SanDiegoRegionBirding
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5/20/18 8:43 pm Gary Nunn <garybnunn...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] FRNC & Mt. Soledad – Black Swifts more info & photos, May 20, 2018
5/20/18 3:07 pm Gary Nunn <garybnunn...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Mt. Soledad - 50+ Black Swifts at 3pm, May 20, 2018
5/20/18 2:18 pm Susan Smith via Groups.Io <seiurus=<aol.com...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Pt Loma Northern Parula continues, and Black Swift bonanza at Ft Rosecrans NC, Sunday 5/20/18
5/20/18 12:03 pm Gary Nunn <garybnunn...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Mt. Soledad - Black Swifts, May 20, 2018
5/20/18 11:03 am Gary Nunn <garybnunn...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] FRNC - Black Swifts & more, May 20, 2018
5/19/18 1:34 pm Alex Abela via Groups.Io <thebuzz90=<yahoo.com...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Northern Parula - Point Loma Nazarene University
5/18/18 10:03 pm Philip Unitt <unitt...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Three notable specimens for San Diego County from last fall and winter
5/18/18 9:32 pm Philip Unitt <unitt...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] First San Diego County specimen of the Nazca Booby
5/18/18 9:23 pm Tito Gonzalez <txsandpiper...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Swainson's Hawk Flyover Sorrento Valley; 18 May 2018
5/18/18 12:11 pm Eric Kallen <eric...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Point Loma 5-18-18
5/18/18 10:02 am <lehman.paul...> <lehman.paul...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] W-w Scooter, Brown Boobies, early Osprey fledging
5/16/18 7:44 pm Lisa Ruby <lruby1...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] May White-cr. Sparrow reports, silk-oak bird counts, Tricolored
5/16/18 1:26 pm <lehman.paul...> <lehman.paul...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] May White-cr. Sparrow reports, silk-oak bird counts, Tricolored
5/16/18 12:06 pm Nicole Desnoyers <njdesnoyers...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Rose-breasted Grosbeak PLNU
5/16/18 7:52 am <lehman.paul...> <lehman.paul...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] adult Tricolored Heron, late Rufous and Calliope Hummers
5/15/18 8:18 pm Brennan Mulrooney <Frozentoze...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Inland Ridgway's Rail and Brown Pelicans
5/15/18 7:24 pm Anthony Fife via Groups.Io <imtooflytofly=<yahoo.com...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Lazuli Gatherings? Where?
5/15/18 12:56 pm Gary Grantham <ggrantham...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Santee Lakes 5/15/18
5/15/18 12:40 pm Roger Uzun <rogeruzun...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Lazuli Gatherings? Where?
5/15/18 10:35 am <lehman.paul...> <lehman.paul...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] good #'s migrants Pt. Loma area
5/14/18 9:32 pm Robert Patton <rpatton...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] results of today's 14 May 2018 San Elijo monthly bird count
5/14/18 8:47 am <lehman.paul...> <lehman.paul...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Stilt Sandpiper and Blackpoll Warbler
5/14/18 7:05 am Justyn Stahl <justyn.stahl...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Reminder: SDFO Meeting: Catherine Hamilton presents "Amur Falcons - Living on the Edge," 15 May 2018
5/13/18 9:08 pm Mark Stratton <zostropz...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] 2 Black Swifts at Mission Trails tonight.
5/13/18 5:18 pm Roger Uzun <rogeruzun...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Scissor-tailed etc at Twin Trails Park
5/13/18 4:38 pm Justyn Stahl <justyn.stahl...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] News from the CBRC - Groove-billed Ani accepted
5/13/18 3:18 pm Catherine Zinsky <Catherine.Zinsky...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Leucistic Canada Goose?
5/13/18 11:18 am John Bruin <johnrbruin...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Possible Black Swift at Flintkote area
5/13/18 10:19 am Lisa Ruby <lruby1...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Possible Black Swift at Flintkote area
5/13/18 6:55 am David Povey <dpovey...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Upcoming San Diego Pelagic trips.
5/12/18 6:42 pm Jennifer Hajj <hajj...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] 2019 San Diego BIrd Festival Call for Leaders
5/12/18 4:26 pm Mark Stratton <zostropz...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Continuing Blackpoll Warbler, and Myrtle Warbler, 5/12
5/11/18 10:55 am Eric Kallen <eric...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Famosa Slough 5-11-18
5/11/18 10:02 am dan jehl <jehlyfish...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Blackpoll Warbler reseen at 0940 on Friday 05112018
5/11/18 8:54 am Caron Andregg <caron...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Mystery Warbler - Nashville, VIrginia's, or other? Please advise.
5/11/18 8:00 am Robert Patton <rpatton...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] next san elijo monthly bird count monday 14 may
5/10/18 7:42 pm Jim Determan <j.determan...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Rose-breasted Grosbeak at San Elijo Lagoon
5/10/18 6:08 pm Eric Kallen <eric...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Flintkote Canyon 5-10-18
5/10/18 2:35 pm Jim Roberts GMAIL <jroberts32281947...> FW: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Blackpoll Warbler at Santee Lakes
5/9/18 6:23 pm terry hurst via Groups.Io <thurstycat61=<yahoo.com...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Male BLACKPOLL WARBLER (Santee Lakes / May 7, 2018)
5/9/18 6:21 pm Roger Uzun <rogeruzun...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Jacumba Wilderness area and Agua Caliente
5/9/18 5:54 pm Jim Roberts GMAIL <jroberts32281947...> FW: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Male BLACKPOLL WARBLER (Santee Lakes / May 7, 2018)
5/9/18 4:51 pm Gary Grantham <ggrantham...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Scripps Ranch Green-tailed Towhee
5/9/18 12:19 pm Marc Arndt <marc.arndt...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Juvenile Reddish Egret
5/9/18 11:54 am Caron Andregg <caron...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Red-lored Amazon
5/8/18 4:08 pm Susan Smith via Groups.Io <seiurus=<aol.com...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Flinkote Canyon, Torrey Pines Park, birds 8 May 2018
5/8/18 1:49 pm Stan Walens <stan.walens...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Band-tailed pigeon, University City
5/8/18 12:15 pm Eric Kallen <eric...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Blackpoll Warbler at Santee Lakes
5/8/18 11:16 am Brennan Mulrooney <Frozentoze...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Blackpoll Warbler continues at Santee Lakes
5/8/18 5:56 am Guy McCaskie <guymcc...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] FW: [CALBIRDS] CBRC review and request for documentation
5/7/18 8:48 pm Eitan Altman <eitanaltman...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Male BLACKPOLL WARBLER (Santee Lakes / May 7, 2018)
5/7/18 8:22 pm Anthony Fife via Groups.Io <imtooflytofly=<yahoo.com...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Orioles
5/7/18 7:03 pm Brennan Mulrooney <Frozentoze...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Unusual kestral nesting site?
5/7/18 6:01 pm Anthony Fife via Groups.Io <imtooflytofly=<yahoo.com...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Orioles
5/7/18 4:54 pm Justyn Stahl <justyn.stahl...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Green Jay, best spot for Western Tanagers
5/7/18 4:54 pm Paula Theobald <paulatheo...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Unusual kestral nesting site?
5/7/18 4:45 pm Susan Smith via Groups.Io <seiurus=<aol.com...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Green Jay, best spot for Western Tanagers
5/7/18 3:04 pm Roger Uzun <rogeruzun...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Green Jay, best spot for Western Tanagers
5/7/18 3:03 pm Justyn Stahl <justyn.stahl...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Green Jay, best spot for Western Tanagers
5/7/18 2:42 pm Roger Uzun <rogeruzun...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Green Jay, best spot for Western Tanagers
5/7/18 12:56 pm Justyn Stahl <justyn.stahl...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] SDFO Meeting: Catherine Hamilton presents "Amur Falcons - Living on the Edge," 15 May 2018
5/7/18 9:44 am Eric Kallen <eric...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Red-lored Amazon
5/7/18 9:43 am Geoffrey Rogers <rogersgl1952...> FW: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Red-lored Amazon
5/7/18 8:56 am Eric Kallen <eric...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Red-lored Amazon
5/6/18 9:10 pm Nancy Christensen <nancy.r.christensen...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] More silk oaks, Pt Loma misc., City Nature Challenge Results, 6 May
5/6/18 8:52 pm Justyn Stahl <justyn.stahl...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] More silk oaks, Pt Loma misc., City Nature Challenge Results, 6 May
5/6/18 7:28 pm Gary Nunn <garybnunn...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] FRNC – BLACK SWIFT and other birds, May 5-6, 2018
5/6/18 4:26 pm Lisa Ruby <lruby1...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Tijuana River Valley migration activity 5/6
5/6/18 3:13 pm Catherine Zinsky <Catherine.Zinsky...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Laguna Mts. Sunday
5/6/18 10:50 am Tuck Russell <tuckrus...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Male Calliope hummingbird in Hillcrest
5/5/18 6:36 pm Susan Smith via Groups.Io <seiurus=<aol.com...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Ramona and San Ysabel Birding, Sat. May 5
5/5/18 6:34 pm Susan Smith via Groups.Io <seiurus=<aol.com...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Ramona and San Ysabel Birding, Sat. May 5
5/5/18 5:46 pm Nancy Christensen <nancy.r.christensen...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Hot Springs Mtn
5/5/18 2:51 pm Jeremiah Stock <jstock...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] MacGillivray's Warbler and others at Tijuana River NWR Visitor Center
5/5/18 1:46 pm Mark Stratton <zostropz...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Hooded Warbler, Green Jay and many many migrants today
5/5/18 1:31 pm David Povey <dpovey...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] TJRV migration 4-5-18
5/5/18 12:43 pm Kat Wendel <katwend82...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Lake Murray, brown pelican
5/5/18 12:41 pm Geoff Rogers <rogersgl1952...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Kumeyaay Lake crazy morn
5/5/18 12:18 pm Gary Grantham <ggrantham...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Torrey Pines Migrants
5/5/18 10:58 am phil Pryde <PhilPinSD...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Kumeyaay Lake crazy morn
5/4/18 3:43 pm Gjon Hazard <gjon_hazard...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Got Trikes?
5/4/18 3:07 pm ross christie via Groups.Io <caracara99=<yahoo.com...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Villa La Jolla Park, May 4
5/4/18 12:10 pm Greg Gillson <greggillson...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Kit Carson birds this morning
5/4/18 11:37 am Sara Baase Mayers <sarabirding...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Another good migration day in Pt Loma
5/3/18 8:10 pm Janice Nordenberg <jnordenb...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Migration Bird & Butterfly Garden
5/3/18 8:59 am Mel H via Groups.Io <bcbirdergirl=<yahoo.ca...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] RBA: CURLEW SANDPIPER at the Salton Sea
5/3/18 6:51 am Gjon Hazard <gjon_hazard...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Migrants!
5/3/18 12:26 am Tuck Russell <tuckrus...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Amazing migrant concentrations at TRV
5/2/18 10:10 pm Nancy Christensen <nancy.r.christensen...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Amazing migrant concentrations at TRV
5/2/18 9:25 pm Susan Smith via Groups.Io <seiurus=<aol.com...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Amazing migrant concentrations at TRV
5/1/18 1:22 pm Gary Grantham <ggrantham...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Bird & Butterfly Garden 5/1/18
5/1/18 10:31 am Casey Richart <pileated...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Hermit Warbler and Hermit x Townsend's at SDSU
4/30/18 5:50 pm Brennan Mulrooney <Frozentoze...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Mute and Black Swans At Lake San Marcos but no Snow Geese at Guajome
4/30/18 5:22 pm Warren J. (Jeff) Clingan <wclingan...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Mute and Black Swans At Lake San Marcos but no Snow Geese at Guajome
4/30/18 4:07 pm Eric Kallen <eric...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Calliope Hummingbird etc. 4-30-19
4/30/18 3:41 pm Justyn Stahl <justyn.stahl...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] City Nature Challenge - Monday afternoon update (correct order)
4/30/18 3:18 pm Justyn Stahl <justyn.stahl...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] City Nature Challenge - Monday afternoon update
4/30/18 3:06 pm Nancy Christensen <nancy.r.christensen...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] City Nature Challenge - Monday afternoon update
4/30/18 2:36 pm Justyn Stahl <justyn.stahl...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] City Nature Challenge - Monday afternoon update
4/30/18 10:28 am Alison Hiers <lahiers...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Calliope Hummingbird
4/30/18 5:29 am Aaron Polichar via Groups.Io <beldingsparrow=<yahoo.com...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] City Nature Challenge - Sunday evening update
4/29/18 7:52 pm Justyn Stahl <justyn.stahl...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] City Nature Challenge - Sunday evening update
4/29/18 6:37 pm Ryan Andrews <birder.rma...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Weekend Sightings
4/29/18 5:21 pm Nancy Christensen <nancy.r.christensen...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] City Nature Challenge Sunday afternoon update - missing species
4/29/18 4:38 pm Alison Hiers <lahiers...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Bird and Butterfly Garden & TR Visitors Center & Greenwood Cemetery 4/29/18
4/29/18 4:19 pm C K Smith via Groups.Io <stlbirdman64=<yahoo.com...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] City Nature Challenge Sunday afternoon update - missing species
4/29/18 3:16 pm Lisa Ruby <lruby1...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] City Nature Challenge Sunday afternoon update - missing species
4/29/18 3:06 pm Nancy Christensen <nancy.r.christensen...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] City Nature Challenge Sunday afternoon update - missing species
4/29/18 2:44 pm Justyn Stahl <justyn.stahl...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] City Nature Challenge Sunday afternoon update - missing species
4/29/18 1:09 pm Stan Walens <stan.walens...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Marston Canyon: 3 MacGillivray's warblers
4/29/18 12:51 pm Christopher Adler <christopheradlerdotcom...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] SDNWR
4/29/18 12:39 pm Nancy Christensen <nancy.r.christensen...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] BioBlitz - whale watching
4/29/18 6:25 am Eric Kallen <eric...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Bio blitz
4/29/18 6:18 am Nancy Christensen <nancy.r.christensen...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] sT Flycatcher
4/28/18 9:16 pm Tuck Russell <tuckrus...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Marston Canyon Indigo Bunting locale
4/28/18 8:58 pm Jordan Carelli <jordan.carelli...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] City Nature Challenge - Saturday evening birds update
4/28/18 8:55 pm Philip Unitt <unitt...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] City Nature Challenge - Saturday evening birds update
4/28/18 7:26 pm dan jehl <jehlyfish...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] City Nature Challenge - Saturday evening birds update
4/28/18 7:02 pm Justyn Stahl <justyn.stahl...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] City Nature Challenge - Saturday evening birds update
4/28/18 4:36 pm Justyn Stahl <justyn.stahl...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Black-throated Green Warbler, Greenwood Cemetery, 27 April
4/28/18 12:46 pm Janice Nordenberg <jnordenb...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Olive-sided Flycatcher
4/28/18 12:38 pm Nancy Christensen <nancy.r.christensen...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] City Nature Challenge: Saturday am update - NEW RARITIES = Indigo Bunting, Black-throated Green Warbler
4/28/18 12:25 pm Eric Kallen <eric...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Kitchen Creek & Marston Canyon 4-28-18
4/28/18 9:45 am Kathy via Groups.Io <ScottA1124=<aol.com...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] City Nature Challenge - White-throated Sparrow
4/28/18 9:02 am Nancy Christensen <nancy.r.christensen...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] City challenge-Palomar
4/28/18 7:12 am Stan Walens <stan.walens...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Marston Canyon, Friday April 27: 3 species of bunting
4/28/18 6:40 am Justyn Stahl <justyn.stahl...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] City Nature Challenge: Saturday am update - NEW RARITIES = Indigo Bunting, Black-throated Green Warbler
4/27/18 5:35 pm dan jehl <jehlyfish...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] City Nature Challenge - Friday afternoon update
4/27/18 4:40 pm Christopher Adler <christopheradlerdotcom...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] City Nature Challenge - Friday afternoon update
4/27/18 4:03 pm Lisa Ruby <lruby1...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] City Nature Challenge - Friday afternoon update
4/27/18 3:51 pm Justyn Stahl <justyn.stahl...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] City Nature Challenge - Friday afternoon update
4/27/18 3:30 pm Brennan Mulrooney <Frozentoze...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] City Nature Challenge / MTRP
4/27/18 2:38 pm Christopher Adler <christopheradlerdotcom...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] City Nature Challenge / MTRP
4/27/18 2:27 pm dan jehl <jehlyfish...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Kitchen Creek Road and PCT
4/27/18 12:22 pm Nancy Christensen <nancy.r.christensen...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Borrego Springs
4/27/18 10:47 am Eitan Altman <eitanaltman...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Scissor-tailed Flycatcher in Rancho Penasquitos
4/27/18 9:46 am Janice Nordenberg <jnordenb...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] San Dieguito Monthly Bird Count - next Sunday May 6 th
4/27/18 7:42 am Jayne Lesley <jaynelesley...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] San Dieguito Monthly Bird Count - next Sunday May 6 th
4/26/18 5:12 pm Sara Baase Mayers <sarabirding...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Calliope female & male, Pt Loma, 4/26/18
4/26/18 4:20 pm Nancy Christensen <nancy.r.christensen...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Calliope Hummer in yard
4/26/18 4:03 pm Kenny Kimbrough <kimbroughkenny...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Tecolote Canyon Black-and-White Warbler
4/25/18 6:33 pm Roger Uzun <rogeruzun...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] White-Crowned Sparrows, Western Tanagers, and Scott's Orioles
4/25/18 3:26 pm Eric Kallen <eric...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Silk Oak migrants ; Mount Soledad migrants
4/25/18 2:55 pm Edward Henry <ehenry...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Black-throated Gray and Western Tanager
4/25/18 11:37 am Nancy Christensen <nancy.r.christensen...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Silk Oak migrants ; Mount Soledad migrants
4/25/18 10:17 am <lehman.paul...> <lehman.paul...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Silk Oak migrants ; Mount Soledad migrants
4/24/18 12:54 pm Justyn Stahl <justyn.stahl...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Tonight's SDFO Meeting: "Chasing a Desert Apparition: LeConte’s Thrasher,” by Jay Sheppard
4/24/18 12:49 pm Justyn Stahl <justyn.stahl...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] City Nature Challenge starts this weekend
4/23/18 4:28 pm David Povey <dpovey...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Birding offshore San Diego 4-23-18
4/23/18 4:07 am Guy McCaskie <guymcc...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Salton Sea (south) - 21 April 2018
4/22/18 7:56 pm Nancy Christensen <nancy.r.christensen...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Lesser Nighthawks
4/22/18 12:44 pm <lehman.paul...> <lehman.paul...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] miscellanea, and empid status
4/22/18 11:17 am Anthony Fife via Groups.Io <imtooflytofly=<yahoo.com...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] La Mesa Yard birds
4/22/18 8:01 am Justyn Stahl <justyn.stahl...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] SDFO Meeting announcement: Chasing a Desert Apparition: LeConte’s Thrasher,” by Jay Sheppard
4/21/18 10:06 pm Ethna Piazza via Groups.Io <ethna.piazza=<yahoo.com...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Black throated gray warbler on Mt Soledad
4/21/18 12:50 pm Susan Smith via Groups.Io <seiurus=<aol.com...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Anza Borrego Desert Birds April 18,19,and 20, 2018
4/20/18 2:06 pm Catherine Zinsky <Catherine.Zinsky...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Mission Trails Regional Park
4/20/18 1:55 pm Justyn Stahl <justyn.stahl...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Nazca Booby?
4/20/18 1:47 pm Nancy Christensen <nancy.r.christensen...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Nazca Booby?
4/20/18 1:40 pm Greg Gillson <greggillson...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Am. Restart Lake Hodges
4/20/18 1:21 pm Warren J. (Jeff) Clingan <wclingan...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Calliope Hummingbirds
4/20/18 1:14 pm <lehman.paul...> <lehman.paul...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Bank Swallow, etc.
4/20/18 11:31 am Eric Kallen <eric...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Flintkote Ave. 4-20-18
 
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Date: 5/20/18 8:43 pm
From: Gary Nunn <garybnunn...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] FRNC & Mt. Soledad – Black Swifts more info & photos, May 20, 2018
Some further additional notes here on BLACK SWIFT sightings today from Fort
Rosecrans National Cemetery, Point Loma and Mt. Soledad, La Jolla.

120 Black Swifts seen today!

I almost quit Fort Rosecrans this morning after a very dull and chilly
morning birding from 6:30am and seeing very few birds. A cool south breeze
was gently blowing and low thick marine layer kept the temps down. Then at
9am I spotted a BANK SWALLOW with the resident Barn Swallow flock feeding
over the Ficus trees which are fruiting, one or two trees heavily so, and
seem to have a good supply of flying insects nearby. Nice! This was just
east of the Committal Shelter on east side. Then 7 PURPLE MARTIN came
flying by me heading south towards the point! I managed to snag some poor
photos and thought they might return but only saw another single bird about
90 minutes later. Then just as that was happening I spied the first BLACK
SWIFT at 9:10am. Then followed singles at 9:16am, and 9:28am. Then small
groups started appearing 3-5 strong, with a maximum size group of 12
birds. Total count was 39 individuals in just under 2 hours. All birds
approaching from the south and right over or visible from the highway.
Viewed from the highway just south of the Committal Shelter.

I left the cemetery just after 11am for a lunch date with my family in La
Jolla but got a call on the way that plans had changed and a delay! No
problem so I stopped at Mt. Soledad of course. As soon as I walked up to
the area around the cross I looked straight up and had 10 BLACK SWIFT
circling overhead at 11:58am! They did this for a minute before climbing
very quickly in elevation and disappeared north. I waited around and had
another single bird pass east to west.

After lunch I was driving by Mt. Soledad on way home and of course stopped
again! Within a few minutes a flock of very low flying 15 BLACK SWIFT went
by east to west. Waiting some more and I suddenly heard unmistakable swift
chittering calls. There were no swifts in sight anywhere then suddenly a
flock of 40-50 just cruising low up the east side of Mt. Soledad and right
overhead calling. It was pretty amazing to see filling the sky overhead
with swifts and watching them arcing over the top of the hill chasing each
other! I was a bit paralyzed just seeing so many at once but did shoot off
some frames getting a photo with 14 in the frame at once as they left going
west! Then a longer wait and another group of 15 at 3:39pm. At least 70
in total this session. These groups all passing east to west, slightly
obliquely coming in from same or just lower height than Mt. Soledad, rising
over the peak or sliding by at eyeball level on the north or south sides.

I put lots of photos in the three eBird checklists here:

Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45882702
Mt. Soledad about noon https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45882806
Mt. Soledad afternoon (14 bird frame here!)
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45882863

One of those days birding you never forget!
--
Gary Nunn
*you can find me on twitter, *@garybnunn

 

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Date: 5/20/18 3:07 pm
From: Gary Nunn <garybnunn...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Mt. Soledad - 50+ Black Swifts at 3pm, May 20, 2018
Just had group of at least 40 Black Swifts pass low over Mt. Soledad, La Jolla at 3pm. Heard calling chittering in the flock so close - amazing!

Also a group 10-15 about 2:50pm here.

Gary Nunn,
Pacific Beach

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Date: 5/20/18 2:18 pm
From: Susan Smith via Groups.Io <seiurus=<aol.com...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Pt Loma Northern Parula continues, and Black Swift bonanza at Ft Rosecrans NC, Sunday 5/20/18
This morning (5/20), a little before 0930, I saw the NORTHERN PARULA in the tall eucalyptus described by Alex Abela who found this bird yesterday 5/19 along the Nazarene College trail at the north end of the concrete culvert there. Soon afterwards, Eric Kallen and I responded to Gary Nunn's 0930 RBA text about the 3 BLACK SWIFTS, and quickly joined him there at Fort Rosecrans and spent an amazing hour with him counting 36 more, plus saw one of the PURPLE MARTINS. Thank you Gary for getting the word out so quickly. It was indeed a thrill to see all those swifts migrating through and provided me with a County Bird that has been my nemesis for years! Sue


Susan Smith
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Del Mar, CA



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Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] FRNC - Black Swifts & more, May 20, 2018

Down here at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery and seen total of 39 BLACK SWIFT moving northbound. Many in groups as many as 12 together. Movement appeared to start about 9am lasting until about 10:30am.

Also 8 Purple Martin and a single Bank Swallow.

Will post photos later!

Gary Nunn,
Pacific Beach





 

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Date: 5/20/18 12:03 pm
From: Gary Nunn <garybnunn...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Mt. Soledad - Black Swifts, May 20, 2018
Just had 10 BLACK SWIFT circling low over Mt. Soledad, La Jolla at 11:58am.

Gary Nunn,
Pacific Beach

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Date: 5/20/18 11:03 am
From: Gary Nunn <garybnunn...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] FRNC - Black Swifts & more, May 20, 2018
Down here at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery and seen total of 39 BLACK SWIFT moving northbound. Many in groups as many as 12 together. Movement appeared to start about 9am lasting until about 10:30am.

Also 8 Purple Martin and a single Bank Swallow.

Will post photos later!

Gary Nunn,
Pacific Beach

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Date: 5/19/18 1:34 pm
From: Alex Abela via Groups.Io <thebuzz90=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Northern Parula - Point Loma Nazarene University
This morning a NORTHERN PARULA was present at Point Loma Nazarene University near the north end of the concrete culvert that runs along the eastern edge of the campus between Dupont and Garden streets.   The bird spent time near the tops of myoporum and other flowering shrubs as well as a tall eucalyptus located along the fenceline:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/78394132@N00/42170728342/in/dateposted/


A MacGillivray's Warbler and Olive-sided Flycatcher were in the same area, as well as a few other common western migrants.  The far northern end of campus near the alumni house was also reasonably birdy with Hermit, Wilson's, Yellow, and Townsend's Warblers.
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Date: 5/18/18 10:03 pm
From: Philip Unitt <unitt...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Three notable specimens for San Diego County from last fall and winter
Dear friends,



I should also mention three other notable specimens for San Diego County we received at the San Diego Natural History Museum via Project Wildlife and prepared earlier this year.



First was a juvenile Long-tailed Jaeger found at Mission Beach on 4 September 2017 (now SDNHM 55586).



Next and most remarkable was a Black Swift found in Escondido on 23 September 2017 (now SDNHM 55524). One wing was broken at the wrist, so the bird probably hit some obstacle with the wing, then crashed, unable to fly. San Diego County records of the Black Swift are far fewer in spring than in fall. The only previous specimen was also picked after having struck a telephone wire near Escondido—on 5 June 1921 (https://sora.unm.edu/sites/default/files/journals/condor/v023n05/p0168-p0169.pdf).



Finally, a Fork-tailed Storm Petrel was picked up on the Ocean Beach pier on 9 January 2018 (now SDNHM 55587).



You can see photos of all three specimens at https://www.westernfieldornithologists.org/gallery/.



Thank you to Lea Squires and Maria Gonzalez for their time and expertise in helping to prepare these specimens, and to Linda King for being our liaison with Project Wildlife, always doing her best to ensure the specimens we receive have the most complete and accurate data possible.



Good birding,



Philip Unitt

San Diego




 

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Date: 5/18/18 9:32 pm
From: Philip Unitt <unitt...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] First San Diego County specimen of the Nazca Booby
Dear friends,



Today Lea Squires prepared San Diego County’s first specimen of the Nazca Booby, found freshly dead on a buoy off 24th St., National City, by boater Mark Woodruff on 5 May 2018. Mark had seen the Nazca Boobies in that area earlier this year and recognized the dead bird as that species too. But, remarkably, it was not one of the same individuals, which were full adults, but a subadult in which the bill was just becoming orangish. Most likely it was the same subadult seen alive by Matt Sadowski in the bay off Chula Vista on 1 May. The bird had an empty stomach and was somewhat emaciated; it had not swallowed a fishhook, as so many of the boobies we receive have. It was molting over much of the body plumage, the primaries, and three rectrices (the outermost two plus one intermediate rectrix were growing in). The head was still speckled with brown, as were the wing coverts and rump.



This incursion of the Nazca Booby thousands of miles from its normal range may represent bad news for the species. A study published last year ( <http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0182545> http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0182545) links lowered reproductive success of the Nazca Booby in the Galapagos to a shift from a diet of sardines (8% fat) to less nutritious flying fish (<1% fat), a shift that took place in the wake of El Niño of 1997-98 and has not been reversed since. And the authors warn that the increasing ocean temperature is likely to preclude the anchovy population of the Galapagos from recovering. Perhaps 15 to 20 years of a diet of leaner fish is driving the Nazca Booby to search far beyond its normal range for better feeding.



In any case, this new specimen is the for California that shows the distinctive bill color of the species. It is now catalog number 55680 in the museum’s bird collection. The first specimen for California, preserved in the Western Foundation for Vertebrate Zoology, was an immature found long dead and dried on a beach in Ventura County on 27 July 2013. The identification of that specimen was confirmed by genetic analysis of the feathers ( <https://www.westernfieldornithologists.org/archive/V47/47(1)-p058-p066.pdf)> https://www.westernfieldornithologists.org/archive/V47/47(1)-p058-p066.pdf).



Good birding,



Philip Unitt

San Diego


 

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Date: 5/18/18 9:23 pm
From: Tito Gonzalez <txsandpiper...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Swainson's Hawk Flyover Sorrento Valley; 18 May 2018
I observed what appears to be a high-flying coastal SWAINSON'S HAWK today,
18 May 2018. The bird was fairly drab and appears to be immature. The date
is getting close to the end of the species spring migration window. Highly
cropped and essentially brown and white photos are in ebird report.



https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45813712





Tito Gonzalez

Carlsbad, CA


 

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Date: 5/18/18 12:11 pm
From: Eric Kallen <eric...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Point Loma 5-18-18
I birder several spots in Point Loma this morning. It was pretty slow.

The silk oak in the alley between Silvergate and Catalina had most of the decent birds, but a few were found on Albion.  Continued utility construction made it difficult to get around.
Western Tanager M
Townsend's Warbler 5
Wilson's Warbler 2
Yellow Warbler 2
Hooded Oriole 8

*Fort Rosecrans*
Warbling Vireo
Barn Swallow
WT Swift 2
Hooded Oriole F
Western-wood Pewee
Pac Slope fly

*Famosa Slough -* southerly section willows
Warbling Vireo 6+ ( I had  6 in view at one time)
Townsend's  Warbler
Hooded Oriole 3 M

Eric Kallen

 

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Date: 5/18/18 10:02 am
From: <lehman.paul...> <lehman.paul...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] W-w Scooter, Brown Boobies, early Osprey fledging
On Friday the 18th, there is a large (for the date) flock of Surf Scoters just a little north of the Imperial Beach pier which contains one female type White-winged Scoter. Be aware that there is also a single male surf scoter in the flock that is very worn and shows a prominent fake white wing patch. Also today, scoping out from the south end of Seacoast Drive it didn't take long to spot a couple brown boobies flying around, and they continue to be regular here in small numbers particularly in the early morning. Yesterday, the 17th, there was already a fully-fledged young Osprey hundreds of feet away from the nest at San Diegito Lagoon in Del Mar, which seems like a somewhat early date to already have fledged, but maybe I'm wrong on that...

The saltworks pond at the end of 13th Street in Imperial Beach still has as many as 41 Red Knots, four breeding plumaged Dunlin, and up to 75 Western Sandpipers lingering.

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Date: 5/16/18 7:44 pm
From: Lisa Ruby <lruby1...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] May White-cr. Sparrow reports, silk-oak bird counts, Tricolored
Hi,

In response to Paul's comments about recent White-crowned Sparrow
reports, I sent him a link to a list from Flintkote from this past
Sunday May 13 where John Bruin and I, and maybe Terry Hurst saw a
Dark-lored White-crowned Sparrow. Paul said it was a Dark-lored Oriantha
sub-species.

I would imagine this is the same bird Eric Kallen said he and Tuck
Russell saw on May 10th, as it was in the same general location where he
reported it. For us it was in the area to the left of the ranger's house.

It wasn't very cooperative for us, but John managed to get a photo of
it. Our list with the photo is here:

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45629310

Here is a link to the e-mail Eric sent on the 10th with a link to his
photo(s):

https://groups.io/g/SanDiegoRegionBirding/message/8210?p=,,,20,0,0,0::Created,,Flintkote,20,2,0,19145585


Lisa Ruby
Sabre Springs



On 5/16/2018 1:25 PM, <lehman.paul...> wrote:
> Firstly, it turns out today's alternate-plumaged adult Tricolored
> Heron at Emory Cove is the SAME individual that was still present
> there back in April, March, etc.  Photos of the bird taken by others
> the past couple months and included in their eBird reports all match
> up well with today's bird.
>
> Second, there have been a reasonable number of eBird reports of "late"
> White-crowned Sparrows in San Diego County during May, BUT the status
> of such individuals is substantially different depending on which
> SUBspecies they are. But very few of these May reports have included
> information on SUBspecies. Blackish-lored "oriantha" winters in Mexico
> and is a REGULAR May migrant through the deserts, but it is quite rare
> on the coastal slope. So, if that subspecies is involved at, say,
> Borrego, it is typical to see them there this month; but if they are
> seen west of the mountains then they are rare / very rare visitors.
> But if such May birds are the typical locally over-wintering
> pale-lored "gambelii" then they are indeed late, wherever they are
> seen in the county. Thus, observers are encouraged to carefully study
> such May birds and report them to SUBspecies, and review any photos
> taken.
>
> Lastly, counting the total number of migrant warblers, vireos, and
> tanagers visiting silk oak trees can be difficult. A standard foraging
> strategy for a bird is to feed in the tree for a minute or two, then
> fly to other nearby vegetation and disappear for up to 10+ minutes,
> and then return to feed again in the same silk oak--and to repeat this
> process over and over again. As a result, it is quite possible to
> double- or triple- count the same individuals; so caution is warranted.
>
> --Paul Lehman,  San Diego
>
>
>
>
>
>



--
Lisa Ruby
Sabre Springs

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Date: 5/16/18 1:26 pm
From: <lehman.paul...> <lehman.paul...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] May White-cr. Sparrow reports, silk-oak bird counts, Tricolored
Firstly, it turns out today's alternate-plumaged adult Tricolored Heron
at Emory Cove is the SAME individual that was still present there back
in April, March, etc.  Photos of the bird taken by others the past
couple months and included in their eBird reports all match up well with
today's bird.

Second, there have been a reasonable number of eBird reports of "late"
White-crowned Sparrows in San Diego County during May, BUT the status of
such individuals is substantially different depending on which
SUBspecies they are. But very few of these May reports have included
information on SUBspecies. Blackish-lored "oriantha" winters in Mexico
and is a REGULAR May migrant through the deserts, but it is quite rare
on the coastal slope. So, if that subspecies is involved at, say,
Borrego, it is typical to see them there this month; but if they are
seen west of the mountains then they are rare / very rare visitors. But
if such May birds are the typical locally over-wintering pale-lored
"gambelii" then they are indeed late, wherever they are seen in the
county. Thus, observers are encouraged to carefully study such May birds
and report them to SUBspecies, and review any photos taken.

Lastly, counting the total number of migrant warblers, vireos, and
tanagers visiting silk oak trees can be difficult. A standard foraging
strategy for a bird is to feed in the tree for a minute or two, then fly
to other nearby vegetation and disappear for up to 10+ minutes, and then
return to feed again in the same silk oak--and to repeat this process
over and over again. As a result, it is quite possible to double- or
triple- count the same individuals; so caution is warranted.

--Paul Lehman,  San Diego



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Date: 5/16/18 12:06 pm
From: Nicole Desnoyers <njdesnoyers...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Rose-breasted Grosbeak PLNU
I birded Point Loma Nazarene University late morning yesterday 5/15. In the
trees around the small fence that surrounds the culvert immediately south
of the main entrance on Lomaland Drive there were six grosbeaks. Three were
male Black-headed, 2 were female Black-headed and one appeared to be a
female Rose-breasted. I was confident on the ID in the field, noting the
continuous streaking across a relatively clean (not buffy) breast, and
apparently pale bill. After getting relatively good looks, and eventually
seeing that it had yellow underwings, I mistakenly wrote it off as a female
Black-headed (oops!). Now, reviewing photos and being reminded that female
Rose-breasted Grosbeaks DO have yellow underwings, I'm back to my original
ID. Photos on ebird: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45738658

Always learning (and relearning),
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Date: 5/16/18 7:52 am
From: <lehman.paul...> <lehman.paul...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] adult Tricolored Heron, late Rufous and Calliope Hummers
On Wednesday morning the 16th there is a full adult alternate plumaged Tricolored Heron at Emory Cove on the southwest side of South San Diego Bay. Is this a new bird or the long staying wintering bird that was seen as late as the end of April? But that bird was an immature and should not be in full alternate plumage with a nice white head plume, like this bird, already this year, at least I assume it shouldn't be!

Also this morning is a decidedly late adult male Rufous Hummingbird and a female Calliope Hummingbird in the blooming bottle brush and adjacent large bush with pale blue flowers at the bird and butterfly garden in the TRV.

Least bittern at Dairy Mart Pond, and still good numbers of Townsend's warblers around today.

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Date: 5/15/18 8:18 pm
From: Brennan Mulrooney <Frozentoze...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Inland Ridgway's Rail and Brown Pelicans
This morning while conducting a bird survey in Salt Creek (the drainage due east of Lower Otay Lake) I had a continuing Ridgway's Rail calling from a tiny marsh and also noted a group of 4 Brown Pelicans soaring over Otay Lake. I first noted the rail on May 3.

The park at the south end of the lake had a good number of the expected western migrants, but nothing out of the ordinary.

Brennan Mulrooney
Santee, CA

 

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Date: 5/15/18 7:24 pm
From: Anthony Fife via Groups.Io <imtooflytofly=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Lazuli Gatherings? Where?
I saw a male and female today on the south side of the Padre Dam. Near the Scaly Breasted Muna tree. Also I have seen them at Marston Canyon and the hill behind Autobaun Elementary (8111 San Vicente Street). At Autobaun they usually perch on the stair case. I have seen males and females there.

 

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Date: 5/15/18 12:56 pm
From: Gary Grantham <ggrantham...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Santee Lakes 5/15/18
I birded the silk oaks on the east side of Lake 4 this morning from about 9 to 10:30 am.  There were lots of birds but the Blackpoll was a no-show.  Another birder had  been there since 7:30 and had struck out also.  But because of the volume of birds in the silk oaks, if it made only a brief appearance it could easily have been missed.  Yellow Warlber - 40; Western Tanager - 25; Townsend's - 20; Hermit Warbler - 4; and Hooded Oriole - 6.

Gary Grantham
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Date: 5/15/18 12:40 pm
From: Roger Uzun <rogeruzun...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Lazuli Gatherings? Where?
The past couple of years I've been able to find Lazuli Buntings pretty
easily around Santee etc. This year I have yet to find one. I've tried
Mission Trails multiple times, Marston Canyon yesterday in the NW edge by
those orange colored pine trees close to 163. I was even in SE AZ for 4
days, saw Flame-Colored Tanager and Elegant Trogon for the first time, and
did not see a single Lazuli.

Is there somewhere that's reliable this year for small flocks of Lazuli
Buntings, sort of like the Fortuna Staging area in Santee has been in past
years? I still have yet to see a single Lazuli in 2018!

-Roger Uzun
Poway CA
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Date: 5/15/18 10:35 am
From: <lehman.paul...> <lehman.paul...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] good #'s migrants Pt. Loma area
Tuesday morning the 15th, there's a good number of passerine migrants in
residential Point Loma (especially), the PLNU campus, and (briefly)
Famosa Slough. Given the mid-May date, not surprising that over half of
the birds were female-looking individuals. Nothing rare, but nice stuff
such as 18 Hermit Warblers, 35 Townsend's, 2 Olive-sided Flys, a typical
"last-date" ("LOS") single Nashville W., and a typical "first-date"
through-migrant brewsteri-type Willow Flycatcher. Other totals included
25 Yellows, 25 Wilson's, 30 W. Tanagers, 12 Warbling Vireos, 5
Swainson's Thrushes, 5 B-h Grosbeaks, only 1 W. Wood-Pewee, 1 B-t Gray
(getting close to typical "LOS"), and 1 Lazuli. Birds were scattered
everywhere, with many in blooming silk oaks and bottlebrush.

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Date: 5/14/18 9:32 pm
From: Robert Patton <rpatton...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] results of today's 14 May 2018 San Elijo monthly bird count
Thanks to 12 participants for conducting the 14 May 2018 San Elijo Lagoon monthly bird count: Steve Brad (beach/offshore, West Basin, nature center site); Elizabeth Venrick, Alys Arenas (Pole Rd);  Jayne Lesley, Steve Perry, Don Johnson, Lisa Heinz (CBS= Rios to freeway); Kathy Aldern, Kevin Pickard, Patti Koger (EBS = La Orilla to Sta Inez); Gretchen Nell (EBE = Stonebridge Mesa); Robert Patton (EBNW = dike; EBNE = Escondido Cr; Cardiff Cove, I-5 fill).

 

Although we missed the recent significant migrant warbler fallout, there was still nice diversity. Late-lingering blue-winged teal and American wigeon were noted, black skimmers were courting in the west basin, a willow flycatcher and unidentified Empid sp. were reported on the Rios trail just west of I-5, a Bell’s vireo along Escondido Cr, a pair of horned larks were in dune vegetation on the beach side of Hwy 101, and most subareas noted Wilson’s warblers with relatively high numbers along the Rios trail.

 

98 species were recorded: pied-billed grebe, western grebe, brown pelican, double-crested cormorant, Brandt’s cormorant, great blue heron, great egret, snowy egret, green heron, black-crowned night-heron, white-faced ibis, mallard, blue-winged teal, cinnamon teal, gadwall, American wigeon, ruddy duck, osprey, white-tailed kite, Cooper’s hawk, red-shouldered hawk, red-tailed hawk, American kestrel, California quail, Ridgway’s rail, American coot, black-bellied plover, semipalmated plover, killdeer, black-necked stilt, American avocet, willet, whimbrel, long-billed curlew, Heermann’s gull, ring-billed gull, California gull, western gull, Caspian tern, royal tern, elegant tern, Forster’s tern, least tern, black skimmer, rock pigeon, mourning dove, white-throated swift, Anna’s hummingbird, Allen’s hummingbird, Allen’s/rufous hummingbird sp., Nuttall’s woodpecker, downy woodpecker, western wood-peewee, willow flycatcher, Empidonax sp., Pacific-slope flycatcher, black phoebe, Say’s phoebe, ash-throated flycatcher, Cassin’s kingbird, western kingbird, horned lark, tree swallow, northern rough-winged swallow, cliff swallow, barn swallow, California scrub jay, American crow, common raven, bushtit, Bewick’s wren, house wren, marsh wren, California gnatcatcher, Swainson’s thrush, wrentit, northern mockingbird, California thrasher, European starling, Bell’s vireo, warbling vieo, orange-crowned warbler, yellow warbler, common yellowthroat, Wilson’s warbler, yellow-breasted chat, western tanager, black-headed grosbeak, spotted towhee, California towhee, Belding’s savannah sparrow, song sparrow, red-winged blackbird, brown-headed cowbird, hooded oriole, house finch, lesser goldfinch, American goldfinch, house sparrow, scaly-breasted munia.

 

The next San Elijo monthly bird count will be Monday 11 June. 
R. Patton
San Diego, CA

 

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Date: 5/14/18 8:47 am
From: <lehman.paul...> <lehman.paul...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Stilt Sandpiper and Blackpoll Warbler
On Monday morning the 13th from 8 to 9 a.m. which is close to high tide there is a breeding plumage Stilt Sandpiper on the Salt Works pond at the end of 13th Street. The bird is way off to the right or east side of that pond exactly where the american golden-plovers were a year ago in latter May. It is hanging out with some Western sandpipers and two Dunlin. When it is feeding you can see it with your scope set at maximum power but when it goes to sleep with the peep it is impossible to pick out. Also the usual small flock of basic plumaged plovers and dowitchers and knots which includes several Red Knots in full breeding plumage. Most of these birds will be here only at and near high tide but it is possible the Stilt Sandpiper won't leave, but who knows. Certainly the lighting will get worse as the day goes on due to heat distortion. A reasonable number of landbird migrants in the TRV today and a getting late female Bufflehead on the main Dairy Mart pond.

Barbara Carlson reports that the male Blackpoll Warbler continues today at Santee Lakes at the usual spot before 7 a.m. Be aware that almost all the sightings of this bird the past several days have only been from early in the morning and that it has been missed later in the day by at least a number of long-staying birders.

Paul Lehman, San Diego


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Date: 5/14/18 7:05 am
From: Justyn Stahl <justyn.stahl...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Reminder: SDFO Meeting: Catherine Hamilton presents "Amur Falcons - Living on the Edge," 15 May 2018
*Tomorrow Night*


SDFO Event – May 15, 2018 at 6:00 pm is the next meeting of San Diego Field
Ornithologists.



Program: Catherine Hamilton will present “Amur Falcon: Living on the Edge
<http://www.sandiegofieldornithologists.org/?events=sdfo-meeting-tuesday-may-15-2018-at-600-pm>.
The Amur Falcon makes a spectacular flight during its migration each year
from Southern Africa to Siberia and back. Hundreds of thousands congregate
in India, providing a true spectacle of migration, believed to be the
largest concentration of falcons anywhere on Earth. Through the photos and
artwork of world-renowned artist Catherine Hamilton, we'll hear the story
of these kestrel-sized birds, the threat hunting poses to this species, and
the recent conservation efforts to save them. Come find out how a small
group of conservationists and the will of the local people to protect this
incredible “resource” has started to turn the tide in this story. Catherine
Hamilton was born in Altadena, California, with a pencil in hand. She began
birding at an early age with her father, developing a keen interest in both
natural history and art, and started her first ornithological notebook at
seven. Her talk will present her recent adventures in Nagaland, a far-flung
corner of India that has only recently been opened to western visitors.
There, in just the last few years, a conservation crisis and conservation
miracle seem to have unfolded. Come discover the world of the amazing Amur
Falcon.



Click here for Meeting Details and Map
<http://www.sandiegofieldornithologists.org/?page_id=61>.


Click here for SDFO membership instructions
<http://www.sandiegofieldornithologists.org/?page_id=43>. Please make sure
to include your current email address.



Justyn Stahl

San Diego Field Ornithologists <http://www.sandiegofieldornithologists.org/>

Vice President/Program Chair

 

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Date: 5/13/18 9:08 pm
From: Mark Stratton <zostropz...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] 2 Black Swifts at Mission Trails tonight.
For the 3rd time in the past few days, I went to the Calina Dorado Dr.
Entrance to Mission Trails to look for the Black Swifts. At about 6:40, 2
large black colored swifts appeared only 100 ft. from me and close to eye
level as they flew up over the top of the hill I was on, and then continued
west. The flight, much slower than Vaux's and White-thoated and the birds,
quite a bit larger than both. Not a speck of white seen on either bird and
the undersides looked almost black, much darker and again, much larger than
the Vaux's. The winges, looked long and thiner from front of the bend to
the back of it, and the tail, looked a bit longer to me.

Ok, the spot. If you go to the Calina Dorado Dr. trail head, you go the
few hundred feet til you get to the kiosk and the take the trail that goes
downhill to the right. you go a couple hundred feet and you see signs for
the Quarry trail loop, I went left and up the hill. You go about a 1/4
mile or so and it forks at the edge of hill, over looking a gorge or
whatever you call it below. This is where I camped out for 2 or 3 hours of
birding.

I will try to be here tomorrow but it will be a long day at work, but I do
plan on being here on Tues.

Mark Stratton
North Park

 

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Date: 5/13/18 5:18 pm
From: Roger Uzun <rogeruzun...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Scissor-tailed etc at Twin Trails Park
Went out to Twin Trails Neighborhood Park in Rancho Penasquitos this
morning to check on the Scissor-Tailed flycatcher that spends time there.
There are a lot of Western Kingbirds, Northern Mockingbirds, Black Phoebes,
Says Phoebes, and Western Bluebirds that seem to like hawking along the
fenceline there that separates the Schoolground Baseball field from the one
in the park. The bird seemed to spend most of its time in the Eucalyptus
west of the basketball field and another more bare tree near the fenceline,
as well as a lot of time on the fence itself and on the ground resting.

Also present are typical common birds such as European Starlings, Mourning
Doves, Eurasian-Collared Doves, House Sparrows and House Finches.

The Scissor tailed is pretty active there and spends a lot of time pretty
low to the ground so a good spot to take photos/video if you are so
inclined.

Some pics here -
https://www.flickr.com/photos/46506981@N03/albums/72157696152234244

-Roger Uzun
Poway CA
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Date: 5/13/18 4:38 pm
From: Justyn Stahl <justyn.stahl...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] News from the CBRC - Groove-billed Ani accepted
With regard to record 2017-135, the Groove-billed Ani (Encinitas, 19 Nov-1
Dec 2017) was endorsed by eight members of the California Bird Records
Committee, with one member rejecting due to questionable natural
occurrence, so the record is ACCEPTED as a first county record for San
Diego.

Thank you to those who submitted documentation.
https://www.californiabirds.org/

Justyn Stahl
San Clemente Island

 

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Date: 5/13/18 3:18 pm
From: Catherine Zinsky <Catherine.Zinsky...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Leucistic Canada Goose?
​Birded in the Cuyamaca Mountains today, Harvey Moore area, then the trail
to the lake from the Trout Pond parking area. Was impressed by the number
of Yellow Warblers, especially in the Willows. Also heard a Mountain Quail
across from Harvey Moore trail.
On trout pond trail had a Greater White-fronted Goose in the grassy area
between the willows and the lake, keeping company with two Canada Geese.
At the lake itself came across what I believe might be a leucistic (sp?)
Canada Goose. Am posting photos on my Flicker:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/122472313@N07/


​​

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Catherine


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Shorewind Spellbound's Dragon Rider ("Echo")

 

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Date: 5/13/18 11:18 am
From: John Bruin <johnrbruin...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Possible Black Swift at Flintkote area
On further review, looks like all of the Swifts seen at Flintkote road are
all White-throated Swifts. Most were very bright and this one looked
different and was very dark, in the field, but on the computer you can tell
that it is actually a White-throated Swift.

John Bruin
San Diego

On Sun, May 13, 2018 at 10:19 AM, Lisa Ruby <lruby1...> wrote:

> John Bruin, Ter Hurst and I saw a dark Swift in with some White-throated's
> within the last half hour along Flintkote. We have photos we have to look
> at on a computer screen. Looked to be too big to be Vaux's, and shape
> seemed more streamlined than Vaux's. This was a little ways west of the
> gate.
>
> Lisa Ruby
> Sabre Springs
>
>
>
> Sent from my Verizon 4G LTE smartphone
>
> --
> Lisa Ruby
> Sabre Springs
>
>
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Date: 5/13/18 10:19 am
From: Lisa Ruby <lruby1...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Possible Black Swift at Flintkote area


John Bruin, Ter Hurst and I saw a dark Swift in with some White-throated's within the last half hour along Flintkote. We have photos we have to look at on a computer screen. Looked to be too big to be Vaux's, and shape seemed more streamlined than Vaux's. This was a little ways west of the gate. 
Lisa RubySabre Springs 


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Date: 5/13/18 6:55 am
From: David Povey <dpovey...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Upcoming San Diego Pelagic trips.
Just a reminder that the two spring Buena Vista Audubon, and Grande pelagic
trips, May 20th. , and June 10th., go out of H & M Landing in San Diego Bay.

H & M is located just a few hundred feet to the right our old departure
location at Point Loma Sportfishing. Both landings share the same parking
lot.

Please plan on arriving at the landing at least 45 mins. before departure.

The Sunday May 20th. trip still has a limited number of spots available at
$135 the price and goes up Monday the 14th. by $10.

The Sunday June 10th. trip is at the $125 price and currently has a good
number of space available.

See details at www.sandiegopelagics.com . Make reservations at
htps://www.hmlanding.com. or call 619 222-1144

I hope you'll join us,

Dave Povey

Dulzura




 

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Date: 5/12/18 6:42 pm
From: Jennifer Hajj <hajj...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] 2019 San Diego BIrd Festival Call for Leaders
Hello friends,
We are just about ready to start scheduling our program for the 2019 San
Diego Bird Festival and are seeking leaders for our trips. We would love to
have you return if you have been with us before, and we'd love to talk with
you if you are new. There are openings for about 80 leaders in the
upcoming festival, so there are many chances for you to be involved.

Some of the trips we are hoping to include in our 2019 schedule:
3 Pelagic Trips
4 Big Days
3 Birding the Border Trips
1 Anza Borrego Trip
1 Salton Sea Trip
2 Hawk Alley Trips
2 North County Trips
Half day trips showcasing hotspots and interesting locations
...and we are willing to offer new trips if you have ideas that don't
overlap too much with the rest of the schedule.

Let us know if you are interested. Send an email to me and we'll talk more!
--
Jen Hajj
Coordinator
San Diego Bird Festival
Where Every Day is a Big Day
<hajj...>
(858)707-5880

 

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Date: 5/12/18 4:26 pm
From: Mark Stratton <zostropz...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Continuing Blackpoll Warbler, and Myrtle Warbler, 5/12
Good morning,

I arrive at Santee lakes around 6:45 to 7 this morning, 5/12. I
immediately drove to the little island by lake 4 and after about 15
minutes, heard a Warbler Song that I've never heard before. A few minutes
later, it flew to an oak and then into a Silky Oak, both right on the fence
line, and then further north and out of sight. Bummer, I didn't get a good
look at it. 10 minutes later, I heard the song again and got great looks
at both it and a Myrtle Warlber. Both were in the bare Tree that is
growing right with a Silkty Oak, the first tree's to the North of the walk
to the island. I do have good painful pics which I will add to my ebrid
later. Painful??? I have re-torn my right shoulder and cannot carry the
camera anymore but since I was close to my car, I was able to get some nice
pics of the Blackpoll, but couldn't quite get the Myrtle. Oh, by the way,
the Blackpoll was singing the whole time we had it in sight.

Mark Stratton
North Park

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Date: 5/11/18 10:55 am
From: Eric Kallen <eric...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Famosa Slough 5-11-18
The south end of the Slough had a few interesting birds this morning.
Pretty crummy morning, windy with a light intermittent drizzle.

Hooded Orioles - 6 - including a female attending to two fledglings.  
Lazuli Bunting
Wilson's Warbler
Townsend's Warbler
Warbling Vireo 2
White-crowned Sparrow - another dark-lored.

Eric Kallen

 

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Date: 5/11/18 10:02 am
From: dan jehl <jehlyfish...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Blackpoll Warbler reseen at 0940 on Friday 05112018
The male Blackpoll Warbler was seen briefly in the small live oak (the one with the oak galls) across from pick nick area N at lake 4 of the Santee Lakes. It then flew across the road into the Silk Oaks and has not been refound as of 1000.

Dan Jehl
San Diego

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Date: 5/11/18 8:54 am
From: Caron Andregg <caron...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Mystery Warbler - Nashville, VIrginia's, or other? Please advise.
Myriad Lazuli Bunting and Western Tanagers were hanging on at Marston Canyon Wednesday. Alison Davies and I had one warbler we couldn't identify. See the first two images at https://www.flickr.com/photos/78690481@N07/. (You'll have to zoom in.)
Is this just the world's rattiest-looking Nashville, or something more interesting (like a Virginia's)? Opinions/guesses/enlightenment appreciated.

Caron Andregg
Hillcrest

 

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Date: 5/11/18 8:00 am
From: Robert Patton <rpatton...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] next san elijo monthly bird count monday 14 may
The next San Elijo monthly bird count will be Monday 14 May.  Counts are conducted by volunteers on the second Monday of each month, rain or shine.  Please spread the word or join us if you can (no RSVP required).  Meet at 7:30 am at the north end of Rios Ave in Solana Beach (north from Lomas Santa Fe Dr, west of I-5) to divide into groups to cover different subareas.  A compilation generally follows around noon at the nature center on Manchester Ave (bring your own lunch).

Thanks!
R. Patton
San Diego, CA

 

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Date: 5/10/18 7:42 pm
From: Jim Determan <j.determan...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Rose-breasted Grosbeak at San Elijo Lagoon
orry for the late report, but I saw a male Rose-breasted Grosbeak near the
trailhead of the La Orilla Trail at San Elijo Lagoon on Saturday morning
(5/6/18). It was in the wooded portion of the trail covering the first
quarter mile or so, between the bench on the side of the trail and the
wooden foot bridge.

As I recall one was reported there a couple of years ago, so perhaps the
same one has returned. I wanted to report it in case Robert Patton wants to
try to refind it for the San Elijo monthly bird count on Monday.

Jim

P.S. I have had 3 or more Swainson's Thrushes in my yard over the past week
or two. They come every year and eat the fruit of my Carrotwood Trees. I
hear their "whit" calls and marvelous spiraling song every morning.

 

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Date: 5/10/18 6:08 pm
From: Eric Kallen <eric...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Flintkote Canyon 5-10-18
Tuck Russell & I birded Flintkote this morning from about 7:30 to 9:15.  It was less birdy than recently reported.  Best birds were a dark-lored White-crowned Sparrow together with a Golden-crowned Sparrow in the yard with the citrus trees adjacent to the ranger's residence.

Low numbers of Wilson's Warblers, one each Lazuli Bunting and Hooded Oriole and several Black-headed Grosbeaks.  Chats were singing.

pics of the sparrows:  egk.smugmug.com/photography

Eric Kallen
San Diego

 

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Date: 5/10/18 2:35 pm
From: Jim Roberts GMAIL <jroberts32281947...>
Subject: FW: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Blackpoll Warbler at Santee Lakes
This morning (5/10/18) at 10AM, the adult male BLACKPOLL WARBLER appeared briefly in a

Silk Oak, east side of park, Lake 4, Santee Lakes (same location as before).



Jim Roberts

University City



From: <SanDiegoRegionBirding...> <SanDiegoRegionBirding...> On Behalf Of Eric Kallen
Sent: Tuesday, May 8, 2018 12:15 PM
To: <SanDiegoRegionBirding...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Blackpoll Warbler at Santee Lakes

The adult male Blackpoll Warbler found by Eitan (5-7-18) continues at Santee Lakes. First heard and later seen in the Silk Oaks along the east side of the park, just north of the island/bridge at Lake 4. The warbler spent its time foraging in the silk oak and across the driveway in a Coast Live Oak.

It was reasonably bird this morning. Pretty much the same selection of common western migrants that we've been seeing recently. Lots of Townsend's Warblers especially.

pics at: egk.smugmug.com/photography

Eric Kallen




 

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Date: 5/9/18 6:23 pm
From: terry hurst via Groups.Io <thurstycat61=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Male BLACKPOLL WARBLER (Santee Lakes / May 7, 2018)
I think it was reported on eBird this morning (May9) but I haven’t seen the bird yet. But with my record of finding rare birds that doesn’t mean anything.
A lot of Warblers but not the target bird.

If I find it I will post it.

Terry Hurst
Santee
> On May 9, 2018, at 5:54 PM, Jim Roberts GMAIL <jroberts32281947...> wrote:
>
> Did anyone try for the Blackpoll Warbler today (5/9/18)?
> Would like to chase tomorrow if still there.
>
> Jim Roberts
> University City
>
> From: <SanDiegoRegionBirding...> <SanDiegoRegionBirding...> On Behalf Of Eitan Altman
> Sent: Monday, May 7, 2018 8:48 PM
> To: <SanDiegoRegionBirding...>
> Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Male BLACKPOLL WARBLER (Santee Lakes / May 7, 2018)
>
> Took a late afternoon lap around Santee Lakes today (Mon, May 7, 2018).
>
> The big highlight was a shocker adult male BLACKPOLL WARBLER which surprised at point black range along the east edge of Lake 4 (near the middle of the lake by the small bridge/dock) while I was perusing the multiple blooming silk oaks for migrants. It spent most of its time low in the small live oaks by the fence line but also hopped up into the silk oaks.
>
> This is my first ever sighting of an adult male, having only seen dull female types in fall previously. Initially I almost passed it off as a Black-throated Gray as the bird was partially obscured but I was struck by the super short tail, then it emerged into full view and I realized what I had!
>
> EBird checklist with a low res docushot I was able to snap with my phone when it hopped onto the fence about 5ft away from me:
> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45436576
>
> Eitan Altman
> San Carlos
>

 

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Date: 5/9/18 6:21 pm
From: Roger Uzun <rogeruzun...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Jacumba Wilderness area and Agua Caliente
Went out to the trails just east of the airport in Jacumba to look for
lizards but encountered a few birds as well. There are a number of Cactus
Wren in the area, as well as Verdin and Black-Throated Sparrows. Not
anything else I saw there bird-wise.

Headed to Agua Caliente camping area and it was a lot more birdy. Several
Western Tanagers, and some female tanagers I think might have been
Summers. Verdin and Black Throated sparrows there as well, along with
Phainopepla. There were White-Winged and Eurasian collared doves around
the campsites. A ton of Desert Bighorn Sheep had invaded the common areas
for shade and water I believe. They allowed a really close approach. I
did not reach Agua Caliente until about noon and it was 105F so perhaps an
early morning trip would yield more birds.

As I was leaving I saw all 3 types of orioles in my yard, the 2 Scott's
Orioles are still present here daily in Poway near Iron Mountain.

Orioles video here - https://vimeo.com/268690968

Photos from the desert here -
https://www.flickr.com/photos/46506981@N03/albums/72157694903674121

 

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Date: 5/9/18 5:54 pm
From: Jim Roberts GMAIL <jroberts32281947...>
Subject: FW: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Male BLACKPOLL WARBLER (Santee Lakes / May 7, 2018)
Did anyone try for the Blackpoll Warbler today (5/9/18)?

Would like to chase tomorrow if still there.



Jim Roberts

University City



From: <SanDiegoRegionBirding...> <SanDiegoRegionBirding...> On Behalf Of Eitan Altman
Sent: Monday, May 7, 2018 8:48 PM
To: <SanDiegoRegionBirding...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Male BLACKPOLL WARBLER (Santee Lakes / May 7, 2018)



Took a late afternoon lap around Santee Lakes today (Mon, May 7, 2018).



The big highlight was a shocker adult male BLACKPOLL WARBLER which surprised at point black range along the east edge of Lake 4 (near the middle of the lake by the small bridge/dock) while I was perusing the multiple blooming silk oaks for migrants. It spent most of its time low in the small live oaks by the fence line but also hopped up into the silk oaks.



This is my first ever sighting of an adult male, having only seen dull female types in fall previously. Initially I almost passed it off as a Black-throated Gray as the bird was partially obscured but I was struck by the super short tail, then it emerged into full view and I realized what I had!



EBird checklist with a low res docushot I was able to snap with my phone when it hopped onto the fence about 5ft away from me:

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45436576



Eitan Altman

San Carlos




 

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Date: 5/9/18 4:51 pm
From: Gary Grantham <ggrantham...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Scripps Ranch Green-tailed Towhee
There was a Green-tailed Towhee in our yard this afternoon (5/9/18) in South Scripps Ranch.  In the 35 years we have lived here this is only the third one I have seen in the yard.  The two other sightings were both in the month of September in 2002 and 2013.

Gary Grantham
Scripps Ranch

 

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Date: 5/9/18 12:19 pm
From: Marc Arndt <marc.arndt...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Juvenile Reddish Egret
This morning while fishing Grande Caribe Park, I saw what I believe was a juvenile Reddish Egret. It was mottled buffy colors, and running around the shallows erratically, foraging..I'd never seen a juvenile before, so I could be mistaken, the photos and behaviors I saw when I researched were spot on.

Marc Arndt
Golden Hill, SD

 

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Date: 5/9/18 11:54 am
From: Caron Andregg <caron...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Red-lored Amazon
Eric, et al:

We;ve had Red-lored Amazons flying around Hillcrest for many years. I saw some in a giant mixed flock as far back as 2013 (when I first moved up here). He may well be one of an established group rather than an escapee.

Caron Andregg
Hillcrest

 

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Date: 5/8/18 4:08 pm
From: Susan Smith via Groups.Io <seiurus=<aol.com...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Flinkote Canyon, Torrey Pines Park, birds 8 May 2018

I birded Flintkote trail in Sorrento Valley between 9 30 and 11 30 today and had a Mac Gillivray's Warbler (palish female type with partial hood with white throat) at the metal gate just beyond the caretaker house, and a Calliope Hummer (also female) a little further on along the dirt path at about the spot where there is an orange pole in the middle of the path. The Calliope is probably the same one found by Kathy Aldern a few weeks back. Here is the link to the eBird list:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/email?subID=S45457773



Susan Smith
Seiurus Biological Consulting
Del Mar, CA




 

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Date: 5/8/18 1:49 pm
From: Stan Walens <stan.walens...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Band-tailed pigeon, University City
A band-tailed pigeon spent the afternoon in my yard in University City today.

Stan Walens, San Diego
May 7, 2018; 8:00 pm
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Date: 5/8/18 12:15 pm
From: Eric Kallen <eric...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Blackpoll Warbler at Santee Lakes
The adult male *Blackpoll Warbler* found by Eitan (5-7-18) continues at Santee Lakes.  First heard and later seen in the Silk Oaks along the east side of the park, just north of the island/bridge at Lake 4. The warbler spent its time foraging in the silk oak and across the driveway in a Coast Live Oak.

It was reasonably bird this morning.  Pretty much the same selection of common western migrants that we've been seeing recently. Lots of Townsend's Warblers especially.  

pics at:  egk.smugmug.com/photography

Eric Kallen

 

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Date: 5/8/18 11:16 am
From: Brennan Mulrooney <Frozentoze...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Blackpoll Warbler continues at Santee Lakes
The male Blackpoll Warbler found yesterday by Eitan Altman continued this morning on the east side of Lake 4. It was visiting trees on either side of the entry road, just north of the island.

Brennan Mulrooney
Santee, CA

 

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Date: 5/8/18 5:56 am
From: Guy McCaskie <guymcc...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] FW: [CALBIRDS] CBRC review and request for documentation
San Diego birders,



If you saw any of these listed birds and have photos or written descriptions
of them, please send that to Thomas A. Benson, Secretary, CBRC at Thomas
Benson <tbenson...> <mailto:<tbenson...> .



Thank you,



Guy McCaskie



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Subject: [CALBIRDS] CBRC review and request for documentation



California birders,

The California Bird Records Committee (CBRC) will begin reviewing the
following records in early June. If you have any documentation to submit for
these records, please do so as soon as possible. Feel free to forward this
request to local listservs as appropriate. Thank you.

Thomas A. Benson

Secretary, California Bird Records Committee



Broad-billed Hummingbird 2017-166 15 Dec 2017
Bay Park SD (single
observer, documentation complete)

Broad-billed Hummingbird 2017-172 16 Dec 2017-6 Mar
2018 Goleta SBA
(documentation from 5 observers, add'l doc. requested)

Broad-billed Hummingbird 2018-025 27 Feb 2018
Mission Valley SD (single
observer, documentation complete)

Broad-billed Hummingbird 2018-028 9-19 Mar 2018
San Francisco SF
(documentation from 6 observers, add'l doc. requested)

Tricolored Heron 2017-111 13 Oct
2017-17 Apr 2018 San Diego R. & Famosa Slough SD
(documentation from 8 observers, add'l doc. requested)

Tricolored Heron 2017-136 1 Oct
2017-28 Apr 2018 San Diego Bay SD
(documentation from 3 observers, add'l doc. requested)

Greater Pewee 2017-114 12-29
Oct 2017 Pacific Palisades LA
(documentation from 5 observers, add'l doc. requested)

Greater Pewee 2017-151 5 Dec
2017-16 Apr 2018 Balboa Park SD
(documentation from 7 observers, add'l doc. requested)

Dusky-capped Flycatcher 2017-145 29 Nov-1 Dec 2017
Crab Park HUM (documentation
from 3 observers, add'l doc. requested)

Dusky-capped Flycatcher 2017-146 1 Dec 2017-3 Apr
2018 Ladera Park LA
(documentation from 1 observer, add'l doc. requested)

Dusky-capped Flycatcher 2017-157 15 Dec 2017-12
Jan 2018 Berry Park SD
(documentation from 3 observers, add'l doc. requested)

Dusky-capped Flycatcher 2017-163 16 Dec 2017-12
Jan 2018 CSU Channel Islands VEN
(documentation from 1 observer, add'l doc. requested)

Dusky-capped Flycatcher 2017-164 16 Dec 2017-16
Mar 2018 Runnymede Rec. Center LA
(documentation from 1 observer, add'l doc. requested)

Thick-billed Kingbird 2017-120 23 Oct
2017-8 Apr 2018 Poggi Canyon SD
(documentation from 3 observers, add'l doc. requested)

Curve-billed Thrasher 2017-137 22-24 Nov
2017 Senator Wash Reservoir IMP
(single observer, documentation complete)

White Wagtail 2017-167 21
Dec 2017-30 Jan 2018 Prado Reg. Park SBE
(documentation from 5 observers, add'l doc. requested)

Common Redpoll 2018-005 8-13 Jan
2018 Aspendell INY
(documentation from 7 observers, add'l doc. requested)

Rusty Blackbird 2017-153 10
Dec 2017-8 Apr 2018 Almansor Park LA
(documentation from 4 observers, add'l doc. requested)

Rusty Blackbird 2017-161 17
Dec 2017-20 Jan 2018 Trancas Canyon LA
(documentation from 1 observer, add'l doc. requested)

Rusty Blackbird 2017-162 17-19
Dec 2017 Mammoth MNO
(documentation from 2 observers, add'l doc. requested)

Rusty Blackbird 2018-006 10
Jan 2018 Bette Davis Picnic Area LA
(single observer, documentation complete)

Rusty Blackbird 2018-007 13
Jan-18 Feb 2018 Moonglow Dairy MTY
(documentation from 3 observers, add'l doc. requested)

Rusty Blackbird 2018-020 8
Feb-8 Apr 2018 Waller Park SBA
(documentation from 7 observers, add'l doc. requested)

Worm-eating Warbler 2018-003 6 Jan-17 Feb
2018 Reichmuth Park SAC
(documentation from 6 observers, add'l doc. requested)

Cape May Warbler 2018-017 3 Feb 2018
Blythe RIV (single
observer, documentation complete)

Grace's Warbler 2018-019 5 Feb-1
Apr 2018 Del Mar SD
(documentation from 6 observers, add'l doc. requested)

Grace's Warbler 2018-030 7-8 Apr
2018 Claremont LA
(documentation from 2 observers, add'l doc. requested)



What kind of documentation should one submit to the CBRC? Following are some
guidelines for submitting media and written descriptions that will be useful
for helping the CBRC evaluate records and archive documentation.
Documentation may be submitted directly to the secretary via email (
<mailto:<secretary...> <secretary...>) , or
by using the online submission form (
<http://www.californiabirds.org/report_sighting.html>
http://www.californiabirds.org/report_sighting.html).



Media: This includes photos, audio recordings, and video. Photographs are
usually the most useful documentation for evaluating records. If you have
reasonably good (=identifiable) photos, please submit them. If possible,
please crop the photos before submission so that the bird fills most of the
frame. Also, please send originals whenever possible, and not screenshots or
back-of-camera photos. How many photos should you submit? That really
depends on the record. If it is a long-staying rarity that is easily
identifiable and seen by dozens of people, then a few photos (1-3 per
person) are sufficient. If it is a mega-rarity that is difficult to identify
and only seen by a one or few people, then send as many photos as possible
that show the bird at different angles, postures, lighting, etc. Sometimes
it is also useful to submit audio and/or video recordings of the bird, as
some birds are more easily identified by their vocalizations. If relatively
short, most audio recordings are small enough to be submitted via email;
please submit those along with a brief note indicating the date and location
of the recording. Large audio files and video files can be submitted by
using a file sharing service; please contact the secretary if you need to
submit a file that is too large for email.



Written descriptions: Some written details should always be provided - even
the best photos should be accompanied by the name of the observer, the date,
and the location, at a minimum. Sometimes a photo can't be obtained or
vocalizations can't be recorded. In some cases, behaviors might be noted in
the field that aren't preserved well by photos. In these cases, it is
helpful to submit a written description of the bird. Ideally, this
description should be written as soon after observing the bird as possible;
it is often helpful to make written notes in the field, or even dictate
notes into the voice recorder on your smartphone while observing the bird,
from which you can later generate a written description. The most important
aspect of a written description is that you report only what you observed,
and not a general description of the bird from a field guide. At a minimum,
your description should include the date and location of the observation,
and a description of the bird (size and structure, plumage, vocalizations,
behavior). A brief discussion of how the bird was identified, and how
similar species were eliminated is also helpful. Other useful information
you might report includes optics used, distance from bird, lighting or
weather conditions, length of time viewed, and other observers present.



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Date: 5/7/18 8:48 pm
From: Eitan Altman <eitanaltman...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Male BLACKPOLL WARBLER (Santee Lakes / May 7, 2018)
Took a late afternoon lap around Santee Lakes today (Mon, May 7, 2018).

The big highlight was a shocker adult male BLACKPOLL WARBLER which surprised at point black range along the east edge of Lake 4 (near the middle of the lake by the small bridge/dock) while I was perusing the multiple blooming silk oaks for migrants. It spent most of its time low in the small live oaks by the fence line but also hopped up into the silk oaks.

This is my first ever sighting of an adult male, having only seen dull female types in fall previously. Initially I almost passed it off as a Black-throated Gray as the bird was partially obscured but I was struck by the super short tail, then it emerged into full view and I realized what I had!

EBird checklist with a low res docushot I was able to snap with my phone when it hopped onto the fence about 5ft away from me:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45436576

Eitan Altman
San Carlos
 

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Date: 5/7/18 8:22 pm
From: Anthony Fife via Groups.Io <imtooflytofly=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Orioles
Photos:

( https://flic.kr/p/26SnoAN ) https://flic.kr/p/26SnoAN

 

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Date: 5/7/18 7:03 pm
From: Brennan Mulrooney <Frozentoze...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Unusual kestral nesting site?
Paula,
I first noticed kestrels nesting in these marker balls about 8 years ago, but this nesting behavior is noted in the Bird Atlas so it had been going on for quite some time previous to that.

I’m very curious to know about the success rate of breeding attempts in these marker balls. They must get really hot, they swing around in the wind, and they are usually 200’ or so in the air so that first flight better go well! At least snakes aren’t going to be a concern.

Brennan Mulrooney
Santee, CA
On May 7, 2018, at 4:54 PM, Paula Theobald <paulatheo...><mailto:<paulatheo...>> wrote:


As I drove to Buddy Todd Park this morning, I was stuck in slow moving traffic on westbound 76 near where electrical lines stretch over all lanes. There are large balls on the lines because of the airport. I saw a kestral go into the orange ball over my head. Starlings nest in traffic poles over roads sometime but has anyone heard of a nesting site like this? I guess cavity nesters are having problems finding good sites.

Buddy Todd still had some migrants and a red-breasted nuthatch that I thought would be gone by now. The only new migrant was a western wood peewee near the tennis courts.

Paula Theobald
Oceanside


It’s a magical world, Hobbes, ol’ buddy…Let’s go exploring!

 

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Date: 5/7/18 6:01 pm
From: Anthony Fife via Groups.Io <imtooflytofly=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Orioles
just had what looked like a juveile orchard oriole fighting over my water with a hooded, darker back and smaller black spot on throat is what caught my attention. Fallowed the bird with the bins and caught a groupd of about eight orioles in a euc. One looks like a adult male baltimore...might be a orchard...but both are lifers for me so I need confirmation.

If your in the area, I’m looking at it now.

05/07/18 @6 pm
La Mesa, Ca near Grossmont High School

Anthony TooFly Fife
(619)549-8508

 

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Date: 5/7/18 4:54 pm
From: Justyn Stahl <justyn.stahl...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Green Jay, best spot for Western Tanagers
Sue et al.,

I copy the email I wrote regarding the American Flamingo below and
treatment by eBird reviewers of presumed escapees, and it's the same
situation for the Green Jay.

--
All records submitted to eBird remain in the eBird database unless removed
by the observer. Reviewers can only effectively hide them from public
output, we do not removed anything, much in the same way that rarities
without sufficient documentation are hidden (they still count on that
observers list, should they stay the course, but the reviewers don't feel
the evidence justifies the claim). Non-natives, whether established or not,
remain in the eBird database, they just don't all show up in public output.
There is a specific list of species that eBird HQ requests regional
reviewers follow for invalidating (hiding) or validating (allowing to
appear on maps and bar charts).

The list of species we eBird reviewers accept is available here:
http://help.ebird.org/customer/portal/articles/
1822748-ebird-review-standards
towards the bottom, click "Filter_taxa_recommendations_19Jan2016_CA.xlsx"

Things like Pin-tailed Whydah and Red-masked Parakeet, which may be
established/establishing at locals levels, but don't yet fit the criteria
for inclusion on the California state list, are validated in eBird.
One-off, obvious escapees, regardless of how long they stick around, like,
well, any flamingo in California, Burrowing Parakeet, or Gray-crowned
Crane, are invalidated [or in this case Green Jay]. Somewhere in the middle
of that spectrum are things like Mandarin Duck and European Goldfinch which
probably aren't close to establishment, but show up with enough frequency
that they are worth keeping more public tabs on, and are therefore
validated.

Of course, as more birders are introduced to birding and listing through
eBird, what is acceptable in eBird and what people choose to enter in eBird
vs. what is actually on the official state list for California or the ABA
Area, leads to apples-to-orange Top 100 listing games (some will enter the
[Green Jay] in San Diego into eBird and some won't). However, I'm told this
is on a long list of improvements that eBird is working on to make it more
apples-to-apples for the Top 100.

Justyn Stahl
North Park/San Clemente Island

On Mon, May 7, 2018 at 4:45 PM, Susan Smith via Groups.Io <
seiurus=<aol.com...> wrote:

> The first report of the Green Jay in Tijuana River Valley this year was on
> April 14, seen along the trail that leads west from the Stick Pond (south)
> along Dairy Mart Road. The finder or finders were Steve Munoz (photo),
> with Blake Johnson and Greta Schmidt and someone else, whose name I
> missed.
>
> Which brings to mind a question as to why I couldnt refind this sighting
> when I searched eBird today to try to find the record and it was not
> there. Are birds presumed escapees not in the searchable data base, and
> if so, why? (there is always the possibility I did not search correctly,
> but I could not find it either in the site location or county search
> modes.)
>
> Susan Smith
> Seiurus Biological Consulting
> Del Mar, CA
>
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Roger Uzun <rogeruzun...>
> Cc: Birds San Diego SDBirds <sandiegoregionbirding...>
> Sent: Mon, May 7, 2018 3:04 pm
> Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Green Jay, best spot for Western
> Tanagers
>
> I don't care if it's countable or not. I just want to see one and get
> some photos if possible.
>
> On Mon, May 7, 2018 at 3:02 PM, Justyn Stahl <justyn.stahl...>
> wrote:
>
> The San Diego Bird Atlas, for Green Jay, says:
>
> "Yet another Mexican corvid seen occasionally as an escapee in San Diego
> County is the Green Jay. For example, one was in La Mesa (R12) 21 January
> 2002 (J. Spain)."
>
> Looks like one was also seen 1 Aug 2009 along the Bayshore Bikepath near
> 7th St in Imperial Beach.
>
> As an obvious escapee, any eBird records of this species will be
> invalidated. Anyone interested in seeing this bird may want to go to the
> Rio Grande Valley (or further south), instead of the Tijuana River Valley.
>
> Justyn Stahl
> North Park/San Clemente Island
>
> On Mon, May 7, 2018 at 2:42 PM, Roger Uzun <rogeruzun...> wrote:
>
> Has anyone else seen a Green Jay near the Bird & Butterfly garden (beyond
> the first report from last weekend)? I recall one was there about 5-10
> years ago but I never saw it, and I've never seen one before.
>
> Also with the numbers of Western Tanagers around this year can someone
> suggest a spot where they might be fairly low in trees. I want to try and
> get some good photos/videos with my new camera if I can, and as I recall in
> Villa La Jolla the trees are pretty tall.
>
> Perhaps Jacumba? Years ago there was a Mulberry tree that was pretty
> short that used to hold several at a time.
>
> If anyone has any additional info on the Green Jay, or where I could best
> get closeups of Westerns please let me know.
>
> -Roger Uzun
> Poway CA
> <rogeruzun...>
>
>
>
>
> --
> Susan Smith
> Seiurus Biological Consulting
> Del Mar, CA
>
>
>

 

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Date: 5/7/18 4:54 pm
From: Paula Theobald <paulatheo...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Unusual kestral nesting site?

As I drove to Buddy Todd Park this morning, I was stuck in slow moving traffic on westbound 76 near where electrical lines stretch over all lanes. There are large balls on the lines because of the airport. I saw a kestral go into the orange ball over my head. Starlings nest in traffic poles over roads sometime but has anyone heard of a nesting site like this? I guess cavity nesters are having problems finding good sites.

Buddy Todd still had some migrants and a red-breasted nuthatch that I thought would be gone by now. The only new migrant was a western wood peewee near the tennis courts.

Paula Theobald
Oceanside


It’s a magical world, Hobbes, ol’ buddy…Let’s go exploring!
 

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Date: 5/7/18 4:45 pm
From: Susan Smith via Groups.Io <seiurus=<aol.com...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Green Jay, best spot for Western Tanagers
The first report of the Green Jay in Tijuana River Valley this year was on April 14, seen along the trail that leads west from the Stick Pond (south) along Dairy Mart Road. The finder or finders were Steve Munoz (photo), with Blake Johnson and Greta Schmidt and someone else, whose name I missed.


Which brings to mind a question as to why I couldnt refind this sighting when I searched eBird today to try to find the record and it was not there. Are birds presumed escapees not in the searchable data base, and if so, why? (there is always the possibility I did not search correctly, but I could not find it either in the site location or county search modes.)


Susan Smith
Seiurus Biological Consulting
Del Mar, CA






-----Original Message-----
From: Roger Uzun <rogeruzun...>
Cc: Birds San Diego SDBirds <sandiegoregionbirding...>
Sent: Mon, May 7, 2018 3:04 pm
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Green Jay, best spot for Western Tanagers



I don't care if it's countable or not. I just want to see one and get some photos if possible.


On Mon, May 7, 2018 at 3:02 PM, Justyn Stahl <justyn.stahl...> wrote:

The San Diego Bird Atlas, for Green Jay, says:


"Yet another Mexican corvid seen occasionally as an escapee in San Diego County is the Green Jay. For example, one was in La Mesa (R12) 21 January 2002 (J. Spain)."


Looks like one was also seen 1 Aug 2009 along the Bayshore Bikepath near 7th St in Imperial Beach.


As an obvious escapee, any eBird records of this species will be invalidated. Anyone interested in seeing this bird may want to go to the Rio Grande Valley (or further south), instead of the Tijuana River Valley.


Justyn Stahl
North Park/San Clemente Island




On Mon, May 7, 2018 at 2:42 PM, Roger Uzun <rogeruzun...> wrote:



Has anyone else seen a Green Jay near the Bird & Butterfly garden (beyond the first report from last weekend)? I recall one was there about 5-10 years ago but I never saw it, and I've never seen one before.


Also with the numbers of Western Tanagers around this year can someone suggest a spot where they might be fairly low in trees. I want to try and get some good photos/videos with my new camera if I can, and as I recall in Villa La Jolla the trees are pretty tall.


Perhaps Jacumba? Years ago there was a Mulberry tree that was pretty short that used to hold several at a time.


If anyone has any additional info on the Green Jay, or where I could best get closeups of Westerns please let me know.


-Roger Uzun
Poway CA
<rogeruzun...>















 

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Date: 5/7/18 3:04 pm
From: Roger Uzun <rogeruzun...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Green Jay, best spot for Western Tanagers
I don't care if it's countable or not. I just want to see one and get some
photos if possible.

On Mon, May 7, 2018 at 3:02 PM, Justyn Stahl <justyn.stahl...> wrote:

> The San Diego Bird Atlas, for Green Jay, says:
>
> "Yet another Mexican corvid seen occasionally as an escapee in San Diego
> County is the Green Jay. For example, one was in La Mesa (R12) 21 January
> 2002 (J. Spain)."
>
> Looks like one was also seen 1 Aug 2009 along the Bayshore Bikepath near
> 7th St in Imperial Beach.
>
> As an obvious escapee, any eBird records of this species will be
> invalidated. Anyone interested in seeing this bird may want to go to the
> Rio Grande Valley (or further south), instead of the Tijuana River Valley.
>
> Justyn Stahl
> North Park/San Clemente Island
>
> On Mon, May 7, 2018 at 2:42 PM, Roger Uzun <rogeruzun...> wrote:
>
>> Has anyone else seen a Green Jay near the Bird & Butterfly garden (beyond
>> the first report from last weekend)? I recall one was there about 5-10
>> years ago but I never saw it, and I've never seen one before.
>>
>> Also with the numbers of Western Tanagers around this year can someone
>> suggest a spot where they might be fairly low in trees. I want to try and
>> get some good photos/videos with my new camera if I can, and as I recall in
>> Villa La Jolla the trees are pretty tall.
>>
>> Perhaps Jacumba? Years ago there was a Mulberry tree that was pretty
>> short that used to hold several at a time.
>>
>> If anyone has any additional info on the Green Jay, or where I could best
>> get closeups of Westerns please let me know.
>>
>> -Roger Uzun
>> Poway CA
>> <rogeruzun...>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>

 

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Date: 5/7/18 3:03 pm
From: Justyn Stahl <justyn.stahl...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Green Jay, best spot for Western Tanagers
The San Diego Bird Atlas, for Green Jay, says:

"Yet another Mexican corvid seen occasionally as an escapee in San Diego
County is the Green Jay. For example, one was in La Mesa (R12) 21 January
2002 (J. Spain)."

Looks like one was also seen 1 Aug 2009 along the Bayshore Bikepath near
7th St in Imperial Beach.

As an obvious escapee, any eBird records of this species will be
invalidated. Anyone interested in seeing this bird may want to go to the
Rio Grande Valley (or further south), instead of the Tijuana River Valley.

Justyn Stahl
North Park/San Clemente Island

On Mon, May 7, 2018 at 2:42 PM, Roger Uzun <rogeruzun...> wrote:

> Has anyone else seen a Green Jay near the Bird & Butterfly garden (beyond
> the first report from last weekend)? I recall one was there about 5-10
> years ago but I never saw it, and I've never seen one before.
>
> Also with the numbers of Western Tanagers around this year can someone
> suggest a spot where they might be fairly low in trees. I want to try and
> get some good photos/videos with my new camera if I can, and as I recall in
> Villa La Jolla the trees are pretty tall.
>
> Perhaps Jacumba? Years ago there was a Mulberry tree that was pretty
> short that used to hold several at a time.
>
> If anyone has any additional info on the Green Jay, or where I could best
> get closeups of Westerns please let me know.
>
> -Roger Uzun
> Poway CA
> <rogeruzun...>
>
>
>
>

 

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Date: 5/7/18 2:42 pm
From: Roger Uzun <rogeruzun...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Green Jay, best spot for Western Tanagers
Has anyone else seen a Green Jay near the Bird & Butterfly garden (beyond
the first report from last weekend)? I recall one was there about 5-10
years ago but I never saw it, and I've never seen one before.

Also with the numbers of Western Tanagers around this year can someone
suggest a spot where they might be fairly low in trees. I want to try and
get some good photos/videos with my new camera if I can, and as I recall in
Villa La Jolla the trees are pretty tall.

Perhaps Jacumba? Years ago there was a Mulberry tree that was pretty short
that used to hold several at a time.

If anyone has any additional info on the Green Jay, or where I could best
get closeups of Westerns please let me know.

-Roger Uzun
Poway CA
<rogeruzun...>

 

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Date: 5/7/18 12:56 pm
From: Justyn Stahl <justyn.stahl...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] SDFO Meeting: Catherine Hamilton presents "Amur Falcons - Living on the Edge," 15 May 2018
SDFO Event – May 15, 2018 at 6:00 pm is the next meeting of San Diego Field
Ornithologists.



Program: Catherine Hamilton will present “Amur Falcon: Living on the Edge
<http://www.sandiegofieldornithologists.org/?events=sdfo-meeting-tuesday-may-15-2018-at-600-pm>.
The Amur Falcon makes a spectacular flight during its migration each year
from Southern Africa to Siberia and back. Hundreds of thousands congregate
in India, providing a true spectacle of migration, believed to be the
largest concentration of falcons anywhere on Earth. Through the photos and
artwork of world-renowned artist Catherine Hamilton, we'll hear the story
of these kestrel-sized birds, the threat hunting poses to this species, and
the recent conservation efforts to save them. Come find out how a small
group of conservationists and the will of the local people to protect this
incredible “resource” has started to turn the tide in this story. Catherine
Hamilton was born in Altadena, California, with a pencil in hand. She began
birding at an early age with her father, developing a keen interest in both
natural history and art, and started her first ornithological notebook at
seven. Her talk will present her recent adventures in Nagaland, a far-flung
corner of India that has only recently been opened to western visitors.
There, in just the last few years, a conservation crisis and conservation
miracle seem to have unfolded. Come discover the world of the amazing Amur
Falcon.



Click here for Meeting Details and Map
<http://www.sandiegofieldornithologists.org/?page_id=61>.


Click here for SDFO membership instructions
<http://www.sandiegofieldornithologists.org/?page_id=43>. Please make sure
to include your current email address.



Justyn Stahl

San Diego Field Ornithologists <http://www.sandiegofieldornithologists.org/>

Vice President/Program Chair

 

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Date: 5/7/18 9:44 am
From: Eric Kallen <eric...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Red-lored Amazon
Parrot, Amazon, Conure, Parakeet. Es macht nicht.
On May 7, 2018, at 9:43 AM, Geoffrey Rogers <rogersgl1952...><mailto:<rogersgl1952...>> wrote:



From: Geoffrey Rogers [mailto:<rogersgl1952...>]
Sent: Monday, May 07, 2018 9:43 AM
To: 'Eric Kallen'
Subject: RE: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Red-lored Amazon

Red-lored Parrot (Amazona autumnalis), Nat Geo 7th edition, page 333 (head only). Sibley 2014, page 335 (upper half only).

Geoffrey Rogers
San Diego, CA



From: <SanDiegoRegionBirding...><mailto:<SanDiegoRegionBirding...> [mailto:<SanDiegoRegionBirding...>] On Behalf Of Eric Kallen
Sent: Monday, May 07, 2018 8:57 AM
To: <SanDiegoRegionBirding...><mailto:<SanDiegoRegionBirding...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Red-lored Amazon

This morning I did a brief tour of East Marston Canyon and found an (escaped) Amazon parrot that was not one of our usual red-crowned or lilac-crowned. I found an illustration/account of the bird in Forshaw: Parrots of the World - a Red-lored Amazon.

The bird is also illustrated on pg 262 of the big Sibley Guide (2000).

A pair of pics posted at:
egk.smugmug.com/photography<http://egk.smugmug.com/photography>

I was there early and the there were lots of western tanagers, a few hooded orioles, and a small number of warblers - nothing particularly interesting.
The city is doing work on Cypress Way, so park of Richmond.

Eric Kallen

 

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Date: 5/7/18 9:43 am
From: Geoffrey Rogers <rogersgl1952...>
Subject: FW: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Red-lored Amazon




From: Geoffrey Rogers [mailto:<rogersgl1952...>]
Sent: Monday, May 07, 2018 9:43 AM
To: 'Eric Kallen'
Subject: RE: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Red-lored Amazon



Red-lored Parrot (Amazona autumnalis), Nat Geo 7th edition, page 333 (head only). Sibley 2014, page 335 (upper half only).



Geoffrey Rogers

San Diego, CA







From: <SanDiegoRegionBirding...> [mailto:<SanDiegoRegionBirding...>] On Behalf Of Eric Kallen
Sent: Monday, May 07, 2018 8:57 AM
To: <SanDiegoRegionBirding...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Red-lored Amazon



This morning I did a brief tour of East Marston Canyon and found an (escaped) Amazon parrot that was not one of our usual red-crowned or lilac-crowned. I found an illustration/account of the bird in Forshaw: Parrots of the World - a Red-lored Amazon.

The bird is also illustrated on pg 262 of the big Sibley Guide (2000).

A pair of pics posted at:
egk.smugmug.com/photography

I was there early and the there were lots of western tanagers, a few hooded orioles, and a small number of warblers - nothing particularly interesting.
The city is doing work on Cypress Way, so park of Richmond.

Eric Kallen




 

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Date: 5/7/18 8:56 am
From: Eric Kallen <eric...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Red-lored Amazon
This morning I did a brief tour of East Marston Canyon and found an (escaped) Amazon parrot that was not one of our usual red-crowned or lilac-crowned.  I found an illustration/account of the bird in Forshaw: Parrots of the World - a Red-lored Amazon.  

The bird is also illustrated on pg 262 of the big Sibley Guide (2000).

A pair of pics posted at:
egk.smugmug.com/photography

I was there early and the there were lots of western tanagers, a few hooded orioles, and a small number of warblers - nothing particularly interesting.
The city is doing work on Cypress Way, so park of Richmond.

Eric Kallen

 

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Date: 5/6/18 9:10 pm
From: Nancy Christensen <nancy.r.christensen...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] More silk oaks, Pt Loma misc., City Nature Challenge Results, 6 May
A huge thank-you to Justyn for all of his hard work on the City Challenge! He kept us updated and helped our birders focus in on needed species. Justyn also viewed and identified nearly a 1,000 bird photos for our county during this event. Well done Justyn, and to everyone who participated!



Nancy Christensen

Ramona



From: <SanDiegoRegionBirding...> <SanDiegoRegionBirding...> On Behalf Of Justyn Stahl
Sent: Sunday, May 6, 2018 8:52 PM
To: <sandiegoregionbirding...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] More silk oaks, Pt Loma misc., City Nature Challenge Results, 6 May



This morning I checked to see if the large line of 20+ silk oaks in Bonita (Church of the Good Shepherd, a spot found by Paul a couple years ago) were blooming and they were. Good amount of typical western migrant activity (not as much as reported from the coast), and certainly worth visiting later in the month.



Later, following a trip around FRNC with Gary, I checked the east fence line of PLNU. Immediately inside the Garden gate were two GREEN-TAILED TOWHEES together, the 3rd and 4th of the morning on Pt Loma. Further north near the parking garage where I met Dave Povey we had a GRAY FLYCATCHER, and then near the garden shed a PLUMBEOUS VIREO.



And if you haven’t heard, San Diego finished third in the City Nature Challenge for observations and species, but second for participants (and first for most new users!).



http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/communities/north-county/sd-me-nature-challenge-20180504-story.html



https://www.inaturalist.org/posts/16268-city-nature-challenge-2018-results#activity_comment_16268



Justyn Stahl

North Park/San Clemente Island






 

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Date: 5/6/18 8:52 pm
From: Justyn Stahl <justyn.stahl...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] More silk oaks, Pt Loma misc., City Nature Challenge Results, 6 May
This morning I checked to see if the large line of 20+ silk oaks in Bonita
(Church of the Good Shepherd, a spot found by Paul a couple years ago) were
blooming and they were. Good amount of typical western migrant activity
(not as much as reported from the coast), and certainly worth visiting
later in the month.

Later, following a trip around FRNC with Gary, I checked the east fence
line of PLNU. Immediately inside the Garden gate were two GREEN-TAILED
TOWHEES together, the 3rd and 4th of the morning on Pt Loma. Further north
near the parking garage where I met Dave Povey we had a GRAY FLYCATCHER,
and then near the garden shed a PLUMBEOUS VIREO.

And if you haven’t heard, San Diego finished third in the City Nature
Challenge for observations and species, but second for participants (and
first for most new users!).

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/communities/north-county/sd-me-nature-challenge-20180504-story.html

https://www.inaturalist.org/posts/16268-city-nature-challenge-2018-results#activity_comment_16268

Justyn Stahl
North Park/San Clemente Island

 

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Date: 5/6/18 7:28 pm
From: Gary Nunn <garybnunn...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] FRNC – BLACK SWIFT and other birds, May 5-6, 2018
I put in some early morning birding at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery,
far Point Loma, this weekend where it was a merry-go-round of migrants.
Saturday May 5, 2018 a large number of migrants, too many almost to check
through, pouring northward tree-to-tree and with some foggy conditions
quite a few birds on the ground particular on east side grassy slopes as
the sun warmed them and insect activity picked up. I did not have much time
but it was fun!

Sunday May 6, 2018 fewer birds but more diverse selection. The swift gods
looked down on me favorably with a BLACK SWIFT close pass overhead at the
columbarium on east side of cemetery at 7:42am of which I managed some nice
photographs. I was busy photographing Vaux's Swift, 40+ of those streaming
by starting about 7:20am, and got surprised by a low passing female PURPLE
MARTIN at 7:36am. Then adjusted some camera settings and looked up to see
the Black Swift coming almost right at me overhead!

Other birds around the cemetery included WHITE-THROATED SPARROW (fence line
east of Committal Shelter), Green-tailed Towhees (one along fence line east
of Committal Shelter, one along south fence line east side), several
Lincoln's Sparrow, a lingering Sooty Fox Sparrow, several dark-lored
"oriantha" and 5-6 pale-lored "Gambel's" White-crowned Sparrows, a
confiding GRAY FLYCATCHER (feeding from grave markers northwest section),
and a Willow Flycatcher (Ficus tree, southeast section).

Photos in my eBird checklist here https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45391410

--
Gary Nunn
*you can find me on twitter, *@garybnunn

 

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Date: 5/6/18 4:26 pm
From: Lisa Ruby <lruby1...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Tijuana River Valley migration activity 5/6
Hi,

Spent the morning at various spots in the Tijuana River Valley.

Tesoro Grove
--------------------
Made a quick stop at Tesoro Grove where we found Warblers (Wilson's,
Yellow, Orange-crowned, Hermit) and Western Tanagers.

Bird & Butterfly Garden
--------------------------------
Then on to the Bird & Butterfly Garden where migration activity was
still quite good:

Warblers:
Townsend's (abundant) - watched four of them forage on the ground
Wilson's - I didn't see many, but heard there were quite a few in areas
other than the Silk Oaks
Hermit
Yellow - quite a few
Orange-crowned
1 Nashville
1 Black-throated Gray
Couple of Yellow-Rumped

Small numbers of Warbling Vireos
Moderate numbers of Western Tanagers
I heard some folks saw Vaux's Swifts there, I didn't see them

Ranger Station Monument Road
--------------------------------------------
Four of us then went to the Ranger Station area off Monument Road (east
of Hollister) where there are a few more blooming Silk Oaks. More
Warblers there, Townsend's, Orange-crowned, Wilson's, Yellow, and 1 each
Nashville and Black-throated Gray. Also had three Swainson's Thrushes at
that location and a few Western Tanagers.


Estuary Visitor Center
------------------------------
Three of us tried for the Calliope at the Estuary Visitor's Center
between about 10:20 and 11:20, but no luck.

Saturn
---------
Then we went to the end of Saturn for a little while. Smaller numbers of
Yellow and Wilson's Warblers there, as well as a few Warbling Vireos.
Lots of Swallows, I think mostly Cliff, but some Tree and Northern
Rough-winged, and a few Vaux's Swifts. One, maybe two Western Wood-peewees.

Heard Yellow-breasted Chats at multiple locations, and Least Bell's
Vireos at Bird and Butterfly Garden and Saturn. Hooded Orioles at
multiple locations, and Black-headed Grosbeaks at B&B Garden and
Monument Road.

I went back to the Bird and Butterfly Garden at 12:45 and there was
still a lot of activity.

Lisa Ruby
Sabre Springs



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Lisa Ruby
Sabre Springs

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Date: 5/6/18 3:13 pm
From: Catherine Zinsky <Catherine.Zinsky...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Laguna Mts. Sunday
Morris Ranch Road was teeming with activity. Actually never left the small
parking lot! Seen were:
Violet-green Swallows
Townsend's Warblers
Hermit Warblers
Yellow Warblers
Wilson Warblers
Ash-throated Flycatcher
Pygmy Nuthatch (many with nest holes)

Then at Agua Dulce:
Olive-sided Flycatcher
western Wood Pewee
Band-tailed Pigeons
much less birdy here. Target bird was Lawrence's Goldfinch. I left
disappointed

Stonewall Mine in the Cuyamacas was quieter than usual.
1 Bullock's Oriole
1 Diamondback rattlesnake (I was so frightened I neglected to take photos.
Bad me.)
Stellar's Jays
Tree and Violet-green Swallows
1 Pacific-slope Flycatcher

Beautiful morning. As always, photos at:


https://www.flickr.com/photos/122472313@N07/



--
Waggin' tails,

Catherine


Competitive Obedience Toolbox: www.gettoready.net

https://www.flickr.com/photos/122472313@N07/

Ch Borderfame Soul Train UDX, OM ('Kellan the Felon' a.k.a. 'Sir Barkalot')
OTCH Sporting Fields Summer Solstice, UDX 9, OGM ("Dax", as in "Dax of the
Long Tongue" aka 'Sir Lickalot'))
GCH OTCH Sporting Field's Quantum Leap UDX4, OM9 ('Devon' as in 'Devon the
Usurper' aka "Monkey")
Ch. OTCH Trumagik Step Aside, UDX 20, OGM (2002 - 2015)
Shorewind Spellbound's Dragon Rider ("Echo")

 

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Date: 5/6/18 10:50 am
From: Tuck Russell <tuckrus...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Male Calliope hummingbird in Hillcrest
At my residence.  Have photos and will load my checklist later.  Contact me if you want to try for this bird.  My neighbor, a long time birder, thought he had one a few days ago, so it's been hanging around, apparently.  It seems to hold its own against the very territorial resident Allen's family.

Tuck Russell
Hillcrest

 

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Date: 5/5/18 6:36 pm
From: Susan Smith via Groups.Io <seiurus=<aol.com...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Ramona and San Ysabel Birding, Sat. May 5
To clarify, the American Bittern and warblers were at Dos Picos Pk, Ramona.


Susan Smith
Seiurus Biological Consulting
Del Mar, CA






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Sent: Sat, May 5, 2018 6:34 pm
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Ramona and San Ysabel Birding, Sat. May 5


This morning I checked out Dos Picos Park and Rangeland Road in Ramona, and Mesa Grande Rd in San Ysabel. Lots of migrant western warblers (esp Wilson's and Townsends) there, and lots of nesting activity going on with the local birds. Big surprise was an adult AMERICAN BITTERN by the pond there. Also, I counted about 160 TRICOLORED BLACKBIRDS, mostly males, flying to and from the Ramona Water District Pond (south) bullrushes. But I was alarmed to see that what little vegetation was around the larger north pond has been removed, and part of the area around it bulldozed, with large new pipes lying around. Not sure what that was all about. Also, there was another larger nesting colony of trikes (~350) along Mesa Grande Road, near Bloomdale Ranch Rd. As I headed home, I stopped at Ramona pond, just in time to see a helicopter do a pretty nifty maneuver, as it hovered over the pond and sucked up pond water to fight a nearby brush fire. The avocets, stilts, coots and mallards were pretty freaked out when this happened, needless to say!


Susan Smith
Seiurus Biological Consulting
Del Mar, CA




--
Susan Smith
Seiurus Biological Consulting
Del Mar, CA



 

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Date: 5/5/18 6:34 pm
From: Susan Smith via Groups.Io <seiurus=<aol.com...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Ramona and San Ysabel Birding, Sat. May 5
This morning I checked out Dos Picos Park and Rangeland Road in Ramona, and Mesa Grande Rd in San Ysabel. Lots of migrant western warblers (esp Wilson's and Townsends) there, and lots of nesting activity going on with the local birds. Big surprise was an adult AMERICAN BITTERN by the pond there. Also, I counted about 160 TRICOLORED BLACKBIRDS, mostly males, flying to and from the Ramona Water District Pond (south) bullrushes. But I was alarmed to see that what little vegetation was around the larger north pond has been removed, and part of the area around it bulldozed, with large new pipes lying around. Not sure what that was all about. Also, there was another larger nesting colony of trikes (~350) along Mesa Grande Road, near Bloomdale Ranch Rd. As I headed home, I stopped at Ramona pond, just in time to see a helicopter do a pretty nifty maneuver, as it hovered over the pond and sucked up pond water to fight a nearby brush fire. The avocets, stilts, coots and mallards were pretty freaked out when this happened, needless to say!


Susan Smith
Seiurus Biological Consulting
Del Mar, CA




 

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Date: 5/5/18 5:46 pm
From: Nancy Christensen <nancy.r.christensen...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Hot Springs Mtn
Mel, Eric and I trekked up to Hot Springs Mountain this morning, in search
of White-headed Woodpeckers. Hot Spring Mtn is on the Los Coyotes Indian
Reservation, north of Warner Springs, and there are requirements that must
be followed to gain access. We wanted to drive (not being in our 30's as
earlier visitors this year are). Driving MUST be in a 4-wheel drive vehicle.
The ranger at the entrance to the reservation (opens at 8am on Saturdays
ONLY I believe), will give you a key to a locked gate, and you can go as far
as you feel is safe.

We drove to within a mile of the summit, and then walked. We found a
White-headed Woodpecker very near where Justyn and Nicole saw one in late
winter. I had marked my google map with the end of the road while I had
service, and that is just where we found the WHWO. It was working trees on
both sides of the road, flying back and forth, occasionally vocalizing and
drumming. There may have been a second bird in the area, but we did not see
it.

We also saw an Empid flycatcher that we believe to be a Dusky.

Checklist here: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45312731

Nancy Christensen

Ramona




 

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Date: 5/5/18 2:51 pm
From: Jeremiah Stock <jstock...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] MacGillivray's Warbler and others at Tijuana River NWR Visitor Center
Started Saturday morning at the Bird and Butterfly Garden where there were large numbers of migrants, especially warblers; however, nothing too unusual.  Next looked in the line of willows/cottonwoods behind the Tijuana River NWR Visitor Center.  A large variety of migrants there as well, including a MacGillivray's Warbler, seen briefly before it flew north towards the apartment complex.  Other birds at this location included a Yellow-crowned Night-Heron in the marsh, a fly-by Gull-billed tern, a Green-tailed Towhee, and a female Lazuli Bunting. I also had a fleeting glimpse of a hummingbird that looked right for the previously-reported male Calliope, unfortunately it felt like too brief of a look to be really sure about the ID.

Jeremiah Stock
Santee, CA
<jscls...>

 

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Date: 5/5/18 1:46 pm
From: Mark Stratton <zostropz...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Hooded Warbler, Green Jay and many many migrants today
Good afternoon,

Camille and I went to Marston Canyon started out this morning by seeing
roughly 100 Western Tanagers. We entered on Richmond and had about 40 in
the big tree by the house on the Northeastern edge, and about 20 more in
the Euc just in front. Every other Euc or big tree we saw, and 4 or 5
Tanagers in it.

Best part of however was running into Nathan French who had photographed a
Hooded Warbler down there. It was re-found roughly close to the area where
he had first seen it, but we did not find it again after that second
sighting. If you enter from Cypress Ave. and Vermont St., go about 2/3 of
the way down the path and the bird was seen in an area around the Jade
plants, but the cactus that has big paddle like arms.

We went on the the Bird and Butterfly Garden and had all the usual migrants
but again, a huge push of Western Tanagers. We also had about 25
Townsend's Warblers.

From there, we tried to go to border field but it was closed so we cam back
and stopped at the park headquarters. We were sitting at the bench but the
lower parking area and saw the Green Jay in the trees and bushes, straight
across the street. If you see the Palm Tree by the road, it was just to
the left of that.

Overall, a great birdy day with probably around 200 Western Tanagers when
it was all done.

Mark and Camille Stratton
North park

 

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Date: 5/5/18 1:31 pm
From: David Povey <dpovey...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] TJRV migration 4-5-18
I made a series of stops around the TJRV this morning included Stick pond,
Trash Pond, Park Hq. Bird and Butterfly,

Community gardens, and Saturn st. at the river. I started off in dense fog
which burned off quickly.

Very lively all areas. I believe I saw over one hundred warblers today.
Difficult to get on every single bird.

Wilson's Warblers numbers dominated with 36+

Yellow Warblers 15

Orange-crowned Warblers 13

Townsend's Warbler 8

Hermit Warbler 6

Black-throated Gray Warblers 5

Nashville Warbler 1

Yellow-rumped Warbler 1

also seen ;

Western Kingbird 5

Ash-throated Flycatcher 1

Pacific-slope Flycatcher 6

Hammond's Flycatcher 1

Western Wood-pewee 2

Warbling Vireo 7

Swainson's Thrush 3

Hooded Oriole 3

Bullock's Oriole 1

Western Tanager 13

Black-headed Grosbeak 1



my last stop at 8th. st for the salt works viewing platform had;

Western Kingbirds 2

Wilson's Warbler 1

Western Tanagers 5



Driving home past Lower Otay Lake I saw an immature/ nearly adult Bald Eagle
circling the "Harvey Arm" .

The bird had a nearly all white tail, white streaks on the head.

The lake now has a small mud flat at the east end, worth watching.

Today only Forster's Terns 48

one Black-necked Stilt, and a Killdeer.



Dave Povey

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Date: 5/5/18 12:43 pm
From: Kat Wendel <katwend82...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Lake Murray, brown pelican
On west side of lake,  I observed a brown pelican gliding across lake and settling on water near paddle boats by Kiowa Dr entrance. 
Many migrants here this morning,  including a plumbeous vireo singing near Del Cerro Cove, warbling vireos, black throated gray warbler,  yellow warblers,  Wilson's warblers and hooded orioles. 
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Kat Wendel
in La Mesa

 

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Date: 5/5/18 12:41 pm
From: Geoff Rogers <rogersgl1952...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Kumeyaay Lake crazy morn
Phil and all,




The Birds of North America account for HETH under “Aberrant Plumages” says:


Leucism occasionally reported; e.g., two in Connecticut (1885-1886), one pure white, the other with light gray crown and back, white below, distinct spots on breast, fawn-colored primaries and secondaries ( <https://birdsna.org/Species-Account/bna/species/herthr/references#REF21684> Bent 1949). A female reported with three pure white outer rectrices on one side, corresponding rectrices of the other side only tipped white, secondaries on one side tipped white, and several scattered white feathers on the rump and back (Emerson 1899).

Geoff Rogers

San Diego, CA





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Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Kumeyaay Lake crazy morn



You can add one more name to the list of locations that is mind-blowingly crawling with migrants right now: the west basin of Kumeyaay Lake in Mission Trails Regional Park.



I hiked around the west basin on the circuit trail that goes around it, and in 50 minutes (7:50 - 8:40 a.m. Sat. morning) came up with the following:

8 species of warblers:

Black-thr. Gray (5-6)

Townsend’s (3)

Wilson’s (at least 12-15)

Hermit (1)

Nashville (1) (I didn’t get a great view, but it definitely had an eye-ring, white on the belly, and a yellow throat.)

Orange-crowned (1)

Yellow (1 male seen, 2 heard)

C. Yellowthroat (several heard in the reeds)

3, maybe 4, species of Vireos:

Bell’s (at least 2 heard calling)

Warbling (2)

Hutton’s (1 that was bug-snarfing right in front of me at eye level. Also possibly a 2nd one calling.)

Maybe a Plumbeous, but not positive. It had a big eye-ring and wing-bars, but wouldn’t cooperate.

Also along the circuit trail:

Western Tanager

Western Wood-pewee (very close and cooperative)

Chat (heard)

B-H Grosbeak(s)

As well as all the usual suspects.

Plus, the cherry on the sundae as I was leaving the lake area: a Least Bittern flew across the pond.

No orioles or Swainson’s Thrushes.



And, now for the mystery bird of the day: High in a tree, so I only got an underside view, a thrush size and shape bird, including thrush-type bill, with a white breast with heavy dark vertical streaking, white belly. Yeah, I know, you’re saying “hermit”. So was I except for one thing: it had very distinct white (maybe better termed very light gray) outer tail feathers, as seen from below. (Other tail feathers were grayish-brown underneath.) Could a HETH ever show this kind of tail feather plumage? And if not, other suggestions? The bird was definitely larger that a sparrow, with perhaps a somewhat longer tail. Thanks for any ideas.



Phil Pryde, San Carlos

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sandiegoregionbook.com








 

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Date: 5/5/18 12:18 pm
From: Gary Grantham <ggrantham...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Torrey Pines Migrants
Kathy Estey and I did our monthly bird survey of Torrey Pines State Reserve this morning (5/5/18) and there were literally hundreds of migrants streaming through the Reserve heading north.  They were seen from Sorrento Valley Road from the Park & Ride to the Pump Station.  The majority were Wilson's Warblers but also good numbers of Western Tanagers and Warbling Vireos with a smattering of Yellow, Black-throated Gray, Townsend's, Nashville and Orange-crowned Warblers.  Among the summer visitors seen were Black-headed Grosbeak, Hooded Oriole and Yellow-breasted Chat.

Gary Grantham
Scripps Ranch

 

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Date: 5/5/18 10:58 am
From: phil Pryde <PhilPinSD...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Kumeyaay Lake crazy morn
You can add one more name to the list of locations that is mind-blowingly crawling with migrants right now: the west basin of Kumeyaay Lake in Mission Trails Regional Park.

I hiked around the west basin on the circuit trail that goes around it, and in 50 minutes (7:50 - 8:40 a.m. Sat. morning) came up with the following:
8 species of warblers:
Black-thr. Gray (5-6)
Townsend’s (3)
Wilson’s (at least 12-15)
Hermit (1)
Nashville (1) (I didn’t get a great view, but it definitely had an eye-ring, white on the belly, and a yellow throat.)
Orange-crowned (1)
Yellow (1 male seen, 2 heard)
C. Yellowthroat (several heard in the reeds)
3, maybe 4, species of Vireos:
Bell’s (at least 2 heard calling)
Warbling (2)
Hutton’s (1 that was bug-snarfing right in front of me at eye level. Also possibly a 2nd one calling.)
Maybe a Plumbeous, but not positive. It had a big eye-ring and wing-bars, but wouldn’t cooperate.
Also along the circuit trail:
Western Tanager
Western Wood-pewee (very close and cooperative)
Chat (heard)
B-H Grosbeak(s)
As well as all the usual suspects.
Plus, the cherry on the sundae as I was leaving the lake area: a Least Bittern flew across the pond.
No orioles or Swainson’s Thrushes.

And, now for the mystery bird of the day: High in a tree, so I only got an underside view, a thrush size and shape bird, including thrush-type bill, with a white breast with heavy dark vertical streaking, white belly. Yeah, I know, you’re saying “hermit”. So was I except for one thing: it had very distinct white (maybe better termed very light gray) outer tail feathers, as seen from below. (Other tail feathers were grayish-brown underneath.) Could a HETH ever show this kind of tail feather plumage? And if not, other suggestions? The bird was definitely larger that a sparrow, with perhaps a somewhat longer tail. Thanks for any ideas.

Phil Pryde, San Carlos
<philpinsd...>
sandiegoregionbook.com



 

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Date: 5/4/18 3:43 pm
From: Gjon Hazard <gjon_hazard...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Got Trikes?
Given the drought, there's a move afoot to get a handle on the number of Tricolored Blackbirds nesting in Southern California. If you happen upon any -- or if you want to go out in search of them -- please make an effort to count them (which can be tricky, if you're lucky enough to have a large colony), record nesting behavior, and get a precise location.

You can use eBird to report your observations.

Or if you're into it, you can (also) add data to the Tricolored Blackbird Portal.

https://tricolor.ice.ucdavis.edu/

Given where many nest sites have been in the past, I would like to emphasize that you should be mindful about private property and public access issues.

Happy trails.

-Gjon Hazard
Encinitas
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Date: 5/4/18 3:07 pm
From: ross christie via Groups.Io <caracara99=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Villa La Jolla Park, May 4
Mid-coastal County Migration News...

During a 40 minute period this morning I observed in a single tree (I think it was a Fig Tree but I’m a little bit embarrassed to say that I am unsure) at the north edge of the park next to the entrance/exit sidewalk for the condos…

 

21 or more Western Tanagers (approx. male to female ratio… 2:1)

15 or more Warbling Vireos

8 or more Swainson’s Thrushes

1 Black-headed Grosbeak

2 Western Bluebirds

1 Anna’s Hummingbird

2 European Starlings

4 House Finches

2 American Robins

1 Hooded Oriole

6 Cedar Waxwings (with 7 more in a nearby tree)

 

The tanager/vireo/thrush numbers are approximate because they were moving throughout the tree so quickly that exact counting was impossible. 

Ross Christie
P.B.

 

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Date: 5/4/18 12:10 pm
From: Greg Gillson <greggillson...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Kit Carson birds this morning
Visited Kit Carson park in Escondido May 4th. The best place for migrants
seems to be the Girl Scout parking lot a few minutes after dawn. Then
walked the west perimeter trail.

Nothing rare (a pair of fly over Purple Finches the most unusual) but good
numbers of several migrants. 60 total species.

A dozen or more each Western Tanagers, Pacific-slope Flycatchers,
Black-headed Grosbeaks, Hooded Orioles, and Swainson's Thrushes made up the
most abundant migrants.

6 Chats have declared territories. One Ash-throated Flycatcher. Only heard
one Bell's Vireo by the picnic area away from the usual area which was to
noisy for me to hear anything with traffic.

eBird list:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45249874

Site guide from May 2016:
http://sandiegogreg.blogspot.com/2016/05/birding-site-guide-kit-carson-park.html

Greg Gillson
Escondido

 

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Date: 5/4/18 11:37 am
From: Sara Baase Mayers <sarabirding...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Another good migration day in Pt Loma
No rarities, but this morning, May 4, as we set out on an exercise
walk, we found numerous Bullock's Orioles, Western Tanagers, Pac-slope
Flycatchers, and a Yellow Warbler on the short block of Jennings between
Albion and the north end of Silvergate (usually not a particularly birdy
area). At Point Loma Nazarene University, Wilson's Warblers (four near
the Dupont gate) and Western Tanagers were most numerous, along with
several Warbling Vireos and Townsend's Warblers. Four W. Tanagers were
in our yard after we got home.


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Date: 5/3/18 8:10 pm
From: Janice Nordenberg <jnordenb...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Migration Bird & Butterfly Garden
In spite of sunny clear weather today large numbers of migrants equal to or
greater than Monday continued at the Bird & Butterfly Garden this morning.
Primary species I saw were Townsend’s, Hermit, Wilson’s and Yellow
Warblers, Warbling Vireos and Western Tanagers. Large numbers (20?)of
Swainson’s Thrushes were feasting on the fig tree east of the ranger
building. The male Northern Cardinal put in an appearance near the silky
oak tree.

Jan Nordenberg
San Diego


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Date: 5/3/18 8:59 am
From: Mel H via Groups.Io <bcbirdergirl=<yahoo.ca...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] RBA: CURLEW SANDPIPER at the Salton Sea
A visiting friend from Vancouver BC Joachim Bertrands (originally from Belgium) just sent me a photo and info that he found a Curlew Sandpiper at the Salton Sea

The bird was first found at 8am and is still there now at 8:50am

Exact location is attached and is at 33.169558,-115.641204

He has pics click here to view
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45212776

This is the only listserve in CA I belong to please spread the word.

Cheers,

Melissa Hafting
Vancouver, BC

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Date: 5/3/18 6:51 am
From: Gjon Hazard <gjon_hazard...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Migrants!
If my yard in Encinitas is any indication, today's an awesome day for finding migrants!

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Date: 5/3/18 12:26 am
From: Tuck Russell <tuckrus...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Amazing migrant concentrations at TRV
I visited the Bird & Butterfly Garden late this afternoon. I didn't see
the same numbers that morning birders saw, but still saw many of the same
things.

In addition, I believe I had four species of hummingbird there. Besides
the typical Anna's & Allen's, I saw and photographed a Costa's. Par for
the day, I couldn't get any color for any unusual hummingbird gorget in my
pictures. But I saw a brief flash of purple in the throat of the Costa's
when it foraged in the nasturtiums near the building. It wasn't a big
flash, so I'm thinking first year male. Photos show the typically hunched
posture, and the small white supercilium that is a bit more pronounced than
in other hummers like Anna's. The bird had some pollen on bill and body.

I also saw another Calliope, but could not get a photo of it. The facial
feathers were unmistakable, and I'd just refreshed my memory by finding,
also with Nathan's help, the one at the visitor center. When I lived in
Central Washington I saw them routinely, both at my feeders during
migration, and in the mountains during breeding season, when I was hunting
mushrooms and climbing. The BBG Calliope was seen in the shrubs West of
the building (or a few steps north of the fig tree). Finally, I saw a
couple of less typical flycatchers. I think one is a Hammond's, as study
of my photo shows a dark lower mandible. The picture may not be good
enough to be definitive. The undersides were fairly dark, dirty white. It
took off before i could try for a better position, and I couldn't refind it.

Help on that ID appreciated, if it's even possible. As for the other, my
look was so poor as to not really bother trying to describe it, but keep
your eyes and minds open regarding flycatchers there.

Checklist with photos: 5/3 Bird & Butterfly Garden
<https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45197617>

Tuck Russell
Hillcrest

 

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Date: 5/2/18 10:10 pm
From: Nancy Christensen <nancy.r.christensen...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Amazing migrant concentrations at TRV
I have to agree – the numbers of warblers this year has been incredible!



Nancy Christensen

Ramona



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Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Amazing migrant concentrations at TRV



It was an amazing day today birding the Tijuana River Valley, especially the Bird and Butterfly Gardens (aka Guy's Place). I was with my east coast visitor, Linda, and also touched base with the Wednesday group and others intermittently throughout the day. I have never seen such a Springtime fallout of Western Warblers and Swainson's Thrushes before since I have lived there, as seen today at the Bird and Butterfly Garden. This was even more amazing than the fallout a few years back at Ft Rosecrans Natl Cemetery during a rare Spring Santa Ana. There were multiple 25?45?60? Hermit Warblers scattered through the garden, and as many Townsend Warblers in every tree. Also Swainson's Thrushes were everywhere, and under every bush. The fig tree on the east side of the building held at least 7 Swainson's at one time. A couple of non-countable Cardinals were there too and Black-throated Magpie Jays (I had worried they had left with the destruction of the willows). There was an Olive-sided Flycatcher at the Visitor's Center along MOnument/Dairy Mart Rd , and the silk tree there was also active. There was a nesting pair of Phainopeplas at Smugglers Gulch. The male Calliope Hummer was beautiful at the IB Tijuana River Valley Visitors Center (Caspian Way, IB) and still buzzing around amid the willow grove west of the visitors center blg.. Thanks to Nathan French for helping us zero in on the Calliope.

Susan Smith

Seiurus Biological Consulting

Del Mar, CA




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Date: 5/2/18 9:25 pm
From: Susan Smith via Groups.Io <seiurus=<aol.com...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Amazing migrant concentrations at TRV
It was an amazing day today birding the Tijuana River Valley, especially the Bird and Butterfly Gardens (aka Guy's Place). I was with my east coast visitor, Linda, and also touched base with the Wednesday group and others intermittently throughout the day. I have never seen such a Springtime fallout of Western Warblers and Swainson's Thrushes before since I have lived there, as seen today at the Bird and Butterfly Garden. This was even more amazing than the fallout a few years back at Ft Rosecrans Natl Cemetery during a rare Spring Santa Ana. There were multiple 25?45?60? Hermit Warblers scattered through the garden, and as many Townsend Warblers in every tree. Also Swainson's Thrushes were everywhere, and under every bush. The fig tree on the east side of the building held at least 7 Swainson's at one time. A couple of non-countable Cardinals were there too and Black-throated Magpie Jays (I had worried they had left with the destruction of the willows). There was an Olive-sided Flycatcher at the Visitor's Center along MOnument/Dairy Mart Rd , and the silk tree there was also active. There was a nesting pair of Phainopeplas at Smugglers Gulch. The male Calliope Hummer was beautiful at the IB Tijuana River Valley Visitors Center (Caspian Way, IB) and still buzzing around amid the willow grove west of the visitors center blg.. Thanks to Nathan French for helping us zero in on the Calliope.


Susan Smith
Seiurus Biological Consulting
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Date: 5/1/18 1:22 pm
From: Gary Grantham <ggrantham...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Bird & Butterfly Garden 5/1/18
The Bird & Butterfly Garden was quite active this morning (5/1/18) with lots of migrant warblers in both the Silk Oak and the Tamarisk.  The most surprising bird for me was a somewhat early Swainson's Thrush.  The following were seen among others from about 9:30 to 10:45 am:
Hutton's Vireo - 1
Warbling Vireo - 4
Western Wood-Pewee - 1
Pacific-slope Flycatcher - 3
Swainson's Thrush - 1
Black-throated Gray Warbler - 1
Townsend's Warbler - 20+
Hermit Warbler - 30+
Wilson's Warbler - 15+
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1
Black-headed Grosbeak - 1

Gary Grantham
Scripps Ranch

 

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Date: 5/1/18 10:31 am
From: Casey Richart <pileated...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Hermit Warbler and Hermit x Townsend's at SDSU
Greetings,

Yesterday afternoon, and again this morning, there has been a Hermit Warbler, Hermit x Townsend's Warbler, and Black-throated Gray Warbler loosely associated with one another at San Diego State University. These birds have most often been seen just north of the Biosience Center in pine trees. Other migrants have been passing through as well (e.g., Warbling Vireo, Nashville Warbler, Western Piranga). Sorry I didn't send this out last night for any of y'all interested. I'll be around campus all day if you need help finding the bird (<pileated...>; 360-508-5250)

Locality: 32.7778, -117.0715 ( https://www.google.com/maps/place/3246'40.1"N+117°04'17.4"W/@32.7778045,-117.0736887,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d32.7778!4d-117.0715 )
Hermit observation: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/11954203
Hybrid observation: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/11922793(samfellows566 has a better image that will likely be posted today)

Casey Richart,
San Diego State University

 

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Date: 4/30/18 5:50 pm
From: Brennan Mulrooney <Frozentoze...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Mute and Black Swans At Lake San Marcos but no Snow Geese at Guajome
The Santee Lakes Snow Goose also appears to have left (at least I couldn't find it this evening). I also struck out on the American Bittern that was previously being seen there.

Brennan Mulrooney
Santee, CA
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Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Mute and Black Swans At Lake San Marcos but no Snow Geese at Guajome


4/30/2018 5:00 PM



I checked out Guajome Lake for the Snow Geese that have been there all winter but not today. I then stopped Lake San Marcos and found a number of Black Swans including a pair with a gosling. In a yard nearby I found 2 Mute Swans.



I will upload the photos to iNaturalist shortly.



Warren J.(Jeff) Clingan

San Elijo Hills / San Marcos



 

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Date: 4/30/18 5:22 pm
From: Warren J. (Jeff) Clingan <wclingan...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Mute and Black Swans At Lake San Marcos but no Snow Geese at Guajome
4/30/2018 5:00 PM



I checked out Guajome Lake for the Snow Geese that have been there all
winter but not today. I then stopped Lake San Marcos and found a number of
Black Swans including a pair with a gosling. In a yard nearby I found 2
Mute Swans.



I will upload the photos to iNaturalist shortly.



Warren J.(Jeff) Clingan

San Elijo Hills / San Marcos


 

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Date: 4/30/18 4:07 pm
From: Eric Kallen <eric...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Calliope Hummingbird etc. 4-30-19
After reading the glowing reports about the large numbers of migrant (birds) in the TRV I poked around a bit.  An alterior motive was to clean up some of the outstanding bio-blitz birds.

Jan and I found the Calliope just where It was Advertised, in the willows behind the Visitor's Center in IB.  There may have been another male Calliope there also. While staking out the Calliope I took some random shots of some blackbirds flying by.  Turned out to be three Yellow-headed.

A bit later, Jan, Marcy, and I found a pair of Northern Cardinals in the willows and weedy area across Hollister from the Bird & Butterfly Garden.  Male and female, both in apparent breeding plumage. We only got good looks at the male.

Some pics at:
egk.smugmug.com/photography

also included are some pics of a Great Blue Heron v gopher.  

Overall, the TRV was the birdiest I've ever seen.  Nothing particularily rare, but at the B&BG lots of Townsend's and Hermit Warblers, Chats, Warbling Vireos, Pac-slope Flys, a few Wilson's and Yellows, Western Tanagers, Hooded Orioles and a single Western Wood-pewee.  Swarms of swallows.  Mostly Northern Rough-winged and Barns.  
At the Park HQ ( not the visitor's center) the silk oaks had Nashville Warblers and a few Lazuli Buntings

Eric Kallen

 

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Date: 4/30/18 3:41 pm
From: Justyn Stahl <justyn.stahl...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] City Nature Challenge - Monday afternoon update (correct order)
For those of you who enjoy proper taxonomic order, sorry about that last
shuffling. Calliope Hummingbird is *not* a duck...

We've added Harris's Hawk (still at it's usual spot) and Purple Martin from
Lake Cuyamaca. Putting us at ~246, including a few domestic/escapee things.

*Missing:*
Snow Goose (Guajome, Santee?)
Ross's Goose
Cackling Goose
Mute Swan (Lake San Marcos, also Black Swan)
*Northern Pintail (Dairy Mart)*
*Canvasback (Lake Cuyamaca)*

*Greater Scaup (J Street)Lesser Scaup (SD Bay, SD River estuary)*
Hooded Merganser
Common Merganser
Red-throated Loon
Horned Grebe
*Red-necked Grebe (Shelter Island)*
Northern Fulmar
Pink-footed Shearwater
Black-vented Shearwater
Ashy Storm-Petrel
Brown Booby
*Pelagic Cormorant (La Jolla)*
American Bittern
Least Bittern
*Reddish Egret (SD Bay)*
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Swainson's Hawk
Zone-tailed Hawk
Ferruginous Hawk
*Ridgway's Rail (photo on eBird)*
Virginia Rail
*Black Oystercatcher*
Pacific Golden-Plover
Wilson's Snipe
Red Phalarope
Solitary Sandpiper
Lesser Yellowlegs
Pomarine Jaeger
Parasitic Jaeger
Scripps's Murrelet
Cassin's Auklet
Rhinoceros Auklet
Black-legged Kittiwake
Sabine's Gull
Mew Gull
Herring Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Common Tern
Long-eared Owl (the Anza Borrego birds are gone?)
Northern Saw-whet Owl
Red-naped Sapsucker
Red-breasted Sapsucker
Merlin
Prairie Falcon (reported Friday, no photo?)
Rose-ringed Parakeet (SDSU)
Yellow-chevroned Parakeet
Yellow-headed Parrot


*Blue-crowned Parakeet (Pt Loma Nazarene University?)Gray Flycatcher
(desert)Dusky Flycatcher (mountains)*
Tropical Kingbird (Balboa Park?)
Plumbeous Vireo
*Black-throated Magpie-Jay (TRV)*
Bank Swallow
Brown Creeper
*Ruby-crowned Kinglet (reported from mountains, no photo?)*
Japanese White-eye
Townsend's Solitaire
*Hermit Thrush (reported yesterday, checking for photo)*
Sage Thrasher
Lucy's Warbler
White-collared Seedeater (Dairy Mart)
*Fox Sparrow (reported Thu from FRNC)*
Vesper Sparrow
Green-tailed Towhee (Dairy Mart?)
Summer Tanager
Baltimore Oriole
Northern Red Bishop
Pin-tailed Whydah (Harry Griffin Park?)


Seen:
Graylag Goose (Domestic type)
Swan Goose (Domestic type)
Greater White-fronted Goose
Brant
Canada Goose
Muscovy Duck (Domestic type)
Wood Duck
Mandarin Duck
Blue-winged Teal
Cinnamon Teal
Northern Shoveler
Gadwall
American Wigeon
Mallard
Green-winged Teal
Redhead
Ring-necked Duck
Surf Scoter
Bufflehead
Red-breasted Merganser
Ruddy Duck
Mountain Quail
California Quail
Gambel's Quail
Indian Peafowl (Domestic)
Wild Turkey
Pacific Loon
Common Loon
Pied-billed Grebe
Eared Grebe
Western Grebe
American Flamingo
Clark's Grebe
Sooty Shearwater
Black Storm-Petrel
Brandt's Cormorant
Double-crested Cormorant
American White Pelican
Brown Pelican
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Harris's Hawk
Little Blue Heron
Tricolored Heron
Cattle Egret
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
White-faced Ibis
Turkey Vulture
Osprey
White-tailed Kite
Golden Eagle
Northern Harrier
Cooper's Hawk
Bald Eagle
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Sora
Common Gallinule
American Coot
Black-necked Stilt
American Avocet
Black-bellied Plover
Snowy Plover
Semipalmated Plover
Killdeer
Whimbrel
Long-billed Curlew
Marbled Godwit
Ruddy Turnstone
Black Turnstone
Red Knot
Surfbird
Sanderling
Dunlin
Least Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper
Short-billed Dowitcher
Long-billed Dowitcher
Wilson's Phalarope
Red-necked Phalarope
Spotted Sandpiper
Wandering Tattler
Greater Yellowlegs
Willet
Bonaparte's Gull
Heermann's Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Western Gull
California Gull
Least Tern
Gull-billed Tern
Caspian Tern
Forster's Tern
Royal Tern
Elegant Tern
Black Skimmer
Rock Pigeon
Band-tailed Pigeon
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Common Ground-Dove
White-winged Dove
Mourning Dove
Greater Roadrunner
Barn Owl
Western Screech-Owl
Great Horned Owl
Burrowing Owl
Spotted Owl
Lesser Nighthawk
Common Poorwill
Vaux's Swift
White-throated Swift
Black-chinned Hummingbird
Anna's Hummingbird
Costa's Hummingbird
Rufous Hummingbird
Allen's Hummingbird
Calliope Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Lewis's Woodpecker
Acorn Woodpecker
Ladder-backed Woodpecker
Nuttall's Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
American Kestrel
Purple Martin
Peregrine Falcon
Red-crowned Parrot
Lilac-crowned Parrot
Red-lored Parrot
Red-masked Parakeet
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Western Wood-Pewee
Hammond's Flycatcher
Pacific-slope Flycatcher
Black Phoebe
Say's Phoebe
Vermilion Flycatcher
Ash-throated Flycatcher
Cassin's Kingbird
Western Kingbird
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
Loggerhead Shrike
Bell's Vireo
Gray Vireo
Hutton's Vireo
Cassin's Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Steller's Jay
California Scrub-Jay
American Crow
Common Raven
Horned Lark
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Tree Swallow
Violet-green Swallow
Barn Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Mountain Chickadee
Oak Titmouse
Verdin
Bushtit
Red-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch
Pygmy Nuthatch
Rock Wren
Canyon Wren
House Wren
Marsh Wren
Bewick's Wren
Cactus Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
California Gnatcatcher
Black-tailed Gnatcatcher
Wrentit
Western Bluebird
Swainson's Thrush
American Robin
California Thrasher
LeConte's Thrasher
Crissal Thrasher
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
American Pipit
Cedar Waxwing
Phainopepla
Black-and-white Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
Nashville Warbler
MacGillivray's Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Yellow Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Gray Warbler
Townsend's Warbler
Hermit Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Wilson's Warbler
Grasshopper Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
Black-chinned Sparrow
Brewer's Sparrow
Black-throated Sparrow
Lark Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
White-crowned Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Bell's Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow
California Towhee
Rufous-crowned Sparrow
Spotted Towhee
Yellow-breasted Chat
Western Tanager
Northern Cardinal
Black-headed Grosbeak
Blue Grosbeak
Lazuli Bunting
Indigo Bunting
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Western Meadowlark
Hooded Oriole
Bullock's Oriole
Scott's Oriole
Red-winged Blackbird
Tricolored Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
Brewer's Blackbird
Great-tailed Grackle
House Finch
Purple Finch
Cassin's Finch
Pine Siskin
Lesser Goldfinch
Lawrence's Goldfinch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow
Scaly-breasted Munia


Justyn Stahl
San Clemente Island

 

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Date: 4/30/18 3:18 pm
From: Justyn Stahl <justyn.stahl...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] City Nature Challenge - Monday afternoon update
Here's a link to the ID page, filter set to:
-City Nature Challenge 2018 for San Diego
-birds

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/identify?iconic_taxa=Aves&project_id=16958


Click "Filter" at the top to turn off birds, or filter it to plants,
reptiles, etc.

Justyn

On Mon, Apr 30, 2018 at 3:06 PM, Nancy Christensen <
<nancy.r.christensen...> wrote:

> Is there anyway to go in and ID items from the project? I seem to get lots
> of international birds when I try…
>
>
>
> Nancy Christensen
>
> Ramona
>
>
>
>

 

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Date: 4/30/18 3:06 pm
From: Nancy Christensen <nancy.r.christensen...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] City Nature Challenge - Monday afternoon update
Is there anyway to go in and ID items from the project? I seem to get lots of international birds when I try…



Nancy Christensen

Ramona



From: <SanDiegoRegionBirding...> <SanDiegoRegionBirding...> On Behalf Of Justyn Stahl
Sent: Monday, April 30, 2018 2:36 PM
To: <sandiegoregionbirding...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] City Nature Challenge - Monday afternoon update



Using iNat rules, it appears we are at +/- 244 species for birds.


Reminder: all photo/audio recorded from Friday at 1201am until Monday (tonight) at 1159pm is valid for the challenge. Media needs to be uploaded and identified by May 3rd (Thursday), the tally starts at 9am Friday morning.

Thanks to everyone who has tracked down specific birds (too many to name, and many unknown usernames on iNat), it was exciting to promote this in the absence of San Diego participating in America's Birdiest County. Although, I'm sure the added challenge of collecting "digital specimens" made it more fun.

The following species are still "missing" but again, many of these are very unlikely. I've bolded the ones I feel are truly "misses" or near misses, if they've just departed. Some were seen this weekend (per eBird) but not photographed.

Missing species:
Snow Goose (Guajome, Santee?)
Ross's Goose
Cackling Goose
Mute Swan (Lake San Marcos, also Black Swan)
Northern Pintail (Dairy Mart)
Canvasback (Lake Cuyamaca)
Greater Scaup (J Street)
Lesser Scaup (SD Bay, SD River estuary)
Hooded Merganser
Common Merganser
Red-throated Loon
Horned Grebe
Red-necked Grebe (Shelter Island)
Northern Fulmar
Pink-footed Shearwater
Black-vented Shearwater
Ashy Storm-Petrel
Brown Booby
Pelagic Cormorant (La Jolla)
American Bittern
Least Bittern
Reddish Egret (SD Bay)
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Harris's Hawk
Swainson's Hawk
Zone-tailed Hawk
Ferruginous Hawk
Ridgway's Rail
Virginia Rail
Black Oystercatcher
Pacific Golden-Plover
Wilson's Snipe
Red Phalarope
Solitary Sandpiper
Lesser Yellowlegs
Pomarine Jaeger
Parasitic Jaeger
Scripps's Murrelet
Cassin's Auklet
Rhinoceros Auklet
Black-legged Kittiwake
Sabine's Gull
Mew Gull
Herring Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Common Tern
Long-eared Owl (the Anza Borrego birds are gone?)
Northern Saw-whet Owl
Red-naped Sapsucker
Red-breasted Sapsucker
Merlin
Prairie Falcon (reported Friday, no photo?)
Rose-ringed Parakeet (SDSU)
Yellow-chevroned Parakeet
Yellow-headed Parrot
Blue-crowned Parakeet (Pt Loma Nazarene University?)
Gray Flycatcher (desert)
Dusky Flycatcher (mountains)
Tropical Kingbird (Balboa Park?)
Plumbeous Vireo
Black-throated Magpie-Jay (TRV)
Purple Martin
Bank Swallow
Brown Creeper
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (reported from mountains, no photo?)
Japanese White-eye
Townsend's Solitaire
Hermit Thrush (reported yesterday, checking for photo)
Sage Thrasher
Lucy's Warbler
White-collared Seedeater (Dairy Mart)
Fox Sparrow (reported Thu from FRNC)
Vesper Sparrow
Green-tailed Towhee (Dairy Mart?)
Summer Tanager
Baltimore Oriole
Northern Red Bishop
Pin-tailed Whydah (Harry Griffin Park?)



Our list so far (244, using iNat rules):
Graylag Goose (Domestic type)
Swan Goose (Domestic type)
Greater White-fronted Goose
Brant
Canada Goose
Wood Duck
Blue-winged Teal
Cinnamon Teal
Northern Shoveler
Gadwall
American Wigeon
Mallard
Green-winged Teal
Ring-necked Duck
Burrowing Owl
Surf Scoter
Bufflehead
Calliope Hummingbird
Red-breasted Merganser
Ruddy Duck
Mountain Quail
California Quail
Gambel's Quail
Indian Peafowl (Domestic)
Wild Turkey
Common Loon
Pied-billed Grebe
Eared Grebe
Western Grebe
American Flamingo
Clark's Grebe
Sooty Shearwater
Black Storm-Petrel
Brandt's Cormorant
Double-crested Cormorant
American White Pelican
Brown Pelican
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Little Blue Heron
Tricolored Heron
Cattle Egret
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
White-faced Ibis
Turkey Vulture
Osprey
White-tailed Kite
Golden Eagle
Northern Harrier
Cooper's Hawk
Bald Eagle
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Sora
Common Gallinule
American Coot
Black-necked Stilt
American Avocet
Black-bellied Plover
Snowy Plover
Semipalmated Plover
Killdeer
Whimbrel
Long-billed Curlew
Marbled Godwit
Ruddy Turnstone
Black Turnstone
Red Knot
Sanderling
Dunlin
Least Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper
Mandarin Duck
Long-billed Dowitcher
Marsh Wren
Wilson's Phalarope
Red-necked Phalarope
Spotted Sandpiper
Greater Yellowlegs
Willet
Muscovy Duck (Domestic type)
Northern Cardinal
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Bonaparte's Gull
Heermann's Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Western Gull
California Gull
Pacific Loon
Least Tern
Gull-billed Tern
Caspian Tern
Forster's Tern
Royal Tern
Elegant Tern
Black Skimmer
Rock Pigeon
Band-tailed Pigeon
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Common Ground-Dove
White-winged Dove
Mourning Dove
Greater Roadrunner
Barn Owl
Western Screech-Owl
Great Horned Owl
Spotted Owl
Lesser Nighthawk
Common Poorwill
Vaux's Swift
White-throated Swift
Black-chinned Hummingbird
Anna's Hummingbird
Costa's Hummingbird
Rufous Hummingbird
Allen's Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Lewis's Woodpecker
Acorn Woodpecker
Ladder-backed Woodpecker
Nuttall's Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
American Kestrel
Peregrine Falcon
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Red-crowned Parrot
Lilac-crowned Parrot
Red-lored Parrot
Red-masked Parakeet
Redhead
Western Wood-Pewee
Hammond's Flycatcher
Pacific-slope Flycatcher
Black Phoebe
Say's Phoebe
Ash-throated Flycatcher
Cassin's Kingbird
Western Kingbird
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
Loggerhead Shrike
Bell's Vireo
Gray Vireo
Hutton's Vireo
Cassin's Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Steller's Jay
California Scrub-Jay
American Crow
Common Raven
Horned Lark
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Tree Swallow
Violet-green Swallow
Barn Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Mountain Chickadee
Oak Titmouse
Verdin
Bushtit
White-breasted Nuthatch
Pygmy Nuthatch
Rock Wren
Canyon Wren
House Wren
Bewick's Wren
Cactus Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
California Gnatcatcher
Black-tailed Gnatcatcher
Wrentit
Short-billed Dowitcher
Western Bluebird
Swainson's Thrush
American Robin
Surfbird
California Thrasher
LeConte's Thrasher
Crissal Thrasher
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
American Pipit
Cedar Waxwing
Phainopepla
Black-and-white Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
Nashville Warbler
MacGillivray's Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Yellow Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Gray Warbler
Townsend's Warbler
Hermit Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Wilson's Warbler
Vermilion Flycatcher
Grasshopper Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
Black-chinned Sparrow
Brewer's Sparrow
Black-throated Sparrow
Lark Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
White-crowned Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Bell's Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow
California Towhee
Rufous-crowned Sparrow
Wandering Tattler
Spotted Towhee
Yellow-breasted Chat
Western Tanager
Black-headed Grosbeak
Blue Grosbeak
Lazuli Bunting
Indigo Bunting
Western Meadowlark
Hooded Oriole
Bullock's Oriole
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Scott's Oriole
Red-winged Blackbird
Tricolored Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
Brewer's Blackbird
Great-tailed Grackle
House Finch
Purple Finch
Cassin's Finch
Pine Siskin
Lesser Goldfinch
Lawrence's Goldfinch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow
Scaly-breasted Munia

Thanks again,

Justyn Stahl




 

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Date: 4/30/18 2:36 pm
From: Justyn Stahl <justyn.stahl...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] City Nature Challenge - Monday afternoon update
Using iNat rules, it appears we are at +/- 244 species for birds.

Reminder: all photo/audio recorded from Friday at 1201am until Monday
(tonight) at 1159pm is valid for the challenge. Media needs to be uploaded
and identified by May 3rd (Thursday), the tally starts at 9am Friday
morning.

Thanks to everyone who has tracked down specific birds (too many to name,
and many unknown usernames on iNat), it was exciting to promote this in the
absence of San Diego participating in America's Birdiest County. Although,
I'm sure the added challenge of collecting "digital specimens" made it more
fun.

The following species are still "missing" but again, many of these are very
unlikely. I've bolded the ones I feel are truly "misses" or near misses, if
they've just departed. Some were seen this weekend (per eBird) but not
photographed.

*Missing species:*
Snow Goose (Guajome, Santee?)
Ross's Goose
Cackling Goose
Mute Swan (Lake San Marcos, also Black Swan)
*Northern Pintail (Dairy Mart)*
*Canvasback (Lake Cuyamaca)*

*Greater Scaup (J Street)Lesser Scaup (SD Bay, SD River estuary)*
Hooded Merganser
Common Merganser
Red-throated Loon
Horned Grebe
*Red-necked Grebe (Shelter Island)*
Northern Fulmar
Pink-footed Shearwater
Black-vented Shearwater
Ashy Storm-Petrel
Brown Booby
*Pelagic Cormorant (La Jolla)*
American Bittern
Least Bittern
*Reddish Egret (SD Bay)*
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Harris's Hawk
Swainson's Hawk
Zone-tailed Hawk
Ferruginous Hawk
*Ridgway's Rail*
Virginia Rail
*Black Oystercatcher*
Pacific Golden-Plover
Wilson's Snipe
Red Phalarope
Solitary Sandpiper
Lesser Yellowlegs
Pomarine Jaeger
Parasitic Jaeger
Scripps's Murrelet
Cassin's Auklet
Rhinoceros Auklet
Black-legged Kittiwake
Sabine's Gull
Mew Gull
Herring Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Common Tern
Long-eared Owl (the Anza Borrego birds are gone?)
Northern Saw-whet Owl
Red-naped Sapsucker
Red-breasted Sapsucker
Merlin
Prairie Falcon (reported Friday, no photo?)
Rose-ringed Parakeet (SDSU)
Yellow-chevroned Parakeet
Yellow-headed Parrot


*Blue-crowned Parakeet (Pt Loma Nazarene University?)Gray Flycatcher
(desert)Dusky Flycatcher (mountains)*
Tropical Kingbird (Balboa Park?)
Plumbeous Vireo
*Black-throated Magpie-Jay (TRV)*
Purple Martin
Bank Swallow
Brown Creeper
*Ruby-crowned Kinglet (reported from mountains, no photo?)*
Japanese White-eye
Townsend's Solitaire
*Hermit Thrush (reported yesterday, checking for photo)*
Sage Thrasher
Lucy's Warbler
White-collared Seedeater (Dairy Mart)
*Fox Sparrow (reported Thu from FRNC)*
Vesper Sparrow
Green-tailed Towhee (Dairy Mart?)
Summer Tanager
Baltimore Oriole
Northern Red Bishop
Pin-tailed Whydah (Harry Griffin Park?)



*Our list so far (244, using iNat rules):*Graylag Goose (Domestic type)
Swan Goose (Domestic type)
Greater White-fronted Goose
Brant
Canada Goose
Wood Duck
Blue-winged Teal
Cinnamon Teal
Northern Shoveler
Gadwall
American Wigeon
Mallard
Green-winged Teal
Ring-necked Duck
Burrowing Owl
Surf Scoter
Bufflehead
Calliope Hummingbird
Red-breasted Merganser
Ruddy Duck
Mountain Quail
California Quail
Gambel's Quail
Indian Peafowl (Domestic)
Wild Turkey
Common Loon
Pied-billed Grebe
Eared Grebe
Western Grebe
American Flamingo
Clark's Grebe
Sooty Shearwater
Black Storm-Petrel
Brandt's Cormorant
Double-crested Cormorant
American White Pelican
Brown Pelican
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Little Blue Heron
Tricolored Heron
Cattle Egret
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
White-faced Ibis
Turkey Vulture
Osprey
White-tailed Kite
Golden Eagle
Northern Harrier
Cooper's Hawk
Bald Eagle
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Sora
Common Gallinule
American Coot
Black-necked Stilt
American Avocet
Black-bellied Plover
Snowy Plover
Semipalmated Plover
Killdeer
Whimbrel
Long-billed Curlew
Marbled Godwit
Ruddy Turnstone
Black Turnstone
Red Knot
Sanderling
Dunlin
Least Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper
Mandarin Duck
Long-billed Dowitcher
Marsh Wren
Wilson's Phalarope
Red-necked Phalarope
Spotted Sandpiper
Greater Yellowlegs
Willet
Muscovy Duck (Domestic type)
Northern Cardinal
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Bonaparte's Gull
Heermann's Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Western Gull
California Gull
Pacific Loon
Least Tern
Gull-billed Tern
Caspian Tern
Forster's Tern
Royal Tern
Elegant Tern
Black Skimmer
Rock Pigeon
Band-tailed Pigeon
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Common Ground-Dove
White-winged Dove
Mourning Dove
Greater Roadrunner
Barn Owl
Western Screech-Owl
Great Horned Owl
Spotted Owl
Lesser Nighthawk
Common Poorwill
Vaux's Swift
White-throated Swift
Black-chinned Hummingbird
Anna's Hummingbird
Costa's Hummingbird
Rufous Hummingbird
Allen's Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Lewis's Woodpecker
Acorn Woodpecker
Ladder-backed Woodpecker
Nuttall's Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
American Kestrel
Peregrine Falcon
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Red-crowned Parrot
Lilac-crowned Parrot
Red-lored Parrot
Red-masked Parakeet
Redhead
Western Wood-Pewee
Hammond's Flycatcher
Pacific-slope Flycatcher
Black Phoebe
Say's Phoebe
Ash-throated Flycatcher
Cassin's Kingbird
Western Kingbird
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
Loggerhead Shrike
Bell's Vireo
Gray Vireo
Hutton's Vireo
Cassin's Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Steller's Jay
California Scrub-Jay
American Crow
Common Raven
Horned Lark
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Tree Swallow
Violet-green Swallow
Barn Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Mountain Chickadee
Oak Titmouse
Verdin
Bushtit
White-breasted Nuthatch
Pygmy Nuthatch
Rock Wren
Canyon Wren
House Wren
Bewick's Wren
Cactus Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
California Gnatcatcher
Black-tailed Gnatcatcher
Wrentit
Short-billed Dowitcher
Western Bluebird
Swainson's Thrush
American Robin
Surfbird
California Thrasher
LeConte's Thrasher
Crissal Thrasher
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
American Pipit
Cedar Waxwing
Phainopepla
Black-and-white Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
Nashville Warbler
MacGillivray's Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Yellow Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Gray Warbler
Townsend's Warbler
Hermit Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Wilson's Warbler
Vermilion Flycatcher
Grasshopper Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
Black-chinned Sparrow
Brewer's Sparrow
Black-throated Sparrow
Lark Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
White-crowned Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Bell's Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow
California Towhee
Rufous-crowned Sparrow
Wandering Tattler
Spotted Towhee
Yellow-breasted Chat
Western Tanager
Black-headed Grosbeak
Blue Grosbeak
Lazuli Bunting
Indigo Bunting
Western Meadowlark
Hooded Oriole
Bullock's Oriole
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Scott's Oriole
Red-winged Blackbird
Tricolored Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
Brewer's Blackbird
Great-tailed Grackle
House Finch
Purple Finch
Cassin's Finch
Pine Siskin
Lesser Goldfinch
Lawrence's Goldfinch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow
Scaly-breasted Munia

Thanks again,
Justyn Stahl

 

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Date: 4/30/18 10:28 am
From: Alison Hiers <lahiers...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Calliope Hummingbird
We found another Calliope Hummingbird yesterday (4-29-18) in Greenwood Cemetery.  We weren't sure what it was until we got home and analyzed the photos.  It was a juvenile male.  We were in the same area as the previously reported Black-throated Green Warbler, which we did not find.  There are several Bottle Brush trees around that end of the cemetery and the hummingbirds were there.  I put photos on eBird and in iNat.

Alison Hiers, Carlsbad

 

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Date: 4/30/18 5:29 am
From: Aaron Polichar via Groups.Io <beldingsparrow=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] City Nature Challenge - Sunday evening update
I think I got an Olive-sided Flycatcher along the PCT west of Kitchen Creek Road today, but not 100% sure of the ID. Haven't signed up yet, but I'll review my photos and add it tonight or tomorrow.
--
Aaron Polichar
San Diego, CA

 

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Date: 4/29/18 7:52 pm
From: Justyn Stahl <justyn.stahl...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] City Nature Challenge - Sunday evening update
Well done everyone, lots of missing species were found today.

San Francisco may be running away with # of observations, but we have a
shot at # of species (with Houston on our heels!).

Up-to-date leaderboard
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/city-nature-challenge-2018

Only a few truly expected birds left within the following list:

American Bittern
Ashy Storm-Petrel
Baltimore Oriole
Bank Swallow
Black Oystercatcher
Black-legged Kittiwake
Black-throated Magpie-Jay (TRV)
Black-vented Shearwater
Blue-crowned Parakeet (Pt Loma)
Brown Booby
Brown Creeper
Burrowing Owl
Cackling Goose
Canvasback (Lake Cuyamaca)
Cassin's Auklet
Common Merganser
Dusky Flycatcher
Ferruginous Hawk
Fox Sparrow
Glaucous-winged Gull
Gray Flycatcher
Greater Scaup (J Street)
Green-tailed Towhee (Dairy Mart?)
Harris's Hawk
Hermit Thrush
Herring Gull
Hooded Merganser
Horned Grebe
Japanese White-eye
Least Bittern
Lesser Scaup (SD Bay, SD River estuary)
Lesser Yellowlegs
Long-eared Owl (the Anza Borrego birds are gone?)
Lucy's Warbler
Marsh Wren
Merlin
Mew Gull
Muscovy Duck (Domestic type, Chollas Reservoir)
Mute Swan (Lake San Marcos, also Black Swan)
Northern Cardinal
Northern Fulmar
Northern Pintail (Dairy Mart)
Northern Red Bishop
Northern Saw-whet Owl
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Pacific Golden-Plover
Parasitic Jaeger
Pelagic Cormorant (La Jolla)
Pink-footed Shearwater
Pin-tailed Whydah
Plumbeous Vireo
Pomarine Jaeger
Prairie Falcon
Purple Martin
Red Phalarope
Red-breasted Nuthatch (La Jolla)
Red-breasted Sapsucker
Reddish Egret (SD Bay)
Red-naped Sapsucker
Red-necked Grebe (Shelter Island)
Red-throated Loon
Rhinoceros Auklet
Ridgway's Rail
Rose-ringed Parakeet (SDSU)
Ross's Goose
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Sabine's Gull
Sage Thrasher
Scripps's Murrelet
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Short-billed Dowitcher
Snow Goose (Guajome)
Solitary Sandpiper
Summer Tanager
Swainson's Hawk
Townsend's Solitaire
Tropical Kingbird (Balboa Park?)
Vermilion Flycatcher (Bonsall Golf Course?)
Vesper Sparrow
Virginia Rail
Wandering Tattler (La Jolla, Mission Beach jetty)
White-collared Seedeater (Dairy Mart)
Wilson's Snipe
Yellow-chevroned Parakeet
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Yellow-headed Parrot
Zone-tailed Hawk

Justyn Stahl

 

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Date: 4/29/18 6:37 pm
From: Ryan Andrews <birder.rma...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Weekend Sightings
Hey all,

I've been out and about pretty much all weekend for the City Nature Challenge. I've mostly been focusing on non-birds, but I've had a lot of birds along the way.

On Friday, I went to Kitchen Creek Road to start off with. Along the Pacific Crest Trail EAST of the pulloff, I had a lot of activity. Migrants were streaming by pretty much constantly. I had several species of warbler fly by, along with loads of buntings, tanagers, vireos, grosbeaks, etc. I also had a Pine Siskin flyover which I thought was odd, but I ended up having them at every stop this day. Gray Vireos were about a mile down the trail. Cibbets Flats had similar numbers of migrants. At one point, I watched about 12 Western Tanagers flyover in 5 minutes there. 
Next, I went to Agua Dulce Creek where I had many migrants including Hermit, Townsend's, Black-throated Gray, Yellow-rumped, Wilson's, and MacGillivray's Warblers, Western Wood-Pewee, Olive-sided Flycatcher. Also heard Mountain Quail, had more siskins and Lawrence's Goldfinches. 
My last big stop of the day was at Stonewall Mine in the Cuyumacas. I didn't have anything particularly interesting here, but Bald Eagle was nice. As with the other stops, I had more migrants (and siskins).

Yesterday, Saturday, I spent a lot of time on Palomar. Migrant activity was okay, but definitely less than yesterday. Didn't really have anything of note bird-wise. I also went to Scissors Crossing but it was mid-day so activity was down. 

Today, Sunday, I poked around the Tijuana River Valley for a while. The south pond at Dairy Mart was pretty good, with some migrants moving around. I checked the headquarters of the park further down on Monument Road. There was a lot of migrants moving around, but particularly in the silk oak along the road. I had Wilson's, Yellow, Orange-crowned, Nashville, Townsend's, and Hermit Warbler all in this tree along with Warbling Vireo, Pacific-slope Flycatcher, and both orioles. I thought this was a lot of migrants, but when I got to the Bird and Butterfly Garden I was pretty stunned. I don't think I've ever seen such a high concentration of warblers. It was pretty late in the morning by this point, but there was warblers just constantly moving around. Townsend's were the most abundant, with a very rough guestimate of 20. I had somewhere around 10 Hermit Warblers, and lesser numbers of Wilson's, Orange-crowned, and single Yellow-rumped and Black-throated Gray Warblers. 

I'm glad to see so many other people working on the challenge, whether you're just photographing birds or photographing everything! 

--Ryan Andrews
Valley Center

 

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Date: 4/29/18 5:21 pm
From: Nancy Christensen <nancy.r.christensen...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] City Nature Challenge Sunday afternoon update - missing species
I put up a barn owl last night but apparently missed the date, so it’s not included. I can fix it! Double check your entry...

Nancy Christensen
Ramona


A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.
Chinese Proverb

On Apr 29, 2018, at 4:19 PM, C K Smith via Groups.Io <stlbirdman64=<yahoo.com...> wrote:

> I put a Lawrence's goldfinch up first thing this morning, how long does it take for things to show on the list??
> Chris
>
> Chris Smith
> El Cajon
>
> "Finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything." WS
>
>
> On Sunday, April 29, 2018, 2:44:36 PM PDT, Justyn Stahl <justyn.stahl...> wrote:
>
>
> Quite a few new birds came in last night and this morning. A few still need to be uploaded to iNat, but I'll check with the observer to ensure they are.
>
> These are the remaining birds needed, some are glaring omissions.
>
> Snow Goose (Guajome)
> Ross's Goose
> Swan Goose (Domestic type, Chollas Reservoir)
> Brant
> Cackling Goose
> Mute Swan (Lake San Marcos, also Black Swan)
> Muscovy Duck (Domestic type, Chollas Reservoir)
> Mandarin Duck (Mission Bay, eBird)
> Northern Pintail (Dairy Mart)
> Canvasback (Lake Cuyamaca)
> Redhead (Guajome)
> Greater Scaup (J Street)
> Lesser Scaup (SD Bay, SD River estuary)
> Surf Scoter (Oceanside, SD Bay, Seacoast Dr)
> Bufflehead (SD River)
> Hooded Merganser
> Common Merganser
> Red-throated Loon
> Pacific Loon
> Pied-billed Grebe (Dairy Mart)
> Horned Grebe
> Red-necked Grebe (Shelter Island)
> Northern Fulmar
> Pink-footed Shearwater
> Black-vented Shearwater
> Ashy Storm-Petrel
> Brown Booby
> Pelagic Cormorant (La Jolla)
> American Bittern
> Least Bittern
> Reddish Egret (SD Bay)
> Sharp-shinned Hawk
> Harris's Hawk
> Swainson's Hawk
> Zone-tailed Hawk
> Ferruginous Hawk
> Ridgway's Rail
> Virginia Rail
> Sora
> Black Oystercatcher
> Pacific Golden-Plover
> Surfbird
> Least Sandpiper
> Short-billed Dowitcher
> Long-billed Dowitcher
> Wilson's Snipe
> Red Phalarope
> Solitary Sandpiper
> Wandering Tattler (La Jolla, Mission Beach jetty)
> Lesser Yellowlegs
> Pomarine Jaeger
> Parasitic Jaeger
> Scripps's Murrelet
> Cassin's Auklet
> Rhinoceros Auklet
> Black-legged Kittiwake
> Sabine's Gull
> Mew Gull
> Herring Gull
> Glaucous-winged Gull
> Barn Owl
> Burrowing Owl
> Long-eared Owl (the Anza Borrego birds are gone?)
> Northern Saw-whet Owl
> Calliope Hummingbird
> Red-naped Sapsucker
> Red-breasted Sapsucker
> Downy Woodpecker (this *was* on iNat but was deleted)
> Merlin
> Prairie Falcon
> Rose-ringed Parakeet (SDSU)
> Yellow-chevroned Parakeet
> Yellow-headed Parrot
> Blue-crowned Parakeet (Pt Loma)
> Olive-sided Flycatcher
> Hammond's Flycatcher
> Gray Flycatcher
> Dusky Flycatcher
> Vermilion Flycatcher
> Tropical Kingbird (Balboa Park?)
> Plumbeous Vireo
> Black-throated Magpie-Jay (TRV)
> Purple Martin
> Bank Swallow
> Red-breasted Nuthatch (La Jolla)
> Brown Creeper
> Marsh Wren
> Ruby-crowned Kinglet
> Japanese White-eye
> Townsend's Solitaire
> Hermit Thrush
> Sage Thrasher
> Lucy's Warbler
> White-collared Seedeater (Dairy Mart)
> Fox Sparrow
> Vesper Sparrow
> Green-tailed Towhee (Dairy Mart?)
> Summer Tanager
> Northern Cardinal
> Yellow-headed Blackbird
> Baltimore Oriole
> Lawrence's Goldfinch
> Northern Red Bishop
> Pin-tailed Whydah
>
> Thanks,
> Justyn Stahl
>

 

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Date: 4/29/18 4:38 pm
From: Alison Hiers <lahiers...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Bird and Butterfly Garden & TR Visitors Center & Greenwood Cemetery 4/29/18
We were at the Bird and Butterfly Garden this morning around 11 am and there was a nice dump of warblers.  All Townsend's and Hermit's with a few Black-throated Gray's, Wilson's, Orange-crowned and Yellow-rumped.  There must have been at least 50 Townsend's or more.  They were literally everywhere you looked.  And there were about half that many Hermit's.  All flying and hopping around low when we first got there so picture taking was great.  There were also thousands and thousands of swallows.  We identified both Northern Rough-winged and Cliff.  We also saw several Pacific Slope Flycatchers, Warbling Vireos and a flycatcher or pewee yet to be identified (photos to be analyzed).  We stayed for a long time just to make sure there wasn't a rarity in the mix.  We also went to the TR Visitors Center around 8 am and found the Calliope Hummingbird.  A nice male who is hanging out behind the visitors center in the group of willows and in the large tree that looks like maybe an ash or birch of some kind.  There were a few warblers in this area - Wilson's and Orange-crowned - and there were three White-crowned night Herons along the McCoy Trail.  We checked out Greenwood Cemetery earlier - around 7 am where the Black-throated Green Warbler was seen and did not find it.  There were a few warblers, several Hooded and Bullock's Orioles and Western tanagers because of all the Silk Oak trees but it was windy there and cold.

Alison Hiers, Carlsbad

 

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Date: 4/29/18 4:19 pm
From: C K Smith via Groups.Io <stlbirdman64=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] City Nature Challenge Sunday afternoon update - missing species
I put a Lawrence's goldfinch up first thing this morning, how long does it take for things to show on the list??Chris
Chris Smith
El Cajon

"Finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything." WS

On Sunday, April 29, 2018, 2:44:36 PM PDT, Justyn Stahl <justyn.stahl...> wrote:

Quite a few new birds came in last night and this morning. A few still need to be uploaded to iNat, but I'll check with the observer to ensure they are.

These are the remaining birds needed, some are glaring omissions.

Snow Goose (Guajome)
Ross's Goose
Swan Goose (Domestic type, Chollas Reservoir)
Brant
Cackling Goose
Mute Swan (Lake San Marcos, also Black Swan)
Muscovy Duck (Domestic type, Chollas Reservoir)
Mandarin Duck (Mission Bay, eBird)
Northern Pintail (Dairy Mart)
Canvasback (Lake Cuyamaca)
Redhead (Guajome)
Greater Scaup (J Street)
Lesser Scaup (SD Bay, SD River estuary)
Surf Scoter (Oceanside, SD Bay, Seacoast Dr)
Bufflehead (SD River)
Hooded Merganser
Common Merganser
Red-throated Loon
Pacific Loon
Pied-billed Grebe (Dairy Mart)
Horned Grebe
Red-necked Grebe (Shelter Island)
Northern Fulmar
Pink-footed Shearwater
Black-vented Shearwater
Ashy Storm-Petrel
Brown Booby
Pelagic Cormorant (La Jolla)
American Bittern
Least Bittern
Reddish Egret (SD Bay)
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Harris's Hawk
Swainson's Hawk
Zone-tailed Hawk
Ferruginous Hawk
Ridgway's Rail
Virginia Rail
Sora
Black Oystercatcher
Pacific Golden-Plover
Surfbird
Least Sandpiper
Short-billed Dowitcher
Long-billed Dowitcher
Wilson's Snipe
Red Phalarope
Solitary Sandpiper
Wandering Tattler (La Jolla, Mission Beach jetty)
Lesser Yellowlegs
Pomarine Jaeger
Parasitic Jaeger
Scripps's Murrelet
Cassin's Auklet
Rhinoceros Auklet
Black-legged Kittiwake
Sabine's Gull
Mew Gull
Herring Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Barn Owl
Burrowing Owl
Long-eared Owl (the Anza Borrego birds are gone?)
Northern Saw-whet Owl
Calliope Hummingbird
Red-naped Sapsucker
Red-breasted Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker (this *was* on iNat but was deleted)
Merlin
Prairie Falcon
Rose-ringed Parakeet (SDSU)
Yellow-chevroned Parakeet
Yellow-headed Parrot
Blue-crowned Parakeet (Pt Loma)
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Hammond's Flycatcher
Gray Flycatcher
Dusky Flycatcher
Vermilion Flycatcher
Tropical Kingbird (Balboa Park?)
Plumbeous Vireo
Black-throated Magpie-Jay (TRV)
Purple Martin
Bank Swallow
Red-breasted Nuthatch (La Jolla)
Brown Creeper
Marsh Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Japanese White-eye
Townsend's Solitaire
Hermit Thrush
Sage Thrasher
Lucy's Warbler
White-collared Seedeater (Dairy Mart)
Fox Sparrow
Vesper Sparrow
Green-tailed Towhee (Dairy Mart?)
Summer Tanager
Northern Cardinal
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Baltimore Oriole
Lawrence's Goldfinch
Northern Red Bishop
Pin-tailed Whydah

Thanks,
Justyn Stahl


 

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Date: 4/29/18 3:16 pm
From: Lisa Ruby <lruby1...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] City Nature Challenge Sunday afternoon update - missing species
I have distant photos of a Brant and a female Bufflehead from Robb Field
from today I'll upload. Terrible photos, but good enough for an ID. Also
have Pied-billed Grebe from the same location.

I stopped by Sycamore Canyon Road on the outside chance of the
Lawrence's Goldfinches still being there, but no luck. The larger fields
have been mowed and what is left of the Fiiddleneck is brown and dry.

Lisa Ruby
Sabre Springs


On 4/29/2018 2:44 PM, Justyn Stahl wrote:
> Quite a few new birds came in last night and this morning. A few still
> need to be uploaded to iNat, but I'll check with the observer to
> ensure they are.
>
> These are the remaining birds needed, some are glaring omissions.
>
> Snow Goose (Guajome)
> Ross's Goose
> Swan Goose (Domestic type, Chollas Reservoir)
> Brant
> Cackling Goose
> Mute Swan (Lake San Marcos, also Black Swan)
> Muscovy Duck (Domestic type, Chollas Reservoir)
> Mandarin Duck (Mission Bay, eBird)
> Northern Pintail (Dairy Mart)
> Canvasback (Lake Cuyamaca)
> Redhead (Guajome)
> Greater Scaup (J Street)
> Lesser Scaup (SD Bay, SD River estuary)
> Surf Scoter (Oceanside, SD Bay, Seacoast Dr)
> Bufflehead (SD River)
> Hooded Merganser
> Common Merganser
> Red-throated Loon
> Pacific Loon
> Pied-billed Grebe (Dairy Mart)
> Horned Grebe
> Red-necked Grebe (Shelter Island)
> Northern Fulmar
> Pink-footed Shearwater
> Black-vented Shearwater
> Ashy Storm-Petrel
> Brown Booby
> Pelagic Cormorant (La Jolla)
> American Bittern
> Least Bittern
> Reddish Egret (SD Bay)
> Sharp-shinned Hawk
> Harris's Hawk
> Swainson's Hawk
> Zone-tailed Hawk
> Ferruginous Hawk
> *Ridgway's Rail*
> Virginia Rail
> *Sora*
> Black Oystercatcher
> Pacific Golden-Plover
> Surfbird
> *Least Sandpiper*
> *Short-billed Dowitcher
> Long-billed Dowitcher*
> Wilson's Snipe
> Red Phalarope
> Solitary Sandpiper
> Wandering Tattler (La Jolla, Mission Beach jetty)
> Lesser Yellowlegs
> Pomarine Jaeger
> Parasitic Jaeger
> Scripps's Murrelet
> Cassin's Auklet
> Rhinoceros Auklet
> Black-legged Kittiwake
> Sabine's Gull
> Mew Gull
> Herring Gull
> Glaucous-winged Gull
> *Barn Owl*
> Burrowing Owl
> Long-eared Owl (the Anza Borrego birds are gone?)
> Northern Saw-whet Owl
> Calliope Hummingbird
> Red-naped Sapsucker
> Red-breasted Sapsucker*
> Downy Woodpecker (this *was* on iNat but was deleted)*
> Merlin
> Prairie Falcon
> Rose-ringed Parakeet (SDSU)
> Yellow-chevroned Parakeet
> Yellow-headed Parrot
> Blue-crowned Parakeet (Pt Loma)
> Olive-sided Flycatcher
> Hammond's Flycatcher
> Gray Flycatcher
> Dusky Flycatcher
> Vermilion Flycatcher
> Tropical Kingbird (Balboa Park?)
> Plumbeous Vireo
> Black-throated Magpie-Jay (TRV)
> Purple Martin
> Bank Swallow
> Red-breasted Nuthatch (La Jolla)
> Brown Creeper
> *Marsh Wren*
> Ruby-crowned Kinglet
> Japanese White-eye
> Townsend's Solitaire
> Hermit Thrush
> Sage Thrasher
> Lucy's Warbler
> White-collared Seedeater (Dairy Mart)
> Fox Sparrow
> Vesper Sparrow
> Green-tailed Towhee (Dairy Mart?)
> Summer Tanager
> Northern Cardinal
> Yellow-headed Blackbird
> Baltimore Oriole
> Lawrence's Goldfinch
> Northern Red Bishop
> Pin-tailed Whydah
>
> Thanks,
> Justyn Stahl
>


 

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Date: 4/29/18 3:06 pm
From: Nancy Christensen <nancy.r.christensen...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] City Nature Challenge Sunday afternoon update - missing species
Got buffleheads
Pb Grebe
Downy Woodpecker

I submitted barn owl last night. I’ll go to my alternate site and grab a shot

Nancy Christensen
Ramona


A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.
Chinese Proverb

On Apr 29, 2018, at 2:44 PM, Justyn Stahl <justyn.stahl...> wrote:

> Quite a few new birds came in last night and this morning. A few still need to be uploaded to iNat, but I'll check with the observer to ensure they are.
>
> These are the remaining birds needed, some are glaring omissions.
>
> Snow Goose (Guajome)
> Ross's Goose
> Swan Goose (Domestic type, Chollas Reservoir)
> Brant
> Cackling Goose
> Mute Swan (Lake San Marcos, also Black Swan)
> Muscovy Duck (Domestic type, Chollas Reservoir)
> Mandarin Duck (Mission Bay, eBird)
> Northern Pintail (Dairy Mart)
> Canvasback (Lake Cuyamaca)
> Redhead (Guajome)
> Greater Scaup (J Street)
> Lesser Scaup (SD Bay, SD River estuary)
> Surf Scoter (Oceanside, SD Bay, Seacoast Dr)
> Bufflehead (SD River)
> Hooded Merganser
> Common Merganser
> Red-throated Loon
> Pacific Loon
> Pied-billed Grebe (Dairy Mart)
> Horned Grebe
> Red-necked Grebe (Shelter Island)
> Northern Fulmar
> Pink-footed Shearwater
> Black-vented Shearwater
> Ashy Storm-Petrel
> Brown Booby
> Pelagic Cormorant (La Jolla)
> American Bittern
> Least Bittern
> Reddish Egret (SD Bay)
> Sharp-shinned Hawk
> Harris's Hawk
> Swainson's Hawk
> Zone-tailed Hawk
> Ferruginous Hawk
> Ridgway's Rail
> Virginia Rail
> Sora
> Black Oystercatcher
> Pacific Golden-Plover
> Surfbird
> Least Sandpiper
> Short-billed Dowitcher
> Long-billed Dowitcher
> Wilson's Snipe
> Red Phalarope
> Solitary Sandpiper
> Wandering Tattler (La Jolla, Mission Beach jetty)
> Lesser Yellowlegs
> Pomarine Jaeger
> Parasitic Jaeger
> Scripps's Murrelet
> Cassin's Auklet
> Rhinoceros Auklet
> Black-legged Kittiwake
> Sabine's Gull
> Mew Gull
> Herring Gull
> Glaucous-winged Gull
> Barn Owl
> Burrowing Owl
> Long-eared Owl (the Anza Borrego birds are gone?)
> Northern Saw-whet Owl
> Calliope Hummingbird
> Red-naped Sapsucker
> Red-breasted Sapsucker
> Downy Woodpecker (this *was* on iNat but was deleted)
> Merlin
> Prairie Falcon
> Rose-ringed Parakeet (SDSU)
> Yellow-chevroned Parakeet
> Yellow-headed Parrot
> Blue-crowned Parakeet (Pt Loma)
> Olive-sided Flycatcher
> Hammond's Flycatcher
> Gray Flycatcher
> Dusky Flycatcher
> Vermilion Flycatcher
> Tropical Kingbird (Balboa Park?)
> Plumbeous Vireo
> Black-throated Magpie-Jay (TRV)
> Purple Martin
> Bank Swallow
> Red-breasted Nuthatch (La Jolla)
> Brown Creeper
> Marsh Wren
> Ruby-crowned Kinglet
> Japanese White-eye
> Townsend's Solitaire
> Hermit Thrush
> Sage Thrasher
> Lucy's Warbler
> White-collared Seedeater (Dairy Mart)
> Fox Sparrow
> Vesper Sparrow
> Green-tailed Towhee (Dairy Mart?)
> Summer Tanager
> Northern Cardinal
> Yellow-headed Blackbird
> Baltimore Oriole
> Lawrence's Goldfinch
> Northern Red Bishop
> Pin-tailed Whydah
>
> Thanks,
> Justyn Stahl
>

 

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Date: 4/29/18 2:44 pm
From: Justyn Stahl <justyn.stahl...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] City Nature Challenge Sunday afternoon update - missing species
Quite a few new birds came in last night and this morning. A few still need
to be uploaded to iNat, but I'll check with the observer to ensure they are.

These are the remaining birds needed, some are glaring omissions.

Snow Goose (Guajome)
Ross's Goose
Swan Goose (Domestic type, Chollas Reservoir)
Brant
Cackling Goose
Mute Swan (Lake San Marcos, also Black Swan)
Muscovy Duck (Domestic type, Chollas Reservoir)
Mandarin Duck (Mission Bay, eBird)
Northern Pintail (Dairy Mart)
Canvasback (Lake Cuyamaca)
Redhead (Guajome)
Greater Scaup (J Street)
Lesser Scaup (SD Bay, SD River estuary)
Surf Scoter (Oceanside, SD Bay, Seacoast Dr)
Bufflehead (SD River)
Hooded Merganser
Common Merganser
Red-throated Loon
Pacific Loon
Pied-billed Grebe (Dairy Mart)
Horned Grebe
Red-necked Grebe (Shelter Island)
Northern Fulmar
Pink-footed Shearwater
Black-vented Shearwater
Ashy Storm-Petrel
Brown Booby
Pelagic Cormorant (La Jolla)
American Bittern
Least Bittern
Reddish Egret (SD Bay)
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Harris's Hawk
Swainson's Hawk
Zone-tailed Hawk
Ferruginous Hawk
*Ridgway's Rail*
Virginia Rail
*Sora*
Black Oystercatcher
Pacific Golden-Plover
Surfbird
*Least Sandpiper*

*Short-billed DowitcherLong-billed Dowitcher*
Wilson's Snipe
Red Phalarope
Solitary Sandpiper
Wandering Tattler (La Jolla, Mission Beach jetty)
Lesser Yellowlegs
Pomarine Jaeger
Parasitic Jaeger
Scripps's Murrelet
Cassin's Auklet
Rhinoceros Auklet
Black-legged Kittiwake
Sabine's Gull
Mew Gull
Herring Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
*Barn Owl*
Burrowing Owl
Long-eared Owl (the Anza Borrego birds are gone?)
Northern Saw-whet Owl
Calliope Hummingbird
Red-naped Sapsucker
Red-breasted Sapsucker
*Downy Woodpecker (this *was* on iNat but was deleted)*
Merlin
Prairie Falcon
Rose-ringed Parakeet (SDSU)
Yellow-chevroned Parakeet
Yellow-headed Parrot
Blue-crowned Parakeet (Pt Loma)
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Hammond's Flycatcher
Gray Flycatcher
Dusky Flycatcher
Vermilion Flycatcher
Tropical Kingbird (Balboa Park?)
Plumbeous Vireo
Black-throated Magpie-Jay (TRV)
Purple Martin
Bank Swallow
Red-breasted Nuthatch (La Jolla)
Brown Creeper
*Marsh Wren*
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Japanese White-eye
Townsend's Solitaire
Hermit Thrush
Sage Thrasher
Lucy's Warbler
White-collared Seedeater (Dairy Mart)
Fox Sparrow
Vesper Sparrow
Green-tailed Towhee (Dairy Mart?)
Summer Tanager
Northern Cardinal
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Baltimore Oriole
Lawrence's Goldfinch
Northern Red Bishop
Pin-tailed Whydah

Thanks,
Justyn Stahl

 

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Date: 4/29/18 1:09 pm
From: Stan Walens <stan.walens...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Marston Canyon: 3 MacGillivray's warblers
Spent the morning there. No indigo bunting.

At the southeast corner of the canyon, we found 3 MacGillivray’s warblers working in the nasturtiums behind the high stucco house. 2 males, 1 female.

Stan Walens, San Diego
April 29, 2018; 1:00 pm
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Date: 4/29/18 12:51 pm
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Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] SDNWR
I spent the morning in the San Diego NWR hiking west from Singer Ln.
Found a small group of *Swainson's Thrushes* in the silk oaks at the
parking lot on Singer Ln. Will upload photos.

Few flowers and no butterflies. But pleasant surprises were
a MacGillivray's Warbler and a Black-chinned Sparrow.

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Date: 4/29/18 12:39 pm
From: Nancy Christensen <nancy.r.christensen...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] BioBlitz - whale watching
Spent the morning aboard the Privateer. Good numbers of red-necked Phalarope. Sooty Shesrwaters were photographed. Also one black storm-Petrel. Common loon, Herman’s Gull, common tern and one or two birds yet to be identified. We had a Guadelupe Fur Seal but no whales or dolphins.
Before the trip...
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Pipit
Curlew

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Date: 4/29/18 6:25 am
From: Eric Kallen <eric...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Bio blitz
I noticed that little blue heron had not been photographed as of last evening. One present at the Sd River in OB. Photo taken.

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Date: 4/29/18 6:18 am
From: Nancy Christensen <nancy.r.christensen...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] sT Flycatcher
Saturday evening we went to see the Scissortail Flycatcher at Twin Trails Park in the Penasquitos area. She was flying around the two eucalyptus trees west of the basketball courts. Thanks Eitan for the tip!

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Date: 4/28/18 9:16 pm
From: Tuck Russell <tuckrus...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Marston Canyon Indigo Bunting locale
In the past three days, I have visited Marston Canyon three times looking for the Indigo Bunting first reported and photographed by Nathan French.  The first two times I tried in the  morning, as did everyone else but Mr. French himself.  To my knowledge he remains the only person to have sighted the bird.  Today I tried taking a page out of his playbook, and visited in the late afternoon.  Thinking the bunting was photographed in the stand of several silk oaks in the NW part of the canyon, as Stan Walens posted, I staked it out.  I was rewarded with some good, but not, exceptional warblers, WETAs, both species of oriole, & Lazuli Buntings, but no Indigo or Painted Bunting.

Presently another birder showed up there, and it turned out to be Mr. French.  He told me he first photographed the bunting near where Stan saw the Painted Bunting.  On the following visit, he indeed photographed it in a silk oak, but it's one that is towards the end of the southeast fork of northern part of the canyon.  That is to say, due south from the trail from Cypress Street - but you have to zigzag a bit, taking a left over the little wooden bridge.  Go about a hundred yards and look for a very tall silk oak at street level on the right.  It is actually on Myrtle Street west of Richmond, and can be seen more closely from there.  But no buntings in it this evening.

Interestingly, it was even more birdy for me than on my morning visits, some 36 species.  I counted 18 white throated swifts, and didn't see any Vaux' among them.  Yesterday, I had a cooperative gray fox in the draw just east of the trail from Cypress Street, whose only modeling flaw was posing in uneven light. 

Checklist with a couple of photos:

Marston Canyon 4/28 ( https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45049098 )

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Date: 4/28/18 8:58 pm
From: Jordan Carelli <jordan.carelli...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] City Nature Challenge - Saturday evening birds update
While we're out birding tomorrow and thinking friendly competition with
other cities in the City Nature Challenge, two points to keep in mind:

1) Number of observations, and number of observers are also competitions
(in addition to diversity). Your observations, even if others have
previously recorded them, still count! Also, your friends count - think
"membership drive for citizen science"
2) Since we're out-and-about, competitive, and carrying cameras - think
outside birds too. Two major taxa we trail SF in are Fungi and Plants
(we're doing great in Birds, keep it up!).

-Jordan
La Jolla (formerly San Francisco, and happy to take on the old haunt)



On Sat, Apr 28, 2018 at 7:26 PM, dan jehl <jehlyfish...> wrote:

> Today I saw, but wasn’t able to photograph, Vaux’s Swifts and a Green
> Heron at the Stick Pond off Dairy Mart Road. It should be worth a try!
>
> Dan Jehl
> San Diego
>
>
>
> On Apr 28, 2018, at 7:02 PM, Justyn Stahl <justyn.stahl...> wrote:
>
> Cranking along!
>
> While submissions are still coming in as folks return from the field, I
> wanted to get this out for anyone planning on going out tomorrow. The
> leader board is regularly updated with results from the 64 participating
> cities and counties:
> https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/city-nature-challenge-2018
>
> As of writing this email, SD was in *2nd place* for total observations
> (some 3500 behind San Francisco), *2nd place* for species total (about
> 170 back), and 2nd place for total observers (about 50 back).
>
>
> ***Keep in mind, for the City Nature Challenge, all wild organisms count
> towards the total. If you're using the app it's easy to snap photos of
> plants while you're out birding, and use your camera to capture insects and
> other wildlife.***
>
> As for birds:
>
> While a lot of the "misses" are probably long gone, there are some
> gettable birds in waterfowl, loons, grebes, seabirds (admittedly tricky),
> uncommon herons/egrets, shorebirds, owls, Belted Kingfisher, various
> parrots/parakeets, Horned Lark, Marsh Wren, etc.
>
> Dairy Mart and the TRV could be a good stop for a lot of these (including
> non-natives like Northern Cardinal, White-collared Seedeater, and
> Black-throated Magpie-Jay).
>
> Again, while you're hunting down these birds (or just birding in general)
> capture some plants and other animals, *even if you can't ID them*. Let
> the iNat community ID them for you!
>
> Hits and misses below.
>
>
> Thanks,
> Justyn Stahl
>
>
>
>
> *Species recorded as of 7pm Saturday:*
>
> Graylag Goose (Domestic type)
> Greater White-fronted Goose
> Canada Goose
> Wood Duck
> Blue-winged Teal
> Cinnamon Teal
> Gadwall
> American Wigeon
> Mallard
> Ring-necked Duck
> Red-breasted Merganser
> Ruddy Duck
> Mountain Quail
> California Quail
> Gambel's Quail
> Indian Peafowl (Domestic)
> Wild Turkey
> Eared Grebe
> Western Grebe
> American Flamingo
> Brandt's Cormorant
> Double-crested Cormorant
> American White Pelican
> Brown Pelican
> Great Blue Heron
> Great Egret
> Snowy Egret
> Black-crowned Night-Heron
> Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
> White-faced Ibis
> Turkey Vulture
> Osprey
> White-tailed Kite
> Golden Eagle
> Cooper's Hawk
> Bald Eagle
> Red-shouldered Hawk
> Red-tailed Hawk
> Common Gallinule
> American Coot
> Black-necked Stilt
> American Avocet
> Black-bellied Plover
> Snowy Plover
> Semipalmated Plover
> Killdeer
> Whimbrel
> Long-billed Curlew
> Marbled Godwit
> Ruddy Turnstone
> Black Turnstone
> Red Knot
> Sanderling
> Western Sandpiper
> Greater Yellowlegs
> Willet
> Bonaparte's Gull
> Heermann's Gull
> Ring-billed Gull
> Western Gull
> California Gull
> Least Tern
> Gull-billed Tern
> Caspian Tern
> Forster's Tern
> Royal Tern
> Elegant Tern
> Black Skimmer
> Rock Pigeon
> Band-tailed Pigeon
> Eurasian Collared-Dove
> Common Ground-Dove
> White-winged Dove
> Mourning Dove
> Greater Roadrunner
> Western Screech-Owl
> Great Horned Owl
> Vaux's Swift
> White-throated Swift
> Black-chinned Hummingbird
> Anna's Hummingbird
> Costa's Hummingbird
> Rufous Hummingbird
> Allen's Hummingbird
> Lewis's Woodpecker
> Acorn Woodpecker
> Nuttall's Woodpecker
> Downy Woodpecker
> Hairy Woodpecker
> Northern Flicker
> Peregrine Falcon
> Red-crowned Parrot
> Lilac-crowned Parrot
> Red-lored Parrot
> Red-masked Parakeet
> Greater Pewee
> Western Wood-Pewee
> Pacific-slope Flycatcher
> Black Phoebe
> Say's Phoebe
> Ash-throated Flycatcher
> Cassin's Kingbird
> Western Kingbird
> Loggerhead Shrike
> Bell's Vireo
> Gray Vireo
> Hutton's Vireo
> Cassin's Vireo
> Warbling Vireo
> Steller's Jay
> California Scrub-Jay
> American Crow
> Common Raven
> Northern Rough-winged Swallow
> Tree Swallow
> Violet-green Swallow
> Barn Swallow
> Cliff Swallow
> Mountain Chickadee
> Oak Titmouse
> Verdin
> Bushtit
> White-breasted Nuthatch
> Pygmy Nuthatch
> Rock Wren
> Canyon Wren
> House Wren
> Bewick's Wren
> Cactus Wren
> Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
> California Gnatcatcher
> Black-tailed Gnatcatcher
> Wrentit
> Western Bluebird
> American Robin
> California Thrasher
> LeConte's Thrasher
> Crissal Thrasher
> Northern Mockingbird
> European Starling
> Cedar Waxwing
> Phainopepla
> Orange-crowned Warbler
> Nashville Warbler
> MacGillivray's Warbler
> Common Yellowthroat
> Yellow Warbler
> Yellow-rumped Warbler
> Black-throated Gray Warbler
> Townsend's Warbler
> Hermit Warbler
> Black-throated Green Warbler
> Wilson's Warbler
> Grasshopper Sparrow
> Chipping Sparrow
> Black-chinned Sparrow
> Brewer's Sparrow
> Black-throated Sparrow
> Lark Sparrow
> Dark-eyed Junco
> White-crowned Sparrow
> Golden-crowned Sparrow
> White-throated Sparrow
> Bell's Sparrow
> Savannah Sparrow
> Song Sparrow
> California Towhee
> Rufous-crowned Sparrow
> Spotted Towhee
> Yellow-breasted Chat
> Western Tanager
> Black-headed Grosbeak
> Blue Grosbeak
> Lazuli Bunting
> Indigo Bunting
> Western Meadowlark
> Hooded Oriole
> Bullock's Oriole
> Scott's Oriole
> Red-winged Blackbird
> Tricolored Blackbird
> Brown-headed Cowbird
> Brewer's Blackbird
> Great-tailed Grackle
> House Finch
> Purple Finch
> Cassin's Finch
> Pine Siskin
> Lesser Goldfinch
> American Goldfinch
> House Sparrow
> Scaly-breasted Munia
>
>
> *Species missing (although some aren't around):*
> Snow Goose
> Ross's Goose
> Swan Goose (Domestic type)
> Brant
> Cackling Goose
> Mute Swan
> Muscovy Duck (Domestic type)
> Mandarin Duck
> Northern Shoveler
> Eurasian Wigeon
> Northern Pintail
> Green-winged Teal
> Canvasback
> Redhead
> Greater Scaup
> Lesser Scaup
> Surf Scoter
> Bufflehead
> Hooded Merganser
> Common Merganser
> Red-throated Loon
> Pacific Loon
> Common Loon
> Pied-billed Grebe
> Horned Grebe
> Red-necked Grebe
> Clark's Grebe
> Northern Fulmar
> Pink-footed Shearwater
> Sooty Shearwater
> Black-vented Shearwater
> Ashy Storm-Petrel
> Black Storm-Petrel
> Brown Booby
> Pelagic Cormorant
> American Bittern
> Least Bittern
> Little Blue Heron
> Tricolored Heron
> Reddish Egret
> Cattle Egret
> Green Heron
> Northern Harrier
> Sharp-shinned Hawk
> Harris's Hawk
> Swainson's Hawk
> Zone-tailed Hawk
> Ferruginous Hawk
> Ridgway's Rail
> Virginia Rail
> Sora
> Black Oystercatcher
> Pacific Golden-Plover
> Surfbird
> Dunlin
> Least Sandpiper
> Short-billed Dowitcher
> Long-billed Dowitcher
> Wilson's Snipe
> Wilson's Phalarope
> Red-necked Phalarope
> Red Phalarope
> Spotted Sandpiper
> Solitary Sandpiper
> Wandering Tattler
> Lesser Yellowlegs
> Pomarine Jaeger
> Parasitic Jaeger
> Scripps's Murrelet
> Cassin's Auklet
> Rhinoceros Auklet
> Black-legged Kittiwake
> Sabine's Gull
> Mew Gull
> Herring Gull
> Glaucous-winged Gull
> Common Tern
> Inca Dove
> Barn Owl
> Burrowing Owl
> Spotted Owl
> Long-eared Owl
> Northern Saw-whet Owl
> Lesser Nighthawk
> Common Poorwill
> Calliope Hummingbird
> Belted Kingfisher
> Red-naped Sapsucker
> Red-breasted Sapsucker
> Ladder-backed Woodpecker
> American Kestrel
> Merlin
> Prairie Falcon
> Rose-ringed Parakeet
> Yellow-chevroned Parakeet
> Yellow-headed Parrot
> Blue-crowned Parakeet
> Olive-sided Flycatcher
> Hammond's Flycatcher
> Gray Flycatcher
> Dusky Flycatcher
> Vermilion Flycatcher
> Tropical Kingbird
> Plumbeous Vireo
> Black-throated Magpie-Jay
> Horned Lark
> Purple Martin
> Bank Swallow
> Red-breasted Nuthatch
> Brown Creeper
> Marsh Wren
> Ruby-crowned Kinglet
> Japanese White-eye
> Townsend's Solitaire
> Swainson's Thrush
> Hermit Thrush
> Sage Thrasher
> American Pipit
> Black-and-white Warbler
> Lucy's Warbler
> Painted Redstart
> White-collared Seedeater
> Clay-colored Sparrow
> Fox Sparrow
> Vesper Sparrow
> Lincoln's Sparrow
> Green-tailed Towhee
> Summer Tanager
> Northern Cardinal
> Yellow-headed Blackbird
> Baltimore Oriole
> Lawrence's Goldfinch
> Northern Red Bishop
> Pin-tailed Whydah
>
>
>
>
>

 

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Date: 4/28/18 8:55 pm
From: Philip Unitt <unitt...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] City Nature Challenge - Saturday evening birds update
Dear friends,



I birded Balboa Park yesterday evening and today and can recommend the site of the former trash dump/landfill in the center of Balboa Park as a very easy site for photographing the Horned Lark. Lots of Vaux’s Swifts circling at eye level over the same area today and even below eye level from vantage points in Florida Canyon. The following list covers the west side of the park from the Marston House south to Inspiration Point, west through the center to Florida Canyon, including the section between Morley Field Drive and Upas Street where at least 3 female Black-chinned Hummingbirds still persist, the old landfill (with one somewhat late Savannah Sparrow on Friday evening), and Switzer Canyon (with the California Gnatcatcher just south of the corner of 28th and Maple). Also, I probably heard the Tropical Kingbird with a flock of Cassin’s Kingbirds at 6th and Juniper—I was trying to track down the high-pitched twittering call when I was rudely distracted by my bicycle tire suddenly going flat. I see from eBird that it has been reported as recently as 18 April.



I ran into Jim Rowoth of Sacramento, who was looking for the Greater Pewee. He said it was reported yesterday via eBird, but looking at that website now I don’t see any report more recent than 16 April.



I do see from eBird that John Bruin and Terry Hurst visited Marston Canyon this morning and added the Red-shouldered Hawk, Common Raven, and Lazuli Bunting, getting the list for the Balboa Park subset of the City Nature Challenge up to at least 64 species.



Good birding,



Philip Unitt

San Diego




English

27-Apr

28-Apr


Great Blue Heron

1


Mallard

18


Cooper's Hawk

4


Red-tailed Hawk

1

5


Peregrine Falcon

1


Ring-billed Gull

1


Western Gull

5


Domestic Pigeon

3


Mourning Dove

5

18


Red-masked Parakeet

6


Red-crowned/Lilac-crowned Parrot

8


Vaux's Swift

50


White-throated Swift

2


Black-chinned Hummingbird

3


Anna's Hummingbird

1

35


Allen's Hummingbird

2

10


Nuttall's Woodpecker

1

6


Western Wood Pewee

1

1


Western Flycatcher

19


Say's Phoebe

1

4


Black Phoebe

2

14


Ash-throated Flycatcher

1


Cassin's Kingbird

2

10


Hutton's Vireo

1


Warbling Vireo

1


California Scrub Jay

7


American Crow

4

15


Cedar Waxwing

12


Western Bluebird

8


European Starling

5


Northern Mockingbird

2


California Thrasher

3


Bewick's Wren

1

16


House Wren

5


California Gnatcatcher

1


Bushtit

32


N. Rough-winged Swallow

2

16


Barn Swallow

1

5


Cliff Swallow

3


Wrentit

12


Horned Lark

8

5


House Sparrow

5


Scaly-breasted Munia

1


Lesser Goldfinch

5

38


House Finch

10

66


Song Sparrow

1

30


White-crowned Sparrow

2


Dark-eyed Junco

4


Savannah Sparrow

1



Spotted Towhee

5


California Towhee

2

58


Orange-crowned Warbler

6


Nashville Warbler

1


Yellow Warbler

2


Yellow-rumped Warbler

3


Black-throated Gray Warbler

2


Townsend's Warbler

1


Wilson's Warbler

8


Western Tanager

6


Hooded Oriole

11


Bullock's Oriole

4





From: <SanDiegoRegionBirding...> [mailto:<SanDiegoRegionBirding...>] On Behalf Of Justyn Stahl
Sent: Saturday, April 28, 2018 7:02 PM
To: <sandiegoregionbirding...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] City Nature Challenge - Saturday evening birds update



Cranking along!

While submissions are still coming in as folks return from the field, I wanted to get this out for anyone planning on going out tomorrow. The leader board is regularly updated with results from the 64 participating cities and counties:
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/city-nature-challenge-2018

As of writing this email, SD was in 2nd place for total observations (some 3500 behind San Francisco), 2nd place for species total (about 170 back), and 2nd place for total observers (about 50 back).


***Keep in mind, for the City Nature Challenge, all wild organisms count towards the total. If you're using the app it's easy to snap photos of plants while you're out birding, and use your camera to capture insects and other wildlife.***

As for birds:

While a lot of the "misses" are probably long gone, there are some gettable birds in waterfowl, loons, grebes, seabirds (admittedly tricky), uncommon herons/egrets, shorebirds, owls, Belted Kingfisher, various parrots/parakeets, Horned Lark, Marsh Wren, etc.

Dairy Mart and the TRV could be a good stop for a lot of these (including non-natives like Northern Cardinal, White-collared Seedeater, and Black-throated Magpie-Jay).

Again, while you're hunting down these birds (or just birding in general) capture some plants and other animals, even if you can't ID them. Let the iNat community ID them for you!

Hits and misses below.



Thanks,
Justyn Stahl




Species recorded as of 7pm Saturday:

Graylag Goose (Domestic type)
Greater White-fronted Goose
Canada Goose
Wood Duck
Blue-winged Teal
Cinnamon Teal
Gadwall
American Wigeon
Mallard
Ring-necked Duck
Red-breasted Merganser
Ruddy Duck
Mountain Quail
California Quail
Gambel's Quail
Indian Peafowl (Domestic)
Wild Turkey
Eared Grebe
Western Grebe
American Flamingo
Brandt's Cormorant
Double-crested Cormorant
American White Pelican
Brown Pelican
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
White-faced Ibis
Turkey Vulture
Osprey
White-tailed Kite
Golden Eagle
Cooper's Hawk
Bald Eagle
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Common Gallinule
American Coot
Black-necked Stilt
American Avocet
Black-bellied Plover
Snowy Plover
Semipalmated Plover
Killdeer
Whimbrel
Long-billed Curlew
Marbled Godwit
Ruddy Turnstone
Black Turnstone
Red Knot
Sanderling
Western Sandpiper
Greater Yellowlegs
Willet
Bonaparte's Gull
Heermann's Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Western Gull
California Gull
Least Tern
Gull-billed Tern
Caspian Tern
Forster's Tern
Royal Tern
Elegant Tern
Black Skimmer
Rock Pigeon
Band-tailed Pigeon
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Common Ground-Dove
White-winged Dove
Mourning Dove
Greater Roadrunner
Western Screech-Owl
Great Horned Owl
Vaux's Swift
White-throated Swift
Black-chinned Hummingbird
Anna's Hummingbird
Costa's Hummingbird
Rufous Hummingbird
Allen's Hummingbird
Lewis's Woodpecker
Acorn Woodpecker
Nuttall's Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Peregrine Falcon
Red-crowned Parrot
Lilac-crowned Parrot
Red-lored Parrot
Red-masked Parakeet
Greater Pewee
Western Wood-Pewee
Pacific-slope Flycatcher
Black Phoebe
Say's Phoebe
Ash-throated Flycatcher
Cassin's Kingbird
Western Kingbird
Loggerhead Shrike
Bell's Vireo
Gray Vireo
Hutton's Vireo
Cassin's Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Steller's Jay
California Scrub-Jay
American Crow
Common Raven
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Tree Swallow
Violet-green Swallow
Barn Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Mountain Chickadee
Oak Titmouse
Verdin
Bushtit
White-breasted Nuthatch
Pygmy Nuthatch
Rock Wren
Canyon Wren
House Wren
Bewick's Wren
Cactus Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
California Gnatcatcher
Black-tailed Gnatcatcher
Wrentit
Western Bluebird
American Robin
California Thrasher
LeConte's Thrasher
Crissal Thrasher
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Phainopepla
Orange-crowned Warbler
Nashville Warbler
MacGillivray's Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Yellow Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Gray Warbler
Townsend's Warbler
Hermit Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Wilson's Warbler
Grasshopper Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
Black-chinned Sparrow
Brewer's Sparrow
Black-throated Sparrow
Lark Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
White-crowned Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Bell's Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
California Towhee
Rufous-crowned Sparrow
Spotted Towhee
Yellow-breasted Chat
Western Tanager
Black-headed Grosbeak
Blue Grosbeak
Lazuli Bunting
Indigo Bunting
Western Meadowlark
Hooded Oriole
Bullock's Oriole
Scott's Oriole
Red-winged Blackbird
Tricolored Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
Brewer's Blackbird
Great-tailed Grackle
House Finch
Purple Finch
Cassin's Finch
Pine Siskin
Lesser Goldfinch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow
Scaly-breasted Munia


Species missing (although some aren't around):
Snow Goose
Ross's Goose
Swan Goose (Domestic type)
Brant
Cackling Goose
Mute Swan
Muscovy Duck (Domestic type)
Mandarin Duck
Northern Shoveler
Eurasian Wigeon
Northern Pintail
Green-winged Teal
Canvasback
Redhead
Greater Scaup
Lesser Scaup
Surf Scoter
Bufflehead
Hooded Merganser
Common Merganser
Red-throated Loon
Pacific Loon
Common Loon
Pied-billed Grebe
Horned Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
Clark's Grebe
Northern Fulmar
Pink-footed Shearwater
Sooty Shearwater
Black-vented Shearwater
Ashy Storm-Petrel
Black Storm-Petrel
Brown Booby
Pelagic Cormorant
American Bittern
Least Bittern
Little Blue Heron
Tricolored Heron
Reddish Egret
Cattle Egret
Green Heron
Northern Harrier
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Harris's Hawk
Swainson's Hawk
Zone-tailed Hawk
Ferruginous Hawk
Ridgway's Rail
Virginia Rail
Sora
Black Oystercatcher
Pacific Golden-Plover
Surfbird
Dunlin
Least Sandpiper
Short-billed Dowitcher
Long-billed Dowitcher
Wilson's Snipe
Wilson's Phalarope
Red-necked Phalarope
Red Phalarope
Spotted Sandpiper
Solitary Sandpiper
Wandering Tattler
Lesser Yellowlegs
Pomarine Jaeger
Parasitic Jaeger
Scripps's Murrelet
Cassin's Auklet
Rhinoceros Auklet
Black-legged Kittiwake
Sabine's Gull
Mew Gull
Herring Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Common Tern
Inca Dove
Barn Owl
Burrowing Owl
Spotted Owl
Long-eared Owl
Northern Saw-whet Owl
Lesser Nighthawk
Common Poorwill
Calliope Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Red-naped Sapsucker
Red-breasted Sapsucker
Ladder-backed Woodpecker
American Kestrel
Merlin
Prairie Falcon
Rose-ringed Parakeet
Yellow-chevroned Parakeet
Yellow-headed Parrot
Blue-crowned Parakeet
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Hammond's Flycatcher
Gray Flycatcher
Dusky Flycatcher
Vermilion Flycatcher
Tropical Kingbird
Plumbeous Vireo
Black-throated Magpie-Jay
Horned Lark
Purple Martin
Bank Swallow
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Marsh Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Japanese White-eye
Townsend's Solitaire
Swainson's Thrush
Hermit Thrush
Sage Thrasher
American Pipit
Black-and-white Warbler
Lucy's Warbler
Painted Redstart
White-collared Seedeater
Clay-colored Sparrow
Fox Sparrow
Vesper Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow
Green-tailed Towhee
Summer Tanager
Northern Cardinal
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Baltimore Oriole
Lawrence's Goldfinch
Northern Red Bishop
Pin-tailed Whydah








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Date: 4/28/18 7:26 pm
From: dan jehl <jehlyfish...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] City Nature Challenge - Saturday evening birds update
Today I saw, but wasn’t able to photograph, Vaux’s Swifts and a Green Heron at the Stick Pond off Dairy Mart Road. It should be worth a try!

Dan Jehl
San Diego
> On Apr 28, 2018, at 7:02 PM, Justyn Stahl <justyn.stahl...> wrote:
>
> Cranking along!
>
> While submissions are still coming in as folks return from the field, I wanted to get this out for anyone planning on going out tomorrow. The leader board is regularly updated with results from the 64 participating cities and counties:
> https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/city-nature-challenge-2018
>
> As of writing this email, SD was in 2nd place for total observations (some 3500 behind San Francisco), 2nd place for species total (about 170 back), and 2nd place for total observers (about 50 back).
>
>
> ***Keep in mind, for the City Nature Challenge, all wild organisms count towards the total. If you're using the app it's easy to snap photos of plants while you're out birding, and use your camera to capture insects and other wildlife.***
>
> As for birds:
>
> While a lot of the "misses" are probably long gone, there are some gettable birds in waterfowl, loons, grebes, seabirds (admittedly tricky), uncommon herons/egrets, shorebirds, owls, Belted Kingfisher, various parrots/parakeets, Horned Lark, Marsh Wren, etc.
>
> Dairy Mart and the TRV could be a good stop for a lot of these (including non-natives like Northern Cardinal, White-collared Seedeater, and Black-throated Magpie-Jay).
>
> Again, while you're hunting down these birds (or just birding in general) capture some plants and other animals, even if you can't ID them. Let the iNat community ID them for you!
>
> Hits and misses below.
>
>
> Thanks,
> Justyn Stahl
>
>
>
>
> Species recorded as of 7pm Saturday:
>
> Graylag Goose (Domestic type)
> Greater White-fronted Goose
> Canada Goose
> Wood Duck
> Blue-winged Teal
> Cinnamon Teal
> Gadwall
> American Wigeon
> Mallard
> Ring-necked Duck
> Red-breasted Merganser
> Ruddy Duck
> Mountain Quail
> California Quail
> Gambel's Quail
> Indian Peafowl (Domestic)
> Wild Turkey
> Eared Grebe
> Western Grebe
> American Flamingo
> Brandt's Cormorant
> Double-crested Cormorant
> American White Pelican
> Brown Pelican
> Great Blue Heron
> Great Egret
> Snowy Egret
> Black-crowned Night-Heron
> Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
> White-faced Ibis
> Turkey Vulture
> Osprey
> White-tailed Kite
> Golden Eagle
> Cooper's Hawk
> Bald Eagle
> Red-shouldered Hawk
> Red-tailed Hawk
> Common Gallinule
> American Coot
> Black-necked Stilt
> American Avocet
> Black-bellied Plover
> Snowy Plover
> Semipalmated Plover
> Killdeer
> Whimbrel
> Long-billed Curlew
> Marbled Godwit
> Ruddy Turnstone
> Black Turnstone
> Red Knot
> Sanderling
> Western Sandpiper
> Greater Yellowlegs
> Willet
> Bonaparte's Gull
> Heermann's Gull
> Ring-billed Gull
> Western Gull
> California Gull
> Least Tern
> Gull-billed Tern
> Caspian Tern
> Forster's Tern
> Royal Tern
> Elegant Tern
> Black Skimmer
> Rock Pigeon
> Band-tailed Pigeon
> Eurasian Collared-Dove
> Common Ground-Dove
> White-winged Dove
> Mourning Dove
> Greater Roadrunner
> Western Screech-Owl
> Great Horned Owl
> Vaux's Swift
> White-throated Swift
> Black-chinned Hummingbird
> Anna's Hummingbird
> Costa's Hummingbird
> Rufous Hummingbird
> Allen's Hummingbird
> Lewis's Woodpecker
> Acorn Woodpecker
> Nuttall's Woodpecker
> Downy Woodpecker
> Hairy Woodpecker
> Northern Flicker
> Peregrine Falcon
> Red-crowned Parrot
> Lilac-crowned Parrot
> Red-lored Parrot
> Red-masked Parakeet
> Greater Pewee
> Western Wood-Pewee
> Pacific-slope Flycatcher
> Black Phoebe
> Say's Phoebe
> Ash-throated Flycatcher
> Cassin's Kingbird
> Western Kingbird
> Loggerhead Shrike
> Bell's Vireo
> Gray Vireo
> Hutton's Vireo
> Cassin's Vireo
> Warbling Vireo
> Steller's Jay
> California Scrub-Jay
> American Crow
> Common Raven
> Northern Rough-winged Swallow
> Tree Swallow
> Violet-green Swallow
> Barn Swallow
> Cliff Swallow
> Mountain Chickadee
> Oak Titmouse
> Verdin
> Bushtit
> White-breasted Nuthatch
> Pygmy Nuthatch
> Rock Wren
> Canyon Wren
> House Wren
> Bewick's Wren
> Cactus Wren
> Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
> California Gnatcatcher
> Black-tailed Gnatcatcher
> Wrentit
> Western Bluebird
> American Robin
> California Thrasher
> LeConte's Thrasher
> Crissal Thrasher
> Northern Mockingbird
> European Starling
> Cedar Waxwing
> Phainopepla
> Orange-crowned Warbler
> Nashville Warbler
> MacGillivray's Warbler
> Common Yellowthroat
> Yellow Warbler
> Yellow-rumped Warbler
> Black-throated Gray Warbler
> Townsend's Warbler
> Hermit Warbler
> Black-throated Green Warbler
> Wilson's Warbler
> Grasshopper Sparrow
> Chipping Sparrow
> Black-chinned Sparrow
> Brewer's Sparrow
> Black-throated Sparrow
> Lark Sparrow
> Dark-eyed Junco
> White-crowned Sparrow
> Golden-crowned Sparrow
> White-throated Sparrow
> Bell's Sparrow
> Savannah Sparrow
> Song Sparrow
> California Towhee
> Rufous-crowned Sparrow
> Spotted Towhee
> Yellow-breasted Chat
> Western Tanager
> Black-headed Grosbeak
> Blue Grosbeak
> Lazuli Bunting
> Indigo Bunting
> Western Meadowlark
> Hooded Oriole
> Bullock's Oriole
> Scott's Oriole
> Red-winged Blackbird
> Tricolored Blackbird
> Brown-headed Cowbird
> Brewer's Blackbird
> Great-tailed Grackle
> House Finch
> Purple Finch
> Cassin's Finch
> Pine Siskin
> Lesser Goldfinch
> American Goldfinch
> House Sparrow
> Scaly-breasted Munia
>
>
> Species missing (although some aren't around):
> Snow Goose
> Ross's Goose
> Swan Goose (Domestic type)
> Brant
> Cackling Goose
> Mute Swan
> Muscovy Duck (Domestic type)
> Mandarin Duck
> Northern Shoveler
> Eurasian Wigeon
> Northern Pintail
> Green-winged Teal
> Canvasback
> Redhead
> Greater Scaup
> Lesser Scaup
> Surf Scoter
> Bufflehead
> Hooded Merganser
> Common Merganser
> Red-throated Loon
> Pacific Loon
> Common Loon
> Pied-billed Grebe
> Horned Grebe
> Red-necked Grebe
> Clark's Grebe
> Northern Fulmar
> Pink-footed Shearwater
> Sooty Shearwater
> Black-vented Shearwater
> Ashy Storm-Petrel
> Black Storm-Petrel
> Brown Booby
> Pelagic Cormorant
> American Bittern
> Least Bittern
> Little Blue Heron
> Tricolored Heron
> Reddish Egret
> Cattle Egret
> Green Heron
> Northern Harrier
> Sharp-shinned Hawk
> Harris's Hawk
> Swainson's Hawk
> Zone-tailed Hawk
> Ferruginous Hawk
> Ridgway's Rail
> Virginia Rail
> Sora
> Black Oystercatcher
> Pacific Golden-Plover
> Surfbird
> Dunlin
> Least Sandpiper
> Short-billed Dowitcher
> Long-billed Dowitcher
> Wilson's Snipe
> Wilson's Phalarope
> Red-necked Phalarope
> Red Phalarope
> Spotted Sandpiper
> Solitary Sandpiper
> Wandering Tattler
> Lesser Yellowlegs
> Pomarine Jaeger
> Parasitic Jaeger
> Scripps's Murrelet
> Cassin's Auklet
> Rhinoceros Auklet
> Black-legged Kittiwake
> Sabine's Gull
> Mew Gull
> Herring Gull
> Glaucous-winged Gull
> Common Tern
> Inca Dove
> Barn Owl
> Burrowing Owl
> Spotted Owl
> Long-eared Owl
> Northern Saw-whet Owl
> Lesser Nighthawk
> Common Poorwill
> Calliope Hummingbird
> Belted Kingfisher
> Red-naped Sapsucker
> Red-breasted Sapsucker
> Ladder-backed Woodpecker
> American Kestrel
> Merlin
> Prairie Falcon
> Rose-ringed Parakeet
> Yellow-chevroned Parakeet
> Yellow-headed Parrot
> Blue-crowned Parakeet
> Olive-sided Flycatcher
> Hammond's Flycatcher
> Gray Flycatcher
> Dusky Flycatcher
> Vermilion Flycatcher
> Tropical Kingbird
> Plumbeous Vireo
> Black-throated Magpie-Jay
> Horned Lark
> Purple Martin
> Bank Swallow
> Red-breasted Nuthatch
> Brown Creeper
> Marsh Wren
> Ruby-crowned Kinglet
> Japanese White-eye
> Townsend's Solitaire
> Swainson's Thrush
> Hermit Thrush
> Sage Thrasher
> American Pipit
> Black-and-white Warbler
> Lucy's Warbler
> Painted Redstart
> White-collared Seedeater
> Clay-colored Sparrow
> Fox Sparrow
> Vesper Sparrow
> Lincoln's Sparrow
> Green-tailed Towhee
> Summer Tanager
> Northern Cardinal
> Yellow-headed Blackbird
> Baltimore Oriole
> Lawrence's Goldfinch
> Northern Red Bishop
> Pin-tailed Whydah
>
>
>

 

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Date: 4/28/18 7:02 pm
From: Justyn Stahl <justyn.stahl...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] City Nature Challenge - Saturday evening birds update
Cranking along!

While submissions are still coming in as folks return from the field, I
wanted to get this out for anyone planning on going out tomorrow. The
leader board is regularly updated with results from the 64 participating
cities and counties:
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/city-nature-challenge-2018

As of writing this email, SD was in *2nd place* for total observations
(some 3500 behind San Francisco), *2nd place* for species total (about 170
back), and 2nd place for total observers (about 50 back).


***Keep in mind, for the City Nature Challenge, all wild organisms count
towards the total. If you're using the app it's easy to snap photos of
plants while you're out birding, and use your camera to capture insects and
other wildlife.***

As for birds:

While a lot of the "misses" are probably long gone, there are some gettable
birds in waterfowl, loons, grebes, seabirds (admittedly tricky), uncommon
herons/egrets, shorebirds, owls, Belted Kingfisher, various
parrots/parakeets, Horned Lark, Marsh Wren, etc.

Dairy Mart and the TRV could be a good stop for a lot of these (including
non-natives like Northern Cardinal, White-collared Seedeater, and
Black-throated Magpie-Jay).

Again, while you're hunting down these birds (or just birding in general)
capture some plants and other animals, *even if you can't ID them*. Let the
iNat community ID them for you!

Hits and misses below.


Thanks,
Justyn Stahl




*Species recorded as of 7pm Saturday:*

Graylag Goose (Domestic type)
Greater White-fronted Goose
Canada Goose
Wood Duck
Blue-winged Teal
Cinnamon Teal
Gadwall
American Wigeon
Mallard
Ring-necked Duck
Red-breasted Merganser
Ruddy Duck
Mountain Quail
California Quail
Gambel's Quail
Indian Peafowl (Domestic)
Wild Turkey
Eared Grebe
Western Grebe
American Flamingo
Brandt's Cormorant
Double-crested Cormorant
American White Pelican
Brown Pelican
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
White-faced Ibis
Turkey Vulture
Osprey
White-tailed Kite
Golden Eagle
Cooper's Hawk
Bald Eagle
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Common Gallinule
American Coot
Black-necked Stilt
American Avocet
Black-bellied Plover
Snowy Plover
Semipalmated Plover
Killdeer
Whimbrel
Long-billed Curlew
Marbled Godwit
Ruddy Turnstone
Black Turnstone
Red Knot
Sanderling
Western Sandpiper
Greater Yellowlegs
Willet
Bonaparte's Gull
Heermann's Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Western Gull
California Gull
Least Tern
Gull-billed Tern
Caspian Tern
Forster's Tern
Royal Tern
Elegant Tern
Black Skimmer
Rock Pigeon
Band-tailed Pigeon
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Common Ground-Dove
White-winged Dove
Mourning Dove
Greater Roadrunner
Western Screech-Owl
Great Horned Owl
Vaux's Swift
White-throated Swift
Black-chinned Hummingbird
Anna's Hummingbird
Costa's Hummingbird
Rufous Hummingbird
Allen's Hummingbird
Lewis's Woodpecker
Acorn Woodpecker
Nuttall's Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Peregrine Falcon
Red-crowned Parrot
Lilac-crowned Parrot
Red-lored Parrot
Red-masked Parakeet
Greater Pewee
Western Wood-Pewee
Pacific-slope Flycatcher
Black Phoebe
Say's Phoebe
Ash-throated Flycatcher
Cassin's Kingbird
Western Kingbird
Loggerhead Shrike
Bell's Vireo
Gray Vireo
Hutton's Vireo
Cassin's Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Steller's Jay
California Scrub-Jay
American Crow
Common Raven
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Tree Swallow
Violet-green Swallow
Barn Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Mountain Chickadee
Oak Titmouse
Verdin
Bushtit
White-breasted Nuthatch
Pygmy Nuthatch
Rock Wren
Canyon Wren
House Wren
Bewick's Wren
Cactus Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
California Gnatcatcher
Black-tailed Gnatcatcher
Wrentit
Western Bluebird
American Robin
California Thrasher
LeConte's Thrasher
Crissal Thrasher
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Phainopepla
Orange-crowned Warbler
Nashville Warbler
MacGillivray's Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Yellow Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Gray Warbler
Townsend's Warbler
Hermit Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Wilson's Warbler
Grasshopper Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
Black-chinned Sparrow
Brewer's Sparrow
Black-throated Sparrow
Lark Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
White-crowned Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Bell's Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
California Towhee
Rufous-crowned Sparrow
Spotted Towhee
Yellow-breasted Chat
Western Tanager
Black-headed Grosbeak
Blue Grosbeak
Lazuli Bunting
Indigo Bunting
Western Meadowlark
Hooded Oriole
Bullock's Oriole
Scott's Oriole
Red-winged Blackbird
Tricolored Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
Brewer's Blackbird
Great-tailed Grackle
House Finch
Purple Finch
Cassin's Finch
Pine Siskin
Lesser Goldfinch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow
Scaly-breasted Munia


*Species missing (although some aren't around):*
Snow Goose
Ross's Goose
Swan Goose (Domestic type)
Brant
Cackling Goose
Mute Swan
Muscovy Duck (Domestic type)
Mandarin Duck
Northern Shoveler
Eurasian Wigeon
Northern Pintail
Green-winged Teal
Canvasback
Redhead
Greater Scaup
Lesser Scaup
Surf Scoter
Bufflehead
Hooded Merganser
Common Merganser
Red-throated Loon
Pacific Loon
Common Loon
Pied-billed Grebe
Horned Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
Clark's Grebe
Northern Fulmar
Pink-footed Shearwater
Sooty Shearwater
Black-vented Shearwater
Ashy Storm-Petrel
Black Storm-Petrel
Brown Booby
Pelagic Cormorant
American Bittern
Least Bittern
Little Blue Heron
Tricolored Heron
Reddish Egret
Cattle Egret
Green Heron
Northern Harrier
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Harris's Hawk
Swainson's Hawk
Zone-tailed Hawk
Ferruginous Hawk
Ridgway's Rail
Virginia Rail
Sora
Black Oystercatcher
Pacific Golden-Plover
Surfbird
Dunlin
Least Sandpiper
Short-billed Dowitcher
Long-billed Dowitcher
Wilson's Snipe
Wilson's Phalarope
Red-necked Phalarope
Red Phalarope
Spotted Sandpiper
Solitary Sandpiper
Wandering Tattler
Lesser Yellowlegs
Pomarine Jaeger
Parasitic Jaeger
Scripps's Murrelet
Cassin's Auklet
Rhinoceros Auklet
Black-legged Kittiwake
Sabine's Gull
Mew Gull
Herring Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Common Tern
Inca Dove
Barn Owl
Burrowing Owl
Spotted Owl
Long-eared Owl
Northern Saw-whet Owl
Lesser Nighthawk
Common Poorwill
Calliope Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Red-naped Sapsucker
Red-breasted Sapsucker
Ladder-backed Woodpecker
American Kestrel
Merlin
Prairie Falcon
Rose-ringed Parakeet
Yellow-chevroned Parakeet
Yellow-headed Parrot
Blue-crowned Parakeet
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Hammond's Flycatcher
Gray Flycatcher
Dusky Flycatcher
Vermilion Flycatcher
Tropical Kingbird
Plumbeous Vireo
Black-throated Magpie-Jay
Horned Lark
Purple Martin
Bank Swallow
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Marsh Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Japanese White-eye
Townsend's Solitaire
Swainson's Thrush
Hermit Thrush
Sage Thrasher
American Pipit
Black-and-white Warbler
Lucy's Warbler
Painted Redstart
White-collared Seedeater
Clay-colored Sparrow
Fox Sparrow
Vesper Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow
Green-tailed Towhee
Summer Tanager
Northern Cardinal
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Baltimore Oriole
Lawrence's Goldfinch
Northern Red Bishop
Pin-tailed Whydah

 

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Date: 4/28/18 4:36 pm
From: Justyn Stahl <justyn.stahl...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Black-throated Green Warbler, Greenwood Cemetery, 27 April
The observer states: "Observed at 1:50-1:57 pm in western section flying
between large cemetery circle with obelisk and adjacent circle." Which
sounds like where one has wintered previously.

Photos here:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/11583319

Just the messenger,
Justyn Stahl

 

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Date: 4/28/18 12:46 pm
From: Janice Nordenberg <jnordenb...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Olive-sided Flycatcher
I saw an Olive-side Flycatcher this morning at Villa La Jolla Park in the
tall eucs on the northeast side of the park. There weren't many migrants
other than the flycatcher and at least 6 Western Tanagers.

Jan Nordenberg
San Diego

 

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Date: 4/28/18 12:38 pm
From: Nancy Christensen <nancy.r.christensen...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] City Nature Challenge: Saturday am update - NEW RARITIES = Indigo Bunting, Black-throated Green Warbler
Thanks Justyn!
This will help me plan the remainder of my weekend!

Adding on to my list...
Golden eagle
Canyon wren
Bell’s Sparrow
Tricolored blackbird
Am avocet
> On Apr 28, 2018, at 6:40 AM, Justyn Stahl <justyn.stahl...> wrote:
>
> First, two clarifications: For iNaturalist users, all species seen and uploaded through Monday are automatically added to the City Nature Challenge project. You must sign up to use iNaturalist to contribute, we don't currently have a way to upload photos for you. Thanks to everyone who has contributed so far, and offered to share photos directly to me.
>
> Secondly, two notable rarities were reported yesterday to iNaturalist.
>
>
> A male INDIGO BUNTING was photographed 27 Apr in Marston Canyon east of the 163.
> https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/11584722
>
> A BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER was apparently photographed 27 Apr at Greenwood Cemetary (back of camera shot, so I've contacted the observer to check that the date is correct)
>
>
>
> Species found and uploaded to iNaturalist.
>
> Graylag Goose (domestic)
> Canada Goose
> Wood Duck
> Blue-winged Teal
> Cinnamon Teal
> Gadwall
> American Wigeon
> Mallard
> Ring-necked Duck
> Ruddy Duck
> Mountain Quail
> California Quail
> Gambel's Quail
> Indian Peafowl (Domestic)
> Wild Turkey
> Western Grebe
> Double-crested Cormorant
> American White Pelican
> Brown Pelican
> Great Blue Heron
> Great Egret
> Snowy Egret
> Black-crowned Night-Heron
> Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
> White-faced Ibis
> Turkey Vulture
> Osprey
> White-tailed Kite
> Cooper's Hawk
> Bald Eagle
> Red-shouldered Hawk
> Red-tailed Hawk
> Common Gallinule
> American Coot
> Black-necked Stilt
> Snowy Plover
> Semipalmated Plover
> Killdeer
> Whimbrel
> Marbled Godwit
> Sanderling
> Greater Yellowlegs
> Willet
> Bonaparte's Gull
> Heermann's Gull
> Ring-billed Gull
> Western Gull
> California Gull
> Caspian Tern
> Forster's Tern
> Elegant Tern
> Rock Pigeon
> Eurasian Collared-Dove
> White-winged Dove
> Mourning Dove
> Greater Roadrunner
> Great Horned Owl
> White-throated Swift
> Black-chinned Hummingbird
> Anna's Hummingbird
> Costa's Hummingbird
> Allen's Hummingbird
> Lewis's Woodpecker
> Acorn Woodpecker
> Nuttall's Woodpecker
> Red-crowned Parrot
> Lilac-crowned Parrot
> Red-lored Parrot
> Greater Pewee
> Western Wood-Pewee
> Pacific-slope Flycatcher
> Black Phoebe
> Say's Phoebe
> Ash-throated Flycatcher
> Cassin's Kingbird
> Bell's Vireo
> Gray Vireo
> Hutton's Vireo
> Cassin's Vireo
> Warbling Vireo
> Steller's Jay
> California Scrub-Jay
> American Crow
> Common Raven
> Northern Rough-winged Swallow
> Tree Swallow
> Violet-green Swallow
> Barn Swallow
> Cliff Swallow
> Mountain Chickadee
> Oak Titmouse
> Verdin
> Bushtit
> White-breasted Nuthatch
> Pygmy Nuthatch
> Rock Wren
> House Wren
> Bewick's Wren
> Cactus Wren
> Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
> California Gnatcatcher
> Black-tailed Gnatcatcher
> Wrentit
> Western Bluebird
> American Robin
> California Thrasher
> LeConte's Thrasher
> Crissal Thrasher
> Northern Mockingbird
> European Starling
> Cedar Waxwing
> Phainopepla
> Orange-crowned Warbler
> MacGillivray's Warbler
> Common Yellowthroat
> Yellow Warbler
> Yellow-rumped Warbler
> Black-throated Gray Warbler
> Townsend's Warbler
> Hermit Warbler
> Black-throated Green Warbler
> Wilson's Warbler
> Grasshopper Sparrow
> Chipping Sparrow
> Black-chinned Sparrow
> Black-throated Sparrow
> Lark Sparrow
> Dark-eyed Junco
> White-crowned Sparrow
> Golden-crowned Sparrow
> Song Sparrow
> California Towhee
> Rufous-crowned Sparrow
> Spotted Towhee
> Yellow-breasted Chat
> Western Tanager
> Black-headed Grosbeak
> Blue Grosbeak
> Lazuli Bunting
> Indigo Bunting
> Western Meadowlark
> Hooded Oriole
> Bullock's Oriole
> Scott's Oriole
> Red-winged Blackbird
> Brown-headed Cowbird
> Brewer's Blackbird
> Great-tailed Grackle
> House Finch
> Cassin's Finch
> Pine Siskin
> Lesser Goldfinch
> American Goldfinch
> House Sparrow
> Scaly-breasted Munia
>
>
>
> Species still missing:
> Snow Goose
> Ross's Goose
> Swan Goose (Domestic type)
> Greater White-fronted Goose
> Brant
> Cackling Goose
> Mute Swan
> Muscovy Duck (Domestic type)
> Mandarin Duck
> Northern Shoveler
> Eurasian Wigeon
> Northern Pintail
> Green-winged Teal
> Canvasback
> Redhead
> Greater Scaup
> Lesser Scaup
> Surf Scoter
> Bufflehead
> Hooded Merganser
> Common Merganser
> Red-breasted Merganser
> Red-throated Loon
> Pacific Loon
> Common Loon
> Pied-billed Grebe
> Horned Grebe
> Red-necked Grebe
> Eared Grebe
> Clark's Grebe
> Northern Fulmar
> Pink-footed Shearwater
> Sooty Shearwater
> Black-vented Shearwater
> Ashy Storm-Petrel
> Black Storm-Petrel
> Brown Booby
> Brandt's Cormorant
> Pelagic Cormorant
> American Bittern
> Least Bittern
> Little Blue Heron
> Tricolored Heron
> Reddish Egret
> Cattle Egret
> Green Heron
> Golden Eagle
> Northern Harrier
> Sharp-shinned Hawk
> Harris's Hawk
> Swainson's Hawk
> Zone-tailed Hawk
> Ferruginous Hawk
> Ridgway's Rail
> Virginia Rail
> Sora
> American Avocet
> Black Oystercatcher
> Black-bellied Plover
> Pacific Golden-Plover
> Long-billed Curlew
> Ruddy Turnstone
> Black Turnstone
> Red Knot
> Surfbird
> Dunlin
> Least Sandpiper
> Western Sandpiper
> Short-billed Dowitcher
> Long-billed Dowitcher
> Wilson's Snipe
> Wilson's Phalarope
> Red-necked Phalarope
> Red Phalarope
> Spotted Sandpiper
> Solitary Sandpiper
> Wandering Tattler
> Lesser Yellowlegs
> Pomarine Jaeger
> Parasitic Jaeger
> Scripps's Murrelet
> Cassin's Auklet
> Rhinoceros Auklet
> Black-legged Kittiwake
> Sabine's Gull
> Mew Gull
> Herring Gull
> Glaucous-winged Gull
> Least Tern
> Gull-billed Tern
> Common Tern
> Royal Tern
> Black Skimmer
> Band-tailed Pigeon
> Inca Dove
> Common Ground-Dove
> Barn Owl
> Western Screech-Owl
> Burrowing Owl
> Spotted Owl
> Long-eared Owl
> Northern Saw-whet Owl
> Lesser Nighthawk
> Common Poorwill
> Vaux's Swift
> Rufous Hummingbird
> Calliope Hummingbird
> Belted Kingfisher
> Red-naped Sapsucker
> Red-breasted Sapsucker
> Ladder-backed Woodpecker
> Downy Woodpecker
> Hairy Woodpecker
> Northern Flicker
> American Kestrel
> Merlin
> Peregrine Falcon
> Prairie Falcon
> Rose-ringed Parakeet
> Yellow-chevroned Parakeet
> Yellow-headed Parrot
> Blue-crowned Parakeet
> Red-masked Parakeet
> Olive-sided Flycatcher
> Hammond's Flycatcher
> Gray Flycatcher
> Dusky Flycatcher
> Vermilion Flycatcher
> Tropical Kingbird
> Western Kingbird
> Loggerhead Shrike
> Plumbeous Vireo
> Black-throated Magpie-Jay
> Horned Lark
> Purple Martin
> Bank Swallow
> Red-breasted Nuthatch
> Brown Creeper
> Canyon Wren
> Marsh Wren
> Ruby-crowned Kinglet
> Japanese White-eye
> Mountain Bluebird
> Townsend's Solitaire
> Swainson's Thrush
> Hermit Thrush
> Varied Thrush
> Sage Thrasher
> American Pipit
> Black-and-white Warbler
> Lucy's Warbler
> Nashville Warbler
> Virginia's Warbler
> Painted Redstart
> White-collared Seedeater
> Clay-colored Sparrow
> Brewer's Sparrow
> Fox Sparrow
> White-throated Sparrow
> Bell's Sparrow
> Vesper Sparrow
> Savannah Sparrow
> Lincoln's Sparrow
> Green-tailed Towhee
> Summer Tanager
> Northern Cardinal
> Yellow-headed Blackbird
> Baltimore Oriole
> Tricolored Blackbird
> Purple Finch
> Lawrence's Goldfinch
> Northern Red Bishop
> Pin-tailed Whydah
>
>
> Sounds like the mountains were hopping with migrants yesterday. Keep up the good work.
>
> Justyn Stahl
>

 

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Date: 4/28/18 12:25 pm
From: Eric Kallen <eric...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Kitchen Creek & Marston Canyon 4-28-18
I started out on the PCT east of Kitchen Creek Road at 6 am and hiked in about 1 mile.
Gray Vireo 2 associating with bush tits.  Singing all the way. Poor pics
Mountian Quail 1 bird seen at distance. Lousy pics.
Scott's Oriole 5 flyovers
Bullock's Oriole f
Western Tanager 2
Rufous-crowned Sparrow 6 (three pairs)
Black-chinned Sparrow 10?
Wilson's Warbler 2

I made it to the  east Marston Canyon silk oaks about 10 am
Lazuli Bunting 3-5
Western Tanager 6
Hooded Oriole m
Bullocks Oriole f
Warbling Vireo
Hermit Warbler m
Wilson's Warbler
Nashville Warbler
OC Warbler
Audubon's warbler 1
BT Gray Warbler
Great Blue Heron  - successfully hunting gophers in the weedy hillside near the silk oaks. Pics!

Eric Kallen

 

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Date: 4/28/18 9:45 am
From: Kathy via Groups.Io <ScottA1124=<aol.com...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] City Nature Challenge - White-throated Sparrow
I will add the White-throated Sparrow still in our yard this morning a bit later.

Kathy Aldern
Leucadia

 

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Date: 4/28/18 9:02 am
From: Nancy Christensen <nancy.r.christensen...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] City challenge-Palomar
Mtn Quail
Cassin Vireo
Pine Siskin
Stellar jay
Junco
Turkey
Mtn Chickadee
Titmouse
WB nuthatch
purple Finch
?vG swallow
BT pigeon
Wcs sparrow
Screech owl
Maybe spotted owl

Dipped on purple Martin, sawhet owl


Nancy Christensen
Ramona


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Date: 4/28/18 7:12 am
From: Stan Walens <stan.walens...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Marston Canyon, Friday April 27: 3 species of bunting
Spent the morning at Marston Canyon with some other birder looking for the Indigo Bunting that was first reported on eBird on Wednesday but I don’t think yet noted in this listserv. We did not see it, although later in the afternoon it was photographed in the Australian Silky Oaks [Grevillea robusta] trees that are at the top of the northern hill towards the western end of the park. Impossible to get close to these trees: the canyon is replete with foxtails.

There were lots of Lazuli Buntings.

As I was galumphing through the area searching for the Indigo Bunting in trees along the dry stream, I spooked a very bright green female Painted Bunting from trees just to the west of where the trail from Cypress Street comes down into the canyon. It flew off to the west, but I could not re-find it.

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Date: 4/28/18 6:40 am
From: Justyn Stahl <justyn.stahl...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] City Nature Challenge: Saturday am update - NEW RARITIES = Indigo Bunting, Black-throated Green Warbler
First, two clarifications: For iNaturalist users, all species seen and
uploaded through Monday are automatically added to the City Nature
Challenge project. You must sign up to use iNaturalist to contribute, we
don't currently have a way to upload photos for you. Thanks to everyone who
has contributed so far, and offered to share photos directly to me.

Secondly, two notable rarities were reported yesterday to iNaturalist.


A male INDIGO BUNTING was photographed 27 Apr in Marston Canyon east of the
163.
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/11584722

A BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER was apparently photographed 27 Apr at
Greenwood Cemetary (back of camera shot, so I've contacted the observer to
check that the date is correct)



*Species found and uploaded to iNaturalist.*

Graylag Goose (domestic)
Canada Goose
Wood Duck
Blue-winged Teal
Cinnamon Teal
Gadwall
American Wigeon
Mallard
Ring-necked Duck
Ruddy Duck
Mountain Quail
California Quail
Gambel's Quail
Indian Peafowl (Domestic)
Wild Turkey
Western Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
American White Pelican
Brown Pelican
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
White-faced Ibis
Turkey Vulture
Osprey
White-tailed Kite
Cooper's Hawk
Bald Eagle
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Common Gallinule
American Coot
Black-necked Stilt
Snowy Plover
Semipalmated Plover
Killdeer
Whimbrel
Marbled Godwit
Sanderling
Greater Yellowlegs
Willet
Bonaparte's Gull
Heermann's Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Western Gull
California Gull
Caspian Tern
Forster's Tern
Elegant Tern
Rock Pigeon
Eurasian Collared-Dove
White-winged Dove
Mourning Dove
Greater Roadrunner
Great Horned Owl
White-throated Swift
Black-chinned Hummingbird
Anna's Hummingbird
Costa's Hummingbird
Allen's Hummingbird
Lewis's Woodpecker
Acorn Woodpecker
Nuttall's Woodpecker
Red-crowned Parrot
Lilac-crowned Parrot
Red-lored Parrot
Greater Pewee
Western Wood-Pewee
Pacific-slope Flycatcher
Black Phoebe
Say's Phoebe
Ash-throated Flycatcher
Cassin's Kingbird
Bell's Vireo
Gray Vireo
Hutton's Vireo
Cassin's Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Steller's Jay
California Scrub-Jay
American Crow
Common Raven
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Tree Swallow
Violet-green Swallow
Barn Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Mountain Chickadee
Oak Titmouse
Verdin
Bushtit
White-breasted Nuthatch
Pygmy Nuthatch
Rock Wren
House Wren
Bewick's Wren
Cactus Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
California Gnatcatcher
Black-tailed Gnatcatcher
Wrentit
Western Bluebird
American Robin
California Thrasher
LeConte's Thrasher
Crissal Thrasher
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Phainopepla
Orange-crowned Warbler
MacGillivray's Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Yellow Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Gray Warbler
Townsend's Warbler
Hermit Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Wilson's Warbler
Grasshopper Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
Black-chinned Sparrow
Black-throated Sparrow
Lark Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
White-crowned Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Song Sparrow
California Towhee
Rufous-crowned Sparrow
Spotted Towhee
Yellow-breasted Chat
Western Tanager
Black-headed Grosbeak
Blue Grosbeak
Lazuli Bunting
Indigo Bunting
Western Meadowlark
Hooded Oriole
Bullock's Oriole
Scott's Oriole
Red-winged Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
Brewer's Blackbird
Great-tailed Grackle
House Finch
Cassin's Finch
Pine Siskin
Lesser Goldfinch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow
Scaly-breasted Munia



*Species still missing:*
Snow Goose
Ross's Goose
Swan Goose (Domestic type)
Greater White-fronted Goose
Brant
Cackling Goose
Mute Swan
Muscovy Duck (Domestic type)
Mandarin Duck
Northern Shoveler
Eurasian Wigeon
Northern Pintail
Green-winged Teal
Canvasback
Redhead
Greater Scaup
Lesser Scaup
Surf Scoter
Bufflehead
Hooded Merganser
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Red-throated Loon
Pacific Loon
Common Loon
Pied-billed Grebe
Horned Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
Eared Grebe
Clark's Grebe
Northern Fulmar
Pink-footed Shearwater
Sooty Shearwater
Black-vented Shearwater
Ashy Storm-Petrel
Black Storm-Petrel
Brown Booby
Brandt's Cormorant
Pelagic Cormorant
American Bittern
Least Bittern
Little Blue Heron
Tricolored Heron
Reddish Egret
Cattle Egret
Green Heron
Golden Eagle
Northern Harrier
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Harris's Hawk
Swainson's Hawk
Zone-tailed Hawk
Ferruginous Hawk
Ridgway's Rail
Virginia Rail
Sora
American Avocet
Black Oystercatcher
Black-bellied Plover
Pacific Golden-Plover
Long-billed Curlew
Ruddy Turnstone
Black Turnstone
Red Knot
Surfbird
Dunlin
Least Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper
Short-billed Dowitcher
Long-billed Dowitcher
Wilson's Snipe
Wilson's Phalarope
Red-necked Phalarope
Red Phalarope
Spotted Sandpiper
Solitary Sandpiper
Wandering Tattler
Lesser Yellowlegs
Pomarine Jaeger
Parasitic Jaeger
Scripps's Murrelet
Cassin's Auklet
Rhinoceros Auklet
Black-legged Kittiwake
Sabine's Gull
Mew Gull
Herring Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Least Tern
Gull-billed Tern
Common Tern
Royal Tern
Black Skimmer
Band-tailed Pigeon
Inca Dove
Common Ground-Dove
Barn Owl
Western Screech-Owl
Burrowing Owl
Spotted Owl
Long-eared Owl
Northern Saw-whet Owl
Lesser Nighthawk
Common Poorwill
Vaux's Swift
Rufous Hummingbird
Calliope Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Red-naped Sapsucker
Red-breasted Sapsucker
Ladder-backed Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
American Kestrel
Merlin
Peregrine Falcon
Prairie Falcon
Rose-ringed Parakeet
Yellow-chevroned Parakeet
Yellow-headed Parrot
Blue-crowned Parakeet
Red-masked Parakeet
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Hammond's Flycatcher
Gray Flycatcher
Dusky Flycatcher
Vermilion Flycatcher
Tropical Kingbird
Western Kingbird
Loggerhead Shrike
Plumbeous Vireo
Black-throated Magpie-Jay
Horned Lark
Purple Martin
Bank Swallow
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Canyon Wren
Marsh Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Japanese White-eye
Mountain Bluebird
Townsend's Solitaire
Swainson's Thrush
Hermit Thrush
Varied Thrush
Sage Thrasher
American Pipit
Black-and-white Warbler
Lucy's Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Virginia's Warbler
Painted Redstart
White-collared Seedeater
Clay-colored Sparrow
Brewer's Sparrow
Fox Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Bell's Sparrow
Vesper Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow
Green-tailed Towhee
Summer Tanager
Northern Cardinal
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Baltimore Oriole
Tricolored Blackbird
Purple Finch
Lawrence's Goldfinch
Northern Red Bishop
Pin-tailed Whydah


Sounds like the mountains were hopping with migrants yesterday. Keep up the
good work.

Justyn Stahl

 

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Date: 4/27/18 5:35 pm
From: dan jehl <jehlyfish...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] City Nature Challenge - Friday afternoon update
I checked the Nature Challenge site, it says there’s no need to sign up. All observations for the county are automatically added to our total.

Dan Jehl
San Diego
> On Apr 27, 2018, at 4:39 PM, Christopher Adler <christopheradlerdotcom...> wrote:
>
> Thanks Justyn,
>
> I also got and can upload:
>
> Nuttall’s
> Red-shouldered Hawk
> Cooper’s Hawk
> Black-throated Gray Warbler
> Brown-headed Cowbird
>
> plus very poor photos of
> Lazuli Bunting
> Black-headed Grosbeak
> That could be improved upon but ar adequate for ID
>
> Christopher Adler
> Allied Gardens
>
>
>> On Fri, Apr 27, 2018 at 4:03 PM Lisa Ruby <lruby1...> wrote:
>> I just uploaded a photo of a Golden-crowned Sparrow that was in our yard this morning. Do we have to do anything special to have the observations attached to the City Nature Challenge Project? I didn't see any way to do anything special, other than create the Observation in my account.
>>
>> Lisa Ruby
>> Sabre Springs
>>
>>
>>> On 4/27/2018 3:50 PM, Justyn Stahl wrote:
>>>
>>> I've taken the historic eBird data for April to create a target list, leaving in a few rarities that may be lingering somewhere. I just downloaded the iNat data so far for today (~3pm), and incorporated Brennan, Christopher, and Nancy's reports (taking some liberties as far as "basic desert birds" based on her eBird lists). First list is what's been uploaded (or scheduled to be, per Chris and Nancy), second list is remaining species to be photographed/recorded.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Birds reported:
>>> Blue-winged Teal
>>> Cinnamon Teal
>>> Mallard
>>> Gambel's Quail
>>> Wild Turkey
>>> Western Grebe
>>> Double-crested Cormorant
>>> Brown Pelican
>>> Great Blue Heron
>>> Great Egret
>>> Snowy Egret
>>> Black-crowned Night-Heron
>>> White-faced Ibis
>>> Osprey
>>> White-tailed Kite
>>> Red-tailed Hawk
>>> Common Gallinule
>>> American Coot
>>> Black-necked Stilt
>>> Snowy Plover
>>> Semipalmated Plover
>>> Sanderling
>>> Greater Yellowlegs
>>> Willet
>>> Bonaparte's Gull
>>> Heermann's Gull
>>> Ring-billed Gull
>>> Western Gull
>>> California Gull
>>> Forster's Tern
>>> Rock Pigeon
>>> Eurasian Collared-Dove
>>> White-winged Dove
>>> Mourning Dove
>>> Greater Roadrunner
>>> Black-chinned Hummingbird
>>> Anna's Hummingbird
>>> Costa's Hummingbird
>>> Acorn Woodpecker
>>> Red-crowned Parrot
>>> Lilac-crowned Parrot
>>> Western Wood-Pewee
>>> Pacific-slope Flycatcher
>>> Black Phoebe
>>> Say's Phoebe
>>> Ash-throated Flycatcher
>>> Bell's Vireo
>>> Hutton's Vireo
>>> California Scrub-Jay
>>> American Crow
>>> Common Raven
>>> Tree Swallow
>>> Barn Swallow
>>> Verdin
>>> Bushtit
>>> House Wren
>>> Cactus Wren
>>> Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
>>> California Gnatcatcher
>>> Wrentit
>>> Western Bluebird
>>> California Thrasher
>>> LeConte's Thrasher
>>> Crissal Thrasher
>>> Phainopepla
>>> Wilson's Warbler
>>> Grasshopper Sparrow
>>> Black-throated Sparrow
>>> Dark-eyed Junco
>>> White-crowned Sparrow
>>> Song Sparrow
>>> California Towhee
>>> Yellow-breasted Chat
>>> Blue Grosbeak
>>> Hooded Oriole
>>> Bullock's Oriole
>>> Brewer's Blackbird
>>> House Finch
>>> Lesser Goldfinch
>>> American Goldfinch
>>> House Sparrow
>>> Scaly-breasted Munia
>>>
>>>
>>> Birds missing:
>>> Snow Goose
>>> Ross's Goose
>>> Graylag Goose (Domestic type)
>>> Swan Goose (Domestic type)
>>> Greater White-fronted Goose
>>> Brant
>>> Cackling Goose
>>> Canada Goose
>>> Mute Swan
>>> Muscovy Duck (Domestic type)
>>> Wood Duck
>>> Mandarin Duck
>>> Northern Shoveler
>>> Gadwall
>>> Eurasian Wigeon
>>> American Wigeon
>>> Northern Pintail
>>> Green-winged Teal
>>> Canvasback
>>> Redhead
>>> Ring-necked Duck
>>> Greater Scaup
>>> Lesser Scaup
>>> Surf Scoter
>>> Bufflehead
>>> Hooded Merganser
>>> Common Merganser
>>> Red-breasted Merganser
>>> Ruddy Duck
>>> Mountain Quail
>>> California Quail
>>> Red-throated Loon
>>> Pacific Loon
>>> Common Loon
>>> Pied-billed Grebe
>>> Horned Grebe
>>> Red-necked Grebe
>>> Eared Grebe
>>> Clark's Grebe
>>> Northern Fulmar
>>> Pink-footed Shearwater
>>> Sooty Shearwater
>>> Black-vented Shearwater
>>> Ashy Storm-Petrel
>>> Black Storm-Petrel
>>> Brown Booby
>>> Brandt's Cormorant
>>> Pelagic Cormorant
>>> American White Pelican
>>> American Bittern
>>> Least Bittern
>>> Little Blue Heron
>>> Tricolored Heron
>>> Reddish Egret
>>> Cattle Egret
>>> Green Heron
>>> Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
>>> Turkey Vulture
>>> Golden Eagle
>>> Northern Harrier
>>> Sharp-shinned Hawk
>>> Cooper's Hawk
>>> Bald Eagle
>>> Harris's Hawk
>>> Red-shouldered Hawk
>>> Swainson's Hawk
>>> Zone-tailed Hawk
>>> Ferruginous Hawk
>>> Ridgway's Rail
>>> Virginia Rail
>>> Sora
>>> American Avocet
>>> Black Oystercatcher
>>> Black-bellied Plover
>>> Pacific Golden-Plover
>>> Killdeer
>>> Whimbrel
>>> Long-billed Curlew
>>> Marbled Godwit
>>> Ruddy Turnstone
>>> Black Turnstone
>>> Red Knot
>>> Surfbird
>>> Dunlin
>>> Least Sandpiper
>>> Western Sandpiper
>>> Short-billed Dowitcher
>>> Long-billed Dowitcher
>>> Wilson's Snipe
>>> Wilson's Phalarope
>>> Red-necked Phalarope
>>> Red Phalarope
>>> Spotted Sandpiper
>>> Solitary Sandpiper
>>> Wandering Tattler
>>> Lesser Yellowlegs
>>> Pomarine Jaeger
>>> Parasitic Jaeger
>>> Scripps's Murrelet
>>> Cassin's Auklet
>>> Rhinoceros Auklet
>>> Black-legged Kittiwake
>>> Sabine's Gull
>>> Mew Gull
>>> Herring Gull
>>> Glaucous-winged Gull
>>> Least Tern
>>> Gull-billed Tern
>>> Caspian Tern
>>> Common Tern
>>> Royal Tern
>>> Elegant Tern
>>> Black Skimmer
>>> Band-tailed Pigeon
>>> Inca Dove
>>> Common Ground-Dove
>>> Barn Owl
>>> Western Screech-Owl
>>> Great Horned Owl
>>> Burrowing Owl
>>> Spotted Owl
>>> Long-eared Owl
>>> Northern Saw-whet Owl
>>> Lesser Nighthawk
>>> Common Poorwill
>>> Vaux's Swift
>>> White-throated Swift
>>> Rufous Hummingbird
>>> Allen's Hummingbird
>>> Calliope Hummingbird
>>> Belted Kingfisher
>>> Lewis's Woodpecker
>>> Red-naped Sapsucker
>>> Red-breasted Sapsucker
>>> Ladder-backed Woodpecker
>>> Nuttall's Woodpecker
>>> Downy Woodpecker
>>> Hairy Woodpecker
>>> Northern Flicker
>>> American Kestrel
>>> Merlin
>>> Peregrine Falcon
>>> Prairie Falcon
>>> Rose-ringed Parakeet
>>> Yellow-chevroned Parakeet
>>> Red-lored Parrot
>>> Yellow-headed Parrot
>>> Blue-crowned Parakeet
>>> Red-masked Parakeet
>>> Olive-sided Flycatcher
>>> Greater Pewee
>>> Hammond's Flycatcher
>>> Gray Flycatcher
>>> Dusky Flycatcher
>>> Vermilion Flycatcher
>>> Tropical Kingbird
>>> Cassin's Kingbird
>>> Western Kingbird
>>> Loggerhead Shrike
>>> Gray Vireo
>>> Cassin's Vireo
>>> Plumbeous Vireo
>>> Warbling Vireo
>>> Black-throated Magpie-Jay
>>> Steller's Jay
>>> Horned Lark
>>> Northern Rough-winged Swallow
>>> Purple Martin
>>> Violet-green Swallow
>>> Bank Swallow
>>> Cliff Swallow
>>> Mountain Chickadee
>>> Oak Titmouse
>>> Red-breasted Nuthatch
>>> White-breasted Nuthatch
>>> Pygmy Nuthatch
>>> Brown Creeper
>>> Rock Wren
>>> Canyon Wren
>>> Marsh Wren
>>> Bewick's Wren
>>> Black-tailed Gnatcatcher
>>> Ruby-crowned Kinglet
>>> Japanese White-eye
>>> Mountain Bluebird
>>> Townsend's Solitaire
>>> Swainson's Thrush
>>> Hermit Thrush
>>> American Robin
>>> Varied Thrush
>>> Sage Thrasher
>>> Northern Mockingbird
>>> European Starling
>>> American Pipit
>>> Cedar Waxwing
>>> Black-and-white Warbler
>>> Orange-crowned Warbler
>>> Lucy's Warbler
>>> Nashville Warbler
>>> Virginia's Warbler
>>> MacGillivray's Warbler
>>> Common Yellowthroat
>>> Yellow Warbler
>>> Yellow-rumped Warbler
>>> Black-throated Gray Warbler
>>> Townsend's Warbler
>>> Hermit Warbler
>>> Painted Redstart
>>> White-collared Seedeater
>>> Chipping Sparrow
>>> Clay-colored Sparrow
>>> Black-chinned Sparrow
>>> Brewer's Sparrow
>>> Lark Sparrow
>>> Fox Sparrow
>>> Golden-crowned Sparrow
>>> White-throated Sparrow
>>> Bell's Sparrow
>>> Vesper Sparrow
>>> Savannah Sparrow
>>> Lincoln's Sparrow
>>> Rufous-crowned Sparrow
>>> Green-tailed Towhee
>>> Spotted Towhee
>>> Summer Tanager
>>> Western Tanager
>>> Northern Cardinal
>>> Black-headed Grosbeak
>>> Lazuli Bunting
>>> Yellow-headed Blackbird
>>> Western Meadowlark
>>> Baltimore Oriole
>>> Red-winged Blackbird
>>> Tricolored Blackbird
>>> Brown-headed Cowbird
>>> Great-tailed Grackle
>>> Purple Finch
>>> Cassin's Finch
>>> Pine Siskin
>>> Lawrence's Goldfinch
>>> Northern Red Bishop
>>> Pin-tailed Whydah
>>>
>>>
>>> Justyn Stahl
>>
>>
>> --
>> Lisa Ruby
>> Sabre Springs
>
>

 

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Date: 4/27/18 4:40 pm
From: Christopher Adler <christopheradlerdotcom...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] City Nature Challenge - Friday afternoon update
Thanks Justyn,

I also got and can upload:

Nuttall’s
Red-shouldered Hawk
Cooper’s Hawk
Black-throated Gray Warbler
Brown-headed Cowbird

plus very poor photos of
Lazuli Bunting
Black-headed Grosbeak
That could be improved upon but ar adequate for ID

Christopher Adler
Allied Gardens


On Fri, Apr 27, 2018 at 4:03 PM Lisa Ruby <lruby1...> wrote:

> I just uploaded a photo of a Golden-crowned Sparrow that was in our yard
> this morning. Do we have to do anything special to have the observations
> attached to the City Nature Challenge Project? I didn't see any way to do
> anything special, other than create the Observation in my account.
>
> Lisa Ruby
> Sabre Springs
>
>
> On 4/27/2018 3:50 PM, Justyn Stahl wrote:
>
>
> I've taken the historic eBird data for April to create a target list,
> leaving in a few rarities that may be lingering somewhere. I just
> downloaded the iNat data so far for today (~3pm), and incorporated Brennan,
> Christopher, and Nancy's reports (taking some liberties as far as "basic
> desert birds" based on her eBird lists). First list is what's been uploaded
> (or scheduled to be, per Chris and Nancy), second list is remaining species
> to be photographed/recorded.
>
>
>
> *Birds reported:*
> Blue-winged Teal
> Cinnamon Teal
> Mallard
> Gambel's Quail
> Wild Turkey
> Western Grebe
> Double-crested Cormorant
> Brown Pelican
> Great Blue Heron
> Great Egret
> Snowy Egret
> Black-crowned Night-Heron
> White-faced Ibis
> Osprey
> White-tailed Kite
> Red-tailed Hawk
> Common Gallinule
> American Coot
> Black-necked Stilt
> Snowy Plover
> Semipalmated Plover
> Sanderling
> Greater Yellowlegs
> Willet
> Bonaparte's Gull
> Heermann's Gull
> Ring-billed Gull
> Western Gull
> California Gull
> Forster's Tern
> Rock Pigeon
> Eurasian Collared-Dove
> White-winged Dove
> Mourning Dove
> Greater Roadrunner
> Black-chinned Hummingbird
> Anna's Hummingbird
> Costa's Hummingbird
> Acorn Woodpecker
> Red-crowned Parrot
> Lilac-crowned Parrot
> Western Wood-Pewee
> Pacific-slope Flycatcher
> Black Phoebe
> Say's Phoebe
> Ash-throated Flycatcher
> Bell's Vireo
> Hutton's Vireo
> California Scrub-Jay
> American Crow
> Common Raven
> Tree Swallow
> Barn Swallow
> Verdin
> Bushtit
> House Wren
> Cactus Wren
> Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
> California Gnatcatcher
> Wrentit
> Western Bluebird
> California Thrasher
> LeConte's Thrasher
> Crissal Thrasher
> Phainopepla
> Wilson's Warbler
> Grasshopper Sparrow
> Black-throated Sparrow
> Dark-eyed Junco
> White-crowned Sparrow
> Song Sparrow
> California Towhee
> Yellow-breasted Chat
> Blue Grosbeak
> Hooded Oriole
> Bullock's Oriole
> Brewer's Blackbird
> House Finch
> Lesser Goldfinch
> American Goldfinch
> House Sparrow
> Scaly-breasted Munia
>
>
> *Birds missing:*
> Snow Goose
> Ross's Goose
> Graylag Goose (Domestic type)
> Swan Goose (Domestic type)
> Greater White-fronted Goose
> Brant
> Cackling Goose
> Canada Goose
> Mute Swan
> Muscovy Duck (Domestic type)
> Wood Duck
> Mandarin Duck
> Northern Shoveler
> Gadwall
> Eurasian Wigeon
> American Wigeon
> Northern Pintail
> Green-winged Teal
> Canvasback
> Redhead
> Ring-necked Duck
> Greater Scaup
> Lesser Scaup
> Surf Scoter
> Bufflehead
> Hooded Merganser
> Common Merganser
> Red-breasted Merganser
> Ruddy Duck
> Mountain Quail
> California Quail
> Red-throated Loon
> Pacific Loon
> Common Loon
> Pied-billed Grebe
> Horned Grebe
> Red-necked Grebe
> Eared Grebe
> Clark's Grebe
> Northern Fulmar
> Pink-footed Shearwater
> Sooty Shearwater
> Black-vented Shearwater
> Ashy Storm-Petrel
> Black Storm-Petrel
> Brown Booby
> Brandt's Cormorant
> Pelagic Cormorant
> American White Pelican
> American Bittern
> Least Bittern
> Little Blue Heron
> Tricolored Heron
> Reddish Egret
> Cattle Egret
> Green Heron
> Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
> Turkey Vulture
> Golden Eagle
> Northern Harrier
> Sharp-shinned Hawk
> Cooper's Hawk
> Bald Eagle
> Harris's Hawk
> Red-shouldered Hawk
> Swainson's Hawk
> Zone-tailed Hawk
> Ferruginous Hawk
> Ridgway's Rail
> Virginia Rail
> Sora
> American Avocet
> Black Oystercatcher
> Black-bellied Plover
> Pacific Golden-Plover
> Killdeer
> Whimbrel
> Long-billed Curlew
> Marbled Godwit
> Ruddy Turnstone
> Black Turnstone
> Red Knot
> Surfbird
> Dunlin
> Least Sandpiper
> Western Sandpiper
> Short-billed Dowitcher
> Long-billed Dowitcher
> Wilson's Snipe
> Wilson's Phalarope
> Red-necked Phalarope
> Red Phalarope
> Spotted Sandpiper
> Solitary Sandpiper
> Wandering Tattler
> Lesser Yellowlegs
> Pomarine Jaeger
> Parasitic Jaeger
> Scripps's Murrelet
> Cassin's Auklet
> Rhinoceros Auklet
> Black-legged Kittiwake
> Sabine's Gull
> Mew Gull
> Herring Gull
> Glaucous-winged Gull
> Least Tern
> Gull-billed Tern
> Caspian Tern
> Common Tern
> Royal Tern
> Elegant Tern
> Black Skimmer
> Band-tailed Pigeon
> Inca Dove
> Common Ground-Dove
> Barn Owl
> Western Screech-Owl
> Great Horned Owl
> Burrowing Owl
> Spotted Owl
> Long-eared Owl
> Northern Saw-whet Owl
> Lesser Nighthawk
> Common Poorwill
> Vaux's Swift
> White-throated Swift
> Rufous Hummingbird
> Allen's Hummingbird
> Calliope Hummingbird
> Belted Kingfisher
> Lewis's Woodpecker
> Red-naped Sapsucker
> Red-breasted Sapsucker
> Ladder-backed Woodpecker
> Nuttall's Woodpecker
> Downy Woodpecker
> Hairy Woodpecker
> Northern Flicker
> American Kestrel
> Merlin
> Peregrine Falcon
> Prairie Falcon
> Rose-ringed Parakeet
> Yellow-chevroned Parakeet
> Red-lored Parrot
> Yellow-headed Parrot
> Blue-crowned Parakeet
> Red-masked Parakeet
> Olive-sided Flycatcher
> Greater Pewee
> Hammond's Flycatcher
> Gray Flycatcher
> Dusky Flycatcher
> Vermilion Flycatcher
> Tropical Kingbird
> Cassin's Kingbird
> Western Kingbird
> Loggerhead Shrike
> Gray Vireo
> Cassin's Vireo
> Plumbeous Vireo
> Warbling Vireo
> Black-throated Magpie-Jay
> Steller's Jay
> Horned Lark
> Northern Rough-winged Swallow
> Purple Martin
> Violet-green Swallow
> Bank Swallow
> Cliff Swallow
> Mountain Chickadee
> Oak Titmouse
> Red-breasted Nuthatch
> White-breasted Nuthatch
> Pygmy Nuthatch
> Brown Creeper
> Rock Wren
> Canyon Wren
> Marsh Wren
> Bewick's Wren
> Black-tailed Gnatcatcher
> Ruby-crowned Kinglet
> Japanese White-eye
> Mountain Bluebird
> Townsend's Solitaire
> Swainson's Thrush
> Hermit Thrush
> American Robin
> Varied Thrush
> Sage Thrasher
> Northern Mockingbird
> European Starling
> American Pipit
> Cedar Waxwing
> Black-and-white Warbler
> Orange-crowned Warbler
> Lucy's Warbler
> Nashville Warbler
> Virginia's Warbler
> MacGillivray's Warbler
> Common Yellowthroat
> Yellow Warbler
> Yellow-rumped Warbler
> Black-throated Gray Warbler
> Townsend's Warbler
> Hermit Warbler
> Painted Redstart
> White-collared Seedeater
> Chipping Sparrow
> Clay-colored Sparrow
> Black-chinned Sparrow
> Brewer's Sparrow
> Lark Sparrow
> Fox Sparrow
> Golden-crowned Sparrow
> White-throated Sparrow
> Bell's Sparrow
> Vesper Sparrow
> Savannah Sparrow
> Lincoln's Sparrow
> Rufous-crowned Sparrow
> Green-tailed Towhee
> Spotted Towhee
> Summer Tanager
> Western Tanager
> Northern Cardinal
> Black-headed Grosbeak
> Lazuli Bunting
> Yellow-headed Blackbird
> Western Meadowlark
> Baltimore Oriole
> Red-winged Blackbird
> Tricolored Blackbird
> Brown-headed Cowbird
> Great-tailed Grackle
> Purple Finch
> Cassin's Finch
> Pine Siskin
> Lawrence's Goldfinch
> Northern Red Bishop
> Pin-tailed Whydah
>
>
> Justyn Stahl
>
>
>
> --
> Lisa Ruby
> Sabre Springs
>
>
>

 

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Date: 4/27/18 4:03 pm
From: Lisa Ruby <lruby1...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] City Nature Challenge - Friday afternoon update
I just uploaded a photo of a Golden-crowned Sparrow that was in our yard
this morning. Do we have to do anything special to have the observations
attached to the City Nature Challenge Project? I didn't see any way to
do anything special, other than create the Observation in my account.

Lisa Ruby
Sabre Springs

On 4/27/2018 3:50 PM, Justyn Stahl wrote:
>
> I've taken the historic eBird data for April to create a target list,
> leaving in a few rarities that may be lingering somewhere. I just
> downloaded the iNat data so far for today (~3pm), and incorporated
> Brennan, Christopher, and Nancy's reports (taking some liberties as
> far as "basic desert birds" based on her eBird lists). First list is
> what's been uploaded (or scheduled to be, per Chris and Nancy), second
> list is remaining species to be photographed/recorded.
>
>
>
> *Birds reported:*
> Blue-winged Teal
> Cinnamon Teal
> Mallard
> Gambel's Quail
> Wild Turkey
> Western Grebe
> Double-crested Cormorant
> Brown Pelican
> Great Blue Heron
> Great Egret
> Snowy Egret
> Black-crowned Night-Heron
> White-faced Ibis
> Osprey
> White-tailed Kite
> Red-tailed Hawk
> Common Gallinule
> American Coot
> Black-necked Stilt
> Snowy Plover
> Semipalmated Plover
> Sanderling
> Greater Yellowlegs
> Willet
> Bonaparte's Gull
> Heermann's Gull
> Ring-billed Gull
> Western Gull
> California Gull
> Forster's Tern
> Rock Pigeon
> Eurasian Collared-Dove
> White-winged Dove
> Mourning Dove
> Greater Roadrunner
> Black-chinned Hummingbird
> Anna's Hummingbird
> Costa's Hummingbird
> Acorn Woodpecker
> Red-crowned Parrot
> Lilac-crowned Parrot
> Western Wood-Pewee
> Pacific-slope Flycatcher
> Black Phoebe
> Say's Phoebe
> Ash-throated Flycatcher
> Bell's Vireo
> Hutton's Vireo
> California Scrub-Jay
> American Crow
> Common Raven
> Tree Swallow
> Barn Swallow
> Verdin
> Bushtit
> House Wren
> Cactus Wren
> Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
> California Gnatcatcher
> Wrentit
> Western Bluebird
> California Thrasher
> LeConte's Thrasher
> Crissal Thrasher
> Phainopepla
> Wilson's Warbler
> Grasshopper Sparrow
> Black-throated Sparrow
> Dark-eyed Junco
> White-crowned Sparrow
> Song Sparrow
> California Towhee
> Yellow-breasted Chat
> Blue Grosbeak
> Hooded Oriole
> Bullock's Oriole
> Brewer's Blackbird
> House Finch
> Lesser Goldfinch
> American Goldfinch
> House Sparrow
> Scaly-breasted Munia
>
>
> *Birds missing:*
> Snow Goose
> Ross's Goose
> Graylag Goose (Domestic type)
> Swan Goose (Domestic type)
> Greater White-fronted Goose
> Brant
> Cackling Goose
> Canada Goose
> Mute Swan
> Muscovy Duck (Domestic type)
> Wood Duck
> Mandarin Duck
> Northern Shoveler
> Gadwall
> Eurasian Wigeon
> American Wigeon
> Northern Pintail
> Green-winged Teal
> Canvasback
> Redhead
> Ring-necked Duck
> Greater Scaup
> Lesser Scaup
> Surf Scoter
> Bufflehead
> Hooded Merganser
> Common Merganser
> Red-breasted Merganser
> Ruddy Duck
> Mountain Quail
> California Quail
> Red-throated Loon
> Pacific Loon
> Common Loon
> Pied-billed Grebe
> Horned Grebe
> Red-necked Grebe
> Eared Grebe
> Clark's Grebe
> Northern Fulmar
> Pink-footed Shearwater
> Sooty Shearwater
> Black-vented Shearwater
> Ashy Storm-Petrel
> Black Storm-Petrel
> Brown Booby
> Brandt's Cormorant
> Pelagic Cormorant
> American White Pelican
> American Bittern
> Least Bittern
> Little Blue Heron
> Tricolored Heron
> Reddish Egret
> Cattle Egret
> Green Heron
> Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
> Turkey Vulture
> Golden Eagle
> Northern Harrier
> Sharp-shinned Hawk
> Cooper's Hawk
> Bald Eagle
> Harris's Hawk
> Red-shouldered Hawk
> Swainson's Hawk
> Zone-tailed Hawk
> Ferruginous Hawk
> Ridgway's Rail
> Virginia Rail
> Sora
> American Avocet
> Black Oystercatcher
> Black-bellied Plover
> Pacific Golden-Plover
> Killdeer
> Whimbrel
> Long-billed Curlew
> Marbled Godwit
> Ruddy Turnstone
> Black Turnstone
> Red Knot
> Surfbird
> Dunlin
> Least Sandpiper
> Western Sandpiper
> Short-billed Dowitcher
> Long-billed Dowitcher
> Wilson's Snipe
> Wilson's Phalarope
> Red-necked Phalarope
> Red Phalarope
> Spotted Sandpiper
> Solitary Sandpiper
> Wandering Tattler
> Lesser Yellowlegs
> Pomarine Jaeger
> Parasitic Jaeger
> Scripps's Murrelet
> Cassin's Auklet
> Rhinoceros Auklet
> Black-legged Kittiwake
> Sabine's Gull
> Mew Gull
> Herring Gull
> Glaucous-winged Gull
> Least Tern
> Gull-billed Tern
> Caspian Tern
> Common Tern
> Royal Tern
> Elegant Tern
> Black Skimmer
> Band-tailed Pigeon
> Inca Dove
> Common Ground-Dove
> Barn Owl
> Western Screech-Owl
> Great Horned Owl
> Burrowing Owl
> Spotted Owl
> Long-eared Owl
> Northern Saw-whet Owl
> Lesser Nighthawk
> Common Poorwill
> Vaux's Swift
> White-throated Swift
> Rufous Hummingbird
> Allen's Hummingbird
> Calliope Hummingbird
> Belted Kingfisher
> Lewis's Woodpecker
> Red-naped Sapsucker
> Red-breasted Sapsucker
> Ladder-backed Woodpecker
> Nuttall's Woodpecker
> Downy Woodpecker
> Hairy Woodpecker
> Northern Flicker
> American Kestrel
> Merlin
> Peregrine Falcon
> Prairie Falcon
> Rose-ringed Parakeet
> Yellow-chevroned Parakeet
> Red-lored Parrot
> Yellow-headed Parrot
> Blue-crowned Parakeet
> Red-masked Parakeet
> Olive-sided Flycatcher
> Greater Pewee
> Hammond's Flycatcher
> Gray Flycatcher
> Dusky Flycatcher
> Vermilion Flycatcher
> Tropical Kingbird
> Cassin's Kingbird
> Western Kingbird
> Loggerhead Shrike
> Gray Vireo
> Cassin's Vireo
> Plumbeous Vireo
> Warbling Vireo
> Black-throated Magpie-Jay
> Steller's Jay
> Horned Lark
> Northern Rough-winged Swallow
> Purple Martin
> Violet-green Swallow
> Bank Swallow
> Cliff Swallow
> Mountain Chickadee
> Oak Titmouse
> Red-breasted Nuthatch
> White-breasted Nuthatch
> Pygmy Nuthatch
> Brown Creeper
> Rock Wren
> Canyon Wren
> Marsh Wren
> Bewick's Wren
> Black-tailed Gnatcatcher
> Ruby-crowned Kinglet
> Japanese White-eye
> Mountain Bluebird
> Townsend's Solitaire
> Swainson's Thrush
> Hermit Thrush
> American Robin
> Varied Thrush
> Sage Thrasher
> Northern Mockingbird
> European Starling
> American Pipit
> Cedar Waxwing
> Black-and-white Warbler
> Orange-crowned Warbler
> Lucy's Warbler
> Nashville Warbler
> Virginia's Warbler
> MacGillivray's Warbler
> Common Yellowthroat
> Yellow Warbler
> Yellow-rumped Warbler
> Black-throated Gray Warbler
> Townsend's Warbler
> Hermit Warbler
> Painted Redstart
> White-collared Seedeater
> Chipping Sparrow
> Clay-colored Sparrow
> Black-chinned Sparrow
> Brewer's Sparrow
> Lark Sparrow
> Fox Sparrow
> Golden-crowned Sparrow
> White-throated Sparrow
> Bell's Sparrow
> Vesper Sparrow
> Savannah Sparrow
> Lincoln's Sparrow
> Rufous-crowned Sparrow
> Green-tailed Towhee
> Spotted Towhee
> Summer Tanager
> Western Tanager
> Northern Cardinal
> Black-headed Grosbeak
> Lazuli Bunting
> Yellow-headed Blackbird
> Western Meadowlark
> Baltimore Oriole
> Red-winged Blackbird
> Tricolored Blackbird
> Brown-headed Cowbird
> Great-tailed Grackle
> Purple Finch
> Cassin's Finch
> Pine Siskin
> Lawrence's Goldfinch
> Northern Red Bishop
> Pin-tailed Whydah
>
>
> Justyn Stahl
>


 

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Date: 4/27/18 3:51 pm
From: Justyn Stahl <justyn.stahl...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] City Nature Challenge - Friday afternoon update
I've taken the historic eBird data for April to create a target list,
leaving in a few rarities that may be lingering somewhere. I just
downloaded the iNat data so far for today (~3pm), and incorporated Brennan,
Christopher, and Nancy's reports (taking some liberties as far as "basic
desert birds" based on her eBird lists). First list is what's been uploaded
(or scheduled to be, per Chris and Nancy), second list is remaining species
to be photographed/recorded.



*Birds reported:*
Blue-winged Teal
Cinnamon Teal
Mallard
Gambel's Quail
Wild Turkey
Western Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
Brown Pelican
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Black-crowned Night-Heron
White-faced Ibis
Osprey
White-tailed Kite
Red-tailed Hawk
Common Gallinule
American Coot
Black-necked Stilt
Snowy Plover
Semipalmated Plover
Sanderling
Greater Yellowlegs
Willet
Bonaparte's Gull
Heermann's Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Western Gull
California Gull
Forster's Tern
Rock Pigeon
Eurasian Collared-Dove
White-winged Dove
Mourning Dove
Greater Roadrunner
Black-chinned Hummingbird
Anna's Hummingbird
Costa's Hummingbird
Acorn Woodpecker
Red-crowned Parrot
Lilac-crowned Parrot
Western Wood-Pewee
Pacific-slope Flycatcher
Black Phoebe
Say's Phoebe
Ash-throated Flycatcher
Bell's Vireo
Hutton's Vireo
California Scrub-Jay
American Crow
Common Raven
Tree Swallow
Barn Swallow
Verdin
Bushtit
House Wren
Cactus Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
California Gnatcatcher
Wrentit
Western Bluebird
California Thrasher
LeConte's Thrasher
Crissal Thrasher
Phainopepla
Wilson's Warbler
Grasshopper Sparrow
Black-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
White-crowned Sparrow
Song Sparrow
California Towhee
Yellow-breasted Chat
Blue Grosbeak
Hooded Oriole
Bullock's Oriole
Brewer's Blackbird
House Finch
Lesser Goldfinch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow
Scaly-breasted Munia


*Birds missing:*
Snow Goose
Ross's Goose
Graylag Goose (Domestic type)
Swan Goose (Domestic type)
Greater White-fronted Goose
Brant
Cackling Goose
Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Muscovy Duck (Domestic type)
Wood Duck
Mandarin Duck
Northern Shoveler
Gadwall
Eurasian Wigeon
American Wigeon
Northern Pintail
Green-winged Teal
Canvasback
Redhead
Ring-necked Duck
Greater Scaup
Lesser Scaup
Surf Scoter
Bufflehead
Hooded Merganser
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Ruddy Duck
Mountain Quail
California Quail
Red-throated Loon
Pacific Loon
Common Loon
Pied-billed Grebe
Horned Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
Eared Grebe
Clark's Grebe
Northern Fulmar
Pink-footed Shearwater
Sooty Shearwater
Black-vented Shearwater
Ashy Storm-Petrel
Black Storm-Petrel
Brown Booby
Brandt's Cormorant
Pelagic Cormorant
American White Pelican
American Bittern
Least Bittern
Little Blue Heron
Tricolored Heron
Reddish Egret
Cattle Egret
Green Heron
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Turkey Vulture
Golden Eagle
Northern Harrier
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper's Hawk
Bald Eagle
Harris's Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Swainson's Hawk
Zone-tailed Hawk
Ferruginous Hawk
Ridgway's Rail
Virginia Rail
Sora
American Avocet
Black Oystercatcher
Black-bellied Plover
Pacific Golden-Plover
Killdeer
Whimbrel
Long-billed Curlew
Marbled Godwit
Ruddy Turnstone
Black Turnstone
Red Knot
Surfbird
Dunlin
Least Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper
Short-billed Dowitcher
Long-billed Dowitcher
Wilson's Snipe
Wilson's Phalarope
Red-necked Phalarope
Red Phalarope
Spotted Sandpiper
Solitary Sandpiper
Wandering Tattler
Lesser Yellowlegs
Pomarine Jaeger
Parasitic Jaeger
Scripps's Murrelet
Cassin's Auklet
Rhinoceros Auklet
Black-legged Kittiwake
Sabine's Gull
Mew Gull
Herring Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Least Tern
Gull-billed Tern
Caspian Tern
Common Tern
Royal Tern
Elegant Tern
Black Skimmer
Band-tailed Pigeon
Inca Dove
Common Ground-Dove
Barn Owl
Western Screech-Owl
Great Horned Owl
Burrowing Owl
Spotted Owl
Long-eared Owl
Northern Saw-whet Owl
Lesser Nighthawk
Common Poorwill
Vaux's Swift
White-throated Swift
Rufous Hummingbird
Allen's Hummingbird
Calliope Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Lewis's Woodpecker
Red-naped Sapsucker
Red-breasted Sapsucker
Ladder-backed Woodpecker
Nuttall's Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
American Kestrel
Merlin
Peregrine Falcon
Prairie Falcon
Rose-ringed Parakeet
Yellow-chevroned Parakeet
Red-lored Parrot
Yellow-headed Parrot
Blue-crowned Parakeet
Red-masked Parakeet
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Greater Pewee
Hammond's Flycatcher
Gray Flycatcher
Dusky Flycatcher
Vermilion Flycatcher
Tropical Kingbird
Cassin's Kingbird
Western Kingbird
Loggerhead Shrike
Gray Vireo
Cassin's Vireo
Plumbeous Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Black-throated Magpie-Jay
Steller's Jay
Horned Lark
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Purple Martin
Violet-green Swallow
Bank Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Mountain Chickadee
Oak Titmouse
Red-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch
Pygmy Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Rock Wren
Canyon Wren
Marsh Wren
Bewick's Wren
Black-tailed Gnatcatcher
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Japanese White-eye
Mountain Bluebird
Townsend's Solitaire
Swainson's Thrush
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
Varied Thrush
Sage Thrasher
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
American Pipit
Cedar Waxwing
Black-and-white Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
Lucy's Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Virginia's Warbler
MacGillivray's Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Yellow Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Gray Warbler
Townsend's Warbler
Hermit Warbler
Painted Redstart
White-collared Seedeater
Chipping Sparrow
Clay-colored Sparrow
Black-chinned Sparrow
Brewer's Sparrow
Lark Sparrow
Fox Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Bell's Sparrow
Vesper Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow
Rufous-crowned Sparrow
Green-tailed Towhee
Spotted Towhee
Summer Tanager
Western Tanager
Northern Cardinal
Black-headed Grosbeak
Lazuli Bunting
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Western Meadowlark
Baltimore Oriole
Red-winged Blackbird
Tricolored Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
Great-tailed Grackle
Purple Finch
Cassin's Finch
Pine Siskin
Lawrence's Goldfinch
Northern Red Bishop
Pin-tailed Whydah


Justyn Stahl

 

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Date: 4/27/18 3:30 pm
From: Brennan Mulrooney <Frozentoze...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] City Nature Challenge / MTRP
My work had me out on the beach today and I managed to grab a few shots with my phone of:
Snowy Plover
Sanderling
Willet
Ring-billed Gull
California Gull
Bonaparte’s Gull
I had more success with non-birds, logging 23 species of plants, butterflies, crustaceans and reptiles.

Brennan Mulrooney
Santee, CA
On Apr 27, 2018, at 2:38 PM, Christopher Adler <christopheradlerdotcom...><mailto:<christopheradlerdotcom...>> wrote:

I spent the morning at Mission Trails, where it was gloomy and slow
and then bright, hot and slow. Nonetheless I gathered some useable photos
that I will upload to iNaturalist, hopefully later today, for the City Nature
Challenge:

Grasshopper Sparrow
Yellow-breasted Chat
Bell's Vireo
Hutton's Vireo
Costa's Hummingbird
Black-chinned Hummingbird
Black-throated Gray Warbler
Ash-throated Flycatcher
Pac-slope Flycatcher
Western Wood Pewee
Roadrunner
White-tailed Kite
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Tree Swallow
Blue Grosbeak
Wrentit
Phainopepla
White-crowned Sparrow (still here!)

...and some other more common stuff, including a nice Common Buckeye butterfly.

Stuff I wanted but could not get in photos today: White-throated Swift, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, White-breasted Nuthatch, Downy Woodpecker, Rufous-crowned Sparrow

Perhaps others could post what they are uploading so those of us birding
on Sunday for the City Nature Challenge can be strategic and target what
is missing.

Christopher Adler
Allied Gardens

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Date: 4/27/18 2:38 pm
From: Christopher Adler <christopheradlerdotcom...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] City Nature Challenge / MTRP
I spent the morning at Mission Trails, where it was gloomy and slow
and then bright, hot and slow. Nonetheless I gathered some useable photos
that I will upload to iNaturalist, hopefully later today, for the City
Nature
Challenge:

Grasshopper Sparrow
Yellow-breasted Chat
Bell's Vireo
Hutton's Vireo
Costa's Hummingbird
Black-chinned Hummingbird
Black-throated Gray Warbler
Ash-throated Flycatcher
Pac-slope Flycatcher
Western Wood Pewee
Roadrunner
White-tailed Kite
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Tree Swallow
Blue Grosbeak
Wrentit
Phainopepla
White-crowned Sparrow (still here!)

...and some other more common stuff, including a nice Common Buckeye
butterfly.

Stuff I wanted but could not get in photos today: White-throated Swift,
Northern Rough-winged Swallow, White-breasted Nuthatch, Downy Woodpecker,
Rufous-crowned Sparrow

Perhaps others could post what they are uploading so those of us birding
on Sunday for the City Nature Challenge can be strategic and target what
is missing.

Christopher Adler
Allied Gardens

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Date: 4/27/18 2:27 pm
From: dan jehl <jehlyfish...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Kitchen Creek Road and PCT
I walked about 2 1/2 miles east of Kitchen Creek Rd along the Pacific Crest Trail this morning starting just after 6:00 a.m. the Gray Vireos were singing above and below the trail starting about half a mile from the road, I counted at least six moving around. Lots of migrants flying west below the trail including Black-throated Gray, Wilson’s, Nashville, Yellow, Hermit, Townsend’s, and Orange-crowned Warblers, Hooded and Bullock’s Orioles, Black-headed Grosbeaks, Lazuli Buntings, Pacific-slope and Hammond’s Flycatchers, etc. Tons of Black-chinned Sparrows and a few Rufous-crowned Sparrows carrying nesting material.
A great morning to be there, however my camera problems resulted in no usable photos. I hope others got something usable from there.

Dan Jehl
San Diego

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Date: 4/27/18 12:22 pm
From: Nancy Christensen <nancy.r.christensen...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Borrego Springs
Yaqui Wells was crawling with warblers this morning at dawn. I estimate at least 100, most of which were Wilson’s. Overall quite birdy.
The settling ponds were less birdy, but it wasn’t as early. There was not the feeling of active migration there. I was able to find and photograph both kinds of thrashers.
BioBlitz - I did well photographing basic desert birds. However, I did NOT get Ladderback Woodpecker, Scott’s Oriole or Rock Wren. If anyone has a chance for those, please get photos! I bailed out of the desert as the heat rose and the birds evaporated.

Nancy Christensen
Ramona


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Date: 4/27/18 10:47 am
From: Eitan Altman <eitanaltman...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Scissor-tailed Flycatcher in Rancho Penasquitos
All - The Scissor-tailed Flycatcher which has summered around Twin Trails Park in Rancho Penasquitos the past two years, and has a particular affection for Western Kingbirds, has apparently returned.  My wife's co-worker, who originally reported this bird, sent a message to my wife that it's back again.

Eitan Altman
San Carlos

 

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Date: 4/27/18 9:46 am
From: Janice Nordenberg <jnordenb...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] San Dieguito Monthly Bird Count - next Sunday May 6 th
Hi Jayne

I’ll be in Spain but will see you in June. Hope you have a good count.

Jan

On Fri, Apr 27, 2018 at 7:42 AM Jayne Lesley <jaynelesley...>
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> This is a reminder that the next San Dieguito monthly bird count is on the
> first Sunday in May - next Sunday, May 6th. Everyone is welcome -
> interested, beginners, experienced.
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> We will meet at the usual time and place: 7:30 AM at the south end of San
> Andres. (Turn right/south off of Via De La Valle, on the east side of I5.
> San Andres dead ends at the San Dieguito Lagoon.) We coordinate with park
> rangers to provide vests and access for the restricted areas. We'll divide
> into five groups to count the different areas.
>
> We gather to tally our results at noon at the Del Mar Public Works
> parking lot/picnic tables off Jimmy Durante Rd.
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> Hope to see you next Sunday for another great day of birding.
>
> Jayne Lesley (cell phone: 858-663-6568)
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Date: 4/27/18 7:42 am
From: Jayne Lesley <jaynelesley...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] San Dieguito Monthly Bird Count - next Sunday May 6 th
This is a reminder that the next San Dieguito monthly bird count is on the first Sunday in May - next Sunday, May 6th. Everyone is welcome - interested, beginners, experienced.

We will meet at the usual time and place: 7:30 AM at the south end of San Andres. (Turn right/south off of Via De La Valle, on the east side of I5. San Andres dead ends at the San Dieguito Lagoon.) We coordinate with park rangers to provide vests and access for the restricted areas. We'll divide into five groups to count the different areas.

We gather to tally our results at noon at the Del Mar Public Works parking lot/picnic tables off Jimmy Durante Rd.

Hope to see you next Sunday for another great day of birding.

Jayne Lesley (cell phone: 858-663-6568)

 

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Date: 4/26/18 5:12 pm
From: Sara Baase Mayers <sarabirding...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Calliope female & male, Pt Loma, 4/26/18
This morning, around 9:30, I spotted a female Calliope hummer in our
bottlebrush tree: very small, with fairly uniform but small, sparse
spots throughout the gorget area, pale orange sides, tiny white area in
front of the eye. (We have a pair of Allen's hummers, and the Calliope
was clearly different from the female Allen's hummer.)

Around 2PM, while we were hoping for another view, a male Calliope
appeared in the same tree. The male Allen's, always watching from his
favorite perch, chased the Calliope away a few times.


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Date: 4/26/18 4:20 pm
From: Nancy Christensen <nancy.r.christensen...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Calliope Hummer in yard
Last night in my yard I noticed a big increase in hummingbird numbers, and
that continued this morning. Often as many as 8 hummers sitting at one
feeder at a time, probably no fewer than 15 hummingbirds present at a time.
Lots of chasing and confrontation taking place! This morning there were lots
of Costa's around, at least 4 males at a time. One of the males chasing
around seemed to sound differently, but I didn't get a look at it. This
afternoon I sat out again, and found a male Calliope Hummingbird. I had not
realized how similar in size to a Costa's they are - in the past I had seen
them with Anna's and Allen's where there is an obvious size difference. I
also thought I had a female Calliope - very small female with a pattern of
small spots on the throat, but the bill seems too big in the photos.



Checklist - https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44972709



Hoping to get some better photos still today!



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Date: 4/26/18 4:03 pm
From: Kenny Kimbrough <kimbroughkenny...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Tecolote Canyon Black-and-White Warbler
During my lunch break today 4/26 around 1:30pm, I went to Tecolote Canyon at the Genesee Ave./Chateau Dr. entrance. The female Black-and-White Warbler was at the second stream crossing working the oak trees hanging over the stream. In the same trees I had (1) Nashville Warbler, (1) Orange-crowned Warbler singing, and (1) Hutton's Vireo. 

ebird checklist link: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44969288

( https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44969288 ) Kenny Kimbrough
El Cajon

 

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Date: 4/25/18 6:33 pm
From: Roger Uzun <rogeruzun...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] White-Crowned Sparrows, Western Tanagers, and Scott's Orioles
Checking the birds around the house, in Poway CA just south of Iron
Mountain, I still have a couple of very fat White-Crowned Sparrows at the
feeder. How late do they stick around generally speaking?

Also a trio of Western Tanagers showed up today, but were harassed by the
local Scub Jays. I hope they stick around. Western Kingbirds have arrived
replacing the Cassin's.

Still tons of Acorn Woodpeckers, Orioles, Black-Headed Grosbeaks,
California Thrashers, California Scrub Jays, Black Phoebes, Says Phoebes
etc. Costa's, Black-Chinned, Anna's and Allen's Hummingbirds in decent
numbers around the house as well.

Scott's Orioles persist, both an adult male and juvenile male.

Some Pics from today here -
https://www.flickr.com/photos/46506981@N03/albums/72157692968180402



-Roger Uzun
Poway CA

 

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Date: 4/25/18 3:26 pm
From: Eric Kallen <eric...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Silk Oak migrants ; Mount Soledad migrants
I stopped by the San Diego Mission yesterday morning to check out the nice collection of blooming silk oaks. 10-or-so trees in full bloom. Only a single Black-headed Grosbeak, a few Audubon's warblers and house finches. Its probably worth another look soon.

On Saturday, the silk oak in the well-known alley between Catalina and Silvergate in upper Point Loma had Townsend's, BT Grays, and Wilson's as well as a pair of Warbling Vireos. This tree has produced particularly good birds, later in migration, over the last several years including parulas and Baltimores.

Eric Kallen
> On Apr 25, 2018, at 10:17 AM, "<lehman.paul...>" <lehman.paul...> wrote:
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> As is the case many a spring, blooming Silk Oak trees are some of the best places to consistently see numbers of migrant warblers and tanagers--at least when there are numbers of migrants present in general (!), which of course ebbs and flows during the migration season. Even a single, isolated, well-blooming Silk Oak can be very good; and these trees are widespread in the county. Particularly consistent in producing migrants is the single Silk Oak along Monument Road in the TRV across the street from the Tijuana River Valley regional park "headquarters" building [also fairly consistent for feral N. Cardinal], the couple trees in the nearby Bird&Butterfly Garden, several sites in residential Point Loma in the Silvergate neighborhood, scattered sites in canyons bordering Balboa Park and in Mission Hills, and the list goes on and on. These trees also produce some vagrant species, and over the past 10 years I've seen late-spring Prothonotary, Parula, Tennessee, Summer Tanager, etc., in them.
>
> A "reminder" that some early mornings there can be an excellent "morning flight" of migrant passerines past and over Mount Soledad in La Jolla. What one wants is for there to be an overnight wind or breeze with any EASTERLY component. Light winds without easterlies are sometimes OK, too, but not nearly as good and sometimes a true failure. Clear or marine-layer overcast doesn't seem to matter, but obviously the top of the "mountain" can't be shrouded in thick fog. The birds start flying by soon after dawn--though sometimes with a bit of a delay--and the show often lasts for about an hour. Almost everything is seen only in flight, so many birders may find it too frustrating, but it is a good ID lesson! Anywhere along the road from just outside the entrance gate to the Mount Soledad Nature Park to next to the actual summit is fair game. Also sometimes westward to the several microwave towers. The birds are mostly flying south to north. Some days, hundreds of warblers, vireos, flycatchers, tanagers, and buntings pass by. Other days it can be a true snorseville. But it IS likely the best place in coastal San Diego County to witness "visible passerine migration" in spring. Also probably not a bad place to try for Black Swift during May. (And I've wondered if it might not be a bad place to look for Broad-winged Hawks in FALL.) There is vagrant potential, though the views are quick, often frustratingly too quick or incomplete, and of course there is no such thing as a "stakeout"!!
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Date: 4/25/18 2:55 pm
From: Edward Henry <ehenry...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Black-throated Gray and Western Tanager
Illustrating Paul Lehman’s point, the Silk Oaks and trees near them on the east side of Lake 4 at Santee Lakes were popular with several warblers and other birds this morning, including Western Tanager and Black-throated Gray Warbler.

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Date: 4/25/18 11:37 am
From: Nancy Christensen <nancy.r.christensen...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Silk Oak migrants ; Mount Soledad migrants
Coincidentally, Mel and I spent the morning check silk oak trees. The pair on Monument Rd at the TRV headquarters was swarming with birds. The Bird n Butterfly Garden was also very warbler intensive. Nothing rare seen, but lots of birds!

Nancy Christensen
Ramona


A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.
Chinese Proverb

On Apr 25, 2018, at 10:17 AM, "<lehman.paul...>" <lehman.paul...> wrote:

> As is the case many a spring, blooming Silk Oak trees are some of the best places to consistently see numbers of migrant warblers and tanagers--at least when there are numbers of migrants present in general (!), which of course ebbs and flows during the migration season. Even a single, isolated, well-blooming Silk Oak can be very good; and these trees are widespread in the county. Particularly consistent in producing migrants is the single Silk Oak along Monument Road in the TRV across the street from the Tijuana River Valley regional park "headquarters" building [also fairly consistent for feral N. Cardinal], the couple trees in the nearby Bird&Butterfly Garden, several sites in residential Point Loma in the Silvergate neighborhood, scattered sites in canyons bordering Balboa Park and in Mission Hills, and the list goes on and on. These trees also produce some vagrant species, and over the past 10 years I've seen late-spring Prothonotary, Parula, Tennessee, Summer Tanager, etc., in them.
>
> A "reminder" that some early mornings there can be an excellent "morning flight" of migrant passerines past and over Mount Soledad in La Jolla. What one wants is for there to be an overnight wind or breeze with any EASTERLY component. Light winds without easterlies are sometimes OK, too, but not nearly as good and sometimes a true failure. Clear or marine-layer overcast doesn't seem to matter, but obviously the top of the "mountain" can't be shrouded in thick fog. The birds start flying by soon after dawn--though sometimes with a bit of a delay--and the show often lasts for about an hour. Almost everything is seen only in flight, so many birders may find it too frustrating, but it is a good ID lesson! Anywhere along the road from just outside the entrance gate to the Mount Soledad Nature Park to next to the actual summit is fair game. Also sometimes westward to the several microwave towers. The birds are mostly flying south to north. Some days, hundreds of warblers, vireos, flycatchers, tanagers, and buntings pass by. Other days it can be a true snorseville. But it IS likely the best place in coastal San Diego County to witness "visible passerine migration" in spring. Also probably not a bad place to try for Black Swift during May. (And I've wondered if it might not be a bad place to look for Broad-winged Hawks in FALL.) There is vagrant potential, though the views are quick, often frustratingly too quick or incomplete, and of course there is no such thing as a "stakeout"!!
>
> --Paul Lehman, San Diego
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Date: 4/25/18 10:17 am
From: <lehman.paul...> <lehman.paul...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Silk Oak migrants ; Mount Soledad migrants
As is the case many a spring, blooming Silk Oak trees are some of the
best places to consistently see numbers of migrant warblers and
tanagers--at least when there are numbers of migrants present in general
(!), which of course ebbs and flows during the migration season. Even a
single, isolated, well-blooming Silk Oak can be very good; and these
trees are widespread in the county. Particularly consistent in producing
migrants is the single Silk Oak along Monument Road in the TRV across
the street from the Tijuana River Valley regional park "headquarters"
building [also fairly consistent for feral N. Cardinal], the couple
trees in the nearby Bird&Butterfly Garden, several sites in residential
Point Loma in the Silvergate neighborhood, scattered sites in canyons
bordering Balboa Park and in Mission Hills, and the list goes on and on.
These trees also produce some vagrant species, and over the past 10
years I've seen late-spring Prothonotary, Parula, Tennessee, Summer
Tanager, etc., in them.

A "reminder" that some early mornings there can be an excellent "morning
flight" of migrant passerines past and over Mount Soledad in La Jolla.
What one wants is for there to be an overnight wind or breeze with any
EASTERLY component. Light winds without easterlies are sometimes OK,
too, but not nearly as good and sometimes a true failure. Clear or
marine-layer overcast doesn't seem to matter, but obviously the top of
the "mountain" can't be shrouded in thick fog. The birds start flying by
soon after dawn--though sometimes with a bit of a delay--and the show
often lasts for about an hour. Almost everything is seen only in flight,
so many birders may find it too frustrating, but it is a good ID
lesson!  Anywhere along the road from just outside the entrance gate to
the Mount Soledad Nature Park to next to the actual summit is fair game.
Also sometimes westward to the several microwave towers. The birds are
mostly flying south to north. Some days, hundreds of warblers, vireos,
flycatchers, tanagers, and buntings pass by. Other days it can be a true
snorseville. But it IS likely the best place in coastal San Diego County
to witness "visible passerine migration" in spring. Also probably not a
bad place to try for Black Swift during May. (And I've wondered if it
might not be a bad place to look for Broad-winged Hawks in FALL.)  There
is vagrant potential, though the views are quick, often frustratingly
too quick or incomplete, and of course there is no such thing as a
"stakeout"!!

--Paul Lehman,  San Diego



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Date: 4/24/18 12:54 pm
From: Justyn Stahl <justyn.stahl...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Tonight's SDFO Meeting: "Chasing a Desert Apparition: LeConte’s Thrasher,” by Jay Sheppard
SDFO Event – Tonight, April 24, 2018 at 6:00 pm is the next meeting of San
Diego Field Ornithologists.



Program: “Chasing a Desert Apparition: LeConte’s Thrasher,” by Jay Sheppard.
LeConte’s Thrasher is a poorly-known and little-studied species found in
the hottest and driest deserts of the American Southwest and northwestern
Mexico. Mr. Sheppard has spent years studying this enigmatic bird. He will
be providing some of the results of his study and some insight into the
daily life of this thrasher. A well illustrated presentation of the
thrasher’s ecology will be followed by a detailed summary of its general
biology. A color-marked thrasher population was studied near Maricopa,
California, resulting in a better understanding of their daily lives,
dispersal and movements. Other fascinating aspects of this shy bird’s life
include information on reproduction, behavior, and vocalizations, as well
as feeding and prey preferences. Numerous anecdotes will also be given in
this talk. Jay’s monograph on this species is being published by the
Western Field Ornithologists and is expected to be out this coming April.
Jay is a retired ornithologist of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and now
lives in Laurel, Maryland.



Next month’s meeting: Tuesday, May 15, same time, same place—we will be
meeting on our usual third Tuesday of the month. Program to be announced.



Click here for Meeting Details and Map
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If you were a member of SDFO in 2017 – time to renew. 2018 renewals are
being accepted. Click here for SDFO membership instructions
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Date: 4/24/18 12:49 pm
From: Justyn Stahl <justyn.stahl...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] City Nature Challenge starts this weekend
At midnight, Thursday night, the competition begins!

http://citynaturechallenge.org

How many species can YOU photograph this weekend?

The weekend of April 27-30, an international bioblitz competition will be
taking place. In order to participate, observations (photo/audio required)
must be submitted to iNaturalist, either online at
https://www.inaturalist.org/ (which is easy for drag-and-drop photos from
camera), or through the app using your phone's camera. All
non-captive/cultivated organisms count (butterflies, cacti, parrots, voles,
sharks, you name it), but our speciality here is birds, obviously, and we
hope to win by showcasing the diversity of species occurring in San Diego
County during that period. See below for the official announcement from
Lauren Marion Perez, the Citizen Science Manager at the San Diego Natural
History Museum.

Every observation helps, even common backyard birds, but unique
observations contribute to a high overall species total. We don't need to
assign people to specific areas, but consider covering multiple habitat
types throughout the weekend. Photograph desert organisms in the morning,
then head up into the mountains in the afternoon. Check Mission Trails
early for Grasshopper Sparrows, then see how many shorebirds and ducks you
can photograph along the San Diego River near Sea World Drive. Kitchen
Creek Road could be full of migrants this weekend, and now is a good time
to get photos of Gray Vireo and Black-chinned Sparrow (and Mountain
Quail?). In between birds, take pictures of plants and insects and mammals.
Are you going fishing? Take pictures of what you catch. Consider going out
whale watching this weekend. Is there a Great Horned Owl or Common Poorwill
singing in your yard? Record it and upload it! Leave your porch light and
and look for moths, etc.

You don't have to be able to identify what you've photographed, the greater
iNaturalist community will take care of it for you!

Cheers,
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*The **2018 City Nature Challenge
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worldwide competition to see which area can make the most observations of
local plants and animals over a 4-day period—and San Diego is participating
this year!*



We're using iNaturalist to tally results for observations made in San Diego
County. All wild plants and animals count, even non-native species.



The 2018 City Nature Challenge begins Friday, April, 27 at 12 AM PT and
ends Monday, April 30 at 11:59 PM PT. Any observation made within the
county during the City Nature Challenge will count toward San Diego’s total.



*Ways you can help:*

- *Spread the word with our partner
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- Reach out to members, volunteers, staff, colleagues, and friends
- Print and post the flyer at your location
- Post on social media
- Send an e-newsletter



· *Make observations of your own during the event:*

o Observations down to the species level increases our overall tally

o Participate via the* iNaturalist
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The Nat plans to make a formal announcement of the total number of
observations made in San Diego County on Friday, May 4 via social
media (*Facebook
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to see the tallied results.



Questions? Email Citizen Science Manager Lauren Marino Perez
<Lmperez...>.



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*All you have to do is:*

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wild plants and animals in San Diego County (in your backyard, at a park,
etc.)
4. Upload your photos or sounds to iNaturalist
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observations



The museum will also be hosting a *Balboa Park BioBlitz
<http://www.sdnhm.org/calendar/2018-balboa-park-bioblitz/>* during the City
Nature Challenge from Friday, April 27 at 2 PM and ends on Saturday, April
28 at 2 PM. Museum scientists and educators will have tables set up inside
and outside the Museum on Saturday, April 28 from 11 AM to 3 PM to help
participants get up to speed with the iNaturalist app and answer questions.



We look forward to winning with you!





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Date: 4/23/18 4:28 pm
From: David Povey <dpovey...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Birding offshore San Diego 4-23-18
Four of us did a loop around local waters out of Mission Bay this morning,
Peter Ginsburg, Steve Brad,

Tom Blackman, and I. Still a little slow but some species seem on the
increase i.e.; Pink-footed and

Sooty Shearwaters, Black Storm-Petrels, Scripps's Murrelets, Cassin's
Auklets, and Red-necked Phalarope.

Other species clearly on the decline i.e.; Black-vented Shearwaters,
California and Bonaparte's Gulls.

Good movement of loons, Brant, and scoters, today. All well offshore, mostly
beyond 10 miles out.

Notable were two pairs of Scripps's Murrelet that were made up of an adult
and a non flying chick. Apparently this

species waste no time once they return here.

La Jolla was very quiet, most of the life was down the Coronado Escarpment
and the Nine Mile Bank. So more. like normal.

species list; ( from ocean unless otherwise noted )

Brant 25

Surf Scoter 60

scoter sp. 25

Pacific Loon 150

Common Loon 4

loon sp. 375

Pink-footed Shearwater 7

Sooty Shearwater 15

Black-vented Shearwater 17

Black Storm-Petrel 8

storm-petrel sp. 3

Brandt's Cormorant 3 (one over outer edge of Nine Mile Bank).

Brown Pelican 52

Black Turnstone 1 ( N. Mission Bay Jetty ).

Surfbird 2 ( S. Mission Bay Jetty ).

Red-necked Phalarope 250

Scripps's Murrelet 17 ( 2 non flying chicks ).

Cassin's Auklet 14

lg. auklet sp. 2 ( possible Rhinoceros Auklets ).

Heermann's Gull 1 ( Mission Bay Jetty)

Western Gull 75

California Gull 20

Bonaparte's Gull 18

Elegant Tern 14

Royal Tern 2

swallow sp. 1

passerine sp. 2

also noted marine mammals;

Harbor Seal 1

Elephant Seal 2

Guadalupe Fur Seal 2 ( first time I can remember ever seeing two in a day
locally).

California Sea Lion 1 (dead)

Bottle-nosed Dolphin 1-2 ( Mission Bay Channel )

Common Dolphin 2 pods 30-40 total

Minke Whale 1



Dave Povey

Dulzura



p.s. The two Spring BVAS/ Grande trips are May 20th. and June 10th. You can
sign on by calling

H & M Sportfishing Sportfishing Landing ( NEW ) at 619 222-1144, or going on
line to their website.

This Landing is just to the right of the Point Loma landing that we've used
in the past.

The "Early Bird rate" end tomorrow for the May 20th. trip.

Come join us and let's go see what's out there.








 

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Date: 4/23/18 4:07 am
From: Guy McCaskie <guymcc...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Salton Sea (south) - 21 April 2018
We (Therese R. Clawson) spent the Saturday, 21 April 2018 (5:45 AM to 5:45
PM) checking a few locations in the Imperial Valley and along the south
shore of the Salton Sea. We started the day at Sheldon Reservoir, then moved
northward to the area at the intersection of Carter and Fites Roads
southwest of Brawley. From here we drove northward to the area around
Calipatria, checking for water-birds on Young Reservoir and looking at gulls
at the west end of Date Street in Calipatria. We then continued northward to
Niland, stopping at the IID Wetlands on the way. In Niland we I birded
northward along International Avenue, west along 4th Street, then south
along Luna Avenue. From there we drove southwestward by way of Alcott,
Pound, Davis and Schrimpf Roads to Morton Bay, then southwestward by way of
Garst and Sinclair Roads to the Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge HQ.
After spending a little time around the Refuge HQ buildings and looking at
Rock Hill, we checked for water birds along the shore of the Salton Sea
between the west end of Sinclair Road and Obsidian Butte, and from Obsidian
Butte to the west end of Young Road, and southwestward to Unit 1 of the
Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge. We then drove southeastward through
Westmorland into Brawley. In Brawley we quickly looked at the hummingbird
feeders on Willard Avenue and at Cattle Call Park. From here we drove
eastward to Dogwood Road and south to near the southeastern corner of El
Centro. From there I drove west to Lakeview Golf Course and ended the day at
Fig Lagoon.

It was mostly clear, but with cloud-cover in the late afternoon, and with
virtually no, and with temperatures ranging from 50 to 95 degrees.

Species seen and/or heard - Snow Goose (15 - fifteen "cripples" at Unit
1 of the Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge), Blue-winged Teal (15 -
fifteen counted with Cinnamon Teal at the intersection of Pound and Davis
Roads)), Cinnamon Teal (150), Northern Shoveler (300), Gadwall (5), Mallard
(30), Green-winged Teal (10), Redhead (5), Ring-necked Duck (2 - two
together at Fig Lagoon), Lesser Scaup (1 - one at Sheldon Reservoir),
Red-breasted Merganser (1 - one adult male at Obsidian Butte), Ruddy Duck
(750), Gambel's Quail (25), Pied-billed Grebe (5), Eared Grebe (10 - none on
the open water of the Salton Sea), Western Grebe (5), Clark's Grebe (3),
Rock Pigeon (50), Eurasian Collared-Dove (150), Inca Dove (15), Common
Ground-Dove (30), White-winged Dove (15), Mourning Dove (100), Greater
Roadrunner (1), Lesser Nighthawk (1), Vaux's Swift (2 - two near the
intersection of Carter and Fites Roads southwest of Brawley), Black-chinned
Hummingbird (10), Anna's Hummingbird (10), Costa's Hummingbird (1), Sora
(1), Common Gallinule (2), American Coot (350), Black-necked Stilt (75),
American Avocet (100), Black-bellied Plover (25), Snowy Plover (2),
Semipalmated Plover (30), Killdeer (15), Whimbrel (75), Long-billed Curlew
(6), Marbled Godwit (15), Stilt Sandpiper (60 - at least sixty at Unit 1 of
the Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge), Dunlin (6), Least Sandpiper (500),
Pectoral Sandpiper (1 - one adult at Unit 1 of the Salton Sea National
Wildlife Refuge), Western Sandpiper (3500), Long-billed Dowitcher (750),
Spotted Sandpiper (5), Lesser Yellowlegs (1), Willet (30), Franklin's Gull
(15 - fifteen adults in alternate-plumage with Ring-billed Gulls at the east
end of Date Street in Calipatria all had a strong pink wash on their
under-parts), Ring-billed Gull (2500), California Gull (10), Herring Gull
(1), Gull-billed Tern (150 - about one-hundred twenty, including some on
nests, at Rock Hill and about 30 at Unit 1 of the Salton Sea National
Wildlife Refuge), Caspian Tern (75), Black Tern (20), Black Skimmer (20 -
fifteen at Rock Hill and five at Unit 1 of the Salton Sea National Wildlife
Refuge), Common Loon (1 - one in alternate-plumage at Fig Lagoon), Neotropic
Cormorant (6 - one at the IID Wetlands and five at Fig Lagoon),
Double-crested Cormorant (50), American White Pelican (10), Least Bittern
(2), Great Blue Heron (25), Great Egret (10), Snowy Egret (15), Cattle Egret
(250), Green Heron (1), Black-crowned Night-Heron (2), White-faced Ibis
(350), Turkey Vulture (10), White-tailed Kite (1 - one at Unit 1 of the
Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge), Northern Harrier (3), Sharp-shinned
Hawk (1 - one near the intersection of Carter and Fites roads southwest of
Brawley), Swainson's Hawk (2 - two late migrant dark-morph birds between
Calipatria and Niland) Red-tailed Hawk (1), Burrowing Owl (10), Belted
Kingfisher (1), Gila Woodpecker (1), American Kestrel (25), Western
Wood-Pewee (1 - one in the western part of Niland), Western Flycatcher (1),
Black Phoebe (15), Say's Phoebe (2 - a pair at the Salton Sea National
Wildlife Refuge HQ), Vermilion Flycatcher (2 - an adult male and a female
together at Lakeview Golf Course), Ash-throated Flycatcher (3), Western
Kingbird (30), Loggerhead Shrike (1), Warbling Vireo (6), Common Raven (2),
Tree Swallow (300), Northern Rough-winged Swallow (10), Bank Swallow (1 -
one with Tree Swallows near the north end of Garst Road), Cliff Swallow
(250), Barn Swallow (50), Verdin (10), Marsh Wren (10), Black-tailed
Gnatcatcher (2), Hermit Thrush (2), Northern Mockingbird (20), European
Starling (250), Phainopepla (1), House Sparrow (75), House Finch (35),
Abert's Towhee (10), Chipping Sparrow (15), Brewer's Sparrow (6), Savannah
Sparrow (1), Song Sparrow (10), White-crowned Sparrow (35), Yellow-breasted
Chat (2 - two singing near the intersection of Carter and Fites Roads
southwest of Brawley), Yellow-headed Blackbird (1), Western Meadowlark (15),
Hooded Oriole (2), Bullock's Oriole (20), Red-winged Blackbird (350),
Bronzed Cowbird (4 - two adult males near the southern end of International
Avenue in Niland and an adult male and female together at Lakeview Golf
Course), Brown-headed Cowbird (15), Brewer's Blackbird (30), Great-tailed
Grackle (150), Orange-crowned Warbler (15), Nashville Warbler (15), Common
Yellowthroat (5), Yellow Warbler (5), Yellow-rumped Warbler (20 - including
one "Myrtle Warbler" at the Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge HQ),
Black-throated Gray Warbler (2), Wilson's Warbler (6), Western Tanager (2),
Black-headed Grosbeak (15) and Lazuli Bunting (2) - 130 species.



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Date: 4/22/18 7:56 pm
From: Nancy Christensen <nancy.r.christensen...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Lesser Nighthawks
Out doing some scouting for next weekend's City Nature Challenge, I visited
Rangeland Road this evening (Sunday April 22). Just after sunset, at least 8
Lesser Nighthawks flew in. Initially every bird was headed north, but by
7:30 they were swirling around. I think it probable that they are roosting
in or near the Santa Maria Creek that crosses the southern part of the
grasslands. Normally I don't go looking for these birds on Rangeland until
late spring, so I was happy to see them!

Other birds present tonight included Cattle Egrets (4), White-faced Ibis (2)
and Bald Eagles (2). A pack of 8 coyotes was running together..



Nancy Christensen

Ramona




 

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Date: 4/22/18 12:44 pm
From: <lehman.paul...> <lehman.paul...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] miscellanea, and empid status
Some miscellanea the past couple days include:

Saturday, April 21:  Lesser Yellowlegs on atypical tidal mudflat habitat
at J St.--but no surprise, it soon departed;  3 Brown Boobies off
Seacoast Drive, Imperial Beach

Sunday, April 22:  adult Common Tern at Tijuana River mouth a pretty
typical arrival date;  3 active Yellow-cr. Night-Heron nests over the
bathrooms at the I.B. Sports Park

There have been some recent eBird rarity "alerts" involving single
Hammond's Flycatchers, but that species is a very routine migrant during
much of April and early May, with several per day not unusual on days
with reasonable migrant activity. Perhaps they are flagged because they
are empids with a fair misidentification rate? But they are not at all
unusual, whereas Dusky Flycatcher is very rare (at best) along the
coast, occurs more in May than in April, and is fairly regularly
misidentified.

--Paul Lehman,  San Diego


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Date: 4/22/18 11:17 am
From: Anthony Fife via Groups.Io <imtooflytofly=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] La Mesa Yard birds
My La Mesa Yard (near Grossmont High School) has been pretty busy!

6 - Black Headed Grosbeak (3 males and 3 female/juveniles) seen eveyday for last week
2- Western Tanagers (males, seen daily week and half)
1- warbling vireo (seen mulitple times over last three days)
1 - pac-slope Flycatcher (nesting)
1- RCK
4- Cal Towhees
1- huttons vireo
100+ - misc birds (Hawks, lesser GF, Amer GF, House Finch, House Sparrow, crows, wrens, and flyovers)

Anthony Fife
La Mesa, Ca

 

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Date: 4/22/18 8:01 am
From: Justyn Stahl <justyn.stahl...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] SDFO Meeting announcement: Chasing a Desert Apparition: LeConte’s Thrasher,” by Jay Sheppard
SDFO Event – April 24, 2018 at 6:00 pm is the next meeting of San Diego
Field Ornithologists.



Program: “Chasing a Desert Apparition: LeConte’s Thrasher,” by Jay Sheppard.
LeConte’s Thrasher is a poorly-known and little-studied species found in
the hottest and driest deserts of the American Southwest and northwestern
Mexico. Mr. Sheppard has spent years studying this enigmatic bird. He will
be providing some of the results of his study and some insight into the
daily life of this thrasher. A well illustrated presentation of the
thrasher’s ecology will be followed by a detailed summary of its general
biology. A color-marked thrasher population was studied near Maricopa,
California, resulting in a better understanding of their daily lives,
dispersal and movements. Other fascinating aspects of this shy bird’s life
include information on reproduction, behavior, and vocalizations, as well
as feeding and prey preferences. Numerous anecdotes will also be given in
this talk. Jay’s monograph on this species is being published by the
Western Field Ornithologists and is expected to be out this coming April.
Jay is a retired ornithologist of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and now
lives in Laurel, Maryland.



Next month’s meeting: Tuesday, May 15, same time, same place—we will be
meeting on our usual third Tuesday of the month. Program to be announced.



Click here for Meeting Details and Map
<http://www.sandiegofieldornithologists.org/?page_id=61>.

If you were a member of SDFO in 2017 – time to renew. 2018 renewals are
being accepted. Click here for SDFO membership instructions
<http://www.sandiegofieldornithologists.org/?page_id=43>. Please make sure
to include your current email address.



Justyn Stahl

San Diego Field Ornithologists <http://www.sandiegofieldornithologists.org/>

Program Chair

 

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Date: 4/21/18 10:06 pm
From: Ethna Piazza via Groups.Io <ethna.piazza=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Black throated gray warbler on Mt Soledad
Had a black throated gray warbler in The Summit on Mt. Soledad today at 9:40 am. Also saw the Western Tanager and lesser goldfinches building a nest.

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44809758

Ethna

Sent via phone.


 

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Date: 4/21/18 12:50 pm
From: Susan Smith via Groups.Io <seiurus=<aol.com...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Anza Borrego Desert Birds April 18,19,and 20, 2018
This past week, on the subject dates, Patti Koger, Eve Martin, Gretchen Nell and myself visited the Anza Borrego State Park (ABSP) desert for some spring migrant birding. We visited Agua Caliente Co. Park, Tamarisk Grove, Yaqui Well, Borrego Springs Resort, Borrego Springs Settling Ponds, Clark's Dry Lake, Roadrunner Club, the ABSP Visitor's Center and a few other quick spots. The most unusual bird, esp rare in spring, was a VIRGINIA's WARBLER at the WTP Settling Ponds on April 19. It was in a large mesquite edging the northern border of the pond area, sharing the big dome-shaped mesquite with quite a few other migrating warblers plus a HAMMOND's FLYCATCHER. We were also surprised to see as many as 3 Bell's Vireos and 3 Chats at the WTP Ponds the next day too, and also had fun spotlighting LESSER NIGHTHAWKS at night, having arrived for the summer. As others have seen recently, we also saw a WHITE-FACED IBIS at the Borrego Springs Resort and at the Settling Ponds (probably the same one) on the morning of April 20, and a lonely-looking WHIMBREL.


Overall, with desert counts combined, the most common migrant warblers were Wilson's (41), followed closely by Nashville (39), Black-throated Grey (17) and MacGillivray's (10-14), most at Agua Caliente, but also at the Roadrunner Club, and the ABSP Visitor's Center). These were followed by Yellow Warbler (11), Hermit (7), Yellow-rumped Audubon (5), Yellowthroat (3), and Chat (3). Migrating vireos were Warbling (10) and Cassin's (1, continuing at Agua Caliente). Interesting sparrows were single Vesper and Brewers at the Settling Ponds. Three spectacular-looking male Scott's Orioles were adjacent to Tamarisk Grove across Yaqui Pass Rd on the hills around the residence building there. The Long-eared owls have apparently left Tamarisk Grove and it seemed pretty barren of birds and very dry when were there, with the drip for migrating birds having been turned off.

eBird lists for the various places we visited have been submitted.




Susan Smith
Seiurus Biological Consulting
Del Mar, CA





 

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Date: 4/20/18 2:06 pm
From: Catherine Zinsky <Catherine.Zinsky...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Mission Trails Regional Park
Highlights between yesterday and this morning were:
Ash-throated Flycatcher
Yellow Warbler
Blue Grossbeak
Black-headed Grossbeak
Pacific-slope Flycatcher
Blue-Grey Gnatcatcher
Bell's Vireo
Black-chinned Hummingbird
Wilson's Warbler
Black-throated Gray Warbler
Warbling Vireo
Phainopepla
White-Tailed Kite
Greater Road-runner
Grasshopper Sparrow

Numerous photos at:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/122472313@N07/

Happy birding everyone!


--
Waggin' tails,

Catherine


Competitive Obedience Toolbox: www.gettoready.net

https://www.flickr.com/photos/122472313@N07/

Ch Borderfame Soul Train UDX, OM ('Kellan the Felon' a.k.a. 'Sir Barkalot')
OTCH Sporting Fields Summer Solstice, UDX 9, OGM ("Dax", as in "Dax of the
Long Tongue" aka 'Sir Lickalot'))
GCH OTCH Sporting Field's Quantum Leap UDX4, OM8 ('Devon' as in 'Devon the
Usurper' aka "Monkey")
Ch. OTCH Trumagik Step Aside, UDX 20, OGM (2002 - 2015)
Shorewind Spellbound's Dragon Rider ("Echo")

 

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Date: 4/20/18 1:55 pm
From: Justyn Stahl <justyn.stahl...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Nazca Booby?
A check by Dan Jehl on 11 April was negative. The last eBird record was 6
April, which is the same as listed in the CBRC database, so I assume they
have in fact departed.

Justyn Stahl
San Clemente Island

On Fri, Apr 20, 2018 at 1:47 PM, Nancy Christensen <
<nancy.r.christensen...> wrote:

> A question from an out of town visitor soon to visit.... have the Nazca
> Boobies departed? I see someone checked both spots (Attu and Grand Caribe)
> yesterday and did not report them.
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Date: 4/20/18 1:47 pm
From: Nancy Christensen <nancy.r.christensen...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Nazca Booby?
A question from an out of town visitor soon to visit.... have the Nazca Boobies departed? I see someone checked both spots (Attu and Grand Caribe) yesterday and did not report them.

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Date: 4/20/18 1:40 pm
From: Greg Gillson <greggillson...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Am. Restart Lake Hodges
A first year male American Restart was at Lake Hodges this morning. Yellow
sides, tail base, wing patch with some dark feathers at the lower border of
the gray hood and broken eye ring.

A few fair photos to add to eBird checklist later this evening.

Location: on trail along lake about 250 yards west of Bernardo Dr. near
the footbridge. Over hanging oak tree. I believe this is quite near where
one was photographed some time last year. Continuing wintering bird or...???

About 5 Vaux's Swifts. 2 Blue Grosbeaks. A couple of Bell's Vireos. Some
Chats. Other typical species totaling 61 species on 3 mile loop.

eBird list
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Greg Gillson
Escondido

 

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Date: 4/20/18 1:21 pm
From: Warren J. (Jeff) Clingan <wclingan...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Calliope Hummingbirds
4/20/2018 12:05 PM



Late yesterday I had the first Calliope Hummingbird of the spring migration
at my feeders in San Elijo Hills. A bright male bird, aggressively chasing
away other hummingbirds from his chosen feeder.



Jeff Clingan

San Elijo Hills/San Marcos


 

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Date: 4/20/18 1:14 pm
From: <lehman.paul...> <lehman.paul...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Bank Swallow, etc.
Early Friday morning there were large concentrations of swallows right
after dawn at several sites in the TRV, given the cool conditions.
Included with the hundreds of birds was a single Bank Swallow near the
main Dairymart pond. Also a total of ca. 150 Vaux's Swifts. Given the
fair, warming conditions over the next several days, it is assumed these
numbers will now dissipate. Also present today was a continuing Reddish
Egret at the Tijuana River mouth.

--Paul Lehman, San Diego

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Date: 4/20/18 11:31 am
From: Eric Kallen <eric...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Flintkote Ave. 4-20-18
I hiked up the canyon past the ranger's house this morning.

Highlights

Chats were conspicuous.  Perhaps 10 birds
Lazuli Bunting 
Blue Grosbeak 
BH Grosbeak several heard
Bullock's Oriole 
Cassin's Kingbird 

At Lopez Canyon
Chat 5
Lazuli Bunting 
BH Grosbeak saw 2, numerous calling
Hooded Oriole m
Western Tanager m
Acorn Woodpecker 3

Eric Kallen

 

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