San Mateo County, California
Field Trip Report
Pescadero Marsh - State Park Docent Nature Walk
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Meg and I led the Marsh walk with approximately 12 adults (including docent-trainee Ellen) and 3 children.
We saw White-crowned Sparrow, Western Gull, Song Sparrow, Caspian Tern, 6+ Brant, Whimbrel, Common Raven, Common Merganser, Bufflehead, Snowy Egret, Swallow (sp?), Sanderling, Marsh Wren, Great Blue Heron, Gadwall, Mallard, Great Egret, Anna's Hummingbird, Red-tailed Hawk, Turkey Vulture and heard Wrentit and California Towhee.
Also saw a pond turtle, fence lizard and brush bunny. All to the delight of the 4 year old boy who stayed till the end of the tour. He was also delighted with the stickers I gave him--thank you Sequoia Audubon for the IMBD extras.
Meg Delano did a great job pointing out the native plants.
Nice weather brought everyone to the coast--cars were waiting for our parking places at the end of the tour (approx 2:40pm).