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  1. News from the California Bird Records Committee LINK
    DATE: May 2, 2017 @ 3:50pm, 22 day(s) ago
    Birders,
    
    The California Bird Records Committee held its annual meeting at the Psomas offices in Pasadena 27-28 January 2017. Belatedly, here are some of the highlights of that meeting.
    
    COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP
    
    Jon Dunn, Rob Fowler, and Justyn Stahl were elected as voting members. Steve Rottenborn, Scott Terrill, and Tom Benson were re-elected as Chair, Vice Chair, and Secretary, respectively. The terms of Brian Daniels, John Garrett, and Jim Tietz expired.
    
    REVIEW LIST
    
    Little Gull was removed from the Review List on the basis of the total number of accepted records (118 at the time of the meeting) and relatively straightforward identification. Magnificent Frigatebird was removed based on the number of recently accepted records
    (75 since the species was added to the Review List in 2010), and Magnificent/Great/Lesser Frigatebird was also removed. No new species were added to the Review List , but one species group (Salvin’s/Chatham Albatross) was added .
    
    OTHER DISCUSSIONS/DECISIONS
    
    The Committee discussed the following issues that may be of general interest to birders:
    
    There was extensive discussion of offshore boundaries and the manner in which offshore records are logged by the CBRC, based on recent suggestions by several birders. The Committee did not make any major changes in approach; it will continue to report the locations
    of offshore records based on “closest point of land” (including islands) without assigning the record to a particular county. Legal county boundaries exist in nearshore waters and certain bays, but for offshore records, the CBRC will continue to report only
    the county in which the closest point of land lies.
    
    The Committee established an “expedited review” process by which records of easily identifiable species that are well-supported by photo, video, and/or audio documentation supporting the claimed identification are evaluated more quickly than in the standard
    review process. Integration of the CBRC records evaluation process with eBird was also discussed. Although the CBRC will continue to consider how the CBRC and eBird processes can assist each other, no specific decisions regarding changes in Committee procedures
    were reached.   Identification of subadult Masked and Nazca boobies, including the age at which characters allowing definitive identification may appear and how hybrids between the two species can be identified (or eliminated)
    in the case of subadults, was discussed. The CBRC will reach out to experts on these species to gather more information for use in evaluating records of subadults. The Committee also discussed records of Plegadis ibis that appear to be Glossy Ibis except for
    small amounts of pink, red, or purple that was not reported by the observers but that is visible in photos (sometimes limited to a few pixels at high magnification). The potential for such colors to result from some aspect of the photographic process, rather
    than representing actual pigment, was discussed. Determining when (and whether) hybrids can be eliminated in the case of certain species pairs that are known to interbreed, such as Masked and Nazca booby and White-faced and Glossy ibis, will continue to be
    challenging.
    
    Among the specific records that were discussed, two are worthy of some explanation here. The possible Red-backed x Turkestan Shrike at Manchester S.P., Mendocino County 5 Mar-22 Apr 2015 was previously evaluated as a Brown Shrike by the Committee and not accepted
    as such. At its recent meeting, the Committee reiterated a previous decision not to formally review it as a Red-backed x Turkestan Shrike. The Committee felt that the 2015 paper by Pyle et al. (North American Birds 69:4-35) did an excellent job evaluating
    the identity of the shrike and concluding that it was most likely a Red-backed x Turkestan hybrid, but that even that paper expressed some uncertainty in this conclusion. Committee members did not feel that the CBRC could bring a more definitive conclusion
    to this identification. The Committee discussed whether to add Gray Thrasher to the Supplemental List based on the 2 August 2015 record from Famosa Slough, San Diego County. The Supplemental List is for species with records that have not been accepted on the
    grounds of questionable natural occurrence, but for which a majority of members believe there is enough potential for natural occurrence for inclusion on the Supplemental List. In the case of the Famosa Slough bird, the condition of the bird’s feathering,
    feet, and bill suggested prior captivity strongly enough that the Committee did not feel that the record warranted adding the species to the Supplemental List.
    
    The CBRC discussed the possibility of forming a subcommittee to consider whether/how the CBRC might formally evaluate records of birds showing the characters of well-marked subspecies that meet the Committee’s general criteria for review species. The Committee
    will reach out to individuals (including non-Committee members) who might be interested in serving on the subcommittee and explore this idea further.
    
    The Introduced Birds Subcommittee (IBSC), consisting of Kimball Garrett, Jim Tietz, John Garrett, and Tom Benson, will continue to monitor whether any introduced species warrant addition to the State List. In the case of introduced species that have been added
    to the state list in other states (e.g., Florida), the IBSC will look into the species’ relative abundance and distribution in California vs. other states where the species have been added. The IBSC will also consider preparing a list of all introduced species
    that have been recorded in California, perhaps ranking them according to some as-yet-undetermined status designations.
    
    Please feel free to visit the CBRC’s webpage at
    http://www.californiabirds.org/ for updates and additional information. If you have any questions about the CBRC, please contact Steve Rottenborn ( chair@... )
    or Tom Benson ( secretary@... ).   Finally, I will continue to serve as the occasional CBRC “spokesperson” on Calbirds for the coming year.  I’m not currently on the CBRC, so just the messenger…   Kimball L. Garrett Ornithology Collections Manager Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County 900 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90007 USA (213) 763-3368 kgarrett@... http://www.nhm.org/site/research-collections/ornithology  
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  3. Re: [CALBIRDS] A MTY Co. Big Day 4/28: LITTLE STINT, LITTLE GULL, LBBG LINK
    DATE: Apr 29, 2017, 26 day(s) ago
    Hi Calbirders
    
    Here are two eBird checklists with Little Stint and Little Gull photos. Sorry for the quality!
    
    https://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36387955
    
    and
    
    https://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36387535
    
    Thanks
    
    Brian
    
    On Sat, Apr 29, 2017 at 8:30 PM, B Matheson gypaetusbarbatus@... [CALBIRDS] < CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com > wrote:
    
      Greetings Birders
    
    Yesterday Brian Sullivan, Paul Fenwick, Cooper Scollan and I, attempted a Monterey County Big Day. We hoped to surpass the impressive county Big Day record set by Scott Terrill, Steve Rovell and John Sterling in 1999, of 208 species. We succeeded in this, tallying 217 species. All ABA count protocols were followed. Outside help the day of was neither offered nor accepted. No playback was used. 
    
    Unexpected rarities included: an alternate plumaged LITTLE STINT at Jetty Road, Moss Landing; a 1cy LITTLE GULL at the mouth of the Pajaro River; a 1cy LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL at the Pajaro River Mouth and a nice alternate adult FRANKLIN'S GULL, also at Jetty Road, Moss Landing. 
    
    Besides these rarities, we had good luck with lots of rare migrants and breeders. Beginning at 1200AM, nocturnal highlights were duetting LONG-EARED OWLS, BURROWING OWL and territorial LESSER NIGHTHAWK. We even managed some night glimpses of stakeout geese: ROSS'S, GREATER WHITE-FRONTED and ALEUTIAN. After sunrise/daylight, we did well with scarcities in the upper Salinas Valley like BLUE GROSBEAK, NASHVILLE WARBLER, BELL'S SPARROW and GREATER ROADRUNNER. Arroyo Seco and the Carmel Valley had a nice male COSTA'S HUMMINGBIRD and a couple of BLACK-CHINNED HUMMINGBIRDS, along with multiple territorial MACGILLIVRAY'S WARBLERS. The outer Monterey Peninsula produced our only really surprising miss: Black Turnstone.  At the Point Pinos Seawatch, good northwest winds yielded lots of BLACK-FOOTED ALBATROSSES from shore, but less diversity than we hoped for. Late, lingering, grebe and gull species were all still present in single digits from Monterey to Marina. Up in the Elkhorn Slough area, in addition to the above "red letter" rarities, we did well with YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD, RED KNOT, late ducks (including at least seven REDHEAD), and a lone WHITE-FACED IBIS. 
    
    It was all great fun. 
    
    Good birding, 
    
    Blake Matheson
    Monterey Peninsula
    
    --
    ===========
    Brian L. Sullivan
    
    eBird Project Leader
    www.ebird.org
    
    Photo Editor
    Birds of North America Online
    http://bna.birds.cornell.edu/BNA
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  5. A MTY Co. Big Day 4/28: LITTLE STINT, LITTLE GULL, LBBG LINK
    DATE: Apr 29, 2017, 26 day(s) ago
    Greetings Birders
    
    Yesterday Brian Sullivan, Paul Fenwick, Cooper Scollan and I, attempted a Monterey County Big Day. We hoped to surpass the impressive county Big Day record set by Scott Terrill, Steve Rovell and John Sterling in 1999, of 208 species. We succeeded in this, tallying 217 species. All ABA count protocols were followed. Outside help the day of was neither offered nor accepted. No playback was used.
    
    Unexpected rarities included: an alternate plumaged LITTLE STINT at Jetty Road, Moss Landing; a 1cy LITTLE GULL at the mouth of the Pajaro River; a 1cy LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL at the Pajaro River Mouth and a nice alternate adult FRANKLIN'S GULL, also at Jetty Road, Moss Landing.
    
    Besides these rarities, we had good luck with lots of rare migrants and breeders. Beginning at 1200AM, nocturnal highlights were duetting LONG-EARED OWLS,BURROWING OWL and territorial LESSER NIGHTHAWK. We even managed some night glimpses of stakeout geese: ROSS'S, GREATER WHITE-FRONTED and ALEUTIAN. After sunrise/daylight, we did well with scarcities in the upper Salinas Valley like BLUE GROSBEAK, NASHVILLE WARBLER, BELL'S SPARROW and GREATER ROADRUNNER. Arroyo Seco and the Carmel Valley had a nice male COSTA'SHUMMINGBIRD and a couple of BLACK-CHINNED HUMMINGBIRDS, along with multiple territorial MACGILLIVRAY'S WARBLERS. The outer Monterey Peninsula produced our only really surprising miss: Black Turnstone. At the PointPinos Seawatch,good northwest winds yielded lots of BLACK-FOOTED ALBATROSSES from shore, but less diversity than we hoped for. Late, lingering, grebe and gull species were all still present in single digits from Monterey to Marina. Up in the Elkhorn Slough area, in addition to the above "red letter" rarities, we did well with YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD, RED KNOT, late ducks (including at least seven REDHEAD), and a lone WHITE-FACED IBIS.
    
    It was all great fun.
    
    Good birding,
    
    Blake Matheson
    Monterey Peninsula
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  7. Pelagic Little Gull today! Out of Half Moon Bay. LINK
    DATE: Sep 11, 2016 @ 11:17pm, 9 month(s) ago
    Hi all,     We had a fantastic pelagic trip out of Half Moon Bay today. We thought we were doing well when we saw the Northern Gannet and then found a Tufted Puffin in the second hour of our trip. But on our third hour transect, I could not believe my eyes when I saw a young Little Gull in front of the boat. In the end we could see it was a juvenile, in with a great flock of Sabine’s Gulls, and a few Arctic and Common terns. This is the first in San Mateo county since 2004. Needless to say it was the first we have seen on our trips. The bird never allowed close approach, but we had good views largely as we were able to keep up with it for almost 10 minutes. A very, very cool bird! It was about 13 miles offshore from Bean Hollow in southern San Mateo County. http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S31540976     Lots of Sabine’s Gulls out today, all three jaegers, lots of shearwaters (3 species), and good looks at Ashy Storm-Petrels as we found some areas with small concentrations. Black-footed Albatrosses showed well, as well as the expected alcids. Unfortunately no offshore murrelets were out there, we had great viewing conditions so I think they just were not around. For part of the trip whales stole the show, we were surrounded by Humpbacks, while Blues and a couple of Fin Whales came up in front of the boat. All while multiple Pink-footed shearwaters, and more Sabine’s Gulls fed in the area. Short-beaked Common Dolphins were out there, although they did not get up close to the boat. All in all, an outstanding day out with some very nice surprises.     Still room on our trip next Sunday, Monterey on the 25 th , and our two October dates. http://alvarosadventures.com/boat-trips/pelagics/   Stoked! Alvaro Alvaro Jaramillo alvaro@... www.alvarosadventures.com  
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  9. CBRC Review species LINK
    DATE: Apr 25, 2016 @ 12:10pm, 1 year(s) ago
    Hello California birders,   This past month has certainly been an impressive one for vagrants in California, with multiple California Bird Records Committee (CBRC) review species being found and seen just since last Friday. As you may know the CBRC reviews and archives
    documentation of all review species that occur in the state, providing a permanent record of written details and analysis, photos, videos, and audio recordings associated with each sighting. This archive, however, cannot exist with your input. We therefore
    request that observers of CBRC review species please submit documentation to the secretary at the email address below. A list of recent sightings for which we are requesting documentation is included below. If you have not previously submitted documentation
    or photos, guidelines for doing so can be found on the
    CBRC website . Thank you.   Tom   Thomas A. Benson Secretary, California Bird Records Committee secretary@...     EMPEROR GOOSE – Seven Mile Slough, SAC, 9-19 Mar 2016 Documentation and photos from Dan Skalos, Aaron Maizlish, and Albert Linkowski   TRICOLORED HERON – San Diego Bay, SD, 18 Apr 2016 Documentation and photos from Guy McCaskie and Gary Nunn   GLOSSY IBIS – Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area, YOL, 2-8 Apr 2016 Documentation and photos from John Ehrenfeld and William Rockey   SWALLOW-TAILED KITE – NOLF Imperial Beach and Camp Pendleton, SD, 22 APR 2016 (potential 2 nd state record) Documentation requested from observers   MARSH SANDPIPER – Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area, YOL, 16-23 Apr 2016 (potential 3 rd state record) Documentation and photos from Aaron Maizlish   PURPLE SANDPIPER – Salt Creek, RIV, 25 Mar-17 Apr 2016 (potential 1st state record) Documentation and photos from Don Roberson, David Nelson, Ron Holland, Mark Chappell, and Larry Sansone   LITTLE STINT – Alviso Marina County Park, SCL, 20-25 Apr 2016 Documentation and photos from Will Brooks and Michael Park   LITTLE GULL – Penasquitos Lagoon, SD, 7 Apr 2016 Documentation and photos from Carl Jackson and Justyn Stahl   LITTLE GULL – Salt Creek, RIV, 12 Apr 2016 (adult and juvenile) Photo of adult from Bob McKernan   LITTLE GULL – Salt Creek, RIV, 16 Apr 2016 (juvenile) No documentation received.   LITTLE GULL – Salt Creek, RIV, 23 Apr 2016 (adult) Documentation and photos from Julie Szabo   WHITE WAGTAIL – Pismo Creek mouth, SLO, 22 APR 2016 No documentation received.  
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  11. Purple/Rock/Scissors LINK
    DATE: Apr 16, 2016 @ 12:06pm, 1 year(s) ago
    The Rople was seen this morning by several birders as well as one of the previously reported Little Gulls. No LBBG so far, just a couple of false alarm dark cal gulls.
    
    Ron, Leona if you see this post please email me your cell number to kurtrad@...
    
    Kurt and Cindy Radamaker
    Phoenix, AZ
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  13. Purple/Rock Sandpiper 12 April LINK
    DATE: Apr 13, 2016 @ 11:27am, 1 year(s) ago
    From Chet McGaugh on inlandcountybirds:
    " Highlights of a perfect weather day and excellent birding day at the north
    end of the Salton Sea with Bob McKernan:
    
    2 Little Gulls, one adult, one yearling at Salt Creek.
    
    3 Lesser Blacked Back Gulls at Salt Creek, 2 adults and a first cycle.
    
    first cycle Glaucous Gull flying south past North Shore; perhaps one of the
    2 that were seen during
    the winter or the one found last Saturday at Salt Creek.
    
    a first cycle Glaucous-winged Gull at 84th Ave.
    
    2 adult Franklin's Gulls, one at Salt Creek and one at the State
    Recreation Area.
    
    Neotropic Cormorant at the SRA, seeming different from the recent regular
    one.
    
    100s of Bonaparte's Gulls.
    
    400-500 Red Knots at Salt Creek, among an abundant and diverse mix of
    shorebirds.
    
    the continuing Purple/Rock Sandpiper, settling into pleasing levels of
    consistency and domesticity, easy to find. (exit polls at the caucus are
    favoring Purple Sandpiper.)
    
    the continuing young male Orchard Oriole at 81st Ave.
    
    a female Bronzed Cowbird at 81st Ave; interesting as a male has been
    present for a year+ "
    
    Peter
    p.s."exit polls" include analyses by Peter Pyle and Michael O'Brien
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  15. Fwd: [CALBIRDS] Little Gull @ Kent Ave Ponds, Kings Co. LINK
    DATE: Jul 10, 2015 @ 2:33pm, 2 year(s) ago
    Another sighting! John Birsner saw the Little Gull at 2:10
    PM today with a group of Avocets near the sandbar bisecting the pond. It
    then flew alone toward the northern section of the ponds.
    
    Pamela Stones
    Quartz Hill/Shell Beach, CA
    the messenger who just received the call
    
    From: CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.comReply-to: logan@...To:
    CALBIRDS@yahoogroups.comCC: calbirds@yahoogroups.comSent: 7/9/2015
    8:57:35 P.M. Pacific Daylight TimeSubj: Re: [CALBIRDS] Little Gull @ Kent
    Ave Ponds, Kings Co.
    
    Hi All,
    Little Gull still present as of now (7:50pm) foraging in the pond
    immediately northwest of the highway 41 Kent ave intersection along the shore
    of the large bar bisecting the pond.
    Good birding,
    Logan Kahle
    San Francisco Sent from my iPhone
    On Jul 9, 2015, at 1:15 PM, Maggie milleniummaggs@...
    [CALBIRDS] <CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
    wrote:
    The Little Gull was present this morning at the Kent Ave Ponds in
    KingsCounty. It was swimming alone and scoped from the corner of Kent
    Ave and Hwy 41. A distant ID photo can be seen at my Flickr
    site.Maggie SmithArroyo Grandehttp://www.flickr.com/photos/slomaggie
    
    
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  17. Re: [CALBIRDS] Little Gull @ Kent Ave Ponds, Kings Co. LINK
    DATE: Jul 10, 2015 @ 7:52pm, 2 year(s) ago
    Hi All,
    Little Gull still present as of now (7:50pm) foraging in the pond immediately northwest of the highway 41 Kent ave intersection along the shore of the large bar bisecting the pond.
    Good birding,
    Logan Kahle
    San Francisco Sent from my iPhone
    On Jul 9, 2015, at 1:15 PM, Maggie milleniummaggs@... [CALBIRDS] <CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
    The Little Gull was present this morning at the Kent Ave Ponds in
    KingsCounty. It was swimming alone and scoped from the corner of
    Kent Ave and Hwy 41.
    
    A distant ID photo can be seen at my Flickr site.
    
    Maggie Smith
    Arroyo Grande
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/slomaggie
    
    
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  19. Little Gull @ Kent Ave Ponds, Kings Co. LINK
    DATE: Jul 9, 2015 @ 1:15pm, 2 year(s) ago
    The Little Gull was present this morning at the Kent Ave Ponds in
    KingsCounty.  It was swimming alone and scoped from the corner of
    Kent Ave and Hwy 41. 
    
    A distant ID photo can be seen at my Flickr site.
    
    Maggie Smith
    Arroyo Grande
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/slomaggie
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  21. Re: [CALBIRDS] Little Gull Kings County 7/3 LINK
    DATE: Jul 4, 2015 @ 8:36pm, 2 year(s) ago
    The first flickr link didn't work. Here is a working link: Little Gull, Kings County. Kent Ave. Ponds 7/3/15
    
    Little Gull, Kings County. Kent Ave. Ponds 7/3/15
    
    View on flic.kr
    Preview by Yahoo
    
    On Friday, July 3, 2015 2:55 PM, "sskalos4@... [CALBIRDS]" <CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
    
    The LITTLE GULL is present in the south pond off of Kent Avenue at 2pm. We came this morning and did not see the bird. There were several other birders present who did not see the bird, either. We decided to take a break from the heat and get lunch. When we came back at 2pm we spotted the bird in the center of the south pond next to the continuing BONAPARTE'S GULL. Jim Rowoth was there and also saw the bird. He helped us to maintain our record of not dipping on rare birds :). Thanks Jim!
    
    One other birder was present on the north side of the south pond. He too spotted the gull as we were moving closer along the southern border for better looks. That birder decided to walk out along the spit in the center of the pond and flushed the gull, not once, but twice... We got great looks of both the Little Gull and Bonaparte's Gull in flight, but they both moved to the north side of the pond after the disturbance.
    
    Other notable species were one female CANVASBACK accompanied by one female REDHEAD. Two SPOTTED SANDPIPERS, a few MARBLED GODWITS, one WHIMBREL, and your usual assortment of sandpipers and plovers. There were NO Blue-winged Teal, but there were two female teal species present. The previously reported Franklin's Gull was also absent today.
    
    Very bad iPhone pictures of the gull can be found on my Flickr page: https://www.flickr.com/photos/125423072@N02/shares/r7Dx71
    
    Great bird!
    Shannon and Dan Skalos
    Pleasant Grove, CA
    
    
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  23. Little Gull Kings County 7/3 LINK
    DATE: Jul 3, 2015 @ 2:40pm, 2 year(s) ago
    The LITTLE GULL is present in the south pond off of Kent Avenue at 2pm. We came this morning and did not see the bird. There were several other birders present who did not see the bird, either. We decided to take a break from the heat and get lunch. When we came back at 2pm we spotted the bird in the center of the south pond next to the continuing BONAPARTE'S GULL. Jim Rowoth was there and also saw the bird. He helped us to maintain our record of not dipping on rare birds :). Thanks Jim!
    
    One other birder was present on the north side of the south pond. He too spotted the gull as we were moving closer along the southern border for better looks. That birder decided to walk out along the spit in the center of the pond and flushed the gull, not once, but twice... We got great looks of both the Little Gull and Bonaparte's Gull in flight, but they both moved to the north side of the pond after the disturbance.
    
    Other notable species were one female CANVASBACK accompanied by one female REDHEAD. Two SPOTTED SANDPIPERS, a few MARBLED GODWITS, one WHIMBREL, and your usual assortment of sandpipers and plovers. There were NO Blue-winged Teal, but there were two female teal species present. The previously reported Franklin's Gull was also absent today.
    
    Very bad iPhone pictures of the gull can be found on my Flickr page: https://www.flickr.com/photos/125423072@N02/shares/r7Dx71
    
    Great bird!
    Shannon and Dan Skalos
    Pleasant Grove, CA
    
    
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  25. Kern County Birdiest Count Final Report Including Locations LINK
    DATE: May 8, 2015 @ 10:46am, 2 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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  27. OCTOBER 13th Pelagic - HUMBOLDT - and Fall Preview Birding Event, Sat and Sun LINK
    DATE: Sep 12, 2012 @ 9:31pm, 5 year(s) ago
    Dear Birders,
    
    The fall birding action has been hotting up here on the cool northcoast. As a
    Godwit Days Special Event we have put together what we call the Fall Preview,
    this is the first effort at such a web-orientated birding event, but all details
    and registration are available at www.godwitdays.org I have pasted our flyer
    in the bottom of this message.
    
    Yours Rob Hewitt
    
    First Annual Godwit Days Special Event Fall Preview OCTOBER 13-14, 2012
    SATURDAY October 13
    Sunrise 7:28 AM High Tide 11:30 AM Low Tide 5:53 PM Sunset 6:38 PM
    
    TRIP 1 PELAGIC TOUR SAT 6:30 AM 3:30 PM $100.00
    Meet at Woodley Island Marina, Eureka. Heading out of Humboldt Bay, we plan to
    encounter our Pacific Ocean seabirds. Albatrosses, shearwaters, and auks are
    expected to be seen from aboard the Shenandoah with leaders Daryl Coldren and
    Tony Kurz. Bring waterproof clothing and lunch; take any sea-sickness medication
    as directed. Full trip refund if conditions cause cancellation.
    
    TRIP 2 RARE WARBLERS, DAY 1 (North) SAT 8:00 AM 2:00 PM $25.00
    Meet at Samoa Boat Ramp, North Spit, Humboldt Bay. Any trip looking for rare
    migrant passerines will visit the North Spit "Vagrant Patches" of Humboldt Bay.
    We will start here both days and check the Boat Ramp, Cypress Patch, Airport
    Patch, and Horse Pasture. On Saturday, we will head north, stopping off at Shay
    Park, Mad River County Park, and Elk Head. We will be kept posted of any other
    rare bird sightings that day, so be prepared for a detour if one shows up
    somewhere else in the area.
    
    TRIP 3 SHOREBIRDS DAY 1 SAT 8:30 AM 12:30 PM $25.00
    Meet at Arcata Marsh (Klopp Lake), Foot of South I Street. Join leader Gary
    Bloomfield as we stake out the foot of I Street at the City's iconic wetland.
    Three hours before high tide, we will describe and observe the roosting
    shorebirds at close range.
    
    TRIP 4 HBNWR AND EEL RIVER DELTA SAT 9:00 AM 1:00 PM $25.00
    Meet at Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Hookton Road exit from Hwy 101.
    Join retired USFS biologist Chet Ogan at the Headquarters parking lot between
    8:45 and 9:00, check out the Shorebird Trail and Long Pond, continue on to the
    alders along the access road, then continue to Hookton Road, Copenhagen Road,
    Crab Park, and finish at Cock Robin Island if time allows. There should be a
    diverse selection of waterbirds, raptors, and passerines. This area has produced
    a Little Gull, Tropical Kingbirds, Say's Phoebes, and Black-and-White Warblers
    in the past.
    
    TRIP 5 BEAR RIVER RIDGE SAT 8:30 AM 3:00 PM $40.00
    Meet in Eureka, Hwy 101 Southbound, K-Mart parking lot (at southern-most stop
    light in Eureka, 4325 Broadway/Hwy 101). Join writer and retired USFS bio
    technician Tom Leskiw in south Eureka to carpool south to Rio Dell and over Bear
    River Ridge to Ferndale. Migrating raptors will be the focus of this trip across
    the coastal prairie hilltops. If time allows, we will check the Centerville
    wetlands for shorebirds on our way back to Fernbridge and Eureka.
    
    SUNDAY October 14
    Sunrise 7:20 AM High Tide 12:05 PM Low Tide 6:38 PM Sunset 6:49 PM
    
    TRIP 6 LAKE EARL, DEL NORTE COUNTY SUN 6:30 AM 5:00 PM $40.00
    Meet in Arcata, Hwy 101 northbound, at Expresso 101, Valley West Shopping
    Center, Giuntoli Exit. Join wildlife biologist Robert Hewitt as we head north up
    Hwy 101 to neighboring Del Norte County. There, we will check some of the
    classic birding locations, including Alexandre Dairy, Smith River Mouth,
    Crescent City Harbor, behind Safeway, and Point St. George.
    
    TRIP 7 HUMBOLDT COAST SEAWATCH SUN 9:00 AM 2:00 PM $25.00
    Meet in Trinidad at Murphy's Market parking lot. For some, the experience of
    sea-sickness is a never-to-be-repeated activity, so pelagic trips are out. Join
    the land-lubbers as we "sea-watch" from several of Humboldt County's best spots,
    including Elk Head, the North and South Jetties, and Table Bluff. Shearwaters,
    alcids, and sea-ducks will be picked out of the gulls and other rocky shorebirds
    present.
    
    TRIP 8 RARE WARBLERS, DAY 2 (South) SUN 8:00 AM 2:00 PM $25.00
    Meet at Samoa Boat Ramp, North Spit, Humboldt Bay. Sunday, we will visit the
    North Spit "Vagrant Patches" of Humboldt Bay, and check the Boat Ramp, Cypress
    Patch, Airport Patch, and Horse Pasture before heading south by carpool to the
    Elk River Wildlife Sanctuary, Fernbridge, and the Salt River. We will be kept
    posted of any other rare bird sightings that day, so be prepared for a detour if
    one shows up somewhere else in the area.
    
    TRIP 9 SHOREBIRDS DAY 2 SUN 9:00 AM 1:00 PM $25.00
    Meet at Arcata Marsh (Klopp Lake), Foot of South I Street. As the high tide
    approaches, this trip is designed for an "up-close" study of the shorebirds
    roosting around the edges of the Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary. With a
    spotting scope, great views of tiny Least Sandpiper, through Dunlin and Marbled
    Godwit, to Long-billed Curlew will be possible. A relaxed trip for those that
    just want to sit and watch the tide roll in, but if the bird action wanes at
    Klopp Lake, we will tour the Marsh and nearby areas. We are also poised to
    follow up on any rare birds that may be reported later that day.
    
    TRIP 10 CENTERVILLE TO PETROLIA SUN 7:30 AM 5:00 PM $40.00
    Meet Eureka, Hwy 101 Southbound, K-Mart parking lot. Join Tony Kurz birding
    south via Ferndale, we plan to visit isolated willow patches that are seldom
    birded during prime migration season. Petrolia is at the mouth of the Mattole
    River, the eventual destination after the glorious coastal drive south. A check
    of the Centerville wetlands might be in order before heading south. We will also
    scan for raptors as we pass over the west end of Bear River Ridge.
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  29. Monterey Seabirds LITTLE GULL LINK
    DATE: Sep 10, 2012 @ 2:23pm, 5 year(s) ago
    The highlight of Sunday's Monterey Seabird outing was a juv. LITTLE GULL
    seen 8nm NW of Pt. Pinos in Monterey County. This is the fifth county
    record for MTY. We also enjoyed seeing a TUFTED PUFFIN.
    
    Photos and full trip report are up on the Monterey Seabirding blog:
    http://montereyseabirding.blogspot.com/
    
    And our Facebook page.
    
    There are 8 spaces open for our trip next Sunday. You can register
    online at http://www.montereyseabirds.com or call 831 375 4658 to reserve.
    
    Roger that
    Soquel Canyon
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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'.