Over Memorial Day weekend Larry Siemens and I spent some time birding on
the northern Mendo coast. Birds of note were the BROWN THRASHER at
Little River (seen on Fri 5/28 and Sat 5/29) and a male NORTHERN PARULA
along the Big River on Mon 5/31 (the same bird found by Toby Tobkin the
Birds of interest were a single COMMON NIGHTHAWK displaying over the
pygmy forest on Road K just off of Albion Ridge Rd on Fri 5/28. Four
LONG-BILLED CURLEWS were at Virgin Creek Beach on Sat 5/29. Two
WANDERING TATTLERS, one at Little River and one at Glass Beach, were
still hanging around on Sat 5/29. GRAY JAYS were at the upper
campground at Van Damme on Sat 5/29 and Sun 5/30.
On Sun afternoon (5/30) during a two hour pelagic we saw approximately
200 SOOTY SHEARWATERS, 20 BLACK-FOOTED ALBATROSS, 100 CASSIN'S AUKLETS,
and 2 PINK-FOOTED SHEARWATERS.
Ukiah, MEN, CA