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Last 5 Posts:
· Massive Black-vented Shearwater flight off Pt. Pinos, Monterey County (Dec 17, 2014)
· Re: [CALBIRDS] Rustic Bunting News? (Dec 16, 2014)
· Re: [CALBIRDS] Rustic Bunting News? (Dec 16, 2014)
· Re: [CALBIRDS] Rustic Bunting News? (Dec 16, 2014)
· Re: [CALBIRDS] Rustic Bunting News? (Dec 15, 2014)
  1. Massive Black-vented Shearwater flight off Pt. Pinos, Monterey County LINK
    DATE: Dec 17, 2014 @ 12:23pm, 2 day(s) ago
    Birders
    Today we had a hard time even estimating the number of Black-vented Shearwaters passing Pt. Pinos. We ended up with an estimate just north of 41K. See complete checklist here:
    
    http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20936829
    
    One of the hard things to visualize in eBird right now is high counts of birds. We can see where the birds are by using the maps, but there's not a way to currently limit those points to exceptionally high counts. Are others seeing big numbers of Black-venteds from shore right now, or is the majority of the world's population around Monterey Bay?
    
    Thanks
    
    Brian
    -- ===========Brian L. SullivaneBird Project Leader www.ebird.orgPhoto EditorBirds of North America Onlinehttp://bna.birds.cornell.edu/BNA-------------------------------
    
    
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  3. Re: [CALBIRDS] Rustic Bunting News? LINK
    DATE: Dec 16, 2014 @ 4:47pm, 3 day(s) ago
    Hi Patrick et al.
    Only validated records show up on the eBird 'Range Maps', so if there are records of the Rustic Bunting awaiting review, you won't see them listed there. The one place on eBird where unvetted data do appear, is in the Alerts, as these are designed to get information out there more quickly. The Rustic Bunting records are all visible here, and you can see which ones are confirmed:
    
    http://ebird.org/ebird/alert/summary?sid=SN35589
    
    These alerts are available for a variety of geographic areas, the smallest of which right now is county.
    
    Thanks
    
    Brian
    
    On Mon, Dec 15, 2014 at 3:30 PM, 'Patrick McNulty' mcnulty@... [CALBIRDS] <CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
     
    I have been surprised at the lack of further
    updates on the Rustic Bunting in Golden Gate Park, even missing-bird
    reports.  Often this can mean that the continuing reports are going to a
    more local listserv, but Google Searches aren't finding me any more recent
    reports anywhere.
     
    Is there some other source of info I'm
    missing on the sightings or misses of this bird? 
     I couldn't find anything on eBird since Dec
    11, but that might be more about my incompetence using eBird for data. 
    
     
    Does this mean that people are continuing to search
    but not finding and not reporting that?  Or people are busy with Xmas and
    stopped looking?
     
    Thanks to all those who did report on the
    bird.
     
    Patrick McNulty
    Santa Barbara, CA
     
     
     
     
    
     
    
    -- ===========Brian L. SullivaneBird Project Leader www.ebird.orgPhoto EditorBirds of North America Onlinehttp://bna.birds.cornell.edu/BNA-------------------------------
    
    
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  5. Re: [CALBIRDS] Rustic Bunting News? LINK
    DATE: Dec 16, 2014 @ 4:16pm, 3 day(s) ago
    
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    #ygrps-yiv-1140520218I have been surprised at the lack of further
    updates on the Rustic Bunting in Golden Gate Park, even missing-bird
    reports. Often this can mean that the continuing reports are going to a
    more local listserv, but Google Searches aren't finding me any more recent
    reports anywhere.
    
    Is there some other source of info I'm
    missing on the sightings or misses of this bird?
    I couldn't find anything on eBird since Dec
    11, but that might be more about my incompetence using eBird for data.
    
    Does this mean that people are continuing to search
    but not finding and not reporting that? Or people are busy with Xmas and
    stopped looking?
    
    Thanks to all those who did report on the
    bird.
    
    Patrick McNulty
    Santa Barbara, CA
    
    
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  7. Re: [CALBIRDS] Rustic Bunting News? LINK
    DATE: Dec 16, 2014 @ 3:50pm, 3 day(s) ago
    
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  9. Re: [CALBIRDS] Rustic Bunting News? LINK
    DATE: Dec 15, 2014 @ 3:45pm, 4 day(s) ago
    See sfbirds for updates:
    http://digest.sialia.com/?rm=one_list;id=63
    It was seen yesterday, the 14th.
    -- Adam Winer
    
    On Mon, Dec 15, 2014, 15:31 'Patrick McNulty' mcnulty@... [CALBIRDS] <CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
     I have been surprised at the lack of further
    updates on the Rustic Bunting in Golden Gate Park, even missing-bird
    reports.  Often this can mean that the continuing reports are going to a
    more local listserv, but Google Searches aren't finding me any more recent
    reports anywhere.
     
    Is there some other source of info I'm
    missing on the sightings or misses of this bird? 
     I couldn't find anything on eBird since Dec
    11, but that might be more about my incompetence using eBird for data. 
    
     
    Does this mean that people are continuing to search
    but not finding and not reporting that?  Or people are busy with Xmas and
    stopped looking?
     
    Thanks to all those who did report on the
    bird.
     
    Patrick McNulty
    Santa Barbara, CA
     
     
     
     
    
     
    
    
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  11. Re: [CALBIRDS] Rustic Bunting News? LINK
    DATE: Dec 15, 2014 @ 3:45pm, 4 day(s) ago
    Local listserv reports can be found at the ABA website here:  http://birding.aba.org/maillist/CA12
    On Mon, Dec 15, 2014 at 3:30 PM, 'Patrick McNulty' mcnulty@... [CALBIRDS] <CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
     
    I have been surprised at the lack of further
    updates on the Rustic Bunting in Golden Gate Park, even missing-bird
    reports.  Often this can mean that the continuing reports are going to a
    more local listserv, but Google Searches aren't finding me any more recent
    reports anywhere.
     
    Is there some other source of info I'm
    missing on the sightings or misses of this bird? 
     I couldn't find anything on eBird since Dec
    11, but that might be more about my incompetence using eBird for data. 
    
     
    Does this mean that people are continuing to search
    but not finding and not reporting that?  Or people are busy with Xmas and
    stopped looking?
     
    Thanks to all those who did report on the
    bird.
     
    Patrick McNulty
    Santa Barbara, CA
     
     
     
     
    
     
    
    -- Steve HamptonDavis, CA
    
    
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  13. Rustic Bunting News? LINK
    DATE: Dec 15, 2014 @ 3:30pm, 4 day(s) ago
    I have been surprised at the lack of further
    updates on the Rustic Bunting in Golden Gate Park, even missing-bird
    reports. Often this can mean that the continuing reports are going to a
    more local listserv, but Google Searches aren't finding me any more recent
    reports anywhere.
    
    Is there some other source of info I'm
    missing on the sightings or misses of this bird?
    I couldn't find anything on eBird since Dec
    11, but that might be more about my incompetence using eBird for data.
    
    Does this mean that people are continuing to search
    but not finding and not reporting that? Or people are busy with Xmas and
    stopped looking?
    
    Thanks to all those who did report on the
    bird.
    
    Patrick McNulty
    Santa Barbara, CA
    
    
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  15. Rustic Bunting at Golden Gate--some video LINK
    DATE: Dec 13, 2014 @ 3:28pm, 6 day(s) ago
    Hi All
    I haven't seen anyone post video of the Rustic Bunting yet, so I shot some today. Too bad the bird was far and the light was low, but you can get a sense of this bird's odd crest action in this clip. Check it out here:
    
    http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20881425
    -- ===========Brian L. SullivaneBird Project Leader www.ebird.orgPhoto EditorBirds of North America Onlinehttp://bna.birds.cornell.edu/BNA-------------------------------
    
    
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  17. Today at Whiskeytown Lake glory hole/dam - numbers 5,000 to 10,000 ducks LINK
    DATE: Dec 13, 2014 @ 5:25pm, 6 day(s) ago
    Hello all,
    
    At Shasta County's Whiskeytown Lake near the glory hole and dam we
    made a trip around 11:30 am and another at 3:00 pm today, with the
    number of ducks (no geese at all today) at least 5,000 but not
    more than 10,000 birds.  Birds were close to the road at 11:30 am
    and pretty far out at 3 pm.  A possible Falcated Duck was
    reported around noon but was not found by Frank and Darliss
    Sanderson or by us.  Light rain at 3 pm made viewing difficult as
    we saw Frank and Darliss leaving.
    
    Scoping the group for an hour or so finally got a male Eurasian
    Wigeon among the several thousand wigeon.  Found 2 Am.
    Wigeons with excess large white areas on the wings that might have
    been the possible Falcated looking bird.  Finally saw a male
    Pintail.  Saw 1 imm./female Bufflehead and somewhat surprising
    were the many 100s of Ring-necked Ducks.  Tried to find a Tufted
    Duck in them but no luck.  Seemed like many more Ring-neckeds than
    yesterday.  Maybe as the dabbling ducks move out, the diving ducks
    will be the last to go.  Hard to figure what dabbling ducks are
    doing hanging out at this deep water lake except waiting out the
    storm.  The lake seemed to be a big gathering site as the ducks
    were often quite segregated into their own kind and trucking right
    or left in big groups.
    
    Most of the birds were:
    1st  American Wigeon - 1-2 thousand +
    2nd Gadwall - 1-2
    thousand +
    3rd Northern Shoveler  1 thousand +
    4th
    Ring-necked Duck - a few hundred +
    5th Coot - a few hundred
    
    Also in small numbers:
    Mallard
    1 Canvasback male
    1 Bufflehead imm./female
    Common Merganser
    Pied-billed Grebe
    Horned Grebe
    Eared Grebe
    Western Grebe
    Hooded Merganser - a pair
    Eurasian Wigeon 1 male
    Northern Pintail 1 male
    
    1 Bald Eagle immature harassing the coot flock
    
    No Goldeneyes?
    
    Thanks again to Frank & Darliss for the heads up on this
    local phenomenon.
    
    Bob & Carol Yutzy
    
    Shasta, CA
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  19. Shasta County - Whiskeytown Lake ducks and geese - 30,000 to 50,000 birds!! LINK
    DATE: Dec 12, 2014 @ 4:27pm, 7 day(s) ago
    
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  21. Call for papers: WFO's conference in Billings MT, June 10-14, 2015 LINK
    DATE: Dec 12, 2014 @ 4:12pm, 7 day(s) ago
    Hi, Birders:
    
    Western Field Ornithologists is now soliciting papers for presentation during its 40th annual conference, in Billings, Montana on June 10-14, 2015.
    
    Papers should reflect original research or summarize existing unpublished information about birds in western North America. The papers should be presented in a manner that will interest serious amateurs and professional field ornithologists alike. Each presentation will be allotted fifteen minutes, including three minutes for questions from and discussion with the audience -- a hallmark of WFO meetings.
    
    Review the call for papers at <http://www.westernfieldornithologists.org/docs/2014/CallForPapers_WFO2015.pdf>. Note the range of topics and the geographic area appropriate for the meeting. Also note the format to follow when submitting an abstract, which you can do NOW. March 31, 2015 is the deadline for receipt of abstracts.
    
    See <http://www.westernfieldornithologists.org/conference.php> for preliminary information about the conference, and check it regularly for updates. Registration will open in February 2015. Members of WFO will be able to register in advance of the general public.
    
    I hope to see you in Billings in June!
    
    Dave Quady
    Berkeley, California
    davequady@...
    
    
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  23. Christmas Bird Count Schedule LINK
    DATE: Dec 11, 2014 @ 9:19am, 8 day(s) ago
    Dear Birders,
    
    I have tracked down the final dates for all CBCs to be conducted this year
    between December 14 and January 5. The dates are always subject to change due to
    weather so make sure you contact the compiler and let me know if you encounter
    bad phone numbers or emails so I can correct it.
    http://www.natureali.org/cbcs.htm
    
    Also if you have kids please see the links to the growing number of Winter
    Bird Counts scheduled for children after the count period. I hope to have a
    completely different page someday with a hundred or so kid counts too!
    
    Good Birding,
    
    Ali
    
    Ali Sheehey
    (aka NatureAli)P.O. Box 1832Kernville, CA
    93238760-417-0268www.natureali.orgwww.flickr.com/photos/naturealihttps://twitter.com/NatureAli
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  25. Continuing Rustic Bunting 12/9/14 1:35pm and 3:30pm LINK
    DATE: Dec 10, 2014 @ 5:23pm, 9 day(s) ago
    The Rustic Bunting re-appeared this afternoon around 1:35pm foraging
    with several Juncos in the little wood pile that has been described in
    previous posts. The wood pile(s) are fairly close to the intersection of
    Martin Luther King and Nancy Pelosi streets. Where there were none just
    prior, suddenly I first saw several Junco's foraging on the wood
    pile, then another reddish colored bird "flew down" and joined the
    Junco's it was the Rustic Bunting. The bunting was visible for maybe 10
    minutes max, then disappeared. The bunting then re-appeared
    again around around 3:30pm for another 15 minutes or so, once again with
    juncos. This time it foraged on the wood piles, but then moved to
    foraging on the grass next to the wood piles.There definitely
    seems to be a correlation between the bird foraging where it is visible
    and folks not getting too close to the wood piles.Malia DeFeliceHalf Moon Bay
    
    
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  27. Re: [CALBIRDS] Continuing Rustic Bunting 12/9 LINK
    DATE: Dec 9, 2014 @ 11:12am, 10 day(s) ago
    Seen again at 10:00 AM. Same place, same behaviors.Rita CarratelloSent from my iPhone
    
    On Dec 9, 2014, at 8:13 AM, "yakteachr@... [CALBIRDS]" <CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
    Seen for a few minutes from 7:40 in low bushes and nearby small tree at corner of Nancy Pelosi Dr and MLK. Not being seen since, but hopefully a brief hiatus.
    
    Craig Cummings
    Napa, CA
    
    
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  29. Rustic Bunting continues in SF 12/9/14 LINK
    DATE: Dec 9, 2014 @ 8:25am, 10 day(s) ago
    Reported again this morning from the same location in Golden Gate Park. Check yesterday's posts to SFBirds for details.
    
    Dominik Mosur
    San Francisco
    
    Sent from my iPhone
    
    
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  31. Continuing Rustic Bunting 12/9 LINK
    DATE: Dec 9, 2014 @ 8:13am, 10 day(s) ago
    Seen for a few minutes from 7:40 in low bushes and nearby small tree at corner of Nancy Pelosi Dr and MLK. Not being seen since, but hopefully a brief hiatus.
    
    Craig Cummings
    Napa, CA
    
    
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  33. Rustic Bunting continues LINK
    DATE: Dec 8, 2014 @ 1:31pm, 11 day(s) ago
    Please see the previous reports for location. We are currently watching it at Sam Francisco's Golden Gate Park, the RUSTIC BUNTING.
    
    mary & Nick Freeman
    Glendale, CA
    
    Sent from my iPhone
    
    
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  35. RE: [SFBirds] RE: [CALBIRDS] Rustic Bunting Photos LINK
    DATE: Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:00am, 11 day(s) ago
    This is at Big Rec in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. One can access by 9th Ave and Lincoln. NEar Academy of Science and SF Botanical Gardens.
    
    Calvin Lou
    
    Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone
    
    -------- Original message --------
    From: "cdlou37 cdlou37@... [SFBirds]"
    Date:12/08/2014 8:11 AM (GMT-08:00)
    To: Alan Hopkins , sfbirds@yahoogroups.com, CALBIRDS
    Subject: [SFBirds] RE: [CALBIRDS] Rustic Bunting Photos
    
    Large sparrow flock between rest room and hand ball court.
    Calvin
    
    Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone
    
    -------- Original message --------
    From: "Alan Hopkins alanhopkins@... [CALBIRDS]"
    Date:12/07/2014 6:49 PM (GMT-08:00)
    To: sfbirds@yahoogroups.com, CALBIRDS
    Subject: [CALBIRDS] Rustic Bunting Photos
    
    The Rustic Bunting was photographed this afternoon at 3:00 by John Facchini in the where I found the bird yesterday.
    
    Alan Hopkins
    
    
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  37. RE: [CALBIRDS] RE: [SFBirds] Rustic Bunting Photo LINK
    DATE: Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:37am, 11 day(s) ago
    Make that hand ball court.
    Calvin Lou
    
    Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone
    
    -------- Original message --------
    From: "cdlou37 cdlou37@... [CALBIRDS]"
    Date:12/08/2014 8:02 AM (GMT-08:00)
    To: Alan Hopkins , sfbirds@yahoogroups.com, CALBIRDS
    Subject: [CALBIRDS] RE: [SFBirds] Rustic Bunting Photo
    
    Rustic Bunting is being seen now by restroom by hard ball court.
    Calvin Lou
    SF
    
    Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone
    
    -------- Original message --------
    From: "Alan Hopkins alanhopkins@... [SFBirds]"
    Date:12/07/2014 7:39 PM (GMT-08:00)
    To: sfbirds@yahoogroups.com, CALBIRDS
    Subject: [SFBirds] Rustic Bunting Photo
    
    John Facchini's photo of the Rustic Bunting can be seen on my flicker site https://www.flickr.com/photos/alanshopkins/15972528025/
    
    Alan Hopkins
    
    
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  39. RE: [CALBIRDS] Rustic Bunting Photos LINK
    DATE: Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:11am, 11 day(s) ago
    Large sparrow flock between rest room and hand ball court.
    Calvin
    
    Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone
    
    -------- Original message --------
    From: "Alan Hopkins alanhopkins@... [CALBIRDS]"
    Date:12/07/2014 6:49 PM (GMT-08:00)
    To: sfbirds@yahoogroups.com, CALBIRDS
    Subject: [CALBIRDS] Rustic Bunting Photos
    
    The Rustic Bunting was photographed this afternoon at 3:00 by John Facchini in the where I found the bird yesterday.
    
    Alan Hopkins
    
    
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  41. RE: [SFBirds] Rustic Bunting Photo LINK
    DATE: Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:02am, 11 day(s) ago
    Rustic Bunting is being seen now by restroom by hard ball court.
    Calvin Lou
    SF
    
    Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone
    
    -------- Original message --------
    From: "Alan Hopkins alanhopkins@... [SFBirds]"
    Date:12/07/2014 7:39 PM (GMT-08:00)
    To: sfbirds@yahoogroups.com, CALBIRDS
    Subject: [SFBirds] Rustic Bunting Photo
    
    John Facchini's photo of the Rustic Bunting can be seen on my flicker site https://www.flickr.com/photos/alanshopkins/15972528025/
    
    Alan Hopkins
    
    
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  43. Rustic Bunting Photo LINK
    DATE: Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:39pm, 11 day(s) ago
    John Facchini's photo of the Rustic Bunting can be seen on my flicker site https://www.flickr.com/photos/alanshopkins/15972528025/
    
    Alan Hopkins
    
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  45. Rustic Bunting Photos LINK
    DATE: Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:49pm, 11 day(s) ago
    The Rustic Bunting was photographed this afternoon at 3:00 by John Facchini in the where I found the bird yesterday.
    
    Alan Hopkins
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  47. Rustic Bunting Golden Gate Park LINK
    DATE: Dec 7, 2014 @ 1:41pm, 12 day(s) ago
    Rustic Bunting Golden Gate Park December 6, 2014
    
    Yesterday there was a Rustic Bunting in Golden Gate Park at approximately 9:30 am. The bird was under the trees that border the Big Rec Ball field near
    the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. and Nancy Pelosi Dr. (formally
    Middle Dr. East). It was feeding in a flock of Dark-eyed Juncos in and around
    some recently fallen Cypress branches. I watched the bird for about ten or
    fifteen minutes. The flock of Juncos moved up into some trees where I lost
    track of the bird. Unfortunately I had to leave for a field trip so couldn?t
    stay with the bird. I called Hugh Cotter but he and Mark Eaton could not re-find
    the bunting. When I left I was not 100 percent certain of the Bunting?s
    identification, more like eighty-five percent, I wanted to get better
    documentation before broadcasting the sighting. After I got home and was able
    to check more references now I am sure of the bird?s identification. Many of us
    looked for the bird this morning from dawn to at least 11 am with no luck.
    
    ID: Initially I saw a ?sparrow? with a lot of rust tones on
    its streaked back. The bird was facing away from me so all I saw was its back
    and tail, I was expecting the bird to be a White-throated Sparrow. When the bird
    moved I saw that it had a distinct ear patch somewhat reminiscent of a Lark
    Sparrow?s or Vesper Sparrow, but while the Lark Sparrow?s ear patch would have
    been rusty brown this bird?s ear patch was gray and the throat stripe and
    shoulder were instead rust tones. The bird had a bold white supercilium. Quite striking
    was the dark crown that was very crested. The bird raised and lowered its crown
    has it fed, when the crest was raised it exposed a white area on the nape. I
    did not see the bill well, however I saw that it was slender and not shaped
    like a longspur?s. The throat was white surrounded by a dark chestnut throat
    stripe that became a row of streaks along the flanks. I never got a view that allowed
    me to view the ?V? on the breast. The rest of the breast and underparts were
    white. The wings were colored in fairly rust tones and showed two bold white
    wing bars. When the bird flew a short distance it showed white on the outer
    tail feathers but not nearly as much as the nearby juncos. I did not note the
    feet and legs.
    I would have liked to see the bird better. It was actively
    feeding between branches of the brush pile and did not allow long looks. The feeding
    was all in shade, some very dark shade with overcast skies so the color might
    have been better in the sun. I was about 50 feet from the bird using 8x32
    Swarovski. I had the National Geographic Guide as a reference at the time.
    
    Alan Hopkins
    San Francisco
    
    
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  49. Re: Monterey Seabirds 2015 schedule LINK
    DATE: Dec 5, 2014 @ 9:56pm, 14 day(s) ago
    I meant to write July 26th.
    John SterlingVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVV26 Palm AveWoodland, CA 95695530 908-3836jsterling@...www.sterlingbirds.comMonterey Seabirdswww.montereyseabirds.com(831) 375-4658Special Galapagos Birding Tour9-19 July 2015
    
    On Dec 4, 2014, at 8:23 PM, John Sterling <jsterling@...> wrote:
    Howdy Birders,Monterey Seabirds gladly announces its 2015 schedule with some exciting dates. More may be added, but these are set for now. The next trip following the three-hour Monterey CBC trip on Dec. 28th is on March 21st. This is a good date for Mottled Petrel, so although unlikely, we hold out hope for finding one on that trip.
    
    All dates are on Saturday, except for July 22 which is on a Sunday.
    Dates:
    March 21
    July 22
    August 8, 22
    September 12, 19
    October 3, 10
    Additional dates are possible, so check website for
    updates.
    Duration:
    8 hours
    Cost: $130
    For reservations contact Monterey Seabirds (also Monterey Whalewatch office). (831)
    375-4658; www.montereyseabirds.com; birdtrips@...
    
    Hope to see you on the ocean in 2015.
    
    John
    
    John SterlingVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVV26 Palm AveWoodland, CA 95695530 908-3836jsterling@...www.sterlingbirds.comSpecial Galapagos Birding Tour9-19 July 2015
    
    
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