California Fall Challenge

Saturday, October 12, 2002, Led by Steve Shunk

Photos by Bill Walker

103 Species at Rural Areas of Humboldt County, CA

Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl)
Odontophoridae (New World Quail)
Gaviidae (Loons)
Podicipedidae (Grebes)
Diomedeidae (Albatrosses)
Procellariidae (Shearwaters and Petrels)
Phalacrocoracidae (Cormorants and Shags)
Pelecanidae (Pelicans)
Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns)
Pandionidae (Osprey)
Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites)
Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, and Coots)
Charadriidae (Plovers and Lapwings)
Recurvirostridae (Stilts and Avocets)
Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies)
Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers)
Alcidae (Auks, Murres, and Puffins)
Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves)
Alcedinidae (Kingfishers)
Picidae (Woodpeckers)
Falconidae (Falcons and Caracaras)
Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers)
Vireonidae (Vireos)
Corvidae (Crows, Jays, and Magpies)
Paridae (Chickadees and Tits)
Certhiidae (Treecreepers)
Troglodytidae (Wrens)
Regulidae (Kinglets)
Sylviidae (Sylviids, Parrotbills and Allies)
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)

103 Species at Rural Areas of Humboldt County, CA

Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl)
Odontophoridae (New World Quail)
Gaviidae (Loons)
Podicipedidae (Grebes)
Diomedeidae (Albatrosses)
Procellariidae (Shearwaters and Petrels)
Phalacrocoracidae (Cormorants and Shags)
Pelecanidae (Pelicans)
Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns)
Pandionidae (Osprey)
Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites)
Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, and Coots)
Charadriidae (Plovers and Lapwings)
Recurvirostridae (Stilts and Avocets)
Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies)
Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers)
Alcidae (Auks, Murres, and Puffins)
Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves)
Alcedinidae (Kingfishers)
Picidae (Woodpeckers)
Falconidae (Falcons and Caracaras)
Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers)
Vireonidae (Vireos)
Corvidae (Crows, Jays, and Magpies)
Paridae (Chickadees and Tits)
Certhiidae (Treecreepers)
Troglodytidae (Wrens)
Regulidae (Kinglets)
Sylviidae (Sylviids, Parrotbills and Allies)
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)

103 Species at Rural Areas of Humboldt County, CA

Rural Areas of Humboldt County

Trip Map

Trip Notes

We decided to combine a rare Humboldt county pelagic trip with some land birding as an SFBBO CFC Big Day. We were pretty darn exhausted after the boat trip (rough seas, too much dramamine), but kept going until sunset and beat 100 species.