* Northern California BirdBox
* May 15, 2012
hotline: 11 May 2012 - 15 May 2012
to report: (415)-681-7422 (Do not send reports by e-mail)
coverage: 15 May 07:46 p.m. (PST)
transcriber: Calvin D. Lou
This is a summary of reports from the Northern California
BirdBox, sponsored by the Golden Gate Audubon Society, compiled
15 May 2012, 07:46 p.m.
Highlights: RED-NECKED GREBE, BLACK OYSTERCATCHER, GREATER ROADRUNNER,
VAUX'S SWIFT, BLACK SWIFT, WHITE-THROATED SWIFT, BLACK-CHINNED HUMMINGBIRD,
NORTHERN PARULA, YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT, BLUE GROSBEAK, GRASSHOPPER SPARROW,
Contra Costa Co.
On May 13, a singing male NORTHERN PARULA at Mitchell Canyon was
seen 0.2 miles up the main trail. (Logan Kahle)
On May 13, a male BLUE GROSBEAK was seen at a feeder in the upper
parts of Muir Beach. (Dave MacKenzie)
On May 11, the RED-NECKED GREBE continues to be seen at the Fahey Fish
Ponds. Take Hwy 33 north to Santa Nella, turn east onto Fahey Road.
Go about 2 miles till you cross a canal. The grebe was in the ponds
on the north side. (2) BLACK-CHINNED HUMMINGBIRD, (1) YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT,
and (1) male BLUE GROSBEAK were seen along the Souza Marsh Trail at the
San Luis NWR. (2) GREATER ROADRUNNER were seen below the San Luis
Reservoir dam along Basalt Road. A male LAWRENCE'S GOLDFINCH was seen at
the Basalt Campgrounds. (Peter Metropulos)
San Mateo Co.
On May 14, a BLACK SWIFT, (2) WHITE-THROATED SWIFT, (2) VAUX'S SWIFT
and (3) singing GRASSHOPPER SPARROW were seen at Bedwell Bayfront park
in Menlo Park. (Peter Metropulos)
On May 15, a BLACK OYSTERCATCHER was seen at the First Street Pier in
Benicia. (Roger Muskat)