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1 Oct Last Pelagic Trips of the Season ["DEBRA SHEARWATER debi AT shearwaterjourneys.com [CALBIRDS]" ]
30 Sep Chimney Swift and other good birds of late in HUM county ["Rob Fowler migratoriusfwlr AT gmail.com [nwcalbird]" ]
29 Sep Re: Cory's Shearwater, Fort Bragg, Mendocino County ["Rob Fowler migratoriusfwlr AT gmail.com [CALBIRDS]" ]
29 Sep Re: [CALBIRDS] Cory's Shearwater, Fort Bragg, Mendocino County ["Rob Fowler migratoriusfwlr AT gmail.com [Mendobirds]" ]
29 Sep RE: Cory's Shearwater, Fort Bragg, Mendocino County ["'Alvaro Jaramillo' chucao AT coastside.net [CALBIRDS]" ]
28 Sep Cory's Shearwater, Fort Bragg, Mendocino County ["Rob Fowler migratoriusfwlr AT gmail.com [CALBIRDS]" ]
28 Sep Cory's Shearwater, Fort Bragg, Mendocino County ["Rob Fowler migratoriusfwlr AT gmail.com [Mendobirds]" ]
28 Sep Monterey Seabirds trip report ["John Sterling jsterling AT wavecable.com [CALBIRDS]" ]
29 Sep A Few Interesting Single Del Norte Co. Migrants ["Alan Barron flockfinder AT yahoo.com [nwcalbird]" ]
26 Sep (unknown) ["Terry Allaway redwooddancer AT yahoo.com [nwcalbird]" ]
25 Sep Greater White-fronted Geese 25 Sept. ["Rob Fowler migratoriusfwlr AT gmail.com [nwcalbird]" ]
25 Sep on possible invasions of R-t Pipits, Sharp-tld Sands, other Sibes--and Kittiwakes! ["Paul Lehman lehman.paul1 AT verizon.net [CALBIRDS]" ]
23 Sep RFI: SEP 21 HMB PELAGIC TRIP ["DEBRA SHEARWATER debi AT shearwaterjourneys.com [CALBIRDS]" ]
22 Sep Where are the Vaux's Swifts ["'Ogden, Daniela' dogden AT audubon.org [CALBIRDS]" ]
22 Sep Half Moon Bay: Silky Seas ["DEBRA SHEARWATER debi AT shearwaterjourneys.com [CALBIRDS]" ]
21 Sep Farallones bird wave fri/sat, sep 19-20 ["ropepushercuz AT yahoo.com [CALBIRDS]" ]
20 Sep Red-e. Vireo and Am. Avocet in Del Norte Co. ["Alan Barron flockfinder AT yahoo.com [nwcalbird]" ]
20 Sep Hot Seas Off Bodega Bay: 19 Sep Pelagic Trip ["DEBRA SHEARWATER debi AT shearwaterjourneys.com [CALBIRDS]" ]
19 Sep Arcata Marsh Blue Grosbeak ["Rob Fowler migratoriusfwlr AT gmail.com [nwcalbird]" ]
19 Sep Fwd: [SFBirds] Yellow-Green Vireo East Wash, SF ["Dominik Mosur polskatata AT yahoo.com [CALBIRDS]" ]
17 Sep Four Brown Boobies: Half Moon Bay Pelagic Trip ["DEBRA SHEARWATER debi AT shearwaterjourneys.com [CALBIRDS]" ]
17 Sep "Pelican Dreams" in Sonoma with Judy Irving - Oct 8th & Nov 1st ["sonomanature AT gmail.com [CALBIRDS]" ]
14 Sep Half Moon Bay Trip report - Bay-breasted Warbler! ["'Alvaro Jaramillo' chucao AT coastside.net [peninsula-birding]" ]
14 Sep Half Moon Bay Trip report - Bay-breasted Warbler! ["'Alvaro Jaramillo' chucao AT coastside.net [CALBIRDS]" ]
13 Sep Sunday-9/14- Optics & Nature Festival ["sonomanature AT gmail.com [CALBIRDS]" ]
12 Sep Black Tern etc. in Del Norte Co. ["Alan Barron flockfinder AT yahoo.com [nwcalbird]" ]
12 Sep Biking For Birds: Dorian Anderson ["Rob Fowler migratoriusfwlr AT gmail.com [nwcalbird]" ]
10 Sep Re: Del Norte Birding and RTHU ["Rob Fowler migratoriusfwlr AT gmail.com [nwcalbird]" ]
10 Sep Re: Del Norte Birding and RTHU ["Rob Fowler migratoriusfwlr AT gmail.com [nwcalbird]" ]
10 Sep Rock Wren at Smith River mouth, Del Norte Co. ["Alan Barron flockfinder AT yahoo.com [nwcalbird]" ]
10 Sep Monterey Seabirds pelagic Sunday ["John Sterling jsterling AT wavecable.com [CALBIRDS]" ]
10 Sep New Cordell Bank Pelagic opportunity ["'Alvaro Jaramillo' chucao AT coastside.net [northbaybirds]" ]
10 Sep New Cordell Bank Pelagic opportunity ["'Alvaro Jaramillo' chucao AT coastside.net [CALBIRDS]" ]
10 Sep Monterey Seabirds pelagic Sunday [John Sterling ]
09 Sep Optics & Nature Festival - Sunday -Sept 14th (10AM-4PM) ["sonomanature AT gmail.com [CALBIRDS]" ]
9 Sep Pelagic report - Friday Sept 5 Monterey Bay. ["'Alvaro Jaramillo' chucao AT coastside.net [CALBIRDS]" ]
7 Sep Monterey Bay Pelagic Highlights: Sep 5 & 6 ["DEBRA SHEARWATER debi AT shearwaterjourneys.com [CALBIRDS]" ]
6 Sep Grace's Warbler in Pacific Grove ["Don Roberson creagrus AT montereybay.com [CALBIRDS]" ]
06 Sep Ruby-throated Hummer MIA Since Mid-morning ["Brad Schram gonebrdn AT lightspeed.net [CALBIRDS]" ]
06 Sep Ruby-throated Hummer MIA Since Mid-morning ["Brad Schram gonebrdn AT lightspeed.net [slocobirding]" ]
5 Sep Re: HUM Ruby-throated Hummingbird ["'Ken Burton' shrikethree AT gmail.com [nwcalbird]" ]
5 Sep Re: [nwcalbird] HUM Ruby-throated Hummingbird ["'Ken Burton' shrikethree AT gmail.com [CALBIRDS]" ]
5 Sep HUM Ruby-throated Hummingbird ["Rob Fowler migratoriusfwlr AT gmail.com [CALBIRDS]" ]
5 Sep HUM Ruby-throated Hummingbird ["Rob Fowler migratoriusfwlr AT gmail.com [nwcalbird]" ]
4 Sep Re: Ruby-throated Hummingbird continues 4 Sept. ["Rob Fowler migratoriusfwlr AT gmail.com [nwcalbird]" ]
4 Sep Eureka Ruby-throated Hummingbird ["Rob Fowler migratoriusfwlr AT gmail.com [CALBIRDS]" ]
04 Sep Sat. 6 September, World Shorebirds Day ["Chuck & Lillian misclists AT verizon.net [CALBIRDS]" ]
4 Sep Re: Adult Male Ruby-throated Hummer ["Thomasabenson AT aol.com [CALBIRDS]" ]
03 Sep Adult Male Ruby-throated Hummer ["Brad Schram gonebrdn AT lightspeed.net [CALBIRDS]" ]
02 Sep Free Carpinteria Pelagic ["robdenholtz AT gmail.com [CALBIRDS]" ]
1 Sep Del Norte hybrid shorebird link (from Lucas Brug) ["Alan Barron flockfinder AT yahoo.com [nwcalbird]" ]
30 Aug HSU pelagic trip highlights today, 30 August ["Rob Fowler migratoriusfwlr AT gmail.com [nwcalbird]" ]
29 Aug World Shorebirds Day, 6 September ["gyorgy.szimuly AT me.com [CALBIRDS]" ]
27 Aug Re: Monterey pelagic last Sunday ["John Sterling jsterling AT wavecable.com [CALBIRDS]" ]
29 Aug Help re-locate and release birds ["lamson.vinh AT verizon.net [CALBIRDS]" ]
28 Aug Brian Sullivan - (eBird) message ["sonomanature AT gmail.com [CALBIRDS]" ]
27 Aug Re: Monterey pelagic last Sunday [John Sterling ]
27 Aug Bodega Bay Pelagic Trip: Sep. 1 ["DEBRA SHEARWATER debi AT shearwaterjourneys.com [CALBIRDS]" ]
27 Aug Bobolink over Hiller Park, McKinleyville 27 Aug ["Rob Fowler migratoriusfwlr AT gmail.com [nwcalbird]" ]
26 Aug Monterey pelagic last Sunday ["John Sterling jsterling AT wavecable.com [CALBIRDS]" ]
26 Aug Monterey pelagic last Sunday [John Sterling ]
26 Aug MASKED/NAZCA BOOBY-San Mateo County ["'Batkin, Leonie F' lbatkin AT stanford.edu [CALBIRDS]" ]
25 Aug Monterey Bay Birding Festival Pelagic Opportunities ["DEBRA SHEARWATER debi AT shearwaterjourneys.com [CALBIRDS]" ]
25 Aug Willow Flycatcher + other migrants in McKinleyville 25 Aug ["Rob Fowler migratoriusfwlr AT gmail.com [nwcalbird]" ]
24 Aug Mad River estuary highlights: BLACK TERN, American Redstart, etc. 24 Aug. ["Rob Fowler migratoriusfwlr AT gmail.com [nwcalbird]" ]
23 Aug Possible Stilt Sandpiper at Moss Landing ["kevin.enns.rempel AT fresno.edu [CALBIRDS]" ]
23 Aug Baird's Sandpiper, Forster's Tern 23 Aug ["Rob Fowler migratoriusfwlr AT gmail.com [nwcalbird]" ]
22 Aug Results of Island Packers pelagic trip, August 21 ["Peter Gaede pgaede AT earthlink.net [CALBIRDS]" ]
20 Aug AUG. 15, 16, 17 PELAGIC TRIP REPORTS ["DEBRA SHEARWATER debi AT shearwaterjourneys.com [CALBIRDS]" ]
18 Aug Sept 14th - Optics & Nature Festival + ["sonomanature AT gmail.com [CALBIRDS]" ]
16 Aug Lesser Black-backed continues, juv. Heermann's, etc. 16 Aug. ["Rob Fowler migratoriusfwlr AT gmail.com [nwcalbird]" ]
15 Aug Heermann's Gull update ["'Alvaro Jaramillo' chucao AT coastside.net [CALBIRDS]" ]
14 Aug Pelagic Seabirding Trip News ["DEBRA SHEARWATER debi AT shearwaterjourneys.com [CALBIRDS]" ]
13 Aug An Elegant time in Del Norte Co. ["Alan Barron flockfinder AT yahoo.com [nwcalbird]" ]
13 Aug n. jetty highlights 12 Aug, continuing Lark Bunting, etc. ["Rob Fowler migratoriusfwlr AT gmail.com [nwcalbird]" ]
11 Aug Ventura Pelagic Breakdown ["joelbsalty AT hotmail.com [CALBIRDS]" ]

Subject: Last Pelagic Trips of the Season
From: "DEBRA SHEARWATER debi AT shearwaterjourneys.com [CALBIRDS]" <CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2014 21:11:51 -0700
Howdy, Birders,

Shearwater Journeys still has spaces available on the last four pelagic trips 
of the 2014 season: 


MONTEREY:
OCT. 4 with Scott & Linda Terrill, Nick Levendosky, Jennifer Green, John 
Garrett 

OCT. 11 with Gerry McChesney, Nick Levendosky, Rick Fournier, Debi Shearwater

HALF MOON BAY:
OCT. 5 with Abe Borker, Steve Tucker, Steve Hampton, Dena Spatz, Tim Miller, 
Courtenay Ray, John Garrett 

OCT. 12 with Steve Tucker, Tim Miller, Will Brooks, Courtenay Ray (only one 
space available). 


For reservations, please email me: debi AT shearwaterjourneys.com

It has been a truly wonderful fall season. October 4 & 5 are good bets for the 
photographers. 

Hope to see you out there!
Shearwaters Forever,
Debi Shearwater

DEBRA SHEARWATER
Shearwater Journeys, Inc.
PO Box 190
Hollister, CA 95024
831.637.8527
debi AT shearwaterjourneys.com
www.shearwaterjourneys.com
www.shearwaterjourneys.blogspot.com









Subject: Chimney Swift and other good birds of late in HUM county
From: "Rob Fowler migratoriusfwlr AT gmail.com [nwcalbird]" <nwcalbird-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:14:19 -0700
Hi all,
This morning I got a call from Scott Terrill at 10:55 am about a CHIMNEY
SWIFT that he had just found while driving down Miller Lane in the north
Arcata Bottoms. I arrived at the scene to meet Scott around 11:10 and just
minutes later we had the bird fly by and towards us. Scott got photos of it
during this showing. The bird was your typical Chimney Swift with fully
dark upper- and underparts, not showing a contrasting rump patch like on
Vaux's and seemed to have longer wings and a more gliding and not so
"twittery" flight style like typical Vaux's. I got look at the bird one
other time and that was it. When Scott first saw it there were many
Violet-green Swallows in the area that were nearby and feeding somewhat low
and close but by the time the show was over the swallows were all feeding
high up and seemed to be foraging much farther to the east. With this high
pressure that's building I imagine these birds will all continue south.

After the swift I took a quick spin through the bottoms and found a VESPER
SPARROW on Lanphere Rd. I first saw the bird right at the base of the east
side of the bridge over Mad River Slough and saw it again while driving
east, last seeing it fly into shrubbery on the north side of the right just
east of where Mad River Slough meets up with the road.

Other birds of interest:

DICKCISSEL:  Yesterday Wildlife Student, Nevin Cullen (hope I got the
spelling ok!) told fellow student and ace photographer, Jared Hughey about
a possible Dickcissel. Jared confirmed the bird later in the day and many
others saw it later and it still continues this morning. The bird, probably
a hatch-year male, is easily found right in the parking lot at the Mad
River Fish Hatchery in Blue Lake. The bird is basically feeding on weedy
grass seeds right on the west edge of the parking lot and is exceedingly
tame. It's a really nice study so go see it....even if you've seen
Dickcissel in the county before.

PRAIRIE WARBLER: I don't think this has yet been posted here on NWCALBIRD
so....Tony Kurz found a nice bright (probably hy male) Prairie Warbler
along the Salt River between the addresses 2238 and 2512 Port Kenyon Rd.
The bird was last seen by Scott Terrill last evening; he noted he saw it
within five minutes of getting out of his car. Afternoon seems best.

There are also some AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVERS around that have been seen at
the end of Cannibal Island rd by Tony Kurz, Jared Hughey, Brendan Higgins
and Casey Ryan and one was found by Brad Elvert yesterday out at the
Centerville wetlands.

Happy Fall!

-- 
Rob Fowler
McKinleyville, CA
www.fowleropebirding.com
Subject: Re: Cory's Shearwater, Fort Bragg, Mendocino County
From: "Rob Fowler migratoriusfwlr AT gmail.com [CALBIRDS]" <CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:30:55 -0700
All,
Here's the first set of photos of the Cory's that Roger Adamson took on the
boat yesterday: http://radamson.smugmug.com/Birds/Corys-Shearwater/i-Gc3xQx5


More photos will be shared once they are uploaded. Some on board got some
really nice shots.

Cheers,

Rob

On Mon, Sep 29, 2014 at 9:50 AM, Alvaro Jaramillo 
wrote:

> Congratulations Rob and Jon
>
>
>
>    I look forward to seeing the photos. One wonders how this bird got
> here! Great Shearwaters, and Manx are common or regular to Cape Horn so how
> they get to the wrong ocean seems easy. But Cory’s remain quite a bit
> farther north in Argentina, it seems very unlikely that they would go
> around the horn and wind up in the Pacific. I put my money on an overland
> crossing in Central America, from the Gulf of Mexico or perhaps bird that
> gets into the Indian Ocean under Africa, and keeps on going! It boggles my
> mind to think what is actually the most likely scenario.
>
>
>
> Wow!!
>
>
>
> Any info on whether it looked like Scopoli’s vs. Cory’s?
>
>
>
> Alvaro
>
>
>
> Alvaro Jaramillo
>
> alvaro AT alvarosadventures.com
>
> www.alvarosadventures.com
>
>
>
> *From:* CALBIRDS AT yahoogroups.com [mailto:CALBIRDS AT yahoogroups.com] *On
> Behalf Of *Rob Fowler migratoriusfwlr AT gmail.com [CALBIRDS]
> *Sent:* Sunday, September 28, 2014 11:22 PM
> *To:* Calbirds; mendobirds
> *Subject:* [CALBIRDS] Cory's Shearwater, Fort Bragg, Mendocino County
>
>
>
>
>
> Hi all,
>
> Today Jon Dunn and I led a pelagic trip for Peregrine Audubon Society and
> the highlight was excellent looks at a CORY'S SHEARWATER, first spotted by
> Jon! The bird was first seen well and identified at 39.51220, -123.90862 at
> 0824, 5.4 miles off of Virgin Creek, and then it came back a second time
> and even better looks at 0912 7.8 miles offshore at coordinates 39.57837,
> -123.96052. Many photos were taken. This is the 3rd record for California
> and obviously the first record for Mendocino County!
>
>
>
> Other highlights were 1 FLESH-FOOTED SHEARWATER and 12 SOUTH POLAR SKUAS.
>
>
>
> Another great trip off of Fort Bragg!
>
>
>
> --
>
> Rob Fowler
> McKinleyville, CA
>
> www.fowleropebirding.com
>
> 
> ------------------------------
>
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-- 
Rob Fowler
McKinleyville, CA
www.fowleropebirding.com
Subject: Re: [CALBIRDS] Cory's Shearwater, Fort Bragg, Mendocino County
From: "Rob Fowler migratoriusfwlr AT gmail.com [Mendobirds]" <Mendobirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:30:55 -0700
All,
Here's the first set of photos of the Cory's that Roger Adamson took on the
boat yesterday: http://radamson.smugmug.com/Birds/Corys-Shearwater/i-Gc3xQx5


More photos will be shared once they are uploaded. Some on board got some
really nice shots.

Cheers,

Rob

On Mon, Sep 29, 2014 at 9:50 AM, Alvaro Jaramillo 
wrote:

> Congratulations Rob and Jon
>
>
>
>    I look forward to seeing the photos. One wonders how this bird got
> here! Great Shearwaters, and Manx are common or regular to Cape Horn so how
> they get to the wrong ocean seems easy. But Cory’s remain quite a bit
> farther north in Argentina, it seems very unlikely that they would go
> around the horn and wind up in the Pacific. I put my money on an overland
> crossing in Central America, from the Gulf of Mexico or perhaps bird that
> gets into the Indian Ocean under Africa, and keeps on going! It boggles my
> mind to think what is actually the most likely scenario.
>
>
>
> Wow!!
>
>
>
> Any info on whether it looked like Scopoli’s vs. Cory’s?
>
>
>
> Alvaro
>
>
>
> Alvaro Jaramillo
>
> alvaro AT alvarosadventures.com
>
> www.alvarosadventures.com
>
>
>
> *From:* CALBIRDS AT yahoogroups.com [mailto:CALBIRDS AT yahoogroups.com] *On
> Behalf Of *Rob Fowler migratoriusfwlr AT gmail.com [CALBIRDS]
> *Sent:* Sunday, September 28, 2014 11:22 PM
> *To:* Calbirds; mendobirds
> *Subject:* [CALBIRDS] Cory's Shearwater, Fort Bragg, Mendocino County
>
>
>
>
>
> Hi all,
>
> Today Jon Dunn and I led a pelagic trip for Peregrine Audubon Society and
> the highlight was excellent looks at a CORY'S SHEARWATER, first spotted by
> Jon! The bird was first seen well and identified at 39.51220, -123.90862 at
> 0824, 5.4 miles off of Virgin Creek, and then it came back a second time
> and even better looks at 0912 7.8 miles offshore at coordinates 39.57837,
> -123.96052. Many photos were taken. This is the 3rd record for California
> and obviously the first record for Mendocino County!
>
>
>
> Other highlights were 1 FLESH-FOOTED SHEARWATER and 12 SOUTH POLAR SKUAS.
>
>
>
> Another great trip off of Fort Bragg!
>
>
>
> --
>
> Rob Fowler
> McKinleyville, CA
>
> www.fowleropebirding.com
>
> 
> ------------------------------
>
> No virus found in this message.
> Checked by AVG - www.avg.com
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>
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> Checked by AVG - www.avg.com
> Version: 2014.0.4765 / Virus Database: 4025/8290 - Release Date: 09/28/14
>



-- 
Rob Fowler
McKinleyville, CA
www.fowleropebirding.com
Subject: RE: Cory's Shearwater, Fort Bragg, Mendocino County
From: "'Alvaro Jaramillo' chucao AT coastside.net [CALBIRDS]" <CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:50:55 -0700
Congratulations Rob and Jon

 

 I look forward to seeing the photos. One wonders how this bird got here! Great 
Shearwaters, and Manx are common or regular to Cape Horn so how they get to the 
wrong ocean seems easy. But Cory’s remain quite a bit farther north in 
Argentina, it seems very unlikely that they would go around the horn and wind 
up in the Pacific. I put my money on an overland crossing in Central America, 
from the Gulf of Mexico or perhaps bird that gets into the Indian Ocean under 
Africa, and keeps on going! It boggles my mind to think what is actually the 
most likely scenario. 


 

Wow!! 

 

Any info on whether it looked like Scopoli’s vs. Cory’s? 

 

Alvaro 

 

Alvaro Jaramillo

alvaro AT alvarosadventures.com

www.alvarosadventures.com

 

From: CALBIRDS AT yahoogroups.com [mailto:CALBIRDS AT yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of 
Rob Fowler migratoriusfwlr AT gmail.com [CALBIRDS] 

Sent: Sunday, September 28, 2014 11:22 PM
To: Calbirds; mendobirds
Subject: [CALBIRDS] Cory's Shearwater, Fort Bragg, Mendocino County

 

  

Hi all,

Today Jon Dunn and I led a pelagic trip for Peregrine Audubon Society and the 
highlight was excellent looks at a CORY'S SHEARWATER, first spotted by Jon! The 
bird was first seen well and identified at 39.51220, -123.90862 at 0824, 5.4 
miles off of Virgin Creek, and then it came back a second time and even better 
looks at 0912 7.8 miles offshore at coordinates 39.57837, -123.96052. Many 
photos were taken. This is the 3rd record for California and obviously the 
first record for Mendocino County! 


 

Other highlights were 1 FLESH-FOOTED SHEARWATER and 12 SOUTH POLAR SKUAS.

 

Another great trip off of Fort Bragg! 


 

-- 

Rob Fowler
McKinleyville, CA

www.fowleropebirding.com  



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Subject: Cory's Shearwater, Fort Bragg, Mendocino County
From: "Rob Fowler migratoriusfwlr AT gmail.com [CALBIRDS]" <CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2014 23:21:59 -0700
Hi all,
Today Jon Dunn and I led a pelagic trip for Peregrine Audubon Society and
the highlight was excellent looks at a CORY'S SHEARWATER, first spotted by
Jon! The bird was first seen well and identified at 39.51220, -123.90862 at
0824, 5.4 miles off of Virgin Creek, and then it came back a second time
and even better looks at 0912 7.8 miles offshore at coordinates 39.57837,
-123.96052. Many photos were taken. This is the 3rd record for California
and obviously the first record for Mendocino County!

Other highlights were 1 FLESH-FOOTED SHEARWATER and 12 SOUTH POLAR SKUAS.

Another great trip off of Fort Bragg!

-- 
Rob Fowler
McKinleyville, CA
www.fowleropebirding.com
Subject: Cory's Shearwater, Fort Bragg, Mendocino County
From: "Rob Fowler migratoriusfwlr AT gmail.com [Mendobirds]" <Mendobirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2014 23:21:59 -0700
Hi all,
Today Jon Dunn and I led a pelagic trip for Peregrine Audubon Society and
the highlight was excellent looks at a CORY'S SHEARWATER, first spotted by
Jon! The bird was first seen well and identified at 39.51220, -123.90862 at
0824, 5.4 miles off of Virgin Creek, and then it came back a second time
and even better looks at 0912 7.8 miles offshore at coordinates 39.57837,
-123.96052. Many photos were taken. This is the 3rd record for California
and obviously the first record for Mendocino County!

Other highlights were 1 FLESH-FOOTED SHEARWATER and 12 SOUTH POLAR SKUAS.

Another great trip off of Fort Bragg!

-- 
Rob Fowler
McKinleyville, CA
www.fowleropebirding.com
Subject: Monterey Seabirds trip report
From: "John Sterling jsterling AT wavecable.com [CALBIRDS]" <CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2014 23:09:42 -0700
The highlight for today's Monterey Seabirds pelagic trip was the great looks at 
a Manx Shearwater. I posted a photo on my website, on my recent photos gallery. 
But most impressive was the wonderful show put on by a herd of Rizzo's Dolphins 
with many jumping with acrobatic twists. I'll post photos tomorrow. 



Only a few Buller's Shearwaters, one Ashy and one Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel, 
quite a few Arctic Terns and Sabine's Gulls, and other shearwaters around the 
boat all day. 



John


John Sterling
VVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVV


26 Palm Ave
Woodland, CA 95695
530 908-3836
jsterling AT wavecable.com
www.sterlingbirds.com


Monterey Seabirds
www.montereyseabirds.com
(831) 375-4658


Special Galapagos Birding Tour
9-19 July 2015




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Subject: A Few Interesting Single Del Norte Co. Migrants
From: "Alan Barron flockfinder AT yahoo.com [nwcalbird]" <nwcalbird-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 01:20:19 +0000 (UTC)
A WESTERN SCRUB-JAY was just south of Crescent City along Enderts Beach Road in 
Redwood Nat'l Park. The jay was about a mile down Enderts from Hwy 101 and on 
the west side of the road.A NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD was in full non-stop song in 
Crescent City at the south loop end of Oregon Street.At least 150 ELEGANT TERNS 
are still hanging around Crescent City Harbor.And a single immature GREATER 
WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE was nibbling grass on the soccer fields in Front Street 
Park near the harbor as it was being harassed by a couple of playful park 
ravens. 

Alan D. Barron
Subject: (unknown)
From: "Terry Allaway redwooddancer AT yahoo.com [nwcalbird]" <nwcalbird-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2014 19:47:24 -0700
I also saw (heard first) my first of the year flock of 45 GREATER WHITE FRONTED 
GEESE on 9-25-14, over my daughter's house between Fort Dick and Crescent City 
CA, around 6:30 PM. 



Terry 
Subject: Greater White-fronted Geese 25 Sept.
From: "Rob Fowler migratoriusfwlr AT gmail.com [nwcalbird]" <nwcalbird-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2014 21:43:57 -0700
Hi all,
This evening I heard my first fall flock of GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE
flying over my house here in McKinleyville. Many Swainson's Thrushes are
also flying over, as they have been for a week or 2 now.

Rob

-- 
Rob Fowler
McKinleyville, CA
www.fowleropebirding.com
Subject: on possible invasions of R-t Pipits, Sharp-tld Sands, other Sibes--and Kittiwakes!
From: "Paul Lehman lehman.paul1 AT verizon.net [CALBIRDS]" <CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2014 08:29:00 -0700
Greetings from the land of regular Red-throated Pipit migration in the 
northern Bering Sea (Gambell), where I have been since mid-August and 
will be for just one more week. This fall has been just "average" up 
here for numbers of RTPIs, as it has been also farther south in the 
Bering at St Paul. I mention this because since the early 1990s, there 
has been a pretty strong correlation between the best years up here and 
the several true "invasion" years of this species farther south in 
California and Baja. Now, this certainly doesn't mean there won't be 
Red-throats scattered around coastal CA, with a few possibly inland as 
well, in something a little below or even a bit above the 'usual' 
numbers. And, indeed there have already been birds at the Farallones and 
San Mateo Co. and currently also four together in San Diego--all of 
which are slightly early, but not overly so.  Time will tell how it all 
plays out. And despite the presence already of at least a couple 
Sharp-tailed Sandpipers in n. CA (plus a very few in BC, WA, OR), it has 
been only an average year (at best) here in the Bering for that species 
as well, where it occurs in moderate numbers (juveniles). Such a close 
correlation is not as clear in this species, so fall predictions for CA 
will not be made by me! A good year for Bramblings, however. And 
excellent for Asian strays in general.

I will add that there HAVE been several records of quality Asian 
rarities already this fall at Middleton Island in the northern Gulf of 
Alaska:  Pacific (Fork-tailed) Swift, Yellow-browed Warbler, 
Red-throated Pipit, Brambling, and a few shorebirds. Middleton is in the 
Gulf, SSE of Anchorage, and so is WELL east or southeast of the Bering 
Sea and should be a better bell-weather for what might occur in the 
weeks ahead farther down the West Coast in BC, WA, OR, CA, and Baja.  
Too soon to say whether that will translate in to any sort of "Siberian 
Express" autumn and winter in CA, but it is nice to dream! The lower, 
stronger branch of the jet stream has been running from Kamchatka, just 
south of the Aleutians, and then dipping well to the south off the 
Pacific Northwest.

Lastly, Black-legged Kittiwake breeding in much of Alaska is largely a 
"boom or bust" scenario, and most recent years have been decidedly 
busts. But, 2014 has been a huge BOOM at many, many sites across the 
state. There are gobs of juveniles flying about.  So we'll see if this 
translates--irrespective of oceanographic conditions--to a sizable 
flight to the south down the Pacific Coast this coming winter, or not...

--Paul Lehman  (San Diego, usually)


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Subject: RFI: SEP 21 HMB PELAGIC TRIP
From: "DEBRA SHEARWATER debi AT shearwaterjourneys.com [CALBIRDS]" <CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2014 09:41:49 -0700
Howdy, CALBirders,

This is a a Request for Images, if you were on board the Shearwater Journeys's 
September 21 pelagic trip departing from Half Moon Bay. 


A shearwater was discussed by some of the leaders. It was decided that the bird 
in question was a "weird" pink-footed shearwater. However, one image emerged 
late last night of a bird showing the head and face pattern of a streaked 
shearwater. 


If you were on this trip and shot images, please comb them carefully prior to 
hitting "delete." I would appreciate receiving any such images. Email: 
debi AT shearwaterjourneys.com 


Many thanks to the folks who joined us on this day.

Living the Salt Life,
Debi Shearwater


DEBRA SHEARWATER
Shearwater Journeys, Inc.
PO Box 190
Hollister, CA 95024
831.637.8527
debi AT shearwaterjourneys.com
www.shearwaterjourneys.com
www.shearwaterjourneys.blogspot.com










Subject: Where are the Vaux's Swifts
From: "'Ogden, Daniela' dogden AT audubon.org [CALBIRDS]" <CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 23:36:56 +0000
Find the Vaux's Swifts - reward offered!


The Vaux's Swifts have started to arrive in downtown Los Angeles on their 
annual migration. There are only about 300 of the "advance guard" here right 
now, but for the last few years, in late September and early October, thousands 
have been gathering in the sky near 4th and Broadway around 6 or 6:30 before 
entering a chimney at 5th and Spring around 7:15 to roost for the night. (The 
roof of the parking garage at 440 S. Broadway has been a great place to watch 
this amazing spectacle.) 



This year, at least half of the group appears to be roosting somewhere else, 
possibly to the west of 5th and Spring. Can you help figure out where they are 
going? If you have access to a view of the rooftops of the historic district, 
you may be able spot them. A high window is good - a rooftop is better. 



If you would like to help find the Swifts, please contact Kym Pietsch at 
kpietsch AT audubon.org. 



The first person to spot the new roosting site will be treated to a late happy 
hour at the Perch! 





Daniela Ogden
Marketing and Communications Manager
Audubon California
 We've moved!
(415) 644-4606 (o)
(646) 756-9887 (c)
www.ca.audubon.org




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Subject: Half Moon Bay: Silky Seas
From: "DEBRA SHEARWATER debi AT shearwaterjourneys.com [CALBIRDS]" <CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:05:50 -0700
Howdy, CALbirders,

Shearwater Journeys's pelagic trip departing from Half Moon Bay today turned up 
some incredible marine life. Seabird highlights included: 


RED-BILLED TROPICBIRD- adult about 9.6 miles off Mavericks, San Mateo County
BROWN BOOBY- 1 immature on the weather buoy
GUADALUPE MURRELET- one bird, sitting on the water, nice views; one 
unidentified fly-away murrelet also 

TUFTED PUFFINS- 2

Also: all three jaegers; SOUTH POLAR SKUA (2); a flock of 44 RED PHALAROPES 
(first flock I've seen); small flock of ARCTIC TERNS and SABINE'S GULLS; good 
views of CASSIN'S AUKLETS on the water; plenty of RHINOCEROS AUKLETS; BULLER'S 
(2), BLACK-VENTED (45), PINK-FOOTED (200) and SOOTY (8000) SHEARWATERS; 2 ASHY 
STORM-PETRELS (one sitting on the water for great views), BLACK STORM-PETREL 
(8); and BLACK-FOOTED ALBATROSS (10). 


Marine mammals included: four KILLER WHALES feeding on the bloody remains of an 
animal they had killed. We saw internal animal parts in the water. It was quite 
amazing. They had already made the kill when we arrived on the scene which was 
attended by every seabird in the immediate area, feeding on the bits and 
pieces. We spent about an hour with the Killer Whales before turning to look at 
the flock of Red Phalaropes. Then, a BLUE WHALE appeared. All of the Blue 
Whales departed from our region about July 10th which is the same time the 
krill departed and Cassin's Auklets abandoned their second clutches at the 
Farallon Islands. Nearshore, in the morning, we saw HARBOR PORPOISE and the 
same two young BOTTLENOSE DOLPHINS that have been hanging around the feeding 
shearwater flock. Finally, on the way home to the dock, a young HUMPBACK WHALE 
flipper-slapped and breached repeatedly, immediately off our bow. It was quite 
the end to a very spectacular day! Pinnipeds included a high count of 15 
NORTHERN FUR SEALS and 7 STELLER'S SEA LIONS, along with the usual California 
Sea Lions. 


I've been completely fascinated with the "marine soup," as I call it. So, we 
netted (and released) many wonderful animals including, salps (both in the 
colonial and solitary life phases), "sea elephants," ctenophores and other 
things I can't ID just yet. Floating debris always piques my interest. This day 
it was a floating bottle which we extracted from the sea. To our amazement, it 
contained a huge mass of barnacles and some tiny fish. Most of the Ocean 
Sunfish I've seen have been in the bands of plankton-laden "soups," presumably 
feeding on this stuff. We saw lots of By-The-Wind-Sailors (and on a previous 
trip, saw sunfish sucking them in). Finally, a SALMON SHARK was also spotted. 


The entire day was on silky, smooth seas. This was a day of jam-packed marine 
life. I'll try to write it up and post images on my blog this week. 


Our next trips departing from Half Moon Bay are scheduled for: SEP. 24; OCT. 5 
& 12. 

Our next trips departing from Monterey are scheduled for: SEP. 25, 26, 27, 28; 
OCT. 4 & 11. 

Spaces are available on all trips. Please email me directly at: 
debi AT shearwaterjourneys.com for a reservation. 


Living the Salt Life,
Debi Shearwater

DEBRA SHEARWATER
Shearwater Journeys, Inc.
PO Box 190
Hollister, CA 95024
831.637.8527
debi AT shearwaterjourneys.com
www.shearwaterjourneys.com
www.shearwaterjourneys.blogspot.com









Subject: Farallones bird wave fri/sat, sep 19-20
From: "ropepushercuz AT yahoo.com [CALBIRDS]" <CALBIRDS@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 21 Sep 2014 08:43:27 -0700
Hi all. Yesterday (saturday) on Southeast Farallon Island, the Point Blue 
Conservation Science crew had our second consecutive day of good migrant bird 
conditions. We saw great numbers of migrants, including 21 species of warblers. 

 

 High overcast and light winds continue this morning (sunday), so here is just 
a brief note of the highlights from friday and saturday: 

 

 *WHITE-FACED IBIS (4TH ISLAND RECORD)
 BLACK SWIFT
 CHIMNEY SWIFT
 HAMMOND'S FLYCATCHER
 *PLUMBEOUS VIREO (3RD ISLAND RECORD)
 RED-THROATED PIPIT - 2
 OVENBIRD
 NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH
 BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER
 TENNESSE WARBLER - 4
 *CONNECTICUT WARBLER
 *MOURNING WARBLER
 AMERICAN REDSTART
 MAGNOLIA WARBLER - 2
 BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER - 2
 CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER
 BLACKPOLL WARBLER - 3
 BOBOLINK
 

 Check in with what we've been seeing on ebird! Here is the checklist from 
yesterday: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19891067 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19891067 

 

 If you'd like to see photos of most of these birds, check out the farallonia 
flickr site here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/53425647 AT N02 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/53425647 AT N02 

 

 Or, I have a SEFI 2014 album on my Picasa site as well here: 
https://picasaweb.google.com/101314872386852188220/SEFI2014 
https://picasaweb.google.com/101314872386852188220/SEFI2014 

  
 

 Cheers and fruitful birding,
 

 Dan Maxwell and the rest of the SEFI crew (Boo Curry, Kristie Nelson, Adam 
Searcy, Jim Tietz, and Oliver James) 

  
Subject: Red-e. Vireo and Am. Avocet in Del Norte Co.
From: "Alan Barron flockfinder AT yahoo.com [nwcalbird]" <nwcalbird-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2014 22:39:14 +0000 (UTC)
This morning I had a Red-eyed Vireo in a large chickadee/warbler flock in 
riparian along the Smith River on Bailey Road near Fort Dick. On Bailey Rd., go 
to the second to the last gate on the right (which has a small Alexandre Dairy 
sign) before you would enter Sun Valley Floral Farm (no entry allowed there). 

The 2 American Avocets are still at the big pond along Lower Lake Road on the 
Alexandre Dairy, also near Fort Dick. 

And there are still about 250 Elegant Terns in the Crescent City Harbor.

Alan D. Barron
Subject: Hot Seas Off Bodega Bay: 19 Sep Pelagic Trip
From: "DEBRA SHEARWATER debi AT shearwaterjourneys.com [CALBIRDS]" <CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2014 15:04:31 -0700
Howdy, CALBirders,

Shearwater Journeys had an excellent pelagic seabirding trip departing from 
Bodega Bay, September 19, 2014. Highlights included: a single GUADALUPE 
MURRELET which offered excellent views and photographic opportunities for all 
on board. To my knowledge, this is the first documented Guadalupe Murrelet in 
Central/Northern California for the past 16 years. 


Other highlights included: 22 BLACK-FOOTED ALBATROSSES; 1 NORTHERN (PACIFIC) 
FULMAR; 341 PINK-FOOTED SHEARWATERS, 50 SOOTY SHEARWATERS; 1 WILSONS, 3 ASHY 
and 315 BLACK STORM-PETRELS; POMARINE (23), PARASITIC (12) and LONG-TAILED 
JAEGERS (3); 3 SOUTH POLAR SKUAS; a good sized group of migrating ARCTIC TERNS 
(180) and SABINE'S GULLS (48) which were feeding; 100 COMMON MURRES; 3 PIGEON 
GUILLEMOTS; 20 CASSIN'S AUKLETS; 80 RHINOCEROS AUKLETS; and one, beautiful 
adult TUFTED PUFFIN. 


A solitary male KILLER WHALE appeared to be on a kill and possibly dragging it 
to his pod mates. Many birds, including storm-petrels and albatrosses were 
feeding at the initial kill site. We did not see what he killed. A RIVER OTTER 
was near Hole in the Head in the morning. Offshore sightings included: AMERICAN 
PIPIT, WILSON'S SNIPE and GREATER YELLOWLEGS. Marine conditions were good with 
a long period swell and ground fog had lifted by 10 am, with uniformly high 
overcast skies for the remainder of the 10 hour trip. Sea surface temperatures 
ranged from a low of 63 to an incredible high of 66.5! ("Normal" SST's would be 
in the high 50's, maybe reaching 60 at an edge). 


Spaces are still available on all of our upcoming trips, although some trips 
are nearly full. Leaders keep adding to the Wednesday, September 24th Half Moon 
Bay, "Leaders Bonanza" trip. Leaders on this date now include: Steve Howell, 
Peter Pyle, Jon Dunn, Adam Searcy, Jim Holmes, Steve Hampton, Jim Danzenbaker, 
Jennifer Green, Debi Shearwater. Nine leaders! 


Two spaces are open on our trip tomorrow, September 21 departing from Half Moon 
Bay. Leaders include: Steve Hampton, Tim Miller, Marissa Ortega-Welsh, Will 
Brooks and Debi Shearwater 


The Monterey Bay Birding Festival is coming up next week. 
http://montereybaybirding.org

Scott & Linda Terrill will present a seabird workshop, Thursday, September 25 
from 3:30 to 5 pm. Kenn Kaufman will present the keynote on Saturday, September 
27 at 7 pm. 


Shearwater Journeys will host the following pelagic trips in conjunction with 
the festival: 

SEP. 25: Jon Dunn, Nick Levendosky, Jim Danzenbaker, Adam Searcy
SEP. 26: Kenn & Kimberly Kaufman, Scott & Linda Terrill
SEP. 27: Scott & Linda Terrill, Jim Danzenbaker, Steve Tucker, Jennifer Green
SEP. 28: Gerry McChesney, Rick Fournier, Courtenay Ray, Marissa Ortega-Welch

Finally, we shall close out our fall season earlier than usual this year with 
the following trips: 

OCT. 4 MONTEREY: Nick Levendosky, Scott & Linda Terrill, Jennifer Green
OCT. 5 HALF MOON BAY: Steve Tucker, Steve Hampton, Dena Spatz, Abe Borker, 
Courtenay Ray 

OCT. 11: MONTEREY BAY: Gerry McChesney, Rick Fournier, Nick Levendosky
OCT. 12: HALF MOON BAY: Steve Tucker, Steve Hampton, Courtenay Ray

RESERVATIONS: Please email me, Debi Shearwater: debi AT shearwaterjourneys.com for 
a reservation. I shall be on all of the above trips. 


Hoping to see you 'out there'
Shearwaters Forever,
Debi Shearwater

DEBRA SHEARWATER
Shearwater Journeys, Inc.
PO Box 190
Hollister, CA 95024
831.637.8527
debi AT shearwaterjourneys.com
www.shearwaterjourneys.com
www.shearwaterjourneys.blogspot.com










Subject: Arcata Marsh Blue Grosbeak
From: "Rob Fowler migratoriusfwlr AT gmail.com [nwcalbird]" <nwcalbird-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 22:31:27 -0700
Hi all,
This morning I had a female-type BLUE GROSBEAK at the Brackish Pond
entrance at the Arcata Marsh around 9:45 am. The bird was first seen
perching in the tops of the stunted redwoods at the pullout just past the
railroad tracks that is right at the entrance to the Brackish Pond area.
The bird was last seen flying off from the Brackish Pond and first heading
north and the flying to the west towards the Arcata Bottoms before anybody
else could connect with it.

I also checked Cooper Gulch in Eureka for about 1.5 hours and didn't find
anything of note there.

More details for the grosbeak in my eBird list:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19881011

-- 
Rob Fowler
McKinleyville, CA
www.fowleropebirding.com
Subject: Fwd: [SFBirds] Yellow-Green Vireo East Wash, SF
From: "Dominik Mosur polskatata AT yahoo.com [CALBIRDS]" <CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:38:52 -0700
Still present at the same spot fide Logan Kahle as of 14:45. At the 
intersection of Clement and 34th Ave. in the Richmond District take 34th north 
into Lincoln Park golf course and until the end. From the golf cart road on the 
north side of the road look into the "bowl" of willows /acacias/ blackberry 
etc. 



Bird originally found by Hugh Cotter.






Sent from my iPhone


Begin forwarded message:


> From: "David Nelson David AT mpadesign.com [SFBirds]" 
 

> Date: September 19, 2014 12:12:01 PDT
> To: SFBirds 
> Subject: [SFBirds] Yellow-Green Vireo East Wash, SF
> Reply-To: David Nelson 
>
> Greetings birders,
>
> At 11:40AM Hugh Cotter spotted and photographed a Yellow-Green Vireo in the 
bowl at the east wash, north of the Palace of Legion of Honor. I arrived 3 
mins., late, unfortunately. We are still looking for it. 

>
> Good birding
>
> David W. Nelson
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>
Subject: Four Brown Boobies: Half Moon Bay Pelagic Trip
From: "DEBRA SHEARWATER debi AT shearwaterjourneys.com [CALBIRDS]" <CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:56:07 -0700
Howdy, Calbirders,

Shearwater Journeys had a fabulous 12 hour pelagic seabirding trip from Half 
Moon Bay on September 15, 2014. Highlights included: FOUR BROWN BOOBIES (two 
adults) on the Half Moon Bay Weather Buoy; 20 Black-footed Albatrosses; 8000 
SOOTY SHEARWATERS feeding on anchovies with 3 HUMPBACK WHALES and two 
BOTTLENOSE DOLPHINS; 1000 actively feeding BLACK STORM-PETRELS in the 
afternoon, with a small scattering of ASHY STORM-PETRELS amongst them; 
POMARINE, PARASITIC and LONG-TAILED JAEGERS; a few SABINE'S GULLS; one ARCTIC 
TERN and 4 COMMON TERNS; one adult TUFTED PUFFIN; five species of pinnipeds; 
and, most importantly, gorgeous, flat-calm seas throughout the day. It was very 
warm  T-shirt weather. The sea surface temperature (SST) ranged from 59 
nearshore with the anchovies to a cooking 65 F, on the Continental Shelf and 
offshore! 


I had been checking that weather buoy regularly for a booby, but gave up on my 
last couple trips. On the 15th, I decided to try again and was astounded to see 
FOUR BROWN BOOBIES sitting on it at the same time! Amazing. 


We still have a very nice selection of pelagic trips available this season. 
Below, are the dates and leaders. I'll be on all of these trips. 


Sep.19, Fri. from Bodega Bay with Steve Howell, Peter Pyle, Lisa Hug, Steve 
Tucker, Jennifer Green. 

Sep. 21, Sun. from Half Moon Bay with Tim Miller, Steve Hampton, Marissa 
Ortega-Welch, Will Brooks. 

Sep. 24, Wed. from Half Moon Bay with Jon Dunn, Peter Pyle, Steve Hampton, Adam 
Searcy, Jim Holmes, Jennifer Green, Jim Danzenbaker (another Leader Bonanza 
day!) 

Sep. 25, Thu. from Monterey with Jon Dunn, Adam Searcy, Nick Levendosky, Jim 
Danzenbaker. 

Sep. 26, Fri. from Monterey with Kenn & Kimberly Kaufman, Scott & Linda 
Terrill. 

Sep. 27, Sat. from Monterey with Steve Tucker, Scott & Linda Terrill, Jim 
Danzenbaker, Jennifer Green. 

Sep. 28, Sun. from Monterey with Gerry McChesney, Rick Fournier, Marissa 
Ortega-Welsh, Courtenay Ray. 


Oct. 4, Sat. from Monterey with Scott & Linda Terrill, Nick Levendosky, 
Jennifer Green. 

Oct. 5, Sun. from Half Moon Bay with Abe Borker, Steve Tucker, Dena Spatz, 
Steve Hampton, Courtenay Ray. 

Oct. 11, Sat. from Monterey with Gerry McChesney, Nick Levendosky, Rick 
Fournier. 

Oct. 12, Sun. from Half Moon Bay with Steve Tucker, Steve Hampton, Courtenay 
Ray. 



DEBRA SHEARWATER
Shearwater Journeys, Inc.
PO Box 190
Hollister, CA 95024
831.637.8527
debi AT shearwaterjourneys.com
www.shearwaterjourneys.com
www.shearwaterjourneys.blogspot.com










Subject: "Pelican Dreams" in Sonoma with Judy Irving - Oct 8th & Nov 1st
From: "sonomanature AT gmail.com [CALBIRDS]" <CALBIRDS@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 17 Sep 2014 11:30:50 -0700
"Pelican Dreams" in Sonoma with Judy Irving - Oct 8th & Nov 1st
 
Renowned film director, Judy Irving will be speaking in Sonoma, Oct 8th at 7PM 
as part of the Wine Country Nature Lecture Series tenth Anniversary. The North 
Bay Premier, with Irving and her new film - "Pelican Dreams", along with 
husband, Mark Bittner of "Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill" fame, will be 
presented on Nov 1st at the Sebastiani Theater on the Plaza in Sonoma. Time 
(TBA). Jay Holcomb, whose life work is honored in the film and the important 
work of International Bird Rescue will be highlighted at both events. Details 
at http://www.sonomabirding.com/ http://www.sonomabirding.com/. 


New article in the SF Chronicle today. Film to open in theaters across the US 
this fall. http://www.sfgate.com/science/ article/Independent-filmmaker- 
zooms-in-on-pelicans-5760223. php 
http://www.sfgate.com/science/article/Independent-filmmaker-zooms-in-on-pelicans-5760223.php 



 Tom Rusert & Darren Peterie

sonoma,ca.
Subject: Half Moon Bay Trip report - Bay-breasted Warbler!
From: "'Alvaro Jaramillo' chucao AT coastside.net [peninsula-birding]" <peninsula-birding-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2014 19:59:18 -0700
Hi folks

 

   An unexpected rarity on our pelagic out of Half Moon Bay was a
Bay-breasted Warbler! It circled the boat several times but never landed,
yet it came in close enough that some folks could see the pinkish on the
flanks. This was in San Mateo county, photos of the bird in flight are here:


https://www.facebook.com/pages/Alvaros-Adventures/201287513297811

 

  Other highlights included Brown Boobies in San Francisco and San Mateo
counties, plumage as well as facial features clarified that two birds were
involved. We saw few storm petrels, but three species including Black, Ashy
and Wilson's and all three in both counties. All three jaegers showed up,
and three South Polar Skuas, several Sabine's Gulls and Common as well as
Arctic Tern. The jaeger, Sabine's show was the best we have seen this
season. One Common Tern was right inshore, it would have been visible from
shore off Miramar! Buller's Shearwaters have been very scarce, only one
appeared but Black-vented was pretty common inshore with many nice views
close to Half Moon Bay. A gorgeous Tufted Puffin was seen on the way in,
only 6 miles from shore. Two pods of Long-beaked Common Dolphin, Risso's
Dolphin, Humpback Whale and five species of pinniped (seals and sea lions).
All on smooth and calm seas! 

 

Good birding! 

 

Alvaro 

 

Alvaro Jaramillo

alvaro AT alvarosadventures.com

www.alvarosadventures.com

 
Subject: Half Moon Bay Trip report - Bay-breasted Warbler!
From: "'Alvaro Jaramillo' chucao AT coastside.net [CALBIRDS]" <CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2014 19:59:18 -0700
Hi folks

 

   An unexpected rarity on our pelagic out of Half Moon Bay was a
Bay-breasted Warbler! It circled the boat several times but never landed,
yet it came in close enough that some folks could see the pinkish on the
flanks. This was in San Mateo county, photos of the bird in flight are here:


https://www.facebook.com/pages/Alvaros-Adventures/201287513297811

 

  Other highlights included Brown Boobies in San Francisco and San Mateo
counties, plumage as well as facial features clarified that two birds were
involved. We saw few storm petrels, but three species including Black, Ashy
and Wilson's and all three in both counties. All three jaegers showed up,
and three South Polar Skuas, several Sabine's Gulls and Common as well as
Arctic Tern. The jaeger, Sabine's show was the best we have seen this
season. One Common Tern was right inshore, it would have been visible from
shore off Miramar! Buller's Shearwaters have been very scarce, only one
appeared but Black-vented was pretty common inshore with many nice views
close to Half Moon Bay. A gorgeous Tufted Puffin was seen on the way in,
only 6 miles from shore. Two pods of Long-beaked Common Dolphin, Risso's
Dolphin, Humpback Whale and five species of pinniped (seals and sea lions).
All on smooth and calm seas! 

 

Good birding! 

 

Alvaro 

 

Alvaro Jaramillo

alvaro AT alvarosadventures.com

www.alvarosadventures.com

 
Subject: Sunday-9/14- Optics & Nature Festival
From: "sonomanature AT gmail.com [CALBIRDS]" <CALBIRDS@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 13 Sep 2014 09:57:28 -0700
Join us at the biggest one day reunion for nature organizations in Northern 
California! 


Come out and celebrate birds, botany, beavers, bats and of course binoculars! 
The 3rd “Wine Country Optics & Nature Festival” will uncork this Sunday 
from 10AM-4:00PM at beautiful Cornerstone Gardens, 23570 Arnold Drive, 95476. 
(Free family event - free parking). 


This years theme is "Celebrating 50 Years of American Wilderness". The famous 
Smokey Bear, celebrating his 70th birthday, will be on hand in Wine Country to 
greet your family! 


Twelve Optics Companies with experts present will demo the newest technology 
also for sale. 


Over 40 extraordinary nature organizations and distinguished nature artists and 
authors look forward to share their great work with you. We look forward to 
another wonderful reunion of the nature community! 


tom rusert & darren peterie
http://www.sonomabirding.com http://www.sonomabirding.com
sonoma,ca.
  

 

 

Subject: Black Tern etc. in Del Norte Co.
From: "Alan Barron flockfinder AT yahoo.com [nwcalbird]" <nwcalbird-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 18:21:30 -0700

Today in Del Norte Co. Jon Dunn, Lucy Lee, and I had an im. Black Tern on Lake 
Tolowa which was viewable from the west shores of the lake. Near Fort Dick, the 
first Ferruginous Hawk of the season was an adult along Moseley Road near the 
Tryon Ranch, and 2 American Avocets were at the Alexandre Dairy on the big pond 
along Lower Lake Road. And a corral on the north side of the complex of 
buildings at the dairy also had a male Yellow-headed Blackbird among the 
blackbird flocks. 



Alan D. Barron
Subject: Biking For Birds: Dorian Anderson
From: "Rob Fowler migratoriusfwlr AT gmail.com [nwcalbird]" <nwcalbird-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 15:02:45 -0700
Hi all,
I'm posting this on behalf of Dorian Anderson who is doing a bike big year
across the US this year:

NW Cal Birders!

My name is Dorian Anderson, and I am engaged in a huge birding project for
2014. In short, I am doing a nationwide big year using only a bicycle. I
began in Boston on January 1st (yes, it was freezing!), and I currently
find myself in Gold Beach, Oregon. To date, I have biked 12,141 miles and
recorded 549 species. I have also raised over $25,000 for bird
conservation.

I am keeping a very thorough blog of the adventure at:

http://bikingforbirds.blogspot.com

I will be heading to Crescent City tomorrow (Fri the 12th), and then into
Arcata/Eureka over the weekend. I will probably stay in that area for a few
days to birds and rest my legs. It would be great to meet some of the local
folks. I am also always looking for local birders who might be willing to
host me for a night. So, if you live in Crescent City and are aroundtomorrow or
you live in the Eureka/Arcata area and are around Sunday and Monday and
have an extra bed or sofa, please contact me (info below). I will provide
stories upon demand!

I am looking forward to birding the Northern California coast. I was last
in the area in January of 2011 when I spent 5 days in the area after
successfully twitching the Brown Shrike in McKinleyville! Also got my lifer
Ancient Murrelet on that trip!

OK, that's it for the moment. Thanks for the time, I really appreciate it!

Dorian's email is: NW Cal Birders!

My name is Dorian Anderson, and I am engaged in a huge birding project for
2014. In short, I am doing a nationwide big year using only a bicycle. I
began in Boston on January 1st (yes, it was freezing!), and I currently
find myself in Gold Beach, Oregon. To date, I have biked 12,141 miles and
recorded 549 species. I have also raised over $25,000 for bird
conservation.

I am keeping a very thorough blog of the adventure at:

http://bikingforbirds.blogspot.com

I will be heading to Crescent City tomorrow (Fri the 12th), and then into
Arcata/Eureka over the weekend. I will probably stay in that area for a few
days to birds and rest my legs. It would be great to meet some of the local
folks. I am also always looking for local birders who might be willing to
host me for a night. So, if you live in Crescent City and are aroundtomorrow or
you live in the Eureka/Arcata area and are around Sunday and Monday and
have an extra bed or sofa, please contact me (info below). I will provide
stories upon demand!

I am looking forward to birding the Northern California coast. I was last
in the area in January of 2011 when I spent 5 days in the area after
successfully twitching the Brown Shrike in McKinleyville! Also got my lifer
Ancient Murrelet on that trip!

OK, that's it for the moment. Thanks for the time, I really appreciate it!

Dorian's email address btw is: bikingforbirds AT gmail.com

-- 
Rob Fowler
McKinleyville, CA
www.fowleropebirding.com
Subject: Re: Del Norte Birding and RTHU
From: "Rob Fowler migratoriusfwlr AT gmail.com [nwcalbird]" <nwcalbird-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2014 15:46:11 -0700
Sorry...message sent for some reason unbeknownst to me. Anyways, I wanted
to apologize for just approving Cedric's message from 6 days ago. Not sure
how I missed it!

Rob Fowler
1 of 3 NWCALBIRD moderators

On Wed, Sep 10, 2014 at 3:44 PM, Rob Fowler 
wrote:

> Apologies to Cedric and NWCALBIRDERS
>
> On Thu, Sep 4, 2014 at 6:26 PM, allaboutbirds AT gmail.com [nwcalbird] <
> nwcalbird-noreply AT yahoogroups.com> wrote:
>
>>
>>
>>       This morning, I decided to bird Del Norte county, having heard of
>> the Buff-breasted Sandpipers, the Ruff and the potential for any vagrants.
>> So with my buddy Stephen Montano from HSU (a budding birder that will
>> hopefully get more associated with the Humboldt birding scene), we left my
>> house at 5:30 AM. Our first stop was at the Crescent City harbor, where the
>> only highlights were a single Spotted Sandpiper and an Osprey hovering over
>> the beach.
>>
>>       Our next stop was the Alexandre Dairy. We drove into the dairy and
>> parked at a pullout, off the main road the farmers use to move their
>> tractors and whatnot. Anyways, we walked out closer to the pond, and
>> immediately noticed these two shorebirds, larger than most peeps, flying
>> straight towards us. The main features that caught my eye were its white
>> underwings and the plain beige breast, lacking any streaking or speckling:
>> Buff-breasted Sandpipers! Lifer for me! They landed, but only a brief
>> moment, and took off again. They repeated this a few times until we lost
>> view of them. We continued walking, and I heard a few Least Sandpipers fly
>> past us, but mixed with these peeps' "preets", I heard a harsher, deeper
>> "brrrr"-like call: Baird's Sandpiper. I turned and saw 3 individuals in the
>> flock. Also present in the pond were 6 Short-billed Dowitchers, a single
>> Lesser Yellowlegs, 15 Western Sandpipers, a Red-necked Phalarope, a
>> Wilson's Snipe and a Marbled Godwit. And a non-shorebird highlight was a
>> Peregrine Falcon chasing a Turkey Vulture (first time I see that happen).
>>
>>       We headed towards Lake Tolowa next, looking for the Ruff that had
>> been sighted. We failed to find the Ruff, but we did luck upon 2-3 Baird's
>> Sandpiper and 2 Pectoral Sandpipers, which is always a nice sight. By then
>> we had heard about the Ruby-throated Hummingbird, and so from Crescent
>> City, we bee lined to Eureka (never realized how freakin' far that is!).
>>
>>        We showed up at Brad's place at about 12:20 PM, and he let us into
>> his yard, and we posted up there for a little while. During our time there,
>> we were visited by several Anna's, many Selasphorus sp., and a confirmed
>> Rufous (I got a good enough view of the tail). Then we all noticed a
>> different looking hummer, and my immediate ID was RTHU. I immediately
>> noticed the gleaming white belly and throat, and the extensive white on the
>> tips of its tail feathers. But Brad and Stephen didn't get a good enough
>> view of it, so I didn't feel comfortable calling it (although I was fairly
>> confident about it). Finally though, after about an hour and a half later,
>> Stephen and Chet Ogan (who had showed a little before) spotted the
>> sought-after bird in the tree, and subsequently visited the feeder, and
>> zipped off almost immediately. Although the views were brief, we were
>> nonetheless able to notice the white throat and belly, contrasting greatly
>> with the green back, and the buffy flanks. I would have enjoyed viewing the
>> wing projection, but the view were good enough to view the other key
>> features.
>>
>>          So needless to say, we had a great day of birding composed of a
>> lifer, a state bird, and 8 county birds! Woohoo!
>>
>> Good birding,
>>
>> Cédric Duhalde
>>
>>  
>>   ------------------------------
>>
>>
Subject: Re: Del Norte Birding and RTHU
From: "Rob Fowler migratoriusfwlr AT gmail.com [nwcalbird]" <nwcalbird-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2014 15:44:30 -0700
Apologies to Cedric and NWCALBIRDERS

On Thu, Sep 4, 2014 at 6:26 PM, allaboutbirds AT gmail.com [nwcalbird] <
nwcalbird-noreply AT yahoogroups.com> wrote:

>
>
>       This morning, I decided to bird Del Norte county, having heard of
> the Buff-breasted Sandpipers, the Ruff and the potential for any vagrants.
> So with my buddy Stephen Montano from HSU (a budding birder that will
> hopefully get more associated with the Humboldt birding scene), we left my
> house at 5:30 AM. Our first stop was at the Crescent City harbor, where the
> only highlights were a single Spotted Sandpiper and an Osprey hovering over
> the beach.
>
>       Our next stop was the Alexandre Dairy. We drove into the dairy and
> parked at a pullout, off the main road the farmers use to move their
> tractors and whatnot. Anyways, we walked out closer to the pond, and
> immediately noticed these two shorebirds, larger than most peeps, flying
> straight towards us. The main features that caught my eye were its white
> underwings and the plain beige breast, lacking any streaking or speckling:
> Buff-breasted Sandpipers! Lifer for me! They landed, but only a brief
> moment, and took off again. They repeated this a few times until we lost
> view of them. We continued walking, and I heard a few Least Sandpipers fly
> past us, but mixed with these peeps' "preets", I heard a harsher, deeper
> "brrrr"-like call: Baird's Sandpiper. I turned and saw 3 individuals in the
> flock. Also present in the pond were 6 Short-billed Dowitchers, a single
> Lesser Yellowlegs, 15 Western Sandpipers, a Red-necked Phalarope, a
> Wilson's Snipe and a Marbled Godwit. And a non-shorebird highlight was a
> Peregrine Falcon chasing a Turkey Vulture (first time I see that happen).
>
>       We headed towards Lake Tolowa next, looking for the Ruff that had
> been sighted. We failed to find the Ruff, but we did luck upon 2-3 Baird's
> Sandpiper and 2 Pectoral Sandpipers, which is always a nice sight. By then
> we had heard about the Ruby-throated Hummingbird, and so from Crescent
> City, we bee lined to Eureka (never realized how freakin' far that is!).
>
>        We showed up at Brad's place at about 12:20 PM, and he let us into
> his yard, and we posted up there for a little while. During our time there,
> we were visited by several Anna's, many Selasphorus sp., and a confirmed
> Rufous (I got a good enough view of the tail). Then we all noticed a
> different looking hummer, and my immediate ID was RTHU. I immediately
> noticed the gleaming white belly and throat, and the extensive white on the
> tips of its tail feathers. But Brad and Stephen didn't get a good enough
> view of it, so I didn't feel comfortable calling it (although I was fairly
> confident about it). Finally though, after about an hour and a half later,
> Stephen and Chet Ogan (who had showed a little before) spotted the
> sought-after bird in the tree, and subsequently visited the feeder, and
> zipped off almost immediately. Although the views were brief, we were
> nonetheless able to notice the white throat and belly, contrasting greatly
> with the green back, and the buffy flanks. I would have enjoyed viewing the
> wing projection, but the view were good enough to view the other key
> features.
>
>          So needless to say, we had a great day of birding composed of a
> lifer, a state bird, and 8 county birds! Woohoo!
>
> Good birding,
>
> Cédric Duhalde
>
>  
>



-- 
Rob Fowler
McKinleyville, CA
www.fowleropebirding.com
Subject: Rock Wren at Smith River mouth, Del Norte Co.
From: "Alan Barron flockfinder AT yahoo.com [nwcalbird]" <nwcalbird-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2014 15:40:55 -0700

A Rock Wren was at the Smith R. mouth by the Ship Ashore Motel. Behind the 
motel are the former honeymoon suites which are out on a short pier over the 
river, bird was among the boulders at the little boat ramp on the north side of 
this pier. 


I looked again for the Prairie Warbler found on 8 Sept. by Lucas Brug, and also 
seen and photographed yesterday by Tony Kurz and Casey Ryan, and also seen 
again by Lucas. But no luck refinding it today. 


Alan D. Barron
Subject: Monterey Seabirds pelagic Sunday
From: "John Sterling jsterling AT wavecable.com [CALBIRDS]" <CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2014 11:45:31 -0700
Last Sunday, Monterey Seabirds had a four hour pelagic trip. The highlight was 
a Manx Shearwater in the shearwater flock just off Pt. Pinos--probably the same 
bird that has been seen for several weeks at that same location. We had 
shearwaters in view for the entire trip with a few Black-footed Albatross mixed 
in. 





John Sterling
VVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVV


26 Palm Ave
Woodland, CA 95695
530 908-3836
jsterling AT wavecable.com
www.sterlingbirds.com


Monterey Seabirds
www.montereyseabirds.com
(831) 375-4658


Special Galapagos Birding Tour
9-19 July 2015




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Subject: New Cordell Bank Pelagic opportunity
From: "'Alvaro Jaramillo' chucao AT coastside.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2014 11:58:39 -0700
Hello folks

 

  Due to bad weather we had to re-schedule our Bodega Bay Pelagic. It is now
on Friday Sept 26th, and there are spaces now on what was previously a sold
out trip. It is on the New Sea Angler, a large and spacious boat, cost is
$150. A link to sign up for the trip here:  

 

http://alvarosadventures.com/boat-trips/pelagics/

 

Good Birding 

 

Alvaro 

 

Alvaro Jaramillo

alvaro AT alvarosadventures.com

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Subject: New Cordell Bank Pelagic opportunity
From: "'Alvaro Jaramillo' chucao AT coastside.net [CALBIRDS]" <CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2014 11:58:39 -0700
Hello folks

 

  Due to bad weather we had to re-schedule our Bodega Bay Pelagic. It is now
on Friday Sept 26th, and there are spaces now on what was previously a sold
out trip. It is on the New Sea Angler, a large and spacious boat, cost is
$150. A link to sign up for the trip here:  

 

http://alvarosadventures.com/boat-trips/pelagics/

 

Good Birding 

 

Alvaro 

 

Alvaro Jaramillo

alvaro AT alvarosadventures.com

www.alvarosadventures.com

 
Subject: Monterey Seabirds pelagic Sunday
From: John Sterling <jsterling AT wavecable.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2014 11:45:31 -0700
Last Sunday, Monterey Seabirds had a four hour pelagic trip. The highlight was 
a Manx Shearwater in the shearwater flock just off Pt. Pinos--probably the same 
bird that has been seen for several weeks at that same location. We had 
shearwaters in view for the entire trip with a few Black-footed Albatross mixed 
in. 



John Sterling
VVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVV

26 Palm Ave
Woodland, CA 95695
530 908-3836
jsterling AT wavecable.com
www.sterlingbirds.com

Monterey Seabirds
www.montereyseabirds.com
(831) 375-4658

Special Galapagos Birding Tour
9-19 July 2015

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Subject: Optics & Nature Festival - Sunday -Sept 14th (10AM-4PM)
From: "sonomanature AT gmail.com [CALBIRDS]" <CALBIRDS@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 09 Sep 2014 22:10:40 -0700
The 3rd “Wine Country Optics & Nature Festival” will uncork this Sunday 
from 10AM-4:00PM at beautiful Cornerstone Gardens, 23570 Arnold Drive, Sonoma 
95476. (Free family event - free parking). This years theme is Celebrating 50 
Years of American Wilderness. The famous Smokey Bear, celebrating his 70th 
birthday, will be on hand in Sonoma to greet you! 


All the major binoculars and scopes companies from across the U.S. along with 
their company experts will demo the newest optics technology also for sale. 


Over 40 extraordinary nature organizations and distinguished nature artists and 
authors look forward to share their great work with you. We look forward to 
another wonderful reunion of the nature community! 


For more info about the nature lecture "The Return of the Wolf" - tomorrow 
night visit - http://www.sonomabirding.com/ 


Tom Rusert & Darren Peterie

Sonoma,Ca. 

Subject: Pelagic report - Friday Sept 5 Monterey Bay.
From: "'Alvaro Jaramillo' chucao AT coastside.net [CALBIRDS]" <CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 9 Sep 2014 18:43:52 -0700
Hi folks

 

  Lots of biomass!! With huge concentrations of Sooty Shearwater, nice
numbers of Black-vented and a few Manx!! Otherwise a small number of Black
Storm-Petrels, Black-footed Albatross, Buller's Shearwaters, Common Terns
and great mammal show. Apart from Humpbacks, Long-beaked Common Dolphin,
Dall's Porpoise, and five species of Pinnipeds!! More details, including
link to download pdf summary of trip here: 

 

http://alvarosadventures.com/2014/09/sept-5-2014-monterey-bay-pelagic-trip-r
eport/

 

Spaces open for 

Sept 13 Monterey; Sept 20 Half Moon Bay; Sept 27 Half Moon Bay. 

 

Good birding

 

Alvaro Jaramillo

alvaro AT alvarosadventures.com

www.alvarosadventures.com

 
Subject: Monterey Bay Pelagic Highlights: Sep 5 & 6
From: "DEBRA SHEARWATER debi AT shearwaterjourneys.com [CALBIRDS]" <CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 7 Sep 2014 06:10:13 -0700
Hello, Birders,

Shearwater Journeys's had two beautiful pelagic seabird trips departing from 
Monterey recently with flat, calm seas and very warm weather. 


SEP 5 highlights included six species of shearwaters: Sooty, Pink-footed, 
Black-vented, MANX, Buller's and FLESH-FOOTED; all three jaegers: Pomarine, 
Parasitic and Long-tailed and South Polar Skua. Tens of thousands of Sooty 
Shearwaters with a couple thousand Black-vented Shearwaters were feeding near 
shore along with 25 Humpback Whales. We found both Long-beaked and Short-beaked 
Common Dolphins (in separate herds). We went to Santa Cruz County where it was 
pretty birdy. The only storm-petrels were a few Black Storm-Petrels. 

A brief trip report with total species list can be found at:

http://shearwaterjourneys.blogspot.com/2014/09/holy-mackerel-monterey-bay-pelagic.html 


SEP 6 highlights included: More of the same shearwater flocks as the previous 
day, with 3168 Black-vented Shearwaters. Crippling views of MANX SHEARWATER and 
SCRIPPS'S MURRELET sitting on the water, pleased a lot of folks. Five MANX 
SHEARWATERS in total, for the day. Offshore, we found two small flocks of 
SABINE'S GULLS sitting on the water; good numbers of Rhinoceros Auklets and 
more Cassin's Auklets than I have seen elsewhere this fall; and a BROWN BOOBY 
sitting on a large log! More Humpback Whales were seen, some breaching and a 
pod of at least six KILLER WHALES! We spent the entire day in Monterey County. 
Trip report with images to follow. 


We are in the midst of eleven days of pelagic seabirding trips! Spaces are 
still available on the remaining dates. See our schedule at: 
http://www.shearwaterjourneys.com/schedule.shtml 


Shearwaters Forever,
Debi Shearwater

DEBRA SHEARWATER
Shearwater Journeys, Inc.
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Subject: Grace's Warbler in Pacific Grove
From: "Don Roberson creagrus AT montereybay.com [CALBIRDS]" <CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 6 Sep 2014 21:17:24 -0700
I photographed a Grace's Warbler in our backyard bird-bath at about 1 pm today 
in Pacific Grove. I got the word out to some local birders who searched for it 
this afternoon. It never returned to our yard but some observers saw it 
foraging in pines, live oaks, and eucs in the large adjacent lot next door to 
the south and down by the public hiking trail. That trail crosses Pico Avenue 
in Pacific Grove between Grove Acre and Crocker. If you walk north a short 
half-block from Pico, there will be a large undeveloped lot on your right with 
pines, live oaks and eucs. This is where the bird was refound mid-afternoon. 
Rita & I also photographed an American Redstart at the bird-bath; it was also 
seen later in the afternoon down where the Grace's was refound, right near the 
public hiking trail. 


Best of luck, Don & Rita

Don Roberson
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Subject: Ruby-throated Hummer MIA Since Mid-morning
From: "Brad Schram gonebrdn AT lightspeed.net [CALBIRDS]" <CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 06 Sep 2014 12:22:51 -0700
The adult male Ruby-throated Hummingbird has not been seen since just 
before 10 AM (it's now 12:20PM).  This is a first in its behavior, so I 
need to pass the news because it may have left late morning.  Update 
will follow as appropriate.

Brad Schram
Arroyo Grande


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Subject: Ruby-throated Hummer MIA Since Mid-morning
From: "Brad Schram gonebrdn AT lightspeed.net [slocobirding]" <slocobirding-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 06 Sep 2014 12:22:51 -0700
The adult male Ruby-throated Hummingbird has not been seen since just 
before 10 AM (it's now 12:20PM).  This is a first in its behavior, so I 
need to pass the news because it may have left late morning.  Update 
will follow as appropriate.

Brad Schram
Arroyo Grande


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Subject: Re: HUM Ruby-throated Hummingbird
From: "'Ken Burton' shrikethree AT gmail.com [nwcalbird]" <nwcalbird-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 5 Sep 2014 20:01:37 -0700
The bird was seen by quite a few people between 3:30 and 4:30 this afternoon.

Ken Burton
Calgary, AB

From: mailto:nwcalbird-noreply AT yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Friday, September 05, 2014 4:40 AM
To: Northwest calbird ; Calbirds 
Subject: [nwcalbird] HUM Ruby-throated Hummingbird

  

Hi all, 
Last evening everybody got nice looks at the continuing Ruby-throated 
Hummingbird at Brad Elvert's house off of California St. in Eureka. The bird 
came in once right around 6:15 p.m. At 7:01 pm the bird came in again and 
really hung out on the feeder for a nice amount of time and came back 3-4 times 
in a short time period so evening would seem to be the best time to get the 
bird. 


See Brad's message yesterday for where he is located in Eureka: 
http://digest.sialia.com/?rm=message;id=913332 


Rob


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Subject: Re: [nwcalbird] HUM Ruby-throated Hummingbird
From: "'Ken Burton' shrikethree AT gmail.com [CALBIRDS]" <CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 5 Sep 2014 20:01:37 -0700
The bird was seen by quite a few people between 3:30 and 4:30 this afternoon.

Ken Burton
Calgary, AB

From: mailto:nwcalbird-noreply AT yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Friday, September 05, 2014 4:40 AM
To: Northwest calbird ; Calbirds 
Subject: [nwcalbird] HUM Ruby-throated Hummingbird

  

Hi all, 
Last evening everybody got nice looks at the continuing Ruby-throated 
Hummingbird at Brad Elvert's house off of California St. in Eureka. The bird 
came in once right around 6:15 p.m. At 7:01 pm the bird came in again and 
really hung out on the feeder for a nice amount of time and came back 3-4 times 
in a short time period so evening would seem to be the best time to get the 
bird. 


See Brad's message yesterday for where he is located in Eureka: 
http://digest.sialia.com/?rm=message;id=913332 


Rob


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Subject: HUM Ruby-throated Hummingbird
From: "Rob Fowler migratoriusfwlr AT gmail.com [CALBIRDS]" <CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 5 Sep 2014 04:40:12 -0700
Hi all,
Last evening everybody got nice looks at the continuing Ruby-throated
Hummingbird at Brad Elvert's house off of California St. in Eureka. The
bird came in once right around 6:15 p.m. At 7:01 pm the bird came in again
and really hung out on the feeder for a nice amount of time and came back
3-4 times in a short time period so evening would seem to be the best time
to get the bird.

See Brad's message yesterday for where he is located in Eureka:
http://digest.sialia.com/?rm=message;id=913332

Rob

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www.fowleropebirding.com
Subject: HUM Ruby-throated Hummingbird
From: "Rob Fowler migratoriusfwlr AT gmail.com [nwcalbird]" <nwcalbird-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 5 Sep 2014 04:40:12 -0700
Hi all,
Last evening everybody got nice looks at the continuing Ruby-throated
Hummingbird at Brad Elvert's house off of California St. in Eureka. The
bird came in once right around 6:15 p.m. At 7:01 pm the bird came in again
and really hung out on the feeder for a nice amount of time and came back
3-4 times in a short time period so evening would seem to be the best time
to get the bird.

See Brad's message yesterday for where he is located in Eureka:
http://digest.sialia.com/?rm=message;id=913332

Rob

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Subject: Re: Ruby-throated Hummingbird continues 4 Sept.
From: "Rob Fowler migratoriusfwlr AT gmail.com [nwcalbird]" <nwcalbird-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 4 Sep 2014 15:37:31 -0700
All,
Just wanted to note that the juvenile female RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD is
still present today at Brad's yard and was seen around 3-4 times so far
today, with all observations being relatively brief.

If you are an eBirder note that I created an eBird hotspot (with Brad's
permission): "stakeout Ruby-throated Hummingbird (2014)." Please use that
location if you successfully chase this bird.

Thanks and great find, Brad!

Rob Fowler


On Thu, Sep 4, 2014 at 8:57 AM, brad_elvert AT att.net [nwcalbird] <
nwcalbird AT yahoogroups.com> wrote:

>
>
> Hi All, I had a immature female RTHU visit my feeders last evening. I
> wasnt able to confirm until later at night, (like midnight). Link to ohot
> and others here:   Ruby Throated Hummingbird
> 
>        [image: image]
> 
>      Ruby Throated Hummingbird
> 
> Eureka,CA...September 3rd 2014...My backyard feeders
>       View on www.flickr.com
> 
>   Preview by Yahoo
>
> I thought i caught a glimpse of It this morning, but no solid visual
> yet...  i am open to having people over my house is 3607 California
> St...Eureka, CA..95503 ..I have 2 feeders in my backyard...1 being visible
> from the street and the other not..if my White Ford f150 is out front knock
> on my door..other wise please be conscious of my neighbors..you can contact
> me directly at 707-496-5846 for any questions.. Coincidence that another
> Brad has a Male RTHU down south in California,,,,, Brad on!! ,,i mean Bird
> on!!
>
>  
>



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McKinleyville, CA
www.fowleropebirding.com
Subject: Eureka Ruby-throated Hummingbird
From: "Rob Fowler migratoriusfwlr AT gmail.com [CALBIRDS]" <CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 4 Sep 2014 15:33:10 -0700
Hi all,
A juvenile female RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD was discovered and photographed
late last evening by Brad Elvert at his residence up here in Eureka,
Humboldt County, CA. See Brad's message to NWCALBIRD from this morning here

for more information and photos.

The bird was present and seen by a few of us this morning, coming to Brad's
feeders and backyard around 3 times and I guess it was seen once this
afternoon so far. This is Humboldt County's 2nd record of Ruby-throated
Hummingbird.

I guess it was good to have the name Brad on 3 Sept. 2014 if you wanted to
find a CA Ruby-throated Hummingbird in your yard!


-- 
Rob Fowler
McKinleyville, CA
www.fowleropebirding.com
Subject: Sat. 6 September, World Shorebirds Day
From: "Chuck & Lillian misclists AT verizon.net [CALBIRDS]" <CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 04 Sep 2014 12:09:37 -0700
Birders:
I'm passing along a message from Gyorgy Szimuly in Great Britain.
***************************
You might have heard about the World Shorebirds 
Day to be held on 6 September, 2014 for the first 
time.  One of the key programs of this special 
day is the Global Shorebird Counting, which is a 
public awareness initiative. I ask all bird 
enthusiasts in California to take part in the 
counting in any areas where shorebirds occur. 
Don't worry if there are no huge number of 
shorebirds in your area. We don't ask you for 
money to help. We just ask you to go out birding, 
what every birdwatcher loves to do anyway. Please 
consider supporting this initiative and register 
your location on our website. By registering a 
location you can be a part of a draw to win a 
fantastic bird book package worth about 150.
Registration of the location and more details 
about the Global Shorebird Counting Program can 
be found here: http://goo.gl/jNW1VG
The map with more than 340 already registered 
locations can be viewed here: http://goo.gl/ICpB7X
Thanks for your time and please help us to reach 
our goal of having a thousand locations registered by 6th of September 2014.
Best wishes, Szimi
_
Gyorgy Szimuly
Coordinator of the Global Events of the World Shorebirds Day
Milton Keynes, UK

http://worldshorebirdsday.wordpress.com 


  ***************************
As of Thursday noon, Sep. 4, the map showed few 
registered sites in California: a cluster in San 
Diego, Bolsa Chica in Orange County, Lake 
Isabella in Kern County, Santa Cruz, a cluster 
around San Francisco Bay, Knight's Ferry, 
Petaluma, Davis, Anderson and Arcata farther 
north. None in Los Angeles County. I registered 
our Lower Los Angeles River trip.

Chuck Almdale
North Hills, Ca.





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Subject: Re: Adult Male Ruby-throated Hummer
From: "Thomasabenson AT aol.com [CALBIRDS]" <CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 4 Sep 2014 03:24:43 -0400
Many thanks to Brad for his hospitality, the Ruby-throated Hummingbird remained 
until 7:00 PM this evening (Sep 3). I have posted some photos on my Flickr 
site. 



Tom Benson
San Bernardino, CA


https://www.flickr.com/photos/40928097 AT N07/




-----Original Message-----
From: Brad Schram gonebrdn AT lightspeed.net [CALBIRDS] 
 

To: Calbirds 
Sent: Wed, Sep 3, 2014 12:03 pm
Subject: [CALBIRDS] Adult Male Ruby-throated Hummer


 
  
    
                  
There is currently an adult male Ruby-throated Hummingbird at my feeders 
in Arroyo Grande, first seen about 11:30 this morning.  I'm at the end 
of Antler Drive off Deer Canyon in AG, at the very end of the long 
uphill driveway, found easily via Google maps.  Cell 805-801-9325.

Brad Schram
Arroyo Grande

    
             

  
Subject: Adult Male Ruby-throated Hummer
From: "Brad Schram gonebrdn AT lightspeed.net [CALBIRDS]" <CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 03 Sep 2014 12:02:19 -0700
There is currently an adult male Ruby-throated Hummingbird at my feeders 
in Arroyo Grande, first seen about 11:30 this morning.  I'm at the end 
of Antler Drive off Deer Canyon in AG, at the very end of the long 
uphill driveway, found easily via Google maps.  Cell 805-801-9325.

Brad Schram
Arroyo Grande


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Subject: Free Carpinteria Pelagic
From: "robdenholtz AT gmail.com [CALBIRDS]" <CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 02 Sep 2014 16:06:32 -0700
 I'm looking for a few birders with pelagic experience and expertise who would 
like to take part in a FREE PELAGIC TRIP off the coast of Carpinteria on the 
morning of Saturday, December 27, 2014. This venture just happens to coincide 
with the Carpinteria Christmas Bird Count and that is the motivation for this 
journey. The trip will go just a few miles off the coast so as to stay within 
the CBC circle. 

 Ben Pitterle has been kind enough to lend us the Channel Keepers boat for the 
occasion. 

 

    Interested?
 

 
 Contact Rob Denholtz, robdenholtz AT gmail.com, (land) 805-684-4060, (cell) 
845-489-7242 (yes, 845-) 

 

Subject: Del Norte hybrid shorebird link (from Lucas Brug)
From: "Alan Barron flockfinder AT yahoo.com [nwcalbird]" <nwcalbird-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 23:56:12 -0700

Looks like a young Ruff to me.

 ~Alan D. Barron
Subject: HSU pelagic trip highlights today, 30 August
From: "Rob Fowler migratoriusfwlr AT gmail.com [nwcalbird]" <nwcalbird-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2014 20:25:28 -0700
Hi all,
Today Sean McAllister and myself helped out on the Humboldt State pelagic
trip organized by ornithology professor Mark Colwell.

Seas were flat and calm most of the day (4 ft at 11 seconds were predicted)
and some patchy fog with thick fog being present from 15 + miles out which
caused us to turn around and head back slowly towards Humboldt Bay.

Of 35 species from the nearshore (out to 2 miles) and offshore portion the
highlights were as follows from rarest to not rarest:

BLACK-VENTED SHEARWATER: first spotted by Jared Hughey as it flew near and
then across the bow and headed southwest out of sight. More details on the
eBird list from this leg:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19617717

ASHY STORM-PETREL: A bird that is pretty common down south but there hasn't
been a record since 20 Sept. 2005 (also on an HSU pelagic) so is a pretty
rare bird up here! Details from this eBird checklist:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19617874. We also had another
or the same bird on the 3rd leg of the offshore portion of the trip:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19617925

LAYSAN ALBATROSS: Maybe seen about once a year offshore Humboldt County.
eBird list: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19617773 and the
same list for the Ashy Storm-Petrel.

Long-tailed Jaeger: maybe around 11 but might be an overcount.

Common Tern: 1

Sabine's Gull: 4

We also had about 30 Black-footed Albatross, 8 Northern Fulmar, 20
Pink-footed Shearwaters, very low numbers of Sootys (3), and only 1
Buller's. One Pomarine, 7 Parasitic, 18 Marbled Murrelets, and about equal
numbers of Rhino and Cassin's Auklets (~30).

One RUDDY TURNSTONE was with a flock of about 40 Black Turnstones at the
dock on Woodley Island.

For interesting marine mammals we had about 20-30 DALL'S PORPOISES, one
probable BLUE WHALE, Mola Molas were nice to see after an absence for some
years with about 15 total. By-the-wind Sailors were EVERYWHERE!!

Happy Roadrunner chasing,

Rob

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Subject: World Shorebirds Day, 6 September
From: "gyorgy.szimuly AT me.com [CALBIRDS]" <CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 29 Aug 2014 15:48:46 -0700
Dear Birdwatchers,
 

 You might have heard about the World Shorebirds Day to be held on 6 September, 
2014 for the first time. One of the key programs of this special day is the 
Global Shorebird Counting, which is a public awareness initiative. I ask all 
bird enthusiasts in California to take part in the counting in any areas where 
shorebirds occur. Don't worry, if there are no huge number of shorebirds in 
your area. We don't ask money to help. We just ask to go out birding, what 
every birdwatcher love to do anyway. 

 

 Please consider supporting this initiative and register your location on our 
website. By registering a location you can be a part of a draw to win a 
fantastic bird book package worth about £150. 

 

 Registration of the location and more details about the Global Shorebird 
Counting Program can be found here: http://goo.gl/jNW1VG http://goo.gl/jNW1VG 

 

 The map with more than 340 already registered locations can be viewed here: 
http://goo.gl/ICpB7X http://goo.gl/ICpB7X 

 

 Thanks for your time and please help us to reach our goal of having a thousand 
locations registered by 6th of September 2014. 

 

 Best wishes, Szimi
 _
 Gyorgy Szimuly
 Coordinator of the Global Events of the World Shorebirds Day
 Milton Keynes, UK
 http://worldshorebirdsday.wordpress.com 
http://worldshorebirdsday.wordpress.com/ 
Subject: Re: Monterey pelagic last Sunday
From: "John Sterling jsterling AT wavecable.com [CALBIRDS]" <CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:12:02 -0700
whoops, next trip is Sept 7 half day, the Sept 5 is a full day trip on Alvaro's 
charter trip. 



sorry for the confusion


John Sterling
VVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVV


26 Palm Ave
Woodland, CA 95695
530 908-3836
jsterling AT wavecable.com
www.sterlingbirds.com


Monterey Seabirds
www.montereyseabirds.com
(831) 375-4658


Special Galapagos Birding Tour
9-19 July 2015


On Aug 26, 2014, at 8:58 PM, John Sterling  wrote:


> We had a nice day on the ocean on our Monterey Seabirds trip. A full boat 
full of happy birders including a few who saw their first albatross. We did not 
have a dead zone all day with shearwaters in sight the entire time....and 
albatross for 80% of the time. The bird highlight was a Manx Shearwater just 
off Pt. Pinos at the end of the day. But the main event was our capture and 
life-saving effort in freeing a female Northern Fur Seal that was wrapped 
tightly in a fishing net....so tight that the net was cutting into her. We 
released her after cutting the net free and I swear that she did a happy dance 
once back in the water. It was a sublimely good moment for all of us on board. 

> 
> We still have a few spots open for our Sept 5 (four hour trip) and our 
regular eight hour trips on Sept 21 and 28, Oct. 5 and 12. Hope to see you on 
our boat for some fun birding. 

> 
> 
> John Sterling
> VVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVV
> 
> 26 Palm Ave
> Woodland, CA 95695
> 530 908-3836
> jsterling AT wavecable.com
> www.sterlingbirds.com
> 
> Monterey Seabirds
> www.montereyseabirds.com
> (831) 375-4658
> 
> Special Galapagos Birding Tour
> 9-19 July 2015
> 




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Subject: Help re-locate and release birds
From: "lamson.vinh AT verizon.net [CALBIRDS]" <CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 29 Aug 2014 11:10:49 -0700
Birders,
 

 I'd like to pass along a message from Ann Lynch, Director of South Bay 
Wildlife Rehab. 

 She's aking for your help in re-locating rescued birds. Please see message 
below. Thanks. 

 

 Lam-Son Vinh
 Huntington Beach, CA
 

 ==========================
 

 Hi, All
 

 As of today we have 129 raptors, between my house and the Ranch. Some of those 
are young and are learning to hunt ("mouse school") and won't be released until 
another month or two. Some may be recovering from injuries. 

 

 Of those birds we have 8 Red-tailed Hawks, 11 Coopers Hawks, 8 American 
Kestrels, and 1 Prairie Falcon, old enough for release, waiting for rides out 
of the area. These birds are relocs from the airports we assist, Red-tailed 
Hawks need to go 200+ miles and the Prairie Falcon to a more specialized 
location. The rest could go 100 - 150 miles. 

 

 We are running out of money for food. Our rodent bills are running over $1000 
each WEEK!!!! And the birds keep coming. We desperately need people to relocate 
these birds. If you or any of your friends are traveling by car for a long 
distance PLEASE let us know ASAP. 

 

 The boxes used for release are standard cardboard pet carriers, about 9" x 18" 
x 12" H and release is really easy and fun. 

 

 Thanks!!!
 

 At the moment we are concentrating on relocate birds from the airport so we 
are looking for people who are already going on a long driving trip. The reloc 
birds are those that USDA has trapped at one of six airports to keep our 
airplanes, and the birds, safe from collisions. 

  
 Later we will be concentrating on releasing rehabilitated or orphaned birds, 
which are more local. 

  
 We can add you to our email list if you like. That way you will hear about 
releases as the year progresses. Also, if you are going to drive a long 
distance and want to take some birds to release, please let us know, by email 
to Karin West at raptorqueen123 AT gmail.com AND to me, Ann Lynch at 
SBWildliferehab AT aol.com, about a week ahead. Karin is in charge of all release 
schedules. We usually have birds that need to be relocated. 

  
 If you would like to contribute to the care of these birds you can donate on 
our website, www.SBWR.org. We very much appreciate your support! 

 

 Ann
 

 Ann C Lynch, Director
 South Bay Wildlife Rehab
 26363 Silver Spur Rd.
 Rancho Palos Verdes
 California 90275
 310-378-9921
 
 www.SBWR.org http://www.SBWR.org
 

Subject: Brian Sullivan - (eBird) message
From: "sonomanature AT gmail.com [CALBIRDS]" <CALBIRDS@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 28 Aug 2014 11:51:30 -0700
We just got this message this morning from Brian and thought the CA. birding 
community might want to know about this. 

 

 I've been off for the past few months dealing with a bad family health 
situation. Our 2 year old daughter was diagnosed with a very rare combination 
of cancer and a neurological disorder called Opsoclonus Myoclonus Syndrome in 
July. It's been rough. We set up this page to tell her story: 


Click here to support Ella Sullivan Fights OMS by Brian Sullivan 
http://www.gofundme.com/EllaSullivanOMS 


 
 
 http://www.gofundme.com/EllaSullivanOMS 
 
 Click here to support Ella Sullivan Fights OMS by Bri... 
http://www.gofundme.com/EllaSullivanOMS In May 2014, in less than 48 hours our 
2-year-old daughter suddenly lost the ability to walk. Three months, four 
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Subject: Re: Monterey pelagic last Sunday
From: John Sterling <jsterling AT wavecable.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:12:02 -0700
whoops, next trip is Sept 7 half day, the Sept 5 is a full day trip on Alvaro's 
charter trip. 


sorry for the confusion

John Sterling
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Special Galapagos Birding Tour
9-19 July 2015

On Aug 26, 2014, at 8:58 PM, John Sterling  wrote:

> We had a nice day on the ocean on our Monterey Seabirds trip. A full boat 
full of happy birders including a few who saw their first albatross. We did not 
have a dead zone all day with shearwaters in sight the entire time....and 
albatross for 80% of the time. The bird highlight was a Manx Shearwater just 
off Pt. Pinos at the end of the day. But the main event was our capture and 
life-saving effort in freeing a female Northern Fur Seal that was wrapped 
tightly in a fishing net....so tight that the net was cutting into her. We 
released her after cutting the net free and I swear that she did a happy dance 
once back in the water. It was a sublimely good moment for all of us on board. 

> 
> We still have a few spots open for our Sept 5 (four hour trip) and our 
regular eight hour trips on Sept 21 and 28, Oct. 5 and 12. Hope to see you on 
our boat for some fun birding. 

> 
> 
> John Sterling
> VVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVV
> 
> 26 Palm Ave
> Woodland, CA 95695
> 530 908-3836
> jsterling AT wavecable.com
> www.sterlingbirds.com
> 
> Monterey Seabirds
> www.montereyseabirds.com
> (831) 375-4658
> 
> Special Galapagos Birding Tour
> 9-19 July 2015
> 

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Subject: Bodega Bay Pelagic Trip: Sep. 1
From: "DEBRA SHEARWATER debi AT shearwaterjourneys.com [CALBIRDS]" <CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:33:08 -0700
Hello, Birders,


Just received an update this morning regarding offshore at the Cordell Bank and 
Bodega Canyon: Yesterday there was lots of marine life, including seabirds and 
Baird's Beaked Whales (They eat squid. As I said: Anything that eats squid is 
on the menu for this season!). Seas were greasy, glass-smooth. 


We still have some spaces available on the "Leader's Party" trip, September 1 
departing from Port O' Bodega at 7 am. (Don't worry, we'll find seabirds while 
we have a good time). 


The leader line up for now: Steve Howell, Scott Terrill, Linda Terrill, Lisa 
Hug, Tim Miller, Al DeMartini, Gerry McChesney, Annie Schmidt, Russ Bradley, 
Debi Shearwater. That's TEN leaders! 


To make a reservation, email me: debi AT shearwaterjourneys.com.

Party Seabirds Forever,
Debi Shearwater

DEBRA SHEARWATER
Shearwater Journeys, Inc.
PO Box 190
Hollister, CA 95024
831.637.8527
debi AT shearwaterjourneys.com
www.shearwaterjourneys.com
www.shearwaterjourneys.blogspot.com

Pacific Odyssey Voyages: April/May 2015
Russian Far East Voyages: May/June 2016- with Debi










Subject: Bobolink over Hiller Park, McKinleyville 27 Aug
From: "Rob Fowler migratoriusfwlr AT gmail.com [nwcalbird]" <nwcalbird-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:11:10 -0700
Hi all,
While looking once again for Tristan McKee and Scott Terrill's Gray Catbird
at Hiller Park Mathew McConnell and I had a BOBOLINK fly over, calling
frequently, and heading to the southeast. We actually got on the bird in
flight as it was heading east and then southeast and out of view. No luck
on the catbird the brief time I was there and I hadn't heard anybody
refinding the RED-EYED VIREO this morning, though m.ob. were present
looking.

Of local interest was a PILEATED WOODPECKER on the obvious snag right at
the corner of Hiller and Ocean.

Rob

-- 
Rob Fowler
McKinleyville, CA
www.fowleropebirding.com
Subject: Monterey pelagic last Sunday
From: "John Sterling jsterling AT wavecable.com [CALBIRDS]" <CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 20:58:35 -0700
We had a nice day on the ocean on our Monterey Seabirds trip. A full boat full 
of happy birders including a few who saw their first albatross. We did not have 
a dead zone all day with shearwaters in sight the entire time....and albatross 
for 80% of the time. The bird highlight was a Manx Shearwater just off Pt. 
Pinos at the end of the day. But the main event was our capture and life-saving 
effort in freeing a female Northern Fur Seal that was wrapped tightly in a 
fishing net....so tight that the net was cutting into her. We released her 
after cutting the net free and I swear that she did a happy dance once back in 
the water. It was a sublimely good moment for all of us on board. 



We still have a few spots open for our Sept 5 (four hour trip) and our regular 
eight hour trips on Sept 21 and 28, Oct. 5 and 12. Hope to see you on our boat 
for some fun birding. 





John Sterling
VVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVV


26 Palm Ave
Woodland, CA 95695
530 908-3836
jsterling AT wavecable.com
www.sterlingbirds.com


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Subject: Monterey pelagic last Sunday
From: John Sterling <jsterling AT wavecable.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 20:58:35 -0700
We had a nice day on the ocean on our Monterey Seabirds trip. A full boat full 
of happy birders including a few who saw their first albatross. We did not have 
a dead zone all day with shearwaters in sight the entire time....and albatross 
for 80% of the time. The bird highlight was a Manx Shearwater just off Pt. 
Pinos at the end of the day. But the main event was our capture and life-saving 
effort in freeing a female Northern Fur Seal that was wrapped tightly in a 
fishing net....so tight that the net was cutting into her. We released her 
after cutting the net free and I swear that she did a happy dance once back in 
the water. It was a sublimely good moment for all of us on board. 


We still have a few spots open for our Sept 5 (four hour trip) and our regular 
eight hour trips on Sept 21 and 28, Oct. 5 and 12. Hope to see you on our boat 
for some fun birding. 



John Sterling
VVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVV

26 Palm Ave
Woodland, CA 95695
530 908-3836
jsterling AT wavecable.com
www.sterlingbirds.com

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Subject: MASKED/NAZCA BOOBY-San Mateo County
From: "'Batkin, Leonie F' lbatkin AT stanford.edu [CALBIRDS]" <CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 02:32:02 +0000
Hi Calbirders,
Forwarding a message regarding a Masked/Nazca Booby, see message below. Ron saw 
a juvenal-plumaged Masked/Nazca Booby pass by headed south from Moss Beach 
seawatch. 

Leonie for Ron

From: peninsula-birding AT yahoogroups.com 
[mailto:peninsula-birding AT yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Ronald- Thorn 
Tronthorn AT aol.com [peninsula-birding] 

Sent: Monday, August 25, 2014 7:12 PM
To: peninsula-birding AT yahoogroups.com
Subject: [pen-bird] MASKED/NAZCA BOOBY



There was ( 8 ) mile visibility at Half Moon Bay early this morning. So, I was 
out the 

door to Moss Beach for a seawatch.

Time ( 07:00-09:30 ) Sky high overcast Visibility clear out to near the horizon 

Wind south 7 knots

At ( 07:50 ) I got on a booby coming in from the north. Passing straight out 
from 

where I was scoping it was a juvenal-plumaged MASKED/NAZCA BOOBY.
What I observed I was able to eliminate Brown Booby and Blue-footed Booby.
I noted the features of the Masked/Nazca Booby, but I could not get a good view
if it had a white collar or was lacking one. I watched it flying south until it 
was out 

of sight.

Other birds noted during the seawatch

( 3,000 ) Sooty Shearwaters were flying north. There were ( 52 ) Black-vented
Shearwaters with most flying with the Sooty Shearwaters. There was
( 1 ) Pink-footed Shearwater. ( 3 ) Adult pale morph Parasitic Jaegers were
trailing Elegant Terns south. Brandt's Cormorants flying north had a leucistic
individual standing out among the group. The only shorebirds southbound were
( 78 ) Red-necked Phalaropes.

Ron Thorn
Subject: Monterey Bay Birding Festival Pelagic Opportunities
From: "DEBRA SHEARWATER debi AT shearwaterjourneys.com [CALBIRDS]" <CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 14:56:12 -0700
Hello, Calbirders,

Shearwater Journeys is proud to be the provider of pelagic trips for the 
Monterey Bay Birding Festival, September 25 - 28, headquartered in Watsonville. 
Kenn Kaufman will present the keynote talk on Saturday, September 27th at 7 
p.m. Festival web site: 

http://montereybaybirding.org

Popular leaders, Scott & Linda Terrill will present a seabird workshop on 
Thursday, September 25 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. 


Pelagic birding opportunities for folks attending the festival include the 
trips listed below, including trips for folks arriving earlier than the 
festival dates. Trips are open to anyone whether attending the festival, or 
not. We have a great line up of leaders! Debi Shearwater will be co-leading on 
all trips. Book pelagic trips directly with Debi Shearwater; 
debi AT shearwaterjourneys.com. 


SEP. 19: BODEGA BAY: Steve Howell, Peter Pyle, Lisa Hug, Steve Tucker, Jennifer 
Green 

SEP. 21: HALF MOON BAY: Steve Hampton, Marisa Ortega-Welch, Will Brooks
SEP. 24: HALF MOON BAY: Jon Dunn, Peter Pyle, Jim Holmes, Jim Danzenbaker, 
Jennifer Green 

SEP. 25: MONTEREY BAY: Jon Dunn, Jim Danzenbaker, Nick Levendosky
SEP. 26: MONTEREY BAY: Kenn & Kimberly Kaufman, Scott & Linda Terrill
SEP. 27: MONTEREY BAY: Scott & Linda Terrill, Jim Danzenbaker, Jennifer Green
SEP. 28: MONTEREY BAY: Rick Fournier, Marissa Ortega-Welch, Courtenay Ray

See our latest trip report with Beth Hamel's images, for the Shearwater 
Journeys's August 22 Monterey pelagic trip at: 


http://shearwaterjourneys.blogspot.com/2014/08/silver-day-at-sea-monterey-bay-august.html 


Highlights were many: a leucistic BLACK-VENTED SHEARWATER; great views of a 
SCRIPPS'S MURRELET; all three jaeger species, including a spectacular robbery 
of a fish from a SABINE'S GULL by a PARASITIC JAEGER; ocean sunfish sucking in 
by-the-wind-sailors; Risso's dolphin with a deformed dorsal fin, and more. It 
was quite a day! 


Our very next trip is this Monday, Labor Day, September 1 departing from Bodega 
Bay. And, storm-petrels are THERE! I've declared this trip a "Leader's Party" 
day! Go seabirding with your favorite leaders  Steve Howell, Lisa Hug, Scott 
Terrill, Linda Terrill, Tim Miller, Russ Bradley, Annie Schmidt, Al DeMartini 
and yours truly, will all be on board. Read about our epic September 20, 2013 
Bodega Bay trip with 17,325 storm-petrels: 


http://shearwaterjourneys.blogspot.com/2013/09/trip-report-september-20-2013-bodega.html 


Let's party with the storm-petrels on September 1at Bodega Bay! 
See you out there!
Debi Shearwater

DEBRA SHEARWATER
Shearwater Journeys, Inc.
PO Box 190
Hollister, CA 95024
831.637.8527
debi AT shearwaterjourneys.com
www.shearwaterjourneys.com
www.shearwaterjourneys.blogspot.com

Birding Down Under: SubAntarctic Islands, November 9 - 25, 2014 with Debi (2 
berths available) 

Pacific Odyssey:  April 6 - 23 and April 23-7 May
Russian Far East Voyages: May 27 - 8 June & June 9 - 20 with Debi









Subject: Willow Flycatcher + other migrants in McKinleyville 25 Aug
From: "Rob Fowler migratoriusfwlr AT gmail.com [nwcalbird]" <nwcalbird-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 10:25:31 -0700
Hi all,
This morning I did my usual morning yard count here off of Fernwood Drive
and walked out to a nice number of birds active in the alders in the
retention basin right across the street from my yard. The highlight was a
WILLOW FLYCATCHER  (the first fall migrant of this species I've encountered
this season) and at least 4 BLACK-THROATED GRAY WARBLERS.. I had one other
small and greenish warbler that got away that seemed to have white
undertail coverts. Moral of the story= passerine migration is in full
effect and it's time to go hit your local coastal migrant traps!

eBird list from the count this morning:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19569347

-- 
Rob Fowler
McKinleyville, CA
www.fowleropebirding.com
Subject: Mad River estuary highlights: BLACK TERN, American Redstart, etc. 24 Aug.
From: "Rob Fowler migratoriusfwlr AT gmail.com [nwcalbird]" <nwcalbird-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2014 10:55:46 -0700
Hi all,
This morning Cedric Duhalde, Gary Lester and myself met up and birded the
Mad River estuary from the Hiller Park entrance. It started out fine with
Gary spotting his year BAIRD'S SANDPIPER but was overall slow. We were all
getting ready to leave when all of a sudden one of us spots this small dark
bird flying along the estuary to the north of us. It turned around and then
started flying towards us and we all realized we were looking at a
basic-plumaged BLACK TERN!! The bird continued up the estuary and flew over
Mad River County Park and into the fog and out of sight. The bird was a
small tern that was very dark gray overall on the upperparts (including the
tail) had a small dark collar that continued onto the head. The sighting
was so brief that we didn't have time to make out the dark spot on the side
of the breast that separates it from White-winged Tern but overall the bird
was too dark to consider the latter species.

After that excitement (county bird for me!) a WANDERING TATTLER flew in and
landed and stayed for a couple of minutes before getting back up and
heading north out of sight. Otherwise we had 8 shorebirds total so quality
over quantity!

Cedric and I then birded the School Rd. trail where the excitement
continued. Walking along the trail we had 1 YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT (rare
migrant in McKinleyville), 1 MACGILLIVRAY'S WARBLER, and then I spotted an
adult male AMERICAN REDSTART. The redstart was in a chickadee flock right
where you come to the fenceline that borders the treatment ponds that are
adjacent to the riparia there. Yellow Warblers were thick with Wilson's
coming in second and a couple of Orange-crowneds being least common. We saw
some Yellows coming in off the ocean and landing in the riparian so it
seems like it was a good migration day!

Get out there,

Rob

-- 
Rob Fowler
McKinleyville, CA
www.fowleropebirding.com
Subject: Possible Stilt Sandpiper at Moss Landing
From: "kevin.enns.rempel AT fresno.edu [CALBIRDS]" <CALBIRDS@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 23 Aug 2014 21:30:06 -0700
Late this afternoon I birded along the road into Moss Landing State Beach. 
About a hundred yards in from highway 1 I saw what I believe to be a 
winter-plumage Stilt Sandpiper. I say "believe" because I have no previous 
experience with this species, and am far from an expert on unusual sandpipers. 
Still, after observing it for about 90 minutes (some of that with help from two 
other birders who also shared my sandpiper limitations), that's the only 
verdict I could reach. Here's what I can tell you: 

 
 Size: the bird was together with Least Sandpipers, Semipalmated Plovers, 
Dowitchers, and Black-bellied Plovers. It was markedly bigger than the first 
two of those, and smaller than the second two. As such, it seemed about 
perfectly sized for Stilt Sandpiper 

 

 Behavior: the bird spent most of its time in shallow water, probing the mud 
with a very rapid and irregular rhythm. Its posture was tilted quite far 
forward much of the time while feeding. It was not easily spooked, even when 
many of the other birds around it flushed. Because of that, I never got to see 
it in flight. 

 

 Field marks: the bird had pale gray upperparts, a strong white supercilium 
with a somewhat dark eyestripe, slightly drooping bill, long greenish legs, and 
light streaking on breast and neck. The belly and undertail coverts were white. 
It appeared to have a white rump visible between the folded wings. It raised 
its wings for a brief moment a few times, and I saw white underwings surrounded 
by gray. It was difficult to tell if the wing tips extended beyond the tail, 
though we finally decided that they did very slightly. Since it didn't fly, I 
can't say anything about those marks. 

 

 The other birders took a few photographs, and I asked them to email them to 
me. If they do so, I'll post a photo. 

 

 Kevin Enns-Rempel
 Fresno, CA

Subject: Baird's Sandpiper, Forster's Tern 23 Aug
From: "Rob Fowler migratoriusfwlr AT gmail.com [nwcalbird]" <nwcalbird-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2014 17:28:10 -0700
Hi all,
After my hohum Shay Park eBird survey this morning I ventured to Eureka to
look for the Common Tern that Cedric Duhalde had found yesterday. Cedric
and Alexandra Lamb were present at the pilings off of Marina Way south of
the Wharfinger Building when I arrived but no Common Tern was present. One
juvenile FORSTER'S TERN was present however. Alex had 3 Forster's here the
other day and last Saturday (16 Aug.) I had 3 north of the Samoa Bridge
while on the Madaket on an employee cruise.

At Jacoby Creek mouth we had (+Samantha Bacon) one BAIRD'S SANDPIPER.

-- 
Rob Fowler
McKinleyville, CA
www.fowleropebirding.com
Subject: Results of Island Packers pelagic trip, August 21
From: "Peter Gaede pgaede AT earthlink.net [CALBIRDS]" <CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:28:35 -0700
Hello All:


The Islander spent from 8AM to 6:45PM in Ventura and Santa Barbara County 
waters yesterday. Our basic route involved heading out from the Ventura harbor 
to East Anacapa, then southeast over the Pilgrim Banks to Santa Barbara Island 
(SBI). After dropping off campers there, we circled the island (which included 
good coverage of the vertical cliff faces at Sutil Island off the SW corner of 
SBI), and then headed south to Osborn Bank. Our return trip skirted the eastern 
edge of the Santa Cruz Basin towards the "footprint" and through the Anacapa 
Passage. Overall, weather and sea conditions were excellent, and we had good, 
extended views of most species encountered. 



Highlights were 3 pairs of CRAVERI'S MURRELETS, a RED-BILLED TROPICBIRD, and a 
total of 11 BROWN BOOBIES. One subadult Brown was seen perched with cormorants 
on East Anacapa Island at the "traditional" booby roost there, and the 
remaining 10 were seen at Sutil Island. The Sutil bunch included one adult (or 
near-adult), with up to 7 individuals perched together on the same cliff face. 



Just outside the harbor, we spent time sorting through a very large raft of 
Black-vented Shearwaters, totaling at least 7,500 birds. Other mentionables 
were steady groups of Red-necked Phalaropes seen throughout the day and a 
single, heavily worn Northern Fulmar. Storm-petrels were in short supply (only 
a couple of Blacks seen), and we observed only 3-4 Sooty Shearwaters. 



Thanks to Joel Barrett and Island Packers for organizing and making this trip 
happen, Captain Lee, all the participants, and to co-leaders Joel Barrett, Wes 
Fritz, Matt Victoria and Greg Smith. 



Peter Gaede
Santa Barbara




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Subject: AUG. 15, 16, 17 PELAGIC TRIP REPORTS
From: "DEBRA SHEARWATER debi AT shearwaterjourneys.com [CALBIRDS]" <CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:28:17 -0700
Howdy, CalBirders,
 
Highlights of Shearwater Journeys's most recent three pelagic trips are as 
follows: 


August 15, Monterey (all birds for Monterey County): a massive feeding flock of 
SOOTY and BLACK-VENTED (450) SHEARWATERS along with as many as 30 Humpback 
Whales just outside of the harbor; offshore we found SOUTH POLAR SKUA and the 
first juvenile SABINE'S GULLS of the season, and one CRAVERI'S MURRELET. Marine 
mammals were terrific, ending the day with breaching Humpbacks. Full report: 


http://shearwaterjourneys.blogspot.com/2014/08/monterey-seabirds-august-15-2014.html 


August 16, Half Moon Bay was an incredibly amazing day at sea. Highlights: 
continuing good numbers of (129) BLACK-FOOTED ALBATROSSES; continuing 
BLACK-VENTED SHEARWATERS, more BULLER'S SHEARWATERS (first found on our 26 July 
trip); WILSON'S (12), ASHY (13) and BLACK (450) STORM-PETRELS near the 100 
fathom edge (I have not found numbers of storm-petrels in such shallow water 
since the late 1970's to early 1980's); SOUTH POLAR SKUAS; SCRIPPS'S MURRELETS 
(2); and TUFTED PUFFINS (2). 


Marine mammals that favor more tropical areas were a surprise on this trip. 
This included 250 LONG-BEAKED COMMON DOLPHINS, one "presumed" offshore 
BOTTLENOSE DOLPHIN and one DWARF/PYGMY SPERM WHALE. During the 39 years I've 
been doing pelagic trips, I've only seen Dwarf/Pygmy Sperm Whale once. (I have 
seen them on long range voyages in both the Atlantic and Pacific, though). I 
had views of this unique and little known cetacean five times on August 16th. 
Scott Terrill also saw this animal, but we were the only two on the trip who 
saw it. We prefer to identify it as Kogia, only, for want of a better view. 


A ten foot SALMON SHARK that swam around our vessel for about 10 minutes gave 
everyone great views however. The full trip report with images: 


http://shearwaterjourneys.blogspot.com/2014/08/half-moon-bay-pelagic-trip-jumping-with.html 


The central coast of California is teaming with food. We have, in abundance, 
anchovies, sardines, squid and juvenile rockfish, along with loads of 
zooplankton (see my report). Squid is of particular interest. The salmon shark 
and dwarf/pygmy sperm whale, as well as Risso's dolphins and albatrosses are 
feeding on the squid. I am loathe to make "predictions" because they are so 
often off the mark, but I think it is safe to say that just about anything that 
feeds on squid could turn up. That includes the nocturnal feeding 
Swallow-tailed gull. 


Our next trips from Monterey are August 22 with Scott Terrill, Rick Fournier, 
Jennifer Green and I co-leading, and from Half Moon Bay on August 23 with Scott 
Terrill, Linda Terrill, Steve Tucker, Will Brooks and I co-leading. Most (all) 
of Monterey Bay and Half Moon Bay are welling in warm water at 61 to 63 F. It 
is like one big bathtub out there. The "edge" is 70 miles off Half Moon Bay at 
this time. These things will, of course, change over the next several weeks. It 
seems likely to me that a lot of the birdlife is out at the edge, including 
most of the jaegers, Buller's shearwaters and Arctic and Common Terns. 


Departing from Bodega Bay, we have trips on September 1 with Steve Howell, Lisa 
Hug, Tim Miller, Al DeMartini and I co-leading and on September 19 with Peter 
Pyle, Steve Howell, Lisa Hug, Steve Tucker, Jennifer Green and I co-leading. 
The only 50-some degree water is out at Bodega Canyon. If this holds up and the 
area is not infiltrated by warm water, it could be a very interesting place for 
seabirds. 


And, loads more trips from Monterey and Half Moon Bay throughout September and 
October. See our full schedule at: 

http://www.shearwaterjourneys.com/schedule.shtml

Squid Schools Forever,
Debi Shearwater

DEBRA SHEARWATER
Shearwater Journeys, Inc.
PO Box 190
Hollister, CA 95024
831.637.8527
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Subject: Sept 14th - Optics & Nature Festival +
From: "sonomanature AT gmail.com [CALBIRDS]" <CALBIRDS@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 18 Aug 2014 12:12:43 -0700
Sonoma Birding will host another festive day long event featuring most of the 
major binoculars and scopes companies in the USA along with extraordinary 
nature organizations and distinguished nature artists and authors from Northern 
California. Free family event and free parking at the beautiful Cornerstone 
Gardens http://www.cornerstonegardens.com/, 23570 Arnold Drive, Sonoma 95476. 
(info -707-939-8007) 

 
 Visit - http://www.sonomabirding.com/ http://www.sonomabirding.com/ for fall 
lecture information. On Sept 10th Amaroq Weiss - with Return of the Wolf 
(Center for Biological Diversity) and on 10/8 - Sundance Director, Judy Irving 
discussing her new documentary on pelican. The movie "Pelican Dreams" will 
premiere in the North Bay on Oct. 31st at the Sebastini Theatre in Sonoma. 

 
 tom rusert & darren peterie
 
 sonoma,ca
 
Subject: Lesser Black-backed continues, juv. Heermann's, etc. 16 Aug.
From: "Rob Fowler migratoriusfwlr AT gmail.com [nwcalbird]" <nwcalbird-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2014 17:25:24 -0700
Hi all,
I made a quick stop at the Elk River mouth to check and see if the LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULL continued; it did. This was around 3:00 p.m. The bird is
pretty much missing it's whole tail still so it will probably be sticking
around for awhile until it grows a new one in. If you haven't seen this
bird yet it's still there for you.

A quick stop at the Wharfinger building area (Marina Way) yielded a
juvenile HEERMANN'S GULL which, according to Alvaro Jaramillo (see his post
to Calbirds ), have been
almost nonexistent along the CA coast this fall.

Lastly, I led the Arcata Marsh walk this morning and the major highlight
was a great study of a LONG-TAILED WEASEL that was right at the entrance to
the Brackish Pond trail. It seem like this animal is being reported more
often from the Marsh and this was the 3rd time I've seen one here in the
past couple of years. Very cool!

Photos of the weasel and Heermann's gull are at my flickr page:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/8695857 AT N04/14754167237/

-- 
Rob Fowler
McKinleyville, CA
www.fowleropebirding.com
Subject: Heermann's Gull update
From: "'Alvaro Jaramillo' chucao AT coastside.net [CALBIRDS]" <CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2014 13:42:37 -0700
Hi folks

 

   Essentially there are no juvenile Heermann's Gulls being seen on the West
Coast. Today I saw my first juvenile in Half Moon Bay after diligent looking
at hundreds on most days. There were 860 Heermann's on the beach here today,
which is a large number for our county, and the one juvenile. Birds from
last year, the uniform chocolate-brown birds, comprised about 20% of the
flock to give an idea of how few juveniles there are. Uniform
chocolate-brown birds molting primary feathers are young from last year.
Juveniles should look scaly (pale fringed) on the coverts, paler brown, than
the older birds. BJ Stacey sent me the only photo I have seen of a juvenile
this year from Sinaloa, Mex: 

http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/831139
   Guy McCaskie reports that he has not seen any Juvenile Yellow-footed
Gulls either this year (that was over a week ago, things may have changed).
Based on Half Moon Bay numbers, which may not be representative, right now
juvenile Heermann's are about 1 in a thousand! That is looooowwww. There is
a chance that the few that are out there have not pushed north yet, and we
will get an influx. But the overall pattern shows how bad the breeding
season for seabirds was in Baja this year!! Elegant Terns fared better as it
appears that a sizeable portion flew Baja, and re-nested in San Diego later
than usual, where conditions were better. 

BTW, Michael Force doing a research cruise had a couple of Juan Fernandez
Petrels 265 miles WSW of Pigeon Point, San Mateo County. As the petrel
flies, that is only a couple of hours flying to get to California waters!! 

 

Good birding

 

Alvaro

 

Alvaro Jaramillo

alvaro AT alvarosadventures.com

www.alvarosadventures.com

 
Subject: Pelagic Seabirding Trip News
From: "DEBRA SHEARWATER debi AT shearwaterjourneys.com [CALBIRDS]" <CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2014 20:44:40 -0700
Howdy, Calbirders,

Shearwater Journeys has just completed the first six of thirty three pelagic 
seabirding trips this season. Highlights have been many, including: HAWAIIAN 
PETREL; SALVIN'S ALBATROSS; LAYSAN ALBATROSS; SCRIPPS'S and CRAVERI'S 
MURRELETS; first BLACK-VENTED, BULLER'S and FLESH-FOOTED SHEARWATERS; first 
ASHY and BLACK STORM-PETRELS; a single LEACH'S STORM-PETREL; first SABINE'S 
GULLS; NORTHERN GANNET and BROWN BOOBY and TUFTED PUFFINS. 


This week, I posted quite a lot of new images on the blog:
HAWAIIAN PETREL:

http://shearwaterjourneys.blogspot.com/2014/08/breaking-news-hawaiian-petrel-on.html 


http://shearwaterjourneys.blogspot.com/2014/08/images-of-day-by-david-pavlik-august-2.html 

Bryan Hix's images:

http://shearwaterjourneys.blogspot.com/2014/08/images-of-day-by-bryan-hix-august-2.html 


SALVIN'S ALBATROSS:
Images by Scott Terrill:

http://shearwaterjourneys.blogspot.com/2014/08/images-of-day-by-scott-terrill-july-26.html 

Images by Todd McGrath:
http://shearwaterjourneys.blogspot.com/2014_07_01_archive.html

To read Three Pelagic Birding Trips: 33 Species of Seabirds:

http://shearwaterjourneys.blogspot.com/2014/08/three-pelagic-birding-trips-33-species.html 


For a recap of the season to date: Loving Seabirds: A Snapshot in Time:
http://shearwaterjourneys.blogspot.com/2014_08_01_archive.html

Shearwater Journeys is a well established, internationally renown company with 
nearly four decades of offering pelagic seabirding trips from ports that span 
the entire length of California, from Eureka to San Diego. Currently, we offer 
trips departing from Monterey Bay, Half Moon Bay, and Bodega Bay. We've 
indoctrinated many, many boat captains to the world of seabirds and marine 
mammals, beginning in 1976 when such a thing as birders going out on boat trips 
was foreign to them. More than 65,000 folks have joined our trips over these 
many long years. 


Without a doubt the backbone of our trips is the leaders on board who are 
rejoice in seabirds, over and over again. How else could one explain Scott 
Terrill's presence on boat trips since the 1960's? 


Our leaders include: Peter Pyle, Steve Howell, Jon Dunn, Steve Rottenborn, 
Scott Terrill, Linda Terrill, Todd McGrath, Dave Pereksta, Sophie Webb, Brian 
Sullivan, Abe Borker, Lisa Hug, Steve Hampton, Tim Miller, Steve Tucker, Jim 
Holmes, Clay Kempf, Rick Fournier, Jennifer Green, Nick Levendosky, Dena Spatz, 
Jim Danzenbaker, Tom Johnson, John Garrett, Marisa Ortega-Welch, Courtenay Ray, 
Al De Martini, Gerry McChesney, Adam Searcy, Mary Gustafson, and other guest 
leaders and chummers. 

As one person exclaimed, "This list reads like 'Who's Who in Birding." To read 
more about our leaders and see their biographies: 

http://shearwaterjourneys.blogspot.com/2014/07/our-leaders.html

To date, though the most popular post (I guess because these people look so 
darn happy) has been: Dads Take Their Chicks to Sea: 


http://shearwaterjourneys.blogspot.com/2014/07/dads-take-their-chicks-to-sea-july-20.html 


With 27 trips still to go, we have a lot on offer this season. You can see our 
entire program here: 

http://www.shearwaterjourneys.com/schedule.shtml

Monterey Bay is the classic seabirding location, great for beginners, but still 
able to turn up a rarity (I spotted a Hawaiian Petrel on August 2, 2013. So, 
the rare birds are still cranking out of Monterey. Half Moon Bay has had its 
share of rarities, too. It is easy to reach for folks who live in the Bay Area. 
And, no port in the entire USA has cranked out more rare and mega-rare seabirds 
than Bodega Bay (Trips onvSeptember 1, Labor Day and September 19). 


I hope you'll be on board when we call out, "Skuaaaaaa!" Once we saw so many 
South Polar Skuas, that I got the entire boat to call out, "Skuaaaa" as each 
and every one flew in to the wake! Such is life at sea! 


Shearwaters Forever, 
Debi Shearwater

DEBRA SHEARWATER
Shearwater Journeys, Inc.
PO Box 190
Hollister, CA 95024
831.637.8527
debi AT shearwaterjourneys.com
www.shearwaterjourneys.com
www.shearwaterjourneys.blogspot.com

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Subject: An Elegant time in Del Norte Co.
From: "Alan Barron flockfinder AT yahoo.com [nwcalbird]" <nwcalbird-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2014 09:32:58 -0700


Yesterday afternoon 420 Elegant Terns were resting on the small rock just off 
the parking lot at the base of the B Street Pier in the Crescent City Harbor. 

Alan D. Barron
Subject: n. jetty highlights 12 Aug, continuing Lark Bunting, etc.
From: "Rob Fowler migratoriusfwlr AT gmail.com [nwcalbird]" <nwcalbird-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2014 08:37:02 -0700
Hi all,
Yesterday I did a seawatch on the north jetty of Humboldt Bay from
1015-1325 (this was after reading a report of a Masked Booby from San Mateo
County!). I didn't have any boobies but the diversity was decent.
Highlights were as follows:

BLACK-FOOTED ALBATROSS: 1 bird seen following the "Good News" trawler in.
It was maybe about 1.5-2 miles out when spotted. Probably this same bird
was seen again with Brad Elvert and Samantha Bacon around 1 p.m. and even
closer in this time..probably the closest I have ever seen albatross from
shore in HUM (about 1 mile or less). I saw albatross from the jetty back on
24 July and both times they were following commercial fishing boats (but
were over 3-4 miles out) that were coming back in to the bay so that helps
but of course really good far visibility also plays a factor.

BRANDT'S CORMORANTS: Many groups were seen flying from the north to the
south with around 70 tallied. I haven't seen that many from the jetty for
awhile.

PARASITIC JAEGER: Had 2 adults fly by; one harassed an Elegant Tern a bit.

ELEGANT TERN: It seems like this species has increased up here in the past
couple of days. About 35 were roosting on the Coast Guard breakwater while
driving in and over 40 were foraging around the jetty. David Fix told me he
has heard and seen ELTE in North Humboldt Bay this past week, which isn't
an annual occurrence.

MARBLED MURRELETS: You can pretty much get murrelets here most days but 2
were very close to the jetty today and were calling frequently.

Full list: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19456979

The LARK BUNTING that Keith Slauson found on 12 August was seen by
new-to-Humboldt-birder Mathew McConnell yesterday and reported to eBird.
Checklist here: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19440401 I
went to go see if the bird was around in the evening but couldn't scrape it
up but it was late and quiet.

Around my house lately off of Fernwood Drive in McKinleyville I've had some
interesting birds like OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER (1-2 a year here from the
yard), SAVANNAH SPARROW (flyover migrants only in August/early-September
here), and a couple of WESTERN TANAGERS (1st fall migrants for me).


-- 
Rob Fowler
McKinleyville, CA
www.fowleropebirding.com
Subject: Ventura Pelagic Breakdown
From: "joelbsalty AT hotmail.com [CALBIRDS]" <CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 11 Aug 2014 22:13:47 -0700
Island Packers Pelagic Birding Trip, Thursday August 21st
 Departs: Ventura Harbor 8 am (check in from 7-7:30am)
 Returns: 5-6 pm
 Price $125
 Bring your own food, or select from our Galley snacks, beverages, and some 
microwave ready foods. 

 Contact: Island Packers  AT  IslandPackers.com
 or call us (805) 642-1393 to book your trip or to answer any of your 
questions. 

 

 Sorry for the lack of price detail on the original post!
 

 Joel Barrett
 Oxnard, Ca
 Island Packers