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Checklist S39367387

 
Location
Pt. Reyes--Outer Point, Marin County, California, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sat Sep 23, 2017 10:00 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
2
Duration:
5 hour(s), 30 minute(s)
Distance:
10.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Eugene Hunn
Species
59 species (+4 other taxa) total
6
Mallard

Mendoza pond

5
California Quail
2
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
6
Eurasian Collared-Dove
10
Anna's Hummingbird

mostly juveniles

1
Rufous/Allen's Hummingbird
7
Killdeer

Mendoza pond

40
Heermann's Gull

off Elephant Seal beach

25
Western Gull
10
California Gull
1
Red-throated Loon

off Coast Guard dock, with other loons

3
Pacific Loon
2
Common Loon
10
Brandt's Cormorant
60
Double-crested Cormorant

most off Coast Guard dock

25
Brown Pelican (California)
1
Great Egret
10
Turkey Vulture
2
Northern Harrier
1
Sharp-shinned Hawk
8
Red-tailed Hawk (calurus/alascensis)
1
Barn Owl
1
Great Horned Owl

Mendoza Ranch cypresses

1
Downy Woodpecker
3
American Kestrel
2
Peregrine Falcon

at the light house

1
Western Wood-Pewee

Nunez ranch

1
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

Observed at close range at the Nunez ranch with several observers from the RROS field trip; bright yellow throat, belly, and undertail with olive band across chest; bold, neat, nearly circular yellow eye ring; contrasting blackish wing panel and primaries with whitish wing bars; round head and medium-long primary projection; seem small; flicked tail frequently; subsequently disappeared, after which two Western Flycatchers appeared, both with almond eye-rings and much duller, browner plumage tones and slightly peaked crowns; some observers may have photos.

2
Pacific-slope/Cordilleran Flycatcher (Western Flycatcher)

Nunez ranch, close comparisons with a likely Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

5
Black Phoebe
3
Say's Phoebe
1
Warbling Vireo (Western)
5
California Scrub-Jay
15
Common Raven
1
Barn Swallow (American)
3
Red-breasted Nuthatch
1
Bewick's Wren
1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
1
Townsend's Solitaire

at the Nunez Ranch; previously reported; sat calmly in the open; dove gray, white eye-ring; tiny thrushy bill; long tail; hint of buffy wing patch visible on perched bird; many observers; no doubt with photos

1
Gray-cheeked Thrush

reported from "The Oven" at the Lighthouse as we arrived; at least 2 Catharus thrushes present; the one I believe to have been this species was seen clearly on 3 perches for a total of 30 seconds at within 50 feet in sun and shade; overall plumage tone a sombre gray-brown, a scarcely noticeable thin pale eye-ring at the rear of the eye; no noticeable contrasting color or pattern on the face; breast spots numerous, small, black, on a whitish ground; flanks gray; no visible rufous on the tail; no nervous flicking of wings or tail; a likely Swainson's Thrush seen shorthly after had a much bolder eye-ring but may have been an eastern "Olive-backed" form given the coloration. All the thrushes here were silent.

1
Swainson's Thrush

With probable Gray-cheeked Thrush in "The Oven" at the Lighthouse

1
American Robin
50
European Starling
20
American Pipit

fly over at the Lighthouse parking lot

10
House Finch
5
American Goldfinch
1
Lark Sparrow

at the Lighthouse parking lot

20
Fox Sparrow (Sooty)

many at the lighthouse, and elsewhere

1
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon)
15
White-crowned Sparrow
2
Golden-crowned Sparrow
10
Song Sparrow
1
Bobolink

seen briefly at 25x in scope in the open, full sun, on bare slope; seen by many; blackbird sized but shorter tailed bird, bright buffy yellow below with strong face pattern, streaked back; many observers.

25
Red-winged Blackbird (California Bicolored)
100
Red-winged/Tricolored Blackbird
2
Brewer's Blackbird
2
Orange-crowned Warbler
15
Yellow Warbler

conservative estimate; just about everywhere

1
Blackpoll Warbler

glimpsed in the Mendoza Ranch cypresses

2
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)
1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's)
10
Western Tanager

widespread; at least 4 together at Nunez

2
House Sparrow
 

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

Yes