Trip Reports

San Gabriel Mountains 3/7/20

Mountain Quail (Jesse Martinez)

(Jesse Martinez)

Red Crossbills (Jesse Martinez)

Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve 2/22/20

From Trip Leader Thomas Brinkop:

"Overall we had a great time at Bolsa Chica on Saturday. Some highlights included the continuing, very rare Mountain Plover, hundreds of Brant Geese, Clark's Grebe, Reddish Egret, and killer looks at a very cooperative Ridgway's Rail."

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Ridgway's Rail (Jesse Martinez)

Belding's Savannah Sparrow (Jesse Martinez)

Palos Verdes Peninsula 2/16/20

From Trip Leader Graham Montgomery:

"This past Sunday, we went out to Point Vicente on the Palos Verdes peninsula. From the high cliffs overlooking the ocean, we were able to scope out distant Black-vented Shearwaters, Brandt's Cormorants, and Surf Scoters, plus amazing close looks at a perched Peregrine Falcon. Next, we went to the Alta Vicente Reserve where we found our target species: California Gnatcatcher (including one that flew right over us!), and the coastal race of Cactus Wren. Non-bird life included a gopher snake, an alligator lizard, wildflowers, and dolphins, all on a beautiful sunny morning."

eBird Checklist Point Vicente Seawatch:

eBird Checklist Alta Vicente Reserve:

Thank you everyone for coming!

Peregrine Falcon (Nurit Katz)

California Gnatcatcher (Nurit Katz)

Cactus Wren (Nurit Katz)

Lupine (Nurit Katz)

Young Gopher Snake (Nurit Katz)

Nurit Katz