Humboldt Black Skimmers
- Black skimmers have finally arrived on the north coast. Matt Wachs found two
birds (a pair of adults, one male and one female based on size) both banded,
at the mouth of the Elk River in Humboldt County. The birds were associating
with the tern and gull flock at the mouth of the river. To reach them, take
Hilfiker Road west towards the bay off of Highway 101 in south Eureka. Look
across the river to the north of the old pipeline at the end of the spit.
Obviously we were wondering where the birds had come from. Does anyone know
offhand who is banding skimmers in California?
Thanks in advance for any info, and apologies for the cross-posting.
Ron LeValley, Senior Biologist
Mad River Biologists
1497 Central Avenue
McKinleyville, CA 95519