Daley Ranch Field Trip Report, May 7th, 2022

Yesterday, May 7th, sixteen birders enjoyed a hike through Daley Ranch. We started off with cool, overcast weather and a nice breeze kept the walk enjoyable even when the sun came out and it warmed up later in the morning. We got to check out the new “drip” water feature that PAS installed up near the old ranch house and enjoy the birds that came in to that; it gave us good views of bathing Grosbeaks.

We logged a pretty substantial 52 species. We found several good migrants moving through, including good views of Warbling Vireo, Yellow Warbler, and some very nice views of some colorful Violet-green Swallows. Unfortunately, one of the best birds of the day, a singing Black-chinned Sparrow, was only seen by a few of us. We also got to hear a rare instance of a White-throated Swift singing.

Our list is as follows:

California Quail
Pied-billed Grebe
Mourning Dove
White-throated Swift
Anna’s Hummingbird
Costa’s Hummingbird
Allen’s Hummingbird
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Turkey Vulture
Cooper’s Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Acorn Woodpecker
Nuttall’s Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pacific-slope Flycatcher
Black Phoebe
Ash-throated Flycatcher
Hutton’s Vireo
Warbling Vireo
California Scrub-Jay
American Crow
Common Raven
Oak Titmouse
Violet-green Swallow
Cliff Swallow
White-breasted Nuthatch
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
House Wren
Bewick’s Wren
California Thrasher
Northern Mockingbird
House Finch
Lesser Goldfinch
Black-chinned Sparrow
Song Sparrow
California Towhee
Spotted Towhee
Hooded Oriole
Red-winged Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
Orange-crowned Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Yellow Warbler
Wilson’s Warbler
Western Tanager
Black-headed Grosbeak

You can check out our eBird checklist and see some of the photos here:


Happy Birding!

  –Trysten Loefke

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