Date: 8/22/18 4:36 pm From: Bob Barnes <bbarnes...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> Subject: Re: [CVBirds] Fwd: [SierraNevadaBirds] S Sierra Neotropic Cormorant 8/22, NOT 8/21
Steve, All: One record at least for the Central Valley - Lake Ming & Kern River County Park at the edge of Bakersfield in the southern San Joaquin Valley portion of the Central Valley. May 11-23, 2015, based on eBird reports from numerous observers. Definitely should be looked for farther north in the Central Valley including the subset Sacramento Valley. Bob Barnes, Ridgecrest, Kern County, California
-----Original Message----- From: "Steve Hampton <stevechampton...> [central_valley_birds]" Sent: Aug 22, 2018 3:42 PM To: cvbirds Subject: [CVBirds] Fwd: [SierraNevadaBirds] S Sierra Neotropic Cormorant 8/22, NOT 8/21
This species is spreading north across the continent and should be looked for in the Central Valley.
---------- Forwarded message --------- From: Bob Barnes <bbarnes...> [sierra-nevadabirds] <sierra-nevadabirds-noreply...> Date: Wed, Aug 22, 2018 at 11:53 AM Subject: [SierraNevadaBirds] S Sierra Neotropic Cormorant 8/22, NOT 8/21 To: Kerncobirding <kerncobirding...>, <sierra-nevadabirds...>
Right after I sent the prior post I received another email from John Schmitt stating he had mistakenly written August 21 instead of August 22...meaning he saw the Neotropic Cormorant again this morning (following the initial Aug 18 observation), not yesterday morning.
Bob Barnes, Ridgecrest, Kern County, California
-----Forwarded Message----- >From: Bob Barnes <bbarnes...> >Sent: Aug 22, 2018 11:46 AM >To: Kerncobirding <kerncobirding...>, <sierra-nevadabirds...> >Subject: Southern Sierra Neotropic Cormorant > >Hi, > >The N John Schmitt (major field guides artist - NGS, etc.) reported a NEOTROPIC CORMORANT as seen from the west shore Isabella Reservoir in the southern Sierra Nevada (2600') August 18 & 21. Both observations were made below Sequoia National Forest's Tillie Creek Campground in the community of Wofford Heights. > >In his brief email message to Alison Sheehey and me this morning, John states, "I was down by the now exposed Borel Canal below Tillie Creek Campground when the Neotropical Cormorant flew past in close association of a single Double-crested Cormorant. This close association allowed excellent comparison between the two birds and showed the Neotropical to be 1/4 to 1/3 smaller and conspicuously slimmer and longer tailed. The Neotropical is in a palish brown plumage. " > >Serving as the messenger, > >Bob Barnes, Ridgecrest, Kern County, California