Mendocino Coast- 10 August 2007
Today, Les Lieurance and I rambled around coastal Mendocino County.
At Noyo Harbor in Fort Bragg we found 7 WANDERING TATTLERs, 27 BLACK
TURNSTONEs, 3 WHIMBRELs, the usual PURPLE MARTINs and a few COMMON
At the mouth of Virgin Creek in Fort Bragg we saw a RUDDY TURNSTONE,
along with LEAST SANDPIPERs, WESTERN SANDPIPERs, SANDERLINGs,
SEMIPALMATED PLOVERs, BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERs, and WHIMBRELs.
At Ten Mile Beach estuary we saw a lot of nervous-acting waders, the
only additional ones to the list above being SPOTTED SANDPIPER and
silent, distant dowitchers.
At the mouth of the Garcia River (near the Point Arena Lighthouse) we
saw many waders, including extremely distant dowitchers, phalaropes
(the close ones were RED-NECKED PHALAROPEs), WILLETs, GREATER
YELLOWLEGS, SANDERLINGs, LEAST SANDPIPERs, WESTERN SANDPIPERs and
SEMIPALMATED PLOVERs. Fortunately, the BAIRD'S SANDPIPER flew over
our heads, calling as it went. And a LESSER YELLOWLEGs landed
briefly in front of us before flying off to the east. Two CASPIAN
TERNs and a few COMMON LOONs also made an appearance there.
We saw only 4 species of gulls all day WESTERN, CALIFORNIA,
HEERMAN'S and HERRING.
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