Sunday, October 31, 2010

Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park , 10/31/10

Location: Henry Cowell, entrance area
Observation date: 10/31/10
Notes: Santa Cruz Bird Club trip
Number of species: 32
Mallard 19
Great Blue Heron 1
Green Heron 1
White-tailed Kite 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 2
Band-tailed Pigeon 5
Anna's Hummingbird 1
Belted Kingfisher 1
Nuttall's Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 5
Black Phoebe 2
Hutton's Vireo 4
Steller's Jay 8
Western Scrub-Jay 1
American Crow 3
Common Raven 2
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 20
Oak Titmouse 3
Brown Creeper 13
Bewick's Wren 5
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 10
Hermit Thrush 6
European Starling 8
Townsend's Warbler 9
Spotted Towhee 7
California Towhee 5
Song Sparrow 1
Golden-crowned Sparrow 4
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon) 20
Purple Finch (Western) 1
Lesser Goldfinch 1
American Goldfinch 30

Location: Henry Cowell Redwoods SP Upper
Observation date: 10/31/10
Number of species: 26

gull sp. 31
Anna's Hummingbird 2
Acorn Woodpecker 5
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 3
Hutton's Vireo 3
Steller's Jay 4
Western Scrub-Jay 1
Common Raven 1
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 20
Oak Titmouse 2
Bushtit 30
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1
Pygmy Nuthatch 1
Brown Creeper 2
Bewick's Wren 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
Hermit Thrush 8
 American Robin 1
Varied Thrush 1
Wrentit 2
Townsend's Warbler 1
Spotted Towhee 2
California Towhee 1
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon) 25
Purple Finch 1
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Friday, October 29, 2010

Antonelli Pond and Vicinity , 10/29/10

Scenes from the day, photographed by Wendy Naruo
(click on image for a larger view)
Species included: Green-winged Teal, Northern Pintail,
White-tailed Kite, Northern Harrier,Ruby-crowned Kinglet,
White-crowned Sparrow, Fox Sparrow, Bushtit, Black Turnstone,
Golden-crowned Sparrow, Black Oystecatcher, Great Egret,
Brewer's Blackbird, Northern Flicker, Surfbird,
 Killdeer, Merlin, Lincoln's Sparrow,
Bewick's Wren, Sanderling
Location: Antonelli Pond
Observation date: 10/29/10
Notes: SCBC field trip, including Homeless Garden and

some adjacent areas
Number of species: 57

Greater White-fronted Goose 1 continuing immature
Mallard 15
Green-winged Teal (American) 2
Pied-billed Grebe 3
Double-crested Cormorant 3
Great Blue Heron 1
Great Egret 2
Black-crowned Night-Heron 1
White-tailed Kite 1
Red-shouldered Hawk (California) 1
Merlin (Taiga) 1
Virginia Rail 1
American Coot 40
California Gull 1
gull sp. 10 flew high over
Rock Pigeon 50
Anna's Hummingbird 3
Nuttall's Woodpecker 1 Natural Bridges side of street
Downy Woodpecker 1
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
Black Phoebe 5
Say's Phoebe 2
Western Scrub-Jay (Coastal) 3
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 8
Oak Titmouse 1
Bushtit 20
Pygmy Nuthatch 6
Bewick's Wren 3
House Wren 2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 7
Hermit Thrush 8
American Robin 2
Northern Mockingbird 2
European Starling 10
American Pipit 1
Cedar Waxwing 15
Orange-crowned Warbler 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 12
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) 10
Townsend's Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 4
Spotted Towhee 1
California Towhee 8
Savannah Sparrow (Western) 2
Song Sparrow 5
Lincoln's Sparrow 4
White-crowned Sparrow 40
Golden-crowned Sparrow 25
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon) 1
Red-winged Blackbird (California Bicolored) 15
Western Meadowlark 5
Brewer's Blackbird 20
House Finch 15
Pine Siskin 1
Lesser Goldfinch 2
American Goldfinch 10
House Sparrow 4
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Location: Terrace Pt.
Observation date: 10/29/10
Notes: SCBC FIeld Trip; large numbers of shorebirds flying

to/from De Anza rocky shore
Number of species: 57
Surf Scoter 1
loon sp. 5 flying by far offshore
Eared Grebe 1
Western Grebe 1
Brown Pelican 15
Brandt's Cormorant 15
Double-crested Cormorant 7
Pelagic Cormorant 1
Great Blue Heron 1
Great Egret 1
White-tailed Kite 2
Northern Harrier 1
Red-tailed Hawk (Western) 2
Black-bellied Plover 4
Black Oystercatcher 1
Whimbrel (American) 1
Black Turnstone 25
Surfbird 20
Sanderling 250
Bonaparte's Gull 1 1st cycle
Heermann's Gull 5
Western Gull 50
California Gull 30
Glaucous-winged Gull 1
Sterna sp. 5 far ofshore
Rock Pigeon 100 over fields to west
Mourning Dove 5
Anna's Hummingbird 2
Northern Flicker 1
Black Phoebe 7
Say's Phoebe 1
Western Scrub-Jay (Coastal) 2
American Crow 10
Common Raven 2
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 5
Oak Titmouse 1
Bushtit 25
Bewick's Wren 3
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2
Hermit Thrush 3
Northern Mockingbird 2
European Starling 50
American Pipit 2 flew over
Cedar Waxwing 35 flock flew over field
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) 5
Townsend's Warbler 1 cypresses near NOAA building
Spotted Towhee 3
California Towhee 10
Savannah Sparrow (Western) 4
Song Sparrow 5
Lincoln's Sparrow 8
White-crowned Sparrow 25
Golden-crowned Sparrow 30
Red-winged Blackbird (California Bicolored) 10
Western Meadowlark 5
Brewer's Blackbird 35
Purple Finch (Western) 1 flew over
House Finch 40
American Goldfinch 10

Location: Younger Lagoon
Observation date: 10/29/10
Notes: SCBC field trip
Number of species: 33

Northern Pintail 3
Green-winged Teal (American) 3
California Quail 1 calling across the lagoon
Snowy Egret 1
Northern Harrier 1
Red-tailed Hawk (Western) 1
Killdeer 4
Mourning Dove 2
Northern Flicker 1
Black Phoebe 3
Western Scrub-Jay (Coastal) 1
Bewick's Wren 2
House Wren 1
Marsh Wren 2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
Hermit Thrush 1
Wrentit 2
California Thrasher 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) 2
Palm Warbler (Western) 1 flew toward Seymour Center
Common Yellowthroat 2
Spotted Towhee 1
California Towhee 2
Fox Sparrow (Sooty) 2
Song Sparrow 5
Lincoln's Sparrow 2
White-crowned Sparrow 5
Golden-crowned Sparrow 3
Red-winged Blackbird (California Bicolored) 2
Brewer's Blackbird 5
Purple Finch (Western) 1
House Finch 40 large flock
American Goldfinch 2
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Friday, October 22, 2010

San Lorenzo River , 10/22/10


Gulls from San Lorenzo Park
above: adult Western X Glaucous-winged Gull (hybrid)
below: 1st-cycle California Gull
Location: San Lorenzo River
Observation date: 10/22/10
Number of species: 54

Mallard 60
Bufflehead 1
Common Merganser 4
Pied-billed Grebe 4
Double-crested Cormorant 20
Great Blue Heron 1
Great Egret 1
Snowy Egret 2
Black-crowned Night-Heron 1
American Coot 50
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Western Gull 40
Western x Glaucous-winged Gull (hybrid) 2
California Gull 35
Herring Gull (American) 1
Glaucous-winged Gull 1
Rock Pigeon 150
Mourning Dove 6
Anna's Hummingbird 5
Belted Kingfisher 1 just N of Riverside
Downy Woodpecker 1 Ocean View Park
Black Phoebe 12
Steller's Jay 4 Ocean View Park
Western Scrub-Jay (Coastal) 12
American Crow 10
Common Raven 2
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 15
Oak Titmouse 3
Bushtit 30
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1 Ocean View Park
Brown Creeper 1 Ocean View Park
Bewick's Wren 1 Branciforte Dip
House Wren 1 S of Soquel Ave.
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 7
Hermit Thrush 1 Branciforte Dip area
American Robin 2
Northern Mockingbird 8
European Starling 40
Orange-crowned Warbler 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 5
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) 40
Townsend's Warbler 8
Common Yellowthroat 5
Wilson's Warbler 1 S of Soquel Ave.; late
California Towhee 8
Song Sparrow 15
Lincoln's Sparrow 5
White-crowned Sparrow 75
Golden-crowned Sparrow 15
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon) 4 San Lorenzo Park
Red-winged Blackbird (California Bicolored) 5
Brewer's Blackbird 20
House Finch 30
American Goldfinch 20
House Sparrow 15
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Saturday, October 16, 2010

Lower UCSC Campus , 10/16/10

Golden Eagle, photo by Barry McLaughlin
Location: Lower UCSC
Observation date: 10/16/10
Notes: SCBC field trip; dense fog early, but bird

activity gradually picked up as the fog lightened and finally
cleared to partly cloudy skies
Number of species: 56

California Quail 30
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 N of the arboretum; one caught
                                   one of the Palm Warblers
Cooper's Hawk 1 SE of the Farm
Red-shouldered Hawk (California) 1
Red-tailed Hawk (Western) 1
Golden Eagle 2 pair around area of Upper Quarry and
                         East Meadow
American Kestrel 1 maybe two
Peregrine Falcon 1 soaring over Moore Creek/Great Meadow
                              area, then later presumably the same bird over
                               the East Meadow
California Gull 10 flew over
gull sp. 20 flying in the distance
Band-tailed Pigeon 3
Eurasian Collared-Dove 1 near Upper Quarry
Anna's Hummingbird 50
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 2
Black Phoebe 7
Say's Phoebe 2
Steller's Jay 8
Western Scrub-Jay (Coastal) 15
American Crow 30 mostly around the Farm;
                              raiding a walnut tree
Common Raven 4
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 25
Bushtit 50
Brown Creeper 2 Jordan Gulch
Bewick's Wren 8
House Wren 1 NE of the Farm
Winter Wren (Western) 1 Jorday Gulch
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 10
Western Bluebird 6 flock N of Arboretum and on
                              hill/fenceline area tothe N;
                              associating with Yellow-rumped Warblers;
                              present around 12:00 noon, but
                              not earlier in the morning
Hermit Thrush 1
American Robin 12
Wrentit 1
Northern Mockingbird 2
California Thrasher 1
European Starling 10
American Pipit 1 flew over East Meadow, calling
Cedar Waxwing 80 estimate of several flocks flying around
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 3
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) 20
Townsend's Warbler 4
Palm Warbler (Western) 2 2 at the Farm, then one flew in to
                                         area N of Arboretum (presumed to be one

                                         of the birds from the Farm, but may have
                                         a different one); that one was caught and
                                         carried off by a Sharp-shinned Hawk!
Spotted Towhee 5
California Towhee 20
Savannah Sparrow (Western) 8 East Meadow area
Song Sparrow 3
Lincoln's Sparrow 2 heard calling N of Farm
White-crowned Sparrow 75
Golden-crowned Sparrow 60
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon) 60
Red-winged Blackbird (California Bicolored) 15
Western Meadowlark 70 rough estimate; around noon
                                       a large flock flew from East
                                       Meadow area over the
                                      Lower Quarry, many landing in

                                      trees and bushes in this area
Brewer's Blackbird 35
Purple Finch (Western) 5
House Finch 20
Pine Siskin 2
Lesser Goldfinch 8
American Goldfinch 10
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Sharp-shinned Hawk (juv.), photo by Barry McLaughlin

Friday, October 8, 2010

Natural Bridges area , 10/8/10

Some birds from the day, photographed by Wendy Naruo (click on photo for a larger view); Species pictured include: White-tailed Kite, Northern Flicker, Northern Harrier, Great Blue Heron, Mallard, Heerman's Gull, California Gull and Western Gull, Black Phoebe, Fox Sparrow, Killdeer, White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Western Scrub-Jay, Townsend's Warbler, California Thrasher, Common Yellowthroat, Swainson's Thrush, Black Turnstone
Location: Natural Bridges SB
Observation date: 10/8/10
Number of species: 69

Mallard 8
Brown Pelican 5
Brandt's Cormorant 30
Double-crested Cormorant 10
Great Blue Heron 1
Great Egret 2
Snowy Egret 4
Green Heron 1
White-tailed Kite 1
Northern Harrier 1
Black-bellied Plover 16 rocks off De Anza
Killdeer 7
Black Oystercatcher 1
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Black Turnstone 10
Sanderling 25
Heermann's Gull 20
Western Gull 20
California Gull 10
Glaucous-winged Gull 1
Rock Pigeon 5
Mourning Dove 4
Anna's Hummingbird 12
Red-breasted Sapsucker 1
Nuttall's Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Hairy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 3
Black Phoebe 5
Hutton's Vireo 2
Steller's Jay 3
Western Scrub-Jay (Coastal) 12
American Crow 15
Common Raven 2
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 20
Oak Titmouse 2
Bushtit 20
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1 heard only
Pygmy Nuthatch 25
Bewick's Wren 10
House Wren 2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 5
Swainson's Thrush (Russet-backed) 1 good study; fairly late
Hermit Thrush 5
American Robin 4
Wrentit 4
Northern Mockingbird 2
California Thrasher 2 one in full song
European Starling 20
Orange-crowned Warbler 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) 2
Townsend's Warbler 10
Wilson's Warbler 1
Spotted Towhee 8
California Towhee 10
Fox Sparrow (Sooty) 2
Song Sparrow 10
Lincoln's Sparrow 1
White-crowned Sparrow 15
Golden-crowned Sparrow 8
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon) 5
Western Tanager 1
Red-winged Blackbird (California Bicolored) 15
Brewer's Blackbird 10
Purple Finch (Western) 2
House Finch 20
Pine Siskin 2 flying over
Lesser Goldfinch 1
American Goldfinch 10

Location: Antonelli Pond
Observation date: 10/8/10
Number of species: 44

Pied-billed Grebe 2
Double-crested Cormorant 1
White-tailed Kite 2
Northern Harrier 1
Cooper's Hawk 1
Red-shouldered Hawk (California) 1
Red-tailed Hawk (Western) 2
American Kestrel 1
American Coot 20
Killdeer 1
Rock Pigeon 50
Eurasian Collared-Dove 1
Anna's Hummingbird 2
Northern Flicker (intergrade) 1 yellow wing linings
Black Phoebe 4
Western Scrub-Jay (Coastal) 4
American Crow 5
Common Raven 1
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 10
Oak Titmouse 2
Pygmy Nuthatch 10
Bewick's Wren 6
House Wren 1
Marsh Wren 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
Wrentit 1
Northern Mockingbird 4
European Starling 30
Orange-crowned Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 7
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) 10
Townsend's Warbler 3
Common Yellowthroat 4
Spotted Towhee 2
California Towhee 5
Savannah Sparrow (Western) 1
Song Sparrow 8
Lincoln's Sparrow 1
White-crowned Sparrow 20
Golden-crowned Sparrow 2
Red-winged Blackbird (California Bicolored) 25
Brewer's Blackbird 5
House Finch 7
Lesser Goldfinch 2
American Goldfinch 10
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Sunday, October 3, 2010

Wilder Ranch 10/3/10

A day with good weather and a nice variety of birds,
highlighted by two Broad-winged Hawks.
Subject: eBird Report - Wilder Ranch SP- eastern part, inland , 10/3/10
Location: Wilder Ranch SP- eastern part, inland
Observation date: 10/3/10
Notes: SCBC field trip led by Kathy Kuyper
Number of species: 62

California Quail 15
Great Blue Heron 1
Turkey Vulture 4
White-tailed Kite 2
Northern Harrier 2
Cooper's Hawk 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Broad-winged Hawk 2 soaring over ranch complex
Red-tailed Hawk (Western) 6
American Kestrel 3
Merlin (Taiga) 1
Peregrine Falcon 1 two sightings, so maybe two birds
Killdeer 8
Western Gull 100 many gulls flying over
California Gull 150 many gulls flying over
Rock Pigeon 150
Band-tailed Pigeon 5
Mourning Dove 7
Anna's Hummingbird 5
Acorn Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 1
Hairy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 1
Black Phoebe 8
Say's Phoebe 3
Hutton's Vireo 3
Steller's Jay 5
Western Scrub-Jay (Coastal) 15
American Crow 25
Common Raven 4
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 30
Bushtit 40
Pygmy Nuthatch 10
Brown Creeper 1
Bewick's Wren 10
House Wren 1
Winter Wren (Western) 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
Hermit Thrush 1 Cowboy Loop Trail in coffeeberry
American Robin 5
Wrentit 3
European Starling 100
Orange-crowned Warbler 1
Townsend's Warbler 3
Common Yellowthroat 1
Spotted Towhee 10
California Towhee 10
Savannah Sparrow (Western) 2
Song Sparrow 15
Lincoln's Sparrow 7
White-crowned Sparrow 80
Golden-crowned Sparrow 10
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon) 20
Red-winged Blackbird 1 female of a different subspecies
Red-winged Blackbird (California Bicolored) 100
Tricolored Blackbird 12
Western Meadowlark 4
Brewer's Blackbird 150
Purple Finch (Western) 5
House Finch 25
Lesser Goldfinch 2
American Goldfinch 20
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Friday, October 1, 2010

San Lorenzo River , 10/1/10

Scenes from the day by Wendy Naruo; click for a larger view
Location: San Lorenzo River
Observation date: 10/1/10
Number of species: 51

Mallard 30
Northern Shoveler 1 N of Hwy 1
Bufflehead 1 N of Hwy 1; very early
Common Merganser 1
Pied-billed Grebe 3
Double-crested Cormorant 1 N of Hwy 1
Great Blue Heron 1
Green Heron 1
Black-crowned Night-Heron 1
Turkey Vulture 4 migrant group flew over
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
Red-shouldered Hawk (California) 1
American Coot 6
Western Gull 25
California Gull 10
Rock Pigeon 80
Band-tailed Pigeon 10
Eurasian Collared-Dove 6
Mourning Dove 10
Anna's Hummingbird 7
Western Wood-Pewee 1 between Hwy 1 and WaterSt.; late
Black Phoebe 15 very numerous
Steller's Jay 4
Western Scrub-Jay (Coastal) 8
American Crow 15
Common Raven 2
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 20
Oak Titmouse 5
Bushtit 40
Brown Creeper 1 redwoods near court house
Bewick's Wren 1 N of Hwy 1
House Wren 4
Northern Mockingbird 5
European Starling 20
Yellow Warbler 5
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) 5
Townsend's Warbler 4
Common Yellowthroat 2
Wilson's Warbler 1
California Towhee 10
Song Sparrow 10
Lincoln's Sparrow 2
White-crowned Sparrow 40
Golden-crowned Sparrow 7
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon) 15
Western Meadowlark 2 N of Water St; perched on wires
Brewer's Blackbird 15
House Finch 40
Pine Siskin 2 N of Hwy 1; flying over
Lesser Goldfinch 10
House Sparrow 20
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Red-shouldered Hawk (above) contemplates birders (below); photos by David Sidle