Butterflies of the High Desert

July 12 to July 14, 2019 – The Siskiyou Field Institute’s Butterflies of the High Desert program was a success noted Dana Ross, instructor. The group stayed at the Malheur Field Station to be close to the areas of study. According to Ross, the group observed and identified nearly 50 species during program.

“Saturday, the Steens Mountain Loop produced well and we made it to the summit where I netted a rarely collected Steens Mountain Indra Swallowtail,” Ross explained. “The local Buckwheat Blues, Two-tailed Swallowtails and Lustrous Coppers were also about. The soon-to-be-abundant fritillaries were just getting started, but we came across 3 species: Zerene, Coronis and Callippe. Sunday we hit the backside – Follyfarm to Fields – where conditions were hotter and drier, but we did locate a plethora of Ruddy Coppers and Melissa Blues at Mann Lake and located and netted hybrid Weidemeyer’s/Lorquin’s admirals know as ‘Friday’s Admiral’, among other species, in the Pueblos.” Photo credits, Dana Ross

American Avocet
American Bittern
American Coot
American Crow
American Goldfinch
American Kestrel
American Robin
American Tree Sparrow
American White Pelican
American Wigeon
Bald Eagle
Barn Swallow
Belted Kingfisher
Black Tern
Black-billed Magpie
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Black-headed Grosbeak
Black-necked Stilt
Black-chinned Hummingbird
Blue-winged Teal
Bobolink
Brewer’s Sparrow
Bufflehead
Bullock’s Oriole
Burrowing Owl
Bushtit

Tennessee Warbler
Townsend’s Solitaire
Townsend’s Warbler
Tree Swallow
Trumpeter Swan
Turkey Vulture
Varied Thrush
Violet Green Swallow
Virginia Rail
Warbling Vireo
Western Kingbird
Western Meadowlark
Western Tanager
Whimbrel
White-faced Ibis
Willet
Wilson’s Phalarope
Wilson’s Snipe
Yellow Warbler
Yellow-breasted Chat
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Yellow-rump Warbler

Orange-crowned Warbler
Osprey
Pied-billed Grebe
Prairie Falcon
Red-tailed Hawk
Red-winged Blackbird
Redhead
Ring-billed Gull
Ring-neck Pheasant
Ring-necked Duck
Rock Pigeon
Rock Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Ruddy Duck
Rufus Hummingbird
Sage Thrasher
Sandhill Crane
Savannah Sparrow
Say’s Phoebe
Short-eared Owl
Song Sparrow
Spotted Sandpiper
Spotted Towhee
Swainson’s Hawk
Swainson’s Thrush

Killdeer
Lark Sparrow
Lesser Scaup
Lesser Yellowlegs
Lewis’ Woodpecker
Loggerhead Shrike
Long-billed Curlew
Long-eared Owl
Mallard
Marsh Wren
Mourning Dove
Nashville Warbler
Northern Flicker
Northern Harrier
Northern Pintail
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Northern Shoveler

Eared Grebe
Eastern Kingbird
European Starling
Eurasian Collared Dove
Ferruginous Hawk
Flammulated Owl
Forster’s Tern
Gadwall
Golden Eagle
Gray Flycatcher
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Great Horned Owl
Greater Sage Grouse
Greater Yellowlegs
Green-winged Teal
Hairy Woodpecker
Hermit Thrush
Horned Grebe
Horned Lark
House Finch
House Sparrow
House Wren

Cackling Goose
California Quail
Calliope Hummingbird
Canada Goose
Canvasback
Canyon Wren
Caspian Tern
Cassin’s Vireo
Chipping Sparrow
Cinnamon Teal
Clark’s Grebe
Cliff Swallow
Common Loon
Common Merganser
Common Nighthawk
Common Poorwill
Common Raven
Common Yellowthroat
Cooper’s Hawk
Dark-eyed Junco
Double-crested Cormorant
Downy Woodpecker