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Checklist S24736990

 
Location
Pt. Reyes--Outer Point, Marin County, California, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sat Sep 13, 2008 9:15 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
16
Duration:
8 hour(s), 45 minute(s)
Distance:
12.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Ed Harper
Comments:
Sacramento Audubon field trip. Light foggy overcast throughout the day. Light NW breeze at 5 mph. Coverage included Lighthouse, Fish Dock, Nunes and Mendoza ranches, and Drake's Beach. We had a terrific day with a good movement of migrants. The weather conditions (overcast skies) must have helped as we saw more species and birds than we normally see during a day of birding the Outer Point Reyes area. These numbers are taken from notes taken on the field trip and submitted at this late date since eBird has come of age and I feel historical records are valuable.
Species
72 species (+1 other taxa) total
15

Fresh pond at Drake's Beach.

6
20
50
2
2
1

off shore at Drake's Beach

3
15
4
1
1
Rufous/Allen's Hummingbird
2
2
2
1

Lighthouse

2
10
15
5

Viewed from the Lighthouse.

20
X
X
3
65

conservative couont

30

conservative count

50
3
3
15
4

Noted along the Drake's Beach road and also at Nunes (A Ranch)

10

A great showing of migrant harriers along the trail out to the Lighthouse.

12
2
2
1

A real surprise to see an Acorn Woodpecker at Nunes Ranch.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female
Sex Unknown
4
6

Good looks at birds at several locations. Calls heard; assumed to be Pac-slope rather than Cordilleran.

6
1
2
1
5

Blank face, gray legs made it easy to separate from Tennessee Warblers also observed today.

35
1
2
2
1
2
X
25
5
1
2
35
X
X
X

Many noted at the Mendoza (B Ranch) cattle enclosures.

X
2

Short-tailed appearance, thin bill, greenish back. Easy to identify as very familiar with this species.

1
6

Seen at several locations. Easy identification just from its tail-spreading behavior when feeding.

1

Stake-out bird; photographed in the cyprus trees en route to the UC Marine Lab.

1

Continuing bird in the cyprus trees en route to the Lighthouse. Photographed.

20

A good day for this species; seemed to be everywhere; Road Forks pool, lupines along Lighthouse trail, etc. Lots of immature birds. Note the yellow tail spots as a great field mark.

3

Good looks of one of the birds at the Fish Docks.

2
1

Stakeout at Mendoza (B Ranch); photographed.

2
20

Abundant on this date; a real flight of birds. Seen at nearly every hot spot.

6

Best looks were at the cyprus trees en route to Lighthouse. Photos taken.

3
30
 

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

Yes