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Birdwalk Report 11/19/11
Jacks Peak Park
Leader: Blake Matheson

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Birdwalk Report 11/19/11

Jacks Peak Park
Leader: Blake Matheson

Jacks Peak Park rests on the saddle of the Monterey Peninsula's spine and forms one of the best intact and uninterrupted stretches of Monterey Pine forest on earth. As migration slows and winter approaches, Townsend's Warblers descend on the Peninsula's diverse conifer stands in multitudes. Jacks Peak is one of the best places in our area to enjoy this species in abundance, and also the prime location to look for less common conifer-loving species like Hermit Warbler and Golden-crowned Kinglet.

Trip Report

Blake Matheson reported as follows:

"In general it was very quiet, although we were told by Park staff we missed a Cougar by 15 minutes. Notable birds included an inland flight of Pacific Loons and a half-dozen or so late Tree Swallows. On the entry road to Jacks Peak we encountered good Cassin's Finch candidates, though they were not especially confiding."