Wednesday, December 13th, 8:00 am
HOTSPOTS: BEAR RIVER BIRD REFUGE
Leader: Sylvia Gray
The target birds this month are the Tundra Swans. This will be after the swan hunt so we hope for a more peaceful experience. Meet by 8:00am in the South-East corner of the Shopko Parking lot in Sugarhouse. Come prepared for some cool weather and bring food and drinks for an all day trip.
Call Sylvia (801-532-3486) if you plan to be there.
Bear River Bird Refuge (32 species)
We also saw an ermine. Since most of the snow had melted, a white
ermine on a brown riverbank was easy to spot. It was a delight.
Canada Goose, Tundra Swan, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard,
Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Lesser Scaup, Common Goldeneye,
Hooded Merganser, Common Merganser, Ring-necked Pheasant, Pied-billed
Grebe, Great Blue Heron, Bald Eagle, Northern Harrier, Rough-legged
Hawk, American Kestrel, American Coot, Ring-billed Gull, Herring
Gull, Barn Owl, Short-eared Owl, Common Raven, European Starling,
American Tree Sparrow, Vesper Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Red-winged
Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, House Finch, House Sparrow
Great Blue Heron
American Tree Sparrow