Upper Blackwelder Lake

Ownership: 
Beale Air Force Base
Colony: 
No
Stored Grains Present: 
No
Primary Substrate: 
bulrush or tule (Schoenoplectus spp.)
Secondary Substrate: 
willows (Salix spp.)

East shore of Upper Blackweelder Lake. This location is between historic sites at Lower Blackwelder Lake and Miller Dam. Approximately 500 tricolored blackbirds appeared to be establishing a colony. Individuals were seen carrying nesting material. Large number of red-wings present, too.

A subsequent visit to the site with bird experts Ted Beedy and George Visger showed no colony, but a few individuals nearby.

On Beale AFB, go north on B street from intersection of 34th, past pavement. Turn left at cattle corral. Approximately 1/4 mile over the ridge is Upper Blackwelder Lake.

Observations from this Location

Record Observation Date Observer Number of Birds Data Source
Data 2015-04-17 Bridgette Kirk 10 Sample Survey, 2015 (unpublished)
Data 2011-04-17 Chuck Carroll 500 Statewide Survey, 2011 (unpublished)
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