Wild Bird Center to Point Reyes

Saturday, January 26, 2002, Led by Steve Shunk

Photos by Bill Walker

95 Species at 3 Locations

Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl)
Emperor Goose BB
We worked pretty hard for this one, scanning through an immense flock of Canada Geese and ducks to find the solitary Emperor Goose. It was worth the trouble!
Brant BB
Mute Swan RAMC
Gadwall LGSP
Mallard LGSP
Canvasback LGSP
Tufted Duck LGSP
Sitting in the water about thirty feet from the shore of the sewage pond, a male bird. The weather was pretty horrible.
Bufflehead LGSP
Ruddy Duck LGSP
Phasianidae (Pheasants, Grouse, and Allies)
Wild Turkey RAMC
A flock of roughly two dozen, pecking around fifty feet off the road in an open field.
Gaviidae (Loons)
Podicipedidae (Grebes)
Phalacrocoracidae (Cormorants and Shags)
Pelecanidae (Pelicans)
Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns)
Cathartidae (New World Vultures)
Pandionidae (Osprey)
Osprey LGSP
Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites)
Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, and Coots)
Charadriidae (Plovers and Lapwings)
Killdeer LGSP
Recurvirostridae (Stilts and Avocets)
Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies)
Willet LGSP
Dunlin LGSP
Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers)
Mew Gull LGSP
Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves)
Strigidae (Owls)
Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)
Alcedinidae (Kingfishers)
Picidae (Woodpeckers)
Falconidae (Falcons and Caracaras)
Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers)
Corvidae (Crows, Jays, and Magpies)
Hirundinidae (Swallows)
Paridae (Chickadees and Tits)
Troglodytidae (Wrens)
Marsh Wren LGSP
Regulidae (Kinglets)
Turdidae (Thrushes and Allies)
Mimidae (Mockingbirds and Thrashers)
Sturnidae (Starlings)
Motacillidae (Wagtails and Pipits)
Parulidae (New World Warblers)
Emberizidae (Buntings and New World Sparrows)
Icteridae (Troupials and Allies)
Passeridae (Old World Sparrows)
Legend
Bodega Bay, CA = BB
Las Gallinas Sewage Ponds, CA = LGSP
Rural Areas of Marin County, CA = RAMC

95 Species at 3 Locations

Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl)
Emperor Goose BB
We worked pretty hard for this one, scanning through an immense flock of Canada Geese and ducks to find the solitary Emperor Goose. It was worth the trouble!
Brant BB
Mute Swan RAMC
Gadwall LGSP
Mallard LGSP
Canvasback LGSP
Tufted Duck LGSP
Sitting in the water about thirty feet from the shore of the sewage pond, a male bird. The weather was pretty horrible.
Bufflehead LGSP
Ruddy Duck LGSP
Phasianidae (Pheasants, Grouse, and Allies)
Wild Turkey RAMC
A flock of roughly two dozen, pecking around fifty feet off the road in an open field.
Gaviidae (Loons)
Podicipedidae (Grebes)
Phalacrocoracidae (Cormorants and Shags)
Pelecanidae (Pelicans)
Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns)
Cathartidae (New World Vultures)
Pandionidae (Osprey)
Osprey LGSP
Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites)
Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, and Coots)
Charadriidae (Plovers and Lapwings)
Killdeer LGSP
Recurvirostridae (Stilts and Avocets)
Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies)
Willet LGSP
Dunlin LGSP
Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers)
Mew Gull LGSP
Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves)
Strigidae (Owls)
Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)
Alcedinidae (Kingfishers)
Picidae (Woodpeckers)
Falconidae (Falcons and Caracaras)
Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers)
Corvidae (Crows, Jays, and Magpies)
Hirundinidae (Swallows)
Paridae (Chickadees and Tits)
Troglodytidae (Wrens)
Marsh Wren LGSP
Regulidae (Kinglets)
Turdidae (Thrushes and Allies)
Mimidae (Mockingbirds and Thrashers)
Sturnidae (Starlings)
Motacillidae (Wagtails and Pipits)
Parulidae (New World Warblers)
Emberizidae (Buntings and New World Sparrows)
Icteridae (Troupials and Allies)
Passeridae (Old World Sparrows)
Legend
Bodega Bay, CA = BB
Las Gallinas Sewage Ponds, CA = LGSP
Rural Areas of Marin County, CA = RAMC

95 Species at 3 Locations

Bodega Bay
Emperor Goose
We worked pretty hard for this one, scanning through an immense flock of Canada Geese and ducks to find the solitary Emperor Goose. It was worth the trouble!
Las Gallinas Sewage Ponds
Tufted Duck
Sitting in the water about thirty feet from the shore of the sewage pond, a male bird. The weather was pretty horrible.
Rural Areas of Marin County
Wild Turkey
A flock of roughly two dozen, pecking around fifty feet off the road in an open field.

Trip Map

Trip Notes

also saw Black-tailed Jackrabbit and Black-tailed Mule Deer. Also saw Dowitcher sp.