S.M. River Estuary 8/19

Jamie M Chavez <jcwings@...>

Hello all,

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
Short-billed Dowitchers,
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,
Elegant Terns,
TWO Peregrine Falcons,
One Pink-footed Shearwater and one Black-vented Shearwater picked out
from the Sooty's offshore.
Common Murre.
Yellow Warblers and Wilson's Warblers are still singing in the willows
near the entrance gate.

Did I miss anything folks?

Good birding,

Jamie Chavez
Santa Maria

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