MBB 2009: Shake it Up

Friday, October 09, 2009, Led by Mary, Bill, and Bob

Photos by Bill Walker

107 Species at 9 Locations

Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl)
Gadwall PSP
Mallard TLSRA
Odontophoridae (New World Quail)
Phasianidae (Pheasants, Grouse, and Allies)
Wild Turkey DPC(SC)
Podicipedidae (Grebes)
Eared Grebe TLSRA
Pelecanidae (Pelicans)
Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns)
Great Egret DPC(SC)
Threskiornithidae (Ibises and Spoonbills)
Cathartidae (New World Vultures)
Turkey Vulture DPC(SC)
Pandionidae (Osprey)
Osprey TLSRA
Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites)
Cooper's Hawk DPC(SC)
Red-tailed Hawk DPC(SC)
Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, and Coots)
Gruidae (Cranes)
Charadriidae (Plovers and Lapwings)
Recurvirostridae (Stilts and Avocets)
Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies)
Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers)
Herring Gull TLSRA
Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves)
Mourning Dove DPC(SC)
Strigidae (Owls)
Caprimulgidae (Nightjars and Allies)
Common Poorwill DPC(SC)
Apodidae (Swifts)
Vaux's Swift DPC(SC)
Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)
Alcedinidae (Kingfishers)
Picidae (Woodpeckers)
Falconidae (Falcons and Caracaras)
Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers)
Black Phoebe DPC(SC)
Say's Phoebe DPC(SC)
Laniidae (Shrikes)
Vireonidae (Vireos)
Corvidae (Crows, Jays, and Magpies)
American Crow DPC(SC)
Common Raven DPC(SC)
Alaudidae (Larks)
Hirundinidae (Swallows)
Barn Swallow DPC(SC)
Paridae (Chickadees and Tits)
Oak Titmouse DPC(SC)
Aegithalidae (Long-tailed Tits)
Bushtit DPC(SC)
Sittidae (Nuthatches)
Troglodytidae (Wrens)
Rock Wren DPC(SC)
Canyon Wren DPC(SC)
Bewick's Wren DPC(SC)
Regulidae (Kinglets)
Sylviidae (Sylviids, Parrotbills and Allies)
Wrentit DPC(SC)
Turdidae (Thrushes and Allies)
Hermit Thrush DPC(SC)
Mimidae (Mockingbirds and Thrashers)
Sturnidae (Starlings)
Bombycillidae (Waxwings)
Ptilogonatidae (Silky-flycatchers)
Parulidae (New World Warblers)
Emberizidae (Buntings and New World Sparrows)
Spotted Towhee DPC(SC)
Lark Sparrow DPC(SC)
Fox Sparrow DPC(SC)
Dark-eyed Junco DPC(SC)
Icteridae (Troupials and Allies)
Fringillidae (Siskins, Crossbills, and Allies)
House Finch DPC(SC)
Passeridae (Old World Sparrows)
Legend
Ceres Sewage Ponds, CA = CSP
Del Puerto Canyon (Stanislaus County), CA = DPC(SC)
Horseshoe Road Park, CA = HRP
Laird Park, CA = LP
Orange Blossom Ponds, CA = OBP
Patterson Sewage Ponds, CA = PSP
San Joaquin National Wildlife Refuge, CA = SJNWR
Turlock Lake State Recreational Area, CA = TLSRA
Willms Road, CA = WR

107 Species at 9 Locations

Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl)
Gadwall PSP
Mallard TLSRA
Odontophoridae (New World Quail)
Phasianidae (Pheasants, Grouse, and Allies)
Wild Turkey DPC(SC)
Podicipedidae (Grebes)
Eared Grebe TLSRA
Pelecanidae (Pelicans)
Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns)
Great Egret DPC(SC)
Threskiornithidae (Ibises and Spoonbills)
Cathartidae (New World Vultures)
Turkey Vulture DPC(SC)
Pandionidae (Osprey)
Osprey TLSRA
Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites)
Cooper's Hawk DPC(SC)
Red-tailed Hawk DPC(SC)
Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, and Coots)
Gruidae (Cranes)
Charadriidae (Plovers and Lapwings)
Recurvirostridae (Stilts and Avocets)
Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies)
Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers)
Herring Gull TLSRA
Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves)
Mourning Dove DPC(SC)
Strigidae (Owls)
Caprimulgidae (Nightjars and Allies)
Common Poorwill DPC(SC)
Apodidae (Swifts)
Vaux's Swift DPC(SC)
Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)
Alcedinidae (Kingfishers)
Picidae (Woodpeckers)
Falconidae (Falcons and Caracaras)
Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers)
Black Phoebe DPC(SC)
Say's Phoebe DPC(SC)
Laniidae (Shrikes)
Vireonidae (Vireos)
Corvidae (Crows, Jays, and Magpies)
American Crow DPC(SC)
Common Raven DPC(SC)
Alaudidae (Larks)
Hirundinidae (Swallows)
Barn Swallow DPC(SC)
Paridae (Chickadees and Tits)
Oak Titmouse DPC(SC)
Aegithalidae (Long-tailed Tits)
Bushtit DPC(SC)
Sittidae (Nuthatches)
Troglodytidae (Wrens)
Rock Wren DPC(SC)
Canyon Wren DPC(SC)
Bewick's Wren DPC(SC)
Regulidae (Kinglets)
Sylviidae (Sylviids, Parrotbills and Allies)
Wrentit DPC(SC)
Turdidae (Thrushes and Allies)
Hermit Thrush DPC(SC)
Mimidae (Mockingbirds and Thrashers)
Sturnidae (Starlings)
Bombycillidae (Waxwings)
Ptilogonatidae (Silky-flycatchers)
Parulidae (New World Warblers)
Emberizidae (Buntings and New World Sparrows)
Spotted Towhee DPC(SC)
Lark Sparrow DPC(SC)
Fox Sparrow DPC(SC)
Dark-eyed Junco DPC(SC)
Icteridae (Troupials and Allies)
Fringillidae (Siskins, Crossbills, and Allies)
House Finch DPC(SC)
Passeridae (Old World Sparrows)
Legend
Ceres Sewage Ponds, CA = CSP
Del Puerto Canyon (Stanislaus County), CA = DPC(SC)
Horseshoe Road Park, CA = HRP
Laird Park, CA = LP
Orange Blossom Ponds, CA = OBP
Patterson Sewage Ponds, CA = PSP
San Joaquin National Wildlife Refuge, CA = SJNWR
Turlock Lake State Recreational Area, CA = TLSRA
Willms Road, CA = WR

107 Species at 9 Locations

Laird Park
Del Puerto Canyon (Stanislaus County)
Laird Park
Del Puerto Canyon (Stanislaus County)
Patterson Sewage Ponds
Del Puerto Canyon (Stanislaus County)
Patterson Sewage Ponds
Ceres Sewage Ponds
San Joaquin National Wildlife Refuge
Orange Blossom Ponds
Horseshoe Road Park
Willms Road
Turlock Lake State Recreational Area
Del Puerto Canyon (Stanislaus County)
Patterson Sewage Ponds

Trip Map

Trip Notes

0330 Laird Park

Our first stop was quite successful for owls, but completely unproductive for the rails we hoped to get here.

0500 del puerto canyon road

We spent seven hours total driving up and down Del Puerto Canyon road, first in the dark and then in the light. We turned up some interesting birds before sunrise (especially Wild Turkey at Frank Raines park). The first light of the morning was lovely, but confusion about the details of the road's mile markers slowed us down a bit.

1200 patternson sewage ponds

We left the canyon in search of water and different habitats.

1232 pond near patterson sewage ponds

1315 ceres sewage ponds
1356 san joaquin river nwr (beckwith road), mostly on the way to the pullout
1643 drive down willms + crabtree roads
1800 sunset at Turlock Lake
2100 rechecking for rails, grackles
Also saw Aechmophorus Grebe Also saw Western Flycatcher