These sightings are from 4/12/08 at the Elkhorn Ranch. The Elkhorn Ranch is a private property located on the north side of the main channel of the slough. For more information about this walk, visit

Gopher Snake

Pie-billed Grebe, Eared Grebe, Western Grebe, Clark’s Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Snowy Egret, Green Heron, Turkey Vulture, Canada Goose, Gadwall, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Green-winged Teal, Lesser Scaup, Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot, Black-bellied Plover, Killdeer, Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, Greater Yellowlegs, Willet, Marbled Godwit, Western Sandpiper, Least Sandpiper, Dunlin, Short-billed Dowitcher, Long-billed Dowitcher, Western Gull, Forster’s Turn, Mourning Dove, Eurasian Collard Dove, Barn Owl, Anna’s Hummingbird, Black Phoebe, Western Strub-Jay, American Crow, Tree Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Barn Swallow, Chestnut-backed Chickadee, Oak Titmouse, Marsh Wren, European Starling, Orange-crowned Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, California Towhee, Savannah Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Golden-crowned Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird, House Finch, American Goldfinch.

Other species: Anise Swallowtail Butterfly, Gopher Snake (in photo).

Flora: Blue-eyed Grass, Suncup, California Poppy, Intermediate Fiddleneck, Creeping Rye, California Meadow Barley, and rare white Owl Clover.

These sightings were reported by Elkhorn Slough Foundation staff with help from Rick Fournier of Monterey Birding Adventures.