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Checklist S14956079

 
Location
Salinas WTP (no public access; permit only), Monterey County, California, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sun Aug 18, 2013 10:03 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
2 hour(s), 8 minute(s)
Distance:
1.5 mile(s)
Observers:
Brian Sullivan , Curtis Marantz List
Species
58 species (+3 other taxa) total
40
Canada Goose
2
Gadwall
15
Mallard
1
Lesser Scaup

A female seen with the Mallard flock at the south end of Pond #2 was a dark chocolate-brown color overall, but with a well-defined margin of white at the base of the bill. Despite the distance I thought this bird had the somewhat peaked appearance to the head typical of a Lesser Scaup yet the head was just as dark as the body, unlike a female Ring-necked Duck.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female 1
Sex Unknown
7
Ruddy Duck

(I saw five together and a sixth some distance away, but I apparently missed a seventh)

3
Double-crested Cormorant
3
Great Blue Heron
1
Green Heron

(I missed one seen by Dick)

4
Black-crowned Night-Heron
6
Turkey Vulture
2
Red-tailed Hawk (calurus/alascensis)
2
American Coot (Red-shielded)
18
Black-necked Stilt

A few fresh juveniles.

2
American Avocet
19
Semipalmated Plover
43
Killdeer
6
Marbled Godwit
1
Curlew Sandpiper

Continuing adult transitioning to basic plumage.

© Brian Sullivan

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Adult

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Adult

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Upper right.

Age:
Adult

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Adult

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Adult

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Adult
2
Baird's Sandpiper

Juveniles.

135
Least Sandpiper
60
Western Sandpiper
8
Short-billed Dowitcher

All juveniles.

45
Long-billed Dowitcher

All adults. Perhaps 1 juvenile, but not seen well enough.

1
Short-billed/Long-billed Dowitcher
23
Wilson's Phalarope

A mix of adults and juveniles.

15
Red-necked Phalarope
1
Spotted Sandpiper
2
Greater Yellowlegs
8
Lesser Yellowlegs

All juveniles.

1
Franklin's Gull

Photos. Juvenile. Just beginning preformative molt.

© Brian Sullivan

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Age:
Juvenile
1
Ring-billed Gull
22
California Gull
2
Mourning Dove
1
Anna's Hummingbird
2
Nuttall's Woodpecker

(calling; I heard both "pik" and rattle calls by two unseen birds)

1
Downy Woodpecker
3
Black Phoebe
1
Warbling Vireo

(a silent bird seen along the riparian corridor)

1
California Scrub-Jay

(calling; heard-only)

3
American Crow
2
Horned Lark
5
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
20
Tree Swallow
75
Violet-green Swallow
200
Barn Swallow
40
Cliff Swallow
100
swallow sp.
1
Marsh Wren

(seen briefly as it flew between two patches of vegetation around one of the ponds)

10
Bewick's Wren

(calling; all were along the riparian corridor of the river)

45
European Starling
1
Common Yellowthroat
1
Yellow Warbler

(I missed a bird seen by Dick along the riparian corridor, but I thought I may have heard another, unseen bird singing)

4
Wilson's Warbler

(calling; the bird I saw was a female with an incomplete cap)

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female 1
Sex Unknown 3
6
Savannah Sparrow
12
Song Sparrow (heermanni Group)
1
Lazuli Bunting
10
Red-winged Blackbird
60
Red-winged Blackbird (California Bicolored)
3
Brewer's Blackbird
12
House Finch
3
American Goldfinch

(calling; unseen birds heard as they flew overhead)

Additional species seen by Curtis Marantz:
1
Hutton's Vireo
15
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
1
Wrentit
1
American Robin
15
Song Sparrow
1
Lazuli/Indigo Bunting
 

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

Yes