Date: 7/11/19 7:41 am
From: Thomas Benson <tbenson...> [inlandcountybirds] <inlandcountybirds-noreply...>
Subject: [inlandcountybirds] Southeastern CA RBA: July 11, 2019
* California
* Southeastern
* July 11, 2019
* CASE19.07.11

This is the Southeastern CA weekly RBA summary. We cover Imperial, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties. California Bird Records Committee review species are denoted by asterisks. To report a bird POST TO INLANDCOUNTYBIRDS ( If there is some reason that you cannot post there, please e-mail or call Tom Benson at <tbenson...> or (909) 648-0899.

Birds mentioned:

Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Common Nighthawk
Mexican Whip-poor-will
Neotropic Cormorant
Purple Martin
Summer Tanager
Indigo Bunting


Up to three PURPLE MARTINS continued near Silverwood Lake through Jul 4 (Tom Benson).

Two COMMON NIGHTHAWKS continued near Green Canyon through Jul 6 (Shuming Chen).

A MEXICAN WHIP-POOR-WILL continued at Green Canyon through Jul 7 (Bruce Aird).


A YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO was seen at the Green River Golf Course on Jul 3 (fide Ryan Winkleman).

An INDIGO BUNTING was seen in Idyllwild on Jul 4 (Adam Roberts).

An adult and two fledgling SUMMER TANAGERS were seen on private property in the Prado Basin on Jul 8 (Jim Pike).

Multiple NEOTROPIC CORMORANTS continued on private property in the Prado Basin through this week (Jim Pike).


No reports.


In general, birds that are on this weekly summary are those that are classified as at least rare in "Birds of Southern California" by Garrett and Dunn, "Birds of the Salton Sea" by Patten, McCaskie, and Unitt, or in "Birds of the Lower Colorado River Valley" by Rosenberg, Ohmart, Hunter, and Anderson. Rarity can be regional or seasonal. For example, a nuthatch reported at the Salton Sea, where it is rare, may be on the summary. That same bird reported from the San Bernardino Mountains, where it is common, would not be. A sparrow reported as a rarity in Riverside in July may be common there in December.

Please submit your documentation of all California Bird Records Committee review species (denoted by asterisks) to CBRC Secretary Tom Benson at <secretary...>

Additionally, CBRC review species and birds of local or seasonal rarity should be reported to the "North American Birds" County Coordinators. They are:
IMPERIAL COUNTY: Guy McCaskie, 954 Grove Avenue, Imperial Beach, CA 91932, <guymcc...>
INYO COUNTY: Tom & Jo Heindel, P.O. Box 400, Big Pine CA 93513, <tjheindel...>
KERN COUNTY: Kelli Heindel-Levinson, 1819 Locust Ravine, Bakersfield CA 93306, <kkheindel...>
RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Chet McGaugh, 194 W. Broadbent Dr., Riverside, CA 92507, <chetmcgaugh...>
SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY: Alexander E. Koonce, 1357 Paige Lane, Redlands, CA 92373, <sandy_koonce...>


Other birding listservs that include reports of birds in southern California are:

Inyo County:!forum/easternsierrabirds
Kern County:
Los Angeles County:
Pasadena area:
Orange County:
San Diego County:
San Luis Obispo County:
Santa Barbara County:
Ventura County:
California (statewide):


A schedule of San Bernardino Valley Audubon Society field trips is available on the SBVAS website at

Maps/directions to local birding sites are available on the SBVAS website at

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