Driving San Antonio Valley

Saturday, May 15, 2004, Led by Mary and Bill

Photos by Bill Walker

58 Species at 2 Locations

Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl)
Gadwall MH
Mallard MH
Odontophoridae (New World Quail)
Podicipedidae (Grebes)
Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns)
Cathartidae (New World Vultures)
Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites)
Charadriidae (Plovers and Lapwings)
Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers)
Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves)
Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)
Alcedinidae (Kingfishers)
Picidae (Woodpeckers)
Falconidae (Falcons and Caracaras)
Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers)
Olive-sided Flycatcher MH
I originally marked this photo as a Western Wood-Pewee, but Ron Pittaway notes that it is in fact an Olive-sided Flkcatcher
Vireonidae (Vireos)
Corvidae (Crows, Jays, and Magpies)
Hirundinidae (Swallows)
Paridae (Chickadees and Tits)
Aegithalidae (Long-tailed Tits)
Bushtit MH
Sittidae (Nuthatches)
Troglodytidae (Wrens)
House Wren MH
Bob Power notes: "Too big for Winter, too big and not enough markings for Marsh (and it wasn't a Marsh), No supercilium as you noted, no cactus around, and you're no where near the states of Carolina: House Wren!"
Sylviidae (Sylviids, Parrotbills and Allies)
Wrentit MH
Turdidae (Thrushes and Allies)
Sturnidae (Starlings)
Bombycillidae (Waxwings)
Emberizidae (Buntings and New World Sparrows)
Cardinalidae (Cardinals and Allies)
Icteridae (Troupials and Allies)
Fringillidae (Siskins, Crossbills, and Allies)
Legend
Grant Ranch County Park, CA = GRCP
Mount Hamilton, CA = MH

58 Species at 2 Locations

Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl)
Gadwall MH
Mallard MH
Odontophoridae (New World Quail)
Podicipedidae (Grebes)
Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns)
Cathartidae (New World Vultures)
Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites)
Charadriidae (Plovers and Lapwings)
Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers)
Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves)
Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)
Alcedinidae (Kingfishers)
Picidae (Woodpeckers)
Falconidae (Falcons and Caracaras)
Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers)
Olive-sided Flycatcher MH
I originally marked this photo as a Western Wood-Pewee, but Ron Pittaway notes that it is in fact an Olive-sided Flkcatcher
Vireonidae (Vireos)
Corvidae (Crows, Jays, and Magpies)
Hirundinidae (Swallows)
Paridae (Chickadees and Tits)
Aegithalidae (Long-tailed Tits)
Bushtit MH
Sittidae (Nuthatches)
Troglodytidae (Wrens)
House Wren MH
Bob Power notes: "Too big for Winter, too big and not enough markings for Marsh (and it wasn't a Marsh), No supercilium as you noted, no cactus around, and you're no where near the states of Carolina: House Wren!"
Sylviidae (Sylviids, Parrotbills and Allies)
Wrentit MH
Turdidae (Thrushes and Allies)
Sturnidae (Starlings)
Bombycillidae (Waxwings)
Emberizidae (Buntings and New World Sparrows)
Cardinalidae (Cardinals and Allies)
Icteridae (Troupials and Allies)
Fringillidae (Siskins, Crossbills, and Allies)
Legend
Grant Ranch County Park, CA = GRCP
Mount Hamilton, CA = MH

Trip Map

Trip Notes

We stopped at most of the familiar locations, including Grant Ranch, Smith Creek Firestation, Crossroads bar, and various roadside pullouts.