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Whooping Cranes,©Julie Zickefoose

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]" ]
12 Sep Biking For Birds: Dorian Anderson ["Rob Fowler migratoriusfwlr AT gmail.com [nwcalbird]" ]
10 Sep Re: Del Norte Birding and RTHU ["Rob Fowler migratoriusfwlr AT gmail.com [nwcalbird]" ]
10 Sep Re: Del Norte Birding and RTHU ["Rob Fowler migratoriusfwlr AT gmail.com [nwcalbird]" ]
10 Sep Rock Wren at Smith River mouth, Del Norte Co. ["Alan Barron flockfinder AT yahoo.com [nwcalbird]" ]
10 Sep Monterey Seabirds pelagic Sunday ["John Sterling jsterling AT wavecable.com [CALBIRDS]" ]
10 Sep New Cordell Bank Pelagic opportunity ["'Alvaro Jaramillo' chucao AT coastside.net [northbaybirds]" ]
10 Sep New Cordell Bank Pelagic opportunity ["'Alvaro Jaramillo' chucao AT coastside.net [CALBIRDS]" ]
10 Sep Monterey Seabirds pelagic Sunday [John Sterling ]
09 Sep Optics & Nature Festival - Sunday -Sept 14th (10AM-4PM) ["sonomanature AT gmail.com [CALBIRDS]" ]
9 Sep Pelagic report - Friday Sept 5 Monterey Bay. ["'Alvaro Jaramillo' chucao AT coastside.net [CALBIRDS]" ]
7 Sep Monterey Bay Pelagic Highlights: Sep 5 & 6 ["DEBRA SHEARWATER debi AT shearwaterjourneys.com [CALBIRDS]" ]
6 Sep Grace's Warbler in Pacific Grove ["Don Roberson creagrus AT montereybay.com [CALBIRDS]" ]
06 Sep Ruby-throated Hummer MIA Since Mid-morning ["Brad Schram gonebrdn AT lightspeed.net [CALBIRDS]" ]
06 Sep Ruby-throated Hummer MIA Since Mid-morning ["Brad Schram gonebrdn AT lightspeed.net [slocobirding]" ]
5 Sep Re: HUM Ruby-throated Hummingbird ["'Ken Burton' shrikethree AT gmail.com [nwcalbird]" ]
5 Sep Re: [nwcalbird] HUM Ruby-throated Hummingbird ["'Ken Burton' shrikethree AT gmail.com [CALBIRDS]" ]

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

-- 
Rob Fowler
McKinleyville, CA
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

-- 
Rob Fowler
McKinleyville, CA
www.fowleropebirding.com
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
>>
>>
>>
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: jraymusic AT att.net [LACoBirds]
>>[mailto:LACoBirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com]
>>To LACoBirds AT yahoogroups.com
>>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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>Good birding,
>
>Steve Sosensky
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-- 
Joseph Morlan, Pacifica, CA
"It turns out we're very good at not seeing things" - Jack Hitt


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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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>From: jraymusic AT att.net [LACoBirds]
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>To LACoBirds AT yahoogroups.com
>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
Arcata, CA


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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
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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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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

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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
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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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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
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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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> 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: 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 

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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



-- 
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McKinleyville, CA
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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
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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

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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
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PO Box 190
Hollister, CA 95024
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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
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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
> McKinleyville, CA
>
> www.fowleropebirding.com
>
> 
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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

 

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

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

 

  

Hi all,

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


 

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

 

Another great trip off of Fort Bragg! 


 

-- 

Rob Fowler
McKinleyville, CA

www.fowleropebirding.com  



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

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

Another great trip off of Fort Bragg!

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

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

Another great trip off of Fort Bragg!

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



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



John


John Sterling
VVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVV


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530 908-3836
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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


DEBRA SHEARWATER
Shearwater Journeys, Inc.
PO Box 190
Hollister, CA 95024
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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!
(415) 644-4606 (o)
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Subject: Half Moon Bay: Silky Seas
From: "DEBRA SHEARWATER debi AT shearwaterjourneys.com [CALBIRDS]" <CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:05:50 -0700
Howdy, CALbirders,

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


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

TUFTED PUFFINS- 2

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


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


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


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


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

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

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


Living the Salt Life,
Debi Shearwater

DEBRA SHEARWATER
Shearwater Journeys, Inc.
PO Box 190
Hollister, CA 95024
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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
Subject: Biking For Birds: Dorian Anderson
From: "Rob Fowler migratoriusfwlr AT gmail.com [nwcalbird]" <nwcalbird-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 15:02:45 -0700
Hi all,
I'm posting this on behalf of Dorian Anderson who is doing a bike big year
across the US this year:

NW Cal Birders!

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

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

http://bikingforbirds.blogspot.com

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

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

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

Dorian's email is: NW Cal Birders!

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

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

http://bikingforbirds.blogspot.com

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

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

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

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

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

Rob Fowler
1 of 3 NWCALBIRD moderators

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

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

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

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



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

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


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


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





John Sterling
VVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVV


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


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


Special Galapagos Birding Tour
9-19 July 2015




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

 

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

 

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

 

Good Birding 

 

Alvaro 

 

Alvaro Jaramillo

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www.alvarosadventures.com

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

 

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

 

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

 

Good Birding 

 

Alvaro 

 

Alvaro Jaramillo

alvaro AT alvarosadventures.com

www.alvarosadventures.com

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



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


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


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


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


Tom Rusert & Darren Peterie

Sonoma,Ca. 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Spaces open for 

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

 

Good birding

 

Alvaro Jaramillo

alvaro AT alvarosadventures.com

www.alvarosadventures.com

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

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


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

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

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


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


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


Shearwaters Forever,
Debi Shearwater

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









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


Best of luck, Don & Rita

Don Roberson
Pacific Grove CA





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

Brad Schram
Arroyo Grande


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

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

Ken Burton
Calgary, AB

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Sent: Friday, September 05, 2014 4:40 AM
To: Northwest calbird ; Calbirds 
Subject: [nwcalbird] HUM Ruby-throated Hummingbird

  

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


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


Rob


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

Ken Burton
Calgary, AB

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Sent: Friday, September 05, 2014 4:40 AM
To: Northwest calbird ; Calbirds 
Subject: [nwcalbird] HUM Ruby-throated Hummingbird

  

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


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


Rob


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