Birding The Richmond Bay Trail 12/23/18

Natural History Wanderings

Great Egret and Snowy Egret

The Richmond Bay Trail has many waterbirds at this time of year.  We walked from the parking lot at Pt. Isabel to a little past the Meeker Slough cutoff. As it was a King Tide we hoped to see Ridgway’s Rail. We did get one quick look. Most abundant today were the Scaup, American Wigeons, Coots and White-crowned Sparrows. There continue to be Black-crowned Night-herons in the trees by the parking lot. We identified 40 species. Had we stayed longer we probably would have seen more shorebirds as the mudflats were still mostly underwater when we left.

Northern Shoveler

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