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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
Cinnamon Teal

Fresh pond at Drake's Beach.

6
Gadwall
20
Mallard
50
Surf Scoter
2
California Quail
2
Pied-billed Grebe
1
Red-necked Grebe

off shore at Drake's Beach

3
Eared Grebe
15
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
4
Eurasian Collared-Dove
1
Mourning Dove
1
Rufous/Allen's Hummingbird
2
Virginia Rail
2
Sora
2
Common Gallinule
1
Black Oystercatcher

Lighthouse

2
Killdeer
10
Marbled Godwit
15
Red-necked Phalarope
5
Common Murre

Viewed from the Lighthouse.

20
Heermann's Gull
X
Western Gull
X
California Gull
3
Common Loon
65
Brandt's Cormorant

conservative couont

30
Double-crested Cormorant

conservative count

50
Brown Pelican
3
Great Blue Heron
3
Great Egret
15
Turkey Vulture
4
White-tailed Kite

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

10
Northern Harrier

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

12
Red-tailed Hawk
2
Barn Owl
2
Great Horned Owl
1
Acorn Woodpecker

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

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female
Sex Unknown
4
American Kestrel
6
Pacific-slope Flycatcher

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

6
Black Phoebe
1
Say's Phoebe
2
Hutton's Vireo
1
Cassin's Vireo
5
Warbling Vireo

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

35
Common Raven
1
Barn Swallow
2
Red-breasted Nuthatch
2
Marsh Wren
1
Bewick's Wren
2
Western Bluebird
X
European Starling
25
House Finch
5
Lesser Goldfinch
1
American Goldfinch
2
Chipping Sparrow
35
White-crowned Sparrow (nuttalli)
X
Song Sparrow
X
Red-winged Blackbird
X
Tricolored Blackbird

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

X
Brewer's Blackbird
2
Tennessee Warbler

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

1
MacGillivray's Warbler
6
American Redstart

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

1
Cape May Warbler

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

1
Blackburnian Warbler

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

20
Yellow Warbler

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
Blackpoll Warbler

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

2
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's)
1
Prairie Warbler

Stakeout at Mendoza (B Ranch); photographed.

2
Black-throated Gray Warbler
20
Townsend's Warbler

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

6
Hermit Warbler

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

3
Wilson's Warbler
30
House Sparrow
 

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

Yes