Coastal San Mateo County

Tuesday, September 16, 2008, Led by Mary and Billie

Photos by Bill Walker

52 Species at 3 Locations

Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl)
Mallard PH
Gaviidae (Loons)
Podicipedidae (Grebes)
Phalacrocoracidae (Cormorants and Shags)
Cathartidae (New World Vultures)
Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites)
Charadriidae (Plovers and Lapwings)
Haematopodidae (Oystercatchers)
Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies)
Willet PM
Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers)
Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves)
Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)
Alcedinidae (Kingfishers)
Picidae (Woodpeckers)
Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers)
Vireonidae (Vireos)
Corvidae (Crows, Jays, and Magpies)
Paridae (Chickadees and Tits)
Sittidae (Nuthatches)
Certhiidae (Treecreepers)
Sylviidae (Sylviids, Parrotbills and Allies)
Wrentit PM
Turdidae (Thrushes and Allies)
Sturnidae (Starlings)
Parulidae (New World Warblers)
Emberizidae (Buntings and New World Sparrows)
Icteridae (Troupials and Allies)
Fringillidae (Siskins, Crossbills, and Allies)
Legend
Pescadero Marsh, CA = PM
Princeton Harbor, CA = PH
Rural Areas of San Mateo County, CA = RASMC

52 Species at 3 Locations

Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl)
Mallard PH
Gaviidae (Loons)
Podicipedidae (Grebes)
Phalacrocoracidae (Cormorants and Shags)
Cathartidae (New World Vultures)
Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites)
Charadriidae (Plovers and Lapwings)
Haematopodidae (Oystercatchers)
Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies)
Willet PM
Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers)
Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves)
Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)
Alcedinidae (Kingfishers)
Picidae (Woodpeckers)
Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers)
Vireonidae (Vireos)
Corvidae (Crows, Jays, and Magpies)
Paridae (Chickadees and Tits)
Sittidae (Nuthatches)
Certhiidae (Treecreepers)
Sylviidae (Sylviids, Parrotbills and Allies)
Wrentit PM
Turdidae (Thrushes and Allies)
Sturnidae (Starlings)
Parulidae (New World Warblers)
Emberizidae (Buntings and New World Sparrows)
Icteridae (Troupials and Allies)
Fringillidae (Siskins, Crossbills, and Allies)
Legend
Pescadero Marsh, CA = PM
Princeton Harbor, CA = PH
Rural Areas of San Mateo County, CA = RASMC

Trip Map

Trip Notes

A warm sunny fall day with a pretty stiff northerly wind for most of the day. Billie and I visited the Princeton willows (north and south), Pescadero Beach overlook, the Pescadero ranger station, and Skylawn between 7:45 and 4:45. We had no new species at Skylawn. Our most unexpected look of the day was 40 Common Ravens circling on thermals just west of the Hwy 92 summit around 4:00. I think that's the largest group of ravens I've ever seen.