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Checklist S31713414

 
Location
Bodega Bay--harbor and immediate vicinity, Sonoma County, California, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Thu Sep 22, 2016 10:00 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
2
Duration:
2 hour(s), 30 minute(s)
Distance:
3.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Lisa Hug
Comments:
very windy. with birder from Ohio. Doran, Spud Point, Head.
Species
40 species total
3
Surf Scoter
15
California Quail
14
Black-bellied Plover
1
American Golden-Plover

at Spud Point around noon. Golden-Plover with about 12 Black-bellied Plovers. Shertern than Black-bellies with smaller bill. Plumage more golden, or brown-colored that Black-bellieds. Really wanted it tl be a Pacific because Ohio client really wanted Pacific Golden-Plover as a life bird. However, the tertials that were visible were quite short. It appeared that it had a couple tertials tucked in other a few others, exposing at least 7 primaries. But, if you look at the longest tertial, there are 4 primaries expending beyond it. You cannot tell where the end of the tail is. Other features include the very white supercilium that is whiter and wider behind the eye. There also is almost no contrast between the chest and belly - giving the bird a fairly uniform dark underparts look. Very windy. photo blurry but the primaries are edged in white, so one can see where the primaries are on the bird.

© Lisa Hug

Age:
Juvenile
Sex:
Sex Unknown
6
Snowy Plover
3
Semipalmated Plover
3
Whimbrel (Hudsonian)
600
Marbled Godwit
1
Ruddy Turnstone
8
Black Turnstone
2
Red Knot
450
Sanderling
1
Dunlin
35
Least Sandpiper
350
Western Sandpiper
8
Short-billed Dowitcher
45
Willet (Western)
80
Heermann's Gull
25
Ring-billed Gull
40
Western Gull
25
California Gull
75
Elegant Tern
1
Common Loon
25
Brandt's Cormorant
2
Pelagic Cormorant
15
Double-crested Cormorant
6
American White Pelican
90
Brown Pelican
1
Great Egret
2
Snowy Egret
4
Turkey Vulture
1
Northern Harrier
1
Red-shouldered Hawk (elegans)
1
Red-tailed Hawk (calurus/alascensis)
1
Belted Kingfisher
1
Downy Woodpecker
1
California Scrub-Jay
2
Common Raven
11
European Starling
6
Brewer's Blackbird
 

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