September 2012


Elkhorn Slough Reserve (NERR), Monterey, US-CA
Sep 21, 2012 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
33 species

Mallard  4
California Quail  4
Double-crested Cormorant  3
Brown Pelican  3
Great Blue Heron  1
Great Egret  4
Snowy Egret  2
Northern Harrier  1
Red-shouldered Hawk  1
Red-tailed Hawk  3
Greater Yellowlegs  1
Willet  5
Lesser Yellowlegs  1
Marbled Godwit  6
Western Sandpiper  8
Least Sandpiper  12
Caspian Tern  1
Forster’s Tern  2
Mourning Dove  2
Barn Owl  1
Anna’s Hummingbird  1
Acorn Woodpecker  6
American Kestrel  1
American Kestrel (Northern)  1     one is usually around the agricultural fields & today was at the reserve
Black Phoebe  2
Western Scrub-Jay  4
Chestnut-backed Chickadee  2
California Thrasher  1
California Towhee  2
Song Sparrow  3
House Finch  6
Lesser Goldfinch  4
American Goldfinch  2

Elkhorn Slough was a great place to spot the Space Shuttle Endeavour, mounted on NASA’s modified 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft on Friday as it made it’s way around California.  Elkhorn Slough Reserve’s Cortland Jordan took some great shots of it passing though – and an American Kestrel.  To see more great photos of the Space Shuttle making it’s final flight, click here.

 

Elkhorn Slough Reserve (NERR), Monterey, US-CA
Sep 14, 2012 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments:     in addition to the birds we saw rabbits, lizards and a coyote
43 species

Mallard  9
California Quail  3
Double-crested Cormorant  2
Brown Pelican  7
Great Blue Heron  3
Great Egret  2
Snowy Egret  4
Turkey Vulture  1
White-tailed Kite  1
Red-shouldered Hawk  1
Red-tailed Hawk  4
Spotted Sandpiper  1
Greater Yellowlegs  1
Willet  13
Marbled Godwit  18
Western Sandpiper  5
Least Sandpiper  12
Western Gull  5
Elegant Tern  11
Mourning Dove  2
Barn Owl  1
Anna’s Hummingbird  2
Acorn Woodpecker  4
Black Phoebe  3
Steller’s Jay  2
Western Scrub-Jay  5
American Crow  7
Chestnut-backed Chickadee  3
Oak Titmouse  2
Bushtit  7
Bewick’s Wren  1
Wrentit  1
Western Bluebird  8
European Starling  7
Common Yellowthroat  2
Spotted Towhee  4
California Towhee  6
Song Sparrow  8
Dark-eyed Junco  8
House Finch  15
Lesser Goldfinch  13
American Goldfinch  5
House Sparrow  2

Elkhorn Slough Reserve (NERR), Monterey, US-CA
Sep 7, 2012 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments:     in additon to birds we saw deer, rabbies, lizards and a leopard shark
40 species (+1 other taxa)

Mallard  8
California Quail  7
Pied-billed Grebe  2
Double-crested Cormorant  5
Pelagic Cormorant  3
Brown Pelican  7
Great Blue Heron  3
Great Egret  3
Snowy Egret  5
Red-shouldered Hawk  1
Red-tailed Hawk  2
Spotted Sandpiper  2
Greater Yellowlegs  1
Willet  36
Lesser Yellowlegs  1
Marbled Godwit  43
Least Sandpiper  23
phalarope sp.  2
Ring-billed Gull  1
Western Gull  6
Elegant Tern  3
Eurasian Collared-Dove  1
Barn Owl  2
Anna’s Hummingbird  2
Acorn Woodpecker  3
Peregrine Falcon  1
Black Phoebe  2
Steller’s Jay  2
Western Scrub-Jay  5
American Crow  9
Chestnut-backed Chickadee  9
Oak Titmouse  2
Bewick’s Wren  2
Western Bluebird  4
European Starling  4
Orange-crowned Warbler  3
Spotted Towhee  1
California Towhee  5
Song Sparrow  8
House Finch  9
Lesser Goldfinch  12