Salt Works Tour:
Semi-Palmated Plover with a bunch of brine flies all around.
Dunlin and dowitchers:
Dunlin and western sandpipers:
Why did the godwits cross the road? To look at all the birders who walked by:
Lots of long-billed curlews all around. Here are two of them:
Short-eared owl (looking away):
I also saw killdeer and one of the peregrine falcons in the area snagged one of the tiny sandpipers right in front of me. Poor little sandpiper. The owl was also eating one of the grebes.
Point Blue Bird Observatory Coronado Bay Survey:
I counted in my usual area around the ferry landing all the way up to near the naval base entrance. Most of these were closer to the ferry landing area.
Sleepy shorebirds (godwits and willets):
The sanderling woke up and freaked out some of the sleeping birds:
Lots and lots of willets:
This next one was OK, he was just sleeping. I was worried he was sick, but when I walked away, he and a marbled godwit followed me up to the walkway: