Mendocino Coast CBC Results
- Saturday, 2 January 2010, was quite foggy along the south coast of
Mendocino County between Elk and the Point Arena lighthouse. The
total species seen on count day this year was 137. Highlights included
(3) CATTLE EGRET, CINNAMON TEAL, REDHEAD, (2) ROUGH-
LEGGED HAWK, (3) PACIFIC GOLDEN-PLOVER, and (2) SLATE-
During the "count week," three days prior to and following the actual
count day, three additional species were seen by Rich Trissel. They
were: (6) BRANT, EURASIAN WIGEON, and BARN SWALLOW.
The number of TUNDRA SWANS dropped considerably from previous
years' totals. The estimate of the wintering population this year is only
about 40-45 individuals.
Thanks again to the area leaders: Chris Bing, Dave Jensen, Bob Keiffer,
Art Morley, Rich Kuehn, Connie Schimbor & Diane Hichwa. Thanks
also to Todd Easterla, who roamed around the count area and provided
a few species not found by others during the day.
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