Volunteer Trip List – Whitewater Lake IBA

Randy and Odette Mooi visited Whitewater Lake on August 4th and 5th 2018. Randy sent us his trip list, and some photos, so we thought we would post the pics on this blog for your enjoyment, with the trip list of course.

If you have any birding lists, or individual sightings from any of Manitoba’s IBAs which you have not entered on eBird, we would love to enter them for you. Please email any records to us at iba@naturemanitoba.ca.

Whitewater marsh scene lr

American Coots and foraging shorebirds at Whitewater Lake. Copyright Randy Mooi

Species Count
Canada Goose X
Blue-winged Teal 200
Northern Shoveler 25
Gadwall 7
Mallard 200
Northern Pintail 12
Green-winged Teal 12
Redhead 5
Ruddy Duck 12
Pied-billed Grebe 4
Red-necked Grebe 4
Eared Grebe 15
Eared Grebe juve look ma no wings

Eared Grebe juvenile having a stretch. Copyright Randy Mooi

Eurasian Collared-Dove 2
Mourning Dove 24
American Coot 1000
American Avocet 360
Killdeer 25
Upland Sandpiper 1

Upland Sandpiper, one of the most striking looking shorebirds. Copyright Randy Mooi

Marbled Godwit 20
Ruddy Turnstone 10
distant turnstones

Some distant Ruddy Turnstones. Copyright Randy Mooi

Stilt Sandpiper 5
Baird’s Sandpiper 10
Bairds Sandpiper I hope

Baird’s Sandpipers. Copyright Randy Mooi

Least Sandpiper 1
Pectoral Sandpiper 10
Short-billed Dowitcher 500
Long-billed Dowitcher X
Wilson’s Phalarope 5
Greater Yellowlegs 100
Willet 5
Lesser Yellowlegs 50
Franklin’s Gull 1000
Ring-billed Gull 24
Black Tern 50
Common Tern 1
Double-crested Cormorant 1
American White Pelican 24
American Bittern 2
Great Blue Heron 3
Great Egret 20
Black-crowned Night-Heron 3
White-faced Ibis 100
White-faced Ibis at sunset III

White-faced Ibis at sunset. Copyright Randy Mooi

Turkey Vulture 5
Northern Harrier 4
Bald Eagle 4
Swainson’s Hawk 2
Red-tailed Hawk 10
Ferruginous Hawk 1
Northern Flicker 1
American Kestrel 5
Peregrine Falcon 1
Western Kingbird 15
Eastern Kingbird 30
American Crow X
Common Raven X
Horned Lark 10
Purple Martin 100
Tree Swallow 200
Bank Swallow 1000
Black-capped Chickadee X
Sedge Wren X
Marsh Wren X
American Robin X
European Starling X
American Goldfinch 20
Chipping Sparrow X
Vesper Sparrow 5
Savannah Sparrow 24
Song Sparrow X
Yellow-headed Blackbird 20
Bobolink 5
Western Meadowlark X
Red-winged Blackbird 1000
RWBL a few blackbirds lr

A swarm of blackbirds…Copyright Randy Mooi

Common Grackle 50
House Sparrow X