North Coast Report (Sat Aug 24)
- Today I scoured the north coast hoping to refind some of the rarities
reported in recent days. Unfortunately I didn't find anything
exceptional but there were a few sightings of note.
At Glass Beach a flock of 18 MARBLED GODWITS flew over heading north.
At the San Juan Creek overlook were a pair of MARBLED MURRELETS. There
were 27 RED-NECKED PHALAROPES on the Westport sewage pond. One LESSER
YELLOWLEGS was at the Caspar Creek outlet. And three BAIRD'S SANDPIPERS
were at Navarro Beach. The only tubenoses I saw all day were two SOOTY
SHEARWATERS seen from the Mendocino Headlands.
- Matthew Matthiessen