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  • Robert J. Keiffer
    Saturday - December 29. 2007 - Mendocino Coast Christmas Bird Count - 131 species were found by CBC participants on the count day. The day was overcast and
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      Saturday - December 29. 2007 - Mendocino Coast Christmas Bird Count -
      131 species were found by CBC participants on the count day. The day
      was overcast and cloudy in the morning with mist and drizzle in the
      late morning and afternoon ...however visibility from shore was good
      in the early morning. Highlights included 110 Tundra Swans, many
      White-Winged Scoters, Marbled Murrelets and Ancient Murrelets off the
      Lighthouse Road, 1 Cattle Egret (mixed with many Greats and 1 Snowy)
      on the flats, 1 Pacific Golden-Plover, Ferruginous Hawks, 1 Merlin,
      and Gray Jays on Cameron Road. Waterfowl species were down as the
      "estuary" at the end of Brush Creek did not have any ponded water
      this year. Many, many thanks to all of the participants and to the
      Mendo Coast Audubon Society for hosting the count ...including the
      compilation dinner... and also to Art Morley and Dave Jensen for the
      organization and compilation duties.

      Just outside the CBC circle at the Point Arena Cove, was found "AL"
      the Laysan Albatross, Horned and Eared Grebes, Western Grebes, and
      White-winged Scoters. A young Gray Whale was feeding about 100 yards
      off the end of the pier ... about halfway between the pier and the
      buoy. Apparently the whale is still hanging around.

      Good Birding. Bob Keiffer

      Robert J. Keiffer
      Principal Supt. of Agriculture
      UC Hopland Research & Extension Center
      4070 University Road
      Hopland, CA 95449
      (707) 744-1424 FAX (707) 744-1040
      HREC website: http://danrrec.ucdavis.edu/hopland/home_page.html

      "It is not the critic who counts... not the one who points out how
      the strong person stumbles... or where the doer of deeds could have
      done better. The credit belongs to the person who is actually in the
      arena." Theodore Roosevelt

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