Wild Bird Center Field Trip

Saturday, November 18, 2006, Led by Mary and Bill

Photos by Bill Walker

65 Species at 2 Locations

Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl)
Gadwall AM
Mallard AM
Podicipedidae (Grebes)
Phalacrocoracidae (Cormorants and Shags)
Pelecanidae (Pelicans)
Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns)
Cathartidae (New World Vultures)
Pandionidae (Osprey)
Osprey HRS
Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites)
Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, and Coots)
Charadriidae (Plovers and Lapwings)
Recurvirostridae (Stilts and Avocets)
Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies)
Willet AM
Dunlin HRS
Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers)
Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves)
Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)
Alcedinidae (Kingfishers)
Falconidae (Falcons and Caracaras)
Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers)
Corvidae (Crows, Jays, and Magpies)
Hirundinidae (Swallows)
Troglodytidae (Wrens)
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)
Legend
Arrowhead Marsh, CA = AM
Hayward Regional Shoreline, CA = HRS

65 Species at 2 Locations

Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl)
Gadwall AM
Mallard AM
Podicipedidae (Grebes)
Phalacrocoracidae (Cormorants and Shags)
Pelecanidae (Pelicans)
Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns)
Cathartidae (New World Vultures)
Pandionidae (Osprey)
Osprey HRS
Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites)
Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, and Coots)
Charadriidae (Plovers and Lapwings)
Recurvirostridae (Stilts and Avocets)
Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies)
Willet AM
Dunlin HRS
Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers)
Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves)
Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)
Alcedinidae (Kingfishers)
Falconidae (Falcons and Caracaras)
Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers)
Corvidae (Crows, Jays, and Magpies)
Hirundinidae (Swallows)
Troglodytidae (Wrens)
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)
Legend
Arrowhead Marsh, CA = AM
Hayward Regional Shoreline, CA = HRS

Trip Map

Trip Notes

We were very pleased to have an opportunity to lead a field trip sponsored by the Wild Bird Center in Los Gatos. We were blessed by great weather, a skilled group of participants, and cooperative birds. Highlights included seven or eight Clapper Rails at Arrowhead Marsh, a Eurasian Wigeon at Hayward Regional Shoreline, and a Prarie Falcon flyover near the Hayward Regional Shoreline Interpretive Center. Also saw Dowitcher sp.