San Mateo County, California
Field Trip Report
SamTrans Marsh Walk
March 28, 2009
Leaders: Joe Morlan and Robbie Fischer
Joe Morlan led the field trip this morning with just six participants. There were no Clapper Rails but they saw 45 species total. 3 Hooded Mergansers, a flyover Wilson's Snipe and Peregrines nesting on the cross piece of the "A" in United Airlines were some of the highlights. Both Caspian and Forster's Terns made an appearance. Shorebirds included Long-billed Curlews, Black-bellied Plovers in alternate plumage, a Greater yellowlegs, one Short-billed Dowitcher, Dunlin and Western Sandpipers. Flocks of ducks contained Bufflehead, both scaup species, Green-winged Teal and Canvasback. A House Wren was unexpected at this site.
Photos courtesy of Sonny Mencher.