Santa Clara Audubon Walk

Sunday, September 24, 2000, Led by Frank Vanslager

Photos by Bill Walker

49 Species at Coyote Hills Regional Park, CA

Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl)
Podicipedidae (Grebes)
Phalacrocoracidae (Cormorants and Shags)
Pelecanidae (Pelicans)
Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns)
Cathartidae (New World Vultures)
Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites)
Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, and Coots)
Charadriidae (Plovers and Lapwings)
Recurvirostridae (Stilts and Avocets)
Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies)
Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves)
Alcedinidae (Kingfishers)
Falconidae (Falcons and Caracaras)
Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers)
Laniidae (Shrikes)
Vireonidae (Vireos)
Corvidae (Crows, Jays, and Magpies)
Troglodytidae (Wrens)
Regulidae (Kinglets)
Turdidae (Thrushes and Allies)
Mimidae (Mockingbirds and Thrashers)
Parulidae (New World Warblers)
Emberizidae (Buntings and New World Sparrows)
Cardinalidae (Cardinals and Allies)
Fringillidae (Siskins, Crossbills, and Allies)
Lesser Goldfinch
Two birders got into a big discussion about the wingbars of this bird. It wasn't in breeding plumage, so it was pretty hard to tell.

49 Species at Coyote Hills Regional Park, CA

Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl)
Podicipedidae (Grebes)
Phalacrocoracidae (Cormorants and Shags)
Pelecanidae (Pelicans)
Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns)
Cathartidae (New World Vultures)
Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites)
Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, and Coots)
Charadriidae (Plovers and Lapwings)
Recurvirostridae (Stilts and Avocets)
Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies)
Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves)
Alcedinidae (Kingfishers)
Falconidae (Falcons and Caracaras)
Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers)
Laniidae (Shrikes)
Vireonidae (Vireos)
Corvidae (Crows, Jays, and Magpies)
Troglodytidae (Wrens)
Regulidae (Kinglets)
Turdidae (Thrushes and Allies)
Mimidae (Mockingbirds and Thrashers)
Parulidae (New World Warblers)
Emberizidae (Buntings and New World Sparrows)
Cardinalidae (Cardinals and Allies)
Fringillidae (Siskins, Crossbills, and Allies)
Lesser Goldfinch
Two birders got into a big discussion about the wingbars of this bird. It wasn't in breeding plumage, so it was pretty hard to tell.

Trip Map

Trip Notes

The famous Gail C. accompanied us on this trip. Also, two attendees got into a heated discussion about the wingbars on Lesser versus American Goldfinches in non-breeding plumage.