December 2012


As reported on Monterey Bay Birds email list, a Sandhill Crane was spotted in Moss Landing in the roosting area across from the kayak shops since last week.

Link to photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/groucho_24/8300277351/

 

Elkhorn Slough Reserve (NERR), Monterey, US-CA
Dec 20, 2012 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments:     cold and windy
40 species (+1 other taxa)

Mallard  10
Northern Pintail  2
Bufflehead  14
Pied-billed Grebe  2
Eared Grebe  4
Western Grebe  3
American White Pelican  3
Great Blue Heron  1
Great Egret  1
Red-shouldered Hawk  1
Red-tailed Hawk  2
Spotted Sandpiper  2
Greater Yellowlegs  2
Willet  2
Long-billed Curlew  1
Short-billed/Long-billed Dowitcher  3
Western Gull  3
Forster’s Tern  3
Barn Owl  1
Anna’s Hummingbird  1
Belted Kingfisher  1
Acorn Woodpecker  4
Nuttall’s Woodpecker  1
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Black Phoebe  2
Say’s Phoebe  1
Western Scrub-Jay  3
American Crow  5
Chestnut-backed Chickadee  2
Bewick’s Wren  1
Hermit Thrush  3
European Starling  7
Orange-crowned Warbler  1
Townsend’s Warbler  2
Spotted Towhee  2
California Towhee  7
Song Sparrow  2
White-crowned Sparrow  8
Golden-crowned Sparrow  4
Western Meadowlark  2
House Finch  6

Elkhorn Slough Reserve (NERR), Monterey, US-CA
Dec 14, 2012 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
49 species

Mallard  5
Bufflehead  13
Common Goldeneye  1     male
Hooded Merganser  17     all females; look like first year but not positive; brownish overall -no white on chin
California Quail  4
Pied-billed Grebe  5
Western Grebe  7
Great Blue Heron  2
Great Egret  1
Turkey Vulture  1
White-tailed Kite  1
Northern Harrier  2
Sharp-shinned Hawk  1
Cooper’s Hawk  1
Red-shouldered Hawk  1
Red-tailed Hawk  3
Killdeer  5
Spotted Sandpiper  1
Western Gull  6
Forster’s Tern  3
Barn Owl  1
Anna’s Hummingbird  2
Belted Kingfisher  1
Acorn Woodpecker  4
Downy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  2
Black Phoebe  4
Say’s Phoebe  2
Western Scrub-Jay  3
American Crow  27
Chestnut-backed Chickadee  3
Oak Titmouse  1
Bushtit  8
Bewick’s Wren  2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  4
Hermit Thrush  1
American Robin  1
California Thrasher  2
European Starling  5
Common Yellowthroat  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler  3
Townsend’s Warbler  2
Spotted Towhee  3
California Towhee  3
Song Sparrow  5
White-crowned Sparrow  7
Golden-crowned Sparrow  6
Dark-eyed Junco  6
House Finch  6

Elkhorn Slough Reserve (NERR), Monterey, US-CA
Dec 9, 2012 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
39 species

Mallard  7
Bufflehead  28
Common Goldeneye  2
California Quail  2
Horned Grebe  3
Western Grebe  7
Double-crested Cormorant  5
American White Pelican  16
Great Blue Heron  2
Great Egret  3
Turkey Vulture  5
Red-shouldered Hawk  1
Red-tailed Hawk  3
Spotted Sandpiper  1
Greater Yellowlegs  3
Willet  2
Long-billed Curlew  2
Marbled Godwit  6
Western Gull  4
Forster’s Tern  3
Barn Owl  1
Anna’s Hummingbird  1
Acorn Woodpecker  3
Downy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  1
Black Phoebe  4
Say’s Phoebe  3
Steller’s Jay  2
Western Scrub-Jay  5
American Crow  9
Chestnut-backed Chickadee  5
European Starling  5
Townsend’s Warbler  1
Spotted Towhee  2
California Towhee  6
Song Sparrow  7
White-crowned Sparrow  3
Golden-crowned Sparrow  13
House Finch  5

Elkhorn Slough Reserve (NERR), Monterey, US-CA
Dec 7, 2012 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
47 species

Mallard  8
Bufflehead  22
Red-breasted Merganser  4
Pied-billed Grebe  4
Horned Grebe  1
Western Grebe  4
Pelagic Cormorant  1
Great Blue Heron  3
Great Egret  3
Snowy Egret  1
Turkey Vulture  1
Red-shouldered Hawk  1
Red-tailed Hawk  3
Black-bellied Plover  3
Spotted Sandpiper  3
Greater Yellowlegs  3
Willet  6
Long-billed Curlew  2
Marbled Godwit  7
Least Sandpiper  11
Bonaparte’s Gull  1
Ring-billed Gull  3
Western Gull  2
Forster’s Tern  3
Barn Owl  1
Anna’s Hummingbird  1
Belted Kingfisher  1
Acorn Woodpecker  4
Northern Flicker  2
Black Phoebe  3
Say’s Phoebe  2
Western Scrub-Jay  6
American Crow  9
Chestnut-backed Chickadee  3
Oak Titmouse  2
Bushtit  8
Bewick’s Wren  1
Western Bluebird  2
Townsend’s Warbler  1
Spotted Towhee  2
California Towhee  5
Song Sparrow  4
White-crowned Sparrow  7
Dark-eyed Junco  5
Western Meadowlark  4
House Finch  14
House Sparrow  1

Elkhorn Slough Reserve (NERR), Monterey, US-CA
Nov 27, 2012 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Protocol: Stationary
17 species (+1 other taxa)

Mallard  19
Bufflehead  31
Red-breasted Merganser  1
Western Grebe  2
Brown Pelican  3
Great Blue Heron  3
Great Egret  7
Snowy Egret  12
Black-bellied Plover  2
Spotted Sandpiper  1
Greater Yellowlegs  4
Willet  84
Long-billed Curlew  3
Marbled Godwit  54
Least Sandpiper  167
peep sp.  300     Too far for details
Ring-billed Gull  1
Belted Kingfisher  1