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Date: Jan. 5, 2006 Date: Jan. 5, 2006 Date: Jan. 5, 2006
Comments clear skies, wind 3 knots from variable degrees
Santa Rosa Santa Rosa R. Santa Rosa to Sumner Sumner Res. Fort Sumner Fields to Bottomless Bottomless lk Dexter NFH Huey WMA Artesia to Brantley Brantley Res Lake Avalon
Reservoir to Santa Rosa Sumner Res. Reservoir to Ft Sumner to fields south Bitter Lk NWR Bitter Lk NWR Lakes to Dexter NFH Dexter NFH Huey WMA Huey WMA to Artesia Brantley Res Reservoir Lake Avalon Lake Avalon to TX border TOTAL
Beg. Time 9:20 AM skipped skipped 9:44 AM skipped 9:55 AM skipped Beg. Time ground survey 10:30 AM 10:40 AM 10:50 AM 10:55 AM 11:15 AM 11:17 AM Beg. Time skipped 11:30 AM 11:35 AM 11:40 AM skipped
End Time 9:32 AM 9:50 AM 10:05 AM End Time 10:40 AM 10:50 AM 10:55 AM 11:15 AM 11:17 AM 11:20 AM End Time 11:35 AM 11:40 AM 11:45 AM
Total Time 12 6 10 Total Time 10 10 5 20 2 3 Total Time 5 5 5 93
% Ice % Ice % Ice
Temp (F) Temp (F) Temp (F)
swan swan swan 1 1
snow goose snow goose 800 snow goose 800
Ross' goose Ross' goose 4226 Ross' goose 4226
white-fronted white-fronted white-fronted 0
Canada goose 10 825 Canada goose 1996 10 3 Canada goose 10 2854
Total geese 10 0 0 825 0 0 0   Total geese 7022 10 3 0 0 0 0 Total geese 0 10 0 0 0 7880
green-winged teal 12 green-winged teal 317 170 27 200 green-winged teal 20 30 776
mallard 50 25 32 mallard 928 479 475 30 484 45 mallard 910 110 80 3648
northern pintail northern pintail 1983 190 25 90 northern pintail 50 2338
teal teal 1 teal 1
northern shoveler northern shoveler 278 northern shoveler 50 328
gadwall 3 gadwall 56 120 gadwall 179
American wigeon 30 American wigeon 140 485 200 90 American wigeon 100 1045
wood duck wood duck wood duck 0
anas anas anas 0
Total dabbler 80 0 0 28 0 44 0   Total dabbler 3703 1324 527 440 684 135 0 Total dabbler 0 930 140 280 0 8315
canvasback 50 canvasback canvasback 170 220
redhead redhead 60 100 redhead 10 500 670
ring-neck duck ring-neck duck 41 ring-neck duck 300 341
scaup scaup 10 scaup 100 110
goldeneye 80 60 goldeneye 5 goldeneye 20 170 335
bufflehead bufflehead bufflehead 5 30 35
ruddy duck ruddy duck 67 ruddy duck 67
diver diver diver 0
Total divers 80 0 0 110 0 0 0   Total divers 183 100 0 0 0 0 0 Total divers 0 35 0 1270 0 1778
hooded mergan. hooded mergan. hooded mergan. 0
common merg common merg common merg 0
merganers 795 660 merganers 1 3 merganers 55 34 270 1818
Total mergan. 795 0 0 660 0 0 0 Total mergan. 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 Total mergan. 0 55 34 270 0 1818
unidentified duck unidentified duck 259 unidentified duck 259
Total ducks 955 0 0 798 0 44 0   Total ducks 4146 1424 527 440 687 135 0 Total ducks 0 1020 174 1820 0 12170
am. coot 355 20 am. coot 261 50 30 am. coot 20 200 2680 3616
white pelican 1 white pelican white pelican 20 21
cormorants cormorants cormorants 0
bald eagle 7 bald eagle bald eagle 7
golden eagle golden eagle golden eagle 0
osprey osprey osprey 0
raptor raptor raptor 0
Tot. raptor 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 Tot. raptor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Tot. raptor 0 0 0 0 0 7
sandhill crane 22 sandhill crane 55 4 sandhill crane 4 85
Tot. crane 0 0 0 0 0 22 0   Tot. crane 55 4 0 0 0 0 0   Tot. crane 0 4 0 0 0 85