Elkhorn Slough Reserve (NERR), Monterey, US-CA
Mar 8, 2013 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
36 species

Canada Goose  9
Bufflehead  21
Red-breasted Merganser  1
Pied-billed Grebe  2
Eared Grebe  1
Western Grebe  3
Pelagic Cormorant  1
American White Pelican  2
Brown Pelican  3
Snowy Egret  5
Turkey Vulture  5
Red-shouldered Hawk  2
Red-tailed Hawk  5
Western Gull  3
Anna’s Hummingbird  2
Acorn Woodpecker  4
Northern Flicker  1
Peregrine Falcon  1
Black Phoebe  2
Say’s Phoebe  1
Western Scrub-Jay  5
American Crow  6
Tree Swallow  14
Chestnut-backed Chickadee  3
Oak Titmouse  2
Bushtit  7
Wrentit  1
European Starling  4
Spotted Towhee  2
California Towhee  7
Song Sparrow  3
White-crowned Sparrow  14
Golden-crowned Sparrow  11
Dark-eyed Junco  3
Purple Finch  1
House Finch  6

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Cortland Jordan from the Elkhorn Slough Reserve was over at the education lab when he heard a strange sound, went outside, looked up and there was a swan flying over the
buildings, heading west towards the slough.  He thinks it must have been a TUNDRA SWAN.

Elkhorn Slough Reserve (NERR), Monterey, US-CA
Mar 1, 2013 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
47 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose  7
Mallard  9
Bufflehead  19
Hooded Merganser  1     female
California Quail  3
Eared Grebe  2
Western Grebe  2
Brown Pelican  2
Great Blue Heron  2
Great Egret  1
Snowy Egret  1
Turkey Vulture  1
White-tailed Kite  1
Red-shouldered Hawk  1
Red-tailed Hawk  5
Spotted Sandpiper  2
Greater Yellowlegs  2
Willet  17
Long-billed Curlew  2
Marbled Godwit  15
Short-billed/Long-billed Dowitcher  11
Western Gull  4
Forster’s Tern  3
Anna’s Hummingbird  2
Acorn Woodpecker  6
Northern Flicker  1
Black Phoebe  6
Say’s Phoebe  1
Hutton’s Vireo  1
Steller’s Jay  1
Western Scrub-Jay  5
American Crow  7
Tree Swallow  18
Chestnut-backed Chickadee  4
Oak Titmouse  3
Bushtit  5
Bewick’s Wren  2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  2
California Thrasher  2
European Starling  4
Spotted Towhee  3
California Towhee  5
Song Sparrow  7
White-crowned Sparrow  28
Golden-crowned Sparrow  17
Dark-eyed Junco  3
Western Meadowlark  3
House Finch  5

Elkhorn Slough Reserve (NERR), Monterey, US-CA
Feb 15, 2013 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
47 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose  6
Mallard  5
Northern Pintail  8
Green-winged Teal  7
Bufflehead  24
Common Goldeneye  1
Red-breasted Merganser  3
Eared Grebe  1
Western Grebe  3
Great Blue Heron  4
Great Egret  2
Snowy Egret  5
Turkey Vulture  1
Cooper’s Hawk  1
Red-shouldered Hawk  2
Red-tailed Hawk  4
Spotted Sandpiper  2
Greater Yellowlegs  2
Willet  31
Long-billed Curlew  2
Marbled Godwit  22
Short-billed/Long-billed Dowitcher  11
Ring-billed Gull  4
Western Gull  3
Forster’s Tern  3
Anna’s Hummingbird  1
Allen’s Hummingbird  1
Acorn Woodpecker  5
Northern Flicker  2
American Kestrel  1
Black Phoebe  4
Say’s Phoebe  1
Western Scrub-Jay  7
American Crow  29
Tree Swallow  13
Chestnut-backed Chickadee  2
Oak Titmouse  4
Bushtit  5
Bewick’s Wren  2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  1
California Thrasher  1
European Starling  5
Spotted Towhee  1
California Towhee  5
Song Sparrow  3
White-crowned Sparrow  11
Golden-crowned Sparrow  18
House Finch  8

Elkhorn Slough Reserve (NERR), Monterey, US-CA
Jan 25, 2013 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
45 species

Canada Goose  11
Mallard  2
Bufflehead  47
Common Goldeneye  1
Hooded Merganser  1
Pied-billed Grebe  32
Eared Grebe  4
Western Grebe  3
Great Blue Heron  2
Great Egret  2
Snowy Egret  7
Turkey Vulture  2
White-tailed Kite  2
Golden Eagle  1
Northern Harrier  1
Red-shouldered Hawk  1
Red-tailed Hawk  3
Marbled Godwit  9
Western Gull  5
Anna’s Hummingbird  2
Acorn Woodpecker  5
Northern Flicker  1
American Kestrel  1
Black Phoebe  3
Say’s Phoebe  1
Hutton’s Vireo  2
Steller’s Jay  2
Western Scrub-Jay  4
American Crow  5
Tree Swallow  9
Chestnut-backed Chickadee  3
Oak Titmouse  2
Bushtit  9
Bewick’s Wren  3
Wrentit  1
California Thrasher  1
European Starling  6
Townsend’s Warbler  1
California Towhee  4
Song Sparrow  5
White-crowned Sparrow  17
Golden-crowned Sparrow  2
Dark-eyed Junco  3
Western Meadowlark  2
House Finch  54

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