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San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary
MONTHLY CENSUS FOR 2002
SJWS Monthly Census: 2002 JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEPT OCT NOV DEC Total
GREBES  . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Pied-billed Grebe 25 21 18 13 16 12 25 27 19 . 22 17 215
Horned Grebe . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Eared Grebe 5 2 3 8 1 . . . . . 6 8 33
Western Grebe 5 . . . . 1 . . . . 1 . 7
Clark's Grebe . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
PELICANS & CORMORANTS . . . . . . . . . . . . .
American White Pelican 29 31 36 41 100 50 27 26 56 . 71 42 509
Brown Pelican . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Double-crested Cormorant . 31 16 19 9 9 22 24 14 . 41 69 254
BITTERNS, HERONS, & IBISES . . . . . . . . . . . . .
American Bittern . . . 1 1 . . . 2 . . . 4
Least Bittern . . . . . 2 . . . . . . 2
Great Blue Heron 13 9 9 10 15 19 21 19 10 . 14 16 155
Great Egret 5 2 1 1 5 7 25 15 14 . 10 9 94
Snowy Egret 4 4 . 1 7 4 28 23 9 . 10 7 97
Cattle Egret . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Green Heron . . . . . 7 3 1 . . 1 . 12
Black-crowned Night-Heron 40 36 17 25 18 15 16 9 29 . 28 37. 242
White-faced Ibis . . . . . . 2 . . . 4 . 6
GEESE & DUCKS  . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Greater White-fronted Goose . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Snow Goose . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Canada Goose 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 . 1 41 57
Wood Duck . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Gadwall . 6 22 34 17 28 6 9 9 . . 16 147
American Wigeon 14 . . 5 . 8 5 . . . . 21 53
Mallard 39 32 51 51 52 91 100 110 57 . 30 130 743
Blue-winged Teal . . . . . . . . 1 . . . 1
Cinnamon Teal 34 46 21 11 10 16 8 3 7 . 20 38 214
Northern Shoveler 242 382 424 500 2 15 . . 19 . 37 218 1839
Northern Pintail . 2 7 2 . . . . . . 3 9 23
Green-winged Teal 192 218 48 57 . 2 . . 2 . 42 85 454
Canvasback  . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1
Redhead . . . 6 . . . . . . . . 6
Ring-necked Duck 16 2 11 13 . . . . . . 10 12 54
Lesser Scaup . . . . . . . . . . 1 . 1
Hooded Merganser . 2 . . . . . . . . . . 2
Bufflehead 2 3 15 9 . . . . . . . 4 33
Ruddy Duck 51 39 121 100 47 15 14 29 9 . 60 42 527
DIURNAL BIRDS OF PREY . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Turkey Vulture . 8 . 2 25 3 3 4 1 . . . 46
Osprey . . . . . . . 1 1 . . . 2
White-tailed Kite 2 . . . . 3 1 . . . 1 . 7
Northern Harrier 2 3 1 . . . . . . . 3 . 9
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 . . . . . . . . . . 1 2
Cooper's Hawk 1 1 1 . 1 . . . 1 . 1 1 7
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 3 . . . . 1 2 1 . 2 1 11
Red-tailed Hawk 2 3 . 1 1 1 . . . . 2 1 11
Golden Eagle . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
American Kestrel . 2 . . . . . . . . 3 1 7
Merlin 1 . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Peregrine Falcon . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
SJWS Monthly Counts: 2002 JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEPT . NOV DEC Total
QUAIL . . . . . . . . . . . . .
California Quail . . . . . 2 14 . . . . . 16
RAILS, GALLINULES, & COOTS . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Virginia Rail . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Sora . . . 1 . . . 2 . . 1 . 4
Common Moorhen 1 . . 1 . . . . 1 . 2 3 8
American Coot 89 84 48 68 25 28 22 14 16 . 84 152 630
PLOVERS . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Black-bellied Plover . 1 . . . . . . . . . . 1
Snowy Plover . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Semipalmated Plover  . . . . . . . . 3 . 157 86 246
Killdeer . 17 6 8 13 31 17 30 27 . 10 1 160
STILTS & AVOCETS . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Black-necked Stilt 136 64 42 36 8 54 62 40 26 . 48 88 604
American Avocet 13 30 59 44 23 17 11 10 2 . 32 18 259
SANDPIPERS & PHALAROPES . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Greater Yellowlegs 1 . . . . 1 1 . 4 . . . 7
Lesser Yellowlegs . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Solitary Sandpiper . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Willet . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Spotted Sandpiper . . . . . . 1 1 . . 1 . 3
Whimbrel . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Long-billed Curlew . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Marbled Godwi 6 . 1 1 . . 1 . . . . . 9
Ruddy Turnstone . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Semipalmated Sandpiper . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Western Sandpiper 35 . . 64 10 . 83 42 75 . 90 38 437
Least Sandpiper 69 22 21 7 . . . 2 1 . 119 168 409
Baird's Sandpiper . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Pectoral Sandpiper . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Dunlin . . . . . . . . . . 3 . 3
Stilt Sandpiper . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Short-billed Dowitcher . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Long-billed Dowitcher 113 29 62 100 109 54 . . . . 51 127 645
dowitcher species . . . . . . . 149 46 . 54 . 249
Wilson's Snipe . 5 . . . . . 4 . . 10 30 39
Wilson's Phalarope . . . . . . . 3 7 . . . 20
Red-necked Phalarope . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
GULLS &TERNS & SKIMMERS . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Bonaparte's Gull . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Ring-billed Gull 33 15 6 1 22 8 2 15 1 . 7 11 121
California Gull 2 25 . . . . . . . . 2 . 29
Western Gull 2 . . . 3 7 2 . . . 3 . 17
Caspian Tern 4 2 . . . 1 . 15 17 . . . 39
Elegant Tern . . . . . . . 1 . . . . 1
Forster's Tern 15 14 . 2 3 20 19 22 2 . 10 17 124
Least Tern . . . . 2 28 47 18 . . . . 95
Black Tern . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Black Skimmer . . . . . 7 13 27 . . . . 47
PIGEONS & DOVES . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rock Dove . . . . . . . . 2 . . . 2
Mourning Dove 69 39 38 29 54 61 56 72 39 . 99 105 658
Common Ground-Dove . . . . . 2 3 . . . . . 5
SJWS Monthly Totals: 2002 JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEPT . NOV  DEC Total
ROADRUNNERS . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Greater Roadrunner . . . 1 3 1 1 . . . 1 . 7
OWLS . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Barn Owl . . . . . 2 . . . . . . 2
Burrowing Owl . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Great Horned Owl . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
NIGHTHAWKS & SWIFTS . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lesser Nighthawk . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Vaux's Swift . . . . 13 . . . . . . . 13
White-throated Swift . . . 1 33 9 . 10 . . . 4 57
HUMMINGBIRDS . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Black-chinned Hummingbird . . . . . 2 . . . . . . 2
Anna's Hummingbird 64 78 14 28 33 15 25 37 41 . 40 50 425
Costa's Hummingbird . . . . 1 . . . . . . . 1
Rufous Hummingbird . . . 1 . . . . . . . . 1
Allen's Hummingbird 4 2 1 2 13 10 6 16 . . 3 2 58
KINGFISHERS . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Belted Kingfisher . . . 1 1 . . . 1 . 1 . 4
WOODPECKERS . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Nuttall's Woodpecker 1 1 1 1 3 1 1 . 2 . . 1 12
Downy Woodpecker . 2 . . . 2 1 1 1 . . 1 8
Northern Flicker 3 1 . . . . . . . . 1 . 5
FLYCATCHERS . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Willow Flycatcher . . . . . 3 . . . . . . 3
Pacific-slope Flycatcher . . . 1 5 2 . . . . . . 8
Black Phoebe 22 32 4 2 12 5 12 6 15 . 22 14 146
Say's Phoebe 4 4 . . . . . . . . 1 1 10
Ash-throated Flycatcher . . . . 2 11 1 . . . . . 14
Western Wood-Pewee . . . . 4 1 . . . . . . 5
Cassin's Kingbird 1 1 . 7 7 . . . . . 1 . 17
Western Kingbird . . . 2 . . . . . . . . 2
SHRIKES . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Loggerhead Shrike . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
VIREOS . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Bell's Vireo . . . . 4 8 . . . . . . 12
Cassin's Vireo . . . . 2 . . . . . . . 2
Warbling Vireo . . . . 54 1 . . . . . . 55
Hutton's Vireo . 1 . . . . . . . . . . 1
CROWS & RAVENS . . . . . . . . . . . . .
American Crow 10 20 7 29 62 80 28 25 18 . 14 10 303
Common Raven . 1 1 1 3 . 4 4 . . 1 . 15
SWALLOWS . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tree Swallow 45 80 250 350 340 250 150 77 1 . 5 48 1596
Violet-green Swallow 33 . . 8 3 . . . . . . 4 48
N. Rough-winged Swallow . 21 10 9 75 10 14 93 3 . . 6 241
Bank Swallow . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Cliff Swallow . . 11 160 135 200 210 113 2 . . . 831
Barn Swallow 26 7 4 45 15 4 37 . 50 . . . 188
BUSHTITS & WRENS . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Bushtit 85 106 20 5 57 2 18 75 43 . 182 52 645
Bewick's Wren 2 1 . . . . . . . . . . 3
House Wren 1 . . 1 2 4 . . 2 . 1 . 11
Marsh Wren 45 60 114 100 95 110 20 4 22 . 24 44 638
KINGLETS & GNATCATCHERS . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 4 6 . . . . . . . . 5 6 21
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 4 11 1 . . . . . . . 10 16 42
SJWS Monthly Totals: 2002 JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEPT . NOV DEC .Total
THRUSHES . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Western Bluebird . . . 2 . . . . . . 3 . 5
Hermit Thrush 1 4 . . . . . . . . 2 5 12
Swainson's Thrush . . . . 5 . . . . . . . 5
MOCKINGBIRDS & THRASHERS . . . . . . . . . . . .
Northern Mockingbird 8 5 1 1 9 11 8 . 2 . 4 3 52
California Thrasher 1 . . . . . . . . . . . 1
SILKY  FLYCATCHER . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Phainopepla . . . . . . 2 . . . . . 2
STARLINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . .
European Starling 14 1 . 4 15 . . . 3 . . 1 38
PIPITS & WAXWINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . .
American Pipit 1 40 . 6 . . . . . . 6 . 53
Cedar Waxwing 120 40 . 8 . . . . . . 17 1 38
WARBLERS . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Orange-crowned Warbler 4 1 2 2 23 2 2 . . . 5 9 50
Nashville Warbler . . . . 8 . . . . . . . 8
Yellow Warbler 1 . 1 . 13 1 . . . . . . 16
Yellow-rumped Warbler 46 43 41 27 6 . . . . . 102 48 313
Townsend's Warbler . . . . 5 . . . . . . . 5
MacGillivray's Warbler . . . . 1 . . . . . . . 1
Common Yellowthroat 200 157 104 64 136 120 62 55 93 . 95 135 1221
Black-throated Gray Warbler . . . . 6 . . . . . . . 6
Hermit Warbler . . . . 8 . . . . . . . 8
American Redstart . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Hermit Warbler . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Wilson's Warbler 1 . . . 45 . . . . . 1 1 48
Yellow-breasted Chat . . . . 6 9 6 . . . . . 21
TANAGERS . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Western Tanager . . . . 6 . . . . . . . 6
TOWHEES & SPARROWS . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Spotted Towhee 6 2 2 4 3 14 8 4 4 . 2 1 50
California Towhee 4 . . . . 2 6 . 8 . . . 20
Brewer's Sparrow . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Lark Sparrow . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Black-throated Sparrow . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Savannah Sparrow . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Fox Sparrow . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Song Sparrow 300 225 150 131 155 130 77 112 126 . 89 142 1637
Lincoln's Sparrow . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
White-crowned Sparrow 140 107 163 85 . . . . 1 . 70 185 750
Golden-crowned Sparrow . 1 . . . . . . . . . . 1
GROSBEAKS & BUNTINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Black-headed Grosbeak . . . . 11 1 1 . . . . . 13
Blue Grosbeak . . . . . 1 1 3 2 . . . 7
Lazuli Bunting . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
BLACKBIRDS & ORIOLES . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Red-winged Blackbird 17 65 59 10 36 46 150 96 207 . 14 9 709
Tricolored Blackbird . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Western Meadowlark . . . . . . . . . . 2 . 2
Yellow-headed Blackbird . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Brewer's Blackbird . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Great-tailed Grackle . 8 6 31 10 11 2 . . . 5 34 107
Brown-headed Cowbird . . . . 18 7 16 1 . . . . 42
Hooded Oriole . . . . 1 3 . . 1 . . . 5
Bullock's Oriole . . . 2 . 1 . . . . . . 3
SJWS Monthly Totals:  2002  JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEPT . NOV DEC Total
FINCHES . . . . . . . . . . . . .
House Finch 75 132 48 40 70 38 25 30 70 . 44 62 564
Lesser Goldfinch 2 7 14 13 15 18 30 . 22 . . 14 113
American Goldfinch 65 28 16 7 22 13 . 1 . . 4 1 157
OLD WORLD SPARROWS . . . . . . . . . . . . .
House Sparrow . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
EXOTIC SPECIES . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Egyptian Goose . . 1 . . 2 . . . . . . 3
Mandarin Duck . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Orange Bishop . . . . . . . . 2 . . . 2
Nutmeg Mannikin . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
updated on June 30, 2003
 

Note:  No census was done in October.  In Dec.,there was no census done in the Riparian Area due to a shortage of birders


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