Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge on November 25
Steve Kinder, Ted Vawter (visiting BF birder from Washington DC) and Larry Lade birded Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge this morning under clear and warming skies. We also did a short trip over to Big Lake State Park after birding the refuge.
We tallied twenty-two (22) species of waterfowl missing only the Wood Duck and Redhead from the list of expected species. Of the 50 swans which we saw, two (2) were identified as Tundra Swans the rest ascertained as Trumpeter Swans.
Greater White-fronted Goose
Common Merganser (at Big Lake)
Horned Grebe (at Big Lake)
American White Pelican
Great Blue Heron
Northern Harrier (Laukemper's wetland off of 118)
WILSON'S SNIPE (Laukemper's wetland off of 118)
Cedar Waxwing (at Big Lake)
Yellow-rumped Warbler (at Big Lake)
American Tree Sparrow
Great-taile Grackle (in Mound City, Missouri)
House Sparrow (in Mound City, Missouri)