17 de junio de 2021

Ornithology of Birds course entry 2

20210616 1700-1830 returned to 10 poles near the rocks of K̲uuG̲a Sk̲'aaG̲usG̲as one kilometre north of HlG̲aagilda (Skidegate). This time, instead of walking the highway, I walked the shoreline with the hope of finding some Charadriiformes. The retreating tide had left a large build-up of eelgrass teeming with bugs, and I was particularly interested in finding waders. Unfortunately this strategy didn't pay off very well. I couldn't even see any seagulls. Below is the list of birds I heard during my walk, which largely reflects yesterday's list.

Order: Accipitriformes
Family: Accipitridae
Genus: Haliaeetus
Species: H. leucocephalus
Bald eagle
Seen gliding high overhead in wind.

Order: Passeriformes
Family: Corvidae
Genus: Corvus
Species: C. corax
Common raven
Seen gliding high overhead in wind.

Order: Passeriformes
Family: Troglodytidae
Genus: Troglodytes
Species: T. pacificuss
Pacific wren
Identified by song.

Order: Passeriformes
Family: Turdidae
Genus: Catharus
Species: C. ustulatus
Swainson's thrush
Identified by its distinct song.

Order: Passeriformes
Family: Turdidae
Genus: Turdus
Species: T. migratorius
American robin
Identified by its song.

Order: Passeriformes
Family: Paridae
Genus: Poecile
Species: P. atricapillus
Chestnut-backed chickadee
Identified by song.

Order: Passeriformes
Family: Hirundinidae
Genus: Hirundo
Species: H. rustica
Barn swallow
Identified by sight.

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16 de junio de 2021

Ornithology of Birds course entry 1

During a walk from 20210615 1700-1830 around 10 poles near the rocks of K̲uuG̲a Sk̲'aaG̲usG̲as one kilometre north of HlG̲aagilda (Skidegate)

Order: Passeriformes
Family: Troglodytidae
Genus: Troglodytes
Species: T. pacificuss
Pacific wren
Identified by song, audible in the background of one of the attached recordings

Order: Passeriformes
Family: Turdidae
Genus: Catharus
Species: C. ustulatus
Swainson's thrush
Identified by its distinct song, audible in attached recordings

Order: Passeriformes
Family: Turdidae
Genus: Turdus
Species: T. migratorius
American robin
Identified by its distinguished red chest and by its song, audible in attached recordings.

Order: Passeriformes
Family: Paridae
Genus: Poecile
Species: P. atricapillus
Chestnut-backed chickadee
Identified by its song, audible in the distant background of one of the recordings

Order: Piciformes
Family: Picidae
Genus: Sphyrapicus
Species: S. rubers
Red-breasted sapsucker
Identified by its remarkable red head, preening behaviour, and territorial drumming, viewable in attached video

Order: Passeriformes
Family: Regulidae
Genus: Regulus
Species: R. satrapa
Golden-crowned kinglet
Identified by plumage

Order: Passeriformes
Family: Hirundinidae
Genus: Hirundo
Species: H. rustica
Barn swallow
These are my roommates, so I see and hear from them every day

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