Humboldt Surf and Turf 1

Thursday, October 10, 2002, Led by Steve Shunk and Greg Gillson

Photos by Bill Walker

79 Species at 3 Locations

Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl)
Mallard AM
Phasianidae (Pheasants, Grouse, and Allies)
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)
Virginia Rail AM
heard lots of times
Charadriidae (Plovers and Lapwings)
Recurvirostridae (Stilts and Avocets)
Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies)
Willet AM
Dunlin AM
Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers)
Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves)
Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)
Alcedinidae (Kingfishers)
Falconidae (Falcons and Caracaras)
Peregrine Falcon AM
This young bird was swooping repeatedly over the ducks trying to flush them, but they ignored him. He did not exude confidence and competence. After several attempts he flew a few yards further on and appeared to grab a Willet in mid-air.
Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers)
Corvidae (Crows, Jays, and Magpies)
Paridae (Chickadees and Tits)
Troglodytidae (Wrens)
Marsh Wren AM
mostly heard, but had one great look after pishing
Regulidae (Kinglets)
Turdidae (Thrushes and Allies)
Sturnidae (Starlings)
Bombycillidae (Waxwings)
Parulidae (New World Warblers)
Emberizidae (Buntings and New World Sparrows)
Icteridae (Troupials and Allies)
Fringillidae (Siskins, Crossbills, and Allies)
Passeridae (Old World Sparrows)
Legend
Arcata Marsh, CA = AM
Fairhaven, CA = F
Rural Areas of Humboldt County, CA = RAHC

79 Species at 3 Locations

Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl)
Mallard AM
Phasianidae (Pheasants, Grouse, and Allies)
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)
Virginia Rail AM
heard lots of times
Charadriidae (Plovers and Lapwings)
Recurvirostridae (Stilts and Avocets)
Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies)
Willet AM
Dunlin AM
Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers)
Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves)
Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)
Alcedinidae (Kingfishers)
Falconidae (Falcons and Caracaras)
Peregrine Falcon AM
This young bird was swooping repeatedly over the ducks trying to flush them, but they ignored him. He did not exude confidence and competence. After several attempts he flew a few yards further on and appeared to grab a Willet in mid-air.
Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers)
Corvidae (Crows, Jays, and Magpies)
Paridae (Chickadees and Tits)
Troglodytidae (Wrens)
Marsh Wren AM
mostly heard, but had one great look after pishing
Regulidae (Kinglets)
Turdidae (Thrushes and Allies)
Sturnidae (Starlings)
Bombycillidae (Waxwings)
Parulidae (New World Warblers)
Emberizidae (Buntings and New World Sparrows)
Icteridae (Troupials and Allies)
Fringillidae (Siskins, Crossbills, and Allies)
Passeridae (Old World Sparrows)
Legend
Arcata Marsh, CA = AM
Fairhaven, CA = F
Rural Areas of Humboldt County, CA = RAHC

79 Species at 3 Locations

Arcata Marsh
Marsh Wren
mostly heard, but had one great look after pishing
Peregrine Falcon
This young bird was swooping repeatedly over the ducks trying to flush them, but they ignored him. He did not exude confidence and competence. After several attempts he flew a few yards further on and appeared to grab a Willet in mid-air.
Virginia Rail
heard lots of times
Fairhaven
Rural Areas of Humboldt County

Trip Map

Trip Notes

After grabbing lunch at the Felafel place across from the motel, we zoomed out to the marsh to try to watch shorebirds as the tide came in. We were a little late, but saw some excellent birds all the same. Also saw Dowitcher sp.