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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

Mendoza pond

5
2
6
10

mostly juveniles

1
Rufous/Allen's Hummingbird
7

Mendoza pond

40

off Elephant Seal beach

25
10
1

off Coast Guard dock, with other loons

3
2
10
60

most off Coast Guard dock

25
1
10
2
1
8
1
1

Mendoza Ranch cypresses

1
3
2

at the light house

1

Nunez ranch

1

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
3
1
5
15
1
3
1
1
1

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

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

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

1
50
20

fly over at the Lighthouse parking lot

10
5
1

at the Lighthouse parking lot

20

many at the lighthouse, and elsewhere

1
15
2
10
1

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
100
Red-winged/Tricolored Blackbird
2
2
15

conservative estimate; just about everywhere

1

glimpsed in the Mendoza Ranch cypresses

2
1
10

widespread; at least 4 together at Nunez

2
 

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

Yes