Quantcast Table 2-1. Sensitive Species in BEACON Project Area (cont.)

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SCIENTIFIC NAME
Common Name
Status
PFO
Comments
Sandpipers
Scolopacidae
Numenius americanus
long-billed curlew
CSC
M
Fairly common migrant and winter
visitor in mudflat habitats but also
sometimes occurs along sandy
beaches.
Gulls and Terns
Laridae
Larus californicus
California gull
CSC
H
Common transient and winter
visitor along coast.
Sterna elegans
elegant tern
FSOC,CSC
H
Common summer and fall visitor.
Sterna antillarum browni
California least tern
SE,FE
H
Nests near Santa Clara River and
at Ormond Beach.
Sparrows, Buntings,
Emberizidae
and Warblers
Passerculus
Belding's savannah
FSOC,SE
M
Nests in coastal saltmarshes
sandwichensis beldingi
sparrow
including Carpinteria Marsh, Goleta
Slough and Ormond Beach, might
occasionally forage in upper
portions of sandy beaches in
project area.
CLASS MAMMALIA
MAMMALS
Weasels and
Mustelidae
relatives
Enhydra lutris nereis
Southern sea otter
FT
L
Most of population north of Pt.
Conception, a few animals south of
Pt. Conception, only occasional
occurrences expected in BEACON
project region.
*
=
Proposed for delisting north of Orange County.
FT
=
Listed as a threatened species by the federal government.
FE
=
Listed as an endangered species by the federal government.
FSOC
=
Federal Species of Concern.
SE
=
Listed as an endangered species by the State of California.
CSC
=
California Species of Special Concern.
PFO
=
Potential to occur.
L
=
Low potential to occur within beach and nearshore habitats of BEACON area.
M
=
Moderate potential to occur within beach and nearshore habitats of BEACON area.
H
=
High potential to occur within beach and nearshore habitats of BEACON area.
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3208 Bio Report
06/12/02



 


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