Sightings for January 2009

SIGHTINGS for the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve
South Marsh Loop:  Common Loon; Pied-billed Grebe; Horned Grebe; Eared Grebe; Western Grebe; American White Pelicans; Brown Pelicans; Double-crested Cormorants; Pelagic Cormorant; Great Blue Herons; Great & Snowy Egrets; Gadwalls; Buffleheads; Ruddy Ducks; Red-breasted Mergansers; Northern   Pintails; Green-winged Teals; Common Goldeneye; Canada Goose; Mallards; Greater Scaup; Northern Harrier; Turkey Vulture; White-tailed Kite; Red-shouldered Hawk; Red-tailed Hawk;  Cooper’s Hawk; Peregrine Falcon; Black-bellied Plovers; California Quail; Killdeer; Willets; American Avocets; Greater Yellowlegs; Long-billed Curlew; Marbled Godwits; Spotted Sandpipers; Sandpiper spp.; Dowitchers spp.; Ring-billed Gulls; Western Gulls; Bonaparte’s Gull;  Band-tailed Pigeon; Mourning Dove; Forster’s Tern; Anna’s Hummingbird; Belted Kingfisher; Acorn Woodpeckers; Downy & Hairy Woodpeckers;  Northern Flicker; Black Phoebe; Steller’s Jay; Western Scrub-Jay; Hutton’s Vireo; American Crow; Chestnut-backed Chickadee; Oak Titmouse; European Starling; Bushtit;  Bewick’s Wren; Ruby-crowned Kinglet; California Thrasher; Wrentit; Common Yellowthroat; Yellow Warbler; Townsend’s Warbler;  Spotted Towhee; California Towhee; Song Sparrow; House Finch;  White & Golden-crowned Sparrows; House Sparrow

North Marsh:  Canada Goose; Spotted Sandpiper ; Buffleheads; Red-tailed Hawks; Killdeer
Hudson’s Landing:   Eared Grebe; Western Grebe; American Wigeons; Greater Scaup; Buffleheads; Common Goldeneye; American Coots; Black-bellied Plovers; Black-necked Stilts; Greater Yellowlegs; Willets;  Marbled Godwits; Western & Least Sandpipers; Dowitchers

Jetty Rd.: Common Loon; Pied-billed Grebes; Western Grebe; Eared Grebe; Surf Scoters; Lesser Scaup; Double-crested Cormorant; Great Blue Heron; Great & Snowy Egrets; Buffleheads; Common Goldeneye; Willets; Marbled Godwits; Sandpipers spp.; Dowitchers; Long-billed Curlews; White-tailed Kites; Greater Yellowlegs

Thanks again to our spotters: Kathleen Klein, Shirley Murphy, Plant ladies and your reporter Sheryl Gaebelein

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