January 17, 2008

Huntington Beach State Park: 56 species were seen and/or heard on a cold, windy, partly cloudy day. The most interesting were:
  • 1 Blue - Headed Vireo
  • 1 Ipswich
  • 1 Ruddy Duck
  • 1 Red - Throated Loon
  • 2 American Wigeon
  • 2 Bonaparte's Gulls
  • 2 Gadwalls
  • 2 Least Sandpipers
  • 2 Lesser Scaup
  • 2 Northern Shovelers
  • 3 Palm Warblers
  • 4 Laughing Gulls
  • 4 Semipalmated Plovers
  • 5 Common Loons
  • 5 Redhead Ducks (at James Island County Park at end of trip)
  • 6 Golden - Crowned kinglets
  • 6 Rudy Turnstones
  • 8 Northern Gannets
  • 9 (2 had light green bands with codes H3Y and C9A)
  • 9 Red Knots
  • 10 Black - Bellied Plovers
  • 10 Horned Grebes
  • 10 Red - Breasted Mergansers
  • 11 Savannah Sparrows
  • 12 Wood Ducks
  • 15 Buffleheads
  • 15 Willets
  • 30 Hooded Mergansers