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   Red Crossbill (Loxia curvirostra) - RECR (recent eBird sightings, view CBRC records, range map
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  1. follow-up (NEG) on [nwcalbird] Humboldt Co. WW Crossbill 12/21/17 LINK
    DATE: Dec 31, 1969 @ 4:00pm, TODAY
    Birders,
    Yesterday, 12/28/17, the pvt property owners returned from the holidays and
    permitted a small (slo-mo) ďchaseĒ party onto the property consisting of Gary
    and Lauren Lester, Gary Bloomfield and myself. Red Crossbill flocks were scarce
    and difficult to see in dense coastal fog for about an hr and 15 minutes before
    we received word of John Hunterís report of a male WW Crossbill from Big Lagoon
    Campground. Despite being there 15 minutes after hearing the report, the flock
    was seen flying to the south as we arrived.
    
    So, no luck at either site..
    
    Happy New Year,
    Tom Leskiw
    Blue Lakeish, Humboldt County
    
    
    On Dec 22, 2017, at 08:49, 'Tom Leskiw' tomleskiw@... [nwcalbird] < nwcalbird-noreply@yahoogroups..com >
    wrote:
    
     Birders,
    Yesterday, on pvt property, north of Big Lagoon I had a female
    WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL. I deferred reporting this until I could work out some
    arrangement with the landowner for access. As of 8:20 this morning, Iíve yet
    hear back from them. I suspect that access, if itís granted might be for just
    a few folks, as Iíve only just met them, they have dogs they wish to keep
    inside during visitations... and there are elk in their meadow where one needs
    to set up their scope.
    
    I had a rendezvous yesterday with a non-birding friend Iíd dropped off at
    Patricks Point who doesnít have a cell phone, so yesterday was shot for trying
    to pursue access further.
    
    Iím participating in tomorrowís Willow Creek CBC, but I will try give an
    update later today or late tomorrow.
    
    I suggest that we respect their privacy and our ability to possibly
    access their place by not trying to find their property at this time.
    
    Tom Leskiw
    Blue Lakeish
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  3. potential white-winged crossbill site LINK
    DATE: Dec 31, 1969 @ 4:00pm, TODAY
    For those on the hunt for WWCR, I found a site today that I think has great potential.† The Lagoon Creek Picnic Ground, as Google calls it, in Klamath is surrounded by cone-laden spruces, the light on those east of the highway is good most of the day, and picnic tables provide excellent tripod platforms for scoping the treetops.† It's only 4.8 miles, as the finch flies, from the location of the last WWCR sighting.† The downside is lots of traffic noise, making it hard to hear the birds.† There were plenty of red crossbills and siskins there today.† I couldn't pick out a white-wing, but as a consolation prize I did spot a pygmy-owl perched atop a spruce and clearly interested in all the finch activity.
    
    Good luck!
    
    Ken Burton
    Crescent City
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  5. Del Norte White-winged Crossbill - 9/18 LINK
    DATE: Dec 18, 2017 @ 7:54pm, 5 month(s) ago
    At about 8:30am this morning, I briefly had a male White-winged Crossbill, scoped at distance, just south of the trailer park at the mouth of the Smith River (just north of the community of Smith River, and 3.8 miles south of the Oregon border).This is near where Rob Fowler also had a single bird yesterday.I was standing just south of the line of self-storage units with blue roll-up doors, scanning the woodlot (with Sitka Spruce) on the coastal side of 101 when I saw the bird, which was part of a group of about 20 crossbills.Earlier in the morning (about 8:00am), approximately 100 crossbills, and perhaps more, had flown over the trailer park from the wood lot to the northwest (also with Sitka Spruce), right over our vantage point on Salmon Harbor Rd.Presumably, the 20+ crossbills I scoped, and the lone WWCR, were a part of those.
    
    Despite much looking in this area the rest of the day by a half a dozen birders, there were no additional sightings.I also checked the Elk Valley casino and airport spots in Crescent City, finding only Red Crossbills.A scope comes in very handy.
    
    Good birding,
    
    Andrew Howe
    Riverside, CA
    howe395@...
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  7. White-winged Crossbill in Del Norte County LINK
    DATE: Dec 12, 2017 @ 2:09pm, 5 month(s) ago
    Hi all, Alan Barron just called and said he had a definite female WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL in with a bunch of Red Crossbills. He had decent looks at the bird and the whole flock then flew off. The location he had the bird was at the Elk Valley Casino south of Crescent City off of Howland Road. Location in Google Maps here:† https://goo.gl/maps/CQrbvBdpAPG2 †
    
    Alan said he will notify ASAP with any updates.†
    
    Thanks,
    
    Rob
    
    --
    Rob Fowler
    McKinleyville, CA
    
    www.fowleropebirding.com
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  9. White-winged Crossbills edging toward California LINK
    DATE: Dec 5, 2017 @ 5:02pm, 6 month(s) ago
    For those interested, especially ones living or visiting Del Norte and
    
    Humboldt Counties, be aware that there is an invasion involving
    
    WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS currently taking place along the immediate COAST
    
    in Washington and Oregon. It has been a long time since such has
    
    happened in Oregon. Singles and small-to-medium-sized flocks have been
    
    found now as far south as Tillamook, and there was a POSSIBLE bird today
    
    much farther south in Coos--only two counties north of the CA border.
    
    Some are by themselves, though most are mixed in with Red Crossbills.
    
    Just about all these birds are turning up in heavily-cone-laden spruce
    
    trees along the IMMEDIATE COAST, not in interior mountains, etc., where
    
    invasions are perhaps more typical.† So.....† birders in Del Norte,
    
    Humboldt, etc., should be on the lookout for cone-rich spruces close to
    
    the coast--if such exist locally this year.
    
    --Paul Lehman,† San Diego
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  11. RE: [CALBIRDS] Pine Siskin and others moving this fall. LINK
    DATE: Oct 17, 2017 @ 12:20pm, 7 month(s) ago
    All,
    
    There's been a clear push of Cassin's finches and red-breasted nuthatches into the deserts in southern California recently. Some pine siskins are showing up in the deserts and lowlands after being very scarce in the southern California mountains all year. Lewis's woodpeckers are showing up widely and there have been several reports of Townsend's solitaires at low elevations in the deserts and on San Clemente Island.
    
    There are only three eBird reports of red crossbills in the southern California deserts in the last several months and all have been in the Antelope Valley. One recorded on Oct. 8 by David Bell and Luke Tiller was a flight call type 3. There's also one report from the coast in Santa Barbara County on Oct. 7. Recordings aren't available for the other recent lowland reports.
    
    There have been a number of red crossbills in the southern California mountains, where this species is relatively common in some years, and the ones there with audio recordings have all been flight call type 2s (to date, type 2 is the only one recorded in the southern California mountains). Well to our east there's a major irruption of multiple red crossbill flight call types in the upper midwest and northeast.
    
    There was also one report this past weekend of evening grosbeaks on Pine Mountain in Ventura County. That's a rare species down here at any time of the year.
    
    Regards,
    
    Lance Benner
    Altadena, CA
    
    ----------------------------------------- From: "Alvaro Jaramillo' chucao@... [CALBIRDS]"
    To: "CALBIRDS"
    Cc:
    Sent: 17-Oct-2017 18:47:45 +0000
    Subject: [CALBIRDS] Pine Siskin and others moving this fall.
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  13. Re: [CALBIRDS] Pine Siskin and others moving this fall. LINK
    DATE: Oct 17, 2017 @ 11:59am, 7 month(s) ago
    Here in Yolo County we definitely have Pine Siskins and RB Nuthatches about. Add to that more Purple Finches on the valley floor than I've seen in years, plus some scattered reports of Evening Grosbeaks.††
    
    On Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 11:47 AM, 'Alvaro Jaramillo' chucao@... [CALBIRDS] < CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com > wrote:
    
    † Hey folks †††† It may depend on where you live in the state, but here in the SF Bay area we are detecting a definite push of Pine Siskins this year. I looked at Oct 17 data vs Oct 16 data on eBird, and it bears out to be a better year for Pine Siskin this year than last, with many records also in southernmost and desert portions of the state this year while they were absent there in Oct of 16. Click below to see the maps. Here we are also seeing a move of Red-breasted Nuthatch, and a small but noticeable move of Red Crossbills (call type undetermined so far, at least that I know of). While movements of Red-breasted Nuthatch tend to begin early, often the push of Pine Siskins is later on in the winter, it seems early this year. Who knows This could either build to a big Pine Siskin year, or we may have this early push and nothing else, but it is worth getting out there and listening for them going over. Have them on your radar if you are in areas where you do not regularly see them. † † Oct 2017 eBird sightings † http://ebird.org/ebird/map/ pinsisneg=true&env.minX=-132. 75330680894604&env.minY=34. 45332898232118&env.maxX=-101. 50818962144604&env.maxY=44. 35624114558016&zh=true&gp= false&ev=Z&mr=on&bmo=10&emo= 10&yr=cur&byr=2017&eyr=2017 † Oct 2016 eBird sightings http://ebird.org/ebird/map/ pinsisneg=true&env.minX=-131. 08338493394604&env.minY=28. 402249463867413&env.maxX=-99. 83826774644604&env.maxY=39. 06289482218082&zh=true&gp= false&ev=Z&mr=on&bmo=10&emo= 10&yr=range&byr=2016&eyr=2016 † good birding, Alvaro † Alvaro Jaramillo alvaro@... www.alvarosadventures.com †
    
    --
    Steve Hampton
    
    Davis, CA
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  15. Pine Siskin and others moving this fall. LINK
    DATE: Oct 17, 2017 @ 11:47am, 7 month(s) ago
    Hey folks It may depend on where you live in the state, but here in the SF Bay area we are detecting a definite push of Pine Siskins this year. I looked at Oct 17 data vs Oct 16 data on eBird, and it bears out to be a better year for Pine Siskin this year than last, with many records also in southernmost and desert portions of the state this year while they were absent there in Oct of 16. Click below to see the maps. Here we are also seeing a move of Red-breasted Nuthatch, and a small but noticeable move of Red Crossbills (call type undetermined so far, at least that I know of). While movements of Red-breasted Nuthatch tend to begin early, often the push of Pine Siskins is later on in the winter, it seems early this year. Who knows This could either build to a big Pine Siskin year, or we may have this early push and nothing else, but it is worth getting out there and listening for them going over. Have them on your radar if you are in areas where you do not regularly see them.
    
     Oct 2017 eBird sightings
    
    http://ebird.org/ebird/map/pinsisneg=true&env.minX=-132.75330680894604&env.minY=34.45332898232118&env.maxX=-101.50818962144604&env.maxY=44.35624114558016&zh=true&gp=false&ev=Z&mr=on&bmo=10&emo=10&yr=cur&byr=2017&eyr=2017
    
    Oct 2016 eBird sightings http://ebird.org/ebird/map/pinsisneg=true&env.minX=-131.08338493394604&env.minY=28.402249463867413&env.maxX=-99.83826774644604&env.maxY=39.06289482218082&zh=true&gp=false&ev=Z&mr=on&bmo=10&emo=10&yr=range&byr=2016&eyr=2016
    
    good birding, Alvaro
    
    Alvaro Jaramillo alvaro@... www.alvarosadventures.com
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  17. Couch's Kingbird - Visalia - 12/27/15 LINK
    DATE: Dec 28, 2015 @ 10:44pm, 2 year(s) ago
    The Couch's Kingbird first appeared at approximately 7:15 a.m. this morning (12/27/15) at the top of a conifer along the northwest side of Vallejo Avenue near West Sunnyside Drive in Visalia, Tulare County. It stayed here for about 10 minutes making several "kip" calls and two "kweeeerz" calls before flying off toward the park to the south where I was unable to find it again in the ~30 minutes that I looked.
    
    There were also four Red Crossbills flying and calling to the south of the park this morning.
    
    On the afternoon of 12/26/15, there were four Wood Ducks along the edge of the pond at the park.
    
    Alan Wight
    Petaluma, CA
    
    
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  19. Couch's Kingbird continues and Red Crossbill at Sunset Park 12/20/15 LINK
    DATE: Dec 20, 2015 @ 10:15pm, 2 year(s) ago
    The Kingbird continued today at Sunset Park in Visalia around 1430 at the Northeast side of the pond. Along the walking path in the trees. At the south side of the pond in the Eucalyptus trees there was 1 RED CROSSBILL. I was able to get a couple pictures.
    
    Good Birding!
    Tony Kurz
    
    
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  21. Merced Troglodytes LINK
    DATE: Dec 7, 2015 @ 9:29am, 2 year(s) ago
    On Sunday, Dec 6, I very briefly saw the reported wren at San Luis Reservoir SRA--San Luis Creek area in picnic tables 12 and 13.
    
    I think there has been some confusion/concern about what species is there (with both Winter and Pacific being reported).
    
    I did not see it well enough but was able to make some voice recordings. See eBird list below for recordings of the call.
    http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklistsubID=S26167492
    
    Also, the Red Crossbills were still in the same area and I was able to record them as well.
    
    Thanks
    
    Jim Holmes
    Sacramento CA
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  23. Kern County Birdiest Count Final Report Including Locations LINK
    DATE: May 8, 2015 @ 10:46am, 3 year(s) ago
    Hi,
    
    "Missed"or just not present (too early, too late, no coverage where
    occurs, and/or rare to very rare and not annual; several known
    usual nesting species missed) - Lesser Scaup, Common
    Goldeneye, Common Merganser,
    Red-breasted Merganser, Ring-necked Pheasant, Pacific Loon,
    Common
    Loon, Horned Grebe,
    American Bittern (Kern NWR), Least Bittern (Kern
    NWR), Northern Goshawk, Bald Eagle, Lesser Yellowlegs, Ruddy
    Turnstone,
    Short-billed Dowitcher, Herring Gull, Common Ground-Dove,
    Vaux's Swift,
    Williamson's Sapsucker, Pileated Woodpecker, Merlin, Peregrine
    Falcon, Brown-crested Flycatcher, Yellow-billed Magpie, Clark's
    Nutcracker,
    Pacific
    Wren,
    Varied Thrush,
    Sage Thrasher, American Pipit, Vesper
    Sparrow, Grasshopper
    Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow, Harris's Sparrow, Indigo Bunting, Red
    Crossbill, plus even rarer species,...
    
    CONTENTS:
    ***Count Period
    ***Reported in 2014, not in 2015
    ***Reported in 2015, not in 2014
    ***2015 Kern Birdiest Count Period List of 227 species
    ***Total Species Numbers from all prior 72 hour Kern Birdiest Counts
    ***79 Known Participants
    
    ***72 Hour Kern County Birdiest Count, 3:30pm, Thursday, April 1, 2015
    through
    to 3:30pm, Sunday, May 3, 2015.
    
    ***REPORTED IN 2014, NOT IN 2015: Lesser Scaup,
    Common Goldeneye, Common Merganser, Red-breasted Merganser, Common
    Loon, Horned Grebe, Northern Goshawk, Lesser Yellowlegs, Ruddy
    Turnstone, Short-billed Dowitcher, Common Ground-Dove, Vaux's Swift,
    Pileated Woodpecker, Peregrine Falcon, Plumbeous Vireo, Clark's
    Nutcracker, Pacific Wren, American Pipit, Grasshopper Sparrow, Red
    Crossbill,...
    
    ***REPORTED IN 2015, NOT IN 2014: Canvasback,
    Red
    Knot,
    Sanderling,
    Baird's
    Sandpiper,
    Semipalmated
    Sandpiper,
    Vermilion
    Flycatcher,
    Evening
    Grosbeak
    
    NOTE: Species reported in UPPER CASE
    LETTERS; species missed during count listed in lower case letters. Remember,
    UPPER
    CASE
    LETTERING
    shows
    2015 species reported.
    
    ***2015 KERN BIRDIEST COUNT PERIOD LIST (XXX SPECIES):
    
    ***NOT expected - convincing details and/or pictures required
    
    GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE - Frazier ParkSnow GooseROSS'S GOOSE - California CityBrant***Cackling Goose***CANADA GOOSE - Bakersfield's Truxton Lakes, Kern River County
    Park, Lake Woollomes east of
    Delano, WOOD DUCK- Kern River County Park, Kern River PreserveGADWALL- reports for numerous locationsAMERICAN WIGEON - Bear Valley Springs/Tehahchapi, China Lake
    NAWS,
    Kern NWREurasian Wigeon***MALLARD- reports for numerous locationsBLUE-WINGED TEAL - China Lake NAWSCINNAMON TEAL- China Lake NAWS, Kern NWRNORTHERN SHOVELER- China Lake NAWS, Kern NWRNORTHERN PINTAIL - Kern NWRGREEN-WINGED TEAL- China Lake NAWSCANVASBACK - Kern NWRREDHEAD- California City, China Lake NAWS, Kern NWRRING-NECKED DUCK- Lake Jean,, Tehachapi WTP (sewage ponds)Greater Scaup***Lesser ScaupBUFFLEHEAD - China Lake NAWS, Lake Woollomes east of DelanoCommon GoldeneyeCommon MerganserRed-breasted Merganser***RUDDY DUCK- reports for numerous
    locationsMOUNTAIN QUAIL- reports for numerous locationsCALIFORNIA QUAIL - reports for
    numerous locationsCHUKAR - Butterbredt Spring, Wind Wolves PreserveRing-necked PheasantSOOTY GROUSE***- Sunday Peak in the Greenhorn MountainsWILD TURKEY- Kern River PreservePacific Loon***Common Loon***PIED-BILLED GREBE- reports for numerous locationsHorned Grebe***EARED GREBE- China Lake NAWS, Kern NWRWESTERN GREBE- Isabella Reservoir, Kern NWR, Kern River County
    Park, Lake
    Woollomes east of DelanoCLARK'S GREBE - Isabella Reservoir, Kern River County Park, Lake
    Woollomes east of DelanoDOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT- China Lake NAWS, Kern NWR, Kern River
    County
    Park, Lake Woollomes east of
    DelanoAMERICAN WHITE PELICAN - Isabella ReservoirAmerican BitternLeast Bittern***GREAT BLUE HERON- reports for numerous locationsGREAT EGRET- reports for numerous
    locationsSNOWY EGRET- Kern NWR, Kernville, Lake Woollomes east of DelanoCATTLE EGRET- From along CA Hwy 99 south of Bakersfield,
    Tehachapi's Tom Sawyer LakeGREEN HERON - Edwards AFB, GalileoBLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON - California City, Edwards AFB, Kern
    NWR, Lake
    Woollomes east of Delano, Tehachapi WTP (sewage ponds)WHITE-FACED IBIS- reports for numerous locationsTURKEY VULTURE- reports for
    numerous locationsCALIFORNIA CONDOR (now countable) - Bear Valley Springs, Tejon
    RanchOSPREY - Edwards AFB, Isabella Reservor--Nuui CunniWHITE-TAILED KITE - Edwards AFBGOLDEN EAGLE - Breckenridge Mountain, west of Rosamond, Wind
    Wolves PreserveNORTHERN HARRIER - Edwards AFB, Garces Hwy west of Delano, Kern
    NWR, Wind Wolves PreserveSHARP-SHINNED HAWK - GalileoCOOPER'S HAWK- Ridgecrest,
    Kernville, Lake Woollomes east of Delano, TehachapiNorthern Goshawk***Bald EagleCommon Black Hawk***RED-SHOULDERED HAWK - Kern River Parkway corridor through
    Bakersfield, Kern River PreserveSWAINSON'S HAWK - Garces Hwy west of Delano, Kern NWR, Sand
    Canyon above Iindian Wells Valley, Tehachapi, Tule Elk State Reserve
    (two nesting
    pairs)Zone-tailed Hawk***RED-TAILED HAWK- reports for
    numerous locationsVIRGINIA RAIL- China Lake NAWS, Kern NWRSORA- California City, China Lake NAWS, Kern NWRCOMMON GALLINULE - China Lake NAWS, Kern NWRAMERICAN COOT- reports for
    numerous locations
    BLACK-NECKED STILT - China Lake NAWS, Kern NWR, Lake Woollomes
    east of
    DelanoAMERICAN AVOCET - China Lake NAWS, Isabella Reservoir, Kern NWR,
    Lake
    Woollomes east of DelanoBLACK-BELLIED PLOVER - Lake Woollomes east of DelanoAmerican Golden-Plover***Pacific Golden-Plover***
    SNOWY PLOVER - Lake Woollomes east of Delano, San Joaquin Valley private propertySEMIPALMATED PLOVER- China Lake NAWS, Isabella Reservoir, San Joaquin Valley private
    propertyKILLDEER- reports for numerous locationsSPOTTED SANDPIPER - reports for
    numerous locationsSOLITARY SANDPIPER - "Old Sewage Ponds" at Ridgecrest Watchable
    Wildlife ParkWandering Tattler***GREATER YELLOWLEGS- Kern NWRWILLET - San Joaquin Valley
    private propertyLesser YellowlegsWHIMBREL- China Lake NAWS, Kern NWR, San Joaquin Valley private propertyLONG-BILLED CURLEW- China Lake NAWS, Lake Woollomes east of DelanoMARBLED GODWIT - China Lake NAWSRuddy Turnstone***RED KNOT*** - San Joaquin Valley
    private propertyRuff***Stilt Sandpiper***SANDERLING*** - San Joaquin Valley
    private propertyDUNLIN - China Lake NAWS, Kern NWR, Lake Woollomes east of
    Delano,
    San Joaquin Valley private propertyBAIRD'S SANDPIPER*** - China Lake NAWS, San Joaquin Valley private propertyLEAST SANDPIPER - China Lake NAWSPectoral Sandpiper***SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER*** - San Joaquin Valley
    private propertyWESTERN SANDPIPER - China Lake NAWS, Lake Woollomes east of DelanoShort-billed Dowitcher**LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER- China Lake NAWS, Kern NWR, Lake Woollomes
    east of
    DelanoWILSON'S SNIPE - China Lake NAWSWILSON'S PHALAROPE - China Lake NAWSRED-NECKED PHALAROPE- China Lake NAWS, San Joaquin Valley private propertyRed Phalarope***BONAPARTE'S GULL - San Joaquin
    Valley private propertyLittle Gull***FRANKLIN'S GULL - China Lake NAWSHeerman's Gull***RING-BILLED GULL - China Lake NAWS, , Kern River County Park
    (Lake Ming), Lake Woollomes east of DelanoWestern Gull***CALIFORNIA GULL- China Lake NAWS, Isabella Reservoir, Kern River
    County Park (Lake Ming), San Joaquin Valley private propertyHerring GullGULL-BILLED TERN*** - San Joaquin
    Valley private propertyCASPIAN TERN - Lake Woollomes east of Delano, San Joaquin Valley
    private propertyBLACK TERN - San Joaquin Valley
    private propertyCommon Tern***FORSTER'S TERN - Isabella Reservoir, Kern River County Park (Lake
    Ming), Lake Woollomes east of DelanoROCK PIGEON - RidgecrestBAND-TAILED PIGEON - Bear Valley Springs/Tehachapi, Lebec,
    Panorama Vista Preserve (Bakersfield), Pine
    Mountain Club, Squirrel Valley above Mountain Mesa, Tehachapi Mountain
    ParkEURASIAN COLLARED-DOVE- reports
    for numerous locationsSPOTTED DOVE - Bakersfield's Beale ParkInca Dove***Common Ground-Dove
    WHITE-WINGED DOVE*** - China Lake NAWS, RidgecrestMOURNING DOVE - reports for
    numerous locations
    GREATER ROADRUNNER - Indian Wells Valley, Kern NWR, west of
    Rosamond, Wind Wolves PreserveBARN OWL - Kern River PreserveFLAMMULATED OWL - Breckenridge MountainWESTERN SCREECH-OWL- Breckenridge MountainGREAT HORNED OWL- Cerro Coso Community College, Fay Ranch Rd in
    Weldon, Wind Wolves PreserveNORTHERN PYGMY-OWL - Breckenridge MountainBURROWING OWL- RidgecrestSPOTTED OWL- Breckenridge MountainLONG-EARED OWL - RidgecrestShort-eared Owl***NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL- Breckenridge MountainLESSER NIGHTHAWK - California City, Kern NWRCOMMON POORWILL- Fay Ranch Rd in WeldonBlack Swift***Vaux's SwiftWHITE-THROATED SWIFT- Galileo, Sand Canyon above Indian Wells
    Valley (part of the Southern Sierra Desert Canyons Important Bird
    Area),
    Wind Wolves PreserveBLACK-CHINNED HUMMINGBIRD - reports
    for
    numerous
    locationsANNA'S HUMMINGBIRD - reports for
    numerous locationsCOSTA'S HUMMINGBIRD- reports for numerous desert locationsBroad-tailed Hummingbird***RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD - Bakersfield, Galileo, Ridgecrest, TehachapiCALLIOPE HUMMINGBIRD - GalileoBELTED KINGFISHER - GalileoLEWIS'S WOODPECKER - Sand Canyon above Indian Wells Valley (part
    of the Southern Sierra Desert Canyons Important Bird Area)ACORN WOODPECKER- reports for numerous locations including the
    desertWilliamson's Sapsucker***Red-naped Sapsucker***RED-BREASTED SAPSUCKER - Greenhorn Mountains, Tehachapi Mountain
    ParkLADDER-BACKED WOODPECKER - reports for numerous desert locationsNUTTALL'S WOODPECKER - Kern River Preserve, Sand Canyon above
    Indian Wells Valley, Tehachapi, Wind Wolves PreserveDOWNY WOODPECKER - Kern River PreserveHAIRY WOODPECKER - Breckenridge Mountain, Greenhorn Mountains,
    Kern River PreserveWHITE-HEADED WOODPECKER- Breckenridge Mountain, Greenhorn
    Mountains, Tehachapi
    Mountain ParkNORTHERN FLICKER - reports for numerous locationsPileated WoodpeckerAMERICAN KESTREL- reports for numerous locationsMerlin***Peregrine FalconPRAIRIE FALCON - Kern River PreserveROSE-RINGED PARAKEET - Bakersfield west of CA Hwy 99,
    Bakersfield's Beale Park (notable even
    though not currently
    countable)OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER- Breckenridge Mountain, Galileo,
    Butterbredt Spring, China Lake NAWS, Greenhorn Mountains, Lake
    Woollomes
    east of DelanoWESTERN WOOD-PEWEE - reports for numerous
    locationsWillow Flycatcher***HAMMOND'S FLYCATCHER - Butterbredt Spring, Galileo, Greenhorn
    Mountains, RidgecrestGRAY FLYCATCHER - 10 miles south of Weldon, Galileo, Kern
    River PreserveDUSKY FLYCATCHER - Cow Heaven Canyon (part of
    Southern Sierra Desert Canyons Important Bird Area), Edwards
    AFB, Galileo, Greenhorn Mountains, Kern NWRPACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER - reports for numerous locationsBLACK PHOEBE- reports for numerous locationsSAY'S PHOEBE - reports for numerous locationsVERMILION FLYCATCHER - Kern River PreserveASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER - reports for numerous
    locationsBrown-crested FlycatcherCASSIN'S KINGBIRD- Kern River County Park (Lake Ming), Paul's
    Place country store (Weldon)WESTERN KINGBIRD- reports for numerous locationsLOGGERHEAD SHRIKE- reports for numerous locationsBell's Vireo***CASSIN'S VIREO - reports for numerous locationsPlumbeous Vireo***HUTTON'S VIREO - Breckenridge Mountain, Greenhorn Mountains west
    slopeWARBLING VIREO - reports for numerous locationsPINYON JAY - Cow Heaven Canyon (part of the Southern Sierra
    Desert Canyons Important Bird Area)STELLER'S JAY- Greenhorn Mountains, Tehachapi, Tehachapi Mountain
    Park, Wind Wolves PreserveWESTERN SCRUB-JAY- reports for numerous locationsYellow-billed MagpieClark's NutcrackerAMERICAN CROW- reports for numerous locationsCOMMON RAVEN - reports for numerous locationsHORNED LARK - Edwards AFB, Inyokern, Isabella Reservoir,
    Ridgecrest, Wind Wolves Preserve NORTHERN ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOW- reports for
    numerous locationsPURPLE MARTIN - Bear Valley SpringsTREE SWALLOW- reports for numerous locationsVIOLET-GREEN SWALLOW - Bear Valley Springs, Greenhorn Mountains,
    Tehachapi, Tehachapi
    Mountain ParkBANK SWALLOW - Kern River corridor in BakersfieldBARN SWALLOW - China Lake NAWS, Galileo, Lake Woollomes east of
    DelanoCLIFF SWALLOW - reports for numerous locationsMOUNTAIN CHICKADEE- Breckenridge Mountain, Greenhorn Mountains,
    Tehachapi Mountain ParkOAK TITMOUSE - reports for numerous locationsVERDIN- China Lake NAWS, Galileo, Inyokern, Inyokern--MiddlemissBUSHTIT - Kern River Preserve, Wind Wolves PreserveRED-BREASTED NUTHATCH- Breckenridge Mountain, Greenhorn
    Mountains, Tehachapi Mountain
    ParkWHITE-BREASTED NUTHATCH - reports for numerous
    locationsPYGMY NUTHATCH - Bear Mountain above Bear Valley Springs, Cerro
    Noroeste Rd in the Mt. Pinos regionBROWN CREEPER- Greenhorn MountainsROCK WREN- Edwards AFB, Galileo Hill, Isabella Reservoir sides,
    Wind Wolves PreserveCANYON WREN - Kern River Canyon mouth near Bakersfield city
    limitsHOUSE WREN - reports for numerous locationsPacific WrenMARSH WREN - China Lake NAWS, Kern NWRBEWICK'S WREN - reports for numerous locationsCACTUS WREN - reports for numerous locationsBLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER - Edwards AFB, Galileo, Greenhorn
    Mountains,
    Kelso
    Valley
    Rd--Mile
    8.0
    to
    Mile
    12.0,AMERICAN DIPPER - Kern River Canyon mouth near Bakersfield city
    limitsGOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLET - Greenhorn MountainsRUBY-CROWNED KINGLET - China Lake NAWS, GalileoWRENTIT - Breckenridge Mountain, Fay Ranch Rd (upper part),
    Greenhorn Mountains, Wind Wolves
    PreserveWESTERN BLUEBIRD - reports for numerous locationsMountain Bluebird***TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE- Greenhorn MountainsSWAINSON'S THRUSH - Butterbredt Spring, Cerro Coso Community
    College, GalileoHERMIT THRUSH- Galileo, Kern NWR, Ridgecrest, Wind Wolves PreserveAMERICAN ROBIN - reports for numerous locationsVaried Thrush***Brown Thrasher***Bendire's Thrasher***CALIFORNIA THRASHER - Fay Ranch Rd (upper), Kern River corridor
    in Bakersfield, Lebec,
    Wind Wolves PreserveLE CONTE'S THRASHER - California City, Cow Heaven Canyon (part of
    Southern Sierra Desert Canyons Important Bird Area), Inyokern, Maricopa
    (Petroleum Club Rd)Sage Thrasher***NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD - reports for numerous
    locationsEUROPEAN STARLING- reports for numerous locationsAmerican PipitCEDAR WAXWING - Bakersfield, Butterbredt Spring, China Lake NAWS,
    Edwards AFB,
    Galileo, Lake
    Woollomes east
    of DelanoPHAINOPEPLA - reports for numerous locationsOvenbird***Northern Waterthrush***Black-and-white Warbler***ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER - reports for numerous
    locationsLucy's Warbler***NASHVILLE WARBLER - Greenhorn MountainsMACGILLIVRAY'S WARBLER - reports for numerous locationsCOMMON YELLOWTHROAT- reports for numerous
    locationsHooded Warbler***Northern Parula***Magnolia Warbler***YELLOW WARBLER- reports for numerous locationsPalm Warbler***YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER (AUDUBON'S & MYRTLE) - reports
    for
    numerous
    locationsGrace's Warbler***BLACK-THROATED GRAY WARBLER - China Lake NAWS, Galileo, Lake
    Woollomes
    east of DelanoTOWNSEND'S WARBLER - Butterbredt Spring, Galileo, Ridgecrest's
    Desert Memorial Park (cemetery), TehachapiHERMIT WARBLER - China Lake NAWS, GalileoWILSON'S WARBLER - reports for numerous locationsPainted Redstart***YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT - Galileo, Kern River PreserveGREEN-TAILED TOWHEE- California City, Galileo, Greenhorn MountainsSPOTTED TOWHEE- Galileo, Greenhorn Mountains, Kern River
    Preserve, Tehachapi Mountain
    Park,
    Wind Wolves PreserveRUFOUS-CROWNED SPARROW- Wofford HeightsCALIFORNIA TOWHEE - reports for numerous locationsCHIPPING SPARROW- Breckenridge Mountain, Butterbredt Spring,
    Edwards AFBClay-colored Sparrow***BREWER'S SPARROW - Edwards AFB, Kelso Valley
    Rd--Mile 8.0
    to Mile 12.0,BLACK-CHINNED SPARROW- Chimney Peak Byway, Piute Mountains
    (Saddle Springs Rd)Vesper Sparrow***LARK SPARROW - Galileo, Kelso Valley Rd--Mile 8.0
    to 12.0, Tehachapi, Wind Wolves PreserveBLACK-THROATED SPARROW - Cow Heaven Canyon (part
    of
    Southern Sierra Desert Canyons Important Bird Area), Edwards
    AFB, Kelso Valley Rd--Mile 8.0
    to Mile 12.0, off Kelso Valley Rd 10 miles south of
    WeldonBELL'S SPARROW (MOJAVE) - California City, Cow
    Heaven Canyon (part of
    Southern Sierra Desert Canyons Important Bird Area), Edwards AFB, InyokernLark Bunting***SAVANNAH SPARROW- reports for numerous locationsGrasshopper Sparrow***FOX SPARROW- Breckenridge Mountain, Greenhorn MountainsSONG SPARROW- reports for numerous locationsLINCOLN'S SPARROW - China Lake NAWS, Galileo, Greenhorn
    Mountains, Kern River PreserveSwamp Sparrow***WHITE-THROATED SPARROW*** - GalileoHarris's Sparrow***WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW- Galileo (Mountain White-crowned/oriantha
    subspecies), off Kelso Valley Rd 10 miles south of
    WeldonGOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW- Bear Mountain above Bear Valley Springs,
    California City, Greenhorn Mountains, Kern River PreserveDARK-EYED JUNCO- Breckenridge Mountain, Greenhorn Mountains,
    Tehachapi Mountain ParkSUMMER TANAGER- Kern River Preserve (several locations)WESTERN TANAGER - reports for numerous locationsPhyrrhuloxia***Rose-breasted Grosbeak***BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK- reports for numerous
    locationsBLUE GROSBEAK - Kern River Preserve, Lake Woollomes east of
    Delano, Wind Wolves
    PreserveLAZULI BUNTING - Butterbredt Spring, China Lake NAWS, Piute
    Mountains (Saddle Springs
    Rd), TehachapiIndigo Bunting***RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD- widespreadTRICOLORED BLACKBIRD- Bear Valley Springs/Tehachapi, Edwards AFB,
    Kern River Preserve, Lake Isabella (community of), Wind Wolves PreserveWESTERN MEADOWLARK- reports for numerous locationsYELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD - California City, China Lake NAWS,
    GalileoBREWER'S BLACKBIRD - reports for numerous
    locationsCommon Grackle***GREAT-TAILED GRACKLE - reports for numerous
    locationsBronzed Cowbird***BROWN-HEADED COWBIRD - reports for numerous
    locationsOrchard Oriole***HOODED ORIOLE - Bakersfield, off Kelso Valley Rd
    10 miles south of Weldon, Kernville, Lake Woollomes east of
    DelanoBULLOCK'S ORIOLE- reports for numerous locationsSCOTT'S ORIOLE - Cow Heaven Canyon (part of
    Southern Sierra Desert Canyons Important Bird Area), Edwards
    AFB, Kelso Valley Rd--Mile 8.0
    to Mile 12.0, off Kelso Valley Rd
    10 miles south of WeldonHOUSE FINCH - reports for numerous locationsPURPLE FINCH - Bear Valley Springs, Kern NWR, Tehachapi Mountain
    ParkCASSIN'S FINCH - Breckenridge Mountain, Greenhorn MountainsRed CrossbillPINE SISKIN - Bear Mountain above Bear Valley Springs,
    Butterbredt Spring, Galileo,
    TehachapiLESSER GOLDFINCH- reports for numerous locationsLAWRENCE'S GOLDFINCH - reports for numerous
    locationsAMERICAN GOLDFINCH - Bakersfield, Kern River County Park--Hart
    Park unit, Lebec, Wind Wolves PreserveEVENING GROSBEAK*** - GalileoHOUSE SPARROW- reports for numerous locations
    
    ***TOTAL SPECIES NUMBERS FROM KERN BIRDIEST 72 HOUR
    COUNTS: 2006-246 species, 2007-235 species, 2008-241 species, 2009-246
    species, 2010-242 species, 2011-245 species, 2012-242 species, 2013-251
    species, 2014-240 species, 2015-227
    
    ***79 KNOWN PARTICIPANTS: Liga Auzins, Bob Barnes, John Birsner, Gordon
    Black, Jeb Blain, Jana
    Borba, Sherry
    Brubaker, Brenda Burnett, Dan Burnett, Al Caetano, Cindy Caetano, Encar
    Card, Daisy Carillo, Jeff Cartier, Barbara Castle, Susan Castle, Bill
    Cooper, Melissa Dabulamanzi, Jeff
    Davis, Mary Dufrain, Mike Duncan, Madi Elsea, Kevin Fahey, Laura Fahey,
    Jon
    Feenstra, Gary File, Ernie
    Flores, Joe Fontaine, Kristi Frick, Terri Gallion, Bruce Garlinger,
    Gail Gewain,
    Darrin Heindel, Greg Homel, Andy
    Honig, Louise
    Knecht,
    Sandy Koonce, Debby Kroeger, Brenda Kyle, Ken
    Kyle, Denise LaBerteaux, Megan Lundin, Penny LaPone, Rod Lee, Kelli
    Levinson, John Lockhart, Harry
    Love, Andy
    Lundin, Bill Lydecker, Wayne Martin, Judy Matsuoka, Terri Middlemiss,
    Bill Moffat,
    Jean Moore, Chuck
    Noble, Bob Parker, Landon Peppel, Nancy
    Robinson, Erik Schoenborn, Adam Searcy,
    Deb See, Alison Sheehey, Mark Stacy,
    Jenna Stanek, John Stanek,
    Bob Steele, Susan
    Steele, John Sterling, Steve Summers, Lee Sutton, Shirley Sutton,
    Alexia Svejda, Nadia
    Svejda, Al Tapia, Linda Vasquez, Barb Walls, Mary Whitfield, Marcia
    Wolfe, Tom
    Wurster. Kerncrest
    Audubon Society Bird-A-Thon. Southern Sierra Research Station staff
    (Jenna Stanek, John Stanek, Mary Whitfield). Wind Wolves Preserve staff
    (Jana
    Borba, Daisy Carrillio, Melissa Dabulamanzi, Megan
    Lundin,
    Landon
    Peppel,
    Erik
    Schoenborn, Linda Vasquez),...THANK
    YOU
    TO
    US
    ALL!!!!!!!
    
    Serving as the Messenger for Participants,
    
    Bob
    
    Bob Barnes, Ridgecrest, Kern County, California
    
    Cell: 760-382-1260 
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  25. Lassen National Park Red Crossbill and Evening Grosbeak flight call types LINK
    DATE: Oct 28, 2012 @ 7:08am, 6 year(s) ago
    Hi Everyone,
    
    To follow up on my message from a few days ago, I used the Raven Lite
    software to generate sonograms of the crossbill and grosbeak recordings
    I got at Lassen National Park and at the Subway Lava Tube nearby in
    Lassen National Forest last weekend. It turns out that all the
    crossbills were type 2s (at Summit Lake, the Devastation Area parking
    lot, and at the lava tube). The evening grosbeaks at the lava tube were
    flight call type 1s.
    
    On the morning of Oct. 17 we also found red crossbills at Tahoe Meadows
    along route 431 in Nevada and evening grosbeaks at the entrance to Lake
    Tahoe State Park (also in Nevada). Both sites are close to the
    California state line. In contrast with the crossbills near Lassen
    National Park, the crossbills at Tahoe Meadows were type 5s. The
    evening grosbeaks on Oct. 17 were a mixture of type 1s and type 2s.
    
    Regards,
    
    Lance Benner
    Altadena, CA
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  27. Red Crossbills and Evening Grosbeaks at Lassen Volcanic National Park LINK
    DATE: Oct 22, 2012 @ 5:24am, 6 year(s) ago
    Greetings Everyone,
    
    Kathi Ellsworth and I have spent the last couple of days in Lassen
    Volcanic National Park and at adjacent areas. Although our primary
    focus hasn't been birds, we've done some birding and have been struck by
    the widespread red crossbills we keep encountering at various places
    below 7000 feet in elevation, by groups of evening grosbeaks, and by
    varied thrushes.
    
    The single most productive spot has been the parking lot at Subway Cave
    Lava Tube in Lassen National Forest near the junction of routes 89 and
    44 (a short distance north of Lassen NP). There's a dripping drinking
    fountain that was attracting droves of birds this afternoon. We found
    at least 70 evening grosbeaks there, about 20 red crossbills, 3
    solitaires, two varied thrushes, and other montane species. The list
    from eBird appears below; among the species listed, all the ones with
    an asterisk (*) next to them were coming to the drinking fountain (i.e.,
    most of them).
    
    We also found flocks of red crossbills at Summit Lake and at the
    Devastation Area parking lot (both within Lassen National Park), and at
    St. Bernard Lodge B & B on highway 36 between Lassen NP and Chester.
    To my ear, the crossbills sounded like type 2s, but that's tentative
    until I have a chance to generate sonograms from my recordings to check
    the call type(s). St. Bernard Lodge B & B also had a small group of
    evening grosbeaks on Saturday morning and a northern saw-whet owl on
    Friday night.
    
    The evening grosbeaks sounded like a mixture of type 1s and type 2s, but
    again, I need to check sonograms of my recordings to be sure.
    
    We also found four varied thrushes at Summit Lake for a total of six
    today.
    
    Other highlights:
    
    Two golden eagles in Lassen National Park near the Diamond Peak trail
    head on Saturday morning.
    
    One sooty grouse on the side of highway 89 about a mile south of the
    south entrance to the National Park at 5 pm on Saturday.
    
    Two sandhill cranes at Butte Lake on Sunday at about 6 pm.
    
    This is our first visit to this area, so perhaps some of this is normal,
    but we still thought it would be of general interest.
    
    Regards,
    
    Lance Benner
    Altadena, CA
    
    Kathi Ellsworth
    San Dimas, CA
    
    -------- Begin forwarded message --------
    Subject: eBird Report - Subway Lava Tube, Lassen NF, Oct 21, 2012
    
    Subway Lava Tube, Lassen NF, Shasta, US-CA
    Oct 21, 2012 2:35 PM - 4:45 PM
    Protocol: Traveling
    0.5 mile(s)
    Comments: We hiked through the lava tube and then back to the
    parking lot. Many of the birds were coming to a dripping drinking
    fountain at the edge of the parking lot.
    
    22 species
    
    * Hairy Woodpecker 2
    * White-headed Woodpecker 3
    * Northern Flicker (Red-shafted) 2
    * Steller's Jay 5
    Common Raven 1
    * Red-breasted Nuthatch 10
    * White-breasted Nuthatch 2
    * Pygmy Nuthatch 10
    Brown Creeper 1
    * Townsend's Solitaire 3
    * American Robin 3
    Varied Thrush 2
    * Spotted Towhee 4
    * Fox Sparrow (Sooty) 2
    * Fox Sparrow (Slate-colored) 3
    * Golden-crowned Sparrow 3
    * Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon) 5
    * Cassin's Finch 3
    * Red Crossbill 20
    Pine Siskin 2
    * Lesser Goldfinch 6
    Evening Grosbeak 70
    
    This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
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  29. Farallones Update, 9/16 through 9/22 LINK
    DATE: Sep 23, 2012 @ 11:07pm, 6 year(s) ago
    Highlights:
    
    BLUE-WINGED TEAL
    CINNAMON TEAL
    NORTHERN GANNET
    SANDERLING
    PECTORAL SANDPIPER
    VAUX'S SWIFT
    HAMMOND'S FLYCATCHER
    BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER
    BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER
    TENNESSEE WARBLER
    AMERICAN REDSTART
    MAGNOLIA WARBLER
    BAY-BREASTED WARBLER
    BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER
    CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER
    BLACKPOLL WARBLER
    PRAIRIE WARBLER
    CLAY-COLORED SPARROW
    BREWER'S SPARROW
    VESPER SPARROW
    LARK BUNTING
    INDIGO BUNTING
    PAINTED BUNTING
    DICKCISSEL
    BOBOLINK
    BALTIMORE ORIOLE
    RED CROSSBILL
    
    Hello CalBirders,
    
    The PRBO Conservation Science crew continues Fall migration monitoring on
    Farallon National Wildlife Refuge. The bird wave from our last report continued
    to produce good numbers of birds until Wednesday, when the Northwesterlies
    started blowing again, and we have had relatively few arrivals since that time.
    Here are the highlights from at week:
    
    On the Farallones, any duck that is not a pintail is fairly uncommon, so we were
    thrilled on 9/17 to see a flock of teal containing 3 BLUE-WINGED TEAL(all time
    island high-count) and 3 CINNAMON TEAL (first island record in over a decade).
    
    Of course, the NORTHERN GANNET continues, and was seen every day last week.
    
    The SANDERLING found by Al Jaramillo's boat last week continued through 9/18.
    
    PECTORAL SANDPIPERS have been seen nearly every day. A high count of only 2 was
    seen from the 16th to the 18th.
    
    Two VAUX'S SWIFTS were seen last week. One on 9/16, and one 9/17.
    
    A HAMMOND'S FLYCATCHER was banded on 9/18 and continued through 9/19.
    
    A BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER arrived on 9/17 and persisted until 9/19.
    
    A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was found in the Coast Guard Tree on 9/16, continuing
    to be seen through 9/22.
    
    One TENNESSEE WARBLER was present 9/17 through 9/18.
    
    Two AMERICAN REDSTARTS (one an adult male) were on island 9/16 to 9/19.
    
    Two MAGNOLIA WARBLERS were seen on 9/16-9/17, with one of them lingering until
    9/18.
    
    One hatch year BAY-BREASTED WARBLER was found in the mist nets and banded on
    9/18, but was not seen again.
    
    A BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER was banded on 9/18, and was seen again 9/19.
    
    Of the two CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLERS banded on 9/16, one was still being seen on
    9/19.
    
    Six BLACKPOLL WARBLERS were banded last week, with an additional unbanded bird
    seen on 9/19, for a grand total of seven in one week!
    
    A PRAIRIE WARBLER was found on 9/20, and continues through 9/22.
    
    A high count of six CLAY-COLORED SPARROWS was made on 9/19, with at least two
    being seen every day.
    
    One continuing BREWER'S SPARROW 9/16-9/17 was joined by a second on 9/18.
    
    The first VESPER SPARROW of the Fall was found on 9/17, and continued through
    9/22.
    
    The LARK BUNTING from our previous post was last seen on 9/18.
    
    A single HY male INDIGO BUNTING made a brief appearance on the island on 9/17.
    
    Our second PAINTED BUNTING of the Fall was banded on 9/18, but was not
    resighted.
    
    A DICKCISSEL was also banded on 9/17.
    
    The fifth BOBOLINK of the Fall was banded on 9/17.
    
    Our second BALTIMORE ORIOLE for the fall was banded on 9/16.
    
    As the crossbill eruption year continues, yet another male RED CROSSBILL was
    seen and heard flying around the island on 9/19.
    
    Photographs of aforementioned birds will occasionally be available at PRBO
    Conservation Science's Farallones blog:
    
    (updated frequently), or at my picasa web
    album:
    
    Cheers and good birding,
    
    Dan Maxwell, Elizabeth Ames, Jay Wright, Luke Musher, Rebecca Green, and Jim
    Tietz
    Southeast Farallon Island
    San Francisco, CA
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