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  1. Fwd: [CALBIRDS] Barn Swallows - what is going on? LINK
    DATE: Jan 7, 2018 @ 4:16pm, 4 month(s) ago
    Yesterday ( Jan. 6 )Leonie Batkin and I were scanning the ocean at Pescadero Beach in San Mateo County. Low over the beach,
    I spottednorthbound Barn Swallows. Okay, I have come to expect from ( 1-3 ) northbound Barn Swallowsfrom late December into
    Januaryevery year since this phenomenon started. What we were shocked to seeyesterdaywas a group of( 35 ) Barn Swallows!
    TheBarn Swallows were moving at a fast clip. Thefirst ones I did get onappearednot to be in breeding plumage. The ( 35 ) Barn
    Swallows would bean unprecedented number for this time of the year inSan Mateo County!
    
    Ron Thorn and Leonie Batkin
    Redwood City
    
    
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  3. Barn Swallows - what is going on? LINK
    DATE: Jan 1, 2018 @ 12:02pm, 5 month(s) ago
    Happy New year   Here are the 2017 December Barn Swallow records, look at CA all the way up to BC!! http://ebird.org/ebird/map/barswaneg=true&env.minX=-172.6069263728831&env.minY=12.276831269796746&env.maxX=-31.981926372883095&env.maxY=57.74002269690968&zh=true&gp=true&ev=Z&mr=on&bmo=12&emo=12&yr=range&byr=2017&eyr=2017   What is going on Here in Half Moon Bay, nearly all of the December Barn Swallows this last year were birds or small flocks going north. We have had lots of warm days with offshore winds, which concentrate birds on the move right at the coast. It seems to me that these winter northbound movements of Barn Swallows are becoming more prominent, and are happening earlier and earlier in the season. What I don’t understand is if these are truly northbound migrants, or do they return south before the real push north Their movements look like migration, and they are consistently northbound in this winter period, yet most birds are not in full breeding garb, suggesting they are young or perhaps adults that have not finished molt. When the real push of birds moving to breeding grounds happens, they look the part.   And why only Barn Swallows, and not other swallows. I have been intrigued by these swallow movements for years, and this past year there were more than ever. Alvaro     Alvaro Jaramillo alvaro@... www.alvarosadventures.com  
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  5. Siskiyou and Trinity Counties LINK
    DATE: May 12, 2017 @ 4:01pm, 1 year(s) ago
    CB’ers, Sharon & I took a trip to far NorCal, starting on the 7 th
    & ending yesterday (11 th ).
    Actually, the goal of the trip was to scout out a viewing location for
    the August total solar eclipse in central Oregon, but we took the opportunity
    of being in Siskiyou and Trinity Counties to see if we could add some birds. Siskiyou County,
    05/08/17 Grass Lake, on SR-97, was full of water, as expected. The past several years it has been dry or
    nearly so. With the abundant water, we
    were hoping for BLACK TERN, which Bruce Mast got here on 05/30/16 (despite the
    low water level), and Jim Greaves got on 06/09/07. No luck.
    Perhaps we were a couple of weeks early.
    At the Rest Stop here, we did get a couple of singing Purple Finches
    (both female), and a Pygmy Nuthatch.
    Near Macdoel, along SR-97, we had a Rough-legged Hawk & a Swainson’s
    Hawk. With 250 miles still to go to get to Madras, OR, we took only
    a short time to bird along SR-161 (a.k.a. Stateline Road), but it was
    productive in giving us our first NCB of the trip, LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER. Several Redhead pairs were enjoyable. There were also about 100 WHITE-FACED IBIS,
    which turned out to be a surprising previous county miss. Siskiyou County,
    05/09/17 Having stayed overnight in Madras, we didn’t get back down to
    California until noon. This time, we
    more intensively birded the Lower Klamath and Tule Lake NWR’s. Along SR-161, at the junction of Lower
    Klamath Lake Road, we found a mixed Icterid flock that included Tricolored
    Blackbirds & Yellow-headed Blackbirds.
    We took Lower Klamath Lake Rd south for a few miles, getting a
    Ferruginous Hawk near the junction with SR-161, and a SAGE THRASHER perhaps
    3-miles in. After returning to Stateline Road, we turned south on Hill
    Road to get to the auto tour route south of the refuge headquarters. At Tour Stop #1 (which is actually still on
    Hill Road), we got a CLARK’S GREBE amongst the more populous Western
    Grebes. Near where the auto tour route
    turns east out into the refuge, we discovered a PEREGRINE FALCON perched on top
    of the rocky wall west of the road.
    Scanning the cave entrances in the rock wall, focusing on the
    guano-covered openings, we found a Great Horned Owl. Caspian Terns squawked overhead. Siskiyou County,
    05/10/17 We stayed in Yreka last night to get an early start on the way
    to Weaverville along SR-3. The town of
    Etna, in Scotts Valley, was searched for Great-tailed Grackles &
    White-tailed Kites, both of which have been seen here, albeit in the dead of
    winter. We didn’t get either of these,
    but at the Etna City Park we did carefully sort through a flock of CEDAR
    WAXWINGs for its congener (no luck). A
    Lewis’s Woodpecker and Townsend’s Solitaire were both seen along SR-3 downhill
    from the summit. At the summit of SR-3, where the Pacific Crest Trail crosses
    the highway, I have always had trouble deciding where the Siskiyou/Trinity
    county line is. Arbitrarily, I’ve chosen
    the PCT as the line; birds on the south side are in Trinity, birds on the north
    are in Siskiyou, and birds flying across the trail are counted in both
    counties. So it was, for instance, that
    a Brown Creeper on a tree just off the PCT to the south was a Trinity bird –
    regrettably, I needed it for Siskiyou but not Trinity. Other interesting birds seen here were
    Green-tailed Towhee, Chipping Sparrow, Cassin’s Finch … never in a “needed”
    county. Trinity County, 05/10/17 The Lewiston Fish Hatchery had an Osprey driving off an adult
    Bald Eagle – usually, it is the opposite.
    Along Lewiston Road on the way to the Fish Hatchery from Weaverville, we
    got a WILSON’S WARBLER. At the Mary
    Smith Campground along Trinity Dam Road, we encountered an assemblage of
    coniferous forest birds, including: Warbling Vireo, Black-throated Gray
    Warbler, Western Tanager, Cassin’s Vireo & Hairy Woodpecker. Trinity County, 05/11/17 First stop for the day was Summit Creek Road off of SR-3 north
    of Hayfork. This road passes through
    some good xeric sage habitat, and has been a go-to spot for county birders
    since “discovered” by Steve Glover in August, 2005. Here, we added BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER, but
    failed to pish up either a Bell’s Sparrow or Rufous-crowned Sparrow. Of course if one is driving on SR-3 to Hayfork, THE
    destination is the Hayfork Water Treatment Plant. This is accessed from Tule Creek Road, which
    is just a few feet south of the bridge over Hayfork Creek. I usually blow past the entry road to the
    WTP, which is not marked in any way.
    About a ½-mile from SR-3, the road makes a gentle 90° turn to the left
    (south). Within 500’, a road goes off to
    the left – this is the entrance road.
    Sometimes the gate is closed, compelling one to walk in. There are signs indicating “Authorized
    Personnel Only,” but birders are welcomed.
    Wood Ducks were herding their chicks.
    Lots of swallows including BARN SWALLOW, my 57 th county for
    this bird, were flying around.
    Shorebirds were the target here, but we only got Spotted Sandpiper &
    Short-billed Dowitcher (it called).
    However, a flock of BAND-TAILED PIGEONs flew over. A female & 1 st -year male
    Bullock’s Oriole put in an appearance – the 1 st -year male always
    gets heart beating faster as I contemplate Hooded Oriole (which would be a
    county record for Trinity). At the
    entrance gate, Salt Creek is very near the road, and a number YELLOW-BREASTED
    CHATs were heard, and a male Lazuli Bunting was singing from an exposed perch. We went back through Hayfork to take Wildwood Road over to
    SR-36. Along this road are many
    opportunities to pull off and bird.
    Along this road, we saw a beautiful HERMIT WARBLER. All in all, a good trip with 7 NCB’s for each county, bringing
    me to within 2 for color change in each county.
    Guess I’ll have to return. Good birding, Stephen Long Oakland, CA diomedea (dot) Stephen (at) gmail (dot) com
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  7. Monterey Pelagic Trip Report 9/15/16 LINK
    DATE: Sep 17, 2016 @ 6:55pm, 2 year(s) ago
    Hello Everyone-
    
    Here is the latest trip report from Monterey Seabirds.
    
    Trip Report for 9/15/16 by Brian Sullivan
    
    Near Shore Species (Monterey Harbor to Pt Pinos):
    
    Common Loon, Brown-headed Cowbird, Brewer's Blackbird, European Starling, Barn Swallow, American Crow, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), California Gull, Western Gull, Heermann's Gull, Surfbird, Black Turnstone, Black Oystercatcher, Snowy Egret, Great Egret, Great Blue Heron (Blue form), Brown Pelican, Brandt's Cormorant, Pelagic Cormorant, Common Tern, Elegant Tern
    
    Pelagic Species:
    
    Black-footed Albatross, Northern Fulmar, Pink-footed Shearwater, Buller's Shearwater, Sooty Shearwater, Black-vented Shearwater, Ashy Storm-Petrel, Red-necked Phalarope, Pomarine Jaeger, Parasitic Jaeger, Long-tailed Jaeger, Common Murre, Rhinoceros Auklet
    
    Marine Mammal Sightings:
    
    Humpback Whale, Baird’s Beaked Whale, Pacific White-sided Dolphin, Northern Fur Seal, Stellar Sea Lion, California Sea Lion, Harbor Seal, Southern Sea Otter
    
    The eBird lists can be found here:
    
    http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S31613553
    
    http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S31613555
    
    http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S31613556
    
    http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S31613557
    
    http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S31613558
    
    http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S31613559
    
    http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S31613563
    
    http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S31613564
    
    http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S31613565
    
    http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S31613567
    
    http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S31613568
    
    http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S31613569
    
    http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S31613570
    
    http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S31613571
    
    http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S31613574
    
    http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S31613576
    
    http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S31613577
    
    http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S31613578
    
    http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S31613548
    
    http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S31613546
    
    Trips Available for the remainder of 2016:
    
    October 1st 7:30am-3:30pm $110 per person
    
    October 9th 7:30am-3:30pm $110 per person
    
    October 15th 7:30am-3:30pm $110 per person
    
    October 23rd 7:30am-3:30pm $110 per person
    
    We are still looking for trip leaders and spotters for the remainder of the year and for 2017. Please contact Katlyn Taylor at mbwwassistant@... if you are interested in helping out on the trips.
    
    Sign up for trips by calling 831-375-4658 or online at www.montereyseabirds.com
    
    -Katlyn Taylor
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  9. Trip Report Monterey Seabirds 9/11/16 LINK
    DATE: Sep 13, 2016 @ 5:05pm, 2 year(s) ago
    Hello Everyone- Here is the most recent pelagic report from Monterey Seabirds
    Trip Report 9/11/16 by Don Glasco: Nearshore Species (Monterey Harbor to Pt Pinos) Northern Pintail, Brandt’s Cormorant, Pelagic Cormorant, Brown Pelican, Great Egret, Snowy Egret, Black Turnstone, Heermann’s Gull, Western Gull, California Gull, Common Tern, Elegant Tern, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Belted Kingfisher, Peregrine Falcon, Barn Swallow, Pigeon Guillemot   Pelagic Species (beyond Pt Pinos – Monterey County) Black-footed Albatross, Northern Fulmar, Sooty Shearwater, Pink-footed Shearwater, Black-vented Shearwater, Red-necked Phalarope, Red Phalarope, Pomarine Jaeger, Parasitic Jaeger, Long-tailed Jaeger, Common Murre, Cassin’s Auklet, Rhinoceros Auklet, Sabine’s Gull   Here are the eBird lists: http://ebird.org/ebird/sharedsubID=UzMxNTI1NzU0&s=t http://ebird.org/ebird/sharedsubID=UzMxNTI2OTgw&s=t http://ebird.org/ebird/sharedsubID=UzMxNTI2OTY2&s=t http://ebird.org/ebird/sharedsubID=UzMxNTI3OTAz&s=t http://ebird.org/ebird/sharedsubID=UzMxNTI4ODM3&s=t http://ebird.org/ebird/sharedsubID=UzMxNTMwNzYy&s=t http://ebird.org/ebird/sharedsubID=UzMxNTM1NTcw&s=t http://ebird.org/ebird/sharedsubID=UzMxNTM1NTc5&s=t http://ebird.org/ebird/sharedsubID=UzMxNTM1NDEz&s=t http://ebird.org/ebird/sharedsubID=UzMxNTM4MzEy&s=t   Trips Available for the remainder of 2016: September 15 th  7:30am-3:30pm (with Wisebirding) $110 per person October 1 st  7:30am-3:30pm  $110 per person October 9 th  7:30am-3:30pm  $110 per person October 15 th  7:30am-3:30pm  $110 per person October 23 rd  7:30am-3:30pm  $110 per person   We are still looking for trip leaders and spotters for the remainder of the year and for 2017. Please contact Katlyn Taylor at  mbwwassistant@...  if you are interested in helping out on the trips. Sign up for trips by calling 831-375-4658 or online at  www.montereyseabirds.com Thanks,
    Katlyn Taylor
    Monterey Seabirds
    -- 
    
    --
    Katlyn Taylor
    Marine Biologist
    Monterey Bay Whale Watch
    971-322-8425
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  11. white-bellied Barn Swallows LINK
    DATE: Dec 10, 2015 @ 10:46am, 2 year(s) ago
    It turns out that a number of individual North American Barn Swallows
    can have whitish underparts, basically like the Old World forms, and
    seeing such pale birds here in North America isn't all that difficult
    (e.g., I see a few annually--and often in late fall and winter). True
    Asian Barn Swallows, which are similarly white bellied, also tend to
    have slightly deeper tail forks when adults, and actually could be one
    of two subspecies (based on Alaska records), either H. r. rustica or H.
    r. gutturalis. Asian Barn Swallows occur essentially annually in w.
    Alaska (and a few on the North Slope and western mainland) in late
    spring and early summer (far fewer records in fall), and there are
    probably some ca. 100 or more such Alaska reports, far more than the
    four Alaska records noted using just recent eBird reports as the only
    source of such historical data.
    
    A previous white-bellied bird or two from southern CA some 20+ years ago
    were published as perhaps being of Asian origin, though I think they
    would probably not be so published today given the now-known variation
    possible in North American birds.
    
    --Paul Lehman, San Diego
    
    
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  13. cruise-ship pelagic photos; more on yesterday's San Diego pelagic LINK
    DATE: Jun 15, 2015 @ 9:15am, 3 year(s) ago
    A number of folks have inquired about photos of pterodromas,
    albatrosses, etc, taken from recent cruise-ship pelagic trips. Here are
    two links to some such photos taken by Gary Rosenberg and Dave Czaplak
    on a recent cruise we took in mid-May between San Francisco and se.
    Alaska and back, on Princess. Includes Hawaiian and Murphy's Petrels,
    etc. Plenty more photos from other trips as well, but this gives one the
    idea of what one can (or can't) obtain:
    
    Rosenberg: https://www.facebook.com/gary.rosenberg.121
    Czaplak: https://www.flickr.com/photos/39566052@N06/sets/72157653380772171
    Includes lots of different Murphy's, a few Hawaiian's, Laysans, Skua,
    Kittlitz's, Aleutian Tern, etc.
    
    Select totals for yesterday's (14 June) San Diego pelagic trip, and a
    few comments, below. Photos of a number of the more interesting birds
    will be made available soon by Gary Nunn et al., and he'll then post a
    link. We had very light winds and virtually flat seas, and overcast.
    Perfect for alcids and storm-petrels!
    
    Surf Scoter: 6
    Pacific Loon: 5 (3 of them flying north well off the coast, one of
    which in full alternate--seems quite late for the latter)
    Pink-footed Shearwater: 80
    BULLER'S SHEARWATER: 17 (very early, especially for so many; well
    scattered, and to within 1/4 mile of Baja border [as far south as we
    went] where UNrecorded!)
    Sooty Shearwater: 100
    Black-vented Shearwater: 400
    WILSON'S STORM-PETREL: 1 (30-Mile Bank; lots of photos; in heavy molt;
    ID confirmed; early--most CA records from late Aug-Oct)
    Leach's Storm-Petrel: 1 (dark rumped; 30-Mile Bank)
    Ashy Storm-Petrel: 4
    Black Storm-Petrel: 80
    small, short-tailed storm-petrel sp.: 1
    BROWN BOOBY: 23 (well scattered)
    Red-necked Phalarope: 1 (rare in early summer)
    SOUTH POLAR SKUA: 1 (came right in behind the boat in San Diego Trough)
    Scripps's Murrelet: 10 (more than usual for mid-June, when typically
    almost all have departed)
    CRAVERI'S MURRELET: 20 (well scattered in pairs and small flocks; a
    high total and a very early date; lots of photos; almost all in heavy
    wing molt and could not fly)
    murrelet sp.: 4
    Cassin's Auklet: 90
    RHINOCEROS AUKLET: 4 (very rare in summer this far south)
    Common Tern: 1 (in San Diego Trough)
    Elegant Tern: 175
    Least Tern: 20
    Barn Swallow: 1 (far offshore at 30-Mile Bank)
    
    Blue Whale: 2
    sea turtle sp.: 1 (still looking at photos for ID)
    
    --Paul Lehman, San Diego
    
    
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  15. San Diego pelagic: 20 Craveri's, 17 Buller's, Wilson's Storm-Petrel, 23 boobies LINK
    DATE: Jun 15, 2015 @ 8:37pm, 3 year(s) ago
    I will post a full report, as the numbers and one or two species may
    change after photos have been further studied (!), but I wanted to
    briefly mention that today's (June 14) pealgic trip off San Diego had
    some pretty strange species and numbers for mid-June! Seems like folks
    should try to get offshore up and down the coast to see if some of these
    odd June species are occurring elsewhere.
    
    CRAVERI'S MURRELET: ca. 20, almost all in heavy wing molt,missing a
    bunch of flight feathers and incapable of flight; crazy number for
    mid-June; lots of photos
    Scripps's Murrelet: ca. 10 (more than usual for mid-June)
    WILSON'S STORM-PETREL: extensively photo'd but always at mid-distance.
    A bold white-rumped storm-petrel with direct flight and lots of brief
    pattering on surface, with heavy wing molt, feet stuck out beyond tail,
    and white wrapped well around sides of rump to under sides of undertail
    coverts; but the wings looked a bit long and crooked in the photos, but
    bird missing a bunch of secondaries and inner primaries. More to come.
    Only other real contender might be a white-rumped Townsend's Leach's.
    Would be an early date for either taxon.
    BULLER'S SHEARWATER: after last Wednesday's surprising (for June)
    single Buller's off San Diego, today we had at least 17 !!
    Brown Booby: 23....
    Rhinoceros Auklet: 4 (rare in summer this far south)
    Barn Swallow: one at 30-Mile Bank
    
    We also had a small, dark, short-tailed storm-petrel traveling with a
    Black Storm-Petrel, which dwarfed it. Basically , it looked a lot like a
    Least (but a June record would be most unusual), but fairly distant,
    although some photos taken which we hope might shed further light. Other
    possibility would be an odd-looking dark-rumped southern form of Leach's.
    
    --Paul Lehman, San Diego
    
    
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  17. Kern County Birdiest Count Final Report Including Locations LINK
    DATE: May 8, 2015 @ 10:46am, 3 year(s) ago
    Hi,
    
    "Missed"or just not present (too early, too late, no coverage where
    occurs, and/or rare to very rare and not annual; several known
    usual nesting species missed) - Lesser Scaup, Common
    Goldeneye, Common Merganser,
    Red-breasted Merganser, Ring-necked Pheasant, Pacific Loon,
    Common
    Loon, Horned Grebe,
    American Bittern (Kern NWR), Least Bittern (Kern
    NWR), Northern Goshawk, Bald Eagle, Lesser Yellowlegs, Ruddy
    Turnstone,
    Short-billed Dowitcher, Herring Gull, Common Ground-Dove,
    Vaux's Swift,
    Williamson's Sapsucker, Pileated Woodpecker, Merlin, Peregrine
    Falcon, Brown-crested Flycatcher, Yellow-billed Magpie, Clark's
    Nutcracker,
    Pacific
    Wren,
    Varied Thrush,
    Sage Thrasher, American Pipit, Vesper
    Sparrow, Grasshopper
    Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow, Harris's Sparrow, Indigo Bunting, Red
    Crossbill, plus even rarer species,...
    
    CONTENTS:
    ***Count Period
    ***Reported in 2014, not in 2015
    ***Reported in 2015, not in 2014
    ***2015 Kern Birdiest Count Period List of 227 species
    ***Total Species Numbers from all prior 72 hour Kern Birdiest Counts
    ***79 Known Participants
    
    ***72 Hour Kern County Birdiest Count, 3:30pm, Thursday, April 1, 2015
    through
    to 3:30pm, Sunday, May 3, 2015.
    
    ***REPORTED IN 2014, NOT IN 2015: Lesser Scaup,
    Common Goldeneye, Common Merganser, Red-breasted Merganser, Common
    Loon, Horned Grebe, Northern Goshawk, Lesser Yellowlegs, Ruddy
    Turnstone, Short-billed Dowitcher, Common Ground-Dove, Vaux's Swift,
    Pileated Woodpecker, Peregrine Falcon, Plumbeous Vireo, Clark's
    Nutcracker, Pacific Wren, American Pipit, Grasshopper Sparrow, Red
    Crossbill,...
    
    ***REPORTED IN 2015, NOT IN 2014: Canvasback,
    Red
    Knot,
    Sanderling,
    Baird's
    Sandpiper,
    Semipalmated
    Sandpiper,
    Vermilion
    Flycatcher,
    Evening
    Grosbeak
    
    NOTE: Species reported in UPPER CASE
    LETTERS; species missed during count listed in lower case letters. Remember,
    UPPER
    CASE
    LETTERING
    shows
    2015 species reported.
    
    ***2015 KERN BIRDIEST COUNT PERIOD LIST (XXX SPECIES):
    
    ***NOT expected - convincing details and/or pictures required
    
    GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE - Frazier ParkSnow GooseROSS'S GOOSE - California CityBrant***Cackling Goose***CANADA GOOSE - Bakersfield's Truxton Lakes, Kern River County
    Park, Lake Woollomes east of
    Delano, WOOD DUCK- Kern River County Park, Kern River PreserveGADWALL- reports for numerous locationsAMERICAN WIGEON - Bear Valley Springs/Tehahchapi, China Lake
    NAWS,
    Kern NWREurasian Wigeon***MALLARD- reports for numerous locationsBLUE-WINGED TEAL - China Lake NAWSCINNAMON TEAL- China Lake NAWS, Kern NWRNORTHERN SHOVELER- China Lake NAWS, Kern NWRNORTHERN PINTAIL - Kern NWRGREEN-WINGED TEAL- China Lake NAWSCANVASBACK - Kern NWRREDHEAD- California City, China Lake NAWS, Kern NWRRING-NECKED DUCK- Lake Jean,, Tehachapi WTP (sewage ponds)Greater Scaup***Lesser ScaupBUFFLEHEAD - China Lake NAWS, Lake Woollomes east of DelanoCommon GoldeneyeCommon MerganserRed-breasted Merganser***RUDDY DUCK- reports for numerous
    locationsMOUNTAIN QUAIL- reports for numerous locationsCALIFORNIA QUAIL - reports for
    numerous locationsCHUKAR - Butterbredt Spring, Wind Wolves PreserveRing-necked PheasantSOOTY GROUSE***- Sunday Peak in the Greenhorn MountainsWILD TURKEY- Kern River PreservePacific Loon***Common Loon***PIED-BILLED GREBE- reports for numerous locationsHorned Grebe***EARED GREBE- China Lake NAWS, Kern NWRWESTERN GREBE- Isabella Reservoir, Kern NWR, Kern River County
    Park, Lake
    Woollomes east of DelanoCLARK'S GREBE - Isabella Reservoir, Kern River County Park, Lake
    Woollomes east of DelanoDOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT- China Lake NAWS, Kern NWR, Kern River
    County
    Park, Lake Woollomes east of
    DelanoAMERICAN WHITE PELICAN - Isabella ReservoirAmerican BitternLeast Bittern***GREAT BLUE HERON- reports for numerous locationsGREAT EGRET- reports for numerous
    locationsSNOWY EGRET- Kern NWR, Kernville, Lake Woollomes east of DelanoCATTLE EGRET- From along CA Hwy 99 south of Bakersfield,
    Tehachapi's Tom Sawyer LakeGREEN HERON - Edwards AFB, GalileoBLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON - California City, Edwards AFB, Kern
    NWR, Lake
    Woollomes east of Delano, Tehachapi WTP (sewage ponds)WHITE-FACED IBIS- reports for numerous locationsTURKEY VULTURE- reports for
    numerous locationsCALIFORNIA CONDOR (now countable) - Bear Valley Springs, Tejon
    RanchOSPREY - Edwards AFB, Isabella Reservor--Nuui CunniWHITE-TAILED KITE - Edwards AFBGOLDEN EAGLE - Breckenridge Mountain, west of Rosamond, Wind
    Wolves PreserveNORTHERN HARRIER - Edwards AFB, Garces Hwy west of Delano, Kern
    NWR, Wind Wolves PreserveSHARP-SHINNED HAWK - GalileoCOOPER'S HAWK- Ridgecrest,
    Kernville, Lake Woollomes east of Delano, TehachapiNorthern Goshawk***Bald EagleCommon Black Hawk***RED-SHOULDERED HAWK - Kern River Parkway corridor through
    Bakersfield, Kern River PreserveSWAINSON'S HAWK - Garces Hwy west of Delano, Kern NWR, Sand
    Canyon above Iindian Wells Valley, Tehachapi, Tule Elk State Reserve
    (two nesting
    pairs)Zone-tailed Hawk***RED-TAILED HAWK- reports for
    numerous locationsVIRGINIA RAIL- China Lake NAWS, Kern NWRSORA- California City, China Lake NAWS, Kern NWRCOMMON GALLINULE - China Lake NAWS, Kern NWRAMERICAN COOT- reports for
    numerous locations
    BLACK-NECKED STILT - China Lake NAWS, Kern NWR, Lake Woollomes
    east of
    DelanoAMERICAN AVOCET - China Lake NAWS, Isabella Reservoir, Kern NWR,
    Lake
    Woollomes east of DelanoBLACK-BELLIED PLOVER - Lake Woollomes east of DelanoAmerican Golden-Plover***Pacific Golden-Plover***
    SNOWY PLOVER - Lake Woollomes east of Delano, San Joaquin Valley private propertySEMIPALMATED PLOVER- China Lake NAWS, Isabella Reservoir, San Joaquin Valley private
    propertyKILLDEER- reports for numerous locationsSPOTTED SANDPIPER - reports for
    numerous locationsSOLITARY SANDPIPER - "Old Sewage Ponds" at Ridgecrest Watchable
    Wildlife ParkWandering Tattler***GREATER YELLOWLEGS- Kern NWRWILLET - San Joaquin Valley
    private propertyLesser YellowlegsWHIMBREL- China Lake NAWS, Kern NWR, San Joaquin Valley private propertyLONG-BILLED CURLEW- China Lake NAWS, Lake Woollomes east of DelanoMARBLED GODWIT - China Lake NAWSRuddy Turnstone***RED KNOT*** - San Joaquin Valley
    private propertyRuff***Stilt Sandpiper***SANDERLING*** - San Joaquin Valley
    private propertyDUNLIN - China Lake NAWS, Kern NWR, Lake Woollomes east of
    Delano,
    San Joaquin Valley private propertyBAIRD'S SANDPIPER*** - China Lake NAWS, San Joaquin Valley private propertyLEAST SANDPIPER - China Lake NAWSPectoral Sandpiper***SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER*** - San Joaquin Valley
    private propertyWESTERN SANDPIPER - China Lake NAWS, Lake Woollomes east of DelanoShort-billed Dowitcher**LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER- China Lake NAWS, Kern NWR, Lake Woollomes
    east of
    DelanoWILSON'S SNIPE - China Lake NAWSWILSON'S PHALAROPE - China Lake NAWSRED-NECKED PHALAROPE- China Lake NAWS, San Joaquin Valley private propertyRed Phalarope***BONAPARTE'S GULL - San Joaquin
    Valley private propertyLittle Gull***FRANKLIN'S GULL - China Lake NAWSHeerman's Gull***RING-BILLED GULL - China Lake NAWS, , Kern River County Park
    (Lake Ming), Lake Woollomes east of DelanoWestern Gull***CALIFORNIA GULL- China Lake NAWS, Isabella Reservoir, Kern River
    County Park (Lake Ming), San Joaquin Valley private propertyHerring GullGULL-BILLED TERN*** - San Joaquin
    Valley private propertyCASPIAN TERN - Lake Woollomes east of Delano, San Joaquin Valley
    private propertyBLACK TERN - San Joaquin Valley
    private propertyCommon Tern***FORSTER'S TERN - Isabella Reservoir, Kern River County Park (Lake
    Ming), Lake Woollomes east of DelanoROCK PIGEON - RidgecrestBAND-TAILED PIGEON - Bear Valley Springs/Tehachapi, Lebec,
    Panorama Vista Preserve (Bakersfield), Pine
    Mountain Club, Squirrel Valley above Mountain Mesa, Tehachapi Mountain
    ParkEURASIAN COLLARED-DOVE- reports
    for numerous locationsSPOTTED DOVE - Bakersfield's Beale ParkInca Dove***Common Ground-Dove
    WHITE-WINGED DOVE*** - China Lake NAWS, RidgecrestMOURNING DOVE - reports for
    numerous locations
    GREATER ROADRUNNER - Indian Wells Valley, Kern NWR, west of
    Rosamond, Wind Wolves PreserveBARN OWL - Kern River PreserveFLAMMULATED OWL - Breckenridge MountainWESTERN SCREECH-OWL- Breckenridge MountainGREAT HORNED OWL- Cerro Coso Community College, Fay Ranch Rd in
    Weldon, Wind Wolves PreserveNORTHERN PYGMY-OWL - Breckenridge MountainBURROWING OWL- RidgecrestSPOTTED OWL- Breckenridge MountainLONG-EARED OWL - RidgecrestShort-eared Owl***NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL- Breckenridge MountainLESSER NIGHTHAWK - California City, Kern NWRCOMMON POORWILL- Fay Ranch Rd in WeldonBlack Swift***Vaux's SwiftWHITE-THROATED SWIFT- Galileo, Sand Canyon above Indian Wells
    Valley (part of the Southern Sierra Desert Canyons Important Bird
    Area),
    Wind Wolves PreserveBLACK-CHINNED HUMMINGBIRD - reports
    for
    numerous
    locationsANNA'S HUMMINGBIRD - reports for
    numerous locationsCOSTA'S HUMMINGBIRD- reports for numerous desert locationsBroad-tailed Hummingbird***RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD - Bakersfield, Galileo, Ridgecrest, TehachapiCALLIOPE HUMMINGBIRD - GalileoBELTED KINGFISHER - GalileoLEWIS'S WOODPECKER - Sand Canyon above Indian Wells Valley (part
    of the Southern Sierra Desert Canyons Important Bird Area)ACORN WOODPECKER- reports for numerous locations including the
    desertWilliamson's Sapsucker***Red-naped Sapsucker***RED-BREASTED SAPSUCKER - Greenhorn Mountains, Tehachapi Mountain
    ParkLADDER-BACKED WOODPECKER - reports for numerous desert locationsNUTTALL'S WOODPECKER - Kern River Preserve, Sand Canyon above
    Indian Wells Valley, Tehachapi, Wind Wolves PreserveDOWNY WOODPECKER - Kern River PreserveHAIRY WOODPECKER - Breckenridge Mountain, Greenhorn Mountains,
    Kern River PreserveWHITE-HEADED WOODPECKER- Breckenridge Mountain, Greenhorn
    Mountains, Tehachapi
    Mountain ParkNORTHERN FLICKER - reports for numerous locationsPileated WoodpeckerAMERICAN KESTREL- reports for numerous locationsMerlin***Peregrine FalconPRAIRIE FALCON - Kern River PreserveROSE-RINGED PARAKEET - Bakersfield west of CA Hwy 99,
    Bakersfield's Beale Park (notable even
    though not currently
    countable)OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER- Breckenridge Mountain, Galileo,
    Butterbredt Spring, China Lake NAWS, Greenhorn Mountains, Lake
    Woollomes
    east of DelanoWESTERN WOOD-PEWEE - reports for numerous
    locationsWillow Flycatcher***HAMMOND'S FLYCATCHER - Butterbredt Spring, Galileo, Greenhorn
    Mountains, RidgecrestGRAY FLYCATCHER - 10 miles south of Weldon, Galileo, Kern
    River PreserveDUSKY FLYCATCHER - Cow Heaven Canyon (part of
    Southern Sierra Desert Canyons Important Bird Area), Edwards
    AFB, Galileo, Greenhorn Mountains, Kern NWRPACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER - reports for numerous locationsBLACK PHOEBE- reports for numerous locationsSAY'S PHOEBE - reports for numerous locationsVERMILION FLYCATCHER - Kern River PreserveASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER - reports for numerous
    locationsBrown-crested FlycatcherCASSIN'S KINGBIRD- Kern River County Park (Lake Ming), Paul's
    Place country store (Weldon)WESTERN KINGBIRD- reports for numerous locationsLOGGERHEAD SHRIKE- reports for numerous locationsBell's Vireo***CASSIN'S VIREO - reports for numerous locationsPlumbeous Vireo***HUTTON'S VIREO - Breckenridge Mountain, Greenhorn Mountains west
    slopeWARBLING VIREO - reports for numerous locationsPINYON JAY - Cow Heaven Canyon (part of the Southern Sierra
    Desert Canyons Important Bird Area)STELLER'S JAY- Greenhorn Mountains, Tehachapi, Tehachapi Mountain
    Park, Wind Wolves PreserveWESTERN SCRUB-JAY- reports for numerous locationsYellow-billed MagpieClark's NutcrackerAMERICAN CROW- reports for numerous locationsCOMMON RAVEN - reports for numerous locationsHORNED LARK - Edwards AFB, Inyokern, Isabella Reservoir,
    Ridgecrest, Wind Wolves Preserve NORTHERN ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOW- reports for
    numerous locationsPURPLE MARTIN - Bear Valley SpringsTREE SWALLOW- reports for numerous locationsVIOLET-GREEN SWALLOW - Bear Valley Springs, Greenhorn Mountains,
    Tehachapi, Tehachapi
    Mountain ParkBANK SWALLOW - Kern River corridor in BakersfieldBARN SWALLOW - China Lake NAWS, Galileo, Lake Woollomes east of
    DelanoCLIFF SWALLOW - reports for numerous locationsMOUNTAIN CHICKADEE- Breckenridge Mountain, Greenhorn Mountains,
    Tehachapi Mountain ParkOAK TITMOUSE - reports for numerous locationsVERDIN- China Lake NAWS, Galileo, Inyokern, Inyokern--MiddlemissBUSHTIT - Kern River Preserve, Wind Wolves PreserveRED-BREASTED NUTHATCH- Breckenridge Mountain, Greenhorn
    Mountains, Tehachapi Mountain
    ParkWHITE-BREASTED NUTHATCH - reports for numerous
    locationsPYGMY NUTHATCH - Bear Mountain above Bear Valley Springs, Cerro
    Noroeste Rd in the Mt. Pinos regionBROWN CREEPER- Greenhorn MountainsROCK WREN- Edwards AFB, Galileo Hill, Isabella Reservoir sides,
    Wind Wolves PreserveCANYON WREN - Kern River Canyon mouth near Bakersfield city
    limitsHOUSE WREN - reports for numerous locationsPacific WrenMARSH WREN - China Lake NAWS, Kern NWRBEWICK'S WREN - reports for numerous locationsCACTUS WREN - reports for numerous locationsBLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER - Edwards AFB, Galileo, Greenhorn
    Mountains,
    Kelso
    Valley
    Rd--Mile
    8.0
    to
    Mile
    12.0,AMERICAN DIPPER - Kern River Canyon mouth near Bakersfield city
    limitsGOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLET - Greenhorn MountainsRUBY-CROWNED KINGLET - China Lake NAWS, GalileoWRENTIT - Breckenridge Mountain, Fay Ranch Rd (upper part),
    Greenhorn Mountains, Wind Wolves
    PreserveWESTERN BLUEBIRD - reports for numerous locationsMountain Bluebird***TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE- Greenhorn MountainsSWAINSON'S THRUSH - Butterbredt Spring, Cerro Coso Community
    College, GalileoHERMIT THRUSH- Galileo, Kern NWR, Ridgecrest, Wind Wolves PreserveAMERICAN ROBIN - reports for numerous locationsVaried Thrush***Brown Thrasher***Bendire's Thrasher***CALIFORNIA THRASHER - Fay Ranch Rd (upper), Kern River corridor
    in Bakersfield, Lebec,
    Wind Wolves PreserveLE CONTE'S THRASHER - California City, Cow Heaven Canyon (part of
    Southern Sierra Desert Canyons Important Bird Area), Inyokern, Maricopa
    (Petroleum Club Rd)Sage Thrasher***NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD - reports for numerous
    locationsEUROPEAN STARLING- reports for numerous locationsAmerican PipitCEDAR WAXWING - Bakersfield, Butterbredt Spring, China Lake NAWS,
    Edwards AFB,
    Galileo, Lake
    Woollomes east
    of DelanoPHAINOPEPLA - reports for numerous locationsOvenbird***Northern Waterthrush***Black-and-white Warbler***ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER - reports for numerous
    locationsLucy's Warbler***NASHVILLE WARBLER - Greenhorn MountainsMACGILLIVRAY'S WARBLER - reports for numerous locationsCOMMON YELLOWTHROAT- reports for numerous
    locationsHooded Warbler***Northern Parula***Magnolia Warbler***YELLOW WARBLER- reports for numerous locationsPalm Warbler***YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER (AUDUBON'S & MYRTLE) - reports
    for
    numerous
    locationsGrace's Warbler***BLACK-THROATED GRAY WARBLER - China Lake NAWS, Galileo, Lake
    Woollomes
    east of DelanoTOWNSEND'S WARBLER - Butterbredt Spring, Galileo, Ridgecrest's
    Desert Memorial Park (cemetery), TehachapiHERMIT WARBLER - China Lake NAWS, GalileoWILSON'S WARBLER - reports for numerous locationsPainted Redstart***YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT - Galileo, Kern River PreserveGREEN-TAILED TOWHEE- California City, Galileo, Greenhorn MountainsSPOTTED TOWHEE- Galileo, Greenhorn Mountains, Kern River
    Preserve, Tehachapi Mountain
    Park,
    Wind Wolves PreserveRUFOUS-CROWNED SPARROW- Wofford HeightsCALIFORNIA TOWHEE - reports for numerous locationsCHIPPING SPARROW- Breckenridge Mountain, Butterbredt Spring,
    Edwards AFBClay-colored Sparrow***BREWER'S SPARROW - Edwards AFB, Kelso Valley
    Rd--Mile 8.0
    to Mile 12.0,BLACK-CHINNED SPARROW- Chimney Peak Byway, Piute Mountains
    (Saddle Springs Rd)Vesper Sparrow***LARK SPARROW - Galileo, Kelso Valley Rd--Mile 8.0
    to 12.0, Tehachapi, Wind Wolves PreserveBLACK-THROATED SPARROW - Cow Heaven Canyon (part
    of
    Southern Sierra Desert Canyons Important Bird Area), Edwards
    AFB, Kelso Valley Rd--Mile 8.0
    to Mile 12.0, off Kelso Valley Rd 10 miles south of
    WeldonBELL'S SPARROW (MOJAVE) - California City, Cow
    Heaven Canyon (part of
    Southern Sierra Desert Canyons Important Bird Area), Edwards AFB, InyokernLark Bunting***SAVANNAH SPARROW- reports for numerous locationsGrasshopper Sparrow***FOX SPARROW- Breckenridge Mountain, Greenhorn MountainsSONG SPARROW- reports for numerous locationsLINCOLN'S SPARROW - China Lake NAWS, Galileo, Greenhorn
    Mountains, Kern River PreserveSwamp Sparrow***WHITE-THROATED SPARROW*** - GalileoHarris's Sparrow***WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW- Galileo (Mountain White-crowned/oriantha
    subspecies), off Kelso Valley Rd 10 miles south of
    WeldonGOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW- Bear Mountain above Bear Valley Springs,
    California City, Greenhorn Mountains, Kern River PreserveDARK-EYED JUNCO- Breckenridge Mountain, Greenhorn Mountains,
    Tehachapi Mountain ParkSUMMER TANAGER- Kern River Preserve (several locations)WESTERN TANAGER - reports for numerous locationsPhyrrhuloxia***Rose-breasted Grosbeak***BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK- reports for numerous
    locationsBLUE GROSBEAK - Kern River Preserve, Lake Woollomes east of
    Delano, Wind Wolves
    PreserveLAZULI BUNTING - Butterbredt Spring, China Lake NAWS, Piute
    Mountains (Saddle Springs
    Rd), TehachapiIndigo Bunting***RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD- widespreadTRICOLORED BLACKBIRD- Bear Valley Springs/Tehachapi, Edwards AFB,
    Kern River Preserve, Lake Isabella (community of), Wind Wolves PreserveWESTERN MEADOWLARK- reports for numerous locationsYELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD - California City, China Lake NAWS,
    GalileoBREWER'S BLACKBIRD - reports for numerous
    locationsCommon Grackle***GREAT-TAILED GRACKLE - reports for numerous
    locationsBronzed Cowbird***BROWN-HEADED COWBIRD - reports for numerous
    locationsOrchard Oriole***HOODED ORIOLE - Bakersfield, off Kelso Valley Rd
    10 miles south of Weldon, Kernville, Lake Woollomes east of
    DelanoBULLOCK'S ORIOLE- reports for numerous locationsSCOTT'S ORIOLE - Cow Heaven Canyon (part of
    Southern Sierra Desert Canyons Important Bird Area), Edwards
    AFB, Kelso Valley Rd--Mile 8.0
    to Mile 12.0, off Kelso Valley Rd
    10 miles south of WeldonHOUSE FINCH - reports for numerous locationsPURPLE FINCH - Bear Valley Springs, Kern NWR, Tehachapi Mountain
    ParkCASSIN'S FINCH - Breckenridge Mountain, Greenhorn MountainsRed CrossbillPINE SISKIN - Bear Mountain above Bear Valley Springs,
    Butterbredt Spring, Galileo,
    TehachapiLESSER GOLDFINCH- reports for numerous locationsLAWRENCE'S GOLDFINCH - reports for numerous
    locationsAMERICAN GOLDFINCH - Bakersfield, Kern River County Park--Hart
    Park unit, Lebec, Wind Wolves PreserveEVENING GROSBEAK*** - GalileoHOUSE SPARROW- reports for numerous locations
    
    ***TOTAL SPECIES NUMBERS FROM KERN BIRDIEST 72 HOUR
    COUNTS: 2006-246 species, 2007-235 species, 2008-241 species, 2009-246
    species, 2010-242 species, 2011-245 species, 2012-242 species, 2013-251
    species, 2014-240 species, 2015-227
    
    ***79 KNOWN PARTICIPANTS: Liga Auzins, Bob Barnes, John Birsner, Gordon
    Black, Jeb Blain, Jana
    Borba, Sherry
    Brubaker, Brenda Burnett, Dan Burnett, Al Caetano, Cindy Caetano, Encar
    Card, Daisy Carillo, Jeff Cartier, Barbara Castle, Susan Castle, Bill
    Cooper, Melissa Dabulamanzi, Jeff
    Davis, Mary Dufrain, Mike Duncan, Madi Elsea, Kevin Fahey, Laura Fahey,
    Jon
    Feenstra, Gary File, Ernie
    Flores, Joe Fontaine, Kristi Frick, Terri Gallion, Bruce Garlinger,
    Gail Gewain,
    Darrin Heindel, Greg Homel, Andy
    Honig, Louise
    Knecht,
    Sandy Koonce, Debby Kroeger, Brenda Kyle, Ken
    Kyle, Denise LaBerteaux, Megan Lundin, Penny LaPone, Rod Lee, Kelli
    Levinson, John Lockhart, Harry
    Love, Andy
    Lundin, Bill Lydecker, Wayne Martin, Judy Matsuoka, Terri Middlemiss,
    Bill Moffat,
    Jean Moore, Chuck
    Noble, Bob Parker, Landon Peppel, Nancy
    Robinson, Erik Schoenborn, Adam Searcy,
    Deb See, Alison Sheehey, Mark Stacy,
    Jenna Stanek, John Stanek,
    Bob Steele, Susan
    Steele, John Sterling, Steve Summers, Lee Sutton, Shirley Sutton,
    Alexia Svejda, Nadia
    Svejda, Al Tapia, Linda Vasquez, Barb Walls, Mary Whitfield, Marcia
    Wolfe, Tom
    Wurster. Kerncrest
    Audubon Society Bird-A-Thon. Southern Sierra Research Station staff
    (Jenna Stanek, John Stanek, Mary Whitfield). Wind Wolves Preserve staff
    (Jana
    Borba, Daisy Carrillio, Melissa Dabulamanzi, Megan
    Lundin,
    Landon
    Peppel,
    Erik
    Schoenborn, Linda Vasquez),...THANK
    YOU
    TO
    US
    ALL!!!!!!!
    
    Serving as the Messenger for Participants,
    
    Bob
    
    Bob Barnes, Ridgecrest, Kern County, California
    
    Cell: 760-382-1260 
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  19. COMMON SWIFT - Riverside County (NOT chaseable) LINK
    DATE: Oct 31, 2013 @ 5:36pm, 5 year(s) ago
    Birders,
    
    This morning (30 Oct 2013) I photographed what I believe to be a COMMON SWIFT (Apus apus) near Desert Center, Riverside County. The bird was in view for a grand total of three minutes before disappearing to the south, not to be seen again. This, combined with the fact that it was on private property, with no chance of access, means that this bird is absolutely not chaseable. My sincere apologies! The only other two observers were Michael Suttner
    and Colleen Buckley, who happened to be standing in the right place at the right time. I spent the following five hours in the area, with no subsequent sightings. I'm also sorry for taking this long to post the sighting - I've been waiting to get word on whether it is ok to publicize this record.
    
    Photos of the bird are on my Flickr site. I would absolutely appreciate any and all comments on the identification of this bird, as I have never seen any Apus swift before!
    
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/henicorhina/
    
    Field marks noted in the field: a very large swift - larger than a Black (but not by much), mostly dark, distinct
    white throat, very long wings and tail, tail deeply forked, but not as deeply as on say a Barn Swallow (more like a juvenile Barn Swallow), entirely dark dorsally (although perhaps very slightly paler brown on the rump), white scaling on the underwing coverts creating a faint pale bar in the middle of the wing. The white from the throat extended slightly on to the forehead, which may indicate the Asian subspecies pekinensis ().
    
    To my knowledge this would be the first record for the Lower 48 and
    only one of a few records for North America, although there may be a record for the east coast ().
    
    Good birding!!
    
    Oscar Johnson
    Blythe, CA
    
    
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  21. Re: Cave Swallows continue LINK
    DATE: Mar 20, 2013 @ 1:37am, 5 year(s) ago
    Hi Doug,
    
    You got the "Rob" part right and the "Orange County" part right, but not the
    last name.
    
    I saw two CAVE SWALLOWs this morning on Pound Rd. at the previously described
    location, between 7:40-8:30a Tuesday March 19, 2013. AS mentioned, the flock
    consists mainly of Barn Swallows, and then Tree Swallows, with at least two
    Cliff Swallows + the two Cave Swallows.
    
    There were three NEOTROPIC CORMORANTS sitting on snags in the Sea adjacent to
    Lack Rd. at Grubel Rd. I was able to photograph 2 of the 3. There are also about
    1000 Double –crested Cormorants in the area for comparison.
    
    Always nice to visit the Salton Sea this time of the year. Pleasant temps and
    good birds. Seems you never have enough time to visit all the spots you want,
    though.
    
    Flickr links to some photos:
    
    Cave Swallow photo:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/47862125@N03/8572674037/in/photostream
    
    Neotropic Cormorant pic:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/47862125@N03/8572631213/in/photostream/
    
    2nd Neo Corm indvl:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/47862125@N03/8572631901/in/photostream/
    
    Burrowing Owl:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/47862125@N03/8572632507/in/photostream/
    
    Brant: http://www.flickr.com/photos/47862125@N03/8573726378/in/photostream/
    
    Robert McNab
    Laguna Niguel, Orange Co., CA
    
    --- In CALBIRDS@yahoogroups.com, "Doug" wrote:
    >
    > Thank you to Rob Hamilton of Orange County,for finding the two needles in the
    haystack, as he discovered and showed tome the two Cave Swallows at the old duck
    club on Pound Rd. in Imperial County, early this morning.
    > The 2 Caves were with many, many Tree, Barn and 2 Cliff Swallows.
    >
    > Doug Aguillard
    > San Diego, CA
    > dwaguillard@...
    >
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  23. Fwd: [nwcalbird] Del Norte Spotted Redshank LINK
    DATE: Jul 26, 2011 @ 11:51am, 7 year(s) ago
    Latest in a string of alright shorebirds.
    
    Elias
    Arcata CA/San Diego CA
    707-633-8833
    
    Begin forwarded message:
    
    > From: "lucasbrug"
    > Date: July 26, 2011 1:19:28 PDT
    > To: nwcalbird@yahoogroups.com
    > Subject: [nwcalbird] Del Norte Spotted Redshank
    >
    
    > Alternate male Spotted Redshank present Monday afternoon around 4 on gravel
    bar in the Smith River accross from the Barn Swallow colony near the end of Pala
    Road in the Smith River Bottoms. Watched the bird until I got called away on an
    emergency, apologies for the late post. Bird was foraging alone, with two
    Greater Yellowlegs nearby. Finally found the bird after looking for two days
    after I heard one calling overhead at Lake Talowa on Friday. Earlier there were
    nine juvenile Semipalmated Sandpipers at the Alexandre Dairy pond.
    > Lucas
    >
    >
    >
    > ------------------------------------
    >
    > Yahoo! Groups Links
    >
    >
    >
    
    
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  25. 2010 big year (long) LINK
    DATE: Jan 3, 2011 @ 7:07pm, 7 year(s) ago
    Calbirders,
    In 2010 I fulfilled a long-time goal of doing a big year in California.
    The year ended with 444 species. In addition, I saw 16 non-countable
    species. I birded daily except for March through mid-June due to a
    work-induced hiatus.
    My non-birding friends found some aspects of my big year experience
    humorous, interesting and/or offensive, including:
    * over 32,000 miles driven in the State
    * 18 round-trip plane trips to Northern California from LA
    * 5 unsuccessful trips from LA to Newberry Springs to look for Common
    Grackle (I eventually got a different bird in LA)
    * 2 trips / 4 mostly rainy days spent looking for Brown Shrike
    * 14 unsuccessful trips to La Mirada Creek Park to look for
    Dusky-capped Flycatcher (I got it on my 15th trip. I have no plans to
    ever visit LMCP again.)
    * 4 unsuccessful trips to look for the Pyrrhuloxia
    
    I missed 65 of the 499 countable species reported in eBird this year,
    including some common species:
    * Sooty Grouse
    * 14 pelagic species
    * California Condor
    * Barred Owl
    * Northern Saw-whet Owl
    * Gray Vireo
    * Pine Grosbeak
    I was left with a new appreciation for the heroic effort of the Howes in
    their record big year. I also developed a strong belief that eBird is
    an important and powerful tool for capturing status and distribution
    data. I believe we are just scratching the surface of what that
    database will eventually become. BirdsEye was a great tool for planning
    trips using eBird data.
    Thanks to the many birders who report in eBird or the listservs, and to
    those who provided generous help!
    Below is a list of the birds I observed during the year. Feel free to
    contact me offline if you have any questions or if you would like to
    flame me for my use of fossil fuels.
    Dave Bell
    
    Species observed that appear on the CBRC list of California Birds:
    TAIGA BEAN-GOOSE: IMP Sonny Bono Unit 1 tibg spot 10 Nov 2010Greater
    White-fronted Goose: Davis WTP 09 Jan 2010Snow Goose: Davis WTP 09 Jan
    2010Ross's Goose: Davis WTP 09 Jan 2010Brant: Bolinas Lagoon--IBA 10 Jan
    2010Cackling Goose: Inverness Park 10 Jan 2010Canada Goose: San Diego
    Wild Animal Park 01 Jan 2010Tundra Swan: Davis WTP 09 Jan 2010Wood Duck:
    San Diego Wild Animal Park 01 Jan 2010Gadwall: San Diego Wild Animal
    Park 01 Jan 2010Eurasian Wigeon: Bolinas Lagoon--IBA 10 Jan 2010American
    Wigeon: Tijuana Slough NWR--Seacoast Dr. 01 Jan 2010Mallard: Tijuana
    Slough NWR--Seacoast Dr. 01 Jan 2010Blue-winged Teal: Yolo Bypass
    Wildlife Area 09 Jan 2010Cinnamon Teal: San Diego Wild Animal Park 01
    Jan 2010Northern Shoveler: Tijuana Slough NWR--Seacoast Dr. 01 Jan
    2010Northern Pintail: San Diego Wild Animal Park 01 Jan 2010Green-winged
    Teal: Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area 09 Jan 2010Canvasback: SOL Lagoon Valley
    park area 06 Jan 2010Redhead: San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary 18 Jan
    2010Ring-necked Duck: Ellis Creek Water Recycling Facility 10 Jan
    2010Tufted Duck: Lake Merritt 14 Jan 2010Greater Scaup: Tijuana Slough
    NWR--Seacoast Dr. 01 Jan 2010Lesser Scaup: Tijuana Slough NWR--Seacoast
    Dr. 01 Jan 2010King Eider: Cabrillo Beach 16 Jan 2010Harlequin Duck: Pt.
    Reyes--Fish Docks 08 Oct 2010Surf Scoter: Venice Beach 03 Jan
    2010White-winged Scoter: Dockweiler SB 10 Feb 2010Black Scoter:
    Dockweiler SB 19 Feb 2010Long-tailed Duck: Malibu Pier 26 Jan
    2010Bufflehead: Tijuana Slough NWR--Seacoast Dr. 01 Jan 2010Common
    Goldeneye: SOL 7457 Timm rd 05 Jan 2010Barrow's Goldeneye: Lake Merritt
    14 Jan 2010Hooded Merganser: SOL Lagoon Valley park area 06 Jan
    2010Common Merganser: Folsom Lake--Beals Pt. 13 Jan 2010Red-breasted
    Merganser: Playa del Rey--breakwater 03 Jan 2010Ruddy Duck: San Diego
    Wild Animal Park 01 Jan 2010Mountain Quail: RIV Main Divide Truck Trail
    mid 09 Jun 2010California Quail: ALP river ranch rd 12 Jan 2010Gambel's
    Quail: Salton Sea NWR--Unit 2 / Visitor Center 24 Jan 2010Chukar:
    Galileo Hill--Silver Saddle Ranch and Club 08 Dec 2010Ring-necked
    Pheasant: Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area 09 Jan 2010Ruffed Grouse: Redwood
    NP--Tall Trees Rd. 27 Feb 2010Greater Sage-Grouse: Benton Crossing Rd.
    07 Dec 2010Wild Turkey: AMA Ione STP 13 Jan 2010Red-throated Loon:
    Venice Beach 03 Jan 2010Pacific Loon: Venice Beach 03 Jan 2010Common
    Loon: Playa del Rey--breakwater 03 Jan 2010YELLOW-BILLED LOON: Castaic
    Lagoon 27 Mar 2010Pied-billed Grebe: San Diego Wild Animal Park 01 Jan
    2010Horned Grebe: Burton W. Chace County Park 03 Jan 2010Red-necked
    Grebe: Lake Merritt 14 Jan 2010Eared Grebe: Tijuana Slough NWR--Seacoast
    Dr. 01 Jan 2010Western Grebe: Burton W. Chace County Park 03 Jan
    2010Clark's Grebe: Candlestick Pt. 07 Jan 2010Laysan Albatross: Arena
    Cove 02 Dec 2010Black-footed Albatross: Offshore--southwest of Pt.
    Conception (SBA Co.) 31 Jul 2010Northern Fulmar: Pt. Loma--nearshore (SD
    Co.) 14 Mar 2010COOK'S PETREL: Offshore--Escarpment between Rodriguez
    and San Juan (SBA Co.) 31 Jul 2010Pink-footed Shearwater: Nine Mile Bank
    (SD Co.) 13 Feb 2010Buller's Shearwater: Offshore--Escarpment between
    Rodriguez and San Juan (SBA Co.) 31 Jul 2010Sooty Shearwater: Nine Mile
    Bank (SD Co.) 13 Feb 2010Short-tailed Shearwater: Monterey Bay pelagic
    (SCZ Co.) 12 Sep 2010Black-vented Shearwater: Pt.
    Vicente--Seawatch/Whalewatch 10 Feb 2010Leach's Storm-Petrel: Santa
    Barbara Channel--west channel (SBA Co.) 31 Jul 2010Ashy Storm-Petrel:
    Santa Barbara Channel--west channel (SBA Co.) 31 Jul 2010Black
    Storm-Petrel: Santa Barbara Channel--west channel (SBA Co.) 31 Jul
    2010Least Storm-Petrel: Monterey Bay pelagic (SCZ Co.) 12 Sep
    2010RED-BILLED TROPICBIRD: Nine Mile Bank (SD Co.) 13 Feb 2010American
    White Pelican: Davis WTP 09 Jan 2010Brown Pelican: Tijuana Slough
    NWR--Seacoast Dr. 01 Jan 2010Brandt's Cormorant: Tijuana Slough
    NWR--Seacoast Dr. 01 Jan 2010NEOTROPIC CORMORANT: Ramer Lake 10 Jul
    2010Double-crested Cormorant: Tijuana Slough NWR--Seacoast Dr. 01 Jan
    2010Pelagic Cormorant: Playa del Rey--breakwater 03 Jan 2010American
    Bittern: Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve 16 Jan 2010Least Bittern: Ramer
    Lake 10 Jul 2010Great Blue Heron: Tijuana Slough NWR--Seacoast Dr. 01
    Jan 2010Great Egret: Tijuana Slough NWR--Seacoast Dr. 01 Jan 2010Snowy
    Egret: Tijuana Slough NWR--Seacoast Dr. 01 Jan 2010Little Blue Heron:
    Tijuana Slough NWR--Seacoast Dr. 01 Jan 2010Reddish Egret: Seal Beach
    NWR 12 Mar 2010Cattle Egret: Finney Lake 24 Jan 2010Green Heron: Salton
    Sea SRA--Headquarters and Campground 25 Jan 2010Black-crowned
    Night-Heron: San Diego Wild Animal Park 01 Jan 2010Yellow-crowned
    Night-Heron: Imperial Beach Sports Park 14 Feb 2010White-faced Ibis: San
    Diego Wild Animal Park 01 Jan 2010Wood Stork: Salton Sea--Schrimpf Rd.
    Cove 20 Aug 2010BLACK VULTURE: SBA Goleta BLVU roost spot 06 Nov
    2010Turkey Vulture: San Diego Wild Animal Park 01 Jan 2010Osprey:
    Bolinas Lagoon--IBA 10 Jan 2010White-tailed Kite: SOL 7457 Timm rd 05
    Jan 2010Bald Eagle: ALP indian ck res 12 Jan 2010Northern Harrier:
    Tijuana Slough NWR--Seacoast Dr. 01 Jan 2010Sharp-shinned Hawk: San
    Diego Wild Animal Park 01 Jan 2010Cooper's Hawk: ORA back bay at
    jamboree 01 Jan 2010Northern Goshawk: ALP river ranch rd 12 Jan
    2010Red-shouldered Hawk: SOL 7457 Timm rd 05 Jan 2010Broad-winged Hawk:
    Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve 05 Dec 2010Swainson's Hawk: Sacramento
    International Airport 22 Mar 2010Zone-tailed Hawk: San Diego Wild Animal
    Park 14 Feb 2010Red-tailed Hawk: Tijuana Slough NWR--Seacoast Dr. 01 Jan
    2010Ferruginous Hawk: SAC lark bunting spot 08 Jan 2010Rough-legged
    Hawk: Foothill Rd. 12 Jan 2010Golden Eagle: SIE sierra valley 12 Jan
    2010CRESTED CARACARA: Smith River Bottoms--southern 01 Dec 2010American
    Kestrel: Tijuana Slough NWR--Seacoast Dr. 01 Jan 2010Merlin: La Mirada
    Creek Park 16 Jan 2010Peregrine Falcon: Tijuana Slough NWR--Seacoast Dr.
    01 Jan 2010Prairie Falcon: SAC lark bunting spot 08 Jan 2010Black Rail:
    Rush Ranch 03 Dec 2010Clapper Rail: Tijuana Slough NWR--Seacoast Dr. 01
    Jan 2010Virginia Rail: Tijuana Slough NWR--Seacoast Dr. 01 Jan 2010Sora:
    Tijuana Slough NWR--Seacoast Dr. 01 Jan 2010PURPLE GALLINULE: San
    Gabriel River--Peck Rd. to Whittier Narrows Dam 22 Sep 2010Common
    Moorhen: San Diego Wild Animal Park 01 Jan 2010American Coot: San Diego
    Wild Animal Park 01 Jan 2010Sandhill Crane: SAC lark bunting spot 08 Jan
    2010Black-bellied Plover: Napa Valley Marina area 10 Jan 2010Pacific
    Golden-Plover: Shollenberger Park 10 Jan 2010Snowy Plover: Tijuana River
    mouth 14 Feb 2010WILSON'S PLOVER: Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve 13 Apr
    2010Semipalmated Plover: Salton Sea--Lack Rd. at Lindsey Rd. 24 Jan
    2010Killdeer: Candlestick Pt. 07 Jan 2010Mountain Plover: LA 110th k to
    I 28 Nov 2010AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER: Golden Shore Marine Reserve 10 Jun
    2010Black Oystercatcher: Playa del Rey--breakwater 03 Jan
    2010Black-necked Stilt: San Diego Wild Animal Park 01 Jan 2010American
    Avocet: Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area 09 Jan 2010Spotted Sandpiper:
    Candlestick Pt. 07 Jan 2010Solitary Sandpiper: Mill Creek--Hellman Ave.
    20 Aug 2010Wandering Tattler: Ballona Creek 18 Feb 2010Greater
    Yellowlegs: Tijuana Slough NWR--Seacoast Dr. 01 Jan 2010Willet: Tijuana
    Slough NWR--Seacoast Dr. 01 Jan 2010Lesser Yellowlegs: ORA Bolsa Chica
    05 Apr 2010Whimbrel: Tijuana Slough NWR--Seacoast Dr. 01 Jan
    2010Long-billed Curlew: Tijuana Slough NWR--Seacoast Dr. 01 Jan
    2010HUDSONIAN GODWIT: Piute Ponds 22 May 2010BAR-TAILED GODWIT: Imperial
    Beach--Camp Surf 03 Aug 2010Marbled Godwit: Tijuana Slough NWR--Seacoast
    Dr. 01 Jan 2010Ruddy Turnstone: Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve 16 Jan
    2010Black Turnstone: Playa del Rey--breakwater 03 Jan 2010Surfbird:
    Playa del Rey--breakwater 03 Jan 2010Red Knot: Bolsa Chica Ecological
    Reserve 22 Jun 2010Sanderling: Playa del Rey--breakwater 03 Jan
    2010Semipalmated Sandpiper: Los Angeles River--Willow St. 27 Jul
    2010Western Sandpiper: Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve 16 Jan 2010Least
    Sandpiper: San Diego Wild Animal Park 01 Jan 2010Baird's Sandpiper: Los
    Angeles River--Del Amo Blvd. 27 Aug 2010Pectoral Sandpiper: Los Angeles
    River--Willow St. 20 Jul 2010Rock Sandpiper: Humboldt Bay--North Spit 26
    Feb 2010Dunlin: Davis WTP 09 Jan 2010Stilt Sandpiper: Salton Sea--Lack
    Rd. at Lindsey Rd. 24 Jan 2010BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER: Los Angeles
    River--Del Amo Blvd. 28 Aug 2010Ruff: Salton Sea--Schrimpf Rd. at Davis
    Rd. 20 Aug 2010Short-billed Dowitcher: San Diego River--mouth 13 Feb
    2010Long-billed Dowitcher: San Diego Wild Animal Park 01 Jan
    2010Wilson's Snipe: Davis WTP 09 Jan 2010Wilson's Phalarope: Lancaster
    Sewage Ponds 22 May 2010Red-necked Phalarope: LA Catalina Channel 02 May
    2010Red Phalarope: LA Catalina Channel 02 May 2010Black-legged
    Kittiwake: Humboldt Bay--South Spit 27 Feb 2010IVORY GULL: SLO Pismo
    Beach at Grand Ave 06 Nov 2010Sabine's Gull: Offshore--southwest of Pt.
    Conception (SBA Co.) 31 Jul 2010Bonaparte's Gull: Ellis Creek Water
    Recycling Facility 10 Jan 2010LITTLE GULL: Lake Perris SP 13 Mar
    2010Laughing Gull: Bonelli Park 19 Jan 2010Franklin's Gull: Lancaster
    Sewage Ponds 22 May 2010BLACK-TAILED GULL: LA W Alamitos Bay, Bayshore
    Dr. 08 Nov 2010Heermann's Gull: Tijuana Slough NWR--Seacoast Dr. 01 Jan
    2010Mew Gull: Candlestick Pt. 07 Jan 2010Ring-billed Gull: Tijuana
    Slough NWR--Seacoast Dr. 01 Jan 2010Western Gull: Tijuana Slough
    NWR--Seacoast Dr. 01 Jan 2010Yellow-footed Gull: Salton Sea--south end
    24 Jan 2010California Gull: Tijuana Slough NWR--Seacoast Dr. 01 Jan
    2010Herring Gull: Davis WTP 09 Jan 2010Thayer's Gull: Davis WTP 09 Jan
    2010LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL: Salton Sea--Obsidian Butte 24 Jan
    2010Glaucous-winged Gull: Candlestick Pt. 07 Jan 2010Glaucous Gull:
    Crescent City Harbor 01 Dec 2010SOOTY TERN: Bolsa Chica Ecological
    Reserve 05 Jul 2010Least Tern: LA Catalina Channel 02 May
    2010Gull-billed Tern: Salton Sea--Lack Rd. at Grubel Rd. seawall 10 Jul
    2010Caspian Tern: Cabrillo Beach 16 Jan 2010Black Tern: Lancaster Sewage
    Ponds 22 May 2010Common Tern: Piute Ponds 22 May 2010Arctic Tern:
    Rodriguez Seamount (SBA Co.) 31 Jul 2010Forster's Tern: Venice Beach 03
    Jan 2010Royal Tern: Tijuana Slough NWR--Seacoast Dr. 01 Jan 2010Elegant
    Tern: Pt. Loma--nearshore (SD Co.) 14 Mar 2010Black Skimmer: Tijuana
    River mouth 14 Feb 2010South Polar Skua: LA Catalina Channel 02 May
    2010Pomarine Jaeger: Nine Mile Bank (SD Co.) 13 Feb 2010Parasitic
    Jaeger: Nine Mile Bank (SD Co.) 13 Feb 2010Long-tailed Jaeger: Rodriguez
    Seamount (SBA Co.) 31 Jul 2010Common Murre: Chadbourne Gulch 26 Feb
    2010Pigeon Guillemot: Pt. Bonita Lighthouse 24 Jul 2010Marbled Murrelet:
    Chadbourne Gulch 26 Feb 2010Xantus's Murrelet: Nine Mile Bank (SD Co.)
    13 Feb 2010Ancient Murrelet: Imperial Beach Pier 03 Dec 2010Cassin's
    Auklet: Nine Mile Bank (SD Co.) 13 Feb 2010Rhinoceros Auklet: Nine Mile
    Bank (SD Co.) 13 Feb 2010Tufted Puffin: Farallon Islands (SF Co.) 24 Jul
    2010Rock Pigeon: Tijuana Slough NWR--Seacoast Dr. 01 Jan 2010Band-tailed
    Pigeon: LA Eaton Canyon 17 Jan 2010Eurasian Collared-Dove: San Diego
    Wild Animal Park 01 Jan 2010Spotted Dove: Salt Lake Park 14 Jul
    2010White-winged Dove: Niland 24 Jan 2010Mourning Dove: Tijuana Slough
    NWR--Seacoast Dr. 01 Jan 2010Inca Dove: Salton Sea NWR--Unit 2 / Visitor
    Center 24 Jan 2010Common Ground-Dove: Salton Sea NWR--Unit 2 / Visitor
    Center 24 Jan 2010Red-crowned Parrot: LA Eaton Canyon 02 Jan
    2010Yellow-billed Cuckoo: Blythe 10 Jul 2010Greater Roadrunner: Salton
    Sea--Obsidian Butte 24 Jan 2010Barn Owl: SOL 7457 Timm rd 05 Jan
    2010Flammulated Owl: Buckhorn Campground 12 Jul 2010Western Screech-Owl:
    Occidental 09 Oct 2010Great Horned Owl: LA Eaton Canyon 02 Jan
    2010Northern Pygmy-Owl: Fish Creek trail 11 Jul 2010ELF OWL: Riverside
    05 Aug 2010Burrowing Owl: San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary 18 Jan
    2010Spotted Owl: LA chantry truck road 0.6mm 15 Nov 2010Long-eared Owl:
    Mercey Hot Springs 11 Nov 2010Short-eared Owl: SJ hwy 12 w of I-5 03 Jan
    2010Lesser Nighthawk: 2N02 crest w of Arrastre 10 Jul 2010Common
    Nighthawk: 3N03 mm0.6-mm0.9 from 2N02 10 Jul 2010Common Poorwill: LA Hwy
    2 mm67.44 12 Jul 2010Whip-poor-will: LA Hwy 2 mm67.44 12 Jul 2010Black
    Swift: Monkeyface Falls 09 Jul 2010Vaux's Swift: Laguna Niguel Regional
    Park 14 Apr 2010White-throated Swift: Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area 09 Jan
    2010BROAD-BILLED HUMMINGBIRD: Sunnyslope Park 21 Dec 2010Black-chinned
    Hummingbird: Laguna Niguel Regional Park 11 Apr 2010Anna's Hummingbird:
    Encinitas Viewpoint Park 01 Jan 2010Costa's Hummingbird: San Diego Wild
    Animal Park 14 Feb 2010Calliope Hummingbird: Fish Creek trail 09 Jul
    2010Broad-tailed Hummingbird: SBA Fairview Gardens 15 Jan 2010Rufous
    Hummingbird: Laguna Niguel Regional Park 12 Apr 2010Allen's Hummingbird:
    Encinitas Viewpoint Park 01 Jan 2010Belted Kingfisher: Napa Valley
    Marina area 10 Jan 2010Lewis's Woodpecker: Scott Rd.--north 13 Jan
    2010Acorn Woodpecker: LA Eaton Canyon 02 Jan 2010Gila Woodpecker: Cattle
    Call Park 24 Jan 2010Williamson's Sapsucker: Veterans Park (LA Co.) 17
    Jan 2010Yellow-bellied Sapsucker: Edward Vincent Jr Park 23 Nov
    2010Red-naped Sapsucker: LA Mountain View Cemetery 27 Nov
    2010Red-breasted Sapsucker: Folsom Lake--Beals Pt. 13 Jan
    2010Ladder-backed Woodpecker: Niland 25 Jan 2010Nuttall's Woodpecker:
    San Diego Wild Animal Park 01 Jan 2010Downy Woodpecker: Inverness Park
    10 Jan 2010Hairy Woodpecker: Bolinas Lagoon--IBA 10 Jan 2010White-headed
    Woodpecker: Arrastre Creek at 2N02 10 Jul 2010Black-backed Woodpecker:
    June Lake burn--west of 395 07 Dec 2010Northern Flicker: SOL 7457 Timm
    rd 05 Jan 2010Gilded Flicker: Mojave National Preserve--Cima Rd. at
    Powerline Rd. 16 Jul 2010Pileated Woodpecker: Yosemite NP--Mirror Lake
    20 Sep 2010Olive-sided Flycatcher: Fish Creek trail 09 Jul 2010Western
    Wood-Pewee: San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary 20 May 2010Willow Flycatcher:
    Morongo Valley 11 Jun 2010Least Flycatcher: DeForest Park 26 Nov
    2010Hammond's Flycatcher: Apollo Park 22 May 2010Gray Flycatcher: Cattle
    Call Park 24 Jan 2010Dusky Flycatcher: Apollo Park 22 May
    2010Pacific-slope Flycatcher: Laguna Niguel Regional Park 06 Apr
    2010Cordilleran Flycatcher: Mojave National Preserve--New York
    Mtns.-Caruthers Cyn. 16 Jul 2010Black Phoebe: Encinitas Viewpoint Park
    01 Jan 2010Eastern Phoebe: Ocean Meadows Golf Course 15 Jan 2010Say's
    Phoebe: Tijuana Slough NWR--Seacoast Dr. 01 Jan 2010Vermilion
    Flycatcher: Cattle Call Park 24 Jan 2010Dusky-capped Flycatcher: La
    Mirada Creek Park 27 Mar 2010Ash-throated Flycatcher: Cattle Call Park
    24 Jan 2010Brown-crested Flycatcher: Morongo Valley 11 Jun 2010Tropical
    Kingbird: Whittier Narrows--Legg Lake 25 Jan 2010Cassin's Kingbird:
    Tijuana Slough NWR--Seacoast Dr. 01 Jan 2010THICK-BILLED KINGBIRD: SD
    chula vista open space 21 Dec 2010Western Kingbird: Castaic Lagoon 27
    Mar 2010Eastern Kingbird: Andree Clark Bird Refuge 06 Sep 2010BROWN
    SHRIKE: McKinleyville--Vista Point ponds 15 Dec 2010Loggerhead Shrike:
    Davis WTP 09 Jan 2010Bell's Vireo: Laguna Niguel Regional Park 12 Apr
    2010Plumbeous Vireo: Whittier Narrows--Legg Lake 09 Feb 2010Cassin's
    Vireo: LA Hwy 2 mm67.44 12 Jul 2010Hutton's Vireo: Folsom Lake--Beals
    Pt. 13 Jan 2010Warbling Vireo: Santiago Canyon Rd. 26 Mar 2010Gray Jay:
    Church Tree Rd. 01 Dec 2010Steller's Jay: Inverness Park 10 Jan
    2010Island Scrub-Jay: Santa Cruz Island--Prisoners Harbor 26 Aug
    2010Western Scrub-Jay: Tijuana Slough NWR--Seacoast Dr. 01 Jan
    2010Pinyon Jay: Mono Mills 07 Dec 2010Black-billed Magpie: ALP mud lake
    rd (including sewage ponds) 12 Jan 2010Yellow-billed Magpie: SOL 7457
    Timm rd 05 Jan 2010Clark's Nutcracker: Kirkwood (ALP Co.) 20 Mar
    2010American Crow: Encinitas Viewpoint Park 01 Jan 2010Common Raven: San
    Diego Wild Animal Park 01 Jan 2010Horned Lark: Tijuana Slough
    NWR--Seacoast Dr. 01 Jan 2010Northern Rough-winged Swallow: San Joaquin
    Wildlife Sanctuary 18 Jan 2010Purple Martin: Lost Lake 15 Jul 2010Tree
    Swallow: San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary 18 Jan 2010Violet-green Swallow:
    SD Coyote Canyon Rd 06 Mar 2010Bank Swallow: San Joaquin Wildlife
    Sanctuary 22 Apr 2010Barn Swallow: San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary 19 Jan
    2010Cliff Swallow: Ojai Meadows 22 Feb 2010Black-capped Chickadee: Janes
    Creek--Zehndner and Q St. 26 Feb 2010Mountain Chickadee: South Lake
    Tahoe area 12 Jan 2010Chestnut-backed Chickadee: Pt. Reyes--RCA Building
    10 Jan 2010Oak Titmouse: Folsom Lake--Beals Pt. 13 Jan 2010Juniper
    Titmouse: Mojave National Preserve--New York Mtns.-Caruthers Cyn. 15 Jul
    2010Verdin: Finney Lake 24 Jan 2010Bushtit: LA Eaton Canyon 02 Jan
    2010Red-breasted Nuthatch: Kirkwood (ALP Co.) 20 Mar 2010White-breasted
    Nuthatch: SOL 7457 Timm rd 05 Jan 2010Pygmy Nuthatch: Golden Gate
    Park--Stow Lake 25 Feb 2010Brown Creeper: Pt. Reyes--RCA Building 10 Jan
    2010Cactus Wren: Bonelli Park 19 Jan 2010Rock Wren: Folsom Lake--Folsom
    Pt. 13 Jan 2010Canyon Wren: Mt. Wilson Toll Rd. 23 Jan 2010Bewick's
    Wren: Tijuana Slough NWR--Seacoast Dr. 01 Jan 2010House Wren: LA Eaton
    Canyon 02 Jan 2010Winter Wren: Point Loma Nazareen University Pacific
    Wren: Bolinas Lagoon--IBA 10 Jan 2010Marsh Wren: Tijuana Slough
    NWR--Seacoast Dr. 01 Jan 2010Blue-gray Gnatcatcher: El Dorado Park 16
    Jan 2010California Gnatcatcher: Bonelli Park 19 Jan 2010Black-tailed
    Gnatcatcher: Finney Lake 24 Jan 2010American Dipper: Hwy 49 at Goodyear
    12 Jan 2010Golden-crowned Kinglet: Pt. Reyes--RCA Building 10 Jan
    2010Ruby-crowned Kinglet: Encinitas Viewpoint Park 01 Jan 2010Western
    Bluebird: San Diego Wild Animal Park 01 Jan 2010Mountain Bluebird:
    Salton Sea--south end 24 Jan 2010Townsend's Solitaire: SIE sierra valley
    12 Jan 2010Swainson's Thrush: San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary 26 May
    2010Hermit Thrush: Encinitas Viewpoint Park 01 Jan 2010American Robin:
    Napa Valley Marina area 10 Jan 2010Varied Thrush: Redwood NP--Tall Trees
    Rd. 27 Feb 2010Wrentit: LA Eaton Canyon 02 Jan 2010GRAY CATBIRD: Niland
    25 Jan 2010Northern Mockingbird: San Diego Wild Animal Park 01 Jan
    2010Sage Thrasher: Upper Newport Bay--Back Bay Dr. parking lot 18 Oct
    2010BROWN THRASHER: Pt. Pinole 30 Nov 2010Bendire's Thrasher: SBD Cedar
    Cy Rd -- west 15 Jul 2010CURVE-BILLED THRASHER: Shipley Nature Center 14
    Nov 2010California Thrasher: LA Eaton Canyon 02 Jan 2010Crissal
    Thrasher: NY Mountain Rd 16 Jul 2010Le Conte's Thrasher: LA Palmdale
    area 28 Nov 2010European Starling: San Diego Wild Animal Park 01 Jan
    2010Red-throated Pipit: Tijuana River Valley 20 Oct 2010American Pipit:
    Tijuana Slough NWR--Seacoast Dr. 01 Jan 2010SPRAGUE'S PIPIT: Mission
    Bay--Fiesta Island dog area 20 Oct 2010Cedar Waxwing: Folsom Lake--Beals
    Pt. 13 Jan 2010Phainopepla: Folsom Lake--Beals Pt. 13 Jan 2010Tennessee
    Warbler: Huntington Central Park 30 Sep 2010Orange-crowned Warbler:
    Tijuana Slough NWR--Seacoast Dr. 01 Jan 2010Nashville Warbler: Laguna
    Niguel Regional Park 12 Apr 2010Virginia's Warbler: Janes
    Creek--Zehndner and Q St. 26 Feb 2010Lucy's Warbler: Blythe 10 Jul
    2010Northern Parula: Huntington Central Park 07 Jun 2010Yellow Warbler:
    El Dorado Park 16 Jan 2010Chestnut-sided Warbler: Huntington Central
    Park 02 Oct 2010Magnolia Warbler: Laguna Niguel Regional Park 12 Oct
    2010Black-throated Blue Warbler: Laguna Niguel Regional Park 12 Oct
    2010Yellow-rumped Warbler: Encinitas Viewpoint Park 01 Jan
    2010Black-throated Gray Warbler: El Dorado Park 16 Jan
    2010Black-throated Green Warbler: Foothill Blvd. (Pasadena) 16 Jan
    2010Townsend's Warbler: San Diego Wild Animal Park 01 Jan 2010Hermit
    Warbler: Encinitas Viewpoint Park 01 Jan 2010Yellow-throated Warbler:
    Lindo Lake 29 Nov 2010GRACE'S WARBLER: Bella Vista Open Space Park 15
    Jan 2010PINE WARBLER: Estancia Park 10 Feb 2010Palm Warbler: Santa Ana
    River--Adams Ave. to Gisler Ave. 10 Feb 2010Blackpoll Warbler:
    Huntington Central Park 04 Oct 2010Black-and-white Warbler: Mile Square
    Regional Park 10 Feb 2010American Redstart: Encinitas Viewpoint Park 01
    Jan 2010Northern Waterthrush: Inverness Park 10 Jan 2010MacGillivray's
    Warbler: San Joaquin Hills--IBA 22 Apr 2010Common Yellowthroat: Tijuana
    Slough NWR--Seacoast Dr. 01 Jan 2010HOODED WARBLER: Huntington Central
    Park 07 Jun 2010Wilson's Warbler: El Dorado Park 16 Jan 2010PAINTED
    REDSTART: LA Loyola Marymount U 23 Jan 2010Yellow-breasted Chat: San
    Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary 22 Apr 2010Green-tailed Towhee: Culver City
    Park 10 Apr 2010Spotted Towhee: SOL 7457 Timm rd 05 Jan 2010California
    Towhee: Encinitas Viewpoint Park 01 Jan 2010Abert's Towhee: Finney Lake
    24 Jan 2010Rufous-crowned Sparrow: LA Eaton Canyon 02 Jan 2010Chipping
    Sparrow: Latrobe Rd. (SAC Co.) 13 Jan 2010Clay-colored Sparrow: Napa
    Valley Marina area 10 Jan 2010Brewer's Sparrow: Sagebrush flat on Burnes
    Canyon Road 10 Jul 2010Black-chinned Sparrow: RIV Blue Jay Rd lower 09
    Jun 2010Vesper Sparrow: Mercey Hot Springs 11 Nov 2010Lark Sparrow: SOL
    7457 Timm rd 05 Jan 2010Black-throated Sparrow: RIV Box Canyon Rd 06 Mar
    2010Sage Sparrow: RIV Blue Jay Rd lower 09 Jun 2010Lark Bunting: SAC
    lark bunting spot 08 Jan 2010Savannah Sparrow: Tijuana Slough
    NWR--Seacoast Dr. 01 Jan 2010Grasshopper Sparrow: Nicasio Reservoir 23
    Jul 2010LE CONTE'S SPARROW: IMP Irrigation District Managed Marsh 22 Dec
    2010NELSON'S SPARROW: Seal Beach NWR 20 Dec 2010Fox Sparrow: Bolinas
    Lagoon--IBA 10 Jan 2010Song Sparrow: Encinitas Viewpoint Park 01 Jan
    2010Lincoln's Sparrow: Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area 09 Jan 2010Swamp
    Sparrow: Ellis Creek Water Recycling Facility 10 Jan 2010White-throated
    Sparrow: Crescent City 01 Dec 2010HARRIS'S SPARROW: Huntington Central
    Park--west 24 Nov 2010White-crowned Sparrow: Tijuana Slough
    NWR--Seacoast Dr. 01 Jan 2010Golden-crowned Sparrow: SOL 7457 Timm rd 05
    Jan 2010Dark-eyed Junco: SOL 7457 Timm rd 05 Jan 2010McCown's Longspur:
    Mission Bay--Fiesta Island dog area 20 Oct 2010Lapland Longspur: Mission
    Bay--Fiesta Island dog area 20 Oct 2010Chestnut-collared Longspur:
    Salton Sea--south end 24 Jan 2010Hepatic Tanager: Imperial Beach Sports
    Park 14 Feb 2010Summer Tanager: Morongo Valley 11 Jun 2010Western
    Tanager: Apollo Park 22 May 2010Rose-breasted Grosbeak: Golden Gate
    Park--Stow Lake/Arboretum 25 Feb 2010Black-headed Grosbeak: Laguna
    Niguel Regional Park 01 Apr 2010Blue Grosbeak: Newport Back Bay 01 Jun
    2010Lazuli Bunting: Arrastre Creek at 2N02 11 Jun 2010Indigo Bunting:
    Blythe 05 Aug 2010Bobolink: San Gabriel River--Whittier Blvd. 14 Sep
    2010Red-winged Blackbird: San Diego Wild Animal Park 01 Jan
    2010Tricolored Blackbird: Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area 09 Jan 2010Western
    Meadowlark: Tijuana Slough NWR--Seacoast Dr. 01 Jan 2010Yellow-headed
    Blackbird: Newberry Springs 15 Feb 2010RUSTY BLACKBIRD: Whittier
    Narrows--Legg Lake 11 Dec 2010Brewer's Blackbird: San Diego Wild Animal
    Park 01 Jan 2010COMMON GRACKLE: Earvin Magic Johnson Park 09 Dec
    2010Great-tailed Grackle: San Diego Wild Animal Park 01 Jan 2010Bronzed
    Cowbird: Cattle Call Park 10 Jul 2010Brown-headed Cowbird: Yolo Bypass
    Wildlife Area 09 Jan 2010Orchard Oriole: Fairview Developmental Center
    11 Feb 2010Hooded Oriole: ORA Glenwood Park 23 Mar 2010Bullock's Oriole:
    Los Angeles National Cemetery 09 Feb 2010Baltimore Oriole: Los Angeles
    National Cemetery 09 Feb 2010Scott's Oriole: Sagebrush flat on Burnes
    Canyon Road 10 Jul 2010Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch: Aspendell 07 Dec
    2010Purple Finch: RIV crest of Main Divide Truck Trail 09 Jun
    2010Cassin's Finch: Kirkwood (ALP Co.) 20 Mar 2010House Finch: Encinitas
    Viewpoint Park 01 Jan 2010Red Crossbill: Yosemite Valley--Headquarters
    area 20 Sep 2010Pine Siskin: MAR hwy 1 mm28.00 10 Jan 2010Lesser
    Goldfinch: Imperial Beach area 01 Jan 2010Lawrence's Goldfinch: Whittier
    Narrows--Legg Lake 18 Jan 2010American Goldfinch: MAR hwy 1 mm28.00 10
    Jan 2010Evening Grosbeak: LA Top of Chaney Trail 23 Oct 2010House
    Sparrow: Tijuana Slough NWR--Seacoast Dr. 01 Jan 2010
    Non-countable wild birds observed:Mute Swan: Ellis Creek Water Recycling
    Facility 10 Jan 2010Egyptian Goose: Bonelli Park 19 Jan 2010Mandarin
    Duck: San Diego Wild Animal Park 01 Jan 2010Indian Peafowl: Kewen Canyon
    05 Dec 2010Rose-ringed Parakeet: Playa del Rey 18 Jul 2010Nanday
    Parakeet: Sycamore Canyon (VEN Co.) 18 Feb 2010Mitred Parakeet: Venice
    28 Aug 2010Red-masked Parakeet: Telegraph Hill 25 Feb
    2010Yellow-chevroned Parakeet: LA Loyola Marymount U 23 Jan
    2010Lilac-crowned Parrot: LA Eaton Canyon 17 Jan 2010Yellow-headed
    Parrot: Parrot Roost--Daines Dr. west of Baldwin Ave. 13 Nov
    2010Black-throated Magpie-Jay: Imperial Beach area 01 Jan
    2010Red-whiskered Bulbul: Lacy Park 27 Jul 2010Orange Bishop: Ballona
    Freshwater Marsh 18 Jul 2010Indian Silverbill: La Mirada Creek Park 28
    Feb 2010Nutmeg Mannikin: ORA Torres Pointe hillside, Aliso Viejo 19 Mar
    2010
    
    
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  27. Update on Luke Cole Memorial Challenge LINK
    DATE: Sep 30, 2009 @ 4:05pm, 9 year(s) ago
    Hi all,
    
    Hopefully at least most of you are aware that this past weekend was the Luke
    Cole Memorial Challenge. We had birders out in at least 48 of California's 58
    counties. The California birding community came through in a big way and we are
    deeply grateful.
    
    We are continuing to solicit sightings from throughout the state. Soon we will
    post a link to a spreadsheet containing the list for each county and ask all of
    you to look it over and see if you found species on either September 26th or
    27th that are not on the list.
    
    In the meantime, the thrust of our fun/fund-raising effort was a cumulative list
    for the entire state. I'm not sure that anyone has ever attempted to calculate
    the number of birds seen in California for a single day or weekend and Luke, who
    kept lists of virtually everything, would have loved the idea. The list
    currently stands at a whopping 379 species and we may yet add a couple more.
    
    Here is the list:
    
    Greater White-fronted Goose
    Ross' Goose
    Brant
    Cackling Goose
    Canada Goose
    Tundra Swan
    Wood Duck
    Gadwall
    Eurasian Wigeon
    American Wigeon
    Mallard
    Blue-winged Teal
    Cinnamon Teal
    Northern Shoveler
    Northern Pintail
    Green-winged Teal
    Canvasback
    Redhead
    Ring-necked Duck
    Greater Scaup
    Lesser Scaup
    Harlequin Duck
    Surf Scoter
    White-winged Scoter
    Bufflehead
    Hooded Merganser
    Common Merganser
    Red-breasted Merganser
    Ruddy Duck
    Mountain Quail
    California Quail
    Gambel's Quail
    Chukar
    RIng-necked Pheasant
    Sooty Grouse
    Wild Turkey
    Red-throated Loon
    Pacific Loon
    Common Loon
    Pied-billed Grebe
    Horned Grebe
    Red-necked Grebe
    Eared Grebe
    Western Grebe
    Clark's Grebe
    Black-footed Albatross
    Northern Fulmar
    Pink-footed Shearwater
    Flesh-footed Shearwater
    Buller's Shearwater
    Sooty Shearwater
    Black-vented Shearwater
    Manx Shearwater
    Wilson's Storm-Petrel
    Ashy Storm-Petrel
    Black Storm-Petrel
    Least Storm-Petrel
    Blue-footed Booby
    Brown Booby
    American White Pelican
    Brown Pelican
    Brandt's Cormorant
    Double-crested Cormorant
    Pelagic Cormorant
    American Bittern
    Least Bittern
    Great Blue Heron
    Great Egret
    Snowy Egret
    Little Blue Heron
    Reddish Egret
    Cattle Egret
    Green Heron
    Black-crowned Night-Heron
    White-faced Ibis
    Turkey Vulture
    California Condor
    Osprey
    White-tailed Kite
    Bald Eagle
    Northern Harrier
    Sharp-shinned Hawk
    Cooper's Hawk
    Red-shouldered Hawk
    Broad-winged Hawk
    Swainson's Hawk
    Red-tailed Hawk
    Ferruginous Hawk
    Golden Eagle
    Crested Caracara
    American Kestrel
    Merlin
    Prairie Falcon
    Peregrine Falcon
    Black Rail
    Clapper Rail
    Virginia Rail
    Sora
    Common Moorhen
    American Coot
    Sandhill Crane
    Black-bellied Plover
    American Golden-Plover
    Pacific Golden Plover
    Snowy Plover
    Semipalmated Plover
    Killdeer
    American Oystercatcher
    Black Oystercatcher
    Black-necked Stilt
    American Avocet
    Spotted Sandpiper
    Solitary Sandpiper
    Wandering Tattler
    Greater Yellowlegs
    Willet
    Lesser Yellowlegs
    Whimbrel
    Long-billed Curlew
    Hudsonian Godwit
    Marbled Godwit
    Ruddy Turnstone
    Black Turnstone
    Surfbird
    Red Knot
    Sanderling
    Semipalmated Sandpiper
    Western Sandpiper
    Least Sandpiper
    Baird's Sandpiper
    Pectoral Sandpiper
    Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
    Dunlin
    Stilt Sandpiper
    Short-billed Dowitcher
    Long-billed Dowitcher
    Wilson's Snipe
    Wilson's Phalarope
    Red-necked Phalarope
    Red Phalarope
    Sabine's Gull
    Bonaparte's Gull
    Laughing Gull
    Franklin's Gull
    Heerman's Gull
    Mew Gull
    Ring-billed Gull
    Western Gull
    Yellow-footed Gull
    California Gull
    Herring Gull
    Glaucous-winged Gull
    Gull-billed Tern
    Caspian Tern
    Black Tern
    Common Tern
    Arctic Tern
    Forster's Tern
    Royal Tern
    Elegant Tern
    Black Skimmer
    South Polar Skua
    Pomarine Jaeger
    Parasitic Jaeger
    Long-tailed Jaeger
    Common Murre
    Pigeon Guillemot
    Marbled Murrelet
    Xantu's Murrelet
    Cassin's Auklet
    Rhinoceros Auklet
    Tufted Puffin
    Rock Pigeon
    Band-tailed Pigeon
    Eurasian Collored-Dove
    White-winged Dove
    Mourning Dove
    Inca Dove
    Common Ground-Dove
    Red-crowned Parrot
    Greater Roadrunner
    Barn Owl
    Western Screech-Owl
    Great Horned Owl
    Northern Pygmy-Owl
    Burrowing Owl
    Spotted Owl
    Barred Owl
    Great Gray Owl
    Long-eared Owl
    Northern Saw-whet Owl
    Lesser Nighthawk
    Common Poorwill
    Black Swift
    Vaux's Swift
    White-throated Swift
    Black-chinned Hummingbird
    Anna's Hummingbird
    Costa's Hummingbird
    Rufous Hummingbird
    Allen's Hummingbird
    Belted Kingfisher
    Lewis' Woodpecker
    Acorn Woodpecker
    Gila Woodpecker
    Williamson's Sapsucker
    Red-naped Sapsucker
    Red-breasted Sapsucker
    Ladder-backed Woodpecker
    Nuttall's Woodpecker
    Downy Woodpecker
    Hairy Woodpecker
    White-headed Woodpecker
    Black-backed Woodpecker
    Northern Flicker
    Pileated Woodpecker
    Olive-sided Flycatcher
    Western Wood-Pewee
    Willow Flycatcher
    Hammond's Flycatcher
    Gray Flycatcher
    Dusky Flycatcher
    Pacific-slope Flycatcher
    Black Phoebe
    Say's Phoebe
    Vermillion Flycatcher
    Ash-throated Flycatcher
    Great-crested Flycatcher
    Tropical Kingbird
    Cassin's Kingbird
    Western Kingbird
    Loggerhead Shrike
    White-eyed Vireo
    Bell's Vireo
    Yellow-throated Vireo
    Plumbeous Vireo
    Cassin's Vireo
    Hutton's Vireo
    Warbling Vireo
    Philadelphia Vireo
    Red-eyed Vireo
    Gray Jay
    Steller's Jay
    Island Scrub-Jay
    Western Scrub-Jay
    Pinyon Jay
    Clark's Nutcracker
    Black-billed Magpie
    Yellow-billed Magpie
    American Crow
    Common Raven
    Horned Lark
    Purple Martin
    Tree Swallow
    Violet-green Swallow
    Northern Rough-winged Swallow
    Bank Swallow
    Cliff Swallow
    Barn Swallow
    Black-capped Chickadee
    Mountain Chickadee
    Chestnut-backed Chickadee
    Oak Titmouse
    Juniper Titmouse
    Verdin
    Bushtit
    Red-breasted Nuthatch
    White-breasted Nuthatch
    Pygmy Nuthatch
    Brown Creeper
    Cactus Wren
    Rock Wren
    Canyon Wren
    Bewick's Wren
    House Wren
    Winter Wren
    Marsh Wren
    American Dipper
    Golden-crowned Kinglet
    Ruby-crowned Kinglet
    Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
    California Gnatcatcher
    Black-tailed Gnatcatcher
    Western Bluebird
    Mountain Bluebird
    Townsend's Solitaire
    Swainson's Thrush
    Hermit Thrush
    American Robin
    Varied Thrush
    Wrentit
    Gray Catbird
    Northern Mockingbird
    Sage Thrasher
    Brown Thrasher
    California Thrasher
    European Starling
    American Pipit
    Cedar Waxwing
    Phainopepla
    Tennessee Warbler
    Orange-crowned Warbler
    Nashville Warbler
    Lucy's Warbler
    Northern Parula
    Yellow Warbler
    Chestnut-sided Warbler
    Black-thr. Blue Warbler
    Yellow-rumped Warbler
    Black-th Gray Warbler
    Townsend's Warbler
    Hermit Warbler
    Blackburnian Warbler
    Prairie Warbler
    Bay-breasted Warbler
    Blackpoll Warbler
    Black-and-white Warbler
    American Redstart
    Northern Waterthrush
    MacGillivray's Warbler
    Common Yellowthroat
    Hooded Warbler
    Wilson's Warbler
    Canada Warbler
    Yellow-breasted
    Green-tailed Towhee
    Spotted Towhee
    California Towhe
    Abert's Towhee
    Rufous-crowned Sparrow
    Chipping Sparrow
    Clay-colored Sparrow
    Brewer's Sparrow
    Vesper Sparrow
    Lark Sparrow
    Black-throated Sparrow
    Sage Sparrow
    Lark Bunting
    Savannah Sparrow
    Grasshopper Sparrow
    Fox SParrow
    Song Sparrow
    Lincoln's Sparrow
    White-throated Sparrow
    Golden-crowned Sparrow
    White-crowned Sparrow
    Dark-eyed Junco
    Lapland Longspur
    Summer Tanage
    Western Tanager
    Rose-breasted Grosbeak
    Black-headed Grosbeak
    Blue Grosbeak
    Lazuli Bunting
    Indigo Bunting
    Painted Bunting
    Dickcissel
    Bobolink
    Red-winged Blackbird
    Tricolored Blackbird
    Western Meadowlark
    Yellow-headed Blackbird
    Brewer's Blackbird
    Great-tailed Grackle
    Brown-headed Cowbird
    Orchard Oriole
    Hooded Oriole
    Bullock's Oriole
    Pine Grosbeak
    Purple Finch
    Cassin's Finch
    House Finch
    Red Crossbill
    Pine Siskin
    Lesser Goldfinch
    Lawrence's Goldfinch
    American Goldfinch
    Evening Grosbeak
    House Sparrow
    
    If you happen to know about any species that aren't listed above, please let us
    know.
    
    Also, it isn't too late to make a pledge. If you would like to do so, please
    follow this link:
    
    http://www.markeaton.org/lukeColeChallenge.html
    
    Thanks to everyone who helped out with this, more soon!
    
    Steve Glover
    Mark Eaton
    Alan Hopkins
    Brent Plater
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  29. SBC Pelagic Results - May 16th - Horned Puffin and Black-footed Albatross LINK
    DATE: May 18, 2009 @ 2:10am, 9 year(s) ago
    Birders,
    
    On today's pelagic trip on the Condor Express, chartered by the Channel Islands
    Naturalists Corps but open to the general public, the highlight was a HORNED
    PUFFIN in waters south of San Miguel Island. The trip left Santa Barbara at 8am,
    motored out the west end of the channel, then west to the 1,000 fathom line,
    following that to the south east until we were south of San Miguel We returned
    to Santa Barbara via the Santa Rosa - San Miguel passage.
    Other bird highlights included a LONG-TAILED JAEGER southwest of San Miguel
    Island, a little fluff-ball XANTUS'S MURRELET chick with its father,SOUTH POLAR
    SKUA, and two BLACK-FOOTED ALBATROSSES between San Miguel Island and Pt
    Conception. Other species included Cassin's and Rhino Auklets, Northern Fulmar,
    Sooty and Pink-footed Shearwater, Black and Ashy Storm-Petrels Red and
    Red-necked Phalaropes, and Sabine's Gulls. Marine mammals included Common
    dolphins, Pacific white-sided dolphins, many humpback whales (including one
    lunge-feeding and four playing at length around and even underneath ou=
    r boat), a northern fur-seal, California sea lions, and elephant seals on the
    beach on the south side of San Miguel.
    
    There were birds too look at all day, with the birdiest areas being the channel
    off Santa Cruz and the 300-500 fathom line south of the San Miguel. The Horned
    Puffin was spotted by Jon Feenstra as we searched a strong current break.
    
    My Thanks to Dave Compton (whose report on SBC birds I borrowed from)Jon
    Feenstra, Mike San Miguel, and Wes Fritz who volunteered their time to teach the
    Channel Islands Naturalists Corps about the distribution and Identification of
    Seabirds around the Islands. Thanks also the Corps for chartering the trip. Capt
    Matt and the crew of the Condor Express, as usual, went above and beyond to make
    sure we had a great trip.
    
    Trip totals are below. Please note that there are 2 upcoming trips that will
    spend time around the Channel Islands. See SOCALBIRDING.COM
    for full descriptions of the June 6th Island Scub-Jay trip from Oxnard and the
    July 25th deepwater trip from Santa Barbara.
    
    I will post a more detailed description of upcoming trips tomorrow, but so far
    our 2009 trips have been outstanding, with lots of birds, whales and other
    marine life in SoCal.
    
    Todd McGrath
    SKUA@...
    Marina del Rey (soon to be Calabasas) CA
    
    Trip Totals thanks to Feenstra and E-bird
    
    Pacific Loon 42
    Eared Grebe 1
    Black-footed Albatross 2
    Northern Fulmar 110
    Pink-footed Shearwater 63
    Sooty Shearwater 1130
    Ashy Storm-Petrel 40
    Black Storm-Petrel 4
    Brown Pelican 9
    Brandt's Cormorant 39
    Pelagic Cormorant 2
    Red-necked Phalarope 550
    Red Phalarope 65
    phalarope sp. 300
    Sabine's Gull 8
    Bonaparte's Gull 1
    Western Gull 31
    Common Tern 2
    Arctic Tern 1
    South Polar Skua 1
    Long-tailed Jaeger 1
    Common Murre 11
    Pigeon Guillemot 27
    Xantus's Murrelet (scrippsi)
    31Cassin's Auklet 220
    Rhinoceros Auklet 175
    Horned Puffin 1
    Barn Swallow 1
    Yellow Warbler 1
    Wilson's Warbler 2
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