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· Need Optics? (Jun 25, 2016)
· Pelagic Season is nearing - Farallon, Half Moon Bay, Monterey trips all up online with Alvaro's Adventures (Jun 24, 2016)
· new photos online (Jun 14, 2016)
· July 10 pelagic trip from Ventura Harbor (Jun 11, 2016)
· Glossy Ibis Report in Santa Barbara County (?) RFI (Jun 5, 2016)
  1. Need Optics? LINK
    DATE: Jun 25, 2016 @ 8:09am, 1 day(s) ago
    Swarovski EL 10X42 WB Binoculars? Price $900. Payment method: Paypal or Credit Card Swarobright, in original box with zippered carrying case. Excellent condition , used but well loved.
    
    Zeiss Diascope 85 T*FL Angled Eyepiece Spotting Scope with 2nd 20-60x Eyepiece? Price $2,250.00 Payment method: Paypal or Credit Card Excellent condition . Extra eyepiece has never been used. This is the Angled eyepiece version. Silver & Black and comes with the Zeiss rubber cover.?
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  3. Pelagic Season is nearing - Farallon, Half Moon Bay, Monterey trips all up online with Alvaro's Adventures LINK
    DATE: Jun 24, 2016 @ 3:11pm, 2 day(s) ago
    Hello all,      I hope you are enjoying the breeding season. The fledglings are out though, and soon enough the pelagic birding season will begin. I wanted to let you know that some trips are already selling out, so it is time to plan if you are interested in catching some pelagic action this season. Due to demand, we have added a new Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Farallon Island trip on July 24. The first two Half Moon Bay pelagics are happening in the latter half of July, just around the corner. We are teaming up with the San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory, and offering an August 27 Monterey trip with bird observatory staff. Ask me about membership to this important organization! As part of the Monterey Bay Birding Festival we have two trips – a full day and a half day trip for those that want to try this pelagic thing, but do not want to be out all day. Sept 24 and 25 for those. Also there are plenty of trips out of Half Moon Bay between July and October, including our county (SF and San Mateo) oriented trips. Lots to choose from. Come aboard, we will try hard to make it a fun experience. We enjoy beginners as well as seasoned birders, everyone is welcome. Knowledgeable and friendly bird spotters are onboard, who help to spot and get you on the birds as well as how to identify them.    The schedule and booking info is here: http://alvarosadventures.com/boat-trips/pelagics/     We try to make it easy for you. You can secure a spot and pay immediately with PayPal on our site. Also, you can email me and pencil yourself in with no commitment necessary until closer to the date of the trip. So you are not sure if you have the day free, but want to make sure you get on in case it sells out. Shoot me an email and we can work with you. Even if you pay and need to cancel due to unforeseen circumstances, I will refund your money if you give me enough of a heads up to fill the spot. No problem, I understand that life can sometimes get in the way of birding.      The water temperature is getting down to near normal after the multiple years of warm water (“the Blob”). Currently there is a lot of whale action out there, and pockets of krill here and there. Recent good steady NW winds suggest positive upwelling effect which should contribute to the marine “food trough” out there. I am hoping it is good and birdy this season! As the season progresses we will have more information of the bird abundance this year, and any unusual happenings. I will keep all informed of any interesting stuff out there, once we start going out.   Good birding and thank you. Alvaro Jaramillo alvaro@... www.alvarosadventures.com  
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  5. new photos online LINK
    DATE: Jun 14, 2016 @ 9:25pm, 12 day(s) ago
    I just placed photos of Glossy Ibis from LA, Laysan Albatross photos from Mendocino, a few other California birds, and a bunch of photos from Arizona on my Recent Photos gallery (Pine and Tufted flycatchers, Slate-thr. Redstart etc).
    
    enjoy!
    
    John Sterling
    VVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVV
    
    26 Palm Ave
    Woodland, CA 95695
    530 908-3836
    jsterling@...
    www.sterlingbirds.com
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  7. July 10 pelagic trip from Ventura Harbor LINK
    DATE: Jun 11, 2016 @ 1:29am, 16 day(s) ago
    Have you heard of the Townsend's Storm-Petrel? Not many people have,
    but the name will become very familiar with North American birders after
    the Leach's Storm-Petrel is split into three species by the AOU this
    summer. The Townsend's and Ainley's Storm-Petrels breed exclusively on
    and around Guadalupe Island off the coast of Mexico. While the winter
    breeding Ainley's has never been confirmed in the ABA Area, the small
    summer-breeding Townsend's Storm-Petrel has been seen on s ummer
    pelagic trips out of southern California.
    
    Island Packers has a 12-hour trip scheduled this year on July 10, 2016
    out of Ventura, CA. We will again be searching the waters around the
    Channel Islands for this species and other pelagic specialties of the
    region. Last year's trip was spectacular and included what will soon be
    four species of storm-petrels (Townsend's, Leach's, Black, Ashy), South
    Polar Skua, Brown Booby, shearwaters (Black-vented, Sooty, Pink-footed,
    Flesh-footed), and a variety of other pelagic and coastal species. We
    will have a cadre of great leaders on board who have extensive pelagic
    experience in the region, including identifying Townsend's Storm-Petrels
    at sea.? Two special guests who are planning to join us on this trip are Brian Sullivan (one of the masterminds behind eBird) and Steve Howell (author of many bird guides including the Petrels, Albatrosses, and Storm-Petrels of North America). We can't stack the decks any better with expert talent to find seabirds.?
    
    The cost of the trip is $195 and reservations can be booked
    directly through Island Packers over the phone by calling (805) 642-1393
    or online at www.IslandPackers.com by clicking the "Reserve Trip" tab, selecting the "Special Trips" tab, and selecting your desired departure.? While we never know what we will see before we leave the dock, these
    trips are exciting and often result in a number of great sightings.
    Pelagic birding is still one of the last great birding frontiers. Hope
    to see you at sea!
    
    David Pereksta
    Ventura, CA
    
    Sent from my iPhone
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  9. Glossy Ibis Report in Santa Barbara County (?) RFI LINK
    DATE: Jun 5, 2016 @ 4:56pm, 21 day(s) ago
    I may try for the Glossy Ibis in Los Angeles tomorrow.  However, there is an unconfirmed Ebird report today of Glossy Ibis near Los Alamos, Santa Barbara County. Given that it is ’continuing and seen by many’, near Hwy 101, and seen with a White-faced Ibis,  I’m guessing this is actually the LA bird but somehow the location got mixed up. If I am wrong, I apologize. Is there any other detailed info on this Glossy Ibis?   Also, any updates on the LA bird would be greatly appreciated.   Thanks, Dave Weber, Milpitas
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  11. Birdwatching Colombia, Dec 9-29 LINK
    DATE: Jun 5, 2016 @ 8:45am, 21 day(s) ago
    CalBirders:
    I still have 3 spots on a private birdwatching trip of maximum 6 people to Colombia December 9-29.
    Please let me know if you are interested.
    Garry George garrygeorge@...
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  13. RE: [inlandcountybirds] Glossy Ibis at Baker sewage ponds LINK
    DATE: Jun 4, 2016 @ 9:05am, 22 day(s) ago
    The Glossy Ibis appears to be a hybrid. Pursue at your own risk.
    
    Tom Benson?
    San Bernardino, CA?
    
    Sent from my Sprint Samsung Galaxy S® 6.
    
    -------- Original message --------
    From: "Tom Benson Thomasabenson@... [inlandcountybirds]"
    Date: 6/4/16 8:31 AM (GMT-08:00)
    To: inlandcountybirds@yahoogroups.com, calbirds@yahoogroups.com
    Subject: RE: [inlandcountybirds] Glossy Ibis at Baker sewage ponds
    
    The Glossy Ibis continues at Baker sewage ponds this morning, June 4.
    
    Tom Benson?
    San Bernardino, CA?
    
    Sent from my Sprint Samsung Galaxy S® 6.
    
    -------- Original message --------
    From: "Tom Benson Thomasabenson@... [inlandcountybirds]"
    Date: 6/3/16 3:33 PM (GMT-08:00)
    To: inlandcountybirds@yahoogroups.com, calbirds@yahoogroups.com
    Subject: [inlandcountybirds] Glossy Ibis at Baker sewage ponds
    
    Jim Pike is reporting a Glossy Ibis at the Baker sewage ponds, June 3.
    
    Tom Benson
    San Bernardino, CA?
    
    Sent from my Sprint Samsung Galaxy S® 6.
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  15. RE: [inlandcountybirds] Glossy Ibis at Baker sewage ponds LINK
    DATE: Jun 4, 2016 @ 8:31am, 22 day(s) ago
    The Glossy Ibis continues at Baker sewage ponds this morning, June 4.
    
    Tom Benson?
    San Bernardino, CA?
    
    Sent from my Sprint Samsung Galaxy S® 6.
    
    -------- Original message --------
    From: "Tom Benson Thomasabenson@... [inlandcountybirds]"
    Date: 6/3/16 3:33 PM (GMT-08:00)
    To: inlandcountybirds@yahoogroups.com, calbirds@yahoogroups.com
    Subject: [inlandcountybirds] Glossy Ibis at Baker sewage ponds
    
    Jim Pike is reporting a Glossy Ibis at the Baker sewage ponds, June 3.
    
    Tom Benson
    San Bernardino, CA?
    
    Sent from my Sprint Samsung Galaxy S® 6.
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  17. Glossy Ibis at Baker sewage ponds LINK
    DATE: Jun 3, 2016 @ 3:33pm, 23 day(s) ago
    Jim Pike is reporting a Glossy Ibis at the Baker sewage ponds, June 3.
    
    Tom Benson
    San Bernardino, CA?
    
    Sent from my Sprint Samsung Galaxy S® 6.
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  19. La Jolla - Magnificent Frigatebird photos, May 31, 2016 LINK
    DATE: May 31, 2016, 27 day(s) ago
    I posted some photos on my blog of the juvenile MAGNIFICENT FRIGATEBIRD found today by Tom Blackman. A big thanks to Tom for the fast breaking newscast!
    
    I got to La Jolla a little while later, about 11:45am, and the frigatebird was circling far out to sea over a fishing boat. It then made a beeline to shore where I got some photos of it circling quite low over La Valencia Hotel. Harassed by the gulls it gained elevation and drifted off towards the cove and eventually disappeared southward towards Soledad Mountain about 12:15pm.  Jim Pawlicki was watching it from Scripps Pier and said it was last seen going south.
    
    Photos here http://www.sandiegobirding.com/?p=5719
    
    --
    Gary Nunn,
    
    Pacific Beach
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  21. Spring 2015 Reports for NAN - Southern California LINK
    DATE: May 31, 2016, 27 day(s) ago
    County Coordinators/Contributors:
    
    The Spring Season (1 March through 31 May 2016) is ended, and we solicit
    reports for inclusion in the Southern California Region of NORTH AMERICAN
    BIRDS. Reports should be arranged with species in the taxonomic order
    followed by the American Ornithologists Union (Check-List of North American
    Birds 1998 and all Supplements) and the American Birding Association (7th edition of the ABA Checklist, 2009). Reports of species included on the California Bird Records
    Committee (CBRC) review list (see http://www.californiabirds.org ) must be
    accompanied by documentation (written description, photographs, etc.).
    Similar documentation should also accompany reports of species unusual for
    the location or season. Full names, with all initials, should be used in the
    reports (this reduces the potential for different observers having the same
    initials, and makes it simpler to acknowledge contributors).
    
    Reports should be sent to the appropriate County Coordinators (listed below)
    or directly to Guy McCaskie. Reports for this season must be received prior
    to 20 June 2016. NORTH AMERICAN BIRDS can’t exist without your input. David Compton (Santa Barbara County)
    736 Cieneguitas, # F
    Santa Barbara, CA 93110
    davcompton@...  
    
    Tom M. Edell (San Luis Obispo County)
    46 8th Street
    Cayucos, CA 93430
    tedell@...  
    
    Kimball L. Garrett (Los Angeles County)
    Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
    900 Exposition Boulevard
    Los Angeles, CA 90007
    kgarrett@...  
    
    Chet McGaugh (Riverside County) 194 W. Broadbent Drive
    Riverside, CA 92507
    chetmcgaugh@...  
    
    Kelli Heindel-Levinson
    1819 Locust Ravine
    Bakersfield, Ca 93306
    KKHeindel@...
    
    Tom and Jo Heindel (Inyo County)
    PO Box 400
    Big Pine, CA 93513
    tjheindel@...  
    
    Adam Searcy (Ventura County)
    2420 Balmoral Ct.
    Camarillo, CA 93010
    serpophaga@...
    
    Alexander E. Koonce (San Bernardino County)
    1357 Paige Lane
    Redlands, CA 92373-6878
    sandy_koonce@...  
    
    Guy McCaskie (San Diego and Imperial County)
    954 Grove Avenue
    Imperial Beach, CA 91932
    guymcc@...  
    
    Douglas R. Willick (Orange County)
    236 S Batavia St #E
    Orange CA 92868
    Doug.Willick@...  
    
    We thank you in advance for your time and effort.
    
    Guy McCaskie and Kimball L. Garrett.  
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  23. Re: [CALBIRDS] Kelp Gull at Half Moon Bay LINK
    DATE: May 31, 2016, 27 day(s) ago
    Present at noon,  after 45min absence.   Same spot.
    
    On Mon, May 30, 2016, 9:22 PM Joseph Morlan jmorlan@... [CALBIRDS] < CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com > wrote:
    
      All,
    
    Chris Hayward and Malia DeFelice found the adult KELP GULL about 7pm this
    
    evening at the mouth of Pilarcitos Creek in Half Moon Bay. I arrived about
    
    7:20 and had the bird in view for about 25 minutes before the bird flew
    
    north. It landed with another group of gulls but disappeared again. There
    
    were numerous flocks of gulls scattered on the beach.
    
    It was in a flock of Western and California Gulls on the beach. My photos
    
    are at...
    
    http://fog.ccsf.edu/~jmorlan/KelpGullP1070970.htm
    
    This is presumably the same Kelp Gull which moved between Ano Nuevo, Half
    
    Moon Bay and the Farallons in April and May of last year and which was
    
    photographed on Southeast Farallon April 26 of this year.
    
    Good luck!
    
    --
    
    Joseph Morlan, Pacifica, CA
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  25. San Diego Pelagic 12 June 2016 LINK
    DATE: May 31, 2016, 27 day(s) ago
    The next and last spring 2016 Buena Vista Audubon San Diego pelagic is? Sunday June 12th,out of? Point Loma Sportfishing Landing, San Diego Bay .? This is a 12 hour trip and will visit the 9 and 30 Mile Banks aboard the 85 ft." Grande".? Expected species are Pink-footed, Sooty, and Black-vented Shearwaters, Black, Ashy, and Leach's Storm-Petrels, Brown Booby, Red-necked Phalaropes, Scripps's Murrelet,? Cassin's Auklet, and Elegant Tern.? Also possible are Black-footed Albatross, Red-billed Tropicbird, Red Phalarope, South Polar Skua, Pomarine and Parasitic Jaegers, and Common Tern.
    Surprises are always hoped for. Last year it was Buller's Shearwaters, a Wilson's Storm-Petrel, two Least Storm-Petrels, and 20 Craveri's Murrelets, all extraordinarily early.? What might we find this year? A Least Storm-Petrel has already been seen this spring, and the water remains slightly warmer than normal.? We expect to see marine mammals each trip. We had a close in Blue Whale on the May's trip. Fin, Humpback, and Minke Whales have been seen locally this spring.? Bottle-nosed, Risso's and Common Dolphin are possible.? I hope you'll join us. The regular trip price is $105 ( a mere $8.75/hr.). Call
    
    619 223-1627? ask for the June 12 th. Grande
    
    bird trip.
    
    Dave Povey www.sandiegopelagics.com .
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  27. Kelp Gull at Half Moon Bay LINK
    DATE: May 30, 2016, 28 day(s) ago
    All,
    
    Chris Hayward and Malia DeFelice found the adult KELP GULL about 7pm this
    
    evening at the mouth of Pilarcitos Creek in Half Moon Bay. I arrived about
    
    7:20 and had the bird in view for about 25 minutes before the bird flew
    
    north. It landed with another group of gulls but disappeared again. There
    
    were numerous flocks of gulls scattered on the beach.
    
    It was in a flock of Western and California Gulls on the beach. My photos
    
    are at...
    
    http://fog.ccsf.edu/~jmorlan/KelpGullP1070970.htm
    
    This is presumably the same Kelp Gull which moved between Ano Nuevo, Half
    
    Moon Bay and the Farallons in April and May of last year and which was
    
    photographed on Southeast Farallon April 26 of this year.
    
    Good luck!
    
    --
    
    Joseph Morlan, Pacifica, CA
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  29. Magnificent Frigatebird at Santa barbara Island LINK
    DATE: May 30, 2016 @ 5:45pm, 27 day(s) ago
    Hi all.
    
    There is a photo on Facebook of an immature Magnificent Frigatebird near Santa Barbara Island today.
    
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10154251968288921&set=a.449961928920.234272.713828920&type=3&theater¬if_t=photo_reply¬if_id=1464654096454573
    
    When we see this species in Southern California there is often more than one and they are usually gone within a day or two.?
    
    Take care,
    
    Bernardo
    
    Bernardo Alps
    www.photocetus.com
    Whalephoto@...
    310.597.0449
    P.O. Box 1667
    San Pedro, CA 90733
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  31. Re: [CALBIRDS] Glossy Ibis Los Angeles LINK
    DATE: May 28, 2016 @ 3:18pm, 29 day(s) ago
    Hi Birders?
    
    The GLOSSY IBIS continues at Sepulveda Basin before the dam on the east side of the river near the intersection of Haskell Creek.
    We were able to study the facial features and the leg color. The facial skin is grey-blue.?
    
    Good Birding!
    
    Mary & Nick Freeman
    Glendale, CA
    
    Sent from my iPhone
    
    On May 28, 2016, at 1:39 PM, Michelle B Townsley ms.townsley@... [CALBIRDS] < CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com > wrote:
    
    ?
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  33. Glossy Ibis Los Angeles LINK
    DATE: May 28, 2016 @ 1:39pm, 29 day(s) ago
    At 10:47 AM Saturday, May 28th, there were at least 8 birders getting close up looks at the visiting Glossy Ibis in the Sepulveda basin.
    
    Michelle Townsley
    
    Ventura California
    
    Sent from my iPhone
    
    Sent from my iPhone
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  35. Re: [CALBIRDS] Re: LA Glossy Ibis LINK
    DATE: May 28, 2016 @ 1:12pm, 29 day(s) ago
    I saw a 4-hour parking restriction on Woodley at Burbank, but that
    shouldn't be a problem for most birders looking for the ibis.
    ?
    Edana
    Salisbury
    Buena Park, CA
    In a message dated 5/28/2016 12:30:16 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
    CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com writes:
    ? Hi folks, I had a couple requests to post more detailed directions to
    
    the Glossy IBis on CALBIRDS. Most of the information has been on
    
    LACoBirds, but here is the info:
    
    The bird has been frequenting the
    stretch of the LA River between
    Burbank Blvd and US-101 (aka Sepulveda
    Basin). Here is an exact pin
    location of where myself and others observed
    the bird this
    morning:
    
    https://www.google.com/maps/@34.1684594,-118.4737263,18.25z
    
    The
    best place to park is along the side of the road at Woodley
    Ave./Burbank
    Blvd. I don't believe there are any parking restrictions -
    other than not
    leaving your car there overnight. As always, use common
    sense when parking
    your car and don't leave any valuables in the car (or
    at least in sight).
    There are also various homeless encampments in the
    area, so exercise
    caution when visiting in early morning/late afternoon
    hours.
    
    Photos
    from today: http://kiwifoto.com/f/glib
    
    --
    Christopher
    Taylor
    Marina del Rey, CA
    http://kiwifoto.com
    
    -----Original
    Message-----
    From: Cuyler Stapelmann cuylerstapelmann@... [CALBIRDS]
    [mailto:CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com]
    To
    CALBIRDS@yahoogroups.com
    Sent: Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 07:50 AM
    (PDT)
    Subject: [CALBIRDS] LA Glossy Ibis [1.4K]
    Messag
    Continues
    today, May 28. Just upstream from the dam.
    
    Also, an almost completely
    leucistic song sparrow in coyote brush near confluence of Haskell Creek and LA
    River.
    
    Cuyler
    Los Feliz
    
    Sent from my
    iPhone
    
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  37. Re: LA Glossy Ibis LINK
    DATE: May 28, 2016 @ 12:30pm, 29 day(s) ago
    Hi folks, I had a couple requests to post more detailed directions to
    
    the Glossy IBis on CALBIRDS. Most of the information has been on
    
    LACoBirds, but here is the info:
    
    The bird has been frequenting the stretch of the LA River between
    
    Burbank Blvd and US-101 (aka Sepulveda Basin). Here is an exact pin
    
    location of where myself and others observed the bird this morning:
    
    https://www.google.com/maps/@34.1684594,-118.4737263,18.25z
    
    The best place to park is along the side of the road at Woodley
    
    Ave./Burbank Blvd. I don't believe there are any parking restrictions -
    
    other than not leaving your car there overnight. As always, use common
    
    sense when parking your car and don't leave any valuables in the car (or
    
    at least in sight). There are also various homeless encampments in the
    
    area, so exercise caution when visiting in early morning/late afternoon
    
    hours.
    
    Photos from today: http://kiwifoto.com/f/glib
    
    --
    
    Christopher Taylor
    
    Marina del Rey, CA
    
    http://kiwifoto.com
    
    
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  39. LA Glossy Ibis LINK
    DATE: May 28, 2016 @ 7:50am, 30 day(s) ago
    Continues today, May 28. Just upstream from the dam.
    
    Also, an almost completely leucistic song sparrow in coyote brush near confluence of Haskell Creek and LA River.
    
    Cuyler
    
    Los Feliz
    
    Sent from my iPhone
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  41. Glossy Ibis LINK
    DATE: May 27, 2016 @ 2:04pm, 30 day(s) ago
    Glossy Ibis still present just below bridge. - observed from 8:15 - 9:25. Photos on Flickr -? https://flic.kr/p/GDScVq .Don Hoechlin.
    
    Costa Mesa
    Sent from my iPhone
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  43. Glossy Ibis continues, Los Angeles county LINK
    DATE: May 26, 2016 @ 6:02am, 32 day(s) ago
    LA river glossy ibis still here as of 6am 5/26.
    
    Good birding,
    
    Logan Kahle
    
    Sent from my iPhone
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  45. RE: [CALBIRDS] Kern county LINK
    DATE: May 20, 2016 @ 2:24pm, 37 day(s) ago
    Dave,
    
    I'll leave it to those closer to the scene and the sighting to give a fuller explanation, but basically the story is that: (1) The bird (Buff-breasted Flycatcher) was on private property where birder access is possible but somewhat tenuous, with all future access likely to be denied if egregious birder misbehavior were to occur; rarities at this location are almost never posted on list serves because of these sensitive issues; (2) the observers were not certain of the identification at the time (although their photos appear to be absolutely diagnostic); the bird was discovered in the very late afternoon and word did not get out to anybody until very early Monday morning; and (3) the bird was looked for and not refound on Monday, 16 May. So nobody missed the bird by not hearing about it, apart, perhaps, from a few birders who might have been with 30 minutes or so of the site late Sunday afternoon. Any posting to Calbirds or other list serves about the bird would, therefore, have been purely informational (and past tense); I don't know why the observers or others involved have still not publicized the sighting. I am relaying all of this second(+)-hand, as I had no involvement in looking for the bird since it was in a foreign country (i.e., outside of Los Angeles County).
    
    Kimball
    
    Kimball L. Garrett
    
    Ornithology Collections Manager
    
    Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
    
    900 Exposition Blvd.
    
    Los Angeles, CA 90007 USA
    
    (213) 763-3368
    
    kgarrett@...
    
    http://www.nhm.org/site/research-collections/ornithology
    
    
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  47. Kern county LINK
    DATE: May 20, 2016 @ 1:50pm, 37 day(s) ago
    Forgive me if I am missing something. But the ABA website today May 20 mentions a first state record at Galileo Hill in Kern County. Look it up. The sighting was May 15 and mentioned on a facebook page May 16. Why no mention on Calbirds or Kerncobirding? Just curious!!
    
    Dave Weber,
    
    Milpitas
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  49. Marin BETH & SAGS records LINK
    DATE: May 17, 2016 @ 9:51pm, 40 day(s) ago
    I’m currently revising the Marin checklist for Marin Audubon Society and
    could use some help with a couple of species.
    ?
    In previous editions of the list, I had a June record of Bendire’s
    Thrasher, but I have no information on it and reviewers have questioned
    it.? Can anyone confirm the record?
    ?
    Does anyone know of any records of Sagebrush Sparrow in Marin?
    ?
    Thanks very much for your assistance.
    ?
    Ken Burton
    Arcata
    
    Virus-free. www.avast.com
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-revision history-
v1.30 - 01/05/16 - Revamped cloud logic, optimized database queries, linked to eBird rarities.
v1.23 - 12/08/11 - Added direct link to CBRC records.
v1.22 - 12/03/11 - Corrected GMT offsets on dates. Added last 5 posts at top.
v1.21 - 11/24/11 - Added direct link to range map for NA birds.
v1.2  - 11/23/11 - Greatly improved graphing technology - separates month vs. year by posts. Added species auto-complete functionality.
v1.14 - 11/22/11 - Added cloud bubble for common thread topics.
v1.13 - 11/22/11 - Added integrated photos where available.
v1.12 - 11/22/11 - Added multiple input boxes for additional refinement, negative search criteria (eg. -keyword).
v1.11 - 11/22/11 - Added banding code, species look-up. Also direct link to recent eBird observations.
 v1.1 - 11/22/11 - Added 'date' functionality. Shows top 'month/year' combinations for a query. Restrict results to that 'month/year'.
 v1.0 - 11/21/11 - Initial version coded. Currently archiving 'lacobirds' and 'calbirds'.