Saturday, Apr 09, 2011 The WWF (aka Team Fun2011-yuns) Big Day

40 eBird checklists
Lake Cunningham
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Lake Cunningham
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Santa Clara
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Santa Clara
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Lexington Reservoir
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Lexington Reservoir
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Palo Alto Duck Pond
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Palo Alto Duck Pond
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Don Edwards Center
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Don Edwards Center
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Charleston Slough
eBird - Casual Observation, 0mins,
Charleston Slough
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Los Gatos Creek County Park (aka Oka Ponds)
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Los Gatos Creek County Park (aka Oka Ponds)
eBird - Casual Observation, 0mins,
Ed Levin County Park Sandy Wool
eBird - Casual Observation, 0mins,
Ed Levin County Park Sandy Wool
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Alviso Marina
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Alviso Marina
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Sanborn County Park John Nicholas Trail
eBird - Casual Observation, 0mins,
Sanborn County Park John Nicholas Trail
eBird - Casual Observation, 0mins,
Donald M. Somers Water Pollution Control Plant
eBird - Casual Observation, 0mins,
Donald M. Somers Water Pollution Control Plant
eBird - Casual Observation, 0mins,
Almaden Lake Park
eBird - Casual Observation, 0mins,
Almaden Lake Park
eBird - Casual Observation, 0mins,
Calero Reservoir
eBird - Casual Observation, 0mins,
Calero Reservoir
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New Almaden
eBird - Casual Observation, 0mins,
New Almaden
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Anderson Reservoir
eBird - Casual Observation, 0mins,
Anderson Reservoir
eBird - Casual Observation, 0mins,
Almaden Quicksilver County Park
eBird - Casual Observation, 0mins,
Almaden Quicksilver County Park
eBird - Casual Observation, 0mins,
Jubilee Christian Center
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Jubilee Christian Center
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Guadalupe Oak Grove Park (SCL Co.)
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Guadalupe Oak Grove Park (SCL Co.)
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Fontini Trail
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Fontini Trail
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Geng Road
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Geng Road
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Notes

We started at 4:15am with two owling stops on Hicks Road and McAbee Road, which netted us NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL and WESTERN SCREECH-OWL. Great Horned Owls were silent all morning.

We went to the John Nicholas trail for the dawn chorus, where PACIFIC WRENS were plentiful.

Oka Ponds and Almaden Lake yielded their expected collection of regulars, including GREEN HERON and WILSON's SNIPE at Oka and a good gull flock at Almaden.

We were unable to find CHIPPING SPARROW at Jeffrey Fontana park where Janna Pauser had pointed it out to us a week earlier.

We enjoyed the scenery at New Almaden and Fortini Trail (both sites new to us) while picking up RUFOUS-CROWNED SPARROW and CALIFORNIA THRASHER.

We used mid-day to crank through a series of short stops for staked-out birds in the south county, including BLUE-WINGED TEAL and HORNED LARK in Morgan Hill; BALD EAGLE and ROCK WREN at Anderson Reservoir. We we struck by seeing CASPIAN TERN at three different sites during the day.

By late afternoon, strong winds at Ed Levin County Park and Alviso Marina made both stops difficult for listening and generally unproductive, although we did manage to hear one short burst from a VIRGINIA RAIL at the Marina.

We almost called it a day when a MERLIN spooked all the shorebirds at the Palo Alto yacht harbor mudflats, but we hung in long enough to find a Cinnamon Teal behind the Lucy Evans center for our last bird of the day at 8pm.

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