- Wed, 14 Nov 2001 -- Dorothy Tobkin reports two ROCK SANDPIPERS among
Surfbirds and Black Turnstones at high tide at Laguna Point on the rocks
just north of the point.
Laguna Point is possibly the southernmost location where Rock
Sandpipers are reported on an annual basis. Nonetheless they can be a
difficult find. They are most frequently encountered in the area extending
from Glass Beach at the foot of Elm Street in Fort Bragg to the rocks off
Ward Avenue in Cleone about 3 miles to the north.
To reach Laguna Point turn west off of Hwy 1 on Mill Creek Road in
Cleone. Follow it past Lake Cleone and under the bridge to the outermost
parking lot. Walk the boardwalk to the observation platform at the end and
scan the rocks nearby.
A search of the archives at
http://www.pacificsites.com/~chaniot/peregrine/archive.html turned up 79
records with the following statistics:
Range of Dates: October 24 to March 4.
Glass Beach 3
Virgin Creek 14
Laguna Point 51
Ward Avenue 11
Potter Valley, MEN, CA
- 21 Dec 2002 -- Dorothy Tobkin reports four ROCK SANDPIPERS today at Laguna
Point in MacKerricher State Park. They were close by on rocks near the end
of the boardwalk. No binoculars needed. You cannot currently drive in from
the main entrance nor walk in from Ward Avenue due to flooding of Lake
Cleone. You must walk in from the south on the Haul Road from Virgin Creek.