This morning we drove the Road to the Tall Trees in Redwood National Park. It’s a 4 mile gated gravel road through heavy forest to a grove of Redwoods that includes the tallest tree in the world. You need a permit from the park office to drive it and this morning we were the first car on the road. Around each curve in the road you had the feeling that a Mountain Lion, Black Bear or Ruffed Grouse might be standing there. The road ends at a the Tall Trees Trail, and less than a quarter mile from this trail we located a Ruffed Grouse right next to the road and another 20 yards away. I added three other year birds as well and now stand at 329 species for the year.
Total Species for the Year
744 Birds (743 + 1 provisional)
920 Birds, Mammals, Reptiles and Amphibians
(Quest for a Thousand)
TagBarrow's Goldeneye Bean Goose Butterbredt Spring Costa Rica Dry Tortugas Ivory Gull Long-eared Owl Lower Rio Grande Valley Lower Rio Grand Valley N. Pygmy-Owl Newfoundland Northern Goshawk Red-cockaded Woodpecker Rock Dove Tours Scott Vanderpoel Texas Thayer's Gull W.G.Jones State Orest White-collared Seedeater