A note from Sue Calla:

We had a great turnout yesterday (Saturday, June 11) in Del Norte for Gary Bloomfield’s field trip … 29 adults and 4 children.
We are fortunate that the lagoon level has stayed high this summer after never closing last year ... it's currently at eight feet mean sea level.

Early to Mid-July (on calm days) should be great for scoping the grebe's floating nests from Cadra Point.

There is much interest here from beginning birders.


And from Gary Bloomfield:
36 species recorded including Western grebe on the lagoon showing courting behavior.

5 Mallard

5 Western Grebe -- Subtle courtship activities (head turning, facing)

6 Double-crested Cormorant

1 Great Blue Heron

3 Great Egret

1 Turkey Vulture

1 Osprey

1 Northern Harrier (American)

2 Mourning Dove

1 Rufous/Allen's Hummingbird

5 Pacific-slope Flycatcher

1 Warbling Vireo

2 Steller's Jay

1 American Crow

1 Common Raven

2 Tree Swallow

1 Barn Swallow

2 Black-capped Chickadee

4 Chestnut-backed Chickadee

3 Pacific Wren

3 Marsh Wren

2 Golden-crowned Kinglet

1 Wrentit

7 Swainson's Thrush

1 American Robin

1 Cedar Waxwing

4 Orange-crowned Warbler (lutescens)

1 Common Yellowthroat

6 Wilson's Warbler

1 White-crowned Sparrow (pugetensis)

1 Savannah Sparrow

4 Song Sparrow

2 Black-headed Grosbeak

1 Brown-headed Cowbird

1 Purple Finch (Western)

1 American Goldfinch

Number of Taxa: 36

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