Sequoia Audubon Society
                              San Mateo County, California

Field Trip Report

Mori Point – Pacifica Birding
Sunday, February 14, 8am

Today we led a Sequoia Audubon Walk, from 8 am to 12:30 pm, with 8 participants. The weather was warm and sunny, with NO wind. The waves were huge and exciting, leftover from Mavericks Surfing Contest yesterday. There was a lot of moisture in the air; we could hardly see the Pacifica Pier from Horse Stable Pond. From up on the point, everything was clear and we could look down into the wave troughs instead of trying to watch the birds go up and down and up and down. Pumping of the golf course has stopped for the time being.

Annoying mammal: well-fed house cat with Brush Rabbit.

— Laurie Graham & Jeff Fairclough, South San Francisco, CA

Species Seen

Number of species: 46

  • Mallard 4
  • Surf Scoter 15
  • Black Scoter (American) 2
  • Common Goldeneye 1
  • Ruddy Duck 1
  • Red-throated Loon 21
  • Pied-billed Grebe 2
  • Western Grebe 5
  • Clark's Grebe 2
  • Brown Pelican 1
  • Pelagic Cormorant 6
  • Great Blue Heron 1
  • Great Egret 1
  • American Coot 8
  • Black Oystercatcher 4
  • Western Gull 4
  • California Gull 16
  • Glaucous-winged Gull 1
  • Rock Pigeon 15
  • Mourning Dove 11
  • Anna's Hummingbird 2
  • Northern Flicker 1
  • Black Phoebe 5
  • Western Scrub-Jay (Coastal) 4
  • Common Raven 45
  • Chestnut-backed Chickadee 4
  • Bushtit 1
  • Pygmy Nuthatch 8
  • Brown Creeper 1
  • Bewick's Wren 3
  • Marsh Wren 4
  • American Robin 52
  • Wrentit 2
  • European Starling 2
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler 4
  • Townsend's Warbler 1
  • Spotted Towhee 3
  • California Towhee 14
  • Fox Sparrow 1
  • Song Sparrow 8
  • White-crowned Sparrow 40
  • Golden-crowned Sparrow 13
  • Red-winged Blackbird 1
  • House Finch 6
  • Lesser Goldfinch 1
  • American Goldfinch 2

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