Legend
Burney Falls, CA = BF
Fall River Mills, CA = FRM
Rural Areas of Glenn County, CA = RAGC
Rural Areas of Modoc County, CA = RAMC

51 Species at 4 Locations

Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl)
Wood Duck FRM
Mallard BF
Podicipedidae (Grebes)
Phalacrocoracidae (Cormorants and Shags)
Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns)
Cathartidae (New World Vultures)
Pandionidae (Osprey)
Osprey BF
Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites)
Charadriidae (Plovers and Lapwings)
Killdeer RAMC
Recurvirostridae (Stilts and Avocets)
Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves)
Apodidae (Swifts)
White-throated Swift FRM
At Hwy 299 vista overlook
Picidae (Woodpeckers)
Falconidae (Falcons and Caracaras)
Prairie Falcon FRM
A single Prairie Falcon flew straight over the car as we were packing to leave the vista overlook on Hwy 299 about 2 miles west of Fall River Mills. Must have been a good updraft -- the Prairie Falcon was following the same trajectory as an Osprey we saw just a few minutes earlier
Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers)
Corvidae (Crows, Jays, and Magpies)
Hirundinidae (Swallows)
Paridae (Chickadees and Tits)
Mountain Chickadee (h) BF
heard calling 10 yards beyond the ranger kiosk. Took us until the next day to recognize the three note call - see-dee-dee - as Mountain Chickadee
Sittidae (Nuthatches)
Cinclidae (Dippers)
Turdidae (Thrushes and Allies)
Sturnidae (Starlings)
Parulidae (New World Warblers)
Emberizidae (Buntings and New World Sparrows)
Chipping Sparrow FRM
At Hwy 299 vista overlook
Cardinalidae (Cardinals and Allies)
Icteridae (Troupials and Allies)
Fringillidae (Siskins, Crossbills, and Allies)
Passeridae (Old World Sparrows)
Legend
Burney Falls, CA = BF
Fall River Mills, CA = FRM
Rural Areas of Glenn County, CA = RAGC
Rural Areas of Modoc County, CA = RAMC

51 Species at 4 Locations

Burney Falls
Fall River Mills
Chipping Sparrow
At Hwy 299 vista overlook
White-throated Swift
At Hwy 299 vista overlook
Prairie Falcon
A single Prairie Falcon flew straight over the car as we were packing to leave the vista overlook on Hwy 299 about 2 miles west of Fall River Mills. Must have been a good updraft -- the Prairie Falcon was following the same trajectory as an Osprey we saw just a few minutes earlier
Rural Areas of Glenn County
Burney Falls
Mountain Chickadee (h)
heard calling 10 yards beyond the ranger kiosk. Took us until the next day to recognize the three note call - see-dee-dee - as Mountain Chickadee
Rural Areas of Modoc County

Trip Map

Trip Notes

Rick, Sherry, Mary & Bill go on a 10 day walkabout in California and Oregon, including three days in Ashland for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Day 1 includes the drive north on I-5, lunch at Burney Falls, a photo stop at Fall River Mills and the descent into the Modoc plain. Mammals seen on the trip: Pronghorn Antelope and some sort of chipmunk.