Salt Works Field Trip Results

Hi Birders,

This morning, Saturday November 18, twenty-eight birders met up at the Salt Works and enjoyed a really fun field trip.  The weather was perfect, good friends, and we found 67 bird species. As usual, lots of Eared Grebes, Sandpipers, Wigeons,  and Buffleheads. A surprise bird was a very close Rock Wren and the best bird of the day was a very unusual Tricolored Heron.

Here’s our species list:

American Wigeon
Northern Shoveler
Northern Pintail
Lesser Scaup
Surf Scoter
Pied-billed Grebe
Eared Grebe
Western Grebe
Clark’s Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
American White Pelican
Brown Pelican
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Tricolored Heron
Turkey Vulture
Northern Harrier
Cooper’s Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Black-necked Stilt
American Avocet
Black-bellied Plover
Semipalmated Plover
Spotted Sandpiper
Greater Yellowlegs
Long-billed Curlew
Marbled Godwit
Ruddy Turnstone
Black Turnstone
Least Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper
Short-billed Dowitcher
Red Knot *
Bonaparte’s Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Western Gull
California Gull
Caspian Tern
Forster’s Tern
Royal Tern
Mourning Dove
Anna’s Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
American Kestrel
Peregrine Falcon
Black Phoebe
Say’s Phoebe
Cassin’s Kingbird
Loggerhead Shrike
American Crow
Tree Swallow
Rock Wren
European Starling
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Western Meadowlark
House Finch

* “After examining her photos among the large group of shorebirds on the bar were Red knots.” Michael Beeve

JIM BECKMAN trip leader

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