Friday, October 7, 2011

Wilder Ranch SP, Oct 7, 2011

Wilder Ranch SP--vicinity of ranch buildings, Santa Cruz, US-CA
Oct 7, 2011 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
63 species (+2 other taxa)

California Quail 5
Great Blue Heron 1
Turkey Vulture 1
Osprey 1    
White-tailed Kite 3
Northern Harrier 1
Cooper's Hawk 1 juv.
Red-shouldered Hawk (California) 1
Red-tailed Hawk (Western) 1
American Kestrel 2
Killdeer 3    
Western Gull 20    
California Gull 20    
gull sp. 25
Rock Pigeon 15
Eurasian Collared-Dove 4
Mourning Dove 3
Vaux's Swift 10   loose group of migrants flying W
Anna's Hummingbird 4
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 2
Pacific-slope/Cordilleran Flycatcher (Western) 1
Black Phoebe 6
Say's Phoebe 1
Hutton's Vireo 3
Warbling Vireo 2
Steller's Jay 4
Western Scrub-Jay (Coastal) 5
American Crow 10
Common Raven 6
Violet-green Swallow 3    
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 20
Bushtit 20
Bewick's Wren 10
House Wren 3
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 3
Wrentit 1
American Robin 3
European Starling 15
Cedar Waxwing 25    
Orange-crowned Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 1
Yellow Warbler 4
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) 5
Black-throated Gray Warbler 2    
Townsend's Warbler 2
Spotted Towhee 4
California Towhee 8
Savannah Sparrow (Western) 5
Fox Sparrow (Sooty) 1
Song Sparrow 10
Lincoln's Sparrow 8
White-crowned Sparrow 60
Golden-crowned Sparrow 5
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon) 5
Red-winged Blackbird (California Bicolored) 50
Tricolored Blackbird 40    
Brewer's Blackbird 35
Purple Finch (Western) 2
House Finch 25
Pine Siskin 5
Lesser Goldfinch 20
American Goldfinch 10
House Sparrow 2
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Wilder Ranch- coastal area, Santa Cruz, US-CA
Oct 7, 2011 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 miles

62 species (+2 other taxa)
Mallard 5
Surf Scoter 10    
California Quail 1    
Brandt's Cormorant 30
Pelagic Cormorant 3
Brown Pelican 15
Great Blue Heron 1
Great Egret 2
Snowy Egret 3
Turkey Vulture 2
White-tailed Kite 1
Northern Harrier 3 ad. female and 2 juvs.
Red-shouldered Hawk (California) 2.
Red-tailed Hawk (Western) 3    
Peregrine Falcon (North American) 1 ad.
American Coot 1
Black-bellied Plover 1
Black Oystercatcher 4
Wandering Tattler 1 rocks near Fern Grotto Beach
Long-billed Curlew 1 flew west
Black Turnstone 1
Red-necked Phalarope 5 Wilder Creek lagoon
Ring-billed Gull 1 1st cycle, landed on beach
Western Gull 50
Western x Glaucous-winged Gull (hybrid) 2
Elegant Tern 5
Rock Pigeon 20
Eurasian Collared-Dove 2
Mourning Dove 5
Anna's Hummingbird 2
Belted Kingfisher 1    
Pacific-slope/Cordilleran Flycatcher (Western) 1    
Black Phoebe 5
Say's Phoebe 2
Steller's Jay 2 cottonwoods in Wilder Creek
Western Scrub-Jay (Coastal) 5
American Crow 5
Common Raven 4
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 10
Bewick's Wren 10
House Wren 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2
Wrentit 1
European Starling 20
American Pipit 30   
Common Yellowthroat 2
Yellow Warbler 4
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) 15    
Spotted Towhee 5
California Towhee 15
Savannah Sparrow (Western) 5
Fox Sparrow (Sooty) 5    
Song Sparrow 10
Lincoln's Sparrow 2
White-crowned Sparrow 50    
Golden-crowned Sparrow 2
Red-winged Blackbird (California Bicolored) 100
Western Meadowlark 2
Brewer's Blackbird 75
House Finch 30
Pine Siskin 2
Lesser Goldfinch 10
American Goldfinch 20
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Friday, September 30, 2011

San Lorenzo River, Sep 30, 2011

San Lorenzo River, Santa Cruz, US-CA
Sep 30, 2011 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: SCBC field trip
46 species

Mallard 60
Common Merganser 3
Eared Grebe 1    
Double-crested Cormorant 2
Great Egret 1
Black-crowned Night-Heron 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
Cooper's Hawk 1
Red-shouldered Hawk (California) 1
Peregrine Falcon (North American) 1
Western Gull 30
California Gull 20
Rock Pigeon 50
Eurasian Collared-Dove 2
Mourning Dove 3
Anna's Hummingbird 8
Black Phoebe 5
Hutton's Vireo 1
Steller's Jay 1 just above Hwy 1
Western Scrub-Jay (Coastal) 5
American Crow 10
Common Raven 1
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 15
Oak Titmouse 2
Bushtit 35    
Brown Creeper 2    
Bewick's Wren 1
House Wren 2
American Robin 3
Northern Mockingbird 2
European Starling 25
Orange-crowned Warbler 3
Common Yellowthroat 2
Yellow Warbler 6
Townsend's Warbler 5
California Towhee 5
Song Sparrow 10
Lincoln's Sparrow 3
White-crowned Sparrow 10
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon) 10
Red-winged Blackbird (California Bicolored) 10    
Western Meadowlark 1    
Brewer's Blackbird 15
House Finch 15
Lesser Goldfinch 5
House Sparrow 5
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Friday, September 16, 2011

Arana Gulch Open Space, Sep 16, 2011

Arana Gulch Open Space, Santa Cruz, US-CA
Sep 16, 2011 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile
45 species (+1 other taxa)
Double-crested Cormorant 4
Great Blue Heron 1
Black-crowned Night-Heron 5    
Red-tailed Hawk (Western) 2    
American Kestrel 1
Western Gull 10
Rock Pigeon 40
Eurasian Collared-Dove 1
Mourning Dove 2
Anna's Hummingbird 2
Belted Kingfisher 1    
Nuttall's Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 2
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Pacific-slope/Cordilleran Flycatcher (Western) 1
Black Phoebe 5
Hutton's Vireo 1
Steller's Jay 5
Western Scrub-Jay (Coastal) 8
American Crow 10
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 8
Oak Titmouse 2
Bushtit 15
Pygmy Nuthatch 8
Brown Creeper 1
Bewick's Wren 7
House Wren 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1    
Wrentit 1
American Robin 25    
Northern Mockingbird 3
European Starling 10
Orange-crowned Warbler 1
Yellow Warbler 2
Townsend's Warbler 2
Wilson's Warbler 3
Spotted Towhee 5
California Towhee 10
Song Sparrow 10
Lincoln's Sparrow 1
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon) 5
Western Tanager 1    
Indigo Bunting 1 female type
House Finch 15
Pine Siskin 1    
Lesser Goldfinch 5

Lighthouse Field SB, Santa Cruz, US-CA
Sep 16, 2011 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.25 mile(s)
Comments: continuation of SCBC field trip
34 species

Double-crested Cormorant 2
Brown Pelican 5
Osprey 1 flying up the coast; 1st spotted by AlexanderRed-shouldered Hawk (California) 2    
American Kestrel 1
Western Gull 10
California Gull 5
Rock Pigeon 15
Eurasian Collared-Dove 5
Mourning Dove 2
Anna's Hummingbird 3
Black Phoebe 5
Western Scrub-Jay (Coastal) 1
American Crow 5
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 10
Bushtit 20
Pygmy Nuthatch 10
Bewick's Wren 3
Northern Mockingbird 1
European Starling 20
Common Yellowthroat 1 migrant
Yellow Warbler 5
Black-throated Gray Warbler 1    
Townsend's Warbler 2
Wilson's Warbler 3
California Towhee 8
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon) 5
Western Tanager 1
Blue Grosbeak 1 continuing since 9/13
Painted Bunting 1 continuing since 9/15
Red-winged Blackbird (California Bicolored) 5
Brewer's Blackbird 10
House Finch 10
House Sparrow 5
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Friday, September 9, 2011

Antonelli Pond and Natural Bridges, Sep 9, 2011

Green Heron at Antonelli Pond

Antonelli Pond, Santa Cruz, US-CA
Sep 9, 2011 7:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
49 species (+1 other taxa)

Pied-billed Grebe 4
Double-crested Cormorant 1
Great Blue Heron 1
Green Heron 1 juv.
Cooper's Hawk 1 juv. at Homeless Garden
Red-tailed Hawk (Western) 2
Virginia Rail 2    
Sora 1
American Coot 2
Killdeer 2
Western Gull 5
California Gull 5
Eurasian Collared-Dove 15
Mourning Dove 2
Anna's Hummingbird 5
Rufous/Allen's Hummingbird 1
Nuttall's Woodpecker 1
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Black Phoebe 7
Western Kingbird 1 Homeless Garden area
Hutton's Vireo 1
Steller's Jay 2
Western Scrub-Jay (Coastal) 7
American Crow 5
Common Raven 2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 12
Barn Swallow 25
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 10
Oak Titmouse 2
Bushtit 20
Bewick's Wren 7
House Wren 1
Marsh Wren 1
Wrentit 1
American Robin 1
Northern Mockingbird 7
California Thrasher 2
European Starling 30
Orange-crowned Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 7
Yellow Warbler 5
Wilson's Warbler 5
Spotted Towhee 3
California Towhee 10
Song Sparrow 10
Red-winged Blackbird 20
Brewer's Blackbird 15
House Finch 30
Lesser Goldfinch 8
American Goldfinch 5
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Natural Bridges SB, Santa Cruz, US-CA
Sep 9, 2011 11:15 AM - 12:45 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
47 species

Mallard 3
California Quail 10    
Sooty Shearwater 100    
Brandt's Cormorant 50
Double-crested Cormorant 5
Brown Pelican 35
Snowy Egret 7 
Red-shouldered Hawk (California) 1
Black-bellied Plover 22
Semipalmated Plover 2     Killdeer 3
Black Oystercatcher 2
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Whimbrel (American) 3
Least Sandpiper 2
Baird's Sandpiper 2 juvs., at Moore Creek lagoon
Red-necked Phalarope 3
Heermann's Gull 20
Western Gull 30
California Gull 20
Rock Pigeon 5
Anna's Hummingbird 5
Nuttall's Woodpecker 1    
Downy Woodpecker 1
Black Phoebe 3
Steller's Jay 2
Western Scrub-Jay (Coastal) 5
American Crow 15
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 2
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 5
Oak Titmouse 1
Pygmy Nuthatch 5
Bewick's Wren 3
Wrentit 2
American Robin 2
California Thrasher 1
European Starling 5
Common Yellowthroat 1
Wilson's Warbler 1
Spotted Towhee 1
California Towhee 5
Song Sparrow 3
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon) 2
Western Tanager 1
Brewer's Blackbird 10
House Finch 5
American Goldfinch 2
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Friday, September 2, 2011

Meder Canyon, Sep 2, 2011

Meder Canyon, Santa Cruz, US-CA
Sep 2, 2011 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.25 mile(s)
55 species (+2 other taxa)

California Quail 10
Double-crested Cormorant 2 flew over
Great Egret 1 flew over
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
Cooper's Hawk 1
Accipiter sp. 2
Red-shouldered Hawk (California) 2
Red-tailed Hawk (Western) 1
American Kestrel 1
Western Gull 20
California Gull 10
gull sp. 20
Rock Pigeon 20
Band-tailed Pigeon 40
Eurasian Collared-Dove 2
Mourning Dove 5
Anna's Hummingbird 12
Acorn Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 2
Hairy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 2
Pileated Woodpecker 1 calling from upper slope at
                                       E end of upper side canyon,
                                       then flew to W side of canyon
Pacific-slope Flycatcher 2
Black Phoebe 2
Hutton's Vireo 4
Steller's Jay 18
Western Scrub-Jay (Coastal) 20
American Crow 10
Common Raven 4
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 50
Oak Titmouse 2
Bushtit 35
Pygmy Nuthatch 30
Brown Creeper 2
Bewick's Wren 20
House Wren 1
Wrentit 12
Swainson's Thrush 2
American Robin 10
Northern Mockingbird 2
California Thrasher 6
Orange-crowned Warbler 2
Common Yellowthroat 2
Yellow Warbler 1
Townsend's Warbler 2
Wilson's Warbler (Pacific Coast) 10
Spotted Towhee 8
California Towhee 10
Song Sparrow 15
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon) 25
Western Tanager 12
Black-headed Grosbeak 4
Indigo Bunting 1 female 
Purple Finch (Western) 20
House Finch 10
Pine Siskin 1 flew over, calling
Lesser Goldfinch 6
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Friday, August 26, 2011

Natural Bridges SB, Aug 26, 2011

scenes from the day
photos by Wendy Naruo
click for a larger view

Natural Bridges SB, Santa Cruz, US-CA
Aug 26, 2011 7:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.25 mile(s)
65 species (+1 other taxa)

Mallard 10
California Quail 5    
Pied-billed Grebe 1    
Brandt's Cormorant 20
Double-crested Cormorant 2
Brown Pelican 50
Great Blue Heron 1
Great Egret 1
Snowy Egret 1
Green Heron 1 great views of one fishing
Red-shouldered Hawk (California) 2
Black-bellied Plover 3    
Semipalmated Plover 1    
Killdeer 1
Black Oystercatcher 1
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Greater Yellowlegs 1    
Willet 1    
Whimbrel (American) 2    
Long-billed Curlew 2     1 ad. 1 juv.
Red-necked Phalarope 2    
Heermann's Gull 30
Western Gull 30
California Gull 40
Glaucous-winged Gull 1    
Caspian Tern 1
Common Murre 2    
Rock Pigeon 5
Eurasian Collared-Dove 2
Mourning Dove 2
Anna's Hummingbird 10
Rufous/Allen's Hummingbird 4
Belted Kingfisher 1
Nuttall's Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Pacific-slope Flycatcher 1
Black Phoebe 5
Steller's Jay 4
Western Scrub-Jay (Coastal) 10
American Crow 10
Common Raven 2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 3
Barn Swallow 35    
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 12
Oak Titmouse 2
Bushtit 20
Bewick's Wren 8
Wrentit 4
American Robin 25
Northern Mockingbird 1    
California Thrasher 4
European Starling 10
Common Yellowthroat 6
Yellow Warbler 1
Townsend's Warbler 1    
Wilson's Warbler 5
Spotted Towhee 8
California Towhee 12
Song Sparrow 5
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon) 2
Brewer's Blackbird 10
Hooded Oriole 2    
House Finch 15
Lesser Goldfinch 3
American Goldfinch 8
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Friday, August 19, 2011

Neary Lagoon, Aug 19, 2011

Neary Lagoon, Santa Cruz, US-CA
Aug 19, 2011 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.25 mile(s)
37 species (+1 other taxa)

Wood Duck 25
Mallard 60
Pied-billed Grebe 5
Green Heron 1 juv.; Laurel Creek area
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2    
Red-shouldered Hawk (California) 1
Sora 1
American Coot 1
Western Gull 5
gull sp. 10
Rock Pigeon 10
Eurasian Collared-Dove 4
Mourning Dove 8
Anna's Hummingbird 8
Downy Woodpecker 2
Pacific-slope Flycatcher 1
Black Phoebe 4
Warbling Vireo (Western) 2    
Steller's Jay 4
Western Scrub-Jay (Coastal) 8
American Crow 5
Barn Swallow 4
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 10
Oak Titmouse 2
Bushtit 20
Bewick's Wren 4
American Robin 8
Northern Mockingbird 5
European Starling 10
Common Yellowthroat 5
Wilson's Warbler (Pacific Coast) 4
California Towhee 5
Song Sparrow 5
Black-headed Grosbeak 6 Laurel Creek area
Red-winged Blackbird (California Bicolored) 5
Brewer's Blackbird 5
Hooded Oriole 1
House Finch 20
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Friday, August 12, 2011

Terrace Pt., Younger Lagoon, Antonelli Pond, Aug 12, 2011

Terrace Pt., Santa Cruz, US-CA
Aug 12, 2011 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.75 mile(s)
Comments: SCBC field trip
52 species (+1 other taxa)

Mallard 2
Common Merganser 4  flying up the coast
California Quail 2    
Brandt's Cormorant 50
Double-crested Cormorant 10
Pelagic Cormorant 5
Brown Pelican 20
Great Blue Heron 1
Snowy Egret 7 all on kelp beds
Red-shouldered Hawk (California) 
Red-tailed Hawk (Western) 1
Black-bellied Plover 9    
Killdeer 2
Black Oystercatcher 5
Whimbrel (American) 1
Black Turnstone 5
Surfbird 1
peep sp. 10 flying high over
Heermann's Gull 30
Western Gull 50
California Gull 20
Caspian Tern 7
Elegant Tern 10
Common Murre 50 estimate   
Pigeon Guillemot 8
Rock Pigeon 10
Eurasian Collared-Dove 4
Mourning Dove 20
Anna's Hummingbird 2
Black Phoebe 3
Western Scrub-Jay (Coastal) 2
Common Raven 2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 5
Barn Swallow 40
Cliff Swallow 5
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 5
Oak Titmouse 1    
Bushtit 20
Bewick's Wren 5
Marsh Wren 1    
Northern Mockingbird 7
California Thrasher 2
European Starling 10
Common Yellowthroat 4
Spotted Towhee 8
California Towhee 10
Song Sparrow 10
Red-winged Blackbird (California Bicolored) 10
Brewer's Blackbird 20
House Finch 40
Lesser Goldfinch 10
American Goldfinch 20
House Sparrow 30    
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Antonelli Pond, Santa Cruz, US-CA
Aug 12, 2011 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
35 species

Mallard 3
Pied-billed Grebe 2
Double-crested Cormorant 1
Green Heron 3 adult and 2 juvs.
White-tailed Kite 1
Red-shouldered Hawk (California) 2 juvs.
American Coot 2
Killdeer 1
California Gull 5
Rock Pigeon 5
Eurasian Collared-Dove 2
Anna's Hummingbird 1
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Black Phoebe 2
Western Scrub-Jay (Coastal) 2
American Crow 5
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 3
Barn Swallow 2
Cliff Swallow 2
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 5
Bushtit 15
Bewick's Wren 2
Wrentit 1
Northern Mockingbird 2
European Starling 15
Common Yellowthroat 3
Wilson's Warbler (Pacific Coast) 1
Spotted Towhee 2
California Towhee 5
Song Sparrow 3
Red-winged Blackbird (California Bicolored) 20
Brewer's Blackbird 20
House Finch 10
Lesser Goldfinch 2
American Goldfinch 10
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Younger Lagoon, Santa Cruz, US-CA
Aug 12, 2011 9:30 AM - 9:45 AM
Protocol: Stationary
19 species

Mallard 12
California Quail 1    
Double-crested Cormorant 1
Snowy Egret 1
Red-necked Phalarope 9
Western Gull 5
Anna's Hummingbird 1
Black Phoebe 1
Barn Swallow 2
Cliff Swallow 3
Bewick's Wren 3
House Wren 1 heard calling
California Thrasher 1
Common Yellowthroat 1
Spotted Towhee 2
California Towhee 1
Song Sparrow 2
House Finch 5
American Goldfinch 2
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Friday, July 29, 2011

West Cliff Drive and vicinity, Jul 29, 2011

West Cliff Drive (west of the Lighthouse), Santa Cruz, US-CA
Jul 29, 2011 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
20 species (+1 other taxa)

Western/Clark's Grebe 4
Brandt's Cormorant 300
Double-crested Cormorant 10
Pelagic Cormorant 10
Brown Pelican 75
Black Turnstone 7
Heermann's Gull 50
Western Gull 35
California Gull 20
Caspian Tern 5
Elegant Tern 10
Common Murre 2
Pigeon Guillemot 12
Rock Pigeon 5
Black Phoebe 1
European Starling 10
Red-winged Blackbird (California Bicolored) 15
Brewer's Blackbird 10
Brown-headed Cowbird 1
House Finch 5
House Sparrow 15
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Lighthouse Field SB, Santa Cruz, US-CA
Jul 29, 2011 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
16 species

Eurasian Collared-Dove 4
Mourning Dove 2
Anna's Hummingbird 2
Black Phoebe 2
American Crow 20
Cliff Swallow 2
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 3
Bushtit 12
Bewick's Wren 1
Northern Mockingbird 3
European Starling 5
California Towhee 5
Hooded Oriole 1
House Finch 5
American Goldfinch 1
House Sparrow 5
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Bethany Curve, Santa Cruz, US-CA
Jul 29, 2011 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.25 mile(s)
18 species

Eurasian Collared-Dove 8
Mourning Dove 2
Anna's Hummingbird 4
Black Phoebe 3
Western Scrub-Jay (Coastal) 4
American Crow 5
Violet-green Swallow 1
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 7
Oak Titmouse 1
Bushtit 15
Northern Mockingbird 6
European Starling 10
Wilson's Warbler 1
California Towhee 8
Hooded Oriole 4
House Finch 12
American Goldfinch 1
House Sparrow 15

Friday, July 15, 2011

Antonelli Pond, Natural Bridges, Jul 15, 2011

Antonelli Pond, Santa Cruz, US-CA
Jul 15, 2011 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.3 mile(s)
34 species

Mallard 2
Pied-billed Grebe 2
Double-crested Cormorant 4
Great Blue Heron 1
American Coot 2
Western Gull 5
Caspian Tern 2
Rock Pigeon 15
Eurasian Collared-Dove 2
Mourning Dove 4
Anna's Hummingbird 2
Downy Woodpecker 1
Black Phoebe 2
Western Scrub-Jay (Coastal) 2
American Crow 3
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 2
Violet-green Swallow 5
Barn Swallow 5
Cliff Swallow 25
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 5
Bewick's Wren 2
American Robin 2
Northern Mockingbird 2
European Starling 5
Common Yellowthroat 2
Wilson's Warbler (Pacific Coast) 1
Spotted Towhee 2
California Towhee 5
Song Sparrow 5
Red-winged Blackbird (California Bicolored) 10
Brewer's Blackbird 5
Brown-headed Cowbird 1
House Finch 5
American Goldfinch 1
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Natural Bridges SB, Santa Cruz, US-CA
Jul 15, 2011 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.75 mile(s)
51 species (+1 other taxa)

Mallard 1
California Quail 5
Western/Clark's Grebe 1
Brandt's Cormorant 75
Double-crested Cormorant 5
Brown Pelican 25
Snowy Egret 1
Red-shouldered Hawk (California) 1
Killdeer 5
Black Oystercatcher 1
Least Sandpiper 1
Heermann's Gull 75
Western Gull 50
California Gull 15
Caspian Tern 2
Pigeon Guillemot 2
Rock Pigeon 5
Band-tailed Pigeon 6
Eurasian Collared-Dove 2
Mourning Dove 2
Anna's Hummingbird 5
Downy Woodpecker 1
Black Phoebe 3
Steller's Jay 1
Western Scrub-Jay (Coastal) 5
American Crow 10
Common Raven 2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 1
Violet-green Swallow 2
Barn Swallow 2
Cliff Swallow 10
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 10
Oak Titmouse 2
Bushtit 15
Pygmy Nuthatch 7
Bewick's Wren 10
Wrentit 2
American Robin 5
Northern Mockingbird 1
California Thrasher 1
European Starling 5
Wilson's Warbler (Pacific Coast) 4
Spotted Towhee 10
California Towhee 10
Song Sparrow 2
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon) 2
Black-headed Grosbeak 1
Brewer's Blackbird 10
Brown-headed Cowbird 1
Purple Finch (Western) 2
House Finch 10
American Goldfinch 5

Friday, July 1, 2011

Moore Creek Preserve, Jul 1, 2011

Scenes from the day
photos by Wendy Naruo
click photo for a larger view
Moore Creek Preserve, Santa Cruz, US-CA
Jul 1, 2011 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.5 mile(s)
44 species (+1 other taxa)

California Quail 5
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1    
Accipiter sp. 1    
Red-tailed Hawk (Western) 4    
American Kestrel 2
Western Gull 8
Caspian Tern 2    
Rock Pigeon 5
Band-tailed Pigeon 10
Mourning Dove 2
Black Swift 2   around 4:00 PM
Anna's Hummingbird 1
Acorn Woodpecker 2
Hairy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker (Red-shafted) 1
Olive-sided Flycatcher 2
Pacific-slope Flycatcher 1    
Black Phoebe 1
Ash-throated Flycatcher 3     \
Western Kingbird 2  late 
Hutton's Vireo 1
Western Scrub-Jay (Coastal) 5
Common Raven 2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 2
Violet-green Swallow 8
Barn Swallow 5
Cliff Swallow 150    
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 5
Bushtit 15
Pygmy Nuthatch 5
Bewick's Wren 5
Western Bluebird 1
American Robin 2
European Starling 10
Wilson's Warbler (Pacific Coast) 1
Spotted Towhee 4
California Towhee 5
Chipping Sparrow 1
Savannah Sparrow (Western) 8    
Grasshopper Sparrow 6    
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon) 25
Brewer's Blackbird 10
Purple Finch (Western) 5
House Finch 5
Lesser Goldfinch 1
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Saturday, June 18, 2011

Pogonip Open Space Preserve, Jun 18, 2011

Pogonip Open Space Preserve, Santa Cruz, US-CA
Jun 18, 2011 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.5 mile(s)
Comments: foggy weather for much of the walk

52 species
California Quail 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Peregrine Falcon 1 carrying prey
Western Gull 1 flew over
California Gull 5 flew over
Band-tailed Pigeon 10    
Mourning Dove 5
Vaux's Swift 1   not far from Spring St.
Anna's Hummingbird 5
Allen's Hummingbird 7
Acorn Woodpecker 1
Hairy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 2
Olive-sided Flycatcher 1    
Western Wood-Pewee 1    
Pacific-slope Flycatcher 12
Black Phoebe 7    
Ash-throated Flycatcher 2    
Hutton's Vireo 5    
Warbling Vireo 7
Steller's Jay 10
Western Scrub-Jay 10
American Crow 2  near Spring St.
Common Raven 2
Violet-green Swallow 2    
Barn Swallow 5
Cliff Swallow 5
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 25
Bushtit 40
Pygmy Nuthatch 5
Brown Creeper 8
Bewick's Wren 15
Pacific Wren 4
Wrentit 2    
Hermit Thrush 3
American Robin 10
Northern Mockingbird 2
European Starling 10
Orange-crowned Warbler 7
Wilson's Warbler 10
Spotted Towhee 20
California Towhee 10
Dark-eyed Junco 50
Black-headed Grosbeak 1    
Red-winged Blackbird 15
Western Meadowlark 1
Brewer's Blackbird 10
Purple Finch 12
House Finch 15
Pine Siskin 1
Lesser Goldfinch 8
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Friday, June 10, 2011

Schwan Lake area, Jun 10, 2011

Schwan Lake area, Santa Cruz, US-CA
Jun 10, 2011 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.75 mile(s)
48 species

Mallard 2
Pied-billed Grebe 4
Double-crested Cormorant 50 active nesting colony in eucalyptus
Great Blue Heron 1
Green Heron 1
Black-crowned Night-Heron 1 fresh-plumaged juv.
Cooper's Hawk 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Western Gull 10
Rock Pigeon 10
Band-tailed Pigeon 20 rough estimate
Eurasian Collared-Dove 5
Mourning Dove 5
Anna's Hummingbird 8
Allen's Hummingbird 5 one adult male
Downy Woodpecker 1
Olive-sided Flycatcher 1
Pacific-slope Flycatcher 4    
Black Phoebe 5
Hutton's Vireo 2
Steller's Jay 2
Western Scrub-Jay 8
American Crow 10
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 1
Tree Swallow 1    
Violet-green Swallow 8
Barn Swallow 2
Cliff Swallow 10
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 10
Oak Titmouse 8
Bushtit 20
Pygmy Nuthatch 5
Brown Creeper 4   family group in live oaks
Bewick's Wren 12
American Robin 2
Northern Mockingbird 2
European Starling 5
Wilson's Warbler 1
Spotted Towhee 15
California Towhee 18
Song Sparrow 10
Dark-eyed Junco 5
Western Tanager 1    
Black-headed Grosbeak 1    
Red-winged Blackbird 20
Brewer's Blackbird 5
Brown-headed Cowbird 5
House Finch 12
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Friday, May 27, 2011

Arana Gulch, 5/27/11

Scenes from the day:
Red-tailed Hawk, Hooded Orioles, Black-headed Grosbeak,
Red-tailed Hawk (dark morph), Pygmy Nuthatch, Oak Titmouse,
Western Tanager, Lazuli Bunting, Song Sparrow,
Yellow Warbler, Hooded Oriole, Olive-sided Flycatcher,
House Finch Mournng Dove, Western Wood-Pewee,
Spotted Towhee, Unusual Cat, Northern Mockingbird,
Black Phoebe, Broen-headed Cowbird, Violet-green Swallow
Photos by Wendy Naruo

Location: Arana Gulch Open Space
Observation date: 5/27/11
Notes: SCBC field trip
Number of species: 57

Great Blue Heron 1
Green Heron 1
Accipiter sp. 1
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Western Gull 3
California Gull 1
Rock Pigeon 4
Band-tailed Pigeon 15
Eurasian Collared-Dove 5
Mourning Dove 35
Anna's Hummingbird 8
Allen's Hummingbird 2
Nuttall's Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 2
Hairy Woodpecker 2 nest on Hagemann Gulch side
Olive-sided Flycatcher 1
Western Wood-Pewee 1
Pacific-slope Flycatcher 3
Black Phoebe 2
Warbling Vireo 2
Steller's Jay 2
Western Scrub-Jay 8
American Crow 5
Common Raven 2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 2
Violet-green Swallow 8
Barn Swallow 2
Cliff Swallow 10
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 8
Oak Titmouse 10
Bushtit 20
Pygmy Nuthatch 5
Brown Creeper 1
Bewick's Wren 8
Wrentit 1
Swainson's Thrush 2
American Robin 8
Northern Mockingbird 10
European Starling 40
Cedar Waxwing 5
Orange-crowned Warbler 2
Yellow Warbler 2
Wilson's Warbler 5
Spotted Towhee 12
California Towhee 15
Song Sparrow 15
Dark-eyed Junco 5
Western Tanager 5
Black-headed Grosbeak 6
Lazuli Bunting 3
Red-winged Blackbird 3
Brewer's Blackbird 5
Brown-headed Cowbird 3
Hooded Oriole 6 nest with young in eucalyptus
Purple Finch 1
House Finch 30
Lesser Goldfinch 5
House Sparrow 2
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Friday, May 20, 2011

Natural Bridges SB , 5/20/11

Subject: eBird Report - Natural Bridges SB , 5/20/11
Location: Natural Bridges SB
Observation date: 5/20/11
Number of species: 55

Mallard 5
California Quail 5
Red-throated Loon 2
Brandt's Cormorant 30
Brown Pelican 2
Great Blue Heron 1
White-tailed Kite 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 2
American Kestrel 2 adult feeding a fledgling
Killdeer 1
Western Gull 10
California Gull 5
Rock Pigeon 10
Band-tailed Pigeon 1
Eurasian Collared-Dove 2
Mourning Dove 2
Anna's Hummingbird 7
Allen's Hummingbird 2
Pacific-slope Flycatcher 2
Black Phoebe 2
Western Kingbird 1 migrant
Warbling Vireo 1 migrant
Steller's Jay 2
Western Scrub-Jay 5
American Crow 35
Common Raven 2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 2
Violet-green Swallow 6
Barn Swallow 2
Cliff Swallow 4
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 10
Oak Titmouse 4
Bushtit 10
Pygmy Nuthatch 10
Bewick's Wren 7
Wrentit 2
Swainson's Thrush 1
American Robin 4
Northern Mockingbird 1
California Thrasher 1
European Starling 10
Cedar Waxwing 40
Yellow Warbler 1 migrantCommon Yellowthroat 3
Wilson's Warbler 5
Spotted Towhee 8
California Towhee 10
Song Sparrow 8
Western Tanager 10
Brewer's Blackbird 5
Brown-headed Cowbird 5
Hooded Oriole 2
Purple Finch 3
House Finch 5
American Goldfinch 2
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Location: Antonelli Pond
Observation date: 5/20/11
Number of species: 39

Mallard 2
Pied-billed Grebe 2
Double-crested Cormorant 1
Red-tailed Hawk 2
American Coot 1
California Gull 5
Rock Pigeon 50
Eurasian Collared-Dove 5
Mourning Dove 2
Anna's Hummingbird 2
Black Phoebe 2
Western Scrub-Jay 4
American Crow 10
Common Raven 2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 4
Tree Swallow 2
Violet-green Swallow 2
Cliff Swallow 12
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 8
Bushtit 15
Bewick's Wren 8
Swainson's Thrush 1
American Robin 2
Northern Mockingbird 1
European Starling 15
Cedar Waxwing 10
Yellow Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 1
Wilson's Warbler 2
Spotted Towhee 4
California Towhee 5
Song Sparrow 5
Western Tanager 1
Black-headed Grosbeak 1
Red-winged Blackbird 25
Brewer's Blackbird 10
Brown-headed Cowbird 3
House Finch 10
American Goldfinch 2
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Saturday, May 14, 2011

Lower UCSC/Mima Meadow , 5/14/11

Scenes from the Mima Meadow:
 California Towhee, Triteleia hyacinthina,
Triteleia ixioides, birders
Photos by David Sidle

Location: Lower UCSC
Observation date: 5/14/11
Notes: SCBC field trip; Oakes College to Arboretum
Number of species: 44

Mallard 1
California Quail 3
Common Loon 1 flew over Moore Creek
Turkey Vulture 1
Red-tailed Hawk 2
gull sp. 20
Band-tailed Pigeon 10
Eurasian Collared-Dove 1
Mourning Dove 2
Anna's Hummingbird 5
Allen's Hummingbird 15
Acorn Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Olive-sided Flycatcher 1
Pacific-slope Flycatcher 1
Black Phoebe 1
Ash-throated Flycatcher 2
Hutton's Vireo 1
Warbling Vireo 1
Steller's Jay 2
Western Scrub-Jay 8
Common Raven 2
Cliff Swallow 20
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 4
Oak Titmouse 1
Bushtit 15
Bewick's Wren 5
Wrentit 2
Swainson's Thrush 1 heard only; Moore Creek
American Robin 3
Northern Mockingbird 1
Orange-crowned Warbler 2
Wilson's Warbler 2
Spotted Towhee 3
California Towhee 5
Song Sparrow 5
Western Tanager 2
Black-headed Grosbeak 2
Lazuli Bunting 2
Red-winged Blackbird 1
Brewer's Blackbird 2
Brown-headed Cowbird 1
Hooded Oriole 2 Arboretum
Purple Finch 10
House Finch 5
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Location: UCSC- Mima Meadow
Observation date: 5/14/11
Notes: SCBC field trip
Number of species: 39

California Quail 1
Turkey Vulture 4
Red-tailed Hawk 3
Whimbrel 6 flock flew over
California Gull 5
gull sp. 10
Rock Pigeon 5
Band-tailed Pigeon 20
Mourning Dove 1
Anna's Hummingbird 1
Acorn Woodpecker 2
Pacific-slope Flycatcher 1
Western Kingbird 6 flew over in one group
Hutton's Vireo 1
Warbling Vireo 2
Steller's Jay 3
Western Scrub-Jay 3
Common Raven 4
Barn Swallow 4
Cliff Swallow 25
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 4
Bushtit 10
Brown Creeper 1
Bewick's Wren 3
Western Bluebird 2 just south of UCSC fenceline
American Robin 5
Northern Mockingbird 1
European Starling 5
Orange-crowned Warbler 1
Spotted Towhee 3
California Towhee 2
Savannah Sparrow 6
Grasshopper Sparrow 2
Dark-eyed Junco 5
Black-headed Grosbeak 1
Red-winged Blackbird 5
Brewer's Blackbird 2
Hooded Oriole 1
Purple Finch 5
Lesser Goldfinch 1
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Friday, May 6, 2011

San Lorenzo River , 5/6/11

Location: San Lorenzo River
Observation date: 5/6/11
Notes: SCBC field trip
Number of species: 45

Mallard 35
Bufflehead 1 late
Common Merganser 5
Double-crested Cormorant 1
Brown Pelican 1 over Boardwalk
Great Blue Heron 1
Turkey Vulture 5
Osprey 1
Red-shouldered Hawk (California) 2
Killdeer 3 one on a nest
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Long-billed Curlew 1 at gull flock below Riverside
Western Gull 30
California Gull 50
Thayer's Gull 1 very faded 1st cycle
Caspian Tern 2
Rock Pigeon 35
Band-tailed Pigeon 40
Eurasian Collared-Dove 8
Mourning Dove 2
Anna's Hummingbird 5
Rufous/Allen's Hummingbird 1
Acorn Woodpecker 1 San Lorenzo Park; odd location
Black Phoebe 2
Steller's Jay 1
Western Scrub-Jay (Coastal) 3
American Crow 5
Common Raven 2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 10
Violet-green Swallow 20
Cliff Swallow 75 much nest building
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 5
Oak Titmouse 1
Bushtit 5
Northern Mockingbird 3
European Starling 30
Cedar Waxwing 10
California Towhee 5
Song Sparrow 10
Red-winged Blackbird (California Bicolored) 20
Brewer's Blackbird 10
Brown-headed Cowbird 5
Hooded Oriole 1
House Finch 15
American Goldfinch 2
House Sparrow 20

Location: Santa Cruz- 'Branciforte Dip'/Oceanview area
Observation date: 5/6/11
Number of species: 27

Mourning Dove 2
Anna's Hummingbird 3
Rufous/Allen's Hummingbird 4
Pacific-slope Flycatcher 1
Black Phoebe 3
Steller's Jay 3
Western Scrub-Jay (Coastal) 3
American Crow 5
Violet-green Swallow 2
Cliff Swallow 5
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 8
Oak Titmouse 3
Bushtit 10
Brown Creeper 2 pair carrying food
Bewick's Wren 4
American Robin 2
Northern Mockingbird 3
European Starling 10
Cedar Waxwing 30
Spotted Towhee 3
California Towhee 5
Song Sparrow 7
Western Tanager 1
Brewer's Blackbird 5
Brown-headed Cowbird 2
Hooded Oriole 3
House Finch 5
House Sparrow 5
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Friday, April 29, 2011

Neary Lagoon , 4/29/11

Location: Neary Lagoon
Observation date: 4/29/11
Notes: SCBC field trip; wind hampered activity
Number of species: 47

Canada Goose (moffitti/maxima) 3
Wood Duck 8 plus one duckling
Mallard 15
Pied-billed Grebe 2
Great Blue Heron 1
Red-shouldered Hawk (California) 1
American Coot 4
Semipalmated Plover 5 flew over
Least Sandpiper 1 flew over
peep sp. 3
Short-billed/Long-billed Dowitcher 12 flew over
Western Gull 10
California Gull 15
gull sp. 10
Caspian Tern 3
Rock Pigeon 30
Band-tailed Pigeon 1
Eurasian Collared-Dove 2
Mourning Dove 10
Anna's Hummingbird 5
Rufous/Allen's Hummingbird 1 
Downy Woodpecker 3
Black Phoebe 5
Steller's Jay 2
Western Scrub-Jay (Coastal) 5
American Crow 10
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 2
Tree Swallow 8 using nest boxes
Violet-green Swallow 6
Barn Swallow 4
Cliff Swallow 4
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 10
Oak Titmouse 2
Bushtit 15
Bewick's Wren 6
Marsh Wren 1
American Robin 4
European Starling 15
Orange-crowned Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 6
Wilson's Warbler (Pacific Coast) 2
California Towhee 5
Song Sparrow 12
Black-headed Grosbeak 1
Lazuli Bunting 1 flew in and stopped very briefly
Red-winged Blackbird (California Bicolored) 5
Brewer's Blackbird 8
Hooded Oriole 1
House Finch 15
American Goldfinch 8
House Sparrow 5
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Friday, April 15, 2011

Moore Creek Preserve , 4/15/11


Scenes from the day ;  photos by Wendy Naruo
Top row: Bromegrass, Coast Live Oak, Checkered Skipper, 
view of Vernal Ridge area, Common Ringlet, Grasshopper Sparrow,
California Darner
2nd row: Crab Spider, cow, Sheep Sorrel, Common Ravens, 
Western Bluebird, Unber Skipper, Checkered Skipper
3rd row: Purple Needlegrass, Meadow Barley, Jumping Spider,  
Pacific-slope Flycatcher, Western Bluebird
4th row: Checkered Skipper, Red-tailed Hawk, Mourning Dove
5th row: Sky Lupine, Savannah Sparrow, Checkered Skipper,
birders
Location: Moore Creek Preserve
Observation date: 4/15/11
Notes: SCBC field trip
Number of species: 55

California Quail 12
Turkey Vulture 2
Northern Harrier 1
Cooper's Hawk 1
Red-shouldered Hawk (California) 1
Red-tailed Hawk (Western) 5
American Kestrel 2
Western Gull 5
California Gull 5
Rock Pigeon 5
Band-tailed Pigeon 10
Mourning Dove 8
Anna's Hummingbird 5
Acorn Woodpecker 7
Downy Woodpecker 1
Hairy Woodpecker 2
Pacific-slope Flycatcher 2
Hutton's Vireo 5
Steller's Jay 4
Western Scrub-Jay (Coastal) 7
Common Raven 2
Violet-green Swallow 10
Barn Swallow 2
Cliff Swallow 4
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 8
Oak Titmouse 2
Bushtit 10
Pygmy Nuthatch 5
Bewick's Wren 12
Wrentit 2
Western Bluebird 2
Hermit Thrush 1
American Robin 7
Northern Mockingbird 1
California Thrasher 1
European Starling 15
Cedar Waxwing 10
Orange-crowned Warbler (lutescens) 10
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) 5
Townsend's Warbler 2
Wilson's Warbler 7
Spotted Towhee 10
California Towhee 7
Savannah Sparrow (Western) 8
Grasshopper Sparrow 5
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon) 10
Black-headed Grosbeak 3
Red-winged Blackbird (California Bicolored) 5
Western Meadowlark 15
Brewer's Blackbird 8
Purple Finch (Western) 6
House Finch 5
Pine Siskin 4
Lesser Goldfinch 7
American Goldfinch 1
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Friday, April 8, 2011

Natural Bridges, 4/8/11

Location: Natural Bridges SB
Observation date: 4/8/11
Notes: SCBC field trip; weather cold for the time of year,
with a light shower in late morning
Number of species: 73
Canada Goose (moffitti/maxima) 2
Mallard 2
Surf Scoter 35
Red-throated Loon 10
Pacific Loon 30
Common Loon 1
Eared Grebe 1
Western Grebe 1
Brandt's Cormorant 5 onewith nesting material
Double-crested Cormorant 1
Pelagic Cormorant 1
Brown Pelican 8 one flock
Snowy Egret 1
Northern Harrier 1
Cooper's Hawk 1
Red-shouldered Hawk (California) 2
Red-tailed Hawk (Western) 1
American Kestrel 1
Merlin 1
Killdeer 1
Black Oystercatcher 3
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Whimbrel (American) 6
Western Sandpiper 1
Short-billed Dowitcher (Pacific) 4
Western Gull 25
California Gull 10
Glaucous-winged Gull 1
gull sp. 1 likely a worn1st cycle Thayer's
Caspian Tern 1
Rock Pigeon 3
Mourning Dove 5
Anna's Hummingbird 10
Allen's Hummingbird 2 displaying males
Rufous/Allen's Hummingbird 5
Downy Woodpecker 1
Pacific-slope Flycatcher 1
Black Phoebe 4
Steller's Jay 2
Western Scrub-Jay (Coastal) 7
American Crow 15
Common Raven 2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 1
Violet-green Swallow 2
Cliff Swallow 10
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 10
Oak Titmouse 4
Bushtit 10
Pygmy Nuthatch 12
Bewick's Wren 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 3
Wrentit 1
Hermit Thrush 2
American Robin 10
Northern Mockingbird 1
European Starling 20
Cedar Waxwing 200
Orange-crowned Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 7
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) 15
Townsend's Warbler 3
Common Yellowthroat 1
Wilson's Warbler (Pacific Coast) 4
Spotted Towhee 5
California Towhee 8
Song Sparrow 5
White-crowned Sparrow 5
Golden-crowned Sparrow 2
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon) 4
Red-winged Blackbird (California Bicolored) 10
Brewer's Blackbird 10
Purple Finch (Western) 2
House Finch 7
Lesser Goldfinch 2
American Goldfinch 10
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Friday, April 1, 2011

Schwan Lake area , 4/1/11

Location: Schwan Lake area
Observation date: 4/1/11
Number of species: 53

Mallard 6
Pied-billed Grebe 3
Double-crested Cormorant 10
Great Blue Heron 1
Red-shouldered Hawk (California) 2
American Coot 5
California Gull 15
gull sp. 10
Rock Pigeon 15
Band-tailed Pigeon 1
Eurasian Collared-Dove 2
Mourning Dove 4
Anna's Hummingbird 10
Rufous/Allen's Hummingbird 5
Acorn Woodpecker 1
Black Phoebe 2
Hutton's Vireo 3
Steller's Jay 5
Western Scrub-Jay (Coastal) 7
American Crow 10
Violet-green Swallow 4
Barn Swallow 2
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 15
Oak Titmouse 6
Bushtit 20
Pygmy Nuthatch 5
Bewick's Wren 10
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 10
Hermit Thrush 2
American Robin 5
Northern Mockingbird 3
European Starling 15
Cedar Waxwing 40
Orange-crowned Warbler (lutescens) 10
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 15
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) 15
Black-throated Gray Warbler 1 adult male, singing
Townsend's Warbler 12
Common Yellowthroat 3
Wilson's Warbler 3
Spotted Towhee 7
California Towhee 5
Fox Sparrow (Sooty) 1
Song Sparrow 10
Lincoln's Sparrow 1
White-crowned Sparrow 2
Golden-crowned Sparrow 15
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon) 8
Red-winged Blackbird (California Bicolored) 20
Brewer's Blackbird 5
Brown-headed Cowbird 3
Purple Finch (Western) 1
House Finch 10
American Goldfinch 10
House Sparrow 2
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Friday, March 25, 2011

West Cliff Drive, 3/25/11

Location: West Cliff Drive
Observation date: 3/25/11
Notes: SCBC field trip; showery weather and high surf
Number of species: 34

Surf Scoter 60
Red-breasted Merganser 7
Pacific Loon 1
Common Loon 1
Eared Grebe 1
Western Grebe 5
Western/Clark's Grebe 12
Brandt's Cormorant 10
Double-crested Cormorant 5
Pelagic Cormorant 15
Brown Pelican 1
Black Oystercatcher 3
Whimbrel 3
Black Turnstone 12
Surfbird 7
Western Gull 35
Western x Glaucous-winged Gull (hybrid) 5
California Gull 10
Herring Gull (American) 1 1st cycle
Glaucous-winged Gull 12
Pigeon Guillemot 10
Rock Pigeon 15
Eurasian Collared-Dove 4
Mourning Dove 2
Black Phoebe 2
American Crow 5
Common Raven 2
Northern Mockingbird 2
European Starling 25
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) 1
California Towhee 1
Red-winged Blackbird (California Bicolored) 5
Brewer's Blackbird 35
Brown-headed Cowbird 1
House Finch 2
House Sparrow 10
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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Pogonip, 3/19/11

Location: Pogonip Open Space Preserve
Observation date: 3/19/11
Number of species: 38

a stormy day, with rain and hail showers
White-tailed Kite 1
Red-shouldered Hawk (California) 1
Red-tailed Hawk (Western) 3
Band-tailed Pigeon 6
Mourning Dove 4
Anna's Hummingbird 2
Allen's Hummingbird 2
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 4
Black Phoebe 1
Hutton's Vireo 8
Steller's Jay 8
Western Scrub-Jay (Coastal) 2
Common Raven 2
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 35
Oak Titmouse 2
Bushtit 10
Brown Creeper 8
Bewick's Wren 20
Pacific Wren 4
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 8
Hermit Thrush 4
American Robin 10
California Thrasher 1
European Starling 10
Orange-crowned Warbler (lutescens) 12
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 5
Townsend's Warbler 5
Spotted Towhee 10
California Towhee 4
Song Sparrow 1
Lincoln's Sparrow 1
Golden-crowned Sparrow 15
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon) 10
Purple Finch (Western) 10
House Finch 5
Pine Siskin 2
Lesser Goldfinch 2
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Friday, March 11, 2011

San Lorenzo River , 3/11/11

Eastern Phoebe at San Lorenzo Park
Location: San Lorenzo River
Observation date: 3/11/11
Number of species: 61

covered area from San Lorenzo Park to
near Highway 1
Greater White-fronted Goose 3 continuing trio
Mallard 50
Common Merganser 8
Double-crested Cormorant 2
Great Blue Heron 2
Snowy Egret 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
Cooper's Hawk 1
Red-shouldered Hawk (California) 2
Red-tailed Hawk (Western) 3
American Kestrel 1
Peregrine Falcon (North American) 1
American Coot 10
Killdeer 2
Mew Gull (American) 6
Ring-billed Gull 1
Western Gull 15
Western x Glaucous-winged Gull (hybrid) 5
California Gull 30
Glaucous-winged Gull 3
Rock Pigeon 50
Eurasian Collared-Dove 2
Mourning Dove 5
Anna's Hummingbird 8
Hammond's Flycatcher 1 continuing in San LorenzoPark
Black Phoebe 9
Eastern Phoebe 1 continuing in San Lorenzo Park
Steller's Jay 2
Western Scrub-Jay (Coastal) 4
American Crow 10 building a nest
Common Raven 4 carring nesting material
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 8
TreeSwallow 4
Violet-green Swallow 20
Barn Swallow 3
Cliff Swallow 1
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 10
Oak Titmouse 4
Bushtit 25
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1
Brown Creeper 2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 5
American Robin 4
Northern Mockingbird 2
European Starling 10
Cedar Waxwing 40 2 flocks
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) 10
Townsend's Warbler 1
Black-and-white Warbler 1 continuing wintering bird
California Towhee 4
Song Sparrow 10
White-crowned Sparrow 30
Golden-crowned Sparrow 8
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon) 6
Brewer's Blackbird 5
House Finch 20
Pine Siskin 2
Lesser Goldfinch 7
American Goldfinch 50
Evening Grosbeak 1 between River St. and Hwy. 1
House Sparrow 10
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Friday, March 4, 2011

Wilder Ranch, 3/4/11

Some scenes from the day, by Wendy Naruo (l to r, by row):
American Kestrel, Bewick's Wren, Pelagic Cormorant,
Northern Harrier (female and male), Savannah Sparrow, Song Sparrow,
blackbird flock, Surfbirds & Black Turnstones, Sanderlings
Red-throated Loon, Harbor Seals, Red-breasted Mergansers
Long-tailed Weasel, Brandt's Cormorant, White-crowned Sparrow,
Sea Otter & Western Gull, Judy & Sue, Western Meadowlark,
Black Oystercatcher, Pelagic Cormorant
(click on picture for a larger image)
Location: Wilder Ranch- coastal area
Observation date: 3/4/11
Number of species: 78
Area covered includes ranch building complex, Old
Cove Landing Trail, and adjacent areas
Canada Goose (moffitti/maxima) 2
Mallard 10
Surf Scoter 10
Red-breasted Merganser 7
Red-throated Loon 3
Pacific Loon 1
Common Loon 2
Eared Grebe 2
Western Grebe 1
Brandt's Cormorant 10
Double-crested Cormorant 3
Pelagic Cormorant 5 one on a nest
Turkey Vulture 5
Osprey 1 flew over Wilder Beach
Northern Harrier 2 pair
Cooper's Hawk 1
Red-shouldered Hawk (California) 1
Red-tailed Hawk (Western) 3
American Kestrel 2
Peregrine Falcon (North American) 1
Killdeer 2
Black Oystercatcher 2
Whimbrel 5
Black Turnstone 8
Surfbird 10
Sanderling 80
Western Gull 75
Western x Glaucous-winged Gull (hybrid) 5
California Gull 20
Herring Gull (American) 3
Glaucous-winged Gull 15
gull sp. 100
Rock Pigeon 20
Eurasian Collared-Dove 2
Mourning Dove 2
Anna's Hummingbird 3
Downy Woodpecker 2
Black Phoebe 8
Say's Phoebe 1
Hutton's Vireo 1
Western Scrub-Jay (Coastal) 5
American Crow 10
Common Raven 2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 1
Tree Swallow 1
Violet-green Swallow 2
Barn Swallow 1
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 10
Oak Titmouse 1
Bushtit 25
Bewick's Wren 15
House Wren 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 10
Wrentit 1
Hermit Thrush 4
American Robin 20
European Starling 150
American Pipit 2 Wilder Beach
Cedar Waxwing 70
Orange-crowned Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) 7
Townsend's Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 3
Spotted Towhee 12 many singing
California Towhee 10
Savannah Sparrow (Western) 10
Song Sparrow 15
Lincoln's Sparrow 2
White-crowned Sparrow 80
Golden-crowned Sparrow 10
Red-winged Blackbird (California Bicolored) 80
Western Meadowlark 15
Brewer's Blackbird 100
Purple Finch (Western) 2
House Finch 25
Pine Siskin 5
Lesser Goldfinch 7
American Goldfinch 35
House Sparrow 7
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Saturday, February 19, 2011

Upper UCSC , 2/19/11

Location: Upper UCSC
Observation date: 2/19/11
Notes: steady light to moderate rain for most of the walk
Number of species: 20

Band-tailed Pigeon 1
Anna's Hummingbird 3
Allen's Hummingbird 2
Hutton's Vireo 1
Steller's Jay 4
Western Scrub-Jay (Coastal) 1
Common Raven 2
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 20
Brown Creeper 5
Bewick's Wren 7
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 5
Wrentit 5
Hermit Thrush 4
American Robin 20
Cedar Waxwing 5
Townsend's Warbler 3
Spotted Towhee 3
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon) 20
Purple Finch (Western) 1
Pine Siskin 2
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Friday, February 11, 2011

Neary Lagoon & Santa Cruz Wharf , 2/11/11

Location: Neary Lagoon
Observation date: 2/11/11
Number of species: 46

Wood Duck 8 several display flights
Mallard 40
Pied-billed Grebe 3
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
Cooper's Hawk 1
Red-shouldered Hawk (California) 1
Red-tailed Hawk (Western) 1
Merlin 1
American Coot 30
Western Gull 3
California Gull 5
gull sp. 10
Rock Pigeon 40
Mourning Dove 8
Anna's Hummingbird 10
Downy Woodpecker 2
Black Phoebe 5
Hutton's Vireo 1
Steller's Jay 2
Western Scrub-Jay (Coastal) 8
American Crow 15
Tree Swallow 4
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 15
Oak Titmouse 2
Bushtit 30
Bewick's Wren 5
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 10
Hermit Thrush 3
American Robin 40
Northern Mockingbird 2
European Starling 10
Orange-crowned Warbler 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 15
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) 25
Townsend's Warbler 7
Common Yellowthroat 4
California Towhee 8
Song Sparrow 15
White-crowned Sparrow 10
Golden-crowned Sparrow 20
Red-winged Blackbird (California Bicolored) 5
Brewer's Blackbird 10
Purple Finch (Western) 4 one male with orange plumage
House Finch 20
Lesser Goldfinch 12
American Goldfinch 60
House Sparrow 10
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Location: Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf
Observation date: 2/11/11
Number of species: 16

Surf Scoter 50
Red-breasted Merganser 3
Red-throated Loon 12
Pacific Loon 2
Common Loon 1
Eared Grebe 1
Western Grebe 10
Brandt's Cormorant 4
Double-crested Cormorant 4
Pelagic Cormorant 1
Brown Pelican 2
Snowy Egret 1
Heermann's Gull 1
Mew Gull (American) 10
Western Gull 40
Rock Pigeon 50
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Friday, January 28, 2011

Natural Bridges SB and vicinity , 1/28/11












Location: Natural Bridges SB
Observation date: 1/28/11
Number of species: 69

Greater White-fronted Goose 5 flock circled over the beach
Canada Goose 3
Surf Scoter 50
Red-breasted Merganser 1
California Quail 12
Horned Grebe 1
Western/Clark's Grebe 10
Brandt's Cormorant 40 several displaying and nest building
Double-crested Cormorant 5
Pelagic Cormorant 2
Brown Pelican 75
Great Blue Heron 1
Snowy Egret 6
White-tailed Kite 1
Cooper's Hawk 1
Red-shouldered Hawk (California) 2
Black-bellied Plover 12
Black Oystercatcher 2
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Whimbrel (American) 20
Black Turnstone 20
Surfbird 25
Sanderling 35
Heermann's Gull 1
Mew Gull (American) 5
Ring-billed Gull 2
Western Gull 30
Western x Glaucous-winged Gull (hybrid) 5
California Gull 20
Herring Gull (American) 1
Glaucous-winged Gull 5
Rock Pigeon 10
Eurasian Collared-Dove 2
Anna's Hummingbird 10
Red-breasted Sapsucker 1
Downy Woodpecker 2
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 3
Black Phoebe 3
Steller's Jay 2
Western Scrub-Jay (Coastal) 8
American Crow 30
Common Raven 4
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 15
Oak Titmouse 3
Bushtit 20
Pygmy Nuthatch 20
Bewick's Wren 10
House Wren 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 15
Wrentit 3
Hermit Thrush 1
American Robin 2
Northern Mockingbird 1
California Thrasher 2
European Starling 30
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 10
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) 35
Townsend's Warbler 12
Spotted Towhee 4
California Towhee 10
Fox Sparrow (Sooty) 1
Song Sparrow 5
Lincoln's Sparrow 1
White-crowned Sparrow 5
Golden-crowned Sparrow 35
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon) 2
Red-winged Blackbird (California Bicolored) 2
Brewer's Blackbird 20
House Finch 10
American Goldfinch 10
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Location: Antonelli Pond
Observation date: 1/28/11
Number of species: 30

Greater White-fronted Goose 1 swimming with Canada Geese
Canada Goose (moffitti/maxima) 4
Bufflehead 2
Common Goldeneye 2
Ruddy Duck 2
Pied-billed Grebe 2
Red-tailed Hawk (Western) 1
American Coot 7
Anna's Hummingbird 2
Northern Flicker 1
Black Phoebe 3
Say's Phoebe 1
Western Scrub-Jay (Coastal) 4
Common Raven 2
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 5
Bewick's Wren 3
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2
European Starling 10
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 5
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) 10
Common Yellowthroat 1
Spotted Towhee 2
California Towhee 6
Song Sparrow 5
White-crowned Sparrow 10
Golden-crowned Sparrow 20
Red-winged Blackbird (California Bicolored) 10
Brewer's Blackbird 5
House Finch 5
American Goldfinch 2
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Friday, January 14, 2011

West Cliff Drive and vicinity, 1/14/11

Location: Santa Cruz- Bethany, Mitchell's Cove, Lighthouse
Observation date: 1/14/11
Notes: SCBC field trip; walked up then down the coast from

 Woodrow, then made a circle in Lighthouse Field, then back
along Pelton to Bethany Curve
Number of species: 60
Surf Scoter 50
Red-breasted Merganser 1
Red-throated Loon 2
Common Loon 2
Horned Grebe 1
Eared Grebe 3
Western Grebe 2
Western/Clark's Grebe 15
Brandt's Cormorant 30
Double-crested Cormorant 15
Pelagic Cormorant 8
Brown Pelican 100
Snowy Egret 1
Red-tailed Hawk (Western) 1
Black Oystercatcher 1
Black Turnstone 20
Surfbird 18
Sanderling 30
Rock Sandpiper 1 W of Woodrow
Heermann's Gull 2
Mew Gull (American) 35
Western Gull 100
Western x Glaucous-winged Gull (hybrid) 50
California Gull 100
Herring Gull (American) 5
Herring x Glaucous-winged Gull (hybrid) 1
Thayer's Gull 4
Glaucous-winged Gull 75
Rock Pigeon 50
Eurasian Collared-Dove 4
Mourning Dove 6
Anna's Hummingbird 10
Downy Woodpecker 1
Black Phoebe 4
Hutton's Vireo 1
Western Scrub-Jay (Coastal) 4
American Crow 20
Common Raven 1
Barn Swallow 3 flew by in early morning
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 10
Oak Titmouse 3
Bushtit 35
Pygmy Nuthatch 10
Bewick's Wren 3
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 12
Hermit Thrush 1
Northern Mockingbird 2
European Starling 300
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 10
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) 50
Townsend's Warbler 20
Common Yellowthroat 1
California Towhee 10
Fox Sparrow (Sooty) 1
Lincoln's Sparrow 1
White-crowned Sparrow 15
Golden-crowned Sparrow 5
Red-winged Blackbird (California Bicolored) 40
Brewer's Blackbird 60
Brown-headed Cowbird 1
House Finch 10
American Goldfinch 30
House Sparrow 20
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Friday, January 7, 2011

San Lorenzo River , 1/7/11
































Hammond's Flycatcher, photos by Barry McLaughlin
See notes in list below for details of identification
Location: San Lorenzo River
Observation date: 1/7/11
Notes: SCBC field trip- walked from San Lorenzo Park

     S of Soquel to check  gull roost, then north to
     pedestrian bridge just S of Hwy 1,
     then back on W levee to San Lorenzo Park
Number of species: 50

Greater White-fronted Goose 3 continuing trio
Mallard 150
Bufflehead 4
Common Goldeneye 1
Common Merganser 3
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Double-crested Cormorant 2
Great Blue Heron 1
Red-shouldered Hawk (California) 1
American Coot 35
Killdeer 1
Mew Gull (American) 40
Western Gull 30
Western x Glaucous-winged Gull (hybrid) 20
California Gull 150
Herring Gull (American) 4
Thayer's Gull 1 adult
Glaucous-winged Gull 10
Glaucous Gull 1 continuing first cycle
Rock Pigeon 25
Eurasian Collared-Dove 3
Mourning Dove 5
Anna's Hummingbird 5
Hammond's Flycatcher 1 in willows across from San Lorenzo
     Park; well studied, close views and photographed; (very
     long primary projection; tiny, narrow bill with mostly or
     all-dark lower mandible; dark gray face contrasting with
     olive-green on the rest of upperparts; gray throat; large
     headed proportions; eye-ring contrasted with dark face;
     rather deep yellow on belly;  "vested" look to the
     underparts; notched tail, flicked upwards; did not
     vocalize during observation)
Black Phoebe 8
Steller's Jay 2
Western Scrub-Jay (Coastal) 5
American Crow 20
Common Raven 2
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 15
Oak Titmouse 4
Bushtit 20
House Wren 1 on levee N of Water Street
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 5
American Robin 3
Northern Mockingbird 2
European Starling 30
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 3
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) 20
Townsend's Warbler 2
Common Yellowthroat 1
California Towhee 7
Song Sparrow 10
Lincoln's Sparrow 5
White-crowned Sparrow 40
Golden-crowned Sparrow 10
Brewer's Blackbird 10
House Finch 35
Lesser Goldfinch 5
American Goldfinch 15
House Sparrow 10
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