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   Mourning Warbler
Mourning Warbler
Oporornis philadelphia


   Mourning Warbler (Oporornis philadelphia) - MOWA (recent eBird sightings, view CBRC records, range map
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  1. Mourning Warbler at Golden Gate Park - Middle Lake LINK
    DATE: Oct 15, 2018 @ 9:29am, 31 day(s) ago
    Hi all,
    Sorry for the delayed posting to the listservs. Had some technical difficulties. Julia DeMarines and I had a HY Mourning Warbler near Middle Lake in Golden Gate Park yesterday (Sunday) afternoon around 3:30pm. The bird was about 50-100m up the small trail that leads from the parking area on Chain of Lakes Rd to Middle Lake, before reaching Middle Lake. It was foraging low to the ground in some dense vines on the rightside of the trail (leaving the parking lot).
    Expanded version of my notes from eBird:
    Pretty good looks over about 4 minutes as the bird popped in an out of view, sometimes jumping up into the vines ~1 m off the ground before dropping back close to the ground. Stocky Geothlypis warbler, larger than Townsend's Warbler foraging higher in shrubby trees, pale legs. Large flesh colored bill and thin, mostly unbroken white eyering (the rear of the eyering had a hint of a dark line). Grayish hood blending into the darker green back. Yellow from undertail coverts all the way to chin, getting paler on the throat. Relatively long UTC, not as short-tailed as Connecticut Warbler (and lacking that species' surprised, comical facial expression). Long primary projection. MacGillivray's ruled out by throat color, lack of eye arcs, and longer UTC. Plumage superficially similar to Nashville Warbler, but a very different bird structurally. Responded to Mourning Warbler chip call.
    
    We lost sight of it before moving on down the trail, when it appeared to move further back into the dense vegetation. Here's a rough pin for the spot: 37.767132, -122.499056. The MOWA wasn't associating closely with any other birds.
    
    Good Birding,
    Frank Fogarty
    Oakland
    
    
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  3. Mourning Warbler at Golden Gate Park - Middle Lake LINK
    DATE: Oct 15, 2018 @ 9:29am, 31 day(s) ago
    Hi all,
    
    Sorry for the delayed posting to the listservs. Had some technical difficulties. Julia DeMarines and I had a HY Mourning Warbler near Middle Lake in Golden Gate Park yesterday (Sunday) afternoon around 3:30pm. The bird was about 50-100m up the small trail that leads from the parking area on Chain of Lakes Rd to Middle Lake, before reaching Middle Lake. It was foraging low to the ground in some dense vines on the rightside of the trail (leaving the parking lot).
    
    Expanded version of my notes from eBird:
    
    Pretty good looks over about 4 minutes as the bird popped in an out of view, sometimes jumping up into the vines ~1 m off the ground before dropping back close to the ground. Stocky Geothlypis warbler, larger than Townsend's Warbler foraging higher in shrubby trees, pale legs. Large flesh colored bill and thin, mostly unbroken white eyering (the rear of the eyering had a hint of a dark line). Grayish hood blending into the darker green back. Yellow from undertail coverts all the way to chin, getting paler on the throat. Relatively long UTC, not as short-tailed as Connecticut Warbler (and lacking that species' surprised, comical facial expression). Long primary projection. MacGillivray's ruled out by throat color, lack of eye arcs, and longer UTC. Plumage superficially similar to Nashville Warbler, but a very different bird structurally. Responded to Mourning Warbler chip call.
    
    We lost sight of it before moving on down the trail, when it appeared to move further back into the dense vegetation. Here's a rough pin for the spot: 37.767132, -122.499056. The MOWA wasn't associating closely with any other birds.
    
    Good Birding,
    
    Frank Fogarty
    Oakland
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  5. Farallon highlights LINK
    DATE: Sep 6, 2018 @ 8:09pm, 2 month(s) ago
    Hi birders,
    
    Over the last few days, the Point Blue crew experienced ideal weather ( overcast skies, limited visibility, and light winds) for sending migrants to Southeast Farallon Island. And oh my, how they came. In addition to the normal western birds, we found the following: Red-footed Booby-1 (1st record since 1975), Scripps's Murrelet-1, Least Flycatcher-2, Eastern Warbling Vireo-1, Red-eyed Vireo-1, Green-tailed Towhee-1, Bobolink-2, Ovenbird-1, Tennessee Warbler-4, Connecticut Warbler-1, Mourning Warbler-1, American Redstart-3, Magnolia Warbler-1, Blackburnian Warbler-1, Chestnut-sided Warbler-2, Blackpoll Warbler-1, and Canada Warbler-1 (our 4th this fall).
    
    Southeast Farallon Island, a part of the Farallon National Wildlife Refuge, is off limits to the public, but the juvenile Red-footed Booby, which was seen yesterday and today, may be visible on a whale watching boat to the island. Although there have been 3 Brown Boobies on Sugarloaf Islet lately, we have yet to see the Red-footed Booby land there. Yesterday afternoon it landed briefly on Saddle Rock before the Western Gulls chased it off. It then flew around the island with the pelicans for a couple hours before sunset. Today we saw it briefly around 2:15 PM. The booby could be roosting somewhere else on the island that we are unaware of.
    
    To see full checklists of the birds we're seeing with photos, check out our profile in eBird: https://ebird.org/profile/MTYwOTAz
    
    John Garrett, Sarah Hecocks, Kurt Ongman, Amanda Spears, James R Tietz
    Southeast Farallon Island, CA
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  7. Southeast Farallon Island KERMADEC PETREL, Yellow-billed Loon, etc. LINK
    DATE: Sep 8, 2017 @ 9:52pm, 1 year(s) ago
    A quick Fall update from Southeast Farallon Island:
    Today just after 530pm a KERMADEC PETREL made several quick passes around the top of the hill at the lighthouse. Photographs are included in today's eBird checklist:
    
    http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39075183
    
    Details will be submitted to the CBRC. If accepted, this represents a first record for California and (I believe) the first away from Hawaii in the US.
    
    The NORTHERN GANNET has been quite consistently roosting mornings and evenings on Sugarloaf along with a BLUE-FOOTED BOOBY and BROWN BOOBY. The Blue-footed has been observed courting the Brown-- stomping around showing off its blue feet, bowing with wings spread and tail up, bill tapping, etc.
    
    A second-year YELLOW-BILLED LOON (pending CBRC acceptance) has been present since 17 August and is often seen off the east side of the island in the afternoon and evening.
    
    Landbirds have been slow, but some notable records include the following:
    
    The island recorded its 5th COMMON NIGHTHAWK today, a bird seen briefly being chased by a Peregrine Falcon before disappearing in the low clouds. The island's two previous fall records were also(!) the 8th of September, the other two records both from June.
    
    A MOURNING WARBLER was banded on 1 Sep. (to be submitted to the CBRC), and a briefly seen EASTERN KINGBIRD flew into the island late in the day on 3 September and was not seen again.
    
    Good birding!
    
    --
    Adam Searcy serpophaga@...
    Camarillo, CA
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  9. Request for documentation for CBRC review species LINK
    DATE: Nov 17, 2016, 2 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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  11. Documentation for CBRC review species LINK
    DATE: Oct 15, 2015 @ 2:05pm, 3 year(s) ago
    California birders,
    
    This fall is already shaping up to be an exciting one, with many rare birds found in September and through the first half of October. Some of these birds are not only unusual locally, but are quite rare throughout the state of California.
    As such, the California Bird Records Committee (CBRC) requests documentation of these birds for evaluation and archiving. I have summarized below some recent records for which the CBRC solicits documentation; if you have photos, written descriptions, or other
    documentation for any of these birds, please consider taking the time to send them to the secretary at the email address below. I do realize that some of these birds were found very recently, so perhaps documentation is still forthcoming. Feel free to forward
    this message to local listservs as appropriate. The CBRC website has a complete
    list of review species as well as an
    optional form for submitting written documentation.
    
    Birds for which the CBRC has received no documentation:
    
    Black-bellied Whistling Duck, Roberts Lake, Sonoma County (documentation has been received for the bird at Howarth Park in August (CBRC #2015-076))
    Emperor Goose, Del Norte County
    Bulwer’s (or whatever) Petrel, Santa Cruz County
    White-chinned Petrel, San Mateo County
    Wedge-tailed Shearwater, Monterey County
    Bar-tailed Godwit, San Francisco County
    Blue-headed Vireo (possible), Los Angeles County
    Blue-headed Vireo (possible), Santa Barbara County
    Dusky Warbler, Marin County
    Common Grackle, San Bernardino County
    Common Grackle, Del Norte County
    
    Birds for which the CBRC has received minimal documentation:
    
    Red-footed Booby, Platform Eureka, Orange County (1 report)
    Glossy Ibis, Yolo County (1 report)
    Curlew Sandpiper (juvenile), Santa Clara County (2 reports)
    Curlew Sandpiper (adult), Santa Clara County (1 report)
    Broad-billed Hummingbird, Riverside County (2 reports)
    Blue-headed Vireo, Marin County (2 reports)
    Gray-cheeked Thrush, Kern County (3 reports)
    Worm-eating Warbler, Mojave Narrows Regional Park, San Bernardino County (2 reports)
    Worm-eating Warbler, Primm Valley Golf Club, San Bernardino County (2 reports)
    Mourning Warbler, San Francisco County (2 reports)
    Cerulean Warbler, Humboldt County (2 reports)
    
    Thank you,
    Tom
    
    Thomas A. Benson
    Secretary, California Bird Records Committee
    secretary@...
    
    
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  13. Re: [CALBIRDS] Mourning Warbler, San Francisco 9 Oct 2015-YES LINK
    DATE: Oct 10, 2015 @ 5:07pm, 3 year(s) ago
    Thanks for the report, eventually had great looks by 5 pm. Took a few hours! Hatch year Mourning Warbler still present.
    Rob Hewitt, ArcataSent from my iPhone
    On Oct 9, 2015, at 9:46 AM, keith_seagull@... [CALBIRDS] <CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
    Hi all,Still present at Sue Bierman Park, Clay St. and Davis St. I found it at first light this morning 7am-ish on the ground in the plantings near the sidewalk along Clay St. It actively fed and skulked around eventually moving towards the top of the hill. No one sighting lasted more than 10 seconds. I and another couple watched it for around 20 minutes, before I decided that I needed to go to work. Fleet Week festivities ramping up in the area, so beware. Good birding!Keith Kwan, Sacramento
    
    
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  15. Mourning Warbler, San Francisco 9 Oct 2015-YES LINK
    DATE: Oct 9, 2015 @ 9:46am, 3 year(s) ago
    Hi all,Still present at Sue Bierman Park, Clay St. and Davis St. I found it at first light this morning 7am-ish on the ground in the plantings near the sidewalk along Clay St. It actively fed and skulked around eventually moving towards the top of the hill. No one sighting lasted more than 10 seconds. I and another couple watched it for around 20 minutes, before I decided that I needed to go to work. Fleet Week festivities ramping up in the area, so beware. Good birding!Keith Kwan, Sacramento
    
    
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  17. Mourning Warbler in San Francisco LINK
    DATE: Oct 7, 2015 @ 11:19am, 3 year(s) ago
    Found yesterday by Mark Rauzon, a MOURNING WARBLER continues this morning, near the corner of Clay and Davis in Sue Bierman Park in downtown San Francisco.
    
    
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  19. San Luis Obispo County Mourning Warbler LINK
    DATE: Jun 5, 2015 @ 11:06am, 3 year(s) ago
    I found a singing male Mourning Warbler at the campground in Montana de Oro State Park this morning. It was later confirmed and photographed by Jay Carroll. It was first seen in the willows next to campsite 23 at about 7:45 and then heard and seen behind campsite 24 and across the road from site 23. It would sing then be silent and sing again. It was not with a flock and was working low in bushes, occasionally coming out into the open briefly. Updates will appear on the slocobirding yahoo group.
    Jim Royer
    Los Osos
    
    
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  21. Farallones bird wave fri/sat, sep 19-20 LINK
    DATE: Sep 21, 2014 @ 8:43am, 4 year(s) ago
    Hi all. Yesterday (saturday) on Southeast Farallon Island, the Point Blue Conservation Science crew had our second consecutive day of good migrant bird conditions. We saw great numbers of migrants, including 21 species of warblers.
    
    High overcast and light winds continue this morning (sunday), so here is just a brief note of the highlights from friday and saturday:
    
    *WHITE-FACED IBIS (4TH ISLAND RECORD)
    BLACK SWIFT
    CHIMNEY SWIFT
    HAMMOND'S FLYCATCHER
    *PLUMBEOUS VIREO (3RD ISLAND RECORD)
    RED-THROATED PIPIT - 2
    OVENBIRD
    NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH
    BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER
    TENNESSE WARBLER - 4
    *CONNECTICUT WARBLER
    *MOURNING WARBLER
    AMERICAN REDSTART
    MAGNOLIA WARBLER - 2
    BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER - 2
    CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER
    BLACKPOLL WARBLER - 3
    BOBOLINK
    
    Check in with what we've been seeing on ebird! Here is the checklist from yesterday: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklistsubID=S19891067
    
    If you'd like to see photos of most of these birds, check out the farallonia flickr site here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/53425647@N02
    
    Or, I have a SEFI 2014 album on my Picasa site as well here: https://picasaweb.google.com/101314872386852188220/SEFI2014
    
    Cheers and fruitful birding,
    
    Dan Maxwell and the rest of the SEFI crew (Boo Curry, Kristie Nelson, Adam Searcy, Jim Tietz, and Oliver James)
    
    
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  23. Barbara Carlson record San Diego year: 387 species LINK
    DATE: Dec 31, 2013 @ 2:57pm, 5 year(s) ago
    Barbara Carlson has ended 2013 with a phenomenal 387 species in San
    Diego County. This is not only a new record for this county (former
    record was ca. 370), but it is undoubtedly a single-year record for any
    county in the U.S./Canada. Barbara was aided by an excellent
    rarity-winter of 2012-2013, good shorebirds in late summer, LOTS of time
    spent offshore throughout the year racking up a long list of tough
    pelagic species, a reasonably productive autumn filling in holes,
    and--most of all--pure diligence! A testament to her long list was the
    fact that very recent findings of species such as a new Blue-headed
    Vireo, Bay-breasted and Black-throated Green Warblers, Painted Redstart,
    Orchard Orioles, and even a Masked/Nazca Booby added no new
    species.....she'd seen them all already earlier in the year! Her only
    new bird since Thanksgiving was the Oceanside Glaucous Gull.
    
    In the near future, Barbara will make a list of all the rarities she saw
    in the county this year, with the date, location, and other observers
    who saw them with her, and will make that document available to anyone
    interested. When ready, she will post news of its existence on this
    listserve.
    
    The list of high-quality rarities she saw in San Diego County in 2013 is
    too long to give here in its entirety, but here are some of the best of
    the best:
    Red-necked Grebe
    Flesh-footed Shearwater
    Great Shearwater
    Manx Shearwater
    Masked/Nazca Booby
    Blue-footed Booby
    Lesser Sand-Plover
    Wilson's Plover
    Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
    Franklin's Gull
    Glaucous Gull
    Guadalupe and Craveri's Murrelets
    Inca Dove
    Black Swift
    Broad-billed Hummingbird
    Great Crested Flycatcher
    Thick-billed Kingbird
    Blue-headed Vireo
    Yellow-green Vireo
    Gray Catbird
    Grace's, Pine, Bay-breasted, Black-thr Green, Prairie, Mourning Warblers
    Painted Redstart
    Nelson's Sparrow
    Harris's Sparrow
    Scarlet Tanager
    Bronzed Cowbird
    Orchard Oriole
    
    And what were her biggest "misses" Long-eared Owl, Ancient
    Murrelet....the Le Conte's Sparrow, Sandwich Tern, and multiple 'dips'
    on Yellow-billed Cuckoo and Scissor-tailed Flycatcher.
    
    Again, congratulations!
    
    Who's next to try!
    
    --Paul Lehman, San Diego
    
    
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  25. Re: [CALBIRDS] Fwd: [MBB] Fwd: cuckoo ID LINK
    DATE: Sep 29, 2012 @ 5:17pm, 6 year(s) ago
    There is also an Amchorage record from about 10 years ago
    D. Sonneborn
    Anchorage
    
    Sent from my iPhone
    
    On Sep 29, 2012, at 8:27 AM, Bernardo Alps wrote:
    
    > Hi Don.
    >
    > There is an article by Paul Baicich on page 68 of the July 2010 issue of
    Birding about the Martha's Vineyard Common Cuckoo. The bird was found on 3 May
    1981, captured in a mistnet and banded the next day, and not seen again. Paul
    also mentions a November 1958 record from Barbados.
    >
    > Take care,
    >
    > Bernardo
    >
    > Bernardo Alps
    > San Pedro, CA
    > Whalephoto@...
    >
    > 
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  27. Re: [CALBIRDS] Fwd: [MBB] Fwd: cuckoo ID LINK
    DATE: Sep 29, 2012 @ 4:27pm, 6 year(s) ago
    Hi Don.
    
    There is an article by Paul Baicich on page 68 of the July 2010 issue of Birding
    about the Martha's Vineyard Common Cuckoo. The bird was found on 3 May 1981,
    captured in a mistnet and banded the next day, and not seen again. Paul also
    mentions a November 1958 record from Barbados.
    
    Take care,
    
    Bernardo
    
    Bernardo Alps
    San Pedro, CA
    Whalephoto@...
    
    
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  29. Fwd: [MBB] Fwd: cuckoo ID LINK
    DATE: Sep 29, 2012 @ 1:34am, 6 year(s) ago
    Begin forwarded message:
    
    From: Don Roberson
    Date: September 28, 2012 6:30:01 PM PDT
    To: mbb
    Subject: [MBB] Fwd: cuckoo ID
    
    Some very useful comments from Paul Lehman in Alaska . .
    
    Begin forwarded message:
    
    From: Paul Lehman
    Date: September 28, 2012 5:51:02 PM PDT
    To: Don Roberson
    Cc: Curtis Marantz , Brian Daniels
    , Guy McCaskie , Joseph Morlan
    , Barbara Carlson
    Subject: cuckoo ID
    
    Don,
    
    Greetings from Gambell, where today's Mourning Warbler obviously pales in great
    comparison to the Watsonville cuckoo!!! The clearly unmarked rufous rump is
    certainly a very strong indicator of COMMON Cuckoo, versus the well-barred rump
    of rufous (hepatic)-morph Orientals. But don't try to use thickness of barring
    on underparts or the back, as that alleged character is not safe. The only other
    thing to potentially use is the underwing pattern: whether it shows a fair
    amount of light barring (Common) or is a more contrasty solid whitish vs. solid
    slate-gray in large patches (Oriental); but even that difference is an average
    rather than an absolute.
    
    BTW, AUTUMN (and latter summer) records of Cuculus cuckoos in w. Alaska are
    relatively few, but what have occurred are skewed more toward ORIENTAL,
    surprisingly enough--or were just Cuculus sp.--whereas a large percent of the
    LATE SPRING cuckoos identified there to species were Commons. Also, there seems
    to have been a real decline in Cuculus occurrence in Alaska during the past 10
    years, perhaps associated with a possible overall decline in cuckoo numbers in
    northeast Asia.
    
    --Paul Lehman
    
    P.S. Also, contrary to what somebody posted, this is not the first Lower 48
    record. There was a bird many years ago in Massachusetts--Martha's Vineyard I
    seem to recall
    
    posted by Don Roberson
    
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    Don Roberson
    Pacific Grove CA
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