Date: 11/21/20 5:21 am
From: Bob Barnes <bbarnes...>
Subject: [kerncobirding] Nov 21 UPDATE: 200 Kern Species for Nov 2020

The quest to have 200+ bird species eBirded for a single month of November for Kern County continues. If you haven’t entered your contribution(s) yet, please do so as eBird shows 181 species entered now with a known backlog of enough species (including some of the following) to get us close to/at/over 200 and show up in the eBird database when entered and processed.

Reported since the last update were CACKLING GOOSE (Brenda Kyle & Ken Kyle), COMMON GROUND-DOVE (Bob Barnes), RED-THROATED LOON (Susan Steele), WESTERN SCREECH-OWL (Bill Haas), PILEATED WOODPECKER (Susan Steele), HUTTON’S VIREO (Susan Steele), CLARK’S NUTCRACKER (Bob Barnes), WRENTIT (Steve Summers), GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLET (Susan Steele), PYGMY NUTHATCH (Bob Barnes), BROWN CREEPER (Susan Steele), PACIFIC WREN (Susan Steele), AMERICAN DIPPER (Bob Barnes), SAGE THRASHER (Bill Haas), TOWNSEND’S SOLITAIRE (Susan Steele), YELLOW WARBLER (Dane Fagundes), CLAY-COLORED SPARROW (Bill Haas), WHITE-THROATED SPARROW (Kelli Levinson), RUFOUS-CROWNED SPARROW (Susan Steele), YELLOW WARBLER (Dane Fagundes),...

Below are the two lists of species still remaining to be possibly found and reported to eBird for November 2020. Help us get to and past 200 to put this puppy fully to bed.

Before reading the lists take note that Alison “Ali” Sheehey sends notification that the kerncobirding yahoo groups listserv will disappear in the next few weeks. Replacing it, and currently available (I’ve signed up), is the replacement - <kerncobirdinggroups...> Sign up to continue receiving posting about Kern County birds. For easy sign-up go to:

LIST 1 (all but surely in the county somewhere at this time): Ring-necked Pheasant, Mountain Plover, Caspian Tern, Common Loon, American Bittern, California Condor, Northern Goshawk, Spotted Owl, Williamson’s Sapsucker, Red-naped Sapsucker, Lewis’s Woodpecker, Yellow-billed Magpie, Violet-green Swallow, Evening Grosbeak, Red Crossbill,…

LIST 2 (Late November rarities from the past): Brant, Eurasian Wigeon, Greater Scaup, Surf Scoter, White-winged Scoter, Long-tailed Duck, Sooty Grouse, Horned Grebe, Red-necked Grebe, Spotted Dove (if there are any left!), White-winged Dove, Common Poorwill, Vaux’s Swift, Sandhill Crane (wanders in from nearby Pixley NWR in Tulare County from time-to-time), Red-necked Phalarope, Franklin’s Gull, Mew Gull, Western Gull, Iceland Gull, Glaucous-winged Gull, Pacific Loon, Swainson’s Hawk, Rough-legged Hawk, Northern Saw-whet Owl (Zero NOV records), Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Hammond’s Flycatcher, Gray Flycatcher, Eastern Phoebe, Cassin’s Vireo, Plumbeous Vireo, Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay, Gray Catbird, Brown Thrasher, Lapland Longspur, Chestnut-collared Longspur, McGown’s Longspur, Grasshopper Sparrow, Field Sparrow, Lark Bunting, American Tree Sparrow, Harris’s Sparrow, Sagebrush Sparrow. LeConte’s Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow, Rusty Blackbird, Northern Waterthrush, Northern Parula, Blackburnian Warbler, Palm Warbler, Black-throated Green Warbler, Wilson’s Warbler, Summer Tanager, Western Tanager, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Black-headed Grosbeak, Indigo Bunting,…

Thanks for your consideration and continuing/possible/probable/definite participation,

Bob Barnes, Ridgecrest, Mojave Desert portion of Kern County, California

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