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· Re: [CALBIRDS] Glossy Ibis Los Angeles (May 28, 2016)
· Glossy Ibis Los Angeles (May 28, 2016)
· Re: [CALBIRDS] Re: LA Glossy Ibis (May 28, 2016)
· Re: LA Glossy Ibis (May 28, 2016)
· LA Glossy Ibis (May 28, 2016)
  1. Re: [CALBIRDS] Glossy Ibis Los Angeles LINK
    DATE: May 28, 2016 @ 3:18pm, 1 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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  3. Glossy Ibis Los Angeles LINK
    DATE: May 28, 2016 @ 1:39pm, 1 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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  5. Re: [CALBIRDS] Re: LA Glossy Ibis LINK
    DATE: May 28, 2016 @ 1:12pm, 1 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
    
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    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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  7. Re: LA Glossy Ibis LINK
    DATE: May 28, 2016 @ 12:30pm, 1 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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  9. LA Glossy Ibis LINK
    DATE: May 28, 2016 @ 7:50am, 2 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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  11. Glossy Ibis LINK
    DATE: May 27, 2016 @ 2:04pm, 2 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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  13. Glossy Ibis continues, Los Angeles county LINK
    DATE: May 26, 2016 @ 6:02am, 4 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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  15. RE: [CALBIRDS] Kern county LINK
    DATE: May 20, 2016 @ 2:24pm, 9 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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  17. Kern county LINK
    DATE: May 20, 2016 @ 1:50pm, 9 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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  19. Marin BETH & SAGS records LINK
    DATE: May 17, 2016 @ 9:51pm, 12 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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  21. Out of area post -- significant change to birding availability in Dyer (Fish Lake Valley), NV LINK
    DATE: May 15, 2016 @ 9:50am, 14 day(s) ago
    Posted with permission of the CalBirds listowners:
    
    California birders have birded the Dyer (Fish Lake Valley) area in
    
    Nevada (a few miles north of Mono County's Oasis Ranch) for several
    
    decades. During that time, the owners of Circle-L Ranch (and other
    
    properties) welcomed birders. The properties changed ownership a couple
    
    of years ago.
    
    I have been asked by a resident at Circle-L Ranch to inform the birders
    
    who visit Dyer that the properties owned as "White Mountain Ranch",
    
    which include the Circle-L Ranch, Dyer Pond, and the ranch which birders
    
    call Abandoned Ranch (just north of Dyer Pond), are no longer open to
    
    birders. Hopefully, this is a temporary situation. We (Greg Scyphers
    
    and I) were provided with contact information for the owner of the
    
    properties. We will contact him and see if he might give us written
    
    permission for birders to visit some of the properties, but until we are
    
    able to get that permission, please DO NOT ENTER CIRCLE-L RANCH, the
    
    DYER POND, or the ABANDONED RANCH (which birders used to call BUZZARD'S
    
    ROOST or VULTURE'S ROOST.) Greg will be contacting the owner soon, and
    
    when we have any additional information, it will be posted to the Nevada
    
    listserv. I think (hope) that we might be able to get permission to
    
    continue birding Dyer Pond and Abandoned Ranch. It is unlikely that
    
    Circle-L will be available for birders, as the ranch house, which had
    
    been vacant since the change of ownership, is now occupied.
    
    For California birders who do not follow the Nevada listserv, if you
    
    plan to visit Dyer, send me email and I'll let you know if the situation
    
    changes. Please do not post to CalBirds on this out-of-area topic.
    
    Martin
    
    ---------------
    
    Martin Meyers
    
    email: Martin (...AT...) SierraBirdbum.com
    
    Photo website: http://SierraBirdbum.com
    
    Truckee, CA
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  23. Amador County LINK
    DATE: May 14, 2016 @ 1:13pm, 15 day(s) ago
    Sharon and I headed to Amador County to try to change a
    color – only needed 1, so we were pretty confident.
    
    We started at Camanche Reservoir, north shore.? Liberty Road (becomes Camanche Parkway North},
    which heads north from SR-88 to the Reservoir, is a two-lane road with very
    limited (or absent) shoulders, although there is a pull-off as the Reservoir
    comes into view.? American White Pelicans
    were on the Reservoir to the south of the road.?
    At the narrow road crossing of the Reservoir (no shoulder to pull off
    on), we had a very obliging ROCK WREN, the color-changer.? We went to the Camanche Hills Hunting Reserve.? In the past, I have been confused as to how
    other birders {e.g., Tim Steurer, CB #8320} were able to walk down to near the
    shoreline, and no new answers became obvious.?
    Jim Lomax describes {CB #8268} entering the north side of the Reservoir
    through the kiosk, but this is on the south side of Liberty Road, whereas CHHR
    is accessed off Curran Road to the north.Regardless, the Reservoir is so full that no
    shorebird habitat was seen.
    
    We then headed into the high country (>6000’) on SR-88 to
    Ellis Road.? At the junction is a nice
    picnic area, as described by Frances Oliver {CB #418}, that provided a nice
    assortment of birds, including Golden-crowned Kinglet, Mountain Chickadee,
    & Western Tanager.? A little further
    down Ellis Road, we ran into CHIPPING SPARROW, CASSIN’S VIREO &
    MacGillivray’s Warbler (nice look as it came to roadside when I pished).? Further yet, past the turn off to Salt
    Springs Road – now signed as “Motor Vehicles Not Permitted” (see John Luther’s
    posting, CB #7802) – we came to a logged area which provided Green-tailed
    Towhee, White-headed Woodpecker, Nashville Warbler, THICK-BILLED FOX SPARROW,
    Clark’s Nutcracker & Yellow Warbler.
    
    Going back down to the foothills, we headed to Electra
    Road.? This road is accessed from SR-49
    immediately north of the bridge over the Mokelumne River.? Incidentally, the river itself is the county
    line between Amador & Calaveras, though I’m not certain if the county line
    follows the thalweg (as is usual), or one of the banks.? We immediately encountered RUFOUS-CROWNED
    SPARROW, singing on the grassy hill north of the road.? We proceeded to the Day Use area where we
    quickly found Western Wood-Pewee, Bullock’s Oriole, & Lazuli Bunting, but
    not the target.? Driving on to the end of
    the road, just above the pseudo-dam, we finally heard YELLOW-BREASTED
    CHAT.? But where was it?? As we concentrated on locating the singer, we
    began to conclude that it was actually across the river – bad news since we
    needed it for Amador, but not for Calaveras, unlike Leslie Flint {CVBirds
    #17573}.? We were never able to conclusively
    put the bird in Amador.
    
    Beautiful day in the foothills & mountains, Stephen Long Oakland, CA
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  25. deepwater cruise 5/12 off nw CA & OR: 2 Hawaiians, 4 Murphy's, 2 Laysans LINK
    DATE: May 13, 2016 @ 4:57am, 17 day(s) ago
    On 12 May, a group of birders were aboard the Grand Princess on the
    
    first full day of our San Francisco to southeast Alaska and back
    
    round-trip. This cruise goes direct from SF to Juneau, thus goes through
    
    deep, very offshore waters--to the tune of 200 miles out off northern
    
    OR, WA, and s. BC. The day started at dawn already 45 miles off Arcata
    
    and quickly headed NW even farther offshore and entered OR waters just
    
    two hours later. Much of the time spent way off Oregon is over level
    
    "abyssal plain" waters, so overall diversity and numbers (except for the
    
    ubiquitous Leach's Storm-Petel) is often--but not always--fairly
    
    limited. Species seen in numbers closer to shore can be pretty scarce
    
    this far out. Totals for the day were as follows:
    
    LAYSAN ALBATROSS: 2+ (off Curry/Coos Cos., OR)
    
    Black-footed Albatross: 19
    
    Northern Fulmar: 1
    
    MURPHY'S PETREL: 4 (2 Del Norte, 2 Curry)
    
    HAWAIIAN PETREL: 2 (both Curry; about 75 miles offshore)
    
    Pink-footed Shearwater: 3
    
    Sooty Shearwater: 63
    
    Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel: 1
    
    Leach's Storm-Petrel: 545
    
    Red-necked Phalarope: 3
    
    Pomarine Jaeger: 1
    
    Parasitic Jaeger: 10 (all adults; perhaps a surprisingly high total
    
    this far offshore, with birds out to 140 miles)
    
    Common Murre: 2
    
    Rhinoceros Auklet: 5
    
    Herring Gull: 1 (105 miles out)
    
    Eurasian Collared-Dove: 5 (go! go! go!)
    
    Savannah Sparrow: 1
    
    --PAUL LEHMAN, San Diego
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  27. Offshore Boundaries Maps LINK
    DATE: May 12, 2016 @ 3:29pm, 17 day(s) ago
    Hello Cal Birders,
    
    I got some great feedback on my California Boundary Maps, Thanks to?Elias, Alvaro , Alan Wight and Paul L.
    
    Unfortunately on my first round of maps I used a Planar (Flat Earth) calculation to set the boundaries. I suppose that is fine for paper maps, but who uses paper maps anymore :-)
    In todays Google Earth World it was preferable to use a Geodesic calculation that considers the curvature of the earth. At first I didn't think there would be much of a difference between planar and geodesic, but the difference was quite noticeable. Anyway I have updated the interactive site with the new calculated boundaries.
    
    http://kurtrad.maps.arcgis.com/apps/Viewer/index.html?appid=73134f0a913244fc99ab078360ac4d85
    
    or
    
    http://birdingthecloud.com/ca_offshore.aspx
    
    Over the next few days I will make a KML file available for download from my BirdingTheCloud.com site.
    
    Regards
    
    Kurt Radamaker
    Cave Creek, AZ
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  29. RE: [CALBIRDS] Hooded Warbler, Sand Dune Park, Los Angeles County LINK
    DATE: May 12, 2016 @ 10:43am, 17 day(s) ago
    Sand Dune Park is in Manhattan Beach in Los Angeles County.
    
    >
    
    --
    
    Mike Feighner
    
    Livermore, California, Alameda County
    
    http://www.linkedIn.com/in/michaelfeighner
    
    --
    
    "Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot
    
    drive out hate; only love can do that." -- Martin Luther King, Jr.
    
    
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  31. Hooded Warbler LINK
    DATE: May 12, 2016 @ 9:51am, 17 day(s) ago
    Sad Dune park - Male Hooded Warbler still present at 9:00 and seen from bathroom area - lower portion of park. Also had Olive-sided Flycatcher and Hermit Warbler and Western Wood Pewee. Don Hoechlin. Costa Mesa.
    
    Sent from my iPhone
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  33. RE: [CALBIRDS] Ulistac Natural Area, Male Painted Bunting, May 8th, 9th, and 10th LINK
    DATE: May 11, 2016 @ 9:14am, 18 day(s) ago
    Kathy and others who may be asking about the location,
    
    I used to react the same way about GPS Coordinates. Just what do I do with them? Just copy and paste the two coordinates into your Google Search, hit search and then select maps. There is also a map in the link I provided. And there is also a link to a map within in Raymond Liao’s eBird link [scroll down, Raymond has pictures]
    
    Here is the output from Google’s use of the coordinates [one mile east of Levi’s Stadium, location of Super Bowl 50]:
    
    >
    
    PS: This appears to be a wild bird and moves around a lot and shows no cage wear. Once you have spotted the bird, he hides for a duration of time. The CBRC has accepted some male Painted Buntings in the past. The Painted Bunting that showed up in Santa Clara County in Mountain View in October-November 2011 was a female.
    
    --
    
    Mike Feighner
    
    Livermore, California, Alameda County
    
    < http://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelfeighner >
    
    http://www.linkedIn.com/in/michaelfeighner
    
    --
    
    “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” -- Martin Luther King, Jr.
    
    From: Kathy Woveris [mailto: woveris@... ]
    
    Sent: Tuesday, May 10, 2016 11:30 PM
    
    To: Mike Feighner < feinerVogel94551@... >
    
    Subject: Re: [CALBIRDS] Ulistac Natural Area, Male Painted Bunting, May 8th, 9th, and 10th
    
    coordinates don't help me, can you tell me the location?
    
    thanks
    
    Kathy Woveris Piano and Organ Studio
    
    Buy Products Made In USA
    
    “It often seems to me that the night is much more alive and richly colored
    
    than the day."
    
    Vincent van Gogh
    
    On Tuesday, May 10, 2016 7:23 PM, "'Mike Feighner' feinerVogel94551@... [CALBIRDS]" < CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com > wrote:
    
    Male Painted Bunting found originally by Raymond Liao of Saratoga in Santa Clara County on morning of 5-8-2016, and is still being seen and reported today.
    
    Actual location coordinates: 37.4081025,-121.9575414
    
    More about the park: >
    
    --
    
    Mike Feighner
    
    Livermore, California, Alameda County
    
    < http://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelfeighner >
    
    http://www.linkedIn.com/in/michaelfeighner
    
    --
    
    “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” -- Martin Luther King, Jr.
    
    From: south-bay-birds@yahoogroups.com [mailto: south-bay-birds@yahoogroups.com ] On Behalf Of rrfliao@... [south-bay-birds]
    
    Sent: Sunday, May 08, 2016 3:42 PM
    
    To: south-bay-birds@yahoogroups.com
    
    Subject: RE: [SBB] Ullistac Natural Area
    
    Raymond Liao’s photos are up at:
    
    http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29498862
    
    Painted Bunting, Gray Flycatcher, Nashville Warbler ...
    
    Cheers!
    
    Raymond Liao
    
    Saratoga, Santa Clara County
    
    
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  35. RESEND RE: [CALBIRDS] Ulistac Natural Area, Male Painted Bunting, May 8th, 9th, and 10th LINK
    DATE: May 11, 2016 @ 10:43am, 18 day(s) ago
    This apparently has not gone out in a timely fashion. There are currently no reports of sightings of the Santa Clara / Ulistac Painting Bunting [ South Bay Birds or eBird] thus far this morning 11 May 2016 as of 10:43 AM.
    
    Kathy and others who may be asking about the location,
    
    I used to react the same way about GPS Coordinates. Just what do I do with them? Just copy and paste the two coordinates into your Google Search, hit search and then select maps. There is also a map in the link I provided. And there is also a link to a map within in Raymond Liao’s eBird link [scroll down, Raymond has pictures]
    
    Here is the output from Google’s use of the coordinates [one mile east of Levi’s Stadium, location of Super Bowl 50]:
    
    >
    
    PS: This appears to be a wild bird and moves around a lot and shows no cage wear. Once you have spotted the bird, he hides for a duration of time. The CBRC has accepted some male Painted Buntings in the past. The Painted Bunting that showed up in Santa Clara County in Mountain View in October-November 2011 was a female.
    
    --
    
    Mike Feighner
    
    Livermore, California, Alameda County
    
    < http://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelfeighner >
    
    http://www.linkedIn.com/in/michaelfeighner
    
    --
    
    “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” -- Martin Luther King, Jr.
    
    From: Kathy Woveris [mailto: woveris@... ]
    
    Sent: Tuesday, May 10, 2016 11:30 PM
    
    To: Mike Feighner < feinerVogel94551@... >
    
    Subject: Re: [CALBIRDS] Ulistac Natural Area, Male Painted Bunting, May 8th, 9th, and 10th
    
    coordinates don't help me, can you tell me the location?
    
    thanks
    
    Kathy Woveris Piano and Organ Studio
    
    Buy Products Made In USA
    
    “It often seems to me that the night is much more alive and richly colored
    
    than the day."
    
    Vincent van Gogh
    
    On Tuesday, May 10, 2016 7:23 PM, "'Mike Feighner' feinerVogel94551@... [CALBIRDS]" < CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com > wrote:
    
    Male Painted Bunting found originally by Raymond Liao of Saratoga in Santa Clara County on morning of 5-8-2016, and is still being seen and reported today.
    
    Actual location coordinates: 37.4081025,-121.9575414
    
    More about the park: >
    
    --
    
    Mike Feighner
    
    Livermore, California, Alameda County
    
    < http://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelfeighner >
    
    http://www.linkedIn.com/in/michaelfeighner
    
    --
    
    “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” -- Martin Luther King, Jr.
    
    From: south-bay-birds@yahoogroups.com [mailto: south-bay-birds@yahoogroups.com ] On Behalf Of rrfliao@... [south-bay-birds]
    
    Sent: Sunday, May 08, 2016 3:42 PM
    
    To: south-bay-birds@yahoogroups.com
    
    Subject: RE: [SBB] Ullistac Natural Area
    
    Raymond Liao’s photos are up at:
    
    http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29498862
    
    Painted Bunting, Gray Flycatcher, Nashville Warbler ...
    
    Cheers!
    
    Raymond Liao
    
    Saratoga, Santa Clara County
    
    
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  37. Painted Bunting Santa Clara County LINK
    DATE: May 10, 2016 @ 9:26pm, 19 day(s) ago
    Mike Feighner's post reminds me that I told him I would post to Calbirds about the Painted Bunting. Since he has, I'll add this. It's a brilliant male seen by many, some more than once. The urban park it is in, called Ulistac Natural Area, in the city of Santa Clara, also has Tennessee Warbler as of today and recently had Yellow-breasted Chat and Gray Flycatcher. So maybe local birders, like myself, in their excitement forgot to post to Calbirds (but certainly didn't forget ebird). Only Jim Lomax posted to County Birders. Or being a colorful male it's assumed to be escaped and not postworthy. Doesn't matter to me. It's an awesome bird worth reporting and seeing if possible.
    
    Dave Weber,
    
    Milpitas
    
    by phone
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  39. Ulistac Natural Area, Male Painted Bunting, May 8th, 9th, and 10th LINK
    DATE: May 10, 2016 @ 7:23pm, 19 day(s) ago
    Male Painted Bunting found originally by Raymond Liao of Saratoga in Santa Clara County on morning of 5-8-2016, and is still being seen and reported today.
    
    Actual location coordinates: 37.4081025,-121.9575414
    
    More about the park: >
    
    --
    
    Mike Feighner
    
    Livermore, California, Alameda County
    
    < http://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelfeighner >
    
    http://www.linkedIn.com/in/michaelfeighner
    
    --
    
    “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” -- Martin Luther King, Jr.
    
    From: south-bay-birds@yahoogroups.com [mailto: south-bay-birds@yahoogroups.com ] On Behalf Of rrfliao@... [south-bay-birds]
    
    Sent: Sunday, May 08, 2016 3:42 PM
    
    To: south-bay-birds@yahoogroups.com
    
    Subject: RE: [SBB] Ullistac Natural Area
    
    Raymond Liao’s photos are up at:
    
    http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29498862
    
    Painted Bunting, Gray Flycatcher, Nashville Warbler ...
    
    Cheers!
    
    Raymond Liao
    
    Saratoga, Santa Clara County
    
    
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  41. Pelagic Cruise Results -- 4-5 May California and Oregon LINK
    DATE: May 8, 2016 @ 7:37am, 22 day(s) ago
    Hi Birders,
    
    About 28 birders were aboard the Ruby Princess for 2 days of deep water birding 4-5 May. On the 4th we were off southern Monterey County at daybreak, and ended the day off northern Menodcino County. Conditions started off calm, but ended with blustery north winds and sea fog. On the 5th we started in southern Curry County and our last checklist just barely got into Clatsop County. Conditions were rough, with 50 knot headwinds and big seas. I did eBird checklists every half hour for the two days, and all of those are in now and shared. Highlights were a slug of Pterodroma petrels that included 2 Hawaiian, 32 Cook's, and 18 Murphy's, the majority of which were found beginning in San Francisco County and continuing up through Marin, with scattered Murphy's the second day throughout Oregon. I think I've loaded in all my identifiable photos of these, but still have to load photos of common migrants. Parakeet Auklets were seen by one observer in Oregon waters, and those will be added independently by him since the rest of us missed them. 
    
    Here are some of the highlight checklists:
    
    http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29435292
    
    http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29435309
    
    http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29451212
    
    Trip Summary:
    
    eBird Checklist Summary for: May 4, 2016, 4:20 AM to May 5, 2016, 11:30 PM
    
    Number of Checklists: 53
    Number of Taxa: 41
    
    1 Pacific Loon
    1 Common Loon
    2 loon sp.
    4 Laysan Albatross
    451 Black-footed Albatross
    40 Northern Fulmar
    18 Murphy's Petrel
    2 Hawaiian Petrel
    32 Cook's Petrel
    1 Pterodroma sp.
    136 Pink-footed Shearwater
    3895 Sooty Shearwater
    48 Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel
    402 Leach's Storm-Petrel
    55 Ashy Storm-Petrel
    9 storm-petrel sp.
    4 Dunlin
    30 peep sp.
    24 Short-billed/Long-billed Dowitcher
    452 Red-necked Phalarope
    80 Red Phalarope
    59 phalarope sp.
    1 shorebird sp.
    1 South Polar Skua
    12 Pomarine Jaeger
    7 Parasitic Jaeger
    2 Long-tailed Jaeger
    19 jaeger sp.
    165 Common Murre
    71 Cassin's Auklet
    50 Rhinoceros Auklet
    12 alcid sp.
    234 Sabine's Gull
    18 Western Gull
    2 Herring Gull
    1 Glaucous-winged Gull
    6 gull sp. 
    8 Arctic Tern
    2 Common/Arctic Tern
    1 tern sp.
    1 Eurasian Collared-Dove (road the boat for the whole first day)
    
    Checklist Locations:
    Checklists included in this summary:
    (1): 35.7941x-122.1718 - May 4, 2016, 5:57 AM
    Date: May 4, 2016, 5:57 AM
    (2): 35.9275x-122.3139 - May 4, 2016, 6:30 AM
    Date: May 4, 2016, 6:30 AM
    (3): 36.0288x-122.4304 - May 4, 2016, 6:57 AM
    Date: May 4, 2016, 6:57 AM
    (4): 36.1827x-122.5630 - May 4, 2016, 7:33 AM
    Date: May 4, 2016, 7:33 AM
    (5): 36.3443x-122.7072 - May 4, 2016, 8:11 AM
    Date: May 4, 2016, 8:11 AM
    (6): 36.4694x-122.8023 - May 4, 2016, 8:38 AM
    Date: May 4, 2016, 8:38 AM
    (7): 36.5631x-122.8752 - May 4, 2016, 8:58 AM
    Date: May 4, 2016, 8:58 AM
    (8): 36.7546x-123.0254 - May 4, 2016, 9:38 AM
    Date: May 4, 2016, 9:33 AM
    (9): 36.8633x-123.1068 - May 4, 2016, 10:01 AM
    Date: May 4, 2016, 10:01 AM
    (10): 36.9995x-123.2126 - May 4, 2016, 10:29 AM
    Date: May 4, 2016, 10:29 AM
    (11): 37.1376x-123.3179 - May 4, 2016, 10:59 AM
    Date: May 4, 2016, 10:59 AM
    (12): 37.3246x-123.4624 - May 4, 2016, 11:39 AM
    Date: May 4, 2016, 11:30 AM
    (13): 37.5285x-123.6214 - May 4, 2016, 12:22 PM
    Date: May 4, 2016, 12:10 PM
    (14): 37.5847x-123.6652 - May 4, 2016, 12:34 PM
    Date: May 4, 2016, 12:34 PM
    (15): 37.6934x-123.7496 - May 4, 2016, 12:58 PM
    Date: May 4, 2016, 12:58 PM
    (16): 37.9116x-123.8752 - May 4, 2016, 1:41 PM
    Date: May 4, 2016, 1:41 PM
    (17): 38.0271x-123.9324 - May 4, 2016, 2:05 PM
    Date: May 4, 2016, 2:05 PM
    (18): 38.1549x-123.9958 - May 4, 2016, 2:32 PM
    Date: May 4, 2016, 2:32 PM
    (19): 38.2723x-124.0544 - May 4, 2016, 2:57 PM
    Date: May 4, 2016, 2:57 PM
    (20): 38.4158x-124.1262 - May 4, 2016, 3:28 PM
    Date: May 4, 2016, 3:28 PM
    (21): 38.5518x-124.1842 - May 4, 2016, 3:57 PM
    Date: May 4, 2016, 3:57 PM
    (22): 38.6986x-124.2448 - May 4, 2016, 4:27 PM
    Date: May 4, 2016, 4:27 PM
    (23): 38.8920x-124.3226 - May 4, 2016, 5:10 PM
    Date: May 4, 2016, 5:10 PM
    (24): 38.9920x-124.3621 - May 4, 2016, 5:33 PM
    Date: May 4, 2016, 5:33 PM
    (25): 39.1189x-124.4048 - May 4, 2016, 5:59 PM
    Date: May 4, 2016, 5:59 PM
    (26): 39.2764x-124.4532 - May 4, 2016, 6:30 PM
    Date: May 4, 2016, 6:30 PM
    (27): 42.2154x-124.8933 - May 5, 2016, 6:04 AM
    Date: May 5, 2016, 6:00 AM
    (28): 42.3154x-124.9039 - May 5, 2016, 6:30 AM
    Date: May 5, 2016, 6:30 AM
    (29): 42.4338x-124.9123 - May 5, 2016, 7:00 AM
    Date: May 5, 2016, 7:00 AM
    (30): 42.5558x-124.9229 - May 5, 2016, 7:30 AM
    Date: May 5, 2016, 7:30 AM
    (31): 42.6747x-124.9332 - May 5, 2016, 7:59 AM
    Date: May 5, 2016, 7:59 AM
    (32): 42.8072x-124.9431 - May 5, 2016, 8:29 AM
    Date: May 5, 2016, 8:29 AM
    (33): 42.9487x-124.9496 - May 5, 2016, 9:00 AM
    Date: May 5, 2016, 9:00 AM
    (34): 43.0857x-124.9609 - May 5, 2016, 9:30 AM
    Date: May 5, 2016, 9:30 AM
    (35): 43.2335x-124.9702 - May 5, 2016, 10:01 AM
    Date: May 5, 2016, 10:01 AM
    (36): 43.3741x-124.9795 - May 5, 2016, 10:30 AM
    Date: May 5, 2016, 10:30 AM
    (37): 43.5298x-124.9884 - May 5, 2016, 11:00 AM
    Date: May 5, 2016, 11:00 AM
    (38): 43.6834x-125.0002 - May 5, 2016, 11:30 AM
    Date: May 5, 2016, 11:30 AM
    (39): 43.9165x-125.0144 - May 5, 2016, 12:16 PM
    Date: May 5, 2016, 12:16 PM
    (40): 43.9911x-125.0204 - May 5, 2016, 12:31 PM
    Date: May 5, 2016, 12:31 PM
    (41): 44.1383x-125.0325 - May 5, 2016, 1:00 PM
    Date: May 5, 2016, 1:00 PM
    (42): 44.2849x-125.0397 - May 5, 2016, 1:30 PM
    Date: May 5, 2016, 1:30 PM
    (43): 44.4270x-125.0489 - May 5, 2016, 1:58 PM
    Date: May 5, 2016, 1:58 PM
    (44): 44.6066x-125.0613 - May 5, 2016, 2:34 PM
    Date: May 5, 2016, 2:34 PM
    (45): 44.7716x-125.0731 - May 5, 2016, 3:06 PM
    Date: May 5, 2016, 3:00 PM
    (46): 44.8839x-125.0805 - May 5, 2016, 3:28 PM
    Date: May 5, 2016, 3:28 PM
    (47): 45.0362x-125.0932 - May 5, 2016, 3:59 PM
    Date: May 5, 2016, 3:59 PM
    (48): 45.1868x-125.1024 - May 5, 2016, 4:28 PM
    Date: May 5, 2016, 4:28 PM
    (49): 45.3464x-125.1137 - May 5, 2016, 5:01 PM
    Date: May 5, 2016, 5:01 PM
    (50): 45.4737x-125.1217 - May 5, 2016, 5:28 PM
    Date: May 5, 2016, 5:28 PM
    (51): 45.6154x-125.1356 - May 5, 2016, 5:57 PM
    Date: May 5, 2016, 5:57 PM
    (52): 45.7684x-125.1430 - May 5, 2016, 6:29 PM
    Date: May 5, 2016, 6:29 PM
    (53): 45.9707x-125.1587 - May 5, 2016, 7:10 PM
    Date: May 5, 2016, 7:00 PM
    
    This trip summary was created using the eBird app for iPhone and iPad.
    See eBird for more information.
    
    --
    ===========
    Brian L. Sullivan
    
    eBird Project Leader
    www.ebird.org
    
    Photo Editor
    Birds of North America Online
    http://bna.birds.cornell.edu/BNA
    -------------------------------
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  43. Offshore County Boundaries Map LINK
    DATE: May 7, 2016 @ 1:30pm, 22 day(s) ago
    Cal Birders,
    
    For those who have an interest in birding offshore, I have produced a detailed map showing maritime and county boundaries for California. The boundaries were calculated mathematically with geospatial tools?using the nearest point of land logic. The same logic eBird uses for calculating which county you are nearest.
    
    I'm still working on getting the current map exported to a kmz file, so that the map may be freely downloaded and used with Google, Bing, Garmin of other GPS devices. The Offshore Boundary App comes with a few tools, for example you can key in a longitude and latitude, e.g. (-118.320000 32.555000)and it will place a pin the appropriate county. You can also print a nice color pdf if you so desire.
    
    http://kurtrad.maps.arcgis.com/apps/Viewer/index.html?appid=73134f0a913244fc99ab078360ac4d85
    
    Positive suggestions welcome.
    
    I also working on a Mexico version, but I suspect I'll have less interest in that.
    
    Regards
    
    Kurt Radamaker
    Cave Creek, AZ
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  45. Map of offshore California County Boundaries LINK
    DATE: May 7, 2016 @ 1:34pm, 22 day(s) ago
    Cal Birders,
    For those who have an interest in birding offshore, I have produced a detailed map showing maritime and county boundaries for California. The boundaries were calculated mathematically with geospatial tools?using the nearest point of land logic. The same logic eBird uses for calculating which county you are nearest.
    I'm still working on getting the current map exported to a kmz file, so that the map may be freely downloaded and used with Google, Bing, Garmin of other GPS devices. The Offshore Boundary App comes with a few tools, for example you can key in a longitude and latitude, e.g. (-118.320000 32.555000)and it will place a pin the appropriate county. You can also print a nice color pdf if you so desire.
    http://kurtrad.maps.arcgis.com/apps/Viewer/index.html?appid=73134f0a913244fc99ab078360ac4d85
    Positive suggestions welcome.
    I'm also working on a Mexico version, but I suspect I'll have less interest in that.
    Regards
    Kurt Radamaker Cave Creek, AZ
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  47. cruise-ship off CA, May 3rd LINK
    DATE: May 6, 2016 @ 8:40am, 23 day(s) ago
    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 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.
    
    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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  49. Photos of Purple Sandpiper LINK
    DATE: May 5, 2016 @ 8:42am, 24 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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