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Yellowgrass Sloughs and Marshland

Trip Leader Stephane Canavet

We had such success seeing so many species! The morning bird watching was made difficult by an icy, cutting wind with a temperature close to zero with the windchill! Eventually we took refuge in a great seafood restaurant in Weyburn for hot soups, tea and coffee! The afternoon became sunny and so comfortable in contrast when we continued, finding a lek of Sharp Tailed Grouse in action, and a large badger digging a den!


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Number of species seen: 54 and 3 other taxa


Number of individual birds counted: 1148 on 7 checklists

  • Canada Goose 33 Blue-winged Teal 63 Northern Shoveler 12 Gadwall 24 American Wigeon 4 Mallard 25 Northern Pintail 18 Green-winged Teal 33 Canvasback 22 Redhead 4 Ring-necked Duck 6 Lesser Scaup 4 Ring-necked Pheasant 1 Gray Partridge 2 Sharp-tailed Grouse 11 Rock Pigeon 22 Mourning Dove 15 American Coot 1 Killdeer 20 Upland Sandpiper 1 Marbled Godwit 6 Long-billed Dowitcher 1 Wilson’s Snipe 2 Willet 1 Lesser Yellowlegs 2 Ring-billed Gull 2 Turkey Vulture 1 Northern Harrier 2 Cooper’s Hawk 1 Swainson’s Hawk 12 Red-tailed Hawk 3 Ferruginous Hawk 1 Buteo sp. 2 American Kestrel 1 Merlin 2 Black-billed Magpie 3 American Crow 1 Common Raven 1 Horned Lark 15 American Robin 16 European Starling 7 Lapland Longspur 400 Chestnut-collared Longspur 1 Chipping Sparrow 1 Lark Bunting (TBC) 5 Vesper Sparrow 7 Savannah Sparrow 1 sparrow sp. 7 Yellow-headed Blackbird 72 Western Meadowlark 26 Red-winged Blackbird 31 Brown-headed Cowbird 11 Brewer’s Blackbird 19 Common Grackle 121 blackbird sp. 40 Yellow-rumped Warbler 2 House Sparrow 1




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