Elkhorn Slough Reserve – February 12, 2016

Elkhorn Slough Reserve (NERR), Monterey, California, US
Feb 12, 2016 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
55 species (+2 other taxa)

Canada Goose  5
Mallard  5
Northern Shoveler  12
Northern Pintail  21
Greater/Lesser Scaup  11
Bufflehead  34
Common Goldeneye  2
Red-breasted Merganser  1
Ruddy Duck  6
Common Loon  2
Eared Grebe  2
Great Blue Heron  1
Great Egret  1
Snowy Egret  4
Turkey Vulture  1
White-tailed Kite  2
Northern Harrier  1
Red-shouldered Hawk  1
Red-tailed Hawk  3
Black-bellied Plover  2
Killdeer  5
Spotted Sandpiper  1
Greater Yellowlegs  2
Willet  23
Whimbrel  1
Long-billed Curlew  1
Marbled Godwit  21
Short-billed/Long-billed Dowitcher  19
Western Gull  2
Forster’s Tern  1
Band-tailed Pigeon  1
Mourning Dove  6
Barn Owl  3
Anna’s Hummingbird  5
Acorn Woodpecker  6
American Kestrel  1
Black Phoebe  3
Say’s Phoebe  2
Loggerhead Shrike  1
Hutton’s Vireo  2
Steller’s Jay  5
Western Scrub-Jay  8
American Crow  5
Tree Swallow  3
Chestnut-backed Chickadee  3
Oak Titmouse  2
Brown Creeper  1
American Robin  3
California Thrasher  1
European Starling  7
Dark-eyed Junco  7
White-crowned Sparrow  33
Song Sparrow  4
California Towhee  3
Spotted Towhee  2
Western Meadowlark  11
House Finch  9

Elkhorn Slough Reserve – February 5, 2016

Elkhorn Slough Reserve (NERR), Monterey, California, US
Feb 5, 2016 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments:     PLANT LADIES
34 species (+1 other taxa)

Greater/Lesser Scaup  18
Bufflehead  23
Eared Grebe  3
Great Egret  8
Turkey Vulture  2
White-tailed Kite  1
Red-shouldered Hawk  2
Red-tailed Hawk  4
Killdeer  3
Spotted Sandpiper  1
Willet  11
Marbled Godwit  13
Least Sandpiper  3
Western Gull  5
Mourning Dove  2
Barn Owl  4
Anna’s Hummingbird  3
Acorn Woodpecker  5
Black Phoebe  2
Say’s Phoebe  1
Steller’s Jay  2
Western Scrub-Jay  6
American Crow  5
Chestnut-backed Chickadee  2
Oak Titmouse  1
Bewick’s Wren  3
American Robin  4
European Starling  4
White-crowned Sparrow  6
Golden-crowned Sparrow  2
Song Sparrow  4
Lincoln’s Sparrow  1
California Towhee  5
Spotted Towhee  2
House Finch  8

Elkhorn Slough Reserve – January 29, 2016

Elkhorn Slough Reserve (NERR), Monterey, California, US
Jan 29, 2016 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments:     plant ladies
47 species (+2 other taxa)

Canada Goose  1
Mallard  5
Greater/Lesser Scaup  9
Bufflehead  108
Common Goldeneye  5
Red-breasted Merganser  2
Ruddy Duck  6
Red-throated Loon  1
Horned Grebe  1
Eared Grebe  2
American White Pelican  8
Great Blue Heron  1
Snowy Egret  1
White-tailed Kite  1
Red-shouldered Hawk  3
Red-tailed Hawk  4
Black-bellied Plover  3
Spotted Sandpiper  1
Greater Yellowlegs  2
Willet  19
Long-billed Curlew  2
Marbled Godwit  34
Least Sandpiper  96
Short-billed/Long-billed Dowitcher  19
Western Gull  2
Barn Owl  2
Anna’s Hummingbird  3
Acorn Woodpecker  8
Northern Flicker  1
American Kestrel  1
Peregrine Falcon  1
Black Phoebe  3
Say’s Phoebe  1
Steller’s Jay  2
Western Scrub-Jay  6
American Crow  8
Tree Swallow  3
Chestnut-backed Chickadee  2
Oak Titmouse  1
Bushtit  7
American Robin  3
California Thrasher  3
European Starling  7
White-crowned Sparrow  7
Golden-crowned Sparrow  2
Song Sparrow  3
California Towhee  5
Spotted Towhee  2
House Finch  7

Elkhorn Slough Reserve – January 22, 2016

Elkhorn Slough Reserve (NERR), Monterey, California, US
Jan 22, 2016 8:15 AM – 10:15 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
37 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose  2
Greater/Lesser Scaup  7
Bufflehead  23
Common Goldeneye  2
Red-breasted Merganser  2
Ruddy Duck  7
Red-throated Loon  1
Horned Grebe  2
Eared Grebe  3
Great Blue Heron  1
Northern Harrier  1
Red-shouldered Hawk  1
Red-tailed Hawk  3
Spotted Sandpiper  1
Marbled Godwit  2
Western Gull  2
Forster’s Tern  3
Band-tailed Pigeon  1
Mourning Dove  2
Anna’s Hummingbird  1
Belted Kingfisher  1
Acorn Woodpecker  5
Northern Flicker  1
Black Phoebe  2
Say’s Phoebe  1
Western Scrub-Jay (Coastal)  4
American Crow  3
Chestnut-backed Chickadee  2
Bewick’s Wren  1
American Robin  3
California Thrasher  1
Fox Sparrow  1
Dark-eyed Junco  3
White-crowned Sparrow  10
Song Sparrow  2
California Towhee  3
Spotted Towhee  1
House Finch  6

Elkhorn Slough Reserve – January 15, 2016

Elkhorn Slough Reserve (NERR), Monterey, California, US
Jan 15, 2016 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments:     Plant ladies
36 species (+1 other taxa)

Mallard  6
Bufflehead  21
Common Goldeneye  4
Eared Grebe  5
Double-crested Cormorant  8
Brown Pelican  2
Great Egret  1
Snowy Egret  3
White-tailed Kite  1
Red-tailed Hawk  4
Killdeer  3
Spotted Sandpiper  1
Greater Yellowlegs  1
Willet  11
Marbled Godwit  15
Least Sandpiper  18
Short-billed/Long-billed Dowitcher  7
Ring-billed Gull  2
Forster’s Tern  2
Anna’s Hummingbird  1
Belted Kingfisher  1
Acorn Woodpecker  6
Northern Flicker  1
American Kestrel  1
Black Phoebe  3
Say’s Phoebe  1
Western Scrub-Jay  4
American Crow  8
California Thrasher  1
European Starling  6
Dark-eyed Junco  4
White-crowned Sparrow  15
Golden-crowned Sparrow  6
Song Sparrow  4
California Towhee  5
Spotted Towhee  2
House Finch  11

Elkhorn Slough Reserve – January 7, 2016

Elkhorn Slough Reserve (NERR), Monterey, California, US
Jan 7, 2016 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
31 species (+1 other taxa)

Bufflehead  23
Common Goldeneye  5
Pied-billed Grebe  2
Double-crested Cormorant  7
Red-shouldered Hawk  2
Red-tailed Hawk  5
Willet (Western)  8
Long-billed Curlew  1
Marbled Godwit  7
Least Sandpiper  23
Short-billed/Long-billed Dowitcher  17
Western Gull  2
Forster’s Tern  2
Barn Owl  2
Anna’s Hummingbird  2
Belted Kingfisher  1
Acorn Woodpecker  8
American Kestrel  1
Black Phoebe  3
Say’s Phoebe  2
Steller’s Jay (Coastal)  1
Western Scrub-Jay (Coastal)  5
American Crow  9
Chestnut-backed Chickadee  2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  2
Yellow-rumped Warbler  2
Dark-eyed Junco  3
White-crowned Sparrow  28
Golden-crowned Sparrow  5
Song Sparrow  5
California Towhee  6
House Finch  12

Elkhorn Slough Reserve Sightings – Jan 2, 2016

Elkhorn Slough Reserve (NERR), Monterey, California, US
Jan 2, 2016 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments:     Plant ladies
49 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose  1
Mallard  3
Northern Pintail  2
Greater/Lesser Scaup  8
Bufflehead  47
Common Goldeneye  7
Red-breasted Merganser  2
Eared Grebe  7
Great Blue Heron  1
Great Egret  3
Snowy Egret  2
Turkey Vulture  1
Sharp-shinned Hawk  1
Red-shouldered Hawk  2
Red-tailed Hawk  4
Black-bellied Plover  3
Killdeer  4
Spotted Sandpiper  1
Willet  3
Marbled Godwit  6
Least Sandpiper  10
Short-billed Dowitcher  8
Long-billed Dowitcher  2
Ring-billed Gull  1
Western Gull  4
Forster’s Tern  6
Band-tailed Pigeon  18
Mourning Dove  1
Anna’s Hummingbird  2
Belted Kingfisher  1
Acorn Woodpecker  6
Black Phoebe  6
Say’s Phoebe  2
Steller’s Jay  2
Western Scrub-Jay  5
American Crow  6
Chestnut-backed Chickadee  2
Oak Titmouse  1
Bewick’s Wren  1
Wrentit  2
Hermit Thrush  2
Yellow-rumped Warbler  6
Dark-eyed Junco  5
White-crowned Sparrow  16
Golden-crowned Sparrow  6
Song Sparrow  4
California Towhee  4
Spotted Towhee  2
Western Meadowlark  5
House Finch  11

Elkhorn Slough Reserve – 12/16/15

Elkhorn Slough Reserve (NERR), Monterey, California, US
Dec 16, 2015 12:05 PM – 2:05 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
44 species

Bufflehead  19
Common Goldeneye  5
Red-breasted Merganser  11     Looked like first year ducks
Ruddy Duck  5
Eared Grebe  4
Western Grebe  2
Great Blue Heron  3
Turkey Vulture  2
Northern Harrier  1
Red-shouldered Hawk  1
Red-tailed Hawk  4
Killdeer  3
Spotted Sandpiper  1
Willet (Western)  13
Whimbrel (American)  1
Long-billed Curlew  2
Marbled Godwit  17
Least Sandpiper  23
Western Gull  5
Barn Owl  1
Anna’s Hummingbird  2
Belted Kingfisher  1
Acorn Woodpecker  5
Northern Flicker (Red-shafted)  1
American Kestrel  1
Black Phoebe  4
Say’s Phoebe  3
Western Scrub-Jay (Coastal)  5
American Crow  3
Chestnut-backed Chickadee  2
Oak Titmouse  1
Bushtit (Pacific)  9
Bewick’s Wren  1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  3
American Robin  3
Yellow-rumped Warbler  3
Dark-eyed Junco  2
White-crowned Sparrow  12
Golden-crowned Sparrow  3
Song Sparrow  4
California Towhee  6
Spotted Towhee  2
Western Meadowlark  9
House Finch  8

Elkhorn Slough Reserve – 12/11/15

Elkhorn Slough Reserve (NERR), Monterey, California, US
Dec 11, 2015 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments:     plant ladies
45 species

Mallard  4
Bufflehead  23
Common Goldeneye  4
Red-breasted Merganser  1
Common Loon  1
Pied-billed Grebe  2
Eared Grebe  4
Great Blue Heron  4
Great Egret  1
Snowy Egret  2
Turkey Vulture  2
Sharp-shinned Hawk  1
Cooper’s Hawk  1
Red-shouldered Hawk  3
Red-tailed Hawk  4
Killdeer  3
Spotted Sandpiper  1
Willet  2
Western Gull  6
Band-tailed Pigeon  16
Eurasian Collared-Dove  2
Barn Owl  1
Great Horned Owl  1
Anna’s Hummingbird  2
Belted Kingfisher  2
Acorn Woodpecker  7
Northern Flicker  1
American Kestrel  1
Black Phoebe  3
Say’s Phoebe  2
Steller’s Jay  1
Western Scrub-Jay  5
American Crow  4
Chestnut-backed Chickadee  2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  6
Hermit Thrush  2
Orange-crowned Warbler  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler  3
Townsend’s Warbler  1
Dark-eyed Junco  3
White-crowned Sparrow  12
Golden-crowned Sparrow  5
Song Sparrow  5
California Towhee  4
House Finch  9

Elkhorn Slough Reserve – 12/4/15

Elkhorn Slough Reserve (NERR), Monterey, California, US
Dec 4, 2015 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments:     plant ladies
48 species

Bufflehead  54
Common Goldeneye  5
Red-breasted Merganser  2
Ruddy Duck  9
California Quail  4
Pied-billed Grebe  1
Eared Grebe  5
Double-crested Cormorant  9
Great Blue Heron  3
Great Egret  2
Sharp-shinned Hawk  1
Cooper’s Hawk  1
Red-shouldered Hawk  1
Red-tailed Hawk  4
American Coot  1
Black-bellied Plover  2
Killdeer  3
Spotted Sandpiper  1
Greater Yellowlegs  1
Willet  6
Long-billed Curlew  1
Ring-billed Gull  3
Western Gull  4
Band-tailed Pigeon  7
Mourning Dove  6
Anna’s Hummingbird  2
Acorn Woodpecker  5
Downy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  1
Black Phoebe  4
Say’s Phoebe  1
Western Scrub-Jay  4
American Crow  5
Tree Swallow  1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  2
Wrentit  1
California Thrasher  1
European Starling  6
Common Yellowthroat  2
Yellow-rumped Warbler  4
White-crowned Sparrow  13
Golden-crowned Sparrow  3
Savannah Sparrow  2
Song Sparrow  6
Lincoln’s Sparrow  2
California Towhee  3
Western Meadowlark  5
House Finch  11