Posted by: atowhee | April 23, 2016

PT. REYES BIRD FESTIVAL

I led a walk at the Pt. Reyes Bird Festival today:  White House Pool to Olema Marsh, up Bear Creek to Kule Loklo and back to Bear Valley Visitors Center.  Singing Wilson ‘s Warblers, Warbling Vireos and Song Sparrows were spread along the route.  We had over 40 species.  Here are a few:AH IN FULL SUN (1280x960)Male Anna’s above, Allen;s below…at Olema Marsh. ALLENS IN SUN (1280x960) BOUE IN SUN (1280x960)Bluebird above, blue lupine below. LUPINE--BW (1280x960)Mute Swan in Giacomini Marsh: MUSW (1280x960) P2690592 (1280x960)Raven above, male Spotted Towhee below. SPTO MALE IN-SUN (1280x960)TV on high. TV IN SUN (1280x960)Pt. Reyes National Seashore, Marin, California, US
Apr 23, 2016.  47 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  X
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  2
California Quail (Callipepla californica)  X
Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)  X
Green Heron (Butorides virescens)  1
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)  X
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)  2
White-tailed Kite (Elanus leucurus)  1
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)  X
Virginia Rail (Rallus limicola)  X
Western Gull (Larus occidentalis)  X
Band-tailed Pigeon (Patagioenas fasciata)  X
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)  X
Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna)  4
Allen’s Hummingbird (Selasphorus sasin)  1
Acorn Woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus)  X
Warbling Vireo (Vireo gilvus)  X
Steller’s Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri)  X
Western Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma californica)  X
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  X
Common Raven (Corvus corax)  X
Northern Rough-winged Swallow (Stelgidopteryx serripennis)  X
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)  X
Violet-green Swallow (Tachycineta thalassina)  X
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)  X
Chestnut-backed Chickadee (Poecile rufescens)  X
Bushtit (Psaltriparus minimus)  X
Bewick’s Wren (Thryomanes bewickii)  X
Western Bluebird (Sialia mexicana)  2
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  3
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  X
Orange-crowned Warbler (Oreothlypis celata)  X
Wilson’s Warbler (Cardellina pusilla)  X
White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys)  X
Golden-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia atricapilla)  X
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  X
California Towhee (Melozone crissalis)  X
Spotted Towhee (Pipilo maculatus)  X
Black-headed Grosbeak (Pheucticus melanocephalus)  X
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  X
Brewer’s Blackbird (Euphagus cyanocephalus)  X
Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater)  X
Bullock’s Oriole (Icterus bullockii)  2
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus)  X
Purple Finch (Haemorhous purpureus)  X
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  X
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  X

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