Central Valley day one

Friday, December 08, 2006, Led by Ashok, Mary, and Bill

Photos by Bill Walker

49 Species at Sacramento NWR, CA

Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl)
Phasianidae (Pheasants, Grouse, and Allies)
Podicipedidae (Grebes)
Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns)
Threskiornithidae (Ibises and Spoonbills)
Cathartidae (New World Vultures)
Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites)
Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, and Coots)
Charadriidae (Plovers and Lapwings)
Recurvirostridae (Stilts and Avocets)
Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies)
Picidae (Woodpeckers)
Falconidae (Falcons and Caracaras)
Laniidae (Shrikes)
Aegithalidae (Long-tailed Tits)
Troglodytidae (Wrens)
Regulidae (Kinglets)
Motacillidae (Wagtails and Pipits)
Parulidae (New World Warblers)
Emberizidae (Buntings and New World Sparrows)
Icteridae (Troupials and Allies)
Fringillidae (Siskins, Crossbills, and Allies)

49 Species at Sacramento NWR, CA

Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl)
Phasianidae (Pheasants, Grouse, and Allies)
Podicipedidae (Grebes)
Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns)
Threskiornithidae (Ibises and Spoonbills)
Cathartidae (New World Vultures)
Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites)
Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, and Coots)
Charadriidae (Plovers and Lapwings)
Recurvirostridae (Stilts and Avocets)
Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies)
Picidae (Woodpeckers)
Falconidae (Falcons and Caracaras)
Laniidae (Shrikes)
Aegithalidae (Long-tailed Tits)
Troglodytidae (Wrens)
Regulidae (Kinglets)
Motacillidae (Wagtails and Pipits)
Parulidae (New World Warblers)
Emberizidae (Buntings and New World Sparrows)
Icteridae (Troupials and Allies)
Fringillidae (Siskins, Crossbills, and Allies)

Trip Map

Trip Notes

Ashok's scouting revealed that Colusa was full of giant gravel trucks, so we decided to head to Sacramento NWR instead. There we had a great time doing the auto tour loop. After a tasty lunch at Granzella's in Williams, we headed down toward Lodi and scouted some locations for the next day. Also saw Dowitcher sp.