Santa Cruz and Moss Landing Big Day

Sunday, January 21, 2007, Led by Mary and Bill

Photos by Bill Walker

83 Species at 4 Locations

Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl)
Brant MLSB
Mallard NL
Bufflehead MLSB
Gaviidae (Loons)
Podicipedidae (Grebes)
Phalacrocoracidae (Cormorants and Shags)
Pelecanidae (Pelicans)
Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns)
Cathartidae (New World Vultures)
Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites)
Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, and Coots)
Charadriidae (Plovers and Lapwings)
Haematopodidae (Oystercatchers)
Recurvirostridae (Stilts and Avocets)
Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies)
Willet MLSB
Whimbrel WCD
Sanderling MLSB
Dunlin MLSB
Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers)
Mew Gull WCD
Alcidae (Auks, Murres, and Puffins)
Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves)
Strigidae (Owls)
Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)
Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers)
Corvidae (Crows, Jays, and Magpies)
Paridae (Chickadees and Tits)
Aegithalidae (Long-tailed Tits)
Bushtit AP
Troglodytidae (Wrens)
Marsh Wren MLSB
Regulidae (Kinglets)
Turdidae (Thrushes and Allies)
Mimidae (Mockingbirds and Thrashers)
Sturnidae (Starlings)
Parulidae (New World Warblers)
Emberizidae (Buntings and New World Sparrows)
Icteridae (Troupials and Allies)
Fringillidae (Siskins, Crossbills, and Allies)
Legend
Moss Landing State Beach, CA = MLSB
Antonelli Pond, CA = AP
Neary Lagoon, CA = NL
West Cliff Drive, CA = WCD

83 Species at 4 Locations

Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl)
Brant MLSB
Mallard NL
Bufflehead MLSB
Gaviidae (Loons)
Podicipedidae (Grebes)
Phalacrocoracidae (Cormorants and Shags)
Pelecanidae (Pelicans)
Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns)
Cathartidae (New World Vultures)
Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites)
Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, and Coots)
Charadriidae (Plovers and Lapwings)
Haematopodidae (Oystercatchers)
Recurvirostridae (Stilts and Avocets)
Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies)
Willet MLSB
Whimbrel WCD
Sanderling MLSB
Dunlin MLSB
Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers)
Mew Gull WCD
Alcidae (Auks, Murres, and Puffins)
Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves)
Strigidae (Owls)
Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)
Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers)
Corvidae (Crows, Jays, and Magpies)
Paridae (Chickadees and Tits)
Aegithalidae (Long-tailed Tits)
Bushtit AP
Troglodytidae (Wrens)
Marsh Wren MLSB
Regulidae (Kinglets)
Turdidae (Thrushes and Allies)
Mimidae (Mockingbirds and Thrashers)
Sturnidae (Starlings)
Parulidae (New World Warblers)
Emberizidae (Buntings and New World Sparrows)
Icteridae (Troupials and Allies)
Fringillidae (Siskins, Crossbills, and Allies)
Legend
Moss Landing State Beach, CA = MLSB
Antonelli Pond, CA = AP
Neary Lagoon, CA = NL
West Cliff Drive, CA = WCD

Trip Map

Trip Notes

We had so much fun birding in and around Santa Cruz that we never made it south of Moss Landing. Along the way we found our very first Northern Waterthrush. Even more exciting, Mary finally saw a Long-tailed Duck, ending a discrepancy between our life lists that stretched back to October, 2002, when Bill saw one briefly during a pelagic trip. On that occasion Mary had taken two Dramamines instead of one (bad, bad advice) and slept through the whole thing. This look was much better.