Trip report for O'Melveny Park Bird Walk 
on Sunday, March 30, 2014.

Number of participants: 48 + 3 leaders
Start time 8:00am
Finish time 10:25am
Distance covered: 1.0 mile
Weather:  sunny and breezy with winds up to 15 mph

Although windy and cool at times, the park was quite birdy with wintering species still hanging around and spring migrants just arriving.  The bird of the day (and a Wild Wings Bird Walk first) was a Greater Roadrunner.  After only seeing a flash of tail, we were able track the roadrunner down as it called and the search ended with everyone getting great scope views.  House Wrens were singing everywhere, a sure sign that spring has arrived!

57 species (+1 other taxa)

California Quail  4     heard only
Double-crested Cormorant  30     fly-over in one large group
Cooper's Hawk  1
Swainson's Hawk  1
Red-tailed Hawk   3
Western Gull  2
Rock Pigeon  30    fly-over in one large group
Mourning Dove  2
Greater Roadrunner  1
White-throated Swift  4
Anna's Hummingbird  7
Allen's Hummingbird  1
Rufous/Allen's Hummingbird  5
Acorn Woodpecker  12
Red-breasted Sapsucker  1
Nuttall's Woodpecker  2
Downy Woodpecker  1    heard only
Northern Flicker  1          heard only
Pacific-slope Flycatcher  1
Black Phoebe  7
Ash-throated Flycatcher  1     seen by scott before the walk by restrooms
Cassin's Kingbird  20             two seen in the park, all other fly-overs
Western Scrub-Jay   2
American Crow  4
Common Raven  3
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  1
Cliff Swallow  1
Oak Titmouse  8
Bushtit  12
House Wren  15     most heard singing
Bewick's Wren  2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  2
Wrentit  3                heard only
Western Bluebird  7
Hermit Thrush  2
American Robin  20
California Thrasher  2
Northern Mockingbird  1
European Starling  4
Phainopepla  1         male
Orange-crowned Warbler  1
Common Yellowthroat  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's)  7
Black-throated Gray Warbler  1
Wilson's Warbler  1
Spotted Towhee  4
California Towhee  8
Chipping Sparrow  6
Song Sparrow  1
Golden-crowned Sparrow  10
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon)  12
Black-headed Grosbeak  1      male
Brown-headed Cowbird  6
House Finch  36
Lesser Goldfinch  12
Lawrence's Goldfinch  6
American Goldfinch  6
House Sparrow  4

California Ground Squirrel
Red-Fox Squirrel

Black-throated Gray Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Pacific-slope Flycatcher and Acorn Woodpecker.   Photos by Paula Maxwell.

4337 Woodman Ave. Sherman Oaks CA 91423     818-995-0022

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