Field Trip: Carneros District

Date: Saturday March 13, 2010

Time: 8:00 AM

Trip report added 3/14/2010 (NSAS Event)


Leader: Murray Berner

Trip Report: by Murray Berner

We have no "report," but we do have bird lists from Murray's eBird records. The total species for the trip was ~70. There are 2 separate bird lists, one for the Huichica Creek area (1st 3 hours of the trip), and one for Hudeman Slough area (second stop on the trip).

Bird List

Huichica Creek
Number of species: 63

Greater White-fronted Goose 35
Canada Goose (Large) 20
Gadwall 10
Eurasian Wigeon 1
American Wigeon 300
Mallard 15
Cinnamon Teal 15
Northern Shoveler 5
Northern Pintail 40
Green-winged Teal (American) 5
Greater Scaup 2
Lesser Scaup 15
Greater/Lesser Scaup 20
Bufflehead 10
Hooded Merganser 3
Ruddy Duck 100
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Western Grebe 1
American White Pelican 7
Double-crested Cormorant 10
Great Blue Heron 3
Great Egret 7
Snowy Egret 12
Turkey Vulture 10
White-tailed Kite 1
Northern Harrier 6
Cooper's Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk (Western) 6
American Kestrel 3
Merlin 1
Black Rail 1
Sora 1
American Coot X
Killdeer 10
American Avocet 25
Greater Yellowlegs 5
Least Sandpiper 7
Long-billed Dowitcher 40
Ring-billed Gull 3
Forster's Tern 7
Mourning Dove 2
Northern Flicker (Red-shafted) 3
Black Phoebe 2
Say's Phoebe 1
American Crow 5
Common Raven 8
Horned Lark 35
Tree Swallow 30
Cliff Swallow 10
Marsh Wren (Coastal Pacific) 6
Western Bluebird 6
American Robin 2
Northern Mockingbird 1
European Starling 30
American Pipit 4
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) 2
Common Yellowthroat 1
Savannah Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 20
Red-winged Blackbird X
Western Meadowlark 35
Brewer's Blackbird 10
House Finch X
American Goldfinch 2

This list was generated automatically by eBird

Hudeman Slough
Number of species: 45

Canada Goose X
Gadwall X
American Wigeon 50
Mallard 20
Blue-winged Teal 2
Cinnamon Teal 3
Northern Shoveler 15
Northern Pintail 200
Green-winged Teal (American) 10
Greater/Lesser Scaup 15
Bufflehead 30
Ruddy Duck 5
Pied-billed Grebe 3
American White Pelican 1
Double-crested Cormorant 8
Great Blue Heron 1
Great Egret 3
Snowy Egret 10
Turkey Vulture 15
Northern Harrier 8
Red-shouldered Hawk (California) 2
Red-tailed Hawk (Western) 10
Rough-legged Hawk 1
American Kestrel 1
Merlin (Taiga) 1
American Coot X
Killdeer 10
Black-necked Stilt 8
Greater Yellowlegs 5
Long-billed Dowitcher 5
Wilson's Snipe 1
Ring-billed Gull 3
White-throated Swift X
Black Phoebe 1
Loggerhead Shrike 1
American Crow 2
Common Raven 10
Tree Swallow X
Marsh Wren 5
European Starling X
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) 2
Song Sparrow 7
Red-winged Blackbird (Bicolored) X
Western Meadowlark X
Brewer's Blackbird X
House Finch X

This list was generated automatically by eBird

Pre-trip Description: The gentle slopes of Carneros are known for vineyards, but the southern base of these rolling hills is notable for tidal marsh, grassland, pastures and ephemeral freshwater wetlands teeming with waterfowl, raptors, shorebirds, rails and songbirds. This winter 22 species of waterfowl and 15 species of raptor have been seen in the area. Songbirds include Loggerhead Shrike, Horned Lark, and perhaps some early arriving swallows. A Clay-colored Sparrow is wintering in the area. We will take short walks at each of the best patches of habitat. Walking will be on trails (likely muddy or wet); perhaps a little on railroad tracks. Trip will conclude around 2 pm. Bring food and drink. Steady rain cancels.

Directions: Meet at the Napa carpool location.

submitted on February 13, 2010, at 08:45 AM PST

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