Audubons in Solano

Saturday, January 27, 2007, Led by Bob Power

Photos by Bill Walker

57 Species at 2 Locations

Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl)
Mallard RI
Phasianidae (Pheasants, Grouse, and Allies)
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)
Recurvirostridae (Stilts and Avocets)
Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies)
Dunlin RI
Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers)
Ring-billed Gull RI
seen in Rio Vista
California Gull RI
seen in Rio Vista
Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves)
Strigidae (Owls)
Alcedinidae (Kingfishers)
Picidae (Woodpeckers)
Falconidae (Falcons and Caracaras)
Merlin FR
Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers)
Laniidae (Shrikes)
Corvidae (Crows, Jays, and Magpies)
Alaudidae (Larks)
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
Flannery Road, CA = FR
Ryer Island, CA = RI

57 Species at 2 Locations

Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl)
Mallard RI
Phasianidae (Pheasants, Grouse, and Allies)
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)
Recurvirostridae (Stilts and Avocets)
Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies)
Dunlin RI
Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers)
Ring-billed Gull RI
seen in Rio Vista
California Gull RI
seen in Rio Vista
Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves)
Strigidae (Owls)
Alcedinidae (Kingfishers)
Picidae (Woodpeckers)
Falconidae (Falcons and Caracaras)
Merlin FR
Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers)
Laniidae (Shrikes)
Corvidae (Crows, Jays, and Magpies)
Alaudidae (Larks)
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
Flannery Road, CA = FR
Ryer Island, CA = RI

Trip Map

Trip Notes

Bob introduced us to several excellent new birding spots on this Audubon trip. Although we didn't see the elusive Mountain Quail (rapidly becoming a nemesis bird for me), we ended the day with a low-altitude flyover of around a hundred Tundra Swans, their calls mingling with the sound of their wings flapping in the stillness of the sunset.