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  1. Re: [LACoBirds] Continuing Brant, Pacific Loon, Willow Flycatcher & more (San Pedro) LINK
    DATE: May 29, 2018, 4 month(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] Phainomania LINK
    DATE: May 29, 2018, 4 month(s) ago
    I saw what I thought were exceptional numbers on my trips to the bobs gap area earlier in the spring, especially in the riparian near Valyermo. From: LACoBirding on behalf of "Kimball Garrett kgarrett@... [LACoBirds]"
    Reply-To: Kimball Garrett
    Date: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 1:21 PM
    To: LACoBirding
    Subject: [LACoBirds] Phainomania
    
    Birders, One of the rewards of birding a patch with frequent and consistent coverage is gaining insight into year-to-year differences in species occurrences. This month (May 2018) the Hansen Dam basin has seen a phenomenal incursion of Phainopeplas, which appear to be taking advantage of a bumper crop of golden currant berries as well as abundant berries on the ornamental pepper trees and perhaps the elderberries as well; theyre also doing a lot of sallying for insects. Because my coverage has been pretty consistent for the past several years (4-5 shorter morning visits a week, and more intensive coverage a couple of times a month), the numbers are probably as valid as they are striking: May 2014 total of 17 birds on 9 visits May 2015 total of 1 bird on 1 visit May 2016 zero birds May 2017 total of 3 birds on 1 visit May 2018 total of 241 birds on 18 visits This is also the first year Ive seen nesting evidence (nest building) for Phainopeplas at Hansen Dam. Ive heard from others that Phainopeplas seem more numerous than usual this year in their patches I wonder how geographically widespread this phenomenon is. The good crop of currant fruits may also explain the continuing presence of Cedar Waxwings at Hansen Dam (12+ yesterday, 28 May). Kimball Kimball L. Garrett Ornithology Collections Manager Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County 900 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90007 USA (213) 763-3368 kgarrett@... http://www.nhm.org/site/research-collections/ornithology 
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  5. Re: [LACoBirds] Phainomania LINK
    DATE: May 29, 2018, 4 month(s) ago
    Kimball et Al,
    
    Santa Fe Dam in Irwindale was e-x-a-c-t-l-y like that Saturday afternoon 5/26/18 where I spent hours, yet failed to find a White tailed Kite reported there at 11:30 a.m. I put "60" for Phainopepla but believed that to be an undercount.
    
    Speaking of which, is their (White tailed Kite) number ever going to rebound I have the feeling that there is literally one White tailed Kite wandering back and forth along the foothills of the San Gabriels.
    
    Tom
    
    Thomas Geza Miko
    
    653 S. Indian Hill Blvd.,#C
    
    Claremont, CA 91711
    
    cell one: 909.241.3300
    
    cell two: 213.471.6001
    
    home: 909.445.1456
    
    office: 213.351.7382
    
    office main 213.351.7897
    
    www.tgmiko.com
    
    From: LACoBirds@yahoogroups.com on behalf of Kimball Garrett kgarrett@... [LACoBirds]
    
    Sent: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 1:20:46 PM
    
    To: LACoBirds@yahoogroups.com
    
    Subject: [LACoBirds] Phainomania
    
    Birders, One of the rewards of birding a patch with frequent and consistent coverage is gaining insight into year-to-year differences in species occurrences. This month (May 2018) the Hansen Dam basin has seen a phenomenal incursion of Phainopeplas,
    which appear to be taking advantage of a bumper crop of golden currant berries as well as abundant berries on the ornamental pepper trees and perhaps the elderberries as well; theyre also doing a lot of sallying for insects. Because my coverage has been pretty
    consistent for the past several years (4-5 shorter morning visits a week, and more intensive coverage a couple of times a month), the numbers are probably as valid as they are striking: May 2014 total of 17 birds on 9 visits May 2015 total of 1 bird on 1 visit May 2016 zero birds May 2017 total of 3 birds on 1 visit May 2018 total of 241 birds on 18 visits This is also the first year Ive seen nesting evidence (nest building) for Phainopeplas at Hansen Dam. Ive heard from others that Phainopeplas seem more numerous than usual this year in their patches I wonder how geographically widespread
    this phenomenon is. The good crop of currant fruits may also explain the continuing presence of Cedar Waxwings at Hansen Dam (12+ yesterday, 28 May). Kimball Kimball L. Garrett Ornithology Collections Manager Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County 900 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90007 USA (213) 763-3368 kgarrett@... http://www.nhm.org/site/research-collections/ornithology 
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  7. Phainomania LINK
    DATE: May 29, 2018, 4 month(s) ago
    Birders, One of the rewards of birding a patch with frequent and consistent coverage is gaining insight into year-to-year differences in species occurrences. This month (May 2018) the Hansen Dam basin has seen a phenomenal incursion of Phainopeplas,
    which appear to be taking advantage of a bumper crop of golden currant berries as well as abundant berries on the ornamental pepper trees and perhaps the elderberries as well; theyre also doing a lot of sallying for insects. Because my coverage has been pretty
    consistent for the past several years (4-5 shorter morning visits a week, and more intensive coverage a couple of times a month), the numbers are probably as valid as they are striking: May 2014 total of 17 birds on 9 visits May 2015 total of 1 bird on 1 visit May 2016 zero birds May 2017 total of 3 birds on 1 visit May 2018 total of 241 birds on 18 visits This is also the first year Ive seen nesting evidence (nest building) for Phainopeplas at Hansen Dam. Ive heard from others that Phainopeplas seem more numerous than usual this year in their patches I wonder how geographically widespread
    this phenomenon is. The good crop of currant fruits may also explain the continuing presence of Cedar Waxwings at Hansen Dam (12+ yesterday, 28 May). Kimball Kimball L. Garrett Ornithology Collections Manager Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County 900 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90007 USA (213) 763-3368 kgarrett@... http://www.nhm.org/site/research-collections/ornithology 
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  9. Re: [LACoBirds] Continuing Brant, Pacific Loon, Willow Flycatcher & more (San Pedro) LINK
    DATE: May 29, 2018, 4 month(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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  11. Re: [LACoBirds] Continuing Brant, Pacific Loon, Willow Flycatcher & more (San Pedro) LINK
    DATE: May 29, 2018, 4 month(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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  13. Yellow-breasted Chat & Phainopeplas continue in San Pedro LINK
    DATE: May 15, 2018 @ 1:09am, 4 month(s) ago
    [edited to fix a typo; I put "GiB" when I meant
    "MiB"]
    
    Yesterday (May 13), the two male Phainopeplas continued at the
    same location. I was there for an hour before they showed up at 7:35pm
    and called, and displaced each others' perches a few times (seemingly
    playfully, not aggressively).
    
    I tried several times for the Yellow-breasted Chat, and did not hear it
    again, but that was in the afternoon. This morning (May 14), I heard him
    sing in the exact same spot as before, from 9:30am to 9:47am. An
    Orange-crowned Warbler regularly sings at that location as well (and did
    so while the Chat sang).
    
    Singing Black-headed Grosbeaks also arrived in the Cabrillo area
    yesterday, and I finally managed to finally get them and Western Tanager
    as seen yard birds (138 species now).
    
    There were also TONS of Warbling Vireos in the area; just in the Marine
    Aquarium parking lot and Shoshonean Road, I think there were over a
    dozen. There were also three in my backyard.
    
    There are also still Western Kingbirds in the area. At peak (April 3)
    there were at least 24 in the Cabrillo Beach area, and now there are
    still at least 2 usually found in the Marine Aquarium parking lot (and
    they're very vocal). I've also seen some recently at the same location as
    the Phainopeplas. (Also, my FOS was March 23, at Cabrillo
    Beach.)
    
    Here is a recording of the Yellow-breasted Chat singing (recorded using
    Fostex FR-2LE + Telinga Stereo-DAT parabolic mic):
    
    FLAC format (39.8 MiB):
    
    https://kingbird.myphotos.cc/2018_05_14%2009_36_55%20-%20YBCH%20sings.flac
    
    MP3 format (25.1 MiB):
    
    https://kingbird.myphotos.cc/2018_05_14%2009_36_55%20-%20YBCH%20sings.mp3
    
    For the first two minutes I was walking to get a better aim at the
    Chat (for a better signal-to-noise ratio). If you want to skip straight
    to the clearest part of the recording, then skip to 2:05.
    
    Please do not use playback on the Yellow-breasted Chat unless you
    really know what you're doing and know for sure it will not stress
    it, endanger it or cause it to abandon the territory. I'm providing this
    recording on good faith that it won't be abused, i.e. for listening to,
    not for playback to make birds come out in the open.
    
    Text file with some annotations (8 species of bird identified, and some
    unknowns):
    
    https://kingbird.myphotos.cc/2018_05_14%2009_36_55%20-%20YBCH%20sings.sorted%20by%20time.txt
    
    https://kingbird.myphotos.cc/2018_05_14%2009_36_55%20-%20YBCH%20sings.sorted%20by%20name.txt
    
    Sound Forge Playlist format, if you can use it:
    
    https://kingbird.myphotos.cc/2018_05_14%2009_36_55%20-%20YBCH%20sings.sfl
    
    These annotations use the standard 4-character codes, which can be
    referenced here (for example):
    
    http://www.wec.ufl.edu/birds/SurveyDocs/species_list.pdf
    
    (And my own abbreviations, juv=juvenile, s=singing, a=adult)
    
    David Ellsworth
    
    San Pedro, CA
    
    At 2018-05-11 16:16, David Ellsworth davidells@... [LACoBirds]
    wrote:
    At 9:59am today (May 11), on the
    Shoshonean Road hillside adjoining Fort MacArthur, just west of the
    Cabrillo Youth Camp entrance gate, I heard a Yellow-breasted Chat
    sing on and off until 10:06am. Judging from the sound, he was at the top
    of the hillside, occasionally moving from bush to bush (approx.
    33.71620N,118.28580W).
    
    Last I checked, May 7, the Phainopeplas continued at the Greg Smith
    Conifer Grove at Angels Gate Park. That afternoon there were two males.
    One sang at 5:32pm; I first noticed two at 6:43pm, and they were both
    still there at 7:42pm, then at least one of them flew away. They were
    there for much of the time I was observing, calling often, and I heard a
    call type from one of them I hadn't heard before (but mostly they were
    just doing the standard call). There was also a Townsend's Warbler,
    Pacific-slope Flycatcher, and Lazuli Bunting.
    
    At 2018-05-04 03:54, David Ellsworth davidells@... [LACoBirds]
    wrote:
    Today (May 3):
    
    At Angels Gate Park, I spotted two Phainopeplas, one adult male and one
    female or juvenile, at 5:42pm perched together on the tree at
    33.71556N,118.29499W, both calling. Subsequently, they spent most of
    their time in the Greg Smith Conifer Grove (general vicinity of
    33.71541N,118.29414W). At 6:20pm I saw the male land right next to the
    female/juvenile on a branch, facing each other, and the female/juvenile
    opened its bill wide, as if it were begging (which would suggest it might
    be a juvenile). In general, the male tended to be more conspicuous, and
    called much more often, sometimes calling repeatedly in rapid succession
    for an extended period of time. They were both still in the Greg Smith
    Conifer Grove when I left at 6:57pm. I will be very curious to see if
    they stick around.
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  15. Yellow-breasted Chat & Phainopeplas continue in San Pedro LINK
    DATE: May 15, 2018 @ 12:40am, 4 month(s) ago
    Yesterday (May 13), the two male Phainopeplas continued at the same
    location. I was there for an hour before they showed up at 7:35pm and
    called, and displaced each others' perches a few times (seemingly
    playfully, not aggressively).
    
    I tried several times for the Yellow-breasted Chat, and did not hear it
    again, but that was in the afternoon. This morning (May 14), I heard him
    sing in the exact same spot as before, from 9:30am to 9:47am. An
    Orange-crowned Warbler regularly sings at that location as well (and did
    so while the Chat sang).
    
    Singing Black-headed Grosbeaks also arrived in the Cabrillo area
    yesterday, and I finally managed to finally get them and Western Tanager
    as seen yard birds (138 species now).
    
    There were also TONS of Warbling Vireos in the area; just in the Marine
    Aquarium parking lot and Shoshonean Road, I think there were over a
    dozen. There were also three in my backyard.
    
    There are also still Western Kingbirds in the area. At peak (April 3)
    there were at least 24 in the Cabrillo Beach area, and now there are
    still at least 2 usually found in the Marine Aquarium parking lot (and
    they're very vocal). I've also seen some recently at the same location as
    the Phainopeplas. (Also, my FOS was March 23, at Cabrillo
    Beach.)
    
    Here is a recording of the Yellow-breasted Chat singing (recorded using
    Fostex FR-2LE + Telinga Stereo-DAT parabolic mic):
    
    FLAC format (39.8 GiB):
    
    https://kingbird.myphotos.cc/2018_05_14%2009_36_55%20-%20YBCH%20sings.flac
    
    MP3 format (25.1 GiB):
    
    https://kingbird.myphotos.cc/2018_05_14%2009_36_55%20-%20YBCH%20sings.mp3
    
    For the first two minutes I was walking to get a better aim at the Chat
    (for a better signal-to-noise ratio). If you want to skip straight to the
    clearest part of the recording, then skip to 2:05.
    
    Please do not use playback on the Yellow-breasted Chat unless you
    really know what you're doing and know for sure it will not stress
    it, endanger it or cause it to abandon the territory. I'm providing this
    recording on good faith that it won't be abused, i.e. for listening to,
    not for playback to make birds come out in the open.
    
    Text file with some annotations (8 species of bird identified, and some
    unknowns):
    
    https://kingbird.myphotos.cc/2018_05_14%2009_36_55%20-%20YBCH%20sings.sorted%20by%20time.txt
    
    https://kingbird.myphotos.cc/2018_05_14%2009_36_55%20-%20YBCH%20sings.sorted%20by%20name.txt
    
    Sound Forge Playlist format, if you can use it:
    
    https://kingbird.myphotos.cc/2018_05_14%2009_36_55%20-%20YBCH%20sings.sfl
    
    These annotations use the standard 4-character codes, which can be
    referenced here (for example):
    
    http://www.wec.ufl.edu/birds/SurveyDocs/species_list.pdf
    
    (And my own abbreviations, juv=juvenile, s=singing, a=adult)
    
    David Ellsworth
    
    San Pedro, CA
    
    At 2018-05-11 16:16, David Ellsworth davidells@... [LACoBirds]
    wrote:
    At 9:59am today (May 11), on the
    Shoshonean Road hillside adjoining Fort MacArthur, just west of the
    Cabrillo Youth Camp entrance gate, I heard a Yellow-breasted Chat
    sing on and off until 10:06am. Judging from the sound, he was at the top
    of the hillside, occasionally moving from bush to bush (approx.
    33.71620N,118.28580W).
    
    Last I checked, May 7, the Phainopeplas continued at the Greg Smith
    Conifer Grove at Angels Gate Park. That afternoon there were two males.
    One sang at 5:32pm; I first noticed two at 6:43pm, and they were both
    still there at 7:42pm, then at least one of them flew away. They were
    there for much of the time I was observing, calling often, and I heard a
    call type from one of them I hadn't heard before (but mostly they were
    just doing the standard call). There was also a Townsend's Warbler,
    Pacific-slope Flycatcher, and Lazuli Bunting.
    
    At 2018-05-04 03:54, David Ellsworth davidells@... [LACoBirds]
    wrote:
    Today (May 3):
    
    At Angels Gate Park, I spotted two Phainopeplas, one adult male and one
    female or juvenile, at 5:42pm perched together on the tree at
    33.71556N,118.29499W, both calling. Subsequently, they spent most of
    their time in the Greg Smith Conifer Grove (general vicinity of
    33.71541N,118.29414W). At 6:20pm I saw the male land right next to the
    female/juvenile on a branch, facing each other, and the female/juvenile
    opened its bill wide, as if it were begging (which would suggest it might
    be a juvenile). In general, the male tended to be more conspicuous, and
    called much more often, sometimes calling repeatedly in rapid succession
    for an extended period of time. They were both still in the Greg Smith
    Conifer Grove when I left at 6:57pm. I will be very curious to see if
    they stick around.
  16. -back to top-
  17. Yellow-breasted Chat at Cabrillo + many other notes LINK
    DATE: May 11, 2018 @ 4:16pm, 4 month(s) ago
    At 9:59am today (May 11), on the Shoshonean Road hillside adjoining Fort
    MacArthur, just west of the Cabrillo Youth Camp entrance gate, I heard a
    Yellow-breasted Chat sing on and off until 10:06am. Judging from
    the sound, he was at the top of the hillside, occasionally moving from
    bush to bush (approx. 33.71620N,118.28580W).
    
    Last I checked, May 7, the Phainopeplas continued at the Greg Smith
    Conifer Grove at Angels Gate Park. That afternoon there were two males.
    One sang at 5:32pm; I first noticed two at 6:43pm, and they were both
    still there at 7:42pm, then at least one of them flew away. They were
    there for much of the time I was observing, calling often, and I heard a
    call type from one of them I hadn't heard before (but mostly they were
    just doing the standard call). There was also a Townsend's Warbler,
    Pacific-slope Flycatcher, and Lazuli Bunting.
    
    My first-of-season (and first of year) sighting of Black Skimmers
    occurred on March 5, when I saw 9 BLSK on the inner shore of Cabrillo
    Beach. Three days later I saw 10 BLSK as they flew away from there. On
    March 11 there were 49 BLSK on the inner shore.
    
    BLSK were showing up fairly erratically this spring; some days there were
    none, some days as many as 49 (as happened on March 11). On April 23,
    there were 44+ BLSK, of which four were banded. It turned out that three
    of these were from Chula Vista (two aged almost 5, and one almost
    6).
    
    Lately BLSKs have been present here with greater reliability, and this
    morning (May 11) there were 62 Black Skimmers , the most I've seen
    in the Cabrillo Beach area in almost four years (since there were 187+
    BLSK on Jun 17, 2014), of which at least 5 were banded; one of these
    turns out to be almost 16 years old and from Seal Beach / Bolsa Chica
    (and another one or two were the same individuals from Chula
    Vista).
    
    There has been much more Bonaparte's Gull (BOGU) activity* at Cabrillo
    Beach than any previous year since I started birding (2006). This spring,
    large numbers of them have been spending tons of time at both the outer
    Cabrillo Beach shore (outer beach) and the Cabrillo Youth Camp (scout
    camp) shore, and have been spending lots of time hunting around the kelp
    (when on the outer beach, mostly Talitridae sandhoppers, I think,
    and the occasional fly). They're almost all hatch-year individuals
    (mostly in nonbreeding plumage), but a few are in close to full breeding
    plumage. On May 2 there were as many as 24 on the outer beach, and for
    large parts of the day close to that number. It's been a great
    opportunity to see their frenetic style of on-land hunting (much faster
    than any other gull I've seen, with Ring-billed being the runner-up), and
    to hear a great variety of their calls. While hunting, some of them have
    been fiercely defending their patch of kelp territory; in particular, two
    slightly-breeding-plumage hatch-year individuals have chased other BOGUs
    away dozens of times during the hours I've watched and videoed them.
    They're also often on the outer beach rather late; on May 3 there were 24
    on the shore at 7:58pm before flying away, and on May 9 there were 29 on
    the water at 8:05pm before flying away.
    
    * by "activity" I mean a combination of behaviors, numbers, and
    time spent, not just sheer numbers.
    
    This year this was foreshadowed when there was 1 BOGU on the scout camp
    shore on April 1-3, when 15+ BOGU flew by Cabrillo Beach on April 6 at
    2:23pm, and when there were 31 BOGU at the scout camp shore on April 11
    at 4:33pm (one of which was in full breeding plumage, but sadly, oiled on
    its left leg). The newness of it became clear when I saw 14 BOGU all
    foraging on the outer beach on April 22 at 9:49am.
    
    In previous years, BOGUs have often been at the scout camp shore, but
    usually fewer in number, and rarely on the Cabrillo Beach shores. (On Apr
    3, 2016 there were 96 of them at the scout camp, but usually there're far
    fewer than that
    
    on the order of a dozen or so or less
    
    and in any
    case, they usually aren't foraging when they're there.) On Nov 3, 2007 I
    saw one frenetically catching flies (mostly in midair) while running
    along the outer Cabrillo Beach shore, which was quite unusual to see.
    Last year, 2017, two were hanging out at the scout camp shore for an
    extended period of time, and I got to see them shift from
    close-to-breeding-plumage to full-breeding-plumage, and often even forage
    there. And of course, on pelagic trips often hundreds of them can be
    seen. But the show the BOGUs have been putting on this year at Cabrillo
    Beach is something different, and has been quite a treat to see.
    
    Yesterday (May 10) there were 95 Bonaparte's Gulls at 3:10pm on
    the Cabrillo Youth Camp shore (almost a record-breaker) after a gradual
    build-up (there were just 63 BOGU at 12:57pm), most of which were
    foraging either on the water or the shore, adjacent to the shore's edge.
    Three of these were in nearly-complete breeding plumage. Like on the
    outer beach, there two individuals defending their kelp territory, not
    allowing others to come too close while foraging.
    
    As they have in previous years, Elegant Terns (ELTEs) have been gathering
    in large numbers and doing their courtship dance. This year it started
    around the beginning of April. Most of the time (as far as the Cabrillo
    area is concerned) they only gather at the scout camp shore, but
    sometimes they gather on the inner beach. There have also been plenty of
    Caspian Terns (as usual), but a surprising number of Royal Terns for this
    time of year; on May 1, there were 11 of them on the scout camp shore (8
    nonbreeding, 1 partial-breeding, and 2 breeding plumage). On April 6, the
    band number on one Caspian Tern here showed it to be from Crescent
    Island, Washington, and almost 11 years old.
    
    The ELTEs have not shown any sign of slowing down, and at last count
    there were about 250 or more alternating between gathering on the outer
    beach and the Cabrillo Youth Camp shore. (I'll do exact counts later from
    video footage taken earlier.)
    
    On April 18 there were 4 Wandering Tattlers at Cabrillo Beach (my FOS).
    Two (along with two Black Turnstones) were on the breakwater adjacent to
    the Fishing Pier, and two (along with a Surfbird and a Black Turnstone)
    were on the rocky shore on the inner beach adjacent to the
    nearly-vertical wall just west of the Fishing Pier.
    
    Yesterday (May 10) I finally got them as a yard bird when two were
    foraging on the outer beach from 9:24am (or earlier) to 9:35am (or
    later).
    
    Unless it's a coincidence, Long-billed Curlew(s) seem to be coming here
    more often lately. On April 26 there was one in the Cabrillo Salt Marsh
    from 5:19pm (or earlier) to 6:07pm, and yesterday (May 10) I added the
    species as a yard bird when one was briefly foraging on the outer beach
    at 5:59pm (and then called and flew away when two people walked too near
     what makes it more frustrating is that although I got the LBCU on
    video, I didn't get the take-off and call, because I was adjusting my
    tripod's horizon level at that moment).
    
    On March 21 there were 5 Surfbirds along the NW side of the
    mini-breakwater that stretches from 33.70771N,118.27753W to
    33.70646N,118.27848W.
    
    Going back a little further: My observed Mew Gull count peaked at 149 on
    January 22. They were still present in numbers greater than 100 until
    March 4, when there were 105 MEGU. Their numbers subsequently decreased
    rapidly, with only 32 MEGU present on March 5, and only 9 MEGU present on
    March 7. By March 9, the only ones remaining were three first-year
    individuals. The last I saw was a single first-year individual on March
    12. I still have never seen a Mew Gull in 100% full breeding plumage; it
    seems they leave before reaching that plumage with perfect
    reliability.
    
    David Ellsworth
    
    San Pedro, CA
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  19. Re: [LACoBirds] 4 Purple Martins and 2 Phainopeplas in San Pedro LINK
    DATE: May 4, 2018 @ 11:50pm, 5 month(s) ago
    Today (May 4) the male Phainopepla continued at the same location,
    observed from 5:04pm to 5:26pm with some gaps between. It was much
    windier than yesterday, making it much harder to see the Phainopepla for
    more than brief glimpses
    
    not only was he was flying from perch to perch
    more often, but it was harder to stand straight on the sloped ground.
    Like yesterday, he was calling. At one point (5:15pm) I saw him flying in
    the distance, approximately west-northwestward over
    33.71708N,118.29375W before going behind a tree from my point of view,
    so that may give a clue as to where else he's been spending time. Later
    he showed up again at the Greg Smith Conifer Grove.
    
    The migrant push has heated up here, so there were also Wilson's, Hermit,
    and Townsend's Warblers, Pacific-slope Flycatchers, and a Gray
    Flycatcher , at this location, as well as a Lazuli Bunting (heard) and
    some other warblers I couldn't get a good look at (possibly Nashville).
    There's also an immature male Hooded Oriole singing near this
    location.
    
    This appearance of 2 Phainopeplas here may be related to the 9 showing up
    in Jun &
    Bin's Sand Dune Park checklist from today . I wonder if the 4 Purple
    Martins I saw yesterday included the same 3 from
    Manuel &
    Alejandra's El Dorado Park checklist from March 24 ; it seems
    likely.
    
    David Ellsworth
    
    San Pedro, CA
    
    At 2018-05-04 03:54, David Ellsworth davidells@... [LACoBirds]
    wrote:
    
    Today (May 3):
    
    At Angels Gate Park, I spotted two Phainopeplas, one adult male and one
    female or juvenile, at 5:42pm perched together on the tree at
    33.71556N,118.29499W, both calling. Subsequently, they spent most of
    their time in the Greg Smith Conifer Grove (general vicinity of
    33.71541N,118.29414W). At 6:20pm I saw the male land right next to the
    female/juvenile on a branch, facing each other, and the female/juvenile
    opened its bill wide, as if it were begging (which would suggest it might
    be a juvenile). In general, the male tended to be more conspicuous, and
    called much more often, sometimes calling repeatedly in rapid succession
    for an extended period of time. They were both still in the Greg Smith
    Conifer Grove when I left at 6:57pm. I will be very curious to see if
    they stick around.
    
    Near my house (near Cabrillo Beach) at 7:50pm, four Purple Martins were
    doing some late-evening bugging! They were flying around between the
    southern stretch of Stephen M. White Dr. and about 200 feet east of it. I
    was absolutely blown away when I realized what species they were. It was
    already quite dark, so my videos didn't turn out too well, but it's quite
    clear that at least 2 of them were adult male (all dark/iridescent), and
    at least 1 was female/immature (pale underside and collar). I could still
    see at least two males flying at 7:56pm.
    
    David Ellsworth
    
    San Pedro, CA
  20. -back to top-
  21. 4 Purple Martins and 2 Phainopeplas in San Pedro LINK
    DATE: May 4, 2018 @ 3:54am, 5 month(s) ago
    Today (May 3):
    
    At Angels Gate Park, I spotted two Phainopeplas,
    
    one adult male and one female or juvenile, at
    
    5:42pm perched together on the tree at
    
    33.71556N,118.29499W, both calling.
    
    Subsequently, they spent most of their time in
    
    the Greg Smith Conifer Grove (general vicinity of
    
    33.71541N,118.29414W). At 6:20pm I saw the male
    
    land right next to the female/juvenile on a
    
    branch, facing each other, and the
    
    female/juvenile opened its bill wide, as if it
    
    were begging (which would suggest it might be a
    
    juvenile). In general, the male tended to be
    
    more conspicuous, and called much more often,
    
    sometimes calling repeatedly in rapid succession
    
    for an extended period of time. They were both
    
    still in the Greg Smith Conifer Grove when I left
    
    at 6:57pm. I will be very curious to see if they stick around.
    
    Near my house (near Cabrillo Beach) at 7:50pm,
    
    four Purple Martins were doing some late-evening
    
    bugging! They were flying around between the
    
    southern stretch of Stephen M. White Dr. and
    
    about 200 feet east of it. I was absolutely blown
    
    away when I realized what species they were. It
    
    was already quite dark, so my videos didn't turn
    
    out too well, but it's quite clear that at least
    
    2 of them were adult male (all dark/iridescent),
    
    and at least 1 was female/immature (pale
    
    underside and collar). I could still see at least two males flying at 7:56pm.
    
    David Ellsworth
    
    San Pedro, CA
  22. -back to top-
  23. ABC Update: 263 Species LINK
    DATE: Apr 30, 2018, 5 month(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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  25. ABC Update: 261 Species LINK
    DATE: Apr 29, 2018, 5 month(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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  27. ABC Update: 255 species LINK
    DATE: Apr 29, 2018 @ 8:55am, 5 month(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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  29. ABC Update: 252 Species LINK
    DATE: Apr 29, 2018 @ 7:58am, 5 month(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
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
  30. -back to top-


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