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Sawtooth Birding Adventure

Sawtooth Mountains, ID

all seasons in one day 63 °F

On Sunday, I spent an entire afternoon and evening birding with friends Poo Wright-Pulliam and Jean Seymour in the Sawtooth Range area in central Idaho. The birding was a smidge slow and we did not find our hoped-for owl species, but we did have some good sightings, best of which was an unphotographed vagrant flyover RED-SHOULDERED HAWK, a bird that shouldn't even be in Idaho!

AMERICAN DIPPER:
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Male MOUNTAIN BLUEBIRD:
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Juvenile ROCK WREN:
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Golden-mantled Ground-Squirrel:
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SANDHILL CRANES in front of the Sawtooths:
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Juvenile male WILLIAMSON'S SAPSUCKER:
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WILSON'S PHALAROPE:
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Beautiful views!
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WESTERN WOOD-PEWEE:
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BALD EAGLE:
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SWAINSON'S HAWK:
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Elk to end the day!
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A great day! Thanks so much to Poo and especially to Jean for driving and keeping us safe the entire day!

Good birding,
Henry (world Life List: 931 Species)

1. Canada Goose
2. American Wigeon
3. Mallard
4. Cinnamon Teal
5. Lesser Scaup
6. Common Merganser
7. Great Blue Heron
8. Turkey Vulture
9. Osprey
10. Bald Eagle
11. Northern Harrier
12. RED-SHOULDERED HAWK
13. Swainson's Hawk
14. Red-tailed Hawk
15. American Kestrel
16. Sandhill Crane
17. Killdeer
18. Spotted Sandpiper
19. Solitary Sandpiper
20. Western Sandpiper
21. Wilson's Phalarope
22. Great Horned Owl
23. Lewis' Woodpecker
24. Williamson's Sapsucker
25. Olive-sided Flycatcher
26. Western Wood-Pewee
27. Dusky Flycatcher
28. Warbling Vireo
29. Black-billed Magpie
30. Common Raven
31. Tree Swallow
32. Northern Rough-winged Swallow
33. Cliff Swallow
34. Barn Swallow
35. Mountain Chickadee
36. Red-breasted Nuthatch
37. Brown Creeper
38. Rock Wren
39. Mountain Bluebird
40. American Robin
41. Yellow-rumped Warbler
42. Yellow Warbler
43. Chipping Sparrow
44. Song Sparrow
45. Lincoln's Sparrow
46. White-crowned Sparrow
47. Dark-eyed Junco
48. Western Tanager
49. Brewer's Blackbird
50. Cassin's Finch
51. Pine Siskin

Posted by skwclar 10:05 Archived in USA

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