Date: 11/25/21 10:24 am
From: Thomas Benson <tbenson...>
Subject: [inlandcountybirds] Southeastern CA RBA: November 25, 2021

* California
* Southeastern
* November 25, 2021
* CASE21.11.25


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:

Franklin's Gull
Brown Pelican
Harris's Hawk
Steller's Jay
Pygmy Nuthatch
Harris's Sparrow
Pine Warbler


A STELLER'S JAYS continued at Glen Helen Regional Park through Nov 23 (Gene Cardiff).

A VERDIN continued at San Timoteo Creek through Nov 21 (Matt Grube).

Two PYGMY NUTHATCHES were seen at Yucca Valley Golf Course on Nov 21 (Eddie Monson).


A returning *GARGANEY* was seen at the Salton Sea SRA on Nov 24 (Cin-Ty Lee).

Two FRANKLIN'S GULLS were at the Salton Sea SRA on Nov 19 (Charity Hagen).

A BROWN PELICAN continued at Lake Skinner through Nov 24 (Greg Cross).

Three HARRIS'S HAWKS were seen in Perris Nov 19-23 (Cheryl Lopez).

A HARRIS'S SPARROW was seen at Chiriaco Summit Nov 22-23 (Chris Lindsey).

A PINE WARBLER was seen at Palm Desert Resort Country Club Nov 20-21 (Brad Waggoner). This is private property and you must be a guest of a resident to enter the property, but portions of the area where the Pine Warbler was seen are visible from the public sidewalk along the Country Club Drive.


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:
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

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