Sequoia Audubon Society
                              San Mateo County, California

Field Trip Report

Coyote Point Recreation Area
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Leader: Francis Toldi

Sea watching
Sea-watching from the bluff at San Gregorio.
From left to right: Eric Mills, Michael Retter, Warran Resell, Edwin Geer, J.C. Shaver (looking right), Scott Kaiser, and Greg Edwards

On this (Sunday) morning's Sequoia Audubon Society field trip to Coyote Point 15 birders enjoyed a quiet, but moderately productive, morning. Passerine migrants were few, just a single hatch year male YELLOW WARBLER in the fennel on the outer point and a juvenile PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCACTHER in the pines and eucalyptus near the museum enclosure.

On the outer point beyond the yacht club the HARLEQUIN DUCK was conspicuous, in and out of the water. He is now moving into alternate plumage. Also present were 8+ widely scattered BLACK TURNSTONES and a group of 7+ SURFIBRDS on the outer concrete slabs, a single juvenile LONG-BILLED CURLEW, and all the other expected shorebirds and terns.

I had 52 total species on my tally.

Francis Toldi
San Mateo, CA

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