RFI: Point Reyes and surrounding area
- Hello All,
I have been following this list for a couple months in anticipation of a
brief visit next weekend. I will be spending Saturday birding north of San
Francisco hoping to fill in some gaps on my life list. I was planning on
visiting Muir Woods as soon as they open (before the crowds, I have read),
Point Reyes, and possibly Las Gallinas Wildlife Ponds. I have been using
Birding Northern California by John Kempner as a guide.
Here are the species I am looking for and a few questions at the end:
Black Oystercatcher (missed then in February in San Diego!)
Elegant Tern (to early? when do they show up?)
Allen's Hummingbird (how common is this hummingbird?)
Rufous-crowned Sparrow (book says they are at Las Gallinas - anywhere else?)
California Quail (anyplace in this area?)
Western Screech-Owl (would probably try to find at night)
I am also looking for suggestions as to where I could go before 8:00 AM when
Muir Woods opens.
Sunday I am going on a whale watch to the Farallon Islands. Has anyone been
out in that area recently and what should I expect as far as birds? I was
hoping for Black-footed Albatross and other seabirds.
Thanks for any help you can send my way. Please reply to me privately at:
If anyone else is interested in my responses, please let me know and I will
forward the messages to you.
Jody Hildreth - falcon@...
Library Media Specialist
Sauquoit Valley Elementary School, NY
Webmaster for KidWings.com : inspiring the next generation
- Point Reyes is lovely and sucks in mnay rarities
during migration, but for just plain birding you'll
see more species with less driving heading south of
SF. The San Mateo coast has nearly all of what you're
I've always found Muir Wods to be so overcrowded as to
be lousy birding on weekends. I'd skip it, unless you
know where the Spotted Owls are roosting lately.
Full-time Birder, Biker and Rotarian
Tucson, AZ & Lake Tahoe, CA
- On Mon, 3 Jul 2006 09:58:28 -0700 (PDT), "Richard Carlson"
>...but for just plain birding you'llVisiting birders should be aware that Hwy 1 has been closed at Devils Slide
>see more species with less driving heading south of
>SF. The San Mateo coast has nearly all of what you're
since April and is not expected to re-open until sometime in September.
One can still get to Half Moon Bay via I 280 and 92, but it takes a while
Joseph Morlan, Pacifica, CA 94044 jmorlan (at) ccsf.edu
Fall Birding Classes start Sept 6 http://fog.ccsf.edu/~jmorlan/
California Bird Records Committee http://www.wfo-cbrc.org/cbrc/