Shorebird Class at Schollenberger Park

On Sunday, August 12, my Sebastopol Community Center Class and I explored Schollenberger Park in Petaluma.  We had wonderful close-up looks at many Long-billed Dowitchers.  We also got nice looks at the Pacific Golden Plover.  A highlight was the appearance of a Long-tailed Weasel on the trail!

A few of us then continued on to the Sonoma Landtrust Property (SLT) near Port Sonoma Marina after Schollenberger Park.

Here is a list of the shorebirds that we saw for the day:

Black-bellied Plover, Pacific Golden Plover, Semipalmated Plover (SLT), Killdeer, Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, Greater Yellowlegs, Willet (SLT), Whimbrel (SLT), Long-billed Curlew, Marbled Godwit, Western Sandpiper (SLT), Least Sandpiper, Long-billed Dowitcher

Shorebird Class at Bodega Bay

Sunday, August 5, my Sebastopol Community Center Shorebird Class and I went to Bodega Bay.  We had an awesome day!   Highlights included both Red-necked and Red Phalaropes, wonderful views of Wandering Tattlers and a group of roosting Snowy Plovers on Doran Beach.

Below is a complete list of the shorebirds we saw:

Black-bellied Plover, Snowy Plover, Semiplamated Plover, Black Oystercatcher, Willet, Wandering Tattler, Whimbrel, Marbled Godwit, Ruddy Turnstone, Black Turnstone, Western Sandpiper, Short-billed Dowitcher, Red-necked Phalarope, and Red Phalarope.