The Sitting Ducks Birdathon

Saturday, April 11, 2009, Led by Lori Cuesta and Cathy Priest

51 Species at Charleston Slough, CA

Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl)
Phasianidae (Pheasants, Grouse, and Allies)
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)
Recurvirostridae (Stilts and Avocets)
Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies)
Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers)
Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves)
Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)
Falconidae (Falcons and Caracaras)
Corvidae (Crows, Jays, and Magpies)
Hirundinidae (Swallows)
Mimidae (Mockingbirds and Thrashers)
Sturnidae (Starlings)
Emberizidae (Buntings and New World Sparrows)
Icteridae (Troupials and Allies)

51 Species at Charleston Slough, CA

Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl)
Phasianidae (Pheasants, Grouse, and Allies)
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)
Recurvirostridae (Stilts and Avocets)
Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies)
Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers)
Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves)
Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)
Falconidae (Falcons and Caracaras)
Corvidae (Crows, Jays, and Magpies)
Hirundinidae (Swallows)
Mimidae (Mockingbirds and Thrashers)
Sturnidae (Starlings)
Emberizidae (Buntings and New World Sparrows)
Icteridae (Troupials and Allies)

Trip Map

Trip Notes

Today the Sitting Ducks birdathon team drew their circle in the dirt and spent four hours looking intently in every direction, across fields, fresh, and saltwater ponds and marshes. We're pleased to report that beat fifty species, with a nice look at Peregrine Falcon to end the birdathon. Also saw Dowitcher sp.