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Discussion in 'United States' started by Zoo Birding, 23 May 2022.

  1. Zoo Birding

    Zoo Birding Well-Known Member

    1 Sep 2019
    Elk Grove, CA
    This is another place I've read about and always wanted to visit but never had the time to get around. On April 13th, 2022, I finally got my chance to visit. As with all of my bird rosters, I will list what I saw. I'll also mention what species are listed on their website and I'll either put a (✓) to say I did see them or an (X) if I didn't see them during my trip. I'll BOLD species not listed on their website but I did see during my trip. (?) means I wasn't sure if this was the correct species.

    • [✓] Common ostrich (Struthio camelus ssp.)
    • [✓] Southern (Crested) screamer (Chauna torquata)
    • [✓] White-faced whistling-duck (Dendrocygna viduata)
    • [✓] "African" goose (Anser cygnoides domesticus)
    • [✓] Black swan (Cygnus atratus)
    • [✓] Egyptian goose (Alopochen aegyptiaca)
    • [✓] Common shelduck (Tadorna tadorna)
    • [✓] African pygmy-goose (Nettapus auritus)
    • [✓] Ringed teal (Callonetta leucophrys)
    • [✓] Wood duck (Aix sponsa)
    • [✓] Mandarin duck (Aix galericulata)
    • Baikal teal (Sibirionetta formosa)
    • [X] White-cheeked pintail (Anas bahamensis ssp.)
    • Northern pintail (Anas acuta)
    • [✓] Ruddy duck (Oxyura jamaicensis)
    • [✓] Domesticated helmeted guineafowl (Numida meleagris domesticus)
    • [✓] Vulturine guineafowl (Acryllium vulturinum)
    • [✓] Golden pheasant (Chrysolophus pictus)
    • [✓] Malayan great argus (Argusianus argus argus)
    • [✓] Red junglefowl (Gallus gallus ssp.)
    • [✓] American (Caribbean) flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber)
    • [✓] Greater flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus)
    • American - greater flamingo hybrids (Phoenicopterus ruber x roseus)
    • [✓] Lesser flamingos (Phoeniconaias minor)
    • Speckled pigeon (Columba guinea guinea)
    • [?] Red-eyed dove (Streptopelia semitorquata)
    • [✓] Nicobar pigeon (Caloenas nicobarica nicobarica)
    • [X] Western (Blue) crowned-pigeon (Goura cristata)
    • Victoria crowned-pigeon (Goura victoria ssp.)
    • [X] Rufous-naped green imperial-pigeon (Ducula aenea paulina)
    • [✓] Pied imperial pigeon (Ducula bicolor)
    • [✓] Guinea turaco (Tauraco persa persa)
    • [✓] Violet turaco (Musophaga violacea)
    • [✓] Grey-headed swamphen {Erroneously labeled on the website a Purple swamphen} (Porphyrio poliocephalus ssp.)
    • [✓] East African grey-crowned crane (Balearica regulorum gibbericeps)
    • [✓] Demoiselle crane (Anthropoides virgo)
    • [✓] Blue (Stanley's) crane (Anthropoides paradiseus)
    • [✓] Indian sarus crane (Antigone antigone antigone)
    • [✓] Spotted thick-knee {dikkop} (Burhinus capensis ssp.)
    • [✓] Spur-winged lapwing (Vanellus spinosus)
    • [✓] Abdim's stork (Ciconia abdimii)
    • [✓] European white stork (Ciconia ciconia ciconia)
    • [✓] Saddle-billed stork (Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis)
    • [✓] Hamerkop (Scopus umbretta ssp.)
    • [✓] Western cattle egret (Bubulcus ibis ibis)
    • [✓] Scarlet ibis (Eudocimus ruber)
    • [✓] African sacred-ibis (Threskiornis aethiopicus)
    • [✓] Northern bald (Waldrapp) ibis (Geronticus eremita)
    • [✓] African spoonbill (Platalea alba)
    • [✓] Roseate spoonbill (Platalea ajaja)
    • [✓] Secretarybird (Sagittarius serpentarius)
    • [X] Hooded vulture (Necrosyrtes monachus)
    • [X] Green woodhoopoe (Phoeniculus purpureus ssp.)
    • [X] Abyssinian ground-hornbill (Bucorvus abyssinicus)
    • [✓] Southern ground-hornbill (Bucorvus leadbeateri)
    • [✓] Trumpeter hornbill (Bycanistes bucinator)
    • [✓] Laughing kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae ssp.)
    • [✓] Rainbow lorikeet (Trichoglossus moluccanus moluccanus)
    • [✓] Fischer's lovebird (Agapornis fischeri)
    • Congo African grey parrot (Psittacus erithacus)
    • [✓] Superb starling (Lamprotornis superbus)
    • [✓] Taveta golden-weaver (Ploceus castaneiceps)

    I just wished that I was able to spend more time in their aviary to get pictures of all their birds :( Maybe next time.
  2. geomorph

    geomorph Well-Known Member 10+ year member Premium Member

    28 May 2009
    Newport Beach, CA, USA
    I had no idea they had so many large birds! How was the secretary bird enclosure?
  3. Zoo Birding

    Zoo Birding Well-Known Member

    1 Sep 2019
    Elk Grove, CA
    Couldn't get a good look at it but it looked serviceable. All I can recall is that it was behind their striped hyenas. Didn't see if the top was covered or if it was a pen. I had the briefest look when I was on the tour and they were too far away for my camera to get a decent shot.