eBird Report – San Jacinto Wildlife Area, Dec 1, 2019


It was another fun day at San Jacinto Wildlife Area. The weather cooperated and bits of sun shined on us. We had to hunt for the snipe but they’re always fun to finally see. And so was the Vermillion Flycatcher. The grand finale of the morning. (Thank you, Diane.) The raptors and flycatchers were abundant,

Here is the list from today’s walk. We added White Pelicans observed by John as he sat in the car.

Thank you for all your help in finding the birds!

Sally Sanderson

San Jacinto Wildlife Area, Riverside, California, US
Dec 1, 2019 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM Protocol: Traveling 6.0 mile(s)
Checklist Comments: This was a Palomar Audubon sponsored walk. Cloudy with bits of sun, 46 degrees F. for most of morning. Breezy at times.

58 species (+1 other taxa)

Cinnamon Teal (Spatula cyanoptera) 100
Northern Shoveler (Spatula clypeata) 60
Gadwall (Mareca strepera) 15
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) 10
Green-winged Teal (Anas crecca) 3
Canvasback (Aythya valisineria) 1
Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola) 12
Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus) 4
Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis) 100
Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps) 3
Eared Grebe (Podiceps nigricollis) 6
Virginia Rail (Rallus limicola) 1 Heard.
Sora (Porzana carolina) 12 Many heard. Two seen.
American Coot (Fulica americana) 500
Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus) 40
American Avocet (Recurvirostra americana) 10
Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) 2
Long-billed Curlew (Numenius americanus) 15
peep sp. (Calidris sp. (peep sp.)) 20
Long-billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus scolopaceus) 40
Wilson’s Snipe (Gallinago delicata) 3
Greater Yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca) 20
California Gull (Larus californicus) 20
American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) 3
Great Egret (Ardea alba) 4
Snowy Egret (Egretta thula) 6
White-faced Ibis (Plegadis chihi) 24
White-tailed Kite (Elanus leucurus) 1
Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) 1
Northern Harrier (Circus hudsonius) 10
Cooper’s Hawk (Accipiter cooperii) 1
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) 1
Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus) 1
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) 12
Nuttall’s Woodpecker (Dryobates nuttallii) 2
Northern Flicker (Red-shafted) (Colaptes auratus [cafer Group]) 1
American Kestrel (Falco sparverius) 4
Black Phoebe (Sayornis nigricans) 8
Say’s Phoebe (Sayornis saya) 10
Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus) 1
Loggerhead Shrike (Lanius ludovicianus) 8
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 2
Common Raven (Corvus corax) 20
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) 5
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) 3
Bushtit (Psaltriparus minimus) 8
Marsh Wren (Cistothorus palustris) 10
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) 4
American Pipit (Anthus rubescens) 5
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) 2
White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) 1
Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis) 2
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) 4
California Towhee (Melozone crissalis) 2
Western Meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta) 1
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) 50
Great-tailed Grackle (Quiscalus mexicanus) 1
Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas) 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata) 6

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/checklist/S61914120

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