Birding in Orange County : Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve 27.12.15

Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve is located in Huntington Beach, California. It is a fantastic place for all nature lovers. It is a coastal estuary of about 1300 acres and birds are everywhere. The profusion and diversity of birds is breath-taking. More than 200 species have been identified. I went for a 2 hours walk in the reserve with my wife and had the chance to see many species in a quite short time.

 Lincoln's Sparrow (Melospiza lincolnii)

Lincoln's Sparrow (Melospiza lincolnii)

You can see the list by alphabetical order below:

American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos)
American Wigeon (Anas americana)
Anna's Hummingbird (Calypte anna)
Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon)
Black-necked Grebe (Podiceps nigricollis) 
Black Phoebe (Sayornis nigricans)
Brent Goose (Branta bernicla)
Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis)
Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola)
California Towhee (Pyrgisoma crissale)
Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)
Forster's Tern (Sterna forsteri)
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)
Great White Egret (Egretta alba)
Greater Scaup (Aythya marila)
Horned Grebe (Podiceps auritus)
Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)
Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla)
Lesser Scaup (Aythya affinis)
Lincoln's Sparrow (Melospiza lincolnii)
Loggerhead Shrike (Lanius ludovicianus)
Long-billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus scolopaceus)
Long-billed Curlew (Numenius americanus)
Marbled Godwit (Limosa fedoa)
Merlin (Falco columbarius)
Northern Harrier (Circus cyaneus)
Northern Pintail (Anas acuta)
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)
Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps)
Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator)
Redhead (Aythya americana)
Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis)
Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis)
Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis)
Say's Phoebe (Sayornis saya)
Snowy Egret (Egretta thula)
Surf Scoter (Melanitta perspicillata)
Western Gull (Larus occidentalis)
White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys)
White-faced Ibis (Plegadis chihi)
Willet (Tringa semipalmata)

I can't wait to go back! If you are interested in this wonderful place, feel free to visit the website bolsachica.org.

Love Nature.
Jonathan