eBird Report – San Jacinto Wildlife Area, Nov 29, 2015

Here is the list from today’s trip. It turned out that our total was 66.  Any comments …please email me at vcwillow@aol.com. It was a really good day in so many ways, weather, birds, and most importantly, a happy group of birders who found lots of good birds, some being lifers for a few of us. It was interesting to read the ebird reports of others who birded the preserve today and in recent days. Some very high numbers. We missed a few species, but then again, we didn’t spend 10 hours at the preserve and neighboring duck ponds as some did. Gail posted a few pictures from today as did others. I hope you explore ebird if you haven’t done so already.

Sally Sanderson

Please add 2 American Pipit  to the SJWA list of Nov. 28. Eagle Eye Joan Comito noted the omission. (She may be the only one who reviewed the list.) Total count for the day is now 67.   Joan Falconer let me know that she and group went back for the Virginia Rail after our lunch break and found it!!! Congrats, Joan. Finally!!!  They also found a Roadrunner and had great views of it.

So, a good day was had by all at the SJWA, one of my favorite spots.


San Jacinto Wildlife Area, Riverside, California, US
Nov 29, 2015 8:30 AM – 12:45 PM
Protocol: Traveling
9.0 mile(s)
Comments: This was a walk organized by Palomar Audubon Society. The object was not to do a bird count.
65 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 5
Gadwall (Anas strepera) 16
American Wigeon (Anas americana) 6
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) 4
Cinnamon Teal (Anas cyanoptera) 16
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata) 80
Green-winged Teal (Anas crecca) 4
Lesser Scaup (Aythya affinis) 2
Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola) 12
Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis) 40
Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps) 2
Eared Grebe (Podiceps nigricollis) 4
American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus) 1
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) 2
Great Egret (Ardea alba) 2
Snowy Egret (Egretta thula) 1
Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis) 13
White-faced Ibis (Plegadis chihi) 50
White-tailed Kite (Elanus leucurus) 2
Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) 2
Northern Harrier (Circus cyaneus) 12
Accipiter sp. (Accipiter sp.) 1
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) 12
Virginia Rail (Rallus limicola) 6
Sora (Porzana carolina) 4
Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata) 2
American Coot (Fulica americana) 1000
Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus) 40
American Avocet (Recurvirostra americana) 5
Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) 12
Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularius) 1
Greater Yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca) 5
Long-billed Curlew (Numenius americanus) 5
Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla) 24
Long-billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus scolopaceus) 100
Wilson’s Snipe (Gallinago delicata) 5
Bonaparte’s Gull (Chroicocephalus philadelphia) 1
Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis) 30
White-throated Swift (Aeronautes saxatalis) 30
Nuttall’s Woodpecker (Picoides nuttallii) 3
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) 1
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) 1
American Kestrel (Falco sparverius) 10
Merlin (Falco columbarius) 2
Black Phoebe (Sayornis nigricans) 20
Say’s Phoebe (Sayornis saya) 14 Say’s Phoebe’s were at every stop along our drive and walk.
Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus) 1
Loggerhead Shrike (Lanius ludovicianus) 6
Common Raven (Corvus corax) 6
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) 2
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) 8
Rock Wren (Salpinctes obsoletus) 4
Marsh Wren (Cistothorus palustris) 6
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula) 6
Mountain Bluebird (Sialia currucoides) 4
Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos) 3
Orange-crowned Warbler (Oreothlypis celata) 1
Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas) 6
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata) 24
White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) 20
Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis) X
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) 4
Lincoln’s Sparrow (Melospiza lincolnii) 1
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) 4
Western Meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta) 8
Great-tailed Grackle (Quiscalus mexicanus) 1

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S26053346

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)


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