Elkhorn Slough Reserve – 10/16/15

Elkhorn Slough Reserve (NERR), Monterey, California, US
Oct 16, 2015 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments:     plant ladies
49 species

California Quail  7
Eared Grebe  1
Double-crested Cormorant  26
American White Pelican  14
Brown Pelican  7
Great Blue Heron  6
Great Egret  4
Snowy Egret  1
Turkey Vulture  1
Red-shouldered Hawk  1
Red-tailed Hawk  3
Black-bellied Plover  8
Spotted Sandpiper  1
Least Sandpiper  32
Ring-billed Gull  3
Western Gull  5
Eurasian Collared-Dove  1
Mourning Dove  6
Anna’s Hummingbird  2
Belted Kingfisher  1
Acorn Woodpecker  4
Downy Woodpecker  1
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  2
American Kestrel  1
Black Phoebe  3
Say’s Phoebe  2
Hutton’s Vireo  2
Western Scrub-Jay  5
American Crow  4
Chestnut-backed Chickadee  2
Oak Titmouse  2
Bushtit  13
Bewick’s Wren  2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  1
Western Bluebird  3
Hermit Thrush  1
California Thrasher  1
European Starling  3
Townsend’s Warbler  1
Fox Sparrow  1
White-crowned Sparrow  11
Song Sparrow  9
Lincoln’s Sparrow  1
California Towhee  5
Spotted Towhee  1
House Finch  13
Lesser Goldfinch  2
American Goldfinch  9

Elkhorn Slough Reserve Sightings – 10/9/15

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

Canada Goose  1
California Quail  16
Double-crested Cormorant  6
American White Pelican  19
Brown Pelican  12
Great Blue Heron  6
Great Egret  47
Snowy Egret  24
Red-shouldered Hawk  1
Red-tailed Hawk  3
Killdeer  5
Spotted Sandpiper  1
Willet  24
Long-billed Curlew  1
Marbled Godwit  18
Least Sandpiper  13
Western Gull  4
Elegant Tern  12
Band-tailed Pigeon  11
Mourning Dove  12
Anna’s Hummingbird  2
Belted Kingfisher  1
Acorn Woodpecker  11
Downy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  2
American Kestrel  1
Black Phoebe  4
Say’s Phoebe  1
Hutton’s Vireo  1
Steller’s Jay  2
Western Scrub-Jay  7
American Crow  7
Chestnut-backed Chickadee  3
Bushtit  8
Bewick’s Wren  1
Western Bluebird  5
California Thrasher  1
Northern Mockingbird  1
European Starling  7
Common Yellowthroat  3
Townsend’s Warbler  1
Fox Sparrow  1
White-crowned Sparrow  9
Song Sparrow  5
California Towhee  9
Spotted Towhee  1
Western Meadowlark  4
Brewer’s Blackbird  5
House Finch  8
Lesser Goldfinch  3

Elkhorn Slough Reserve Sightings – 10/2/15

Elkhorn Slough Reserve (NERR), Monterey, California, US
Oct 2, 2015 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments:     Plant ladies
40 species

Mallard  1
Double-crested Cormorant  42
American White Pelican  23
Great Blue Heron  7
Great Egret  3
Snowy Egret  1
Turkey Vulture  4
Red-shouldered Hawk  1
Red-tailed Hawk  5
Spotted Sandpiper  2
Greater Yellowlegs  2
Willet  17
Long-billed Curlew  2
Marbled Godwit  12
Least Sandpiper  58
Western Sandpiper  5
Western Gull  4
Elegant Tern  35
Mourning Dove  10
Anna’s Hummingbird  2
Belted Kingfisher  1
Acorn Woodpecker  9
Northern Flicker  1
Black Phoebe  5
Say’s Phoebe  1
Western Scrub-Jay  7
American Crow  5
Chestnut-backed Chickadee  3
Oak Titmouse  2
Bewick’s Wren  1
California Thrasher  1
European Starling  7
Common Yellowthroat  1
Townsend’s Warbler  2
White-crowned Sparrow  6
Savannah Sparrow  2
Song Sparrow  4
California Towhee  8
Spotted Towhee  2
House Finch  13

Elkhorn Slough Reserve Sightings – 9/25/15

Elkhorn Slough Reserve (NERR), Monterey, California, US
Sep 25, 2015 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments:     Plant ladies–number of birds is what we actually saw but there are more
41 species

Double-crested Cormorant  15
American White Pelican  31
Brown Pelican  83
Great Blue Heron  6
Great Egret  10
Snowy Egret  13
Turkey Vulture  2
Red-shouldered Hawk  1
Red-tailed Hawk  4
Black-bellied Plover  5
Spotted Sandpiper  1
Greater Yellowlegs  2
Willet  7
Long-billed Curlew  1
Marbled Godwit  6
Least Sandpiper  65
Western Sandpiper  17
Western Gull  6
Elegant Tern  76
Anna’s Hummingbird  2
Acorn Woodpecker  7
American Kestrel  2
Black Phoebe  3
Say’s Phoebe  1
Western Scrub-Jay  3
American Crow  7
Chestnut-backed Chickadee  2
Oak Titmouse  1
Bushtit  5
Bewick’s Wren  1
Western Bluebird  2
California Thrasher  2
European Starling  6
Dark-eyed Junco  6
White-crowned Sparrow  15
Golden-crowned Sparrow  4
Song Sparrow  10
California Towhee  8
Spotted Towhee  2
Western Meadowlark  2
House Finch  18

Elkhorn Slough Reserve Sightings – 9/18/15

Elkhorn Slough Reserve (NERR), Monterey, California, US
Sep 18, 2015 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments:     Plant ladies
35 species (+1 other taxa)

Double-crested Cormorant  3
American White Pelican  9
Great Blue Heron  5
Great Egret  3
Snowy Egret  2
Turkey Vulture  1
Red-shouldered Hawk  1
Red-tailed Hawk  4
Black-bellied Plover  4
Killdeer  2
Willet  11
Greater/Lesser Yellowlegs  5
Marbled Godwit  13
Least Sandpiper  25
Western Sandpiper  9
Western Gull  4
Elegant Tern  42
Mourning Dove  2
Anna’s Hummingbird  1
Acorn Woodpecker  7
Downy Woodpecker  1
Black Phoebe  6
Warbling Vireo  2
Western Scrub-Jay  8
American Crow  7
Chestnut-backed Chickadee  3
Oak Titmouse  1
Bushtit  12
Bewick’s Wren  1
Wrentit  1
Western Bluebird  2
California Thrasher  2
European Starling  5
Song Sparrow  4
California Towhee  5
House Finch  11

Elkhorn Slough Reserve Sightings – 9/11/15

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

California Quail  9
Pelagic Cormorant  2
American White Pelican  11
Brown Pelican  66
Great Blue Heron  9
Great Egret  7
Snowy Egret  3
Turkey Vulture  6
Red-shouldered Hawk  1
Red-tailed Hawk  3
Black-bellied Plover  2
Spotted Sandpiper  1
Willet  16
Long-billed Curlew  2
Marbled Godwit  13
Least Sandpiper  46
Western Gull  6
Elegant Tern  102
Mourning Dove  4
Great Horned Owl  1
Anna’s Hummingbird  3
Belted Kingfisher  2
Acorn Woodpecker  6
American Kestrel  1
Black Phoebe  3
Say’s Phoebe  1
Warbling Vireo  1
Steller’s Jay  2
Western Scrub-Jay  4
American Crow  7
Chestnut-backed Chickadee  3
Marsh Wren  1
Bewick’s Wren  1
Western Bluebird  2
California Thrasher  1
European Starling  6
Dark-eyed Junco  7
Song Sparrow  6
California Towhee  7
House Finch  9
Lesser Goldfinch  5

Guitar Fish

A visitor to the Elkhorn Slough Reserve spotted a guitar fish down by the Long Valley Loop boardwalk on Saturday September 5th.

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Sightings September 4, 2015

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

Mallard  6
California Quail  8
Double-crested Cormorant  3
American White Pelican  9
Brown Pelican  111
Great Blue Heron  5
Great Egret  8
Turkey Vulture  2
Red-shouldered Hawk  2
Red-tailed Hawk  4
Black-bellied Plover  3
Greater Yellowlegs  1
Willet  34
Long-billed Curlew  1
Marbled Godwit  47
Least Sandpiper  150
Western Sandpiper  30
Ring-billed Gull  2
Western Gull  4
Elegant Tern  17
Mourning Dove  11
Anna’s Hummingbird  2
Belted Kingfisher  1
Acorn Woodpecker  7
Downy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  1
American Kestrel  1
Black Phoebe  3
Western Scrub-Jay  2
American Crow  8
Chestnut-backed Chickadee  3
Oak Titmouse  1
Bushtit  5
Bewick’s Wren  2
Wrentit  1
Western Bluebird  2
California Thrasher  2
European Starling  10
Wilson’s Warbler  1
Dark-eyed Junco  13
Song Sparrow  3
California Towhee  7
House Finch  9
Lawrence’s Goldfinch  5

Sightings August 28, 2015

Elkhorn Slough Reserve (NERR), Monterey, California, US
Aug 28, 2015 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments:     plant ladies
38 species

Mallard  3
California Quail  8
American White Pelican  11
Great Blue Heron  7
Great Egret  9
Snowy Egret  5
Turkey Vulture  3
Red-shouldered Hawk  1
Red-tailed Hawk  4
Black-bellied Plover  3
Greater Yellowlegs  2
Willet  13
Marbled Godwit  17
Least Sandpiper  55
Western Sandpiper  25
Elegant Tern  9
Band-tailed Pigeon  5
Mourning Dove  6
Anna’s Hummingbird  2
Belted Kingfisher  1
Acorn Woodpecker  10
Hairy Woodpecker  2
American Kestrel  1
Black Phoebe  4
Warbling Vireo  2
Western Scrub-Jay  5
American Crow  3
Barn Swallow  2
Chestnut-backed Chickadee  5
Oak Titmouse  1
Bushtit  5
Bewick’s Wren  2
Wrentit  2
Western Bluebird  2
European Starling  9
Song Sparrow  8
California Towhee  6
House Finch  11

August 21, 2015

Elkhorn Slough Reserve (NERR), Monterey, California, US
Aug 21, 2015 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments:     Plant ladies
39 species

Mallard  2
Double-crested Cormorant  37
American White Pelican  2
Brown Pelican  11
Great Blue Heron  8
Great Egret  5
Snowy Egret  3
Turkey Vulture  2
Red-shouldered Hawk  2
Red-tailed Hawk  4
Black-bellied Plover  1
Greater Yellowlegs  2
Willet  6
Marbled Godwit  11
Least Sandpiper  50
Western Sandpiper  20
Western Gull  4
Elegant Tern  42
Band-tailed Pigeon  4
Mourning Dove  5
Anna’s Hummingbird  2
Belted Kingfisher  2
Acorn Woodpecker  7
Northern Flicker  1
Black Phoebe  5
Steller’s Jay  2
Western Scrub-Jay  8
American Crow  5
Barn Swallow  5
Chestnut-backed Chickadee  2
Bushtit  6
Bewick’s Wren  2
European Starling  4
Common Yellowthroat  1
Song Sparrow  7
California Towhee  7
Spotted Towhee  1
House Finch  10
Lesser Goldfinch  17