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Harris's Sparrow
Zonotrichia querula


   Harris's Sparrow (Zonotrichia querula) - HASP (recent eBird sightings, view CBRC records, range map
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  1. America's Birdiest County April 27, 28, and 29: More information LINK
    DATE: Apr 20, 2018 @ 5:34pm, 3 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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  3. Re: [LACoBirds] Harris's Sparrow continues at Hansen Dam LINK
    DATE: Apr 14, 2018 @ 9:48am, 9 day(s) ago
    Harris's Sparrow continued 8AM this morning.Kimball Garrett's description was very helpful.".... on the slope with pyracantha and other shrubs under the eucalyptus trees, Specifically, it was just west of the round beige tank with wooden slat fencing around it, near the junction of the two paved parking lots."
    
    Clearly visible for two minutes sitting up atop pyracantha bush and singing partial song with two clear notes then tailing off.Large sparrow.Associated White-crowned Sparrows did not appear.
    
    Chris Johnson
    Yorba Linda
    
    On Friday, April 13, 2018 1:29 PM, "Cuyler Stapelmann cuylerstapelmann@... [LACoBirds]" wrote:
    
    
    It continues this afternoon at 130 pm. See the eBird checklist for exact location.
    
    https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44533184
    
    Cuyler
    Los Feliz
    
    On Apr 13, 2018, at 10:55 AM, Kimball Garrett kgarrett@... [LACoBirds] < LACoBirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com > wrote:
    
    
    Birders,
    
    The Harrisís Sparrow originally found by visiting birder Stavros Christodoulides on 7 April at the Hansen Dam fishing/boating lake continued this morning (13 April) when it was refound by Chris Dean around 8:30. It was not in the open lawn
    area with scattered trees and picnic tables at the north end of the fishing lake, its original spot, but rather a hundred meters or so to the southwest, on the slope with pyracantha and other shrubs under the eucalyptus trees, Specifically, it was just west
    of the round beige tank with wooden slat fencing around it, near the junction of the two paved parking lots. It was with 3-4 White-crowned Sparrows, and sang (a partial song) a few times.
    
    For those unfamiliar with Hansen Dam, this spot is reached by taking Dronfield Ave. off Osborne St. to the T-intersection inside the park; turn left (north) at the T, and then right at the end into the fishing lake, swimming pool area.
    The bird was at the ne. corner of the first parking lot you come to on the left (look for the fenced tank ), but its original spot last Saturday was farther north, in the park area at the nw. side of the fishing/boating lake..
    
    Otherwise, things were fairly standard during my relatively brief visit to the other end of the park (at the sports center). Still just a few Bellís Vireos, and I havenít encountered a Blue Grosbeak or Y-b Chat yet. The winds were fairly
    strong out of the north, but so far no repeat of last yearís spectacular migration movement during strong late April Santa Ana winds.
    
    Kimball
    
    Kimball L. Garrett
    Ornithology Collections Manager
    Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
    900 Exposition Blvd.
    Los Angeles, CA 90007 USA
    (213) 763-3368
    kgarrett@...
    http://www.nhm.org/site/research-collections/ornithology
    
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  5. Re: [LACoBirds] Harris's Sparrow continues at Hansen Dam LINK
    DATE: Apr 13, 2018 @ 1:54pm, 10 day(s) ago
    Uh oh! I did the same exact thing this morning, creating a unique hot spot right there in the parking lot, so that people arriving after me can find the bird. All of us collectively will probably want to eventually merge all of these hotspots into the regular
    Hansen Dam hotspot.
    
    Thomas Geza Miko
    
    653 S. Indian Hill Blvd.,#C
    
    Claremont, CA 91711
    
    cell one: 909.241.3300
    
    cell two: 213.471.6001
    
    home: 909.445.1456
    
    office: 213.351.7382
    
    office main 213.351.7897
    
    www.tgmiko.com
    
    From: LACoBirds@yahoogroups.com on behalf of Cuyler Stapelmann cuylerstapelmann@... [LACoBirds]
    
    Sent: Friday, April 13, 2018 1:28:56 PM
    
    To: Kimball Garrett
    
    Cc: LACoBirds@yahoogroups.com
    
    Subject: Re: [LACoBirds] Harris's Sparrow continues at Hansen Dam
    
     It continues this afternoon at 130 pm. See the eBird checklist for exact location.
    
    https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44533184
    
    Cuyler
    Los Feliz
    
    On Apr 13, 2018, at 10:55 AM, Kimball Garrett kgarrett@... [LACoBirds] < LACoBirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com > wrote:
    
     Birders,
    
    The Harrisís Sparrow originally found by visiting birder Stavros Christodoulides on 7 April at the Hansen Dam fishing/boating lake continued this morning (13 April) when it was refound by Chris Dean around 8:30. It was not in the open lawn
    area with scattered trees and picnic tables at the north end of the fishing lake, its original spot, but rather a hundred meters or so to the southwest, on the slope with pyracantha and other shrubs under the eucalyptus trees, Specifically, it was just west
    of the round beige tank with wooden slat fencing around it, near the junction of the two paved parking lots. It was with 3-4 White-crowned Sparrows, and sang (a partial song) a few times.
    
    For those unfamiliar with Hansen Dam, this spot is reached by taking Dronfield Ave. off Osborne St. to the T-intersection inside the park; turn left (north) at the T, and then right at the end into the fishing lake, swimming pool area.
    The bird was at the ne. corner of the first parking lot you come to on the left (look for the fenced tank ), but its original spot last Saturday was farther north, in the park area at the nw. side of the fishing/boating lake..
    
    Otherwise, things were fairly standard during my relatively brief visit to the other end of the park (at the sports center). Still just a few Bellís Vireos, and I havenít encountered a Blue Grosbeak or Y-b Chat yet. The winds were fairly
    strong out of the north, but so far no repeat of last yearís spectacular migration movement during strong late April Santa Ana winds.
    
    Kimball
    
    Kimball L. Garrett Ornithology Collections Manager Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County 900 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90007 USA (213) 763-3368 kgarrett@... http://www.nhm.org/site/research-collections/ornithology
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  7. Re: [LACoBirds] Harris's sparrow at Hansen Dam on April 7 LINK
    DATE: Apr 12, 2018 @ 4:37pm, 11 day(s) ago
    The lake in question is past the large children's swimming pool/aquatic center. You have to drive to that pool, and keep on going to the end of that parking area. From Osborne Street, drive in on Dronefield, then turn left. These directions sound vague, but once you are there, you will figure it out. There is a little clump of reeds providing a wetlands microhabitat (a
    few square yards) that you should check for MacGillivray's Warbler, or anything with a riparian bent. In the winter, sometimes the wigeon flock abandons the "real" pond, and goes swimming in the public swimming pool. Tom Miko 909.241.3300 PS: Darn, I have an inspection to perform in that part of the county, tomorrow. PPS: Unbelievably good birds at MacArthur Park, today, but nothing for the county year listers: an adult Yellow-crowned Night Heron, and an adult Bonaparte's Gull that appeared to have an oiled abdomen, but was
    capable of flight. The wind was crazy. This is a bad neighborhood. Seriously.
    
    From: LACoBirds@yahoogroups.com on behalf of lbenner@... [LACoBirds]
    
    Sent: Thursday, April 12, 2018 12:41:56 PM
    
    To: 'LACoBirds@yahoogroups.com'
    
    Subject: [LACoBirds] Harris's sparrow at Hansen Dam on April 7
    
     Hi Everyone,
    
    We just found out that a Harris's sparrow was seen at Hansen Dam on Saturday morning, April 7, by visiting birder Stavros Christodoulides. He got outstanding photos that clearly establish the ID of the bird.
    
    The location appears to be at a "fishing lake" on the hill. This location is often used by people with model boats that race around at relativistic speeds.
    
    We don't know if the bird is still there, but we wanted to spread the word so people can look. Kimball reports that this is a new species for the Hansen Dam area.
    
    Acting as the messenger,
    
    Lance
    
    Lance Benner
    
    Altadena
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  9. Harris's sparrow at Hansen Dam on April 7 LINK
    DATE: Apr 12, 2018 @ 12:41pm, 11 day(s) ago
    Hi Everyone,
    
    We just found out that a Harris's sparrow was seen at Hansen Dam on Saturday morning, April 7, by visiting birder Stavros Christodoulides. He got outstanding photos that clearly establish the ID of the bird.
    
    The location appears to be at a "fishing lake" on the hill. This location is often used by people with model boats that race around at relativistic speeds.
    
    We don't know if the bird is still there, but we wanted to spread the word so people can look. Kimball reports that this is a new species for the Hansen Dam area.
    
    Acting as the messenger,
    
    Lance
    
    Lance Benner
    Altadena
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  11. Los Angeles RBA- 29 December 2017 LINK
    DATE: Dec 31, 1969 @ 4:00pm, TODAY
    - RBA
    
    * California
    * Los Angeles RBA
    *December 29, 2017
    * CALA1712.29
    
    
    -Birds mentioned
    
    Tundra Swan
    Cackling Goose
    "Eurasian" Green-winged Teal
    White-winged Scoter
    Black Scoter
    Barrow's Goldeneye
    Brown Booby
    Neotropic Cormorant
    Hammond's Flycatcher
    Pacific-slope Flycatcher
    Eastern Phoebe
    Vermilion Flycatcher
    Dusky-capped Flycatcher
    Ash-throated Flycatcher
    Tropical Kingbird
    Bell's Vireo
    Green-tailed Towhee
    "Large-billed" Savannah Sparrow
    Swamp Sparrow
    White-throated Sparrow
    Harris's Sparrow
    
    RUSTY BLACKBIRD
    Ovenbird
    Black-and-white Warbler
    Nashville Warbler
    American Redstart
    Northern Parula
    Magnolia Warbler
    Painted Redstart
    
    
    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 December 29.
    
     The TUNDRA SWAN at the Piute Ponds (Ducks Unlimited Pond) on Edwards AFB continued through December 26. Remember that a letter of permission
    is required for entry.
    
    A CACKLING GOOSE was at Almansor Park in Alhambra from December 22-24.
    
    TheďEURASIANĒ GREEN-WINGED TEALalong the LA River adjacent to the Bette Davis Picnic Area in Glendale continued through December 27.
    
    Three BLACK SCOTERSand a WHITE-WINGED SCOTER were off Dockweiler State Beach in El Segundo on December 26 between lifeguard station 44 and 47.
    
    An adult male BARROW'S GOLDENEYE was on Lake Palmdale (private- no access) from December 24-26. The bird could be viewed from outside- at least at times- by parking on Lago Lindo Road, then walking
    north, or from the west side of the lake via Barrel Springs Road.
    
    A BROWN BOOBY was observed offshorein the Catalina Channel on December 26.
    
    Peck Road Water Conservation Park in Arcadia had a NEOTROPIC CORMORANT on the north lake from December 24-28. In the willows at the north end o the north lake were a BELL'S VIREO, aBLACK-AND-WHITE
    WARBLER, a NORTHERN PARULA and a MAGNOLIA WARBLER all seen at least through December 27-28.
    
    A HAMMOND'S FLYCATCHER was at The Estates property on the Palos Verdes Peninsula on December 23.
    
    A PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER and a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW were at Hopkins Wilderness Park in Redondo Beach on December 23.
    
    The EASTERN PHOEBE at Madrona Marsh inTorrance was reported through December 26 near the "Chevron corner" (the area of the marsh opposite the Chevrongas station). An ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER and
    a BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER alsocontinue at the marsh.
    
    Another EASTERN PHOEBE continued at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas through December 24. It was seen on the north shore by the restroom at the easternmost group camping area.
    
    VERMILION FLYCATCHERS included one at La Mirada Park in La Mirada on December 24 (between the tennis courts and baseball diamonds) and six at Oakdale Memorial Park in Glendora on December 27.
    
    A DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER continued at Ladera Park in Ladera Heights through December 26 in the northeast part of the park.
    
    A TROPICAL KINGBIRD continued in Area 3 of El Dorado Park (south side of the main
    pond) through December 24.
    
    A BELL'S VIREO was at Angels Gate Park in San Pedro on December 23.
    
    A GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE was at Portuguese Bend Reserve on the Palos Verdes Peninsula on December23.
    
    A "LARGE-BILLED" SAVANNAH SPARROW was by the Fishing Pier at Cabrillo Beach on December 23.
    
    WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS were at Griffith Park (Mineral Wells Picnic Area) through December 24, in the Rose Garden at Descanso Gardens in La Canada on December 24 and at Montrose Community Park through
    December 28.
    
    A HARRIS'S SPARROW was at a residence on the Palos Verdes Peninsula on December 20.
    
    A RUSTY BLACKBIRD continued around the lower pond at Almansor Park in Alhambra through December 28.
    
    An OVENBIRD was reported at the South Coast Botanic Garden on the Palos Verdes Peninsula on December 28. It was in the area north of the Indian Hill Mesa.
    
    A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued at El Segundo Library Park through December 22.
    
    A NASHVILLE WARBLER was at Marine Park in Santa Monica on December 21.
    
    The NORTHERN PARULA and AMERICAN REDSTARTcontinuedat Bon elli Regional Park in San Dimas.
    In the northeast part of the park, w alk from the RV park andalong the "jungle" trail along the fence. Thentake a right instead of continuing to follow the fence. On the left
    side there is a clearing next to where the creek enters the reservoir. Walk toward the creek to the oak and the ash tree where the birds have been seen. Both were present through December 23. A PACIFIC-SLOPE
    FLYCATCHER wasnear here(northeast part of the "jungle trail") on December 20.A SWAMP SPARROW wasfoundon December 23 on the north side of the lake by the square parking lot lined with eucalyptus.
    
    The PAINTED REDSTART at Culver City Park continued through December 28. It was in its usual spot between Botts Field and the Culver Little League Field.
    
    - 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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  13. Continuing Harris's Sparrow, Clsremont LINK
    DATE: Apr 28, 2017 @ 8:05am, 12 month(s) ago
    Hi again,
    
    Not to sound like a broken record, but the Harris's Sparrow continued along the Thompson Creek Trail this morning (4/28). He was at the first feeding station this time, singing occasionally. Also present in the same area was a singing Wilson's Warbler and a silent MacGillivray's Warbler.
    
    Brittany O'Connor
    Claremont
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  15. Harris's Sparrow, Claremont LINK
    DATE: Apr 26, 2017 @ 6:32pm, 12 month(s) ago
    Hi,
    
    I stopped by Thompson Creek Trail for a little bit this afternoon and stood around the second feeding station at the end of Pomello Dr for a little while. After not too long of a wait, the continuing Harris's Sparrow popped out to eat the birdseed. Hopefully it will stick around until the weekend!
    
    Brittany O'Connor
    Claremont
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  17. Continuing Sparrows LINK
    DATE: Apr 9, 2017 @ 9:40pm, 1 year(s) ago
    Both the Clay-colored Sparrow at Santa Fe Dam, Irwindale (grass southwest of boat launch) and the Harris's Sparrow at Thompson Creek Trail in Claremont continued this morning.
    
    Best, Andy Birch
    Los Feliz
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  19. Re: [LACoBirds] Harris's sparrow LINK
    DATE: Feb 23, 2017 @ 11:15am, 1 year(s) ago
    The Harrisís Sparrow was once again along the Thompson Creek Trailat the feeding station at the end of Pomello Ave in Claremont this morning. It was with the large flock of other birds feeding on seed. I saw it several times between 8:45 and 9:30. See Martha Estusís message below for detailed directions on where to park and walk. One note on those directions- the large metal gate that you slip around is not in fact yellow. It is unpainted metal.
    
    As Martha noted, scattering bird seed really helps to bring the birds out of the bushes.
    
    Best wishes,
    
    Dan Stoebel
    Claremont, CA
    
    On Feb 22, 2017, at 5:05 PM, leighestus@... [LACoBirds] < LACoBirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com > wrote:
    
    Birders,
    A first winter Harris's sparrow has been seen, since last weekend, in Claremont, CA, on the Thompson Creek Trail at one of two feeding stations.
    
    Thanks go to John and Linda Baker who discovered the Harris's in the first place. They are originally from Kansas so they recognized the Harris's immediately.
    I only found out about it via word-of-mouth. On the 21st I saw it for several brief periods of time. Today,the 22nd, it was seen twice very briefly in one hour. Best time is between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. It is a very skittish bird and bolts back into the sage brush for long periods of time before it comes out to grab some seed. There have also been several golden-crowned sparrows, numbers of white-crowned sparrows, CA thrashers, CA quail, sharp-shinned hawks, etc. Quite an amazing sight.
    Bringing bird seed and scattering there might be helpful.
    
    To reach the spot drive to the very north end of Indian Hill Blvd. in Claremont. There is a free parking lot to the left. Walk east about 1/2 mile along the Thompson Creek Trail by the water channel. The first feeding station can be seen on the right by a bench and drinking fountain. There are bird feeders and a solar panel water dish on the ground. Mostly white-crowned sparrows, finches, etc.
    Walk about one more block to Pomello Ave. (closed to parking) where there is a locked large metal yellow gate to your left. Slip past it at the channel, and just to the right is the second feeding station which the Harris's seems to prefer. Easy to stand close by and watch.
    These feeding stations were created by Ann Stoll, a Pomona Valley Audubon member. She saw a need to give birds up there water and bird seed, especially with our long hot dry summers. It has been very successful.
    
    Excuse the long report, but rather an awkward place to describe how to get to.
    Good luck.
    
    Martha Estus
    Claremont, CA
    
    
    
    
    
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  21. Harris's sparrow LINK
    DATE: Feb 22, 2017 @ 5:05pm, 1 year(s) ago
    Birders,
    A first winter Harris's sparrow has been seen, since last
    weekend, in Claremont, CA, on the Thompson Creek Trail at one of two feeding
    stations. Thanks go to John and Linda Baker who discovered the
    Harris's in the first place. They are originally from Kansas so they recognized
    the Harris's immediately.
    I only found out about it via word-of-mouth. On the 21st I saw
    it for several brief periods of time. Today,the 22nd, it was seen twice very
    briefly in one hour. Best time is between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. It is a very
    skittish bird and bolts back into the sage brush for long periods of time before
    it comes out to grab some seed. There have also been several golden-crowned
    sparrows, numbers of white-crowned sparrows, CA thrashers, CA quail,
    sharp-shinned hawks, etc. Quite an amazing sight.
    Bringing bird seed and scattering there might be
    helpful.
    
    To reach the spot drive to the very north end of Indian Hill
    Blvd. in Claremont. There is a free parking lot to the left. Walk east about 1/2
    mile along the Thompson Creek Trail by the water channel. The first feeding
    station can be seen on the right by a bench and drinking fountain. There are
    bird feeders and a solar panel water dish on the ground. Mostly white-crowned
    sparrows, finches, etc.
    Walk about one more block to Pomello Ave. (closed to parking)
    where there is a locked large metal yellow gate to your left. Slip past it at
    the channel, and just to the right is the second feeding station which the
    Harris's seems to prefer. Easy to stand close by and watch.
    These feeding stations were created by Ann Stoll, a Pomona
    Valley Audubon member. She saw a need to give birds up there water and bird
    seed, especially with our long hot dry summers. It has been very
    successful.
    
    Excuse the long report, but rather an awkward place to
    describe how to get to.
    Good luck.
    
    Martha Estus
    Claremont, CA
    
    
    
    
    
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  23. Harris's Sparrow still on Palos Verdes LINK
    DATE: May 4, 2011 @ 6:47am, 7 year(s) ago
    After landing at LAX from Dubai on the afternoon of April 27th, I picked up
    birding buddy Knut Hansen (Jet Blue) and followed the directions from Thomas
    Miko, Richard Norton and Martin Byhower (a huge thanks to all of them for
    helping out).
    
    We drove from the crew hotel in Torrance to the Three Sisters Reserve on Palos
    Verdes, looking for the small flags in the restoration area. Thomas had
    mentioned white flags with a red circle as the key area and we eventually found
    the flags.
    After appx 20 minutes in bright sun and very strong wind, the Harris's Sparrow
    flew up and sat exposed on the top of a bush along the trail, less than 15 feet
    from the white/red flags.
    The joy was intense, as this is a bird I have been hoping to see in the US for
    the last 25 years, and I finally had one in my bins. Knut had seen one in
    Seattle last winter, but never a male approaching full breeding plumage.
    
    A few photos of the sparrow and a large un-identified lizard (possibly
    California Alligator Lizard) can be seen at:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/sandmanindubai/
    
    We also saw two fairly large brown snakes (non-rattler) along the path here, one
    of them disappearing into a gopher-hole. Do you get Gopher Snakes here
    
    The next day saw us up at 3am, Kitchen Creek Rd (SD) with two Gray Vireos and
    San Jacinto Mtns--Ramona Trail (LACo or Riverside CO) with 20+ Pinyon Jays
    along the main road/Ramona Trail start.
    
    Back in Torrance May 9th-10th and May 27th-28th, looking for Cassin's Vireo,
    Least Bell's Vireo, Bell's Sage Sparrow, Southwestern Willow Flycatcher, Mexican
    Whip-Poor-Will and Common Poorwill.
    
    Cheers,
    Tommy
    ____________________________
    Tommy Pedersen
    B-777 Captain, Emirates Airlines
    UAE Bird Recorder
    
    Email: 777sandman@...
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  25. America's Birdiest County Final Tally LINK
    DATE: May 2, 2011 @ 5:13am, 7 year(s) ago
    Hi Everyone,Our final total for America's Birdiest County this year is
    277, a decrease two species over the preliminary total that I announced
    earlier.The reason for the change is that I counted incorrectly last
    Sunday night;in addition, there have been a couple of additions and some
    species thatwe were unable to accept due to insufficient documentation.
    277 species is the highest total that we've recorded since
    America's Birdiest County started in 2003. Our previous high mark was
    272 species in 2007. Two of our neighboring counties are active
    participants in America's Birdiest County: to our south,our friends in
    San Diego found 268 species this year, one of theirbest years ever.
    Notable among them were a very rare curlew sandpiperand a masked booby.
    To our immediate north, folks in Kern County conducted their count this
    weekend. The final tally isn't availableyet, but evidently they found
    at least 250 species, which is theirbest count ever. So all three of
    the principal participants in southern California had banner counts this
    year. Farther north, birders in Monterey County conducted their annual
    one-daybirdathon this weekend. The final results aren't available, but
    they've found more than 250 species on numerous occasions previously.In
    the bigger picture, America's Birdiest County can be conducted onany
    3-day interval during April or May, so final results from around
    thecountry aren't in yet. Obviously we did extremely well in 2011, and
    maywell have found more birds than any other county in the country.But
    in the bigger scheme of things, I think America's Birdiest County
    isbecoming more significant than a friendly contest with nearby
    countiesand with those elsewhere in the country. Each year, dozens of
    people inLos Angeles County participate, and with growing use of eBird,
    they entertens of thousands of bird observations that are permanently
    archivedand can be used to study bird status and distribution patterns.
    In a realsense, we're obtaining a detailed snapshot of the birds present
    in ourarea at about the same time each spring. We cover a much wider
    areathan a Christmas Bird Count, and a such, this is turning into an
    increasinglyvaluable survey the longer that we do it. What we could
    learnif every county in California participated... The increase in
    our knowledgemight be substantial. How do our results this year compare
    with those from previous yearsHere are the Los Angeles County totals
    since 2003:2011 2772010 2712009 2642008 2552007 2722006 2652005
    2462004 2402003 239Previous America's Birdiest County winners:2010
    271 Los Angeles2009 264 Los Angeles2008 255 Los Angeles2007 272
    Los Angeles 2006 265 Los Angeles 2005 250 Monterey and San Diego
    (tie)2004 266 San Diego 2003 248 Monterey Below is our master
    list that shows all the species that we've recorded since 2004. The
    first column lists the species, the second lists thenumber of years
    we've found a species, and then we show whether or notwe found each
    species in each year. "1" indicates that we found a species and "0"
    indicates that we didn't.SPECIES YEARS 11 10 09
    08 07 06 05 04Greater White-fronted Goose 7 1 1 1 1
    1 1 1 0Snow Goose 4 1 1 1 0 0 0
    0 1Ross's Goose 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
    1Brant 7 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0
    Cackling Goose 7 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
    0Canada Goose 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1Wood
    Duck 7 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1Gadwall
    8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1American Wigeon 8 1
    1 1 1 1 1 1 1Mallard 8 1 1 1
    1 1 1 1 1Blue-winged Teal 8 1 1 1 1 1
    1 1 1Cinnamon Teal 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
    1Northern Shoveler 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
    1Northern Pintail 7 1 1 0 1 1 1 1
    1Green-winged Teal 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
    1Canvasback 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Redhead 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
    1Ring-necked Duck 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
    1Lesser Scaup 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
    1Greater Scaup 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    NEWSurf Scoter 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
    1Black Scoter 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1
    0Long-tailed Duck 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
    Bufflehead 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
    1Common Goldeneye 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Hooded Merganser 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1
    Common Merganser 6 1 1 0 1 1 1 0
    1Red-breasted Merganser 7 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
    0Ruddy Duck 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
    1Chukar 4 1 1 1 1 0 0 0
    0Mountain Quail 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
    1California Quail 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
    1Gambel's Quail 4 1 1 1 1 0 0 0
    0Red-throated Loon 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
    1Pacific Loon 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
    1Common Loon 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
    1Yellow-billed Loon 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Pied-billed Grebe 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
    1Horned Grebe 4 1 1 0 1 1 0 0
    0Eared Grebe 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
    1Western Grebe 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
    1Clark's Grebe 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
    1Black-footed Albatross 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    NEWNorthern Fulmar 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1
    Pink-footed Shearwater 7 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0Sooty
    Shearwater 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
    1Black-vented Shearwater 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1
    American White Pelican 7 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1Brown
    Pelican 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1Brandt's
    Cormorant 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1Double-crested
    Cormorant 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1Pelagic Cormorant
    8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1American Bittern 2 1
    0 1 0 0 0 0 0Least Bittern 8 1 1 1
    1 1 1 1 1Great Blue Heron 8 1 1 1 1 1
    1 1 1Great Egret 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
    1Snowy Egret 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
    1Cattle Egret 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
    Green Heron 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
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    Knot 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
    Sanderling 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
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    0Dunlin 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
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    1Long-billed Dowitcher 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
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    Parasitic Jaeger 6 1 1 0 1 1 1 1
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    0Mourning Dove 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1Inca
    Dove 6 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0Common
    Ground-Dove 6 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 Red-crowned
    Parrot 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1Greater
    Roadrunner 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1Barn Owl
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    1 0 0 1 0 1 0Western Screech-Owl 8 1 1 1
    1 1 1 1 1Great Horned Owl 8 1 1 1 1 1
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    0Burrowing Owl 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
    1Spotted Owl 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
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    0Northern Saw-whet Owl 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
    1Lesser Nighthawk 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
    1Common Poorwill 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
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    1Vaux's Swift 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
    1White-throated Swift 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
    1Black-chinned Hummingbird 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
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    1Costa's Hummingbird 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
    1Calliope Hummingbird 4 1 0 1 0 1 1 0
    0Rufous Hummingbird 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
    1Allen's Hummingbird 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
    1Belted Kingfisher 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
    1Lewis's Woodpecker 6 1 1 1 0 1 0 1
    1Acorn Woodpecker 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
    1Williamson's Sapsucker 6 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 0
    Red-breasted Sapsucker 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
    1Ladder-backed Woodpecker 7 1 1 1 1 1 1 0
    1Nuttall's Woodpecker 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
    1Downy Woodpecker 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
    1Hairy Woodpecker 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
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    1Olive-sided Flycatcher 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
    1Western Wood-Pewee 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
    1Willow Flycatcher 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
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    Flycatcher 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1Dusky
    Flycatcher 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
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    0Pacific-slope Flycatcher 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
    1Black Phoebe 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
    1Say's Phoebe 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
    1Ash-throated Flycatcher 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
    1Tropical Kingbird 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 1
    0Cassin's Kingbird 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
    1Thick-billed Kingbird 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0
    0Western Kingbird 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
    1Loggerhead Shrike 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
    1Bell's Vireo 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
    1Plumbeous Vireo 5 1 1 1 0 1 1 0
    0Cassin's Vireo 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
    1Hutton's Vireo 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
    1Warbling Vireo 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
    1Steller's Jay 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
    1Western Scrub-Jay 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
    1Clark's Nutcracker 7 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1
    American Crow 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
    1Common Raven 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
    1Horned Lark 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
    1Purple Martin 3 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0Tree
    Swallow 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
    1Violet-green Swallow 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
    1Northern Rough-winged Swallow 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1Bank
    Swallow 6 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 1Cliff
    Swallow 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1Barn
    Swallow 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1Mountain
    Chickadee 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1Oak Titmouse
    8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1Verdin 7 1
    1 1 1 1 1 1 0Bushtit 8 1 1 1
    1 1 1 1 1Red-breasted Nuthatch 8 1 1 1 1 1
    1 1 1White-breasted Nuthatch 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
    1Pygmy Nuthatch 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
    1Brown Creeper 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
    1Cactus Wren 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1Rock
    Wren 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1Canyon
    Wren 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1Bewick's
    Wren 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1House Wren
    8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1Marsh Wren 8 1
    1 1 1 1 1 1 1American Dipper 5 1 0 1
    1 1 1 0 0Golden-crowned Kinglet 4 1 0 0 0 1
    1 0 1Ruby-crowned Kinglet 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
    1Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
    1California Gnatcatcher 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
    1Western Bluebird 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
    1Townsend's Solitaire 5 1 1 1 1 1 0 0
    0Swainson's Thrush 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
    1Hermit Thrush 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
    1American Robin 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
    1Wrentit 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
    1Northern Mockingbird 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
    1California Thrasher 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1Le
    Conte's Thrasher 5 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 0European
    Starling 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1American Pipit
    8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1Cedar Waxwing 8 1
    1 1 1 1 1 1 1Phainopepla 8 1 1 1
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    0 0 0 NEWTennessee Warbler 1 0 0 0 0 1
    0 0 0Orange-crowned Warbler 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
    1Nashville Warbler 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
    1Yellow Warbler 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
    1Yellow-rumped Warbler 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
    1Black-throated Gray Warbler 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
    1Townsend's Warbler 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
    1Hermit Warbler 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1Palm
    Warbler 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 0
    1Black-and-white Warbler 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
    0American Redstart 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
    0Painted Redstart 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    0MacGillivray's Warbler 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
    1Common Yellowthroat 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
    1Hooded Warbler 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    0Wilson's Warbler 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
    1Yellow-breasted Chat 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
    1Summer Tanager 4 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1
    Western Tanager 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
    1Green-tailed Towhee 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
    1Spotted Towhee 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
    1California Towhee 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
    1Rufous-crowned Sparrow 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
    1Chipping Sparrow 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
    1Clay-colored Sparrow 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
    0Brewer's Sparrow 6 1 1 0 1 1 1 0
    1Black-chinned Sparrow 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1Lark
    Sparrow 7 1 1 1 1 1 1 0
    1Black-throated Sparrow 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1Sage
    Sparrow 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1Savannah
    Sparrow 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1Grasshopper
    Sparrow 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0Fox Sparrow
    8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1Song Sparrow 8 1
    1 1 1 1 1 1 1Lincoln's Sparrow 7 1 1 1
    1 1 1 1 0White-throated Sparrow 5 1 1 1 0 1
    1 0 0White-crowned Sparrow 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
    1Golden-crowned Sparrow 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
    1Harris's Sparrow 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    NEWDark-eyed Junco 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
    1Black-headed Grosbeak 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1Blue
    Grosbeak 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1Lazuli
    Bunting 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1Red-winged
    Blackbird 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1Tricolored
    Blackbird 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1Western
    Meadowlark 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1Yellow-headed
    Blackbird 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1Brewer's Blackbird
    8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1Great-tailed Grackle 8 1
    1 1 1 1 1 1 1Brown-headed Cowbird 8 1 1 1
    1 1 1 1 1Hooded Oriole 8 1 1 1 1 1
    1 1 1Bullock's Oriole 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
    1Scott's Oriole 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
    1Purple Finch 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
    1Cassin's Finch 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
    1House Finch 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1Red
    Crossbill 6 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 0Pine
    Siskin 7 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0Lesser
    Goldfinch 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1Lawrence's
    Goldfinch 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1American
    Goldfinch 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1Evening
    Grosbeak 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 NEWHouse
    Sparrow 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1We found a
    number of species in 2011 that we hadn't found before:Species
    LocationGreater Scaup Quail LakeBlack-footed Albatross San
    Clemente IslandDusky-capped Flycatcher Bell Gardens Veteran
    ParkNorthern Parula Creek Park, La MiradaChestnut-side Warbler
    Legg LakeHarris's Sparrow Palos Verdes PeninsulaEvening Grosbeak
    Blue Ridge Campground, San Gabriel MountainsIn 2010 we missed some
    species that we usually find, most notably American Dipper, but in 2011
    there were _no_ bad misses. We missed some species that we had found in
    about 1/2 of the previous counts,but nothing found more common. Stated
    in other words, the only species wemissed were ones that are very
    difficult to find.None of this would be possible without the hard work
    and dedication ofeveryone who went out into the field to look for birds.
    We would like to thank the following people for participating and
    reporting their results:2011 ABC ParticipantsAbernathy JimAlps
    BernardoBarth RichardBass JudyBenner LanceBossone
    LynnBrandt JeanByhower MartinClarke PaulConrad
    LoriConrad MarkCooper DanCordero LizCrill
    BrendanCubit JohnCyger RonDameron WandaDaniels
    BrianDesnoyers NicoleDong PamDong WilburDowell
    DarrenEliot BarbaraElliot BrianElliot JaniceEllsworth
    KathiFeenstra JonGarrett JohnGarrett KimballGarrett
    LauraGilliland FrankGilliland SusanGriffin EdHamilton
    RobbHardesty JimHastings LewHolland RonHunter
    MarkJohnson BarbaraJones SteveJones TrinaLamb
    WalterLong MickeyLowenthal CeciliaLucas JarronMcFadden
    CathyMcGrath ToddMehler UlrikeMiko TomMoore
    LindaMoyd KathyNorton DickOhlenkamp KrisSallave
    PJSayre PhilScheel JanetScheel MarkSchmahl
    LarrySelinger HenrySelinger LorettaStahl JustynSterba
    DonStrang NancySurtees DaveSzeliga WalterTurley
    BeckyTurley SteveVan de Hoek RoyVan Norman MichaelVargas
    NormVolin JudyViduetsky AlexWoldman IrwinWong
    GraceYorke CalThe nationwide ABC results are usually announced
    around mid-June, so we'll let you know when they become available.
    Thank you all again,Lance
    
    Lance Benner
    Altadena, CA
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  27. RFI: Harris' Sparrow in Three Sisters Reserve LINK
    DATE: Apr 25, 2011 @ 10:24am, 7 year(s) ago
    Hello fellow birders, greetings from sunny Dubai
    
    I am preparing for my 2nd LAX-trip this month (pilot with Emirates), and was
    pleasantly surprised to see the Harris' Sparrow still present on Palos Verdes.
    Our crew hotel is in Torrance, so I will try for it with a rented car on the
    afternoon of Wed 27th (4 pm'ish).
    Is it possible to get some info on specific location info, as I have never been
    to the Three Sisters Reserve before After a 17-hr non-stop flight I fear that
    my tired eyes needs some guidance....
    
    I was lucky last week on my LAX-trip, connecting with 4 target species in
    Mojave; Bendire's Thrasher, Gilded Flicker, Juniper Titmouse and Brewer's
    Sparrow.
    If interested, see: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sandmanindubai/
    
    Next week's target list is Harris's Sparrow, then Black-chinned Sparrow,
    Pacific-slope Flycatcher, Gray & Cassin's Vireos and Common Poorwill.
    
    Cheers and thanks,
    Tommy
    ____________________________
    Tommy Pedersen
    B-777 Captain, Emirates Airlines
    UAE Bird Recorder
    UAE eBird Coordinator
    
    Email: 777sandman@...
    UAE web: www.uaebirding.com
    
    
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  29. ABC master species list LINK
    DATE: Apr 25, 2011 @ 12:20am, 7 year(s) ago
    Hi Everyone,
    
    Here's the list of all the species that have been found so far this
    weekend.
    
    Greater White-fronted Goose
    Snow Goose
    Ross's Goose
    Brant
    Cackling Goose
    Canada Goose
    Wood Duck
    Gadwall
    American Wigeon
    Mallard
    Blue-winged Teal
    Cinnamon Teal
    Northern Shoveler
    Northern Pintail
    Green-winged Teal
    Redhead
    Ring-necked Duck
    Lesser Scaup
    Greater Scaup
    Surf Scoter
    Black 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
    Black-footed Albatross
    Pink-footed Shearwater
    Sooty Shearwater
    American White Pelican
    Brown Pelican
    Brandt's Cormorant
    Double-crested Cormorant
    Pelagic Cormorant
    American Bittern
    Least Bittern
    Great Blue Heron
    Great Egret
    Snowy Egret
    Cattle Egret
    Green Heron
    Black-crowned Night-Heron
    White-faced Ibis
    Turkey Vulture
    Osprey
    White-tailed Kite
    Northern Harrier
    Sharp-shinned Hawk
    Cooper's Hawk
    Red-shouldered Hawk
    Swainson's Hawk
    Red-tailed Hawk
    Ferruginous Hawk
    Bald Eagle
    Golden Eagle
    American Kestrel
    Merlin
    Peregrine Falcon
    Prairie Falcon
    Virginia Rail
    Sora
    Common Moorhen
    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
    Long-billed Curlew
    Marbled Godwit
    Ruddy Turnstone
    Black Turnstone
    Surfbird
    Sanderling
    Semipalmated Sandpiper
    Western Sandpiper
    Least Sandpiper
    Baird's Sandpiper
    Dunlin
    Short-billed Dowitcher
    Long-billed Dowitcher
    Wilson's Snipe
    Wilson's Phalarope
    Red-necked Phalarope
    Bonaparte's Gull
    Heermann's Gull
    Ring-billed Gull
    California Gull
    Herring Gull
    Western Gull
    Glaucous-winged Gull
    Least Tern
    Caspian Tern
    Forster's Tern
    Royal Tern
    Elegant Tern
    Black Skimmer
    Pomarine Jaeger
    Parasitic Jaeger
    Rock Pigeon
    Band-tailed Pigeon
    Eurasian Collared-Dove
    Spotted Dove
    Mourning Dove
    Inca Dove
    Common Ground-Dove
    Red-crowned Parrot
    Greater Roadrunner
    Barn Owl
    Western Screech-Owl
    Great Horned Owl
    Northern Pygmy-Owl
    Burrowing Owl
    Spotted Owl
    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
    Lewis's Woodpecker
    Acorn Woodpecker
    Williamson's Sapsucker
    Red-breasted Sapsucker
    Ladder-backed Woodpecker
    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
    Dusky-capped Flycatcher
    Pacific-slope Flycatcher
    Black Phoebe
    Say's Phoebe
    Ash-throated Flycatcher
    Tropical Kingbird
    Cassin's Kingbird
    Western Kingbird
    Loggerhead Shrike
    Bell's Vireo
    Plumbeous Vireo
    Cassin's Vireo
    Hutton's Vireo
    Warbling Vireo
    Steller's Jay
    Western Scrub-Jay
    Clark's Nutcracker
    American Crow
    Common Raven
    Horned Lark
    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
    Le Conte's Thrasher
    European Starling
    American Pipit
    Cedar Waxwing
    Phainopepla
    Northern Parula
    Chestnut-sided Warbler
    Orange-crowned Warbler
    Nashville Warbler
    Yellow Warbler
    Yellow-rumped Warbler
    Black-throated Gray Warbler
    Townsend's Warbler
    Hermit Warbler
    Palm 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
    Sage Sparrow
    Savannah Sparrow
    Fox Sparrow
    Song Sparrow
    Lincoln's Sparrow
    White-throated Sparrow
    White-crowned Sparrow
    Golden-crowned Sparrow
    Harris's 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
    Pine Siskin
    Lesser Goldfinch
    Lawrence's Goldfinch
    American Goldfinch
    Evening Grosbeak
    House Sparrow
    
    On a somewhat different note, the evening grosbeaks were still present
    at Blue Ridge Campground early this afternoon. Thanks to Walter Lamb
    and Todd McGrath for leading us to them. Although it was cold, foggy,
    and windy, our visit to Blue Ridge was some of the best montane birding
    we've ever had in the San Gabriel Mountains. It was a real treat to
    hear evening grosbeaks and red crossbills simultaneously.
    
    Regards,
    
    Lance
    
    Lance Benner
    Altadena, CA
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