In spite of the poor weather, 15 people participated in the February 2017 Travis Audubon Monthly field trip at Commons Ford. The temperatures stayed in the 50s throughout the morning and otherwise the weather alternated between thick fog, to heavy sprinkles to mist. Needless to say this affected the number of bird species seen.
Only 36 species were identified by sight or vocalization. We would expect to get at least 50 species in February. Highlights included flocks of American Robin and good looks at both Red-bellied and Golden-fronted Woodpecker. We only had six sparrow species but those included Fox and Harris’s as well as a total of nine Song. At least five Song Sparrow were out in the open perched together pecking for seed on the ground. We were also able to see the continuing Sedge Wren(s?) in the prairie.