Paoha Island Birds

From: C. McCreedy, R. Gates, G. Reis
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Date: 10/20/02
Time: 06:14:23 PM


Greg of the Mono Lake Committee invited River, me, and Angie (Angie, I don't know your last name) on a canoe trip out to Paoha Island today. Highlights include 2 Surf Scoters, likely less than a thousand EAGR (you would usually see thousands upon thousands - the brine shrimp have crashed as the lake turns over, 34 Double-crested Cormorants in formation, 3 Lesser Scaup, my first since April and River's first "in years", 2 Western Grebes. On Paoha itself: a Burrowing Owl, a Long-Eared Owl, Bewick's and Marsh Wrens (one of each), numerous Song Sparrows and Savannah Sparrows on the beach, a handful of Gambel's White-crowned Sparrows, airborne American Pipits and Horned Larks, 3 Killdeer, a Northern Harrier. Sparse and beautiful. Thank you, Greg, it was amazing.