Monthly Bird Survey at Ellis Creek: January 2020

Monthly Bird Survey at Ellis Creek: January 2020

Tuesday, January 14, was the bimonthly bird survey at Ellis Creek for the Petaluma Wetlands Alliance (PWA). Shortly after 7 AM, the team was greeted by this incredible pink sunrise reflecting in the ponds. Even in the near-dark, a large group of noisy Green-winged...
Monthly Bird Survey at Shollenberger: December 2019

Monthly Bird Survey at Shollenberger: December 2019

On Wednesday, December 11, the bird survey team met at 7 AM at Shollenberger Park for December’s Petaluma Wetlands Alliance (PWA) survey. A drizzly, wet and cold morning greeted us, but the team persevered and set out for the bird count. Against the gloomy...
Monthly Bird Survey at Ellis Creek: September 2019

Monthly Bird Survey at Ellis Creek: September 2019

Thursday, September 19, was the bimonthly bird survey at Ellis Creek for the Petaluma Wetlands Alliance (PWA). The sun rising over the wetlands at 7 AM was a sight to behold! The group observed no less than five Yellow Warblers along the walk, including this one lit...
Monthly Bird Survey at Ellis Creek: July 2019

Monthly Bird Survey at Ellis Creek: July 2019

Tuesday, July 23, was the bimonthly bird survey at Ellis Creek for the Petaluma Wetlands Alliance (PWA). The fog was burning off just in time as we set out at 7 AM. At the previous Ellis Creek survey in May, we observed two nesting pairs of Western Kingbirds. Much to...
Monthly Bird Survey at Shollenberger: June 2019

Monthly Bird Survey at Shollenberger: June 2019

Thursday, June 20, was the bimonthly bird survey at Shollenberger Park for the Petaluma Wetlands Alliance (PWA). Cloud coverage and distant fog greeted us, making for a beautifully moody setting. Right away, we encountered this male Ruddy Duck in breeding plumage...

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