Wildbird Blogs

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...


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Birdwalk Report 10/8/11
San Jose Creek ("Camp Lobos")
Leader: Robert Horn

Through special arrangement with California State Parks and current...


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Birdwalk Report 9/17/11
Carmel River Mouth Wetlands
Leader: Bill Hill

Most local birders consider this area to be one of the best "hotspots" on the...


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Thank You All!

Audubon Spring Birdathon Dinner

Thank you to all of you who helped make the Monterey Peninsula Audubon Society's Spring Birdathon Dinner...


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Birding at Point Lobos

Nesting Cormorants

We love to go to Point Lobos, and recently we saw Brandt's Cormorants...


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Birdwalk Report 9/17/11

Carmel River Mouth Wetlands
Leader: Bill Hill

Most local birders consider this area to be one of the best "hotspots" on the Peninsula. Fall can be an especially exciting time to bird here as unusual or rare vagrants can regularly be seen in the various habitats.

Bird List (54 species)
  • Canada Goose
  • Mallard
  • Ruddy Duck
  • Pied-billed Grebe
  • Sooty Shearwater
  • Brown Pelican
  • Double-crested Cormorant
  • Brandt's Cormorant
  • Great Blue Heron
  • Great Egret
  • Snowy Egret
  • Turkey Vulture
  • White-tailed Kite
  • Sharp-shinned Hawk
  • Cooper's Hawk
  • Red-shouldered Hawk
  • American Kestrel
  • Virginia Rail
  • American Coot
  • Killdeer
  • Snowy Plover
  • Heermann's Gull
  • California Gull
  • Western Gull
  • Elegant Tern
  • Common Murre
  • Rock Dove
  • Band-tailed Pigeon
  • Mourning Dove
  • Anna's Hummingbird
  • Downy Woodpecker
  • Northern Flicker
  • Black Phoebe
  • Bewick's Wren
  • Marsh Wren
  • Bushtit
  • Chestnut-backed Chickadee
  • Oak Titmouse
  • Western Scrub-Jay
  • American Crow
  • European Starling
  • Hutton's Vireo
  • Yellow Warbler
  • Townsend's Warbler
  • Wilson's Warbler
  • Spotted Towhee
  • California Towhee
  • Song Sparrow
  • Lincoln's Sparrow
  • White-crowned Sparrow
  • Red-winged Blackbird
  • Western Meadowlark
  • House Finch
  • American Goldfinch