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October 27, 2012 – Lake Colorado City

Number of species – 35

  • Gadwall - 20
  • Blue-winged Teal – 50
  • Northern Shoveler – 40
  • Green-winged Teal - 100
  • Redhead - 20
  • Ring-necked Duck - 20
  • Ruddy Duck - 20
  • Eared Grebe - 2
  • Double-crested Cormorant - 15
  • American White Pelican - 11
  • Great Blue Heron - 1
  • Great Egret - 2
  • Northern Harrier - 2
  • Red-tailed Hawk - 2
  • American Coot - 300
  • Sandhill Crane - 32
  • Killdeer - 3
  • Rock Pigeon - 3
  • Eurasian Collared-Dove - 10
  • Mourning Dove - 20
  • American Kestrel - 2
  • Chihuahuan Raven - 4
  • Rock Wren - 2
  • Bewick’s Wren - 1
  • Cactus Wren - 1
  • Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 1
  • Northern Mockingbird - 10
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler - 6
  • Lincoln’s Sparrow - 2
  • Northern Cardinal - 2
  • Pyrrhuloxia - 3
  • Common Grackle - 177
  • Brown-headed Cowbird - 8
  • House Finch - 1
  • House Sparrow - 20

Mammals included 3 White-tail Deer (one was a beautiful 6 point buck) and a LARGE Bobcat.

Sightings on our field trip to Lake Colorado City by Kathy Hampton, JoAn Wilks and Dan Symonds