Checklist S58673042

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Location
Cuffey's Cove Ranch

Owner Sarah Burton

Traveling
  • 2
  • 2 km
Comments

A tortuous drive through some of the best birding habitat in California. Quick birding session before wedding. Overcast, misting fog from the shore across the road on Hwy 1; temps 50–55° F, winds 12-15 mph. Elk established by early homesteaders sons of mountain man Caleb Greenwood and his half Crow wife, one of the rescuers of the Donner Party... Habitat grassland, chaparral, redwood forest, rocky shoreline. MJVB for a party of two.

Observations

  1. Number observed: 5
  2. Number observed: 2
  3. Number observed: 1
  4. Number observed: 3
  5. Number observed: 1
  6. Number observed: 1
  7. Number observed: 5
  8. Number observed: 1

    Comments: Adult, white head, white tail coverts, large yellow beak and claws. (Anderson Valley, Hwy 128)

  9. Number observed: 1
  10. Buteo sp.

    Number observed: 3
  11. Number observed: 1
  12. Number observed: 2

    Comments: Sweet whistle in the conifers W side of road Hwy 1

  13. Number observed: 2
  14. Number observed: 1
  15. Number observed: 2
  16. Number observed: 3
  17. Number observed: 2
  18. Number observed: 25

    Comments: Low count, feeding on insects in circles above the grass fields; highly vocal; nest in the rafters of the barn with a metal pale underneath; observed courtship feeding or feeding young several times – two birds meet beak to beak in flight then quickly disperse.

    Breeding Code: NY Nest with Young (Confirmed)
  19. Number observed: 5
  20. Number observed: 2
  21. Number observed: 3
  22. Number observed: 5
  23. Number observed: 1
  24. Number observed: 4
  25. Number observed: 12
  26. Number observed: 1
  27. Number observed: 7
  28. Number observed: 2
  29. Number observed: 3
  30. Number observed: 3
  31. Number observed: 2
  32. Number observed: 1