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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

We found this blog from a teacher who attended the recent Elkhorn Slough Reserve’s teacher workshop.

She gave a nice account of her day’s sightings and some nice photos too.

http://egretsnest.wordpress.com/2009/03/16/trip-report-elkhorn-slough/

Here’s some of her bird sightings:

Canada Goose – Branta canadensis     2
Mallard – Anas platyrhynchos     8
Bufflehead – Bucephala albeola     10
Common Merganser – Mergus merganser     1
Western Grebe – Aechmophorus occidentalis     1
Double-crested Cormorant – Phalacrocorax auritus     10
Great Blue Heron – Ardea herodias     1
Great Egret – Ardea alba     8
Snowy Egret – Egretta thula     4
Turkey Vulture – Cathartes aura     4
White-tailed Kite – Elanus leucurus     1
Northern Harrier – Circus cyaneus     1
California Gull – Larus californicus     X
Forster’s Tern – Sterna forsteri     10
Anna’s Hummingbird – Calypte anna     3
Belted Kingfisher – Megaceryle alcyon     1
Black Phoebe – Sayornis nigricans     4
Western Scrub-Jay (Coastal) – Aphelocoma californica californica     2
American Crow – Corvus brachyrhynchos     4
Common Yellowthroat – Geothlypis trichas     2   **LIFER**
Song Sparrow – Melospiza melodia     4