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Checklist S35079579

 
Location
Bodega Bay--harbor and immediate vicinity, Sonoma County, California, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:45 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
4
Duration:
7 hour(s)
Distance:
6.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Chris Dunford , Ed Whisler List , Ken Ealy List , Stanton Hunter List
Comments:
Ed Whisler, Ken Ealy, Stan Hunter, and Chris Dunford birded Tides Wharf, Spud Point, Campbell Cove (including the Hole in the Head pond), Bodega Head (from parking lot and cliffs 0.1 mile to the south), along the Westshore Drive, rail ponds, Diekmann's deck, and Doran Beach (both sides to the breakwater at harbor entrance opposite Campbell Cove). Mostly overcast, moderate to fresh wind from NW, temp in high 50s to low 60s F. Tide mostly very low, exposing extensive mudflats in Harbor. Also saw Mule Deer (5 on Bodega Head), California Sea Lions (5 in Harbor and in open ocean off Bodega Head), Harbor Seal (1 at Porto Bodega), and River Otter (1 in Hole in the Head pond), plus many pocket gopher excavations on Bodega Head.
Species
72 species (+3 other taxa) total
250

Harbor

6

Three pairs at Porto Bodega

3

Two males, one of which was accompanied by a female (did not get positive identification as Eurasian) - in entry pond at Doran Beach with American Wigeons

15

entry pond at Doran Beach

20

Harbor and entry pond to Doran Beach

10

near Gaffney Point

10
Greater/Lesser Scaup
100

Harbor and in surf zone off Doran Beach

100

Harbor and Bay

5

Harbor

8

Harbor

30

North end of the Harbor

5

One in Hole in the Head pond, four at north end of Harbor

20

Harbor and Bay off Doran Beach

1

Harbor entrance

30

Harbor and in Bay off Doran Beach

10

Harbor, especially at north end

8

Porto Bodega

2

rail ponds

2

Rail ponds

2

Male and one other at the rail ponds

1
Rufous/Allen's Hummingbird

Diekmann's deck

100
3

Bodega Head

1

Heard calling

3

Doran Beach

300

Mostly around the Harbor but also a few on Doran Beach

9

Porto Bodega

50

With large feeding flock of Marbled godwits, Willets, Dunlins, Sanderlings, and Western Sandpipers along shore at north end of the Harbor.

100

With large feeding flock of Marbled godwits, Willets, Dunlins, Sanderlings, and Western Sandpipers along shore at north end of the Harbor. Also flying as a flock over Harbor near Tides Wharf

10

With large feeding flock of Marbled godwits, Willets, Dunlins, Sanderlings, and Western Sandpipers along shore at north end of the Harbor.

30

Doran Beach, Campbell Cove, other places around the Harbor, especially with large feeding flock of Marbled godwits, Willets, Dunlins, Sanderlings, and Western Sandpipers along shore at north end of the Harbor.

1

Harbor

5

Harbor

50

Bodega Head, Tides Wharf, and widely distributed around the Harbor

2

First-year birds in the Harbor

15

Harbor mostly, also Bay off Doran Beach

10

On sea stacks and open ocean off Bodega Head

10

On sea stacks and open ocean off Bodega Head

7

North end of the Harbor - esp on old pier at Porto Bodega

20
cormorant sp.

Open ocean off Bodega Head

3

Bodega Head and Harbor

3

Harbor

5

Harbor

8

Bodega Head and over Harbor and roosting near rail ponds

3

Bodega Head

1

Immature bird at Hole in the Head pond

1

Heard calling

5

Bodega Head and around the Harbor

2

One at Porto Bodega, one at Campbell's Cove

2

Hole in the Head pond

1

Heard calling at Hole In the Head Pond area

5

Hole in the Head and Campbell Cove parking lot - one jay in particular seemed to have an unusually long tail and intense, almost "royal" blue color

2

Porto Bodega

5

Campbell Cove, rail ponds, and two on Bodega Head

1

Tides Wharf

1

Heard only - Campbell Cove

1

Rail ponds

2

Heard only at Campbell Cove

100

Spud Point and Diekmann's area

1

Heard near rail ponds

1

Heard only near rail ponds

1

Diekmann's area

2

Heard near rail ponds

10

Diekmann's deck and Hole in the Head area

8

Diekmann's deck

2

Bodega Head - one singing

4

Spud Point, Hole in the Head pond, and Tides Wharf - mostly heard

1

Diekmann's deck

1

Heard only at Campbell Cove

4

Bodega Head

1

Diekmann's area

40

Bodega Head and Diekmann's area and Tides Wharf

1

Diekmann's deck

20

Tides Wharf and Diekmann's area

 

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

Yes