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Meadowlark,©John Schmitt

30 Oct falcated duck ["Wim van Dam wim.van.dam AT gmail.com [CALBIRDS]" ]
30 Oct Mandarin Duck ["Kate Schmidt kateschmidt AT mac.com [CALBIRDS]" ]
28 Oct Re: a little more on Woodhouse's Scrub-Jays ["Steve Sosensky mobile AT sosensky.com [CALBIRDS]" ]
28 Oct Re: a little more on Woodhouse's Scrub-Jays ["Jo Ann bloomkoz AT att.net [CALBIRDS]" ]
27 Oct WEGR in the Ma-le'l Dunes ["monte merrick mm AT birdallyx.net [nwcalbird]" ]
27 Oct Re: a little more on Woodhouse's Scrub-Jays ["Ron Holland telchar AT earthlink.net [CALBIRDS]" ]
27 Oct RE: a little more on Woodhouse's Scrub-Jays ["'Guy McCaskie' guymcc AT pacbell.net [CALBIRDS]" ]
27 Oct a little more on Woodhouse's Scrub-Jays ["Paul Lehman lehman.paul1 AT verizon.net [CALBIRDS]" ]
27 Oct Re: Prairie Warbler in Del Norte Co. ["Rob Fowler migratoriusfwlr AT gmail.com [nwcalbird]" ]
27 Oct Prairie Warbler in Del Norte Co. ["Alan Barron flockfinder AT yahoo.com [nwcalbird]" ]
27 Oct Re: Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay in Calif? ["Thomasabenson AT aol.com [CALBIRDS]" ]
27 Oct RE: Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay in Calif? ["'Koonce, Sandy' sandy_koonce AT redlands.edu [CALBIRDS]" ]
27 Oct Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay in Calif? ["Steve Hampton stevechampton AT gmail.com [CALBIRDS]" ]
27 Oct 11/1 - Pelican Dreams Film Premier w/ Director Judy Irving ["sonomanature AT gmail.com [CALBIRDS]" ]
26 Oct Rufous-backed Robin chase tomorrow? ["John Oliver avesjohn AT att.net [CALBIRDS]" ]
24 Oct Fw: [sbcobirding] November 15th Pelagic trip ["Dave Compton davcompton AT verizon.net [CALBIRDS]" ]
21 Oct Diurnal passerine migration in McKinleyville ["Rob Fowler migratoriusfwlr AT gmail.com [nwcalbird]" ]
20 Oct Arcata White-winged Dove 10/20, etc. ["Rob Fowler migratoriusfwlr AT gmail.com [nwcalbird]" ]
17 Oct Black-vented Shearwaters off Elk Head today 17 Oct. ["Rob Fowler migratoriusfwlr AT gmail.com [nwcalbird]" ]
17 Oct The Del Norte Co. Tropical Kingbirds ["Alan Barron flockfinder AT yahoo.com [nwcalbird]" ]
17 Oct Re: Re: Oystercatchers ["Joseph Morlan jmorlan AT gmail.com [LACoBirds]" ]
17 Oct Re: Re: Oystercatchers ["Steve Sosensky mobile AT sosensky.com [LACoBirds]" ]
17 Oct Del Norte County - 2 Tropical Kingbirds+ ["Alan Barron flockfinder AT yahoo.com [nwcalbird]" ]
14 Oct new photos of Red-faced Warbler and many other recent rare birds ["John Sterling jsterling AT wavecable.com [CALBIRDS]" ]
13 Oct Re: Are we chasing a Gray-crowned Yellowthroat? ["dan_cooper_90042 AT yahoo.com [CALBIRDS]" ]
12 Oct Are we chasing a Gray-crowned Yellowthroat? ["Tristan McKee atmckee AT gmail.com [CALBIRDS]" ]
11 Oct Western Scrub-Jays in McKinleyville ["Rob Fowler migratoriusfwlr AT gmail.com [nwcalbird]" ]
10 Oct Re: Pelagic mapping tool - try this ["dpbot AT earthlink.net [CALBIRDS]" ]
10 Oct Re: Pelagic mapping tool - try this ["dpbot AT earthlink.net [CALBIRDS]" ]
9 Oct Beat the Heat on Monterey Bay ["DEBRA SHEARWATER debi AT shearwaterjourneys.com [CALBIRDS]" ]
09 Oct Galileo Update: Birds & Birders ["Bob Barnes bbarnes AT lightspeed.net [CALBIRDS]" ]
8 Oct Continuing Red-faced Warbler ["John Oliver avesjohn AT att.net [CALBIRDS]" ]
08 Oct Silver Saddle Red-faced Warbler etc. continue ["ggriffeth AT yahoo.com [CALBIRDS]" ]
8 Oct Red-faced Warbler photos ["Thomasabenson AT aol.com [kerncobirding]" ]
8 Oct Red faced warbler ["John Sterling jsterling AT wavecable.com [CALBIRDS]" ]
8 Oct Red-faced Warbler photos ["Thomasabenson AT aol.com [CALBIRDS]" ]
7 Oct Galileo Hills Red-faced Warbler 10/7/14 ["Mary Freeman mnfreeman AT earthlink.net [CALBIRDS]" ]
7 Oct Red-faced ["John Sterling jsterling AT wavecable.com [CALBIRDS]" ]
7 Oct FW: [kerncobirding] Red-faced Warbler seen in several locations at Galileo 10/07/14 [KERN County] ["'Michael Feighner' feinerVogel94551 AT comcast.net [CALBIRDS]" ]
07 Oct Fwd: [kerncobirding] Red-Faced Warbler ["Wes Fritz wes-fritz AT verizon.net [CALBIRDS]" ]
7 Oct FW: [kerncobirding] Red-Faced Warbler, Kern County ["'Michael Feighner' feinerVogel94551 AT comcast.net [CALBIRDS]" ]
07 Oct Pelican Documentary DIrector in Sonoma 10/8 ["sonomanature AT gmail.com [CALBIRDS]" ]
6 Oct Arcata Marsh today 6 Oct. ["Rob Fowler migratoriusfwlr AT gmail.com [nwcalbird]" ]
5 Oct Re: [CALBIRDS] Great Crested Flycatcher, Santa Barbara County ["Dave Compton davcompton AT verizon.net [sbcobirding]" ]
5 Oct Re: Great Crested Flycatcher, Santa Barbara County ["Dave Compton davcompton AT verizon.net [CALBIRDS]" ]
4 Oct Great Crested Flycatcher, Santa Barbara County ["Wim van Dam wim.van.dam AT gmail.com [CALBIRDS]" ]
4 Oct American and Pacific Golden-Plovers and 2nd hand Brown Booby report ["Rob Fowler migratoriusfwlr AT gmail.com [nwcalbird]" ]
3 Oct RRAS October & November 2014 field trips ["Rob Fowler migratoriusfwlr AT gmail.com [nwcalbird]" ]
02 Oct Galileo staff expected to be notified tomorrow ["Bob Barnes bbarnes AT lightspeed.net [CALBIRDS]" ]
02 Oct Important Galileo/Silver Saddle Update ["Bob Barnes bbarnes AT lightspeed.net [CALBIRDS]" ]
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]" ]

Subject: falcated duck
From: "Wim van Dam wim.van.dam AT gmail.com [CALBIRDS]" <CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:52:38 -0700
Matt Victoria has just photographed a Falcated Duck at Colusa nwr. More info to 
follow. 


Wim van Dam
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Subject: Mandarin Duck
From: "Kate Schmidt kateschmidt AT mac.com [CALBIRDS]" <CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:58:13 -0700
Franklin Canyon pond, this morning, 9:30, hanging out with the wood ducks.
Kate Schmidt, Highland Park


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Subject: Re: a little more on Woodhouse's Scrub-Jays
From: "Steve Sosensky mobile AT sosensky.com [CALBIRDS]" <CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 15:25:10 -0700
Jo Ann,

 The locations given in previous messages are all in eastern parts of the 
state. Woodhouse's Scrub Jay is predominantly a Great Basin species. It has not 
been recorded in LA County to my knowledge. I've had my best luck finding them 
in the Mid Hills area of East Mojave Preserve and at Westgard Pass in the White 
Mts. 


The differences are shown well in the National Geographic field guide. 
Woodhouse's Scrub-Jays are paler than Western, and have a distinct white 
supercillium. 


On October 28, 2014 8:23:03 AM PDT, "Jo Ann bloomkoz AT att.net [CALBIRDS]" 
 wrote: 

>Interesting.  Is the "quiet" the only difference?  I have two
>Scrub-Jays visiting my feeders and they do not make the "squawking"
>sound at all.  I thought they were perhaps too young.  They sit
>patiently and seem to know I come out with peanuts and seed around
>8:00am.  They never make a sound.  I'm in Arcadia, CA  we have the
>"wash" right behind us.  
> 

Good birding,

Steve Sosensky
Aliso Viejo CA


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Subject: Re: a little more on Woodhouse's Scrub-Jays
From: "Jo Ann bloomkoz AT att.net [CALBIRDS]" <CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 08:23:03 -0700
Interesting. Is the "quiet" the only difference? I have two Scrub-Jays visiting 
my feeders and they do not make the "squawking" sound at all. I thought they 
were perhaps too young. They sit patiently and seem to know I come out with 
peanuts and seed around 8:00am. They never make a sound. I'm in Arcadia, CA we 
have the "wash" right behind us. 

 
Jo Ann Bloomquist 
Writer


On Monday, October 27, 2014 6:50 PM, "Ron Holland telchar AT earthlink.net 
[CALBIRDS]"  wrote: 

 


  
Guy,
 Would that apply to Scrub-Jays found at In-Koh-Pah? Or only those on the 
valley floor? 


-----------------
Ron Holland
Upland, CA


On Oct 27, 2014, at 4:36 PM, 'Guy McCaskie' guymcc AT pacbell.net [CALBIRDS] 
 wrote: 



All but one of the scrub-jays recorded in
the Imperial Valley south of the Salton Sea have been Woodhouse's Jays (Birds
of the Salton Sea . Patten et al. 2003).
> 
>Guy McCaskie
>Secretary CBRC
>guymcc AT pacbell.net 
> 
>
>________________________________
> 
>From:CALBIRDS AT yahoogroups.com [mailto:CALBIRDS AT yahoogroups.com ] On Behalf Of 
Paul Lehman lehman.paul1 AT verizon.net [CALBIRDS] 

>Sent: Monday, October 27, 2014
3:41 PM
>To: CALBIRDS
>Subject: [CALBIRDS] a little more
on Woodhouse's Scrub-Jays
> 
>  
>Woodhouse's Scrub-Jays have also occurred as rare to
very rare and 
>irregular fall and winter visitors, mostly but not exclusively during 
>periodic invasion years, along the Lower Colorado River Valley, such as 
>around Needles, and also one during the late 1970s at the Lost Lake RV 
>resort (where formerly better habitat) in Riverside County. More birds 
>have been on the AZ side of the river (south at least to Yuma ) than on 
>the CA side, but at least a small number have been found on the latter.
>
>In an interesting quirk of bird distribution, California-type Scrub-Jays 
>have spread EAST to the east side of the Sierra Nevada to the Reno NV 
>area, where they are now an uncommon to fairly common resident.
>
>For those who are not familiar with the interior forms such as 
>Woodhouse's, most such birds are much quieter and retiring in behavior 
>compared to the typical in-your-face, western Californicus scrub-jays.
>
>--Paul Lehman, San Diego
Subject: WEGR in the Ma-le'l Dunes
From: "monte merrick mm AT birdallyx.net [nwcalbird]" <nwcalbird-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2014 20:09:37 -0700
Hi all

I don’t know if this will reach interested parties or not - a Western grebe was 
called in to a rare bird alert line yesterday. Apparently along with a 
cormorant of some species… I just wanted to let anyone who is interested know 
that a few people heard that report and phoned us at our clinic. We were able 
to locate the WEGR - the bird is a youngster who is bouncing back from severe 
dehydration and being pretty skinny too. No cormorants were found. 


You all have probably that there are quite a few dead grebes on area beaches 
from Southern Oregon down to Centerville. Mendocino to Monterey, I think there 
must be a lot of fish this winter there - I heard that from one commercial 
fisher in SF Bay Area. From SLO to Santa Barbara there are a lot of starving 
grebes also complicated by rough surf. 


LA and south, no word… 

Incidentally, I heard that there is a new push to close Anchovy fishing around 
the Channel Islands during Brown Pelican breeding season. 


Thanks for using your system to save a young grebe’s life! 

Take care,
Monte
 
++++++++++

monte merrick
bird ally x/humboldt wildlife care center
california council of wildlife rehabilitators
ccwr advocacy committee


(707)832-8385 cell
(707)822-8839 clinic






in alliance with wild animals and the people who care for them

www.birdallyx.net
www.humwild.org
www.ccwr.org



Subject: Re: a little more on Woodhouse's Scrub-Jays
From: "Ron Holland telchar AT earthlink.net [CALBIRDS]" <CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2014 18:50:12 -0700
Guy,
 Would that apply to Scrub-Jays found at In-Koh-Pah? Or only those on the 
valley floor? 


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Ron Holland
Upland, CA


> On Oct 27, 2014, at 4:36 PM, 'Guy McCaskie' guymcc AT pacbell.net [CALBIRDS] 
 wrote: 

> 
> 
> 
> All but one of the scrub-jays recorded in the Imperial Valley south of the 
Salton Sea have been Woodhouse's Jays (Birds of the Salton Sea. Patten et al. 
2003). 

>  
> Guy McCaskie
> Secretary CBRC
> guymcc AT pacbell.net
>  
> From: CALBIRDS AT yahoogroups.com [mailto:CALBIRDS AT yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of 
Paul Lehman lehman.paul1 AT verizon.net [CALBIRDS] 

> Sent: Monday, October 27, 2014 3:41 PM
> To: CALBIRDS
> Subject: [CALBIRDS] a little more on Woodhouse's Scrub-Jays
>  
>  
> Woodhouse's Scrub-Jays have also occurred as rare to very rare and 
> irregular fall and winter visitors, mostly but not exclusively during 
> periodic invasion years, along the Lower Colorado River Valley, such as 
> around Needles, and also one during the late 1970s at the Lost Lake RV 
> resort (where formerly better habitat) in Riverside County. More birds 
> have been on the AZ side of the river (south at least to Yuma) than on 
> the CA side, but at least a small number have been found on the latter.
> 
> In an interesting quirk of bird distribution, California-type Scrub-Jays 
> have spread EAST to the east side of the Sierra Nevada to the Reno NV 
> area, where they are now an uncommon to fairly common resident.
> 
> For those who are not familiar with the interior forms such as 
> Woodhouse's, most such birds are much quieter and retiring in behavior 
> compared to the typical in-your-face, western Californicus scrub-jays.
> 
> --Paul Lehman, San Diego
> 
> 
> 
> 
Subject: RE: a little more on Woodhouse's Scrub-Jays
From: "'Guy McCaskie' guymcc AT pacbell.net [CALBIRDS]" <CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2014 16:36:57 -0700
All but one of the scrub-jays recorded in the Imperial Valley south of the
Salton Sea have been Woodhouse's Jays (Birds of the Salton Sea. Patten et
al. 2003).

 

Guy McCaskie

Secretary CBRC

guymcc AT pacbell.net 

 

  _____  

From: CALBIRDS AT yahoogroups.com [mailto:CALBIRDS AT yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
Of Paul Lehman lehman.paul1 AT verizon.net [CALBIRDS]
Sent: Monday, October 27, 2014 3:41 PM
To: CALBIRDS
Subject: [CALBIRDS] a little more on Woodhouse's Scrub-Jays

 

  

Woodhouse's Scrub-Jays have also occurred as rare to very rare and 
irregular fall and winter visitors, mostly but not exclusively during 
periodic invasion years, along the Lower Colorado River Valley, such as 
around Needles, and also one during the late 1970s at the Lost Lake RV 
resort (where formerly better habitat) in Riverside County. More birds 
have been on the AZ side of the river (south at least to Yuma) than on 
the CA side, but at least a small number have been found on the latter.

In an interesting quirk of bird distribution, California-type Scrub-Jays 
have spread EAST to the east side of the Sierra Nevada to the Reno NV 
area, where they are now an uncommon to fairly common resident.

For those who are not familiar with the interior forms such as 
Woodhouse's, most such birds are much quieter and retiring in behavior 
compared to the typical in-your-face, western Californicus scrub-jays.

--Paul Lehman, San Diego


Subject: a little more on Woodhouse's Scrub-Jays
From: "Paul Lehman lehman.paul1 AT verizon.net [CALBIRDS]" <CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2014 15:41:17 -0700
Woodhouse's Scrub-Jays have also occurred as rare to very rare and 
irregular fall and winter visitors, mostly but not exclusively during 
periodic invasion years, along the Lower Colorado River Valley, such as 
around Needles, and also one during the late 1970s at the Lost Lake RV 
resort (where formerly better habitat) in Riverside County. More birds 
have been on the AZ side of the river (south at least to Yuma) than on 
the CA side, but at least a small number have been found on the latter.

In an interesting quirk of bird distribution, California-type Scrub-Jays 
have spread EAST to the east side of the Sierra Nevada to the Reno NV 
area, where they are now an uncommon to fairly common resident.

For those who are not familiar with the interior forms such as 
Woodhouse's, most such birds are much quieter and retiring in behavior 
compared to the typical in-your-face, western Californicus scrub-jays.

--Paul Lehman,  San Diego



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Subject: Re: Prairie Warbler in Del Norte Co.
From: "Rob Fowler migratoriusfwlr AT gmail.com [nwcalbird]" <nwcalbird-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2014 15:29:55 -0700
A huge congratulation, Alan, to being the first 400 club member in Del
Norte County!! WHEW HEW!!!

Rob

On Mon, Oct 27, 2014 at 2:23 PM, Alan Barron flockfinder AT yahoo.com
[nwcalbird]  wrote:

>
>
>
>
> Thanks to Sky Lloyd for finding a Prairie Warbler at the ocean end of 2nd
> Street in Crescent City.
> Off the end of 2nd Street, park in the abandoned parking lot behind the
> former health clinic. On the ocean side of the parking lot a little trail
> goes down to the beach and the warbler was foraging mostly in the open in
> the extensive blackberry brambles and willows.
>
> This is also my 400th Del Norte County bird, yippee!  ...and Thanks again
> for another good find Sky.
>
> Alan D. Barron
>
>  
>



-- 
Rob Fowler
McKinleyville, CA
www.fowleropebirding.com
Subject: Prairie Warbler in Del Norte Co.
From: "Alan Barron flockfinder AT yahoo.com [nwcalbird]" <nwcalbird-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2014 21:23:47 +0000 (UTC)

Thanks to Sky Lloyd for finding a Prairie Warbler at the ocean end of 2nd 
Street in Crescent City.Off the end of 2nd Street, park in the abandoned 
parking lot behind the former health clinic. On the ocean side of the parking 
lot a little trail goes down to the beach and the warbler was foraging mostly 
in the open in the extensive blackberry brambles and willows. 

This is also my 400th Del Norte County bird, yippee!  ...and Thanks again for 
another good find Sky. 

Alan D. Barron
Subject: Re: Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay in Calif?
From: "Thomasabenson AT aol.com [CALBIRDS]" <CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2014 16:49:33 -0400
I don't have any genetic evidence to support it, but I presume that scub-jays 
occurring in the New York, Providence, and Kingston Ranges of the eastern 
Mojave Desert in San Bernardino County are all "clean" Woodhouse's Scrub-Jays. 
Also, according to the linked paper, 16 samples/specimens from location 51 in 
the White Mountains of Inyo County all had Woodhouse's haplotypes, so it can 
probably be safely inferred that the population in the White Mountains of Inyo 
and Mono Counties are all "clean" birds as well. 




Tom Benson

San Bernardino, CA



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To: CALBIRDS 
Sent: Mon, Oct 27, 2014 1:32 pm
Subject: [CALBIRDS] Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay in Calif?


 
  
    
                  

With another scrub-jay split likely coming next year, I looked at the paper of 
the DNA work at 

http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2148/14/135
It includes two maps with their sample sites.  


It appears the Alpine County area is in a hybrid zone, making identification 
tricky (although I've seen and heard birds that seemed to fit Woodhouse's). 
Question: are there "clean" Woodhouse's Scrub-Jays to be found in California? 







-- 
Steve Hampton
Davis, CA


    
             

  

Subject: RE: Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay in Calif?
From: "'Koonce, Sandy' sandy_koonce AT redlands.edu [CALBIRDS]" <CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2014 20:49:44 +0000
In the Mojave Desert portion of eastern San Bernardino County, birds that 
appear (based on field guide descriptions) to be pure Woodhouse's Scrub-Jays 
occur regularly in appropriate habitat, such as on the slopes of the Kingston 
Range, the New York Mountains, and Clark Mountain. I don't know if any genetic 
research has been done on birds from that region to determine if they are 
"clean," however. 



Sandy


Sandy Koonce

Department of Mathematics

University of Redlands, Redlands, CA 92373


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Subject: [CALBIRDS] Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay in Calif?



With another scrub-jay split likely coming next year, I looked at the paper of 
the DNA work at 

http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2148/14/135
It includes two maps with their sample sites.

It appears the Alpine County area is in a hybrid zone, making identification 
tricky (although I've seen and heard birds that seemed to fit Woodhouse's). 
Question: are there "clean" Woodhouse's Scrub-Jays to be found in California? 




--
Steve Hampton
Davis, CA

Subject: Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay in Calif?
From: "Steve Hampton stevechampton AT gmail.com [CALBIRDS]" <CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2014 13:32:22 -0700
With another scrub-jay split likely coming next year, I looked at the paper
of the DNA work at
http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2148/14/135
It includes two maps with their sample sites.

It appears the Alpine County area is in a hybrid zone, making
identification tricky (although I've seen and heard birds that seemed to
fit Woodhouse's).  Question:  are there "clean" Woodhouse's Scrub-Jays to
be found in California?



-- 
Steve Hampton
Davis, CA
Subject: 11/1 - Pelican Dreams Film Premier w/ Director Judy Irving
From: "sonomanature AT gmail.com [CALBIRDS]" <CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 27 Oct 2014 13:15:54 -0700
Saturday, Nov 1st 7:00PM 
Pelican Dreams - North Bay Premier

Meet guest director Judy Irving and Mark Bittner in person at the Saturday 
premier. The International Bird Rescue team will be on hand. The work of 
Executive Director, Jay Holcomb will be remembered. Perhaps no one on Earth 
contributed more to our understanding of how to save birds harmed by oil spills 
and other environmental disasters than Jay. Sebastiani Theatre, 476 1st Street 
East, Sonoma, Ca 95476 - "Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill" featured at 3PM. 
Adults $10.00, Seniors/Kids $8.00. 

Details at - http://www.sonomabirding.com http://www.sonomabirding.com

tom rusert
sonoma, ca
   

 

Subject: Rufous-backed Robin chase tomorrow?
From: "John Oliver avesjohn AT att.net [CALBIRDS]" <CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 26 Oct 2014 12:25:53 -0700
Birders,


As you may have heard, there is a Rufous-backed Robin at the 29 Palms Inn north 
of Joshua Tree NP in San Bernardino Co., found yesterday by Tom Benson and seen 
again today by others. This bird, along with a female Painted Bunting also 
being reported in the area, would be a lifer for me if I manage to get to it. 
With that said, I'm wondering if any birders in the L.A. area (or areas to the 
north and west) would be interested in chasing the bird tomorrow or some other 
day this week (assuming it stays, knock on wood). I don't have a car, so I'd 
have to ride along in yours, but by carpooling, we'd both save money (I can 
pitch in for gas). You could pick me up from my house, which is just off the 
210 in La Crescenta/Glendale, convenient for anyone headed planning to head 
east on the 10. If anyone is interested in carpooling and chasing the robin, 
send me an email so we can work out the logistics, and hopefully we can leave 
early tomorrow. 



Thanks,
John Oliver
La Crescenta, CA
Subject: Fw: [sbcobirding] November 15th Pelagic trip
From: "Dave Compton davcompton AT verizon.net [CALBIRDS]" <CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:04:55 -0700
Forwarding this from the Santa Barbara County email list. 

Dave Compton
Santa Barbara
 
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To: SBCOBirding Group  
Sent: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 11:09 PM
Subject: [sbcobirding] November 15th Pelagic trip
  

Hi all,

I am sure you all have heard that the Condor Express is going to do another 
pelagic trip. This trip will stay in Santa Barbara waters the whole time. ( 
unless the trip must go east to avoid bumpy water) we have heard many 
complaints about going out too long and deep in extremely rough conditions. 
This trip will not be so intense, and the plan is to go out in the Santa 
Barbara Channel and work our way out towards Santa Rosa and San Miguel Islands 
and look around for interesting Shearwaters, Alcids, Storm-Petrels, Jaegers and 
Murrelets along with several other seabirds. I am also sure you are all are 
aware of the banner year we are having with Craveri's Murrelets off the coast 
of California. This Murrelet event may not happen again for several years and 
we are nearing the end of the pelagic season. This trip should be good for 
photographing seabirds, pinnipeds and cetaceans. This has also been a great 
year for sharks too, I am not sure but at least 3 

 Hammerhead Sharks have been seen
this year and a few shark attacks from Great Whites, this could be a fun trip.

The Condor Express has a full Galley and comfortable seating. The leaders will 
be local and knowledgable seabirders. The cost of this trip is $175. Leaves the 
dock promptly at 7:00am, please arrive by 6:30am this trip will last about 10 
hours. You can purchase a ticket by calling the Sea Landing at 805 882 0088. 
Please book before 10-31-14 


Good birding.

Wes Fritz
805-895-0685
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Subject: Diurnal passerine migration in McKinleyville
From: "Rob Fowler migratoriusfwlr AT gmail.com [nwcalbird]" <nwcalbird-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:40:42 -0700
Hi all,
Every couple of days I do a yard count here at our house in McKinleyville
and today was a great day for it with lot's of migration happening this
morning with some select diurnal migrant passerines heading south! Usually
I do a 20 minute count but since things were hopping so much I extended it
to an hour.

Most amazing were constant flocks of VIOLET-GREEN SWALLOWS; I counted 662
individuals. Runner up was AMERICAN ROBIN with 145 individuals counted as
they flew over the house heading south. CEDAR WAXWINGS came in 3rd place
with around 70 seen flying south in 3-4 groups. Three VARIED THRUSHES were
seen flying high and heading south.

Anyways, seems like a decent day to witness some diurnal passerine
migration.

Full eBird list here: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20297085

-- 
Rob Fowler
McKinleyville, CA
www.fowleropebirding.com
Subject: Arcata White-winged Dove 10/20, etc.
From: "Rob Fowler migratoriusfwlr AT gmail.com [nwcalbird]" <nwcalbird-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:42:02 -0700
Hi all,
Today, I stopped off on Zehdner Ave. across from Gary Bloomfield's house to
look for the WHITE-WINGED DOVE that Gary has been hosting at his feeder
since Saturday (10/18). The bird was present on the telephone pole just
north of the house that has the very lush yard and posed well for photos.

After the dove experience I headed over the Arcata Marsh where I met up
with George Ziminsky. We birded around for a couple of hours with the
highlight being a lone STELLER'S JAY, always a rarity at the Marsh. A
couple of female-type Eurasian Wigeon and 3 Wood Ducks were in Hauser Marsh
and the NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH continued at the southwestern corner of Allen
Marsh.

Yesterday (10/19), while looking for the potential Pine Warbler at the
fairgrounds in Ferndale the highlights were two PALM WARBLERS and one
perfect example of a male "CASSIAR" JUNCO (pretty much just like the
Canadian Rocky Mountain form in Sibley). The warbler of interest was never
confirmed, despite all-day coverage.

Rob

-- 
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www.fowleropebirding.com
Subject: Black-vented Shearwaters off Elk Head today 17 Oct.
From: "Rob Fowler migratoriusfwlr AT gmail.com [nwcalbird]" <nwcalbird-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:31:45 -0700
Hi all,
Today I birded with Cedric Duhalde and Peter Metropulos in various spots in
the Trinidad area. The overwhelming highlight was seeing at least 4
BLACK-VENTED SHEARWATERS off of Elk Head at the first overlook that looks
towards Flatiron Rock (Omenoku Pt.). I first had one bird that was pretty
distant but seemed to be flying like a Black-vented and then soon after had
another bird that was much closer and banked showing it's white underparts.
Peter then had to Black-vents very close to shore heading north. There were
probably a couple of others but they were too far out to id confidently.
One PINK-FOOTED SHEARWATER was also seen soon after heading to the south.
With south winds continuing

A nice study of GRAY JAYS happened right at the Elk Head trail entrance
with 6-7 birds present.

Along Scenic Drive the highlight was a nice flock of TOWNSEND'S WARBLERS
(~10) in with a flock of chickadees opposite of the Luffenholtz parking
area.

Rob

-- 
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McKinleyville, CA
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Subject: The Del Norte Co. Tropical Kingbirds
From: "Alan Barron flockfinder AT yahoo.com [nwcalbird]" <nwcalbird-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 19:53:42 +0000 (UTC)
The 2 Tropical Kingbirds reported yesterday are still present, but have now 
moved from the beach up into the neighborhoods around the ocean end of 3rd 
Street in Crescent City. 

Alan D. Barron
Subject: Re: Re: Oystercatchers
From: "Joseph Morlan jmorlan AT gmail.com [LACoBirds]" <LACoBirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 12:18:32 -0700
The chart is also available with more details at...


http://wfopublications.org/Rare_Birds/American_Oystercatcher/American_Oystercatcher.html 



On Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:42:42 -0700, "Steve Sosensky mobile AT sosensky.com
[LACoBirds]"  wrote:

>This is also available as a text file in the file folder of the LACoBirds 
website. 

>
>On October 17, 2014 9:56:26 AM PDT, "Christopher Taylor calbird AT kiwi.net 
[LACoBirds]"  wrote: 

>>Julia, et al
>>
>>Here's a great guide to consult when encountering potential hybrid
>>Black  
>>x American:
>>
>>http://fog.ccsf.edu/jmorlan/jehl.txt
>>
>>
>>-- 
>>Christopher Taylor
>>Marina del Rey, CA
>>http://kiwifoto.com
>>
>>
>>
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>>Sent: Friday, Oct 17, 2014 at 02:34 AM (PDT)
>>Subject: [LACoBirds] Oystercatchers [6.6K]
>>Message-Id: >Friday, October 17
>> 
>>
>> Birders,
>> 
>>
>>Sorry about that...Since it seems unlikely that there are two
>>white-bellied oystercatchers out there, I've changed my eBird report to
>>American x Black Oystercatcher.  I am now slinking back off the jetty
>>with my little scope...well, you get the idea.
>> 
>>
>> Julia Ray
>> La Crescenta
>> 
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Subject: Re: Re: Oystercatchers
From: "Steve Sosensky mobile AT sosensky.com [LACoBirds]" <LACoBirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:42:42 -0700
This is also available as a text file in the file folder of the LACoBirds 
website. 


On October 17, 2014 9:56:26 AM PDT, "Christopher Taylor calbird AT kiwi.net 
[LACoBirds]"  wrote: 

>Julia, et al
>
>Here's a great guide to consult when encountering potential hybrid
>Black  
>x American:
>
>http://fog.ccsf.edu/jmorlan/jehl.txt
>
>
>-- 
>Christopher Taylor
>Marina del Rey, CA
>http://kiwifoto.com
>
>
>
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>Sent: Friday, Oct 17, 2014 at 02:34 AM (PDT)
>Subject: [LACoBirds] Oystercatchers [6.6K]
>Message-Id: Friday, October 17
> 
>
> Birders,
> 
>
>Sorry about that...Since it seems unlikely that there are two
>white-bellied oystercatchers out there, I've changed my eBird report to
>American x Black Oystercatcher.  I am now slinking back off the jetty
>with my little scope...well, you get the idea.
> 
>
> Julia Ray
> La Crescenta
> 
>
>
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Subject: Del Norte County - 2 Tropical Kingbirds+
From: "Alan Barron flockfinder AT yahoo.com [nwcalbird]" <nwcalbird-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:08:23 +0000 (UTC)

Observations from yesterday (16 Oct.):

2 TROPICAL KINGBIRDS were sitting on and flycatching from a large tree stump on 
the beach off the ocean end of 3rd Street in Crescent City. 

106 ELEGANT TERNS still hanging around the Crescent City harbor, mostly near 
the Elk Creek outlet. 

2 first of the season BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKES were also there 11 Oct.
25 MARBLED GODWITS are still on the beach on south Point Saint George and have 
been present there since 8 Oct. 

35 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE and 1 SNOW GOOSE are still in fields (since 11 
Oct.) near the big pond along Lower Lake Road at the Alexandre Dairy near Fort 
Dick. 

And and since 11 Oct. a male TRICOLORED BLACKBIRD was also at the dairy, near 
the white calf enclosures along Lower Lake Road. 


Alan D. Barron
Subject: new photos of Red-faced Warbler and many other recent rare birds
From: "John Sterling jsterling AT wavecable.com [CALBIRDS]" <CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2014 09:33:04 -0700
Just placed last week's photos on my Recent Photos gallery. See 
www.sterlingbirds.com, click on Photo tab, then Recent Photos Gallery 


enjoy!

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Subject: Re: Are we chasing a Gray-crowned Yellowthroat?
From: "dan_cooper_90042 AT yahoo.com [CALBIRDS]" <CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 13 Oct 2014 08:27:48 -0700
Tristan, 

 My first impression after seeing Frank's photos was that it was a 
weird-looking Common Yellowthroat. These newer photos are interesting, and may 
well be the same bird, but here again, I'm just not sure a very dull, young 
male COYE can be ruled out. The culmen does look a little curved, but the bill 
isn't nearly thick enough (to my eyes) to be a normal Gray-crowned. I think 
their bills are also pale at the base (can't remember if young males would show 
this mark as well). I've seen a number of them in Latin America and they've 
struck me as looking much larger/longer, with a longer, almost floppy tail, and 
a very odd-looking bill. This Laguna bird appears to have a short tail, which 
would favor COYE. And needless to say, yellowthroats (and everything else) at 
the tams act tend to act funny, hopping around the canopy foliage of the trees. 
(The Brewer's Sparrow we had there last year was no exception, basically acting 
like a crossbill!). I guess if I saw this bird in cattails and it was going 
"chip", I'd probably pass it off as a funny-looking COYE. That said, I 
appreciate thinking outside the box, esp. considering some of the crazy things 
that have shown up here. 

 

 Dan Cooper
 Ventura Co.
Subject: Are we chasing a Gray-crowned Yellowthroat?
From: "Tristan McKee atmckee AT gmail.com [CALBIRDS]" <CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 12 Oct 2014 23:21:14 -0700
It finally dawned on me that all the issues with the mystery warbler at the 
Laguna Road tamarisks in Camarillo being a Mourning might be resolved in one 
simple package: 


1) It is assumed to be "dull", because of the whitish on the sides and belly, 
yet the throat and center of breast are a rich, almost orangey yellow. 


2) The aforementioned whitish on the underparts.

3) It was cocking its tail.

4) Its culmen is curved.

5) It has an odd dark strip through the lores, under the eye, and along the 
malar border. 


6) Its tail looks rounded at the corners but notched in the middle, and it is 
rather long and narrow. 


6) Some wing feathers have distinct white edges.

7) The outer rectrices have broad yellow edges.

8) Brownish look with grayish head.

Why isn't this an immature female Gray-crowned Yellowthroat?

A hybrid Common Yellowthroat x Mourning or Mac Warbler should also be 
considered, but that would not explain the curved culmen. 


See you out there,

Tristan McKee
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Subject: Western Scrub-Jays in McKinleyville
From: "Rob Fowler migratoriusfwlr AT gmail.com [nwcalbird]" <nwcalbird-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 11 Oct 2014 18:18:30 -0700
Hi all,
Michael's recent post reminded me that I meant to post about 2 WESTERN
SCRUB- JAY that I had seen from the yard this morning on Fernwood Drive
here in McKinleyville. Both birds (both immatures) were seen together
perched in the riparian along Widow White Creek across the street from my
house. This was only the 2nd record of Western Scrub-Jay for your yard, the
other record from 5 Oct. 2010 of an adult that came to our feeder.

With Tony Kurz's report to the Birdbox yesterday, another recent report
from Trinidad, and Michael's report today, it might be good to keep an eye
out for a coastal invasion of this species.

Rob

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Subject: Re: Pelagic mapping tool - try this
From: "dpbot AT earthlink.net [CALBIRDS]" <CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 10 Oct 2014 20:03:36 -0700
Actually, it was a .gpx file that was formerly available with the pelagic and 
terrestrial county lines. It must be out there somewhere. 


Michael Park
Berkeley
Subject: Re: Pelagic mapping tool - try this
From: "dpbot AT earthlink.net [CALBIRDS]" <CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 10 Oct 2014 19:58:47 -0700
It's been almost a year since this thread was last alive. I have been searching 
in vain for the .kmz file that demarcates the county lines. 


Does anyone have the .kmz file that formerly was available at:

HREC website: http://ucanr.edu/sites/hopland/ http://ucanr.edu/sites/hopland/ 

If so, can you send it to me? I would love to load it into a gps unit for use 
on my next couple pelagic trip. Extra points if I can get it very soon... as in 
tonight. 

 
Thanks!

Michael Park
Berkeley


---In CALBIRDS AT yahoogroups.com,  wrote :

 Hi Bob
 

 Kudos to you and Hopland for publishing this. Kurt has a sharp eye and is 
certainly correct. It looks as if the coverage didn't buffer off of Isla 
Guadalupe/use the treaty line with Mexico. I would submit a dozen or so other 
tweaks that ought to be made if Hopland is open to making a "Pelagic Mapping 
Tool 2.0." Most of my proposed tweaks involve the nearshore waters. But my most 
significant proposed tweak involves Begg Rock several miles Northwest of San 
Nicolas. It is evidently a "drying rock" and therefore subject to the 3/12/24 
nautical mile limits of Territorial Waters/Contiguous Zone and would seem to be 
a part of Ventura. This proposed mod would eat into Santa Barbara's marine 
listing area by several miles and can claim several dozen more square miles for 
Ventura's Marine Listing Area. One can visualize this by turning on the 
OpenStreetMap Basemap layer in Hopland's map. Note how the blue line is too 
close to the pink line. But with sea level rise this may be moot in a few 
years. The island may disappear. 

 

 It is also important to note that Redding Rock (Humboldt) and The Saint George 
reef (Del Norte) also substantially impact the waters at the Oregon-California 
frontier and again this withholding ceeds many square miles to Oregon. 

 

 If you would like me to enumerate the piddily stuff just tap me. 
 
 Flock on!
 

 Elias/Ηλίας
 Arcata CA/San Diego CA
 Walkie talkie primero=707-633-8833
 Last ditch alternate=559-433-7254
 

 To release the truth within us, to hold back the night, to transcend death, to 
charm motorways, to ingratiate ourselves with birds, to enlist the confidences 
of madmen 

 

 JG Ballard

 
 On Oct 31, 2013, at 15:35, "rjkeiffer AT ... mailto:rjkeiffer AT ..."  wrote: 

 

 

 The UC Hopland Research & Extension Center, as part of the UC’s Ag & Natural 
Resources Division, recently developed a Pelagic Mapping Tool for California. 
This was done to suffice the need for some of our Mendocino County bird 
observations that get close to SON, HUM, or SF boundaries. The mapping tool is 
based upon the premise followed by the CBRC … that is: “to the point of 
closest land”. Shane Feirer, who is currently working for the ANR-IGIS 
program developed the mapping tool. If you follow the below directions you can 
try it out. Make sure that you use the attached EXCEL calculator to find your 
decimal lat-long coordinates. (the mapping tool was down yesterday but is now 
up and running). Let me know if you have problems …good luck. 

  
  
 1) Go to our HREC website: http://ucanr.edu/sites/hopland/ 
http://ucanr.edu/sites/hopland/ and select the pelagic mapping tool. 

 2) Use the attached excel calculator to enter lat-long coordinates and convert 
them to decimal coordinates (I can't figure out how to attach the EXCEL 
calculator ...so email me if you need it and I will send to you) 


 3) Select the “green box” and copy the decimal coordinates (from the 
EXCEL) 


 4) Type or paste the decimal coordinates into the query box on the pelagic 
mapping tool and hit “enter” …and it should map the location for you 

 5) Make sure that you zoom in on “close-to-boundary” observations … 
otherwise it can fool you (example -124.628611 39.565278 looks like MEN until 
you zoom in to find out it is just barely into HUM waters) This was Paul’s 
Hawaiian Petrel of 18 July 2013 at 39 33 55, 124 37 43 


 Bob Keiffer    Hopland MEN    rjkeiffer AT ... mailto:rjkeiffer AT ...


 



Subject: Beat the Heat on Monterey Bay
From: "DEBRA SHEARWATER debi AT shearwaterjourneys.com [CALBIRDS]" <CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 9 Oct 2014 18:29:30 -0700
Howdy, Birders,

Beat the heat and join Shearwater Journeys on Monterey Bay this Saturday, 
October 11th. Our trip runs from 7 am until 3 pm. Parking is $5 with our 
discount coupon. Bring lunch and dress in layers for peeling like an onion. 
Leaders on this day: Gerry McChesney, Nick Levendosky, Clay Kempf and Debi 
Shearwater. This will be trip #32 for our 2014 pelagic season, our 39th year! 
For a reservation, please email me: debi AT shearwaterjourneys.com 


Our Sunday, October 12th trip from Half Moon Bay is sold out. 

Some highlights of our October 4 Monterey trip included: SABINE'S GULL (just 
outside of the harbor); great views of CASSIN'S and RHINOCEROS AUKLETS; 
BLACK-VENTED SHEARWATERS; BLACK-FOOTED ALBATROSS; Grand Slam on all of the 
jaegers and SOUTH POLAR SKUA; ARCTIC TERN and one lingering PIGEON GUILLEMOT. 
One young HUMPBACK WHALE breached some 34 times! Great photo-ops! A stream of 
cold water had pushed up from Carmel Bay, bringing many seabirds with it. Small 
balls of krill were hanging off of Carmel Bay. 


Some highlights of our October 5th Half Moon Bay trip included: BROWN BOOBY on 
the weather buoy; BLACK-FOOTED ALBATROSS; BULLER'S SHEARWATERS; SOUTH POLAR 
SKUA, SABINE'S GULLS; RHINOCEROS and CASSIN'S AUKLETS; TUFTED PUFFIN. Marine 
mammals included HUMPBACK WHALES and HARBOR PORPOISE. One BLUE SHARK made a 
nice appearance. I haven't seen any for many years. 


Shearwaters Forever,
Debi Shearwater

DEBRA SHEARWATER
Shearwater Journeys, Inc.
PO Box 190
Hollister, CA 95024
831.637.8527
debi AT shearwaterjourneys.com
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Subject: Galileo Update: Birds & Birders
From: "Bob Barnes bbarnes AT lightspeed.net [CALBIRDS]" <CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 09 Oct 2014 11:26:50 -0700
Hi,

With this email, the Galileo favorable change of policy for birders 
thread is closed!

John Birsner sent me a text a few minutes ago stating that in the first 
three hours of birding this morning by those present on site, only the 
Black-throated Blue Warbler has been confirmed as remaining .... thus far.

During my 2:45pm-4:15pm visit to Galileo Hill/Silver Saddle Ranch & Club 
yesterday afternoon (10/8/14), I was successful in seeing the 
Chestnut-sided War ler, Black-throated Blue Warbler, and Red-faced 
Warbler. I left to retunr home to Ridgecrest a few minutes before Dan 
Williams found a Bell's Vireo on site.

Furthermore, during m visit I took several minutes to talk with Galileo 
Hill/Silver Saddle Ranch & Club Assistant Manager on site Nicole 
Anderson. Here's the latest scoop on Galileo/Silver Saddle's reopening 
of some of its facilities to birders (NOTE: and birders only!).

First off...

    * Independent birders and groups of birders including formal field
      trip groups are welcome to bird the grounds Mondays through
      Fridays EXCEPT HOLIDAYS..
    * Individual birders may bird the grounds on weekends. Still no
      groups fo birders or formal field trips allowed on weekends.
    * The hotel/motel courtyard and area around the bungalows and
      hotel/motel room entries are still off limits. The EXCEPTION whyon
      office staff is present you may ask them if there are any
      restrictions to where you may go during your particular time of
      visit. Staff may allow birding the entire grounds including the
      off-limits hotel and bungalow areas on thos many, many weekdays
      when no members are present. BOTTOM LINE: Don't assume! Ask!

Second...

Confirmed and new information based on Nicole's written notes given to 
me and the hotel and bungalow room rate sheet...

    * The new access to hotel rooms, bungalows, and on site RVs is
      available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
    * Groups of 4 or more may make arrangements for continental
      breakfast service.
    * Groups of less than 4 should call Silver Saddle at Galileo to see
      if they can arrange for a stay and/or continental breakfast for
      you should you desire either or both of those services. Nicole
      said if they can work it out for you to stay, they will do so. It
      may be difficult to find housekeeping staff to drive from
      California City to Galileo to be paid for cleaning rooms used by
      only one to three people. Even so, Nicole said to call to see if
      it can be made to work for you.
    * The RVs on site are available for rent - currently for one month
      periods. Call to see if you can be accommodated for a shorter stay.
    * If you have your own RV call to see if, as in the past when
      birders were there for up to a month at a time, to see if anything
      can be worked out. This is evolving. Just help the process along
      by understanding.
    * Birders have been given the favorable member guest rate which is
      the rate second lowest rate after member rates. The rates for
      birders are...$80/night for a bunkhouse queen, $90/night for a
      bunkhoue double, $85/night for a bungalow queen, $90/night for a
      bungalow double.
    * Check with Silver Saddle staff for on site RV use or the as yet
      undetermined policy for those who wish to bring their own RV for
      an extended period of birding Galileo and other nearby birding
      locations.
    * Silver Saddle staff have told several that they enjoy birders.
      Please reinforce this perception and current reality as best
      possible so birders may enjoy birding Galileo as long as it is in
      friendly ownership. Staff seems to enjoy thank you notes and other
      signs of appreciation which have been given to them. Framed photos
      for the walls or a photo for a front desk photo album would be
      welcome, too! Maybe a nice one of the recent Red-faced Warbler!

The phone number for reaching Silver Saddle Ranch & Club at Galileo Hill 
directly is 760-373-8617. All front desk staff have always been very 
nice to me. Cliff Reynolds in the on site manager while Nicole Anderson 
is the on site assistant manager.

If there are any questions or comments my way form any list serv 
readers, please do so off line so this thread can be appropriately closed!

Continued Happy, Productive, and Rewarding Birding,

Closing this thread and back to birding our/your brains out!

Bob

Bob Barnes, Ridgecrest, Kern County, California

Cell: 760-382-1260

Subject: Continuing Red-faced Warbler
From: "John Oliver avesjohn AT att.net [CALBIRDS]" <CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 8 Oct 2014 21:49:33 -0700
Birders,


The Red-faced Warbler found yesterday at Galileo Hill continued this afternoon 
between 3:00-5:00 PM, seen by many observers, in the area around the hotel at 
the north end. Also present in the same vicinity were a first-year 
Chestnut-sided Warbler and an adult male Black-throated Blue Warbler, all 
photographed. 



Regards,
John Oliver
La Crescenta, CA
Subject: Silver Saddle Red-faced Warbler etc. continue
From: "ggriffeth AT yahoo.com [CALBIRDS]" <CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 08 Oct 2014 22:05:11 -0700
The Red-faced Warbler, ad. male Black-throated Blue Warbler, and imm. 
Chestnut-sided Warbler were all still being seen past 5 o'clock Wednesday at 
the Silver Saddle Resort near Calif. CIty. All were repeatedly seen in the 
trees adjacent to the two-story motel-style building closest to the entrance to 
the property - behind the main bldg where you check in. The Red-faced (and many 
of the swarms of Yellow-rumps) often foraged on the eaves and railings of the 
building itself, and could be seen ranging around the wooden building, on the 
side adjacent to the back parking area, and into the courtyard between the main 
bldg and the bungalow-motel buildings behind it. 

 (I arrived a little before 4 and walked off in the exact wrong direction from 
the main bldg despite Jon Sterling's earlier post, until a helpful birder drove 
by and redirected me, so FWIW I don't know where the birds may have been seen 
most of the day, but at least the Red-faced apparently ended where it began the 
day.) 
Subject: Red-faced Warbler photos
From: "Thomasabenson AT aol.com [kerncobirding]" <kerncobirding-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 8 Oct 2014 00:51:24 -0400
I have posted several photos of the Red-faced Warbler from today at Galileo on 
my Flickr page. 



Tom Benson
San Bernardino, CA


https://www.flickr.com/photos/40928097 AT N07/
Subject: Red faced warbler
From: "John Sterling jsterling AT wavecable.com [CALBIRDS]" <CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 8 Oct 2014 09:20:17 -0700
Continuing around hotel

John Sterling.
26 Palm Ave
Woodland, CA 95696
Www.sterlingbirds.com
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Subject: Red-faced Warbler photos
From: "Thomasabenson AT aol.com [CALBIRDS]" <CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 8 Oct 2014 00:51:24 -0400
I have posted several photos of the Red-faced Warbler from today at Galileo on 
my Flickr page. 



Tom Benson
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Subject: Galileo Hills Red-faced Warbler 10/7/14
From: "Mary Freeman mnfreeman AT earthlink.net [CALBIRDS]" <CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 7 Oct 2014 21:02:33 -0700
Hi Birders

Thanks to the birders who pointed us to the right spot, we last observed the 
RED-FACED WARBLER on the west side of the hotel behind the restaurant at about 
6:15pm. Quite a spectacular Kern County bird! 


Happy Birding!

Mary Freeman
Glendale, CA



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Subject: Red-faced
From: "John Sterling jsterling AT wavecable.com [CALBIRDS]" <CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 7 Oct 2014 20:49:07 -0700
I inadvertently put rufous-faced warbler on my eBird checklist today for 
Galileo hills. Of course it was a red-faced warbler. Hard to read names on my 
iPhone. 


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Woodland, CA 95696
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Subject: FW: [kerncobirding] Red-faced Warbler seen in several locations at Galileo 10/07/14 [KERN County]
From: "'Michael Feighner' feinerVogel94551 AT comcast.net [CALBIRDS]" <CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 7 Oct 2014 17:08:51 -0700
FYI

 

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-- "Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls
and looks like work." -- Thomas Edison

 

From: kerncobirding AT yahoogroups.com [mailto:kerncobirding AT yahoogroups.com]
On Behalf Of Ken and Brenda Kyle kbgoldennugget2 AT aol.com [kerncobirding]
Sent: Tuesday, October 07, 2014 4:57 PM
To: kerncobirding AT yahoogroups.com
Subject: [kerncobirding] Red-faced Warbler seen in several locations at
Galileo 10/07/14

 


The Red-faced Warbler was first seen today, 10//07/14, at Galileo north of
the tennis courts. Several birders, including ourselves, later saw the
Red-faced Warbler at the restrooms just north of the large lake.  It was
feeding on top of and around the outside of the wooden structure. Later, in
the afternoon, the Red-faced Warbler was seen by several birders when it
returned to the tennis court area.


When we return to Bakersfield, we will place photos of the Red-faced Warbler
and the Chestnut-sided Warbler into the kerncobirding photo section in the
album labeled 02Birds.


The Chestnut-sided Warbler continues at Galileo. Also, today, another birder
pointed out a male Black-throated Blue Warbler at Galileo. Both of these
birds were seen by several birders.


                                                                 Ken and
Brenda Kyle

                                                                 Bakersfield

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Subject: Fwd: [kerncobirding] Red-Faced Warbler
From: "Wes Fritz wes-fritz AT verizon.net [CALBIRDS]" <CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 07 Oct 2014 13:24:57 -0700

Wes Fritz
805-895-0685
wes-fritz AT verizon.net
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> From: "'John C. Wilson' jcwilson AT lightspeed.net [kerncobirding]" 
 

> Date: October 7, 2014 at 12:12:52 PM PDT
> To: kerncobirding AT yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [kerncobirding] Red-Faced Warbler
> Reply-To: "John C. Wilson" 
> 
> All,
> I am unable to send the post of the Red-faced Warbler to Calbirds. Could 
someone forward the previous post for me? 

> Thanks
> John Wilson
> 
Subject: FW: [kerncobirding] Red-Faced Warbler, Kern County
From: "'Michael Feighner' feinerVogel94551 AT comcast.net [CALBIRDS]" <CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 7 Oct 2014 12:26:32 -0700
FYI

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Sent: Tuesday, October 07, 2014 10:32 AM
To: kerncobirding AT yahoogroups.com
Subject: [kerncobirding] Red-Faced Warbler

Hi All,
I just received a call from Ken and Brenda Kyle. They have a Red-Faced Warbler 
at Galileo Hills Park (Silver Saddle Ranch). It was being seen at 10:30 AM in 
the Pyracantha bushes just north of the tennis courts, near the "Chuck Wagon" 
area. 

Good Birding,
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Subject: Pelican Documentary DIrector in Sonoma 10/8
From: "sonomanature AT gmail.com [CALBIRDS]" <CALBIRDS@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 07 Oct 2014 07:38:06 -0700
10/8 - 7PM "PELICAN DREAMS" - A new documentary, six years in the making, 
discussed in Sonoma with guest speaker - Sundance and Emmy-Award Director Judy 
Irving. Of the 8 species of pelicans in the world, our plunge diving Ca. Brown 
Pelican is the star. 


International Bird Rescue will be sharing the stage with Judy for this great 
story related to the challenges that face our Brown Pelicans on the west coast. 
This will be Judy's last major presentation on the story behind this six year 
documentary opening across America this fall. The film is in memory of our 
birding friend Jay Holcomb, ED of IBR. 


Info on lecture and the exclusive North Bay movie premier 11/1 in Sonoma, CA. 
posted at - http://www.sonomabirding.com/ http://www.sonomabirding.com/ . 
Director Judy and Mark Bittner will be here to greet you at the Sebastiani 
Theatre premier. "Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill" will will also be a matinee 
offering on Nov. 1st. 


Bring a friend!
tom rusert & darren peterie
sonoma, ca 

Subject: Arcata Marsh today 6 Oct.
From: "Rob Fowler migratoriusfwlr AT gmail.com [nwcalbird]" <nwcalbird-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 6 Oct 2014 22:08:53 -0700
Hi all,
Today I birded for 1.5 hours around the Arcata Marsh today. Highlights were
as follows:
1 continuing NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH heard at the Log Pond.
5 WOOD DUCKS; 1 in the Log Pond and 4 in Allen Marsh
2 male EURASIAN WIGEON (1 in Gearheart and 1 in Allen). There are probably
more as I didn't have time to thoroughly check all of the wigeon flocks.
3 WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS were  along "Sparrow Alley" east of Allen Marsh.
One of them was a beautiful adult "white striped"; the other 2 were hatch
years.

I should note that there were quite a few sparrows and Myrtle Warblers
foraging in the burned area at the Log Pond so it might be a good spot to
check for something interesting in the near future.

Before heading to the Marsh I checked the Moxon Ln. Dairy area in the
Arcata Bottoms and a female MACGILLIVRAY'S WARBLER was the highlight at the
only house on Pacheco Lane west of the dairy. I think this might be the
first MGWA I've seen in the bottoms.

Rob
-- 
Rob Fowler
McKinleyville, CA
www.fowleropebirding.com
Subject: Re: [CALBIRDS] Great Crested Flycatcher, Santa Barbara County
From: "Dave Compton davcompton AT verizon.net [sbcobirding]" <sbcobirding-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 5 Oct 2014 10:08:04 -0700
No one had found the flycatcher as of 9am this morning.

Dave Compton
Santa Barbara 

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On Oct 4, 2014, at 11:27 PM, "Wim van Dam wim.van.dam AT gmail.com [CALBIRDS]" 
 wrote: 


> FYI: This Saturday Dave Compton and company found a Great Crested Flycatcher 
at Refugio State Beach in Santa Barbara County. More information can be found 
at the sbcobirding newsgroup: 

> 
> https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/sbcobirding/
> 
> "Rare Birds of California" (2007) has this to say: "Vagrant Great Crested 
Flycatchers are notorious for being "one-day wonders"--less than a quarter of 
California's (11 of 45) have lingered longer." So there's that. 

> 
> Wim van Dam
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Subject: Re: Great Crested Flycatcher, Santa Barbara County
From: "Dave Compton davcompton AT verizon.net [CALBIRDS]" <CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 5 Oct 2014 10:08:04 -0700
No one had found the flycatcher as of 9am this morning.

Dave Compton
Santa Barbara 

Sent from my iPhone

On Oct 4, 2014, at 11:27 PM, "Wim van Dam wim.van.dam AT gmail.com [CALBIRDS]" 
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> FYI: This Saturday Dave Compton and company found a Great Crested Flycatcher 
at Refugio State Beach in Santa Barbara County. More information can be found 
at the sbcobirding newsgroup: 

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> "Rare Birds of California" (2007) has this to say: "Vagrant Great Crested 
Flycatchers are notorious for being "one-day wonders"--less than a quarter of 
California's (11 of 45) have lingered longer." So there's that. 

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Subject: Great Crested Flycatcher, Santa Barbara County
From: "Wim van Dam wim.van.dam AT gmail.com [CALBIRDS]" <CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 4 Oct 2014 23:27:32 -0700
FYI: This Saturday Dave Compton and company found a Great Crested Flycatcher at 
Refugio State Beach in Santa Barbara County. More information can be found at 
the sbcobirding newsgroup: 


https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/sbcobirding/

"Rare Birds of California" (2007) has this to say: "Vagrant Great Crested 
Flycatchers are notorious for being "one-day wonders"--less than a quarter of 
California's (11 of 45) have lingered longer." So there's that. 


Wim van Dam
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Subject: American and Pacific Golden-Plovers and 2nd hand Brown Booby report
From: "Rob Fowler migratoriusfwlr AT gmail.com [nwcalbird]" <nwcalbird-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 4 Oct 2014 20:48:03 -0700
Hi all,
This morning I birded with David Fix, Jude Power and Dave Irons and
Shawneen Finnegan along Cannibal Is. Rd in the Loleta Bottoms. The
highlight was a flock of EIGHTEEN Golden-Plovers. Sixteen were deemed
PACIFICS and 2 seemed to fit AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER pretty well. This flock
was near the end of Cannibal Is. Rd., west of Cock Robin Is. rd. and just
west of the red house that is a distance north of the road. This is a
traditional location for golden-plovers and today the birds were a short
distance from the road.

At Crab Park the highlight were around 5-6 PARASITIC JAEGERS mostly heading
south along the ocean side.

Many observers--ourselves included--had nice looks at the continuing
juvenile AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER that is present at the Centerville Wetlands.

Lastly, there I got a second-hand report of a BROWN BOOBY on Pilot Rock
just south of Trinidad Bay. Here's the eBird report:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20027855



-- 
Rob Fowler
McKinleyville, CA
www.fowleropebirding.com
Subject: RRAS October & November 2014 field trips
From: "Rob Fowler migratoriusfwlr AT gmail.com [nwcalbird]" <nwcalbird-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 3 Oct 2014 15:01:45 -0700
Hi all,
Below is the Redwood Region Audubon Society Field Trip schedule for October
& November:

*Every Saturday: Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary.* These are our famous
rain-or-shine, docent-led field trips at the Marsh. Bring your binocular(s)
and have a great morning birding! Meet in the parking lot at the end of
South I Street (Klopp Lake) in Arcata at 8:30 a.m. Trips end around 11 a.m.
October leaders: 4th Cedric Duhalde :; 9th :;11thTBD; 18th Gary
Friedrichsen ; 25th Joe Ceriani.



*Sunday, October 5: Willows, Alders and the Birds (INSECT TRIP!) *What
makes willow thickets and alders such great places for birds, winter or
summer? Join expert entomologist Pete Haggard for an insect walk at the
Arcata Marsh and try and answer this question. Meet at 1 pm at the first
"I" street parking area on left just before the railroad tracks and
plan to finish
around 2:30 p.m. Contact Pete (707-839-0307) or phaggard AT suddenlink.net for
more information.



*Saturday, October 11:* *Patrick’s Point State Park**.*  Gary Lester
(707-839-3373)
will lead a three-hour walk through the forests and along the bluffs of
this beautiful local park in search of land- and seabirds.  Wear sturdy
shoes.  Meet in front at the Park entrance at 9:00 a.m.; free parking is
available along Patrick’s Point Drive, please mind the posted signage.



*Sunday, October 12: Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge.*  This is a
wonderful, two-to-three hour trip for people wanting to learn the birds of
the Humboldt Bay area.  It takes a leisurely pace with emphasis on enjoying
the birds!  Beginners are more than welcome.  Meet at the Refuge Visitor
Center at 9:00 a.m.  Call Jude Power or David Fix (707-822-3613) for more
information.



*Saturday, October 18: eBird Site Survey–Shay Park.* Join Rob Fowler
(707-616-9841) as we survey the extent of Shay Park in Arcata for 1-3 hours
and count every species present. For more info on the ebird site survey
visit this link at ebird.org:
http://ebird.org/content/ebird/about/eBird_Site_Survey. Meet at 8:00 am at
the Shay Park parking lot that is located at the eastern end of Foster
Avenue. Waterproof shoes are recommended as we typically walk through a
grassy field off-trail.



*Sunday, October 19:* *Southern Humboldt Community Park.*  Jay Sooter
(707-444-8001), and/or John Gaffin will be leading this monthly walk.  All
ages and experience levels are encouraged to participate and revel in the
beauty of the park and its avian inhabitants on this easy, two- to
three-hour walk.  Binoculars are not provided and dogs are not allowed;
field guides are usually available but please provide your own if
possible.  Steady rain cancels.  Meet at *9:00 AM*, parking by the kiosk
near the farmhouse in the main entrance. *Tom Leskiw will be a guest leader
for this trip.*



*Sunday, October 19*: *Hikshari Trail, Eureka**.* *Due to safety concerns
the Palco Marsh Walk that happened every 3rd Sunday of the month is
changing locations for the time being*. Meet at 9:00AM* at the Foot of Del
Norte St. Eureka where we will scope birds off of the public dock here
until everyone assembles. We will then drive to the base of the Hikshari
Trail at Truesdale Street and bird along the trail to the Elk River
Wildlife Area. *Leader: Ralph Bucher (707- 499-1247; thebook AT reninet.com).



*Sunday, November 9:   Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge.*  See August
10.



*Saturday, November15 :  eBird Site Survey–Shay Park. *See October 18.



*Sunday, November 16:*  *Southern Humboldt Community Park.*  See October 19.



*Sunday, November 16*: *Hikshari Trail, Eureka. *See October 19.



*Sunday, November 23: Bear River Ridge.* Tour the open prairies and forest
edges in search of rough-legged hawks, golden eagles, horned larks and
bluebirds. Dress in layers and expect to return between 1:00 and 2:00 p.m.
Meet across from the Fernbridge Market at 8:30 a.m.  Rob Fowler
(707-616-9841) will be the leader.

-- 
Rob Fowler
McKinleyville, CA
www.fowleropebirding.com
Subject: Galileo staff expected to be notified tomorrow
From: "Bob Barnes bbarnes AT lightspeed.net [CALBIRDS]" <CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 02 Oct 2014 15:20:59 -0700
Hi,

Not all staff has been notified of the opening of Silver Saddle lodging 
to birders during weekdays. It is expected they will be notified 
tomorrow. Also, it appears this change of policy is in favor of birders 
only. This means if birders call to check on the availability of rooms 
they should mention they are birders. Otherwise, the answer might be 
that the lodging is open only to members. Birders now being the 
exception during weekdays. BOTTOM LINE: This is an exception open only 
to birders.

Bob Barnes, Ridgecrest, Kern County, California




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Subject: Important Galileo/Silver Saddle Update
From: "Bob Barnes bbarnes AT lightspeed.net [CALBIRDS]" <CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 02 Oct 2014 13:55:24 -0700
Hi,

Word was received today that Silver Saddle Ranch and Club at Galileo 
Hill in eastern Kern County is once again open to birders who wish to 
stay the night at the on site hotel/motel weekday nights (not 
weekends!). Lodging on site for birders is still off limits on weekends 
when members are most likely to be on site. Please call Silver Saddle to 
verify the preceding and if Sunday nights count as a weekday night if 
arrival is in the evening after virtually all members have left from a 
weekend stay.

Further word is that Silver Saddle will provide continental breakfast to 
groups of five or more birders except on weekends.

Details on cost for lodging and the nature of continental breakfasts are 
unknown to me. Call Silver Saddle Ranch and Club (California City - 760 
area code) to secure those details.

Whether or not the RV area is available to birders with RVs is not 
known. Check with Silver Saddle Ranch and Club staff.

ALL OF THE PRECEDING ASSUMES THAT BIRDERS WILL CALL SILVER SADDLE AHEAD 
OF TIME TO VERIFY CURRENT COSTS AND OTHER SPECIFICS AT THE TIME OF CALLS.

PLEASE DO NOT JUST SHOW UP TO MAKE RESERVATIONS UNTIL IT IS SEEN HOW 
THINGS PROGRESS REGARDING THIS PARTIAL REOPENING OF SILVER SADDLE 
FACILITIES TO BIRDERS.

Otherwise, the guidelines for birding Galileo Hill/Silver Saddle Ranch & 
Club remain the same - no groups on weekends and holidays, unobtrusive 
individuals OK on weekends, groups and individuals welcome on 
non-holiday weekdays, be highly conscious of the priority rights of 
members (vs. birders).

Depending on how things go, the changes listed above might be added to 
or taken away. No doubt future use by birders will dictate which way the 
pendulum swings (negatively or positively).

Continued Happy, Productive, and Rewarding Birding,

Bob Barnes, Ridgecrest, Kern County, California

Cell: 760-382-1260




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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
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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!

-- 
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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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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
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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

 

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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! 


 

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McKinleyville, CA

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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


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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

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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


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Shearwater Journeys, Inc.
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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!
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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.
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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