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Team: South
Jacob MacLeod
Thursday, September 5
My Bird List for the Trek
One of my many (and ever-increasing) interests on this trip is expanding my life bird list. I grew up birding with my family, received my first bird guide in 6th grade, and have been checking them off ever since. Iíll keep a list of all the birds I personally identify on the trip, and include any others that I hear are seen (although I think I am the most excitable when it comes to Ornithology). The list I create here is of the official common names as per the Peterson Field Guide for Western Birds. The list is more or less in the order of appearance, although I didnít have the idea to put the list online until about our second week, so some of the first species might be out of order. Thanks for joining me and enjoy!

Training week in Tooele

1 Western Meadowlark
2 Golden Eagle
3 Turkey Vulture
4 Says Phoebe
5 Common Raven
6 American Robin
7 House Sparrow
8 Mourning Dove
9 Rock Dove

Mesa Verde

10 Wild Turkey
11 Merlin
12 White-Throated Swift

Driving on 7/29/02

13 Kestrel
14 Black-Billed Magpie

Albuquerque

15 Greater Roadrunner
16 Western Kingbird

Driving on 7/30/02

17 Ferruginous Hawk

7/31/02- Day 1 of the trek!

18 Chihuahuan Raven
19 Red-Tailed Hawk
20 Swainsons Hawk
21 Killdeer ? (I didnít positive ID, but Iím really not sure what else it could have been)
22 Common Nighthawk
23 Lesser Nighthawk

8/2/02

24 Great-Horned Owl

8/3/02

25 Pyrrhuloxia
26 Stricklands Woodpecker
27 Black-Throated Sparrow

8/7/02

28 Blue Grosbeak

8/8/02

29 Tree Swallow

8/9/02

30 Pinyon Jay
31 Williamsons Sapsucker
32 Canyon Towhee
33 Lesser Goldfinch

8/10/02

34 Western Tanager
35 Great Blue Heron

8/11/02

36 Western Bluebird
37 Common Merganser
38 Yellow-Rumped ďAudubonsĒ Warbler

8/13/02

39 Stellers Jay

8/14/02

40 Brown Pelican
41 Peregrine Falcon (again, not 100% sure, didnít get a good look at it, but I really donít think it could have been anything else. I was lying in my tent and heard THAT call, so I jumped up and sprinted until I saw it through some trees. Iím not aware of another dark medium-sized falcon that makes the Peregrine callÖ..)
42 Barn Swallow

8/15/02

43 Mountain Chickadee

8/16/02

44 Osprey

8/23/02

45 White-Breasted Nuthatch
46 Brown Creeper

8/27/02

47 Black-Headed Grosbeak

8/28/02

48 Pygmy Nuthatch
49 Violet-Green Swallow

9/2/02

50 American Dipper
51 Spotted Towhee

9/3/02

52 Dark-Eyed Junco (Gray-headed form)

Biographical Info
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Team: South
Jacob MacLeod
Jake hikes through the sandstone wonderland of the Wave formation in Vermilion Cliffs National Monument. Where's your hat, Jake?

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Saturday, September 28
Jacob MacLeod
National Public Lands Day
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Friday, September 27
Jacob MacLeod
Together Again!!
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Thursday, September 26
Jacob MacLeod
Our Last Full Day
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Sunday, September 22
Jacob MacLeod
Letter to My Family
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Thursday, September 5
Jacob MacLeod
My Bird List for the Trek
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Sunday, August 18
Jacob MacLeod
I Got It!!
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Thursday, August 15
Jacob MacLeod
Exelsior
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Monday, August 12
Jacob MacLeod
The Lesson at Eagle Peak
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Sunday, August 11
Jacob MacLeod
Snow Lake
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Thursday, August 8
Jacob MacLeod
"Attack of the Nine-Million Flies!"
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Sunday, August 4
Jacob MacLeod
Backpacking at Last
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Friday, August 2
Jacob MacLeod
El Paso and Back
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Thursday, August 1
Jacob MacLeod
A Rocky Place
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Wednesday, July 31
Jacob MacLeod
Day 1 Highlight
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Wednesday, July 31
Jacob MacLeod
The Trek Begins
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Tuesday, July 30
Jacob MacLeod
To the Mexican Border
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Sunday, July 28
Jacob MacLeod
Training Week
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