Saturday, April 18, 2009

Huntington Beach Bird Saturation Survey

Today I helped out with a saturation survey of Belding's Savannah Sparrows at the Huntington marshes. My partner and I had a portion of Brookhurst Marsh. It wasn't a particularly birdy day, and we had members of the public trying to get in to fish and walk around in the protected area we were surveying. A contractor working on the restoration brought his dog in off the leash, which is a huge no-no in an area where an endangered subspecies like the Belding's SAVSPs are nesting, for cryin' out out! Besides the sparrows, our best birds were two semi-palmated plovers - one looked like a juv. 
Anna's Hummingbird


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