John Stefka of Elko wrote to say that he was doing surveys in the Pequop
Mountains and Goshute Valley in eastern Elko County yesterday. To quote "I
wanted to let you know there were a LOT of migrants moving through" and "I
literally saw hundreds of individual warblers in less than an hour."
Warblers included Orange-crowned, Nashville, Virginia's, Yellow,
Yellow-rumped, Townsend's, and Wilson's. For those who can get to the area
soon, this might be a good opportunity to see a lot of migrants. It also
might foretell a late surge of birds to southern-Nevada migrant traps in the
next few days. Also, birders at the Goshutes Hawkwatch to the southeast are
getting the usual fall passage of raptors, including Broad-winged Hawks.
They're seeing a lot of Red-breasted Nuthatches as well, and John Stefka had
a couple near the Goshute Valley.