July 2010


July Sightings

South Marsh Loop: American White Pelican; Brown Pelican; Double-crested Cormorant; Great Blue Heron; Great Egret; Snowy Egret; Black-crowned Night-Heron; Canada Geese; Mallards; Turkey Vulture;  White-tailed Kite; Northern Harrier; Red-shouldered Hawk; Red-tailed Hawk; Cooper’s Hawk; Greater Yellowlegs;  Willets; Killdeer;  Long-billed Curlew;  Whimbrel; Marbled Godwit; Spotted Sandpiper; Ring-billed Gull; California Gull ; Western Gull; Barn Owl; Caspian Tern; Band-tailed Pigeon;  Mourning Dove; Anna’s Hummingbird; Belted Kingfisher;  Acorn Woodpecker, Downy  Woodpecker;  Pacific-slope Flycatcher; Black Phoebe;  Western Scrub-Jay; American Crow; Barn, Tree, & Cliff  Swallow; Chestnut-backed Chickadee; Oak Titmouse; Bushtit;  Bewick’s Wren; Western Bluebird;  Wilson’s Warbler; Northern Mockingbird; Spotted Towhee; California Towhee; Savannah Sparrow; Song Sparrow; European Starling;  Wrentit; Dark-eyed Junco; House Finch; Lesser Goldfinch; American Goldfinch

June Sightings

South Marsh Loop: American White & Brown Pelicans; Western Grebe; Double-crested Cormorants; Great Blue Heron; Great & Snowy Egret; Black-crowned Nite Heron; Canada Geese; Gadwalls; Mallards; Turkey Vulture;  White-tailed Kite; Red-shouldered Hawk; Red-tailed Hawk; Cooper’s Hawk; Black-bellied Plover; Whimbrel; Willets; Killdeer; California Quail; Long-billed Curlew;  Marbled Godwit; Spotted Sandpiper; Gull sp.; Western Gull; Caspian Tern; Band-tailed Pigeon;  Eurasian-collared Dove; Morning Dove; Anna’s &  Allen’s Hummingbird; Belted Kingfisher;  Acorn Woodpecker &  Hairy  Woodpecker;  Pacific-sloped Flycatcher; Black & Say’s  Phoebe; Huttons’s Vireo; Stellar & Western Scrub Jay; American Crow; Barn, Tree, & Cliff  Swallow; Chestnut-backed Chickadee; Oak Titmouse;  Western Bluebird;  Bushtit; Bewick’s Wren; Ruby-crowned Kinglet; Yellow-rumped Warbler; Orange-crowned Warbler; Wilson’s Warbler; Common-yellow throat;  Northern Mockingbird; Spotted Towhee; California Towhee; Song Sparrow; Californian Thrasher;  Swainson’s Thrush; European Starling;  Wrentit; Dark-eyed Junco; Western Meadowlark; Black-headed Grosbeak;  House Finch; Red-winged Blackbirds; American Goldfinch

Thanks again to our spotters: Annie McNeill, Shirley Murphy, Jeana De La Torre, Linda Jordan, Caroline Rodgers , Marth Kenner, Deirdre Baxter, Laura DeMars, Plant ladies and your reporter Sheryl Gaebelein.

While kayakers are prohibited from approaching marine mammals, nothing keeps them from approaching us.  This happens sometimes at the Slough.