Here is the list of birds I tallied today around the various oxbow lakes in the Saint Joseph area. (There were an estimated 200,000 + Snow Geese on Muskrat Lake!)

Greater White-fronted Goose
Snow Goose
Ross's Goose
Cackling Goose
Canada Goose
Wood Duck
American Wigeon
Blue-winged Teal (FOY)
Northern Shoveler
Northern Pintail
Green-winged Teal
Ring-necked Duck
Greater Scaup (FOY)
Lesser Scaup
Hooded Merganser
Common Merganser
Ruddy Duck
Pied-billed Grebe (FOY)
Bald Eagle
Red-tailed Hawk
American Kestrel
Merlin (chowing down on a meadowlark in a harvested corn field near Mud Lake)
American Coot
Killdeer (FOY)
Greater Yellowlegs (FOY)
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Rock Pigeon
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Mourning Dove
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Blue Jay
American Crow
Horned Lark
White-breasted Nuthatch
Eastern Bluebird
American Robin
European Starling
American Tree Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Eastern Meadowlark
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird

* Oxbows visited were: Sugar Lake (Lewis & Clark SP), Horseshoe Lake (Buchanan County), Muskrat Lake, Mud Lake and Lake Contrary.

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