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Checklist S38472573

 
Location
Mendocino Headlands SP, Mendocino County, California, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:56 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
3
Duration:
2 hour(s), 50 minute(s)
Distance:
2.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Hanna Svensson List , Jonah Svensson , Peter Svensson List
Comments:
Overcast and foggy with some humidity; about 62 degrees. Walking a good amount of the bluffs.
Species
39 species (+1 other taxa) total
6
Surf Scoter
Breeding Code
P Pair in Suitable Habitat (Probable)
1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
1
Eurasian Collared-Dove
1
Mourning Dove
7
Anna's Hummingbird
Breeding Code
C Courtship, Display, or Copulation (Probable)
1
Rufous/Allen's Hummingbird

HO; could be either.

7
Black Oystercatcher

Two immatures. A (1): Attacked a WEGU.

Breeding Code
A Agitated Behavior (Probable)

© Peter Svensson

2
Red-necked Phalarope

FBs by the opening cove; identified by wing pattern.

1
Wandering Tattler

Flushed off an island of palm kelp.

33
Common Murre

Most FB headed S and beyond kelp in the fog.

31
Pigeon Guillemot

ON (1), CF (1): Cliffs.

Breeding Code
CF Carrying Food (Confirmed)

© Peter Svensson

2
Marbled Murrelet

Two close offshore with PIGUs; breeding plumage.

© Peter Svensson

© Peter Svensson

2
Rhinoceros Auklet

With SUSC.

© Peter Svensson

© Peter Svensson

3
Heermann's Gull
66
Western Gull

ON (20): Bluffs.

Breeding Code
ON Occupied Nest (Confirmed)
2
California Gull (californicus)
1
Red-throated Loon
1
Pacific Loon
8
Common Loon

Nice, close views of one eating a fish right by the edge of a bluff. Video.

© Peter Svensson

© Peter Svensson

2
Brandt's Cormorant
8
Pelagic Cormorant
17
Brown Pelican
3
Turkey Vulture
1
Northern Harrier

Nice views of a male over the meadow.

1
Red-shouldered Hawk (elegans)

Mobbed by STJAs.

2
Peregrine Falcon (North American)

Fought in mid-air as they flew right over us! Headed inland.

Breeding Code
T Territorial Defense (Probable)
2
Steller's Jay
17
Common Raven
11
Barn Swallow

NY (1): Eve of a building on Main St.

Breeding Code
NY Nest with Young (Confirmed)
2
Cliff Swallow
2
Chestnut-backed Chickadee

HO.

1
Cedar Waxwing

HO.

4
House Finch

One rare yellow variant.

2
American Goldfinch
23
White-crowned Sparrow (nuttalli)

One immature and many singing males.

Breeding Code
CF Carrying Food (Confirmed)
4
Savannah Sparrow
Breeding Code
S Singing Male (Possible)
7
Song Sparrow
Breeding Code
S Singing Male (Possible)
1
California Towhee
Breeding Code
S Singing Male (Possible)
2
Brown-headed Cowbird

Both immatures with yellow gapes, seemed to be hanging out with sparrows.

6
House Sparrow
Breeding Code
P Pair in Suitable Habitat (Probable)
 

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

Yes