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· Re: [CALBIRDS] Eastern Yellow Wagtail, Marin County, Sept 18 (Sep 18, 2018)
· Eastern Yellow Wagtail, Marin County, Sept 18 (Sep 18, 2018)
· Eastern Yellow Wagtail, Rodeo Lagoon Marin Co. (Sep 17, 2018)
· Wood Sandpiper yes (Sep 17, 2018)
· Re: [NWCALBIRD] Wood Sandpiper @ HUM currently seen (Sep 16, 2018)
  1. Re: [CALBIRDS] Eastern Yellow Wagtail, Marin County, Sept 18 LINK
    DATE: Sep 18, 2018 @ 6:07pm, 1 day(s) ago
    Some photos from this afternoon at...
    
    https://fog.ccsf.edu/~jmorlan/YellowWagtailP1230440.htm
    
    Viewing from 37.8319843,-122.5287520 on the north side of the lagoon. Scope
    
    is recommended.
    
    Good luck!
    
    On Tue, 18 Sep 2018 12:58:23 -0700, "dwbirdster dwbirdster@...
    
    [CALBIRDS]" < CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com > wrote:
    
    >Haven't seen reports to Calbirds yet and two tries to NorthBayBirds didn't go thru so here goes. Eastern Yellow Wagtail continuedtoday 7:40am Sept 18 at Rodeo Lagoon in Marin County. Muddy little point across road from red rocks/old quarry. Seen intermittently but regularly for an hour. Flew once to tree above red rocks. And
    
    once to mud spit on south side of lagoon. Disappeared to the distant west but reappeared at its favorite mud point at 9:45.
    >Dave Weber,Milpitas
    
    >By phone
    
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    Joseph Morlan, Pacifica, CA
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  3. Eastern Yellow Wagtail, Marin County, Sept 18 LINK
    DATE: Sep 18, 2018 @ 12:58pm, 1 day(s) ago
    Haven't seen reports to Calbirds yet and two tries to NorthBayBirds didn't go thru so here goes. Eastern Yellow Wagtail continued today 7:40am Sept 18 at Rodeo Lagoon in Marin County. Muddy little point across road from red rocks/old quarry. Seen intermittently but regularly for an hour. Flew once to tree above red rocks. And once to mud spit on south side of lagoon. Disappeared to the distant west but reappeared at its favorite mud point at 9:45 .
    
    Dave Weber, Milpitas
    By phone
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  5. Eastern Yellow Wagtail, Rodeo Lagoon Marin Co. LINK
    DATE: Sep 17, 2018 @ 4:37pm, 2 day(s) ago
    Being seen now at the northeastern end of the lagoon. William Legge was the original finder.
    
    -- Adam Winer
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  7. Wood Sandpiper yes LINK
    DATE: Sep 17, 2018 @ 9:44am, 2 day(s) ago
    The Wood Sandpiper first seen Friday 9/14 continues at the Centerville Wetlands (ebird hotspot), due west of Ferndale. Its still in the SW corner of the wetland complex just past the old fenceline.
    
    Jude Power
    
    Bayside, CA
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  9. Re: [NWCALBIRD] Wood Sandpiper @ HUM currently seen LINK
    DATE: Sep 16, 2018 @ 4:10pm, 3 day(s) ago
    Still here at 4:10. Apparently has not moved more than a few feet all day.
    
    Sent from my iPhone
    
    John Sterling
    
    530 908-3836
    
    26 Palm Ave
    
    Woodland, CA 95695
    
    > On Sep 16, 2018, at 3:47 PM, Frances Oliver < hummer52@... > wrote:
    
    >
    
    > Today, Sept 16, the WOOD SANDPIPER was refound earlier in the day by Alexander Lamb at the Centerville Wetlands. Fortunately Linda P and I were birding in Trinity. So we headed to Humboldt hoping it would stay for us. As luck would have it other Humboldt birders were on it. A fantastic bird! A lifer for Linda & state bird for me.
    
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    > Thanks goes to all the great birders in Humboldt for refinding this bird.
    
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    > Frances
    
    > Lodi, CA
    
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  11. Wood Sandpiper @ HUM currently seen LINK
    DATE: Sep 16, 2018 @ 3:47pm, 3 day(s) ago
    Today, Sept 16, the WOOD SANDPIPER was refound earlier in the day by Alexander Lamb at the Centerville Wetlands. Fortunately Linda P and I were birding in Trinity. So we headed to Humboldt hoping it would stay for us. As luck would have it other Humboldt birders were on it. A fantastic bird! A lifer for Linda & state bird for me.
    
    Thanks goes to all the great birders in Humboldt for refinding this bird.
    
    Frances
    
    Lodi, CA
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  13. Fwd: [nwcalbird] Wood Sandpiper Refound in Humboldt LINK
    DATE: Sep 16, 2018 @ 12:56pm, 3 day(s) ago
    FYI
    
    Sent from my iPhone
    
    John Sterling
    530 908-3836
    26 Palm Ave
    Woodland, CA 95695
    
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    From: "Keith Slauson via Groups.Io" < Kmslauson=yahoo.com@... >
    Date: September 16, 2018 at 12:08:02 PM PDT
    To: NWCALBIRD@...
    Cc: NWCALBIRD@...
    Subject: [nwcalbird] Wood Sandpiper Refound in Humboldt
    Reply-To: Kmslauson@...
    
    See below
    
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    From: "Keith Slauson kmslauson@... [nwcalbird]" < nwcalbird-noreply@yahoogroups.com >
    Date: September 16, 2018 at 10:43:51 AM PDT
    To: Nwcalbird < nwcalbird@yahoogroups.com >
    Cc: kmslauson@...
    Subject: [nwcalbird] Wood Sandpiper Refound in Humboldt
    Reply-To: Keith Slauson < kmslauson@... >
    
    This morning the Wood Sandpiper was refound by Alexandra Lamb at the Centerville Werlands west of Ferndale. The bird continues in the SW corner of the southern pond and is being seen by many folks.
    
    Keith Slauson
    
    Humboldt County
    
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  15. Re: [NWCALBIRD] Humboldt Wood Sandpiper LINK
    DATE: Sep 15, 2018 @ 3:18pm, 4 day(s) ago
    All,
    
    As of 3:15 pm no one has refound the Wood Sandpiper.
    
    Thanks,
    
    Rob Fowler
    McKinleyville, CA
    
    On Sat, Sep 15, 2018 at 9:35 AM Rob Fowler < migratoriusfwlr@... > wrote:
    
    Found yesterday, photos just uploaded andnit is surely a WOOD SANDPIPER. 3rd state record. And people are looking now.
    
    https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48513214
    
    Sorry for the brevity but driving back to HUM to chase at the moment.
    
    Good luck!
    
    Rob Fowler
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    McKinleyville, CA
    
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  17. Humboldt Wood Sandpiper LINK
    DATE: Sep 15, 2018 @ 9:35am, 4 day(s) ago
    Found yesterday, photos just uploaded andnit is surely a WOOD SANDPIPER. 3rd state record. And people are looking now.
    
    https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48513214
    
    Sorry for the brevity but driving back to HUM to chase at the moment.
    
    Good luck!
    
    Rob Fowler
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    Rob Fowler
    McKinleyville, CA
    
    www.fowleropebirding.com
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  19. Laysan Albatross - Half Moon Bay pelagic. LINK
    DATE: Sep 14, 2018 @ 10:46am, 5 day(s) ago
    Hello all, Great boat trip yesterday out of Half Moon Bay, it started off slowly but built up to a nice finish. We covered water in San Mateo and San Francisco counties. The highlight was a Laysan Albatross with orange-red band (presumably from Mexican breeding population), it was feeding on a big dead Humboldt Squid! We also found a near adult Brown Booby. Both of these birds were in San Mateo. A South Polar Skua, all three species of jaegers, as well as the regularly occurring shearwaters (Sooty, Pink-footed and Bullers), Black-footed Albatross, and alcids (Rhinoceros Auklet, Common Murre, as well as Marbled Murrelet). Both Arctic and Common terns were found, but only a single Sabines Gull. We did find small flocks of Ashy Storm-Petrel, and a single Fork-tailed but no Black SP yesterday. Blue Whale was great to see. We are looking forward to our trips this weekend, there is room on tomorrow and Sundays boat. http://alvarosadventures.com/boat-trips/pelagics/ Good birding Alvaro Alvaro Jaramillo alvaro@... www.alvarosadventures.com 
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  21. Bar tailed Godwit Santa Barbara County LINK
    DATE: Sep 13, 2018 @ 8:33am, 6 day(s) ago
    See subject. Details available in local newsgroup and eBird.
    
    Wim van Dam
    Solvang CA
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    Sent from a phone
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  23. Upland sandpiper in Sacramento NWR (I'm just the messenger) LINK
    DATE: Sep 8, 2018 @ 12:37pm, 11 day(s) ago
    Just saw this eBird report. Someone please check to see if it is still there! Photos look good, see below.
    
    Upland Sandpiper (Bartramia longicauda) (1)
    - Reported Sep 08, 2018 08:30 by wayne washam
    - Sacramento NWR--Auto Tour Route, Glenn, California
    - Map: http://maps.google.com/ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=39.4284385,-122.1564999&ll=39.4284385,-122.1564999
    - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48369052
    - Media: 2 Photos
    - Comments: "Bathing, then wandered about a bare area with several other species of shorebirds before it flew.
    
    John Sterling
    VVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVV
    
    26 Palm Ave
    Woodland, CA95695
    530 908-3836
    jsterling@...
    www.sterlingbirds.com
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  25. Searcher Pelagic Results LINK
    DATE: Sep 7, 2018 @ 10:35pm, 12 day(s) ago
    Birders,
    The annual Searcher pelagic trip departed San Diego about noon on Labor Day and was back to the dock Friday morning at 730 AM. Highlights were many. Monday afternoon was spent crossing the 9 mile bank and working our way up the 30 mile. Highlights were excellent looks at a couple of Brown Boobies as well as close passes by a RED-FOOTED BOOBY. Ashy, Black, and Leach's Storm-Petrels, plus a few leaders and participants were able to glimpse and photo one or two LEAST STORM_PETRELS along the way.
    We decided to start day 2 at Santa Barbara Island where we saw the continuing immature NAZCA BOOBY plus about 80 Brown Boobies. From Santa Barbara we worked our way northwest along the Santa Cruz basin, seeing good numbers of Pomarine and Long-tailed Jaegers, Arctic Terns, as well as the expected shearwater species. We were treated to another RED-FOOTED BOOBY not too far from SB Island. In the late afternoon we arrived at a bank south east of San Miguel Island called "The Condor Bank" as it was a fishing spot frequented by the original Condor board from Santa Barbara. Here we encountered large boils of 200lb Bluefin Tuna, and the bird show was spectacular. Several South Polar Skuas, a dozen jaegers, many hundreds of Pink-footed Shearwaters and likely a hundred Arctic Terns. The show was spectacular, and here we found yet another immature NAZCA BOOBY and a couple of Brown Boobies.
    After anchoring near San Miguel for the night, DAY 3 we headed out to The Rodriguez Dome about 30 miles to the west. We departed Miguel about 5 AM, and were on the dome about 730 AM. Just before arriving at Rodriguez we encountered yet another immature NAZCA BOOBY. Exceptional numbers of Buller's Shearwaters, 8 Guadalupe Murrelets (seen well by all onboard) as well as our first Red-billed Tropicbird of the trip were highlights of our day headed south. We had as many as 10 Black-footed Albatross with us at once, and there were several behind the boarWe finished the day at the San Juan Seamount. We encountered dozens of Blue Whales in this deep water as well as some Fin whales, and a couple of cooperative BAIRD"S-BEAKED Whales. Guadalupe Fur Seals were seen regularly. Our first TOWNSEND"S STORM-PETRELS
    DAY 4 was spent traveling traveling from the western edge of the Tanner and Cortez Banks to the San Clemente Island basin. We found a cooperative RED-BILLED TROPICBIRD on the water, as well our first of nearly a dozen COOK'S PETRELS. Leach's Storm-petrels were present in numbers, and we were able to get folks on a handful of TOWNSEND's Storm-Petrels. Inside the Cortez we had the familiar cry of "White Booby behind the boat", and had an immature booby circle the boat. This one seemed to show characters of MASKED BOOBY, but this bird was not as straightforward as the others, so we will be sending photos out to get some expert opinions before putting this one in the books.
    As we approached Sam Clemente we were treated to one of the most spectacular afternoons I have ever spent at sea. Boils of smaller bluefin tuna were everywhere, and there were literally thousands of Pink-footed Shearwaters wheeling about, as well as. hundreds of Arctic and Common Terns, dozens of Sabine's gulls and jaegers were in flight. We also saw about 35 Craveri's Murrelets in this area, some very close to the boat allowing great looks. We poked through flock after flock of birds until dark, eventually getting brief looks at a FLESH_FOOTED SHEARWATER. In the middle of this feeding frenzy we also saw yet another NAZCA BOOBY, this one a full adult.
    The high overcast conditions were also good for migrants, and we had Willow Flycatcher, Macgillvray'a Warbler as well as Orange-crowned, Townsend's, Black-throated Gray as well as multiple cowbirds and several species of shorebird.
    One of the best trips I have done off SoCal and certainly continues the excellent results this year. Thanks to Celia Condit and Captain Art Taylor from Searcher Natural History Tours, my co-leaders Dave Pereksta, Dave Povey, and Rob Hynson. Thanks to all the participants as well.
    Todd McGrath SKUA@... The Woodlands, TX
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  27. Farallon highlights LINK
    DATE: Sep 6, 2018 @ 8:09pm, 13 day(s) ago
    Hi birders,
    
    Over the last few days, the Point Blue crew experienced ideal weather ( overcast skies, limited visibility, and light winds) for sending migrants to Southeast Farallon Island. And oh my, how they came. In addition to the normal western birds, we found the following: Red-footed Booby-1 (1st record since 1975), Scripps's Murrelet-1, Least Flycatcher-2, Eastern Warbling Vireo-1, Red-eyed Vireo-1, Green-tailed Towhee-1, Bobolink-2, Ovenbird-1, Tennessee Warbler-4, Connecticut Warbler-1, Mourning Warbler-1, American Redstart-3, Magnolia Warbler-1, Blackburnian Warbler-1, Chestnut-sided Warbler-2, Blackpoll Warbler-1, and Canada Warbler-1 (our 4th this fall).
    
    Southeast Farallon Island, a part of the Farallon National Wildlife Refuge, is off limits to the public, but the juvenile Red-footed Booby, which was seen yesterday and today, may be visible on a whale watching boat to the island. Although there have been 3 Brown Boobies on Sugarloaf Islet lately, we have yet to see the Red-footed Booby land there. Yesterday afternoon it landed briefly on Saddle Rock before the Western Gulls chased it off. It then flew around the island with the pelicans for a couple hours before sunset. Today we saw it briefly around 2:15 PM. The booby could be roosting somewhere else on the island that we are unaware of.
    
    To see full checklists of the birds we're seeing with photos, check out our profile in eBird: https://ebird.org/profile/MTYwOTAz
    
    John Garrett, Sarah Hecocks, Kurt Ongman, Amanda Spears, James R Tietz
    Southeast Farallon Island, CA
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  29. 9/8 - Nature & Optics Festival - Sonoma Plaza (10 AM- 4PM) LINK
    DATE: Sep 6, 2018 @ 2:10pm, 13 day(s) ago
    After many months of planning the 7th annual Nature & Optics celebration has hatched a vibrant demographic of 45 participating California organizations. We look forward to another wonderful "reunion" of the Northern California nature community. If you are in Sonoma, please stop by the free, family-friendly event to say hello and check out the great work of the nature non-profits.
    
    This stellar line up of major optics manufacturers and experts from all over the world come to Northern CA only one time per year with a full array of binoculars, camera/phone products, and spotting scopes to demonstrate and sell: Out of This World Optics, CELESTRON, Hawke Sport Optics, KOWA Sporting Optics, Leica, Meopta Sports Optics, Nikon-Sport Optics, Sirui Optical Company, SWAROVSKI OPTIK!
    
    Where: Sonoma Plaza - 20 Spain Street - 95476
    
    When - Saturday, Sept 8th (10:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
    A Free Event! Always great to see parents with their kids.
    contact - 415-302-5601
    
    Tom Rusert
    
    Sonoma, CA.
    95476
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