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   Band-rumped Storm-Petrel (Oceanodroma castro) - BSTP (recent eBird sightings, view CBRC records, range map
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  1. RE: [CALBIRDS] CBRC News: Two new species accepted to CA list LINK
    DATE: May 14, 2018 @ 6:55pm, 4 month(s) ago
    Kimball et al.
    
    There is a recent paper that resolves the Citrine Wagtail issue:
    
    Drovetski et. Al. 2018. Multi-locus reassessment of a striking discord
    
    between mtDNA gene trees and taxonomy across two congeneric species
    
    complexes. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 120 (2018) 43-52.
    
    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1055790317304347via%3Dih
    
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    They suggest that the mitochondrial data misrepresents the actual
    
    evolutionary history of the lineages, but sorts out on geography. But the
    
    multi-locus data confirm the traditional taxonomy. The bottom line is, that
    
    the Old School taxonomy is correct, and for birders that means that if it
    
    looks like a Citrine Wagtail, it is a Citrine Wagtail.
    
    Regards
    
    Alvaro
    
    Alvaro Jaramillo
    
    alvaro@...
    
    www.alvarosadventures.com
    
    From: CALBIRDS@yahoogroups.com < CALBIRDS@yahoogroups.com > On Behalf Of
    
    Kimball Garrett kgarrett@... [CALBIRDS]
    
    Sent: Monday, May 14, 2018 2:57 PM
    
    To: CALBIRDS@yahoogroups.com
    
    Subject: [CALBIRDS] CBRC News: Two new species accepted to CA list
    
    Birders,
    
    The California Bird Records Committee has accepted records of two species
    
    new to the California state list:
    
    Band-rumped Storm-Petrel (Oceanodroma castro) at SE Farallon Island, San
    
    Francisco Co., 10-11 Nov 2017 (2017-130); and
    
    Citrine Wagtail (Motacilla citreola) at Yolo Bypass, Yolo Co., 15-16 Dec
    
    2017 (2017-160)
    
    Note that each of these species comes with taxonomic uncertainties.
    
    "Band-rumped Storm-Petrel" may represent a complex of several species; there
    
    are perhaps four distinct populations within the Pacific Ocean alone, and
    
    each of these differs from the up-to-five distinct taxa in the Atlantic
    
    Ocean (see Petrels, Albatrosses and Storm-Petrels of North America by S. N.
    
    G. Howell, Princeton Univ. Press, 2012). Citrine Wagtail and
    
    Eastern/Western Yellow Wagtails form another confusing complex (see Pipits
    
    and Wagtails by P. Alstrom and K. Mild, Princeton Univ. Press, 2003); mtDNA
    
    work had suggested that the two clades of Citrine Wagtail were each more
    
    closely related to different Yellow Wagtail clades than to each other, but
    
    nuclear DNA work appears to confirm the distinctness, and monophyly, of
    
    Citrine Wagtail.
    
    Another potential state first, a Hawfinch (Coccothraustes coccothraustes)
    
    aboard a ship offshore of San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties, 17 May
    
    2016 (2016-150), was not accepted due to questionable natural occurrence.
    
    The addition of the storm-petrel and wagtail brings the California state
    
    list to 671 species. Thanks to Joe Morlan, the CBRC web site has already
    
    been updated with this information: https://www.californiabirds.org/
    
    Kimball L. Garrett
    
    [CBRC Spokesperson]
    
    Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
    
    900 Exposition Blvd.
    
    Los Angeles, CA 90007 USA
    
    kgarrett@...
    
    
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  3. CBRC News: Two new species accepted to CA list LINK
    DATE: May 14, 2018 @ 2:56pm, 4 month(s) ago
    Birders,   The California Bird Records Committee has accepted records of two species new to the California state list:   Band-rumped Storm-Petrel ( Oceanodroma castro ) at SE Farallon Island, San Francisco Co., 10-11 Nov 2017 (2017-130); and Citrine Wagtail ( Motacilla citreola ) at Yolo Bypass, Yolo Co., 15-16 Dec 2017 (2017-160)
      Note that each of these species comes with taxonomic uncertainties.  “Band-rumped Storm-Petrel” may represent a complex of several species; there are perhaps four distinct
    populations within the Pacific Ocean alone, and each of these differs from the up-to-five distinct taxa in the Atlantic Ocean (see
    Petrels, Albatrosses and Storm-Petrels of North America by S. N. G. Howell, Princeton Univ. Press, 2012).  Citrine Wagtail and Eastern/Western Yellow Wagtails form another confusing complex (see
    Pipits and Wagtails by P. Alstrom and K. Mild, Princeton Univ. Press, 2003); mtDNA work had suggested that the two clades of Citrine Wagtail were each more closely related to different Yellow Wagtail clades than to each other, but nuclear DNA work appears
    to confirm the distinctness, and monophyly, of Citrine Wagtail.   Another potential state first, a Hawfinch ( Coccothraustes coccothraustes ) aboard a ship offshore of San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties, 17 May 2016 (2016-150),
    was not accepted due to questionable natural occurrence.   The addition of the storm-petrel and wagtail brings the California state list to 671 species. Thanks to Joe Morlan, the CBRC web site has already been updated with this
    information:   https://www.californiabirds.org/   Kimball L. Garrett [CBRC Spokesperson] Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County 900 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90007 USA kgarrett@...  
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  5. Band-rumped Storm-Petrel on Southeast Farallon Island LINK
    DATE: Nov 11, 2017 @ 9:08pm, 10 month(s) ago
    Hi all,
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  7. Apparent Band-rumped Storm-Petrel on SE Farallon LINK
    DATE: Nov 11, 2017 @ 9:03pm, 10 month(s) ago
    Just the messenger, but the photos look promising.
    
    http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40458396
    
    This would be a first state record.
    
    --
    
    Joseph Morlan, Pacifica, CA
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  9. June 6 LAAS Trip Report, SoCal Birders in Hatteras, The Mother Of Pelagic Trips LINK
    DATE: Jun 14, 2009, 9 year(s) ago
    Greetings,
    
    Participants on last Saturday's June 6 Los Angeles Audubon pelagic trip to Santa
    Cruz Island were treated to close-up views of three Island Scrub-Jays, a close
    encounter with two Blue Whales and hundred of shearwaters, but the surprise bird
    of the day... one that had everybody aboard Island Packer's Vanguard oohing and
    aaahing was a.... well.... you will have to read the trip report and look at the
    photo....
    
    Photos, trip report and trip list are posted at:
    http://www.socalbirding.com/tripreports/oxnardjune62009.html
    
    SO-CAL BOYS GO TO CAPE HATTERAS
    
    Did you hear about the Petrel Grand Slam from Brian Patteson's boat on May 29
    Bermuda, Fea's, Trindade and Black-capped all in the same day, PLUS European and
    Band-rumped Storm-Petrels. Photos of your favorite SoCal birders and the birds
    they saw, plus some photos of what it's like to bird off North Carolina's Outer
    Banks, can be found at the link below:
    
    Hatteras Photos and Trip Report:
    http://www.socalbirding.com/tripreports/hatterasmay2009.html
    
    MOTHER OF ALL PELAGICS
    
    The mother of all ABA pelagic trips aboard SEARCHER will run it seventh
    consecutive September long-range trip on Labor Day week, Sept 7-11 out of San
    Diego into the richest ABA pelagic waters at the richest time of year.
    
    INCREDIBLE SPECIES-SEEN LIST: September SEARCHER trips from 2003-2008 have
    amassed an incredible list of species seen: Black-footed Albatross, Northern
    Fulmar, Bulwer's Petrel, Murphy's Petrel, Cook's Petrel, Hawaiian Petrel,
    Flesh-footed Shearwater, Buller's Shearwater, Pink-Footed Shearwater, Sooty
    Shearwater, Black-vented Shearwater, Least Storm-Petrel, Leach's Storm-Petrel,
    Ashy Storm-Petrel, Black Storm-Petrel, Red-billed Tropicbird, Red-necked
    Phalarope, Red Phalarope, South Polar Skua, Pomarine Jaeger, Parasitic Jaeger,
    Long-tailed Jaeger, Sabine's Gull, Arctic Tern, Pigeon Guillemot, Common Murre,
    Xantus's Murrelet, Craveri's Murrelet, Cassin's Auklet, Rhinoceros Auklet.
    
    Seen in SoCal July - September and ready for addition to Searcher's roster are:
    Shy and Laysan Albatross, Stejneger's Petrel, Wedge-tailed Shearwater, Streaked
    Shearwater, Red-tailed Tropicbird.
    
    The diverse array of birds seen from SEARCHER is a result of a diverse
    itinerary - from near-shore to inter-islands to the edge of the Continental
    Shelf. We depart San Diego at noon and spend the day birding our way up the
    Nine-mile bank and other underwater banks, ridges and canyons. The morning or
    our second day at sea will find us in the Channel Islands. From there we travel
    north past Point Conception to Arguello Canyon, Rodriguez Dome, then spend two
    days bearing south past the San Juan Seamount and other seamounts at the edge of
    the Continental Shelf, 40 miles southwest of Cortez Bank, 150 miles offshore. We
    see lots of birds near shore and around the Channel Islands, fewer birds out
    along the shelf edge - but the shelf edge is where the rarities roam.
    
    SEARCHER trip logs & species reports: http://www.bajawhale.com/birdingtrips.asp
    
    Details on the upcoming September SEARCHER trip:
    http://www.socalbirding.com/upcomingtrips/searchersep711.html
    
    Not only does SEARCHER get great birds, it is positively luxurious with 4
    air-conditioned cabins – 12 are double-occupancy and three are triple-occupancy,
    each with fresh-water sink, mirror and AC electrical outlet. Each cabin has
    sleeping bunks, storage shelves, and hammocks for gear storage. Each bunk has a
    private reading light. There are four sparkling-clean bathrooms on the main
    deck, two with showers. There are large, roomy birding and wildlife observation
    decks on the stern, upper deck, and in the bow area.
    
    Here is a typical participant comment following the trip: "The trip was truly a
    wonderful experience. As a veteran of over 100 pelagic trips, I would rate this
    in the top five I have ever taken. Great birds & mammals, great leadership,
    marvelous food & a very friendly and accommodating crew. It was also the
    keenest & most co-operative group of participants I have ever shared a boat
    with. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone who would contemplate taking
    it in the future. WELL DONE!" -- Mike Austin, Friendswood, TX
    
    Beverages and snacks are all included and are available 24 hours per day, in
    addition to the three delicious meals each day. SEARCHER offers a wide variety
    of special request meals and diets with prior notice. Meals are typically made
    from fresh meats, fish, and produce and are wonderful. There's nothing quite
    like standing on the bow of Searcher in the sun and wind with a hot,
    fresh-from-the-oven blueberry muffin and cup of coffee.
    
    One thing all the leaders agree on: you won't find a better meal at sea than
    SEARCHER. Fresh salads, home-made cookies, pancakes, bacon, burgers, pizza,
    roast chicken, fresh fish tacos, prime rib, ice cream sundaes, wine with dinner,
    warm brownies with ice cream, apples, bananas, oranges and a bottomless cooler
    of complimentary juice, coke, diet coke, bottled water and, most importantly to
    some of the leaders, beer.
    
    Southern California seas and weather in September are usually calm and balmy.
    SEARCHER accommodates 28 passengers very comfortably plus 4
    leaders/spotters/chummers. There are 8 spots still available for this
    September's trip. We hope can join us. More details at:
    http://www.socalbirding.com/upcomingtrips/searchersep711.html
    
    W. Terry Hunefeld, Encinitas
    Life is short. Seabird often.
    In memory of Luke Cole
    "Come on out with us to see what's out there."
    
    Southern California Seabirding Trips
    Buena Vista Audubon Society
    http://www.SoCalBirding.com
    Los Coronados Islands, Channel Islands
    to the Edge of the Continental Shelf
    Follow us on Twitter:
    http://twitter.com/SoCalBirding
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  11. CalCofi Cruise Report LINK
    DATE: May 5, 2003 @ 12:59am, 15 year(s) ago
    Calbirders:
    
    I am forwarding the following report from Peter Pyle about the
    latest CalCofi Cruise. This spring seems to be an excellent one for
    petrels. in addition to these reports, Murphy's Petrels were
    recorded in good numbers on two 4 day trips from San Diego designed
    to locate these species.
    
    Todd McGrath
    SKUA@...
    Marina Del Rey CA
    
    Hi all -
    
    Adam Brown returned last weekend from a 2-week CalCofi trip and had
    a few
    interesting birds (inside of 200 nmi unless indicated):
    
    Murphy's Petrel - 200+
    Mottled Petrel - 2 (one outside of 200 nmi)
    Stejneger's Petrel 1 outside of 200 nmi
    Solander's Petrel - 1 possible in direct comparison with Murphy's
    Band-rumped Storm-Petrel - 2 possibles ("band rumps and flew like
    Spotted
    Sandpipers).
    Red-tailed Tropicbird - 1
    Laysan Albatross - 20+
    
    I forgot to ask about Cook's Petrel so he may have had these as well.
    Perhaps one of you could forward this on to Calbird and Pelagics
    (which I
    can't access from my home computer). Peter
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