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Checklist S44159423

 
Location
Carpinteria Salt Marsh Reserve (restricted access), Santa Barbara County, California, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:48 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
2 hour(s), 15 minute(s)
Distance:
0.75 mile(s)
Observers:
John Callender
Comments:
Estero Way to the entrance lagoon and return. Overcast and cool with a fair amount of recent storm debris in the channels. Tide +1.2 and rising when I started.
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.6.36
Species
47 species (+5 other taxa) total
1
Greater White-fronted Goose

Associating with the two Cackling Geese it’s been associating with since Fall.

© John Callender

2
Cackling Goose

Associating with the Greater White-fronted Goose they’ve been associating with since Fall.

© John Callender

6
Bufflehead
4
Red-breasted Merganser
3
Eurasian Collared-Dove
1
Anna's Hummingbird
1
Rufous Hummingbird
1
Allen's Hummingbird
2
Rufous/Allen's Hummingbird
4
Black-bellied Plover
3
Killdeer
17
Whimbrel
15
Long-billed Curlew
30
Least Sandpiper

Individually counted

6
Long-billed Dowitcher

Distinguished from Short-billed mostly by calls when they flew.

© John Callender

© John Callender

© John Callender

1
Spotted Sandpiper
5
Greater Yellowlegs

One bird seemed to me a good candidate for Lesser Yellowlegs, though after discussion with experts I’ve switched it to Greater. Good views from close range. Was initially struck by its small size; seemed distinctly smaller than Greater Yellowlegs (though none were present for a direct comparison). At one point there was a Willet feeding near it, and it seemed substantially smaller than that. Silent when it flew. Noting that the beak on this bird seems slightly upturned, which is a characteristic of Greater Yellowlegs.

© John Callender

© John Callender

© John Callender

29
Willet
3
Western Gull
23
gull sp.
1
tern sp.
2
Brown Pelican
2
Great Blue Heron
3
Great Egret
5
Snowy Egret
1
Green Heron
2
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

1 adult, 1 immature seen flying down into the channel west of the Sandyland Cove Road bridge.

1
Turkey Vulture
1
Red-tailed Hawk

Immature with the red tail just coming in.

© John Callender

© John Callender

1
Belted Kingfisher

Female

2
Black Phoebe
8
Western Kingbird
2
Cassin's/Western Kingbird
5
American Crow
8
Tree Swallow
2
Barn Swallow

Two individuals seen flying together, separate from the swallow flock that came through earlier.

12
swallow sp.

Suspect they were mostly Tree Swallows; the ones I saw well enough to identify were.

2
Marsh Wren
3
Northern Mockingbird
1
American Pipit
12
House Finch
2
Lesser Goldfinch
2
White-crowned Sparrow
11
Savannah Sparrow
2
Song Sparrow
2
California Towhee
1
Western Meadowlark
1
Brown-headed Cowbird
1
Orange-crowned Warbler
1
Common Yellowthroat
2
Yellow-rumped Warbler
1
House Sparrow
 

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

Yes