San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary, Feb 17, 2018


Sorry for the delay—problems with internet, phone and passwords, etc.

 It was a fun birding day— a couple learning sessions regarding teens and hawks. I mean terns, .darn that spellcheck.

Charlotte managed to find in her photos the spotted sandpiper I thought I saw fly across the last pond we visited. Beckman says she has a nice report on eBird. We’ll have to check it out.

Thank you for your help in spotting and👀

IDing the birds. Heh,heh,heh.

Don’t forget the meeting this Thursday starting at 6:30 pm

See you,


San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary, Orange, California, US
Feb 17, 2018 8:30 AM – 11:45 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments:     This was a Palomar Audubon Soc. sponsored walk.
65 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  20
Cinnamon Teal (Spatula cyanoptera)  6
Northern Shoveler (Spatula clypeata)  12
Gadwall (Mareca strepera)  8
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  6
Green-winged Teal (Anas crecca)  8
Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus)  2
Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis)  26
Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps)  4
Western Grebe (Aechmophorus occidentalis)  4
Clark’s Grebe (Aechmophorus clarkii)  1
Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)  2
American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos)  7
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)  4
Great Egret (Ardea alba)  3
Snowy Egret (Egretta thula)  4
Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax)  6
White-faced Ibis (Plegadis chihi)  1
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)  2
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)  2
Cooper’s Hawk (Accipiter cooperii)  1
Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata)  1
American Coot (Fulica americana)  12
Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus)  40
American Avocet (Recurvirostra americana)  30
Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)  1
Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla)  30
Western Sandpiper (Calidris mauri)  30
Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularius)  1
Greater Yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca)  1
Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis)  20
Western Gull (Larus occidentalis)  2
Caspian Tern (Hydroprogne caspia)  1
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)  4
Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna)  3
Allen’s Hummingbird (Selasphorus sasin)  1
Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon)  1
Nuttall’s Woodpecker (Picoides nuttallii)  2
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)  2
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)  1
Black Phoebe (Sayornis nigricans)  8
Say’s Phoebe (Sayornis saya)  1
Cassin’s Kingbird (Tyrannus vociferans)  1
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  2
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)  40
Bushtit (Psaltriparus minimus)  1
House Wren (Troglodytes aedon)  1
Marsh Wren (Cistothorus palustris)  4
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea)  1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)  1
Wrentit (Chamaea fasciata)  1
California Thrasher (Toxostoma redivivum)  1
Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)  3
Phainopepla (Phainopepla nitens)  2
Orange-crowned Warbler (Oreothlypis celata)  1
Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)  6
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata)  10
White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys)  8
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  8
California Towhee (Melozone crissalis)  1
Spotted Towhee (Pipilo maculatus)  4
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  1
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus)  1
Lesser Goldfinch (Spinus psaltria)  2
Scaly-breasted Munia (Lonchura punctulata)  2

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