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   Black Swift (Cypseloides niger) - BLSW (recent eBird sightings, view CBRC records, range map
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  1. Claremont Black & Blue LINK
    DATE: May 14, 2018 @ 2:10pm, 11 day(s) ago
    This morning I birded CHWP/Claremont Hills Wilderness Park (a) looking for Willow Flycatchers (nope) and (b) hoping to get lucky, and see Black Swifts. It was overcast, cloudy, dreary, just flat-out depressing.
    No swallows and one White-throated Swift.Where you first enter the park, immediately to your right in the willows east of the fire road, there is a trail that nobody takes. It goes maybe 100 yards. No Willow Flycatchers, but I heard a Blue Grosbeak sing
    once, andgive its distinctive"Chink!" call note. Couldn't see it, despite standing there, motionless, scanning the willows where it washiding.
    Left, hiked the lower portion of Evey Canyon (no new species from last week e.g. Swainson's Thrushes, and less species than last week). Gave up, drove up to the Padua Theater parking lot,that looks down at
    Claremont Wilderness Park from the east. At this point the sun had come out, the clouds had dispersed, and it was warmer. Saw some small dark soaring things-with-wings off in the distance. Drove downhill, parked in the bend in Via Padova, got a somewhat better
    look at the motley collection of swifts and swallows far off to the west of me. Drove further downhill, hooked a right, then another right, with my low-rent, wrong-side-of-the-trackssquare CHWPsticker in my window,
    and parked in the Claremont Wilderness Park upper parking lot for beautiful thin people with the round CHWP parking stickers. Stood at the fence at the western edge of the parking lot, daring Parking Enforcement to write me up. A mixed flock of Violet-green
    Swallows, Cliff Swallows, White-throated Swifts, and two Black Swifts swarmed a few hundred yards to the west of me, over the radio antenna towers and buildings southwest of the park. Eventually, the whole flock came closer and closer, almost to the parking
    lot before saying, "Just kidding!" andturning around. I stayed for two more rounds of this form of aviary teasing, before putting the camera back into the car, and leaving at 1:30 p.m.
    I may, or may not go back tonight at 5:00, to see if I can get photos of them overhead i.e. above the Cobal Canyon Trail...or I might wait until the weather is consistently warm and dry for several days
    in a row.
    Tom Miko
    Claremont until that next radioactive trash truck sets off an alarm somewhere...
    909.241.3300
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  3. (Black Swift season) Fw: CHWP Closed - May 15-17, 2018 LINK
    DATE: May 10, 2018 @ 2:20pm, 15 day(s) ago
    Hi
    I have hiked the Cobal Canyon fire road (trail) of Claremont Wilderness at 5:00 p.m. a few times in the last week, but could not and or cannot Wednesday 5/9/18, today 5/10/18 etc. for work/family reasons. Maybe
    not even Friday or Saturday. No Black Swifts, yet.
    
    That's not necessarily bad, though because (write this down) the optimal times to see the Black Swifts when they return for the summer is hot, dry uncomfortable days, with either no wind, or wind from the east.
    Onshore flow, wind from the west is a bad omen.
    Hike the fire road while constantly glancing up and eastwards, while walking from the upper parking lot to the bench that looks over the city. This bench is 1 mile up from the upper parking lot, but the mile markers
    on the hiking trails/fire roads are marked Mile 1 to Mile 4 going clockwise, so this bench is between the 4.0 mile marker and the 4.5 mile marker (actually, just 100 yards downhill from the 4 mile marker). In plain English, you don't need to hike 4 miles clockwise,
    just hike 1 mile counterclockwise. Arrive at the upper parking lot at 5:00 p.m. and slowly work your way up to the bench. Be at the bench around 5:45 p.m., and scan the hillside above the hill down and left (see the panoramic view photos I posted
    originally in eBird years ago: that will help). In other words, you are looking down in the direction of the parking lot, but left (east) of it. At 6:15 p.m. start hiking back downhill, while looking directly up above you, or to your left (east).
    Rick Fisher suggested that the hot dry weather allows those insect that comprise the right aeroplankton to float above these sections of the park, bringing in large numbers of Cliff Swallows, 3 to 5 Black Swifts,
    1 or 2 White-throated Swifts, etc. If you see 30 to 60 Cliff Swallows, your odds of seeing the Black Swifts are very good between today, and August 10th.
    Oh, why did I forward this email from the city Because they love to close Claremont Wilderness Park precisely on those days each summer that are the perfect days for Black Swifts. Something about fire danger.
    In this particular case, they will be doing some road work, but they will close this place on hot, dry Black Swift days.
    
    Tom Miko Claremont/KoreaTown/San Pedro/who knows next 909.241.3300
    
    From: City of Claremont
    
    Sent: Wednesday, May 9, 2018 4:46 PM
    
    To: thomas_miko@...
    
    Subject: CHWP Closed - May 15-17, 2018
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  5. RFI Lancaster Sewage Ponds, eBird settings LINK
    DATE: May 4, 2018 @ 3:03pm, 21 day(s) ago
    Hello, In the past the conventional wisdom was that you cannot bird the Lancaster Sewage Ponds (Lancaster WTP on eBird) on Sundays, until a couple of years ago, when they carried out the big construction project. Over
    the last 2 years, I have repeatedly had success at getting in there and looking for birds on Sundays. The gate has been open, I have been able to check in with employees, and get permission. What have others experienced there in the last 6 to 12 months I
    haven't been there in at least 6 months.
    Is there a way to get eBird to notify me of County year birds Not birds that I have never seen in LA County, before, just birds that I have not seen in LA County in 2018 I have looked, but can't find it or
    figure it out.
    I am going to start trawling for Black Swifts at Claremont Wilderness Park in the next couple of days...
    Tom Miko Claremont 909.241.3300
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  7. America's Birdiest County April 27, 28, and 29: More information LINK
    DATE: Apr 20, 2018 @ 5:34pm, 35 day(s) ago
    Hi Everyone,
    
    Here's additional information about the "America's Birdiest County" event that will happen in Los Angeles County on April 27-29, 2018.
    
    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.
    
    I will act as compiler again this year. Thank you again to Wanda Dameron for helping out as compiler in 2017.
    
    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. In 2017 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
    2017 264
    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 bird sightings are permanently archived, so in addition to having fun, we're also making a scientifically useful contribution.
    
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    LOGISTICS
    
    Please email reports to me at lbenner@... 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 me.
    
    I 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 mid 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.
    
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    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 AOS (formerly known as 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.
    
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    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.
    
    The list below includes species reported since about the middle of March, and we realize that some have probably left the area by now.
    
    n = new to the count if we find it
    
    Apr 04 n Eurasian wigeon Hansen Dam
    Mar 18 n Eurasian wigeon King Gillette Ranch
    Apr 01 canvasback Alondra Park Reservoir
    Mar 25 canvasback Lancaster Sewage Ponds
    Mar 17 canvasback Hansen Spreading Grounds
    Mar 11 canvasback Crystalaire Country Club
    Apr 04 greater scaup Castaic Lagoon
    Mar 29 greater scaup Ballona Freshwater Marsh
    Mar 14 greater scaup Westlake Lake
    Mar 28 white-winged scoter Dockweiler Beach
    Apr 04 black scoter Topanga Beach/Lagoon
    Apr 03 black scoter Playa del Rey Beach
    Mar 27 black scoter Dockweiler Beach
    Apr 17 common goldeneye Lake Palmdale
    Apr 18 hooded merganser Apollo Park
    Apr 07 hooded merganser Malibu Creek State Park
    Apr 06 hooded merganser LA River/Los Feliz Golf Course area
    Apr 01 hooded merganser Orcas Park
    Mar 29 hooded merganser Big Tujunga Wash N of 210
    Mar 27 hooded merganser LA River/Sunnynook Bridge
    Mar 26 hooded merganser Hansen Dam
    Mar 25 hooded merganser Franklin Canyon Park
    Apr 15 hooded merganser Hollywood Reservoir
    Mar 24 hooded merganser Hahamongna Park
    Apr 12 hooded merganser Piute Ponds
    Mar 31 hooded merganser Ballona Freshwater Marsh
    Mar 26 hooded merganser Del Rey Lagoon
    Mar 23 hooded merganser Bette Davis picnic area
    Mar 20 hooded merganser Atwater Village
    Mar 18 hooded merganser Sepulveda Basin
    Mar 18 hooded merganser LA River/Oros St.
    Mar 18 hooded merganser LA River/Glendale Narrows
    Mar 16 hooded merganser Barranca east side of hole #8
    Mar 28 n red-necked grebe Castaic Lagoon
    Apr 16 northern fulmar King Harbor, Redondo Beach
    Mar 31 neotropic cormorant Bonelli Park north side
    Apr 07 American bittern Piute Ponds
    Mar 24 American bittern Ballona Freshwater Marsh
    Mar 19 American bittern Harbor Regional Park
    Apr 12 yellow-crowned night heron MacArthur Park
    Apr 15 yellow-crowned night heron Ballona Creek
    Apr 18 yellow-crowned night heron Ballona Freshawater Marsh
    Apr 04 yellow-crowned night heron Topanga Beach/Lagoon
    Apr 04 bald eagle Pyramid Lake visitor center
    Apr 09 bald eagle Six Flags Magic Mountain vicinity
    Mar 28 bald eagle Highway 39, San Gabriel Dam
    Mar 28 bald eagle Covina Hills
    Mar 26 bald eagle Little Harbor Road, Santa Catalina Island
    Apr 06 bald eagle San Clemente Island, Lemon Tank
    Apr 17 ferruginous hawk Quail Lake
    Apr 17 ferruginous hawk 270th St West, Neenach
    Apr 03 ferruginous hawk Six Flags Magic Mountain area
    Apr 02 ferruginous hawk Hansen Dam
    Apr 01 ferruginous hawk E Ave. E/65th St. E, Antelope Valley
    Mar 29 ferruginous hawk Ave. A at 90th W, Antelope Valley (county line)
    Mar 25 ferruginous hawk Aqueduct/300th St. West, Antelope Valley
    Mar 25 ferruginous hawk Highway 138 between 269th and 265th West, Antelope Valley
    Mar 19 ferruginous hawk Ave. B/47th St. West, Antelope Valley
    Mar 16 ferruginous hawk Nebeker Ranch
    Apr 12 Ridgeway's rail Ballona Fresh Water Marsh
    Apr 07 stilt sandpiper Piute Ponds
    Apr 14 Wilson's snipe Crystalaire Country Club (private)
    Apr 19 Wilson's snipe Ballona Freshwater Marsh
    Apr 18 Wilson's snipe Entradero Park
    Apr 19 Wilson's snipe Madrona Marsh
    Apr 12 Wilson's snipe Piute Ponds
    Mar 29 Wilson's snipe Playa Vista Riparian Corridor
    Mar 29 Wilson's snipe Hansen Dam
    Mar 27 Wilson's snipe Harbor Regional Park
    Mar 25 Wilson's snipe Aqueduct/300th St. West, Antelope Valley
    Mar 20 Wilson's snipe Six Flags Magic Mountain park vicinity
    Apr 12 Wilson's snipe Newhall Ranch site
    Apr 19 solitary sandpiper Madrona Marsh
    Apr 14 solitary sandpiper Hansen Dam
    Apr 10 solitary sandpiper Piute Ponds
    Apr 02 solitary sandpiper San Clemente Island
    Apr 17 lesser yellowlegs Piute Ponds
    Mar 26 common murre Point Vicente
    Apr 01 Cassin's auklet Zuma Beach
    Mar 24 Sabine's gull Piute Ponds
    Apr 15 Franklin's gull Piute Ponds
    Apr 04 Franklin's gull Aqueduct: 165th East, Antelope Valley
    Mar 12 Franklin's gull Ballona Creek/Pacific Ave Bridge
    Apr 16 mew gull Polliwog Park
    Mar 19 mew gull Bonnelli Park east
    Mar 18 mew gull Golden Shore Reserve
    Apr 04 Iceland (Thayer's) gull Lake Balboa, Sepulveda Basin
    Mar 15 n lesser black backed gull Pico Rivera Spreading ponds (dry)
    Apr 01 long-eared owl Piute Ponds
    Apr 14 Lewis's woodpecker Sycamore Canyon, Whittier
    Apr 15 Lewis's woodpecker Chilao Campground
    Mar 31 Lewis's woodpecker Rose Hills, Whittier
    Mar 25 red-naped sapsucker St. Andrew's Priory
    Mar 28 red-naped sapsucker O'Melveny Park
    Apr 14 prairie falcon Pinon Hills
    Apr 18 prairie falcon Piute Ponds
    Apr 01 prairie falcon Castaic sports complex
    Apr 16 prairie falcon CA aqueduct 300th St. West
    Mar 23 prairie falcon Nebeker Ranch
    Apr 17 purple martin Piute Ponds
    Apr 17 purple martin LA River, North Atwater Park
    Apr 06 purple martin Charlton Flat
    Apr 19 vermilion flycatcher La Mirada Park
    Apr 13 vermilion flycatcher Griffith Park in Claremont
    Apr 05 vermilion flycatcher Castaic sports complex
    Apr 04 vermilion flycatcher Glen Haven Memorial Park
    Apr 14 vermilion flycatcher Crystalaire Country Club
    Apr 14 vermilion flycatcher Rancho Sierra Golf Club
    Apr 01 vermilion flycatcher Santa Anita Golf Course
    Apr 09 vermilion flycatcher Oakdale Memorial Park, Glendora
    Mar 23 vermilion flycatcher Malibu Creek State Park
    Apr 03 dusky-capped flycatcher Ladera Park
    Mar 16 dusky-capped flycatcher Runnymede Recreation Center
    Mar 19 dusky-capped flycatcher North Weddington Recreation Center
    Apr 18 tropical kingbird Entradero Park
    Mar 19 tropical kingbird Harbor Regional park
    Apr 20 n gray vireo Bob's Gap, dirt road at south end
    Apr 11 plumbeous vireo Wheeler Park, Claremont
    Apr 05 plumbeous vireo Sierra Madre Pioneer Cemetery
    Apr 05 plumbeous vireo Garvey Ranch Park
    Apr 02 plumbeous vireo Farnsworth Park
    Mar 31 plumbeous vireo Los Nietos Park
    Mar 30 plumbeous vireo Wardlow Park
    Mar 27 plumbeous vireo Linden H. Chandler Preserve
    Mar 25 plumbeous vireo Bell Gardens Veterans Park
    Mar 24 purple martin El Dorado Regional Park
    Apr 17 purple martin Piute Ponds
    Apr 17 purple martin LA River, North Atwater Park
    Apr 06 purple martin Charlton Flat
    Apr 03 bank swallow Piute Ponds
    Mar 29 black-tailed gnatcatcher Edwards AFB
    Apr 07 golden-crowned kinglet Placerita Canyon Nature Center
    Mar 30 golden-crowned kinglet Buckhorn CG
    Mar 25 golden-crowned kinglet Chilao Visitor Center
    Mar 24 golden-crowned kinglet Descanso Gardens
    Mar 18 golden-crowned kinglet Table Mountain
    Mar 22 mountain bluebird CA aqueduct at 120th west
    Mar 19 mountain bluebird Brackett Airport
    Apr 14 n sage thrasher Piute Ponds
    Apr 18 sage thrasher Crystalaire Country Club (private)
    Apr 02 sage thrasher Nebeker Ranch area
    Mar 30 sage thrasher San Clemente Island, Airfield
    Mar 30 sage thrasher San Clemente Island, Lemon Tank
    Mar 28 sage thrasher 180th St. West/route 138, Antelope Valley
    Mar 26 sage thrasher 60th St. West/Ave C10, Antelope Valley
    Mar 24 sage thrasher Ave. E, 80th-90th St. East, Antelope Valley
    Apr 09 n ovenbird Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
    Apr 12 black and white warbler American Gold Star Manor/Long Beach
    Apr 14 black and white warbler Madrona Marsh
    Apr 11 black and white warbler LA County Arboretum
    Mar 27 black and white warbler Library Park
    Apr 07 black and white warbler DeForest Park
    Apr 07 palm warbler Entradero Park
    Apr 01 n Lucy's warbler North Weddington Recreation Park
    Apr 11 American redstart El Dorado Park near softball fields
    Mar 18 n pine warbler Runnymede Recreation Area
    Apr 08 n Grace's warbler Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
    Mar 24 painted redstart Culver City Park
    Apr 14 n lark bunting Agua Amarga Canyon
    Apr 05 lark bunting Garvey Ranch Park
    Apr 05 vesper sparrow Piute Ponds
    Apr 02 vesper sparrow Six Flags Magic Mountain area
    Apr 01 vesper sparrow California Poppy Preserve
    Mar 25 vesper sparrow 265th St. West/Ave. A, Antelope Valley
    Mar 19 clay-colored sparrow Westchester Park
    Apr 19 Harris's sparrow Hansen Dam
    Apr 16 white-throated sparrow Crystalaire neighborhood (private residence)
    Apr 16 white-throated sparrow Palos Verdes private residence
    Apr 10 white-throated sparrow Agua Amarga/Lunada Canyon Trail
    Apr 09 white-throated sparrow Ed Thomas' yard
    Mar 11 white-throated sparrow LA Arboretum
    Mar 18 white-throated sparrow Descanso Gardens
    Apr 18 white-throated sparrow Montrose Community Park
    Mar 25 white-throated sparrow Hopkins Wilderness Park
    Apr 14 summer tanager Village Green
    Mar 28 summer tanager Veteran's Park, Sylmar
    Mar 18 summer tanager LA Arboretum
    Apr 05 Baltimore oriole San Clemente Island, China Canyon
    Mar 24 n rusty blackbird Almansor Park
    
    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.
    
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    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, golden eagle, and wandering tattler.
    
    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
    13 Greater White-fronted Goose
    10 Snow Goose
    14 Ross's Goose
    13 Brant
    13 Cackling Goose
    14 Canada Goose
    14 Wood Duck
    14 Gadwall
    14 American Wigeon
    14 Mallard
    14 Blue-winged Teal
    14 Cinnamon Teal
    14 Northern Shoveler
    13 Northern Pintail
    14 Green-winged Teal
    03 Canvasback
    14 Redhead
    14 Ring-necked Duck
    01 Greater Scaup
    14 Lesser Scaup
    01 White-winged Scoter
    14 Surf Scoter
    03 Black Scoter
    01 Long-tailed Duck
    14 Bufflehead
    03 Common Goldeneye
    07 Hooded Merganser
    11 Common Merganser
    13 Red-breasted Merganser
    14 Ruddy Duck
    14 Mountain Quail
    14 California Quail
    10 Gambel's Quail
    10 Chukar
    14 Red-throated Loon
    14 Pacific Loon
    14 Common Loon
    01 Yellow-billed Loon
    14 Pied-billed Grebe
    10 Horned Grebe
    14 Eared Grebe
    14 Western Grebe
    14 Clark's Grebe
    01 Black-footed albatross
    03 Northern Fulmar
    11 Pink-footed Shearwater
    14 Sooty Shearwater
    06 Black-vented Shearwater
    14 Brandt's Cormorant
    01 Neotropic Cormorant
    14 Double-crested Cormorant
    14 Pelagic Cormorant
    13 American White Pelican
    14 Brown Pelican
    04 American Bittern
    14 Least Bittern
    14 Great Blue Heron
    14 Great Egret
    14 Snowy Egret
    12 Cattle Egret
    14 Green Heron
    14 Black-crowned Night-Heron
    01 Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
    14 White-faced Ibis
    14 Turkey Vulture
    14 Osprey
    14 White-tailed Kite
    12 Golden Eagle
    02 Bald Eagle
    13 Northern Harrier
    13 Sharp-shinned Hawk
    14 Cooper's Hawk
    14 Red-shouldered Hawk
    13 Swainson's Hawk
    14 Red-tailed Hawk
    04 Ferruginous Hawk
    01 Sandhill Crane
    13 Virginia Rail
    14 Sora
    01 Ridgeway's Rail
    14 Common Gallinule
    14 American Coot
    14 Black-bellied Plover
    02 Pacific Golden-Plover
    14 Snowy Plover
    14 Semipalmated Plover
    14 Killdeer
    14 Black Oystercatcher
    14 Black-necked Stilt
    14 American Avocet
    14 Spotted Sandpiper
    12 Solitary Sandpiper
    14 Wandering Tattler
    14 Greater Yellowlegs
    14 Willet
    13 Lesser Yellowlegs
    14 Whimbrel
    12 Long-billed Curlew
    14 Marbled Godwit
    14 Ruddy Turnstone
    14 Black Turnstone
    14 Surfbird
    02 Red Knot
    14 Sanderling
    02 Semipalmated Sandpiper
    14 Western Sandpiper
    14 Least Sandpiper
    03 Baird's Sandpiper
    14 Dunlin
    01 Ruff
    01 Stilt Sandpiper
    11 Short-billed Dowitcher
    14 Long-billed Dowitcher
    09 Wilson's Snipe
    11 Wilson's Phalarope
    14 Red-necked Phalarope
    01 Red Phalarope
    01 Sabine's Gull
    14 Bonaparte's Gull
    01 Laughing Gull
    07 Franklin's Gull
    13 Heermann's Gull
    02 Mew Gull
    14 Ring-billed Gull
    14 Western Gull
    13 California Gull
    12 Herring Gull
    02 Thayer's Gull (Iceland Gull)
    14 Glaucous-winged Gull
    01 Glaucous Gull
    13 Least Tern
    14 Caspian Tern
    04 Black Tern
    01 Common Tern
    14 Forster's Tern
    14 Royal Tern
    14 Elegant Tern
    14 Black Skimmer
    07 Pomarine Jaeger
    08 Parasitic Jaeger
    05 Common Murre
    02 Scripps' Murrelet
    02 Cassin's Auklet
    03 Rhinoceros Auklet
    14 Rock Pigeon
    14 Band-tailed Pigeon
    13 Eurasian Collared-Dove
    14 Spotted Dove
    02 White-winged Dove
    14 Mourning Dove
    10 Inca Dove
    12 Common Ground-Dove
    14 Greater Roadrunner
    14 Barn Owl
    09 Flammulated Owl
    14 Western Screech-Owl
    14 Great Horned Owl
    13 Northern Pygmy-Owl
    14 Burrowing Owl
    14 Spotted Owl
    05 Long-eared Owl
    12 Northern Saw-whet Owl
    14 Lesser Nighthawk
    14 Common Poorwill
    14 Vaux's Swift
    14 White-throated Swift
    14 Black-chinned Hummingbird
    14 Anna's Hummingbird
    14 Costa's Hummingbird
    14 Rufous Hummingbird
    14 Allen's Hummingbird
    10 Calliope Hummingbird
    14 Belted Kingfisher
    10 Lewis's Woodpecker
    14 Acorn Woodpecker
    12 Williamson's Sapsucker
    14 Red-breasted Sapsucker
    01 Red-naped Sapsucker
    11 Ladder-backed Woodpecker
    14 Nuttall's Woodpecker
    14 Downy Woodpecker
    14 Hairy Woodpecker
    14 White-headed Woodpecker
    14 Northern Flicker
    14 American Kestrel
    11 Merlin
    14 Peregrine Falcon
    12 Prairie Falcon
    01 Crested Caracara
    14 Red-crowned Parrot
    14 Olive-sided Flycatcher
    14 Western Wood-Pewee
    14 Hammond's Flycatcher
    14 Gray Flycatcher
    14 Dusky Flycatcher
    14 Pacific-slope Flycatcher
    14 Black Phoebe
    14 Say's Phoebe
    05 Vermilion Flycatcher
    03 Dusky-capped Flycatcher
    14 Ash-throated Flycatcher
    04 Tropical Kingbird
    14 Cassin's Kingbird
    02 Thick-billed Kingbird
    14 Western Kingbird
    14 Loggerhead Shrike
    14 Bell's Vireo
    08 Plumbeous Vireo
    14 Cassin's Vireo
    14 Hutton's Vireo
    14 Warbling Vireo
    14 Steller's Jay
    14 Western Scrub-Jay
    13 Clark's Nutcracker
    14 American Crow
    14 Common Raven
    14 Horned Lark
    14 Northern Rough-winged Swallow
    06 Purple Martin
    14 Tree Swallow
    14 Violet-green Swallow
    12 Bank Swallow
    14 Barn Swallow
    14 Cliff Swallow
    14 Mountain Chickadee
    14 Oak Titmouse
    13 Verdin
    14 Bushtit
    14 Red-breasted Nuthatch
    14 White-breasted Nuthatch
    14 Pygmy Nuthatch
    14 Brown Creeper
    14 Rock Wren
    14 Canyon Wren
    14 House Wren
    14 Marsh Wren
    14 Bewick's Wren
    14 Cactus Wren
    14 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
    14 California Gnatcatcher
    10 American Dipper
    05 Golden-crowned Kinglet
    14 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
    14 Wrentit
    14 Western Bluebird
    01 Mountain Bluebird
    11 Townsend's Solitaire
    14 Swainson's Thrush
    14 Hermit Thrush
    14 American Robin
    01 Varied Thrush
    14 Northern Mockingbird
    14 California Thrasher
    10 Le Conte's Thrasher
    14 European Starling
    01 Red-throated Pipit
    14 American Pipit
    14 Cedar Waxwing
    14 Phainopepla
    02 Northern Waterthrush
    05 Black-and-white Warbler
    01 Tennessee Warbler
    14 Orange-crowned Warbler
    14 Nashville Warbler
    14 MacGillivray's Warbler
    14 Common Yellowthroat
    01 Hooded Warbler
    02 American Redstart
    01 Northern Parula
    14 Yellow Warbler
    01 Chestnut-sided Warbler
    07 Palm Warbler
    14 Yellow-rumped Warbler
    14 Black-throated Gray Warbler
    14 Townsend's Warbler
    14 Hermit Warbler
    14 Wilson's Warbler
    01 Painted Redstart
    14 Yellow-breasted Chat
    14 Green-tailed Towhee
    14 Spotted Towhee
    14 Rufous-crowned Sparrow
    14 California Towhee
    14 Chipping Sparrow
    02 Clay-colored Sparrow
    11 Brewer's Sparrow
    01 Field Sparrow
    14 Black-chinned Sparrow
    01 Vesper Sparrow
    13 Lark Sparrow
    14 Black-throated Sparrow
    14 Bell's Sparrow
    14 Savannah Sparrow
    04 Grasshopper Sparrow
    14 Fox Sparrow
    14 Song Sparrow
    13 Lincoln's Sparrow
    01 Swamp Sparrow
    10 White-throated Sparrow
    03 Harris' Sparrow
    14 White-crowned Sparrow
    14 Golden-crowned Sparrow
    14 Dark-eyed Junco
    06 Summer Tanager
    14 Western Tanager
    14 Black-headed Grosbeak
    14 Blue Grosbeak
    01 Indigo Bunting
    14 Lazuli Bunting
    14 Red-winged Blackbird
    14 Tricolored Blackbird
    14 Western Meadowlark
    14 Yellow-headed Blackbird
    14 Brewer's Blackbird
    14 Great-tailed Grackle
    14 Brown-headed Cowbird
    03 Orchard Oriole
    14 Hooded Oriole
    14 Bullock's Oriole
    01 Baltimore Oriole
    14 Scott's Oriole
    14 Purple Finch
    14 Cassin's Finch
    14 House Finch
    11 Red Crossbill
    12 Pine Siskin
    14 Lesser Goldfinch
    14 Lawrence's Goldfinch
    14 American Goldfinch
    01 Evening Grosbeak
    14 House Sparrow
    04 Scaly-Breasted Munia 2014 was the first year we could count it
    
    Total: 333 species
    
    Removed: black swift and willow flycatcher because we think those reports were in error.
    
    Added in 2017:
    Yellow-crowned night-heron
    
    Please start thinking of where you might be able to contribute, and we look forward to hearing from you on April 27, 28, and 29!
    
    Best wishes,
    
    Lance Benner
    
    Lance Benner
    Altadena, CA
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  9. non-native birds LINK
    DATE: Jun 29, 2017, 11 month(s) ago
    A good friend—who shall remain anonymous—emailed me an interesting article about how Pin-tailed Whydahs are going to brood parasitize all of our native birds, and cause their extinction, but only after forcing
    them to pretend to enjoy watching anime in a room full of squealing
    6 th graders (a fate worse than death, let me reassure you).
     Interestingly, I recently saw a female Pin-tailed Whydah at Bonelli Regional Park, where I had never seen one, before.
    
    I am starting to wonder if I have not been seeing these birds—along with several other species—not because they aren't around, but because I wasn't stopping and looking at the small passerines, once I got
    all of the normal i.e. native western passerines for year birds, each year. "Oh, they're House Finches. Bushtits. Yeah, that’s it, Bushtits." and I don't bother to point my binoculars at them, or listen to them. The fact that he sent this article today is
    sort of a coincidence: in between one radioactive trash truck in Whittier, and the next one in Long Beach (the third one was in Santa Monica) I stopped and looked for Orange-cheeked Waxbills in a grassy field south of Legg Lake, this morning. Of course, this
    was the second location (the first being Peck Road Water Conservation Park--unrelated to Peck Park in San Pedro) where I have failed to find a known population of these Waxbills. At least I had some Cardinals (ha ha ha).
    I’d love to get specifics from Darren Dowell about where the Orange-cheeked Waxbills hang out at Whittier Narrows. They may wander widely, rendering info/advice about how to find them useless, or it may
    be that they are like the ones at Peck Road Water Conservation Park:
     restricted to a small, favored area, but hiding as soon as they hear the Celica’s door slam shut.
    
    Tuesday for my lunch break I stopped at a library in Glendale where a Red-cheeked Cordon Bleu has been hanging out at the front gate of the Japanese Garden. (I actually saw it, and took a bino/cell phone
    photo that would make the guy who photographed the Loch Ness Monster proud: a turquoise blur with a bill and 2 legs).
    Here’s the NY Times article: This Beautiful Parasitic Bird Could Soon Turn Up in Your Yard
     By JOANNA KLEIN JUNE 29, 2017
    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/29/science/pin-tailed-whydahs.htmlrref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fscience&action=click&contentCollection=science®ion=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=1&pgtype=sectionfront
    
    This
    Beautiful Parasitic Bird Could Soon Turn Up in Your Yard
    
    www.nytimes.com
    
    Scientists developed a model to predict the spread of pin-tailed whydahs, and found they could strain native bird species in California, Texas and elsewhere.
    
    Tom Miko
    Claremont (if I ever get home from Koreatown)
    909.241.3300
    PS: the only swifts I am finding with binoculars in East LA are White-throated. The Black Swifts in Claremont are starting to arrive a little earlier, each night, and watch out for the city closing Claremont
    Wilderness Park with all of these fires, especially around the 4th of July.
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  11. Black Swifts and Dippers in the San Gabriels (long & too much detail) LINK
    DATE: Jun 5, 2017 @ 5:01pm, 12 month(s) ago
    Hi, [If you have only been birding or living in LA County recently this will be useful. Others who have lived and birded here a long time already know a lot of the info below]
    The Claremont Black Swifts have been following their habit of only being seen late on hot, dry, uncomfortable days. To make it harder to see them, the city (actually LA County Fire) will be doing road repair inside the park (A copy & paste from the email
    I got today is at the end of this email). Independently of the planned road work, as soon as/wheneverlightning or an irresponsible person start a fire in the wild parts of LA County, the city closes the park. The very best days to look for Black Swifts can easily turn into a day that they close
    the park, so check
    http://www.ci.claremont.ca.us/government/departments-divisions/human-services/parks/claremont-hills-wilderness-park-chwpbefore you go.
    I took part in a lovely hike to the bottom of Santa Anita Canyon Sunday morning 6/4/2017, and was pleased to see that the water levels of the creek along the bottom of Santa Anita Canyon were back to their glory days.
    The last time I hiked here the waterfall was literally a trickle, and the pool was almost empty. Sturtevant Falls was in full force, and the pool below it has re-filled to historical levels. That's the good news.
    When I arrived at the parking lot at 06:45 a.m., it was already completely filled, and I had to drive a few hundred yards downhill, and park the car along the side of the road (inside of the white lines: don't get a ticket for not park in an acceptable area).
    Interestingly, despite the throngs of hikers, we saw a good number of birds e.g. multiple Hairy Woodpeckers, Western Tanagers, Olive-sided Flycatchers, Yellow Warblers (see eBird for the full list), but no Dippers. I don't know if (a) Dippers are back, just
    avoiding the area on weekends i.e. feeding higher upstream or (b) not back yet, until their food supply (insect larvae) becomes re-established post-drought or (c) not coming back, at all.
    The samepossibilities exist for Black Swifts, which nested under Sturtevant Falls. What "we" used to do in the old days was park in the parking lot at 6:30 p.m., hike the 1 mile downhill on the paved road, then hike the 2nd mile along the stream to the
    waterfall, arrive around 7:30 p.m., and sit next to the waterfall, and stare overhead, waiting until dusk for the Black Swifts to arrive. Then we would hike the 2 miles uphill, while batting away mosquitos, and drive home (one time a Black Bear wouldn't get
    off the road, even though I kept honking at him). The police got tired of party goers up there at night, so several years ago they started locking the large yellow metal gate at the bottom at 8:00 p.m., which makes it impossible to "do the Black Swift thing"
    at Santa Anita Canyon, any more. Several years ago I called Arcadia Police Department and tried to talk with them about letting a group of birders have an exemption, but I got a uniform on the line who was not interested in helping, and I didn't push hard
    enough. I think that some local Audubon Societies could in fact find the right person in Arcadia city government/Police Department, and get them to let us do a night hikefield trip once a year.
    At 07:30 a.m. while first leaving the parking lot, I believe that I saw 2 Black Swifts mating in flight, tumbling down while clasping each other. I didn't get my binos on them it happened so fast. Then we never saw them flying around.
    
    City of Claremont : Claremont Hills
    Wilderness Park
    
    www.ci.claremont.ca.us
    
    The Claremont Hills Wilderness Park is OPEN. The Claremont Hills Wilderness Park is located at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains and the Angeles National Forest.
    
    Tom Miko Claremont
    The Los Angeles County Fire Department will be conducting maintenance in the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park intermittently between Monday, June 12 and Friday, June 30, 2017.The Claremont Hills
    Wilderness Park may be closed for a period of time while maintenance is conducted. The City will notify park users via Constant Contact and on the City website when the closures occur and as updates become available. Please plan accordingly. For up-to-date
    information, visit
    www.ci.claremont.ca.us .
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  13. Black Swifts yes Claremont Wilderness Park Friday 5/19/2017 LINK
    DATE: May 19, 2017 @ 9:03pm, 1 year(s) ago
    Wow, I was sosad looking a the Black Swifts, tonight, sitting alone on the bench. The eBird checklist at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ checklist/S36998652
    has a photo that I took tonight of a Black Swift over the Cobal Canyon Trail, along with photos of where to stand and look for them. I recommend hot, dry days. That seems to be when they show up. On the way back to the car I met a tall, muscular bearded 28
    year old Paul Bunyan (he had neither an axe nor binoculars, but young guys like him have excellent eyesight), and he told me that he saw 4 swifts fly over the Burbank Trail, and that 2 looked like White-throated, and 2 looked like Black Swifts.
    (Google Maps calls them the Cobal Canyon Motorway and Burbank Motorway, but these are dirt fire roads with no car traffic, at all) .
    Tom Miko Claremont 909.241.3300
    
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  15. Black Swifts, anyone? LINK
    DATE: May 19, 2017 @ 11:54am, 1 year(s) ago
    Hello, I am going to park in the lower parking lot for Claremont Wilderness Park today at 4 p.m., and I am going to slowly walk up to the bench on the Cobal Canyon Trail that is a hundred yards short of the 4.0 mile marker (only one mile and change from
    the lower parking lot, because you are going counter-clockwise, against their numbering system.).
    With the Santa Ana winds and warm dry air coming from the East I am hopeful that the Black Swifts will finally show up. I have been looking for them for a couple weeks now, and all kinds of Freddy, damp weather, with no success.
    If you would like to join me look for a fat blonde guy wearing a dark grey polo shirt with stripes. And binoculars.
    
    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 909.445.1456
    
    "Unlessthe source of the statement has extremely high qualifications, the statement will be more revealing of the author than the information intended by him." --N.N. Taleb
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  17. America's Birdiest County Results: 264 Species LINK
    DATE: May 11, 2017 @ 3:05pm, 1 year(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
    
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  19. Re: [LACoBirds] America's Birdiest County April 28-30: Detailed Information LINK
    DATE: Apr 24, 2017 @ 12:19pm, 1 year(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
    
    
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  21. America's Birdiest County April 28-30: Detailed Information LINK
    DATE: Apr 24, 2017 @ 11:50am, 1 year(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.
    
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    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.
    
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    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.
    
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    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.
    
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    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
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  23. Los Angeles RBA- 1 July 2016 LINK
    DATE: Jul 1, 2016 @ 1:51pm, 2 year(s) ago
    - RBA * California * Los Angeles RBA * July 1, 2016 * CALA1607.01     -Birds mentioned   Red-breasted Merganser Flesh-footed Shearwater Magnificent Frigatebird Brown Booby Ridgway’s Rail Black Swift Eastern Kingbird Bank Swallow Cedar Waxwing Indigo Bunting COMMON REDPOLL
    
    California Bird Records Committee (report rarities as appropriate on the rare bird report form): 
    http://www.californiabirds.org/     Enter your bird sightings on eBird:   http://ebird.org/content/ebird     Hotline:  Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert E-mail reports to:  Jon Fisher at
    JonF60@...
    Coverage:  Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted     -Transcript   This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for July 1.     The RED-BREASTED MERGANSER continued at Lake Balboa in the San Fernando Valley through June 30.   A FLESH-FOOTED SHEARWATER was seen from Long Point on the Palos Verdes Peninsula on June 29.   Inadvertently left off last week’s report was a MAGNIFICENT FRIGATEBIRD seen from Pt. Dume on June 21.   A BROWN BOOBY was seen from the overlook at the south end of Pacific Ave. in San Pedro on June 26.  Another was observed from Flat Rock Point on the Palos Verdes Peninsula on June 29.   The continuing RIDGWAY’S RAIL was at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh through June 26.  It has been seen and heard south the “elbow” of the marsh by the corner of Lincoln and Jefferson (from
    along the path a short distance south of Jefferson).  There is ample parking on Jefferson Blvd.   BLACK SWIFTS continued above Claremont Hills Wilderness Park with one there on June 28 (as many as eight have been reported this spring).  Late afternoon to early evening is the best time
    to look for them along Cobal Canyon Motorway (north of the north end of Mills Ave. and parking area).   An EASTERN KINGBIRD was on San Clemente Island on June 28.   One to two BANK SWALLOWS were at Duckbill Lake (Piute Ponds, Edwards AFB) on June 26.  Remember that a letter of permission is required for entry.   Another BANK SWALLOW was reported at Madrona Marsh in Torrance on June 26.   Quite late was a CEDAR WAXWING at Rubio Canyon in Altadena on June 26.   At Malibu Creek State Park the male INDIGO BUNTING continued through June 28.  It is being seen near the grassland trail near where it departs the main pathway to the Visitor’s Center.   A COMMON REDPOLL was found on San Clemente Island (no public access) on June 27.     - end transcript   Jon L Fisher Glendale, CA JonF60@...     EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS   For all events, field trips and announcements, please see our website at
    http://www.laaudubon.org  
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  25. RE: [LACoBirds] Claremont Black Swifts LINK
    DATE: Jun 24, 2016 @ 11:11pm, 2 year(s) ago
    I looked this evening (Jun 24) from 6:30-7:15 pm, but saw no martins and only about two dozen swallows and no swifts.
    
    Tom Benson
    San Bernardino, CA
    
    Sent from my Sprint Samsung Galaxy S® 6.
    
    -------- Original message --------
    From: "Thomas Miko thomas_miko@... [LACoBirds]"
    Date: 6/24/16 1:44 PM (GMT-08:00)
    To: LA Co Birds
    Subject: [LACoBirds] Claremont Black Swifts
    
    Hello, This hot, miserable weather would be perfect Black Swift weather, if it weren't for the fact that Claremont Wilderness Park has been officially closed for well nigh on a week, now, due to fire danger. When the weather and fire situation in the San Gabriel
    Mountains calms down, they will re-open it:
    http://www.ci.claremont.ca.us/Home/Components/News/News/1378/18
    
    As an alternative, I hiked up Evey Canyon, on a recent afternoon, starting at 5:00 p.m. It was 100F, but most of the trail was in the shade, so it wasn't bad. The same road is mostly in sunlight in the mornings. At 6:00 p.m. I had a large flock of Cliff
    Swallows and one or two White-throated Swifts, but no Black Swifts soaring over the high ridge south of the fire road i.e. hiking trail. When I got back to the car close to 7:00 p.m., , I stood in the dirt lot near the yellow metal gate, and 3 Purple Martins soared over the dry "lake" behind (north of) San Antonio Dam, and worked their way uphill, towards Baldy Village. If someone wants to
    torture themselves by staking out that area on consecutive evenings, it might be fruitful. Or not.
    Tom Miko Claremont 909.241.3300
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  27. Claremont Black Swifts LINK
    DATE: Jun 24, 2016 @ 1:44pm, 2 year(s) ago
    Hello, This hot, miserable weather would be perfect Black Swift weather, if it weren't for the fact that Claremont Wilderness Park has been officially closed for well nigh on a week, now, due to fire danger. When the weather and fire situation in the San Gabriel
    Mountains calms down, they will re-open it:
    http://www.ci.claremont.ca.us/Home/Components/News/News/1378/18
    
    As an alternative, I hiked up Evey Canyon, on a recent afternoon, starting at 5:00 p.m. It was 100F, but most of the trail was in the shade, so it wasn't bad. The same road is mostly in sunlight in the mornings. At 6:00 p.m. I had a large flock of Cliff
    Swallows and one or two White-throated Swifts, but no Black Swifts soaring over the high ridge south of the fire road i.e. hiking trail. When I got back to the car close to 7:00 p.m., , I stood in the dirt lot near the yellow metal gate, and 3 Purple Martins soared over the dry "lake" behind (north of) San Antonio Dam, and worked their way uphill, towards Baldy Village. If someone wants to
    torture themselves by staking out that area on consecutive evenings, it might be fruitful. Or not.
    Tom Miko Claremont 909.241.3300
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  29. Los Angeles RBA- 3 June 2016 LINK
    DATE: Jun 3, 2016 @ 3:06pm, 2 year(s) ago
    - RBA * California * Los Angeles RBA * June 3, 2016 * CALA1606.03  
     
    -Birds mentioned
     
    Brant
    GLOSSY IBIS
    Semipalmated Plover
    Semipalmated Sandpiper
    Arctic Tern
    White-winged Dove
    Inca Dove
    Black Swift
    Vermilion Flycatcher
    Eastern Kingbird
    Northern Waterthrush
    Tennessee Warbler
    Lucy’s Warbler
    American Redstart
    Yellow-rumped “Myrtle” Warbler
    Summer Tanager
    Rose-breasted Grosbeak
    Red Crossbill
    
    California Bird Records Committee (report rarities as appropriate on the rare bird report form): 
    http://www.californiabirds.org/
     
     
    Enter your bird sightings on eBird:   http://ebird.org/content/ebird
     
     
    Hotline:  Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert
    E-mail reports to:  Jon Fisher at
    JonF60@...
    
    Coverage:  Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted
     
     
    -Transcript
     
    This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for June 3.
     
    The GLOSSY IBIS in the Sepulveda Basin continued through June 1.  It is being seen along the LA River below Burbank Blvd. and north of the dam.  Easiest parking is along Woodley just north of Burbank Blvd., then
    walking south and then west to get to the river.  Be aware that the bird has been joined by a White-faced Ibis the past couple of days.
     
    The Piute Ponds on Edwards AFB (letter of permission required) hosted a BRANT, a SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, a NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH (at the east end of Big Piute pond) and a YELLOW-RUMPED “MYRTLE” WARBLER on May 27.  The
    plover continued through May 30 and the Brant was seen through May 28. 
     
    On June 3 the Piute Ponds had at least one ARCTIC TERN (at Big Piute) and a SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER (southeast corner of Duckbill Lake).
     
    Two more SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS were at Malibu Lagoon on June 2.
     
    A WHITE-WINGED DOVE was at Apollo Park (near the entrance) in Lancaster on May 26 and another was in west Palmdale on May 27.
     
    INCA DOVES included two at Col. Leon H. Washington Park in Los Angeles on May 28 and two at Lake Los Angeles in the east Antelope Valley on May 30.
     
    BLACK SWIFTS are being encountered along
    
    Cobal Canyon Trail.  Start from the trailhead parking lot by 5:45PM and head north on Cobal Canyon Trail.  Black Swifts can be seen between the split in the Burbank/Cobal Canyon trails, and the 4.5 mile marker on the Cobal Canyon Trail (about a half mile north
    of the parking area). 
     
    Alternatively
    you can start at 5:30PM and hike one mile uphill until you arrive at the bench that looks down towards the parking lot.   Scan the horizon above the hill to your south/southeast. The oak tree at the bench has grown to the point where it blocks your view, so
    stand to the left of the bench, as you face downhill in the direction of the parking lot.
    
     
    An immature male VERMILION FLYCATCHER continued at La Mirada Park through May 28.  It has been south of the east end of the lake and up the hill toward Alicante Road.
     
    Another VERMILION FLYCATCHER was at Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena on May 30.  It was east of the restrooms in the northeast part of the park near the horse properties.
     
    A LUCY’S WARBLER
    was found on private property on Edwards AFB on June 2.
     
    An adult male
    SUMMER TANAGER was at Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena on May 29.  It was in the Rose Bowl Rider area in the northwest section of the park.
     
    At least two RED CROSSBILLS remained at Apollo Park near Lancaster through May 28.
     
    San Clemente Island had a ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK on May 28, an EASTERN KINGBIRD and a TENNESSEE WARBLER on May 30 and a continuing AMERICAN RESTART through June 2.
     
     
    - end transcript
     
    Jon L Fisher
    Glendale, CA
    JonF60@...
     
     
    EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
     
    For all events, field trips and announcements, please see our website at
    http://www.laaudubon.org
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