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1978-01-02: NM: US 80 nr Lordsburg

@day: US 80 nr Lordsburg
Hawk, Marsh @US 80 nr Lordsburg
Hawk, Red-tailed @US 80 nr Lordsburg
Kestrel, American @US 80 nr Lordsburg
Falcon, Prairie @US 80 nr Lordsburg
US-80, just south of mp 28
Roadrunner, Greater @US 80 nr Lordsburg
Flicker, Red-shafted @US 80 nr Lordsburg
Bunting, Lark @US 80 nr Lordsburg

1978-01-03: AZ: Patagonia; Sonoita Creek Refuge; Sonoita

@Pat: Patagonia: Sonoita Creek Refuge
@Pat1: Patagonia: Sonoita Creek Refuge: Gate 1
Gate 1 is the southernmost, the furthest from town.
@Pat2: Patagonia: Sonoita Creek Refuge: Gate 2
@Pat3: Patagonia: Sonoita Creek Refuge: Gate 3
@Pat4: Patagonia: Sonoita Creek Refuge: Gate 4
@Son: Sonoita area
@day: Patagonia; Sonoita Creek Refuge; Sonoita
Hawk, Marsh @Patagonia; Sonoita Creek Refuge; Sonoita
Hawk, Red-tailed @Patagonia: Sonoita Creek Refuge: Gate 2
Hawk, Ferruginous 
@Patagonia: Sonoita Creek Refuge: Gate 1
@Sonoita area
Hawk, Rough-legged @Patagonia; Sonoita Creek Refuge; Sonoita
North of Sonoita.
Kestrel, American @Patagonia; Sonoita Creek Refuge; Sonoita
Falcon, Prairie @Sonoita area
Dove, Rock @Patagonia; Sonoita Creek Refuge; Sonoita
Dove, Mourning @Patagonia: Sonoita Creek Refuge
Roadrunner, Greater @Patagonia; Sonoita Creek Refuge; Sonoita
Woodpecker, Gila @Patagonia: Sonoita Creek Refuge
Lifer. Abundant, all four gates.
Woodpecker, Ladder-backed @Patagonia; Sonoita Creek Refuge; Sonoita
1978-01-03-0036
Flicker, Red-shafted @Patagonia; Sonoita Creek Refuge; Sonoita
Flicker, Gilded @Patagonia: Sonoita Creek Refuge: Gate 2
Empidonax sp. @Patagonia; Sonoita Creek Refuge; Sonoita
Phoebe, Black 
@Patagonia: Sonoita Creek Refuge: Gate 1
@Patagonia: Sonoita Creek Refuge: Gate 4
Phoebe, Say's @Sonoita area
Shrike, Loggerhead @Patagonia; Sonoita Creek Refuge; Sonoita
Raven, Chihuahuan @Patagonia: Sonoita Creek Refuge
Vocalizations: By voice.
Titmouse, Bridled @Patagonia: Sonoita Creek Refuge
Plentiful along Sonoita Creek. They loved my screech-owl imitation.
Bushtit @Patagonia: Sonoita Creek Refuge: Gate 1
Flock.
Nuthatch, White-breasted 
@Patagonia: Sonoita Creek Refuge: Gate 1
@Patagonia: Sonoita Creek Refuge: Gate 4
Wren, Bewick's 
@Patagonia: Sonoita Creek Refuge: Gate 2
@Patagonia: Sonoita Creek Refuge: Gate 3
Wren, House @Patagonia: Sonoita Creek Refuge: Gate 1
Kinglet, Ruby-crowned @Patagonia: Sonoita Creek Refuge: Gate 4
Bluebird, Western @Patagonia: Sonoita Creek Refuge: Gate 3
Thrush, Hermit @Patagonia: Sonoita Creek Refuge: Gate 1
Description: By rufous uppertail.
Starling, European @Patagonia: Sonoita Creek Refuge: Gate 1
Pipit, Water @Patagonia: Sonoita Creek Refuge: Gate 1
Longspur, Chestnut-collared @Sonoita area
Just west of the town of Sonoita.
Description: Saw black solid underparts on one.
Large flock circled, and one stopped at a puddle.
Warbler, Orange-crowned @Patagonia: Sonoita Creek Refuge: Gate 1
Warbler, Audubon's 
@Patagonia: Sonoita Creek Refuge: Gate 1
@Patagonia: Sonoita Creek Refuge: Gate 3
Towhee, Green-tailed 
@Patagonia: Sonoita Creek Refuge: Gate 1
Lifer. Flushed toward me while I was giving out my screech-owl imitation.
@Patagonia: Sonoita Creek Refuge: Gate 3
Sparrow, Chipping @Patagonia; Sonoita Creek Refuge; Sonoita
Lower Gardner Canyon.
Lifer.
Bunting, Lark @Patagonia; Sonoita Creek Refuge; Sonoita
East of US-80, south of I-10.
Description: Lifer. Black spot on breast. Field guide does not show, but bird does show, black wing edge (folded) with white line inside it.
1978-01-03-0019
Sparrow, Song @Patagonia: Sonoita Creek Refuge: Gate 2
Sparrow, Lincoln's @Patagonia; Sonoita Creek Refuge; Sonoita
Description: Rufous cap, semi-erect; gray face with faint reddish triangle; buffy band across chest with thin sharp black vertical sctreaks; remaining underparts unstreaked.
1978-01-03c0044
Sparrow, White-crowned @Patagonia; Sonoita Creek Refuge; Sonoita
Cardinal, Northern @Patagonia: Sonoita Creek Refuge: Gate 4
1978-01-03d0028
Lifer.
Pyrrhuloxia @Patagonia: Sonoita Creek Refuge: Gate 3
meadowlark sp. @Patagonia; Sonoita Creek Refuge; Sonoita
Blackbird, Brewer's @Patagonia; Sonoita Creek Refuge; Sonoita
Arizona SR-82.
Grackle, Great-tailed @Patagonia; Sonoita Creek Refuge; Sonoita
Farm off SR-83.
Finch, House @Patagonia: Sonoita Creek Refuge: Gate 1
Goldfinch, Lesser 2 @Patagonia: Sonoita Creek Refuge: Gate 2
Sparrow, House @Patagonia; Sonoita Creek Refuge; Sonoita

1978-01-10: CA: Palo Alto Baylands, Flood Basin, city

@PAB: Palo Alto Baylands
@PAH: Palo Alto Yacht Harbor
@day: Palo Alto Baylands, Flood Basin, city
@home: Palo Alto: 3101 Middlefield Rd
High tide, +6.6'.
Gadwall @Palo Alto Baylands
Wigeon, American @Palo Alto Baylands
Mallard @Palo Alto Baylands
Teal, Cinnamon 3 @Palo Alto Baylands
Shoveler, Northern @Palo Alto Baylands
Pintail, Common @Palo Alto Baylands
Duck, Ruddy @Palo Alto Baylands
Grebe, Western @Palo Alto Yacht Harbor
Pelican, Brown @Palo Alto Baylands
Flying over the observation platform.
Heron, Great Blue @Palo Alto Baylands
Egret, Great @Palo Alto Baylands
Near parking lot entrance for the interpretive center.
Night-Heron, Black-crowned @Palo Alto Baylands
Hawk, Marsh @Palo Alto Baylands
Rail, Clapper 9 @Palo Alto Baylands
Groups near first and second high-tension towers.
Rail, Virginia @Palo Alto Baylands
Sora @Palo Alto Baylands
Coot, American @Palo Alto Baylands
Stilt, Black-necked @Palo Alto Baylands
Avocet, American @Palo Alto Baylands
Willet @Palo Alto Baylands
Curlew, Long-billed 1 @Palo Alto Baylands
At least one; with godwits.
Godwit, Marbled 15 @Palo Alto Baylands
Northeast corner of the spoils area south of the launch ramp.
Gull, Ring-billed @Palo Alto Baylands
Gull, California @Palo Alto Baylands
Gull, Glaucous-winged 1 @Palo Alto Baylands
Spoils area near the harbor.
Dove, Mourning 
@Palo Alto Baylands
@Palo Alto: 3101 Middlefield Rd
Owl, Burrowing @Palo Alto Baylands
El Camino Kennels area.
Pair flushed by a dog.
Flicker, Red-shafted @Palo Alto: 3101 Middlefield Rd
scrub-jay sp. @Palo Alto: 3101 Middlefield Rd
Crow, Common # @Palo Alto Baylands
Downtown Cupertino in a schoolyard.
Wren, Long-billed Marsh @Palo Alto Baylands
Robin, American @Palo Alto Baylands
Abundant in the rainy spell.
Yellowthroat, Common @Palo Alto Baylands
Towhee, California @Palo Alto: 3101 Middlefield Rd
Sparrow, Savannah @Palo Alto Baylands
Sparrow, Song @Palo Alto Baylands
Sparrow, White-crowned 1i @Palo Alto: 3101 Middlefield Rd
Meadowlark, Western @Palo Alto Baylands
Blackbird, Brewer's @Palo Alto Baylands
Cowbird, Brown-headed @Palo Alto: 3101 Middlefield Rd
On the feeder.
Finch, House @Palo Alto: 3101 Middlefield Rd
Most numerous bird on the feeder.
Sparrow, House @Palo Alto: 3101 Middlefield Rd

1978-01-17: CA: Palo Alto Flood Basin

@PAFB: Palo Alto Flood Basin
Flooded.
Gadwall @Palo Alto Flood Basin
Canvasback @Palo Alto Flood Basin
Scaup, Greater @Palo Alto Flood Basin
Scoter, Surf @Palo Alto Flood Basin
Right by the frontage road!
Duck, Ruddy @Palo Alto Flood Basin
Grebe, Pied-billed @Palo Alto Flood Basin
Egret, Great @Palo Alto Flood Basin
About 30m beyond the entrance gate.
Coot, American @Palo Alto Flood Basin
Stilt, Black-necked @Palo Alto Flood Basin
Gull, Glaucous-winged 1 @Palo Alto Flood Basin
Near El Camino Kennels.
Dove, Mourning @Palo Alto Flood Basin
Vocalizations: First mating call of the year heard.
Blackbird, Red-winged @Palo Alto Flood Basin
Meadowlark, Western @Palo Alto Flood Basin
Blackbird, Brewer's @Palo Alto Flood Basin

1978-01-20: CA: Pt Reyes; GGP: Elk Glen L

Notable:  Emperor Goose; Eurasian Wigeon
@EGL: San Francisco: Golden Gate Park: Elk Glen Lake
@LE: Point Reyes: Limantour Estero
@MH: Marin County: Muddy Hollow
@day: Pt Reyes; GGP: Elk Glen L
Goose, Emperor 3 @Point Reyes: Limantour Estero
As advertised in the Northern California RBA.
Duck, Wood 10 @San Francisco: Golden Gate Park: Elk Glen Lake
Gadwall @Point Reyes: Limantour Estero
Wigeon, Eurasian 1 @San Francisco: Golden Gate Park: Elk Glen Lake
Wigeon, American 
@Point Reyes: Limantour Estero
@San Francisco: Golden Gate Park: Elk Glen Lake
Mallard 
@Point Reyes: Limantour Estero
@San Francisco: Golden Gate Park: Elk Glen Lake
Shoveler, Northern @Point Reyes: Limantour Estero
Pintail, Common @Point Reyes: Limantour Estero
Canvasback 
1 @San Francisco: Golden Gate Park: Elk Glen Lake
@Point Reyes: Limantour Estero
@Marin County: Muddy Hollow
Scaup, Greater 
@Marin County: Muddy Hollow
@Point Reyes: Limantour Estero
@San Francisco: Golden Gate Park: Elk Glen Lake
Scaup, Lesser ? @Marin County: Muddy Hollow
Scoter, Surf # @Pt Reyes; GGP: Elk Glen L
Scoter, White-winged # @Point Reyes: Limantour Estero
Bufflehead @Point Reyes: Limantour Estero
Merganser, Red-breasted @Point Reyes: Limantour Estero
1♂ @Point Reyes: Limantour Estero
1♀ @Point Reyes: Limantour Estero
Duck, Ruddy @Pt Reyes; GGP: Elk Glen L
Grebe, Pied-billed 
@Marin County: Muddy Hollow
@Point Reyes: Limantour Estero
Cormorant, Double-crested 
@Pt Reyes; GGP: Elk Glen L
Over the Golden Gate Bridge.
@Point Reyes: Limantour Estero
Heron, Great Blue 1 @Point Reyes: Limantour Estero
Egret, Great # @Point Reyes: Limantour Estero
Egret, Snowy 1 @Point Reyes: Limantour Estero
Vulture, Turkey @Pt Reyes; GGP: Elk Glen L
Kite, White-tailed @Pt Reyes; GGP: Elk Glen L
Between Olema and Point Reyes HQ.
Hawk, Marsh 1♂ @Point Reyes: Limantour Estero
Hawk, Red-tailed @Pt Reyes; GGP: Elk Glen L
Kestrel, American @Pt Reyes; GGP: Elk Glen L
Coot, American @Pt Reyes; GGP: Elk Glen L
Plover, Black-bellied @Point Reyes: Limantour Estero
Yellowlegs, Greater ? @Point Reyes: Limantour Estero
Willet @Pt Reyes; GGP: Elk Glen L
Godwit, Marbled @Point Reyes: Limantour Estero
Sanderling @Pt Reyes; GGP: Elk Glen L
Sandpiper, Least @Pt Reyes; GGP: Elk Glen L
Dunlin @Pt Reyes; GGP: Elk Glen L
Gull, Mew @Pt Reyes; GGP: Elk Glen L
Gull, Ring-billed @Pt Reyes; GGP: Elk Glen L
Gull, Western 1 @Pt Reyes; GGP: Elk Glen L
Gull, California # @Pt Reyes; GGP: Elk Glen L
Gull, Glaucous-winged 12+ @Point Reyes: Limantour Estero
Dove, Rock @Pt Reyes; GGP: Elk Glen L
Dove, Mourning @Pt Reyes; GGP: Elk Glen L
Kingfisher, Belted @Point Reyes: Limantour Estero
Vocalizations: By its rattle.
Woodpecker, Acorn @Pt Reyes; GGP: Elk Glen L
Near Palo Alto.
Flicker, Common @Pt Reyes; GGP: Elk Glen L
Phoebe, Black @Pt Reyes; GGP: Elk Glen L
Shrike, Loggerhead @Pt Reyes; GGP: Elk Glen L
Vireo, Hutton's @Point Reyes: Limantour Estero
Jay, Steller's @Pt Reyes; GGP: Elk Glen L
scrub-jay sp. @Pt Reyes; GGP: Elk Glen L
Crow, Common @Pt Reyes; GGP: Elk Glen L
Raven, Common @Pt Reyes; GGP: Elk Glen L
Wrentit @Pt Reyes; GGP: Elk Glen L
Thrush, Hermit @Pt Reyes; GGP: Elk Glen L
Robin, American @Pt Reyes; GGP: Elk Glen L
Thrush, Varied @Pt Reyes; GGP: Elk Glen L
Starling, European @Pt Reyes; GGP: Elk Glen L
Yellowthroat, Common @Marin County: Muddy Hollow
Vocalizations: My written field notes portrayed the calls of this species today as generic comic-strip cursing: !!@#*!!, et cetera.
Towhee, Rufous-sided @Marin County: Muddy Hollow
Vocalizations: By call.
Sparrow, Fox @Pt Reyes; GGP: Elk Glen L
Sparrow, Song @Pt Reyes; GGP: Elk Glen L
Sparrow, White-crowned @Pt Reyes; GGP: Elk Glen L
Meadowlark, Western @Pt Reyes; GGP: Elk Glen L
Blackbird, Brewer's @Pt Reyes; GGP: Elk Glen L
Finch, House @Pt Reyes; GGP: Elk Glen L
Sparrow, House @Pt Reyes; GGP: Elk Glen L

1978-01-18: CA: Palo Alto: 3101 Middlefield Road

@home: Palo Alto: 3101 Middlefield Road
Dove, Mourning @Palo Alto: 3101 Middlefield Road
Finch, House @Palo Alto: 3101 Middlefield Road
1978-01-18-0011
The photo shows the tube feeder and feeding platform hanging from my second-floor window. This feeder was still in service in 2011; Droll Yankees builds them to last.

1978-01-21: CA: Palo Alto: 3101 Middlefield Road

@home: Palo Alto: 3101 Middlefield Road
Robin, American @Palo Alto: 3101 Middlefield Road
1978-01-21-0032

1978-01-22: CA: Palo Alto Baylands

Notable:  Wood Duck
@DP: Palo Alto Duck Pond
@FB: Palo Alto Flood Basin
@YH: Palo Alto Yacht Harbor
@day: Palo Alto Baylands
Route Worked no shorebird habitat.
Duck, Wood @Palo Alto Flood Basin
Left-hand pond.
Gadwall @Palo Alto Baylands
Wigeon, American @Palo Alto Baylands
Mallard @Palo Alto Baylands
Teal, Cinnamon 6♂ @Palo Alto Baylands
Shoveler, Northern @Palo Alto Baylands
Pintail, Common @Palo Alto Baylands
Teal, Green-Winged 
3♂ @Palo Alto Baylands
2♀ @Palo Alto Baylands
Canvasback @Palo Alto Baylands
Redhead 4♂ @Palo Alto Flood Basin
Scaup, Greater @Palo Alto Duck Pond
Scaup, Lesser @Palo Alto Duck Pond
Bufflehead 1♂ @Palo Alto Flood Basin
Goldeneye, Common 
1♀ @Palo Alto Duck Pond
1♂ @Palo Alto Flood Basin
Duck, Ruddy @Palo Alto Baylands
Grebe, Pied-billed @Palo Alto Flood Basin
Grebe, Horned 1 @Palo Alto Duck Pond
Grebe, Western 1 @Palo Alto Yacht Harbor
Cormorant, Double-crested @Palo Alto Yacht Harbor
Egret, Great 2 @Palo Alto Flood Basin
Egret, Snowy @Palo Alto Baylands
Hawk, Marsh 1♀ @Palo Alto Flood Basin
Coot, American @Palo Alto Baylands
Gull, Ring-billed @Palo Alto Baylands
Gull, Western @Palo Alto Baylands
Gull, California @Palo Alto Baylands
Gull, Glaucous-winged @Palo Alto Baylands
Dove, Rock @Palo Alto Baylands
Dove, Mourning @Palo Alto Baylands
Flicker, Common @Palo Alto Baylands
Scrub-Jay, Western @Palo Alto Baylands
Frontage road near Embarcadero.
Robin, American @Palo Alto Baylands
Starling, European @Palo Alto Baylands
Pipit, Water @Palo Alto Yacht Harbor
Yellowthroat, Common @Palo Alto Flood Basin
Blackbird, Red-winged @Palo Alto Baylands
Meadowlark, Western @Palo Alto Baylands
Blackbird, Brewer's @Palo Alto Baylands
Finch, House @Palo Alto Baylands
Sparrow, House @Palo Alto Baylands

1978-01-30: CA: Stevens Creek

@day: Stevens Creek
Route 10:00-13:00. Bridge out.
Dove, Mourning # @Stevens Creek
Hummingbird, Anna's @Stevens Creek
Sapsucker, Red-breasted @Stevens Creek
Woodpecker, Nuttall's @Stevens Creek
Lower campground.
Flicker, Red-shafted 3 @Stevens Creek
Jay, Steller's 3+ @Stevens Creek
Scrub-Jay, Western 1+ @Stevens Creek
Titmouse, Oak 3+ @Stevens Creek
Behavior: Displaying and singing.
Bushtit 3 @Stevens Creek
Nuthatch, White-breasted 1-2 @Stevens Creek
Wren, Bewick's 2 @Stevens Creek
Kinglet, Ruby-crowned 2♀ @Stevens Creek
Thrush, Hermit 1 @Stevens Creek
Robin, American 1-2 @Stevens Creek
Thrush, Varied 1+ @Stevens Creek
Towhee, Rufous-sided 2 @Stevens Creek
Towhee, California 1 @Stevens Creek
Sparrow, Song 2 @Stevens Creek
Near the creek.
Finch, House 1 @Stevens Creek
Goldfinch, American @Stevens Creek
Sparrow, House @Stevens Creek
Stables.

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