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Old Wednesday 26th November 2008, 13:09   #12
Larry Lade
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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
Snow Goose
Ross's Goose
Cackling Goose
Canada Goose
Trumpeter Swan
Tundra Swan
Gadwall
American Wigeon
Mallard
Northern Shoveler
Northern Pintail
Green-winged Teal
Canvasback
Ring-necked Duck
Lesser Scaup
Bufflehead
Common Goldeneye
Hooded Merganser
Common Merganser (at Big Lake)
Red-breasted Merganser
Ruddy Duck

Pied-billed Grebe
Horned Grebe (at Big Lake)
American White Pelican
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Bald Eagle
Northern Harrier (Laukemper's wetland off of 118)
Red-tailed Hawk
American Kestrel
American Coot
WILSON'S SNIPE (Laukemper's wetland off of 118)
Ring-billed Gull
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Blue Jay
American Crow
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
American Robin
European Starlilng
Cedar Waxwing (at Big Lake)
Yellow-rumped Warbler (at Big Lake)
COMMON YELLOWTHROAT
American Tree Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Rusty Blackbird
Common Grackle
Great-taile Grackle (in Mound City, Missouri)
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow (in Mound City, Missouri)
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