Date: 3/14/17 4:44 pm From: Brooke Miller <idbirds...> [south-bay-birds] <south-bay-birds-noreply...> Subject: [SBB] Santa Clara County 2017 Cumulative Year List - February Results
I missed one species for January, a/the Yellow-bellied Sapsucker at the dirt lot across from the Spring Valley unit of Ed Levin County Park, continuing on 22-January. That increased January’s bird count from 206 to 207.
We had 4 new birds in February, bringing the total count to 211. We are still above the average of 208 for total birds, but were below the average of 9 birds for February. The new birds for February were:
3-Feb: A Northern Rough-winged Swallow (2), seen by Bill Bousman, flying over the Coyote Creek Trail below Highway 237;
10-Feb: A male Rufous Hummingbird (4), seen at a feeder at Julie and Amir Avnit’s home in the Santa Cruz Mountains;
12-Feb: A Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (2), seen by Janna Pauser at the Stile Ranch Trailhead at Santa Teresa County Park; and
28-Feb: A Pacific-slope Flycatcher (2), photographed by Tom Grey at Frenchman’s Park at Stanford.
March, April, and May are traditionally months with quite a few new birds species, with averages of 10 for March, 24 for April, and 10 for May.