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· Photos of Purple Sandpiper (May 5, 2016)
· cruise-ship pelagics off CA, May 3rd (TODAY)
· Butterbredt Spring Road Closure Saturday (May 5, 2016)
· Temporary Suspension of Access to Woodland Wastewater Treatment Plant (May 3, 2016)
· Temporary Suspension of Access to Woodland Wastewater Treatment Plant (May 3, 2016)
  1. Photos of Purple Sandpiper LINK
    DATE: May 5, 2016 @ 8:42am, 1 day(s) ago
    ?Greetings, ? I posted photos of the Purple Sandpiper in the Sandpiper Photos Folder. I shoot slides and it takes a while to get the film developed and then digitized. In any case, nobody else placed any in the photos folder so I felt it important to have a set there for all to see. ? Thanks to Guy McCaskie for spotting it after I searched fruitlessly for 2 hours. ? Enjoy, Al Borodayko Cypress, CA
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  3. cruise-ship pelagics off CA, May 3rd LINK
    DATE: TODAY @ 11:37am
    Over 25 birders were aboard a Holland America cruise-ship between San
    Diego and Vancouver, May 2-4. On May 3rd, we were off CA from southern
    San Luis Obispo County to southern Mendocino County--with mostly light
    winds. What a difference a week makes...this time only ONE Cook's Petrel
    (plus only 1 Murphy's and 0 Hawaiian) off CA. The light winds may well have
    played a role, but clearly the numbers of Cook's had dropped way off
    from the previous week when 170 were seen. We did have a dozen Murphy's
    the following day (May 4) off Oregon and s. Washington, as well as some
    Parakeet Auklets just north of the CA border, plus Laysan, late-ish
    Ancient Murrelet(s), another early-ish South Polar Skua, etc. Overall
    numbers of birds offshore were largely rather lackluster both days.
    
    A Princess ship the very next day (May 4) in the same waters had more wind and more pterodromas off n. CA!!
    I'll let folks on that boat summarize their findings.
    
    Our highlights in CA waters on May 3 were:
    
    Laysan Albatross: 3 (singles in MTY, SM, and SON/MEN)
    
    Murphy's Petrel: 1 (only 1, off s. MEN)
    
    Cook's Petrel: 1 (only 1, off s. MEN)
    
    Ashy Storm-Petrel: 7 (all off s. MEN)
    
    Great Egret: 1 (flying in from west, some 60 km off MTY...)
    
    South Ploar Skua: 1 (slightly early, off MTY)
    
    Scripps's Murrelet: 8 (4 pairs--1 off SLO, 1 off MTY, and 2 off SM)
    
    Tufted Puffin: 1 (off SF)
    
    Eurasian Collared-Dove: 1
    
    --Paul Lehman (and fellow crew), San Diego
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  5. Butterbredt Spring Road Closure Saturday LINK
    DATE: May 5, 2016 @ 11:43am, 1 day(s) ago
    Hi,
    
    Due to a road rally race access to Butterbredt Srping will be closed for
    
    the day starting 8am this coming Saturday, May 7th. This is a one day
    
    closure. Butterbredt will be accessible from now until 8am Saturday, and
    
    open again Sunday.
    
    In past years, some birders have birded Butterbredt from early Saturday
    
    morning (5:30am-5:45am start) until 7:30am to experience the morning
    
    migrant passage over and through the spring, then head to California
    
    City and Galileo before Jawbone Canyon Rd is closed at 8am. Others have
    
    hung out all day and covered the entire Butterbredt Canyon Rd which is
    
    NOT part of the race course. Note that the northern end of Butterbredt
    
    Canyon Rd hits a race closure portion of Kelso Valley Rd. So, if one
    
    lingers close to or past 8am, you may not be able to get out of
    
    Butterbredt Canyon until the dusk/dark end of the staggered time trial
    
    races.
    
    Serving as the messenger,
    
    Bob Barnes, Ridgecrest, Kern County, California
    
    Cell: 760-382-1260
    
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  7. Temporary Suspension of Access to Woodland Wastewater Treatment Plant LINK
    DATE: May 3, 2016 @ 3:53pm, 3 day(s) ago
    Birders who have visited Woodland Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) over the last year, have noticed extensive construction activities at the facility, particularly the movement of heavy equipment and trucks.
    
    The City of Woodland, Dept. of Public Works, notified Yolo Audubon of upcoming construction activities (new roads) that require suspension. The WWTP is located on Yolo County Road (CR) 24 and CR 102.? City staff will post on-site signage of the suspension.
    
    The last day to visit the ponds at the facility is May 6, 2016.? The expected duration of the suspended access is through September 2016.? City staff will contact Yolo Audubon should this particular construction phase allow access earlier than September.
    
    ?All birders, please do not attempt to visit the WWTP during the period of suspended access.
    
    ?
    Ken Ealy
    Yolo Audubon Society
    Davis, CA
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  9. Temporary Suspension of Access to Woodland Wastewater Treatment Plant LINK
    DATE: May 3, 2016 @ 7:38pm, 3 day(s) ago
    Birders who have visited Woodland Wastewater Treatment Plant?(WWTP) over the last year, have noticed extensive construction activities at?the facility, particularly the movement of heavy equipment and trucks.?
    
    The City of Woodland, Dept. of Public Works, notified Yolo?Audubon of upcoming construction activities (new roads) that require suspension.? The WWTP is located on Yolo County Road (CR) 24 and CR 102. ?? City staff will post on-site signage of ? the suspension.
    
    The last day to visit the ponds at the facility is May 6,?2016.??The expected duration of the?suspended access is through September 2016.??City staff will contact Yolo Audubon should this particular?construction phase allow access earlier than September.
    
    ?All birders, please do not attempt to visit the WWTP during?the period of suspended access.
    
    ?
    Ken Ealy
    
    Yolo Audubon Society
    Davis, CA
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  11. Little Stint continues at Alviso Marina LINK
    DATE: May 3, 2016 @ 10:40pm, 3 day(s) ago
    The Little Stint continues today, Tuesday, May 3 (until ca. 3 PM), at the Alviso Marina pond, Santa Clara County, as previously reported (since April 20). ? Gene Hunn Petaluma
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  13. Gray Flycatcher Merced County LINK
    DATE: May 3, 2016 @ 8:10pm, 3 day(s) ago
    Gray Flycatcher may not be of statewide interest but here have been a lot of reports from the Bay Area and surrounding counties lately. Since I’m not on Central Valley Birds, I’ll post here. I was in Santa Clara county at 12:30pm when I read an Ebird report of Gray Flycatcher at Basalt Campground in Merced County. I was there in forty minutes. Found the bird in the Basalt Campground which is about two miles from Hwy 152 at San Luis Reservoir. It was along the east side of the south loop in the campground, ranging from campsite 76 to 62. For those interested, there were also two MacGillivary’s Warblers, two Swainson’s Thrushes, and a Red-breasted Nuthatch at the south end. The south loop in general was swarming with western migrants.   Dave Weber, Milpitas
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  15. Re: [CALBIRDS] Great Gray Owl Photos LINK
    DATE: May 3, 2016 @ 11:39am, 3 day(s) ago
    Hi Ed. I have a nice selection here -?https://naturestoc.smugmug.com/Birds/Owls/ ?, below some of my most current owl species shots. ?If you see something you like, let me know and I can send you a copy. Dan Brown
    
    Dan Brown, www.naturestoc.smugmug.com
    
    
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  17. Re: [CALBIRDS] Great Gray Owl Photos LINK
    DATE: May 3, 2016 @ 11:15am, 3 day(s) ago
    Hi Ed:
    
    You are welcome to this one that I took in 2013:
    
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/isaaccsanchez/9049579627/in/album-72157653512511095 /
    
    Isaac Sanchez
    Austin, TX
    
    From: < CALBIRDS@yahoogroups.com > on behalf of "Ed Stonick
    edstonick@... [CALBIRDS]" < CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com >
    
    Reply-To: Ed Stonick < edstonick@... >
    
    Date: Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 5:11 AM
    
    To: " CALBIRDS@yahoogroups.com " < CALBIRDS@yahoogroups.com >
    
    Subject: [CALBIRDS] Great Gray Owl Photos
    
    ? Greetings! ? A friend and I were able to see the Great Gray Owl at Prairie Creek Redwoods Park on February 13.? Unfortunately, my camera got wet the night before, and I was unable to photograph the bird, except for a few phone shots.? I’d like to obtain
    some online photos of the bird as it was a lifer and such a magnificent creature! ? Ed Stonick Pasadena, CA edstonick@... ? Sent from
    Mail for Windows 10 ?
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  19. Great Gray Owl Photos LINK
    DATE: May 3, 2016 @ 3:11am, 4 day(s) ago
    Greetings! ? A friend and I were able to see the Great Gray Owl at Prairie Creek Redwoods Park on February 13.  Unfortunately, my camera got wet the night before, and I was unable to photograph the bird, except for a few phone shots.  I’d like to obtain some online photos of the bird as it was a lifer and such a magnificent creature! ? Ed Stonick Pasadena, CA edstonick@... ? Sent from Mail for Windows 10 ?
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  21. Red-throated Pipit at Big Bear Lake (and Sanderling at Kramer Junction) LINK
    DATE: May 1, 2016 @ 8:52pm, 5 day(s) ago
    A few more details on the Red-throated Pipits at Big Bear Lake (second and third count records) found earlier today, May 1. Both birds were along the same stretch of the south shore of Big Bear Lake, though never seen together on the ground (and only once together in flight). They were usually by themselves, but occasionally near one or several American Pipits. They showed a preference for foraging in the grass and short, broad-leaf vegetation just back from the shoreline, but would also venture out onto the open mudflats. For anyone looking tomorrow I would recommend walking through the short grass and vegetation parallel to the shoreline, and scanning the exposed mudflats and grassy areas ahead of you. Listen for its diagnostic flight call, as they were quite skittish and not closely approachable. If you can follow and see where it lands, you should be able to relocate and scope it from a distance. We were able to do this several times over the course of the afternoon.
    
    To access this area, you can park behind the Vons and walk the short distance along Sandalwood Drive to Rathbun Creek and follow the dirt road out to the shoreline. You can also drive this road out toward the shore, but use common sense and stop before you get your car stuck in the mud if you do. The birds were seen between the "mouth" of Rathbun Creek and the cove immediately east of Eagle Point, but did seem to favor the peninsula east of Eagle Point (more or less here:?34.254427, -116.896171).
    
    Also earlier today, I found a Sanderling at Kramer Junction solar evaporation ponds. It was mostly in basic plumage, but did have some alternate feathers on the head and a few on the back.
    
    Tom Benson
    San Bernardino, CA
    
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/40928097@N07/
    
    
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  23. RE: [LACoBirds] Red-throated Pipit, San Clemente Island LINK
    DATE: May 1, 2016 @ 3:39pm, 5 day(s) ago
    Not sure why this hasn't been posted yet, but a Red-throated Pipit was found at Big Bear Lake this morning by Eric Tipton, and Michael Woodruff found a second one about 15 minutes ago. The area of shoreline where the birds were seen can be accessed from behind the Vons in Big Bear City.
    
    Tom Benson?
    San Bernardino, CA?
    
    Sent from my Sprint Samsung Galaxy S® 6.
    
    -------- Original message --------
    From: "Justyn Stahl justyn.stahl@... [LACoBirds]"
    Date: 5/1/16 3:09 PM (GMT-08:00)
    To: lacobirds , calbirds@yahoogroups.com
    Subject: [LACoBirds] Red-throated Pipit, San Clemente Island
    
    Today, 1 May 2016, I found and photographed a Red-throated Pipit on San Clemente Island. Looking at eBird, I see just one other May record for California: 9 May 2007, Del Norte Co.
    
    Photos in checklist:
    http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29338240
    
    Cheers,
    
    Justyn Stahl
    
    San Clemente Island
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  25. Red-throated Pipit, San Clemente Island LINK
    DATE: May 1, 2016 @ 3:09pm, 5 day(s) ago
    Today, 1 May 2016, I found and photographed a Red-throated Pipit on San Clemente Island. Looking at eBird, I see just one other May record for California: 9 May 2007, Del Norte Co.
    
    Photos in checklist:
    http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29338240
    
    Cheers,
    
    Justyn Stahl
    
    San Clemente Island
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  27. Little Stint continues at Alviso Marina County Park 4/30/2016 LINK
    DATE: Apr 30, 2016, 7 day(s) ago
    Hi Folks,
    
    The continuing Little Stint was seen well this afternoon around 5:00 PM with several other birders who were already on it when I got there. Same area as has been reported, northern end of pond that is between A12 and the railroad tracks. ?Note: today it was not the northern most end, it was on or near a tiny island about 50 yards before the northern end, in the middle of the pond - spent most of its time there. At one point if flew off into A12, but within about 10 minutes it was back on its tiny island that it favors. ?If a Western Sandpiper flew in it defended its turf and ran it off, but if a crowd flew in it just joined the crowd. ?Mostly it kept to itself which helped in locating it amongst the huge number of peeps that are present.
    
    Bountiful Birding,
    Kent Forward
    El Granada
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  29. Red Knots LINK
    DATE: Apr 30, 2016, 7 day(s) ago
    I found seven Red Knots today at Virgin Creek Beach in Fort Bragg, CA --
    
    Becky Bowen had four yesterday at the same location
    
    Feather
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  31. Recent CBRC news LINK
    DATE: Apr 29, 2016, 8 day(s) ago
    Birders,   The California Bird Records Committee (CBRC) recently completed its second round of deliberations on the Gray Thrasher that appeared at Famosa Slough, San Diego County on 2 August 2016. The record was not accepted
    due to questionable natural occurrence, although this species may still be added to the “Supplemental List.”  The state list currently remains at 662 species.
      Two potential additions to the California list are being considered by the CBRC:  Two records of  Purple Sandpiper (at Salt Creek, north end of the Salton Sea, Riverside Co. 25 March to 17 April 2016, and at
    Kehoe Beach, Pt. Reyes National Seashore, Marin Co. 25 April 2016) have been officially submitted to the CBRC, but have not yet circulated; the Committee will consider whether these records might represent the same individual.  A report of Social Flycatcher
    from South El Monte, Los Angeles County on 28 October 2015 is currently in circulation.   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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  33. Pelagic Trips for Everyone LINK
    DATE: Apr 28, 2016, 9 day(s) ago
    Howdy, CalBirders,
    
    It's not too early to plan your fall pelagic trips! Shearwater Journeys has 25 trips on offer this fall season, beginning July 29 through October 16. We have trips departing from Monterey, Half Moon Bay, and from Sausalito to the Farallon Islands.?
    
    As always, our two departures to the Farallon Islands on August 7 and 14, are?booking up quickly. Departing from Sausalito, we sail under the iconic Golden Gate Bridge on a spotlessly clean, stable vessel to see the largest breeding seabird colony south of Alaska. Absolutely teeming with seabirds, the past few years we've also found a number of goodies. In 2015, we observed three species of sulidae: Northern Gannet, Brown Booby and Blue-footed Booby. We have a 100% success rate finding Tufted Puffins, up close and personal. Great photo ops. A trip report is here:
    http://shearwaterjourneys.blogspot.com/2014/08/farallon-islands-august-3-2014-trip.html
    
    We are also offering the wildly successful Albacore trip September 10, departing from Monterey. This 12 hour long trip has produced an incredible number of rare seabirds and marine mammals. This is the single hottest selling trip on our program right now. Our 2015 Albacore trip was a smashing success on every level. To read more about Albacore trips:
    http://shearwaterjourneys.blogspot.com/2015/07/about-albacore-offshore-monterey-trip.html
    http://shearwaterjourneys.blogspot.com/2014/07/albacore-grounds-offshore-monterey.html
    
    We have 14 trips departing from Monterey and 8 trips departing from Half Moon Bay this coming fall. For general info:
    http://shearwaterjourneys.blogspot.com/2014/07/monterey-seabirds-with-shearwater.html
    http://shearwaterjourneys.blogspot.com/2014/07/half-moon-bay-pelagic-trips-with.html
    
    For Reservations and Discounts for the coming season:
    http://shearwaterjourneys.blogspot.com
    Please note: I will be out of the office from 15 May through 25 June, leading expedition voyages in the Russian Far East. You can still send in your reservations during that period, though.
    
    The Year 2015 El Nino was truly one of the most spectacular years I have ever seen. This El Nino was compared to the 1983 and 1998 El Ninos, as being one of the strongest on record. A tricky thing happened along the Central Coast, though. As warm water pushed all sorts of marine life up to our area, a body of nearshore, cold water staged outside of Monterey and Half Moon Bay. A front, loaded with food for seabirds, materialized making for excellent seabirding! For an excellent writeup about this with sea surface temperature graphs, see:?
    http://shearwaterjourneys.blogspot.com/2015/08/streaming-shearwaters-schooling-fish.html
    
    Shearwater Journeys celebrated forty years of pelagic trips in 2015 along with the more than 1100 birders who joined one or more of our 28 fall trips! (All of our scheduled trips operated in 2015 and non were weathered out or canceled for lack of subscription). Some birders did as many as five trips! Every day is different, even from the same port.?
    
    Birders hailed from 43 different states in the USA and 13 different countries from around the world. (Sweden, UK, Denmark, Singapore, India, Kazakstan, Australia, France, North Ireland, Canada, Germany, Brazil, and Norway). Some birders ticked as many as 25 life birds on one trip! We celebrated every one!?
    
    In 2015, Shearwater Journeys recorded 18 species of procellariiformes: 2 albatrossses; 2 petrels; 7 shearwaters; 6 storm-petrels and Pacific fulmar. We recorded some 16 species of shorebirds from the boat, mostly along the jetties; 3 sulidae; 8 alcids, including Scripps's, Guadalupe and Marbled Murrelets; 10 species of gulls and terns. A Loggerhead Turtle made a very rare appearance on one of our Monterey trip. Finally, we found an amazing 11 species of cetaceans. Most trips recorded Humpback Whales, sometimes as many as 50, and once over 80 in one day!
    
    I am grateful to the generations of thousands and thousands of birders who have joined our trips over these past 40 years. Equally as important are the world class leaders who work tirelessly to not only find seabirds and marine mammals but also to interpret the marine environment in a meaningful way. Our leader ratio is very high, averaging some six leaders per trip.?
    
    Our 34 leaders in 2015 included: Scott Terrill, Linda Terrill, Peter Pyle, Gerry McChesney, Mary Gustafson, Dave Pereksta, Todd McGrath, Steve Hampton, Jim Holmes, Nick Levendosky, Alex Rinkert, Brian Sullivan, Abe Borker, Steve Howell, Steve Tucker, Will Brooks, Christian Schwarz, Tim Miller, Annie Schmidt, Adam Searcy, Dena Spatz, Lauren Harter, David Vander Pluym, Clay Kempf, Mel Preston, Chris Wood, Jessie Barry, John Garrett, Dave Pavlik, Jennifer Green, Al De Martini, Joel Barrett, Marissa Orega-Welch, and Debi Shearwater. Many leaders have experience leading pelagic trips off the East Coast, Southern California and Texas. Quite a few leaders have worldwide seabirding knowledge and first hand experience.?
    
    Personally, I am grateful for the many decades of riding the bounding main with so many wonderful birders. Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine that a love of the sea would be shared with so many. It has been and continues to be a marvelous adventure. I hope to see you out there — like so many generations of birders!
    
    Shearwaters Forever, (really)
    Debi Shearwater
    
    P.S. Get ready — as I mentioned last year, La Nina, is on its way!
    
    DEBRA SHEARWATER
    Shearwater Journeys, Inc.
    PO Box 190
    Hollister, CA 95024
    831.637.8527
    debi@...
    www.shearwaterjourneys.com
    www.shearwaterjourneys.blogspot.com
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  35. cruise highlights: 170 Cook's, 13 Murphy's, 1 Hawaiian, 4 Laysans LINK
    DATE: Apr 28, 2016, 9 day(s) ago
    About 18 birders were aboard a Holland America sailing from San Diego to
    
    Vancouver from April 23-26. Strong head winds and seas off California
    
    and southern Oregon meant we had a slow down and ran late, and ended up
    
    with more time in several CA counties, less in others. Was mostly about
    
    40 miles offshore. April 24 was from west of San Miguel Is. in Santa
    
    Barbara Co. to very southern San Mateo Co. (brief, before dusk). April
    
    25 was from central Mendocino Co. to Curry Co. OR. Highlights were a
    
    good showing of 170 Cook's Petrels, seen in numbers in every CA county
    
    traversed in daylight up to extreme southern Humboldt. The total of a
    
    dozen Murphy's was lower than the past couple years, with by far the
    
    best views off Humboldt, Del Norte, and Curry. The single Hawaiian
    
    (Dark-rumped) Petrel was distant. Four Long-tailed Jaegers. On April 26
    
    we were off Washington and had 10 Parakeet Auklets, plus a Laysan and a
    
    dozen Long-tailed Jaegers. Overall, numbers and diversity well offshore
    
    were rather sub-par.
    
    APRIL 24
    
    SANTA BARBARA COUNTY
    
    Murphy's Petrel: 2
    
    Hawaiian (Dark-rumped) Petrel: 1
    
    Cook's Petrel: 31
    
    SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY
    
    Laysan Albatross: 2
    
    Murphy's Petrel: 1
    
    Cook's Petrel: 31
    
    Arctic Tern: 1
    
    MONTEREY COUNTY
    
    Murphy's Petrel: 1
    
    Cook's Petrel: 75
    
    SAN MATEO COUNTY
    
    Cook's Petrel: 12
    
    APRIL 25
    
    MENDOCINO COUNTY
    
    Cook's Petrel: 20
    
    Ashy Storm-Petrel: 1
    
    HUMBOLDT COUNTY
    
    Murphy's Petrel: 4
    
    Cook's Petrel: 1 (northernmost bird of trip was SW of Punta Gorda)
    
    Arctic Tern: 3
    
    DEL NORTE COUNTY
    
    Laysan Albatross: 1
    
    Murphy's Petrel: 3
    
    Long-tailed Jaeger: 3
    
    CURRY COUNTY, OR
    
    Laysan Albatross: 1
    
    Murphy's Petrel: 2
    
    -- Paul Lehman, San Diego
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  37. cruise highlights: 170 Cook's, 13 Murphy's, 1 Hawaiian, 4 Laysans LINK
    DATE: Apr 28, 2016, 9 day(s) ago
    About 18 birders were aboard a Holland America sailing from San
    Diego to Vancouver from April 23-26. Strong head winds and seas off California
    and southern Oregon meant we had a slow down and ran late, and ended up
    with more time in several CA counties, less in others. Was mostly about
    40 miles offshore. April 24 was from west of San Miguel Is. in Santa
    Barbara Co. to very southern San Mateo Co. (brief, before dusk). April
    25 was from central Mendocino Co. to Curry Co. OR. Highlights were a
    good showing of 170 Cook's Petrels, seen in numbers in every CA county
    traversed in daylight up to extreme southern Humboldt. The total of a
    dozen Murphy's was lower than the past couple years, with by far the
    best views off Humboldt, Del Norte, and Curry. The single Hawaiian
    (Dark-rumped) Petrel was distant. Four Long-tailed Jaegers. On April 26
    we were off Washington and had 10 Parakeet Auklets, plus a Laysan and a
    dozen Long-tailed Jaegers. Overall, numbers and diversity well offshore
    were rather sub-par.
    
    APRIL 24
    
    SANTA BARBARA COUNTY
    
    Murphy's Petrel: 2
    
    Hawaiian (Dark-rumped) Petrel: 1
    
    Cook's Petrel: 31
    
    SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY
    
    Laysan Albatross: 2
    
    Murphy's Petrel: 1
    
    Cook's Petrel: 31
    
    Arctic Tern: 1
    
    MONTEREY COUNTY
    
    Murphy's Petrel: 1
    
    Cook's Petrel: 75
    
    SAN MATEO COUNTY
    
    Cook's Petrel: 12
    
    APRIL 25
    
    MENDOCINO COUNTY
    
    Cook's Petrel: 20
    
    Ashy Storm-Petrel: 1
    
    HUMBOLDT COUNTY
    
    Murphy's Petrel: 4
    
    Cook's Petrel: 1 (northernmost bird of trip was SW of Punta Gorda)
    
    Arctic Tern: 3
    
    DEL NORTE COUNTY
    
    Laysan Albatross: 1
    
    Murphy's Petrel: 3
    
    Long-tailed Jaeger: 3
    
    CURRY COUNTY, OR
    
    Laysan Albatross: 1
    
    Murphy's Petrel: 2
    
    -- Paul Lehman, San Diego
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  39. Kelp Gull at SEFI LINK
    DATE: Apr 27, 2016 @ 8:31am, 9 day(s) ago
    All,
    
    I just noticed this from the Farallon Blog...
    
    http://www.losfarallones.blogspot.com/2016/04/new-gull-in-town.html
    
    --
    
    Joseph Morlan, Pacifica, CA
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  41. Little Stint still present Apr 26 LINK
    DATE: Apr 26, 2016 @ 10:09pm, 10 day(s) ago
    With ~50 Western Sandpipers at ~3:30 pm in the usual location, the north end of the impoundment between salt pond A12 and the railroad tracks north of Alviso Marina. ?The bird was not at all aggressive towards the Western Sandpipers today. ?Don't expect to see the rufous in the tertials with 10x optics.
    Good luck,? Pete Dunten / Mountain View
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  43. Little Stint continues LINK
    DATE: Apr 25, 2016 @ 6:25pm, 11 day(s) ago
    Birders,
    
    I found the Little Stint about 530 this afternoon after over three hours of searching. It was in the north eastern corner of the pond where previously reported.
    
    John Green
    Riverside, CA
    
    Sent from my iPhone
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  45. Re: [CALBIRDS] NO Marsh Sandpiper? LINK
    DATE: Apr 25, 2016 @ 1:10pm, 11 day(s) ago
    Unfortunately, the 900 mile round trip to see the Marsh Sandpiper on Sunday 4/24 proved fruitless. Michael Lester and I and many others searched in vain all morning. Boos, not cheers. Good birding,
    
    Steve Sosensky On Apr 24, 2016, at 10:27 AM, "James Searcy serpophaga@... [CALBIRDS]" < CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com > wrote: No one has posted an update, but it is my understanding that the Marsh Sandpiper has NOT been seen this (Sunday) morning as of 10am.
    
    Anyone on site please correct as necessary.
    
    Cheers,
    
    Adam Searcy
    Camarillo, CA
    Serpophaga@...
    
    Posted by: James Searcy
    
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  47. little stint photos plus LINK
    DATE: Apr 25, 2016 @ 1:02pm, 11 day(s) ago
    Just placed my photos of the distant Little Stint in Santa Clara on my website…direct link at? https://sterlingbirds.smugmug.com/Recent-Photos/
    
    Had to struggle with poor light and distance but managed to get these shots.
    
    enjoy!
    
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  49. CBRC Review species LINK
    DATE: Apr 25, 2016 @ 12:10pm, 11 day(s) ago
    Hello California birders,   This past month has certainly been an impressive one for vagrants in California, with multiple California Bird Records Committee (CBRC) review species being found and seen just since last Friday. As you may know the CBRC reviews and archives
    documentation of all review species that occur in the state, providing a permanent record of written details and analysis, photos, videos, and audio recordings associated with each sighting. This archive, however, cannot exist with your input. We therefore
    request that observers of CBRC review species please submit documentation to the secretary at the email address below. A list of recent sightings for which we are requesting documentation is included below. If you have not previously submitted documentation
    or photos, guidelines for doing so can be found on the
    CBRC website . Thank you.   Tom   Thomas A. Benson Secretary, California Bird Records Committee secretary@...     EMPEROR GOOSE – Seven Mile Slough, SAC, 9-19 Mar 2016 Documentation and photos from Dan Skalos, Aaron Maizlish, and Albert Linkowski   TRICOLORED HERON – San Diego Bay, SD, 18 Apr 2016 Documentation and photos from Guy McCaskie and Gary Nunn   GLOSSY IBIS – Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area, YOL, 2-8 Apr 2016 Documentation and photos from John Ehrenfeld and William Rockey   SWALLOW-TAILED KITE – NOLF Imperial Beach and Camp Pendleton, SD, 22 APR 2016 (potential 2 nd state record) Documentation requested from observers   MARSH SANDPIPER – Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area, YOL, 16-23 Apr 2016 (potential 3 rd state record) Documentation and photos from Aaron Maizlish   PURPLE SANDPIPER – Salt Creek, RIV, 25 Mar-17 Apr 2016 (potential 1st state record) Documentation and photos from Don Roberson, David Nelson, Ron Holland, Mark Chappell, and Larry Sansone   LITTLE STINT – Alviso Marina County Park, SCL, 20-25 Apr 2016 Documentation and photos from Will Brooks and Michael Park   LITTLE GULL – Penasquitos Lagoon, SD, 7 Apr 2016 Documentation and photos from Carl Jackson and Justyn Stahl   LITTLE GULL – Salt Creek, RIV, 12 Apr 2016 (adult and juvenile) Photo of adult from Bob McKernan   LITTLE GULL – Salt Creek, RIV, 16 Apr 2016 (juvenile) No documentation received.   LITTLE GULL – Salt Creek, RIV, 23 Apr 2016 (adult) Documentation and photos from Julie Szabo   WHITE WAGTAIL – Pismo Creek mouth, SLO, 22 APR 2016 No documentation received.  
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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'.