Bird Sightings from the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve June – September

We’ve been a little late in posting these sightings from the last couple months –

Sightings     June 10 – July 8 2008

SOUTH MARSH LOOP: American White Pelican; Brown Pelican; Double-crested Cormorant; Great Blue Heron; Great Egret; Snowy Egret; Mallard; Turkey Vulture; White-tailed Kite; Cooper’s Hawk; Red-shouldered Hawk; Red-tailed Hawk; California Quail; American Avocet; Lesser Yellowlegs; Willet; Long-billed Curlew; Marbled Godwit; Western Gull; Rock Dove; Mourning Dove; Great Horned Owl; Anna’s Hummingbird; Rufous Hummingbird; Acorn Woodpecker; Downy Woodpecker; Pacific-slope Flycatcher; Black Phoebe; Steller’s Jay; Western Scrub-Jay; American Crow; Tree Swallow; Cliff Swallow; Barn Swallow; Chestnut-backed Chickadee; Oak Titmouse; Bushtit; Bewick’s Wren; Western Bluebird; Swainson’s Thrush; American Robin; Wrentit; European Starling; Common Yellowthroat; Wilson’s Warbler; Spotted Towhee; California Towhee; Song Sparrow; Dark-eyed Junco; Black-headed Grosbeak; Red-winged Blackbird; Brewer’s Black- bird; House Finch; Lesser Goldfinch; American Goldfinch.
LONG VALLEY & FIVE FINGERS: Mallard; Turkey Vulture; White-tailed Kite; Golden Eagle; Northern Harrier; Red-tailed Hawk; Willet; Marbled Godwit; Long-billed Curlew; Western Gull; Black Phoebe; Western Scrub-Jay; Tree Swallow; Cliff Swallow; Barn Swallow; Bushtit; Wrentit; Spotted Towhee; California Towhee; Song Sparrow; House Finch; American Goldfinch.
HUDSON’S LANDING: Brown Pelican; Snowy Egret; Western Gull.

Thanks to spotters Shirley Murphy, Katherine Klein, Annie McNeill, Colette Darocy, the Plant Ladies and your reporter Linda Jordan.

July 9 – Aug11

SOUTH MARSH LOOP: American White Pelicans; Brown Pelicans; Double-crested Cormorants; Great Blue Heron; Great & Snowy Egrets; Mallard; Turkey Vulture; White-tailed Kite; Red-shouldered Hawk; Red-tailed Hawk; Peregrine Falcon; Black-bellied Plovers; American Avocets; California Quail; Willets; Greater Yellowlegs; Long-billed Curlew; Whimbrel; Marbled Godwit; Sandpipers spp.; Dowitcher spp.; Ring-billed Gull; Western Gull; Caspian Tern; Rock Pigeon; Mourning Dove; Great-horned Owl; Forster’s Tern; Anna’s Hummingbird; Belted Kingfisher; Acorn Woodpecker; Downy Woodpecker; Hairy Woodpecker; Nuttall’s  Woodpecker; Pacific-slope Flycatcher; Black Phoebe; Steller’s  Jay; Western Scrub-Jay; Hutton’s Vireo; American Crow; Tree Swallow; Barn Swallow; Cliff Swallow; Chestnut-backed Chickadee; Oak Titmouse; European Starling; Bushtit; Swainson’s Thrush; Bewick’s Wren; House Wren;  American Robin; Wrentit; Wilson’s Warbler; Common Yellowthroat ; Spotted Towhee; California Towhee; Song Sparrow; Dark-eyed Junco; Black-headed Grosbeak; Brewer’s Blackbird; House Finch; Lesser Goldfinch;  American Goldfinch; House Sparrow

FIVE FINGERS/PARSONS SLOUGH:  American White Pelican; Brown Pelican; Double-crested Cormorants; Great Blue Heron; Great & Snowy Egrets; Mallard; Turkey Vulture; White-tailed Kite; Red-tailed Hawk; Red-shouldered Hawk; Black-bellied Plovers; Willets; Whimbrel; Marbled Godwits; Long-billed Curlew; sandpipers spp.; California Gull; Western Gull; Western Scrub-Jay; Caspian Tern; Mourning Dove; Great-horned Owl; Acorn Woodpecker; Downy Woodpecker; Black Phoebe; American Crow; Cliff and Barn Swallows; Black-headed Grosbeak; Oak Titmouse; Chestnut-backed Chickadee; Bushtits; Wrentit; Berwick’s Wren; Common Yellowthroat; California Towhee; Song Sparrow; House Finch

HUDSON’S LANDING:  Snowy Egrets; Black-bellied Plovers; Marbled Godwits; Willets; Sandpipers spp.; Dowitcher spp.; Western Gull; Forster’s Tern

Thanks again to our spotters: Colette Darocy, Plant ladies; Annie McNeill, Kathleen Klein, Linda Jordan, Shirley Murphy and your reporter Sheryl Gaebelein

SIGHTINGS  8/12/08 – 9/6/08
SOUTH MARSH LOOP: American White Pelican; Brown Pelican; Double-crested Cormorant; Great Blue Heron; Great Egret; Snowy Egret; Turkey Vulture; Canada Goose; Mallard; White-tailed Kite; Cooper’s Hawk ; Red-shouldered Hawk; Red-tailed Hawk; California Quail; Black-bellied Plover; Willet; Spotted Sandpiper; Long-billed Curlew; Marbled Godwit; Least Sandpiper; Red-necked Phalarope; California Gull; Western Gull; Mourning Dove; Great Horned Owl; Anna’s Hummingbird; Belted Kingfisher; Acorn Woodpecker; Downy Woodpecker; Black Phoebe; Hutton’s Vireo; Western Scrub-Jay; American Crow; Tree Swallow; Cliff Swallow; Barn Swallow; Bewick’s Wren; American Robin; Wrentit; European Starling; Orange-crowned Warbler; Spotted Towhee; California Towhee; Song Sparrow; House Finch; Lesser Goldfinch and American Goldfinch.
STRAWBERRY POND: Red-necked Phalarope.
JETTY ROAD: Pied-billed Grebe; American White Pelican; Brown Pelican; Brandt’s Cormorant; Double-crested Cormorant; Pelagic Cormorant; Great Blue Heron; Great Egret; Snowy Egret; Mallard; Black-bellied Plover; Semipalmated Plover; Willet; Long-billed Curlew; Marbled Godwit; Least Sandpiper; Red-necked Phalarope; Western Gull; Elegant Tern; Common Murre and Rock Dove.

Thanks to spotters: the Plant Ladies, Shirley Murphy, Annie McNeill, Colette Darocy, Caroline Rodgers, Katherine Klein and your reporter Linda Jordan.