Posted by: atowhee | January 27, 2016


I arrived in Chico, CA, late today. Tomorrow I will be leading trips at the Goose Festival which runs through Sunday.  Weather today: sunny and in the 60s.  High mosquito count for January.  Plenty of waterfowl.  These birds were at Llano Seco:PIN FLAP (1280x960) PIN PAIR (1280x960)eve geese Geese at sunset.  Below: Mt. Shasta seen from Mt. Shasta.  Love that snow!MT SHST

Sacramento River NWR–Llano Seco Unit, Butte, California, US
Jan 27, 2016 4:20 PM – 5:40 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
31 species

Greater White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons)  150
Snow Goose (Chen caerulescens)  1000
Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  X
Gadwall (Anas strepera)  4
American Wigeon (Anas americana)  X
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  X
Cinnamon Teal (Anas cyanoptera)  1
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata)  X
Northern Pintail (Anas acuta)  X
Green-winged Teal (Anas crecca)  X
Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola)  X
Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis)  X
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)  3
Great Egret (Ardea alba)  1
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)  2
American Coot (Fulica americana)  X
Sandhill Crane (Grus canadensis)  20
Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)  2
Greater Yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca)  1
Dunlin (Calidris alpina)  3
Wilson’s Snipe (Gallinago delicata)  1
Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis)  3
Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus)  2
Black Phoebe (Sayornis nigricans)  1
Marsh Wren (Cistothorus palustris)  1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata)  1
White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys)  50
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  X
Western Meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta)  X
Brewer’s Blackbird (Euphagus cyanocephalus)  X

North Mountain Park, Jackson, Oregon, US
Jan 27, 2016 8:10 AM – 8:40 AM.  16 species

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  X
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)  2
Western Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma californica)  6
Oak Titmouse (Baeolophus inornatus)  1
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)  1
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  X
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  X
Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca)  1
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)  X
White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys)  3
Golden-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia atricapilla)  40
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)  1
Spotted Towhee (Pipilo maculatus)  2
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  X
Brewer’s Blackbird (Euphagus cyanocephalus)  X
Lesser Goldfinch (Spinus psaltria)  X

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