Nevada/California 2009

By Blake Mathys


I birded the Washoe Lake and Carson Valley area of Nevada on March 18th and 19th, 2009, and then attended a workshop at Lake Tahoe in California. I had a very enjoyable trip, with birding and hiking and in Nevada and a bit of birding at Lake Tahoe

The highlights for me were White-headed Woodpecker, Williamson's Sapsucker, Northern Goshawk, Pygmy Nuthatch, Cinnamon Teal, Red Crossbill, and Evening Grosbeak. The last species has been a nemesis bird for me, so it was nice to see a couple of hundred of them.

A full species list is below the pictures


Sandhill Cranes

Western Scrub-Jay

American Kestrel

White-headed Woodpecker

Cinnamon Teal and Gadwalls

Coyote

Evening Grosbeaks

Nevada scenery

Lake Tahoe


Vertebrates :
Species Nevada California
White-headed Woodpecker 1 1
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1
Mountain Chickadee 1 1
Steller's Jay 1
Western Scrub-Jay 1
Western Bluebird 1
Western Meadowlark 1
Red-winged Blackbird 1
Cinnamon Teal 1
Northern Pintail 1
Ring-necked Duck 1
Mallard 1 1
Gadwall 1
American Wigeon 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Bald Eagle 1
Northern Harrier 1
American Kestrel 1
Rough-legged Hawk 1
Black-billed Magpie 1
Common Raven 1
Sandhill Crane 1
Canada Goose 1
American Coot 1
American White Pelican 1
White-crowned Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 1
Great Blue Heron 1
American Robin 1 1
California Quail 1
Pygmy Nuthatch 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1 1
Williamson's Sapsucker 1
Spotted Towhee 1
Dark-eyed Junco (Orego race) 1 1
Bushtit 1
Northern Flicker (Red-shafted) 1 1
Pine Siskin 1 1
Cassin's Finch 1
Golden-mantled Ground-squirrel 1
Chipmunk sp. 1
Mule Deer 1
Coyote 1
Sciurus sp. (Western gray?) 1 1
Rock Squirrel 1
Northern Goshawk 1
Mourning Dove 1
Common Goldeneye 1
Hooded Merganser 1
Red Crossbill 1
Evening Grosbeak 1
Hairy Woodpecker 1
California Gull 1


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