On our annual spring trip from Huntington Central Park to Bolsa Chica, we had a full day with 95 species! Highlights included Palm Warbler (thanks to the birding acquaintances who helped us locate it), several Hutton's Vireos ('singing' loudly) and a Willow Flycatcher at Huntington Central Park. We saw the Solitary Sandpiper that wintered at John Baca Park (it flew north, hope that wasn't the last of it!). The highlight for us at Bolsa Chica was 62+ Red Knots in every plumage from very basic to beautiful breeding plumage. Initially we saw them along the inner channel where it parallels PCH, north/west of lifeguard station 21 at about 4:30. By the time we got back to the parking lot, they were near the wooden bridge. One was banded with 2 bands, one red bead-like one with a yellow pennant-type above it. Could not distinguish numbers, but have not looked at photos yet.
Ann and Eric Brooks