March Bird Sightings from the Elkhorn Slough Reserve

South Marsh Loop: Common & Red-throated Loons; Pied-billed,Western & Clark’s Grebes; Double-crested Cormorants; Great Blue Heron; Great & Snowy Egrets; Buffleheads; Red-breasted Mergansers; Northern Pintails; Common Goldeneye; Canada Geese; Mallards; Northern Harrier; Turkey Vulture; White-tailed Kite; Red-shouldered & Red-tailed Hawk; California Quail; Killdeer; Willets; American Avocets; Lesser & Greater Yellowlegs; Long-billed Curlew; Marbled Godwit; Spotted Sandpiper; Sandpiper spp.; Dowitchers spp.; Ring-billed & Western Gulls; Mourning Dove; Barn Owl; Forster’s Tern; Band-tailed Pigeons; Anna’s & Rufous Hummingbirds; Belted Kingfisher; Acorn, Downy & Hairy Woodpeckers; Northern Flicker; Black & Say’s Phoebe; Steller’s & Western Scrub-Jay; Hutton’s Vireo; American Crow; Tree & Cliff Swallow; Chestnut-backed Chickadee; Oak Titmouse; European Starling; Bushtit; Pygmy Nuthatch; Bewick’s Wren; Ruby-crowned Kinglet; Cedar Waxwings; CA. Thrasher; Orange-crowned, Yellow, Townsend’s & Wilson’s Warblers; Common Yellowthroat; Spotted & CA. Towhee; Song Sparrow; Brewer’s & Red-winged Blackbirds; American Robin; Western Meadowlark; House Finch; Dark-eyed Junco; White & Golden-crowned Sparrow; American Goldfinch; Lesser Goldfinch

North Marsh Overlook: Greater Egrets; Canada Geese; American Wigeon; Blue-winged, Green-winged & Cinnamon Teals; Killdeer; Northern Shovelers; Northern Pintails; Black-necked Stilts; American Avocets; Greater Yellowlegs; Marbled Godwits; Dowitchers spp.; Black Phoebe; Western Scrub-Jay; Common Yellowthroat; Song Sparrow

Five Fingers/Long Valley: American White Pelican; Great & Snowy Egret; Mallards; Canada Geese; Northern Pintail; Greater Scaup; Buffleheads; Common Goldeneye; Red-breasted Mergansers; Turkey Vulture; White-tailed Kite; Red-tailed Hawk; Cooper’s Hawk; Willet; Long-billed Curlew; Marbled Godwit; Western Gulls; Sandpiper spp.; Mourning Dove; Acorn Woodpeckers; Northern Flicker; Anna’s Hummingbird; Say’s Phoebe; Western Scrub-Jay; American Crow; Tree Swallows; American Robin; Chestnut-backed Chickadee; Common Yellowthroat; Bushtits; Bewick’s Wren; Cedar Waxwings; California & Spotted Towhee; White-crowned, Golden-crowned & Song Sparrows; Brewer’s Blackbirds; American Goldfinch;  Dark-eyed Junco

Hudson’s Landing: Pied-billed Grebe; Western Grebe; Great Blue Heron; Great Egret; Canada Geese; American Wigeon; Mallards; Blue-winged, Green-winged, & Cinnamon Teals; Lesser Scaup; Buffleheads; Common Goldeneye; Ruddy Ducks; American Coots; Black-bellied Plovers; Black-necked Stilts; American Avocets; Greater Yellowlegs; Dowithcers sp.; Marbled Godwits; Willets

Visitor Center Area : Tree Swallows; Say’s Phoebe ; lots of Painted Ladies (butterflies)

Thanks again to our spotters: Annie McNeill; Katherine Klein, Shirley Murphy, Plant ladies and your  reporter Sheryl Gaebelein

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