Other Bird Species Sighted 2019

2019 – Bird Species observed around Fruitgrowers Reservoir

There is no particular process to this, other than I post what I see or what other reliable observers tell me.  It’s anecdotal, not systematic. The date is the day the species was first observed; it is probably not the date the species first appeared here.


Golden Eagle – Feb. 4
Canada Goose – Feb. 4
Bald Eagle – Feb. 4
Common Merganser – Feb. 4
Mallard – Feb. 4
Red-tailed Hawk Feb. 4 — I initially reported “White-tailed Hawk” in error. A question from Leon Stigen alerted me to my mistake. Thanks Leon. (What I saw was an extremely light phase of a R-t Hawk.)
Pintail – Feb.28
Ross’s Goose [DG, JD}- Feb. 28
American Wigeon – Feb. 28
Green-winged Teal – Feb. 28
Great Blue Heron – Feb. 28
Ring-necked Duck – Mar. 1
Gadwall – Mar. 1
Lesser Scaup – Mar. 1
Black-billed Magpie – Mar. 1
Red-winged Blackbird – Mar. 1
European Starling – Mar. 1
Western Meadowlark – Mar. 2
Mountain Bluebird – Mar. 2
Hooded Merganser – Mar. 3
American Robin – Mar. 3
Merlin – Mar. 3
Cinnamon Teal – Mar. 3
Mourning Dove – Mar. 4
Snow Goose – Mar. 4
Common Goldeneye – Mar. 7
Ring-billed Gull – Mar. 7
American Coot – Mar. 8
Redhead – Mar. 20
Blue-winged Teal – Mar. 20
Ring-necked Pheasant – Mar. 21
Northern Harrier – Mar. 23
Northern Shoveler – Mar. 24
Yellow-headed Blackbird Mar. 24 (DL)
Hairy Woodpecker – Mar. 25
American White Pelican Apr 1 (MP)
Western Grebe – Apr. 9
Egret (2, probably Cattle Egret) – Apr 12 (MP)
Double-crested Cormorant – Apr. 12
American Avocet – Apr. 13
Snowy Egret – April 14 (single bird, black bill and legs (could not see feet)