Don and I drove up the Mt. Rose highway and visited Tahoe Meadows, which is just over the summit. There were still a few patches of snow here and there, but we were able to get around.  The birds were somewhat elusive at this high altitude (around 8000 feet), and we saw primarily blackbirds and sparrows.  A find was the White-Crowned Sparrow which is common, but I’d not yet logged for TBY.  Similarly I identified a Brown-Headed Cowbird.  We lost the trail for a while and got lost amidst the willow bushes, and we saw evidence of a bear, so all in all it was a bit of a gnarly hike.

At least I added 2 species to my TBY list.

Brown-Headed Cowbird (TBY-50)

White-Crowned Sparrow (TBY-49)

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