Wild Bird Center to High Tide

Sunday, January 27, 2002, Led by Steve Shunk

74 Species at 4 Locations

Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl)
Gadwall CS
Phasianidae (Pheasants, Grouse, and Allies)
Gaviidae (Loons)
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)
Willet CS
Whimbrel FCRT
Red Knot FCRT
Sanderling FCRT
Dunlin FCRT
Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers)
Mew Gull FCRT
Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves)
Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)
Alcedinidae (Kingfishers)
Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers)
Corvidae (Crows, Jays, and Magpies)
Common Raven PADP
Two ravens were sitting on the boardwalk near the Lucy Evans center; one was preening the other at length. Was this some kind of courtship behavior?
Aegithalidae (Long-tailed Tits)
Bushtit CS
Troglodytidae (Wrens)
Turdidae (Thrushes and Allies)
Sturnidae (Starlings)
Motacillidae (Wagtails and Pipits)
Parulidae (New World Warblers)
Emberizidae (Buntings and New World Sparrows)
Icteridae (Troupials and Allies)
Fringillidae (Siskins, Crossbills, and Allies)
Passeridae (Old World Sparrows)
Legend
Charleston Slough, CA = CS
Palo Alto Duck Pond, CA = PADP
Coyote Point Marina, CA = CPM
Foster City Radio Tower, CA = FCRT

74 Species at 4 Locations

Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl)
Gadwall CS
Phasianidae (Pheasants, Grouse, and Allies)
Gaviidae (Loons)
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)
Willet CS
Whimbrel FCRT
Red Knot FCRT
Sanderling FCRT
Dunlin FCRT
Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers)
Mew Gull FCRT
Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves)
Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)
Alcedinidae (Kingfishers)
Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers)
Corvidae (Crows, Jays, and Magpies)
Common Raven PADP
Two ravens were sitting on the boardwalk near the Lucy Evans center; one was preening the other at length. Was this some kind of courtship behavior?
Aegithalidae (Long-tailed Tits)
Bushtit CS
Troglodytidae (Wrens)
Turdidae (Thrushes and Allies)
Sturnidae (Starlings)
Motacillidae (Wagtails and Pipits)
Parulidae (New World Warblers)
Emberizidae (Buntings and New World Sparrows)
Icteridae (Troupials and Allies)
Fringillidae (Siskins, Crossbills, and Allies)
Passeridae (Old World Sparrows)
Legend
Charleston Slough, CA = CS
Palo Alto Duck Pond, CA = PADP
Coyote Point Marina, CA = CPM
Foster City Radio Tower, CA = FCRT

Trip Map

Trip Notes

Well, the Black Rail did not appear, disappointing approximately 80 birdwatchers in attendance for one of the highest high tides of the year. One couple we talked to had flown in from Minnesota to do some birdwatching, and scheduled their trip around this high tide.