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Dec. 8, 2012 – Lake Ft. Phantom Trip

Number of Species: 41

  • Gadwall - 18
  • Mallard - 4
  • Blue-winged Teal - 18
  • Green-winged Teal - 12
  • Lesser Scaup - 8
  • Horned Grebe - 3
  • Double-crested Cormorant - 22
  • American White Pelican - 5
  • Great Blue Heron - 12
  • Great Egret - 7
  • Northern Harrier - 3
  • Red-tailed Hawk - 4
  • American Coot - 200
  • Sandhill Crane - 990
  • Killdeer - 12
  • Greater Yellowlegs - 5
  • Long-billed Dowitcher - 25
  • Bonaparte’s Gull - 1
  • Ring-billed Gull - 1100
  • Herring Gull - 1  1st winter juvenile with Ring-billed Gulls
  • Forster’s Tern - 3
  • Eurasian Collared-Dove - 2
  • Mourning Dove - 7
  • Belted Kingfisher - 1
  • Ladder-backed Woodpecker - 1
  • Northern Flicker - 2
  • American Kestrel - 2
  • Blue Jay - 2
  • Chihuahuan Raven - 2
  • Eastern Bluebird - 6
  • Northern Mockingbird - 10
  • European Starling - 10
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler - 5
  • Field Sparrow - 5
  • Vesper Sparrow - 7
  • Savannah Sparrow - 2
  • White-crowned Sparrow - 5
  • Northern Cardinal - 11
  • Red-winged Blackbird - 112
  • Eastern/Western Meadowlark - 40
  • Great-tailed Grackle - 1000

Sightings by Kathy Hampton, Joan Howard, JoAn Wilks, Bera Johnson, Linda Beyer and Dan Symonds