MBBB 2012 California Fall Challenge

Saturday, October 13, 2012, Led by Bob Power

153 Species at 20 Locations

Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl)
Gadwall FCRT
Mallard DM.SWPCP
Ruddy Duck FCRT
Odontophoridae (New World Quail)
Phasianidae (Pheasants, Grouse, and Allies)
Gaviidae (Loons)
Podicipedidae (Grebes)
Procellariidae (Shearwaters and Petrels)
Phalacrocoracidae (Cormorants and Shags)
Pelecanidae (Pelicans)
Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns)
Cathartidae (New World Vultures)
Pandionidae (Osprey)
Osprey PP
Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites)
Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, and Coots)
Virginia Rail DM.SWPCP
Sora DM.SWPCP
American Coot DM.SWPCP
Gruidae (Cranes)
Charadriidae (Plovers and Lapwings)
Killdeer DM.SWPCP
Haematopodidae (Oystercatchers)
Recurvirostridae (Stilts and Avocets)
Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies)
Willet FCRT
Wilson's Snipe DPC(SC)
Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers)
Mew Gull FCRT
Alcidae (Auks, Murres, and Puffins)
Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves)
Tytonidae (Barn-Owls)
Barn Owl DM.SWPCP
Strigidae (Owls)
Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)
Alcedinidae (Kingfishers)
Picidae (Woodpeckers)
Falconidae (Falcons and Caracaras)
Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers)
Black Phoebe DM.SWPCP
Laniidae (Shrikes)
Vireonidae (Vireos)
Corvidae (Crows, Jays, and Magpies)
Paridae (Chickadees and Tits)
Aegithalidae (Long-tailed Tits)
Bushtit MR
Sittidae (Nuthatches)
Certhiidae (Treecreepers)
Troglodytidae (Wrens)
Rock Wren DPC(SC)
Canyon Wren DPC(SC)
Marsh Wren FCRT
Regulidae (Kinglets)
Sylviidae (Sylviids, Parrotbills and Allies)
Wrentit GC
Turdidae (Thrushes and Allies)
Mimidae (Mockingbirds and Thrashers)
Sturnidae (Starlings)
Parulidae (New World Warblers)
Emberizidae (Buntings and New World Sparrows)
Icteridae (Troupials and Allies)
Fringillidae (Siskins, Crossbills, and Allies)
Legend
Charleston Slough, CA = CS
Donald M. Somers Water Pollution Control Plant, CA = DM.SWPCP
Jubilee Christian Center, CA = JCC
Mines Road, CA = MR
State and Speckles Pond, CA = SSP
Arrowhead Marsh, CA = AM
North Livermore Avenue, CA = NLA
Redwood Regional Park, CA = RRP
San Antonio Valley, CA = SAV
Foster City Radio Tower, CA = FCRT
Foster City Shellbar, CA = FCS
Gazos Creek, CA = GC
Pescadero Marsh, CA = PM
Pigeon Point, CA = PP
Rural Areas of San Mateo County, CA = RASMC
Skylawn Memorial Park, CA = SMP
Starbucks Pond, CA = SP
Wavecrest Beach, CA = WB
Del Puerto Canyon (Stanislaus County), CA = DPC(SC)
San Joaquin River NWR, CA = SJRNWR

153 Species at 20 Locations

Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl)
Gadwall FCRT
Mallard DM.SWPCP
Ruddy Duck FCRT
Odontophoridae (New World Quail)
Phasianidae (Pheasants, Grouse, and Allies)
Gaviidae (Loons)
Podicipedidae (Grebes)
Procellariidae (Shearwaters and Petrels)
Phalacrocoracidae (Cormorants and Shags)
Pelecanidae (Pelicans)
Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns)
Cathartidae (New World Vultures)
Pandionidae (Osprey)
Osprey PP
Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites)
Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, and Coots)
Virginia Rail DM.SWPCP
Sora DM.SWPCP
American Coot DM.SWPCP
Gruidae (Cranes)
Charadriidae (Plovers and Lapwings)
Killdeer DM.SWPCP
Haematopodidae (Oystercatchers)
Recurvirostridae (Stilts and Avocets)
Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies)
Willet FCRT
Wilson's Snipe DPC(SC)
Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers)
Mew Gull FCRT
Alcidae (Auks, Murres, and Puffins)
Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves)
Tytonidae (Barn-Owls)
Barn Owl DM.SWPCP
Strigidae (Owls)
Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)
Alcedinidae (Kingfishers)
Picidae (Woodpeckers)
Falconidae (Falcons and Caracaras)
Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers)
Black Phoebe DM.SWPCP
Laniidae (Shrikes)
Vireonidae (Vireos)
Corvidae (Crows, Jays, and Magpies)
Paridae (Chickadees and Tits)
Aegithalidae (Long-tailed Tits)
Bushtit MR
Sittidae (Nuthatches)
Certhiidae (Treecreepers)
Troglodytidae (Wrens)
Rock Wren DPC(SC)
Canyon Wren DPC(SC)
Marsh Wren FCRT
Regulidae (Kinglets)
Sylviidae (Sylviids, Parrotbills and Allies)
Wrentit GC
Turdidae (Thrushes and Allies)
Mimidae (Mockingbirds and Thrashers)
Sturnidae (Starlings)
Parulidae (New World Warblers)
Emberizidae (Buntings and New World Sparrows)
Icteridae (Troupials and Allies)
Fringillidae (Siskins, Crossbills, and Allies)
Legend
Charleston Slough, CA = CS
Donald M. Somers Water Pollution Control Plant, CA = DM.SWPCP
Jubilee Christian Center, CA = JCC
Mines Road, CA = MR
State and Speckles Pond, CA = SSP
Arrowhead Marsh, CA = AM
North Livermore Avenue, CA = NLA
Redwood Regional Park, CA = RRP
San Antonio Valley, CA = SAV
Foster City Radio Tower, CA = FCRT
Foster City Shellbar, CA = FCS
Gazos Creek, CA = GC
Pescadero Marsh, CA = PM
Pigeon Point, CA = PP
Rural Areas of San Mateo County, CA = RASMC
Skylawn Memorial Park, CA = SMP
Starbucks Pond, CA = SP
Wavecrest Beach, CA = WB
Del Puerto Canyon (Stanislaus County), CA = DPC(SC)
San Joaquin River NWR, CA = SJRNWR

153 Species at 20 Locations

Redwood Regional Park
State and Speckles Pond
Jubilee Christian Center
Donald M. Somers Water Pollution Control Plant
Charleston Slough
Foster City Radio Tower
Starbucks Pond
Foster City Radio Tower
Gazos Creek
Pigeon Point
Foster City Radio Tower
Pigeon Point
Gazos Creek
Pigeon Point
Pescadero Marsh
Gazos Creek
Wavecrest Beach
Skylawn Memorial Park
Foster City Radio Tower
Starbucks Pond
Foster City Shellbar
North Livermore Avenue
Mines Road
San Antonio Valley
Del Puerto Canyon (Stanislaus County)
San Joaquin River NWR
Arrowhead Marsh
Rural Areas of San Mateo County
Del Puerto Canyon (Stanislaus County)
North Livermore Avenue

Trip Map

Trip Notes

Sunrise, 7:15am; Sunset, 6:33pm.

Tides at the west end of San Mateo Bridge: 0'10" Low at 5:10am, 7'8" High at 11:22am, 0'5" Low at 5:50pm, 7'2" High at 11:53pm

Missing from the trip talley: Swallow sp.

Mammals: Bobcat and Dolphin (Pigeon Point), Elk (San Antonio Valley Rd), Coyote (Del Puerto Canyon Rd), California Ground Squirrel, Common Muskrat, Blacktailed Jackrabbit, and a small rabbit (Desert Cottontail)

Species by only some of the party: Peregrine Falcon (seen by 2 of 4 on San Mateo bridge) Also saw Swallow sp.