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Saturday, February 20, 2016

Pacific Golden Plover at Tijuana River Mouth

But it's damn too far; can one spot at Playa del Rey area? I seem to remember that it was spotted last Fall, can't remember exactly where. Seal Beach area(restricted access)?

Tijuana River mouth, San Diego County, California, US ( Map )

Date and Effort
Thu Feb 18, 2016 9:15 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
2
Duration:
2 hour(s)
Distance:
1.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Lea Squires List , Matt Sadowski
Comments:
from Seacoast down to river mouth
Species
38 species (+4 other taxa) total
1
Brant
230
American Wigeon
47
Surf Scoter
6
Bufflehead
4
Red-breasted Merganser
1
Red-throated Loon
2
Common Loon
9
loon sp.
2
Eared Grebe
14
Double-crested Cormorant
6
Brown Pelican
2
Great Egret
6
Snowy Egret
2
Little Blue Heron
112
Black-bellied Plover
1
Pacific Golden-Plover
continuing, roosting in dune veg with 5 BBPL; smaller than BBPL, golden wash on face, gold spots on uppers, lacking whitish tail of BBPL in flight
40
Snowy Plover
PK-PR, BB-BG, X-K/W, S-X (2)
50
Killdeer
65
Willet
1
Whimbrel
9
Long-billed Curlew
75
Marbled Godwit
2
Ruddy Turnstone
70
Sanderling
25
Dunlin
12
Least Sandpiper
20
Western Sandpiper
X
Short-billed Dowitcher
calling
X
Long-billed Dowitcher
calling
280
Short-billed/Long-billed Dowitcher
probably mostly LBDO
1
Mew Gull
1st-cycle
8
Ring-billed Gull
7
Western Gull
80
California Gull
6
Herring Gull
2
Glaucous-winged Gull
1st-cycles
1
Herring x Glaucous-winged Gull (hybrid)
1st-cycle
1
Larus sp.
j1st-cycle, GWGU hybrid of some sort
38
Royal Tern
6
American Pipit
8
Savannah Sparrow (Belding's)
2
House Finch

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