Date: 11/8/18 10:24 am
From: maliadances via Groups.Io <maliadances=<>
Subject: [pen-bird] Cumulativve Yearlist for San Mateo County - October 2018 report
Greetings San Mateo County Birders!

4 new birds for the year were added in October bringing end of year totals to 322.

As you read through the list of birds below, please note, the number in parenthesis next to the bird name, is the rarity code assigned for San Mateo County. The definitions for the rarity codes can be found below the current month's list at the link below. From the link, you can also download a checklist which shows seasonality, frequency, and county breeding information. A full list of the birds observed so far in 2018 and their finders plus monthly reports going back to 2009 can be found here as well: ( )

October birds, where they were observed, and their finders are as follows:

Ron Thorn found the following three birds. A vocal LAPLAND LONGSPUR (5) was seen as it flew in and landed on the road at Pigeon Point. In an insectivore flock, a BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER (4) was noted by Ron along Gazos Creek Rd. Coyote Point provided Ron the first of the year YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD (4). Garth Harwood found and photographed a GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE (5) at La Honda Creek Open Space Preserve.

Birders everywhere are gearing up for the annual Christmas Bird Counts! Our San Mateo County Sequoia Audubon Chapter is looking for volunteers to take part and count birds. You can register here

Both Santa Clara and Golden Gate count circles include parts of San Mateo County, see the links below for more information on how to become involved:

Santa Clara Valley Audubon’s Christmas Bird Count information can be found here:

Golden Gate Audubon’s Christmas Bird Count information can be found here:

I put this report together monthly as a volunteer for Sequoia Audubon Society (SAS). San Mateo is a diverse and bird rich county and SAS hopes to inspire you to get out there and explore. Want to know where to bird in San Mateo County? Check out SAS’s online San Mateo County Birding Guide Want to join a field trip? All field trips are free and welcome birders of all skill levels. For a schedule of upcoming field trips offered by SAS look here to become a member of Sequoia Audubon Society? Join here

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Good birding all!

Malia DeFelice

Chris Hayward

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