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Chris Fisher and I birded this morning (April 17) and part of the afternoon Squaw Creek NWR and some nearby areas.  The nearby areas included short stops and/or "drive through" of Big Lake SP, Bob Brown CA, Riverbreaks CA and Honey Creek CA.

Total of 75 species

Birds of Special Interest:
    Great Egret - 8 Squaw Creek
    Snowy Egret - 1 Squaw Creek
    Snow Goose - 200 Squaw Creek
    Ducks - eleven species at Squaw Creek (also some of the eleven species else where)
    Bald Eagle - 2 adults with young in nest, Squaw Creek
    American Golden Plover - 10 Big Lake
    Semipalmated Plover - 5 Squaw Creek
    Greater Yellowlegs - 10 Squaw Creek/Big Lake
    Lesser Yellowlegs - 125 Squaw Creek/Big Lake/Bob Brown
    Semipalmated Sandpiper - 10 Big Lake
    Least Sandpiper - 10 Big Lake
    Baird's Sandpiper - 100 Squaw Creek/Big Lake
    Pectoral Sandpiper - 200 Squaw Creek/Big Lake
    Long-billed Dowitcher - 1 Squaw Creek
    Common Snipe - 20 Squaw Creek
    Great Horned Owl - on one of the old Bald Eagle nests with young
    Purple Martin, Tree, Rough-winged and Barn Swallows
    House Wren -2 (one at Squaw Creek, one at Big Lake)
    Brown Thrasher - several at Squaw Creek
    Loggerhead Shrike - 2 Bob Brown
    Eastern Towhee, Chipping, Field, Vesper, Lark, Song, Swamp, Harris's Sparrows
        (Several of each species but @ 30 HARRIS'S)

Larry Lade
Saint Joseph, MO
Buchanan Co.


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