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   Black-headed Gull
Black-headed Gull
Chroicocephalus ridibundus

   Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) - BHGU (recent eBird sightings, view CBRC records, range map

  1. CBRC review and request for documentation LINK
    DATE: Apr 3, 2018 @ 1:57pm, 5 month(s) ago
    California birders,   The California Bird Records Committee (CBRC) will begin reviewing the following records in early May. If you have any documentation to submit for these records, please do so as soon as possible. Feel free to forward this request to local
    listservs as appropriate. Thank you.   Tom   Thomas A. Benson Secretary, California Bird Records Committee     2017-139  Garganey                       25 Nov 2017-11 Mar 2018             Waller Park  SBA                               (documentation from 5 observers – additional documentation requested) 2017-142  Black-headed Gull       27 Nov 2017                                        Pt. Pinos  MTY                                    (documentation complete) 2017-143  Black-headed Gull       5-9 Dec 2017                                      North Shore  RIV                              (eBird reports – no documentation received) 2017-154  Black-headed Gull       9 Dec 2017                                          Modesto WTP  STA                          (eBird report – no documentation received) 2018-022  Black-tailed Gull           11 Feb-11 Mar 2018                        Crescent City  DN                             (documentation from 5 observers – additional documentation requested) 2017-175  Arctic Loon                    16 Dec 2017                                        Pt. Pinos  MTY                                    (documentation complete) 2018-015  Arctic Loon                    26 Jan-18 Feb 2018                          Abbotts Lagoon  MRN                    (documentation from 3 observers – additional documentation requested) 2018-021  Arctic Loon                    2 Feb 2018                                           Steamer Lane  SCZ                           (documentation complete) 2017-155  Nazca Booby (4)          11 Dec 2017-present                      San Diego Bay  SD                            (documentation from 15 observers – additional documentation requested) 2018-010  Nazca Booby                 16 Jan 2018                                         near Ocean Beach  SD                    (documentation complete) 2017-094  Tricolored Heron (2)  25 Sep 2017-present                       Bolsa Chica  ORA                              (documentation from 7 observers – additional documentation requested) 2017-096  Tricolored Heron         25-26 Sep 2017                                  Santa Ana R.  ORA                            (documentation from 2 observers – additional documentation requested) 2017-113  Black Vulture                14-22 Oct 2017                                  Pt. Reyes  MRN                                 (eBird reports – no documentation received) 2018-016  Gyrfalcon                       3 Feb-4 Mar 2018                             Pajaro R. mouth  MTY/SCZ           (documentation from 7 observers – additional documentation requested) 2018-011  Winter Wren                 2 Jan-20 Feb 2018                             Pt. San Pablo  CC                              (documentation from 1 observer – additional documentation requested) 2018-014  Winter Wren                 28 Jan 2018                                         Orr Ranch  SAC                                  (eBird report – no documentation received) 2018-009  Curve-billed Thrasher   6 Jan-18 Feb 2018                          Woodland  YOL                                 (documentation from 9 observers – additional documentation requested) 2018-013  Field Sparrow               26 Jan 2018                                         Half Moon Bay  SM                          (eBird report – no documentation received) 2017-168  Louisiana Waterthrush  23 Dec 2017-14 Jan 2018          Big Sur R.  MTY                                  (documentation from 2 observers – additional documentation requested) 2018-001  Tropical Parula             5 Jan-14 Feb 2018                             Huntington Beach  ORA                 (documentation from 11 observers – additional documentation requested)     What kind of documentation should one submit to the CBRC Following are some guidelines for submitting media and written descriptions that will be useful for helping the CBRC evaluate records and archive documentation. Documentation may
    be submitted directly to the secretary via email ( secretary@... ) , or by using the online submission form ( ).   Media: This includes photos, audio recordings, and video. Photographs are usually the most useful documentation for evaluating records. If you have reasonably good (=identifiable) photos, please submit them. If possible, please crop the
    photos before submission so that the bird fills most of the frame. Also, please send originals whenever possible, and not screenshots or back-of-camera photos. How many photos should you submit That really depends on the record. If it is a long-staying rarity
    that is easily identifiable and seen by dozens of people, then a few photos (1-3 per person) are sufficient. If it is a mega-rarity that is difficult to identify and only seen by a one or few people, then send as many photos as possible that show the bird
    at different angles, postures, lighting, etc. Sometimes it is also useful to submit audio and/or video recordings of the bird, as some birds are more easily identified by their vocalizations. If relatively short, most audio recordings are small enough to be
    submitted via email; please submit those along with a brief note indicating the date and location of the recording. Large audio files and video files can be submitted by using a file sharing service; please contact the secretary if you need to submit a file
    that is too large for email.   Written descriptions: Some written details should always be provided – even the best photos should be accompanied by the name of the observer, the date, and the location, at a minimum. Sometimes a photo can’t be obtained or vocalizations
    can’t be recorded. In some cases, behaviors might be noted in the field that aren’t preserved well by photos. In these cases, it is helpful to submit a written description of the bird. Ideally, this description should be written as soon after observing the
    bird as possible; it is often helpful to make written notes in the field, or even dictate notes into the voice recorder on your smartphone while observing the bird, from which you can later generate a written description. The most important aspect of a written
    description is that you report only what you observed, and not a general description of the bird from a field guide. At a minimum, your description should include the date and location of the observation, and a description of the bird (size and structure,
    plumage, vocalizations, behavior). A brief discussion of how the bird was identified, and how similar species were eliminated is also helpful. Other useful information you might report includes optics used, distance from bird, lighting or weather conditions,
    length of time viewed, and other observers present.    
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  3. Re: [CALBIRDS] Black-headed Gull in Ceres WTP Jan. 4 LINK
    DATE: Jan 4, 2016 @ 7:05pm, 3 year(s) ago
    Sent from my Verizon 4G LTE Smartphonez2
    ------ Original message------
    From: Caroline Lambert caroline144@gma...
    Date: Mon, Jan 4, 2016 5:42 PM
    Subject:[CALBIRDS] Black-headed Gull in Ceres WTP Jan. 4
    The Black-headed Gull was found again at Ceres WTP on Jan 4 at 11:15am. This time it was in the second pond from the north (that has water) on the Blaker Rd side of the WTP. It took us well over two hours in the rain to locate it - the place we eventually found it had been scanned multiple times by several parties before the bird showed up, so it can take some patience.Caroline LambertPalo Alto
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  5. Black-headed Gull in Ceres WTP Jan. 4 LINK
    DATE: Jan 4, 2016 @ 5:40pm, 3 year(s) ago
    The Black-headed Gull was found again at Ceres WTP on Jan 4 at 11:15am.
    This time it was in the second pond from the north (that has water) on
    the Blaker Rd side of the WTP. It took us well over two hours in the
    rain to locate it - the place we eventually found it had been scanned
    multiple times by several parties before the bird showed up, so it can
    take some patience.
    Caroline Lambert
    Palo Alto
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  7. Black-headed Gull present in Ceres WTP Jan. 3 LINK
    DATE: Jan 3, 2016 @ 1:50pm, 3 year(s) ago
    The Black-headed Gull was present today around 1 pm in the Ceres WTP. We observed the bird in the north pond off of Blaker Road, looking west with scopes. The bird is with a flock of Bonaparte's Gulls on the far west side of the pond. A life and county bird for my husband and I. Good bird!
    Shannon and Dan Skalos
    Pleasant Grove, CA
    Jim Laughlin
    Natomas, CA
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  9. Black-headed Gull photo study LINK
    DATE: Jan 1, 2016 @ 5:06pm, 3 year(s) ago
    Hi Folks,
    First reported by Harold Reeve on Dec. 26, the continuing Black-headed Gull at the Ceres Water Treatment Plant was cooperative in the morning light on Wed, 12/30/15. A head taller than the nearby Bonaparte's Gull, it was nevertheless difficult to initially pick out- until it flew. It's distinctive dark underwing pattern caught the morning light as seen in these photos that I thought I would share with this community since this bird is so rarely seen in California. Maybe some one will get as lucky as Harold did and find another.
    Thanks to the local birders, Sal Salerno and Jim Gain, etc. who have been posting about this bird and stressing the need to be on our best behavior when visiting the water treatment plant, hopefully it will stay into the new year. The plant is closed until Monday for inside-the-fence viewing, for directions, see posts on STANislas bird lists.
    Happy New Birding Year!
    Mark RauzonOakland
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  11. Ceres WTP - Black-headed Gull - Holiday Closing LINK
    DATE: Dec 29, 2015 @ 12:07pm, 3 year(s) ago
    The Black-headed Gull continues this morning, Tuesday, in the Ceres Water Treatment Plant's central west pond, roosting with many Bonaparte's Gulls. Note that it took me several scans through the flock to find it, where I expected it to jump out instantly.
    A friendly employee mentioned that the plant will be open tomorrow, Wednesday, but will be closed Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
    Dick Norton
    Topanga, CA
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  13. Black-headed Gull Dec 29 LINK
    DATE: Dec 29, 2015 @ 9:28am, 3 year(s) ago
    Black-headed Gull is in middle pond along Morgan Rd at 9:20am at Ceres WTP in Stanislaus county. Seen from east side levee inside the plant.
    Dave Weber,
    by phone
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  15. Black-headed Gull continues at NESS, Jan 8 LINK
    DATE: Jan 9, 2014 @ 8:13pm, 5 year(s) ago
    I drove down to the north end of the Salton Sea this afternoon (Jan 8) to chase the Black-headed Gull found this morning by Curtis Marantz and Louis Bevier at the ponds just west of Lincoln Street on 68th Avenue. I arrived about 2:30 PM, and found several hundred Ring-billed Gulls but only a few Bonaparte's Gulls. Finally around 3:30 a few more Bonaparte's Gulls began to fly in from the north, and at 3:40 PM the Black-headed Gull arrived with a flock of about 25 Bonaparte's Gulls. It swam around and bathed for a while, then flew to one of the small islands in the northwest corner of the pond to preen. At about 4:20 PM, the instant the sun disappeared behind the mountains, most of the gulls took flight with the majority going south and only a few returning to the pond. I could not re-find the Black-headed Gull again after that time. Photos linked below.
    For those going to look for the gull, take the 86S Expressway south from Interstate 10, turn east (left) on 66th Avenue (look for the Arco station), then south (right) on Lincoln Street. Turn west (right) on 68th Avenue and park along the side of the road. The pond will be on your left. The best viewing conditions will probably be in the afternoon from the northwest corner of the pond; there is a small CVWD structure that will give you an extra foot or so of elevation to see into the pond. In the morning you will have to battle the sun, so the northeast corner of the pond may be better, assuming you can see over the berm from there. If you're short bring a step stool or a pick-up truck. A scope is essential.
    Tom Benson
    San Bernardino, CA
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  17. New AOU checklist changes LINK
    DATE: Jul 28, 2008 @ 6:47pm, 10 year(s) ago
    The 49th Supplement to the AOU Check-list of North American birds is now
    available to AOU members on the AOU web site, and will soon be
    distributed in the July 2008 Auk. Here is a summary of changes that
    impact the California bird list:
    1. Flamingos (order Phoenicopteriformes, occurring only as escapees in
    CA) are now placed immediately after the grebes (Podicipediformes) in
    the check-list sequence. Old World Phoenicopterus roseus is split from
    New World Ph. ruber; the latter species is now called American Flamingo.
    2. With new sequence changes and generic splits in the gulls, CA species
    are now in this sequence (for which I provide the binomial only if it
    has changed):
    Swallow-tailed Gull
    Black-legged Kittiwake
    Red-legged Kittiwake
    Ivory Gull
    Sabine's Gull
    Bonaparte's Gull, Chroicocephalus Philadelphia
    Black-headed Gull, C. ridibundus
    Little Gull, Hydrocoloeus minutus
    Ross's Gull
    Laughing Gull, Leucophaeus atricilla
    Franklin's Gull, Leucophaeus pipixcan
    and the Larus gulls as follows:
    Black-tailed Gull
    Heermann's Gull
    California Gull
    Herring (proposal to split smithsonianus and vegae from
    argentatus failed)
    Lesser Black-backed
    Great Black-backed (not accepted to CA list)
    3. Green Violet-ear becomes Green Violetear
    There are several other changes (mainly distributional) that impact the
    ABA area, and numerous others that affect taxa occurring only south of
    the ABA area. Interestingly, many New World thrushes in the genus Turdus
    that were formerly called "robin" (including Clay-colored) are now
    called "thrush," but the Rufous-backed Robin (along with American Robin,
    of course) appears to be an exception.
    Please do not direct complaints or PDF requests to me...
    Kimball L. Garrett
    Ornithology Collections Manager
    Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
    900 Exposition Blvd.
    Los Angeles CA 90007
    (213) 763-3368
    (213) 746-2999 FAX
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  19. Black-headed Gull in Goleta LINK
    DATE: Apr 21, 2007 @ 2:52am, 11 year(s) ago
    Thanks to Kyle Braunger, it looks as though birders WILL have access to the
    Goleta Sanitary District plant tomorrow after all (but not Sunday) to look for
    the BLACK-HEADED GULL found by Wes Fritz today. Kyle estimates that the gate
    will open at about 8am. He thinks it will probably remain open until 3 or 4pm
    but says it may be safer to assume it will close at 2pm.
    If you're coming from out of town and don't know where the plant is, here are
    directions: Exit US 101 in Goleta at Fairview and go south, toward the ocean.
    Continue south through Old Town Goleta and Hollister Ave. The road will
    eventually make two sharp turns, the first right and the second left, changing
    names each time. The second turn occurs at the entrance to the Santa Barbara
    Airport. After the second (left) turn, look for the sewage plant entrance on the
    left. After entering the property, take the second right and park near the
    office building. Walk east to the three small ponds. When you come to the sewage
    Local birders have lost access to the plant in the past, and they've worked
    hard to keep access in recent years by following the rules.
    Kyle says the bird was still present just before 7pm this evening. It is with
    a large flock of Bonaparte's Gulls and has been seen only at the sewage plant.
    However, if you miss it at the plant, it would be worth checking nearby Goleta
    Beach (it's on any map). 200 Boneys were offshore and just west of the pier this
    afternoon when I was there.
    Good luck.
    Dave Compton
    Santa Barbara
    David Compton wrote:
    Hi everyone,
    Having gotten one out-of-town query about this, I thought it would be worth one
    more Black-headed Gull post to say that, as far as anyone seems to know, the
    Goleta sewage plant will not be open for visitors tomorrow. In general, they are
    closed to visitors on the weekend. They have made an exception for at least one
    rare bird, but this was a special arrangement. It seems that this time around,
    with the bird showing up on a Friday around midday, no one thought to work
    anything out with the sewage plant before the end of the day.
    Hopefully, the bird will still be around Monday, but who can say. Incidentally,
    it was still present at 4:15 this afternoon, with a flock of about 700
    Bonaparte's Gulls. Another 200 Boneys were offshore of Goleta Beach, with about
    400 California Gulls.
    Dave Compton
    Santa Barbara
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  21. Black-headed Gull and Whitewater access LINK
    DATE: Feb 5, 2007 @ 5:45pm, 12 year(s) ago
    ~~{} BOB MILLER
    Southwest Birders
    108 West I Street
    Brawley, CA. 92227
    Imperial County
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  23. Re: [CALBIRDS] Black-headed Gull and stuff LINK
    DATE: Feb 5, 2007 @ 4:22am, 12 year(s) ago
    Dang! I wish I'd had this e-mail in hand today. I went without my laptop
    computer on the Sea & Sage Audubon trip (led by the Leipzigs) to Salton
    Sea Saturday and today. After the group disbanded, my carpool mates and I
    (I was the driver) went over to Ave 68 and Lincoln, to St. Anthony's Fish
    Farm. Nothing. We headed down to the end of Lincoln (south) and
    realized it was Torrez Martinez tribal land and turned back; we did NOT
    want to trespass or otherwise cause any problems. If I'd had that
    information/number...why...we coulda gotten the Black Headed Gull! LOL
    We then went back onto Hwy 111 down to Johnson (Johnston) and went to
    the VERY end, where water covers the dirt road. Holy smokes, were there a
    LOT of gulls but no Black Headed Gull. We watched one possible Glaucous
    Winged hybrid (x who knows what). End of that road, there's barely enough
    room to turn around but my Escape managed handily. We were there from
    3:30 to 4:30 today.
    Great trip, but I'm bringing my laptop next time. :-)
    Sue Jorgenson
    On Sat, 3 Feb 2007 18:11:54 -0800 (GMT-08:00) Bob Miller
    > Hi all.
    > Fun below sea level! Paul Jorgensen and I went for a look at the
    > Black-headed Gull on the excuse that we had to do some scouting of
    > the Salton Sea State Park and Dos Palmas for the bird festival.
    > Seatech is not where I thought it was... So when Paul and I got
    > together at Lincoln and Ave 68 he lead over to where it really is...
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  25. Black-headed Gull and stuff LINK
    DATE: Feb 4, 2007 @ 2:11am, 12 year(s) ago
    ~~{} BOB MILLER
    Southwest Birders
    108 West I Street
    Brawley, CA. 92227
    Imperial County
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  27. RFI Black-headed Gull LINK
    DATE: Jan 19, 2007 @ 11:30pm, 12 year(s) ago
    1) Is the Black-headed Gull location at the White-water River Delta the same
    location where the Blue-footed Booby was seen last year
    2) What time(s) of the day is it being seen there Is there a bad time to go,
    when it's not around
    3) Is it an adult, or immature
    Thomas Miko (Mikó Tamás)
    653 S. Indian Hill Blvd., #C
    Claremont, CA 91711
    34.109167 N, 117.718293 W
    home: (909) 445-1456
    cell: (626) 390-1935
    work: (323) 226-7855
    "Luck favors the backbone, not the wishbone."-Doyle Brunson
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  29. California Review List LINK
    DATE: Sep 12, 2006 @ 3:24am, 12 year(s) ago
    The species listed below are on the California Bird Records Committee's
    Review List. These are the birds that should always be reported on Calbirds,
    along with any new State Records. This list was taken from the CBRC website
    For species not supported by specimens (93 species):
    P - At least one record supported by identifiable photograph (91
    V - At least one record supported by identifiable videotape (23
    T - At least one record supported by identifiable taped vocalization
    (5 species)
    S - Supported only by sight records (3 species)
    Anatidae - Ducks, Geese, and Swans
    Black-bellied Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna autumnalis - P
    Emperor Goose Chen canagica
    Trumpeter Swan Cygnus buccinator - P
    Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus - P
    Falcated Duck Anas falcata - P
    American Black Duck Anas rubripes
    Garganey Anas querquedula
    Baikal Teal Anas formosa
    Common Pochard Aythya ferina - P
    Steller's Eider Polysticta stelleri - P
    King Eider Somateria spectabilis
    Common Eider Somateria mollissima - P
    Smew Mergellus albellus - PV
    Gaviidae - Loons
    Arctic Loon Gavia arctica - PV
    Yellow-billed Loon Gavia adamsii
    Podicipedidae - Grebes
    Least Grebe Tachybaptus dominicus
    Diomedeidae - Albatrosses
    Shy Albatross Thalassarche cauta - P
    Light-mantled Albatross Phoebetria palpebrata - PV
    Wandering Albatross Diomedea exulans - P
    Short-tailed Albatross Phoebastria albatrus
    Procellariidae - Shearwaters and Petrels
    Great-winged Petrel Pterodroma macroptera - PV
    Mottled Petrel Pterodroma inexpectata
    Dark-rumped Petrel Pterodroma phaeopygia/sandwichensis - PV
    Stejneger's Petrel Pterodroma longirostris - P
    Bulwer's Petrel Bulweria bulwerii - P
    Streaked Shearwater Calonectris leucomelas
    Cory's Shearwater Calonectris diomedea - P
    Greater Shearwater Puffinus gravis - P
    Wedge-tailed Shearwater Puffinus pacificus - P
    Manx Shearwater Puffinus puffinus - PV
    Little Shearwater Puffinus assimilis - PV
    Hydrobatidae - Storm-Petrels
    Ringed Storm-Petrel Oceanodroma hornbyi - P
    Wedge-rumped Storm-Petrel Oceanodroma tethys
    Phaethontidae - Tropicbirds
    White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus - P
    Red-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon rubricauda - P
    Sulidae - Boobies and Gannets
    Masked Booby Sula dactylatra - P
    Blue-footed Booby Sula nebouxii
    Brown Booby Sula leucogaster
    Red-footed Booby Sula sula
    Phalacrocoracidae - Cormorants
    Neotropic Cormorant Phalacrocorax brasilianus - P
    Anhingidae - Darters
    Anhinga Anhinga anhinga - P
    Fregatidae - Frigatebirds
    Great Frigatebird Fregata minor - P
    Ardeidae - Herons, Bitterns, and Allies
    Tricolored Heron Egretta tricolor
    Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Nyctanassa violacea
    Threskiornithidae - Ibises and Spoonbills
    White Ibis Eudocimus albus
    Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus - P
    Roseate Spoonbill Ajaia ajaja
    Cathartidae - New World Vultures
    Black Vulture Coragyps atratus - P
    Accipitridae - Hawks, Kites, Eagles, and Allies
    Mississippi Kite Ictinia mississippiensis
    Common Black-Hawk Buteogallus anthracinus - P
    Harris's Hawk Parabuteo unicinctus
    Falconidae - Caracaras and Falcons
    Crested Caracara Caracara cheriway - PV
    Gyrfalcon Falco rusticolus
    Rallidae - Rails, Gallinules, and Coots
    Purple Gallinule Porphyrula martinica
    Charadriidae - Lapwings and Plovers
    American Golden-Plover Pluvialis dominica
    Lesser Sand-Plover Charadrius mongolus - P
    Greater Sand-Plover Charadrius leschenaultii - PV
    Wilson's Plover Charadrius wilsonia
    Piping Plover Charadrius melodus - P
    Eurasian Dotterel Charadrius morinellus - PV
    Haematopodidae - Oystercatchers
    American Oystercatcher Haematopus palliatus
    Scolopacidae - Sandpipers, Phalaropes, and Allies
    Terek Sandpiper Xenus cinereus - PV
    Gray-tailed Tattler Tringa brevipes - P
    Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus - P
    Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia - PV
    Upland Sandpiper Bartramia longicauda
    Little Curlew Numenius minutus - P
    Bristle-thighed Curlew Numenius tahitiensis - PV
    Hudsonian Godwit Limosa haemastica - P
    Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica
    Red-necked Stint Calidris ruficollis - P
    Little Stint Calidris minuta
    Long-toed Stint Calidris subminuta - P
    White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis
    Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea
    Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus
    American Woodcock Scolopax minor - P
    Laridae - Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers
    Little Gull Larus minutus
    Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus - P
    Belcher's Gull Larus belcheri - PV
    Black-tailed Gull Larus crassirostris
    Iceland Gull Larus glaucoides - P
    Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus - PV
    Slaty-backed Gull Larus schistisagus - P
    Swallow-tailed Gull Creagrus furcatus - P
    Red-legged Kittiwake Rissa brevirostris
    Ivory Gull Pagophila eburnea - P
    Sooty Tern Onychoprion fuscatus -
    Bridled Tern Onychoprion anaethetus - S
    White-winged Tern Gelochelidon nilotica - PV
    Sandwich Tern Sterna sandvicensis - P
    Alcidae - Auks, Murres, and Puffins
    Thick-billed Murre Uria lomvia
    Long-billed Murrelet Brachyramphus perdix
    Kittlitz's Murrelet Brachyramphus brevirostris
    Parakeet Auklet Aethia psittacula
    Least Auklet Aethia pusilla
    Crested Auklet Aethia cristatella
    Columbidae - Pigeons and Doves
    Oriental Turtle-Dove Streptopelia orientalis - PV
    Cuculidae - Cuckoos, Roadrunners, and Anis
    Black-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus erythropthalmus
    Groove-billed Ani Crotophaga sulcirostris - P
    Strigidae - Typical Owls
    Snowy Owl Bubo scandiacus
    Caprimulgidae - Goatsuckers
    Chuck-will's-widow Caprimulgus carolinensis
    Buff-collared Nightjar Caprimulgus ridgwayi
    Apodidae - Swifts
    White-collared Swift Streptoprocne zonaris - S
    Trochilidae - Hummingbirds
    Green Violet-ear Colibri thalassinus - P
    Broad-billed Hummingbird Cynanthus latirostris - P
    Xantus's Hummingbird Hylocharis xantusii - P
    Violet-crowned Hummingbird Amazilia violiceps - P
    Blue-throated Hummingbird Lampornis clemenciae - P
    Magnificent Hummingbird Eugenes fulgens - P
    Ruby-throated Hummingbird Archilochus colubris
    Picidae - Woodpeckers and Allies
    Red-headed Woodpecker Melanerpes erythrocephalus
    Tyrannidae - Tyrant Flycatchers
    Greater Pewee Contopus pertinax
    Eastern Wood-Pewee Contopus virens - PT
    Yellow-bellied Flycatcher Empidonax flaviventris
    Alder Flycatcher Empidonax alnorum -
    Dusky-capped Flycatcher Myiarchus tuberculifer
    Nutting's Flycatcher Myiarchus nuttingi - PVT
    Great Crested Flycatcher Myiarchus crinitus
    Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher Myiodynastes luteiventris - PV
    Couch's Kingbird Tyrannus couchii - PT
    Thick-billed Kingbird Tyrannus crassirostris - PVT
    Fork-tailed Flycatcher Tyrannus savana - P
    Laniidae - Shrikes
    Brown Shrike Lanius cristatus - P
    Vireonidae - Vireos
    White-eyed Vireo Vireo griseus - PT
    Yellow-throated Vireo Vireo flavifrons
    Blue-headed Vireo Vireo solitarius
    Yellow-green Vireo Vireo flavoviridis
    Corvidae - Crows and Jays
    Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
    Alaudidae - Larks
    Sky Lark Alauda arvensis - P
    Hirundinidae - Swallows
    Cave Swallow Petrochelidon fulva - P
    Troglodytidae - Wrens
    Sedge Wren Cistothorus platensis - PT
    Sylviidae - Old World Warblers and Gnatcatchers
    Lanceolated Warbler Locustella lanceolata - P
    Dusky Warbler Phylloscopus fuscatus
    Arctic Warbler Phylloscopus borealis - P
    Turdidae - Thrushes
    Red-flanked Bluetail Tarsiger cyanurus - P
    Northern Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe
    Stonechat Saxicola torquata - P
    Veery Catharus fuscescens - P
    Gray-cheeked Thrush Catharus minimus
    Wood Thrush Hylocichla mustelina
    Eyebrowed Thrush Turdus obscurus - PV
    Rufous-backed Robin Turdus rufopalliatus - P
    Mimidae - Mockingbirds and Thrashers
    Curve-billed Thrasher Toxostoma curvirostre
    Motacillidae - Wagtails and Pipits
    Eastern Yellow Wagtail Motacilla tschutschensis - P
    Gray Wagtail Motacilla cinerea - P
    White Wagtail Motacilla alba - P
    Olive-backed Pipit Anthus hodgsoni - P
    Sprague's Pipit Anthus spragueii
    Parulidae - Wood-Warblers
    Blue-winged Warbler Vermivora pinus
    Golden-winged Warbler Vermivora chrysoptera
    Golden-cheeked Warbler Dendroica chrysoparia
    Yellow-throated Warbler Dendroica dominica
    Grace's Warbler Dendroica graciae
    Pine Warbler Dendroica pinus
    Cerulean Warbler Dendroica cerulea
    Worm-eating Warbler Helmitheros vermivorus
    Louisiana Waterthrush Seiurus motacilla
    Connecticut Warbler Oporornis agilis
    Mourning Warbler Oporornis philadelphia
    Red-faced Warbler Cardellina rubrifrons
    Thraupidae - Tanagers
    Scarlet Tanager Piranga olivacea
    Emberizidae - Emberizids
    Cassin's Sparrow Aimophila cassinii
    Field Sparrow Spizella pusilla - P
    Baird's Sparrow Ammodramus bairdii
    Le Conte's Sparrow Ammodramus leconteii
    Smith's Longspur Calcarius pictus - PV
    Little Bunting Emberiza pusilla - P
    Rustic Bunting Emberiza rustica - P
    Snow Bunting Plectrophenax nivalis
    Cardinalidae - Cardinals, Saltators, and Allies
    Pyrrhuloxia Cardinalis sinuatus - P
    Varied Bunting Passerina versicolor
    Icteridae - Blackbirds
    Rusty Blackbird Euphagus carolinus
    Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula
    Streak-backed Oriole Icterus pustulatus
    Fringillidae - Fringilline and Cardueline Finches and Allies
    Brambling Fringilla montifringilla - PV
    Black Rosy-Finch Leucosticte atrata
    White-winged Crossbill Loxia leucoptera - S
    Common Redpoll Carduelis flammea
    Douglas Aguillard
    San Diego, CA
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-revision history-
v1.30 - 01/05/16 - Revamped cloud logic, optimized database queries, linked to eBird rarities.
v1.23 - 12/08/11 - Added direct link to CBRC records.
v1.22 - 12/03/11 - Corrected GMT offsets on dates. Added last 5 posts at top.
v1.21 - 11/24/11 - Added direct link to range map for NA birds.
v1.2  - 11/23/11 - Greatly improved graphing technology - separates month vs. year by posts. Added species auto-complete functionality.
v1.14 - 11/22/11 - Added cloud bubble for common thread topics.
v1.13 - 11/22/11 - Added integrated photos where available.
v1.12 - 11/22/11 - Added multiple input boxes for additional refinement, negative search criteria (eg. -keyword).
v1.11 - 11/22/11 - Added banding code, species look-up. Also direct link to recent eBird observations.
 v1.1 - 11/22/11 - Added 'date' functionality. Shows top 'month/year' combinations for a query. Restrict results to that 'month/year'.
 v1.0 - 11/21/11 - Initial version coded. Currently archiving 'lacobirds' and 'calbirds'.