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   Marbled Godwit
Marbled Godwit
Limosa fedoa


   Marbled Godwit (Limosa fedoa) - MAGO (recent eBird sightings, view CBRC records, range map
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  1. 10/15 Monterey Seabirds Trip Report + our last pelagic is tomorrow. LINK
    DATE: Oct 15, 2017 @ 4:49pm, 4 day(s) ago
    All,   Monterey Seabirds went out on a fantastic pelagic today.  It was a wonderfully diverse trip. Today we stayed in Monterey County water the entire time.  Here's a list of some highlights:
    COMMON LOON (about 15 miles offshore)
    PACIFIC LOON
    RED THROATED LOON
    ASHY STORM-PETREL
    BLACK-FOOTED ALBATROSS
    BULLER'S SHEARWATER
    BLACK-VENTED SHEARWATER (they're back! They were in a month ago but not since.)
    SOOTY SHEARWATER
    PINK-FOOTED SHEARWATER
    NORTHERN FULMAR
    MARBLED GODWIT (offshore about 8 mile)
    RED-NECKED PHALAROPE
    BONAPARTE'S GULL (first of the season for me)
    POMARINE JAEGER
    PARASITIC JAEGER
    SOUTH POLAR SKUA (6)!!!
    RHINOCEROS AUKLET
    CASSIN'S AUKLET
    TUFTED PUFFIN
    HUMPBACK WHALE (20)
    FIN WHALE  (2)
    PACIFIC WHITE-SIDED DOLPHIN
    MOLA MOLA
    BLUE SHARK (3)
    
    Any day with a TUFTED PUFFIN is a good day.  Also, six SOUTH POLAR SKUA were a real delight for folks.
    
    It's not to late to join us tomorrow on our 12-hour trip!  We will be going farther offshore (30+ miles) where there is currently a big temperature break.  We'd love to have you.
    
    Vist montereyseabirds.com or call (831)375-4658
    or
    Feel free to show up at the dock in the morning if you get this after business hours.  We depart at 7:30 from the Monterey Bay Whale Watch shop on Fisherman's Wharf.
    
    Good Birding,
    Mark Kudrav
    Monterey Seabirds
    Pacific Grove
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  3. Re: [CALBIRDS] Re: Fw: [LACoBirds] Maybe Unusual Godwit at Playa del Rey (Bar-tailed Godwit) LINK
    DATE: Sep 24, 2017 @ 6:28pm, 25 day(s) ago
    
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  5. Re: [LACoBirds] Bar-tailed Godwit at Playa del Rey LINK
    DATE: Sep 24, 2017 @ 6:26pm, 25 day(s) ago
    
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  7. Re: Fw: [LACoBirds] Maybe Unusual Godwit at Playa del Rey (Bar-tailed Godwit) LINK
    DATE: Sep 24, 2017 @ 12:19pm, 25 day(s) ago
    I just scoured both Ballona Cr. jetties, east and west of the Pacific St.
    
    bridge as well as the beach south of the creek to no avail. High tide
    
    right now probably isn't helping. Will check later this afternoon as low
    
    tide is supposed to be around 6pm.
    
    --
    
    Christopher Taylor
    
    Marina del Rey, CA
    
    http://kiwifoto.com
    
    ----- Forwarded message from " kevin_lapp@... [LACoBirds]" < LACoBirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com > -----
    
    Date: 24 Sep 2017 17:39:17 +0000
    
    From: " kevin_lapp@... [LACoBirds]" < LACoBirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com >
    
    Subject: [LACoBirds] Maybe Unusual Godwit at Playa del Rey
    
    To: LACoBirds@yahoogroups.com
    
    Reply-To: kevin_lapp@...
    
    X-Mailer: Yahoo Groups Message Poster
    
    Message-ID: < oq8qk5+1pamv62@... >
    
    I was at Playa del Rey this morning, walking along the creek, and saw a godwit that caught my eye. Links to photos below. The white eyebrow that was bright and extended back behind the eye is what caught my attention. It was with a couple other marbled godwits and willets and plovers. Besides the eyebrow, and perhaps a less-cinnamony coloring, it didn't look all that different anywhere from the marbled godwits (maybe slightly smaller. maybe). I was on it with my binoculars when it and another godwit flew off, directly away from me. I wasn't able to observe any underwing details, but I did see the back and tail. The rump patch appeared whiter, or at least contrasted a bit more with the back and end of tail than the rump of the Marbled Godwit it flew away with. I did not notice any obvious black at the end of the tail, or see any obvious white stripe in the wing, but I wasn't intentionally looking for those features. I can't say whether the rump was streaked or not.
    
    The birds were headed west toward and beyond the Pacific Street bridge and I didn't see them land.
    
    Just a marbled godwit with a bright, long eyebrow
    
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/34061022@N07/37288729181/in/datetaken/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/34061022@N07/37288729181/in/datetaken/
    
    Kevin Lapp
    
    Culver City
    
    ----- End forwarded message -----
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  9. Fw: [LACoBirds] Maybe Unusual Godwit at Playa del Rey LINK
    DATE: Sep 24, 2017 @ 10:59am, 25 day(s) ago
    Forwarding from LACOBIRDS - Bar-tailed Godwit along Ballona Cr. in Playa
    
    del Rey
    
    --
    
    Christopher Taylor
    
    Marina del Rey, CA
    
    http://kiwifoto.com
    
    ----- Forwarded message from " kevin_lapp@... [LACoBirds]" < LACoBirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com > -----
    
    Date: 24 Sep 2017 17:39:17 +0000
    
    From: " kevin_lapp@... [LACoBirds]" < LACoBirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com >
    
    Subject: [LACoBirds] Maybe Unusual Godwit at Playa del Rey
    
    To: LACoBirds@yahoogroups.com
    
    Reply-To: kevin_lapp@...
    
    X-Mailer: Yahoo Groups Message Poster
    
    Message-ID: < oq8qk5+1pamv62@... >
    
    I was at Playa del Rey this morning, walking along the creek, and saw a godwit that caught my eye. Links to photos below. The white eyebrow that was bright and extended back behind the eye is what caught my attention. It was with a couple other marbled godwits and willets and plovers. Besides the eyebrow, and perhaps a less-cinnamony coloring, it didn't look all that different anywhere from the marbled godwits (maybe slightly smaller. maybe). I was on it with my binoculars when it and another godwit flew off, directly away from me. I wasn't able to observe any underwing details, but I did see the back and tail. The rump patch appeared whiter, or at least contrasted a bit more with the back and end of tail than the rump of the Marbled Godwit it flew away with. I did not notice any obvious black at the end of the tail, or see any obvious white stripe in the wing, but I wasn't intentionally looking for those features. I can't say whether the rump was streaked or not.
    
    The birds were headed west toward and beyond the Pacific Street bridge and I didn't see them land.
    
    Just a marbled godwit with a bright, long eyebrow
    
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/34061022@N07/37288729181/in/datetaken/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/34061022@N07/37288729181/in/datetaken/
    
    Kevin Lapp
    
    Culver City
    
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  11. Point Pinos Seawatch update LINK
    DATE: Nov 22, 2016, 11 month(s) ago
    Hi All,
    
    The Point Pinos Seawatch continues to record large numbers of Red Phalaropes, and Pacific Loons are really starting to push through. Compared with last year, tubenose diversity is higher, but Pacific Loon numbers are lagging (maybe just late). The big story is the Red Phalarope invasion, with massive numbers being seen daily off the Point. Yesterday there were more than 20,000 counted. These are really tough to count, with rafts of birds on the water, as well as streams of birds moving past. Complicated. Loons are easier and starting to become a spectacle. If you can get out the point, please join us! 
    
    Thanks to Monterey Audubon and BLM for sponsoring the count again this year. Hourly totals can be seen in eBird at this URL:
    
    https://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L109309
    
    Here are yesterday's totals, courtesy of our counter Skye Haas:
    
    84 Brant (Black)
    3 Lesser Scaup
    974 Surf Scoter
    2 White-winged Scoter
    12 Red-breasted Merganser
    206 Red-throated Loon
    18545 Pacific Loon
    21 Common Loon
    6 Northern Fulmar
    1 Pink-footed Shearwater
    24 Sooty Shearwater
    28 Short-tailed Shearwater
    10 Sooty/Short-tailed Shearwater
    4362 Black-vented Shearwater
    2 black-and-white shearwater sp.
    1 Ashy Storm-Petrel
    812 Brandt's Cormorant
    50 Pelagic Cormorant
    17 Double-crested Cormorant
    1226 Brown Pelican
    3 Snowy Egret
    8 Turkey Vulture
    1 Northern Harrier
    8 Black Oystercatcher
    1 Black-bellied Plover
    4 Whimbrel
    1 Marbled Godwit
    17 Black Turnstone
    8 Surfbird
    82 Sanderling
    20005 Red Phalarope
    1 Pomarine Jaeger
    1 Parasitic Jaeger
    2279 Common Murre
    4 Marbled Murrelet
    3 Ancient Murrelet
    130 Cassin's Auklet
    561 Rhinoceros Auklet
    2 Black-legged Kittiwake
    61 Bonaparte's Gull
    1185 Heermann's Gull
    19 Mew Gull (American)
    1435 Western Gull
    945 California Gull 
    7 Thayer's Gull
    11 Glaucous-winged Gull
    3 Western x Glaucous-winged Gull (hybrid)
    2 Herring x Glaucous-winged Gull (hybrid)
    13 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
    1 Anna's Hummingbird
    1 Northern Flicker (Red-shafted)
    1 Merlin
    2 Peregrine Falcon
    8 Black Phoebe
    1 Say's Phoebe
    2 California Scrub-Jay
    14 American Crow
    11 European Starling
    1 American Pipit
    2 Yellow-rumped Warbler
    14 Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's)
    12 White-crowned Sparrow
    4 Golden-crowned Sparrow
    3 Song Sparrow 
    28 Red-winged Blackbird (California Bicolored) 
    48 Brewer's Blackbird
    15 House Finch
    
    --
    ===========
    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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  13. Seabirding: Monterey & Half Moon Bay LINK
    DATE: Sep 14, 2016 @ 8:25pm, 1 year(s) ago
    Howdy, CAL Birders,
    
    Shearwater Journeys has just completed six Monterey Bay pelagic trips — September 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 14. Monterey seabirds and marine mammals have put on quite a show — and it continued today with some very, very fine marine conditions. We reached 60 degree SST today with clear, dark, deep blue waters.
    
    On today’s Monterey trip we observed: BLACK-FOOTED ALBATROSS; SOOTY, BULLER’S PINK-FOOTED and BLACK-VENTED SHEARWATERS; RED and RED-NECKED PHALAROPES; SOUTH POLAR SKUA; POMARINE, PARASITIC, and LONG-TAILED JAEGERS; SABINE’S GULLS; ELEGANT, COMMON, ARCTIC, and FORSTER’S TERNS; COMMON MURRE; PIGEON GUILLEMOT; CASSIN’S and RHINOCEROS AUKLETS.
    
    Along the Coast Guard Breakwater, we found: BLACK TURNSTONE and SURFBIRD. WHIMBREL and MARBLED GODWITS were flybys. The PEREGRINE FALCON was on the radio tower. Eight TRICOLORED BLACKBIRDS circled above the harbor.
    
    Marine mammals today included: MINKE, FIN, HUMPBACK, and KILLER WHALES; RISSO’S and PACIFIC WHITE-SIDED DOLPHINS; SEA OTTER; and NORTHERN FUR SEALS. Two BLUE SHARKS were seen in the clear, 60 F SST water offshore, as were likely bluefin tuna.
    
    Other species included on earlier trips included: ASHY STORM-PETREL, including one being chased by a Parasitic Jaeger; and two very obliging SCRIPPS’S MURRELETS. Other marine mammals sighted have included: BLUE, SEI, and BAIRD’S BEAKED WHALES; and SHORT-BEAKED COMMON DOLPHINS.
    
    There is a lot of food around the greater Monterey Bay area. It seems to be a non-stop smorgasbord for the past four weeks.
    
    The marine weather looks great! Our full program of remaining trips is below. Spaces are available. I can only be reached by email: debi@...
    
    MONTEREY BAY:
    
    SEP 15 with Hannah Nevins, Jim Holmes, Dave Pereksta, Debi Shearwater
    SEP 23 with Nick Levendosky, Christian Schwarz, Clay Kempf, Debi Shearwater
    SEP 24 with Alex Rinkert, Scott & Linda Terrill, Dena Spatz, Tim Miller, Abe Borker, Debi Shearwater
    SEP 25 with Nick Levendosky, Abe Borker, Tim Miller, Debi Shearwater
    OCT 1 with Nick Levendosky, Christian Schwarz, Jim Holmes, Alex Rinkert, Debi Shearwater
    OCT 8 with Alex Rinkert, Tim Miller, Christian Schwarz, Debi Shearwater
    OCT 16 with Nick Levendosky, Alex Rinkert, Debi Shearwater
    
    SEP 23, 24, 25 trips are in conjunction with the Monterey Bay Birding Festival. However, one does not need to be attending the festival to join any of those trips.
    
    HALF MOON BAY:
    SEP 16 with Jim Holmes, Steve Hampton, Abe Borker, Debi Shearwater
    SEP 18 with Jim Holmes, Alex Rinkert, Steve Tucker, Scott & Linda Terrill, Debi Shearwater
    OCT 2 with Steve Tucker, Jim Holmes, Steve Hampton, Debi Shearwater
    OCT 9 with Nick Levendosky, Abe Borker, Tim Miller, Steve Hampton, Debi Shearwater
    
    RESERVATIONS: Email Debi Shearwater: debi@...
    
    Living the Salt Life,
    Debi Shearwater
    
    DEBRA SHEARWATER
    Shearwater Journeys, Inc.
    PO Box 190
    Hollister, CA 95024
    831.637.8527
    debi@...
    www.shearwaterjourneys.com
    www.shearwaterjourneys.blogspot.com
    
    Celebrating 41 Years of Seabirding with Shearwater Journeys
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  15. Re: [CALBIRDS] Bar-tailed Godwit in Alviso, Santa Clara County, Aug 21 LINK
    DATE: Aug 21, 2016 @ 10:18pm, 1 year(s) ago
    The bird was seen at the same place as Dave describes at 6PM. It was in a group of Marbled Godwits and Willets (and Avocets and some Dowitchers). A scope was necessary to pick it out in that group of birds the first time. Once it was found though, it could be tracked with binocs.
    
    Vivek Tiwari
    Sunnyvale, CA
    
    On Sun, Aug 21, 2016 at 9:12 PM, Dave Weber dwbirdster@... [CALBIRDS] < CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com > wrote:
    Worth reporting to Calbirds. Bar-tailed Godwit found in Alviso, in north San Jose in morning Aug 21 by Chris Johnson. From hwy 237 take Zanker rd north past the sewage plant, cross the rr tracks and be ready for sharp right onto Environmental education center entrance road. Park in dirt lot or drive in depending on posted gate closing time. From EEC parking lot take levee trail out to large salt pond A16. Note pumphouse in distance. Walk trail on east side of pond out to pumphouse on tidal pond A17, a mile or more (short trail connects the two ponds). Godwit was on A17 mudflats at 12:50pm before high tide. Eventually flew to adjacent north end of pond A16 to roost at high tide in afternoon. Description and pics posted by others on ebird.
    
    Dave Weber,
    
    Milpitas
    
    by phone
    
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    Posted by: Dave Weber  < dwbirdster@... >
    
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  17. juvenile shorebird arrivals, and Baja seabird breeders LINK
    DATE: Jul 18, 2016 @ 1:03pm, 1 year(s) ago
    Two unrelated topics:
    
    Many birders pay close attention to the arrival dates of the first
    
    juvenile shorebirds of many species, although some species get less
    
    attention given that ageing them in the field may not always be so easy
    
    (e.g., Long-billed Curlew, Marbled Godwit) or somehow they otherwise
    
    escape below the radar. Certainly the first juveniles of some of the
    
    southern (Great Plains and Intermontane West) breeders have started
    
    returning the past several days (e.g., Long-billed Curlew, Willet,
    
    Wilson's Phalarope), several taiga-breeders are likely soon to follow
    
    (e.g., several very slightly-early juvenile Least Sandpipers were
    
    reported here in San Diego yesterday), and the first
    
    taiga-tundra-breeders (e.g., Semipalmated and Western Sandpipers,
    
    Short-billed Dowitcher, Red-necked Phlarope) should be appearing within
    
    the next week or so. One species for which accurate juvenile arrival
    
    dates MIGHT not exist for many regions is Greater Yellowlegs, and I'd
    
    like to report what seems like an early arriving juv. Greater here in
    
    San Diego today, July 18. Seems that arrival dates for juv. Lessers are
    
    better known (first few days in August). The earliest arrival date of a
    
    juv. Greater that I know of in Santa Barbara County is also the first
    
    week of August, and such a date here in San Diego County may be
    
    unknown. Any thoughts Same is true for arrival dates of things like
    
    juvenile Whimbrels, Black Turnstones, Surfbirds, Solitary Sandpipers,
    
    and Wandering Tattlers--less so juv. Semipalmated and Black-bellied
    
    Plovers and Red Knots, though still not aged as often as are the peep
    
    and dowitchers. Anyone care to tackle a juvenile Wilson's Snipe!
    
    Alvaro J. posted some thoughts a couple days ago about yet another
    
    failed year of breeding by Heermann's Gulls and Elegant Terns off s.
    
    Baja earlier this season, but that Brown Pelicans are doing better. Yes,
    
    young Heermann's are essentially absent so far this year in southern CA
    
    as well, but many of those southerly Elegant Terns have, again, shifted
    
    their breeding north, with somewhere in the neighborhood of 30,000+
    
    pairs currently nesting on south San Diego Bay. And judging (very
    
    UN-scientifically) from the large numbers of almost-fledged young
    
    standing around the colony edge, they seem to have done pretty well. I
    
    also heard a rumor that not long after this year's nesting failures in
    
    Mexico that large schools of baitfish finally did appear in the
    
    Gulf--but too late for those species there this year. But hopefully that
    
    portends better luck in 2017. It has now been three years in a row of
    
    almost total failure down there of some species.
    
    --Paul Lehman, San Diego
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  19. October 4 Half Moon Bay Pelagic Trip LINK
    DATE: Oct 6, 2015 @ 11:24am, 2 year(s) ago
    Howdy, CALBirders,
    Shearwater Journeys' October 4, 2015 pelagic trip departing from Half Moon Bay turned out to be a fabulous day. Folks who joined us on both this trip and the Monterey Bay trip, October 3rd, added a number of new species for their total list. These included: WILSON'S STORM-PETREL (3, excellent views), FORK-TAILED STORM-PETREL (1, excellent views), SOUTH POLAR SKUA (1), and MARBLED MURRELETS (7).
    
    Additional highlights included a scattering of both ASHY and BLACK STORM-PETRELS; NORTHERN/PACIFIC FULMAR; BLACK-FOOTED ALBATROSS; an offshore PEREGRINE FALCON; a late, or wintering PIGEON GUILLEMOT; CASSIN'S and RHINOCEROS AUKLETS.
    
    Marine mammal highlights included: 1200 LONG-BEAKED COMMON DOLPHINS traveling in one gigantic herd (herds of up to 10,000 are not unknown in Southern California); 3 HUMPBACK WHALES and 2 STELLER'S SEA LIONS.
    
    A great many of the birders made both trips this past weekend with Shearwater Journeys. Those who did wracked up a long list of seabirds and marine mammals. Many thanks to the birders who joined us! The leaders on this pelagic trip were: Steve Hampton, Will Brooks, Alex Rinkert, Annie Schmidt, Christian Schwarz, and Debi Shearwater.
    
    UPCOMING TRIPS:
    2 SPACES are available on out OCTOBER 11 HALF MOON BAY trip. Spaces are available on our OCTOBER 10 MONTEREY BAY trip.
    Please email me for a reservation.
    
    The complete species list for October 4, 2015 Half Moon Bay follows:
    
    RED-THROATED LOON- 3
    PACIFIC LOON- 1
    EARED GREBE- 20
    WESTERN GREBE- 30
    BLACK-FOOTED ALBATROSS- 3
    NORTHERN/PACIFIC FULMAR- 35
    PINK-FOOTED SHEARWATER- 300
    SOOTY SHEARWATER- 100
    SHORT-TAILED SHEARWATER- 2
    WILSON'S STORM-PETREL- 3
    FORK-TAILED STORM-PETREL- 1
    ASHY STORM-PETREL- 25
    BLACK STORM-PETREL- 35
    BROWN PELICAN- 2000
    BRANDT'S CORMORANT- 1000
    DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT- 500
    SURF SCOTER- 30
    BLUE-WINGED TEAL- 7
    BLACK OYSTERCATCHER- 7
    WHIMBREL- 1
    MARBLED GODWIT- 3
    BLACK TURNSTONE- 15
    SURFBIRD- 12
    WILLET- 10
    RED-NECKED PHALAROPE- 10
    RED PHALAROPE- 15
    SOUTH POLAR SKUA- 1
    POMARINE JAEGER- 2
    PARASITIC JAEGER- 4
    CALIFORNIA GULL- 50
    HERRING GULL- 2
    WESTERN GULL- 250
    GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL- 1
    ELEGANT TERN- 80
    COMMON MURRE- 650
    PIGEON GUILLEMOT- 1
    MARBLED MURRELET- 7
    CASSIN'S AUKLET- 20
    RHINOCEROS AUKLET- 3
    PEREGRINE FALCON- 1
    WARBLER SP. - 1
    AMERICAN PIPIT- 1
    WESTERN MEADOWLARK- 1
    SEA OTTER- 1
    CALIFORNIA SEA LION- 50
    STELLER'S SEA LION- 2
    HUMPBACK WHALE- 3
    LONG-BEAKED COMMON DOLPHIN- 1200
    OCEAN SUNFISH- 10
    SHARK SP.- 2
    
    A gale had blown through the area the night prior to this trip. Seas were subsiding throughout the day — so much so that we looked, again, for the marbled murrelets in the afternoon with great success! Again, the high swell made it all but impossible to search for flocks of storm-petrels, but we enjoyed close views of the storm-petrels we did find!
    
    Living the Salt Life,
    Debi Shearwater
    
    DEBRA SHEARWATER
    Shearwater Journeys, Inc.
    PO Box 190
    Hollister, CA 95024
    831.637.8527
    debi@...
    www.shearwaterjourneys.com
    www.shearwaterjourneys.blogspot.com
    
    Celebrating 40 Years of Seabirding with Shearwater Journeys
    
    
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  21. Birding Carpinteria LINK
    DATE: Aug 15, 2015 @ 8:38am, 2 year(s) ago
    Carpinteria, Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015
    
    Franklin Creek: continuing 3 YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT HERONS, juv. GREEN HERON
    
    Marsh Park: LEAST SANDPIPERS, KILLDEER, BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERON
    
    Carp Creek: the usual
    
    Beach: increasing numbers of MARBLED GODWITS
    
    Rob Denholtz
    
    Carp
    
    
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  23. 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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  25. 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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  27. 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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  29. Results of Oct 12 pelagic trip out of Ventura LINK
    DATE: Oct 31, 2013 @ 1:24am, 4 year(s) ago
    Following is a quick trip report for the 12-hour pelagic with Island Packers out of the Ventura Harbor on Oct 12. Our path from the Ventura Harbor took us south to Anacapa Island, then through the Anacapa Passage to the area south of the northern Channel islands where we then traveled west-southwest to the waters north and west of San Nicolas Island. From there we went around the south side of San Nicolas, then east to the Osborne Bank and Santa Barbara Island, and then back to Ventura.
    
    The day started off with a bang when we found the recent resident Brown Booby on the channel marker on the outer breakwater of the Ventura Harbor. This would only be the start of our booby experiences for the day. The trip to Anacapa had us passing through sizable flocks of Black-vented Shearwaters in the Santa Barbara Channel where we also encountered Sooty and Pink-footed Shearwaters, and Parasitic and Pomarine Jaegers. East Anacapa Island produced eight Blue-footed Boobies on the cliffs below the lighthouse! Captain Anthony skillfully navigated this area to get us close to the island for great views and photo ops of this rare species. Several boobies flew right by the boat providing great flight shots for many of the photographers on board. While it was tough to leave the boobies, we
    cruised west along the northern shore of Anacapa where we were treated to two American Oystercatchers. Unlike the hybrids in the Ventura Harbor, these birds would pass the Jehl Scale as Americans.
    
    Leaving Anacapa, we went south through the Anacapa Passage and then (due to a live-fire military closure) headed west to get beyond the military's activities and head south towards San Nicolas Island. The seas got rough and birds were sparse except for the occasional Northern Fulmar, but we were rewarded with a Buller's Shearwater, South Polar Skua, a late Long-tailed Jaeger, and an Arctic Tern. These are all difficult to find on southern
    California trips so we were fortunate to encounter all of them on this leg of the trip. The return trip turned up the occasional shearwater, fulmar, and phalarope until we started back north from Santa Barbara Island where we encountered several Black Storm-Petrels to cap off our day at sea.
    
    I would like to thank the leaders that worked hard all day searching for birds (Todd McGrath, Jon Feenstra, Adam Searcy, Peter Gaede, Don DesJardin, and Wes Fritz) as well as the Island Packers Crew (Captain Anthony Lombardi, Joel Barrett, and DeeDee Anderson) who did an outstanding job as usual. I am always amazed that three people could do so
    much to handle the needs of 65 birders.
    
    Species summary by County: Ventura/Santa Barbara
    
    Pacific Loon - 1/0
    Western Grebe -
    50/0
    Northern Fulmar - 17/19
    Pink-footed Shearwater - 19/25
    Buller's Shearwater - 0/1
    Sooty Shearwater - 8/1
    Black-vented Shearwater - 700/
    Black Storm-Petrel - 3/3
    BLUE-FOOTED BOOBY - 8/0
    BROWN BOOBY - 1/0
    Brandt's Cormorant - 875/175
    Pelagic Cormorant - 16/7
    Brown Pelican - 410/0
    Great Blue Heron - 1/0
    Snowy Egret - 1/0
    AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER - 2/0
    Black Oystercatcher - 4/0
    Black-bellied Plover - 2/0
    Long-billed Curlew - 3/0
    Marbled Godwit - 1/0
    Red-necked Phalarope - 25/0
    Red Phalarope - 6/0
    Cassin's Auklet - 4/2
    South Polar Skua - 1/0
    Pomarine Jaeger - 5/3
    Parasitic Jaeger - 9/0
    Long-tailed Jaeger - 0/1
    Heermann's Gull - 80/0
    Western Gull - 1183/162
    California Gull - 7/0
    Arctic Tern - 1/0
    Royal Tern - 0/50
    Elegant Tern - 27/
    Peregrine Falcon - 2/0
    
    We intend to schedule more trips out of Ventura and Santa Barbara in the upcoming year and hope to see you at sea!
    
    Cheers
    
    Dave Pereksta
    Ventura
    
    
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