SIGHTINGS from the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve

3/13/08 – 4/14/08
SOUTH MARSH LOOP: Pied-billed Grebe; Horned Grebe; Eared Grebe; Western Grebe; American White Pelican; Brandt’s Cormorant; Double-crested Cormorant; Pelagic Cormorant; Great Blue Heron; Great Egret; Snowy Egret; Canada Goose; Gadwall; Mallard; Nothern Pintail; Green-winged Teal; Greater Scaup; Surf Scoter; Bufflehead; Red-breasted Merganser; Turkey Vulture; Osprey; White-tailed Kite; Northern Harrier; Cooper’s Hawk; Red-shouldered Hawk; Red-tailed Hawk; California Quail; Black-bellied Plover; Greater Yellowlegs; Barn OwlWillet; Spotted Sandpiper; Long-billed Curlew; Marbled Godwit; Western Sandpiper; Least Sandpiper; Dowitcher sps; Western Gull; Forster’s Tern; Band-tailed Pigeon; Mourning Dove; Barn Owl; Great-horned Owl; Anna’s Hummingbird; Rufous Hummingbird; Allen’s Hummingbird; Belted Kingfisher; Acorn Woodpecker; Downy Woodpecker; Hairy Woodpecker; Northern Flicker; Pacific-slope Flycatcher; Black Phoebe; Hutton’s Vireo; Western Scrub-Jay; American Crow; Tree Swallow; Cliff Swallow; Barn Swallow; Chestnut-backed Chickadee; Oak Titmouse; Bushtit; Brown Creeper; Bewick’s Wren; Ruby-crowned Kinglet; Hermit Thrush; American Robin; Wrentit; European Starling; Orange-crowned Warbler; Yellow-rumped Warler; Townsend’s Warbler; Comon Yellowthroat; Wilson’s Warbler; Spotted Towhee; Califonia Towhee; Song Sparrow; Lincoln’s Sparrow; White-crowned Sparrow; Golden-crowned Sparrow; Dark-eyed Junco; Black-headed Grosbeak; Red-winged Blackbird; House Finch; Lesser Goldfinch; American Goldfinch; House Sparrow.

FIVE FINGERS & PARSON’S : Western Grebe; American White Pelican; Great Egret; Snowy Egret; Canada Goose; Mallard; Northern Pintail; Greater Scaup; Ruddy Duck; Turkey Vulture; Red-shouldered Hawk; Red-tailed Hawk; Black-bellied Plover; Greater Yellowlegs; Willet; Sandpiper sps; Dowitcher spc; Marbled Godwit; Western Gull; Allen’s Hummingbird; Acorn Woodpecker; American Crow; Tree Swallow; Bushtit; Spotted Towhee; California Towhee and Song Sparrow.

HUDSON’S LANDING: Western Grebe; Canada Goose; Gadwall; American Wigeon; Mallard; Green-winged Teal; Blue-winged Teal; Scaup sps; American Coot; Northern Shoveler.

NORTH MARSH: Great Egret; Gadwall; American Wigeon; Mallard; Blue-winged Teal;
American Avocet.

KIRBY PARK: Clark’s Grebe

STRAWBERRY POND: Black-necked Stilt.

Thanks to this month’s volunteer spotters: Jeana Dela Torre, Shirley Murphy, Katherine Klein, Kate Raymundo, Annie McNeill, Colette Darocy, the Plant Ladies, and your reporter Linda Jordan.

Photo by Greg Hofmann 4/11/05 http://www.elkhornslough.org/journal/050411journal.htm

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Sightings from mid-April to mid-May 2008 from the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve
South Marsh Loop:  Pied-billed Grebe; Western Grebes; Clark’s grebe; American White Pelicans; Double-crested Cormorants; Black-crowned Night Heron; Great Blue Heron; Great & Snowy Egret; Canada Goose; Mallard; Surf Scoter; Turkey Vulture; Osprey; White-tailed Kite; Cooper’s hawk; Northern Harrier; Red-shouldered Hawk; Red-tailed Hawk; California Quail; Black-necked Stilt; Willets; Greater Yellowlegs; Long-billed Curlew; Whimbrel; Marbled Godwit; Least & Western Sandpipers; Spotted Sandpiper; Dowitchers;  Western Gull; Mourning Dove; Barn Owl;  Forster’s Tern; Anna’s Hummingbird; Rufous Hummingbird; Allen’s Hummingbird; Belted Kingfisher; Acorn Woodpecker;  Pacific-slope Flycatcher; Black Phoebe;  Steller’s Jay; Western Scrub-Jay; Hutton’s Vireo; American Crow; Tree Swallow; Barn Swallow; Cliff Swallow; Chestnut-backed Chickadee; Oak Titmouse; Bushtit; Brown Creeper; Swainson’s Thrush; Bewick’s Wren; House Wren; Ruby-crowned Kinglet; Western Bluebirds; American Robin; Wrentit; European Starling; Cedar Waxwings; Wilson’s Warbler; Common Yellowthroat; Spotted Towhee; California Towhee; Song Sparrow; White-crowned Sparrow; Golden-crowned Sparrow; Dark-eyed Junco; Black-headed Grosbeak; Red-winged Blackbird; Brewer’s Blackbird; House Finch; American Goldfinch; House Sparrow

Five Fingers/Parsons Slough:  Western Grebe; American White Pelican; Brown Pelican; Double-crested Cormorants; Great Blue Heron; Great & Snowy Egret; Canada Goose; Mallard; Turkey Vulture; White-tailed Kite; Red-tailed Hawk; Long-billed Curlew; Gull spp.; Caspian Tern; Barn Owl; Black Phoebe; Western Kingbird; Pacific-slope Flycatcher; American Crow; Tree and Barn Swallows; Chestnut-backed Chickadee; Bewick’s Wren; Common Yellowthroat; Spotted Towhee; Red-winged Blackbird; Song Sparrow

Long Valley: White-tailed Kite; Willets; Marbled Godwits; Chestnut-backed Chickadee; American Crow

Hudson’s Landing:  Pelagic Cormorant; Marbled Godwits; Willets; Red-necked Phalaropes; Sandpipers spp.; American Coots; Canada Goose; Dowitchers; Mallards; Marbled Godwits; Forster’s Tern

North Marsh Overlook:  Black-necked Stilt; Green & Blue–winged Teals; Spotted Sandpipers; Marbled Godwits, Pacific-slope flycatchers; Western Scrub-Jay; American Crow; Tree, Cliff, and Barn Swallows; Chestnut-backed Chickadee; Bushtits; Wrentit; Wilson’s Warbler; Spotted Towhee; California Towhee; Common Yellowthroat; Long-billed Curlew; Song Sparrow; Red-winged Blackbird;

Thanks again to our spotters: Colette Darocy, Plant ladies; Kate Raymundo; Annie Mcneill, Kathleen Klein, Shirley Murphy and your reporter Sheryl Gaebelein

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