Message Board Search Tool
Banding Code Translator | Recent Rare Bird Sightings
©2018 Christopher Taylor (Kiwifoto.com)
Help Support!
lacobirds        search ebird rarities [plot]
filter rba/cbc

  323 result(s) found...Displaying messages 1 through 15, sorted by date descending.
  next page

 Month/Year Breakdown (Top 15):

 Apr, 2012 - 18 e-mail(s)...
 Apr, 2011 - 16 e-mail(s)...
 Apr, 2013 - 14 e-mail(s)...
 Apr, 2008 - 13 e-mail(s)...
 Apr, 2010 - 12 e-mail(s)...
 Apr, 2014 - 12 e-mail(s)...
 Apr, 2005 - 11 e-mail(s)...
 Apr, 2009 - 10 e-mail(s)...
 Nov, 2009 - 10 e-mail(s)...
 Apr, 2006 - 9 e-mail(s)...
 Apr, 2016 - 7 e-mail(s)...
 May, 2004 - 7 e-mail(s)...
 Jun, 2016 - 7 e-mail(s)...
 May, 2011 - 7 e-mail(s)...
 Apr, 2007 - 6 e-mail(s)...



   American Crow
American Crow
Corvus brachyrhynchos


   American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) - AMCR (recent eBird sightings, view CBRC records, range map
)

  1. Montane and desert crows LINK
    DATE: Jan 31, 2018, 19 day(s) ago
    Birders,   Having vented about what seem to be far too many eBird reports of Western Gulls from the Antelope Valley, I’ve turned my attention (thank you Lance Benner for uncovering these) to an inordinate number of eBird entries of American Crows
    from above about 5,000 elevation in the higher San Gabriel Mtns.  As you all surely know, Common Ravens are common and widespread throughout the montane portions of the county, but American Crows are essentially absent from montane coniferous forests.  [There
    are certainly some exceptions outside of L. A. County, where there are park-like stands of conifers mixed with open areas, or residential areas within open montane forest – crows can occur in such situations.]   I’m sure that American Crows must occasionally move into or pass through lower elevation montane habitats, but the numerous eBird reports from places like Charlton Flat, Chilao, and up through Cloudburst Summit, Buckhorn Flat, Grassy Hollow,
    etc. are cause (caws) for concern. I’m certainly not saying that all such reports are incorrect, but rather that none of them include documentation (in part because eBird doesn’t flag them as rare), and it seems highly likely that observers not conversant
    in status and distribution just assume that crows are everywhere.  So if you have personal reports of American Crows from montane localities in L. A. County, please add documentation to your eBird lists if available, or consider removing crows from your lists
    if you’re uncertain of the basis for their inclusion.   Then there’s the Antelope Valley….   Common Ravens are, of course, probably more abundant in the Antelope Valley than almost any other area in North America.  Crows, on the other hand, are relatively recent colonists in the Antelope Valley
    and largely restricted to urban areas with lots of trees (e.g. Palmdale, Lancaster, Quartz Hill).   Yet eBird contains reports of American Crows, sometimes in double figures or even dozens, at localities scattered throughout the Antelope Valley, well away
    from towns.  A few of these have some brief notes, suggesting the observers were aware that the record was unusual; but the vast majority have no details at all.  So, again, please reconsider your personal eBird entries of American Crows from the non-urban
    portions of the Antelope Valley and provide documentation if available or purging uncertain reports.   So the new challenge is to document any future American Crows from the San Gabriel Mtns. and desert areas of the Antelope Valley with identifiable photos and/or recordings!   And another reminder:  the arbiter of status and distribution is NOT whether eBird filters flag an entry – L. A. County is simply too complex for fine-scale filters that accurately reflect distributional quirks. Basic references will tell
    you that crows are generally absent from the deserts and mountains, so birders in those areas should be aware that sightings need documentation.   And one last lament.  A Venn diagram would show that the sets of all eBird users in L. A. County and all subscribers to LACoBirds are overlapping, but far from congruent. Though you might disagree after reading my rants, I think the local
    list serves are a great resource for educating eBird users. But the problem is a large number of eBird users do not read list serve postings (in fact, it seems a large number of them aren’t even birders).  So the challenges of getting information out there
    to eBird users remain daunting.   Kimball   Kimball L. Garrett Ornithology Collections Manager Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County 900 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90007 USA (213) 763-3368 kgarrett@... http://www.nhm.org/site/research-collections/ornithology  
  2. -back to top-
  3. Antelope Valley Western Gull challenge LINK
    DATE: Jan 30, 2018, 20 day(s) ago
    OK, so my winter Rufous Hummingbird challenge (see message #19797) has not resulted in any photo-documented winter reports, so I’ll set that aside for another year (spring migrant Rufous should start showing up in the next week or two). 
     I’m now switching gears to another pet peeve – the several dozen (!) eBird entries for Western Gull in the Antelope Valley. 
    Some of the reports include 10-15 individuals, and the reports span a large area from Quail Lake to Apollo Park to Piute Ponds, and south to Lake Palmdale.  And, yet, written details are provided for only TWO of these reports, and
    in only one case do the details approach being adequate to document the occurrence.  It appears that nobody has ever photographed a Western Gull in the Antelope Valley (or at least no photo has ended up in eBird). 
      So what is the status of Western Gull in the Antelope Valley  I suppose I’m influenced by the fact that I’ve birded the Antelope Valley and its various lakes multiple times a year for about 40 years, and I’ve never seen a Western Gull
    there.  This is actually surprising, since the species can be numerous as close as Castaic Lake/Lagoon (only about 15 miles SW of the southern flank of the Antelope Valley), and it has obviously spread well into coastal slope valleys (San Fernando, San Gabriel). 
    But it is clearly a real phenomenon that this primarily coastal species does not make it with any regularity to the deserts (away from the Salton Sea). While it’s highly likely that some of the Antelope Valley reports are valid (there are some well-known birder
    names attached to some of the eBird entries), I will wager that the vast majority of the reports stem from a failure to be aware of status and distribution, leading to the misidentification of a big, dark young Herring Gull or a seemingly dark gray-backed
    adult California Gull as a Western Gull. If Western Gulls reach the Antelope Valley as often as eBird says it does, then I am confident that one of you will actually get an identifiable photograph one of these days.  In the meantime, please review your own
    Western Gull reports from the Antelope Valley (if this applies to you) and see if you have some kind of documentation that can be added to your eBird entry; alternatively, consider deleting your Western Gull entries if you’re not certain, in retrospect, that
    you were correct.   I fear that this is a case where eBirders see a proliferation of Western Gull eBird reports from the Antelope Valley and assume the species is not unusual there. But these reports have not been vetted. More finely-tuned eBird filters would
    help greatly with this problem (such filters are in the works, and the filter limit for Western Gull on the deserts will certainly be set at zero), but in the meantime please don’t take apparent status and distribution in eBird as gospel!   Other species common on the coastal slope but rare and local in (or largely absent from) the Antelope Valley include American Crow (though increasing in Lancaster/Palmdale urban areas), Cassin’s Kingbird, Allen’s Hummingbird, Hutton’s Vireo,
    Western Bluebird and Purple Finch. There are plenty of eBird reports of those species as well, and many are likely not valid.   And I could go on and on (and will, one of these days) about the opposite problem of coastal slope entries for desert species such as LeConte’s Thrasher, Ladder-backed Woodpecker, and Verdin.  Many thanks to those who spend time with the
    eBird database to ferret out such questionable entries, and I would single out Lance Benner for his exceptional work in this regard.   Now go photograph that desert Western Gull!   Kimball   Kimball L. Garrett Ornithology Collections Manager Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County 900 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90007 USA (213) 763-3368 kgarrett@... http://www.nhm.org/site/research-collections/ornithology  
  4. -back to top-
  5. Jaegers at Ballona Creek yesterday afternoon LINK
    DATE: Dec 26, 2017 @ 7:53pm, 54 day(s) ago
    I took a walk at Ballona Creek yesterday (12/25) in the late afternoon.
    
    I walked up the north jetty to the UCLA boat ramp. The typical
    
    rockpipers were present (Willet, Marbled Godwit, and Black-bellied
    
    Plover) in good numbers, but nothing out of the ordinary. I then walked
    
    back down to the Pacific bridge and out onto the outer jetty to where
    
    the pavement portion ends. As I started back upstream toward the
    
    Pacific bridge, I heard some commotion and saw a sub-adult jaeger
    
    chasing a tern right down the middle of the creek. They crossed over to
    
    the marina channel and continued out to sea. While I expect the jaeger
    
    was a Parasitic, I'm not all that good with sub-adult jaegers, so I
    
    won't swear to the ID.
    
    After that excitement, I walked over to the south side of the creek and
    
    walked out toward the ocean. Had one Surfbird that was missing a foot
    
    and a few Black Turnstones. As I returned to the shoreline, another
    
    jaeger flew along the beach chasing gulls. This bird was an adult or
    
    nearly so and I'm comfortable calling this one a Parasitic. I've never
    
    encountered any jaegers before on any of my many walks at Ballona over
    
    the years, so two of them made for a memorable afternoon.
    
    The lighting late in the day was spectacular, providing some very pretty
    
    photo ops. I put a photo of the Parasitic Jaeger, a humorous shot of a
    
    Great Blue Heron, and a nicely lit shot of one of the Black Turnstones
    
    on my website (address below.) They're the first shots on the "Recent"
    
    tab.
    
    Here's a complete list for the walk:
    
    Surf Scoter  2
    
    Bufflehead  4
    
    Horned Grebe  1
    
    Western Grebe  6
    
    Rock Pigeon  
    
    Black-bellied Plover 100
    
    Marbled Godwit  40
    
    Black Turnstone  3
    
    Surfbird  1
    
    Least Sandpiper  30
    
    Western Sandpiper 12
    
    Willet   300
    
    Parasitic Jaeger 1
    
    Heermann's Gull  1 Adult
    
    Ring-billed Gull  
    
    Western Gull  
    
    California Gull  
    
    Herring Gull  1 Second cycle
    
    Red-throated Loon 1
    
    Common Loon  1
    
    Double-crested Cormorant 10
    
    Brown Pelican  
    
    Great Blue Heron 1
    
    American Crow  10
    
    House Sparrow  
    
    House Finch  
    
    Savannah Sparrow 1
    
    Martin
    
    ---------------
    
    Martin Meyers
    
    email: Martin (...AT...) SierraBirdbum.com
    
    Photo website: http://SierraBirdbum.com
    
    Truckee, CA
  6. -back to top-
  7. American Kestrel and White-tailed Kite @ LAX. LINK
    DATE: Dec 24, 2017 @ 8:54pm, 56 day(s) ago
    Hello Birders,
    
    Today, Dec. 24, in the afternoon, I visited the Proud Bird restaurant by LAX. It is re-open to the public after a global renovation. While watching landing airplanes, I counted 11 bird species at and around the restaurant property. One of the highlights was an American Kestrel chasing away a White-tailed Kite. If interested, here's my ebird's report, which includes a few of my today's photos:
    
    Proud Bird Restaurant, Los Angeles, California, US
    
    Dec 24, 2017 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    
    Protocol: Stationary
    
    11 species
    
    White-tailed Kite 1
    
    Red-tailed Hawk 2
    
    California Gull 4
    
    Mourning Dove 3
    
    Anna's Hummingbird 1
    
    American Kestrel 1
    
    Black Phoebe 1
    
    Say's Phoebe 1
    
    American Crow 17
    
    Northern Mockingbird 3
    
    Western Meadowlark 8
    
    View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S41298932
    
    This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 ( http://ebird.org )
    
    Happy Holidays,
    Alexander Viduetsky
    
    Valley Village, CA
  8. -back to top-
  9. America's Birdiest County Results: 264 Species LINK
    DATE: May 11, 2017 @ 3:05pm, 9 month(s) ago
    Greetings Everyone,
    
    This is the final summary for America's Birdiest County in Los Angeles in 2017.
    
    First, I want to extend a huge thank you to Wanda Dameron, who graciously stepped forward to compile the count this year. She put in a lot of hard work but had fun and learned a lot.
    
    The final total in 2017 was 264 species. After the last update, we subtracted some species due to lack of documentation, added American Goldfinch that I had somehow missed, added Yellow-Crowned Night-Heron from El Dorado Park that was reported on April 30 (with a photo) in eBird, and added a northern watherthrush seen at Malibu Creek on April 29.
    
    How does our total compare with results from previous years
    
    America's Birdiest County totals for Los Angeles County since 2003:
    Year Total
    2017 264
    2016 270
    2015 275
    2014 272
    2013 265
    2012 262
    2011 277
    2010 271
    2009 264
    2008 255
    2007 271
    2006 263 Format changed from one day to three days; more organization
    2005 246
    2004 239
    2003 239
    
    Average from 2003-present: 262.2 +- 12.2 Updated to include 2017
    
    Our total in 2017 was two species above our long-term average of 262.
    
    Finding 264 species takes a lot of effort, and we got that many because a lot of very dedicated and knowledgeable people went into the field on April 28-30 and covered the vast majority of the most important locations for birds across the county. This resulted in excellent coverage at the Piute Ponds, Bonelli Park, the Ballona/Playa de Rey area, Hansen Dam, Quail Lake, for seawatches from Point Vicente and San Clemente Islan, and in the San Gabriel Mountains. There were also three Pasadena Audubon Birdathon teams in the field on Saturday and Sunday who tallied 200+ species.
    
    Nevertheless, we struggled to find some rarities that had apparently left within a few days of the count, and we struggled with some wintering birds that are often still in the area (examples include Hooded Merganser and Lewis' Woodpecker). Some birds we usually get relatively easily simply aren't here right now such as Heermann's Gull and Pine Siskin.
    
    We had to contend with a Santa Ana wind storm on Friday and Saturday. This is the fourth consecutive year that wind has been a factor, although in 2014, 2015, and 2016 it also rained.
    
    Previous America's Birdiest County winners:
    ...discontinued after 2011...
    2011 277 Los Angeles
    2010 271 Los Angeles
    2009 264 Los Angeles
    2008 255 Los Angeles
    2007 271 Los Angeles
    2006 263 Los Angeles
    2005 250 Monterey and San Diego (tie)
    2004 266 San Diego
    2003 248 Monterey
    
    America's Birdiest County was a one-day event during its first three years. Starting in 2006, the format changed to three days. 2006 is also the first year that we really got organized in Los Angeles County and that accounts for the distinct uptick in the number of species that year relative to the first three years.
    
    We added one new species this year:
    Yellow-Crowned Night Heron
    
    How does one new species in 2017 compare with results from previous years Here are the number of new species that we've added since 2010:
    2017 1
    2016 5
    2015 4
    2014 5
    2013 3
    2012 5
    2011 7
    2010 5
    Our recent history of adding a few species annually suggests there are still new species to find in future years. Given the near misses we have every year, it may be several more years before we run out of new ones.
    
    Here are the species that we FOUND in 2017:
    * Greater White-fronted Goose
    * Snow Goose
    * Ross's Goose
    * Brant
    * Cackling Goose
    * Canada Goose
    * Wood Duck
    * Gadwall
    * American Wigeon
    * Mallard
    * Blue-winged Teal
    * Cinnamon Teal
    * Northern Shoveler
    * Northern Pintail
    * Green-winged Teal
    * Redhead
    * Ring-necked Duck
    * Lesser Scaup
    * Surf Scoter
    * Bufflehead
    * Common Merganser
    * Red-breasted Merganser
    * Ruddy Duck
    * Chukar
    * Mountain Quail
    * California Quail
    * Gambel's Quail
    * Red-throated Loon
    * Pacific Loon
    * Common Loon
    * Pied-billed Grebe
    * Horned Grebe
    * Eared Grebe
    * Western Grebe
    * Clark's Grebe
    * Pink-footed Shearwater
    * Sooty Shearwater
    * Black-vented Shearwater
    * American White Pelican
    * Brown Pelican
    * Brandt's Cormorant
    * Double-crested Cormorant
    * Pelagic Cormorant
    * Least Bittern
    * Great Blue Heron
    * Great Egret
    * Snowy Egret
    * Green Heron
    * Black-crowned Night-Heron
    * Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
    * White-faced Ibis
    * Turkey Vulture
    * Osprey
    * White-tailed Kite
    * Northern Harrier
    * Sharp-shinned Hawk
    * Cooper's Hawk
    * Red-shouldered Hawk
    * Swainson's Hawk
    * Red-tailed Hawk
    * Golden Eagle
    * Bald Eagle
    * American Kestrel
    * Peregrine Falcon
    * Prairie Falcon
    * Virginia Rail
    * Sora
    * Common Gallinule
    * American Coot
    * Black-bellied Plover
    * Snowy Plover
    * Semipalmated Plover
    * Killdeer
    * Black Oystercatcher
    * Black-necked Stilt
    * American Avocet
    * Spotted Sandpiper
    * Solitary Sandpiper
    * Wandering Tattler
    * Greater Yellowlegs
    * Willet
    * Lesser Yellowlegs
    * Whimbrel
    * Marbled Godwit
    * Ruddy Turnstone
    * Black Turnstone
    * Surfbird
    * Sanderling
    * Western Sandpiper
    * Least Sandpiper
    * Dunlin
    * Short-billed Dowitcher
    * Long-billed Dowitcher
    * Wilson's Snipe
    * Wilson's Phalarope
    * Red-necked Phalarope
    * Franklin's Gull
    * Bonaparte's Gull
    * Ring-billed Gull
    * California Gull
    * Western Gull
    * Glaucous-winged Gull
    * Least Tern
    * Caspian Tern
    * Forster's Tern
    * Royal Tern
    * Elegant Tern
    * Black Skimmer
    * Parasitic Jaeger
    * Common Murre
    * Rock Pigeon
    * Band-tailed Pigeon
    * Eurasian Collared-Dove
    * Spotted Dove
    * Mourning Dove
    * Inca Dove
    * Common Ground-Dove
    * Red-crowned Parrot
    * Greater Roadrunner
    * Barn Owl
    * Flammulated Owl
    * Western Screech-Owl
    * Great Horned Owl
    * Northern Pygmy-Owl
    * Burrowing Owl
    * Spotted Owl
    * Long-eared Owl
    * Northern Saw-whet Owl
    * Lesser Nighthawk
    * Common Poorwill
    * Vaux's Swift
    * White-throated Swift
    * Black-chinned Hummingbird
    * Anna's Hummingbird
    * Costa's Hummingbird
    * Calliope Hummingbird
    * Rufous Hummingbird
    * Allen's Hummingbird
    * Belted Kingfisher
    * Acorn Woodpecker
    * Williamson's Sapsucker
    * Red-breasted Sapsucker
    * Nuttall's Woodpecker
    * Downy Woodpecker
    * Hairy Woodpecker
    * White-headed Woodpecker
    * Northern Flicker
    * Olive-sided Flycatcher
    * Western Wood-Pewee
    * Hammond's Flycatcher
    * Gray Flycatcher
    * Dusky Flycatcher
    * Pacific-slope Flycatcher
    * Black Phoebe
    * Say's Phoebe
    * Vermilion Flycatcher
    * Ash-throated Flycatcher
    * Cassin's Kingbird
    * Western Kingbird
    * Loggerhead Shrike
    * Bell's Vireo
    * Plumbeous Vireo
    * Cassin's Vireo
    * Hutton's Vireo
    * Warbling Vireo
    * Steller's Jay
    * California Scrub-Jay
    * Clark's Nutcracker
    * American Crow
    * Common Raven
    * Horned Lark
    * Purple Martin
    * Tree Swallow
    * Violet-green Swallow
    * Northern Rough-winged Swallow
    * Bank Swallow
    * Cliff Swallow
    * Barn Swallow
    * Mountain Chickadee
    * Oak Titmouse
    * Verdin
    * Bushtit
    * Red-breasted Nuthatch
    * White-breasted Nuthatch
    * Pygmy Nuthatch
    * Brown Creeper
    * Cactus Wren
    * Rock Wren
    * Canyon Wren
    * Bewick's Wren
    * House Wren
    * Marsh Wren
    * American Dipper
    * Golden-crowned Kinglet
    * Ruby-crowned Kinglet
    * Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
    * California Gnatcatcher
    * Western Bluebird
    * Townsend's Solitaire
    * Swainson's Thrush
    * Hermit Thrush
    * American Robin
    * Wrentit
    * Northern Mockingbird
    * California Thrasher
    * LeConte's Thrasher
    * European Starling
    * American Pipit
    * Cedar Waxwing
    * Phainopepla
    * Northern Waterthrush
    * Orange-crowned Warbler
    * Nashville Warbler
    * Yellow Warbler
    * Yellow-rumped Warbler
    * Black-throated Gray Warbler
    * Townsend's Warbler
    * Hermit Warbler
    * MacGillivray's Warbler
    * Common Yellowthroat
    * Wilson's Warbler
    * Yellow-breasted Chat
    * Western Tanager
    * Green-tailed Towhee
    * Spotted Towhee
    * California Towhee
    * Rufous-crowned Sparrow
    * Chipping Sparrow
    * Brewer's Sparrow
    * Black-chinned Sparrow
    * Lark Sparrow
    * Black-throated Sparrow
    * Bell's Sparrow
    * Savannah Sparrow
    * Fox Sparrow
    * Song Sparrow
    * Lincoln's Sparrow
    * White-throated Sparrow
    * Harris' Sparrow
    * White-crowned Sparrow
    * Golden-crowned Sparrow
    * Dark-eyed Junco
    * Black-headed Grosbeak
    * Blue Grosbeak
    * Lazuli Bunting
    * Red-winged Blackbird
    * Tricolored Blackbird
    * Western Meadowlark
    * Yellow-headed Blackbird
    * Brewer's Blackbird
    * Great-tailed Grackle
    * Brown-headed Cowbird
    * Hooded Oriole
    * Bullock's Oriole
    * Scott's Oriole
    * Purple Finch
    * Cassin's Finch
    * House Finch
    * Red Crossbill
    * Lesser Goldfinch
    * Lawrence's Goldfinch
    * American Goldfinch
    * House Sparrow
    * Scaly-breasted Munia
    
    The table below lists every species we've recorded during the ABC weekend since 2004 and the number of years in which we've found each one. "11" indicates that we found a species in a given year and "00" indicates that we didn't. In an attempt to make the columns align, this year I added an extra "1" or "0" in each column.
    
    NN 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 09 08 07 06 05 04 SPECIES
    13 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 00 Greater White-fronted Goose
    10 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 00 00 00 00 11 Snow Goose
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Ross's Goose
    13 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 00 Brant
    13 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 00 Cackling Goose
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Canada Goose
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Wood Duck
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Gadwall
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 American Wigeon
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Mallard
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Blue-winged Teal
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Cinnamon Teal
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Northern Shoveler
    13 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 00 11 11 11 11 11 Northern Pintail
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Green-winged Teal
    03 00 00 11 11 00 00 00 00 11 00 00 00 00 00 Canvasback
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Redhead
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Ring-necked Duck
    01 00 00 11 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 Greater Scaup
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Lesser Scaup
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Surf Scoter
    03 00 00 00 00 00 00 11 11 00 00 00 00 11 00 Black Scoter
    01 00 00 11 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 White-winged Scoter
    01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 11 00 00 00 Long-tailed Duck
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Bufflehead
    03 00 00 11 11 00 00 00 11 00 00 00 00 00 00 Common Goldeneye
    07 00 11 00 11 00 11 00 11 00 00 11 11 00 11 Hooded Merganser
    11 11 11 11 11 11 00 11 11 00 11 11 11 00 11 Common Merganser
    13 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 00 Red-breasted Merganser
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Ruddy Duck
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Mountain Quail
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 California Quail
    10 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 00 00 00 00 Gambel's Quail
    10 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 00 00 00 00 Chukar
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Red-throated Loon
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Pacific Loon
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Common Loon
    01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 11 00 00 00 00 00 00 Yellow-billed Loon
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Pied-billed Grebe
    10 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 00 11 11 00 00 00 Horned Grebe
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Eared Grebe
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Western Grebe
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Clark's Grebe
    01 00 00 00 00 00 00 11 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 Black-footed albatross
    03 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 11 00 11 11 Northern Fulmar
    11 11 11 11 11 00 00 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 00 Pink-footed Shearwater
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Sooty Shearwater
    06 11 00 11 11 00 00 00 00 00 00 11 00 11 11 Black-vented Shearwater
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Brandt's Cormorant
    01 00 11 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 Neotropic Cormorant
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Double-crested Cormorant
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Pelagic Cormorant
    13 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 00 11 11 11 American White Pelican
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Brown Pelican
    04 00 11 00 00 00 11 11 00 11 00 00 00 00 00 American Bittern
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Least Bittern
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Great Blue Heron
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Great Egret
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Snowy Egret
    12 00 11 11 11 00 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Cattle Egret
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Green Heron
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Black-crowned Night-Heron
    01 11 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 White-faced Ibis
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Turkey Vulture
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Osprey
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 White-tailed Kite
    12 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 00 00 Golden Eagle
    13 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 00 Northern Harrier
    13 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 00 11 11 Sharp-shinned Hawk
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Cooper's Hawk
    02 11 11 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 Bald Eagle
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Red-shouldered Hawk
    13 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 00 11 11 11 11 Swainson's Hawk
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Red-tailed Hawk
    04 00 11 00 00 11 00 11 11 00 00 00 00 00 00 Ferruginous Hawk
    01 00 00 00 11 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 Sandhill Crane
    01 00 11 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 Ridgway's Rail
    12 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 00 11 Virginia Rail
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Sora
    13 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Common Gallinule
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 American Coot
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Black-bellied Plover
    02 00 11 00 00 00 00 00 00 11 00 00 00 00 00 Pacific Golden-Plover
    14 00 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Snowy Plover
    14 00 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Semipalmated Plover
    14 00 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Killdeer
    14 00 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Black Oystercatcher
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Black-necked Stilt
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 American Avocet
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Spotted Sandpiper
    12 11 11 11 11 11 00 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 00 Solitary Sandpiper
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Wandering Tattler
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Greater Yellowlegs
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Willet
    13 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 00 Lesser Yellowlegs
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Whimbrel
    13 11 00 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Long-billed Curlew
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Marbled Godwit
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Ruddy Turnstone
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Black Turnstone
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Surfbird
    02 00 00 11 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 11 00 00 Red Knot
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Sanderling
    02 00 00 00 00 00 00 11 00 00 00 00 00 00 11 Semipalmated Sandpiper
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Western Sandpiper
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Least Sandpiper
    03 00 00 00 00 00 00 11 11 11 00 00 00 00 00 Baird's Sandpiper
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Dunlin
    01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 11 Stilt Sandpiper
    01 00 00 11 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 Ruff
    11 11 11 11 00 11 00 11 00 11 11 11 11 11 11 Short-billed Dowitcher
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Long-billed Dowitcher
    09 11 11 11 11 11 00 11 00 00 11 00 11 11 00 Wilson's Snipe
    11 11 11 11 00 11 00 11 11 11 11 11 11 00 11 Wilson's Phalarope
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Red-necked Phalarope
    01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 11 00 00 00 00 00 Red Phalarope
    01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 11 00 00 00 00 00 00 Sabine's Gull
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Bonaparte's Gull
    01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 11 00 00 Laughing Gull
    07 11 11 00 00 11 00 00 00 00 11 11 00 11 11 Franklin's Gull
    13 00 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Heermann's Gull
    02 00 00 00 00 00 00 11 00 00 11 00 00 00 00 Mew Gull
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Ring-billed Gull
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Western Gull
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 California Gull
    13 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 00 Herring Gull
    02 00 00 00 00 11 00 00 00 11 00 00 00 00 00 Thayer's Gull
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Glaucous-winged Gull
    01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 11 00 00 Glaucous Gull
    13 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 00 11 11 11 11 11 Least Tern
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Caspian Tern
    04 00 00 11 00 00 11 00 00 00 00 11 11 00 00 Black Tern
    01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 11 Common Tern
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Forster's Tern
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Royal Tern
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Elegant Tern
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Black Skimmer
    07 00 00 00 11 00 00 11 11 11 00 11 11 11 00 Pomarine Jaeger
    08 11 00 00 00 11 00 11 11 00 11 11 11 11 00 Parasitic Jaeger
    05 11 00 11 11 11 11 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 Common Murre
    02 00 00 00 00 00 11 00 00 00 00 11 00 00 00 Scripps's Murrelet
    02 00 00 11 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 11 00 00 00 Cassin's Auklet
    03 00 00 00 11 00 00 00 00 00 00 11 11 00 00 Rhinoceros Auklet
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Rock Pigeon
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Band-tailed Pigeon
    13 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 00 Eurasian Collared-Dove
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Spotted Dove
    02 00 00 00 00 11 00 00 00 00 11 00 00 00 00 White-winged Dove
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Mourning Dove
    10 11 11 11 11 00 00 11 11 11 11 11 11 00 00 Inca Dove
    12 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 00 11 00 11 Common Ground-Dove
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Greater Roadrunner
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Barn Owl
    09 11 11 11 11 11 11 00 11 00 00 11 00 11 00 Flammulated Owl
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Western Screech-Owl
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Great Horned Owl
    13 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 00 Northern Pygmy-Owl
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Burrowing Owl
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Spotted Owl
    05 11 11 00 00 00 11 11 00 11 00 00 00 00 00 Long-eared Owl
    12 11 11 00 00 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Northern Saw-whet Owl
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Lesser Nighthawk
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Common Poorwill
    02 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 11 00 11 Black Swift ** SUSPECT **
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Vaux's Swift
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 White-throated Swift
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Black-chinned Hummingbird
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Anna's Hummingbird
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Costa's Hummingbird
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Rufous Hummingbird
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Allen's Hummingbird
    10 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 00 11 00 11 11 00 00 Calliope Hummingbird
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Belted Kingfisher
    10 00 11 11 11 11 00 11 11 11 00 11 00 11 11 Lewis's Woodpecker
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Acorn Woodpecker
    12 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 00 11 00 Williamson's Sapsucker
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Red-breasted Sapsucker
    01 00 00 00 11 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 Red-naped Sapsucker
    11 00 11 11 00 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 00 11 Ladder-backed Woodpecker
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Nuttall's Woodpecker
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Downy Woodpecker
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Hairy Woodpecker
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 White-headed Woodpecker
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Northern Flicker
    01 00 00 00 11 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 Crested Caracara
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 American Kestrel
    11 00 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 00 11 11 00 Merlin
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Peregrine Falcon
    12 11 00 11 00 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Prairie Falcon
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Red-crowned Parrot
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Olive-sided Flycatcher
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Western Wood-Pewee
    02 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 11 11 00 00 Willow Flycatcher ** SUSPECT **
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Hammond's Flycatcher
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Gray Flycatcher
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Dusky Flycatcher
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Pacific-slope Flycatcher
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Black Phoebe
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Say's Phoebe
    05 11 11 11 11 00 11 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 Vermilion Flycatcher
    03 00 00 00 11 00 11 11 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 Dusky-capped Flycatcher
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Ash-throated Flycatcher
    04 00 00 00 00 00 00 11 11 00 00 11 00 11 00 Tropical Kingbird
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Cassin's Kingbird
    02 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 11 00 00 11 00 00 Thick-billed Kingbird
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Western Kingbird
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Loggerhead Shrike
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Bell's Vireo
    08 11 00 00 00 11 11 11 11 11 00 11 11 00 00 Plumbeous Vireo
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Cassin's Vireo
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Hutton's Vireo
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Warbling Vireo
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Steller's Jay
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Western Scrub-Jay
    13 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 00 11 Clark's Nutcracker
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 American Crow
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Common Raven
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Horned Lark
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Northern Rough-winged Swallow
    06 11 00 00 11 00 11 00 11 11 00 11 00 00 00 Purple Martin
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Tree Swallow
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Violet-green Swallow
    12 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 00 11 11 00 11 Bank Swallow
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Barn Swallow
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Cliff Swallow
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Mountain Chickadee
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Oak Titmouse
    13 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 00 Verdin
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Bushtit
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Red-breasted Nuthatch
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 White-breasted Nuthatch
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Pygmy Nuthatch
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Brown Creeper
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Rock Wren
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Canyon Wren
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 House Wren
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Marsh Wren
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Bewick's Wren
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Cactus Wren
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 California Gnatcatcher
    10 11 11 11 11 00 11 11 00 11 11 11 11 00 00 American Dipper
    05 11 00 00 00 00 00 11 00 00 00 11 11 00 11 Golden-crowned Kinglet
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Wrentit
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Western Bluebird
    01 00 00 11 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 Mountain Bluebird
    11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 00 00 00 Townsend's Solitaire
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Swainson's Thrush
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Hermit Thrush
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 American Robin
    01 00 11 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 Varied Thrush
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Northern Mockingbird
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 California Thrasher
    10 11 11 11 11 11 00 11 11 11 00 11 00 11 00 Le Conte's Thrasher
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 European Starling
    01 00 11 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 Red-throated Pipit
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 American Pipit
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Cedar Waxwing
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Phainopepla
    02 11 00 00 00 11 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 Northern Waterthrush
    05 00 11 11 11 00 00 00 11 00 00 11 00 00 00 Black-and-white Warbler
    01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 11 00 00 00 Tennessee Warbler
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Orange-crowned Warbler
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Nashville Warbler
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 MacGillivray's Warbler
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Common Yellowthroat
    01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 11 00 00 00 00 00 00 Hooded Warbler
    02 00 00 11 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 11 00 00 00 American Redstart
    01 00 00 00 00 00 00 11 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 Northern Parula
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Yellow Warbler
    01 00 00 00 00 00 00 11 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 Chestnut-sided Warbler
    07 00 00 11 11 11 00 11 11 00 00 00 11 00 11 Palm Warbler
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Yellow-rumped Warbler
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Black-throated Gray Warbler
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Townsend's Warbler
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Hermit Warbler
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Wilson's Warbler
    01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 11 00 00 00 00 00 00 Painted Redstart
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Yellow-breasted Chat
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Green-tailed Towhee
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Spotted Towhee
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Rufous-crowned Sparrow
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 California Towhee
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Chipping Sparrow
    02 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 11 11 00 00 Clay-colored Sparrow
    11 11 00 11 11 11 11 11 11 00 11 11 11 00 11 Brewer's Sparrow
    01 00 00 00 00 00 11 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 Field Sparrow
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Black-chinned Sparrow
    01 00 00 00 00 00 11 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 Vesper Sparrow
    13 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 00 11 Lark Sparrow
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Black-throated Sparrow
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Bell's Sparrow
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Savannah Sparrow
    04 00 11 00 00 00 00 00 11 11 00 00 11 00 00 Grasshopper Sparrow
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Fox Sparrow
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Song Sparrow
    13 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 00 Lincoln's Sparrow
    01 00 00 00 00 11 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 Swamp Sparrow
    10 11 11 11 11 00 11 11 11 11 00 11 11 00 00 White-throated Sparrow
    03 11 00 11 00 00 00 11 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 Harris' Sparrow
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 White-crowned Sparrow
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Golden-crowned Sparrow
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Dark-eyed Junco
    06 00 00 00 00 11 11 00 11 00 11 11 00 00 11 Summer Tanager
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Western Tanager
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Black-headed Grosbeak
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Blue Grosbeak
    01 00 00 00 11 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 Indigo Bunting
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Lazuli Bunting
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Red-winged Blackbird
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Tricolored Blackbird
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Western Meadowlark
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Yellow-headed Blackbird
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Brewer's Blackbird
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Great-tailed Grackle
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Brown-headed Cowbird
    03 00 00 11 11 00 11 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 Orchard Oriole
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Hooded Oriole
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Bullock's Oriole
    01 00 00 00 00 11 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 Baltimore Oriole
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Scott's Oriole
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Purple Finch
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Cassin's Finch
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 House Finch
    11 11 11 11 11 11 00 11 00 11 11 11 11 11 00 Red Crossbill
    12 00 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 00 Pine Siskin
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Lesser Goldfinch
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Lawrence's Goldfinch
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 American Goldfinch
    01 00 00 00 00 00 00 11 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 Evening Grosbeak
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 House Sparrow
    04 11 11 11 11 ........not countable........ Scaly-breasted Munia
    
    Total: 333 species
    
    If you look closely you'll see that we flagged willow flycatcher and black swift as "suspect." We no longer believe earlier records of Willow Flycatcher and Black Swift because those species don't usually occur before the end of the first week of May and because we neglected to request documentation when they were reported in 2004-2007.
    
    Of the 333 species we've found to date, we have found the same 208 during every year, accounting for about 80% of our annual total. We have also found 34 species only once, indicating that about 10% are "one-hit wonders." Examples from previous years include yellow-billed loon, field sparrow, ruff, and red-throated pipit. There are also numerous species that we find about 1/2 of the time, probably a consequence of the fact that we schedule the event in late April when wintering birds are leaving and when many spring migrants are just arriving.
    
    This year we did pretty well with ocean birds. This was one of the only the fifth time in 15 years that we've gotten three shearwater species. We also got one alcid, which usually give us trouble. Seawatches from San Clemente Island and Point Vicente were fruitful despite the strong winds on Friday and Saturday around the county.
    
    We also did better than usual in the Antelope Valley, foothills, and in the San Gabriel Mountains.
    
    In more detail, if you scan through the table above, you'll see that we swept up a number of species this year that we find less than 1/2 of the time. Here are species we found that were particularly notable:
    06 Black-Vented Shearwater
    01 Yellow-Crowned Night-Heron NEW
    02 Bald Eagle
    07 Franklin's Gull
    05 Common Murre
    04 Long-Eared Owl
    05 Vermilion Flycatcher
    06 Purple Martin
    05 Golden-Crowned Kinglet
    02 Northern Waterthrush
    03 Harris' sparrow
    
    Once again, the number in the first two columns gives the number of years when we have found this species since 2004. These are species reported during seven or fewer counts except for Scaly-Breasted Munia, which was recently added to the offical count list. Bald eagle is a species we didn't count previously due to concerns that they required human assistance for nesting. The presence of a nest at the San Gabriel Dam clearly establishes that they're nesting without our help and that our previous approach was too conservative.
    
    Among these species, the most unusual was the Yellow-Crowned Night-Heron, which was new for ABC weekend. The Harris' sparrow is obviously rare but its presence was known well in advance. The northern waterthrush was a very pleasant surprise: this was only the second time we've found one during the count.
    
    On the other hand, although this is only the fifth time we've found vermilion flycatcher, it's also the fourth consecutive year that we've found it. When compiling the list of possible rarities prior to the weekend, it became apparent that vermilion flycatchers are now being reported widely across Los Angeles County, so their numbers are clearly increasing. This appears to represent an actual expansion of their range.
    
    Here are the worst misses from 2017:
    12 Cattle Egret
    12 Long-Billed Curlew
    13 Heermann's Gull
    12 Herring Gull
    10 Lewis' Woodpecker
    11 Ladder-Backed Woodpecker
    11 Merlin
    12 Pine Siskin
    
    This is the first time that we've missed Heermann's Gull. That species has been scarce in our area recently, perhaps because most of the adults have left for the breeding grounds in Mexico, and possibly also because of three consecutive years of breeding failure. One (but only one) Heermann's gull was reported on a pelagic trip on April 29, but the ABC rules prevent us from counting birds seen from boats.
    
    In addition, something is going on with pine siskins. This was the most significant species from the mountains that we missed. There are very few reports in eBird in the local mountains of Los Angeles Cou
    
    (Message over 64 KB, truncated)
  10. -back to top-
  11. ABC FOUND species LINK
    DATE: May 1, 2017 @ 9:48pm, 10 month(s) ago
    Greetings Everyone,
    
    Here are all the species we FOUND during the past weekend:
    
    * Greater White-fronted Goose
    * Snow Goose
    * Ross's Goose
    * Brant
    * Cackling Goose
    * Canada Goose
    * Wood Duck
    * Gadwall
    * American Wigeon
    * Mallard
    * Blue-winged Teal
    * Cinnamon Teal
    * Northern Shoveler
    * Northern Pintail
    * Green-winged Teal
    * Redhead
    * Ring-necked Duck
    * Lesser Scaup
    * Surf Scoter
    * Bufflehead
    * Common Merganser
    * Red-breasted Merganser
    * Ruddy Duck
    * Chukar
    * Mountain Quail
    * California Quail
    * Gambel's Quail
    * Red-throated Loon
    * Pacific Loon
    * Common Loon
    * Pied-billed Grebe
    * Horned Grebe
    * Eared Grebe
    * Western Grebe
    * Clark's Grebe
    * Pink-footed Shearwater
    * Sooty Shearwater
    * Black-vented Shearwater
    * American White Pelican
    * Brown Pelican
    * Brandt's Cormorant
    * Double-crested Cormorant
    * Pelagic Cormorant
    * Least Bittern
    * Great Blue Heron
    * Great Egret
    * Snowy Egret
    * Green Heron
    * Black-crowned Night-Heron
    * White-faced Ibis
    * Turkey Vulture
    * Osprey
    * White-tailed Kite
    * Northern Harrier
    * Sharp-shinned Hawk
    * Cooper's Hawk
    * Red-shouldered Hawk
    * Swainson's Hawk
    * Red-tailed Hawk
    * Golden Eagle
    * Bald Eagle
    * American Kestrel
    * Peregrine Falcon
    * Prairie Falcon
    * Virginia Rail
    * Sora
    * Common Gallinule
    * American Coot
    * Black-bellied Plover
    * Snowy Plover
    * Semipalmated Plover
    * Killdeer
    * Black Oystercatcher
    * Black-necked Stilt
    * American Avocet
    * Spotted Sandpiper
    * Solitary Sandpiper
    * Wandering Tattler
    * Greater Yellowlegs
    * Willet
    * Lesser Yellowlegs
    * Whimbrel
    * Marbled Godwit
    * Ruddy Turnstone
    * Black Turnstone
    * Surfbird
    * Sanderling
    * Semipalmated Sandpiper
    * Western Sandpiper
    * Least Sandpiper
    * Dunlin
    * Short-billed Dowitcher
    * Long-billed Dowitcher
    * Wilson's Snipe
    * Wilson's Phalarope
    * Red-necked Phalarope
    * Franklin's Gull
    * Bonaparte's Gull
    * Ring-billed Gull
    * California Gull
    * Western Gull
    * Glaucous-winged Gull
    * Least Tern
    * Caspian Tern
    * Forster's Tern
    * Royal Tern
    * Elegant Tern
    * Black Skimmer
    * Parasitic Jaeger
    * Common Murre
    * Rock Pigeon
    * Band-tailed Pigeon
    * Eurasian Collared-Dove
    * Spotted Dove
    * Mourning Dove
    * Inca Dove
    * Common Ground-Dove
    * Red-crowned Parrot
    * Greater Roadrunner
    * Barn Owl
    * Flammulated Owl
    * Western Screech-Owl
    * Great Horned Owl
    * Northern Pygmy-Owl
    * Burrowing Owl
    * Spotted Owl
    * Long-eared Owl
    * Northern Saw-whet Owl
    * Lesser Nighthawk
    * Common Poorwill
    * Vaux's Swift
    * White-throated Swift
    * Black-chinned Hummingbird
    * Anna's Hummingbird
    * Costa's Hummingbird
    * Calliope Hummingbird
    * Rufous Hummingbird
    * Allen's Hummingbird
    * Belted Kingfisher
    * Acorn Woodpecker
    * Williamson's Sapsucker
    * Red-breasted Sapsucker
    * Nuttall's Woodpecker
    * Downy Woodpecker
    * Hairy Woodpecker
    * White-headed Woodpecker
    * Northern Flicker
    * Olive-sided Flycatcher
    * Western Wood-Pewee
    * Hammond's Flycatcher
    * Gray Flycatcher
    * Dusky Flycatcher
    * Pacific-slope Flycatcher
    * Black Phoebe
    * Say's Phoebe
    * Vermilion Flycatcher
    * Ash-throated Flycatcher
    * Cassin's Kingbird
    * Western Kingbird
    * Loggerhead Shrike
    * Bell's Vireo
    * Plumbeous Vireo
    * Cassin's Vireo
    * Hutton's Vireo
    * Warbling Vireo
    * Steller's Jay
    * California Scrub-Jay
    * Clark's Nutcracker
    * American Crow
    * Common Raven
    * Horned Lark
    * Purple Martin
    * Tree Swallow
    * Violet-green Swallow
    * Northern Rough-winged Swallow
    * Bank Swallow
    * Cliff Swallow
    * Barn Swallow
    * Mountain Chickadee
    * Oak Titmouse
    * Verdin
    * Bushtit
    * Red-breasted Nuthatch
    * White-breasted Nuthatch
    * Pygmy Nuthatch
    * Brown Creeper
    * Cactus Wren
    * Rock Wren
    * Canyon Wren
    * Bewick's Wren
    * House Wren
    * Marsh Wren
    * American Dipper
    * Golden-crowned Kinglet
    * Ruby-crowned Kinglet
    * Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
    * California Gnatcatcher
    * Western Bluebird
    * Townsend's Solitaire
    * Swainson's Thrush
    * Hermit Thrush
    * American Robin
    * Wrentit
    * Northern Mockingbird
    * California Thrasher
    * LeConte's Thrasher
    * European Starling
    * American Pipit
    * Cedar Waxwing
    * Phainopepla
    * Orange-crowned Warbler
    * Nashville Warbler
    * Yellow Warbler
    * Yellow-rumped Warbler
    * Black-throated Gray Warbler
    * Townsend's Warbler
    * Hermit Warbler
    * MacGillivray's Warbler
    * Common Yellowthroat
    * Wilson's Warbler
    * Yellow-breasted Chat
    * Western Tanager
    * Green-tailed Towhee
    * Spotted Towhee
    * California Towhee
    * Rufous-crowned Sparrow
    * Chipping Sparrow
    * Brewer's Sparrow
    * Black-chinned Sparrow
    * Lark Sparrow
    * Black-throated Sparrow
    * Bell's Sparrow
    * Savannah Sparrow
    * Fox Sparrow
    * Song Sparrow
    * Lincoln's Sparrow
    * White-throated Sparrow
    * Harris' Sparrow
    * White-crowned Sparrow
    * Golden-crowned Sparrow
    * Dark-eyed Junco
    * Black-headed Grosbeak
    * Blue Grosbeak
    * Lazuli Bunting
    * Red-winged Blackbird
    * Tricolored Blackbird
    * Western Meadowlark
    * Yellow-headed Blackbird
    * Brewer's Blackbird
    * Great-tailed Grackle
    * Brown-headed Cowbird
    * Hooded Oriole
    * Bullock's Oriole
    * Scott's Oriole
    * Purple Finch
    * Cassin's Finch
    * House Finch
    * Red Crossbill
    * Lesser Goldfinch
    * Lawrence's Goldfinch
    * House Sparrow
    * Scaly-breasted Munia
    
    These are in something close to taxonomic order, although recent updates have moved some species around. I'll try to incorporate those changes by next year.
    
    --Lance
    
    Lance Benner
    Altadena, CA
  12. -back to top-
  13. Re: [LACoBirds] America's Birdiest County April 28-30: Detailed Information LINK
    DATE: Apr 24, 2017 @ 12:19pm, 10 month(s) ago
    Lanca & Wanda: Sorry but I won't be able to participate this year.I will be birding in Spain as of April 28th.
    
    Irwin Woldman
    
    
  14. -back to top-
  15. America's Birdiest County April 28-30: Detailed Information LINK
    DATE: Apr 24, 2017 @ 11:50am, 10 month(s) ago
    Hi Everyone,
    
    Here's additional information about the "America's Birdiest County" event that will happen in Los Angeles County on April 28-30.
    
    The count starts at midnight on Thursday night/Friday morning and ends at midnight on Sunday night/Monday morning.
    
    The objective is to find as many species in Los Angeles County over this three day interval as possible. We've been doing this since 2003 and regularly find more than 260 species.
    
    Birds can be identified by sight or sound, and as usual, rare species require documentation. All birds must be counted from land, so we can't accept anything seen on a whale watch, or from a boat on a lake, but we'd be glad to count any birds seen from Santa Catalina and San Clemente Islands or from seawatches at places such as Point Vicente and Point Dume.
    
    This year I will be out of town on Saturday and Sunday, so I will not act as the compiler. Intead, Wanda Dameron has kindly stepped forward and volunteered to compile this year's count. Please send emails with reports to her and/or post them on the LA County listserve.
    
    Wanda's email address is:
    
    wandadameron2@...
    
    HISTORY
    
    America's Birdiest County started in 2003 in San Diego as a friendly competition among counties across the country to see how many species people could find in a single 24-hour period.
    
    After the first three years, the organizers changed the protocol to make it a three-day event. There were also various categories across the country to try to level the playing field so that counties in very different areas wouldn't be competing against those in other areas that have vastly more birds. Thus, counties in, say, Maine weren't competing against counties in California. Los Angeles was in the "Coastal West" category and our chief competition, at least initially, was with San Diego and Monterey. After the format changed to a three-day event, Monterey stopped competing in order to continue their traditional one-day county-wide birdathon. After 2011, the organizers discontinued the nationwide event, but selected counties continued due to strong local interest. Los Angeles and Kern Counties, which usually did very well, have both continued, and recently Orange and Ventura Counties have started similar events around the same time. This year San Bernardino County started a count and had reported more than 230 species as of Sunday night.
    
    Here are the number of species found in Los Angeles County since 2003:
    Year Total
    2016 270
    2015 275
    2014 272
    2013 265
    2012 262
    2011 277
    2010 271
    2009 264
    2008 255
    2007 272
    2006 265
    2005 246
    2004 240
    2003 239
    
    Our total jumped in 2006 due to better organization and increased interest.
    
    This event has turned into an intensive sweep of the whole county each spring, and has provided a useful snapshot of the species that are present in late April. Many people who participate also record their observations in eBird, and as a result, tens of thousands of birds sightings are permanently archived, so in addition to having fun, we're also making a scientifically useful contribution.
    
    ######################################
    
    LOGISTICS
    
    Please email reports to Wanda at wandadameron2@... and/or to the LA County listserve.
    
    We welcome forwarding eBird checklists--they make checking for new species really easy.
    The easiest way to do this is to email the eBird list to yourself and then forward it to Wanda.
    
    Wanda will provide updates two to four times each day to track our progress and to help guide searches for species we're missing. The first update will probably happen by early afternoon on Friday. We will also provide updates each night so that we everyone can see what we still need first thing in the morning.
    
    Please note that we can't count birds seen from boats, but birds seen from Santa Catalina and San Clemente Island count. Also, the Gambel's quail and chukars on San Clemente Island are self-sustaining so we can count them. Also, to continue the protocol we adopted last year, we are now glad to count bald eagles seen from Santa Catalina and San Clemente Islands.
    
    ######################################
    
    NON-NATIVE SPECIES:
    
    Kimball Garrett asks us to please report established non-native species even if they're not the list that's accepted by the AOU or the CBRC.
    
    This means that we want to hear about introduced species such as parakeets and parrots, pin-tailed whydahs, orange bishops, red-whiskered bulbuls, Mandarin ducks, and so forth. Monitoring those populations is becoming increasingly important so please report them, and, of course, enter your sightings into eBird.
    
    We'll keep them in a supplemental list separate from the "regular" species.
    
    ######################################
    
    RARE OR UNCOMMON SPECIES
    
    We've been keeping track of some notable species that have been in the area
    recently. Some are truly rare but others are regular winter visitors that become
    scarce and challenging to find in late April. Below is a partial list; we're sure
    there are some things that we missed. Please note that some of these species have
    not been found during previous ABC weekends, and for some birds it's been a few
    weeks since we've seen reports in eBird, on the listserve, or in various rare bird alerts.
    
    3/22 *Tundra Swan Pierce College, Woodland Hills
    2/26 *Eurasian Wigeon Oxford Basin, Marina del Rey
    3/20 *Eurasian Wigeon Madrona Marsh
    3/06 Canvasback Rio Hondo Spreading Grounds
    3/27 Greater Scaup Quail Lake
    3/12 Greater Scaup Aqueduct/255th St. West
    4/05 Black Scoter Dockweiler Beach
    4/05 White-winged Scoter Dockweiler Beach
    3/06 Common Goldeneye Rio Hondo
    3/07 Common Goldeneye Cabrillo beach
    3/11 Common Goldeneye Peck R. Water Conservation Area
    3/11 Common Goldeneye Una Lake, just east of Lake Palmdale
    3/12 Common Goldeneye Quail Lake
    3/21 Common Goldeneye Piute Ponds
    3/25 Hooded Merganser Bette Davis Park & Glendale Narrows
    3/23 Hooded Merganser Apollo Park
    3/08 Hooded Merganser Piute Ponds
    3/21 Hooded Merganser Sepulveda Basin
    3/21 Hooded Merganser Ballona Fresh Water Marsh
    3/14 Hooded Merganser Descanso Gardens
    3/20 Hooded Merganser Malibu Creek State Park
    3/30 Hooded Merganser Hahamongna Watershed Park
    3/25 Hooded Merganser Hansen Dam
    3/25 Hooded Merganser Big Tujunga Wash north of 210
    4/10 *Brown Booby Cabrillo Beach Park/San Pedro Fishing Pier
    4/20 Neotropic Cormorant Bonelli Park
    4/15 American Bittern Ballona Freshwater Marsh
    3/08 Cattle Egret Piute Ponds
    3/26 Cattle Egret Santa Fe Dam
    4/13 Cattle Egret Malibu Lagoon
    4/20 *Yellow-crowned NightHeron El Dorado Park, main pond, along the edge
    3/14 *California Condor Pyramid Lake, north end near Emigrant Landing
    3/07 Ferruginous Hawk Petersen Ranch, just east of Lake Elizabeth Rd/Johnson Rd. junction
    3/12 Ferruginous Hawk Antelope Valley Poppy Preserve
    3/20 Bald Eagle San Gabriel Dam, Highway 39
    3/25 Bald Eagle Bonelli Park
    3/25 Virginia Rail Piute Ponds
    3/25 Virginia Rail Ballona Freshwater Marsh
    3/25 Long-billed Curlew Piute Ponds
    4/19 Long-billed Curlew Lancaster Sewer Ponds
    4/19 Long-billed Curlew Ballona Creek Jetties
    4/19 Long-billed Curlew Del Rey Lagoon
    3/22 Red Knot Playa del Rey end of jetties
    3/21 Red Knot Ballona Creek, Pacific Ave. bridge
    4/13 Wilson's Snipe Madrona Marsh
    3/11 Wilson's Snipe Bonelli Park
    3/14 Wilson's Snipe Ballona Freshwater Marsh
    3/20 Wilson's Snipe Cal State Dominguez Hills
    4/19 Wilson's Snipe Piute Ponds
    4/19 Solitary Sandpiper Madrona Marsh
    4/19 Solitary Sandpiper Piute Ponds
    4/19 Solitary Sandpiper Sepulveda Basin
    4/19 Common Murre Zuma Beach. Bird was oiled and rescued.
    2/26 Mew Gull Junipero Beach, Long Beach
    3/02 Mew Gull Ballona Creek, Lincoln to Highway 90
    3/25 Mew Gull Ballona Creek Mouth/Jetties & breakwater
    3/25 Mew Gull Cabrillo Beach Park
    3/04 Mew Gull Dockweiler State Beach
    3/22 Mew Gull LA River, Willow Street
    2/20 *Yellow-footed Gull Rio Hondo Spreading Grounds
    3/12 *Yellow-footed Gull LA River between Atlantic and Alondra
    3/18 *Lesser Black-backed Gull Rio Hondo Spreading Grounds
    3/04 *Iceland Gull Rio Hondo spreading grounds
    4/16 Common Tern Bonelli Park
    4/15 Inca Dove Lake Los Angeles
    4/10 Inca Dove Colonel Leon Washington Park
    4/20 Common Ground-Dove San Gabriel River Trail, Trabuco St. (Bellflower)
    4/17 Common Ground-dove San Gabriel River Trail, north of Cerritos golf course
    4/21 White-winged Dove Crystalaire, Antelope Valley
    3/18 Long-eared Owl Apollo Park, NW corner in tamarisks
    3/04 *Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Bixby Marshland in Carson
    2/21 Red-naped Sapsucker El Dorado Regional Park, Area 3
    2/27 Red-naped Sapsucker Hansen Dam
    2/27 Red-naped Sapsucker Lower Arroyo Seco, South Pasadena
    2/28 Red-naped Sapsucker Ponderosa Lane, Palos Verdes
    4/19 Prairie Falcon Piute Ponds
    4/15 *Least Flycatcher Whitter Narrows
    3/14 *Eastern Phoebe Madrona Marsh
    3/15 *Eastern Phoebe Bonelli Park north, picnic area 4
    2/25 Vermilion Flycatcher West Antelope Valley: 138/286th west
    2/26 Vermilion Flycatcher Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation Area
    4/02 Vermilion Flycatcher Oakdale Memorial Park (cemetery), Glendora
    3/10 Vermilion Flycatcher LA National Cemetery
    3/04 Vermilion Flycatcher Columbia Park in Torrance
    3/18 Vermilion Flycatcher El Dorado Regional Park, area 2
    3/19 Vermilion Flycatcher La Mirada Park
    4/04 Vermilion Flycatcher Santa Fe Dam
    4/15 Vermilion Flycatcher Madrona Marsh
    4/18 Vermilion Flycatcher Crystalaire Country Club, Antelope Valley
    4/15 Vermilion Flycatcher Apollo Park
    3/22 Dusky-capped Flycatcher La Mirada Creek Park, La Mirada
    3/15 Dusky-capped Flycatcher John Anson Ford Park, Bell Gardens
    3/06 Thick-billed Kingbird Horsethief Canyon Park in San Dimas
    2/27 Tropical Kingbird Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation Area
    3/20 Tropical Kingbird El Dorado Park, area 3
    3/30 Tropical Kingbird Lake Balboa
    4/17 Tropical Kingbird Peck Pits
    4/23 *Yellow throated Vireo Rocky Oaks Park, Mulholland Dr, West of Kanan-Dume Road
    2/26 Plumbeous Vireo Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation Area
    3/25 Plumbeous Vireo Hansen Dam
    3/26 Plumbeous vireo Santa Fe Dam
    3/26 Plumbeous Vireo Valley Plaza Park, North Hollywood
    4/08 Plumbeous Vireo Wardlow Park in Long Beach
    4/10 Plumbeous Vireo Arcadia County Park
    4/21 Plumbeous Vireo Santa Clara River, Santa Clarita (34.4366,-118.6099)
    3/23 *Black-tailed gnatcatcher Edwards AFB Mequite Forest (off limits to the public)
    3/04 American Dipper mile 4.75, West Fork, San Gabriel River
    3/12 American Dipper East Fork, San Gabriel River, near Bridge to Nowhere
    3/19 American Dipper Barrett-Stoddard Road, near Baldy Village
    3/03 Golden-crowned Kinglet 9800 East G10, Antelope Valley (N of 100th East/East Ave H)
    3/23 Golden-crowned Kinglet Peck Park, San Pedro
    2/25 Mountain Bluebird Gorman Post Road pond
    2/26 Mountain Bluebird San Clemente Island
    3/11 Mountain Bluebird Nebeker Ranch
    3/07 Mountain Bluebird Petersen Ranch, E of Lake Elizabeth
    4/22 *Gray Catbird West San Gabriel River Parkway Nature Trail (Monte Verde Park)
    4/19 Le Conte's Thrasher Piute Ponds
    4/22 Northern Parula Peck Pits, far north end
    3/07 Palm Warbler Entradero park (Dave Moody)
    4/09 Palm Warbler Hahamongna Watershed Park
    4/22 Palm Warbler Banning Park in Wilmington
    4/15 Palm Warbler Madrona Marsh
    4/16 Palm Warbler Sand Dune Park
    4/16 Palm Warbler South Gate Park behind the large Sports Center Building, working trees
    3/12 *Yellow-throated Warbler Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation Area
    2/20 Black-and-white Warbler La Mirada Park
    2/25 Black-and-white Warbler LA County Arboretum
    3/02 Black-and-white Warbler El Segundo Library Park
    4/19 Black-and-white Warbler Madrona Marsh
    3/20 Black-and-white Warbler Legg Lake, near restroom 7
    4/08 Black and white Warbler LA River/Oros Street, 200 m upstream from lower end of riparian
    4/20 Black and white Warbler Ralph Dills Park
    4/02 Pine Warbler Santa Fe Dam
    2/21 Painted Redstart Palos Verdes, just north of South Coast Botanic Garden
    3/04 Green-tailed Towhee West San Gabriel River Parkway Nature Trail, Lakewood
    2/28 Swamp Sparrow Playa Vista riparian corridor
    3/09 Clay-colored Sparrow Exposition Park
    4/17 Clay-colored Sparrow Santa Fe Dam
    4/08 Clay-colored Sparrow West San Gabriel River Parkway Nature Trail, South of Del Amo
    4/09 Harris' Sparrow Thompson Creek Trail/Pomello, Claremont
    3/12 White throated Sparrow Cobb Estate, Altadena
    2/27 White-throated Sparrow LA County Arboretum
    2/24 White-throated Sparrow Holmby Hills
    3/01 White-throated Sparrow Wilmington Drain above PCH
    2/25 White-throated Sparrow Alta Vicente Preserve
    4/09 White-throated Sparrow South Coast Botanic Garden
    4/17 White-throated Sparrow Sand Dune Park
    4/13 White-throated Sparrow Los Liones Park, near the Getty Villa
    3/28 White-throated Sparrow Beverly Hills 2 SG neighborhood
    3/24 White-throated Sparrow Neff Park, La Mirada
    3/30 White-throated Sparrow David Bell's house in La Canada-Flintridge
    4/17 White-throated Sparrow 14 Crest Road, LA (private residence)
    4/19 White-throated Sparrow Ed Thomas' yard
    3/03 Vesper Sparrow Santa Fe Dam
    4/13 Vesper Sparrow Poppy Preserve
    3/11 Vesper Sparrow Nebeker Ranch
    2/26 Summer Tanager Mentor Ave/Arden Road, Pasadena
    4/08 Summer Tanager Wardlow Park, SE quadrant and near parking lot (Long Beach)
    3/27 Baltimore Oriole La Mirada Park
    4/05 Baltimore Oriole Elysian Park, Chavez Ravine. NW of Grace E. Simons Lodge in silk oaks.
    2/27 Orchard Oriole LA Arboretum
    4/07 Orchard Oriole 4823 Ben Ave., Los Angeles.
    
    * = new to the count if we find it
    
    As always, anything flagged as "rare" in eBird is going to require documentation,
    so please take photos, jot down notes, obtain recordings and videos, or make sketches.
    
    #########################################
    
    SPECIES PREVIOUSLY RECORDED
    
    Below is the master list of every species we've found during previous ABC weekends.
    
    There are some species that we get regularly that are actually quite local and require special effort to find and/or that are just leaving or arriving at this time of year . Among them, in no particular order, are prairie falcon, American dipper, common ground-dove, Inca dove, spotted owl, northern saw-whet owl, northern pygmy owl, flammulated owl, burrowing owl, golden-crowned kinglet, Le Conte's thrasher, Williamson's sapsucker, red crossbill, Swainson's hawk, common merganser, hooded merganser, summer tanager, and golden eagle.
    
    We often struggle to find pelagic species; alcids are particularly difficult.
    
    The table below lists every species we've recorded during the ABC weekend since 2004 and the number of years in which we've found it.
    
    N = number of years we've found a species from 2004-present.
    
    N SPECIES
    12 Greater White-fronted Goose
    09 Snow Goose
    13 Ross's Goose
    12 Brant
    13 Cackling Goose
    13 Canada Goose
    13 Wood Duck
    13 Gadwall
    13 American Wigeon
    13 Mallard
    13 Blue-winged Teal
    13 Cinnamon Teal
    13 Northern Shoveler
    12 Northern Pintail
    13 Green-winged Teal
    03 Canvasback
    13 Redhead
    13 Ring-necked Duck
    01 Greater Scaup
    13 Lesser Scaup
    01 White-winged Scoter
    13 Surf Scoter
    03 Black Scoter
    01 Long-tailed Duck
    12 Bufflehead
    03 Common Goldeneye
    07 Hooded Merganser
    10 Common Merganser
    12 Red-breasted Merganser
    13 Ruddy Duck
    13 Mountain Quail
    13 California Quail
    09 Gambel's Quail
    09 Chukar
    13 Red-throated Loon
    13 Pacific Loon
    13 Common Loon
    01 Yellow-billed Loon
    13 Pied-billed Grebe
    09 Horned Grebe
    13 Eared Grebe
    13 Western Grebe
    13 Clark's Grebe
    01 Black-footed albatross
    03 Northern Fulmar
    10 Pink-footed Shearwater
    13 Sooty Shearwater
    05 Black-vented Shearwater
    13 Brandt's Cormorant
    01 Neotropic Cormorant
    13 Double-crested Cormorant
    13 Pelagic Cormorant
    12 American White Pelican
    13 Brown Pelican
    04 American Bittern
    13 Least Bittern
    13 Great Blue Heron
    13 Great Egret
    13 Snowy Egret
    12 Cattle Egret
    13 Green Heron
    13 Black-crowned Night-Heron
    13 White-faced Ibis
    13 Turkey Vulture
    13 Osprey
    13 White-tailed Kite
    11 Golden Eagle
    01 Bald Eagle
    12 Northern Harrier
    12 Sharp-shinned Hawk
    13 Cooper's Hawk
    13 Red-shouldered Hawk
    12 Swainson's Hawk
    13 Red-tailed Hawk
    04 Ferruginous Hawk
    01 Sandhill Crane
    12 Virginia Rail
    13 Sora
    01 Ridgeway's Rail
    13 Common Gallinule
    13 American Coot
    13 Black-bellied Plover
    02 Pacific Golden-Plover
    13 Snowy Plover
    13 Semipalmated Plover
    13 Killdeer
    13 Black Oystercatcher
    13 Black-necked Stilt
    13 American Avocet
    13 Spotted Sandpiper
    12 Solitary Sandpiper
    13 Wandering Tattler
    13 Greater Yellowlegs
    13 Willet
    12 Lesser Yellowlegs
    13 Whimbrel
    12 Long-billed Curlew
    13 Marbled Godwit
    13 Ruddy Turnstone
    13 Black Turnstone
    13 Surfbird
    02 Red Knot
    13 Sanderling
    02 Semipalmated Sandpiper
    13 Western Sandpiper
    13 Least Sandpiper
    03 Baird's Sandpiper
    13 Dunlin
    01 Ruff
    01 Stilt Sandpiper
    10 Short-billed Dowitcher
    13 Long-billed Dowitcher
    08 Wilson's Snipe
    10 Wilson's Phalarope
    13 Red-necked Phalarope
    01 Red Phalarope
    01 Sabine's Gull
    13 Bonaparte's Gull
    01 Laughing Gull
    06 Franklin's Gull
    13 Heermann's Gull
    02 Mew Gull
    13 Ring-billed Gull
    13 Western Gull
    13 California Gull
    12 Herring Gull
    02 Thayer's Gull
    13 Glaucous-winged Gull
    01 Glaucous Gull
    12 Least Tern
    13 Caspian Tern
    05 Black Tern
    01 Common Tern
    13 Forster's Tern
    13 Royal Tern
    13 Elegant Tern
    13 Black Skimmer
    07 Pomarine Jaeger
    07 Parasitic Jaeger
    04 Common Murre
    02 Scripps' Murrelet
    02 Cassin's Auklet
    03 Rhinoceros Auklet
    13 Rock Pigeon
    13 Band-tailed Pigeon
    12 Eurasian Collared-Dove
    13 Spotted Dove
    02 White-winged Dove
    13 Mourning Dove
    09 Inca Dove
    11 Common Ground-Dove
    13 Greater Roadrunner
    13 Barn Owl
    08 Flammulated Owl
    13 Western Screech-Owl
    13 Great Horned Owl
    12 Northern Pygmy-Owl
    13 Burrowing Owl
    13 Spotted Owl
    04 Long-eared Owl
    11 Northern Saw-whet Owl
    13 Lesser Nighthawk
    13 Common Poorwill
    13 Vaux's Swift
    13 White-throated Swift
    13 Black-chinned Hummingbird
    13 Anna's Hummingbird
    13 Costa's Hummingbird
    13 Rufous Hummingbird
    13 Allen's Hummingbird
    09 Calliope Hummingbird
    13 Belted Kingfisher
    10 Lewis's Woodpecker
    13 Acorn Woodpecker
    11 Williamson's Sapsucker
    13 Red-breasted Sapsucker
    01 Red-naped Sapsucker
    11 Ladder-backed Woodpecker
    13 Nuttall's Woodpecker
    13 Downy Woodpecker
    13 Hairy Woodpecker
    13 White-headed Woodpecker
    13 Northern Flicker
    13 American Kestrel
    10 Merlin
    13 Peregrine Falcon
    11 Prairie Falcon
    01 Crested Caracara
    13 Red-crowned Parrot
    13 Olive-sided Flycatcher
    13 Western Wood-Pewee
    13 Hammond's Flycatcher
    13 Gray Flycatcher
    13 Dusky Flycatcher
    13 Pacific-slope Flycatcher
    13 Black Phoebe
    13 Say's Phoebe
    04 Vermilion Flycatcher
    03 Dusky-capped Flycatcher
    13 Ash-throated Flycatcher
    04 Tropical Kingbird
    13 Cassin's Kingbird
    02 Thick-billed Kingbird
    13 Western Kingbird
    13 Loggerhead Shrike
    13 Bell's Vireo
    07 Plumbeous Vireo
    13 Cassin's Vireo
    13 Hutton's Vireo
    13 Warbling Vireo
    13 Steller's Jay
    13 Western Scrub-Jay
    12 Clark's Nutcracker
    13 American Crow
    13 Common Raven
    13 Horned Lark
    13 Northern Rough-winged Swallow
    05 Purple Martin
    13 Tree Swallow
    13 Violet-green Swallow
    11 Bank Swallow
    13 Barn Swallow
    13 Cliff Swallow
    13 Mountain Chickadee
    13 Oak Titmouse
    12 Verdin
    13 Bushtit
    13 Red-breasted Nuthatch
    13 White-breasted Nuthatch
    13 Pygmy Nuthatch
    13 Brown Creeper
    13 Rock Wren
    13 Canyon Wren
    13 House Wren
    13 Marsh Wren
    13 Bewick's Wren
    13 Cactus Wren
    13 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
    13 California Gnatcatcher
    09 American Dipper
    04 Golden-crowned Kinglet
    13 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
    13 Wrentit
    13 Western Bluebird
    01 Mountain Bluebird
    10 Townsend's Solitaire
    13 Swainson's Thrush
    13 Hermit Thrush
    13 American Robin
    01 Varied Thrush
    13 Northern Mockingbird
    13 California Thrasher
    09 Le Conte's Thrasher
    13 European Starling
    01 Red-throated Pipit
    13 American Pipit
    13 Cedar Waxwing
    13 Phainopepla
    01 Northern Waterthrush
    05 Black-and-white Warbler
    01 Tennessee Warbler
    13 Orange-crowned Warbler
    13 Nashville Warbler
    13 MacGillivray's Warbler
    13 Common Yellowthroat
    01 Hooded Warbler
    02 American Redstart
    01 Northern Parula
    13 Yellow Warbler
    01 Chestnut-sided Warbler
    07 Palm Warbler
    13 Yellow-rumped Warbler
    13 Black-throated Gray Warbler
    13 Townsend's Warbler
    13 Hermit Warbler
    13 Wilson's Warbler
    01 Painted Redstart
    13 Yellow-breasted Chat
    13 Green-tailed Towhee
    13 Spotted Towhee
    13 Rufous-crowned Sparrow
    13 California Towhee
    13 Chipping Sparrow
    02 Clay-colored Sparrow
    11 Brewer's Sparrow
    01 Field Sparrow
    13 Black-chinned Sparrow
    01 Vesper Sparrow
    12 Lark Sparrow
    13 Black-throated Sparrow
    13 Bell's Sparrow
    13 Savannah Sparrow
    04 Grasshopper Sparrow
    13 Fox Sparrow
    13 Song Sparrow
    12 Lincoln's Sparrow
    01 Swamp Sparrow
    09 White-throated Sparrow
    02 Harris' Sparrow
    13 White-crowned Sparrow
    13 Golden-crowned Sparrow
    13 Dark-eyed Junco
    06 Summer Tanager
    13 Western Tanager
    13 Black-headed Grosbeak
    13 Blue Grosbeak
    01 Indigo Bunting
    13 Lazuli Bunting
    13 Red-winged Blackbird
    13 Tricolored Blackbird
    13 Western Meadowlark
    13 Yellow-headed Blackbird
    13 Brewer's Blackbird
    13 Great-tailed Grackle
    13 Brown-headed Cowbird
    03 Orchard Oriole
    13 Hooded Oriole
    13 Bullock's Oriole
    01 Baltimore Oriole
    13 Scott's Oriole
    13 Purple Finch
    13 Cassin's Finch
    13 House Finch
    10 Red Crossbill
    12 Pine Siskin
    13 Lesser Goldfinch
    13 Lawrence's Goldfinch
    13 American Goldfinch
    01 Evening Grosbeak
    13 House Sparrow
    03 Nutmeg Mannikin 2014 was the first year we could count it
    
    Total: 332 species
    
    Removed: black swift and willow flycatcher because we think those reports were in error.
    
    Added in 2016:
    Neotropic Cormorant
    Ridgeway's Rail
    Bald Eagle
    Red-throated Pipit
    Varied Thrush
    
    Please start thinking of where you might be able to contribute, and we look forward to hearing from you this coming weekend!
    
    Best wishes,
    
    Lance Benner and Wanda Dameron
    
    Lance Benner
    Altadena, CA
  16. -back to top-
  17. RE: [LACoBirds] Rarities at coastal locations LINK
    DATE: Jan 12, 2017 @ 10:38am, 1 year(s) ago
    Ed et al.,
    
    Yes, this has been addressed, but is worth repeating, as it is a constant source of irritation to eBird users and eBird reviewers.
     Several months ago, we (L. A. Co. eBird reviewers) instituted a “pelagic” filter, so that eBird submissions from the marine waters of L. A. County would include
    only species expected to be seen over the open ocean. This has greatly helped with eliminating checklists for terrestrial habitats
    
    that are mis-plotted over the ocean (it’s amazing how often that happens). HOWEVER, there has been a glitch in the boundary of the pelagic filter for which
    a fix has not been a high priority for the eBird team at Cornell. The glitch is that a few sites plotted right on the immediate coast (e.g. Dockweiler Beach, the Ballona jetties, outer Cabrillo Beach, etc.) fall into the “pelagic” polygon because the polygon
    was not properly mapped in the first place. So when you enter a checklist from these beach areas, you pull up the pelagic filter, and common beach and terrestrial birds have to be added as “rarities”.
     This situation is frustrating enough that we will probably just eliminate the pelagic filter for the time being and all pelagic checklists will go through the
    regular “coastal” filter. Another solution would be to simply move the offending coastal “Hotspots” and any personal beach locations a bit farther inland so they don’t trigger the pelagic filter, but we’re opposed to that kind of “fake news” (i.e., purposefully
    mis-plotted localities).
    
    By the way, since Rock Pigeon doesn’t show up on the (glitch-related) pelagic filter that you encounter for these beach localities, be sure to use “Rock Pigeon
    (feral pigeon)” when you enter that form. Do NOT use plain old “Rock Pigeon” in the Los Angeles area at all.
    
    Kimball
    
    Kimball L. Garrett Ornithology Collections Manager Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County 900 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90007 USA (213) 763-3368 kgarrett@... http://www.nhm.org/site/research-collections/ornithology
     From: LACoBirds@yahoogroups.com [mailto:LACoBirds@yahoogroups.com]
    On Behalf Of edstonick edstonick@... [LACoBirds]
    
    Sent: Thursday, January 12, 2017 3:05 AM
    
    To: LACoBirds@yahoogroups.com
    
    Subject: [LACoBirds] Rarities at coastal locations
    
     This may have been addressed, but why are such "rarities" as Rock Pigeon, European Starling, American Crown, etc. showing up on eBird alerts for certain coastal hotspots in L.A. County
    
    Regards,
    Ed Stonick
    Pasadena, CA
    
  18. -back to top-
  19. Re: [LACoBirds] Rarities at coastal locations LINK
    DATE: Jan 12, 2017 @ 10:32am, 1 year(s) ago
    Ed,
    
    The following was posted to LACoBirds on June 14, 2016:
    
    L. A. County eBird users:
    
    We recently instituted an “offshore” filter for eBird checklists submitted from L. A. County, so that checklists at sea will only show expected offshore species (and a handful of terrestrial and freshwater migrants that are regularly seen at sea). This was important to do, because a great many land-based eBird localities were being “mis-mapped” as being well out over the ocean, and also because many birders don’t realize that some birds common on the immediate coast are surprisingly rare offshore (e.g., Ring-billed Gull).
    
    Because of a glitch in how eBird reads the boundary between the “Los Angeles County – offshore” filter and the “Los Angeles County – coastal” filter, some eBird Hotspots (and personal localities) on the immediate shore (e.g., beaches, jetties, etc.) are triggering the “offshore” filters – which is why many common birds on the beaches (e.g. American Crow, House Sparrow, House Finch, Rock Pigeon, some shorebirds, etc.) are being flagged. Until we can get the boundaries tweaked (which the eBird folks say is not easy and will take time), please just bear with us. If your checklist is based on land and common birds are being flagged because eBird interprets the site as “offshore,” just check “confirm” for the flagged common species and don’t bother writing details (or complaining) – we’ll routinely validate them.
    
    On a different topic, you will note that we have added a lot of subspecies options to the eBird filters for L. A., as well as more “sp.” options. It our preference that you only indicate subspecies when you were able to determine (from morphology/voice/etc.) which subspecies was involved; if your subspecies ID is simply based geographical assumption (e.g., what subspecies should be at the spot where you are, even if the bird itself can’t be identified based on actual characters), then just enter the sighting at the species level.
    
    Kimball
    
    Kimball L. Garrett
    Ornithology Collections Manager
    Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
    900 Exposition Blvd.
    Los Angeles, CA 90007 USA
    (213) 763-3368
    kgarrett@...
    http://www.nhm.org/site/research-collections/ornithology
    
    It should be noted that "American Crown" has not been recorded anywhere in California, and is being appropriately flagged at L.A. County hotspots.
    
    Tom Benson
    San Bernardino, CA
    
    
  20. -back to top-
  21. Rarities at coastal locations LINK
    DATE: Jan 12, 2017 @ 3:04am, 1 year(s) ago
    This may have been addressed, but why are such "rarities" as Rock Pigeon, European Starling, American Crown, etc. showing up on eBird alerts for certain coastal hotspots in L.A. County
    
    Regards,
    Ed Stonick
    Pasadena, CA
    
    Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
  22. -back to top-
  23. Palos Verdes/South Bay Audubon Society Monthly Meeting Tuesday 6/21 LINK
    DATE: Jun 18, 2016 @ 8:41pm, 2 year(s) ago
    Hello all,
    
    Please join the Palos Verdes/South Bay Audubon Society at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, June 21, at the Madrona Marsh Nature Center in Torrance for "Least Terns and Snowy Plovers" presented by Tom Ryan. Tom Ryan will present on his recent studies of Least Terns and Snowy Plovers. This will include the most recent population studies of Snowy Plovers and recent advances in efforts to protect them on Los Angeles and Orange County Beaches. The Least Tern research has taken many directions in recent years. He will discuss efforts to teach American Crows not to eat Least Tern eggs as well as research into Least Tern migratory patterns using geolocators and a recent trip to Oaxaca to try and find them.
    
    Tom Ryan is Primary Biologist for Snowy Plover Surveys in Los Angeles and Orange Counties, California and the Senior Biologist/Project Manager at Ryan Ecological Consulting.
    
    Light refreshments will be served. Everyone welcome! Come and enjoy the program, socialize with friends, and fill out a ticket for the door prize drawing. Prizes are donated by Wild Birds Unlimited in Torrance, courtesy of Bob Shanman.
    
    The Madrona Marsh Nature Center is located at 3201 Plaza del Amo, Torrance, CA, 90503: www.friendsofmadronamarsh.com
    
    Next Program: Tracy Drake and Jun Saito, “The Mallards of Madrona - A focus on family. From setting territory to first flight.” Madrona Marsh Nature Center, July 19, 2016, 7:00 P.M.
    
    David Quadhamer
    San Pedro
  24. -back to top-
  25. Re: [LACoBirds] eBird: slight glitch in L. A. County coast filters LINK
    DATE: Jun 14, 2016 @ 9:12pm, 2 year(s) ago
    I believe the assumption is that eBird users will be responsible enough to use subspecies properly. As Kimball indicated, if you are not able to identify the subspecies, simply use the parent species taxon and don't guess at the subspecies (e.g., Dark-eyed Junco and not Dark-eyed Junco (Pink-sided) or Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon)) . For those that want to know more about subspecific identification, I recommend cracking open a book (or reliable internet resource) and reading up on the material yourself, rather than expecting someone else to spoonfeed you all of that information.
    
    Tom Benson
    San Bernardino, CA
    
    
  26. -back to top-
  27. Re: [LACoBirds] eBird: slight glitch in L. A. County coast filters LINK
    DATE: Jun 14, 2016 @ 9:09pm, 2 year(s) ago
    Best to ignore subspecies unless you know how to accurately identify them. Keep it simple and just enter species for eBird. Subspecies is an option only.
    John Sterling
    VVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVV
    
    26 Palm Ave
    Woodland, CA 95695
    530 908-3836
    jsterling@...
    www.sterlingbirds.com
    
    On Jun 14, 2016, at 8:58 PM, Thomas Miko thomas_miko@... [LACoBirds] < LACoBirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com > wrote:
    
    No, I'm quite serious. Why put that information there if we are not going to use it properly It's like giving somebody the keys to a car when they don't know how to drive a car.
    
    Thomas Geza Miko
    653 S. Indian Hill Blvd.,#C
    Claremont CA 91711
    
    http://www.tgmiko.com
    
    Personal cell 909.241.3300
    Work cell 213.471.6001
    Office 213.351.7382
    Home
    
    "What's the use of having dreams, if they can't be crushed" Linda Belcher
    
    -------- Original message --------
    From: " Thomasabenson@...
    
    [LACoBirds]" < LACoBirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com >
    Date: 06/14/2016 19:55 (GMT-08:00)
    To:
    
    lacobirds@yahoogroups.com
    Subject: Re: [LACoBirds] eBird: slight glitch in L. A. County coast filters
    
     You're kidding, right Do you know how many subspecies options there are in eBird, in LA County alone And you think anyone has the time to sit down and write an email explaining them all I wouldn't be expecting that email anytime soon....
    
    Tom Benson
    San Bernardino, CA
    
    
  28. -back to top-
  29. Re: [LACoBirds] eBird: slight glitch in L. A. County coast filters LINK
    DATE: Jun 14, 2016 @ 9:06pm, 2 year(s) ago
    Tom,
    
    Perhaps the best modern source for subspecies descriptions and ranges is
    
    "Birds of North America Online" from Cornell University...
    
    http://bna.birds.cornell.edu/bna
    
    This service also provides full life history information for all North
    
    American birds. It is a subscription service but if you have an eBird
    
    account (free) there is a discount. Details at...
    
    http://ebird.org/content/ebird/news/ebird-birds-of-north-america-online/
    
    On Tue, 14 Jun 2016 19:51:05 -0700, "Thomas Miko thomas_miko@...
    
    [LACoBirds]" < LACoBirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com > wrote:
    
    >
    
    >
    
    >Kimball, Please write an email when you get the chance that elaborates about all of the subspecies that you have on there for Los Angeles County. A lot of us sit and look at the options for the subspecies, and shrug. This will actually wind up turning into data that could be entered accurately by competent, experienced birders, but won't get answered because we don't have enough guidance on this topic. I look forward to your email.
    
    >
    
    >
    
    >Thomas Geza Miko653 S. Indian Hill Blvd., #CClaremont CA 91711
    
    >http://www.tgmiko.com
    
    >Personal cell 909.241.3300Work cell 213.471.6001Office 213.351.7382Home
    
    >"What's the use of having dreams, if they can't be crushed" Linda Belcher
    
    >
    
    >-------- Original message --------
    
    >From: "Kimball Garrett kgarrett@... [LACoBirds]" < LACoBirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com >
    
    >Date: 06/14/2016 10:42 (GMT-08:00)
    
    >To: LACoBirds@yahoogroups.com
    
    >Subject: [LACoBirds] eBird: slight glitch in L. A. County coast filters
    
    >
    
    >L. A. County eBird users:
    
    >
    
    >We recently instituted an "offshore" filter for eBird checklists submitted from L. A. County, so that checklists at sea will only show expected offshore species (and a handful of terrestrial and freshwater migrants that are regularly seen at sea). This was important to do, because a great many land-based eBird localities were being "mis-mapped" as being well out over the ocean, and also because many birders don't realize that some birds common on the immediate coast are surprisingly rare offshore (e.g., Ring-billed Gull).
    
    >
    
    >Because of a glitch in how eBird reads the boundary between the "Los Angeles County - offshore" filter and the "Los Angeles County - coastal" filter, some eBird Hotspots (and personal localities) on the immediate shore (e.g., beaches, jetties, etc.) are triggering the "offshore" filters - which is why many common birds on the beaches (e.g. American Crow, House Sparrow, House Finch, Rock Pigeon, some shorebirds, etc.) are being flagged. Until we can get the boundaries tweaked (which the eBird folks say is not easy and will take time), please just bear with us. If your checklist is based on land and common birds are being flagged because eBird interprets the site as "offshore," just check "confirm" for the flagged common species and don't bother writing details (or complaining) - we'll routinely validate them.
    
    >
    
    >On a different topic, you will note that we have added a lot of subspecies options to the eBird filters for L. A., as well as more "sp." options. It our preference that you only indicate subspecies when you were able to determine (from morphology/voice/etc.) which subspecies was involved; if your subspecies ID is simply based geographical assumption (e.g., what subspecies should be at the spot where you are, even if the bird itself can't be identified based on actual characters), then just enter the sighting at the species level.
    
    >
    
    >Kimball
    
    >Kimball L. Garrett
    
    >Ornithology Collections Manager
    
    >Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
    
    >900 Exposition Blvd.
    
    >Los Angeles, CA 90007 USA
    
    >(213) 763-3368
    
    > kgarrett@...
    
    > http://www.nhm.org/site/research-collections/ornithology
    
    --
    
    Joseph Morlan, Pacifica, CA
  30. -back to top-


-revision history-
v1.30 - 01/05/16 - Revamped cloud logic, optimized database queries, linked to eBird rarities.
v1.23 - 12/08/11 - Added direct link to CBRC records.
v1.22 - 12/03/11 - Corrected GMT offsets on dates. Added last 5 posts at top.
v1.21 - 11/24/11 - Added direct link to range map for NA birds.
v1.2  - 11/23/11 - Greatly improved graphing technology - separates month vs. year by posts. Added species auto-complete functionality.
v1.14 - 11/22/11 - Added cloud bubble for common thread topics.
v1.13 - 11/22/11 - Added integrated photos where available.
v1.12 - 11/22/11 - Added multiple input boxes for additional refinement, negative search criteria (eg. -keyword).
v1.11 - 11/22/11 - Added banding code, species look-up. Also direct link to recent eBird observations.
 v1.1 - 11/22/11 - Added 'date' functionality. Shows top 'month/year' combinations for a query. Restrict results to that 'month/year'.
 v1.0 - 11/21/11 - Initial version coded. Currently archiving 'lacobirds' and 'calbirds'.