Birding Sac National Wildlife Refuge

We did this trip last year and it was loads of fun, so we did a repeat, but this time with only three people in 1 car. Saw a ton of cool birds and the weather was beautiful to boot. Last year was overcast and I couldn't even tell how beautiful the Coast Ranges look from the reserve! Next year: otters.

Posted by kueda kueda, January 26, 2011 07:44 AM

Observations

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Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)

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January 23, 2011 09:37 AM PST

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Brewer's Blackbird (Euphagus cyanocephalus)

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January 23, 2011 09:08 AM PST

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At the gas station.

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House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)

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January 23, 2011 09:38 AM PST

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Marsh Wren (Cistothorus palustris)

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January 23, 2011 09:43 AM PST

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Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata)

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January 23, 2011 09:41 AM PST

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About a trillion, all told.

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American Coot (Fulica americana)

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January 23, 2011 09:40 AM PST

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Ánade Real (Anas platyrhynchos)

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January 23, 2011 09:44 AM PST

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Ánade Friso (Mareca strepera)

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January 23, 2011 10:36 AM PST

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White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys)

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January 23, 2011 10:00 AM PST

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Black-tailed Jackrabbit (Lepus californicus)

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January 23, 2011 11:59 AM PST

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Bushtit (Psaltriparus minimus)

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January 23, 2011 10:37 AM PST

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American Wigeon (Mareca americana)

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January 23, 2011 12:15 PM PST

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Northern Harrier (Circus hudsonius)

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January 23, 2011 12:01 PM PST

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Garceta Grande (Ardea alba)

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January 23, 2011 12:25 PM PST

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Western Meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta)

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January 23, 2011 12:28 PM PST

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Common Raven (Corvus corax)

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January 23, 2011 12:25 PM PST

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Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

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January 23, 2011 12:40 PM PST

Description

Juvenile

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Zampullín Cuellinegro (Podiceps nigricollis)

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January 23, 2011 12:51 PM PST

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Black Phoebe (Sayornis nigricans)

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January 23, 2011 09:44 AM PST

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House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus)

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January 23, 2011 09:44 AM PST

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Cinnamon Teal (Spatula cyanoptera)

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January 23, 2011 12:53 PM PST

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California Towhee (Melozone crissalis)

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January 23, 2011 02:20 PM PST

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Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)

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January 23, 2011 02:49 PM PST

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Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis)

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January 23, 2011 01:04 PM PST

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Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus)

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January 23, 2011 03:26 PM PST

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American Pipit (Anthus rubescens)

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January 23, 2011 09:59 AM PST

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American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus)

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January 23, 2011 03:39 PM PST

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Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)

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January 23, 2011 10:06 AM PST

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Lincoln's Sparrow (Melospiza lincolnii)

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January 23, 2011 10:12 AM PST

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Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)

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January 23, 2011 10:13 AM PST

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Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)

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January 23, 2011 10:27 AM PST

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Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)

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January 23, 2011 10:18 AM PST

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Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola)

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January 23, 2011 10:35 AM PST

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Downy Woodpecker (Dryobates pubescens)

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January 23, 2011 10:38 AM PST

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Ring-necked Duck (Aythya collaris)

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January 23, 2011 11:15 AM PST

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Wilson's Snipe (Gallinago delicata)

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January 23, 2011 11:07 AM PST

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Ánade Rabudo (Anas acuta)

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January 23, 2011 10:36 AM PST

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Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps)

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January 23, 2011 11:18 AM PST

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Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)

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January 23, 2011 11:58 AM PST

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White-faced Ibis (Plegadis chihi)

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Date

January 23, 2011 12:05 PM PST

Description

Saw a couple flying over, but didn't catch any in the water.

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Golden-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia atricapilla)

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January 23, 2011 11:49 AM PST

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Pato Cuchara (Spatula clypeata)

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January 23, 2011 09:40 AM PST

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Faisán Común (Phasianus colchicus)

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January 23, 2011 12:37 PM PST

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Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata)

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January 23, 2011 01:24 PM PST

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Greater White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons)

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January 23, 2011 12:22 PM PST

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Snow Goose (Anser caerulescens)

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January 23, 2011 01:34 PM PST

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Ring-necked Duck (Aythya collaris)

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January 23, 2011 01:11 PM PST

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Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis)

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January 23, 2011 01:10 PM PST

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American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos)

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January 23, 2011 01:49 PM PST

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Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus)

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January 23, 2011 01:46 PM PST

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Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)

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January 23, 2011 02:16 PM PST

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Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

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January 23, 2011 02:15 PM PST

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Ross's Goose (Anser rossii)

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January 23, 2011 02:02 PM PST

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Long-billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus scolopaceus)

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January 23, 2011 02:36 PM PST

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European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)

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January 23, 2011 02:31 PM PST

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Lesser Goldfinch (Spinus psaltria)

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January 23, 2011 03:12 PM PST

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Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)

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January 23, 2011 11:22 AM PST

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Snowy Egret (Egretta thula)

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January 23, 2011 03:20 PM PST

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Cerceta Común (Anas crecca)

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January 23, 2011 12:39 PM PST

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Loggerhead Shrike (Lanius ludovicianus)

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January 23, 2011 12:33 PM PST

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Bewick's Wren (Thryomanes bewickii)

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Date

January 23, 2011 10:44 AM PST

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Lincoln's Sparrow (Melospiza lincolnii)

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Date

January 23, 2011 03:18 PM PST

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Snow Goose (Anser caerulescens)

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kueda

Date

January 23, 2011 03:45 PM PST

Description

This is a crummy pic, but it illustrates the difference in head and bill shape between the Snow and Ross's Geese, which is the kind of thing I had to see to understand. Had lots of great comparison look today.

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Cerceta Común (Anas crecca)

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Date

January 23, 2011 02:19 PM PST

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Cinnamon Teal (Spatula cyanoptera)

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Date

January 23, 2011 02:08 PM PST

Description

Lots and lots of Cinnamon Teal near the viewing platform, a real treat. Blue scapulars are awesome.

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Golden-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia atricapilla)

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kueda

Date

January 23, 2011 11:27 AM PST

Description

Our lunchtime companion.

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