Sightings from the Elkhorn Slough Reserve – March 2011

These are the sightings from the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve

South marsh loop:
Pied-billed & Western Grebe; Am. White Pelican; Pelagic& Double-crested Cormorants; Great Blue Heron; Great & Snowy Egrets; Mallard; Gadwall; American Wigeon; Canada Goose; Common Goldeneye; Bufflehead; Red-Breasted Merganser; Northern Harrier; Red-shouldered & Red-tailed Hawk; White-tailed Kite; American Kestrel; Osprey; Turkey Vulture; American Avocet; Ring-necked Pheasant ;Wild Turkey; California Quail; Willets; Whimbrel; Long-Billed Curlew; Greater Yellowlegs; Dowitcher spp.; Long-billed Dowitcher; Marbled Godwit; Spotted, Least & Western Sandpiper; California & Western Gull; Forster’s Tern; Mourning Dove; Barn Owl; Anna’s& Allen’s Hummingbird; Belted Kingfisher; Acorn & Downy Woodpeckers; Black & Say’s Phoebe; Steller’s & Western Scrub-Jays; American Crow; Chestnut-backed Chickadee; Oak Titmouse; Tree Swallow; European Starling; Bushtit; Bewick’s Wren; CA Thrasher; Ruby-crowned Kinglet; Western Bluebird; Wrentit; Yellow-rumped Warbler; Townsend Warbler; Common Yellowthroat; Spotted & CA. Towhee; Song, White & Golden-crowned Sparrows; Western Meadowlark; Dark-eyed Junco; Red-winged blackbird; Purple Finch; House Finch; leopard shark, long-tailed weasel chasing woodrat, bunnies

Five Fingers/Parsons Slough:
Western Grebe; Great & Snowy Egrets; Bufflehead; Mallard; Common Goldeneye; Hooded & Red-Breasted Merganser; Red-shouldered & Red-tailed Hawk; White-tailed Kite; American Kestrel; Willets; Long-Billed Curlew; Forster’s Tern; Mourning Dove; Barn Owl; Hairy Woodpecker; Black Phoebe; Western Scrub-Jays; American Crow; Chestnut-backed Chickadee; Oak Titmouse; Bushtit; Spotted Towhee; Song Sparrow; Marbled Godwit; Western Sandpiper; Western Meadowlark; House Finch; House Sparrow

Thanks again to our spotters: Annie McNeill, Caroline Rodgers; Shirley Murphy, Deirdre Baxter, Lynnette Witwer, Dick LeCour; Laura DeMars; Linda Jordan and your reporter Sheryl Gaebelein

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