Date: 2/13/20 10:12 am
From: Thomas Benson <tbenson...>
Subject: [inlandcountybirds] Southeastern CA RBA: February 13, 2020

* California
* Southeastern
* February 13, 2020
* CASE20.02.13

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:

Tundra Swan
Red-throated Loon
Harris's Hawk
Rough-legged Hawk
Steller's Jay
Pygmy Nuthatch
White-throated Sparrow
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart


Two HARRIS'S HAWKS were seen at Castle Mountains National Monument on Feb 6 (Janet Ellis).

Four PYGMY NUTHATCHES continued at Spring Valley Lake Golf Course through Feb 7 (Bill Deppe).

Up to six STELLER'S JAYS continued in Yucaipa through Feb 10 (Gary McLarty).


A *BLACK-HEADED GULL* continued at the Salton Sea SRA through Feb 10 (Dorian Anderson).

The *GARGANEY* and continued at the Salton Sea SRA through Feb 11 (Edana Salisbury).

A ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK continued in the French Valley Wildlife Area through Feb 12 (Richard Norton).

A RED-THROATED LOON and an AMERICAN REDSTART continued at Lake Perris through Feb 9 (David Rankin).

A RUFF continued at the San Jacinto Wildlife Area through Feb 12 (Richard Norton).

Three TUNDRA SWANS continued at Mystic Lake through Feb 12 (Greg Cross).

A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued at UC Riverside through Feb 7 (David Rankin).

A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW continued on private property in Canyon Crest through Feb 8 (Cathy Tobin).


A TUNDRA SWAN continued along Vendel Road (SESS) through Feb 7 (Guy McCaskie).

Twenty-six BLACK SCOTERS continued at Senator Wash Reservoir through Feb 12 (Charity Hagen).


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:
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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