And Ryan and I have seen a lot of birds.
On Thanksgiving we went to Harkin's Slough, in Watsonville, and then Kirby Park, which is only a few miles south of Moss Landing. We saw:
Black-crowned Night Heron
White-faced Ibis (which is actually pretty rare in this area)
All those species in only one day! Our total "life list" of species has now topped 60.
Eventually we need to get a better pair of binoculars with a higher magnification (we're using 7X). Some of the birds are so small and so far away that it's nearly impossible to make out differentiating markers that point to their species. 10x binoculars would be better.
Anyway, best way to spend Thanksgiving: outside. No one is usually out and about and we practically had the whole slough to ourselves.