Below is the list of sightings for the month of April 2011 from the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve.

South Marsh Loop: Eared, Horned, Pied-billed & Western Grebe; American White Pelican; Double-crested & Pelagic Cormorant; Great Blue Heron; Great & Snowy Egret; Mallard; American Wigeon; Canada Goose; Common Goldeneye; Bufflehead; Gadwall; Cinnamon Teal; Red-Breasted Merganser; Northern Pintail; American Coot; Turkey Vulture; Red-shouldered, Red-tailed & Sharp-shinned Hawk; White-tailed Kite; American Kestrel; American Avocet; Black-bellied Plovers; California Quail; Willets; Long-Billed Curlew; Whimbrel; Greater & Lesser Yellowlegs; Dowitcher spp; Marbled Godwit; Spotted Sandpiper; California, Ring-billed & Western Gull; Forster’s Tern; Caspian Tern; Mourning Dove; Barn Owl; Anna’s & Allen’s Hummingbird; Acorn & Downy Woodpecker; Belted Kingfisher; Black & Say’s Phoebe; Hutton’s Vireo; Steller’s Jay; Western Scrub-Jay; American Crow; Chestnut-backed Chickadee; Oak Titmouse; Tree Swallow; European Starling; Bushtit; Bewick’s Wren; Cedar Waxwings; Ruby-crowned Kinglet; Western Bluebird; Robin; Wrentit; Wilson’s, Orange-crowned & Townsend’s Warbler; Common Yellowthroat; Spotted & California Towhee; Red-winged Black bird; American and Lesser Goldfinch ; Song, White-crowned, Golden-crowned & House Sparrow

Five Fingers/Parson Overlook: American White Pelicans; Western Grebe; Great Blue Heron; Great & Snowy Egret; Mallard; Black-bellied Plovers; Willets; Marbled Godwit; Sandpipers spp.; Dunlins; Ruddy Turnstone; Red-tailed Hawk; Spotted & California Towhee; White & Golden-crowned Sparrow; House Finch; Bewick’s Wren; Chestnut-backed Chickadee; Oat Titmouse

Main Channel: Red Knot; Black Skimmer

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