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   Little Stint
Little Stint
Calidris minuta


   Little Stint (Calidris minuta) - LIST (recent eBird sightings, view CBRC records, range map
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  1. Little Stint, Elkhorn Slough, Monterey Co. LINK
    DATE: Sep 16, 2017 @ 5:23pm, 2 month(s) ago
    Hi Calbirders
    
    This afternoon I found what I think is a Little Stint off Jetty Road, near Moss Landing. This is the same location I found one during Spring Migration. The eBird list is here: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39216217
    
    Good birding,
    
    Blake Matheson
    Monterey Peninsula
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  3. Re: [CALBIRDS] A MTY Co. Big Day 4/28: LITTLE STINT, LITTLE GULL, LBBG LINK
    DATE: Apr 29, 2017, 7 month(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
    
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    ===========
    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, 7 month(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. Request for documentation for CBRC review species LINK
    DATE: Nov 17, 2016, 1 year(s) ago
    Greeting Calbirders,   As fall migration is winding down, I hope that you all got out and saw some good birds over the past few months. There were a number of reports on listservs and on eBird of California Bird Records Committee (CBRC)
    review species . If you saw any of these, I encourage you to submit your documentation (written descriptions, photos, and/or audio recordings) to the CBRC. In particular, I have included a list below
    for which the CBRC has received little or no documentation. If you have not submitted documentation to the CBRC previously and you don’t know what to include, please visit the
    CBRC website where you can find
    submission guidelines as well as a
    report form . One of the CBRC’s primary purposes is to permanently maintain documentation of rare birds in order to better understand the status and distribution of birds in California, as well
    as to preserve these records for future research. Your submission of documentation greatly facilitates the work of the CBRC in pursuing this goal.   Great () Frigatebird – Point Pinos MTY, 2 Nov: 0 reports Nazca Booby – Point Pinos MTY, 14 Nov: 0 reports Black Vulture – Bodega Bay SON, 22 Oct-8 Nov: 0 reports Bar-tailed Godwit – Shoreline Park ALA, 3-5 Sep: 1 report Little Stint – Tolowa Dunes DN, 1 Aug: 1 report Little Stint – Centerville Wetlands HUM, 31 Aug: 1 report Little Stint – San Jacinto Wildlife Area RIV, 9-15 Oct: 3 reports Red-necked Stint – Humboldt Bay HUM, 14 Aug: 3 reports Red-necked Stint – Eel River Estuary HUM, 1 Sep: 0 reports Red-necked Stint – San Jacinto Wildlife Area RIV, 5-9 Sep: 3 reports Thick-billed Murre – near Bodega Head SON, 9 Oct: 3 reports Yellow-bellied Flycatcher – Humboldt Bay HUM, 16-21 Sep: 2 reports Dusky-capped Flycatcher – Antonelli Pond SCZ, 4 Sep: 0 reports Dusky-capped Flycatcher – Point Pinos MTY, 14-16 Nov: 0 reports Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher – Carpinteria Creek SBA, 30 Sep: 0 reports Blue-headed Vireo – Fort Rosecrans Nat’l Cemetery SD, 18 Sep: 0 reports Winter Wren – Crystal Spring SBE/INY, 5-7 Nov: 1 report Dusky Warbler – Oyster Point SM, 24-26 Sep: 4 reports Rufous-backed Robin – Chiriaco Summit RIV, 13-14 Oct: 0 reports Rufous-backed Robin – Desert Center RIV, 12-16 Nov: 0 reports Mourning Warbler – Galileo Hill KER, 10-11 Sep, 3 reports Cape May Warbler – Point Reyes MRN, 11 Oct: 0 reports Cape May Warbler – Palo Alto SCL, 15-17 Oct: 1 report Rusty Blackbird – Smith River DN, 15 Nov: 0 reports Streak-backed Oriole – Desert Center RIV, 23-24 Oct: 3 reports Common Grackle – Smith River DN, 15 Nov: 0 reports   Thank you, Tom   Thomas A. Benson Secretary, California Bird Records Committee secretary@...  
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  9. Little Stint refound this morning Monday San Jacinto Wetlands LINK
    DATE: Oct 11, 2016 @ 10:05am, 1 year(s) ago
    Jim DeForge called and said he had refound the Little Stint this morning and now many on the bird.
    
    See prior posts but found back at the last spot seen yesterday at San Jacinto Wetlands in Moreno Valley off Davis Road.
    
    Messenger,
    
    Monte Taylor
    Tustin Ranch / Irvine, CA
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  11. Re: Probable Little Stint at the San Jacinto Wildlife Area LINK
    DATE: Oct 10, 2016 @ 9:38am, 1 year(s) ago
    The bird was still present this morning, being viewed by many when I left at about 8:25.
    
    John Green
    Riverside, CA
    
    Sent from my iPhone
    
    On Oct 9, 2016, at 9:56 PM, Anthony Metcalf ametcalf@... [inlandcountybirds] < inlandcountybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com > wrote:
    
     The location of the Stint at the SJWA was the southern most Walker Pond.It spent most of the time along the south west edge of the water.
    On Sun, Oct 9, 2016 at 8:52 PM, Anthony Metcalf < ametcalf@... > wrote:
    What is likely a Little Stint was observed this afternoon and early evening, Oct. 9 2016, at the San Jacinto Wildlife Area. The bird was in a group of flighty peeps, mostly Leasts, foraging actively along the edges of the pond. Several birders observed the Stint until dusk. Those present were Bill Moramarco, Vernon and Andrew Howe, Howard King, Curtis Marantz and myself. Others were on their way when I left. The link to my Flicker album is: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ aem123/albums/ 72157673818967640 .
    
    Tony Metcalf
    
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    Anthony Metcalf
    Department of Biology
    California State University, San Bernardino
    5500 University Parkway
    San Bernardino, CA 92407
    (909) 537-7501
    FAX: (909) 537-7038
    
    --
    Anthony Metcalf
    Department of Biology
    California State University, San Bernardino
    5500 University Parkway
    San Bernardino, CA 92407
    (909) 537-7501
    FAX: (909) 537-7038
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  13. Fwd: [inlandcountybirds] Probable Little Stint at the San Jacinto Wildlife Area LINK
    DATE: Oct 9, 2016 @ 9:08pm, 1 year(s) ago
    Begin forwarded message:
    
    From: "Anthony Metcalf ametcalf@... [inlandcountybirds]" < inlandcountybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com >
    
    Subject: [inlandcountybirds] Probable Little Stint at the San Jacinto Wildlife Area
    
    Date: October 9, 2016 at 9:02:29 PM PDT
    
    To: inlandcountybirds@yahoogroups.com
    
    Reply-To: Anthony Metcalf < ametcalf@... >
    
    What is likely a Little Stint was observed this afternoon and early evening, Oct. 9 2016, at the San Jacinto Wildlife Area. The bird was in a group of flighty peeps, mostly Leasts, foraging actively along the edges of the pond. Several birders observed the Stint until dusk. Those present were Bill Moramarco, Vernon and Andrew Howe, Howard King, Curtis Marantz and myself. Others were on there way when I left. The link to my Flicker album is: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ aem123/albums/ 72157673818967640 .
    
    Tony Metcalf
    
    Anthony Metcalf
    Department of Biology
    California State University, San Bernardino
    5500 University Parkway
    San Bernardino, CA 92407
    (909) 537-7501
    FAX: (909) 537-7038
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  15. Recent STINT IMAGES in California LINK
    DATE: Sep 6, 2016 @ 6:41pm, 1 year(s) ago
    Hi All,
    As you may know I was lucky enough to find two species of black legged Stints in back to back days at the Eel River watershed in Humboldt County this last week. I have had time to go through the images and edit a few of them for all to view. They were both juvenile plumaged individuals of Red-necked Stint and Little Stint. The images are on my FLICKR site which can be viewed at the link below. Feel free to post something if you feel the need.
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/toddeasterla/with/26854329074/
    
    I will be adding some other peep images soon for comparison as well as some vagrant images from Mendocino County recently. I will post those as well when I can find the time.
    On another note, another juvenile plumaged Red-necked Stint was found yesterday in Riverside County by Tony Metcalf and it was refound today as well. Several folks including myself came to this conclusion after we were able to review his identifiable images.
    Enjoy!
    Todd Easterla Eldorado Hills, Ca.
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  17. Juvenile Red-necked Stint. Humboldt Co. LINK
    DATE: Sep 1, 2016 @ 10:23pm, 1 year(s) ago
    HI All,
    Today I had the luck and good fortune to find a juvenile Red-necked Stint near Loleta, which is South of Eureka, Ca.,about 10 miles or so.The bird was found in the Eel River estuary. Take Cannibal Island Road West from Loleta about 2 miles until you come to Cockrobin Island road. Make a left here {South} and take this road all the way until the road basically dead ends at a house. If you have 4 wheel drive with high clearance you can continue South for about a 1/4 mile until you hit the river. The bird was directly out in the river on some sand and rock bars. The bird was associating with other peeps. It is best to arrive here after the tide has been going out for a couple of hours to create the habitat for them to forage upon.
    I guess the LIttle Stint was a no show today at the Centerville Wetlands.
    I will post images on my Flickr sight when I get back home in a couple of days and post it to Calbirds. I was lucky enough to get images of both birds for one to compare these species.
    Good Luck if you venture for the bird or birds.
    Todd Easterla Folsom, Ca.
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  19. Re: Centerville Little Stint continues 1 Sept, LINK
    DATE: Sep 1, 2016 @ 12:45pm, 1 year(s) ago
    All, I got home and looked at my photos and realized that I did not photograph the continuing Little Stint, but the bright juvenile SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER that was present at the same time of the stint yesterday, too. 
    
    Sorry for the false alarm but better to correct the mistake ASAP than give the impression that the bird was still present today. Sean McAllister got an excellent comparison shot of the Semi and Little Stint together yesterday that can be seen in his eBird list here:  http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S31354850
    
    Anyways, my apologies!
    
    Rob Fowler
    
    On Thursday, September 1, 2016, Rob Fowler < migratoriusfwlr@... > wrote:
    Hi all,  We just walked away from the bird. Here's a dropped pin from where we were looking at it from: Dropped Pin
    near Humboldt County, CA
    https://goo.gl/maps/ KUgSqV12zAq
    
    Good luck!!
    
    Rob Fowler
    
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    Rob Fowler
    McKinleyville, CA
    
    www.fowleropebirding.com
    
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    Rob Fowler
    McKinleyville, CA
    
    www.fowleropebirding.com
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  21. Centerville Little Stint continues 1 Sept, LINK
    DATE: Sep 1, 2016 @ 10:50am, 1 year(s) ago
    Hi all,  We just walked away from the bird. Here's a dropped pin from where we were looking at it from: Dropped Pin
    near Humboldt County, CA
    https://goo.gl/maps/KUgSqV12zAq
    
    Good luck!!
    
    Rob Fowler
    
    --
    Rob Fowler
    McKinleyville, CA
    
    www.fowleropebirding.com
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  23. Little Stint continues at Alviso Marina LINK
    DATE: May 3, 2016 @ 10:40pm, 2 year(s) ago
    The Little Stint continues today, Tuesday, May 3 (until ca. 3 PM), at the Alviso Marina pond, Santa Clara County, as previously reported (since April 20).
    
    Gene Hunn Petaluma
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  25. Little Stint continues at Alviso Marina County Park 4/30/2016 LINK
    DATE: Apr 30, 2016, 2 year(s) ago
    Hi Folks,
    
    The continuing Little Stint was seen well this afternoon around 5:00 PM with several other birders who were already on it when I got there. Same area as has been reported, northern end of pond that is between A12 and the railroad tracks.Note: today it was not the northern most end, it was on or near a tiny island about 50 yards before the northern end, in the middle of the pond - spent most of its time there. At one point if flew off into A12, but within about 10 minutes it was back on its tiny island that it favors.If a Western Sandpiper flew in it defended its turf and ran it off, but if a crowd flew in it just joined the crowd.Mostly it kept to itself which helped in locating it amongst the huge number of peeps that are present.
    
    Bountiful Birding,
    Kent Forward
    El Granada
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  27. Little Stint still present Apr 26 LINK
    DATE: Apr 26, 2016 @ 10:09pm, 2 year(s) ago
    With ~50 Western Sandpipers at ~3:30 pm in the usual location, the north end of the impoundment between salt pond A12 and the railroad tracks north of Alviso Marina.The bird was not at all aggressive towards the Western Sandpipers today.Don't expect to see the rufous in the tertials with 10x optics.
    Good luck, Pete Dunten / Mountain View
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  29. Little Stint continues LINK
    DATE: Apr 25, 2016 @ 6:25pm, 2 year(s) ago
    Birders,
    
    I found the Little Stint about 530 this afternoon after over three hours of searching. It was in the north eastern corner of the pond where previously reported.
    
    John Green
    Riverside, CA
    
    Sent from my iPhone
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