Date: 9/24/17 6:17 pm From: H Cotter <chatwren...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> Subject: [SFBirds] 2017 SF Rare-bird Round Up Summary
Yesterday, Sept. 23 many SF birders participated in the annual Rare Bird Round up. This event was started by Alan Hopkins and I think it might be its 30th year ? Much of the city was covered and with the nice weather and slight easterly winds some good birds were found. Many of the highlights have been posted already; the following is an overall summary of the main highlights:
Wild Turkey - Arboretum GGP; fide Rob Cullison and Angie Geiger Eastern Kingbird - Kobbe Upton Community Garden, Presidio; David Assman and Felix Rigau Western Kingbird - Fort Scott; Linda Swanson, Mark Eaton Tropical Kingbird - North Lake GGP; Fide Robbie Fischer and Joe Morlan Townsend's Solitaire- Sutro Heights Park; H Cotter Black and White Warbler - Fort Mason; Linda Swanson, Mark Eaton Tennessee Warbler - Dragon Fly Creek Presidio; David Assman and Felix Rigau Blackpoll Warbler - Skyline Grove, Fort Funston; Paul Saraceni, Ken Schneider Blackpoll Warbler - Fort Miley West; H Cotter Vesper Sparrow - Tennessee Hollow, Presidio - Josiah Clark Summer Tanager - North Lake GGP; Fide B Fitch, Bob Hall Summer Tanager - Sutro Tower; Adam Winer
In addition many western migrants were seen by all the groups.