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Checklist S31633967

 
Location
Bodega Bay--harbor and immediate vicinity, Sonoma County, California, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sat Sep 17, 2016 8:30 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
9
Duration:
5 hour(s), 30 minute(s)
Distance:
6.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Carol Lynn List , Chris Dunford , Sami LaRocca List
Comments:
Chris Dunford led a Yolo Audubon Society field trip to Bodega Bay, with on-foot observation on Doran Beach (both Bay and Harbor sides), Bodega Head, Campbell Cove, Owl Canyon, Porto Bodega, and Tides Wharf). This checklist covers all locations around the periphery of the Harbor, including the sandy beach (Bay) side of Doran County Park - Bodega Head is a separate checklist. Mostly cloudy with occasional blowing fog from the west, moderate wind mostly from the SW, temp in 50s and low 60s F. Also saw California Sea Lion and Harbor Seal.
Species
59 species (+2 other taxa) total
1
Surf Scoter

Male - seen near shore off Doran Beach

5
Pied-billed Grebe
2
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
10
Eurasian Collared-Dove
1
hummingbird sp.
2
American Coot
10
Black-bellied Plover
15
Semipalmated Plover
2
Whimbrel
400
Marbled Godwit
3
Ruddy Turnstone
15
Black Turnstone
4
Red Knot
200
Sanderling

© Sami LaRocca

10
Least Sandpiper
400
Western Sandpiper
5
Short-billed Dowitcher
100
Willet
3
Parasitic Jaeger

Flying together over Bodega Bay from near the Harbor out to the open ocean - seen only by C Dunford.

30
Heermann's Gull

© Sami LaRocca

30
Ring-billed Gull
100
Western Gull
30
California Gull
2
Caspian Tern
1
Forster's Tern
10
Elegant Tern
4
Common Loon

Two at Spud Point Marina - one still in near-full breeding plumage, and two near-shore on the Bay off Doran Beach.

© Sami LaRocca

© Sami LaRocca

30
Double-crested Cormorant
200
cormorant sp.

several hundred feet offshore from Doran Beach in Bodega Bay

15
American White Pelican

© Sami LaRocca

40
Brown Pelican
3
Great Blue Heron
10
Great Egret

© Sami LaRocca

2
Snowy Egret
5
Turkey Vulture
1
Cooper's Hawk

Juvenile - took a couple of passes at a huge flock of godwits and other shorebirds at Tides Wharf.

© Sami LaRocca

1
Red-shouldered Hawk
1
Red-tailed Hawk
1
Belted Kingfisher
1
Downy Woodpecker
1
Hairy Woodpecker
1
Northern Flicker
1
Willow Flycatcher
1
Pacific-slope Flycatcher
1
Black Phoebe
5
California Scrub-Jay
1
American Crow
1
Common Raven
1
House Wren
1
Bewick's Wren
1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
10
European Starling
1
American Goldfinch

Heard only

1
Fox Sparrow (Sooty)
10
White-crowned Sparrow (nuttalli)
1
Song Sparrow
1
Spotted Towhee
5
Red-winged Blackbird
10
Brewer's Blackbird
1
Common Yellowthroat
1
American Redstart

First-year male at Campbell Cove - in the willow/wax-myrtle thicket south of the Hole in the Head pond and restroom.

 

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

Yes