Below is a list of the bird sightings from the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve as reported by the many dedicated volunteers…

From May 2010:

South Marsh Loop: American White Pelicans; Brown Pelican; Western Grebe; Clark’s Grebe; Pied-billed Grebe; Double-crested & Pelagic Cormorants; Great Blue Heron; Great & Snowy Egret; Canada Goose; Mallards; Gadwall; Bufflehead; Green-winged Teal; Surf Scoter; Northern Pintail; American Coot; Red-breasted Merganser; Northern Harrier; Turkey Vulture; White-tailed Kite; Red-shouldered Hawk; Red-tailed Hawk; Sharp-shinned Hawk; American Kestrel; California Quail; Killdeer; Willets; Whimbrel; Greater Yellowlegs; Long-billed Curlew; Marbled Godwit; Spotted Sandpiper; Sandpiper sp.; Western & Gull sp.; Mourning Dove; Eurasian Collared-Dove; Band-tailed Pigeon; Rock Pigeon; Barn Owl; Great-horned Owl; Forster’s Tern; Anna’s Hummingbird; Belted Kingfisher; Acorn & Nuttall’s Woodpecker; Pacific-slope Flycatcher ; Black Phoebe; Steller’s Jay; Western Scrub-Jay; Hutton’s Vireo; American Crow; Barn, Cliff & Tree Swallow; Chestnut-backed Chickadee; American Robin; Oak Titmouse; Western Bluebird;  European Starling; Bushtit; Bewick’s Wren; California Thrasher; Common Yellowthroat ; Wilson’s & Yellow Warbler; Audubon’s Warbler; Black-headed Grosbeak; White-breasted Nuthatch; Spotted Towhee; California Towhee; Cedar Waxwing; Song Sparrow; Golden-crowned & White-crowned Sparrow; American Goldfinch; Red-winged Blackbirds; Wrentit; American Goldfinch; House Finch;  Dark-eyed Junco;

Parson’s Overlook: Western Grebe; American White Pelican; Brown Pelican; Double-crested Cormorant; Great Egret; Snowy Egret; Mallards; Northern Pintail; Canada Goose; Buffleheads; Red-tailed Hawks; Red-shouldered Hawk; Peregrine Falcon; Northern Harrier; Barn Owl; Black-bellied Plovers; Semi-palmated Plover; Willets; Marbled Godwits; Western & Least Sandpipers; Western Gulls; Forster’s Tern; Acorn & Nuttall’s Woodpecker; Common Yellowthroat; Spotted Towhee; American Crow; Chestnut-backed Chickadee; Oak Titmouse

From April 2010:

SOUTH MARSH LOOP: Common Loon; American White Pelicans; Brown Pelican; Western Grebe; Clark’s Grebe; Pied-billed Grebe; Double-crested & Pelagic Cormorants; Great Blue Heron; Great & Snowy Egrest; Canada Geese; Mallards; Gadwall; Bufflehead; Blue & Green-winged Teal; Northern Pintail; Red-breasted Merganser; Northern Harrier; Turkey Vulture; White-tailed Kite; Red-shouldered Hawk; Red-tailed Hawk; Merlin; Plover sp.; Black-bellied Plover; California Quail; Killdeer; Willets; Lesser & Greater Yellowlegs; Long-billed Curlew; Marbled Godwit; Spotted Sandpiper; Western & Gull sp.; Mourning Dove; Band-tailed Pigeon; Barn Owl; Great-horned Owl; Forster’s Tern; Anna’s Hummingbird; Belted Kingfisher; Acorn & Nuttall’s Woodpecker; Northern Flicker; Say’s & Black Phoebe; Western Scrub-Jay; Hutton’s Vireo; American Crow; Cliff & Tree Swallow; Chestnut-backed Chickadee; American Robin; Oak Titmouse; Western Bluebird; European Starling; Bushtit; Bewick’s Wren; California Thrasher; Common Yellowthroat ; Wilson’s & Yellow Warbler; Spotted Towhee; California Towhee; Song Sparrow; Golden & White-crowned Sparrow; Western Meadowlark; American Goldfinch; Red-winged Blackbirds; Wrentit; House Finch;  Dark-eyed Junco;

PARSON’S OVERLOOK: Western Grebe; Brown Pelican; Brandt’s Cormorant; Double-crested Cormorant; Great Egret; Snowy Egret; Lesser Scaup; Buffleheads; Red-breasted Mergansers; Golden Eagle; Red-tailed Hawks; Peregrine Falcon; California Quail; Black-bellied Plovers; American Avocets; Greater Yellowlegs; Long-billed Curlews; Willets; Marbled Godwits; Western & Least Sandpipers; Long-billed Dowitchers; Western Gulls; Forster’s Tern; Barn Owls; Nuttall’s Woodpecker; American Crow; Chestnut-backed Chickadee; White-crowned Sparrow; Red-winged Blackbird

From March 2010:

SOUTH MARSH LOOP: American White Pelicans; Brown Pelican; Western Grebe; Clark’s Grebe; Pied-billed Grebe; Double-crested & Pelagic Cormorants; Great Blue Heron; Great & Snowy Egrets; Canada Geese; Mallards; Gadwall; American Wigeon; Buffleheads; Northern Pintails; Ruddy Ducks; Common Goldeneye; Red-breasted Mergansers; Hooded Mergansers; Northern Harrier; Turkey Vulture; White-tailed Kite; Red-shouldered Hawk; Red-tailed Hawk; Cooper’s Hawk; American Kestrel; Black-bellied Plover; California Quail; Killdeer; Willets; Greater Yellowlegs; Long-billed Curlew; Marbled Godwit; Spotted Sandpiper; Sandpiper sp; Dunlins; Long-billed Dowitchers; Dowitchers sp; Ring-billed Gull; Western Gull; Mourning Dove; Band-tailed Pigeon; Barn Owl; Forster’s Tern; Anna’s & Allen’s Hummingbirds; Belted Kingfisher; Acorn Woodpecker; Downy & Nuttall’s  Woodpecker;  Northern Flicker; Steller’s Jay; Say’s & Black Phoebe; Western Scrub-Jay; Hutton’s Vireo; American Crow; Tree  Swallow; Chestnut-backed Chickadee; American Robin; Brown Creeper; Oak Titmouse; Western Bluebird; European Starling; Bushtit; Ruby-crowned Kinglet;  Bewick’s Wren; California Thrasher; Common Yellowthroat; Yellow  Warbler; Spotted Towhee; California Towhee; White & Golden-crowned Sparrow; Western Meadowlark; Red-winged Blackbirds; Wrentit; House Finch;  Dark-eyed Junco;

LONG VALLEY : Great Egret; Mallards; Buffleheads; Willets; Marbled Godwits; Western Scrub-Jay; American Crow; Chestnut-backed Chickadee; Bushtits; Bewick’s Wren; California Towhee; Golden-crowned Sparrow

NORTH MARSH : Red-tailed Hawks; American White Pelican; Hooded Mergansers; Common Goldeneye

JETTY RD.: group of Brants (geese)

From February 2010:

SOUTH MARSH LOOP: Pied-billed Grebe; Brown Pelicans; Western Grebe; Pelagic & Double-crested Cormorants; Great Blue Heron; Great & Snowy Egrets; Canada Geese; Gadwall; Mallards; American Wigeons; Buffleheads; Red-breasted Merganser; Common Goldeneye; Northern Harrier; Turkey Vulture; White-tailed Kite; Red-shouldered Hawk; Red-tailed Hawk; Northern Harrier;  Black-bellied Plover;  Willets; Killdeer; Greater Yellowlegs; Long-billed Curlew;  Marbled Godwit; Spotted Sandpiper; Dunlin; Long-billed Dowitchers; Dowitcher spp; California Quail; Gull spp.; Western Gull; Ring-billed Gull; Band-tailed Pigeon; Forster’s Tern; Mourning Dove; Anna’s Hummingbird; Northern Flicker; Acorn Woodpecker;  Downy Woodpecker;  Black & Say’s  Phoebe; Huttons’s Vireo; Steller’s & Western Scrub-Jay; American Crow; Brown Creeper; Chestnut-backed Chickadee; Oak Titmouse; Western Bluebird;  Bushtit; Ruby-crowned Kinglet;; Common Yellowthroat; Yellow Warbler; Wrentit; Northern Mockingbird; Spotted Towhee; California Towhee; Song Sparrow; White-crowned & Golden-crowned Sparrows;  European Starling; Dark-eyed Junco; Western Meadowlark; House Finch

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