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Birding and Working at Lost Lake


On Saturday, June 4th, Highland Wonders moved outdoors!

The group took a quiet walk through the forest to OHA’s Lost Lake property with Gordon Kent, looking and listening and discovering new things about bird behavior. 


The route began at the Forest Service Campground parking lot, followed the road along the east side of the lake, and ended on the OHA property.  On the OHA property, participants listened for bird calls at the edge of the wetland and hiked onto the forested parcel between the Forest Service 050 road and Lost Lake road.


At the south end of the lake, a loon was observed on the nest, taking a classic low profile to avoid the groups' attention. Listening into the wetland from above and from the fringe, the group used binoculars to observe the habitat that is too wet to trample. 


Total number of species seen and heard: 22

Ruby-crowned Kinglet         RCKI 
Common Loon                    COLO 
Tree Swallow                      TRES 
Spotted Sandpiper              SPSA 
Common Yellow Throat      COYE 
Song Sparrow                     SOSP 
Sora                                    SORA 
Evening Grosbeak              EVGR 
Mountain Chickadee           MOCH 
American Robin                  AMRO 
Canada Goose                   CAGO 
Osprey                                OSPR 
Golden Crowned Kinglet    GCKI 
Hammond's Flyclatcher      HAFL 
Redwing Blackbird              REDW 
Northern Harrier                  NOHA 
Chipping Sparrow               CHSP 
Yellow Warbler                    YWAR 
Warbling Vireo                    WAVI 
Wilson's Warbler                 WIWA 
Brown Creeper                    BRCR 
Dark-Eyed Junco                DEJU 


Lost Lake - June 4th

After the bird hike, participants broke ground on OHA's upland interpretive trail and worked on a road in need of repair.

OHA thanks Gordon Kent for sharing his expertise on this event. Gordon first started paying attention to birds 30 years ago and enjoys noticing who or what is living around him or passing by. He is the compiler for the Omak/Okanogan Annual Christmas Bird Count.