On Tuesday March 23rd I birded the two mountain roads M3 and Mendocino Pass Road.
On M3 about .5 miles from the Eel River Station (thanks to George Chaniot and Chuck Vaughn for information on this location) there is a pullout/parking area and a trail down to the Eel River. As I got close to the river I heard a CANYON WREN calling from the north side of the Eel. I had tried this same location on March 10th (in the snow) and was not successful. On that date I did see 2 Rock Wrens (and a Bewick's Wren) on those same rock cliffs.
Later on March 23rd, about 8 miles up M3 I had a NORTHERN GOSHAWK.
Other birds of general interest on the day were; 2 Townsends Solitaires on M3 and 2 more on Mendocino Pass Rd. A Cassin's Finch on M3. A small flock of Mt. Chickadees on each of the roads. Two Red-breasted Sapsuckers and 2 Pine Siskins at snow line on Mendocino Pass Road. Jerry White
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