Sequoia Audubon Society
                              San Mateo County, California

Field Trip Report

SF Bay Trail, San Bruno Point, South San Francisco, CA
October 17, 2010, time 8:00 a.m. to 11:15 am
By Laurie Graham & Jeff Fairclough
South San Francisco

We lead a walk for Sequoia Audubon Society from Point San Bruno to Colma Creek channel and back, with 9 total participants. About halfway along, it started to rain, although not heavily. It was, however, cold. You've got to hand it to birders: we're standing on Scavenger Marsh Bridge, in the wind tunnel, trying to ID a gull on the transfer station roof. The Ruddy Turnstones were great, and new for us at this site.

Number of species: 49

Mallard     7
Northern Shoveler     55
Green-winged Teal (American)     4; 3 female, 1 male
Greater Scaup     1 female
Horned Grebe     4
Western Grebe     5
Clark's Grebe     3
Brown Pelican     5
Double-crested Cormorant     72
Snowy Egret     3
American Coot     53
Black-bellied Plover     32
Semipalmated Plover     40
Killdeer     14
Black Oystercatcher     2
Black-necked Stilt     4
American Avocet     2
Greater Yellowlegs     4
Willet     250
Whimbrel (American)     11
Long-billed Curlew     2
Marbled Godwit     80
Ruddy Turnstone     5
Black Turnstone     23
Western Sandpiper     2
Least Sandpiper     46
Long-billed Dowitcher     55
Ring-billed Gull     2
Western Gull     28
California Gull     24
Herring Gull     1
Forster's Tern     16
Rock Pigeon     30
Anna's Hummingbird     1
Black Phoebe     3
American Crow     7
Common Raven     3
Northern Mockingbird     2
European Starling     89
Yellow-rumped Warbler     2
Common Yellowthroat     3; 1 female, 2 males
California Towhee     2
Savannah Sparrow     3
Song Sparrow     1
White-crowned Sparrow     33
Golden-crowned Sparrow     10
Brewer's Blackbird     47
House Finch     2
House Sparrow     40

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