Thursday, November 18, 2010

Full Day of Birding

Jeanette and Buster are seen here heading back to the motor home, tired after a full day of birding.  We were out birding from 10:00AM until 3:00PM, covering almost 5 miles, on and off trail, through the oak savanna and along the shoreline.  We identified 25 different species, but that doesn’t give you an accurate picture because we probably saw over 50 each of Western Meadowlark, and Lewis’s Woodpecker. What is particularly interesting is both of these species are on Oregon’s Sensitive Species List, but are found in great abundance here. We also saw about 50 Grebes, both Clark’s & Western. It’s supposed to be the last nice day, so we wanted to get as much in as we could. Looks like tomorrow we are going to pull up stakes and head for the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton.  


  1. Thank you Monaco Momma for the advice. Sorry we won't see you in person.

  2. I am too! I am in the Sacramento area... Maybe we can make plans as you head back north

  3. PS-Can you email me a list of what you identified up there? I have started another blog ( ) so I need to see what I might be able to add to my list!

  4. Here is the list:
    1. Lewis’s Woodpecker
    2. Nuttall’s Woodpecker
    3. Acorn Woodpecker
    4. Western Meadowlark
    5. American Kestrel
    6. Western Bluebird
    7. Oak Titmouse
    8. Turkey Vulture
    9. Northern Flicker
    10. Red-tailed Hawk
    11. Song Sparrow
    12. Western Scrub Jay
    13. Dark-eyed Junco
    14. White-breasted Nuthatch
    15. House Finch
    16. Say’s Phoebe
    17. Great Egret
    18. Double-crested Cormorant
    19. Clark’s Grebe
    20. Great Blue Heron
    21. Western Grebe
    22. Killdeer
    23. Lesser Goldfinch
    24. House Sparrow

  5. Opps, forgot #25 Audubon's Warbler