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Checklist S41388086

 
Location
Bodega Bay--harbor and immediate vicinity, Sonoma County, California, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:50 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
4
Duration:
3 hour(s), 20 minute(s)
Distance:
5.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Lisa Hug
Comments:
with David, mike and John. started at head, Campbell Cove, north shore, brief visit to Doran. started out clear during sea-watch, then was socked in.
Species
47 species (+1 other taxa) total
35
Brant (Black)
3
Gadwall

Doran entrance pond

3
Northern Pintail

Doran entrance pond

30
Lesser Scaup
70
Surf Scoter
79
Bufflehead
1
Common Goldeneye
2
Red-breasted Merganser
12
Ruddy Duck
3
California Quail
2
Horned Grebe
2
Eared Grebe
2
Western Grebe
2
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
15
American Coot
2
Black Oystercatcher
7
Black-bellied Plover
12
Marbled Godwit
6
Black Turnstone
2
Sanderling
1
Willet (Western)
500
Common Murre

several flocks flying north. most flocks of from 50 to 100 individuals.

12
Ancient Murrelet

mostly seen sitting on water, would plop under water regularly. small alcids. gray backs contrasting with black heads. dark bill with yellow tip. continuing birds

3
Cassin's Auklet
6
Rhinoceros Auklet
20
Mew Gull
35
Western Gull
1
Western x Glaucous-winged Gull (hybrid)

looks a glaucous-winged on the front half of the bird, but has dark primaries. mantle a little dark for a pure GWGU. head too smudgy for an adult Western Gull. Bill pattern matches GWGU with pale yellow and smudginess.

© Lisa Hug

Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown
3
Red-throated Loon
6
Pacific Loon
12
Common Loon
25
Brandt's Cormorant
4
Pelagic Cormorant
5
Double-crested Cormorant
1
Great Blue Heron
1
Great Egret
2
Snowy Egret
1
Black-crowned Night-Heron
3
Turkey Vulture
1
Red-shouldered Hawk (elegans)
1
Red-tailed Hawk (calurus/alascensis)
1
California Scrub-Jay
3
Common Raven
2
European Starling
4
Fox Sparrow (Sooty)

at Owl Canyon. slightly different colorations, but all Sooties.

© Lisa Hug

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© Lisa Hug

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1
Song Sparrow
2
Brewer's Blackbird
2
Yellow-rumped Warbler

heard

 

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