Thursday, June 14, 2012

12 June 2012

I arrived at my next study in Jarbidge, Nevada in the Humboldt Mountains. The town of Jarbidge is in a gulch at the base of the mountains. It was a thriving mining community at one time and the place of the last stagecoach robbery in 1916 (see below). I included a typical breeding habitat photo below where I found males singing to proclaim territory ownership. I was fortunate to finally take some video of male Cassin’s Finch while camping on the night of 11 June. There were several meadows and one large lake at the base of the mountains on the Charleston Rd. where I found the waterfowl and took some video of female and male Wilson’s Phalaropes.

Jarbidge History

Jarbidge study site

Jarbidge habitat of MacGillivray’s Warblers

Cassin’s Finch male video

Wilson’s Phalarope female video

Wilson’s Phalarope male video

Day-list Nevada: Elko Co., Jarbidge


American Wigeon


Northern Pintail

Turkey Vulture

Red-tailed Hawk

Swainson’s Hawk

Prairie Falcon

American Coot


Wilson’s Phalarope

Mourning Dove

Red-naped Sapsucker

Warbling Vireo

Northern Raven

Violet-green Swallow

Mountain Chickadee

Red-breasted Nuthatch

House Wren

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Mountain Bluebird

American Robin

European Starling

Orange-crowned Warbler

Yellow Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

MacGillivray’s Warbler

Western Tanager

Green-tailed Towhee

Vesper Sparrow

Fox Sparrow

Song Sparrow

White-crowned Sparrow

Lazuli Bunting

Red-winged Blackbird

Yellow-headed Blackbird

Western Meadowlark

Brewer’s Blackbird

Bullock’s Oriole

Cassins’ Finch

Pine Siskin

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