Wings over High Tide

Wednesday, January 10, 2001, Led by Steve Shunk and Terry Steele (See also...)

Photos by Bill Walker

57 Species at 4 Locations

Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl)
Gadwall CCFS
Mallard CCFS
Ruddy Duck CCFS
Podicipedidae (Grebes)
Pelecanidae (Pelicans)
Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns)
Cathartidae (New World Vultures)
Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites)
Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, and Coots)
Black Rail PADP
Mary was the only participant in our group to see the black rail just beyond the lucy evans nature center parking lot. There were probably a hundred people (some from as far away as Texas) who flew in for this tide. The weather was horrible.
Charadriidae (Plovers and Lapwings)
Haematopodidae (Oystercatchers)
Recurvirostridae (Stilts and Avocets)
Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies)
Willet PADP
Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers)
Mew Gull CPM
Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves)
Alcedinidae (Kingfishers)
Falconidae (Falcons and Caracaras)
Merlin CCFS
Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers)
Corvidae (Crows, Jays, and Magpies)
Turdidae (Thrushes and Allies)
Mimidae (Mockingbirds and Thrashers)
Parulidae (New World Warblers)
Emberizidae (Buntings and New World Sparrows)
Icteridae (Troupials and Allies)
Passeridae (Old World Sparrows)
Legend
Coyote Creek Field Station, CA = CCFS
Palo Alto Duck Pond, CA = PADP
State and Speckles Pond, CA = SSP
Coyote Point Marina, CA = CPM

57 Species at 4 Locations

Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl)
Gadwall CCFS
Mallard CCFS
Ruddy Duck CCFS
Podicipedidae (Grebes)
Pelecanidae (Pelicans)
Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns)
Cathartidae (New World Vultures)
Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites)
Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, and Coots)
Black Rail PADP
Mary was the only participant in our group to see the black rail just beyond the lucy evans nature center parking lot. There were probably a hundred people (some from as far away as Texas) who flew in for this tide. The weather was horrible.
Charadriidae (Plovers and Lapwings)
Haematopodidae (Oystercatchers)
Recurvirostridae (Stilts and Avocets)
Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies)
Willet PADP
Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers)
Mew Gull CPM
Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves)
Alcedinidae (Kingfishers)
Falconidae (Falcons and Caracaras)
Merlin CCFS
Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers)
Corvidae (Crows, Jays, and Magpies)
Turdidae (Thrushes and Allies)
Mimidae (Mockingbirds and Thrashers)
Parulidae (New World Warblers)
Emberizidae (Buntings and New World Sparrows)
Icteridae (Troupials and Allies)
Passeridae (Old World Sparrows)
Legend
Coyote Creek Field Station, CA = CCFS
Palo Alto Duck Pond, CA = PADP
State and Speckles Pond, CA = SSP
Coyote Point Marina, CA = CPM

Trip Map

Trip Notes

Our first episode in a trilogy of three birding marathons in five days. We saw a skunk and a jackrabbit.