Bay Area High Tide Weekend

Saturday, January 28, 2006, Led by Steve Shunk

Photos by Bill Walker

81 Species at 8 Locations

Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl)
Wood Duck PRNS
Gadwall FB
Mallard SLP
Odontophoridae (New World Quail)
Gaviidae (Loons)
Podicipedidae (Grebes)
Phalacrocoracidae (Cormorants and Shags)
Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns)
Cathartidae (New World Vultures)
Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites)
Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, and Coots)
Charadriidae (Plovers and Lapwings)
Killdeer PRNS
Recurvirostridae (Stilts and Avocets)
Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies)
Willet BH
Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers)
Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)
Alcedinidae (Kingfishers)
Picidae (Woodpeckers)
Acorn Woodpecker (h) BVVC
Hairy Woodpecker (h) PRNS
Falconidae (Falcons and Caracaras)
Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers)
Corvidae (Crows, Jays, and Magpies)
Hirundinidae (Swallows)
Paridae (Chickadees and Tits)
Aegithalidae (Long-tailed Tits)
Bushtit SLP
Certhiidae (Treecreepers)
Troglodytidae (Wrens)
Regulidae (Kinglets)
Turdidae (Thrushes and Allies)
Hermit Thrush (h) BVVC
Sturnidae (Starlings)
Parulidae (New World Warblers)
Emberizidae (Buntings and New World Sparrows)
Icteridae (Troupials and Allies)
Fringillidae (Siskins, Crossbills, and Allies)
House Finch (h) BH
Passeridae (Old World Sparrows)
Legend
Bear Valley Visitors Center, CA = BVVC
Bolinas Harbor, CA = BH
Bolinas Lagoon, CA = BL
Five Brooks, CA = FB
Point Reyes National Seashore, CA = PRNS
Rural Areas of Marin County, CA = RAMC
Stafford Lake Park, CA = SLP
Waldo's Dike, CA = WD

81 Species at 8 Locations

Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl)
Wood Duck PRNS
Gadwall FB
Mallard SLP
Odontophoridae (New World Quail)
Gaviidae (Loons)
Podicipedidae (Grebes)
Phalacrocoracidae (Cormorants and Shags)
Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns)
Cathartidae (New World Vultures)
Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites)
Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, and Coots)
Charadriidae (Plovers and Lapwings)
Killdeer PRNS
Recurvirostridae (Stilts and Avocets)
Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies)
Willet BH
Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers)
Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)
Alcedinidae (Kingfishers)
Picidae (Woodpeckers)
Acorn Woodpecker (h) BVVC
Hairy Woodpecker (h) PRNS
Falconidae (Falcons and Caracaras)
Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers)
Corvidae (Crows, Jays, and Magpies)
Hirundinidae (Swallows)
Paridae (Chickadees and Tits)
Aegithalidae (Long-tailed Tits)
Bushtit SLP
Certhiidae (Treecreepers)
Troglodytidae (Wrens)
Regulidae (Kinglets)
Turdidae (Thrushes and Allies)
Hermit Thrush (h) BVVC
Sturnidae (Starlings)
Parulidae (New World Warblers)
Emberizidae (Buntings and New World Sparrows)
Icteridae (Troupials and Allies)
Fringillidae (Siskins, Crossbills, and Allies)
House Finch (h) BH
Passeridae (Old World Sparrows)
Legend
Bear Valley Visitors Center, CA = BVVC
Bolinas Harbor, CA = BH
Bolinas Lagoon, CA = BL
Five Brooks, CA = FB
Point Reyes National Seashore, CA = PRNS
Rural Areas of Marin County, CA = RAMC
Stafford Lake Park, CA = SLP
Waldo's Dike, CA = WD

81 Species at 8 Locations

Bolinas Harbor
Stafford Lake Park
Waldo's Dike
Bolinas Lagoon
Bolinas Harbor
Five Brooks
Point Reyes National Seashore
Bear Valley Visitors Center
Point Reyes National Seashore
Stafford Lake Park
Bolinas Lagoon
Point Reyes National Seashore
Bolinas Harbor
Bear Valley Visitors Center
Rural Areas of Marin County
Bear Valley Visitors Center
Bolinas Harbor

Trip Map

Trip Notes

From Novato we headed first to Stafford Lake Park, a Marin County park were we saw many of today's land birds. The guide heard a Red-breasted Sapsucker which was never found. It was not yet raining, but very overcast and rather threatening. We then headed directly to Waldo's Dike to await the high tide. While at the Dike, other observers saw Swamp Sparrow. During the day, other observers Bewick's Wren, Winter Wren, and Violet-green Swallow.