Wings over Merced

Monday, January 19, 2004, Led by Steve Shunk (See also...)

Photos by Bill Walker

93 Species at 5 Locations

Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl)
Snow Goose MNWR
We found two blue morph Snow Geese among a modest flock of thirty or forty regular ones.
Ross's Goose MNWR
In a flock of five thousand regular geese, we found three blue morph Ross' Geese, and ten with collars (one read "LPJ")
Tundra Swan SLNWR
Mallard MNWR
Canvasback SLNWR
Ruddy Duck SLNWR
Odontophoridae (New World Quail)
California Quail (h) HCSP
Phasianidae (Pheasants, Grouse, and Allies)
Podicipedidae (Grebes)
Phalacrocoracidae (Cormorants and Shags)
Pelecanidae (Pelicans)
Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns)
Threskiornithidae (Ibises and Spoonbills)
Cathartidae (New World Vultures)
Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites)
Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, and Coots)
Gruidae (Cranes)
Charadriidae (Plovers and Lapwings)
Killdeer MNWR
Recurvirostridae (Stilts and Avocets)
Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies)
Dunlin MNWR
Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers)
Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves)
Strigidae (Owls)
Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)
Alcedinidae (Kingfishers)
Picidae (Woodpeckers)
Northern Flicker (h) HCSP
Falconidae (Falcons and Caracaras)
Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers)
Laniidae (Shrikes)
Corvidae (Crows, Jays, and Magpies)
Steller's Jay (h) HCSP
Alaudidae (Larks)
Hirundinidae (Swallows)
Paridae (Chickadees and Tits)
Oak Titmouse (h) HCSP
Troglodytidae (Wrens)
Marsh Wren MNWR
Polioptilidae (Gnatcatchers)
Regulidae (Kinglets)
Turdidae (Thrushes and Allies)
Western Bluebird (h) HCSP
heard only, guide only
Mimidae (Mockingbirds and Thrashers)
Sturnidae (Starlings)
Motacillidae (Wagtails and Pipits)
Parulidae (New World Warblers)
Emberizidae (Buntings and New World Sparrows)
Lark Sparrow HCSP
heard by guide, only
Icteridae (Troupials and Allies)
Tricolored Blackbird RAMC
We saw an albino blackbird in a mixed flock of mostly tricolored blackbirds.
Fringillidae (Siskins, Crossbills, and Allies)
Passeridae (Old World Sparrows)
Legend
Henry Coe State Park, CA = HCSP
Rural Areas of Santa Clara County, CA = RASCC
Merced NWR, CA = MNWR
Rural Areas of Merced County, CA = RAMC
San Luis NWR, CA = SLNWR

93 Species at 5 Locations

Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl)
Snow Goose MNWR
We found two blue morph Snow Geese among a modest flock of thirty or forty regular ones.
Ross's Goose MNWR
In a flock of five thousand regular geese, we found three blue morph Ross' Geese, and ten with collars (one read "LPJ")
Tundra Swan SLNWR
Mallard MNWR
Canvasback SLNWR
Ruddy Duck SLNWR
Odontophoridae (New World Quail)
California Quail (h) HCSP
Phasianidae (Pheasants, Grouse, and Allies)
Podicipedidae (Grebes)
Phalacrocoracidae (Cormorants and Shags)
Pelecanidae (Pelicans)
Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns)
Threskiornithidae (Ibises and Spoonbills)
Cathartidae (New World Vultures)
Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites)
Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, and Coots)
Gruidae (Cranes)
Charadriidae (Plovers and Lapwings)
Killdeer MNWR
Recurvirostridae (Stilts and Avocets)
Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies)
Dunlin MNWR
Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers)
Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves)
Strigidae (Owls)
Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)
Alcedinidae (Kingfishers)
Picidae (Woodpeckers)
Northern Flicker (h) HCSP
Falconidae (Falcons and Caracaras)
Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers)
Laniidae (Shrikes)
Corvidae (Crows, Jays, and Magpies)
Steller's Jay (h) HCSP
Alaudidae (Larks)
Hirundinidae (Swallows)
Paridae (Chickadees and Tits)
Oak Titmouse (h) HCSP
Troglodytidae (Wrens)
Marsh Wren MNWR
Polioptilidae (Gnatcatchers)
Regulidae (Kinglets)
Turdidae (Thrushes and Allies)
Western Bluebird (h) HCSP
heard only, guide only
Mimidae (Mockingbirds and Thrashers)
Sturnidae (Starlings)
Motacillidae (Wagtails and Pipits)
Parulidae (New World Warblers)
Emberizidae (Buntings and New World Sparrows)
Lark Sparrow HCSP
heard by guide, only
Icteridae (Troupials and Allies)
Tricolored Blackbird RAMC
We saw an albino blackbird in a mixed flock of mostly tricolored blackbirds.
Fringillidae (Siskins, Crossbills, and Allies)
Passeridae (Old World Sparrows)
Legend
Henry Coe State Park, CA = HCSP
Rural Areas of Santa Clara County, CA = RASCC
Merced NWR, CA = MNWR
Rural Areas of Merced County, CA = RAMC
San Luis NWR, CA = SLNWR

93 Species at 5 Locations

Henry Coe State Park
Lark Sparrow
heard by guide, only
Western Bluebird (h)
heard only, guide only
Rural Areas of Merced County
Tricolored Blackbird
We saw an albino blackbird in a mixed flock of mostly tricolored blackbirds.
Merced NWR
Ross's Goose
In a flock of five thousand regular geese, we found three blue morph Ross' Geese, and ten with collars (one read "LPJ")
Snow Goose
We found two blue morph Snow Geese among a modest flock of thirty or forty regular ones.
San Luis NWR
Rural Areas of Santa Clara County
Merced NWR

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