Sequoia Audubon Society
                              San Mateo County, California

Field Trip Report

Panoche Valley
Saturday, February 13, 2010

Sequoia Audubon's field trip to Panoche Valley was treated to fabulous weather and wonderful birds (as usual). Fog on Hwy 101 yielded to sun at Paicines Reservoir and for the rest of the day.

Leslie Flint

Note: Not all birds were seen by all especially at the beginning of the day since there were dozens of other birders on the road and we are anxious to get on our way at Paicines and late arrivers may have missed a few.

71 species seen

  • Gadwall
  • American Wigeon
  • Mallard
  • Norther Shoveler
  • Green-winged Teal
  • Canvasback
  • Common Goldeneye
  • Ruddy Duck
  • California Quail
  • Wild Turkey
  • Western Grebe
  • Clark's Grebe
  • Great Blue Heron
  • Great Egret
  • Turkey Vulture
  • Bald Eagle (1 at Paicines; 2 at the end of the day)
  • Northern Harrier
  • Sharp-shinned Hawk
  • Red-tailed Hawk
  • Ferruginous Hawk (at least 4)
  • Golden Eagle (also at least 4)
  • American Kestrel
  • Prairie Falcon (one against the sun)
  • American Coot
  • Killdeer
  • Rock Pigeon
  • Mourning Dove
  • Greater Roadrunner (4!)
  • Burrowing Owl (3)
  • Long-eared Owl (10+)
  • Anna's Hummingbird
  • Lewis's Woodpecker (1)
  • Acorn Woodpecker
  • Nuttal’s Woodpecker
  • Northern Flicker
  • Black Phoebe
  • Say's Phoebe
  • Loggerhead Shrike
  • Western Scrub-Jay
  • Yellow-billed Magpie
  • American Crow
  • Common Raven
  • Horned Lark
  • Tree Swallow
  • Oak Titmouse
  • Bushtit
  • White-breasted Nuthatch
  • Bewick's Wren
  • Western Bluebird
  • Mountain Bluebird
  • Hermit Thrush
  • American Robin
  • Wrentit
  • Northern Mockingbird
  • California Thrasher
  • European Starling
  • American Pipit
  • Phainopepla
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler
  • Spotted Towhee
  • California Towhee
  • Rufous-crowned Sparrow
  • Lark Sparrow
  • Savannah Sparrow
  • White-crowned Sparrow
  • Dark-eyed Junco
  • Red-winged Blackbird
  • Tricolored Blackbird (eating seed out of the feeder at the Panoche Valley Inn!)
  • Western Meadowlark
  • Brewer's Blackbird
  • House Finch
  • American Goldfinch
  • House Sparrow (including an all white one at Panoche Valley Inn!)

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