Wings over Merced

Saturday, January 15, 2005, Led by Steve Shunk

Photos by Bill Walker

92 Species at Merced NWR, CA

Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl)
Phasianidae (Pheasants, Grouse, and Allies)
Podicipedidae (Grebes)
Phalacrocoracidae (Cormorants and Shags)
Pelecanidae (Pelicans)
Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns)
Threskiornithidae (Ibises and Spoonbills)
Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites)
Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, and Coots)
Sora
Remarkably cooperative, this bird eventually responded to taped calls by walking around near the water only about 20 feet away for several minutes.
Gruidae (Cranes)
Charadriidae (Plovers and Lapwings)
Recurvirostridae (Stilts and Avocets)
Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies)
Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers)
Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves)
Strigidae (Owls)
Alcedinidae (Kingfishers)
Picidae (Woodpeckers)
Falconidae (Falcons and Caracaras)
Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers)
Laniidae (Shrikes)
Corvidae (Crows, Jays, and Magpies)
Hirundinidae (Swallows)
Paridae (Chickadees and Tits)
Troglodytidae (Wrens)
Regulidae (Kinglets)
Turdidae (Thrushes and Allies)
Mimidae (Mockingbirds and Thrashers)
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)

92 Species at Merced NWR, CA

Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl)
Phasianidae (Pheasants, Grouse, and Allies)
Podicipedidae (Grebes)
Phalacrocoracidae (Cormorants and Shags)
Pelecanidae (Pelicans)
Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns)
Threskiornithidae (Ibises and Spoonbills)
Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites)
Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, and Coots)
Sora
Remarkably cooperative, this bird eventually responded to taped calls by walking around near the water only about 20 feet away for several minutes.
Gruidae (Cranes)
Charadriidae (Plovers and Lapwings)
Recurvirostridae (Stilts and Avocets)
Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies)
Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers)
Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves)
Strigidae (Owls)
Alcedinidae (Kingfishers)
Picidae (Woodpeckers)
Falconidae (Falcons and Caracaras)
Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers)
Laniidae (Shrikes)
Corvidae (Crows, Jays, and Magpies)
Hirundinidae (Swallows)
Paridae (Chickadees and Tits)
Troglodytidae (Wrens)
Regulidae (Kinglets)
Turdidae (Thrushes and Allies)
Mimidae (Mockingbirds and Thrashers)
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)

92 Species at Merced NWR, CA

Merced NWR
Sora
Remarkably cooperative, this bird eventually responded to taped calls by walking around near the water only about 20 feet away for several minutes.

Trip Map

Trip Notes

The weather was cold but not rainy as we drove around the various sites in the San Joaquin valley searching for blackbirds, geese, and ducks.

In addition to the species listed, other participants on the trip observed: Blue-winged Teal, Osprey, Rough-legged Hawk, Virginia Rail, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Tree Swallow, Western Bluebird, Savannah Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, American Goldfinch.