eBird Trip Report – San Jacinto Wildlife Area, Nov 25, 2018


Pretty good day, some highlights—golden eagle, rock wrens, snipe, and an amazing number of raptors flying here and there, hard to count. Oh, and of course, the quite brilliant male vermillion flycatcher being super cooperative.  Thank you for your help in spotting the birds.

After lunch, John, Steve and I drove the ponds and found the killdeer, the hooded merganser and later the Cassin’s Kingbird, plus a real show of about 40 cinnamon teal flying around the ponds trying to figure out where they really wanted to be.

We missed a few birds today but overall it was a great day!  My numbers will be different from yours as John and I did a little pre-trip run and didn’t see all the birds you saw.

Sally Sanderson

San Jacinto Wildlife Area, Riverside, California, US
Nov 25, 2018 7:50 AM – 12:50 PM
Protocol: Traveling
8.0 mile(s)
Comments:     This was a Palomar Audubon sponsored field trip. The morning fog lifted by 9:00. Sunny with a light breeze after 10:30.
64 species (+2 other taxa)

Cinnamon Teal (Spatula cyanoptera)  45
Northern Shoveler (Spatula clypeata)  52
Gadwall (Mareca strepera)  8
American Wigeon (Mareca americana)  4
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  4
Canvasback (Aythya valisineria)  1
Ring-necked Duck (Aythya collaris)  1
Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola)  12
Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus)  1
Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis)  150
California Quail (Callipepla californica)  24
Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps)  2
Eared Grebe (Podiceps nigricollis)  1
Virginia Rail (Rallus limicola)  1
Sora (Porzana carolina)  4
American Coot (Fulica americana)  1000
Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus)  130
American Avocet (Recurvirostra americana)  20
Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)  1
Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla)  200
Long-billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus scolopaceus)  60
Wilson’s Snipe (Gallinago delicata)  7
Greater Yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca)  4
California Gull (Larus californicus)  40
Larus sp. (Larus sp.)  20
Great Egret (Ardea alba)  12
Snowy Egret (Egretta thula)  6
Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis)  2
Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax)  1
White-faced Ibis (Plegadis chihi)  200
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)  1
White-tailed Kite (Elanus leucurus)  4
Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos)  2
Northern Harrier (Circus hudsonius)  8
Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)  1
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)  12
Ferruginous Hawk (Buteo regalis)  1
Nuttall’s Woodpecker (Dryobates nuttallii)  2
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)  1
American Kestrel (Falco sparverius)  7
Merlin (Falco columbarius)  1
Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)  1
Black Phoebe (Sayornis nigricans)  8
Say’s Phoebe (Sayornis saya)  10
Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus)  1
Cassin’s Kingbird (Tyrannus vociferans)  1
Loggerhead Shrike (Lanius ludovicianus)  7
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  40
Common Raven (Corvus corax)  10
swallow sp. (Hirundinidae sp.)  1
Rock Wren (Salpinctes obsoletus)  2
Marsh Wren (Cistothorus palustris)  2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)  1
Western Bluebird (Sialia mexicana)  1
Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)  2
American Pipit (Anthus rubescens)  14
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus)  2
Lark Sparrow (Chondestes grammacus)  2
White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys)  10
Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis)  8
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  1
Western Meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta)  24
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  8
Great-tailed Grackle (Quiscalus mexicanus)  3
Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)  2
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata)  3

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