Monday, 23 September 2013

Coyote Hills, 22.09.2013

Another exciting birding experience with the Golden Gate Audubon Club. The birding area was the residence of the famous Great Horned Owl, Coyote Hills.

I definitely missed spotting the resident Great Horned Owl, but saw a string of new species on my second birding experience in the US. The entire list:

1. Canada Goose - 1
American Bushtit
2. Mallard - At least 15
3. Northern Shoveller - 9
4. American White Pelican - Large flocks of 30+
5. Black-Crowned Night Heron - 2
6. Turkey Vulture - 2 Soaring
7. White-Tailed Kite - 3
8. Red-Tailed Hawk - 1
9. Red-Shouldered Hawk - 1
10. American Kestrel - 1
11. American Coot - 1
12. Killdeer - 2
13. Black-Necked Stilt - 2
14. American Avocet - 1
15. Greater Yellowlegs - 4
16. Lesser Yellowlegs - 2
17. Least Sandpiper - 15
18. Western Sandpiper - 4
19. Short-Billed Dowitcher - 1
20. California Gull - 1
Anna's Hummingbird
21. Western Gull - 2
22. Eurasian Collared Dove - 1
23. Mourning Dove - 2
24. Rock Dove - 6
25. Anna's Hummingbird - 5
26. Downey Woodpecker - 2
27. Acorn Woodpecker - 2
28. Western Wood-Peewee - 1
29. Olive-Sided Flycatcher - 1
30. Pacific-Slope Flycatcher - 5
31. Black Phoebe - 3
32. Western Kingbird? - 1
33. Hutton's Vireo - 2
34. Steller's Jay - 2
35. Western Scrub-Jay - 25+
36. American Crow - 3
37. Common Raven - 1 nest
38. Barn Swallow - 25+
39. American Bushtit - 4
Greater Yellowlegs
40. Hermit Thrush - 2
41. American Robin - 4
42. Northern Mockingbird - 2
43. European Starling - 3
44. Orange-Crowned Warbler - 1
45. Yellow-Rumped Warbler - 1
46. Song Sparrow - 20+
47. Savannah Sparrow - 1
48. Golden-Crowned Sparrow - 2
49. Dark-Eyed Junco - 2
50. House Finch - 6
51. Bewick's Wren - 1
52. House Wren - 3
53. Marsh Wren - 2




House Finch



Least Sandpiper



Lesser Goldfinch



Lesser Yellowlegs



Mourning Dove



Red-Tailed Hawk



House Wren



Western Scrub-Jay