Sightings for January 2009

South Marsh Loop: Common Loon; Pied-billed, Horned, Eared & Western Grebes; Brown & American White Pelicans; Double-crested, Brandt’s & Pelagic Cormorants; Great Blue Heron; Great & Snowy Egrets; Black-crowned Night Heron; Buffleheads; Red-breasted Mergansers; Common Goldeneye; Canada Goose; Mallard; Greater Scaup; Northern Harrier; Sharp-shinned Hawk; Turkey Vulture; White-tailed Kite; Red-shouldered, Red-tailed & Cooper’s Hawks; Peregrine Falcon; American Kestrel; Black-bellied Plovers; California Quail; Killdeer; Willets; American Avocets; Greater Yellowlegs; Long-billed Curlew; Whimbrel; Marbled Godwit; Spotted Sandpiper; Sandpiper spp.; Dowitchers; Ring-billed & Western Gulls; Elegant Tern; Band-tailed & Rock Pigeons; Mourning Dove; Great-horned Owl; Forster’s Tern; Anna’s Hummingbird; Belted Kingfisher; Acorn, Downy, Hairy, & Nuttall’s Woodpeckers; Northern Flicker; Black & Say’s Phoebe; Steller’s &Western Scrub Jay; Hutton’s Vireo; American Crow; Chestnut-backed Chickadee; Oak Titmouse; European Starling; Bushtit; Bewick’s & House Wrens; Ruby-crowned Kinglet; Hermit Thrush; American Robin; Wrentit; Northern Mockingbird; Orange-crowned, Wilson’s, Yellow, & Townsend’s Warblers; Common Yellowthroat; Spotted & California Towhees; Dark-eyed Junco; Black-headed Grosbeak; Brewer’s Blackbird; House Finch; Lesser Goldfinch; Purple Finch; American Goldfinch; White-crowned, Golden-crowned, Song & House Sparrows
North Marsh: American White Pelicans; Great Blue Heron; Great & Snowy Egrets; Blue-winged, Cinnamon, and Green-winged Teals; Northern Shovelers; Northern Pintails; Mallards; Sandpipers spp.; Black-necked stilts; American Avocets; Greater Yellowlegs; Willets; Western Gulls

Parsons Slough/Five Fingers: Western & Clark’s Grebes; Brown & American White Pelicans; Brandt’s & Double-crested Cormorants; Great Blue Heron; Great Egret; Canada Goose; Mallard; Northern Shoveler; Buffleheads; Red-breasted Merganser; Northern Harrier; Red-tailed Hawk; Spotted Sandpiper; Marbled Godwits; Willets; Western Gulls; Anna’s Hummingbird; Acorn Woodpecker; Black Phoebe; Western Scrub Jay; American Crow; Oak Titmouse; Chestnut-backed Chickadee; Bushtits; Ruby-crowned Kinglet; Western Bluebird; Cedar Waxwings; Townsend Warbler; California & Spotted Towhee; Dark-eyed Junco; House Finch; Song Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow; House Sparrows

Hudson’s Landing: Eared & Western Grebes; Brown Pelican; Great Egret; Greater Scaup; Buffleheads; Common Goldeneye; Ruddy Ducks; Mallards; Green-winged Teals; American Coots; Greater Yellowlegs; Willets; Long-billed Curlew; Marbled Godwits; Western & Least Sandpipers; Dowitchers; Western Gull

Jetty Rd.: Eared & Western Grebes; Brown Pelican; Brandt’s & Pelagic Cormorants; Great & Snowy Egrets; Mallards; Buffleheads; Red-breasted Merganser; Black-bellied & Semipalmated Plovers; Willets; Marbled Godwits; Western & Least Sandpipers; Dowitchers; Western & Herman Gulls; Elegant Terns

Visitor Center area: American Pipit; Say’s Phoebe

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

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