Sightings from the Elkhorn Slough Reserve December 2011

Here are the Recent Sightings reported from the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve for the month of December 2011

South Marsh Loop: Pied-billed Grebe; Eared Grebe; Western & Clark’s  Grebe; American White Pelican; Brown Pelican; Double-crested Cormorant; Pelagic Cormorant; Great Blue Heron; Great Egret; Snowy Egret; Turkey Vulture; Tundra Swan; Mallard; Bufflehead; Common Goldeneye; Scaup spp. Northern Pintail; Hooded Merganser; Red-breasted Merganser; Northern Harrier; Cooper’s Hawk; Red-shouldered Hawk; Red-tailed Hawk; White-tailed Kite; American Kestrel; California Quail; American Coot; Black-bellied Plover; Killdeer; Greater Yellowlegs; Willet;  Marbled Godwit; Least Sandpiper;  Spotted & Western Sandpiper; Dunlin; Long-billed Curlew; Western Gull; Bonaparte’s Gull; Ring-billed Gull; Forester’s Tern; Anna’s Hummingbird; Belted Kingfisher; Acorn Woodpecker; Nuttall’s Woodpecker; Northern Flicker; Black Phoebe; Say’s Phoebe;  Hutton’s Vireo; Steller’s Jay; Western Scrub-Jay; American Crow; Chestnut-backed Chickadee; Oak Titmouse; Bushtit; Brown Creeper;  Bewick’s Wren; Marsh Wren; American Robin;  Wrentit; Ruby-crowned Kinglet; Western Bluebird; Hermit Thrush; European Starling; Yellow-rumped Warbler; Townsend’s, Orange-crowned Warbler; Common Yellowthroat; California Towhee; Spotted Towhee; Song Sparrow; Lincoln’s Sparrow; Golden-crowned Sparrow; White-crowned Sparrow; Dark-eyed Junco; Western Meadowlark; Lesser Goldfinch; House Finch; Bobcat, Brush rabbits; Deer; Fox Squirrel

Thanks again to our spotters: Annie McNeill, Caroline Rodgers; Marth Kenner; Elenita Mathew; Plant Ladies; Shirley Murphy

AND November

South Marsh Loop: Common Loon; Pied-billed Grebe, Eared & Horned Grebe; Western & Clark’s  Grebe; Red-necked Grebe; American White Pelican; Brown Pelican; Double-crested Cormorant; Pelagic Cormorant; Brandt’s  Cormorant; Great Blue Heron; Great Egret; Snowy Egret; WHITE-FACED IBIS; Mallard; Bufflehead; Teal spp.; Northern Pintail; Hooded Merganser; Red-breasted Merganser; Northern Harrier; Osprey; Cooper’s Hawk; Red-shouldered Hawk; Red-tailed Hawk; White-tailed Kite; American Kestrel; Peregrine Falcon; California Quail; American Coot; Black-bellied Plover; Killdeer; Greater Yellowlegs; Willet;  Marbled Godwit; Short-billed Dowitcher; Spotted Sandpiper; Long-billed Curlew; Western Gull; Bonaparte’s Gull; Ring-billed Gull; Mourning Dove; Anna’s Hummingbird; Belted Kingfisher; Acorn Woodpecker; Downy Woodpecker; Hairy Woodpecker; Northern Flicker; Black Phoebe; Say’s Phoebe; Steller’s Jay; Western Scrub-Jay; American Crow; Tree Swallow; Barn Swallow; Chestnut-backed Chickadee; Oak Titmouse; Bushtit;  Bewick’s Wren; Marsh Wren; Ruby-crowned Kinglet; Western Bluebird; Hermit Thrush; European Starling; Yellow-rumped Warbler; Townsend’s Warbler; Common Yellowthroat; California Towhee; Spotted Towhee; Song Sparrow; Lincoln’s Sparrow; Golden-crowned Sparrow; White-crowned Sparrow; Dark-eyed Junco; Western Meadowlark; American Goldfinch; Lesser Goldfinch; House Finch; Bobcat, Brush rabbits; lizards, King snake

Thanks again to our spotters: Annie McNeill, Caroline Rodgers; Marth Kenner; Elenita Mathew; Plant Ladies; Shirley Murphy

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