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  1. Re: [CALBIRDS] South Lake Tahoe advice? LINK
    DATE: Feb 7, 2018 @ 10:44pm, 4 month(s) ago
    Hi Vivek,
    
    I would love to know where folks are seeing Pine Grosbeaks in Tahoe as well. If anyone responded to you with any tips can you forward them to me I’m going to be in Tahoe this weekend and would love to look for them.
    
    Thanks!
    Louis Libert
    Oakland, CA
    
    On Feb 2, 2018, at 5:17 PM, Vivek Tiwari spiderhunters@... [CALBIRDS] < CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com > wrote:
    
    For the next 8 Saturdays I will be up in South Lake Tahoe. Will be free from 9AM to 3PM while my son is skiing. I might ski too, but the idea of exploring the area is rathertoo tempting.
    Any advice on the best way to use my time
    
    Pine Grosbeak is a nemesis and would love to try for it.
    And perhaps photo opportunities for the iconic birds of the Eastern Sierra and the High Plains.
    
    I can probably go up as far as Renoto the north and Bridgeport to the south. Any further would entail more driving and less birding.
    
    In the past I have had luck with Pinyon Jays near Walker, CA and would probably try again for some pics. Anteleope Valley for raptors and other roadside photo ops.
    Last Saturday I went to Diamond Valley near Indian Creek Reservoir. Great looks at Ferruginous Hawks and Prairie Falcons but no Grosbeaks.
    
    Any good site for Bald Eagles
    
    Appreciate any/all suggestions.
    
    Thanks in advance,
    Vivek Tiwari
    Sunnyvale, CA
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  3. South Lake Tahoe advice? LINK
    DATE: Feb 2, 2018 @ 5:17pm, 5 month(s) ago
    For the next 8 Saturdays I will be up in South Lake Tahoe. Will be free from 9AM to 3PM while my son is skiing. I might ski too, but the idea of exploring the area is rather too tempting.
    Any advice on the best way to use my time
    
    Pine Grosbeak is a nemesis and would love to try for it.
    And perhaps photo opportunities for the iconic birds of the Eastern Sierra and the High Plains.
    
    I can probably go up as far as Reno to the north and Bridgeport to the south. Any further would entail more driving and less birding.
    
    In the past I have had luck with Pinyon Jays near Walker, CA and would probably try again for some pics. Anteleope Valley for raptors and other roadside photo ops.
    Last Saturday I went to Diamond Valley near Indian Creek Reservoir. Great looks at Ferruginous Hawks and Prairie Falcons but no Grosbeaks.
    
    Any good site for Bald Eagles
    
    Appreciate any/all suggestions.
    
    Thanks in advance,
    Vivek Tiwari
    Sunnyvale, CA
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  5. RFI Camping for birding locations at Yosemite LINK
    DATE: Aug 22, 2016 @ 4:09pm, 2 year(s) ago
    Hello,
    I would like to drive up to Yosemite next summer, with the wife, kids, and dog. I want them to enjoy it, and would like to try to sneak in a few birds, while I am up there. Ptarmigan would be a priority, and of course, Great Gray Owl and Pine Grosbeak are nothing to sneeze at. but I get the impression that you have to hike up to nosebleed altitudes for the Ptarmigan. I would like to hear back from others who have combine camping there with birding. B.C. (before children) I would just pitch a tent at Mineral King, but comfort and facilities are more desired when hauling kids with me...
    Tom
    
    Thomas Geza Miko
    http://www.tgmiko.com/
    Claremont, Los Angeles County, California
    909.241.3300
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  7. Where to bird in Mammoth Lakes Area? LINK
    DATE: Jun 16, 2012 @ 1:42am, 6 year(s) ago
    Hi Everyone,
    
    I'm going to be in staying in the Mammoth Lakes area for 7 days starting next
    Saturday June 23. I emailed this list before last year's Mammoth Lakes trip and
    everyone was very helpful. Does anyone have recommendations of good places to
    bird around there Some birds I'm looking for:
    
    Calliope Hummingbird
    Gray-crowned Rosy Finch
    Sage and Blue Grouse
    Western Screech Owl
    Virginia Warbler
    Pine Grosbeak
    Northern Goshawk
    Mountain Quail
    White-tailed Ptarmigan
    
    Also I've never seen a Black Bear.
    
    Also - is there an email list I could join for that area Are there any
    organized bird walks in the area during June 23 - 30
    
    Thanks again for your help,
    Louis Libert
    Oakland, CA
    
    
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  9. Where to bird in Mammoth Lake Area? LINK
    DATE: Jun 17, 2011 @ 8:17pm, 7 year(s) ago
    I'm going to be in staying in the Mammoth Lake area for 5 days starting next
    Friday. Does anyone have recommendations of good places to bird around there
    Some birds I'm looking for:
    
    Calliope Hummingbird
    Dusky and Hammond's Flycatchers
    Gray-crowned Rosy Finch
    Sage and Blue Grouse
    Long-eared Owl
    Pine Grosbeak
    Northern Goshawk
    Mountain Quail
    White-tailed Ptarmigan
    
    Also - is there an email list I could join for that area
    
    Thanks for your help,
    Louis Libert
    Oakland, CA
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  11. 2010 big year (long) LINK
    DATE: Jan 3, 2011 @ 7:07pm, 7 year(s) ago
    Calbirders,
    In 2010 I fulfilled a long-time goal of doing a big year in California.
    The year ended with 444 species. In addition, I saw 16 non-countable
    species. I birded daily except for March through mid-June due to a
    work-induced hiatus.
    My non-birding friends found some aspects of my big year experience
    humorous, interesting and/or offensive, including:
    * over 32,000 miles driven in the State
    * 18 round-trip plane trips to Northern California from LA
    * 5 unsuccessful trips from LA to Newberry Springs to look for Common
    Grackle (I eventually got a different bird in LA)
    * 2 trips / 4 mostly rainy days spent looking for Brown Shrike
    * 14 unsuccessful trips to La Mirada Creek Park to look for
    Dusky-capped Flycatcher (I got it on my 15th trip. I have no plans to
    ever visit LMCP again.)
    * 4 unsuccessful trips to look for the Pyrrhuloxia
    
    I missed 65 of the 499 countable species reported in eBird this year,
    including some common species:
    * Sooty Grouse
    * 14 pelagic species
    * California Condor
    * Barred Owl
    * Northern Saw-whet Owl
    * Gray Vireo
    * Pine Grosbeak
    I was left with a new appreciation for the heroic effort of the Howes in
    their record big year. I also developed a strong belief that eBird is
    an important and powerful tool for capturing status and distribution
    data. I believe we are just scratching the surface of what that
    database will eventually become. BirdsEye was a great tool for planning
    trips using eBird data.
    Thanks to the many birders who report in eBird or the listservs, and to
    those who provided generous help!
    Below is a list of the birds I observed during the year. Feel free to
    contact me offline if you have any questions or if you would like to
    flame me for my use of fossil fuels.
    Dave Bell
    
    Species observed that appear on the CBRC list of California Birds:
    TAIGA BEAN-GOOSE: IMP Sonny Bono Unit 1 tibg spot 10 Nov 2010Greater
    White-fronted Goose: Davis WTP 09 Jan 2010Snow Goose: Davis WTP 09 Jan
    2010Ross's Goose: Davis WTP 09 Jan 2010Brant: Bolinas Lagoon--IBA 10 Jan
    2010Cackling Goose: Inverness Park 10 Jan 2010Canada Goose: San Diego
    Wild Animal Park 01 Jan 2010Tundra Swan: Davis WTP 09 Jan 2010Wood Duck:
    San Diego Wild Animal Park 01 Jan 2010Gadwall: San Diego Wild Animal
    Park 01 Jan 2010Eurasian Wigeon: Bolinas Lagoon--IBA 10 Jan 2010American
    Wigeon: Tijuana Slough NWR--Seacoast Dr. 01 Jan 2010Mallard: Tijuana
    Slough NWR--Seacoast Dr. 01 Jan 2010Blue-winged Teal: Yolo Bypass
    Wildlife Area 09 Jan 2010Cinnamon Teal: San Diego Wild Animal Park 01
    Jan 2010Northern Shoveler: Tijuana Slough NWR--Seacoast Dr. 01 Jan
    2010Northern Pintail: San Diego Wild Animal Park 01 Jan 2010Green-winged
    Teal: Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area 09 Jan 2010Canvasback: SOL Lagoon Valley
    park area 06 Jan 2010Redhead: San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary 18 Jan
    2010Ring-necked Duck: Ellis Creek Water Recycling Facility 10 Jan
    2010Tufted Duck: Lake Merritt 14 Jan 2010Greater Scaup: Tijuana Slough
    NWR--Seacoast Dr. 01 Jan 2010Lesser Scaup: Tijuana Slough NWR--Seacoast
    Dr. 01 Jan 2010King Eider: Cabrillo Beach 16 Jan 2010Harlequin Duck: Pt.
    Reyes--Fish Docks 08 Oct 2010Surf Scoter: Venice Beach 03 Jan
    2010White-winged Scoter: Dockweiler SB 10 Feb 2010Black Scoter:
    Dockweiler SB 19 Feb 2010Long-tailed Duck: Malibu Pier 26 Jan
    2010Bufflehead: Tijuana Slough NWR--Seacoast Dr. 01 Jan 2010Common
    Goldeneye: SOL 7457 Timm rd 05 Jan 2010Barrow's Goldeneye: Lake Merritt
    14 Jan 2010Hooded Merganser: SOL Lagoon Valley park area 06 Jan
    2010Common Merganser: Folsom Lake--Beals Pt. 13 Jan 2010Red-breasted
    Merganser: Playa del Rey--breakwater 03 Jan 2010Ruddy Duck: San Diego
    Wild Animal Park 01 Jan 2010Mountain Quail: RIV Main Divide Truck Trail
    mid 09 Jun 2010California Quail: ALP river ranch rd 12 Jan 2010Gambel's
    Quail: Salton Sea NWR--Unit 2 / Visitor Center 24 Jan 2010Chukar:
    Galileo Hill--Silver Saddle Ranch and Club 08 Dec 2010Ring-necked
    Pheasant: Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area 09 Jan 2010Ruffed Grouse: Redwood
    NP--Tall Trees Rd. 27 Feb 2010Greater Sage-Grouse: Benton Crossing Rd.
    07 Dec 2010Wild Turkey: AMA Ione STP 13 Jan 2010Red-throated Loon:
    Venice Beach 03 Jan 2010Pacific Loon: Venice Beach 03 Jan 2010Common
    Loon: Playa del Rey--breakwater 03 Jan 2010YELLOW-BILLED LOON: Castaic
    Lagoon 27 Mar 2010Pied-billed Grebe: San Diego Wild Animal Park 01 Jan
    2010Horned Grebe: Burton W. Chace County Park 03 Jan 2010Red-necked
    Grebe: Lake Merritt 14 Jan 2010Eared Grebe: Tijuana Slough NWR--Seacoast
    Dr. 01 Jan 2010Western Grebe: Burton W. Chace County Park 03 Jan
    2010Clark's Grebe: Candlestick Pt. 07 Jan 2010Laysan Albatross: Arena
    Cove 02 Dec 2010Black-footed Albatross: Offshore--southwest of Pt.
    Conception (SBA Co.) 31 Jul 2010Northern Fulmar: Pt. Loma--nearshore (SD
    Co.) 14 Mar 2010COOK'S PETREL: Offshore--Escarpment between Rodriguez
    and San Juan (SBA Co.) 31 Jul 2010Pink-footed Shearwater: Nine Mile Bank
    (SD Co.) 13 Feb 2010Buller's Shearwater: Offshore--Escarpment between
    Rodriguez and San Juan (SBA Co.) 31 Jul 2010Sooty Shearwater: Nine Mile
    Bank (SD Co.) 13 Feb 2010Short-tailed Shearwater: Monterey Bay pelagic
    (SCZ Co.) 12 Sep 2010Black-vented Shearwater: Pt.
    Vicente--Seawatch/Whalewatch 10 Feb 2010Leach's Storm-Petrel: Santa
    Barbara Channel--west channel (SBA Co.) 31 Jul 2010Ashy Storm-Petrel:
    Santa Barbara Channel--west channel (SBA Co.) 31 Jul 2010Black
    Storm-Petrel: Santa Barbara Channel--west channel (SBA Co.) 31 Jul
    2010Least Storm-Petrel: Monterey Bay pelagic (SCZ Co.) 12 Sep
    2010RED-BILLED TROPICBIRD: Nine Mile Bank (SD Co.) 13 Feb 2010American
    White Pelican: Davis WTP 09 Jan 2010Brown Pelican: Tijuana Slough
    NWR--Seacoast Dr. 01 Jan 2010Brandt's Cormorant: Tijuana Slough
    NWR--Seacoast Dr. 01 Jan 2010NEOTROPIC CORMORANT: Ramer Lake 10 Jul
    2010Double-crested Cormorant: Tijuana Slough NWR--Seacoast Dr. 01 Jan
    2010Pelagic Cormorant: Playa del Rey--breakwater 03 Jan 2010American
    Bittern: Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve 16 Jan 2010Least Bittern: Ramer
    Lake 10 Jul 2010Great Blue Heron: Tijuana Slough NWR--Seacoast Dr. 01
    Jan 2010Great Egret: Tijuana Slough NWR--Seacoast Dr. 01 Jan 2010Snowy
    Egret: Tijuana Slough NWR--Seacoast Dr. 01 Jan 2010Little Blue Heron:
    Tijuana Slough NWR--Seacoast Dr. 01 Jan 2010Reddish Egret: Seal Beach
    NWR 12 Mar 2010Cattle Egret: Finney Lake 24 Jan 2010Green Heron: Salton
    Sea SRA--Headquarters and Campground 25 Jan 2010Black-crowned
    Night-Heron: San Diego Wild Animal Park 01 Jan 2010Yellow-crowned
    Night-Heron: Imperial Beach Sports Park 14 Feb 2010White-faced Ibis: San
    Diego Wild Animal Park 01 Jan 2010Wood Stork: Salton Sea--Schrimpf Rd.
    Cove 20 Aug 2010BLACK VULTURE: SBA Goleta BLVU roost spot 06 Nov
    2010Turkey Vulture: San Diego Wild Animal Park 01 Jan 2010Osprey:
    Bolinas Lagoon--IBA 10 Jan 2010White-tailed Kite: SOL 7457 Timm rd 05
    Jan 2010Bald Eagle: ALP indian ck res 12 Jan 2010Northern Harrier:
    Tijuana Slough NWR--Seacoast Dr. 01 Jan 2010Sharp-shinned Hawk: San
    Diego Wild Animal Park 01 Jan 2010Cooper's Hawk: ORA back bay at
    jamboree 01 Jan 2010Northern Goshawk: ALP river ranch rd 12 Jan
    2010Red-shouldered Hawk: SOL 7457 Timm rd 05 Jan 2010Broad-winged Hawk:
    Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve 05 Dec 2010Swainson's Hawk: Sacramento
    International Airport 22 Mar 2010Zone-tailed Hawk: San Diego Wild Animal
    Park 14 Feb 2010Red-tailed Hawk: Tijuana Slough NWR--Seacoast Dr. 01 Jan
    2010Ferruginous Hawk: SAC lark bunting spot 08 Jan 2010Rough-legged
    Hawk: Foothill Rd. 12 Jan 2010Golden Eagle: SIE sierra valley 12 Jan
    2010CRESTED CARACARA: Smith River Bottoms--southern 01 Dec 2010American
    Kestrel: Tijuana Slough NWR--Seacoast Dr. 01 Jan 2010Merlin: La Mirada
    Creek Park 16 Jan 2010Peregrine Falcon: Tijuana Slough NWR--Seacoast Dr.
    01 Jan 2010Prairie Falcon: SAC lark bunting spot 08 Jan 2010Black Rail:
    Rush Ranch 03 Dec 2010Clapper Rail: Tijuana Slough NWR--Seacoast Dr. 01
    Jan 2010Virginia Rail: Tijuana Slough NWR--Seacoast Dr. 01 Jan 2010Sora:
    Tijuana Slough NWR--Seacoast Dr. 01 Jan 2010PURPLE GALLINULE: San
    Gabriel River--Peck Rd. to Whittier Narrows Dam 22 Sep 2010Common
    Moorhen: San Diego Wild Animal Park 01 Jan 2010American Coot: San Diego
    Wild Animal Park 01 Jan 2010Sandhill Crane: SAC lark bunting spot 08 Jan
    2010Black-bellied Plover: Napa Valley Marina area 10 Jan 2010Pacific
    Golden-Plover: Shollenberger Park 10 Jan 2010Snowy Plover: Tijuana River
    mouth 14 Feb 2010WILSON'S PLOVER: Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve 13 Apr
    2010Semipalmated Plover: Salton Sea--Lack Rd. at Lindsey Rd. 24 Jan
    2010Killdeer: Candlestick Pt. 07 Jan 2010Mountain Plover: LA 110th k to
    I 28 Nov 2010AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER: Golden Shore Marine Reserve 10 Jun
    2010Black Oystercatcher: Playa del Rey--breakwater 03 Jan
    2010Black-necked Stilt: San Diego Wild Animal Park 01 Jan 2010American
    Avocet: Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area 09 Jan 2010Spotted Sandpiper:
    Candlestick Pt. 07 Jan 2010Solitary Sandpiper: Mill Creek--Hellman Ave.
    20 Aug 2010Wandering Tattler: Ballona Creek 18 Feb 2010Greater
    Yellowlegs: Tijuana Slough NWR--Seacoast Dr. 01 Jan 2010Willet: Tijuana
    Slough NWR--Seacoast Dr. 01 Jan 2010Lesser Yellowlegs: ORA Bolsa Chica
    05 Apr 2010Whimbrel: Tijuana Slough NWR--Seacoast Dr. 01 Jan
    2010Long-billed Curlew: Tijuana Slough NWR--Seacoast Dr. 01 Jan
    2010HUDSONIAN GODWIT: Piute Ponds 22 May 2010BAR-TAILED GODWIT: Imperial
    Beach--Camp Surf 03 Aug 2010Marbled Godwit: Tijuana Slough NWR--Seacoast
    Dr. 01 Jan 2010Ruddy Turnstone: Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve 16 Jan
    2010Black Turnstone: Playa del Rey--breakwater 03 Jan 2010Surfbird:
    Playa del Rey--breakwater 03 Jan 2010Red Knot: Bolsa Chica Ecological
    Reserve 22 Jun 2010Sanderling: Playa del Rey--breakwater 03 Jan
    2010Semipalmated Sandpiper: Los Angeles River--Willow St. 27 Jul
    2010Western Sandpiper: Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve 16 Jan 2010Least
    Sandpiper: San Diego Wild Animal Park 01 Jan 2010Baird's Sandpiper: Los
    Angeles River--Del Amo Blvd. 27 Aug 2010Pectoral Sandpiper: Los Angeles
    River--Willow St. 20 Jul 2010Rock Sandpiper: Humboldt Bay--North Spit 26
    Feb 2010Dunlin: Davis WTP 09 Jan 2010Stilt Sandpiper: Salton Sea--Lack
    Rd. at Lindsey Rd. 24 Jan 2010BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER: Los Angeles
    River--Del Amo Blvd. 28 Aug 2010Ruff: Salton Sea--Schrimpf Rd. at Davis
    Rd. 20 Aug 2010Short-billed Dowitcher: San Diego River--mouth 13 Feb
    2010Long-billed Dowitcher: San Diego Wild Animal Park 01 Jan
    2010Wilson's Snipe: Davis WTP 09 Jan 2010Wilson's Phalarope: Lancaster
    Sewage Ponds 22 May 2010Red-necked Phalarope: LA Catalina Channel 02 May
    2010Red Phalarope: LA Catalina Channel 02 May 2010Black-legged
    Kittiwake: Humboldt Bay--South Spit 27 Feb 2010IVORY GULL: SLO Pismo
    Beach at Grand Ave 06 Nov 2010Sabine's Gull: Offshore--southwest of Pt.
    Conception (SBA Co.) 31 Jul 2010Bonaparte's Gull: Ellis Creek Water
    Recycling Facility 10 Jan 2010LITTLE GULL: Lake Perris SP 13 Mar
    2010Laughing Gull: Bonelli Park 19 Jan 2010Franklin's Gull: Lancaster
    Sewage Ponds 22 May 2010BLACK-TAILED GULL: LA W Alamitos Bay, Bayshore
    Dr. 08 Nov 2010Heermann's Gull: Tijuana Slough NWR--Seacoast Dr. 01 Jan
    2010Mew Gull: Candlestick Pt. 07 Jan 2010Ring-billed Gull: Tijuana
    Slough NWR--Seacoast Dr. 01 Jan 2010Western Gull: Tijuana Slough
    NWR--Seacoast Dr. 01 Jan 2010Yellow-footed Gull: Salton Sea--south end
    24 Jan 2010California Gull: Tijuana Slough NWR--Seacoast Dr. 01 Jan
    2010Herring Gull: Davis WTP 09 Jan 2010Thayer's Gull: Davis WTP 09 Jan
    2010LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL: Salton Sea--Obsidian Butte 24 Jan
    2010Glaucous-winged Gull: Candlestick Pt. 07 Jan 2010Glaucous Gull:
    Crescent City Harbor 01 Dec 2010SOOTY TERN: Bolsa Chica Ecological
    Reserve 05 Jul 2010Least Tern: LA Catalina Channel 02 May
    2010Gull-billed Tern: Salton Sea--Lack Rd. at Grubel Rd. seawall 10 Jul
    2010Caspian Tern: Cabrillo Beach 16 Jan 2010Black Tern: Lancaster Sewage
    Ponds 22 May 2010Common Tern: Piute Ponds 22 May 2010Arctic Tern:
    Rodriguez Seamount (SBA Co.) 31 Jul 2010Forster's Tern: Venice Beach 03
    Jan 2010Royal Tern: Tijuana Slough NWR--Seacoast Dr. 01 Jan 2010Elegant
    Tern: Pt. Loma--nearshore (SD Co.) 14 Mar 2010Black Skimmer: Tijuana
    River mouth 14 Feb 2010South Polar Skua: LA Catalina Channel 02 May
    2010Pomarine Jaeger: Nine Mile Bank (SD Co.) 13 Feb 2010Parasitic
    Jaeger: Nine Mile Bank (SD Co.) 13 Feb 2010Long-tailed Jaeger: Rodriguez
    Seamount (SBA Co.) 31 Jul 2010Common Murre: Chadbourne Gulch 26 Feb
    2010Pigeon Guillemot: Pt. Bonita Lighthouse 24 Jul 2010Marbled Murrelet:
    Chadbourne Gulch 26 Feb 2010Xantus's Murrelet: Nine Mile Bank (SD Co.)
    13 Feb 2010Ancient Murrelet: Imperial Beach Pier 03 Dec 2010Cassin's
    Auklet: Nine Mile Bank (SD Co.) 13 Feb 2010Rhinoceros Auklet: Nine Mile
    Bank (SD Co.) 13 Feb 2010Tufted Puffin: Farallon Islands (SF Co.) 24 Jul
    2010Rock Pigeon: Tijuana Slough NWR--Seacoast Dr. 01 Jan 2010Band-tailed
    Pigeon: LA Eaton Canyon 17 Jan 2010Eurasian Collared-Dove: San Diego
    Wild Animal Park 01 Jan 2010Spotted Dove: Salt Lake Park 14 Jul
    2010White-winged Dove: Niland 24 Jan 2010Mourning Dove: Tijuana Slough
    NWR--Seacoast Dr. 01 Jan 2010Inca Dove: Salton Sea NWR--Unit 2 / Visitor
    Center 24 Jan 2010Common Ground-Dove: Salton Sea NWR--Unit 2 / Visitor
    Center 24 Jan 2010Red-crowned Parrot: LA Eaton Canyon 02 Jan
    2010Yellow-billed Cuckoo: Blythe 10 Jul 2010Greater Roadrunner: Salton
    Sea--Obsidian Butte 24 Jan 2010Barn Owl: SOL 7457 Timm rd 05 Jan
    2010Flammulated Owl: Buckhorn Campground 12 Jul 2010Western Screech-Owl:
    Occidental 09 Oct 2010Great Horned Owl: LA Eaton Canyon 02 Jan
    2010Northern Pygmy-Owl: Fish Creek trail 11 Jul 2010ELF OWL: Riverside
    05 Aug 2010Burrowing Owl: San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary 18 Jan
    2010Spotted Owl: LA chantry truck road 0.6mm 15 Nov 2010Long-eared Owl:
    Mercey Hot Springs 11 Nov 2010Short-eared Owl: SJ hwy 12 w of I-5 03 Jan
    2010Lesser Nighthawk: 2N02 crest w of Arrastre 10 Jul 2010Common
    Nighthawk: 3N03 mm0.6-mm0.9 from 2N02 10 Jul 2010Common Poorwill: LA Hwy
    2 mm67.44 12 Jul 2010Whip-poor-will: LA Hwy 2 mm67.44 12 Jul 2010Black
    Swift: Monkeyface Falls 09 Jul 2010Vaux's Swift: Laguna Niguel Regional
    Park 14 Apr 2010White-throated Swift: Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area 09 Jan
    2010BROAD-BILLED HUMMINGBIRD: Sunnyslope Park 21 Dec 2010Black-chinned
    Hummingbird: Laguna Niguel Regional Park 11 Apr 2010Anna's Hummingbird:
    Encinitas Viewpoint Park 01 Jan 2010Costa's Hummingbird: San Diego Wild
    Animal Park 14 Feb 2010Calliope Hummingbird: Fish Creek trail 09 Jul
    2010Broad-tailed Hummingbird: SBA Fairview Gardens 15 Jan 2010Rufous
    Hummingbird: Laguna Niguel Regional Park 12 Apr 2010Allen's Hummingbird:
    Encinitas Viewpoint Park 01 Jan 2010Belted Kingfisher: Napa Valley
    Marina area 10 Jan 2010Lewis's Woodpecker: Scott Rd.--north 13 Jan
    2010Acorn Woodpecker: LA Eaton Canyon 02 Jan 2010Gila Woodpecker: Cattle
    Call Park 24 Jan 2010Williamson's Sapsucker: Veterans Park (LA Co.) 17
    Jan 2010Yellow-bellied Sapsucker: Edward Vincent Jr Park 23 Nov
    2010Red-naped Sapsucker: LA Mountain View Cemetery 27 Nov
    2010Red-breasted Sapsucker: Folsom Lake--Beals Pt. 13 Jan
    2010Ladder-backed Woodpecker: Niland 25 Jan 2010Nuttall's Woodpecker:
    San Diego Wild Animal Park 01 Jan 2010Downy Woodpecker: Inverness Park
    10 Jan 2010Hairy Woodpecker: Bolinas Lagoon--IBA 10 Jan 2010White-headed
    Woodpecker: Arrastre Creek at 2N02 10 Jul 2010Black-backed Woodpecker:
    June Lake burn--west of 395 07 Dec 2010Northern Flicker: SOL 7457 Timm
    rd 05 Jan 2010Gilded Flicker: Mojave National Preserve--Cima Rd. at
    Powerline Rd. 16 Jul 2010Pileated Woodpecker: Yosemite NP--Mirror Lake
    20 Sep 2010Olive-sided Flycatcher: Fish Creek trail 09 Jul 2010Western
    Wood-Pewee: San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary 20 May 2010Willow Flycatcher:
    Morongo Valley 11 Jun 2010Least Flycatcher: DeForest Park 26 Nov
    2010Hammond's Flycatcher: Apollo Park 22 May 2010Gray Flycatcher: Cattle
    Call Park 24 Jan 2010Dusky Flycatcher: Apollo Park 22 May
    2010Pacific-slope Flycatcher: Laguna Niguel Regional Park 06 Apr
    2010Cordilleran Flycatcher: Mojave National Preserve--New York
    Mtns.-Caruthers Cyn. 16 Jul 2010Black Phoebe: Encinitas Viewpoint Park
    01 Jan 2010Eastern Phoebe: Ocean Meadows Golf Course 15 Jan 2010Say's
    Phoebe: Tijuana Slough NWR--Seacoast Dr. 01 Jan 2010Vermilion
    Flycatcher: Cattle Call Park 24 Jan 2010Dusky-capped Flycatcher: La
    Mirada Creek Park 27 Mar 2010Ash-throated Flycatcher: Cattle Call Park
    24 Jan 2010Brown-crested Flycatcher: Morongo Valley 11 Jun 2010Tropical
    Kingbird: Whittier Narrows--Legg Lake 25 Jan 2010Cassin's Kingbird:
    Tijuana Slough NWR--Seacoast Dr. 01 Jan 2010THICK-BILLED KINGBIRD: SD
    chula vista open space 21 Dec 2010Western Kingbird: Castaic Lagoon 27
    Mar 2010Eastern Kingbird: Andree Clark Bird Refuge 06 Sep 2010BROWN
    SHRIKE: McKinleyville--Vista Point ponds 15 Dec 2010Loggerhead Shrike:
    Davis WTP 09 Jan 2010Bell's Vireo: Laguna Niguel Regional Park 12 Apr
    2010Plumbeous Vireo: Whittier Narrows--Legg Lake 09 Feb 2010Cassin's
    Vireo: LA Hwy 2 mm67.44 12 Jul 2010Hutton's Vireo: Folsom Lake--Beals
    Pt. 13 Jan 2010Warbling Vireo: Santiago Canyon Rd. 26 Mar 2010Gray Jay:
    Church Tree Rd. 01 Dec 2010Steller's Jay: Inverness Park 10 Jan
    2010Island Scrub-Jay: Santa Cruz Island--Prisoners Harbor 26 Aug
    2010Western Scrub-Jay: Tijuana Slough NWR--Seacoast Dr. 01 Jan
    2010Pinyon Jay: Mono Mills 07 Dec 2010Black-billed Magpie: ALP mud lake
    rd (including sewage ponds) 12 Jan 2010Yellow-billed Magpie: SOL 7457
    Timm rd 05 Jan 2010Clark's Nutcracker: Kirkwood (ALP Co.) 20 Mar
    2010American Crow: Encinitas Viewpoint Park 01 Jan 2010Common Raven: San
    Diego Wild Animal Park 01 Jan 2010Horned Lark: Tijuana Slough
    NWR--Seacoast Dr. 01 Jan 2010Northern Rough-winged Swallow: San Joaquin
    Wildlife Sanctuary 18 Jan 2010Purple Martin: Lost Lake 15 Jul 2010Tree
    Swallow: San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary 18 Jan 2010Violet-green Swallow:
    SD Coyote Canyon Rd 06 Mar 2010Bank Swallow: San Joaquin Wildlife
    Sanctuary 22 Apr 2010Barn Swallow: San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary 19 Jan
    2010Cliff Swallow: Ojai Meadows 22 Feb 2010Black-capped Chickadee: Janes
    Creek--Zehndner and Q St. 26 Feb 2010Mountain Chickadee: South Lake
    Tahoe area 12 Jan 2010Chestnut-backed Chickadee: Pt. Reyes--RCA Building
    10 Jan 2010Oak Titmouse: Folsom Lake--Beals Pt. 13 Jan 2010Juniper
    Titmouse: Mojave National Preserve--New York Mtns.-Caruthers Cyn. 15 Jul
    2010Verdin: Finney Lake 24 Jan 2010Bushtit: LA Eaton Canyon 02 Jan
    2010Red-breasted Nuthatch: Kirkwood (ALP Co.) 20 Mar 2010White-breasted
    Nuthatch: SOL 7457 Timm rd 05 Jan 2010Pygmy Nuthatch: Golden Gate
    Park--Stow Lake 25 Feb 2010Brown Creeper: Pt. Reyes--RCA Building 10 Jan
    2010Cactus Wren: Bonelli Park 19 Jan 2010Rock Wren: Folsom Lake--Folsom
    Pt. 13 Jan 2010Canyon Wren: Mt. Wilson Toll Rd. 23 Jan 2010Bewick's
    Wren: Tijuana Slough NWR--Seacoast Dr. 01 Jan 2010House Wren: LA Eaton
    Canyon 02 Jan 2010Winter Wren: Point Loma Nazareen University Pacific
    Wren: Bolinas Lagoon--IBA 10 Jan 2010Marsh Wren: Tijuana Slough
    NWR--Seacoast Dr. 01 Jan 2010Blue-gray Gnatcatcher: El Dorado Park 16
    Jan 2010California Gnatcatcher: Bonelli Park 19 Jan 2010Black-tailed
    Gnatcatcher: Finney Lake 24 Jan 2010American Dipper: Hwy 49 at Goodyear
    12 Jan 2010Golden-crowned Kinglet: Pt. Reyes--RCA Building 10 Jan
    2010Ruby-crowned Kinglet: Encinitas Viewpoint Park 01 Jan 2010Western
    Bluebird: San Diego Wild Animal Park 01 Jan 2010Mountain Bluebird:
    Salton Sea--south end 24 Jan 2010Townsend's Solitaire: SIE sierra valley
    12 Jan 2010Swainson's Thrush: San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary 26 May
    2010Hermit Thrush: Encinitas Viewpoint Park 01 Jan 2010American Robin:
    Napa Valley Marina area 10 Jan 2010Varied Thrush: Redwood NP--Tall Trees
    Rd. 27 Feb 2010Wrentit: LA Eaton Canyon 02 Jan 2010GRAY CATBIRD: Niland
    25 Jan 2010Northern Mockingbird: San Diego Wild Animal Park 01 Jan
    2010Sage Thrasher: Upper Newport Bay--Back Bay Dr. parking lot 18 Oct
    2010BROWN THRASHER: Pt. Pinole 30 Nov 2010Bendire's Thrasher: SBD Cedar
    Cy Rd -- west 15 Jul 2010CURVE-BILLED THRASHER: Shipley Nature Center 14
    Nov 2010California Thrasher: LA Eaton Canyon 02 Jan 2010Crissal
    Thrasher: NY Mountain Rd 16 Jul 2010Le Conte's Thrasher: LA Palmdale
    area 28 Nov 2010European Starling: San Diego Wild Animal Park 01 Jan
    2010Red-throated Pipit: Tijuana River Valley 20 Oct 2010American Pipit:
    Tijuana Slough NWR--Seacoast Dr. 01 Jan 2010SPRAGUE'S PIPIT: Mission
    Bay--Fiesta Island dog area 20 Oct 2010Cedar Waxwing: Folsom Lake--Beals
    Pt. 13 Jan 2010Phainopepla: Folsom Lake--Beals Pt. 13 Jan 2010Tennessee
    Warbler: Huntington Central Park 30 Sep 2010Orange-crowned Warbler:
    Tijuana Slough NWR--Seacoast Dr. 01 Jan 2010Nashville Warbler: Laguna
    Niguel Regional Park 12 Apr 2010Virginia's Warbler: Janes
    Creek--Zehndner and Q St. 26 Feb 2010Lucy's Warbler: Blythe 10 Jul
    2010Northern Parula: Huntington Central Park 07 Jun 2010Yellow Warbler:
    El Dorado Park 16 Jan 2010Chestnut-sided Warbler: Huntington Central
    Park 02 Oct 2010Magnolia Warbler: Laguna Niguel Regional Park 12 Oct
    2010Black-throated Blue Warbler: Laguna Niguel Regional Park 12 Oct
    2010Yellow-rumped Warbler: Encinitas Viewpoint Park 01 Jan
    2010Black-throated Gray Warbler: El Dorado Park 16 Jan
    2010Black-throated Green Warbler: Foothill Blvd. (Pasadena) 16 Jan
    2010Townsend's Warbler: San Diego Wild Animal Park 01 Jan 2010Hermit
    Warbler: Encinitas Viewpoint Park 01 Jan 2010Yellow-throated Warbler:
    Lindo Lake 29 Nov 2010GRACE'S WARBLER: Bella Vista Open Space Park 15
    Jan 2010PINE WARBLER: Estancia Park 10 Feb 2010Palm Warbler: Santa Ana
    River--Adams Ave. to Gisler Ave. 10 Feb 2010Blackpoll Warbler:
    Huntington Central Park 04 Oct 2010Black-and-white Warbler: Mile Square
    Regional Park 10 Feb 2010American Redstart: Encinitas Viewpoint Park 01
    Jan 2010Northern Waterthrush: Inverness Park 10 Jan 2010MacGillivray's
    Warbler: San Joaquin Hills--IBA 22 Apr 2010Common Yellowthroat: Tijuana
    Slough NWR--Seacoast Dr. 01 Jan 2010HOODED WARBLER: Huntington Central
    Park 07 Jun 2010Wilson's Warbler: El Dorado Park 16 Jan 2010PAINTED
    REDSTART: LA Loyola Marymount U 23 Jan 2010Yellow-breasted Chat: San
    Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary 22 Apr 2010Green-tailed Towhee: Culver City
    Park 10 Apr 2010Spotted Towhee: SOL 7457 Timm rd 05 Jan 2010California
    Towhee: Encinitas Viewpoint Park 01 Jan 2010Abert's Towhee: Finney Lake
    24 Jan 2010Rufous-crowned Sparrow: LA Eaton Canyon 02 Jan 2010Chipping
    Sparrow: Latrobe Rd. (SAC Co.) 13 Jan 2010Clay-colored Sparrow: Napa
    Valley Marina area 10 Jan 2010Brewer's Sparrow: Sagebrush flat on Burnes
    Canyon Road 10 Jul 2010Black-chinned Sparrow: RIV Blue Jay Rd lower 09
    Jun 2010Vesper Sparrow: Mercey Hot Springs 11 Nov 2010Lark Sparrow: SOL
    7457 Timm rd 05 Jan 2010Black-throated Sparrow: RIV Box Canyon Rd 06 Mar
    2010Sage Sparrow: RIV Blue Jay Rd lower 09 Jun 2010Lark Bunting: SAC
    lark bunting spot 08 Jan 2010Savannah Sparrow: Tijuana Slough
    NWR--Seacoast Dr. 01 Jan 2010Grasshopper Sparrow: Nicasio Reservoir 23
    Jul 2010LE CONTE'S SPARROW: IMP Irrigation District Managed Marsh 22 Dec
    2010NELSON'S SPARROW: Seal Beach NWR 20 Dec 2010Fox Sparrow: Bolinas
    Lagoon--IBA 10 Jan 2010Song Sparrow: Encinitas Viewpoint Park 01 Jan
    2010Lincoln's Sparrow: Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area 09 Jan 2010Swamp
    Sparrow: Ellis Creek Water Recycling Facility 10 Jan 2010White-throated
    Sparrow: Crescent City 01 Dec 2010HARRIS'S SPARROW: Huntington Central
    Park--west 24 Nov 2010White-crowned Sparrow: Tijuana Slough
    NWR--Seacoast Dr. 01 Jan 2010Golden-crowned Sparrow: SOL 7457 Timm rd 05
    Jan 2010Dark-eyed Junco: SOL 7457 Timm rd 05 Jan 2010McCown's Longspur:
    Mission Bay--Fiesta Island dog area 20 Oct 2010Lapland Longspur: Mission
    Bay--Fiesta Island dog area 20 Oct 2010Chestnut-collared Longspur:
    Salton Sea--south end 24 Jan 2010Hepatic Tanager: Imperial Beach Sports
    Park 14 Feb 2010Summer Tanager: Morongo Valley 11 Jun 2010Western
    Tanager: Apollo Park 22 May 2010Rose-breasted Grosbeak: Golden Gate
    Park--Stow Lake/Arboretum 25 Feb 2010Black-headed Grosbeak: Laguna
    Niguel Regional Park 01 Apr 2010Blue Grosbeak: Newport Back Bay 01 Jun
    2010Lazuli Bunting: Arrastre Creek at 2N02 11 Jun 2010Indigo Bunting:
    Blythe 05 Aug 2010Bobolink: San Gabriel River--Whittier Blvd. 14 Sep
    2010Red-winged Blackbird: San Diego Wild Animal Park 01 Jan
    2010Tricolored Blackbird: Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area 09 Jan 2010Western
    Meadowlark: Tijuana Slough NWR--Seacoast Dr. 01 Jan 2010Yellow-headed
    Blackbird: Newberry Springs 15 Feb 2010RUSTY BLACKBIRD: Whittier
    Narrows--Legg Lake 11 Dec 2010Brewer's Blackbird: San Diego Wild Animal
    Park 01 Jan 2010COMMON GRACKLE: Earvin Magic Johnson Park 09 Dec
    2010Great-tailed Grackle: San Diego Wild Animal Park 01 Jan 2010Bronzed
    Cowbird: Cattle Call Park 10 Jul 2010Brown-headed Cowbird: Yolo Bypass
    Wildlife Area 09 Jan 2010Orchard Oriole: Fairview Developmental Center
    11 Feb 2010Hooded Oriole: ORA Glenwood Park 23 Mar 2010Bullock's Oriole:
    Los Angeles National Cemetery 09 Feb 2010Baltimore Oriole: Los Angeles
    National Cemetery 09 Feb 2010Scott's Oriole: Sagebrush flat on Burnes
    Canyon Road 10 Jul 2010Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch: Aspendell 07 Dec
    2010Purple Finch: RIV crest of Main Divide Truck Trail 09 Jun
    2010Cassin's Finch: Kirkwood (ALP Co.) 20 Mar 2010House Finch: Encinitas
    Viewpoint Park 01 Jan 2010Red Crossbill: Yosemite Valley--Headquarters
    area 20 Sep 2010Pine Siskin: MAR hwy 1 mm28.00 10 Jan 2010Lesser
    Goldfinch: Imperial Beach area 01 Jan 2010Lawrence's Goldfinch: Whittier
    Narrows--Legg Lake 18 Jan 2010American Goldfinch: MAR hwy 1 mm28.00 10
    Jan 2010Evening Grosbeak: LA Top of Chaney Trail 23 Oct 2010House
    Sparrow: Tijuana Slough NWR--Seacoast Dr. 01 Jan 2010
    Non-countable wild birds observed:Mute Swan: Ellis Creek Water Recycling
    Facility 10 Jan 2010Egyptian Goose: Bonelli Park 19 Jan 2010Mandarin
    Duck: San Diego Wild Animal Park 01 Jan 2010Indian Peafowl: Kewen Canyon
    05 Dec 2010Rose-ringed Parakeet: Playa del Rey 18 Jul 2010Nanday
    Parakeet: Sycamore Canyon (VEN Co.) 18 Feb 2010Mitred Parakeet: Venice
    28 Aug 2010Red-masked Parakeet: Telegraph Hill 25 Feb
    2010Yellow-chevroned Parakeet: LA Loyola Marymount U 23 Jan
    2010Lilac-crowned Parrot: LA Eaton Canyon 17 Jan 2010Yellow-headed
    Parrot: Parrot Roost--Daines Dr. west of Baldwin Ave. 13 Nov
    2010Black-throated Magpie-Jay: Imperial Beach area 01 Jan
    2010Red-whiskered Bulbul: Lacy Park 27 Jul 2010Orange Bishop: Ballona
    Freshwater Marsh 18 Jul 2010Indian Silverbill: La Mirada Creek Park 28
    Feb 2010Nutmeg Mannikin: ORA Torres Pointe hillside, Aliso Viejo 19 Mar
    2010
    
    
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  13. RFI: Pine Grosbeak and Three-toed Woodpecker at Crater Lake? LINK
    DATE: Jul 1, 2010 @ 7:02pm, 8 year(s) ago
    Over the long weekend, I will be visiting Crater Lake with family.
    Two of my nemesis birds are Pine Grosbeak and Three-toed Woodpecker and while
    they are both listed in the Crater Lake checklist, they are listed as Rare.
    Is there any chance at all for these birds at Crater Lake or in brief stops
    along Mt Shasta to Crater Lake
    
    Any information would be greatly appreciated!
    
    Vivek Tiwari
    Sunnyvale, CA
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/spiderhunters/
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  15. Sonora Pass HY108 Pine Grosbeak LINK
    DATE: May 30, 2010 @ 3:29pm, 8 year(s) ago
    Saturday Sonora Pass HY108 in Toulumne and Mono County was opened
    allowing access for birders into eastern Sierra's.
    Driving west birding was fair due to such high snow on the west side
    which is Toulumne County.
    Townsend's Solitaire and Swainson's Thrush were very easily seen along
    the road side.
    The eastern side of Sonora Pass was is a snow pack but much less in volume.
    Cassin Finches, Audubon Warblers, White-crowned Sparrows, Pine Siskin
    and a Single Pine Grosbeak were feeding at HY108 edge between Road
    Marker 2.0 and 5.0., Mono County
    Clark's Nutcracker seem to be everywhere calling and flying from tree
    top to tree top, I counted seven individuals.
    Where HY108 meets HY 395 the ponds have Yellow-Headed Blackbirds and
    three calling Wilson Snipe.
    Also one pond had three Northern Pintail's.
    In conclusion on my return I noticed that California Fish and Game have
    installed a gate for entrance into Pickel Meadows.
    The gate can be found on the northeast of the entrance of Wolf Creek
    parking area.
    Pickel Meadows has always interest me for possible Yellow Rail habitat
    during migration.
    Enjoy your long weekend,
    Rich Cimino, Alameda County
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  17. Eastern Sierras : RFI LINK
    DATE: Apr 22, 2010 @ 10:29pm, 8 year(s) ago
    Listowner's Note:
    Please use reply to all so replies go to the list as well.
    ----------------------------------------------------------
    
    We are taking a last minute trip up to the eastern Sierras this weekend, and I
    would love some help getting some good birds. If you know of any reliable
    locations for any of the following species, I would greatly welcome the help.
    
    Greater Sage Grouse (Leks that accessible)
    Blue Grouse
    Pine Grosbeak
    Gray-crowned Rosy Finch
    Northern Goshawk
    Pinyon Jay
    
    I appreciate any help, and please reply to me personally.
    
    Thank you,
    
    Rob Bates
    
    Wildlife Biologist
    
    Dana Point, CA
    
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  19. Update on Luke Cole Memorial Challenge LINK
    DATE: Sep 30, 2009 @ 4:05pm, 9 year(s) ago
    Hi all,
    
    Hopefully at least most of you are aware that this past weekend was the Luke
    Cole Memorial Challenge. We had birders out in at least 48 of California's 58
    counties. The California birding community came through in a big way and we are
    deeply grateful.
    
    We are continuing to solicit sightings from throughout the state. Soon we will
    post a link to a spreadsheet containing the list for each county and ask all of
    you to look it over and see if you found species on either September 26th or
    27th that are not on the list.
    
    In the meantime, the thrust of our fun/fund-raising effort was a cumulative list
    for the entire state. I'm not sure that anyone has ever attempted to calculate
    the number of birds seen in California for a single day or weekend and Luke, who
    kept lists of virtually everything, would have loved the idea. The list
    currently stands at a whopping 379 species and we may yet add a couple more.
    
    Here is the list:
    
    Greater White-fronted Goose
    Ross' Goose
    Brant
    Cackling Goose
    Canada Goose
    Tundra Swan
    Wood Duck
    Gadwall
    Eurasian Wigeon
    American Wigeon
    Mallard
    Blue-winged Teal
    Cinnamon Teal
    Northern Shoveler
    Northern Pintail
    Green-winged Teal
    Canvasback
    Redhead
    Ring-necked Duck
    Greater Scaup
    Lesser Scaup
    Harlequin Duck
    Surf Scoter
    White-winged Scoter
    Bufflehead
    Hooded Merganser
    Common Merganser
    Red-breasted Merganser
    Ruddy Duck
    Mountain Quail
    California Quail
    Gambel's Quail
    Chukar
    RIng-necked Pheasant
    Sooty Grouse
    Wild Turkey
    Red-throated Loon
    Pacific Loon
    Common Loon
    Pied-billed Grebe
    Horned Grebe
    Red-necked Grebe
    Eared Grebe
    Western Grebe
    Clark's Grebe
    Black-footed Albatross
    Northern Fulmar
    Pink-footed Shearwater
    Flesh-footed Shearwater
    Buller's Shearwater
    Sooty Shearwater
    Black-vented Shearwater
    Manx Shearwater
    Wilson's Storm-Petrel
    Ashy Storm-Petrel
    Black Storm-Petrel
    Least Storm-Petrel
    Blue-footed Booby
    Brown Booby
    American White Pelican
    Brown Pelican
    Brandt's Cormorant
    Double-crested Cormorant
    Pelagic Cormorant
    American Bittern
    Least Bittern
    Great Blue Heron
    Great Egret
    Snowy Egret
    Little Blue Heron
    Reddish Egret
    Cattle Egret
    Green Heron
    Black-crowned Night-Heron
    White-faced Ibis
    Turkey Vulture
    California Condor
    Osprey
    White-tailed Kite
    Bald Eagle
    Northern Harrier
    Sharp-shinned Hawk
    Cooper's Hawk
    Red-shouldered Hawk
    Broad-winged Hawk
    Swainson's Hawk
    Red-tailed Hawk
    Ferruginous Hawk
    Golden Eagle
    Crested Caracara
    American Kestrel
    Merlin
    Prairie Falcon
    Peregrine Falcon
    Black Rail
    Clapper Rail
    Virginia Rail
    Sora
    Common Moorhen
    American Coot
    Sandhill Crane
    Black-bellied Plover
    American Golden-Plover
    Pacific Golden Plover
    Snowy Plover
    Semipalmated Plover
    Killdeer
    American Oystercatcher
    Black Oystercatcher
    Black-necked Stilt
    American Avocet
    Spotted Sandpiper
    Solitary Sandpiper
    Wandering Tattler
    Greater Yellowlegs
    Willet
    Lesser Yellowlegs
    Whimbrel
    Long-billed Curlew
    Hudsonian Godwit
    Marbled Godwit
    Ruddy Turnstone
    Black Turnstone
    Surfbird
    Red Knot
    Sanderling
    Semipalmated Sandpiper
    Western Sandpiper
    Least Sandpiper
    Baird's Sandpiper
    Pectoral Sandpiper
    Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
    Dunlin
    Stilt Sandpiper
    Short-billed Dowitcher
    Long-billed Dowitcher
    Wilson's Snipe
    Wilson's Phalarope
    Red-necked Phalarope
    Red Phalarope
    Sabine's Gull
    Bonaparte's Gull
    Laughing Gull
    Franklin's Gull
    Heerman's Gull
    Mew Gull
    Ring-billed Gull
    Western Gull
    Yellow-footed Gull
    California Gull
    Herring Gull
    Glaucous-winged Gull
    Gull-billed Tern
    Caspian Tern
    Black Tern
    Common Tern
    Arctic Tern
    Forster's Tern
    Royal Tern
    Elegant Tern
    Black Skimmer
    South Polar Skua
    Pomarine Jaeger
    Parasitic Jaeger
    Long-tailed Jaeger
    Common Murre
    Pigeon Guillemot
    Marbled Murrelet
    Xantu's Murrelet
    Cassin's Auklet
    Rhinoceros Auklet
    Tufted Puffin
    Rock Pigeon
    Band-tailed Pigeon
    Eurasian Collored-Dove
    White-winged Dove
    Mourning Dove
    Inca Dove
    Common Ground-Dove
    Red-crowned Parrot
    Greater Roadrunner
    Barn Owl
    Western Screech-Owl
    Great Horned Owl
    Northern Pygmy-Owl
    Burrowing Owl
    Spotted Owl
    Barred Owl
    Great Gray Owl
    Long-eared Owl
    Northern Saw-whet Owl
    Lesser Nighthawk
    Common Poorwill
    Black Swift
    Vaux's Swift
    White-throated Swift
    Black-chinned Hummingbird
    Anna's Hummingbird
    Costa's Hummingbird
    Rufous Hummingbird
    Allen's Hummingbird
    Belted Kingfisher
    Lewis' Woodpecker
    Acorn Woodpecker
    Gila Woodpecker
    Williamson's Sapsucker
    Red-naped Sapsucker
    Red-breasted Sapsucker
    Ladder-backed Woodpecker
    Nuttall's Woodpecker
    Downy Woodpecker
    Hairy Woodpecker
    White-headed Woodpecker
    Black-backed Woodpecker
    Northern Flicker
    Pileated Woodpecker
    Olive-sided Flycatcher
    Western Wood-Pewee
    Willow Flycatcher
    Hammond's Flycatcher
    Gray Flycatcher
    Dusky Flycatcher
    Pacific-slope Flycatcher
    Black Phoebe
    Say's Phoebe
    Vermillion Flycatcher
    Ash-throated Flycatcher
    Great-crested Flycatcher
    Tropical Kingbird
    Cassin's Kingbird
    Western Kingbird
    Loggerhead Shrike
    White-eyed Vireo
    Bell's Vireo
    Yellow-throated Vireo
    Plumbeous Vireo
    Cassin's Vireo
    Hutton's Vireo
    Warbling Vireo
    Philadelphia Vireo
    Red-eyed Vireo
    Gray Jay
    Steller's Jay
    Island Scrub-Jay
    Western Scrub-Jay
    Pinyon Jay
    Clark's Nutcracker
    Black-billed Magpie
    Yellow-billed Magpie
    American Crow
    Common Raven
    Horned Lark
    Purple Martin
    Tree Swallow
    Violet-green Swallow
    Northern Rough-winged Swallow
    Bank Swallow
    Cliff Swallow
    Barn Swallow
    Black-capped Chickadee
    Mountain Chickadee
    Chestnut-backed Chickadee
    Oak Titmouse
    Juniper Titmouse
    Verdin
    Bushtit
    Red-breasted Nuthatch
    White-breasted Nuthatch
    Pygmy Nuthatch
    Brown Creeper
    Cactus Wren
    Rock Wren
    Canyon Wren
    Bewick's Wren
    House Wren
    Winter Wren
    Marsh Wren
    American Dipper
    Golden-crowned Kinglet
    Ruby-crowned Kinglet
    Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
    California Gnatcatcher
    Black-tailed Gnatcatcher
    Western Bluebird
    Mountain Bluebird
    Townsend's Solitaire
    Swainson's Thrush
    Hermit Thrush
    American Robin
    Varied Thrush
    Wrentit
    Gray Catbird
    Northern Mockingbird
    Sage Thrasher
    Brown Thrasher
    California Thrasher
    European Starling
    American Pipit
    Cedar Waxwing
    Phainopepla
    Tennessee Warbler
    Orange-crowned Warbler
    Nashville Warbler
    Lucy's Warbler
    Northern Parula
    Yellow Warbler
    Chestnut-sided Warbler
    Black-thr. Blue Warbler
    Yellow-rumped Warbler
    Black-th Gray Warbler
    Townsend's Warbler
    Hermit Warbler
    Blackburnian Warbler
    Prairie Warbler
    Bay-breasted Warbler
    Blackpoll Warbler
    Black-and-white Warbler
    American Redstart
    Northern Waterthrush
    MacGillivray's Warbler
    Common Yellowthroat
    Hooded Warbler
    Wilson's Warbler
    Canada Warbler
    Yellow-breasted
    Green-tailed Towhee
    Spotted Towhee
    California Towhe
    Abert's Towhee
    Rufous-crowned Sparrow
    Chipping Sparrow
    Clay-colored Sparrow
    Brewer's Sparrow
    Vesper Sparrow
    Lark Sparrow
    Black-throated Sparrow
    Sage Sparrow
    Lark Bunting
    Savannah Sparrow
    Grasshopper Sparrow
    Fox SParrow
    Song Sparrow
    Lincoln's Sparrow
    White-throated Sparrow
    Golden-crowned Sparrow
    White-crowned Sparrow
    Dark-eyed Junco
    Lapland Longspur
    Summer Tanage
    Western Tanager
    Rose-breasted Grosbeak
    Black-headed Grosbeak
    Blue Grosbeak
    Lazuli Bunting
    Indigo Bunting
    Painted Bunting
    Dickcissel
    Bobolink
    Red-winged Blackbird
    Tricolored Blackbird
    Western Meadowlark
    Yellow-headed Blackbird
    Brewer's Blackbird
    Great-tailed Grackle
    Brown-headed Cowbird
    Orchard Oriole
    Hooded Oriole
    Bullock's Oriole
    Pine Grosbeak
    Purple Finch
    Cassin's Finch
    House Finch
    Red Crossbill
    Pine Siskin
    Lesser Goldfinch
    Lawrence's Goldfinch
    American Goldfinch
    Evening Grosbeak
    House Sparrow
    
    If you happen to know about any species that aren't listed above, please let us
    know.
    
    Also, it isn't too late to make a pledge. If you would like to do so, please
    follow this link:
    
    http://www.markeaton.org/lukeColeChallenge.html
    
    Thanks to everyone who helped out with this, more soon!
    
    Steve Glover
    Mark Eaton
    Alan Hopkins
    Brent Plater
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  21. Woodfords CBC report LINK
    DATE: Dec 25, 2008 @ 3:45am, 9 year(s) ago
    Hi All.
    
    On Saturday, 12-20-08, 23 observers participated in the Woodfords
    Christmas count (Alpine co CA and Douglas co NV). This count is held
    by the Sacramento Audubon Society.
    
    The preliminary species total for the count stands at 79. FYI, the
    07 total was 76, 06 total was 85, 05 = 84
    and 04 = 83.
    
    Count wide highlights -
    Bald Eagle - 7, Red-tailed Hawk - 38, Rough-legged Hawk - 8,
    White-headed Woodpecker - 7, Clark's Nutcracker - 51,
    Black-billed Magpie - 84, Townsend's Solitaire - 14,
    Pygmy Nuthatch - 42, Pine Siskin - 125, Cassin's Finch - 170
    and Spotted Towhee - 112.
    
    Highlights by area -
    #1. 16 Red Crossbills.
    #2. We added one species to the overall checklist - Fox Sparrow from
    area #2. Also in area #2 were 1 Pinyon Jay and 1 Williamson's
    Sapsucker.
    #3. 1 Merlin and 582 Tundra Swans.
    #4. 6 Townsend's Solitaires.
    #5. 1 Pine Grosbeak.
    #6. 2 Varied Thrushes (Markleyville) and 2 Marsh Wrens (Grover Hot
    Springs) .
    
    Lowlights - We missed - Northern Goshawk, Ferruginous Hawk, Red-
    breasted and Red-naped Sapsuckers, Cedar Waxwing, Mountain
    Bluebird, Northern Mockingbird, Evening Grosbeak and NO species of
    Owl were reported!
    
    Thanks to those of you who participated in the Woodfords Christmas
    Count 2008 and Happy Holidays to all.
    
    Dan Brown
    Sacramento
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  23. Three new species added to California state list LINK
    DATE: Apr 3, 2008 @ 12:31am, 10 year(s) ago
    Birders,
    
    The CBRC has recently completed review of records of three species
    potentially new to the California list, and has accepted them all
    unanimously. These are:
    
    Common Rosefinch (Carpodacus erythrinus) on Southeast Farallon Island 23
    Sep 2007 (CBRC #2007-207). Placed on the list between Pine Grosbeak and
    Purple Finch.
    
    Swallow-tailed Kite (Elanoides forficatus) near Graton SON 4 Oct 2007
    (CBRC #2007-217). Although "kite" taxonomy is in flux, this species is
    currently placed between Osprey and White-tailed Kite on the California
    list.
    
    Eurasian Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus) at Marin Headlands MRN 23 Oct 2007
    (CBRC #2007-222). Placed on list between Crested Caracara and American
    Kestrel.
    
    The acceptance of these three species brings the California state list
    total to 640 species (including 10 non-native species).
    
    Kimball Garrett
    
    Kimball L. Garrett
    
    Ornithology Collections Manager
    
    Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
    
    900 Exposition Blvd.
    
    Los Angeles CA 90007
    
    (213) 763-3368
    
    (213) 746-2999 FAX
    
    kgarrett@...
    
    
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  25. Clark Mt, or Yosmite ? LINK
    DATE: Jun 16, 2007 @ 3:50am, 11 year(s) ago
    Well I had all the best intentions to get to Clark Mt. in San Bernardino
    County this week.
    I want to thanks so many Cal bird posters which responded to my request for
    info on Clark Mt..
    I did in fact order the ABA Guide "A Birders Guide to Southern California"
    which covers Clark Mt. on pages 160-165 by Chris Conrad.
    For a Northern Californian it may be easier to fly into Burbank rent a car
    and drive to Clark Mt..
    This comment based on drive time and cost of fuel these days.
    So we decided at the last minute to hit Yosemite National Pk.
    My son and I decide that we'd search for the GREAT GREY OWL around Wawona
    area.
    We stopped in Mariposa, Cal to visit with local birder Lowell Young to pick
    up the latest info on GGO in the park.
    Lowell not only had info to share on GGO, but he indicated that there was a
    spring report of Harlequin Ducks in the Merced River Rapids were Bridal
    Vail Fall Creek (BVFC)empties into the Merced River.
    Interesting
    We found a Great Grey Owl about 8PM on the meadows south of the golf course
    across from Wawona Lodge.
    Birding the Meadows Lop trail the next morning was great fun with Tanagers,
    Orioles, Flycatchers, Brown Creepers, Red Shoulder Hawk.
    We did check out the Merced River near the BVFC for Harlequin Ducks, none
    located.
    Tuolumne Meadows was our next stop.
    Arriving 5 PM in the Tuolumne Meadows campgrounds, we immediately found a
    Pine Grosbeak behind the rest room on loop C sitting on the recycle bins.
    Behind the coffee shop were the Interior Bushtits 3 of them and Mt.
    Chickadees.
    Tuesday evening it got down to 35 degrees in the camp grounds.
    The next morning at 8AM in our camp site C80,81,82 there was a Male and
    Female Pine Grosbeaks feeding on the ground for a long period of time.
    Our next stop was the summit of Mt. Dana , highest point in the park 13069
    Ft. elevation. Trail begins at the Tioga Toll Booth.
    Its a four hour trekked up and two hours down.
    At tree line 10,000 + ft elevation: Red Cross Bills males and females both.
    Clarks Nutcrackers. More Pine Grosbeaks, Cassin Finches, Audubon Warblers.
    A few hundred feet past the tree line we ran into the first Grey Crown Rosy
    Finches (GCRF).
    There were many Grey-Crowned Rosy Finch the last 600 feet up to the summit.
    On the summit the GCRF's were feeding on the snow and actually very curious
    of us setting down on the rock as we rested and took photos.
    I didn't really count the GCRF but I'd guess there were 20 + of them.
    Six Raven's appeared above us probably at +14,000 ft , they were playing
    dive bombing each other .
    It was very cold and windy on top.
    Wednesday evening we spent in Lee Vining Canyon camping.
    The meadows are very dry. Birding was not it typical species count.
    But an interesting note was a calling in Flammulated Owl near camp site 21
    along the Lee Vining Creek.
    The owl called well into the early morning.
    Bears are present here, > a bear visited our site twice that evening.
    Good Birding to all and have a great weekend.
    Rich Cimino
    Pleasanton, Alameda County, Cal.
    ABA member 94566
    
    Richard Cimino
    Alameda County
    It is more fun to arrive at a conclusion than to justify it
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  27. RFI California Birding Trip Mar 7-18 (Long) LINK
    DATE: Feb 23, 2007 @ 7:28pm, 11 year(s) ago
    Hi California Birders
    
    Three of us (Denis O'Sullivan, Ger Walsh & John Coveney) will visiting
    California from Ireland on a birding only trip from 7 to 18 March. We will
    fly into Los Angeles we have planned a clockwise route via Ventura,
    Monterey, Yosemite, the eastern Mojave, Kofa NWR in western Arizona, the
    Imperial Dam, the Salton Sea, San Diego, and western Riverside. Our
    itinerary is below.
    
    We would appreciate any information to the questions below. I have tried to
    frame the questions to allow for yes/no or brief answers. Species have also
    been grouped according to season & status. The route has been researched
    with Google Earth and we will have maps [1-4], a Sat Nav and a GPS in the
    car, so directions to locations are not needed.
    
    Our questions were compiled, according to the CALBIRDS guidelines, [5] from
    extensive research of sources such as Kemper, Schram, Sibley and others
    [6-10], local bird lists [11-20], some trip and other reports [21-26] -
    links to any other ones would be appreciated, the transcripts of California
    Rare Bird Alerts at
    http://www.virtualbirder.com/vbirder/realbirds/rbas/CA.html , and other
    sources on the internet.
    
    Queries in this post mainly concern the less common or difficult to get
    species that are not rarities. We are monitoring the continued presence of
    rarities of interest to us - these are listed at end. As our trip is in
    mid-March, we are also looking for information on possible sites for early
    arrivals of some common migrants that usually do not get in until April and
    May. Negative information such as "Records of "species" in California in mid
    March are very rare" would also be very useful.
    
    I may have been in touch with some of you in relation to my birding trip in
    July 2003 to California. I have an incomplete trip report from that journey.
    I will add the details of our 2007 trip to it and circulate it to anyone
    interested.
    
    We appreciate that is a long RFI but replies on even one species would be
    gratefully received. Unless you feel your reply would be of general interest
    to the CALBIRDS list, please reply privately to johnc1816@... NOT
    johnc@... (the address from which this message is being sent)
    PLEASE, as I want to be able access replies on the road. All replies will be
    acknowledged.
    
    Many Thanks, John C.
    
    John Coveney, Dublin, Ireland johnc1816@...
    
    ROUTE DETAILS:
    
    1. Wed 7 March: Arrive LOS ANGELES Intl. Airport 14.50 local time and
    travel to VENTURA. Subject to clearing the airport quickly we may try for
    California Gnatcatcher at PALOS VERDES and a few LA rarities, Rock Sandpiper
    in particular.
    
    2. Thurs 11 Mar: To SANTA CRUZ IS. with Island Packers for Island
    Scrub Jay, endemic subspecies and seabirds. Possible extension to Santa
    Barbara for rarities if time allows.
    
    3. Fri 9 Mar: To McPHERSON PEAK. for Condors and CARRIZO PLAIN for
    Mountain Plover, Prairie Falcons, other birds of prey, and wintering
    species. Stay Morro Bay.
    
    4. Sat 10 Mar: To MONTEREY via BIG SUR or PINNACLES (WEST) for
    Condors/Prairie Falcons depending on how we get on the previous day. We will
    do a short pelagic with Monterey Bay Whale Watch and then travel onto
    SALINAS R. MOUTH, MOSS LANDING and ELKHORN SLOUGH. Stay Hollister
    
    5. Sun 11 Mar: To MERCED NWR for geese & swans with possible side
    trips to PINNACLES (east) and the PANOCHE VALLEY or perhaps to Modesto for
    Clay-coloured Sparrow. Stay MARIPOSA.
    
    6. Mon 12 Mar YOSEMITE NP North & South Rim (subject to snow) for
    Blue Grouse, Great Owl, Pine Grosbeak & Evening Grosbeak etc. Return to
    MARIPOSA via OAKHURST.
    
    7. Tues 13 Mar: YOSEMITE to BAKER with possible extensions via KING'S
    CANYON & SEQUOIA NP, the SOUTHERN SIERRA'S via LAKE ISABELLA & WALKER PASS
    and the eastern KERN COUNTY sites for woodland and desert species.
    
    8. Wed 14 Mar: Eastern MOJAVE DESERT for Juniper Titmouse & Bendire's
    Thrasher etc.. Stay Blythe. Possible extension to CLARK MOUNTAIN.
    
    9. Thurs 15 Mar: BLYTHE and then on KOFA NWR in southwestern Arizona
    for Elf Owl, Curve-billed Thrasher & Canyon Towhee etc. Onto IMPERIAL DAM
    for Black Rail Vermilion Flycatcher, Gilded Flicker Etc.. Stay El Centro.
    
    10. Fri 16 Mar & Sat 17 Mar: SALTON SEA, RAMAR & FINNEY LAKES, BRAWLEY
    etc. for all the specialities of this area with extensions to BORREGO
    SPRINGS and the LAGUNA MONTAINS on the way to San Diego.
    
    11. Sun 18 Mar, OTAY LAKE, TIJUANA R. for California Gnatcatcher &
    migrants & LAKE PERRIS (sparrows & longspurs) prior to return LOS ANGELES
    Intl. Airport for flight at 18.00 local time. Possible extension for LA
    rarities if time allows.
    
    If we are short of time, we may cut the trip into Arizona and do Joshua Tree
    NP and Big Morongo instead.
    
    GULF OF CALIFORNIA: We also considered a short extension to the northernmost
    Gulf of California but due to time constraints we probably won't do this.
    Nonetheless information on the following queries would be welcome. Our
    target species would be boobies, frigatebirds, tropicbirds, some herons and
    hawks & waders etc. and list was compiled from Sibley. However, he only
    deals with species that occur in the US. Are there additional Mexican
    species within 100miles of Mexicali Which side of the northern Gulf is
    better 1. Southeast to Golfo de Santa Clara and perhaps onto Puerto Pensaco
    (is there a driveable track between two towns) in Sonora province or 2.
    Southwest to San Felipe in Baja California del Norte province Any links to
    trip reports or checklists for these areas would appreciated - I found very
    little for this area on the internet.
    
    CLARK MOUNTAIN: Is it worth climbing in mid March (Is it ever worth
    climbing ). It appears that most its specialities do not arrive until May.
    
    WEATHER: Currently, the weather forecast for southern and central California
    looks pretty normal (a little cold perhaps). Has the current El Nino had
    any noticeable effects of bird distributions this winter - perhaps due to
    more rain in the deserts or more snow in the mountains
    
    UNCOMMON RESIDENT SPECIES
    California Condor: We plan to try for them at Lion Canyon (from McPherson
    Peak) as in Schram, with Big Sur as a backup up site. Are these two sites
    better than Castle Crags or Mt. Pinos Are there any other good areas that
    have become reliable in the last few years
    Black Rail: Any sites around the Salton Sea or Imperial Dam additional to
    those in Schram.
    Great Grey Owl, Black-backed Woodpecker, Pine Grosbeak & Evening Grosbeak:
    Any current information on good sites at Yosemite would be welcome. Due to
    winter road closures we can't get to Tioga Pass from Yosemite. Are there any
    sites for Grey-crowned Rosy Finches in the western Sierra.
    Owls: Information on any good sites owls would be useful, preferably to see
    them.
    Lewis's Woodpecker: Any good current sites
    Pinyon Jay: Good sites for these would be appreciated because I did not see
    them in 2003, depite much looking.
    Townsend's Solitaire: Can we expect to come across this in e.g. Bates
    canyon, Monterey/Big Sur and Mariposa or do we need specific sites.
    Bendire's Thrasher: Any current information on sites in the eastern Mojave
    or Joshua Tree NP and Anza-Borrego SP.
    Cassin's Finch - a good site for these would be appreciated.
    
    COMMON WINTERING SPECIES
    Are Tundra Swan, Sandhill Crane, Mountain Plover and Mountain Bluebird
    likely to be still present at least in northern (for us) sites such as
    Carrizo and Merced
    Despite researching them, I am still a bit confused as to which of Cackling,
    Aleutian (lots at Merced NWR) & Lesser Canada Geese occur regularly in
    California and where.
    Are we likely to come across Townsend's Warbler while birding suitable
    areas
    
    UNCOMMON WINTERING SPECIES
    Black Scoter, White-winged Scoter & Harlequin: Any around Morro or Monterey
    Bays
    Broad-winged Hawk: Any wintering bird around
    Ancient Murrelet: Any wintering in Morro or Monterey Bays and visible from
    land
    Varied Thrush: Can we expect to come across them in e.g. at Bates Canyon,
    Monterey or Mariposa or do we need information for specific sites on our
    route (preferably ones we don't need to fight through LA traffic to get
    to).
    Gray Flycatcher & Grey Vireo & Cassin's Vireo: Any wintering bird around -
    additional to rarities listed below.
    Sites (other than those listed in the rarities section below) would be very
    welcome for any of: Tennessee & Palm Warblers, Green-tailed Towhee, Swamp
    Sparrow, Vesper Sparrow, Black-chinned Sparrow, Grasshopper Sparrow,
    Clay-colored Sparrow, Lark Bunting, Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow, Rusty
    Blackbird and Orchard Oriole.
    McCown's & Chestnut-collared Longspurs: Are they at Lake Perris this year
    If not any other sites Whats the nearest road junction to the "longspur
    fields" near Calipatria and are there any there this year
    
    COMMON SUMMER VISITORS
    Black-footed Albatross: Are any possible in Monterey Bay by 10 March
    Are any of the following are likely to be in the south by mid-March Least
    Tern, Vaux's Swift, Lesser Nighthawk, Western Wood-pewee, Hammond's,
    Olive-sided & Willow Flycatchers, McGillivray's Warbler, Nashville Warbler,
    Western Tanager, Black-headed Grosbeak, Blue Grosbeak.
    
    UNCOMMON SUMMER VISITORS
    Essentially the same questions apply here as for the common migrant but we
    know that there are less likely to be early arrivals of these species. The
    species of interest to us are:
    Marbled Murrelet: Any around Monterey Bay
    Swainson's Hawk: I presume our best chance is for an early migrant in the
    Salton Sea Area
    Vermilion Flycatcher: Will they be back at Imperial Dam or Big Morongo in
    mid-March
    Will Lucy's Warblers be in at desert sites
    In addition, it would be nice to get Calliope Hummingbird, Brown-crested &
    Dusky Flycatchers, Purple Martin, Plumbeous Vireo, Summer Tanager, Fox
    Sparrow (Thick-billed) & Bronzed Cowbird.
    
    DESERT SPECIES
    Any good sites, not listed in Schram, would be useful for the following
    species Red-naped Sapsucker & Gilded Flicker, LeConte's Thrasher, Lucy's
    Warbler & Lawrence's Goldfinch
    
    SALTON SEA AREA SPECIALITIES
    Is Gila Woodpecker reliable around Brawley
    Ruddy Ground Dove & Inca Dove: Any good sites as a backup for Sperry & W
    Eddins near Calipatria
    
    ARIZONA
    Are Curve-billed Thrasher & Canyon Towhee reliable at Kofa NWR. Is mid-March
    to early for any chance of Elf Owl there
    
    OTHER SPECIES
    "Wild" Turkey: Kemper gives the Pinnacles National Monument as good site.
    Any other good sites in case we don't get there
    Solitary Sandpiper: Any around at the moment
    Spotted Dove: Any good sites in LA or Orange County (not already mentioned
    in the rarities section)
    Northern Cardinal: Any good sites in LA or Orange County
    
    RARITIES: We are aware of the following current or recent rarities and we
    may try to squeeze in a few, especially those more restricted to western or
    southwestern North America. Information on the definite departure of
    individual over-wintering rarities would be very useful. For the Rare Bird
    Alerts with no recent transcripts, does this mean they are not currently
    operational or simply that transcripts are not being posted Also, are the
    RBA numbers ordinary ones that can be dialled from any phone or are they
    premium charge lines
    
    Laysan Albatross at Point Arena . . . too far north for us :-(
    Reddish Egret at Bolsa Chica.
    Cackling Geese at Blythe.
    Velvet Scoter at reservoir near Foulds Rd, Salton Sea.
    Zone-tailed Hawk at Santa Barbara & in Imperial.
    Bald Eagles at Big Bear.
    Crested Caracara at Hansen Dam LA & Pt. Joe, Monterey.
    Clapper Rail at Wister.
    Piping Plover at Salton Sea.
    Rock Sandpiper at Marina del Reyes, LA . . . so close to the Airport. . .
    hope it stays!
    Yellow-footed Gull at Obsidian Butte.
    Slaty-backed Gull at Salinas R. Mouth & Doheny State Beach Orange County
    (poss.).
    Great Horned Owl at Mayflower, Blythe.
    Northern Saw-whet Owl at Living Desert.
    Lewis' Woodpecker, Black Star Canyon in Orange County.
    Yellow-bellied Sapsucker at Village Green Condos & at Ed. Vincent Park, LA.
    Red-naped Sapsucker at Ed. Vincent Park, LA.
    Thick-billed Kingbird at Banning Park in Wilmington, LA.
    Tropical Kingbird at Lincoln Park in east LA, at Devereux Slough in Santa
    Barbara & Fig Lagoon near El Centro.
    Hammond's Flycatcher at Bohnett Park in Santa Barbara.
    Sprague's Pipits at 111 & Sinclair, Imperial County.
    Varied Thrushes at Decanso Park LA.
    Plumbeous Vireo Craig Regional Park, Orange County.
    Lucy's Warbler at UCSB, Santa Barbara.
    Tennessee Warbler at Biltmore Hotel, Santa Barbara.
    Black-throated Green Warbler at Stow Grove Park in Santa Barbara.
    Yellow-throated Warbler at Tewinkle Park, Orange County.
    Black & White Warblers at Ed. Vincent Park, LA & Harbour View Orange County.
    Painted Redstart at Elysian Park, LA & at UCSB.
    Summer Tanager was at El Dorado, Long Beach & at Stow House and UCSB in
    Santa Barbara.
    Green-tailed Towhee at Tequesquite in Riverside.
    Clay-coloured Sparrow at Beckwith Rd., Modesto.
    Swamp Sparrow, Laguna Niguel Park, Orange County
    Harris's Sparrows at El Dorado, Long Beach & at Sperry & W Eddins, Salton
    Sea.
    Orchard Orioles at Biltmore Hotel, Santa Barbara.
    
    SOURCES OF INFORMATION
    
    1. DeLorme, Southern & Central California Atlas & Gazetteer. 2000,
    Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme.
    
    2. DeLorme, Northern California Atlas & Gazetteer. 2000, Yarmouth,
    Maine: DeLorme.
    
    3. Dickey, J.D., et al., The Rough Guide to California. 2003: Rough
    Guides.
    
    4. Berndtson & Berndtson GmBH, Insight Flexi Map of California.
    2002, Berndtson & Berndtson GmBH.
    
    5. Sosensky, S., How to Start Planning Your SoCal Birding Trip.
    2007.
    
    6. Roberson, D., Monterey Birds, Second Edition. 2002, Carmel:
    Monterey Peninsula Audobon Society.
    
    7. Kemper, J., Birding Northern California. 2001, Guildford,
    Connecticut: Globe Pequot Press.
    
    8. Schram, B., A Birder's Guide to California. 1998: American
    Birding Association.
    
    9. Sibley, D., The North American Bird Guide. 2000, East Sussex:
    Pica Press.
    
    10. Alden, P. and F. Heath, National Audubon Society Field Guide to
    California. 1998, New York: Chanticleer Press.
    
    11. Garret, K.L. and M. San Miguel, Field List of the Birds of Los
    Angeles County. 2006, Los Angeles Audubon Society.
    
    12. National Parks Service, Channel Islands National Park Bird Species
    List. 2006, US National Parks Service.
    
    13. Bureau of Land Management, Carrizo Plain Natural Area Plan. 1996,
    US Bureau of Land Management.
    
    14. US Fish & Wildlife Service, San Luis National Wildlife Refuge
    Complex - Bird List. None given, US Fish & Wildlife Service: Los Banos.
    
    15. Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, Bird Checklist of the
    United States - San Luis National Wildlife Refuge Complex. None given,
    Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center.
    
    16. Joshua Tree National Park Association, Birds - Joshua Tree
    National Park - A Checklist. None given.
    
    17. Friends of Big Morongo Canyon Preserve, Birds at Big Morongo
    Canyon Preserve & Adjacent Covington Park. 2002, The Nature Conservancy.
    
    18. McKernan, R.L. and E.A. Carfiff, Birds of the San Bernadino
    National Forest - A Field Checklist. 1995, San Bernadino Co. Museum.
    
    19. Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, Bird Checklist of the
    United States - Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge. None given, Northern
    Prairie Wildlife Research Center.
    
    20. Wright, R., Sightings - early November to early December 2006.
    Birding, 2007(January February 2007).
    
    21. Preston, K., USA - California (South) 12 - 29 March 1999. 1999.
    
    22. Bergstom, B., Birds seen in California March 23-29, 1997. 1997.
    
    23. Healy, S., Southern & Central CA Trip Summary, Imperial, Los
    Angeles, San Diego, Santa Barbara & Luis Obispo Counties, March 17-24,
    2006. 2006.
    
    24. Healy, S., Southern & Central CA Trip Summary, Imperial, Los
    Angeles, San Diego, Santa Barbara & Luis Obispo Counties, March 2003. 2006.
    
    25. Girdley, J., Southern California: 24th March - 5th April. 2006.
    
    26. Todd, M., Bird Trip to Southern California Feb 20 - 1 Mar 2006.
    2007.
    
    John Coveney, Dublin, Ireland johnc1816@...
    
    
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  29. RFI: Birding Lake Tahoe in early Aug? LINK
    DATE: Jul 1, 2006 @ 11:12pm, 12 year(s) ago
    Greetings,
    
    In just over 1 month (August 8th/9th), I will be
    visiting the Lake Tahoe region very briefly as part of
    my 2 week cross-country trip from CA to NY. I will be
    visiting the area with a close friend, who, like me,
    is an avid birder. Our stay in the area will last only
    about 1.5 days, but I would like to make the most of
    it, especially with the birds.
    
    With that said, I was curious if anyone had any
    suggestions for getting the most out of the area, in
    particular, what places one could visit to not only
    pick up the regularly occurring species (White-headed
    Woodpecker, Mountain Chickadee, warblers, etc.) in
    addition to any 'specialty' birds that we both could
    enjoy
    
    I have included a list of some target species (below),
    that I am personally hoping to come across. If anyone
    has any additional information on where one could find
    these species around the Lake Tahoe region, please
    respond to me off list. The help is greatly
    appreciated.
    
    Target Species:
    Blue(Sooty)Grouse
    Mountain Quail
    Western Screech-Owl
    Flammulated Owl
    Northern Pygmy-Owl
    Black Swift
    Calliope Hummingbird
    Black-backed Woodpecker
    Phainopepla
    Pinyon Jay
    Pine Grosbeak
    Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch
    Red Crossbill
    
    Best,
    Chad Witko
    PRBO Conservation Science
    Banding Intern
    cjtrapper@...
    Palomarin Field Station
    
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