MLK Day with Steve

Monday, January 21, 2002, Led by Steve Shunk

Photos by Bill Walker

47 Species at 4 Locations

Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl)
Odontophoridae (New World Quail)
Podicipedidae (Grebes)
Phalacrocoracidae (Cormorants and Shags)
Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns)
Cathartidae (New World Vultures)
Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites)
Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, and Coots)
Charadriidae (Plovers and Lapwings)
Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies)
Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves)
Strigidae (Owls)
Northern Pygmy-Owl SCFS
Sitting on a small twig next to Smith Creek, behind the fire station. At first, Bill thought it was a pine cone, but it turned out to be this fierce little bird with false eye patches on the back of its head and lovely plumage.
Alcedinidae (Kingfishers)
Picidae (Woodpeckers)
Falconidae (Falcons and Caracaras)
Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers)
Corvidae (Crows, Jays, and Magpies)
Paridae (Chickadees and Tits)
Troglodytidae (Wrens)
Bewick's Wren (h) SAV
Turdidae (Thrushes and Allies)
Mimidae (Mockingbirds and Thrashers)
Sturnidae (Starlings)
Bombycillidae (Waxwings)
Ptilogonatidae (Silky-flycatchers)
Emberizidae (Buntings and New World Sparrows)
Icteridae (Troupials and Allies)
Fringillidae (Siskins, Crossbills, and Allies)
Legend
Grant Ranch County Park, CA = GRCP
Mount Hamilton, CA = MH
Smith Creek Fire Station, CA = SCFS
San Antonio Valley, CA = SAV

47 Species at 4 Locations

Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl)
Odontophoridae (New World Quail)
Podicipedidae (Grebes)
Phalacrocoracidae (Cormorants and Shags)
Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns)
Cathartidae (New World Vultures)
Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites)
Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, and Coots)
Charadriidae (Plovers and Lapwings)
Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies)
Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves)
Strigidae (Owls)
Northern Pygmy-Owl SCFS
Sitting on a small twig next to Smith Creek, behind the fire station. At first, Bill thought it was a pine cone, but it turned out to be this fierce little bird with false eye patches on the back of its head and lovely plumage.
Alcedinidae (Kingfishers)
Picidae (Woodpeckers)
Falconidae (Falcons and Caracaras)
Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers)
Corvidae (Crows, Jays, and Magpies)
Paridae (Chickadees and Tits)
Troglodytidae (Wrens)
Bewick's Wren (h) SAV
Turdidae (Thrushes and Allies)
Mimidae (Mockingbirds and Thrashers)
Sturnidae (Starlings)
Bombycillidae (Waxwings)
Ptilogonatidae (Silky-flycatchers)
Emberizidae (Buntings and New World Sparrows)
Icteridae (Troupials and Allies)
Fringillidae (Siskins, Crossbills, and Allies)
Legend
Grant Ranch County Park, CA = GRCP
Mount Hamilton, CA = MH
Smith Creek Fire Station, CA = SCFS
San Antonio Valley, CA = SAV

Trip Map

Trip Notes

We havd a lovely time driving from near Lawrence through the San Antonio valley, up the back side of Mount Hamilton, and down the familiar side past Grant Ranch. We inteded to stop at Lake Cunningham to look for a Lesser Black-Backed Gull, but the weather did not cooperate.