Jamie M Chavez <jcwings@...>
A combined Morro Coast Audubon Society and La Purisima Audubon Society
hike with 15 or so participants birded the Santa Maria River estuary on
Saturday morning. Highlights include:
One scruffy and partially oiled RED PHALAROPE,
Up to three juv. BAIRD'S SANDPIPERS,
Many Least and Western Sandpipers and possibly one Semipalmated
Sandpiper (that one was mine- couldn't get close enough to positively
Willets, Marbled Godwits, Long-billed Curlews, and a Whimbrel,
Snowy and Semipalmated Plovers,
Many Red-necked Phalaropes,
Up to four Black-necked Stilts including two juv. (probably fledged
there SLO Co. side),
Several Northern Shovelers,
TWO Peregrine Falcons,
One Pink-footed Shearwater and one Black-vented Shearwater picked out
from the Sooty's offshore.
Yellow Warblers and Wilson's Warblers are still singing in the willows
near the entrance gate.
Did I miss anything folks?