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Checklist S39489423

 
Location
Pt. Reyes--Outer Point, Marin County, California, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:30 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
5
Duration:
6 hour(s), 30 minute(s)
Distance:
10.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Chris Dunford , Sami LaRocca List
Comments:
Chris Dunford, Sami LaRocca, Joe Clemens, Pam Pappone, and Michelle Garcia traveled together in one vehicle as one of several vehicles of a Yolo Audubon field trip led by Kevin Guse. "Outer Point" here is defined as stretching from the RCA building to the Lighthouse. We birded the Lighthouse overlook and along the road to it from the parking lot (strong winds), then the Fish Docks area, Mendoza Ranch, Drake's Beach and Drake monument area, then back to the Fish Docks, and from the vehicle, along the roads in between. Clear sky, fresh to strong winds, temps in high 50s to low 70s F. Large herd of Elephant Seals was hauled out on the beach to the west of the Fish Docks (about 50 seals); also saw one Harbor Seal just off Drake's Beach and bull Elk in two herds (12 in one, 5 in the other) near the intersection of the main road with the road to Drake's Beach.
Species
45 species (+5 other taxa) total
1
Greater White-fronted Goose

Immature bird with group of Mallards in the pond at Mendoza Ranch

8
Mallard

Drake's Beach

10
California Quail
5
Western Grebe

Drake's Beach

3
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
15
Eurasian Collared-Dove
3
hummingbird sp.
1
Killdeer

Pond at Mendoza Ranch

1
Greater Yellowlegs

Pond at Mendoza Ranch

30
Heermann's Gull

Drake's Beach

1
Ring-billed Gull

Drake's Beach

10
Western Gull

Drake's Beach

5
California Gull

Drake's Beach

6
Red-throated Loon

Drake's Beach

50
Double-crested Cormorant

Fish Docks

40
Brown Pelican

Below the Lighthouse overlook

15
Turkey Vulture
1
Cooper's Hawk

Mendoza Ranch

10
Red-tailed Hawk
1
Barn Owl

Drake's Beach

2
Great Horned Owl

Mendoza Ranch

1
Downy Woodpecker

Heard near the Drake monument at Drake's Beach

3
American Kestrel
1
Peregrine Falcon
1
Empidonax sp.

Near the Drake's monument at Drake's Beach

10
Black Phoebe
1
Say's Phoebe

Lighthouse overlook

1
Warbling Vireo
2
California Scrub-Jay
20
Common Raven
1
swallow sp.

Fish Docks

5
Red-breasted Nuthatch

Fish Docks

1
House Wren

Heard near monument at Drake's Beach

200
European Starling

Mainly at Mendoza Ranch

10
House Finch

Mendoza Ranch

3
Lesser Goldfinch

Fish Docks

1
Chipping Sparrow

Juvenile with striped crown and completely striped breast and belly

30
White-crowned Sparrow (nuttalli)
1
Golden-crowned Sparrow
5
Song Sparrow
30
sparrow sp.

Many probable White-crowns along the road.

20
Tricolored Blackbird

males flying showing white to cream color in epaulets

10
Brewer's Blackbird

Males with iridescent black and white eyes

500
blackbird sp.

Probable mixture of Tricolored, Red-winged, and Brewer's, plus Starlings, both males and females - mostly at the dairy farms, especially Mendoza Ranch in the paddocks.

1
Blackburnian Warbler

Cypress trees at the house at Fish Docks. Matched Sibley illustration of 1st winter female - could see dark auriculars surrounded by yellow, yellow throat, indistinct stripes along sides, dark stripes on back, white wing bars, white belly and vent,no rump patch. Did not see white sides of the tail.

5
Yellow Warbler

Fish Docks and Mendoza Ranch

1
Palm Warbler

Behind the store at Drake's Beach

1
Yellow-rumped Warbler

Heard only at Fish Docks

1
Prairie Warbler

Cypress trees at the house at Fish Docks. Matched Sibley illustration of 1st winter female - could see dark semicircle under eye, all-yellow underparts with broken dark stripes along the sides, fairly plain above, and white sides of the tail as it flew.

1
Black-throated Gray Warbler

Female at Fish Docks

 

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