Here are the Recent Sightings reported from the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve for the month of December 2011

South Marsh Loop: Pied-billed Grebe; Eared Grebe; Western & Clark’s  Grebe; American White Pelican; Brown Pelican; Double-crested Cormorant; Pelagic Cormorant; Great Blue Heron; Great Egret; Snowy Egret; Turkey Vulture; Tundra Swan; Mallard; Bufflehead; Common Goldeneye; Scaup spp. Northern Pintail; Hooded Merganser; Red-breasted Merganser; Northern Harrier; Cooper’s Hawk; Red-shouldered Hawk; Red-tailed Hawk; White-tailed Kite; American Kestrel; California Quail; American Coot; Black-bellied Plover; Killdeer; Greater Yellowlegs; Willet;  Marbled Godwit; Least Sandpiper;  Spotted & Western Sandpiper; Dunlin; Long-billed Curlew; Western Gull; Bonaparte’s Gull; Ring-billed Gull; Forester’s Tern; Anna’s Hummingbird; Belted Kingfisher; Acorn Woodpecker; Nuttall’s Woodpecker; Northern Flicker; Black Phoebe; Say’s Phoebe;  Hutton’s Vireo; Steller’s Jay; Western Scrub-Jay; American Crow; Chestnut-backed Chickadee; Oak Titmouse; Bushtit; Brown Creeper;  Bewick’s Wren; Marsh Wren; American Robin;  Wrentit; Ruby-crowned Kinglet; Western Bluebird; Hermit Thrush; European Starling; Yellow-rumped Warbler; Townsend’s, Orange-crowned Warbler; Common Yellowthroat; California Towhee; Spotted Towhee; Song Sparrow; Lincoln’s Sparrow; Golden-crowned Sparrow; White-crowned Sparrow; Dark-eyed Junco; Western Meadowlark; Lesser Goldfinch; House Finch; Bobcat, Brush rabbits; Deer; Fox Squirrel

Thanks again to our spotters: Annie McNeill, Caroline Rodgers; Marth Kenner; Elenita Mathew; Plant Ladies; Shirley Murphy

AND November

South Marsh Loop: Common Loon; Pied-billed Grebe, Eared & Horned Grebe; Western & Clark’s  Grebe; Red-necked Grebe; American White Pelican; Brown Pelican; Double-crested Cormorant; Pelagic Cormorant; Brandt’s  Cormorant; Great Blue Heron; Great Egret; Snowy Egret; WHITE-FACED IBIS; Mallard; Bufflehead; Teal spp.; Northern Pintail; Hooded Merganser; Red-breasted Merganser; Northern Harrier; Osprey; Cooper’s Hawk; Red-shouldered Hawk; Red-tailed Hawk; White-tailed Kite; American Kestrel; Peregrine Falcon; California Quail; American Coot; Black-bellied Plover; Killdeer; Greater Yellowlegs; Willet;  Marbled Godwit; Short-billed Dowitcher; Spotted Sandpiper; Long-billed Curlew; Western Gull; Bonaparte’s Gull; Ring-billed Gull; Mourning Dove; Anna’s Hummingbird; Belted Kingfisher; Acorn Woodpecker; Downy Woodpecker; Hairy Woodpecker; Northern Flicker; Black Phoebe; Say’s Phoebe; Steller’s Jay; Western Scrub-Jay; American Crow; Tree Swallow; Barn Swallow; Chestnut-backed Chickadee; Oak Titmouse; Bushtit;  Bewick’s Wren; Marsh Wren; Ruby-crowned Kinglet; Western Bluebird; Hermit Thrush; European Starling; Yellow-rumped Warbler; Townsend’s Warbler; Common Yellowthroat; California Towhee; Spotted Towhee; Song Sparrow; Lincoln’s Sparrow; Golden-crowned Sparrow; White-crowned Sparrow; Dark-eyed Junco; Western Meadowlark; American Goldfinch; Lesser Goldfinch; House Finch; Bobcat, Brush rabbits; lizards, King snake

Thanks again to our spotters: Annie McNeill, Caroline Rodgers; Marth Kenner; Elenita Mathew; Plant Ladies; Shirley Murphy

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