Re: High Count at MCBG

Virginia R. Wade

Hi Tim

That is indeed the high count since October of 1995 when MCAS started the
first bird walk in the garden. I kept the records with Toby and Art's
help up until a few years ago when Tim took over leading the bird walks.
My husband and I are on a birding trip to Florida and have covered the
Gulf Coast, the Florida Keys and we are now working our way up the east

We have really grown to appreciate all the wonderful birding spots we have
on the Mendocino Coast.

Thanks, Tim for sharing the list.

Ginny Wade
From Titusville Florida

Greetings Mendobirders - On the Third Wednesday birdwalk (18 April 2012)
at the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, we tallied 61 species. Toby
informs me this is a record high count for this walk. We were all quite
surprised, as it did not seem especially "birdy" that day, the numbers
of individual birds sighted were quite low. (15 of the species were
represented by a lone individual, and 7 were identified only by ear.)
But we did have six experienced birders in our group, and I think each
of them added one or more species that the others did not see or hear.
Great fun!

Tim Bray

Species Name
Canada Goose
Black Scoter
Pacific Loon
Common Loon
Eared Grebe
Western Grebe
Brandt's Cormorant
Pelagic Cormorant
Brown Pelican
Turkey Vulture
Red-shouldered Hawk
American Coot
Black Oystercatcher
Marbled Godwit
Black Turnstone
Western Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Common Murre
Pigeon Guillemot
Rock Pigeon
Band-tailed Pigeon
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Mourning Dove
Vaux's Swift
Anna's Hummingbird
Allen's Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Acorn Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pacific-slope Flycatcher
Black Phoebe
Hutton's Vireo
Steller's Jay
Western Scrub-Jay
Common Raven
Violet-green Swallow
Barn Swallow
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Golden-crowned Kinglet
American Robin
European Starling
Orange-crowned Warbler
Wilson's Warbler
Spotted Towhee
Savannah Sparrow
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Red-winged Blackbird
Brewer's Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
Purple Finch
House Finch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow


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