eBird Report – Bolsa Chica–full tidal area, Oct 13, 2018


While the weather was cool and cloudy with sprinkles messing up our bins, we found a few birds and had no wind, lightning or thunder.  It took a while but John finally found the lone reddish egret standing still on a mud flat.

Thank you for your help in finding the birds.

Sally Sanderson

Bolsa Chica–full tidal area, Orange, California, US
Oct 13, 2018 8:00 AM – 10:45 AM
Protocol: Traveling 2.0 mile(s)
Comments: Cloudy, with light rain, little wind, cool. This was a Palomar Audubon field trip.

50 species (+2 other taxa)

Blue-winged Teal (Spatula discors) 8
Gadwall (Mareca strepera) 2
American Wigeon (Mareca americana) 60
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) 60
Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis) 6
Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps) 6
Eared Grebe (Podiceps nigricollis) 2
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) (Columba livia (Feral Pigeon)) 12
Ridgway’s Rail (Rallus obsoletus) 2
American Coot (Fulica americana) 8
Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus) 2
American Avocet (Recurvirostra americana) 2
Black-bellied Plover (Pluvialis squatarola) 80
Snowy Plover (Charadrius nivosus) 2
Semipalmated Plover (Charadrius semipalmatus) 8
Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) 6
Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus) 1
Long-billed Curlew (Numenius americanus) 6
Marbled Godwit (Limosa fedoa) 60
Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres) 1
Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla) 1
Western Sandpiper (Calidris mauri) 40
Short-billed/Long-billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus griseus/scolopaceus) 20
Greater Yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca) 1
Willet (Tringa semipalmata) 80
Western Gull (Larus occidentalis) 50
California Gull (Larus californicus) X
Forster’s Tern (Sterna forsteri) 50
Royal Tern (Thalasseus maximus) 2
Black Skimmer (Rynchops niger) 1
Common Loon (Gavia immer) 1
Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus) 40
American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) 12
Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) 20
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) 3
Great Egret (Ardea alba) 1
Snowy Egret (Egretta thula) 6
Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) 1
Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) 4
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) 2
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) 1
Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon) 1
Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) 1
Black Phoebe (Sayornis nigricans) 4
Say’s Phoebe (Sayornis saya) 1
Horned Lark (Eremophila alpestris) 5
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) 1
swallow sp. (Hirundinidae sp.) 5
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) 4
White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) 1
Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis) 20
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) 1

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49185687

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