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   White-throated Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Zonotrichia albicollis


   White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) - WTSP (recent eBird sightings, view CBRC records, range map
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  1. White-throated Sparrow at Bonsai Garden near Lake Merritt in Oakland LINK
    DATE: Dec 31, 1969 @ 4:00pm, TODAY
    An adult white-throated sparrow was observed in a small white-crowned sparrow flock just outside the entrance to the Bonsai Garden at Lake Merritt in Oakland today at approximately 12:30 pm.
    
    Mike Bumgardner
    
    Bumgardner Biological Consulting 11571 Prospect Hill Drive Gold River, CA 95670
    
    (916) 638-7368 (office) (916) 812-2540 (cell) michael.bumgardner@... www.bumgardnerbio.com
    
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  3. Re: [inlandcountybirds] Ruby-Throated Hummingbird Desert Center LINK
    DATE: Nov 13, 2017 @ 8:28am, 2 month(s) ago
    Ruby-throat still at Desert Center (11/13, 08:20). It came to the feeder at Tom's coordinates. Thanks, Tom!
    
    -Gjon
    
    On Nov 11, 2017, at 4:02 PM, Tom Benson Thomasabenson@... [inlandcountybirds] < inlandcountybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com > wrote:
    
    The Ruby-throated Hummingbird continued until at least 3:30 pm, at which point it was spending most of its time perched in the top of the tall, leafy eucalyptus tree just south of the trimmer park (33.740235,-115.390869). Prior to that, it was frequenting a hummingbird feeder due north inside the trailer park along the path between the trailers where the two sidewalks almost meet (33.740784,-115.391038).
    
    Also of minor note, there was a White-throated Sparrow at the 29 Palms Inn.
    
    Tom Benson
    
    San Bernardino, CA 
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  5. White-throated sparrow LINK
    DATE: Mar 5, 2016 @ 4:01pm, 2 year(s) ago
    Saw the white-throated sparrow again yesterday. That makes it here one
    
    full week, foraging on the ground under our feeder in the company of two
    
    dozen crowned sparrow. Sibley's says it belongs here, but this is only
    
    the second one I've ever seen in California.
    
    David Trollman
    
    Corte Madera
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  7. PAINTED BUNTING 2nd San Benito County Record LINK
    DATE: Jan 8, 2016 @ 8:24pm, 2 year(s) ago
    Howdy, Birders,
    San Benito County's second record of a female PAINTED BUNTING was recently found on private property today. The property owner, Wilma Vermilyer, first saw it a few days ago when she photographed it and sent the photo to a friend. Eventually, via David Yee, the image made its way to Don Roberson who alerted me to the bird. Thank you!
    
    When I arrived at Wilma's bird sanctuary home at 4 pm today, Nelson Samuel was already there and had already seen the bunting. The bunting is coming to seed in the backyard of her home. She has an extensive variety of feeders surrounding her home, as well as many water features, bat houses, and her own aviary. (No buntings in the aviary, though). Nelson was able to obtain at least one good image of the bunting. It hangs with the House Finches and feeds on seed on the ground.
    
    A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW is also present. It was the first bird I saw in the driveway after parking my car.
    
    Wilma hosted an adult male Rose-breasted Grosbeak a couple years ago, but it did not stick around. I'm sure she'll have more rarities in the coming years.
    
    HOW TO SEE THE PAINTED BUNTING:
    Wilma is willing to have birders come to see the painted bunting between the hours of 9 am and 4 pm. The location is: 165 CHITTENDEN ROAD/HIGHWAY 129. I saw no signs for Chittenden Road, but there is a sign with the house number, 165 and a sign with "VERMILYER" visible from 129. The house is set off the road and not visible from the road. Take care when turning off Highway 129 as this can be a busy road. You'll wind downhill on a short, dirt lane bordered on one side by old tractor pieces and parts. Park so that you do not block any other vehicles. Be careful of the slick mud. Facing the house, walk around the right side of the house to a large, covered deck at the back of the house. Even if it is raining, you'll be protected by the covered patio. If you walk around the left side of the house, you will flush all the birds and folks watching on the deck won't be happy!
    
    As always, please be respectful and quiet. Photo ops are good. As an all green bird, it really stands out.
    If you get your car stuck in the mud, don't call AAA. Get Wilma instead. Try not to do this!
    Any questions, email me directly: debi@...
    
    The first county record of Painted Bunting was found on August 26, 2007 in Panoche Valley on private property. I found it.
    
    Birding on the Faultlines,
    Debi Shearwater
    
    DEBRA SHEARWATER
    Shearwater Journeys, Inc.
    PO Box 190
    Hollister, CA 95024
    831.637.8527
    debi@...
    www.shearwaterjourneys.com
    www.shearwaterjourneys.blogspot.com
    
    
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  9. Kern County Birdiest Count Final Report Including Locations LINK
    DATE: May 8, 2015 @ 10:46am, 3 year(s) ago
    Hi,
    
    "Missed"or just not present (too early, too late, no coverage where
    occurs, and/or rare to very rare and not annual; several known
    usual nesting species missed) - Lesser Scaup, Common
    Goldeneye, Common Merganser,
    Red-breasted Merganser, Ring-necked Pheasant, Pacific Loon,
    Common
    Loon, Horned Grebe,
    American Bittern (Kern NWR), Least Bittern (Kern
    NWR), Northern Goshawk, Bald Eagle, Lesser Yellowlegs, Ruddy
    Turnstone,
    Short-billed Dowitcher, Herring Gull, Common Ground-Dove,
    Vaux's Swift,
    Williamson's Sapsucker, Pileated Woodpecker, Merlin, Peregrine
    Falcon, Brown-crested Flycatcher, Yellow-billed Magpie, Clark's
    Nutcracker,
    Pacific
    Wren,
    Varied Thrush,
    Sage Thrasher, American Pipit, Vesper
    Sparrow, Grasshopper
    Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow, Harris's Sparrow, Indigo Bunting, Red
    Crossbill, plus even rarer species,...
    
    CONTENTS:
    ***Count Period
    ***Reported in 2014, not in 2015
    ***Reported in 2015, not in 2014
    ***2015 Kern Birdiest Count Period List of 227 species
    ***Total Species Numbers from all prior 72 hour Kern Birdiest Counts
    ***79 Known Participants
    
    ***72 Hour Kern County Birdiest Count, 3:30pm, Thursday, April 1, 2015
    through
    to 3:30pm, Sunday, May 3, 2015.
    
    ***REPORTED IN 2014, NOT IN 2015: Lesser Scaup,
    Common Goldeneye, Common Merganser, Red-breasted Merganser, Common
    Loon, Horned Grebe, Northern Goshawk, Lesser Yellowlegs, Ruddy
    Turnstone, Short-billed Dowitcher, Common Ground-Dove, Vaux's Swift,
    Pileated Woodpecker, Peregrine Falcon, Plumbeous Vireo, Clark's
    Nutcracker, Pacific Wren, American Pipit, Grasshopper Sparrow, Red
    Crossbill,...
    
    ***REPORTED IN 2015, NOT IN 2014: Canvasback,
    Red
    Knot,
    Sanderling,
    Baird's
    Sandpiper,
    Semipalmated
    Sandpiper,
    Vermilion
    Flycatcher,
    Evening
    Grosbeak
    
    NOTE: Species reported in UPPER CASE
    LETTERS; species missed during count listed in lower case letters. Remember,
    UPPER
    CASE
    LETTERING
    shows
    2015 species reported.
    
    ***2015 KERN BIRDIEST COUNT PERIOD LIST (XXX SPECIES):
    
    ***NOT expected - convincing details and/or pictures required
    
    GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE - Frazier ParkSnow GooseROSS'S GOOSE - California CityBrant***Cackling Goose***CANADA GOOSE - Bakersfield's Truxton Lakes, Kern River County
    Park, Lake Woollomes east of
    Delano, WOOD DUCK- Kern River County Park, Kern River PreserveGADWALL- reports for numerous locationsAMERICAN WIGEON - Bear Valley Springs/Tehahchapi, China Lake
    NAWS,
    Kern NWREurasian Wigeon***MALLARD- reports for numerous locationsBLUE-WINGED TEAL - China Lake NAWSCINNAMON TEAL- China Lake NAWS, Kern NWRNORTHERN SHOVELER- China Lake NAWS, Kern NWRNORTHERN PINTAIL - Kern NWRGREEN-WINGED TEAL- China Lake NAWSCANVASBACK - Kern NWRREDHEAD- California City, China Lake NAWS, Kern NWRRING-NECKED DUCK- Lake Jean,, Tehachapi WTP (sewage ponds)Greater Scaup***Lesser ScaupBUFFLEHEAD - China Lake NAWS, Lake Woollomes east of DelanoCommon GoldeneyeCommon MerganserRed-breasted Merganser***RUDDY DUCK- reports for numerous
    locationsMOUNTAIN QUAIL- reports for numerous locationsCALIFORNIA QUAIL - reports for
    numerous locationsCHUKAR - Butterbredt Spring, Wind Wolves PreserveRing-necked PheasantSOOTY GROUSE***- Sunday Peak in the Greenhorn MountainsWILD TURKEY- Kern River PreservePacific Loon***Common Loon***PIED-BILLED GREBE- reports for numerous locationsHorned Grebe***EARED GREBE- China Lake NAWS, Kern NWRWESTERN GREBE- Isabella Reservoir, Kern NWR, Kern River County
    Park, Lake
    Woollomes east of DelanoCLARK'S GREBE - Isabella Reservoir, Kern River County Park, Lake
    Woollomes east of DelanoDOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT- China Lake NAWS, Kern NWR, Kern River
    County
    Park, Lake Woollomes east of
    DelanoAMERICAN WHITE PELICAN - Isabella ReservoirAmerican BitternLeast Bittern***GREAT BLUE HERON- reports for numerous locationsGREAT EGRET- reports for numerous
    locationsSNOWY EGRET- Kern NWR, Kernville, Lake Woollomes east of DelanoCATTLE EGRET- From along CA Hwy 99 south of Bakersfield,
    Tehachapi's Tom Sawyer LakeGREEN HERON - Edwards AFB, GalileoBLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON - California City, Edwards AFB, Kern
    NWR, Lake
    Woollomes east of Delano, Tehachapi WTP (sewage ponds)WHITE-FACED IBIS- reports for numerous locationsTURKEY VULTURE- reports for
    numerous locationsCALIFORNIA CONDOR (now countable) - Bear Valley Springs, Tejon
    RanchOSPREY - Edwards AFB, Isabella Reservor--Nuui CunniWHITE-TAILED KITE - Edwards AFBGOLDEN EAGLE - Breckenridge Mountain, west of Rosamond, Wind
    Wolves PreserveNORTHERN HARRIER - Edwards AFB, Garces Hwy west of Delano, Kern
    NWR, Wind Wolves PreserveSHARP-SHINNED HAWK - GalileoCOOPER'S HAWK- Ridgecrest,
    Kernville, Lake Woollomes east of Delano, TehachapiNorthern Goshawk***Bald EagleCommon Black Hawk***RED-SHOULDERED HAWK - Kern River Parkway corridor through
    Bakersfield, Kern River PreserveSWAINSON'S HAWK - Garces Hwy west of Delano, Kern NWR, Sand
    Canyon above Iindian Wells Valley, Tehachapi, Tule Elk State Reserve
    (two nesting
    pairs)Zone-tailed Hawk***RED-TAILED HAWK- reports for
    numerous locationsVIRGINIA RAIL- China Lake NAWS, Kern NWRSORA- California City, China Lake NAWS, Kern NWRCOMMON GALLINULE - China Lake NAWS, Kern NWRAMERICAN COOT- reports for
    numerous locations
    BLACK-NECKED STILT - China Lake NAWS, Kern NWR, Lake Woollomes
    east of
    DelanoAMERICAN AVOCET - China Lake NAWS, Isabella Reservoir, Kern NWR,
    Lake
    Woollomes east of DelanoBLACK-BELLIED PLOVER - Lake Woollomes east of DelanoAmerican Golden-Plover***Pacific Golden-Plover***
    SNOWY PLOVER - Lake Woollomes east of Delano, San Joaquin Valley private propertySEMIPALMATED PLOVER- China Lake NAWS, Isabella Reservoir, San Joaquin Valley private
    propertyKILLDEER- reports for numerous locationsSPOTTED SANDPIPER - reports for
    numerous locationsSOLITARY SANDPIPER - "Old Sewage Ponds" at Ridgecrest Watchable
    Wildlife ParkWandering Tattler***GREATER YELLOWLEGS- Kern NWRWILLET - San Joaquin Valley
    private propertyLesser YellowlegsWHIMBREL- China Lake NAWS, Kern NWR, San Joaquin Valley private propertyLONG-BILLED CURLEW- China Lake NAWS, Lake Woollomes east of DelanoMARBLED GODWIT - China Lake NAWSRuddy Turnstone***RED KNOT*** - San Joaquin Valley
    private propertyRuff***Stilt Sandpiper***SANDERLING*** - San Joaquin Valley
    private propertyDUNLIN - China Lake NAWS, Kern NWR, Lake Woollomes east of
    Delano,
    San Joaquin Valley private propertyBAIRD'S SANDPIPER*** - China Lake NAWS, San Joaquin Valley private propertyLEAST SANDPIPER - China Lake NAWSPectoral Sandpiper***SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER*** - San Joaquin Valley
    private propertyWESTERN SANDPIPER - China Lake NAWS, Lake Woollomes east of DelanoShort-billed Dowitcher**LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER- China Lake NAWS, Kern NWR, Lake Woollomes
    east of
    DelanoWILSON'S SNIPE - China Lake NAWSWILSON'S PHALAROPE - China Lake NAWSRED-NECKED PHALAROPE- China Lake NAWS, San Joaquin Valley private propertyRed Phalarope***BONAPARTE'S GULL - San Joaquin
    Valley private propertyLittle Gull***FRANKLIN'S GULL - China Lake NAWSHeerman's Gull***RING-BILLED GULL - China Lake NAWS, , Kern River County Park
    (Lake Ming), Lake Woollomes east of DelanoWestern Gull***CALIFORNIA GULL- China Lake NAWS, Isabella Reservoir, Kern River
    County Park (Lake Ming), San Joaquin Valley private propertyHerring GullGULL-BILLED TERN*** - San Joaquin
    Valley private propertyCASPIAN TERN - Lake Woollomes east of Delano, San Joaquin Valley
    private propertyBLACK TERN - San Joaquin Valley
    private propertyCommon Tern***FORSTER'S TERN - Isabella Reservoir, Kern River County Park (Lake
    Ming), Lake Woollomes east of DelanoROCK PIGEON - RidgecrestBAND-TAILED PIGEON - Bear Valley Springs/Tehachapi, Lebec,
    Panorama Vista Preserve (Bakersfield), Pine
    Mountain Club, Squirrel Valley above Mountain Mesa, Tehachapi Mountain
    ParkEURASIAN COLLARED-DOVE- reports
    for numerous locationsSPOTTED DOVE - Bakersfield's Beale ParkInca Dove***Common Ground-Dove
    WHITE-WINGED DOVE*** - China Lake NAWS, RidgecrestMOURNING DOVE - reports for
    numerous locations
    GREATER ROADRUNNER - Indian Wells Valley, Kern NWR, west of
    Rosamond, Wind Wolves PreserveBARN OWL - Kern River PreserveFLAMMULATED OWL - Breckenridge MountainWESTERN SCREECH-OWL- Breckenridge MountainGREAT HORNED OWL- Cerro Coso Community College, Fay Ranch Rd in
    Weldon, Wind Wolves PreserveNORTHERN PYGMY-OWL - Breckenridge MountainBURROWING OWL- RidgecrestSPOTTED OWL- Breckenridge MountainLONG-EARED OWL - RidgecrestShort-eared Owl***NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL- Breckenridge MountainLESSER NIGHTHAWK - California City, Kern NWRCOMMON POORWILL- Fay Ranch Rd in WeldonBlack Swift***Vaux's SwiftWHITE-THROATED SWIFT- Galileo, Sand Canyon above Indian Wells
    Valley (part of the Southern Sierra Desert Canyons Important Bird
    Area),
    Wind Wolves PreserveBLACK-CHINNED HUMMINGBIRD - reports
    for
    numerous
    locationsANNA'S HUMMINGBIRD - reports for
    numerous locationsCOSTA'S HUMMINGBIRD- reports for numerous desert locationsBroad-tailed Hummingbird***RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD - Bakersfield, Galileo, Ridgecrest, TehachapiCALLIOPE HUMMINGBIRD - GalileoBELTED KINGFISHER - GalileoLEWIS'S WOODPECKER - Sand Canyon above Indian Wells Valley (part
    of the Southern Sierra Desert Canyons Important Bird Area)ACORN WOODPECKER- reports for numerous locations including the
    desertWilliamson's Sapsucker***Red-naped Sapsucker***RED-BREASTED SAPSUCKER - Greenhorn Mountains, Tehachapi Mountain
    ParkLADDER-BACKED WOODPECKER - reports for numerous desert locationsNUTTALL'S WOODPECKER - Kern River Preserve, Sand Canyon above
    Indian Wells Valley, Tehachapi, Wind Wolves PreserveDOWNY WOODPECKER - Kern River PreserveHAIRY WOODPECKER - Breckenridge Mountain, Greenhorn Mountains,
    Kern River PreserveWHITE-HEADED WOODPECKER- Breckenridge Mountain, Greenhorn
    Mountains, Tehachapi
    Mountain ParkNORTHERN FLICKER - reports for numerous locationsPileated WoodpeckerAMERICAN KESTREL- reports for numerous locationsMerlin***Peregrine FalconPRAIRIE FALCON - Kern River PreserveROSE-RINGED PARAKEET - Bakersfield west of CA Hwy 99,
    Bakersfield's Beale Park (notable even
    though not currently
    countable)OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER- Breckenridge Mountain, Galileo,
    Butterbredt Spring, China Lake NAWS, Greenhorn Mountains, Lake
    Woollomes
    east of DelanoWESTERN WOOD-PEWEE - reports for numerous
    locationsWillow Flycatcher***HAMMOND'S FLYCATCHER - Butterbredt Spring, Galileo, Greenhorn
    Mountains, RidgecrestGRAY FLYCATCHER - 10 miles south of Weldon, Galileo, Kern
    River PreserveDUSKY FLYCATCHER - Cow Heaven Canyon (part of
    Southern Sierra Desert Canyons Important Bird Area), Edwards
    AFB, Galileo, Greenhorn Mountains, Kern NWRPACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER - reports for numerous locationsBLACK PHOEBE- reports for numerous locationsSAY'S PHOEBE - reports for numerous locationsVERMILION FLYCATCHER - Kern River PreserveASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER - reports for numerous
    locationsBrown-crested FlycatcherCASSIN'S KINGBIRD- Kern River County Park (Lake Ming), Paul's
    Place country store (Weldon)WESTERN KINGBIRD- reports for numerous locationsLOGGERHEAD SHRIKE- reports for numerous locationsBell's Vireo***CASSIN'S VIREO - reports for numerous locationsPlumbeous Vireo***HUTTON'S VIREO - Breckenridge Mountain, Greenhorn Mountains west
    slopeWARBLING VIREO - reports for numerous locationsPINYON JAY - Cow Heaven Canyon (part of the Southern Sierra
    Desert Canyons Important Bird Area)STELLER'S JAY- Greenhorn Mountains, Tehachapi, Tehachapi Mountain
    Park, Wind Wolves PreserveWESTERN SCRUB-JAY- reports for numerous locationsYellow-billed MagpieClark's NutcrackerAMERICAN CROW- reports for numerous locationsCOMMON RAVEN - reports for numerous locationsHORNED LARK - Edwards AFB, Inyokern, Isabella Reservoir,
    Ridgecrest, Wind Wolves Preserve NORTHERN ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOW- reports for
    numerous locationsPURPLE MARTIN - Bear Valley SpringsTREE SWALLOW- reports for numerous locationsVIOLET-GREEN SWALLOW - Bear Valley Springs, Greenhorn Mountains,
    Tehachapi, Tehachapi
    Mountain ParkBANK SWALLOW - Kern River corridor in BakersfieldBARN SWALLOW - China Lake NAWS, Galileo, Lake Woollomes east of
    DelanoCLIFF SWALLOW - reports for numerous locationsMOUNTAIN CHICKADEE- Breckenridge Mountain, Greenhorn Mountains,
    Tehachapi Mountain ParkOAK TITMOUSE - reports for numerous locationsVERDIN- China Lake NAWS, Galileo, Inyokern, Inyokern--MiddlemissBUSHTIT - Kern River Preserve, Wind Wolves PreserveRED-BREASTED NUTHATCH- Breckenridge Mountain, Greenhorn
    Mountains, Tehachapi Mountain
    ParkWHITE-BREASTED NUTHATCH - reports for numerous
    locationsPYGMY NUTHATCH - Bear Mountain above Bear Valley Springs, Cerro
    Noroeste Rd in the Mt. Pinos regionBROWN CREEPER- Greenhorn MountainsROCK WREN- Edwards AFB, Galileo Hill, Isabella Reservoir sides,
    Wind Wolves PreserveCANYON WREN - Kern River Canyon mouth near Bakersfield city
    limitsHOUSE WREN - reports for numerous locationsPacific WrenMARSH WREN - China Lake NAWS, Kern NWRBEWICK'S WREN - reports for numerous locationsCACTUS WREN - reports for numerous locationsBLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER - Edwards AFB, Galileo, Greenhorn
    Mountains,
    Kelso
    Valley
    Rd--Mile
    8.0
    to
    Mile
    12.0,AMERICAN DIPPER - Kern River Canyon mouth near Bakersfield city
    limitsGOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLET - Greenhorn MountainsRUBY-CROWNED KINGLET - China Lake NAWS, GalileoWRENTIT - Breckenridge Mountain, Fay Ranch Rd (upper part),
    Greenhorn Mountains, Wind Wolves
    PreserveWESTERN BLUEBIRD - reports for numerous locationsMountain Bluebird***TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE- Greenhorn MountainsSWAINSON'S THRUSH - Butterbredt Spring, Cerro Coso Community
    College, GalileoHERMIT THRUSH- Galileo, Kern NWR, Ridgecrest, Wind Wolves PreserveAMERICAN ROBIN - reports for numerous locationsVaried Thrush***Brown Thrasher***Bendire's Thrasher***CALIFORNIA THRASHER - Fay Ranch Rd (upper), Kern River corridor
    in Bakersfield, Lebec,
    Wind Wolves PreserveLE CONTE'S THRASHER - California City, Cow Heaven Canyon (part of
    Southern Sierra Desert Canyons Important Bird Area), Inyokern, Maricopa
    (Petroleum Club Rd)Sage Thrasher***NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD - reports for numerous
    locationsEUROPEAN STARLING- reports for numerous locationsAmerican PipitCEDAR WAXWING - Bakersfield, Butterbredt Spring, China Lake NAWS,
    Edwards AFB,
    Galileo, Lake
    Woollomes east
    of DelanoPHAINOPEPLA - reports for numerous locationsOvenbird***Northern Waterthrush***Black-and-white Warbler***ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER - reports for numerous
    locationsLucy's Warbler***NASHVILLE WARBLER - Greenhorn MountainsMACGILLIVRAY'S WARBLER - reports for numerous locationsCOMMON YELLOWTHROAT- reports for numerous
    locationsHooded Warbler***Northern Parula***Magnolia Warbler***YELLOW WARBLER- reports for numerous locationsPalm Warbler***YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER (AUDUBON'S & MYRTLE) - reports
    for
    numerous
    locationsGrace's Warbler***BLACK-THROATED GRAY WARBLER - China Lake NAWS, Galileo, Lake
    Woollomes
    east of DelanoTOWNSEND'S WARBLER - Butterbredt Spring, Galileo, Ridgecrest's
    Desert Memorial Park (cemetery), TehachapiHERMIT WARBLER - China Lake NAWS, GalileoWILSON'S WARBLER - reports for numerous locationsPainted Redstart***YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT - Galileo, Kern River PreserveGREEN-TAILED TOWHEE- California City, Galileo, Greenhorn MountainsSPOTTED TOWHEE- Galileo, Greenhorn Mountains, Kern River
    Preserve, Tehachapi Mountain
    Park,
    Wind Wolves PreserveRUFOUS-CROWNED SPARROW- Wofford HeightsCALIFORNIA TOWHEE - reports for numerous locationsCHIPPING SPARROW- Breckenridge Mountain, Butterbredt Spring,
    Edwards AFBClay-colored Sparrow***BREWER'S SPARROW - Edwards AFB, Kelso Valley
    Rd--Mile 8.0
    to Mile 12.0,BLACK-CHINNED SPARROW- Chimney Peak Byway, Piute Mountains
    (Saddle Springs Rd)Vesper Sparrow***LARK SPARROW - Galileo, Kelso Valley Rd--Mile 8.0
    to 12.0, Tehachapi, Wind Wolves PreserveBLACK-THROATED SPARROW - Cow Heaven Canyon (part
    of
    Southern Sierra Desert Canyons Important Bird Area), Edwards
    AFB, Kelso Valley Rd--Mile 8.0
    to Mile 12.0, off Kelso Valley Rd 10 miles south of
    WeldonBELL'S SPARROW (MOJAVE) - California City, Cow
    Heaven Canyon (part of
    Southern Sierra Desert Canyons Important Bird Area), Edwards AFB, InyokernLark Bunting***SAVANNAH SPARROW- reports for numerous locationsGrasshopper Sparrow***FOX SPARROW- Breckenridge Mountain, Greenhorn MountainsSONG SPARROW- reports for numerous locationsLINCOLN'S SPARROW - China Lake NAWS, Galileo, Greenhorn
    Mountains, Kern River PreserveSwamp Sparrow***WHITE-THROATED SPARROW*** - GalileoHarris's Sparrow***WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW- Galileo (Mountain White-crowned/oriantha
    subspecies), off Kelso Valley Rd 10 miles south of
    WeldonGOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW- Bear Mountain above Bear Valley Springs,
    California City, Greenhorn Mountains, Kern River PreserveDARK-EYED JUNCO- Breckenridge Mountain, Greenhorn Mountains,
    Tehachapi Mountain ParkSUMMER TANAGER- Kern River Preserve (several locations)WESTERN TANAGER - reports for numerous locationsPhyrrhuloxia***Rose-breasted Grosbeak***BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK- reports for numerous
    locationsBLUE GROSBEAK - Kern River Preserve, Lake Woollomes east of
    Delano, Wind Wolves
    PreserveLAZULI BUNTING - Butterbredt Spring, China Lake NAWS, Piute
    Mountains (Saddle Springs
    Rd), TehachapiIndigo Bunting***RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD- widespreadTRICOLORED BLACKBIRD- Bear Valley Springs/Tehachapi, Edwards AFB,
    Kern River Preserve, Lake Isabella (community of), Wind Wolves PreserveWESTERN MEADOWLARK- reports for numerous locationsYELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD - California City, China Lake NAWS,
    GalileoBREWER'S BLACKBIRD - reports for numerous
    locationsCommon Grackle***GREAT-TAILED GRACKLE - reports for numerous
    locationsBronzed Cowbird***BROWN-HEADED COWBIRD - reports for numerous
    locationsOrchard Oriole***HOODED ORIOLE - Bakersfield, off Kelso Valley Rd
    10 miles south of Weldon, Kernville, Lake Woollomes east of
    DelanoBULLOCK'S ORIOLE- reports for numerous locationsSCOTT'S ORIOLE - Cow Heaven Canyon (part of
    Southern Sierra Desert Canyons Important Bird Area), Edwards
    AFB, Kelso Valley Rd--Mile 8.0
    to Mile 12.0, off Kelso Valley Rd
    10 miles south of WeldonHOUSE FINCH - reports for numerous locationsPURPLE FINCH - Bear Valley Springs, Kern NWR, Tehachapi Mountain
    ParkCASSIN'S FINCH - Breckenridge Mountain, Greenhorn MountainsRed CrossbillPINE SISKIN - Bear Mountain above Bear Valley Springs,
    Butterbredt Spring, Galileo,
    TehachapiLESSER GOLDFINCH- reports for numerous locationsLAWRENCE'S GOLDFINCH - reports for numerous
    locationsAMERICAN GOLDFINCH - Bakersfield, Kern River County Park--Hart
    Park unit, Lebec, Wind Wolves PreserveEVENING GROSBEAK*** - GalileoHOUSE SPARROW- reports for numerous locations
    
    ***TOTAL SPECIES NUMBERS FROM KERN BIRDIEST 72 HOUR
    COUNTS: 2006-246 species, 2007-235 species, 2008-241 species, 2009-246
    species, 2010-242 species, 2011-245 species, 2012-242 species, 2013-251
    species, 2014-240 species, 2015-227
    
    ***79 KNOWN PARTICIPANTS: Liga Auzins, Bob Barnes, John Birsner, Gordon
    Black, Jeb Blain, Jana
    Borba, Sherry
    Brubaker, Brenda Burnett, Dan Burnett, Al Caetano, Cindy Caetano, Encar
    Card, Daisy Carillo, Jeff Cartier, Barbara Castle, Susan Castle, Bill
    Cooper, Melissa Dabulamanzi, Jeff
    Davis, Mary Dufrain, Mike Duncan, Madi Elsea, Kevin Fahey, Laura Fahey,
    Jon
    Feenstra, Gary File, Ernie
    Flores, Joe Fontaine, Kristi Frick, Terri Gallion, Bruce Garlinger,
    Gail Gewain,
    Darrin Heindel, Greg Homel, Andy
    Honig, Louise
    Knecht,
    Sandy Koonce, Debby Kroeger, Brenda Kyle, Ken
    Kyle, Denise LaBerteaux, Megan Lundin, Penny LaPone, Rod Lee, Kelli
    Levinson, John Lockhart, Harry
    Love, Andy
    Lundin, Bill Lydecker, Wayne Martin, Judy Matsuoka, Terri Middlemiss,
    Bill Moffat,
    Jean Moore, Chuck
    Noble, Bob Parker, Landon Peppel, Nancy
    Robinson, Erik Schoenborn, Adam Searcy,
    Deb See, Alison Sheehey, Mark Stacy,
    Jenna Stanek, John Stanek,
    Bob Steele, Susan
    Steele, John Sterling, Steve Summers, Lee Sutton, Shirley Sutton,
    Alexia Svejda, Nadia
    Svejda, Al Tapia, Linda Vasquez, Barb Walls, Mary Whitfield, Marcia
    Wolfe, Tom
    Wurster. Kerncrest
    Audubon Society Bird-A-Thon. Southern Sierra Research Station staff
    (Jenna Stanek, John Stanek, Mary Whitfield). Wind Wolves Preserve staff
    (Jana
    Borba, Daisy Carrillio, Melissa Dabulamanzi, Megan
    Lundin,
    Landon
    Peppel,
    Erik
    Schoenborn, Linda Vasquez),...THANK
    YOU
    TO
    US
    ALL!!!!!!!
    
    Serving as the Messenger for Participants,
    
    Bob
    
    Bob Barnes, Ridgecrest, Kern County, California
    
    Cell: 760-382-1260 
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  11. Rustic Bunting, Golden Gate Park LINK
    DATE: Mar 24, 2015 @ 6:06pm, 3 year(s) ago
    Hi All,
    
    We arrived at the previously mentioned spot in Golden Gate Park for the
    continuing Rustic Bunting, on Monday, 3/23 around 10:00 am. Dogs, people,
    birders came and went, and the Rustic Bunting finally showed up at 3:00
    pm. We were with a great couple from New Jersey, who were down at Alviso
    in the morning for a loud calling, and visible, Black Rail! (She was the
    magic touch!)
    
    First seen behind a cypress to the left of the brush/wood pile, and then
    came out on the lawn to eat some seeds for excellent LONG looks. Other
    birds did keep us entertained for the day- a beautiful VARIED THRUSH (whichspent most of the day), usual sparrows, including one very washed out
    WHITE-THROATED SPARROW. Has anyone else seen a “SLATE-colored”
    Junco There was one with the flock today. Also a male PURPLE FINCH
    came down for seed. An ANNA’S HUMMINGBIRD is sitting on the nest right in
    the huge cypress sitting in the center of the lawn that faces the wood
    pile. Low branch, one facing toward the wood pile.
    
    Thanks to all who have posted about this beautiful ‘lifer’ for us.
    
    Denise & David Hamilton
    Napa
    napabirders@...
    
    
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  13. Rustic Bunting LINK
    DATE: Feb 19, 2015 @ 11:16am, 3 year(s) ago
    The Rustic Bunting was seen today 2/19, in the usual spot
    with the Junco flock at around 10 am.
    
    The White-throated Sparrow was in with the zonotricuia
    flock, one of the remaining quail was in the atriplex nearby.
    The Nashville Warbler was still behind the
    Pioneer Log Cabin and although their numbers are decreasing, Acorn Woodpeckers
    and Varied Thrushes are still common around the Conservatory of Flowers.
    
    Alan Hopkins
    
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  15. Rustic Bunting Golden Gate Park LINK
    DATE: Dec 7, 2014 @ 1:41pm, 3 year(s) ago
    Rustic Bunting Golden Gate Park December 6, 2014
    
    Yesterday there was a Rustic Bunting in Golden Gate Park at approximately 9:30 am. The bird was under the trees that border the Big Rec Ball field near
    the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. and Nancy Pelosi Dr. (formally
    Middle Dr. East). It was feeding in a flock of Dark-eyed Juncos in and around
    some recently fallen Cypress branches. I watched the bird for about ten or
    fifteen minutes. The flock of Juncos moved up into some trees where I lost
    track of the bird. Unfortunately I had to leave for a field trip so couldn’t
    stay with the bird. I called Hugh Cotter but he and Mark Eaton could not re-find
    the bunting. When I left I was not 100 percent certain of the Bunting’s
    identification, more like eighty-five percent, I wanted to get better
    documentation before broadcasting the sighting. After I got home and was able
    to check more references now I am sure of the bird’s identification. Many of us
    looked for the bird this morning from dawn to at least 11 am with no luck.
    
    ID: Initially I saw a “sparrow” with a lot of rust tones on
    its streaked back. The bird was facing away from me so all I saw was its back
    and tail, I was expecting the bird to be a White-throated Sparrow. When the bird
    moved I saw that it had a distinct ear patch somewhat reminiscent of a Lark
    Sparrow’s or Vesper Sparrow, but while the Lark Sparrow’s ear patch would have
    been rusty brown this bird’s ear patch was gray and the throat stripe and
    shoulder were instead rust tones. The bird had a bold white supercilium. Quite striking
    was the dark crown that was very crested. The bird raised and lowered its crown
    has it fed, when the crest was raised it exposed a white area on the nape. I
    did not see the bill well, however I saw that it was slender and not shaped
    like a longspur’s. The throat was white surrounded by a dark chestnut throat
    stripe that became a row of streaks along the flanks. I never got a view that allowed
    me to view the “V” on the breast. The rest of the breast and underparts were
    white. The wings were colored in fairly rust tones and showed two bold white
    wing bars. When the bird flew a short distance it showed white on the outer
    tail feathers but not nearly as much as the nearby juncos. I did not note the
    feet and legs.
    I would have liked to see the bird better. It was actively
    feeding between branches of the brush pile and did not allow long looks. The feeding
    was all in shade, some very dark shade with overcast skies so the color might
    have been better in the sun. I was about 50 feet from the bird using 8x32
    Swarovski. I had the National Geographic Guide as a reference at the time.
    
    Alan Hopkins
    San Francisco
    
    
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  17. Marin Co. - Field Sparrow LINK
    DATE: Nov 7, 2013 @ 6:35pm, 4 year(s) ago
    Spent 5 hours this morning looking at sparrows in Pt. Reyes Station.
    I did not see the American Tree Sparrow.
    
    However, about 9:40 there was a FIELD SPARROW where the Tree Sparrow had been seen. This sparrow was much smaller than the White-crowned Sparrows that were also there. The bill was bright pink and the legs and feet were a duller pink. The head was gray with a bright rufous cap. There was a complete white eye ring. Underparts were clean - no spots or streaks and were grayish white. The back was streaked. The wings had 2 white wing bars and had a lot of rufous coloring.
    
    I was able to watch the bird for about 20 seconds both through my binoculars and my scope. It was about 30 feet away. A White-crowned Sparrow chased it away and I was not able to see where it went.
    
    Also in the area were 3 WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS - 2 tan-stripe and 1 white-stripe.
    
    The easiest way toaccess the location of the Sparrows is to get to the corner of C Streetand 3rd Street behind Pt. Reyes Station; easiest way to do that is to gointo town on Hwy 1 and turn onto 3rd (opposite Building Supply store) anddrive to the end, where the only option is to turn right on C St. Park thereand walk down a wide trail to where in less than 100 yards it splits andstarts to go right toward a large white barn in the distance. About wherethe trail bends there is an isolated clump of willows (and tall fennel) anda low wooden fence parallel to the trail. The birds work the trail in front of the willow clump. They also work the edge of the trail along the large blackberry patch and the edge of the trail going straight at the split.
    
    
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  19. Re: [CALBIRDS] RE: Calbirds-usefulness LINK
    DATE: Nov 1, 2013 @ 4:50pm, 4 year(s) ago
    
    
    Jim,
    
    
    As I’m sure you know, sialia.com doesn’t have a subscription feature.
    It’s awfully nice to get reports of statewide interest in one’s inbox without
    having to get everything else, too. As you say, those who CHOOSE to use it
    can get their fix that way. Where do you draw the line between
    run-of-the-mill review species and ultra-rarity The latter is relatively
    subjective, while the review list is purely objective. No thought
    required. Review species should be publicized as widely as possible if for
    no other reason than to generate more CBRC reports. Now THAT’S where the
    community is truly lax and perhaps that’s the subject we really should be
    discussing.
    
    
    Ken Burton
    
    Eureka
    
    
    
    
    From: jpike44
    
    Sent: Thursday, October 31, 2013 4:38 PM
    
    To: calbirds@yahoogroups.com
    
    Subject: [CALBIRDS] RE: Calbirds-usefulness
    
    
    
    
    
    I don't mean to diminish the relevance of Calbirds, but there is one
    aspect of this discussion that I don't understand. Doesn't everyone already use
    the Birding Lists Digest (ie, digest.sialia.com) as their go-to source for the
    latest information on avian rarities, given the ease with which one can quickly
    scan for rarities amongst all of the various county list-serves throughout the
    state If not, why not Those that choose to use the Digest don't need every
    review-level species seen within every county to be posted on Calbirds, as they
    already know about it. That said, I do think every ultra-rarity merits being
    posted on Calbirds to ensure that the word gets out as quickly and widely as
    possible. Jim PikeHB Date: 10/31/13 2:06 pmFrom: Bob
    & Carol Yutzy <boby...>Subject: [CALBIRDS] Calbirds -
    usefulnessHello all,To me Calbirds is where I always go to follow
    the ins and outs on that rare bird that was reported outside my local
    listserves, like a Bean Goose in SoCal. I don't subscribe to all the
    individual California listservs as keeping up on 6 or 7 that I do get
    sometimes consumes a fair amount of time.Calbirds is a good place to
    regularly see what's happening birdwise throughout the State. Are
    Clay-colored Sparrows appearing in good numbers this fall in all areas of
    the state or just in Humboldt County (for example). Are there Black Vultures
    and/or Zone-tailed Hawks in California this winterBy noting the
    birds that are reported, Calbirds lets me know what I should report to
    Calbirds and probably to North American Birds as notable sightings and not
    just another report of a White-throated Sparrow at a local feeder. Can I get
    this important (to me, at least) statewide information anywhere else eBird
    reports too often include Swan Goose or Mute Swan and stuff like
    that.Possibly the various California county eBird Reviewers could agree
    to pass on top applicable rare bird reports to Calbirds from their local
    area.Local listserves often have good rarities listed that don't make it
    on to Calbirds. We all could pass that information on through a Calbirds
    post, couldn't weBob YutzyShasta, CA
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
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  21. Re: [CALBIRDS] Calbirds - usefulness LINK
    DATE: Oct 31, 2013 @ 2:55pm, 4 year(s) ago
    
    
    Jim,
    
    
    I think Doug is requesting CBRC review species only. That’s been the
    unofficial policy for some time.
    
    
    Ken Burton
    
    Eureka
    
    
    
    
    From: Jim Royer
    
    Sent: Thursday, October 31, 2013 2:36 PM
    
    To: Bob &
    Carol Yutzy
    
    Cc: CALBIRDS@yahoogroups.com
    
    Subject: Re: [CALBIRDS] Calbirds - usefulness
    
    
    
    
    
    I agree, but sometimes I hesitate to list a bird on Calbirds unless it is
    really rare. Should I report a Swamp Sparrow or a Clay-colored or a Prairie
    Warbler Would it be helpful to have a list of birds worth reporting
    
    Jim Royer
    
    Los Osos, CAOn Thursday, October 31, 2013, Bob & Carol Yutzy
    wrote:
    
    
    
    Hello all,To me Calbirds is where I always go to follow the ins and
    outs on that rare bird that was reported outside my local listserves, like
    a Bean Goose in SoCal. I don't subscribe to all the individual California
    listservs as keeping up on 6 or 7 that I do get sometimes consumes a
    fair amount of time.Calbirds is a good place to regularly see
    what's happening birdwise throughout the State. Are Clay-colored Sparrows
    appearing in good numbers this fall in all areas of the state or just in
    Humboldt County (for example). Are there Black Vultures and/or Zone-tailed
    Hawks in California this winterBy noting the birds that are
    reported, Calbirds lets me know what I should report to Calbirds and
    probably to North American Birds as notable sightings and not just another
    report of a White-throated Sparrow at a local feeder. Can I get this
    important (to me, at least) statewide information anywhere else eBird
    reports too often include Swan Goose or Mute Swan and stuff like
    that.Possibly the various California county eBird Reviewers could
    agree to pass on top applicable rare bird reports to Calbirds from their
    local area.Local listserves often have good rarities listed that don't
    make it on to Calbirds. We all could pass that information on through a
    Calbirds post, couldn't weBob YutzyShasta, CA--
    Bob & Carol YutzyShasta, CA
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
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  23. Re: [inlandcountybirds] Chiriaco RB Robin, Varied Thrush LINK
    DATE: Oct 31, 2012 @ 1:47pm, 5 year(s) ago
    Halloween morning 10/31/2012 rufous-backed robin is still on the lawn
    within the walled yard. Just west of the coffee shop.
    
    Flock on!
    
    Elias/
    Arcata CA/San Diego CA
    Walkie talkie primero=707*633^8833
    Last ditch alternate=559+433-7254
    
    On Oct 30, 2012, at 18:35, John Yerger wrote:
    
    > 30 October 2012
    >
    > Hi birders,
    >
    > The RUFOUS-BACKED ROBIN was still present today at 4:30pm on the walled-in
    lawn just 30 yards west of the poorly named Chiriaco Summit Coffee Shop (no
    espresso-based drinks...). Also present was one male VARIED THRUSH and a
    tan-striped WHITE-THROATED SPARROW. Christine Harvey arrived with impeccable
    timing to catch all three in almost the same binocular view. I digi-binned a few
    images with my phone in case anyone needs the documentation.
    >
    > Cheers,
    > John Yerger
    > Portal, AZ
    > (currently based in various locales around the eastern Mojave Desert)
    >
    > Sent from my iPhone (please excuse any typos!)
    >
    >
    > ------------------------------------
    >
    > To Post a message, send it to: inlandcountybirds@eGroups.com
    > To Unsubscribe, send a blank message to:
    inlandcountybirds-unsubscribe@...! Groups Links
    >
    >
    >
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  25. Rufous-backed Robin and Broad-billed Hummingbird update/photos LINK
    DATE: Oct 30, 2012 @ 12:50am, 5 year(s) ago
    Doug Karalun, Curtis Marantz, and I went out this morning (Oct 29) to chase the
    female Broad-billed Hummingbird found by Oscar Johnson and Adam Searcy yesterday
    at Chiriaco Summit. As reported previously, we were able to refind this bird
    this morning between 7 and 8 AM. We (Doug, actually) also found a Rufous-backed
    Robin and two White-throated Sparrows, as well as the continuing Varied Thrush.
    
    Afterwards we headed out to Lake Tamarisk Golf Club (Desert Center) from about
    8:30 AM to noon where our luck continued. There we found two more White-throated
    Sparrows, a Swamp Sparrow, a Brown Thrasher, a Cassin's Finch, a Townsend's
    Solitaire, and a flock of about 15-20 Pine Siskins.
    
    On the return trip we stopped off again at Chiriaco Summit (12:30-1:30 PM) and
    saw everything except the Broad-billed Hummingbird, which was last seen to my
    knowledge around 11:30 AM.
    
    I have posted several photos from today on my Flick page; the link is below.
    
    Tom Benson
    San Bernardino, CA
    
    PS. The residential area at Chiriaco Summit is private property. Bird from the
    sidewalk or perimeter only.
    
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/40928097@N07/
    
    
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  27. FW: [inlandcountybirds] Rufous-backed Robin at Chiriaco Summit LINK
    DATE: Oct 29, 2012 @ 10:20pm, 5 year(s) ago
    -----Original Message-----
    From: inlandcountybirds@yahoogroups.com
    [mailto:inlandcountybirds@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of dechadsey
    Sent: Monday, October 29, 2012 1:12 PM
    To: inlandcountybirds@yahoogroups.com
    Subject: [inlandcountybirds] Rufous-backed Robin at Chiriaco Summit
    
    The bird was still feeding on the lawn as of 2:00 pm today (Oct 29).
    White-throated Sparrow, assorted othed birds and some hungry looking cats as
    well.
    
    Dave Chadsey
    Rancho Cucamonga
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  29. Farallones Update, 10/7 through 10/13 LINK
    DATE: Oct 15, 2012 @ 5:55am, 5 year(s) ago
    Highlights:
    
    CACKLING GOOSE (ALEUTIAN)
    RUDDY DUCK
    FLESH-FOOTED SHEARWATER
    NORTHERN GANNET
    BROWN BOOBY
    SABINE'S GULL
    MEW GULL
    BARN OWL
    SHORT-EARED OWL
    NORTHERN FLICKER
    SAPSUCKER
    LEAST FLYCATCHER
    HAMMOND'S FLYCATCHER
    RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH
    BROWN CREEPER
    RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET
    TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE
    BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER
    MAGNOLIA WARBLER
    CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER
    BLACKPOLL WARBLER
    BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER
    WESTERN PALM WARBLER
    BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER
    CLAY-COLORED SPARROW
    VESPER SPARROW
    SWAMP SPARROW
    WHITE-THROATED SPARROW
    WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW
    GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW
    OREGON JUNCO
    EVENING GROSBEAK
    
    Hello CalBirders,
    
    The PRBO Conservation Science crew continues Fall migration monitoring on
    Farallon National Wildlife Refuge. Despite mostly mediocre conditions (fairly
    strong West winds), we experienced a big wave of migrants on Thursday and
    Friday. The majority of the birds were Ruby-crowned Kinglets, Golden and
    White-crowned Sparrows, and Oregon Juncos. A few standouts also made
    appearances. Here are the highlights from last week:
    
    A lone CACKLING GOOSE (ALEUTIAN) visited the island on 10/9 and was joined by a
    small flock of more on 10/12.
    
    The same RUDDY DUCK continued through saturday, and was was seen every day last
    week.
    
    One FLESH-FOOTED SHEARWATER was seen during a seawatch on 10/7.
    
    The NORTHERN GANNET has been seen every day, with the exception of 10/8. It has
    taken to roosting on Sugar Loaf, an islet on the North side of the island. Very
    fun to see, it was joined by a BROWN BOOBY on Saturday, 10/13. A two-Sulidae
    day! (2Suliday)
    
    On 10/12, I observed a Peregrine Falcon pluck a SABINE'S GULL from the water off
    the east side of the island.
    
    Our first MEW GULLS of the Fall were seen on 10/7 and 10/9.
    
    A BARN OWL that was already on the island when we arrived in August has
    persisted and is being seen a few times a week.
    
    The first SHORT-EARED OWL of the Fall was seen on 10/11 and 10/12.
    
    We have seen three NORTHERN FLICKERS in the last week, one each: Red-shafted,
    Yellow-shafted, and Yellow X Red-shafted Flicker Intergrade. All were banded.
    
    A yet to be identified SAPSUCKER (either red-naped or yellow-bellied) was
    photographed on the lighthouse on 10/11. To weigh in on what you think this bird
    is, visit the following link:
    
    One LEAST FLYCATCHER was banded on 10/8
    
    A HAMMOND'S FLYCATCHER was banded on 10/11.
    
    A BROWN CREEPER was found in a mistnet on 10/7 and continued through 10/8.
    
    A TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE was on island 10/11.
    
    One BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was seen throughout the day on 10/10.
    
    MAGNOLIA WARBLER was seen 10/10 through 10/13 (2 present on the 12th).
    
    A CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER banded on 10/7 has been seen every day through the
    13th.
    
    One BLACKPOLL WARBLER was present on 10/7.
    
    A BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER banded on 10/7 persisted through 10/10.
    
    Many more WESTERN PALM WARBLERS found their way to the island. At least
    one has been seen every day, with a high count of seven individuals on 10/8 and
    10/9.
    
    Amazingly, the second BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER of the fall was found in a
    mistnet and banded on 10/13.
    
    CLAY-COLORED SPARROWS have been seen daily, with a high count of four on 10/4
    and 10/5.
    
    At least one VESPER SPARROW has been seen daily over the last week.
    
    One SWAMP SPARROW was mixed in with the hoardes of the more common sparrows on
    10/12.
    
    A high count of six WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS on 10/12. At least two were seen
    every other day last week.
    
    The sixth island record for EVENING GROSBEAK was found by Sophie at the
    lighthouse on 10/11 and was later captured and banded.
    
    Some high counts of RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH (53), RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET (78),
    WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW (48), GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW (85), and OREGON JUNCO (52)
    were seen on 10/12 and 10/13.
    
    To see photos of some of the birds in this report, visit the PRBO Conservation
    Science Farallones blog:
    
    (updated frequently),
    
    or just for photos, visit my picasa web album:
    
    Cheers and good birding,
    
    Dan Maxwell, Luke Musher, Maggie Spilatro, Nora Livingston, Sophie Webb, and Jim
    Tietz,
    
    Southeast Farallon Island
    San Francisco, CA
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