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   Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Buteo lineatus


   Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus) - RSHA (recent eBird sightings, view CBRC records, range map
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  1. Re: [CALBIRDS] Fwd: CA RSHA Rapid Territory Abandonment LINK
    DATE: May 5, 2017 @ 3:56pm, 3 month(s) ago
    Folks:
    
    The status of Red-shouldered Hawk in Santa Clara County is described
    in the Breeding Bird Atlas of Santa Clara County, California.  A
    brief summary is that this hawk was very rare in the county until
    the early 1970s, when numbers increased rapidly.  Using data from
    the Palo Alto and San Jose CBC's that date back to the late 1950s,
    the population increase through 2005 was about 13% a year within the
    Palo Alto count circle and 17% in the San Jose circle.  Both counts
    have had good coverage over the last 50+ years and exceed the 95%
    percentile for party-hours for all United States CBCs.
    
    We started a summer bird count in the Palo Alto circle in 1981 and
    the summer population increase was less than the winter numbers,
    about 5% a year.  Both the winter and summer increases show a p
    value of less than 0.004.
    
    Based on Bob Barnes's message, I've looked at the summer numbers
    through 2016.  The population increase is now closer to 3% per year,
    rather than the earlier value of 5% a year.  There has been a
    decline in the total birds counted in the last three summers, but it
    is not clear if this is an artifact of the normal variance of a
    large data series or the start of a changed trend.
    
    Bill Bousman
    
    Menlo Park
    
    On 5/3/2017 4:22 PM, Bob Barnes bbarnes@...
    [CALBIRDS] wrote:
    
      All,
    
    See below for email message from noted bird guide artisit,
    birder, and
    
    naturalist John Schmitt re Red-shouldered Hawk 80 to 90
    percent
    
    territory abandonment in SoCal.
    
    I think it would be good to learn through our observations
    if a decline
    
    is taking place elsewhere in California as well.
    
    Serving as the messenger for John Schmitt,
    
    Bob Barnes, Ridgecrest, Kern County, California
    
    03MAY17 from John Schmitt...
    
    Hi Bob,
    
    I learned of some troubling news about Red-shouldered
    Hawks; I was
    
    in San Luis Obispo County (Morro Bay, Montana de Oro, San
    Luis Obispo,
    
    Santa Margarita Valley/ Santa Margarita Lake-all prime
    Red-shouldered
    
    Hawk localities) on 26 APR leading some friends of mine on
    a short
    
    birdwatching tour (with a strong emphasis on raptors). We
    completely
    
    failed to either see or hear a single bird. I mentioned
    this to Peter
    
    Bloom (a well known long time raptor researcher) and his
    response was:
    
    "I'm not surprised". He went on to relate that there has
    been a severe
    
    population decline in Orange, Los Angeles, and San Diego
    Counties (80 to
    
    90 percent territory abandonment in some localities).
    Cause is
    
    uncertain, but Pete mentioned that some thought
    agrichemicals or West
    
    Nile Virus may be involved. So I will be taking special
    note of when
    
    and where I see/hear Red-shouldered here in the (Kern
    River) valley and
    
    I alert you to perhaps do the same and maybe pass the news
    on to others.
    
    Good chatting with you.
    
    Cheers, John
    
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  3. Fwd: CA RSHA Rapid Territory Abandonment LINK
    DATE: May 3, 2017 @ 4:22pm, 4 month(s) ago
    All,
    
    See below for email message from noted bird guide artisit, birder, and
    
    naturalist John Schmitt re Red-shouldered Hawk 80 to 90 percent
    
    territory abandonment in SoCal.
    
    I think it would be good to learn through our observations if a decline
    
    is taking place elsewhere in California as well.
    
    Serving as the messenger for John Schmitt,
    
    Bob Barnes, Ridgecrest, Kern County, California
    
    03MAY17 from John Schmitt...
    
    Hi Bob,
    
    I learned of some troubling news about Red-shouldered Hawks; I was
    
    in San Luis Obispo County (Morro Bay, Montana de Oro, San Luis Obispo,
    
    Santa Margarita Valley/ Santa Margarita Lake-all prime Red-shouldered
    
    Hawk localities) on 26 APR leading some friends of mine on a short
    
    birdwatching tour (with a strong emphasis on raptors). We completely
    
    failed to either see or hear a single bird. I mentioned this to Peter
    
    Bloom (a well known long time raptor researcher) and his response was:
    
    "I'm not surprised". He went on to relate that there has been a severe
    
    population decline in Orange, Los Angeles, and San Diego Counties (80 to
    
    90 percent territory abandonment in some localities). Cause is
    
    uncertain, but Pete mentioned that some thought agrichemicals or West
    
    Nile Virus may be involved. So I will be taking special note of when
    
    and where I see/hear Red-shouldered here in the (Kern River) valley and
    
    I alert you to perhaps do the same and maybe pass the news on to others.
    
    Good chatting with you.
    
    Cheers, John
    
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  5. Panoche Valley: Where Spring Begins in San Benito County LINK
    DATE: Mar 6, 2017 @ 10:40pm, 5 month(s) ago
    By request—
    
    Howdy, Birders,
    
    In San Benito County spring begins in Panoche Valley with fields of golden flowers, wintering birds hanging around and resident breeders gearing up for the nesting season. I drove through the valley (March 3 & 4) en route to the tricolored blackbird workshop at San Luis NWR on Saturday. The valley is just stunning right now. Highlights were many.
    
    Near the school at Panoche and Norton Roads, there was a pair of CASSIN’S KINGBIRDS, MERLIN and a PRAIRIE FALCON carrying large prey. A flock of 475 AMERICAN PIPITS were in the dense grass along the sides of Norton Road.
    
    Near the intersection of Panoche and New Idria Roads, a beautiful dark morph FERRUGINOUS HAWK was present. Continuing along New Idria Road toward the BLM picnic spot, I saw a few LAWRENCE’S GOLDFINCHES and MOUNTAIN BLUEBIRDS. It is not often that one finds these two species in the same location at the same time. The goldfinches might be found anywhere in the valley where the fiddlenecks are blooming. Two RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS, very uncommon on the valley floor were in the dense eucalyptus grove (the backside of Douglas Ranch). A flock of about 175 LARK SPARROWS were closer to the BLM picnic site. One TURKEY VULTURE, rare in winter, but suspected breeder in the caves along New Idria, was soaring overhead.
    
    Another pair of CASSIN’S KINGBIRDS were near the entrance to Douglas Ranch along Panoche Road. Just a bit down the road, in the large stacks of hay, some 1200 TRICOLORED BLACKBIRDS, 99% MALES, were feeding on the seed heads on March 3. When I returned on March 4, I counted 200 FEMALE TRICOLORED BLACKBIRDS at the same location. As far as I could tell, they had just arrived. I also photographed one banded male.
    
    I am very interested in as accurate as possible counts of these blackbirds. If you watch them from your vehicle— which is the best way to not flush them— you will notice that parties of 50 to 300 take off, heading toward the Panoche Creek. If you are there at dusk (5-5:30 pm), you’ll see all of them fly toward the creek. They are in the process of “making settlement” and it is quite spectacular to HEAR. You cannot see them in the creek area, but you can hear the noise of the colony. This is the males calling. Time will tell if they nest, or not.
    
    I continued along Panoche Road, passing Silver Creek Ranch, up to the summit of Jackass Pass (county line for San Benito and Fresno Counties). A few more MOUNTAIN BLUEBIRDS were near the corrals. One LINCOLN’S SPARROW and more LARK SPARROWS were along the creek crossing area. A pair of NORTHERN HARRIERS were coursing the creekbed.Further along the road, I stopped to watch a MERLIN furiously pursuing a female Mountain Bluebird which I really thought she would nail— until the bluebird dived into an ephedra shrub! One solitary VESPER SPARROW was along this section. A flock of nearly 2000 STARLINGS at a distance, could easily have been mistaken for blackbirds! I scoped them because this was not a typical place for such a flock of starlings. Just after dark, I saw one SHORT-EARED OWL which was previously photographed in this area.
    
    Along Little Panoche Road, generally near Mercey Hot Springs, I saw another FERRUGINOUS HAWK,a few MOUNTAIN BLUEBIRDS, one VESPER SPARROW, a small flock of HORNED LARKS, a ROCK WREN, and a male BURROWING OWL guarding his burrow. (Fresno County for all of these sightings.) I did not have time to get up to the BLM Panoche Hills area.
    
    All roads in Panoche Valley and leading into the valley are “drivable” — although you might need a front-end alignment after driving the roads in San Benito County. The larger, deeper pot holes are outlined in red paint, presumably to be filled. Bridge work continues along Little Panoche Road, but it is open. There is a flagger person to help navigate the mess of one lane. All creek crossing are possible, including Panoche Creek at Silver Creek Ranch. The Mountain Plovers have departed. It is truly beautiful and worth a visit. The Panoche Inn was open while I was in the valley.
    
    Please use the individual eBird hot spots rather than the General Panoche Valley hot spot, if you eBird. I’m especially looking for reports about the tricolored blackbirds.
    
    Happy Trails,
    Debi Shearwater
    
    DEBRA SHEARWATER
    Shearwater Journeys, Inc.
    PO Box 190
    Hollister, CA 95024
    831.637.8527
    debi@...
    www.shearwaterjourneys.com
    www.shearwaterjourneys.blogspot.com
    
    Celebrating 42 Years of Seabirding with Shearwater Journeys
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  7. Alameda, Kings and Tulare Counties LINK
    DATE: Dec 29, 2016 @ 10:07am, 8 month(s) ago
    Alameda County, December 26 th
    
    Went over to Livermore to look for the CASSIN’S KINGBIRD in
    Holdener Park. Seems this guy works
    around the whole area. Within about
    15-seconds of parking in the lot, I caught sight of a possibility on the fence
    around the large water tanks on the periphery of the parking lot. But before I got my binos on it, it
    flew. So I retraced Lomax’s trip around the
    area, including rounding the hill. Say’s
    Phoebe, yes, but no Tyrannus. As I
    returned to the parking lot, there it was – on the same black fence that encircles
    the water tanks – the northern fence to be precise. This was at 1:15.
    
    Kings County, December 27 th
    
    Started at Floyd Rice Park in Avenal (36.00848 x -120.12670). It was just a stop on the way to Devils Den
    Road, but others have seen Brown Creepers here in December, and, well, I needed
    it for the county. Alas, no Creeper, but
    did have a female PHAINOPEPLA.
    
    Got to Devils Den Rd (35.77695 x -119.97512), which is
    accessed from SR-33 just about 1-mile south of the Kern-Kings line (here, the
    road is called “Barker”, but it becomes Devils Den when you cross back into
    Kings). Unexpected over this xeric
    habitat was a Ferruginous Hawk. The
    target bird, SAGE THRASHER, was seen about 1-mile south of 25 th
    Avenue.
    
    The canal along 10 th Avenue, a sometimes source
    of needed waterfowl, was largely empty (had hoped for Common Goldeneye). Time was getting short for us to get to
    Pixley NWR to witness the Sandhill Crane fly-in, so we had to forego Jack Stone
    ponds, Lemoore Sportsman Club & Burris Park. But we had to stop at Corcoran Reservoir (36.13865
    x -119.56428). Here, we were impressed
    by the hundreds of Canvasback and many Common Mergansers.
    
    Tulare County, December 27 th
    
    Pixley NWR, accessed along County Road 88 a mile or so north
    of Avenue 56, was a delight. The cranes
    did fly in, noisily, and landed in the adjacent fields, especially the one
    directly south of the foot trail out to the observation platform. Also here were a couple of new county birds
    for us, SNOW GOOSE & GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE.
    
    Tulare County, December 28 th
    
    One of the best things about county birding is the need to
    visit “new” places (new to us) that we would otherwise never go to. We stayed in Porterville, intending to spend
    most of the birding day at Success Lake and on to Yokohl Valley. But earlier in December, Steve Summers
    reported a Vermilion Flycatcher in Porterville, and opined that it might attempt
    to overwinter (tularekings posting #2314).
    So we went out to Porter Slough (Creek) area he described, which is at
    the west end of Porter Creek Avenue (36.08328 x -119.07721). It was easy to find the large Valley Oak he
    referred to, but, alas, no Vermilion Flycatcher in the hour or so we spent
    looking.
    
    Success Lake was serenely quiet, people-wise, likely fewer
    than 2-dozen spread throughout the area.
    I first wanted to check out the sapsucker trees in the campground. Although I haven’t seen any postings for a
    couple of years, in several past December’s, three of the four Sphyrapicus
    species have been reported here. And the
    reports were quite specific about where: Campsites 37 & 84 (or 88). We didn’t see any sapsuckers, but we did get several
    BUSHTITs, which was a needed county bird.
    There were lots of ducks on the far side of the lake, and we studied the
    flocks several times looking for any “unusual” bird (like a Eurasian amongst
    the American Wigeons), but didn’t find anything worth reporting.
    
    So it was off to Yokohl Valley Drive, coming in from the
    south (SR-190 east from Success Lake, Balch Park Rd north – becomes Yokohl
    Valley Dr). This road is the place to go
    for winter raptors in Tulare. Here we
    saw 2 Golden Eagles, Red-shouldered Hawk, 2 beautiful Ferruginous Hawks, several
    American Kestrels, a female Northern Harrier, and one adult BALD EAGLE; no Prairie
    Falcons or Rough-legged Hawk. We also
    added MOUNTAIN BLUEBIRD. The Bald Eagle
    flew north along Yokohl Dr between Rocky Hill Dr & SR-198 (36.30675 x
    -119.06908).
    
    Traffic along SR-99 to home was light, the winter sun was a
    killer.
    
    Good birding, Stephen Long Oakland, CA
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  9. Re: [CALBIRDS] Arcata kite photos LINK
    DATE: Aug 26, 2016 @ 9:26am, 12 month(s) ago
    Hi Tristan,
    
    I can see why you're intrigued by this bird and I don't have a clue as to its identity. I've never seen a Rufous-thighed or Double-toothed Kite (although I thought I saw a single-toothed one in Arkansas once; sorry, couldn't help myself). One thing I've noticed in online photos of both of these Harpagus species is that they share a relatively small, domed head with a face dominated by a large eye. I get different impressions of this bird from your photos, with some reminding me of a Merlin and others reminding me of a Cooper's Hawk. However, in all of them, the shape of the head is broad with a relatively flat crown and a relatively small eye, and thus not reminiscent to me of Harpagus. Have you considered hybrid origin for this strange bird, perhaps involving Red-shouldered Hawk
    
    Jim Pike
    Huntington Beach   
    
    On Thu, Aug 25, 2016 at 7:34 PM, Tristan McKee atmckee@... [CALBIRDS] < CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com > wrote:
    
      I took somewhat better pictures of the Arcata raptor on Parton Road north of town today:
    
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/ 101791769@N08/albums/ 72157672700208176
    
    Tristan McKee
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  11. Kern County Birdiest Count Final Report Including Locations LINK
    DATE: May 8, 2015 @ 10:46am, 2 year(s) ago
    Hi,
    
    "Missed"or just not present (too early, too late, no coverage where
    occurs, and/or rare to very rare and not annual; several known
    usual nesting species missed) - Lesser Scaup, Common
    Goldeneye, Common Merganser,
    Red-breasted Merganser, Ring-necked Pheasant, Pacific Loon,
    Common
    Loon, Horned Grebe,
    American Bittern (Kern NWR), Least Bittern (Kern
    NWR), Northern Goshawk, Bald Eagle, Lesser Yellowlegs, Ruddy
    Turnstone,
    Short-billed Dowitcher, Herring Gull, Common Ground-Dove,
    Vaux's Swift,
    Williamson's Sapsucker, Pileated Woodpecker, Merlin, Peregrine
    Falcon, Brown-crested Flycatcher, Yellow-billed Magpie, Clark's
    Nutcracker,
    Pacific
    Wren,
    Varied Thrush,
    Sage Thrasher, American Pipit, Vesper
    Sparrow, Grasshopper
    Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow, Harris's Sparrow, Indigo Bunting, Red
    Crossbill, plus even rarer species,...
    
    CONTENTS:
    ***Count Period
    ***Reported in 2014, not in 2015
    ***Reported in 2015, not in 2014
    ***2015 Kern Birdiest Count Period List of 227 species
    ***Total Species Numbers from all prior 72 hour Kern Birdiest Counts
    ***79 Known Participants
    
    ***72 Hour Kern County Birdiest Count, 3:30pm, Thursday, April 1, 2015
    through
    to 3:30pm, Sunday, May 3, 2015.
    
    ***REPORTED IN 2014, NOT IN 2015: Lesser Scaup,
    Common Goldeneye, Common Merganser, Red-breasted Merganser, Common
    Loon, Horned Grebe, Northern Goshawk, Lesser Yellowlegs, Ruddy
    Turnstone, Short-billed Dowitcher, Common Ground-Dove, Vaux's Swift,
    Pileated Woodpecker, Peregrine Falcon, Plumbeous Vireo, Clark's
    Nutcracker, Pacific Wren, American Pipit, Grasshopper Sparrow, Red
    Crossbill,...
    
    ***REPORTED IN 2015, NOT IN 2014: Canvasback,
    Red
    Knot,
    Sanderling,
    Baird's
    Sandpiper,
    Semipalmated
    Sandpiper,
    Vermilion
    Flycatcher,
    Evening
    Grosbeak
    
    NOTE: Species reported in UPPER CASE
    LETTERS; species missed during count listed in lower case letters. Remember,
    UPPER
    CASE
    LETTERING
    shows
    2015 species reported.
    
    ***2015 KERN BIRDIEST COUNT PERIOD LIST (XXX SPECIES):
    
    ***NOT expected - convincing details and/or pictures required
    
    GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE - Frazier ParkSnow GooseROSS'S GOOSE - California CityBrant***Cackling Goose***CANADA GOOSE - Bakersfield's Truxton Lakes, Kern River County
    Park, Lake Woollomes east of
    Delano, WOOD DUCK- Kern River County Park, Kern River PreserveGADWALL- reports for numerous locationsAMERICAN WIGEON - Bear Valley Springs/Tehahchapi, China Lake
    NAWS,
    Kern NWREurasian Wigeon***MALLARD- reports for numerous locationsBLUE-WINGED TEAL - China Lake NAWSCINNAMON TEAL- China Lake NAWS, Kern NWRNORTHERN SHOVELER- China Lake NAWS, Kern NWRNORTHERN PINTAIL - Kern NWRGREEN-WINGED TEAL- China Lake NAWSCANVASBACK - Kern NWRREDHEAD- California City, China Lake NAWS, Kern NWRRING-NECKED DUCK- Lake Jean,, Tehachapi WTP (sewage ponds)Greater Scaup***Lesser ScaupBUFFLEHEAD - China Lake NAWS, Lake Woollomes east of DelanoCommon GoldeneyeCommon MerganserRed-breasted Merganser***RUDDY DUCK- reports for numerous
    locationsMOUNTAIN QUAIL- reports for numerous locationsCALIFORNIA QUAIL - reports for
    numerous locationsCHUKAR - Butterbredt Spring, Wind Wolves PreserveRing-necked PheasantSOOTY GROUSE***- Sunday Peak in the Greenhorn MountainsWILD TURKEY- Kern River PreservePacific Loon***Common Loon***PIED-BILLED GREBE- reports for numerous locationsHorned Grebe***EARED GREBE- China Lake NAWS, Kern NWRWESTERN GREBE- Isabella Reservoir, Kern NWR, Kern River County
    Park, Lake
    Woollomes east of DelanoCLARK'S GREBE - Isabella Reservoir, Kern River County Park, Lake
    Woollomes east of DelanoDOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT- China Lake NAWS, Kern NWR, Kern River
    County
    Park, Lake Woollomes east of
    DelanoAMERICAN WHITE PELICAN - Isabella ReservoirAmerican BitternLeast Bittern***GREAT BLUE HERON- reports for numerous locationsGREAT EGRET- reports for numerous
    locationsSNOWY EGRET- Kern NWR, Kernville, Lake Woollomes east of DelanoCATTLE EGRET- From along CA Hwy 99 south of Bakersfield,
    Tehachapi's Tom Sawyer LakeGREEN HERON - Edwards AFB, GalileoBLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON - California City, Edwards AFB, Kern
    NWR, Lake
    Woollomes east of Delano, Tehachapi WTP (sewage ponds)WHITE-FACED IBIS- reports for numerous locationsTURKEY VULTURE- reports for
    numerous locationsCALIFORNIA CONDOR (now countable) - Bear Valley Springs, Tejon
    RanchOSPREY - Edwards AFB, Isabella Reservor--Nuui CunniWHITE-TAILED KITE - Edwards AFBGOLDEN EAGLE - Breckenridge Mountain, west of Rosamond, Wind
    Wolves PreserveNORTHERN HARRIER - Edwards AFB, Garces Hwy west of Delano, Kern
    NWR, Wind Wolves PreserveSHARP-SHINNED HAWK - GalileoCOOPER'S HAWK- Ridgecrest,
    Kernville, Lake Woollomes east of Delano, TehachapiNorthern Goshawk***Bald EagleCommon Black Hawk***RED-SHOULDERED HAWK - Kern River Parkway corridor through
    Bakersfield, Kern River PreserveSWAINSON'S HAWK - Garces Hwy west of Delano, Kern NWR, Sand
    Canyon above Iindian Wells Valley, Tehachapi, Tule Elk State Reserve
    (two nesting
    pairs)Zone-tailed Hawk***RED-TAILED HAWK- reports for
    numerous locationsVIRGINIA RAIL- China Lake NAWS, Kern NWRSORA- California City, China Lake NAWS, Kern NWRCOMMON GALLINULE - China Lake NAWS, Kern NWRAMERICAN COOT- reports for
    numerous locations
    BLACK-NECKED STILT - China Lake NAWS, Kern NWR, Lake Woollomes
    east of
    DelanoAMERICAN AVOCET - China Lake NAWS, Isabella Reservoir, Kern NWR,
    Lake
    Woollomes east of DelanoBLACK-BELLIED PLOVER - Lake Woollomes east of DelanoAmerican Golden-Plover***Pacific Golden-Plover***
    SNOWY PLOVER - Lake Woollomes east of Delano, San Joaquin Valley private propertySEMIPALMATED PLOVER- China Lake NAWS, Isabella Reservoir, San Joaquin Valley private
    propertyKILLDEER- reports for numerous locationsSPOTTED SANDPIPER - reports for
    numerous locationsSOLITARY SANDPIPER - "Old Sewage Ponds" at Ridgecrest Watchable
    Wildlife ParkWandering Tattler***GREATER YELLOWLEGS- Kern NWRWILLET - San Joaquin Valley
    private propertyLesser YellowlegsWHIMBREL- China Lake NAWS, Kern NWR, San Joaquin Valley private propertyLONG-BILLED CURLEW- China Lake NAWS, Lake Woollomes east of DelanoMARBLED GODWIT - China Lake NAWSRuddy Turnstone***RED KNOT*** - San Joaquin Valley
    private propertyRuff***Stilt Sandpiper***SANDERLING*** - San Joaquin Valley
    private propertyDUNLIN - China Lake NAWS, Kern NWR, Lake Woollomes east of
    Delano,
    San Joaquin Valley private propertyBAIRD'S SANDPIPER*** - China Lake NAWS, San Joaquin Valley private propertyLEAST SANDPIPER - China Lake NAWSPectoral Sandpiper***SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER*** - San Joaquin Valley
    private propertyWESTERN SANDPIPER - China Lake NAWS, Lake Woollomes east of DelanoShort-billed Dowitcher**LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER- China Lake NAWS, Kern NWR, Lake Woollomes
    east of
    DelanoWILSON'S SNIPE - China Lake NAWSWILSON'S PHALAROPE - China Lake NAWSRED-NECKED PHALAROPE- China Lake NAWS, San Joaquin Valley private propertyRed Phalarope***BONAPARTE'S GULL - San Joaquin
    Valley private propertyLittle Gull***FRANKLIN'S GULL - China Lake NAWSHeerman's Gull***RING-BILLED GULL - China Lake NAWS, , Kern River County Park
    (Lake Ming), Lake Woollomes east of DelanoWestern Gull***CALIFORNIA GULL- China Lake NAWS, Isabella Reservoir, Kern River
    County Park (Lake Ming), San Joaquin Valley private propertyHerring GullGULL-BILLED TERN*** - San Joaquin
    Valley private propertyCASPIAN TERN - Lake Woollomes east of Delano, San Joaquin Valley
    private propertyBLACK TERN - San Joaquin Valley
    private propertyCommon Tern***FORSTER'S TERN - Isabella Reservoir, Kern River County Park (Lake
    Ming), Lake Woollomes east of DelanoROCK PIGEON - RidgecrestBAND-TAILED PIGEON - Bear Valley Springs/Tehachapi, Lebec,
    Panorama Vista Preserve (Bakersfield), Pine
    Mountain Club, Squirrel Valley above Mountain Mesa, Tehachapi Mountain
    ParkEURASIAN COLLARED-DOVE- reports
    for numerous locationsSPOTTED DOVE - Bakersfield's Beale ParkInca Dove***Common Ground-Dove
    WHITE-WINGED DOVE*** - China Lake NAWS, RidgecrestMOURNING DOVE - reports for
    numerous locations
    GREATER ROADRUNNER - Indian Wells Valley, Kern NWR, west of
    Rosamond, Wind Wolves PreserveBARN OWL - Kern River PreserveFLAMMULATED OWL - Breckenridge MountainWESTERN SCREECH-OWL- Breckenridge MountainGREAT HORNED OWL- Cerro Coso Community College, Fay Ranch Rd in
    Weldon, Wind Wolves PreserveNORTHERN PYGMY-OWL - Breckenridge MountainBURROWING OWL- RidgecrestSPOTTED OWL- Breckenridge MountainLONG-EARED OWL - RidgecrestShort-eared Owl***NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL- Breckenridge MountainLESSER NIGHTHAWK - California City, Kern NWRCOMMON POORWILL- Fay Ranch Rd in WeldonBlack Swift***Vaux's SwiftWHITE-THROATED SWIFT- Galileo, Sand Canyon above Indian Wells
    Valley (part of the Southern Sierra Desert Canyons Important Bird
    Area),
    Wind Wolves PreserveBLACK-CHINNED HUMMINGBIRD - reports
    for
    numerous
    locationsANNA'S HUMMINGBIRD - reports for
    numerous locationsCOSTA'S HUMMINGBIRD- reports for numerous desert locationsBroad-tailed Hummingbird***RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD - Bakersfield, Galileo, Ridgecrest, TehachapiCALLIOPE HUMMINGBIRD - GalileoBELTED KINGFISHER - GalileoLEWIS'S WOODPECKER - Sand Canyon above Indian Wells Valley (part
    of the Southern Sierra Desert Canyons Important Bird Area)ACORN WOODPECKER- reports for numerous locations including the
    desertWilliamson's Sapsucker***Red-naped Sapsucker***RED-BREASTED SAPSUCKER - Greenhorn Mountains, Tehachapi Mountain
    ParkLADDER-BACKED WOODPECKER - reports for numerous desert locationsNUTTALL'S WOODPECKER - Kern River Preserve, Sand Canyon above
    Indian Wells Valley, Tehachapi, Wind Wolves PreserveDOWNY WOODPECKER - Kern River PreserveHAIRY WOODPECKER - Breckenridge Mountain, Greenhorn Mountains,
    Kern River PreserveWHITE-HEADED WOODPECKER- Breckenridge Mountain, Greenhorn
    Mountains, Tehachapi
    Mountain ParkNORTHERN FLICKER - reports for numerous locationsPileated WoodpeckerAMERICAN KESTREL- reports for numerous locationsMerlin***Peregrine FalconPRAIRIE FALCON - Kern River PreserveROSE-RINGED PARAKEET - Bakersfield west of CA Hwy 99,
    Bakersfield's Beale Park (notable even
    though not currently
    countable)OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER- Breckenridge Mountain, Galileo,
    Butterbredt Spring, China Lake NAWS, Greenhorn Mountains, Lake
    Woollomes
    east of DelanoWESTERN WOOD-PEWEE - reports for numerous
    locationsWillow Flycatcher***HAMMOND'S FLYCATCHER - Butterbredt Spring, Galileo, Greenhorn
    Mountains, RidgecrestGRAY FLYCATCHER - 10 miles south of Weldon, Galileo, Kern
    River PreserveDUSKY FLYCATCHER - Cow Heaven Canyon (part of
    Southern Sierra Desert Canyons Important Bird Area), Edwards
    AFB, Galileo, Greenhorn Mountains, Kern NWRPACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER - reports for numerous locationsBLACK PHOEBE- reports for numerous locationsSAY'S PHOEBE - reports for numerous locationsVERMILION FLYCATCHER - Kern River PreserveASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER - reports for numerous
    locationsBrown-crested FlycatcherCASSIN'S KINGBIRD- Kern River County Park (Lake Ming), Paul's
    Place country store (Weldon)WESTERN KINGBIRD- reports for numerous locationsLOGGERHEAD SHRIKE- reports for numerous locationsBell's Vireo***CASSIN'S VIREO - reports for numerous locationsPlumbeous Vireo***HUTTON'S VIREO - Breckenridge Mountain, Greenhorn Mountains west
    slopeWARBLING VIREO - reports for numerous locationsPINYON JAY - Cow Heaven Canyon (part of the Southern Sierra
    Desert Canyons Important Bird Area)STELLER'S JAY- Greenhorn Mountains, Tehachapi, Tehachapi Mountain
    Park, Wind Wolves PreserveWESTERN SCRUB-JAY- reports for numerous locationsYellow-billed MagpieClark's NutcrackerAMERICAN CROW- reports for numerous locationsCOMMON RAVEN - reports for numerous locationsHORNED LARK - Edwards AFB, Inyokern, Isabella Reservoir,
    Ridgecrest, Wind Wolves Preserve NORTHERN ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOW- reports for
    numerous locationsPURPLE MARTIN - Bear Valley SpringsTREE SWALLOW- reports for numerous locationsVIOLET-GREEN SWALLOW - Bear Valley Springs, Greenhorn Mountains,
    Tehachapi, Tehachapi
    Mountain ParkBANK SWALLOW - Kern River corridor in BakersfieldBARN SWALLOW - China Lake NAWS, Galileo, Lake Woollomes east of
    DelanoCLIFF SWALLOW - reports for numerous locationsMOUNTAIN CHICKADEE- Breckenridge Mountain, Greenhorn Mountains,
    Tehachapi Mountain ParkOAK TITMOUSE - reports for numerous locationsVERDIN- China Lake NAWS, Galileo, Inyokern, Inyokern--MiddlemissBUSHTIT - Kern River Preserve, Wind Wolves PreserveRED-BREASTED NUTHATCH- Breckenridge Mountain, Greenhorn
    Mountains, Tehachapi Mountain
    ParkWHITE-BREASTED NUTHATCH - reports for numerous
    locationsPYGMY NUTHATCH - Bear Mountain above Bear Valley Springs, Cerro
    Noroeste Rd in the Mt. Pinos regionBROWN CREEPER- Greenhorn MountainsROCK WREN- Edwards AFB, Galileo Hill, Isabella Reservoir sides,
    Wind Wolves PreserveCANYON WREN - Kern River Canyon mouth near Bakersfield city
    limitsHOUSE WREN - reports for numerous locationsPacific WrenMARSH WREN - China Lake NAWS, Kern NWRBEWICK'S WREN - reports for numerous locationsCACTUS WREN - reports for numerous locationsBLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER - Edwards AFB, Galileo, Greenhorn
    Mountains,
    Kelso
    Valley
    Rd--Mile
    8.0
    to
    Mile
    12.0,AMERICAN DIPPER - Kern River Canyon mouth near Bakersfield city
    limitsGOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLET - Greenhorn MountainsRUBY-CROWNED KINGLET - China Lake NAWS, GalileoWRENTIT - Breckenridge Mountain, Fay Ranch Rd (upper part),
    Greenhorn Mountains, Wind Wolves
    PreserveWESTERN BLUEBIRD - reports for numerous locationsMountain Bluebird***TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE- Greenhorn MountainsSWAINSON'S THRUSH - Butterbredt Spring, Cerro Coso Community
    College, GalileoHERMIT THRUSH- Galileo, Kern NWR, Ridgecrest, Wind Wolves PreserveAMERICAN ROBIN - reports for numerous locationsVaried Thrush***Brown Thrasher***Bendire's Thrasher***CALIFORNIA THRASHER - Fay Ranch Rd (upper), Kern River corridor
    in Bakersfield, Lebec,
    Wind Wolves PreserveLE CONTE'S THRASHER - California City, Cow Heaven Canyon (part of
    Southern Sierra Desert Canyons Important Bird Area), Inyokern, Maricopa
    (Petroleum Club Rd)Sage Thrasher***NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD - reports for numerous
    locationsEUROPEAN STARLING- reports for numerous locationsAmerican PipitCEDAR WAXWING - Bakersfield, Butterbredt Spring, China Lake NAWS,
    Edwards AFB,
    Galileo, Lake
    Woollomes east
    of DelanoPHAINOPEPLA - reports for numerous locationsOvenbird***Northern Waterthrush***Black-and-white Warbler***ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER - reports for numerous
    locationsLucy's Warbler***NASHVILLE WARBLER - Greenhorn MountainsMACGILLIVRAY'S WARBLER - reports for numerous locationsCOMMON YELLOWTHROAT- reports for numerous
    locationsHooded Warbler***Northern Parula***Magnolia Warbler***YELLOW WARBLER- reports for numerous locationsPalm Warbler***YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER (AUDUBON'S & MYRTLE) - reports
    for
    numerous
    locationsGrace's Warbler***BLACK-THROATED GRAY WARBLER - China Lake NAWS, Galileo, Lake
    Woollomes
    east of DelanoTOWNSEND'S WARBLER - Butterbredt Spring, Galileo, Ridgecrest's
    Desert Memorial Park (cemetery), TehachapiHERMIT WARBLER - China Lake NAWS, GalileoWILSON'S WARBLER - reports for numerous locationsPainted Redstart***YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT - Galileo, Kern River PreserveGREEN-TAILED TOWHEE- California City, Galileo, Greenhorn MountainsSPOTTED TOWHEE- Galileo, Greenhorn Mountains, Kern River
    Preserve, Tehachapi Mountain
    Park,
    Wind Wolves PreserveRUFOUS-CROWNED SPARROW- Wofford HeightsCALIFORNIA TOWHEE - reports for numerous locationsCHIPPING SPARROW- Breckenridge Mountain, Butterbredt Spring,
    Edwards AFBClay-colored Sparrow***BREWER'S SPARROW - Edwards AFB, Kelso Valley
    Rd--Mile 8.0
    to Mile 12.0,BLACK-CHINNED SPARROW- Chimney Peak Byway, Piute Mountains
    (Saddle Springs Rd)Vesper Sparrow***LARK SPARROW - Galileo, Kelso Valley Rd--Mile 8.0
    to 12.0, Tehachapi, Wind Wolves PreserveBLACK-THROATED SPARROW - Cow Heaven Canyon (part
    of
    Southern Sierra Desert Canyons Important Bird Area), Edwards
    AFB, Kelso Valley Rd--Mile 8.0
    to Mile 12.0, off Kelso Valley Rd 10 miles south of
    WeldonBELL'S SPARROW (MOJAVE) - California City, Cow
    Heaven Canyon (part of
    Southern Sierra Desert Canyons Important Bird Area), Edwards AFB, InyokernLark Bunting***SAVANNAH SPARROW- reports for numerous locationsGrasshopper Sparrow***FOX SPARROW- Breckenridge Mountain, Greenhorn MountainsSONG SPARROW- reports for numerous locationsLINCOLN'S SPARROW - China Lake NAWS, Galileo, Greenhorn
    Mountains, Kern River PreserveSwamp Sparrow***WHITE-THROATED SPARROW*** - GalileoHarris's Sparrow***WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW- Galileo (Mountain White-crowned/oriantha
    subspecies), off Kelso Valley Rd 10 miles south of
    WeldonGOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW- Bear Mountain above Bear Valley Springs,
    California City, Greenhorn Mountains, Kern River PreserveDARK-EYED JUNCO- Breckenridge Mountain, Greenhorn Mountains,
    Tehachapi Mountain ParkSUMMER TANAGER- Kern River Preserve (several locations)WESTERN TANAGER - reports for numerous locationsPhyrrhuloxia***Rose-breasted Grosbeak***BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK- reports for numerous
    locationsBLUE GROSBEAK - Kern River Preserve, Lake Woollomes east of
    Delano, Wind Wolves
    PreserveLAZULI BUNTING - Butterbredt Spring, China Lake NAWS, Piute
    Mountains (Saddle Springs
    Rd), TehachapiIndigo Bunting***RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD- widespreadTRICOLORED BLACKBIRD- Bear Valley Springs/Tehachapi, Edwards AFB,
    Kern River Preserve, Lake Isabella (community of), Wind Wolves PreserveWESTERN MEADOWLARK- reports for numerous locationsYELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD - California City, China Lake NAWS,
    GalileoBREWER'S BLACKBIRD - reports for numerous
    locationsCommon Grackle***GREAT-TAILED GRACKLE - reports for numerous
    locationsBronzed Cowbird***BROWN-HEADED COWBIRD - reports for numerous
    locationsOrchard Oriole***HOODED ORIOLE - Bakersfield, off Kelso Valley Rd
    10 miles south of Weldon, Kernville, Lake Woollomes east of
    DelanoBULLOCK'S ORIOLE- reports for numerous locationsSCOTT'S ORIOLE - Cow Heaven Canyon (part of
    Southern Sierra Desert Canyons Important Bird Area), Edwards
    AFB, Kelso Valley Rd--Mile 8.0
    to Mile 12.0, off Kelso Valley Rd
    10 miles south of WeldonHOUSE FINCH - reports for numerous locationsPURPLE FINCH - Bear Valley Springs, Kern NWR, Tehachapi Mountain
    ParkCASSIN'S FINCH - Breckenridge Mountain, Greenhorn MountainsRed CrossbillPINE SISKIN - Bear Mountain above Bear Valley Springs,
    Butterbredt Spring, Galileo,
    TehachapiLESSER GOLDFINCH- reports for numerous locationsLAWRENCE'S GOLDFINCH - reports for numerous
    locationsAMERICAN GOLDFINCH - Bakersfield, Kern River County Park--Hart
    Park unit, Lebec, Wind Wolves PreserveEVENING GROSBEAK*** - GalileoHOUSE SPARROW- reports for numerous locations
    
    ***TOTAL SPECIES NUMBERS FROM KERN BIRDIEST 72 HOUR
    COUNTS: 2006-246 species, 2007-235 species, 2008-241 species, 2009-246
    species, 2010-242 species, 2011-245 species, 2012-242 species, 2013-251
    species, 2014-240 species, 2015-227
    
    ***79 KNOWN PARTICIPANTS: Liga Auzins, Bob Barnes, John Birsner, Gordon
    Black, Jeb Blain, Jana
    Borba, Sherry
    Brubaker, Brenda Burnett, Dan Burnett, Al Caetano, Cindy Caetano, Encar
    Card, Daisy Carillo, Jeff Cartier, Barbara Castle, Susan Castle, Bill
    Cooper, Melissa Dabulamanzi, Jeff
    Davis, Mary Dufrain, Mike Duncan, Madi Elsea, Kevin Fahey, Laura Fahey,
    Jon
    Feenstra, Gary File, Ernie
    Flores, Joe Fontaine, Kristi Frick, Terri Gallion, Bruce Garlinger,
    Gail Gewain,
    Darrin Heindel, Greg Homel, Andy
    Honig, Louise
    Knecht,
    Sandy Koonce, Debby Kroeger, Brenda Kyle, Ken
    Kyle, Denise LaBerteaux, Megan Lundin, Penny LaPone, Rod Lee, Kelli
    Levinson, John Lockhart, Harry
    Love, Andy
    Lundin, Bill Lydecker, Wayne Martin, Judy Matsuoka, Terri Middlemiss,
    Bill Moffat,
    Jean Moore, Chuck
    Noble, Bob Parker, Landon Peppel, Nancy
    Robinson, Erik Schoenborn, Adam Searcy,
    Deb See, Alison Sheehey, Mark Stacy,
    Jenna Stanek, John Stanek,
    Bob Steele, Susan
    Steele, John Sterling, Steve Summers, Lee Sutton, Shirley Sutton,
    Alexia Svejda, Nadia
    Svejda, Al Tapia, Linda Vasquez, Barb Walls, Mary Whitfield, Marcia
    Wolfe, Tom
    Wurster. Kerncrest
    Audubon Society Bird-A-Thon. Southern Sierra Research Station staff
    (Jenna Stanek, John Stanek, Mary Whitfield). Wind Wolves Preserve staff
    (Jana
    Borba, Daisy Carrillio, Melissa Dabulamanzi, Megan
    Lundin,
    Landon
    Peppel,
    Erik
    Schoenborn, Linda Vasquez),...THANK
    YOU
    TO
    US
    ALL!!!!!!!
    
    Serving as the Messenger for Participants,
    
    Bob
    
    Bob Barnes, Ridgecrest, Kern County, California
    
    Cell: 760-382-1260 
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  13. San Benito County: Lesser Black-backed Gull LINK
    DATE: Feb 8, 2014 @ 1:32pm, 4 year(s) ago
    Howdy, Cal Birders.
    Steve Rottenborn found the first San Benito County record of a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL this morning, February 8, 2014, at San Felipe Lake. He emailed me about the find and I ran out there immediately. Steve also emailed the MBB list serve, but it did not initially go up.
    
    I spent about an hour birding with Steve from the Highway 152 call box pullout. Additional outstanding highlights included: 44 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE (not easy to find in San Benito County this winter), 60 CACKLING GEESE, 1 male EURASIAN WIGEON, 1 male EURASIAN GREEN-WINGED TEAL, 1 WESTERN GULL, 1 GLAUCOUS GULL, and some probable high counts of: 150 HERRING GULLS, 75 THAYER'S GULLS and 250 GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULLS. CAUTION: one very white gull with an all black bill is present, identity unknown, easily mistaken for
    
    ABOUT SAN FELIPE LAKE: The only public viewing location for this lake, locally known as "Soap Lake" is from the extremely dangerous Highway 152. Many fatalities have occurred along this particular stretch of highway. I strongly recommend attempting to pull over to the pull outs in the direction of traffic and not trying to cross traffic. For the most part, Highway 152 is the border for Santa Clara and San Benito Counties, but not everywhere! Beware of county lines, especially if you are submitting an eBird checklist. If you submit an eBird checklist, and I hope you do so, please give your best estimate of birds, or count one-by-one, if smaller numbers and note this on the checklist.
    
    A large flock of gulls, estimated greater than 1000, and as many as 2000, has been frequenting this lake. There is a dump on the other side (Santa Clara County) of Highway 152. I thought that the dump was closed on weekends, and consequently, no or few, gulls would be there on weekends. However, it seems that at least some gulls are using the dump on weekend, but not nearly as many.
    
    Leaving the lake, I turned on Lover's Lane (first 150 yards of this road are in Santa Clara County) where I found one FERRUGINOUS HAWK sitting in the top of a tall evergreen tree at a residence!
    
    Been a long time since I've ticked a new San Benito County bird. Many thanks to Steve Rottenborn!
    
    Below is the complete eBird checklist which I entered, below, subject to changes by Steve.
    
    San Felipe Lake / Soap Lake, San Benito, US-CAFeb 8, 2014 10:15 AM - 11:15 AMProtocol: StationaryComments: Steve Rottenborn + Debi Shearwater checklist compilers. Steve arrived at the Highway 152 call box pullout about 9 am and notified me by email that he had found a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, FIRST RECORD FOR SAN BENITO COUNTY. There is a dump on the other side of the freeway which I believe is closed on weekends. During the week, as many as 2000 gulls have been present at the lake. Far fewer gulls were present today, but still a good selection. This location is best visited in the morning hours, rather than pm hours when one is looking straight into the sun. Conditions today: Overcast, about 58F. Recent rains from a "Pineapple Express" system that is forecast to bring more rain to the drought-stricken region Steve found a number of additional rare birds, in the checklist. He tried to photograph the Lesser Black-backed gull through his scope. A good quality spotting scope is necessary. CAUTION: EXTREME CARE NEEDS TO BE TAKEN IN PULLING OVER TO THIS CALLBOX AREA AS TRAFFIC IS HEAVY ON THIS VERY DANGEROUS ROAD WHERE MANY DEATHS HAVE OCCURRED.37 species (+2 other taxa)Greater White-fronted Goose 44Cackling Goose 60 Probably Aleutian; This could represent a record high count for SBT County of this species. Careful estimate.Canada Goose 15Gadwall 60Eurasian Wigeon 1American Wigeon 60Mallard 250Cinnamon Teal 10Northern Shoveler 15Northern Pintail 90Green-winged Teal (Eurasian) 1 Bold, horizontal, white stripe.Green-winged Teal (American) 150 This could represent a record high count for SBT County of this species. Careful estimate.Bufflehead 40Ruddy Duck 80Pied-billed Grebe 2Eared Grebe 5Great Blue Heron 1Snowy Egret 10 This could represent a record high count for SBT County of this species. Careful estimate.Turkey Vulture 3Golden Eagle 1Red-shouldered Hawk 1Red-tailed Hawk 3American Coot 120Long-billed Curlew 3Western Gull 1 Found by Steve Rottenborn. Few records for San Benito County. Steve can describe it.California Gull 50Herring Gull 150Thayer's Gull 75 This could represent a record high count for SBT County of this species. Careful estimate.Lesser Black-backed Gull 1 A first San Benito County record, found by Steve Rottenborn. 2nd cycle. He might have some images.Glaucous-winged Gull 250 This could represent a record high count for SBT County of this species. Careful estimate.Glaucous Gull 1 At least one glaucous gull has been present for several weeks. Second winter with the pale-based, dark-tipped bill.gull sp. 1 One very white gull with an all dark bill. Not a Glaucous gull. This gull has been present for several weeks. Steve was not sure about the identity of this individual.Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 2Black Phoebe 1Say's Phoebe 1American Crow 6American Pipit 1Song Sparrow 3Red-winged Blackbird 60View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklistsubID=S16843660
    
    San Benito County Birding,
    Debi Shearwater
    
    DEBRA SHEARWATER
    Shearwater Journeys, Inc.
    PO Box 190
    Hollister, CA 95024
    831.637.8527
    debi@...
    www.shearwaterjourneys.com
    www.shearwaterjourneys.blogspot.com
    
    Disko Bay: Greenland, May 15-22, 2014 with Debi
    Birding Down Under: SubAntarctic Islands, November 9 - 25, 2014 with Debi
    
    
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  15. California Bird Tips? From Canada LINK
    DATE: Apr 25, 2013 @ 7:23pm, 4 year(s) ago
    I am a birder/field ornithologist from Canada coming to San Fransisco Bay
    tomorrow, and I will have a couple days for birding, one on the coast, and one
    for the interior, i.e Sacramento, San Joaquin
    
    I am experienced in Canadian birding, but I have not birded California at all
    yet. So maybe a third of the species will be lifers.
    
    I am looking for the best places to efficiently spot the following species:
    
    I am thinking I should check out some spots on the coast, and then head inland.
    Please advise me of the best regions/spots for these targets.
    
    Raptor/Owl/Nightjar:
    
    White-tailed Kite
    Red-Shouldered Hawk
    Praire Falcon
    Flammulated Owl
    Common Poorwill (where, & what time of day)
    Lesser Nighthawk (where & what time)
    
    Woodpecker: Acorn & Nuttall's
    
    Allen's Hummingbird
    Mountain Quail
    
    California Thrasher & Towhee
    Oak Titmouse
    Wrentit
    Ash-throated Flycatcher & Black Phoebe
    Icterid: Great-tailed Grackle, Tricolored Blackbird, Hooded Oriole
    
    Sparrow (Sage, Black-throated, Black-chinned, Rufous-winged & Grasshopper)
    
    Greater Roadrunner
    Blue Grosbeak
    Phainopepla
    Yellow-billed Magpie
    Loggerhead Shrike
    White-faced Ibis
    
    California Least Tern, Black Skimmer, Snowy Plover
    Clapper Rail, Black Rail, Yellow Rail & Common Moorhen
    
    Goldfinch (Lesser, Lawrence's)
    Yellow-breasted Chat
    Nashville Warbler
    Hermit Warbler
    
    Extras Cassin's Kingbird & Costa's Hummingbird (Not sure if I can get this
    without heading south of San Francisco/parallell inland areas)
    
    Also, should I be looking for Sage Thrasher this time of year If so, what
    locations
    
    Thank you very much,
    
    Christopher Mark Stephens,
    Parksville, British Columbia, Canada
    Birding Tour Leader, Pacific Rainforest Tours
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  17. more cuckoo photos LINK
    DATE: Sep 29, 2012 @ 6:02am, 5 year(s) ago
    Here are some more documentation Common Cuckoo photos from this late afternoon.
    About 50 people were finally treated to a sighting of the cuckoo as it sat
    outside of its willow thicket, just prior to being chased off by a
    Red-shouldered Hawk around 6 PM. I got some flight shots of it's falcon-like
    silhouette. I hope it returns to this willow grove, that ironically seems to be
    in the process of being chopped down.
    
    Thanks to Lois Goldfrank and Steve Gerow and the others that found it and got
    the word out. Roger Wolf's google map in an earlier email was key. Thanks.
    
    http://rauzon.zenfolio.com/p859914566/h44f1ec2e#h44f1ec2e
    
    Really spectacular bird. Best of luck!
    
    Mark Rauzon
    Oakland
    
    
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  19. Re: [CALBIRDS] Coopers Hawk Immature? LINK
    DATE: Jan 14, 2012 @ 7:52pm, 6 year(s) ago
    Looks like an imm. Red-shouldered Hawk to me.
    
    --- On Sat, 1/14/12, Franco Rios wrote:
    
    From: Franco Rios
    Subject: [CALBIRDS] Coopers Hawk Immature
    To: CALBIRDS@yahoogroups.com
    Date: Saturday, January 14, 2012, 9:55 AM
    
     
    
    I uploaded a combined photo to Mystery Birds titled Coopers Hawk Immature
    
    Which is my best guess.
    
    Pictures taken 3600 block of Seaport Blvd, West Sac, Jan 13 2012
    
    Have a good day!
    
    Franco Rios
    
    Sacramento
    
    
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  21. Black Swift and Broad-winged Hawk photos--Hawk Hill 26 Sep LINK
    DATE: Oct 2, 2011 @ 5:46am, 6 year(s) ago
    Birders
    
    Sorry for the late report, but 26 September was a great migration day at
    Hawk Hill, Marin Headlands. Along with an excellent overall raptor count, my
    count of Black Swifts for the day was 43, and a remarkable 26 Broad-winged
    Hawks passed the hawk watch. I've posted a few photos here:
    
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/oceanites/
    
    Complete checklist below:
    
    Hawk Hill, Marin, US-CA
    Sep 26, 2011 9:50 AM - 3:00 PM
    Protocol: Stationary
    Comments: Watched hawks and counted other migrants from hawk lookout.
    Wind light and variable, becoming NW in the afternoon. Sky clear.
    35 species (+3 other taxa)
    
    California Quail (Callipepla californica) 2
    Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) 80
    Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) 1
    White-tailed Kite (Elanus leucurus) 2
    Northern Harrier (Circus cyaneus) 1
    Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus) 67
    Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii) 14
    Accipiter sp. (Accipiter sp.) 3
    Red-shouldered Hawk (California) (Buteo lineatus elegans) 6
    Broad-winged Hawk (Buteo platypterus) 27 All juveniles. Many photos. Up
    to 9 in view at one time.
    Red-tailed Hawk (Western) (Buteo jamaicensis calurus) 36
    Ferruginous Hawk (Buteo regalis) 2 Both juvenile light-morphs. Photos.
    Buteo sp. (Buteo sp.) 5
    American Kestrel (Falco sparverius) 3
    Merlin (Falco columbarius) 2
    falcon sp. (Falco sp.) 1
    Band-tailed Pigeon (Patagioenas fasciata) 55
    Black Swift (Cypseloides niger) 43 Many photos. Largest single group 16
    birds.
    Vaux's Swift (Chaetura vauxi) 355
    White-throated Swift (Aeronautes saxatalis) 6
    Anna's Hummingbird (Calypte anna) 5
    Northern Flicker (Red-shafted) (Colaptes auratus [cafer Group]) 2
    Black Phoebe (Sayornis nigricans) 1
    Common Raven (Corvus corax) 11
    Purple Martin (Progne subis) 1
    Cliff Swallow (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota) 4 Photos. Getting late.
    Pygmy Nuthatch (Sitta pygmaea) 5
    Pacific Wren (Troglodytes pacificus) 1
    American Pipit (Anthus rubescens) 1
    Orange-crowned Warbler (Oreothlypis celata) 2
    Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia) 2
    Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) (Setophaga coronata auduboni) 4
    Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca) 1
    Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) 1
    Golden-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia atricapilla) 1
    House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus) 15
    Pine Siskin (Spinus pinus) 4
    Lesser Goldfinch (Spinus psaltria) 35
    
    This report was generated automatically by eBird v2 (http://ebird.org)
    
    --
    ===========
    *Brian L. Sullivan
    
    eBird/AKN Project Leader *
    www.ebird.org
    www.avianknowledge.net
    
    *Photo Editor*
    Birds of North America Online
    http://bna.birds.cornell.edu/BNA
    North American Birds
    www.americanbirding.org
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  23. 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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  25. Monterey Christmas Count; 12.28.09 LINK
    DATE: Jan 6, 2010 @ 5:09am, 8 year(s) ago
    On December 28, 2009, shrouded in a dull palor of white and gray, 60 hardy
    birders ventured out for the Monterey Peninsula's annual Christmas Bird Count.
    Our final total for the Count appears to have settled in at 178 species; rather
    close to par for the course. Our count circle stretches from the sage flats of
    the old Fort Ord in the North to the fragrant canyon of Soberanes in the South,
    and from the offshore waters of the bay east to the oak lands of Corral de
    Tierra and the Santa Lucias.
    
    Highlight passerine included Tropical Kingbird, Baltimore Oriole and Tennessee
    Warbler all in outer Pacific Grove. Among our few, rare anseriforms were Ross's
    and Cackling Geese along with a handsome Redhead at the Carmel River Lagoon, and
    a male Harlequin Duck we thought might not be present this year, but who
    appeared undaunted and flawless in Monterey Harbor, nonetheless. White-winged
    Scoter were also observed, as were several female Hooded Merganser inland, above
    the Carmel River Valley. Perhaps our most unseasonable species was a Western
    Tanager calling deep in Del Monte Forest.
    
    On the seas a crowded boat recorded unprecedented numbers of Black-vented
    Shearwaters, and scattered amongst them was at least one Manx Shearwater. The
    best bird, by vote, was a covey of Mountain Quail on the heights at Palo Corona;
    a splendid first for our now centuries old circle. Among our somewhat more
    expected but nevertheless notable birds, the Owls were swept at Robinson Canyon,
    where even the rarest resident species, Long-eared Owl, in addition to our
    imperilled Spotted Owl, made their customary appearances.
    
    This year's count recorded all time highs for the following species:
    Black-footed Albatross, Black-vented Shearwater, Red-shouldered Hawk,
    Black-bellied Plover and, inevitably, Eurasian Collared-Dove (102 up from app.
    60 the previous year).
    
    There were many notable misses including several ducks, Wandering Tattler, plus
    Rock & Canyon Wren, among others. But we did manage some of our more obscure
    specialty or otherwise important species including Surfbird, Tricolored
    Blackbird, Horned Lark, Hermit Warbler and Sage along with Rufous-crowned
    Sparrow.
    
    Happy new year &
    
    Best,
    Blake T. Matheson
    President, Monterey Peninsula Audubon Society
    Legal Advisor, The Xerces Society
    "Men still live who, in their youth, remember Passenger Pigeons. Trees still
    live who, in their youth, were shaken by a living wind. But a decade hence only
    the oldest oaks will remember, and at long last only the hills will know."
    Leopold (1949).
    
    
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  27. Woodfords Xmas count 12-19-09 preliminary results LINK
    DATE: Dec 21, 2009 @ 8:40pm, 8 year(s) ago
    Hi all, Thanks very much to all of you for the help on a nice December day in
    the high Sierra! And a special thank to Dave Kirby at Woodfords Station for the
    great pie and sandwiches!
    
    I have tallied up the count and the preliminary species total stands at 81
    (ebird list below). This is about average, according to my records. The
    highlight was the Northern Pygmy-Owl found near the Woodfords Store early in the
    morning by Dan Williams and Terry Thomas! COOL! Also notable were 190 Pinyon
    Jays, 1 Northern Goshawk and 1 Peregrine Falcon (new for the count, according to
    my records). Lowlights were the very low numbers of all birds (except Pinyon
    Jay) and the discovery of Eurasian Collared Doves in downtown Markleyville, also
    new for the count. Below is a link to a couple of the Northern Pygmy-Owl pix.
    
    http://naturestoc.smugmug.com/Nature/Owls/4555635_4qivz/1/745175922_PMP9P
    
    Dan Brown,
    Sacramento,
    Naturestoc.smugmug.com
    
    Location: WOODFORDS CBC
    Observation date: 12/19/09
    Notes: Woodfords Christmas Count, sponsered by the Sacramento Audubon
    Society
    Number of species: 81
    
    Cackling Goose 1
    Canada Goose 254
    Tundra Swan 1
    Gadwall 91
    Mallard 13
    Green-winged Teal (American) 2
    Ring-necked Duck 2
    Bufflehead 3
    Hooded Merganser 3
    Common Merganser 1
    Ruddy Duck 30
    California Quail 132
    Great Blue Heron 5
    Bald Eagle 6
    Northern Harrier 6
    Sharp-shinned Hawk 2
    Cooper's Hawk 1
    Northern Goshawk 1
    Red-shouldered Hawk (California) 1
    Red-tailed Hawk 50
    Ferruginous Hawk 3
    Rough-legged Hawk 2
    Golden Eagle 8
    American Kestrel 9
    Peregrine Falcon 1
    Prairie Falcon 1
    American Coot 12
    Killdeer 1
    Greater Yellowlegs 1
    Wilson's Snipe 2
    Rock Pigeon 104
    Eurasian Collared-Dove 11 Downtown Markleyville, Alpine co, CA
    Mourning Dove 8
    Barn Owl 1
    Great Horned Owl 1
    Northern Pygmy-Owl 1
    Belted Kingfisher 3
    Downy Woodpecker 5
    Hairy Woodpecker 3
    White-headed Woodpecker 6
    Northern Flicker 13
    Black Phoebe 1
    Loggerhead Shrike 2
    Steller's Jay 95
    Western Scrub-Jay 24
    Pinyon Jay 190
    Clark's Nutcracker 43
    Black-billed Magpie 64
    American Crow 8
    Common Raven 19
    Horned Lark 41
    Mountain Chickadee 64
    Bushtit 16
    Red-breasted Nuthatch 12
    White-breasted Nuthatch 23
    Pygmy Nuthatch 5
    Bewick's Wren 4
    Marsh Wren 1
    American Dipper 2
    Golden-crowned Kinglet 7
    Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
    Western Bluebird 1
    Townsend's Solitaire 7
    American Robin 4
    European Starling 28
    American Pipit 2
    Cedar Waxwing 1
    Spotted Towhee 22
    Song Sparrow 8
    White-crowned Sparrow 25
    Golden-crowned Sparrow 16
    Dark-eyed Junco 183
    Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) 1
    Western Meadowlark 5
    Brewer's Blackbird 3
    Cassin's Finch 2
    House Finch 138
    Pine Siskin 1
    Lesser Goldfinch 13
    American Goldfinch 20
    House Sparrow 64
    
    This report was generated automatically by eBird v2(http://ebird.org)
    
    Dan Brown.
    Sacramento, CA
    Naturestoc.smugmug.com
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  29. Update on Luke Cole Memorial Challenge LINK
    DATE: Sep 30, 2009 @ 4:05pm, 8 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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