Bishop Sewer Ponds Report

From: Rosie Beach's 3rd Grade
Email: wmrs
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Date: 09/26/02
Time: 03:25 PM


Field Trip Report - Bishop Sewer Ponds - Sept 25, 2002

After studying the water cycle and a tour of the waste water treatment plant, our class saw how waste water is released, cleaned, returned back to the land and used by wildlife. Eastern Sierra Audubon volunteers James Wilson, Larry Nahm, and Chris Howard guided the children in their first birding experience using the Nikon binoculars that Eastern Sierra Audubon Society purchased for their educational program in Owens Valley schools. Our class identified 26 species of birds...not bad for our first time in the field. Species seen were (in third grade order):

Osprey, Barn Swallow, Black-billed Magpie, Great Blue Heron, Red-necked Phalarope, Killdeer, Western Sandpiper, Redhead, Audubon's Warbler, House Finch, Brewer's Blackbird, Red-winged Blackbird, Turkey Vulture, Ruddy Duck, Mourning Doves, Orange-crowned Warbler, Red-shafted Flicker, Yellow Warbler, American Coot, Cinnamon Teal, American Crow, Song Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Northern Shoveler, Eared Grebe, Mallard, Northern Pintail, Ring-necked Duck, and European Starling