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Last 5 Posts:
· CBRP 2014 Nestbox Data Entry Ends Dec1 (Nov 21, 2014)
· Fw4: My favorite fat loss program! (Nov 22, 2014)
· HUM Brambling continues 11/21 (Nov 21, 2014)
· HUM Brambling update 11/20 (Nov 20, 2014)
· The Joy of Kids Birding! (Nov 20, 2014)
  1. CBRP 2014 Nestbox Data Entry Ends Dec1 LINK
    DATE: Nov 21, 2014 @ 11:54am, 3 day(s) ago
    The California Bluebird Recovery Program collects nestbox
    data on cavity-nesting birds between May 15 and December 1 each year. There are currently 263 entries from all over
    California for 2014. If you would like
    to add/enter your nestbox data for this year, you can access the CBRP ?data collection
    site? link half way down the page at: http://www.cbrp.org/SDBluebirds/monitor.htm
    
    Thank you,
    
    Carol K.
    Bluebirds of San Diego County
    
    
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  3. Fw4: My favorite fat loss program! LINK
    DATE: Nov 22, 2014 @ 12:27pm, 2 day(s) ago
    http://daisyblue.co.nz/kdvn/11488689.php?lang=59722416&start=542826&1=&450200 Strongly recommend this program!<???????????>23.11.2014 0:26:56By reason of th? sinking h?art in h?r; and th?n it came home that sh? would be hard hit if it were eith?r. Roy Poucher
    
    
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  5. HUM Brambling continues 11/21 LINK
    DATE: Nov 21, 2014 @ 1:20pm, 3 day(s) ago
    Hi all,The Brambling was called in to the NWCALI birdbox (707.822.LOON) after noon today by Owen Head. See his eBird list for details: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20625882
    
    Plug these coordinates to see the specific location on google maps: 40.857782, -124.061973
    -- Rob FowlerMcKinleyville, CA
    www.fowleropebirding.com
    
    
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  7. HUM Brambling update 11/20 LINK
    DATE: Nov 20, 2014 @ 12:07pm, 4 day(s) ago
    Hi all,Just wanted to note that the only report I heard of the Brambling from yesterday (19 Nov) was an eBird sighting from late-afternoon: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20610013
    
    The weather has been pretty rainy yesterday and today so I imagine there aren't many out looking for the bird right now.
    
    If you see the bird if you could report it to the birdbox (707.822.LOON; press "1" to leave a message), nwcalbird, Calbirds, and of course eBird, that would be greatly appreciated. There was rumor of a report of the bird this past Saturday before it was officially refound but the observers never reported it anywhere. So, if you see the Brambling and see that nobody else has reported it it please take the time to do so.
    
    Thanks,
    
    -- Rob FowlerMcKinleyville, CA
    www.fowleropebirding.com
    
    
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  9. The Joy of Kids Birding! LINK
    DATE: Nov 20, 2014 @ 9:18am, 4 day(s) ago
    Thanks
    for helping us get the word out to your associates and other nature
    organizations around the planet. This can "go global" easily... in
    every language...and we all will jump for joy. We really need more kids
    enjoying the sport of birding for life. This is the spark!
    BEN Bulletin
    
    BEN Bulletin Many nature centers, bird clubs, and environmental organizations are running successful outreach programs across the North America. Some ...
    
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  11. Rusty Blackbird continues in Merced County LINK
    DATE: Nov 20, 2014 @ 4:31pm, 4 day(s) ago
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  13. RFI Farallon Islands LINK
    DATE: Nov 19, 2014 @ 7:24pm, 5 day(s) ago
    Howdy,
    
    I have a dumb question: I keep seeing eBird reports for the Northern Gannet (the bane of my existence) on dates when I am unaware of pelagic trips out to the Farallons. Are these eBird entries from employees/biologists/supply ships/North Korean "fishing boats" and others who are not seabirding, but on the clock, doing other work, or is there some way that I could hitch a ride on a supply boat, glance at the bird while unloading crates of Pabst Blue Ribbon (I know what you biologists drink), and go home, without being on a traditional pelagic trip?
    
    Tom--
    Thomas Geza Miko
    http://www.tgmiko.com/
    Claremont, Los Angeles County, California
    909.241.3300
    
    
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  15. RE: [CALBIRDS] Varied Thrush LINK
    DATE: Nov 19, 2014 @ 5:56pm, 5 day(s) ago
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  17. Falcated Duck at Colusa NWR LINK
    DATE: Nov 19, 2014 @ 5:30pm, 5 day(s) ago
    The male Falcated Duck was seen today at the Colusa NWR observation platform.
    
    Susan
    
    Sent from my iPhone
    
    
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  19. Re: [CALBIRDS] Massive Varied Thrush flight at Pt. Pinos, Monterey County--17 November 2014 LINK
    DATE: Nov 19, 2014 @ 4:50pm, 5 day(s) ago
    
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  21. Re: [CALBIRDS] Massive Varied Thrush flight at Pt. Pinos, Monterey County--17 November 2014 LINK
    DATE: Nov 19, 2014 @ 4:45pm, 5 day(s) ago
    
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  23. RE: [CALBIRDS] Massive Varied Thrush flight at Pt. Pinos, Monterey County--17 November 2014 LINK
    DATE: Nov 18, 2014 @ 3:12pm, 6 day(s) ago
    For what it?s worth, Rich Stallcup, in one of his periodic essays for the PRBO newsletter (?Focus #39: The Year of the Varied Thrush; Invasions,? Point Reyes Bird Observatory, Winter 1994-1995), suggested that Varied Thrush invasions signaled heavy winter rains to come. ?For Varied Thrushes, it may be a low summer production of berries on the breeding range or their unexplainable sensing that a hard winter is coming. It is true that fall Varied Thrush invasions to California are followed here by record-making rains in winter.? That sure would be nice, if it pans out this year.
    
    Gene Hunn
    
    Petaluma
    
    From: CALBIRDS@yahoogroups.com [mailto:CALBIRDS@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of 'Alvaro Jaramillo' chucao@... [CALBIRDS]
    Sent: Monday, November 17, 2014 8:50 PM
    To: 'Brian Sullivan'; 'CALBIRDS'
    Subject: RE: [CALBIRDS] Massive Varied Thrush flight at Pt. Pinos, Monterey County--17 November 2014
    
    Brian
    
    Thanks for this note! Thinking out loud here, but I assume that the Varied Thrushes are heading south from areas that typically have food for them farther north. I do wonder what is missing, that is making them fly south and why? I assume also that it is mainly a low berry crop. Not sure of what, and if it is a wide assortment of berries up north that are in poor abundance this year. Perhaps it is entirely different, and the food is normal up north but they had a boom breeding season. If the latter, then I think one would expect a higher than normal ratio of youngsters? In any case the warm water year in Alaska might be the root cause, creating weather anomalies which have influenced the plants ? seems reasonable to speculate that. I still marvel that in this day and age we still do not know the specifics of what makes our common birds tick so that we could adequately answer the simple question of why are the Varied Thrushes coming down this year? We have a lot of work to do?.but we are getting there, and eBird is an awesome tool to get us to the point of seeing the patterns clearly!
    
    Alvaro
    
    Alvaro Jaramillo
    
    alvaro@...
    
    www.alvarosadventures.com
    
    From: CALBIRDS@yahoogroups.com [mailto:CALBIRDS@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Brian Sullivan heraldpetrel@... [CALBIRDS]
    Sent: Monday, November 17, 2014 7:55 PM
    To: CALBIRDS
    Subject: [CALBIRDS] Massive Varied Thrush flight at Pt. Pinos, Monterey County--17 November 2014
    
    Birders
    
    It's been an unusually great year for Varied Thrushes here in Monterey County. The past week has seen a deluge of birds descending over the coastal region. Today with an offshore wind blowing at Pt. Pinos, I estimated 750 birds passing high overhead in mixed flocks with American Robins. This is a high count for Monterey County. Looking at eBird, it appears to be a good year already for this species south of here, and I suspect more Varied Thrushes are on the way. Here's a link to this morning's checklist with some photos:
    
    http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20583946
    
    In addition to Varied Thrushes, we've had some Evening Grosbeaks here on the coast, and a good coastal push of Lewis's Woodpeckers.
    
    Thanks
    
    Brian
    
    --
    
    ===========
    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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  25. Re: [CALBIRDS] Massive Varied Thrush flight at Pt. Pinos, Monterey County--17 November 2014 LINK
    DATE: Nov 18, 2014 @ 10:31am, 6 day(s) ago
    Dan, et al,
    
    You noted that in addition to Varied Thrush flocks, Band-tailed Pigeons have also been a species of huge flight numbers. On 12 October, while leading a birding group in Monterey, we observed a flight of 450-500 Band-tailed Pigeon directly overhead at Pt. Pinos. The flock circled twice and flew NE out over Monterey Bay before disappearing. I'd never observed such a large flock, certainly never at the coast!
    
    Terry Colborn
    Davis, CAwww.TLCBirding.com
    On Nov 18, 2014, at 7:53 AM, dan_cooper_90042@... [CALBIRDS] <CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
    Just to echo Alvaro's comments...I also find it really interesting that these big northbound flocks are being reported from the Coast Range (SLO, MTY, SCZ, SF) and that Brian noted that it looked like birds were coming back inland from finding themselves over water off Pt. Pinos. Is anyone in the Sierra Nevada or desert seeing northbound flocks like this?
    
    Makes me wonder if this is the "tail end" of a roughly circular route they've been taking through the state, moving south through the eastern part of the state earlier in the fall (Sept./Oct), crossing the Transverse Ranges down here in southern Calif., and now circling back north in Nov. I have to think that a lot of these birds now will not be over-wintering this far south, since the pattern in past years seems to be a lot of Oct./Nov. records but fewer Dec.-March ones, at least in most years; they do overwinter in numbers in invasion years of course. Interesting to note that a lot of the earliest fall records in the southern part of the state are at easterly desert vagrant traps (places like Horsethief Sprgs, Chiriaco Summit, etc.), and not so much at coastal spots. Wonder if what were seeing might happen on a much reduced scale each year, such that it's just missed because it's so slight (how many of us would notice one or two Varied Thrushes at very high altitude while sea-watching at Monterey Bay, for example).
    
    Band-tails are also a really interesting part of this flight - both species winter in mid-elevation oak woodlands and are wandering very widely now (see BTPI reports in AZ this fall), so who knows if oaks/acorns are involved. I finally found my first local (for me) flock of VATH yesterday, and the birds were in trees (valley oaks) but didn't appear to be eating, despite a feeding frenzy going on around them, with Hermit Thrushes gobbling toyon berries, sparrows and juncos scratching in leaf litter, etc. There was a little puddle of standing water, so I suspect they were drawn to that. In eBird notes, hopefully folks are jotting down if and what these birds are eating, or just moving through.
    
    One thing is certain, that what we think of migration - a coordinated north-south or south-north movement depending on if it's fall or spring - is really just a generalized pattern for a whole range of complex patterns, some of which operate at an interval much longer than once or twice a year!
    
    Dan Cooper
    Ventura Co.---In CALBIRDS@yahoogroups.com, <chucao@...> wrote :Brian
    
    Thanks for this note! Thinking out loud here, but I assume that the Varied Thrushes are heading south from areas that typically have food for them farther north. I do wonder what is missing, that is making them fly south and why? I assume also that it is mainly a low berry crop. Not sure of what, and if it is a wide assortment of berries up north that are in poor abundance this year. Perhaps it is entirely different, and the food is normal up north but they had a boom breeding season. If the latter, then I think one would expect a higher than normal ratio of youngsters? In any case the warm water year in Alaska might be the root cause, creating weather anomalies which have influenced the plants ? seems reasonable to speculate that. I still marvel that in this day and age we still do not know the specifics of what makes our common birds tick so that we could adequately answer the simple question of why are the Varied Thrushes coming down this year? We have a lot of work to do?.but we are getting there, and eBird is an awesome tool to get us to the point of seeing the patterns clearly!
    
    Alvaro
    
    Alvaro Jaramillo
    alvaro@...
    www.alvarosadventures.com
    
    
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  27. Re: Arcata, HUM County BRAMBLING....IS BACK 17 Nov. LINK
    DATE: Nov 18, 2014 @ 10:55am, 6 day(s) ago
    All,The BRAMBLING continues in Arcata this morning. The bird was seen at 1848 Buttermilk and in the backyard to 1740 Buttermilk, which the latter location is open to any birders wanting to look for it. 
    
    Thanks,
    
    Rob
    
    On Mon, Nov 17, 2014 at 3:31 PM, Rob Fowler <migratoriusfwlr@...> wrote:Hi all,I just got a call from Glen Jones (the original BRAM finder) that the Brambling is back on Buttermilk Lane here in Arcata. The bird is feeding below a feeder at 1848 Buttermilk just up from Glen Jone's house!
    
    Good luck!
    -- Rob FowlerMcKinleyville, CA
    www.fowleropebirding.com
    
    -- Rob FowlerMcKinleyville, CA
    www.fowleropebirding.com
    
    
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  29. Varied Thrush LINK
    DATE: Nov 18, 2014 @ 8:18am, 6 day(s) ago
    To continue the conversation on Varied Thrush movement, from Hawk Hill in Marin County at the Golden Gate Bridge, mixed flocks of Am Robins and Varied Thrushes flew north into Marin Co. from San Francisco on Sunday Nov 16th. They were too distant to access the %age of mix but the total numbers were close to 2000.
    Ken Wilson, Santa Rosa.
    
    Ken WilsonSanta Rosa,Ca. 95409ken@...www.talontours.com(707) 843-5211
    https://www.facebook.com/KenWilsonsTalonTours
    
    
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  31. RE: [CALBIRDS] Massive Varied Thrush flight at Pt. Pinos, Monterey County--17 November 2014 LINK
    DATE: Nov 18, 2014 @ 7:53am, 7 day(s) ago
    Just to echo Alvaro's comments...I also find it really interesting that these big northbound flocks are being reported from the Coast Range (SLO, MTY, SCZ, SF) and that Brian noted that it looked like birds were coming back inland from finding themselves over water off Pt. Pinos. Is anyone in the Sierra Nevada or desert seeing northbound flocks like this?
    Makes me wonder if this is the "tail end" of a roughly circular route they've been taking through the state, moving south through the eastern part of the state earlier in the fall (Sept./Oct), crossing the Transverse Ranges down here in southern Calif., and now circling back north in Nov. I have to think that a lot of these birds now will not be over-wintering this far south, since the pattern in past years seems to be a lot of Oct./Nov. records but fewer Dec.-March ones, at least in most years; they do overwinter in numbers in invasion years of course. Interesting to note that a lot of the earliest fall records in the southern part of the state are at easterly desert vagrant traps (places like Horsethief Sprgs, Chiriaco Summit, etc.), and not so much at coastal spots. Wonder if what were seeing might happen on a much reduced scale each year, such that it's just missed because it's so slight (how many of us would notice one or two Varied Thrushes at very high altitude while sea-watching at Monterey Bay, for example).
    
    Band-tails are also a really interesting part of this flight - both species winter in mid-elevation oak woodlands and are wandering very widely now (see BTPI reports in AZ this fall), so who knows if oaks/acorns are involved. I finally found my first local (for me) flock of VATH yesterday, and the birds were in trees (valley oaks) but didn't appear to be eating, despite a feeding frenzy going on around them, with Hermit Thrushes gobbling toyon berries, sparrows and juncos scratching in leaf litter, etc. There was a little puddle of standing water, so I suspect they were drawn to that. In eBird notes, hopefully folks are jotting down if and what these birds are eating, or just moving through.
    
    One thing is certain, that what we think of migration - a coordinated north-south or south-north movement depending on if it's fall or spring - is really just a generalized pattern for a whole range of complex patterns, some of which operate at an interval much longer than once or twice a year!
    
    Dan Cooper
    Ventura Co.---In CALBIRDS@yahoogroups.com, <chucao@...> wrote :
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  33. RE: Massive Varied Thrush flight at Pt. Pinos, Monterey LINK
    DATE: Nov 17, 2014 @ 11:28pm, 7 day(s) ago
    
    
    On October 28, I spent a morning ( 07:30-11:15 ) counting birds in flight along the Santa
    Cruz Mountains at a observation site at Skylawn Memorial Park in San Mateo County.
    A high pressure system had built in with a clear sky at the time. The first hour there
    ( 100-150 ) Varied Thrushes flying south. Then there came a turn around and Varied
    Thrushes were flying north. By the time I departed there were ( 7,120 ) Varied Thrushes
    flying north! Most of the Varied Thrushes were in groups with highest group made up of
    ( 160 ) Varied Thrushes. I went back the next day in the morning and there were
    ( 1,470 ) Varied Thrushes flying north. Both days there were few American Robins
    being noted and none were mix in with the Varied Thrushes. At the same time birders
    noting morning flights from San Francisco had hundreds of Varied Thrushes flying north
    over to Marin County.
    
    Ron Thorn
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
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  35. RE: [CALBIRDS] Massive Varied Thrush flight at Pt. Pinos, Monterey County--17 November 2014 LINK
    DATE: Nov 18, 2014 @ 8:50pm, 6 day(s) ago
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  37. Massive Varied Thrush flight at Pt. Pinos, Monterey County--17 November 2014 LINK
    DATE: Nov 18, 2014 @ 7:55pm, 6 day(s) ago
    Birders
    It's been an unusually great year for Varied Thrushes here in Monterey County. The past week has seen a deluge of birds descending over the coastal region. Today with an offshore wind blowing at Pt. Pinos, I estimated 750 birds passing high overhead in mixed flocks with American Robins. This is a high count for Monterey County. Looking at eBird, it appears to be a good year already for this species south of here, and I suspect more Varied Thrushes are on the way. Here's a link to this morning's checklist with some photos:
    
    http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20583946
    
    In addition to Varied Thrushes, we've had some Evening Grosbeaks here on the coast, and a good coastal push of Lewis's Woodpeckers. 
    
    Thanks
    
    Brian
    -- ===========Brian L. SullivaneBird Project Leader www.ebird.orgPhoto EditorBirds of North America Onlinehttp://bna.birds.cornell.edu/BNA-------------------------------
    
    
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  39. Arcata, HUM County BRAMBLING....IS BACK 17 Nov. LINK
    DATE: Nov 17, 2014 @ 3:31pm, 7 day(s) ago
    Hi all,I just got a call from Glen Jones (the original BRAM finder) that the Brambling is back on Buttermilk Lane here in Arcata. The bird is feeding below a feeder at 1848 Buttermilk just up from Glen Jone's house!
    
    Good luck!
    -- Rob FowlerMcKinleyville, CA
    www.fowleropebirding.com
    
    
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  41. Big alcid flights happening in Monterey Bay LINK
    DATE: Nov 14, 2014 @ 1:47pm, 10 day(s) ago
    Hi Birders
    Over the past week or so we've seen unprecedented numbers of alcids in Monterey Bay, especially Ancient Murrelets and Cassin's Auklets. We counted nearly 500 Ancient Murrelets moving past Pt. Pinos this morning--the previous high count for the bay was 170 on a CBC in 1975 (Roberson). Cassin's Auklets are literally in the surf, and many are being found dead on local beaches.  I'm wondering where all these birds are heading? Birders to the south should be on the lookout for an influx of Ancient Murrelets in the region. Theoretically Ancient Murrelets like cold water, so I'm not sure why they're here this year in numbers, as several species associated with El Nino conditions are still in the Bay in big numbers! 
    
    Here's this morning's list:
    
    http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20549650
    
    Loon numbers are just beginning to pick up. Black-vented Shearwaters continue to be seen by the thousands here in Monterey Bay, and Elegant Terns are still here in numbers.
    
    Thanks
    
    Brian
    -- ===========Brian L. SullivaneBird Project Leader www.ebird.orgPhoto EditorBirds of North America Onlinehttp://bna.birds.cornell.edu/BNA-------------------------------
    
    
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  43. Re: [CALBIRDS] Pine Warbler Ridgecrest - Nov 8 LINK
    DATE: Nov 14, 2014 @ 3:41pm, 10 day(s) ago
    Hi all, 
    Not sure how this works, I do enjoy reading your posts daily. Just wanted to tell you all I just spotted a male Varied Thrush at a nature reserve off of via Moreno in mission viejo! This was very exciting. It was in the thickest part of the bushes near a lazy stream where a female red tail hawk was perched. It graciously sang for me and scurried up the trees to give me a better look. 
    Have a great day everyone! 
    Also spotted, 
    Hermit Thrush
    2 Nutmeg Manakins
    Lawrence's goldfinch (juvenile)
    :)))
    
    And many more
    Kiersi Koeff
    Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
    Sent from my iPhone
    On Nov 8, 2014, at 3:47 PM, Tom Benson Thomasabenson@... [CALBIRDS] <CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
     
    This afternoon David Rankin, Matt Grube, Brad Singer, and I found a Pine Warbler at Desert Memorial Park in Ridgecrest. The bird was favoring the pines at the east end of the cemetery, and occasionally associating with a small fli ck of Yellow-rumped Warblers. Photos to follow.
    
    
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  45. HUM Brambling not yet refound today, 12 Nov. LINK
    DATE: Nov 12, 2014 @ 10:45am, 12 day(s) ago
    Hi all,I've heard through the grapevine that the Brambling has not been seen today as of 10:40 am. 
    
    If anybody does see it please post an update to Calbirds, NWCALBIRD, and the NW California Birdbox (707.822.LOON) ASAP. 
    
    Thanks,
    
    Rob
    -- Rob FowlerMcKinleyville, CA
    www.fowleropebirding.com
    
    
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  47. November 15 pelagic on the Condor Express LINK
    DATE: Nov 12, 2014 @ 8:08am, 12 day(s) ago
    Our last Santa Barbara/Ventura area pelagic trip of the year is scheduled for November 15 (this Saturday!) on the Condor
    Express out of the Santa Barbara Harbor. Weather permitting, our plan is to head to the
    western Santa Barbara Channel and the waters surrounding San Miguel and
    Santa Rosa Islands where we will look for wintering alcids, shearwaters,
    fulmars,
    albatrosses, and seasonal
    specialties including Short-tailed Shearwaters and Black-legged
    Kittiwakes. Past trips to this area in November have found Buller's and
    Flesh-footed Shearwaters, and several other rarities are possible at the deepwater edge southwest of San Miguel if we can get there. Ancient Murrelet and Marbled Murrelet have been seen in the Santa Barbara Channel over the last few weeks so the alcid forecast is encouraging!
    There are only a few spots left so register while you can.The cost for the trip is $175. We depart Santa Barbara
    promptly at 7:00 AM, so please arrive by 6:30 AM to facilitate check-in
    and loading. Call the Sealanding at 888-77WHALE or 805-882-0088, or go
    online at http://www.condorexpress.com/, to reserve your spot.Hope to see you on board!Dave PerekstaVentura
    
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  49. Re: Continuing Brambling and other rarities today, 11 Nov. LINK
    DATE: Nov 12, 2014 @ 8:59pm, 12 day(s) ago
    All,One last update. Cindy Kuttner, the resident at 1740 Buttermilk wanted to let people know that she will be opening her gate to her backyard for birders at 0700 and it's open all day. Cindy would also love to have any photos of the bird taken in her yard to be shared with her. Feel free to email me for her email address if you would like to share some of your best photos. 
    
    Thanks,
    
    Rob
    
    On Tue, Nov 11, 2014 at 8:07 PM, Rob Fowler <migratoriusfwlr@...> wrote:All,I also forgot to mention that if you do chase the Brambling I've created an eBird hotspot called "Arcata Brambling stakeout (2014)." If you could please use this location so that we dont' have a bunch of separate points cluttered up that would be great! If you've entered the Brambling already it would be very appreciated if you could take the time to move your checklist to this location. 
    
    Thank you,
    Rob Fowler
    Humboldt eBird reviewer
    
    On Tue, Nov 11, 2014 at 5:07 PM, Rob Fowler <migratoriusfwlr@...> wrote:Hi all,So, I'm sure most have heard already through the grapevine that the BRAMBLING continued today. The bird was first seen at the original location around 1824 Buttermilk but after 0715 it was AWOL for a bit before being found just before 1030 in the backyard at 1740 Buttermilk, like 4-5 houses west of 1824. The bird was seen continuously throughout the day at this location and many excellent photos were taken by m.ob. It sounds like the homeowner is very welcome to visitors so try here first if you are considering the chase.
    
    Other BIG highlights:
    
    PAINTED BUNTING: One green bird continues at Gary Bloomfields feeders off of Zehdner ave. in Arcata. Gary Bloomfields checklist from yesterday pinpoints the bird: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20510392
    
    SNOW BUNTING(S!!!): This afternoon Bob Brown reported to the Arcata Birdbox (707) 822.LOON that he had TWO SNBUs in the same location up at Bear River Ridge. WOW! Chestnut-collared Longspurs also continue in the area. 
    
    CRESTED CARACARA: Robin Montgomery reported to NWCALBIRD that they had a (the?!) CRCA at the Eel River Estuary Preserve in the Ferndale Bottoms. This is the first report of this bird for Humboldt since last January. 
    
    And lots of other rarities also continue like TROPICAL KINGBIRDS, CLAY-COLORED SPARROW, HARRIS'S SPARROW, etc. all continue. 
    
    Please look at the Northwest California eBird birdtrax page I made for further eBird reports: https://sites.google.com/site/northwesterncaliforniabirdtrax/home
    
    DANG!!!
    
    Rob
    -- Rob FowlerMcKinleyville, CA
    www.fowleropebirding.com
    
    -- Rob FowlerMcKinleyville, CA
    www.fowleropebirding.com
    
    -- Rob FowlerMcKinleyville, CA
    www.fowleropebirding.com
    
    
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