Trial Run for Big Day

Saturday, September 15, 2001, Led by Mary and Bill

Photos by Bill Walker

57 Species at 2 Locations

Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl)
Gadwall PM
Mallard PM
Odontophoridae (New World Quail)
Podicipedidae (Grebes)
Phalacrocoracidae (Cormorants and Shags)
Pelecanidae (Pelicans)
Brown Pelican PM
included one bird squatting in the middle of the marsh, glaring at us from behind some reeds; very strange behavior.
Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns)
Cathartidae (New World Vultures)
Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites)
Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, and Coots)
Haematopodidae (Oystercatchers)
Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies)
Willet PM
Whimbrel PM
The beak was too short for a curlew.
Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers)
Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves)
Apodidae (Swifts)
Vaux's Swift MBOSP
Alcedinidae (Kingfishers)
Picidae (Woodpeckers)
Acorn Woodpecker MBOSP
heard, but not seen.
Falconidae (Falcons and Caracaras)
Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers)
Pacific-slope Flycatcher MBOSP
We listened to the call on the Peterson CD. We also liked the color of the underside of the bill, and the shape of the eye ring.
Say's Phoebe MBOSP
Vireonidae (Vireos)
Corvidae (Crows, Jays, and Magpies)
Common Raven MBOSP
Gronk, gronk, gronk.
Hirundinidae (Swallows)
Paridae (Chickadees and Tits)
Oak Titmouse MBOSP
Aegithalidae (Long-tailed Tits)
Bushtit MBOSP
Troglodytidae (Wrens)
Marsh Wren PM
seen
Regulidae (Kinglets)
Sylviidae (Sylviids, Parrotbills and Allies)
Wrentit MBOSP
seen
Parulidae (New World Warblers)
Emberizidae (Buntings and New World Sparrows)
Fringillidae (Siskins, Crossbills, and Allies)
House Finch MBOSP
Legend
Monte Bello Open Space Preserve, CA = MBOSP
Pescadero Marsh, CA = PM

57 Species at 2 Locations

Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl)
Gadwall PM
Mallard PM
Odontophoridae (New World Quail)
Podicipedidae (Grebes)
Phalacrocoracidae (Cormorants and Shags)
Pelecanidae (Pelicans)
Brown Pelican PM
included one bird squatting in the middle of the marsh, glaring at us from behind some reeds; very strange behavior.
Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns)
Cathartidae (New World Vultures)
Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites)
Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, and Coots)
Haematopodidae (Oystercatchers)
Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies)
Willet PM
Whimbrel PM
The beak was too short for a curlew.
Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers)
Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves)
Apodidae (Swifts)
Vaux's Swift MBOSP
Alcedinidae (Kingfishers)
Picidae (Woodpeckers)
Acorn Woodpecker MBOSP
heard, but not seen.
Falconidae (Falcons and Caracaras)
Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers)
Pacific-slope Flycatcher MBOSP
We listened to the call on the Peterson CD. We also liked the color of the underside of the bill, and the shape of the eye ring.
Say's Phoebe MBOSP
Vireonidae (Vireos)
Corvidae (Crows, Jays, and Magpies)
Common Raven MBOSP
Gronk, gronk, gronk.
Hirundinidae (Swallows)
Paridae (Chickadees and Tits)
Oak Titmouse MBOSP
Aegithalidae (Long-tailed Tits)
Bushtit MBOSP
Troglodytidae (Wrens)
Marsh Wren PM
seen
Regulidae (Kinglets)
Sylviidae (Sylviids, Parrotbills and Allies)
Wrentit MBOSP
seen
Parulidae (New World Warblers)
Emberizidae (Buntings and New World Sparrows)
Fringillidae (Siskins, Crossbills, and Allies)
House Finch MBOSP
Legend
Monte Bello Open Space Preserve, CA = MBOSP
Pescadero Marsh, CA = PM

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