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Checklist S21318778

 
Location
Pt. Reyes--Outer Point, Marin County, California, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sat Nov 19, 1977 11:15 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
5
Duration:
5 hour(s), 30 minute(s)
Distance:
10.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Richard Erickson List , Van Remsen
Comments:
With L. Hale, R. Erickson, M&J Parmeter. Almost entire time spent walking 3 miles at Pt. Reyes Beach North and South looking unsuccessfully for Snow Bunting seen there 2 days ago. Briefly also Fish Dicks, Drakes Beach, Hall Ranch. Clear; NW/5-15; 45-50.
Species
46 species (+1 other taxa) total
6
American Wigeon
10
Green-winged Teal
10
Greater/Lesser Scaup
100
Surf Scoter
40
White-winged Scoter

typical count for 70s

6
Black Scoter

stakeouts @ Fish Docks

3
Red-breasted Merganser
1
Horned Grebe
10
Western Grebe
1
American Golden-Plover

[no field notes other than "dominica" - we always were sorting through these for fulva vs. dominica]

4
Snowy Plover

Pt. Reyes Beach. No specific details, but not considered unusual in 1970, especially given distance of beach walked

15
Killdeer
2
Sanderling
1
Willet
8
Common Murre
2
Ancient Murrelet

good study - gray back contrasting with black head and collar; pale bill

1
Rhinoceros Auklet
15
Black-legged Kittiwake

typical count for 1970s

20
Heermann's Gull
5
Mew Gull
25
Western Gull
100
California Gull
3
Glaucous-winged Gull
5
Red-throated Loon
150
Pacific Loon
8
Common Loon
15
Brandt's Cormorant
15
Brown Pelican
5
Turkey Vulture
4
Red-tailed Hawk
4
Rough-legged Hawk

4 different individuals carefully identified.

1
Ferruginous Hawk
2
American Kestrel
3
Black Phoebe
1
Say's Phoebe
5
Common Raven
10
Horned Lark

not considered unusual in 1970s; present all fall on Hall Ranch

1
Golden-crowned Kinglet
10
American Pipit
75
House Finch
6
Lapland Longspur

stakeouts -- up to 16 at Hall Ranch this fall

1
Chestnut-collared Longspur

Hall Ranch. Dull, plain longspur with black triangle pattern in tail + distinctive soft call note unlike Laps

25
White-crowned Sparrow
15
Savannah Sparrow
3
Song Sparrow
5
Western Meadowlark
15
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's)
 

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