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  1. Re: [LACoBirds] Continuing Brant, Pacific Loon, Willow Flycatcher & more (San Pedro) LINK
    DATE: May 29, 2018, 24 day(s) ago
    The Pacific Loon also continued at the same location as of 11:12am today
    (in fact at that time, it was floating alongside the Brant, demonstrating
    that they are the same length). And to correct my earlier comment about
    the beached Red-throated Loon: it's in first-summer (immature) plumage,
    not adult nonbreeding.
    
    The other local Ash-throated Flycatcher also continues. One was at
    Lookout Point Park on May 20 (11:07-11:20am) and May 25 (1:50pm), and one
    was at Shoshonean Road on May 24 (5:11pm) and Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
    parking lot on May 29 (10:53-10:56am).
    
    And concerning my comment about Black Skimmers, "each one has an
    audibly different voice", I should add that I've noticed the same
    thing for most bird species. The reason it came to mind for skimmers is
    that I've been reporting lots of banded ones, and was thinking about
    potential alternative ways to track individuals over time.
    
    Another little note I'd like to add: The Double-crested Cormorants at
    Cabrillo Youth Camp have been very vocal for the past week or more. I
    think I was birding for years before I ever heard one at all. I may not
    still have ever heard a Brown Pelican vocalize.
    
    David Ellsworth
    
    San Pedro, CA
    
    At 2018-05-29 10:27, David Ellsworth davidells@... [LACoBirds]
    wrote:
    
    I just went down to Cabrillo
    Beach, and as of 9:15am, the Brant continues, this time on the inner
    beach (not the scout camp beach) along with a flock of Black Skimmers,
    California Gulls, and Western Gulls. I also just took a beached
    Red-throated Loon (adult in nonbreeding plumage) from the inner beach to
    IBRRC. I haven't checked yet if the Pacific Loon is still here, but it
    seems healthy; it looked very clean when it showed its belly yesterday
    evening, and was putting its head underwater to look for prey (though
    didn't dive while I watched).
    
    And a third thing I forgot to include: An Olive-sided Flycatcher was
    perching in trees both small and large on the west side of the southern
    stretch of Shoshonean Road (west-adjacent of the Salt Marsh), on May 22
    from 9:02am to 9:18am.
    
    David Ellsworth
    
    San Pedro, CA
    
    At 2018-05-29 08:18, David Ellsworth davidells@... [LACoBirds]
    wrote:
    
    First of all, I forgot to
    include three things: A Nashville Warbler was in my backyard near
    Cabrillo Beach on May 23 and 24, and a male Phainopepla was at the Greg
    Smith Conifer Grove again on May 20 at 12:10pm. And, for a few days
    starting May 15, there were singing Swainson's Thrushes all over the
    Cabrillo area (in a tree near the dirt ramp down to Cabrillo Beach; in a
    tree in the Marine Aquarium parking lot area; all along the top of the
    slope/cliffside on the west side of Shoshonean Road), just like the
    singing Black-headed Grosbeaks; both species are still around here, but
    not singing anywhere near as much as they were during those few
    days.
    
    Secondly, I wanted to add that of all the Japanese White-eye audio
    samples on xeno-canto.org , the only
    ones that actually sounded like ours here were two recordings made in
    Orange County. None of the recordings made in Japan sounded like ours. I
    am inclined to believe that the identification of Japanese White-eye is
    incorrect, and they're in fact some other species of White-eye (or at
    least, a subspecies of Japanese White-eye that is vastly
    under-represented on xeno-canto); the call sounds like an innate call,
    which wouldn't need to be learned, so captive-raised birds should do the
    same calls as wild ones in their native habitat, right
    
    Photos still to come later.
    
    David Ellsworth
    
    San Pedro, CA
    
    At 2018-05-28 23:13, David Ellsworth davidells@... [LACoBirds]
    wrote:
    
    Yesterday and today (May 27-28) both a Black Brant, and a Pacific Loon in
    absolutely full breeding plumage, were at Cabrillo Youth Camp (during the
    late afternoon, at least, when I looked on both days). The Brant spent
    time both on water and on shore. Both birds can be seen from the boat
    launch dock which is southeast-adjacent to the salt marsh (Salinas de San
    Pedro).
    
    On both May 23 and 25 a Willow Flycatcher showed up in my backyard,
    giving me a new yard bird. (It's possible they weren't even the same
    individual.) Other flycatchers have been especially abundant as well;
    Pacific-slope Flycatchers have been as numerous as I ever remember them
    being here, and Willow Flycatchers might be even more numerous than
    they've been before in my experience (i.e. since 2006). I saw an
    agonistic territorial encounter between two Willow Flycatchers for the
    first time (in my backyard) and one of them made an agonistic call
    sounding identical to a Say's Phoebe agonstic call (a call that many
    Northern Mockingbirds include in their song repertoire) a call which I
    think is most notable for its peculiar lack of
    "aggressive-soundingness" to human ears, in contrast to the
    agonistic calls of most other species. And I have found two Ash-throated
    Flycatchers recently at different local spots, one of them continuing,
    when Ash-throated Flycatchers have been mostly absent in my area for
    years.
    
    The Warbling Vireos are still present in force. I've had at least 6 at
    once in my backyard at times, and they often sing.
    
    I have observed proof of Orange-crowned Warbler nesting success in the
    Salt Marsh / Shoshonean Road area. An Orange-crowned Warbler, whose song
    I recognize from at least one year ago at the same location, fed a
    begging juvenile, and I recognized his identifying physical features from
    having filmed him singing earlier. And at another spot, an Orange-crowned
    Warbler sang for vast swaths of the day (also with a unique recognizable
    song), every day for weeks, and suddenly a few days ago stopped singing
    and started hanging out with a second Orange-crowned Warbler very
    suggestive that this pair are nesting as well.
    
    At least two "Japanese" White-eyes have been quite consipicuous
    in the area, with a Hutton's Vireo like call, showing up often in the
    Cabrillo Marine Aquarium parking lot... and today for the first time I'm
    aware of, in my backyard near Cabrillo Beach. (They usually show up as a
    pair together, which for a while made me think there are two in the area,
    but in retrospect the frequency with which I encounter them suggests
    there are quite a bit more than two.) I put "Japanese" in
    quotes because I don't understand why virtually everyone is identifying
    these as Japanese White-eyes. I looked at the various species of
    White-eye (they are numerous) and a large number of them look virtually
    identical I couldn't find any distinguishing characteristics by looking
    at photos. When listing to samples of a large subset of White-eye species
    on xeno-canto.org , I couldn't find
    any that actually matches the Hutton's Vireo like call I most often hear
    from the ones here and in Orange County. Certainly, the Japanese
    White-eye audio samples sound nothing like the ones here. So why do
    birders identify them as Japanese White-eye instead of
    White-eye sp.
    
    Black Skimmers have been sticking around every day lately at the Cabrillo
    Youth Camp shore. They're very vocal whenever another skimmer comes in to
    land with them, and each one has an audibly different voice. I got to see
    a behavior I'd never seen before from this species a fish display. A
    skimmer held the fish in his bill, as if to entice the other skimmers,
    but none of them proved worthy of it (all who tried to take it were
    denied) and eventually he ended up eating it himself.
    
    On May 24 I had my first-of-season Least Tern at Cabrillo Beach dive and
    catch a fish in the water just outside the salt marsh.
    
    A Heermann's Gull adult in breeding plumage was at Cabrillo Beach today
    at 5:33pm. I haven't even seen an immature one since May 12, and hadn't
    seen an adult since March 24.
    
    I will post photos later.
    
    David Ellsworth
    
    San Pedro, CA
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  3. RE: [LACoBirds] Continuing Brant, Pacific Loon, Willow Flycatcher & more (San Pedro) LINK
    DATE: May 29, 2018, 24 day(s) ago
    Thank you very much, Kimball.
    
    I did notice that Oriental White-eye recordings are unavailable for
    public access on the site. I was wondering if I should submit a request
    to them, but at the time it seemed unlikely that that particular species
    would be the match. On second thought it's probably worth a try.
    
    I noticed that "Zosterops sp." is an option on eBird, but the
    vast majority of checklists in Southern California use the "Japanese
    White-eye - Zosterops japonicus" option. And just now, I noticed
    that on eBird, "Zosterops sp." and "white-eye sp. -
    Zosterops sp." are actually different options! Searching for one
    will not show the other.
    
    You are absolutely right that the Z. j. simplex recordings from
    mainland China on Xeno-Canto sound much more like our White-eyes than the
    others. This may be why I missed this when listening earlier; there are
    only three recordings matching that on the site, out of 123 Japanese
    White-eye recordings and of those, only two actually sounds like ours,
    and the Hutton's Vireo call with which I was most familiar is rather
    low-key in one of those two.
    
    https://www.xeno-canto.org/209686 - this does sound very similar to
    ours
    
    https://www.xeno-canto.org/325086 - this also sounds similar to ours,
    but the emphasis in the recording is on a different type of call I'm less
    familiar with hearing from them (but am beginning to notice more)
    
    https://www.xeno-canto.org/209685 - this sounds much less like
    ours
    
    But of course, this makes me want to know how the determination was made
    that the White-eyes in those locations are Z. j. simplex , since
    they sound different than Z. j. simplex at other
    locations.
    
    For comparison, here is a recent recording I made of a White-eye in a
    eucalyptus north-adjacent to the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium:
    
    FLAC format ( MiB):
    
    https://kingbird.myphotos.cc/2018_05_22%2008_51_56%20-%20White-eye.flac
    
    MP3 format ( MiB):
    
    https://kingbird.myphotos.cc/2018_05_22%2008_51_56%20-%20White-eye.mp3
    
    The clearest calls heard from the White-eye occur at 22 seconds in.
    (Also heard in this 36.6 second audio clip: American Crow
    juvenile (distant); Hooded Oriole calls; Warbling Vireo song; something I
    didn't notice at the time, but sounds like a pet bird; Black Phoebe
    "chip" and "cheer" calls; Bushtit; Yellow Warbler
    call and song; European Starling. If anyone wants me to keep making
    annotation files with timestamps like I did for the Yellow-breasted Chat,
    please let me know.)
    
    As always, I ask that you please don't use my recordings to trick
    birds to come out into the open, unless there is a very good
    reason for doing so and will not harm/stress the bird(s) or put them at
    risk.
    
    They have been making other types of calls as well (like the ones in
    XC325086, I think), but I don't think I've managed to get a good
    recording of those yet.
    
    Some photos of a White-eye here (frames from video):
    
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/46139346@N00/albums/72157667517882937/with/28569323358/
    
    Incidentally, I'd like to make a correction to the previous audio
    recording (Yellow-breasted Chat) I posted from here. In the annotations,
    at 5:25.676 I put "CALT juv LAZB". But it was a YEWA (Yellow
    Warbler). Oddly, it was many years before I learned they make that call,
    but since then I've been hearing it a lot.
    
    David Ellsworth
    
    San Pedro, CA
    
    At 2018-05-29 13:46, Kimball Garrett kgarrett@... [LACoBirds]
    wrote:
    
    David,
    
    Your questions about the identity of the white-eyes that are increasingly
    well-established in Orange and se. Los Angeles Counties are valid
    ones. Bear in mind that Japanese White-eyes (Zosterops japonicus)
    are geographically quite variable, and I wouldnt doubt that there is
    some geographical variation in vocalizations as well. Our birds seem to
    match most closely Japanese White-eyes from mainland China (Z. j.
    simplex); these are not the ones that are in Japan or established on the
    Hawaiian Islands. But some subspecies of Oriental White-eye (Z.
    palpebrosus) are closely similar in appearance to some Japanese
    White-eyes, and youre correct to have some skepticism regarding the
    species identification of our birds. We hope this can be resolved soon
    we have one specimen here at the Natural History Museum (salvaged from
    Orange County), and our colleagues at the Moore Laboratory of Zoology are
    hoping to have the results of their DNA analysis of that specimen
    soon. If you or anybody run across a dead or moribund white-eye,
    please make certain it gets to us to help document our incipient
    populations.
    
    To my ear the calls Ive heard from white-eyes in Orange County and in
    Long Beach seem to match fairly closely some of the calls of Japanese
    White-eye available on Xeno-Canto. Unfortunately, recordings of
    Oriental White-eyes on Xeno-Canto are not available on the web site. As
    Xeno-Canto explains, Some species are under extreme pressure due to
    trapping or harassment. The open availability of high-quality recordings
    of these species can make the problems even worse. For this reason,
    streaming and downloading of these recordings is disabled.
    
    We have been validating eBird entries of Japanese White-eye from southern
    California in order to establish that as the working hypothesis regarding
    identification. If youre searching for white-eye sightings, search
    on that species but also on Zosterops sp. (white-eye sp.), since many
    observers understandably are only comfortable entering sightings at that
    level of certainty. Bottom line: get recordings, and get
    specimens, and well be able to figure out for certain what we
    have.
    
    Kimball
    
    Kimball L. Garrett
    
    Ornithology Collections Manager
    
    Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
    
    900 Exposition Blvd.
    
    Los Angeles, CA 90007 USA
    
    (213) 763-3368
    
    kgarrett@...
    
    http://www.nhm.org/site/research-collections/ornithology
    
    From: LACoBirds@yahoogroups.com
    [
    mailto:LACoBirds@yahoogroups.com ] On Behalf Of David Ellsworth
    davidells@... [LACoBirds]
    
    Sent: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 8:19 AM
    
    To: LACoBirds
    
    Subject: Re: [LACoBirds] Continuing Brant, Pacific Loon, Willow
    Flycatcher & more (San Pedro)
    
    Secondly, I wanted to add that of all the Japanese White-eye audio
    samples on xeno-canto.org , the only
    ones that actually sounded like ours here were two recordings made in
    Orange County. None of the recordings made in Japan sounded like ours. I
    am inclined to believe that the identification of Japanese White-eye is
    incorrect, and they're in fact some other species of White-eye (or at
    least, a subspecies of Japanese White-eye that is vastly
    under-represented on xeno-canto); the call sounds like an innate call,
    which wouldn't need to be learned, so captive-raised birds should do the
    same calls as wild ones in their native habitat, right
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  5. RE: [LACoBirds] Continuing Brant, Pacific Loon, Willow Flycatcher & more (San Pedro) LINK
    DATE: May 29, 2018, 24 day(s) ago
    David, Your questions about the identity of the white-eyes that are increasingly well-established in Orange and se. Los Angeles Counties are valid ones. Bear in mind
    that Japanese White-eyes (Zosterops japonicus) are geographically quite variable, and I wouldnt doubt that there is some geographical variation in vocalizations as well. Our birds seem to match most closely Japanese White-eyes from mainland China (Z. j. simplex);
    these are not the ones that are in Japan or established on the Hawaiian Islands. But some subspecies of Oriental White-eye (Z. palpebrosus) are closely similar in appearance to some Japanese White-eyes, and youre correct to have some skepticism regarding
    the species identification of our birds. We hope this can be resolved soon we have one specimen here at the Natural History Museum (salvaged from Orange County), and our colleagues at the Moore Laboratory of Zoology are hoping to have the results of their
    DNA analysis of that specimen soon. If you or anybody run across a dead or moribund white-eye, please make certain it gets to us to help document our incipient populations. To my ear the calls Ive heard from white-eyes in Orange County and in Long Beach seem to match fairly closely some of the calls of Japanese White-eye available
    on Xeno-Canto. Unfortunately, recordings of Oriental White-eyes on Xeno-Canto are not available on the web site. As Xeno-Canto explains, Some species
    are under extreme pressure due to trapping or harassment. The open availability of high-quality recordings of these species can make the problems even worse. For this reason, streaming and downloading of these recordings is disabled. We have been validating eBird entries of Japanese White-eye from southern California in order to establish that as the working hypothesis regarding
    identification. If youre searching for white-eye sightings, search on that species but also on Zosterops sp. (white-eye sp.), since many observers understandably are only comfortable entering sightings at that level of certainty. Bottom line: get recordings,
    and get specimens, and well be able to figure out for certain what we have. Kimball
    Kimball L. Garrett Ornithology Collections Manager Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County 900 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90007 USA (213) 763-3368 kgarrett@... http://www.nhm.org/site/research-collections/ornithology
    From: LACoBirds@yahoogroups.com [mailto:LACoBirds@yahoogroups.com]
    On Behalf Of David Ellsworth davidells@... [LACoBirds]
    
    Sent: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 8:19 AM
    
    To: LACoBirds
    
    Subject: Re: [LACoBirds] Continuing Brant, Pacific Loon, Willow Flycatcher & more (San Pedro)
    
    Secondly, I wanted to add that of all the Japanese White-eye audio samples on
    xeno-canto.org , the only ones that actually sounded like ours here were two recordings made in Orange County. None of the recordings made in Japan sounded like ours. I am inclined to believe that the identification of Japanese
    White-eye is incorrect, and they're in fact some other species of White-eye (or at least, a subspecies of Japanese White-eye that is vastly under-represented on xeno-canto); the call sounds like an innate call, which wouldn't need to be learned, so captive-raised
    birds should do the same calls as wild ones in their native habitat, right
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  7. Re: [LACoBirds] Continuing Brant, Pacific Loon, Willow Flycatcher & more (San Pedro) LINK
    DATE: May 29, 2018, 24 day(s) ago
    I just went down to Cabrillo Beach, and as of 9:15am, the Brant
    continues, this time on the inner beach (not the scout camp beach) along
    with a flock of Black Skimmers, California Gulls, and Western Gulls. I
    also just took a beached Red-throated Loon (adult in nonbreeding plumage)
    from the inner beach to IBRRC. I haven't checked yet if the Pacific Loon
    is still here, but it seems healthy; it looked very clean when it showed
    its belly yesterday evening, and was putting its head underwater to look
    for prey (though didn't dive while I watched).
    
    And a third thing I forgot to include: An Olive-sided Flycatcher was
    perching in trees both small and large on the west side of the southern
    stretch of Shoshonean Road (west-adjacent of the Salt Marsh), on May 22
    from 9:02am to 9:18am.
    
    David Ellsworth
    
    San Pedro, CA
    
    At 2018-05-29 08:18, David Ellsworth davidells@... [LACoBirds]
    wrote:
    
    First of all, I forgot to
    include three things: A Nashville Warbler was in my backyard near
    Cabrillo Beach on May 23 and 24, and a male Phainopepla was at the Greg
    Smith Conifer Grove again on May 20 at 12:10pm. And, for a few days
    starting May 15, there were singing Swainson's Thrushes all over the
    Cabrillo area (in a tree near the dirt ramp down to Cabrillo Beach; in a
    tree in the Marine Aquarium parking lot area; all along the top of the
    slope/cliffside on the west side of Shoshonean Road), just like the
    singing Black-headed Grosbeaks; both species are still around here, but
    not singing anywhere near as much as they were during those few
    days.
    
    Secondly, I wanted to add that of all the Japanese White-eye audio
    samples on xeno-canto.org , the only
    ones that actually sounded like ours here were two recordings made in
    Orange County. None of the recordings made in Japan sounded like ours. I
    am inclined to believe that the identification of Japanese White-eye is
    incorrect, and they're in fact some other species of White-eye (or at
    least, a subspecies of Japanese White-eye that is vastly
    under-represented on xeno-canto); the call sounds like an innate call,
    which wouldn't need to be learned, so captive-raised birds should do the
    same calls as wild ones in their native habitat, right
    
    Photos still to come later.
    
    David Ellsworth
    
    San Pedro, CA
    
    At 2018-05-28 23:13, David Ellsworth davidells@... [LACoBirds]
    wrote:
    
    Yesterday and today (May 27-28) both a Black Brant, and a Pacific Loon in
    absolutely full breeding plumage, were at Cabrillo Youth Camp (during the
    late afternoon, at least, when I looked on both days). The Brant spent
    time both on water and on shore. Both birds can be seen from the boat
    launch dock which is southeast-adjacent to the salt marsh (Salinas de San
    Pedro).
    
    On both May 23 and 25 a Willow Flycatcher showed up in my backyard,
    giving me a new yard bird. (It's possible they weren't even the same
    individual.) Other flycatchers have been especially abundant as well;
    Pacific-slope Flycatchers have been as numerous as I ever remember them
    being here, and Willow Flycatchers might be even more numerous than
    they've been before in my experience (i.e. since 2006). I saw an
    agonistic territorial encounter between two Willow Flycatchers for the
    first time (in my backyard) and one of them made an agonistic call
    sounding identical to a Say's Phoebe agonstic call (a call that many
    Northern Mockingbirds include in their song repertoire) a call which I
    think is most notable for its peculiar lack of
    "aggressive-soundingness" to human ears, in contrast to the
    agonistic calls of most other species. And I have found two Ash-throated
    Flycatchers recently at different local spots, one of them continuing,
    when Ash-throated Flycatchers have been mostly absent in my area for
    years.
    
    The Warbling Vireos are still present in force. I've had at least 6 at
    once in my backyard at times, and they often sing.
    
    I have observed proof of Orange-crowned Warbler nesting success in the
    Salt Marsh / Shoshonean Road area. An Orange-crowned Warbler, whose song
    I recognize from at least one year ago at the same location, fed a
    begging juvenile, and I recognized his identifying physical features from
    having filmed him singing earlier. And at another spot, an Orange-crowned
    Warbler sang for vast swaths of the day (also with a unique recognizable
    song), every day for weeks, and suddenly a few days ago stopped singing
    and started hanging out with a second Orange-crowned Warbler very
    suggestive that this pair are nesting as well.
    
    At least two "Japanese" White-eyes have been quite consipicuous
    in the area, with a Hutton's Vireo like call, showing up often in the
    Cabrillo Marine Aquarium parking lot... and today for the first time I'm
    aware of, in my backyard near Cabrillo Beach. (They usually show up as a
    pair together, which for a while made me think there are two in the area,
    but in retrospect the frequency with which I encounter them suggests
    there are quite a bit more than two.) I put "Japanese" in
    quotes because I don't understand why virtually everyone is identifying
    these as Japanese White-eyes. I looked at the various species of
    White-eye (they are numerous) and a large number of them look virtually
    identical I couldn't find any distinguishing characteristics by looking
    at photos. When listing to samples of a large subset of White-eye species
    on xeno-canto.org , I couldn't find
    any that actually matches the Hutton's Vireo like call I most often hear
    from the ones here and in Orange County. Certainly, the Japanese
    White-eye audio samples sound nothing like the ones here. So why do
    birders identify them as Japanese White-eye instead of
    White-eye sp.
    
    Black Skimmers have been sticking around every day lately at the Cabrillo
    Youth Camp shore. They're very vocal whenever another skimmer comes in to
    land with them, and each one has an audibly different voice. I got to see
    a behavior I'd never seen before from this species a fish display. A
    skimmer held the fish in his bill, as if to entice the other skimmers,
    but none of them proved worthy of it (all who tried to take it were
    denied) and eventually he ended up eating it himself.
    
    On May 24 I had my first-of-season Least Tern at Cabrillo Beach dive and
    catch a fish in the water just outside the salt marsh.
    
    A Heermann's Gull adult in breeding plumage was at Cabrillo Beach today
    at 5:33pm. I haven't even seen an immature one since May 12, and hadn't
    seen an adult since March 24.
    
    I will post photos later.
    
    David Ellsworth
    
    San Pedro, CA
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  9. Re: [LACoBirds] Continuing Brant, Pacific Loon, Willow Flycatcher & more (San Pedro) LINK
    DATE: May 29, 2018, 24 day(s) ago
    First of all, I forgot to include three things: A Nashville Warbler was
    in my backyard near Cabrillo Beach on May 23 and 24, and a male
    Phainopepla was at the Greg Smith Conifer Grove again on May 20 at
    12:10pm. And, for a few days starting May 15, there were singing
    Swainson's Thrushes all over the Cabrillo area (in a tree near the dirt
    ramp down to Cabrillo Beach; in a tree in the Marine Aquarium parking lot
    area; all along the top of the slope/cliffside on the west side of
    Shoshonean Road), just like the singing Black-headed Grosbeaks; both
    species are still around here, but not singing anywhere near as much as
    they were during those few days.
    
    Secondly, I wanted to add that of all the Japanese White-eye audio
    samples on xeno-canto.org , the only
    ones that actually sounded like ours here were two recordings made in
    Orange County. None of the recordings made in Japan sounded like ours. I
    am inclined to believe that the identification of Japanese White-eye is
    incorrect, and they're in fact some other species of White-eye (or at
    least, a subspecies of Japanese White-eye that is vastly
    under-represented on xeno-canto); the call sounds like an innate call,
    which wouldn't need to be learned, so captive-raised birds should do the
    same calls as wild ones in their native habitat, right
    
    Photos still to come later.
    
    David Ellsworth
    
    San Pedro, CA
    
    At 2018-05-28 23:13, David Ellsworth davidells@... [LACoBirds]
    wrote:
    
    Yesterday and today (May 27-28) both a Black Brant, and a Pacific Loon in
    absolutely full breeding plumage, were at Cabrillo Youth Camp (during the
    late afternoon, at least, when I looked on both days). The Brant spent
    time both on water and on shore. Both birds can be seen from the boat
    launch dock which is southeast-adjacent to the salt marsh (Salinas de San
    Pedro).
    
    On both May 23 and 25 a Willow Flycatcher showed up in my backyard,
    giving me a new yard bird. (It's possible they weren't even the same
    individual.) Other flycatchers have been especially abundant as well;
    Pacific-slope Flycatchers have been as numerous as I ever remember them
    being here, and Willow Flycatchers might be even more numerous than
    they've been before in my experience (i.e. since 2006). I saw an
    agonistic territorial encounter between two Willow Flycatchers for the
    first time (in my backyard) and one of them made an agonistic call
    sounding identical to a Say's Phoebe agonstic call (a call that many
    Northern Mockingbirds include in their song repertoire) a call which I
    think is most notable for its peculiar lack of
    "aggressive-soundingness" to human ears, in contrast to the
    agonistic calls of most other species. And I have found two Ash-throated
    Flycatchers recently at different local spots, one of them continuing,
    when Ash-throated Flycatchers have been mostly absent in my area for
    years.
    
    The Warbling Vireos are still present in force. I've had at least 6 at
    once in my backyard at times, and they often sing.
    
    I have observed proof of Orange-crowned Warbler nesting success in the
    Salt Marsh / Shoshonean Road area. An Orange-crowned Warbler, whose song
    I recognize from at least one year ago at the same location, fed a
    begging juvenile, and I recognized his identifying physical features from
    having filmed him singing earlier. And at another spot, an Orange-crowned
    Warbler sang for vast swaths of the day (also with a unique recognizable
    song), every day for weeks, and suddenly a few days ago stopped singing
    and started hanging out with a second Orange-crowned Warbler very
    suggestive that this pair are nesting as well.
    
    At least two "Japanese" White-eyes have been quite consipicuous
    in the area, with a Hutton's Vireo like call, showing up often in the
    Cabrillo Marine Aquarium parking lot... and today for the first time I'm
    aware of, in my backyard near Cabrillo Beach. (They usually show up as a
    pair together, which for a while made me think there are two in the area,
    but in retrospect the frequency with which I encounter them suggests
    there are quite a bit more than two.) I put "Japanese" in
    quotes because I don't understand why virtually everyone is identifying
    these as Japanese White-eyes. I looked at the various species of
    White-eye (they are numerous) and a large number of them look virtually
    identical I couldn't find any distinguishing characteristics by looking
    at photos. When listing to samples of a large subset of White-eye species
    on xeno-canto.org , I couldn't find
    any that actually matches the Hutton's Vireo like call I most often hear
    from the ones here and in Orange County. Certainly, the Japanese
    White-eye audio samples sound nothing like the ones here. So why do
    birders identify them as Japanese White-eye instead of
    White-eye sp.
    
    Black Skimmers have been sticking around every day lately at the Cabrillo
    Youth Camp shore. They're very vocal whenever another skimmer comes in to
    land with them, and each one has an audibly different voice. I got to see
    a behavior I'd never seen before from this species a fish display. A
    skimmer held the fish in his bill, as if to entice the other skimmers,
    but none of them proved worthy of it (all who tried to take it were
    denied) and eventually he ended up eating it himself.
    
    On May 24 I had my first-of-season Least Tern at Cabrillo Beach dive and
    catch a fish in the water just outside the salt marsh.
    
    A Heermann's Gull adult in breeding plumage was at Cabrillo Beach today
    at 5:33pm. I haven't even seen an immature one since May 12, and hadn't
    seen an adult since March 24.
    
    I will post photos later.
    
    David Ellsworth
    
    San Pedro, CA
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  11. Continuing Brant, Pacific Loon, Willow Flycatcher & more (San Pedro) LINK
    DATE: May 28, 2018 @ 11:13pm, 24 day(s) ago
    Yesterday and today (May 27-28) both a Black Brant, and a Pacific Loon in
    absolutely full breeding plumage, were at Cabrillo Youth Camp (during the
    late afternoon, at least, when I looked on both days). The Brant spent
    time both on water and on shore. Both birds can be seen from the boat
    launch dock which is southeast-adjacent to the salt marsh (Salinas de San
    Pedro).
    
    On both May 23 and 25 a Willow Flycatcher showed up in my backyard,
    giving me a new yard bird. (It's possible they weren't even the same
    individual.) Other flycatchers have been especially abundant as well;
    Pacific-slope Flycatchers have been as numerous as I ever remember them
    being here, and Willow Flycatchers might be even more numerous than
    they've been before in my experience (i.e. since 2006). I saw an
    agonistic territorial encounter between two Willow Flycatchers for the
    first time (in my backyard) and one of them made an agonistic call
    sounding identical to a Say's Phoebe agonstic call (a call that many
    Northern Mockingbirds include in their song repertoire) a call which I
    think is most notable for its peculiar lack of
    "aggressive-soundingness" to human ears, in contrast to the
    agonistic calls of most other species. And I have found two Ash-throated
    Flycatchers recently at different local spots, one of them continuing,
    when Ash-throated Flycatchers have been mostly absent in my area for
    years.
    
    The Warbling Vireos are still present in force. I've had at least 6 at
    once in my backyard at times, and they often sing.
    
    I have observed proof of Orange-crowned Warbler nesting success in the
    Salt Marsh / Shoshonean Road area. An Orange-crowned Warbler, whose song
    I recognize from at least one year ago at the same location, fed a
    begging juvenile, and I recognized his identifying physical features from
    having filmed him singing earlier. And at another spot, an Orange-crowned
    Warbler sang for vast swaths of the day (also with a unique recognizable
    song), every day for weeks, and suddenly a few days ago stopped singing
    and started hanging out with a second Orange-crowned Warbler very
    suggestive that this pair are nesting as well.
    
    At least two "Japanese" White-eyes have been quite consipicuous
    in the area, with a Hutton's Vireo like call, showing up often in the
    Cabrillo Marine Aquarium parking lot... and today for the first time I'm
    aware of, in my backyard near Cabrillo Beach. (They usually show up as a
    pair together, which for a while made me think there are two in the area,
    but in retrospect the frequency with which I encounter them suggests
    there are quite a bit more than two.) I put "Japanese" in
    quotes because I don't understand why virtually everyone is identifying
    these as Japanese White-eyes. I looked at the various species of
    White-eye (they are numerous) and a large number of them look virtually
    identical I couldn't find any distinguishing characteristics by looking
    at photos. When listing to samples of a large subset of White-eye species
    on xeno-canto.org , I couldn't find
    any that actually matches the Hutton's Vireo like call I most often hear
    from the ones here and in Orange County. Certainly, the Japanese
    White-eye audio samples sound nothing like the ones here. So why do
    birders identify them as Japanese White-eye instead of
    White-eye sp.
    
    Black Skimmers have been sticking around every day lately at the Cabrillo
    Youth Camp shore. They're very vocal whenever another skimmer comes in to
    land with them, and each one has an audibly different voice. I got to see
    a behavior I'd never seen before from this species a fish display. A
    skimmer held the fish in his bill, as if to entice the other skimmers,
    but none of them proved worthy of it (all who tried to take it were
    denied) and eventually he ended up eating it himself.
    
    On May 24 I had my first-of-season Least Tern at Cabrillo Beach dive and
    catch a fish in the water just outside the salt marsh.
    
    A Heermann's Gull adult in breeding plumage was at Cabrillo Beach today
    at 5:33pm. I haven't even seen an immature one since May 12, and hadn't
    seen an adult since March 24.
    
    I will post photos later.
    
    David Ellsworth
    
    San Pedro, CA
  12. -back to top-
  13. Los Angeles RBA- 19 May 2018 LINK
    DATE: May 19, 2018 @ 8:15pm, 33 day(s) ago
    - RBA
    * California * Los Angeles RBA *May 19, 2018 * CALA1805.19
    
     -Birds mentioned
    
    Common Merganser Common Ground-Dove Herring Gull Pacific Loon Common Loon MASKED / NAZCA BOOBY Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Burrowing Owl Vermilion Flycatcher Tropical Kingbird Purple Martin Brown Thrasher Northern Waterthrush Hooded Warbler Indigo Bunting
     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 atJonF60@... Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted
    
     -Transcript
    
    This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for May 19.
    Eight COMMON MERGANSERS were at Castaic Lagoon on May 13.
    
    Two COMMON GROUND-DOVES were stillalong the San Gabriel River in Bellflower on May 16. They are usually seen on the west side of the river along the bike path south of Trabuco.
    Late was a HERRING GULL at Zuma Creek mouth on May 12.
    
    A COMMON LOON continued at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas through May 18.
    Also continuing here was a NEOTROPIC CORMORANT through May 17.
    It has usually been near the north shore of the reservoir, sometimes across from the RV Park.
    Other late or lingering loons included a PACIFIC LOON on the lake at Hansen Dam on May 12 and COMMON LOONS at Silverlake Reservoir on May 12 and at Quail Lake on May 13.
    
    A MASKED/NAZCA BOOBY was observed flying by Pt. Dume on May 12.
    
    TheYELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON at Sim's Pond Bio Reserve in Long Beach was present through May 14.
    A BURROWING OWL was at the LA Harbor by Pier 400 on May 11.
    
    A male VERMILION FLYCATCHER was at the Sepulveda Basin from May 12-13. It was by the parking area and restrooms northwest of the wildlife area north entrance. Another was by the northwest parking lot at Castaic Lagoon on May 13.
    The TROPICAL KINGBIRD at Entradero Park in Torrance continued around the pond through May 17.
     Two PURPLE MARTINS were at the Piute Ponds on Edwards AFB on May 13. Remember that a letter of permission is required for entry.
    
    The BROWN THRASHER at Lower Malaga Creek was present through May12.
    It has been in acacias along the creek side of the pathway (before the baseball field) and also around a dark paved circular parking lot.
    
    A NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH was at the Piute Ponds from May 12-13 along Ave. C by the concrete spillway of Big Piute Pond.
    The male HOODED WARBLER at Sand Dune Park in Manhattan Beach was last seen on May 16.
    
    An INDIGO BUNTING was on San Clemente Island on May 11.
    
    - end transcript
    
    Jon L Fisher Glendale, CA JonF60@...
    
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  14. -back to top-
  15. Masked/Nazca Booby off Point Dume LINK
    DATE: May 12, 2018 @ 2:26pm, 40 day(s) ago
    Birders,
    
    This morning (12 May) around 0940 hr. I watched a very distant immature Masked/Nazca Booby -- it was observed from the platform on the outer point as I was scoping ESE (toward where Palos Verdes would have been if it weren't for the low clouds). At first
    it was on the water, but it got up to join a small feeding flock of gulls, cormorant and loons around a group of common dolphins. I lost track of it soon thereafter.
    
    The bird had a dark brown head and neck contrasting with a white upper back, a dark lower back, a white lower rump and upper tail coverts, a mostly dark tail with whitish in the central rectrices, dark wings with lots of white mottling on the upperwing coverts,
    and white breast and belly. I couldn't tell anything about bill color from the distance of observations. I don't know of this is a second year bird or, perhaps more likely, a third-year bird. All of these details were discerned with the scope cranked up
    to 50-60x.
    
    There wasn't a great deal of activity off Pt. Dume otherwise -- 4 Sooty Shearwaters, 2 Pink-footed Shearwaters, a flock of 10 Brant, a flock of 4 Cattle Egrets, etc. At least 115 Bonaparte's Gulls were at the mouth of Zuma Creek.
    
    In other news, there was a basic-plumaged Pacific Loon on the main lake at Hansen Dam around 0730 this morning.
    
    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
  16. -back to top-
  17. ABC Update: 263 Species LINK
    DATE: Apr 30, 2018, 53 day(s) ago
    Hi Everyone,
    
    As of Monday night, our total is 263 species, which is one above our long-term average dating back to 2003.The new species were brant and short-billed dowitcher found by Team Irritable Owl Syndrome (Mark Scheel, Janet Scheel, Darren Dowell, and John Garrett) during their big day, and chukar, which was reported on San Clemente Island.
    
    It's possible that more species could appear in eBird, so I'm going to hold off on circulating a big summary email for about a week just in case new reports materialize.
    
    Here's the list of everything that we FOUND this past wekend:
    
    * Snow Goose
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Ross's Goose * Greater White-fronted Goose * Brant
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Cackling Goose
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Canada Goose
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Wood Duck
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Blue-winged Teal * Cinnamon Teal * Northern Shoveler * Gadwall
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * American Wigeon
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Mallard
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Northern Pintail
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Green-winged Teal
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Redhead
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Ring-necked Duck
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Lesser Scaup
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Surf Scoter * Bufflehead
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Hooded Merganser
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Common Merganser
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Red-breasted Merganser
    
    
    
    
    
     * Ruddy Duck
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Mountain Quail
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * California Quail
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Gambel's Quail
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Chukar * Red-throated Loon
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Pacific Loon
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Common Loon
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Pied-billed Grebe
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Eared Grebe
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Western Grebe
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Clark's Grebe
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Pink-footed Shearwater
    
    
    
    
    
     * Sooty Shearwater
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Black-vented Shearwater
    
    
    
    
    
     * Brandt's Cormorant
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Pelagic Cormorant * Double-crested Cormorant
    
    
    
    
    
    * American White Pelican * Brown Pelican * Least Bittern
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Great Blue Heron
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Great Egret
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Snowy Egret
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Cattle Egret
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Green Heron
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Black-crowned Night-Heron
    
    
    
    
    
    * Yellow-crowned Night-Heron * White-faced Ibis
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Turkey Vulture * Osprey
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * White-tailed Kite
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Golden Eagle * Northern Harrier
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Sharp-shinned Hawk
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Cooper's Hawk
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Bald Eagle * Red-shouldered Hawk
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Swainson's Hawk
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Red-tailed Hawk
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Virginia Rail
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Sora
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Common Gallinule
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * American Coot
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Black-necked Stilt * American Avocet * Black Oystercatcher * Black-bellied Plover
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Pacific Golden-Plover
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Snowy Plover
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Semipalmated Plover
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Killdeer
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Whimbrel * Long-billed Curlew * Marbled Godwit * Ruddy Turnstone * Black Turnstone * Surfbird * Sanderling * Dunlin * Baird's Sandpiper * Least Sandpiper * Western Sandpiper * Short-billed Dowitcher * Long-billed Dowitcher * Red-necked Phalarope * Spotted Sandpiper
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Wandering Tattler
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Greater Yellowlegs
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Willet
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Lesser Yellowlegs
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Bonaparte's Gull * Heermann's Gull
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Ring-billed Gull
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Western Gull * California Gull
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Glaucous-winged Gull
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Least Tern
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Caspian Tern
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Black Tern
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Forster's Tern
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Royal Tern
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Elegant Tern
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Black Skimmer
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Rock Pigeon
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Band-tailed Pigeon
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Eurasian Collared-Dove
    
    
    
    
    
     * Spotted Dove
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Inca Dove * Common Ground-Dove * Mourning Dove
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Greater Roadrunner
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Barn Owl
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Flammulated Owl
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Western Screech-Owl
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Great Horned Owl
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Northern Pygmy-Owl
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Spotted Owl
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Northern Saw-whet Owl
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Lesser Nighthawk
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Common Poorwill
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Vaux's Swift
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * White-throated Swift
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Black-chinned Hummingbird
    
    
    
    
    
    * Anna's Hummingbird
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Costa's Hummingbird
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Rufous Hummingbird
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Allen's Hummingbird
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Calliope 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
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * American Kestrel * Merlin * Peregrine Falcon * Prairie Falcon * Red-Crowned Parrot * 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
    
    
    
    
    
     * Tropical Kingbird
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Cassin's Kingbird
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Western Kingbird
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Loggerhead Shrike
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Bell's Vireo
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Hutton's Vireo * Cassin's Vireo * Plumbeous Vireo
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Warbling Vireo * Steller's Jay
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * California Scrub-Jay
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Clark's Nutcracker
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * American Crow
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Common Raven
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Horned Lark
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Northern Rough-winged Swallow * Purple Martin
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Tree Swallow
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Violet-green Swallow
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Bank Swallow
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Barn Swallow * Cliff Swallow
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Mountain Chickadee
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Oak Titmouse
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Verdin
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Bushtit
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Red-breasted Nuthatch
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * White-breasted Nuthatch
    
    
    
    
    
     * Pygmy Nuthatch
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Brown Creeper
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Rock Wren * Canyon Wren * House Wren * Marsh Wren * Bewick's Wren
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Cactus Wren * Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * California Gnatcatcher
    
    
    
    
    
     * Golden-crowned Kinglet * Ruby-crowned Kinglet * Wrentit * Western Bluebird
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Townsend's Solitaire
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Swainson's Thrush
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Hermit Thrush
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * American Robin
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * California Thrasher
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * LeConte's Thrasher
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Northern Mockingbird * European Starling
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * American Pipit
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Cedar Waxwing
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Phainopepla
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Orange-crowned Warbler
    
    
    
    
    
     * Nashville Warbler
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * MacGillivray's Warbler * Common Yellowthroat * Yellow Warbler
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Yellow-rumped Warbler
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Black-throated Gray Warbler
    
    
    
     * Townsend's Warbler
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Hermit Warbler
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Wilson's Warbler * Chipping Sparrow
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Black-chinned Sparrow * Brewer's Sparrow * Black-throated Sparrow * Lark Sparrow * Fox Sparrow
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Dark-eyed Junco
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * White-crowned Sparrow * Golden-crowned Sparrow * Bell's Sparrow * Vesper Sparrow * Savannah Sparrow * Song Sparrow * Lincoln's Sparrow * California Towhee * Rufous-crowned Sparrow * Green-tailed Towhee * Spotted Towhee
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  19. ABC Update: 261 Species LINK
    DATE: Apr 29, 2018, 54 day(s) ago
    Hi Everyone,
    
    Since the last update we have added Gambel's quail from San Clemente Island and prairie falcon, tricolored blackbird, and common merganser that I mined from eBird checklists.
    
    Here's the list of everything we've found:
    
    * Snow Goose
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Ross's Goose * Greater White-fronted Goose * Cackling Goose
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Canada Goose
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Wood Duck
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Blue-winged Teal * Cinnamon Teal * Northern Shoveler * Gadwall
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * American Wigeon
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Mallard
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Northern Pintail
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Green-winged Teal
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Redhead
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Ring-necked Duck
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Lesser Scaup
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Surf Scoter * Bufflehead
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Hooded Merganser
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Common Merganser
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Red-breasted Merganser
    
    
    
    
    
     * Ruddy Duck
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Mountain Quail
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * California Quail
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Gambel's Quail
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Red-throated Loon
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Pacific Loon
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Common Loon
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Pied-billed Grebe
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Eared Grebe
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Western Grebe
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Clark's Grebe
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Pink-footed Shearwater
    
    
    
    
    
     * Sooty Shearwater
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Black-vented Shearwater
    
    
    
    
    
     * Brandt's Cormorant
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Pelagic Cormorant * Double-crested Cormorant
    
    
    
    
    
    * American White Pelican * Brown Pelican * Least Bittern
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Great Blue Heron
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Great Egret
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Snowy Egret
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Cattle Egret
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Green Heron
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Black-crowned Night-Heron
    
    
    
    
    
    * Yellow-crowned Night-Heron * White-faced Ibis
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Turkey Vulture * Osprey
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * White-tailed Kite
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Golden Eagle * Northern Harrier
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Sharp-shinned Hawk
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Cooper's Hawk
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Bald Eagle * Red-shouldered Hawk
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Swainson's Hawk
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Red-tailed Hawk
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Virginia Rail
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Sora
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Common Gallinule
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * American Coot
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Black-necked Stilt * American Avocet * Black Oystercatcher * Black-bellied Plover
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Pacific Golden-Plover
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Snowy Plover
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Semipalmated Plover
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Killdeer
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Whimbrel * Long-billed Curlew * Marbled Godwit * Ruddy Turnstone * Black Turnstone * Surfbird * Sanderling * Dunlin * Baird's Sandpiper * Least Sandpiper * Western Sandpiper * Long-billed Dowitcher * Red-necked Phalarope * Spotted Sandpiper
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Wandering Tattler
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Greater Yellowlegs
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Willet
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Lesser Yellowlegs
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Bonaparte's Gull * Heermann's Gull
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Ring-billed Gull
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Western Gull * California Gull
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Glaucous-winged Gull
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Least Tern
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Caspian Tern
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Black Tern
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Common Tern
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Forster's Tern
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Royal Tern
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Elegant Tern
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Black Skimmer
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Rock Pigeon
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Band-tailed Pigeon
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Eurasian Collared-Dove
    
    
    
    
    
     * Spotted Dove
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Inca Dove * Common Ground-Dove * Mourning Dove
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Greater Roadrunner
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Barn Owl
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Flammulated Owl
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Western Screech-Owl
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Great Horned Owl
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Northern Pygmy-Owl
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Spotted Owl
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Northern Saw-whet Owl
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Lesser Nighthawk
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Common Poorwill
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Vaux's Swift
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * White-throated Swift
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Black-chinned Hummingbird
    
    
    
    
    
    * Anna's Hummingbird
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Costa's Hummingbird
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Rufous Hummingbird
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Allen's Hummingbird
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Calliope 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
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * American Kestrel * Merlin * Peregrine Falcon * Prairie Falcon * Red-Crowned Parrot * 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
    
    
    
    
    
     * Tropical Kingbird
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Cassin's Kingbird
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Western Kingbird
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Loggerhead Shrike
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Bell's Vireo
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Hutton's Vireo * Cassin's Vireo * Plumbeous Vireo
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Warbling Vireo * Steller's Jay
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * California Scrub-Jay
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Clark's Nutcracker
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * American Crow
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Common Raven
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Horned Lark
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Northern Rough-winged Swallow * Purple Martin
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Tree Swallow
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Violet-green Swallow
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Bank Swallow
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Barn Swallow * Cliff Swallow
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Mountain Chickadee
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Oak Titmouse
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Verdin
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Bushtit
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Red-breasted Nuthatch
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * White-breasted Nuthatch
    
    
    
    
    
     * Pygmy Nuthatch
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Brown Creeper
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Rock Wren * Canyon Wren * House Wren * Marsh Wren * Bewick's Wren
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Cactus Wren * Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * California Gnatcatcher
    
    
    
    
    
     * Golden-crowned Kinglet * Ruby-crowned Kinglet * Wrentit * Western Bluebird
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Townsend's Solitaire
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Swainson's Thrush
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Hermit Thrush
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * American Robin
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * California Thrasher
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * LeConte's Thrasher
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Northern Mockingbird * European Starling
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * American Pipit
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Cedar Waxwing
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Phainopepla
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Orange-crowned Warbler
    
    
    
    
    
     * Nashville Warbler
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * MacGillivray's Warbler * Common Yellowthroat * Yellow Warbler
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Yellow-rumped Warbler
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Black-throated Gray Warbler
    
    
    
     * Townsend's Warbler
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Hermit Warbler
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Wilson's Warbler * Chipping Sparrow
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Black-chinned Sparrow * Brewer's Sparrow * Black-throated Sparrow * Lark Sparrow * Fox Sparrow
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Dark-eyed Junco
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * White-crowned Sparrow * Golden-crowned Sparrow * Bell's Sparrow * Vesper Sparrow * Savannah Sparrow * Song Sparrow * Lincoln's Sparrow * California Towhee * Rufous-crowned Sparrow * Green-tailed Towhee * Spotted Towhee * Yellow-breasted Chat * Western Tanager * Black-headed Grosbeak
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Blue Grosbeak
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
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  21. ABC Update: 255 species LINK
    DATE: Apr 29, 2018 @ 8:55am, 53 day(s) ago
    All,
    
    Since the last update about one hour ago, we have added merlin, pink-footed shearwater, and common tern.The tern was at Bonelli yesterday.
    
    Here are all the species we have FOUND:
    
    * Snow Goose
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Ross's Goose * Greater White-fronted Goose * Cackling Goose
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Canada Goose
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Wood Duck
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Blue-winged Teal * Cinnamon Teal * Northern Shoveler * Gadwall
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * American Wigeon
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Mallard
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Northern Pintail
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Green-winged Teal
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Redhead
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Ring-necked Duck
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Lesser Scaup
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Surf Scoter * Bufflehead
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Hooded Merganser
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Ruddy Duck
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Mountain Quail
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * California Quail
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Gambel's Quail
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Red-throated Loon
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Pacific Loon
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Common Loon
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Pied-billed Grebe
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Eared Grebe
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Western Grebe
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Clark's Grebe
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Pink-footed Shearwater
    
    
    
    
    
     * Sooty Shearwater
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Black-vented Shearwater
    
    
    
    
    
     * Brandt's Cormorant
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Pelagic Cormorant * Double-crested Cormorant
    
    
    
    
    
    * American White Pelican * Brown Pelican * Least Bittern
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Great Blue Heron
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Great Egret
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Snowy Egret
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Cattle Egret
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Green Heron
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Black-crowned Night-Heron
    
    
    
    
    
    * Yellow-crowned Night-Heron * White-faced Ibis
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Turkey Vulture * Osprey
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Golden Eagle * Northern Harrier
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Sharp-shinned Hawk
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Cooper's Hawk
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Bald Eagle * Red-shouldered Hawk
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Swainson's Hawk
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Red-tailed Hawk
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Virginia Rail
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Sora
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Common Gallinule
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * American Coot
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Black-necked Stilt * American Avocet * Black Oystercatcher * Black-bellied Plover
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Pacific Golden-Plover
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Snowy Plover
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Semipalmated Plover
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Killdeer
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Whimbrel * Long-billed Curlew * Marbled Godwit * Ruddy Turnstone * Black Turnstone * Surfbird * Sanderling * Dunlin * Baird's Sandpiper * Least Sandpiper * Western Sandpiper * Long-billed Dowitcher * Red-necked Phalarope * Spotted Sandpiper
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Wandering Tattler
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Greater Yellowlegs
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Willet
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Lesser Yellowlegs
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Bonaparte's Gull * Heermann's Gull
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Ring-billed Gull
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Western Gull * California Gull
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Glaucous-winged Gull
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Least Tern
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Caspian Tern
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Black Tern
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Common Tern
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Forster's Tern
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Royal Tern
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Elegant Tern
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Black Skimmer
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Rock Pigeon
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Band-tailed Pigeon
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Eurasian Collared-Dove
    
    
    
    
    
     * Spotted Dove
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Inca Dove * Common Ground-Dove * Mourning Dove
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Greater Roadrunner
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Barn Owl
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Flammulated Owl
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Western Screech-Owl
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Great Horned Owl
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Northern Pygmy-Owl
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Spotted Owl
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Northern Saw-whet Owl
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Lesser Nighthawk
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Common Poorwill
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Vaux's Swift
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * White-throated Swift
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Black-chinned Hummingbird
    
    
    
    
    
    * Anna's Hummingbird
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Costa's Hummingbird
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Rufous Hummingbird
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Allen's Hummingbird
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Calliope 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
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * American Kestrel * Merlin * Peregrine Falcon * Red-Crowned Parrot * 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
    
    
    
    
    
     * Tropical Kingbird
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Cassin's Kingbird
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Western Kingbird
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Loggerhead Shrike
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Bell's Vireo
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Hutton's Vireo * Cassin's Vireo * Warbling Vireo * Steller's Jay
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * California Scrub-Jay
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Clark's Nutcracker
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * American Crow
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Common Raven
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Horned Lark
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Northern Rough-winged Swallow * Purple Martin
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Tree Swallow
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Violet-green Swallow
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Bank Swallow
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Barn Swallow * Cliff Swallow
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Mountain Chickadee
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Oak Titmouse
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Verdin
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Bushtit
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Red-breasted Nuthatch
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * White-breasted Nuthatch
    
    
    
    
    
     * Pygmy Nuthatch
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Brown Creeper
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Rock Wren * Canyon Wren * House Wren * Marsh Wren * Bewick's Wren
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Cactus Wren * Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * California Gnatcatcher
    
    
    
    
    
     * Golden-crowned Kinglet * Ruby-crowned Kinglet * Wrentit * Western Bluebird
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Townsend's Solitaire
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Swainson's Thrush
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Hermit Thrush
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * American Robin
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * California Thrasher
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * LeConte's Thrasher
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Northern Mockingbird * European Starling
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * American Pipit
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Cedar Waxwing
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Phainopepla
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Orange-crowned Warbler
    
    
    
    
    
     * Nashville Warbler
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * MacGillivray's Warbler * Common Yellowthroat * Yellow Warbler
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Yellow-rumped Warbler
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Black-throated Gray Warbler
    
    
    
     * Townsend's Warbler
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Hermit Warbler
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Wilson's Warbler * Chipping Sparrow
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Black-chinned Sparrow * Brewer's Sparrow * Black-throated Sparrow * Lark Sparrow * Fox Sparrow
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Dark-eyed Junco
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * White-crowned Sparrow * Golden-crowned Sparrow * Bell's Sparrow * Vesper Sparrow * Savannah Sparrow * Song Sparrow * Lincoln's Sparrow * California Towhee * Rufous-crowned Sparrow * Green-tailed Towhee * Spotted Towhee * Yellow-breasted Chat * Western Tanager * Black-headed Grosbeak
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Blue Grosbeak
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Lazuli Bunting * Yellow-headed Blackbird * Western Meadowlark * Hooded Oriole * Bullock's Oriole * Scott's Oriole
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  23. ABC Update: 252 Species LINK
    DATE: Apr 29, 2018 @ 7:58am, 54 day(s) ago
    Hi Everyone,
    
    As of about 8 am on Sunday, our total has increaseed to 252 species with the addition of barn owl, least bittern, and yellow-crowned night-heron.
    
    Here's the list of everything we've FOUND:
    
    * Snow Goose
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Ross's Goose * Greater White-fronted Goose * Cackling Goose
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Canada Goose
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Wood Duck
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Blue-winged Teal * Cinnamon Teal * Northern Shoveler * Gadwall
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * American Wigeon
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Mallard
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Northern Pintail
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Green-winged Teal
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Redhead
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Ring-necked Duck
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Lesser Scaup
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Surf Scoter * Bufflehead
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Hooded Merganser
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Ruddy Duck
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Mountain Quail
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * California Quail
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Gambel's Quail
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Red-throated Loon
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Pacific Loon
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Common Loon
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Pied-billed Grebe
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Eared Grebe
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Western Grebe
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Clark's Grebe
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Sooty Shearwater
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Black-vented Shearwater
    
    
    
    
    
     * Brandt's Cormorant
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Pelagic Cormorant * Double-crested Cormorant
    
    
    
    
    
    * American White Pelican * Brown Pelican * Least Bittern
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Great Blue Heron
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Great Egret
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Snowy Egret
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Cattle Egret
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Green Heron
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Black-crowned Night-Heron
    
    
    
    
    
    * Yellow-crowned Night-Heron * White-faced Ibis
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Turkey Vulture * Osprey
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Golden Eagle * Northern Harrier
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Sharp-shinned Hawk
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Cooper's Hawk
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Bald Eagle * Red-shouldered Hawk
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Swainson's Hawk
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Red-tailed Hawk
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Virginia Rail
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Sora
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Common Gallinule
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * American Coot
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Black-necked Stilt * American Avocet * Black Oystercatcher * Black-bellied Plover
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Pacific Golden-Plover
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Snowy Plover
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Semipalmated Plover
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Killdeer
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Whimbrel * Long-billed Curlew * Marbled Godwit * Ruddy Turnstone * Black Turnstone * Surfbird * Sanderling * Dunlin * Baird's Sandpiper * Least Sandpiper * Western Sandpiper * Long-billed Dowitcher * Red-necked Phalarope * Spotted Sandpiper
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Wandering Tattler
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Greater Yellowlegs
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Willet
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Lesser Yellowlegs
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Bonaparte's Gull * Heermann's Gull
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Ring-billed Gull
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Western Gull * California Gull
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Glaucous-winged Gull
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Least Tern
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Caspian Tern
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Black Tern
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Forster's Tern
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Royal Tern
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Elegant Tern
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Black Skimmer
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Rock Pigeon
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Band-tailed Pigeon
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Eurasian Collared-Dove
    
    
    
    
    
     * Spotted Dove
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Inca Dove * Common Ground-Dove * Mourning Dove
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Greater Roadrunner
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Barn Owl
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Flammulated Owl
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Western Screech-Owl
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Great Horned Owl
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Northern Pygmy-Owl
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Spotted Owl
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Northern Saw-whet Owl
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Lesser Nighthawk
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Common Poorwill
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Vaux's Swift
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * White-throated Swift
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Black-chinned Hummingbird
    
    
    
    
    
    * Anna's Hummingbird
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Costa's Hummingbird
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Rufous Hummingbird
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Allen's Hummingbird
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Calliope 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
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * American Kestrel * Peregrine Falcon * Red-Crowned Parrot * 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
    
    
    
    
    
     * Tropical Kingbird
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Cassin's Kingbird
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Western Kingbird
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Loggerhead Shrike
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Bell's Vireo
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Hutton's Vireo * Cassin's Vireo * Warbling Vireo * Steller's Jay
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * California Scrub-Jay
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Clark's Nutcracker
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * American Crow
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Common Raven
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Horned Lark
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Northern Rough-winged Swallow * Purple Martin
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Tree Swallow
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Violet-green Swallow
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Bank Swallow
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Barn Swallow * Cliff Swallow
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Mountain Chickadee
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Oak Titmouse
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Verdin
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Bushtit
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Red-breasted Nuthatch
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * White-breasted Nuthatch
    
    
    
    
    
     * Pygmy Nuthatch
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Brown Creeper
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Rock Wren * Canyon Wren * House Wren * Marsh Wren * Bewick's Wren
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Cactus Wren * Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * California Gnatcatcher
    
    
    
    
    
     * Golden-crowned Kinglet * Ruby-crowned Kinglet * Wrentit * Western Bluebird
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Townsend's Solitaire
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Swainson's Thrush
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Hermit Thrush
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * American Robin
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * California Thrasher
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * LeConte's Thrasher
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Northern Mockingbird * European Starling
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * American Pipit
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Cedar Waxwing
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Phainopepla
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Orange-crowned Warbler
    
    
    
    
    
     * Nashville Warbler
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * MacGillivray's Warbler * Common Yellowthroat * Yellow Warbler
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Yellow-rumped Warbler
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Black-throated Gray Warbler
    
    
    
     * Townsend's Warbler
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Hermit Warbler
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Wilson's Warbler * Chipping Sparrow
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Black-chinned Sparrow * Brewer's Sparrow * Black-throated Sparrow * Lark Sparrow * Fox Sparrow
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Dark-eyed Junco
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * White-crowned Sparrow * Golden-crowned Sparrow * Bell's Sparrow * Vesper Sparrow * Savannah Sparrow * Song Sparrow * Lincoln's Sparrow * California Towhee * Rufous-crowned Sparrow * Green-tailed Towhee * Spotted Towhee * Yellow-breasted Chat * Western Tanager * Black-headed Grosbeak
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Blue Grosbeak
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Lazuli Bunting * Yellow-headed Blackbird * Western Meadowlark * Hooded Oriole * Bullock's Oriole * Scott's Oriole * Red-winged Blackbird
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Brown-headed Cowbird * Brewer's Blackbird
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
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  25. ABC Update: 249 Species LINK
    DATE: Apr 28, 2018 @ 9:06pm, 54 day(s) ago
    Hi Everyone,
    
    A number of reports have come in and we've added some species.Since the last update we have added:
    
    Lesser Scaup
    
    
    
    
    
     Bonelli Park Lesser Yellowlegs
    
    Peck Pit Bald Eagle
    
    
    
    
    
    San Clemente Island Calliope Hummingbird
    
     Cloud Burst Summit Golden-crowned Kinglet.Cortelyou Spring Lark Sparrow
    
    My last update indicated we were at 242, but we've added six species since then, so clearly I made a mistake somewhere.I double checked and 249 is correct.
    
    Here's everything we've found:
    
    * Snow Goose
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Ross's Goose * Greater White-fronted Goose * Cackling Goose
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Canada Goose
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Wood Duck
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Blue-winged Teal * Cinnamon Teal * Northern Shoveler * Gadwall
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * American Wigeon
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Mallard
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Northern Pintail
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Green-winged Teal
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Redhead
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Ring-necked Duck
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Lesser Scaup
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Surf Scoter * Bufflehead
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Hooded Merganser
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Ruddy Duck
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Mountain Quail
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * California Quail
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Gambel's Quail
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Red-throated Loon
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Pacific Loon
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Common Loon
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Pied-billed Grebe
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Eared Grebe
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Western Grebe
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Clark's Grebe
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Sooty Shearwater
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Black-vented Shearwater
    
    
    
    
    
     * Brandt's Cormorant
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Pelagic Cormorant * Double-crested Cormorant
    
    
    
    
    
    * American White Pelican * Brown Pelican * Great Blue Heron
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Great Egret
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Snowy Egret
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Cattle Egret
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Green Heron
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Black-crowned Night-Heron
    
    
    
    
    
    * White-faced Ibis
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Turkey Vulture * Osprey
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Golden Eagle * Northern Harrier
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Sharp-shinned Hawk
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Cooper's Hawk
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Bald Eagle * Red-shouldered Hawk
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Swainson's Hawk
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Red-tailed Hawk
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Virginia Rail
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Sora
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Common Gallinule
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * American Coot
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Black-necked Stilt * American Avocet * Black Oystercatcher * Black-bellied Plover
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Pacific Golden-Plover
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Snowy Plover
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Semipalmated Plover
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Killdeer
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Whimbrel * Long-billed Curlew * Marbled Godwit * Ruddy Turnstone * Black Turnstone * Surfbird * Sanderling * Dunlin * Baird's Sandpiper * Least Sandpiper * Western Sandpiper * Long-billed Dowitcher * Red-necked Phalarope * Spotted Sandpiper
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Wandering Tattler
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Greater Yellowlegs
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Willet
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Lesser Yellowlegs
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Bonaparte's Gull * Heermann's Gull
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Ring-billed Gull
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Western Gull * California Gull
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Glaucous-winged Gull
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Least Tern
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Caspian Tern
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Black Tern
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Forster's Tern
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Royal Tern
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Elegant Tern
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Black Skimmer
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Rock Pigeon
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Band-tailed Pigeon
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Eurasian Collared-Dove
    
    
    
    
    
     * Spotted Dove
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Inca Dove * Common Ground-Dove * Mourning Dove
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Greater Roadrunner
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Flammulated Owl
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Western Screech-Owl
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Great Horned Owl
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Northern Pygmy-Owl
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Spotted Owl
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Northern Saw-whet Owl
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Lesser Nighthawk
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Common Poorwill
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Vaux's Swift
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * White-throated Swift
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Black-chinned Hummingbird
    
    
    
    
    
    * Anna's Hummingbird
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Costa's Hummingbird
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Rufous Hummingbird
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Allen's Hummingbird
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Calliope 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
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * American Kestrel * Peregrine Falcon * Red-Crowned Parrot * 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
    
    
    
    
    
     * Tropical Kingbird
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Cassin's Kingbird
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Western Kingbird
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Loggerhead Shrike
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Bell's Vireo
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Hutton's Vireo * Cassin's Vireo * Warbling Vireo * Steller's Jay
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * California Scrub-Jay
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Clark's Nutcracker
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * American Crow
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Common Raven
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Horned Lark
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Northern Rough-winged Swallow * Purple Martin
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Tree Swallow
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Violet-green Swallow
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Bank Swallow
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Barn Swallow * Cliff Swallow
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Mountain Chickadee
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Oak Titmouse
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Verdin
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Bushtit
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Red-breasted Nuthatch
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * White-breasted Nuthatch
    
    
    
    
    
     * Pygmy Nuthatch
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Brown Creeper
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Rock Wren * Canyon Wren * House Wren * Marsh Wren * Bewick's Wren
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Cactus Wren * Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * California Gnatcatcher
    
    
    
    
    
     * Golden-crowned Kinglet * Ruby-crowned Kinglet * Wrentit * Western Bluebird
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Townsend's Solitaire
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Swainson's Thrush
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Hermit Thrush
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * American Robin
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * California Thrasher
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * LeConte's Thrasher
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Northern Mockingbird * European Starling
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * American Pipit
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Cedar Waxwing
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Phainopepla
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Orange-crowned Warbler
    
    
    
    
    
     * Nashville Warbler
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * MacGillivray's Warbler * Common Yellowthroat * Yellow Warbler
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Yellow-rumped Warbler
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Black-throated Gray Warbler
    
    
    
     * Townsend's Warbler
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Hermit Warbler
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Wilson's Warbler * Chipping Sparrow
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Black-chinned Sparrow * Brewer's Sparrow * Black-throated Sparrow * Lark Sparrow * Fox Sparrow
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Dark-eyed Junco
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * White-crowned Sparrow * Golden-crowned Sparrow * Bell's Sparrow * Vesper Sparrow * Savannah Sparrow * Song Sparrow * Lincoln's Sparrow * California Towhee * Rufous-crowned Sparrow * Green-tailed Towhee * Spotted Towhee * Yellow-breasted Chat * Western Tanager * Black-headed Grosbeak
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Blue Grosbeak
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Lazuli Bunting * Yellow-headed Blackbird * Western Meadowlark * Hooded Oriole * Bullock's Oriole * Scott's Oriole
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  27. ABC Update: 242 species LINK
    DATE: Apr 28, 2018 @ 2:48pm, 54 day(s) ago
    As of 14:45 on Saturday, our total is 242 species.Since the last update we have added
    
    Ruddy Turnstone
    
    
    
    Marina del Rey breakwater Northern Harrier
    
    
    
    Piute Ponds on Friday (eBird) Red-necked Phalarope
    
    Piute Ponds Vesper Sparrow
    
    
    
     San Clemente Island
    
    Jim Moore also reports more (moore) purple martins, this time at the Piute Ponds today.
    
    Vesper sparrow is unusual: This is only the second time we've found one.
    
    Once again, here's the list of everything we have FOUND:
    
    * Snow Goose
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Ross's Goose * Greater White-fronted Goose * Cackling Goose
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Canada Goose
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Wood Duck
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Blue-winged Teal * Cinnamon Teal * Northern Shoveler * Gadwall
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * American Wigeon
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Mallard
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Northern Pintail
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Green-winged Teal
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Redhead
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Ring-necked Duck
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Surf Scoter * Bufflehead
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Hooded Merganser
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Ruddy Duck
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Mountain Quail
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * California Quail
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Gambel's Quail
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Red-throated Loon
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Pacific Loon
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Common Loon
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Pied-billed Grebe
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Eared Grebe
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Western Grebe
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Clark's Grebe
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Sooty Shearwater
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Black-vented Shearwater
    
    
    
    
    
     * Brandt's Cormorant
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Pelagic Cormorant * Double-crested Cormorant
    
    
    
    
    
    * American White Pelican * Brown Pelican * Great Blue Heron
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Great Egret
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Snowy Egret
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Cattle Egret
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Green Heron
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Black-crowned Night-Heron
    
    
    
    
    
    * White-faced Ibis
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Turkey Vulture * Osprey
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Golden Eagle * Northern Harrier
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Sharp-shinned Hawk
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Cooper's Hawk
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Red-shouldered Hawk
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Swainson's Hawk
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Red-tailed Hawk
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Virginia Rail
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Sora
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Common Gallinule
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * American Coot
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Black-necked Stilt * American Avocet * Black Oystercatcher * Black-bellied Plover
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Pacific Golden-Plover
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Snowy Plover
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Semipalmated Plover
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Killdeer
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Whimbrel * Long-billed Curlew * Marbled Godwit * Black Turnstone * Surfbird * Sanderling * Dunlin * Baird's Sandpiper * Least Sandpiper * Western Sandpiper * Long-billed Dowitcher * Red-necked Phalarope * Spotted Sandpiper
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Wandering Tattler
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Greater Yellowlegs
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Willet
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Bonaparte's Gull * Heermann's Gull
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Ring-billed Gull
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Western Gull * California Gull
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Glaucous-winged Gull
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Least Tern
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Caspian Tern
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Black Tern
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Forster's Tern
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Royal Tern
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Elegant Tern
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Black Skimmer
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Rock Pigeon
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Band-tailed Pigeon
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Eurasian Collared-Dove
    
    
    
    
    
     * Spotted Dove
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Inca Dove * Common Ground-Dove * Mourning Dove
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Greater Roadrunner
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Flammulated Owl
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Western Screech-Owl
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Great Horned Owl
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Northern Pygmy-Owl
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Spotted Owl
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Northern Saw-whet Owl
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Lesser Nighthawk
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Common Poorwill
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Vaux's Swift
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * White-throated Swift
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Black-chinned Hummingbird
    
    
    
    
    
    * Anna's Hummingbird
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Costa's 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
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * American Kestrel * Peregrine Falcon * Red-Crowned Parrot * 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
    
    
    
    
    
     * Tropical Kingbird
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Cassin's Kingbird
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Western Kingbird
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Loggerhead Shrike
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Bell's Vireo
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Hutton's Vireo * Cassin's Vireo * Warbling Vireo * Steller's Jay
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * California Scrub-Jay
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Clark's Nutcracker
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * American Crow
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Common Raven
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Horned Lark
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Northern Rough-winged Swallow * Purple Martin
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Tree Swallow
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Violet-green Swallow
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Bank Swallow
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Barn Swallow * Cliff Swallow
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Mountain Chickadee
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Oak Titmouse
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Verdin
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Bushtit
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Red-breasted Nuthatch
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * White-breasted Nuthatch
    
    
    
    
    
     * Pygmy Nuthatch
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Brown Creeper
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Rock Wren * Canyon Wren * House Wren * Marsh Wren * Bewick's Wren
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Cactus Wren * Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * California Gnatcatcher
    
    
    
    
    
     * Ruby-crowned Kinglet * Wrentit * Western Bluebird
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Townsend's Solitaire
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Swainson's Thrush
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Hermit Thrush
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * American Robin
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * California Thrasher
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * LeConte's Thrasher
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Northern Mockingbird * European Starling
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * American Pipit
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Cedar Waxwing
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Phainopepla
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Orange-crowned Warbler
    
    
    
    
    
     * Nashville Warbler
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * MacGillivray's Warbler * Common Yellowthroat * Yellow Warbler
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Yellow-rumped Warbler
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Black-throated Gray Warbler
    
    
    
     * Townsend's Warbler
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Hermit Warbler
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Wilson's Warbler * Chipping Sparrow
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Black-chinned Sparrow * Brewer's Sparrow * Black-throated Sparrow * Fox Sparrow
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Dark-eyed Junco
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * White-crowned Sparrow * Golden-crowned Sparrow * Bell's Sparrow * Vesper Sparrow * Savannah Sparrow * Song Sparrow * Lincoln's Sparrow * California Towhee * Rufous-crowned Sparrow * Green-tailed Towhee * Spotted Towhee * Yellow-breasted Chat * Western Tanager * Black-headed Grosbeak
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Blue Grosbeak
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Lazuli Bunting * Yellow-headed Blackbird * Western Meadowlark * Hooded Oriole * Bullock's Oriole * Scott's Oriole * Red-winged Blackbird
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Brown-headed Cowbird * Brewer's Blackbird
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Great-tailed Grackle
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * House Finch * Purple Finch
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Cassin's Finch
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Pine Siskin
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
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  29. ABC Update: 238 species LINK
    DATE: Apr 28, 2018 @ 11:46am, 54 day(s) ago
    All,
    
    More species have come in, some of them gleaned from eBird:
    
    Marbled Godwit
    
     Dunlin
    
    
    
    
    
     Gray Flycatcher Purple Martin
    
     Bob's Gap: group of three Brewer's sparrow
    
    The purple martins will trip the "rare bird" filter in eBird so we will need good documentation.
    
    To date, I know of two observers who have searched Bob's Gap for the gray vireo but nobody has found it yet.
    
    Here again is our updated list of everything we've FOUND:
    
    * Snow Goose
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Ross's Goose * Greater White-fronted Goose * Cackling Goose
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Canada Goose
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Wood Duck
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Blue-winged Teal * Cinnamon Teal * Northern Shoveler * Gadwall
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * American Wigeon
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Mallard
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Northern Pintail
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Green-winged Teal
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Redhead
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Ring-necked Duck
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Surf Scoter * Bufflehead
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Hooded Merganser
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Ruddy Duck
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Mountain Quail
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * California Quail
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Gambel's Quail
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Red-throated Loon
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Pacific Loon
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Common Loon
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Pied-billed Grebe
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Eared Grebe
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Western Grebe
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Clark's Grebe
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Sooty Shearwater
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Black-vented Shearwater
    
    
    
    
    
     * Brandt's Cormorant
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Pelagic Cormorant * Double-crested Cormorant
    
    
    
    
    
    * American White Pelican * Brown Pelican * Great Blue Heron
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Great Egret
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Snowy Egret
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Cattle Egret
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Green Heron
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Black-crowned Night-Heron
    
    
    
    
    
    * White-faced Ibis
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Turkey Vulture * Osprey
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Golden Eagle * Sharp-shinned Hawk
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Cooper's Hawk
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Red-shouldered Hawk
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Swainson's Hawk
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Red-tailed Hawk
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Virginia Rail
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Sora
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Common Gallinule
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * American Coot
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Black-necked Stilt * American Avocet * Black Oystercatcher * Black-bellied Plover
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Pacific Golden-Plover
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Snowy Plover
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Semipalmated Plover
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Killdeer
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Whimbrel * Long-billed Curlew * Marbled Godwit * Black Turnstone * Surfbird * Sanderling * Dunlin * Baird's Sandpiper * Least Sandpiper * Western Sandpiper * Long-billed Dowitcher * Spotted Sandpiper
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Wandering Tattler
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Greater Yellowlegs
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Willet
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Bonaparte's Gull * Heermann's Gull
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Ring-billed Gull
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Western Gull * California Gull
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Glaucous-winged Gull
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Least Tern
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Caspian Tern
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Forster's Tern
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Royal Tern
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Elegant Tern
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Black Skimmer
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Rock Pigeon
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Band-tailed Pigeon
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Eurasian Collared-Dove
    
    
    
    
    
     * Spotted Dove
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Inca Dove * Common Ground-Dove * Mourning Dove
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Greater Roadrunner
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Flammulated Owl
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Western Screech-Owl
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Great Horned Owl
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Northern Pygmy-Owl
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Spotted Owl
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Northern Saw-whet Owl
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Lesser Nighthawk
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Common Poorwill
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Vaux's Swift
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * White-throated Swift
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Black-chinned Hummingbird
    
    
    
    
    
    * Anna's Hummingbird
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Costa's 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
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * American Kestrel * Peregrine Falcon * Red-Crowned Parrot * 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
    
    
    
    
    
     * Tropical Kingbird
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Cassin's Kingbird
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Western Kingbird
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Loggerhead Shrike
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Bell's Vireo
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Hutton's Vireo * Cassin's Vireo * Warbling Vireo * Steller's Jay
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * California Scrub-Jay
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Clark's Nutcracker
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * American Crow
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Common Raven
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Horned Lark
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Northern Rough-winged Swallow * Purple Martin
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Tree Swallow
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Violet-green Swallow
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Bank Swallow
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Barn Swallow * Cliff Swallow
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Mountain Chickadee
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Oak Titmouse
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Verdin
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Bushtit
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Red-breasted Nuthatch
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * White-breasted Nuthatch
    
    
    
    
    
     * Pygmy Nuthatch
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Brown Creeper
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Rock Wren * Canyon Wren * House Wren * Marsh Wren * Bewick's Wren
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Cactus Wren * Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * California Gnatcatcher
    
    
    
    
    
     * Ruby-crowned Kinglet * Wrentit * Western Bluebird
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Townsend's Solitaire
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Swainson's Thrush
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Hermit Thrush
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * American Robin
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * California Thrasher
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * LeConte's Thrasher
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Northern Mockingbird * European Starling
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * American Pipit
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Cedar Waxwing
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Phainopepla
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Orange-crowned Warbler
    
    
    
    
    
     * Nashville Warbler
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * MacGillivray's Warbler * Common Yellowthroat * Yellow Warbler
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Yellow-rumped Warbler
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Black-throated Gray Warbler
    
    
    
     * Townsend's Warbler
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Hermit Warbler
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Wilson's Warbler * Chipping Sparrow
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Black-chinned Sparrow * Brewer's Sparrow * Black-throated Sparrow * Fox Sparrow
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Dark-eyed Junco
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * White-crowned Sparrow * Golden-crowned Sparrow * Bell's Sparrow * Savannah Sparrow * Song Sparrow * Lincoln's Sparrow * California Towhee * Rufous-crowned Sparrow * Green-tailed Towhee * Spotted Towhee * Yellow-breasted Chat * Western Tanager * Black-headed Grosbeak
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Blue Grosbeak
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Lazuli Bunting * Yellow-headed Blackbird * Western Meadowlark * Hooded Oriole * Bullock's Oriole * Scott's Oriole * Red-winged Blackbird
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Brown-headed Cowbird * Brewer's Blackbird
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Great-tailed Grackle
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * House Finch * Purple Finch
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Cassin's Finch
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Pine Siskin
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Lesser Goldfinch
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
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-revision history-
v1.30 - 01/05/16 - Revamped cloud logic, optimized database queries, linked to eBird rarities.
v1.23 - 12/08/11 - Added direct link to CBRC records.
v1.22 - 12/03/11 - Corrected GMT offsets on dates. Added last 5 posts at top.
v1.21 - 11/24/11 - Added direct link to range map for NA birds.
v1.2  - 11/23/11 - Greatly improved graphing technology - separates month vs. year by posts. Added species auto-complete functionality.
v1.14 - 11/22/11 - Added cloud bubble for common thread topics.
v1.13 - 11/22/11 - Added integrated photos where available.
v1.12 - 11/22/11 - Added multiple input boxes for additional refinement, negative search criteria (eg. -keyword).
v1.11 - 11/22/11 - Added banding code, species look-up. Also direct link to recent eBird observations.
 v1.1 - 11/22/11 - Added 'date' functionality. Shows top 'month/year' combinations for a query. Restrict results to that 'month/year'.
 v1.0 - 11/21/11 - Initial version coded. Currently archiving 'lacobirds' and 'calbirds'.