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Species found at Viewing Site

Salinas River National Wildlife Refuge  - Site # 315

American Avocet American Avocet American Avocet
Species:American Avocet
Seen:Yes
Locations:River Loop Trail, Saline Pond
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Good

Species:American Coot
Seen:Yes
Locations:River Loop Trail, Saline Pond
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Excellent

Species:American Crow
Seen:Yes
Locations:River Loop Trail, Beach Trail
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Good

Species:American Goldfinch
Seen:Yes
Locations:River Loop Trail
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Good

American Kestrel. Photo by Doug Froning
Species:American Kestrel
Seen:Yes
Locations:River Loop Trail
Present Season:Yr
Season View:W,Sp,F
Reliable:Good

American Wigeon. Photo by Christine Hansen
Species:American Wigeon
Seen:Yes
Locations:River Loop Trail, Saline Pond
Present Season:W,Sp,F
Season View:W
Reliable:Good

Species:Anna's Hummingbird
Seen:Yes
Locations:River Loop Trail
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Good

Species:Bewick's Wren
Seen:Yes
Locations:River Loop Trail
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Good

Species:Black Phoebe
Seen:Yes
Locations:River Loop Trail
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Excellent

Species:Black Skimmer
Seen:Yes
Locations:Beach Trail
Present Season:Sp,Su
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Good

Species:Black-Bellied Plover
Seen:Yes
Locations:Beach
Present Season:Sp
Season View:Sp
Reliable:Poor

Black-necked Stilt. Photo by Lew Milligan
Species:Black-Necked Stilt
Seen:Yes
Locations:Saline Pond, River Loop Trail
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Good

Species:Brewer's Blackbird
Seen:Yes
Locations:River Loop Trail
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Excellent

Brown Pelican at Abbots Lagoon, Point Reyes National Seashore. Photo by Harvey Abernathey Brown Pelican. Photo by Max Allen
Species:Brown Pelican
Seen:Yes
Locations:Beach
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Su,F
Reliable:Excellent

Species:Bushtit
Seen:Yes
Locations:River Loop Trail
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Good

California Gull
Species:California Gull
Seen:Yes
Locations:Beach, River Loop Trail
Present Season:Yr
Season View:W,Sp,F
Reliable:Excellent

Species:Caspian Tern
Seen:Yes
Locations:Beach Trail
Present Season:Sp,Su
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Excellent

Cinnamon Teal Drakes at Sacramento NWR. Photo by Phil Robertson Cinnamon Teal at Sacramento NWR. Photo by Claire Ames
Species:Cinnamon Teal
Seen:Yes
Locations:Saline Pond, River Loop Trail
Present Season:Yr
Season View:W,Sp
Reliable:Poor

Species:Common Yellowthroat
Seen:Yes
Locations:River Loop Trail
Present Season:Yr
Season View:F
Reliable:Good

Double-crested Cormorant. Photo by Doug Froning
Species:Double-Crested Cormorant
Seen:Yes
Locations:River Loop Trail, Saline Pond
Present Season:Yr
Season View:W,Sp,F
Reliable:Excellent

Species:Eared Grebe
Seen:Yes
Locations:Beach Trail, River Loop Trail
Present Season:W,Sp,F
Season View:W,Sp,F
Reliable:Poor

Gadwalls at Sacramento NWR. Photo by Terry Germany
Species:Gadwall
Seen:Yes
Locations:Saline Pond, River Loop Trail
Present Season:Yr
Season View:W,F
Reliable:Good

Great Blue Heron Great Blue Heron at K-Dock. Photo by Terry Eckhart
Species:Great Blue Heron
Seen:Yes
Locations:River Loop Trail, Saline Pond
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Good

Egrets at Bolinas Lagoon. Photo by Harvey Abernathey Great Egret building a nest at Gray Lodge Wildlife Area. Photo by Bruce Johnson Early morning grooming along Morro Bay. Egret at Tijuana Slough. Photo by Gary E.Davis
Species:Great Egret
Seen:Yes
Locations:River Loop Trail, Saline Pond
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Good

Species:House Finch
Seen:Yes
Locations:River Loop Trail
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Excellent

Kildeer at Sacramento NWR. Photo by Amanda Alaniz
Species:Killdeer
Seen:Yes
Locations:Beach Trail, River Loop Trail
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Excellent

Species:Least Sandpiper
Seen:Yes
Locations:Beach, Saline Pond, River Loop Trail
Present Season:W,Sp,F
Season View:W,Sp,F
Reliable:Excellent

Species:Least Tern
Seen:Yes
Locations:River Loop Trail
Present Season:F
Season View:F
Reliable:Poor

Species:Loggerhead Shrike
Seen:Yes
Locations:River Loop Trail
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Poor

Species:Long-Billed Dowitcher
Seen:Yes
Locations:River Loop Trail, Beach, Saline Pond
Present Season:W,Sp,F
Season View:W,Sp,F
Reliable:Good

Species:Mallard
Seen:Yes
Locations:River Loop Trail, Saline Pond
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Good

Marbled Godwit at Elkhorn Slough. Photo by Max Allen Photo by Kyle TePoel Marbled Godwit landing at Limantour Beach. Photo by Harvey Abernathey
Species:Marbled Godwit
Seen:Yes
Locations:Beach, Beach Trail, River Loop Trail
Present Season:Yr
Season View:W,Sp,F
Reliable:Good

Species:Mourning Dove
Seen:Yes
Locations:River Loop Trail
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Excellent

Northern Harrier hunting at Coyote Hills Regional Park. Photo by Janet Norris Northern Harrier. Photo by Jack Ferrante
Species:Northern Harrier
Seen:Yes
Locations:River Loop Trail, Beach Trail
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Excellent

Species:Northern Pintail
Seen:Yes
Locations:River Loop Trail, Saline Pond
Present Season:W,Sp,F
Season View:W,Sp,F
Reliable:Poor

Northern Shoveler at Little Lake Overlook. Photo by Stephen Creswell Northern Shoveler at Sacramento NWR. Photo by Claire Ames
Species:Northern Shoveler
Seen:Yes
Locations:River Loop Trail, Saline Pond
Present Season:Yr
Season View:W,Sp,F
Reliable:Excellent

Species:Orange-Crowned Warbler
Seen:Yes
Locations:River Loop Trail
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Sp,Su,F
Reliable:Good

Species:Pacific-Slope Flycatcher
Seen:Yes
Locations:River Loop Trail
Present Season:Sp,Su,F
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Good

Pied-Billed Grebe and chick. Photo by Cindy Tucey
Species:Pied-Billed Grebe
Seen:Yes
Locations:River Loop Trail
Present Season:Yr
Season View:W
Reliable:Poor

Watch for red-tailed hawks on the look out for prey in Death Valley National Park.Photo by Gerry Wolfe
Red tail hawk at Laguna, 9-29-08
Species:Red-Tailed Hawk
Seen:Yes
Locations:River Loop Trail
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Good

Species:Ring-Billed Gull
Seen:Yes
Locations:River Loop Trail, Beach Trail
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Excellent

Male Ruddy Duck. Photo by Stephen Creswell
Species:Ruddy Duck
Seen:Yes
Locations:River Loop Trail, Saline Pond
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Excellent

Species:Sanderling
Seen:Yes
Locations:Beach
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Excellent

Species:Semipalmated Plover
Seen:Yes
Locations:Beach
Present Season:Sp,F
Season View:Sp,F
Reliable:Good

Species:Short-Billed Dowitcher
Seen:Yes
Locations:River River Loop Trail, Saline Pond
Present Season:W,Sp,F
Season View:W,Sp,F
Reliable:Good

Snowy Plovers on the beach at Golden Gate NRA. Photo by Jessica Weinberg Snowy Plover on sand spit. Montana de Oro State Park
Species:Snowy Plover
Seen:Yes
Locations:Beach
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Good

Species:Song Sparrow
Seen:Yes
Locations:River Loop Trail
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Excellent

Turkey vultures on sand spit. Montana de Oro State Park
Species:Turkey Vulture
Seen:Yes
Locations:River Loop Trail
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Sp,Su,F
Reliable:Excellent

Violet-Green Swallow. Photo by Tim Avery
Species:Violet-Green Swallow
Seen:Yes
Locations:River Loop Trail
Present Season:Sp,Su,F,Yr
Season View:Sp,Su,F
Reliable:Good

Western Grebe at Anderson Marsh. Photo by Harvey Abernathey Western Grebe at Clear Lake State Park. Photo by Harvey Abernathey
Species:Western Grebe
Seen:Yes
Locations:Beach Trail, River Loop Trail
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Good

Species:Western Gull
Seen:Yes
Locations:Beach, River Loop Trail
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Excellent

Western Meadowlark. Photo by Terry Germany
Species:Western Meadowlark
Seen:Yes
Locations:River Loop Trail
Present Season:Yr
Season View:W,Sp,F
Reliable:Good

Western Sandpiper. Photo by Harvey Abernathey
Species:Western Sandpiper
Seen:Yes
Locations:Beach, Beach Trail, River Loop Trail
Present Season:W,Sp,F
Season View:W,Sp,F
Reliable:Excellent

Species:Whimbrel
Seen:Yes
Locations:Beach, River Loop Trail
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Sp,F
Reliable:Good

White-crowned Sparrow. Photo by Thomas Roach
Species:White-Crowned Sparrow
Seen:Yes
Locations:River Loop Trail
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Good

Species:White-Tailed Kite
Seen:Yes
Locations:River Loop Trail
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Good

Species:Willet
Seen:Yes
Locations:River Loop Trail, Beach, Saline Pond
Present Season:Yr
Season View:W,Sp,F
Reliable:Excellent

Species:Wilson's Warbler
Seen:Yes
Locations:River Loop Trail
Present Season:Sp,Su,F
Season View:Sp,Su,F
Reliable:Good