Santee Lakes Field Trip Report

Hi Friends,

On Saturday morning August 10, twenty-three birders walked around Santee Lakes. The summer weather was pleasant, not too hot and everybody enjoyed the morning hike.

Lots of Great-tailed Grackles, but the best bird of the day was the well-hidden Least Bittern. Several up-close Green Herons were seen, and we all got great looks at two Red-crowned Parrots.

We found 43 bird species, but it is note-worthy that we didn’t locate a single warbler. Not even a Common Yellowthroat!

Here is our bird species list:

Wood Duck
Cinnamon Teal
Ruddy Duck
Pied-billed Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
Least Bittern
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Green Heron
White-faced Ibis
Northern Harrier
Cooper’s Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Common Gallinule
American Coot
California Gull
Caspian Tern
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Mourning Dove
Anna’s Hummingbird
Nuttall’s Woodpecker
Red-crowned Parrot
Black Phoebe
Cassin’s Kingbird
California Scrub-Jay
American Crow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
Song Sparrow
California Towhee
Red-winged Blackbird
Great-tailed Grackle
Hooded Oriole
House Finch
Lesser Goldfinch
House Sparrow
Scaly-breasted Munia

Leader: Jim Beckman

Photos taken on the walk by Tony Provenzano:  Santee Lakes 8-10-19

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