This morning I had a NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH at Bonham Ranch in the Smoke Creek Desert. There were quite a few migrants around today. I also birded the Smoke Creek bridge area and multiple riparian spots upstream. The Smoke Creek Road follows the watercourse and roughly nine miles of the stream is in Nevada. There is a couple really nice spots along the creek with good lush habitat. I picked up my first Yellow-breasted Chat for Washoe County along this stretch of the stream. Also present were at least four Townsend's Warblers, a Black-throated Gray, a macGillivray's, two Myrtles, an Audubon's, many Yellows and Wilson's Warblers and at least four Cassin's Vireos and multiple Warbling Vireos. There were only a few Dusky and Gray Flycatchers around and one Black-headed Grosbeak. There were quite a few Western Tanagers and Bullock's Orioles around as well.
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