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Sea & Sage Audubon
The 2002 Coastal CBC - 12/29/02
updated March 23, 2003


THE SECTIONS ARE LISTED BELOW WITH THEIR COUNT LEADERS:   (2) WESTMINSTER MEM. PARK, CORNER SEAL BEACH NWR: Bruce Aird   (3)  HCP, WINTERSBERG CHANNEL, CARR PARK:  Loren Hays   (4)  BOLSA CHICA:  Terry Hill   (5) MILE SQUARE PARK: Irene Horiuchi   (6) SA RIVER MOOUTH, HB PIER, 19th STREET WILLOWS, GOLF COURSE:   Jim  Pike   (7)  OLDER AREAS WITHIN SANTA ANA:   Carol Getz   (8/9)  CENTENNIAL REG. PARK, MCAS BLIMP BASE:  Dick Purvis  (11)  JIM PIKE  (10/11)  WEST SIDE OF UPPER NEWPORT BAY:  Larry Trip   (12)  EAST SIDE OF UPPER NEWPORT BAY:  Dick Kust    (13)  UCI, SAN JOAQUIN MARSH, SJWS:  John Bradley (14)  MASON REG. PARK, UCI FOOTHILLS, CORONA DEL MAR:  Doug Willick   (15)  NEWPORT HARBOR & BEACHES:  John Hargrove (16)  PELAGIC AREAS ALONG THE COAST:  Jerry Tolman.  Rick Derevan made the arrangements for Sea & Sage to obtain entrance  permits  from the  Irvine Company.  Curtis Johnson  coordinated  the  entire event and  compiled all of the data. 

 
206 Section Leaders  BA LH TH IH JP CG DP JP LT DK JB DW JH JT 69743
sp Sections 2 3 4 5 6 7 8/9 11 10/11 12 13 14 15 16 total
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
01 Red throated Loon . . . . 37 . . . . . . 2 1 12 52
02 Pacific Loon . . 1 . . . . . . . . 1 5 150 157
03 Common Loon . . cw . 2 . . . . . . 2 5 5 14
04 Pied-billed Grebe 6 5 31 14 3 . 7 3 9 7 46 2 3 . 136
05 Horned Grebe . . . . . . . . . 2 . . . . 2
06 Eared Grebe 2 . 26 2 12 . . . 5 2 11 2 18 5 85
07 Western Grebe 2 . 9 . 22 . . . 12 20 8 2 215 . 290
08 Clark's Grebe . . cw . 4 . . . 3 4 1 . 5 . 17
09 Northern Fulmar . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 30 32
10 Pink-footed Shearwater . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 3
11 Sooty Shearwater . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 . 2
12 Black-vented Shearwater . . . . 350 . . . . . . 2 40 421 813
13 American White Pelican . 4 3 6 . 5 2 . 22 17 44 11 . . 114
14 Brown Pelican 1 . 15 . 34 . . . 10 6 . 59 68 50 243
15 Brandt's Cormorant . . . . 8 . . . . . . 14 3 50 75
16 Double-crested Cormorant 36 11 44 16 43 1 32 2 26 3 62 16 26 30 348
17 Pelagic Cormorant . . . . . . . . . . . 2 1 1 4
18 American Bittern . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . . 1
19 Great Blue Heron 7 2 14 . 3 2 5 . 8 9 25 2 4 . 81
20 Great Egret 8 2 14 2 2 2 6 . 6 8 13 . . . 63
21 Snowy Egret 13 5 38 5 13 3 11 1 34 13 23 4 11 . 174
22 Green Heron 2 . . . 1 . 1 . 1 . 2 . . . 7
23 Black-crowned Night-Heron 1 2 8 6 . . 2 . 2 10 57 . . . 88
24 White-faced Ibis . 6 . 1 . . . . . . 2 . . . 9
25 Turkey Vulture 4 3 . . 5 4 55 . 9 5 8 49 . . 142
. Egyptian Goose (Exotic) . . . . . . 3 . 2 . . . . . 5
26 Ross' Goose . . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . 1
27 Canada Goose 446 3 3 . . . 3 . . . 51 . . . 506
. Mute Swan (Exotic) . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . 1
. Black Swan (Exotic) . . . . . . . 2 . . . . 1 . 3
sp Species 2 3 4 5 6 7 8/9 11 10/11 12 13 14 15 16 total
28 Wood Duck . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . 1
. Mandarin Duck (Exotic) . . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . 1
29 Gadwall 2 10 78 8 5 . 10 . 9 . 108 . . . 230
30 Eurasian Wigeon . . . . . . 1 . 1 1 . . . . 3
31 American Wigeon 181 235 240 146 40 32 104 25 368 207 29 12 . . 1619
32 Mallard 134 360 141 37 45 53 103 10 275 53 200 . 94 . 1505
33 Blue-winged Teal 28 . 4 . 6 . . . 9 15 26 . . . 88
34 Cinnamon Teal 52 4 10 1 18 . 3 . 38 39 46 . . . 211
35 Northern Shoveler 12 67 888 2 12 . 30 . 11 3 279 15 . . 1319
36 Northern Pintail . 16 787 . 36 . . . 10 58 61 . . . 968
37 Green-winged Teal 146 6 50 . 14 . . . 175 134 79 . . . 604
. Eurasian Teal . . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . 1
38 Canvasback . . . . 3 . . . 3 . 12 . . . 18
39 Redhead . . 6 . 1 . . 1 8 . 2 . . . 18
40 Ring-necked Duck . . . . . . 10 . . . 1 . . . 11
41 Greater Scaup . . 1 . 5 . . . . . . . . . 6
42 Lesser Scaup 5 6 287 . 319 . 6 1 363 414 20 . 20 . 1441
43 Surf Scoter . . 46 . 209 . . . 3 . . 8 226 7 499
44 Bufflehead 27 . 221 . 114 . 1 . 93 19 14 . 32 . 521
45 Common Goldeneye . . 1 . 12 . . . . . . . . . 13
46 Hooded Merganser . . . . 2 . . . . . 2 2 . . 6
47 Common Merganser . . . . . . 9 . . . . . . . 9
48 Red-breasted Merganser 3 . 8 . 10 . . . . . . . 4 . 25
49 Ruddy Duck 12 19 665 24 97 . 22 10 136 82 124 30 . . 1221
50 Osprey 1 . 2 2 . 1 . . 1 2 1 1 . . 11
51 White-tailed Kite . 1 2 . 1 . . . 4 . 2 1 . . 11
52 Northern Harrier 2 1 10 . 2 . . . 7 4 13 2 . . 41
53 Sharp-shinned Hawk . 1 . . 1 . . . 2 1 3 . . . 8
54 Cooper's Hawk 3 7 1 7 2 2 2 1 3 1 . 1 . . 30
55 Red-shouldered Hawk 3 3 . . 2 1 1 . 1 1 7 5 . . 24
56 Red-tailed Hawk 23 14 17 1 7 4 5 . 6 8 14 14 2 . 115
57 Ferruginous Hawk 1 . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . 2
58 Golden Eagle . . . . . . . . . 1 . . . . 1
59 American Kestrel 8 4 6 3 6 2 2 . 9 2 11 3 . . 56
60 Merlin 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . . . 4
sp species 2 3 4 5 6 7 8/9 11 10/11 12 13 14 15 16 totals
61 Peregrine Falcon . . 2 . 1 . . . . . 2 . . . 5
62 Prairie Falcon 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
63 California Quail . . . . . . . . . . . 30 . . 30
64 Clapper Rail . . . . . . . . 7 3 . . . . 10
65 Virginia Rail 3 . . . . . . . . . 4 1 . . 8
66 Sora 1 1 . . . . . . 2 2 2 . . . 8
67 Common Moorhen . . . . . . . . . . 18 . . . 18
68 American Coot 290 255 325 346 26 1 315 10 246 340 282 201 18 . 2655
69 Black-bellied Plover 1 . 2024 . 42 . . . 231 29 . 1 9 . 2337
70 Snowy Plover . . 5 . 43 . . . . . . . . . 48
71 Semipalmated Plover . . 325 . 109 . . . 125 120 . . . . 679
72 Killdeer 510 1 211 1 47 . 4 1 7 4 10 15 . . 811
73 Black-necked Stilt 54 27 249 . 29 . 1 . 10 . 175 . . . 545
74 American Avocet 13 1 230 . 56 . . . 438 320 10 . . . 1068
75 Greater Yellowlegs 17 7 4 1 26 2 11 . 8 4 8 . . . 88
76 Lesser Yellowthroat 1 . 2 . 3 . . . . 1 . . . . 7
77 Willet 26 5 118 . 137 . . . 72 127 2 2 17 . 506
78 Wandering Tattler . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . 1
79 Spotted Sandpiper 12 1 2 . 2 . 7 . 5 . 2 1 2 . 34
80 Whimbrel . . 1 . 1 . . . 7 . . 3 . . 12
81 Long-billed Curlew . 4 6 . 5 . . . 2 7 . 7 . . 31
82 Marbled Godwit 59 . 186 . 76 . . . 133 176 . 1 21 . 652
83 Ruddy Turnstone . . . . . . . . . . . 2 . . 2
84 Black Turnstone . . . . . . . . . . . 3 3 1 7
85 Surfbird . . . . . . . . . . . 11 . 5 16
86 Red Knot . . 2 . . . . . . . . . . . 2
87 Sanderling 6 . 9 . 185 . . . . . . 3 137 20 360
88 Western Sandpiper 478 . 3000 . 643 . . . 2710 668 2 . . . 7501
89 Least Sandpiper 38 . 296 . 100 . 4 . 75 75 25 . 2 . 615
90 Dunlin 11 . 70 . 20 . . . 34 30 . . . . 165
91 Short-billed Dowitcher 2 . 204 . . . . . 166 . 40 . . . 412
sp species 2 3 4 5 6 7 8/9 11 10/11 12  13 14 15 16 totals
92 Long-billed Dowitcher 113 . 3 . 350 . 49 . . . 67 . . . 582
93 Common Snipe 12 2 cw . 4 2 20 . . . 7 1 . . 48
94 Pomarine Jeager . . . . 2 . . . . . . . 1 2 5
95 Parasitic Jeager . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 4 5
96 Laughing Gull . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
97 Bonaparte's Gull . . . . 45 . . . . 1 . . . 400 446
98 Heermann's Gull . . 2 . 81 . . . . . . 70 135 100 388
99 Mew Gull . . . . 52 . . . . . . . . 2 54
100 Ring-billed Gull 171 157 140 295 229 210 95 . 119 93 127 50 92 . 1778
101 California Gull 27 250 445 . 515 184 45 . 260 221 . 80 62 25 2114
102 Herring Gull . 1 . . 11 . . . . . . 2 3 3 20
103 Thayer's Gull . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . 1
104 Western Gull 3 7 3 1 318 . 30 . 12 13 2 40 237 250 916
105 Glaucous-winged Gull . . 2 1 25 . . . . 1 . 1 1 2 33
. Glaucous-wing../West. Gull (hybrid) . . . . 2 . . . . . . . . . 2
106 Black-legged Kittiwake . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 3
107 Caspian Tern . . 3 . 9 . . . 8 2 . . 2 . 24
108 Royal tern . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 3 7
109 Forster's Tern . . 19 . 37 . . . 15 6 24 . 7 3 111
110 Black Skimmer . . . . . . . . 94 73 . . . . 167
111 Common Murre . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 3 7
112 Cassin' Auklet . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 2
113 Rhinoceros Auklet  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1
114 Rock Dove 99 135 44 750 125 555 220 2 129 7 9 . 150 . 2225
115 Band-tailed Pigeon . . . . . 11 . . . . . . . . 11
116 Spotted Dove . . . . . 8 . . . . . . . . 8
117 Mourning Dove 64 24 144 120 20 14 28 . 74 13 118 201 12 . 832
118 Common Ground-Dove . 3 . . 1 . 1 . . . . . . . 5
119 Red-crowned Parrot . . . . . 2 . . . . . . . . 2
120 Greater Rroadrunner . . . . . . 1 . . . 1 1 . . 3
sp species 2 3 4 5 6 7 8/9 11 10/11 12 13 14 15 16 totals
121 Barn Owl . . . . . . . . . . 1 1 . . 2
122 Great Horned Owl . 2 1 . . . . . . . . . . . 3
123 White-throated Swift . . . 14 8 7 . . 3 . 75 27 . . 134
124 Anna's Hummingbird 44 59 46 29 33 47 34 35 122 79 114 275 5 . 922
125 Allen's Hummingbird 27 11 3 6 10 10 10 3 34 26 5 93 1 . 239
126 Belted Kingfisher 5 . 1 1 2 . . . 2 1 1 1 2 . 16
127 Acorn Woodpecker . . . . . 4 . . . . . . . . 4
128 Red-breasted Sapsucker . . . . . . . . . . . 2 . . 2
129 Nuttall's . 3 . . 2 . . 1 1 2 1 11 . . 21
130 Downy Woodpecker 1 4 1 . 1 . 2 . 1 . 1 5 . . 16
131 No. Flicker (Red-shafted) 5 2 2 12 . 1 . . 2 2 1 4 . . 31
132 Hammond's Flycatcher . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . 1
133 Dusky Flycatcher . . . 1 . . . . . 1 . . . . 2
134 Gray Flycatcher . . . . . . . . . . 1 1 . . 2
135 Pacific-slope Flycatcher . . . . . . . . . . 2 1 . . 3
136 Black Phoebe 42 38 8 40 15 22 15 4 21 12 28 51 5 . 301
137 Say's Phoebe 10 1 15 2 4 1 4 . 6 6 8 9 1 . 67
138 Dusky-capped Flycatcher . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . 1
139 Cassin's Kingbird 4 6 1 2 2 4 3 . 10 4 3 11 . . 50
140 Loggerhead Shrike 3 . 2 . . . . . 1 1 . . . . 7
141 Plumbeous Vireo . . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . 1
142 Hutton's Vireo . 1 . . 1 . . . . . . 6 . . 8
143 Western Scrub-Jay . . . . . 6 . . . . . . . . 6
144 American Crow 295 215 39 606 39 1005 150 . 145 53 472 250 11 . 3280
145 Common Raven 1 . 5 . . . 9 . 2 7 4 10 1 . 39
146 Horned Lark 16 . . . . . 11 . . . . . . . 27
147 Tree Swallow . 3 . . . . . . . . 25 . . . 28
148 Violet-green Swallow . . . . . . . . . . 3 . . . 3
149 Barn Swallow . 3 . . . . . . . . 5 . . . 8
150 Bushtit 63 123 25 205 31 40 70 40 26 23 121 220 . . 987
151 Brown Creeper . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . 1
152 Cactus Wren . . . . . . . . . . . 2 . . 2
153 Rock Wren . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . 1
154 Bewick's Wren . . . . . . . . 2 . . 19 . . 21
155 House Wren 1 5 2 1 7 . . . 2 . 1 20 . . 39
156 Marsh Wren 5 1 1 . 1 . . . . 4 13 1 . . 26
157 Golden-crowned Kinglet . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . 1
158 Ruby-crowned Kinglet 24 36 1 37 24 7 16 10 28 13 26 109 . . 331
159 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher . 9 . 5 12 . . 1 1 2 29 13 . . 72
160 California Gnatcatcher . 1 . . . . . . 1 5 5 27 . . 39
sp species 2 3 4 5 6 7 8/9 11 10/11 12 13 14 15 16 totals
161 Western Bluebird . . . 13 . . . . 6 . . 3 . . 22
162 Hermit Thrush 4 27 2 . 8 . 1 5 4 4 5 60 . . 120
163 American Robin 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
164 Wrentit . . . . . . . . . 2 . 14 . . 16
165 Northern Mockingbird 6 2 1 1 8 28 3 3 12 5 5 34 1 . 109
166 California Thrasher . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . 1
167 European Starling 475 54 154 326 158 252 2014 . 221 27 3 64 80 . 3828
168 American Pipit 61 79 . 20 5 8 22 3 7 19 68 42 . . 334
169 Cedar Waxwing 6 15 . 37 . . 10 2 24 33 11 25 . . 163
170 Orange-crowned Warbler 9 14 1 10 10 6 12 11 24 2 2 56 1 . 158
171 Nashville Warbler . . . . . . . . 3 . . 1 . . 4
172 Yellow Warbler . . . . . . 1 . . . . 1 . . 2
173 Yellow-rumped Warbler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) . . . . 2 . . 3 2 . 4 1 . . 12
. Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) 208 250 21 189 72 229 310 170 314 96 99 539 10 . 2507
174 Black-throated Gray Warbler 2 . . 2 1 . . . 5 . . 3 . . 13
175 Townsend's Warbler 5 14 . 5 1 2 11 5 8 1 . 25 . . 77
176 Palm Warbler . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . 1
177 Black-and-white Warbler . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . 1
178 American Redstart . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . 1
179 Common Yellowthroat 14 32 11 . 21 . 6 3 20 38 171 83 . . 399
180 Wilson's Warbler . 3 . . . . 1 . 1 . . 4 . . 9
181 Summer Tanager . . . . . . . . 1 cw . 1 . . 2
182 Western Tanagre . . . . . . . . 2 . . 1 . . 3
183 Spotted Towhee . 1 . . 2 . . . 3 2 1 27 . . 36
184 California Towhee . 7 12 . 10 . . 1 4 10 2 33 . . 79
185 Chipping Sparrow . . . 4 . . . . . . . . . . 4
186 Lark Sparrow . . . . . . 3 . . . . . . . 3
187 Savannah Sparrow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. Nevadensis 1 2 1 2 2 . . . . . 14 8 . . 30
. Belding's . 2 37 . . . . . . . . . . . 39
188 Fox Sparrow 2 15 . 1 22 . 1 3 1 3 . 12 . . 60
189 Song Sparrow 20 24 19 2 33 . . . 13 35 201 63 . . 410
190 Lincoln's Sparrow . 6 . 1 9 . . . 1 . 9 17 . . 43
sp species 2 3 4 5 6 7 8/9 11 10/11 12 13 14 15 16 totals
191 Swamp Sparrow . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
192 White-throated Sparrow . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . 1
193 White-crowned Sparrow 36 224 162 39 120 5 40 6 76 92 139 318 2 . 1259
194 Golden-crowned Sparrow . 9 1 1 14 . . . 8 10 . 22 . . 65
195 Dark-eyed Junco . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. gray-headed . . . . . . . . . 1 . . . . 1
. Oregon 6 43 6 22 . . 15 14 26 2 . 105 . . 239
. slate-colored . . . . . . . 1 . 2 . . . . 3
196 Red-winged Blackbird 3 255 293 13 40 . 200 . 150 1 42 40 . . 1037
197 Western Meadowlark 12 53 24 1 16 . 26 . 12 . 11 36 . . 191
198 Brewer's Blackbird 12 50 . 114 . 8 10 . 6 5 4 10 . . 219
199 Great-tailed Grackle . . . . . . . . . . 71 . . . 71
200 Brown-headed Cowbird . . . . . . 3 . . . . . . . 3
201 Baltimore Oriole . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . 1
202 Bullock's Oriole . . . 1 . . . . . . . 2 . . 3
203 House Finch 111 105 150 66 43 310 72 12 111 109 76 171 10 . 1346
204 Lesser Goldfinch 10 3 . 11 6 7 2 8 17 6 1 42 . . 113
205 American Goldfinch 85 38 . 14 12 3 30 . 4 4 3 72 . . 265
206 House Sparrow 65 5 66 79 5 318 45 2 181 9 . 47 8 . 830
. Orange Bishop (Exotic) 4 . 24 . . . . . . . . . . . 28
. Nutme Mannikin (Exotic) . 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. Number of species 97 96 105 69 120 50 75 39 118 104 107 124 61 45 206
. Number of individuals 5043 3698 13545 4077 10026 3758 4429 423 8378 4404 4247 4154 1948 1613 69743
. Area Exclusives 2 3 1 3 3 5 3 1 4 2 5 14 2 4 52
. Number of observers 13 6 10 7 3 6 2 . 9 13 19 7 3 9 107
. Number of parties 4 4 9 3 3 2 1 1 3 4 5 4 3 3 49

 
 
 BIRDERS WHO PARTICIPATED in the count: 
Jeff Ahrens, Amanda Aird, Bruce Aird, Marian Alter, Steve Alter, Neal Anderson, Charlie Austin, Ebbe Banstorp, Don Bauman, Ann Beeght, Tom Benson, Barbara Berton, Claudia Bird, Lew Bird, Jeff Blackburn, Jay Bock, Jess Boyd, John Bradley, Becky Bradley, Deborah Brin, Bruce Broadbooks, Colin Campbell, Herb Clarke, Olga Clarke, Peyton Cook, Brian Daniels, Maya Decker, Eamon Donovan, Jim Donovan, Bettina Eastman, Richard Erickson, John Fitch, Carol Getz, Tom Getz, Margie Ginoza, Robin Gochenour, Virgina Gochenour, Wayne Gochenour, B.P. Hanrath, Beverly Hargrove, John Hargrove, Bob Harrison, Lena Hayashi, Debra Hays, Loren Hays, Susan Herman, Terry Hill, Sue Hoffman, Bob Hogan, Steve Holden, Carolyn Honer, Irene Horiuchi, Craig Jackman, Mary James, Scott Jennex, Curtis Johnson, Leigh Johnson, Nancy Kenyon, Joe Kessler, Paul Klahr, Richard Kust, Brian Leatherman, Linnette Lina, Dan Lockshaw, Lois Loughran, John McKeever, Gary Meredith, Lorelei  Metildi, Steve Metildi, Jay Miller, Marquita Miller, Priya Mohan, Diane Nielen, Paul Norwood, Linda Oberholtzer, Leo Ohtsuki, Dharm Pellegrini, David Pereksta, Diane Perry, Irene Perry, Mark Perry, Mike Perry, Jim Pike, Bob Polkinghorn, Mary Pryor, Dick Purvis, Carolyn Raynesford, Margaret Renton, Jim Robins, Bill Sauer, Barbara Sentovich, Susan Sheakley, Leo Simone, John Small, Phil Smith, Steve Smith, Rich Sonnenberg, Robert Steers, Lorene Strong, Joan Sunderland, Dave Telford, Sharon Telford, Alex Thomas, Jerry Tolman, Doub Toohey, Larry Tripp, Pat Vranicar, Tracy Walker, David Weber, Joel Weintraub, Doug Willick.

 
 
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