Panoche Valley

Friday, January 26, 2007, Led by Mary and Bill

Photos by Bill Walker

69 Species at 5 Locations

Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl)
Mallard PR
Odontophoridae (New World Quail)
Phasianidae (Pheasants, Grouse, and Allies)
Podicipedidae (Grebes)
Phalacrocoracidae (Cormorants and Shags)
Pelecanidae (Pelicans)
Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns)
Snowy Egret SBCFG
Cathartidae (New World Vultures)
Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites)
Cooper's Hawk PR MHS
Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, and Coots)
Charadriidae (Plovers and Lapwings)
Killdeer SBCFG
Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves)
Strigidae (Owls)
Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)
Picidae (Woodpeckers)
Falconidae (Falcons and Caracaras)
Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers)
Black Phoebe SBCFG
Say's Phoebe MHS PR
Laniidae (Shrikes)
Corvidae (Crows, Jays, and Magpies)
Common Raven PR MHS
Paridae (Chickadees and Tits)
Oak Titmouse SBCFG
Aegithalidae (Long-tailed Tits)
Bushtit SBCFG
Sittidae (Nuthatches)
Regulidae (Kinglets)
Sylviidae (Sylviids, Parrotbills and Allies)
Wrentit SBCFG
Turdidae (Thrushes and Allies)
Hermit Thrush PR MHS
Mimidae (Mockingbirds and Thrashers)
Sturnidae (Starlings)
Ptilogonatidae (Silky-flycatchers)
Phainopepla SBCFG
Parulidae (New World Warblers)
Emberizidae (Buntings and New World Sparrows)
Icteridae (Troupials and Allies)
Fringillidae (Siskins, Crossbills, and Allies)
House Finch MHS SBCFG MHS
Passeridae (Old World Sparrows)
Legend
Paicines Reservoir, CA = PR
Panoche Road, CA = PR
Panoche Valley, CA = PV
San Benito County Fair Grounds, CA = SBCFG
Mercey Hot Springs, CA = MHS

69 Species at 5 Locations

Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl)
Mallard PR
Odontophoridae (New World Quail)
Phasianidae (Pheasants, Grouse, and Allies)
Podicipedidae (Grebes)
Phalacrocoracidae (Cormorants and Shags)
Pelecanidae (Pelicans)
Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns)
Snowy Egret SBCFG
Cathartidae (New World Vultures)
Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites)
Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, and Coots)
Charadriidae (Plovers and Lapwings)
Killdeer SBCFG
Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves)
Strigidae (Owls)
Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)
Picidae (Woodpeckers)
Falconidae (Falcons and Caracaras)
Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers)
Black Phoebe SBCFG
Laniidae (Shrikes)
Corvidae (Crows, Jays, and Magpies)
Paridae (Chickadees and Tits)
Oak Titmouse SBCFG
Aegithalidae (Long-tailed Tits)
Bushtit SBCFG
Sittidae (Nuthatches)
Regulidae (Kinglets)
Sylviidae (Sylviids, Parrotbills and Allies)
Wrentit SBCFG
Turdidae (Thrushes and Allies)
Mimidae (Mockingbirds and Thrashers)
Sturnidae (Starlings)
Ptilogonatidae (Silky-flycatchers)
Phainopepla SBCFG
Parulidae (New World Warblers)
Emberizidae (Buntings and New World Sparrows)
Icteridae (Troupials and Allies)
Fringillidae (Siskins, Crossbills, and Allies)
House Finch SBCFG
Passeridae (Old World Sparrows)
Legend
Paicines Reservoir, CA = PR
Panoche Road, CA = PR
Panoche Valley, CA = PV
San Benito County Fair Grounds, CA = SBCFG
Mercey Hot Springs, CA = MHS

69 Species at 5 Locations

Trip Map

Trip Notes

Our first time doing Panoche Valley on our own. We did pretty well, adding some raptors and passerines to our year list. We also made our pilgrimmage to the famous Long-eared Owls of Mercey Hot Springs. At one point I ducked under some branches and found my binocular view full of four owls looking fiercely right at me. I had to back out, regain my composure, and start over again.