September 2008

This Sighting came in from Cammy 9/5/08

I thought I saw a Limpkin around 6:15 PM last night on the marsh near the highway just northeast of Jetty Road.
Has anyone else reported seeing a limpkin on the slough lately?


The Elkhorn Slough Safari is a great way to explore the Slough – yesterday they reported seeing 66 otters.

Sightings from the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve

June 10 – July 8 2008

SOUTH MARSH LOOP: American White Pelican; Brown Pelican; Double-crested Cormorant; Great Blue Heron; Great Egret; Snowy Egret; Mallard; Turkey Vulture; White-tailed Kite; Cooper’s Hawk; Red-shouldered Hawk; Red-tailed Hawk; California Quail; American Avocet; Lesser Yellowlegs; Willet; Long-billed Curlew; Marbled Godwit; Western Gull; Rock Dove; Mourning Dove; Great Horned Owl; Anna’s Hummingbird; Rufous Hummingbird; Acorn Woodpecker; Downy Woodpecker; Pacific-slope Flycatcher; Black Phoebe; Steller’s Jay; Western Scrub-Jay; American Crow; Tree Swallow; Cliff Swallow; Barn Swallow; Chestnut-backed Chickadee; Oak Titmouse; Bushtit; Bewick’s Wren; Western Bluebird; Swainson’s Thrush; American Robin; Wrentit; European Starling; Common Yellowthroat; Wilson’s Warbler; Spotted Towhee; California Towhee; Song Sparrow; Dark-eyed Junco; Black-headed Grosbeak; Red-winged Blackbird; Brewer’s Black- bird; House Finch; Lesser Goldfinch; American Goldfinch.

LONG VALLEY & FIVE FINGERS: Mallard; Turkey Vulture; White-tailed Kite; Golden Eagle; Northern Harrier; Red-tailed Hawk; Willet; Marbled Godwit; Long-billed Curlew; Western Gull; Black Phoebe; Western Scrub-Jay; Tree Swallow; Cliff Swallow; Barn Swallow; Bushtit; Wrentit; Spotted Towhee; California Towhee; Song Sparrow; House Finch; American Goldfinch.

HUDSON’S LANDING: Brown Pelican; Snowy Egret; Western Gull.

Thanks to spotters Shirley Murphy, Katherine Klein, Annie McNeill, Colette Darocy, the Plant Ladies and your reporter Linda Jordan.