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Checklist S19556219

 
Location
Salinas WTP (permit access only), Monterey County, California, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sat Aug 23, 2014 4:45 PM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
5
Duration:
1 hour(s), 50 minute(s)
Distance:
2.25 kilometer(s)
Observers:
Curtis Marantz , Maggie Smith List , Tom Edell List
Species
36 species (+3 other taxa) total
1
Blue-winged/Cinnamon Teal

(a female-plumaged bird seen only in flight and at moderate distance was either a Cinnamon or a Blue-winged Teal, but I could not be sure which based on what little I saw)

50

(we flushed a large flock of what appeared to be entirely Mallards)

12

(calling; we flushed a covey of quail from the ditch bordering the western edge of the ponds)

6
1
38

(calling; a few of these birds appeared to be juveniles, but most seemed to have plain backs and relatively plain wings; none were males in alternate plumage)

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 2 36
17

(calling)

1

(we saw only one curlew with the godwit flock on Pond B2)

100

(calling; I counted 100-101 godwits on Pond B2)

2

(calling; we heard and saw as it flew overhead one bird near the northwestern gate and later what was presumably a second juvenile on Pond B2)

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1 1
60

(calling; we saw about 60 peep that clearly represented Least Sandpipers, of which about 85% were juveniles)

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 50 10
12

(all of the Western Sandpipers were juveniles)

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 12
60
peep sp.

(we saw in flight at one point many more peep than we saw on the ground)

175

(calling; I counted just over 175 dowitchers on Pond B2, of which all but two or maybe three were juvenile Short-billed)

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 175
2

(I saw two, or maybe three, adult Long-billed Dowitchers with the flock of juvenile Short-billed Dowitchers on Pond B2)

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 2
1

(a lone bird on Pond B2)

30

(calling; about half of the birds seen well were juveniles)

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 10 10 10
1

(calling; we heard one or possibly two unseen birds as it (or they?) flew overhead)

4

(calling; juveniles seen together on Pond B2)

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 4
87

(all of the gulls were California Gulls, of which I saw one juvenile, but the rest appeared to represent somewhat more than 50% adults versus subadult birds)

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1 30 30 26
2
7
1

(an adult ibis that was coming out of breeding plumage nevertheless appeared to have a red eye and no striping on the face)

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1
1

(circling high overhead)

1

(an adult male circling overhead with the falcons)

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female
Sex Unknown
1

(a bird flushed along the road appeared to be a juvenile, but I did not see it all that well)

3

(calling; we saw three birds in the air together, but the light and distance confounded my ability to age them)

4

(calling)

2
10

(calling)

2

(we saw single birds two or three times as they flew low over the ponds)

15
12

(calling)

11

(calling)

1

(calling; well seen and apparently an early migrant)

6

(calling; we saw and heard six or seven birds along the ditch that bordered the western edge of the ponds)

50

(calling; it was difficult to know how many blackbirds were present, but the number was probably in the range of 50-75 birds)

2

(females)

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female 2
Sex Unknown
1
Lazuli/Indigo Bunting

(calling; I heard several "buzz" calls by an unseen bunting)

 

Are you submitting a complete checklist of the birds you were able to identify?

Yes