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Black Francolin,©Jan Wilczur

9 Apr WAZ: Lake Havasu Swallow spectacle [David Vander Pluym ]
7 Mar American Bittern at Chino Creek Wetlands ["Thomasabenson AT aol.com [inlandcountybirds]" ]
7 Mar Revision of Dec Lake Havasu Eared Grebe numbers [David Vander Pluym ]
7 Mar Revision of Dec Lake Havasu Eared Grebe numbers ["David Vander Pluym scre AT aol.com [inlandcountybirds]" ]
7 Mar Swainson's Hawk, Murrieta ["Julie Szabo jsszabo1 AT yahoo.com [inlandcountybirds]" ]
06 Mar Continuing Evening Grosbeaks (3) Oak Glen School Museum ["jch104000 AT yahoo.com [inlandcountybirds]" ]
6 Mar FOS Western Kingbird ["Rose Marx birdbrain5150 AT yahoo.com [inlandcountybirds]" ]
5 Mar Southeastern CA RBA: March 5, 2015 ["Thomas Benson tbenson AT csusb.edu [inlandcountybirds]" ]
5 Mar SBE Neotropic Cormorants ["David Vander Pluym scre AT aol.com [inlandcountybirds]" ]
4 Mar Grasshopper Sparrow, Purple Finch, Murrieta ["Julie Szabo jsszabo1 AT yahoo.com [inlandcountybirds]" ]
03 Mar Lesser Black-back Gull@ Big Bear Lake ["slremley slremley AT aol.com [inlandcountybirds]" ]
02 Mar Chestnut-sided Warbler ["redhillbrd AT aol.com [inlandcountybirds]" ]
2 Mar Eurasian Wigeon at Mission Lakes Country Club Golf Course Ponds near Desert Hot Springs ["John McCallister mccallisterjohn58 AT yahoo.com [inlandcountybirds]" ]
2 Mar Winter 2014-15 Reports for SBE County ["'Koonce, Sandy' sandy_koonce AT redlands.edu [inlandcountybirds]" ]
1 Mar Note: Not a first cycle Lesser Black-backed Gull at Bootsma Dairy today (Feb 28) ["Anthony Metcalf ametcalf AT csusb.edu [inlandcountybirds]" ]
1 Mar Common Goldeneye-Riverside ["Robert Packard packardr90 AT hotmail.com [inlandcountybirds]" ]
28 Feb Crested Caracara ["Dick Porter dick AT dkporter.net [inlandcountybirds]" ]
28 Feb EMWD walk still on ["Rose Marx birdbrain5150 AT yahoo.com [inlandcountybirds]" ]
28 Feb EMWD Wetlands Walk ["Rose Marx birdbrain5150 AT yahoo.com [inlandcountybirds]" ]
27 Feb Lake Elsinore Bird Walk, Cancelled ["Julie Szabo jsszabo1 AT yahoo.com [inlandcountybirds]" ]
27 Feb Continuing Eurasian Wigeon ["Charity daughterofmirkwood AT yahoo.com [inlandcountybirds]" ]
26 Feb Lesser Black-backed Gull continues ["bdeppe AT gmail.com [inlandcountybirds]" ]
26 Feb Southeastern CA RBA: February 26, 2015 ["Thomas Benson tbenson AT csusb.edu [inlandcountybirds]" ]
25 Feb Lesser Black-backed Gull ["slremley slremley AT aol.com [inlandcountybirds]" ]
25 Feb Eurasian Wigeon-Winchester ["Robert Packard packardr90 AT hotmail.com [inlandcountybirds]" ]
24 Feb Palm Warbler, Andulka Park 2/23/15 ["Julie Szabo jsszabo1 AT yahoo.com [inlandcountybirds]" ]
22 Feb Montclair WW Dove, Blue-crowned Parakeets ["'T.G. Miko' tgmiko AT gmail.com [inlandcountybirds]" ]
22 Feb Salton Sea (south) - 20 Feb 2015 ["'Guy McCaskie' guymcc AT pacbell.net [inlandcountybirds]" ]
22 Feb Lesser Blacked-backed Gull ["slremley AT aol.com [inlandcountybirds]" ]
22 Feb 5 Evening Grosbeak at Oak Glen plus 2 Varied Thrush ["Robert Bates thebirder AT hotmail.com [inlandcountybirds]" ]
21 Feb Continuing Evening Grosbeak Oak Glen plus Varied Thrush ["jsparhawk746 AT yahoo.com [inlandcountybirds]" ]
21 Feb Continuing Lesser Black-backed Gull at Big Bear Lake ["birdbill13 AT gmail.com [inlandcountybirds]" ]
22 Feb Continuing Lesser Black-backed Gull ["'Koonce, Sandy' sandy_koonce AT redlands.edu [inlandcountybirds]" ]
21 Feb Riverside-Van Buren water treatment plant ["Robert Packard packardr90 AT hotmail.com [inlandcountybirds]" ]
20 Feb Lesser Black-backed Gull at Big Bear ["redhillbrd AT aol.com [inlandcountybirds]" ]
20 Feb Evening Grosbeak - Oak Glen ["Ryan Winkleman rswinkleman AT gmail.com [inlandcountybirds]" ]
19 Feb Franklin's Gull in Moreno Valley ["Thomasabenson AT aol.com [inlandcountybirds]" ]
19 Feb Southeastern CA RBA: February 19, 2015 ["Thomas Benson tbenson AT csusb.edu [inlandcountybirds]" ]
19 Feb Big Bear LBBGull - 2/18 ["Andrew Howe howe395 AT yahoo.com [inlandcountybirds]" ]
18 Feb Continuing Lesser Flamingo and Roseate Spoonbill Garst Rd. ["Charity daughterofmirkwood AT yahoo.com [inlandcountybirds]" ]
18 Feb Fairmount Park Feb 18.15 ["redhillbrd AT aol.com [inlandcountybirds]" ]
17 Feb Lesser Black-backed Gull continues ["Tom Benson Thomasabenson AT aol.com [inlandcountybirds]" ]
17 Feb Common Poorwills in Wildomar 2/16/15 ["Julie Szabo jsszabo1 AT yahoo.com [inlandcountybirds]" ]
16 Feb Lesser Black-backed Gull at Big Bear ["Michael Woodruff mkd.woodruff AT gmail.com [inlandcountybirds]" ]
15 Feb Lesser Black-backed Gull at Big Bear Lake ["eellc26 AT yahoo.com [inlandcountybirds]" ]
15 Feb Lesser Black-backed Gull Big Bear Lake ["Bcsing bcsinger AT gmail.com [inlandcountybirds]" ]
15 Feb Valle Vista Cactus Wrens ["Robert Packard packardr90 AT hotmail.com [inlandcountybirds]" ]
14 Feb Chino Teals, Parula, Swamp Sparrow ["bcsinger AT gmail.com [inlandcountybirds]" ]
12 Feb Southeastern CA RBA: February 12, 2015 ["Thomas Benson tbenson AT csusb.edu [inlandcountybirds]" ]
12 Feb Bird Walk at Lake Elsinore 2/28/2015 ["Julie Szabo jsszabo1 AT yahoo.com [inlandcountybirds]" ]
11 Feb Re: Sibley Guide 2Ed, 2nd printing ["Joel and Sandy Wilcox-Fairbanks joelandsandy AT gmail.com [inlandcountybirds]" ]
11 Feb Re: Sibley Guide 2Ed, 2nd printing ["Joel and Sandy Wilcox-Fairbanks joelandsandy AT gmail.com [inlandcountybirds]" ]
11 Feb RE: Sibley Guide 2Ed, 2nd printing ["'Geoffrey Rogers' rogersgl AT cox.net [inlandcountybirds]" ]
11 Feb Sibley Guide 2Ed, 2nd printing ["Rose Marx birdbrain5150 AT yahoo.com [inlandcountybirds]" ]
9 Feb guineafowl at SJWA ["Rose Marx birdbrain5150 AT yahoo.com [inlandcountybirds]" ]
9 Feb Gulls at Bootsma Dairy, 2/8/2015 ["Julie Szabo jsszabo1 AT yahoo.com [inlandcountybirds]" ]
08 Feb Sandhill Crane and Snow Geese at SJWA ["jsparhawk746 AT yahoo.com [inlandcountybirds]" ]
08 Feb Lewis Woodpeckers on trail to Dobbs Trail Camp 7500 feet -- Forest Falls ["elwhips AT hotmail.com [inlandcountybirds]" ]
9 Feb Redlands parrots ["'Koonce, Sandy' sandy_koonce AT redlands.edu [inlandcountybirds]" ]
08 Feb Prado Regional Park Feb 08.15 ["redhillbrd AT aol.com [inlandcountybirds]" ]
8 Feb Feb 2-7 stuff ["Chet McGaugh chetmcgaugh AT gmail.com [inlandcountybirds]" ]
07 Feb Roseate Spoonbill at the Salton Sea ["nickbski AT cox.net [inlandcountybirds]" ]
07 Feb Saturday's Birds ["redhillbrd AT aol.com [inlandcountybirds]" ]
8 Feb East valley reservoirs--Hooded Mergansers ["'Koonce, Sandy' sandy_koonce AT redlands.edu [inlandcountybirds]" ]
7 Feb Riverside, Hawarden Drive ["Robert Packard packardr90 AT hotmail.com [inlandcountybirds]" ]
7 Feb Scissor-tailed Flycatcher at Prado Regional Park ["Thomas Benson tbenson AT csusb.edu [inlandcountybirds]" ]
5 Feb Southeastern CA RBA: February 5, 2015 ["Thomas Benson tbenson AT csusb.edu [inlandcountybirds]" ]
2 Feb Eurasian Wigeon at Seccombe Lake ["Thomasabenson AT aol.com [inlandcountybirds]" ]
01 Feb Mountain Lakes Birding Day ["rdwoodruff AT gmail.com [inlandcountybirds]" ]
01 Feb Mountain Lakes Birding Day ["rdwoodruff AT gmail.com [inlandcountybirds]" ]
1 Feb NESS January 31, RIV notes ["Chet McGaugh chetmcgaugh AT gmail.com [inlandcountybirds]" ]
2 Feb Fairmount Park, Hooded Mergansers, etc. ["Julie Szabo jsszabo1 AT yahoo.com [inlandcountybirds]" ]
01 Feb WAZ:BL Kittiwake Lake Havasu [David Vander Pluym ]
01 Feb WAZ:BL Kittiwake Lake Havasu ["David Vander Pluym scre AT aol.com [inlandcountybirds]" ]
1 Feb Re: Band-tailed Pigeons Mortality ["Mark Hunter fishingyak AT yahoo.com [inlandcountybirds]" ]
31 Jan Salton Sea (south) 30 Jan 2015 ["'Guy McCaskie' guymcc AT pacbell.net [inlandcountybirds]" ]

Subject: WAZ: Lake Havasu Swallow spectacle
From: David Vander Pluym <scre AT aol.com>
Date: Thu, 9 Apr 2015 15:00:56 -0400
Unlike last year the swallow spectacle is back in the Lower Colorado River 
Valley! In the past couple weeks people have been reporting good numbers 
100,000+ from the north end of Lake Havasu and from the HQ at the Bill Williams 
River NWR of Tree Swallows. Yesterday 8 Apr a small group of us including 
myself, Lauren Harter, Michael Lester, Kaitlin Murphy, and Bobby Wilcox went to 
the north end of Lake Havasu as we were seeing streams of swallows passing by. 
Tree Swallows were covering the lake and swarming around. We had a conservative 
estimate of 500000+ Tree Swallows, we had only a couple of Cliff, Northern 
Rough-winged, and Bank in with them. For more information on the swallow 
spectacle see this blog post 
http://phainopeplafables.com/2013/03/15/viewing-the-lcrv-swallow-spectacle/ 

Good birding


David Vander Pluym
Lake Havasu CityHome Page: https://list.arizona.edu/sympa/info/aznmbirds
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Subject: American Bittern at Chino Creek Wetlands
From: "Thomasabenson AT aol.com [inlandcountybirds]" <inlandcountybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 7 Mar 2015 18:37:28 -0500
I spent the morning birding in the southwestern corner of San Bernardino 
County, with my main target being the American Bittern found by Howard King and 
Bill Moramarco at Chino Creek Wetlands on March 1. Luck was with me today, and 
I was able to find the bittern just after mid-day at the north end of the pond 
immediately north of the observation tower. I believe that Howard and Bill saw 
it in the southeast portion of the southern-most pond, but both sightings were 
around mid-day. The only other birds of interest that I encountered today were 
two Swainson's Hawks at Strickling Park and an unusual shorebird at Hickory 
Creek Park (both parks in Chino Hills) that I was unable to identify. I have 
posted photos of the American Bittern on my Flickr page, as well as a photo of 
the shorebird in case anybody wants to take a crack at the ID. 



Tom Benson
San Bernardino, CA


https://www.flickr.com/photos/40928097 AT N07/
Subject: Revision of Dec Lake Havasu Eared Grebe numbers
From: David Vander Pluym <scre AT aol.com>
Date: Sat, 7 Mar 2015 13:48:58 -0500
Greetings all,
I thought people would be interested in this revision to the large numbers of 
Eared Grebes reported last Dec 2014 on Lake Havasu. As some of you may recall I 
reported a flock of 15000 on 5 Dec and a group of us had a flock of 30000 (my 
estimate) on 7 Dec. These were the largest flocks reported along the Colorado 
River and among the largest in the southwest away from the Salton Sea 
(certainly the largest for Arizona, sw Utah has had some huge flocks as well). 
On 5 Dec I photographed the entire flock with the intention of checking my 
estimate, well I finally had some time to do that and by carefully counting by 
10's of the entire flock I came up with ~52000! more than 3 times higher than 
my original estimate! This number is still low as several distance flocks are 
pretty fuzzy in the photos. With the help of the photos I could more easily see 
that the flock was denser than my estimate with a scope. Taken my error rate 
from the 5th (as well as my estimate at the time that the flock on the 7th was 
at least twice as large as on the 5th I came up with ~104000! birds on the 7th! 
Good birding 



David Vander Pluym
Lake Havasu City, AzHome Page: https://list.arizona.edu/sympa/info/aznmbirds
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Subject: Revision of Dec Lake Havasu Eared Grebe numbers
From: "David Vander Pluym scre AT aol.com [inlandcountybirds]" <inlandcountybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 7 Mar 2015 13:48:58 -0500
Greetings all,
I thought people would be interested in this revision to the large numbers of 
Eared Grebes reported last Dec 2014 on Lake Havasu. As some of you may recall I 
reported a flock of 15000 on 5 Dec and a group of us had a flock of 30000 (my 
estimate) on 7 Dec. These were the largest flocks reported along the Colorado 
River and among the largest in the southwest away from the Salton Sea 
(certainly the largest for Arizona, sw Utah has had some huge flocks as well). 
On 5 Dec I photographed the entire flock with the intention of checking my 
estimate, well I finally had some time to do that and by carefully counting by 
10's of the entire flock I came up with ~52000! more than 3 times higher than 
my original estimate! This number is still low as several distance flocks are 
pretty fuzzy in the photos. With the help of the photos I could more easily see 
that the flock was denser than my estimate with a scope. Taken my error rate 
from the 5th (as well as my estimate at the time that the flock on the 7th was 
at least twice as large as on the 5th I came up with ~104000! birds on the 7th! 
Good birding 



David Vander Pluym
Lake Havasu City, Az
Subject: Swainson's Hawk, Murrieta
From: "Julie Szabo jsszabo1 AT yahoo.com [inlandcountybirds]" <inlandcountybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 7 Mar 2015 03:18:17 +0000 (UTC)
 Today,  Friday 3/6/15, at 9:20 AM,  I saw one Swainson's Hawk flying north 
along the ridgeline of the Santa Ana Mountains just west of Kalmia in 
Murrieta.    I checked this area again today, because yesterday morning at 
the same time, I saw 6 unidentified hawks flying north at the same location.  

Julie SzaboWildomar, CA
Subject: Continuing Evening Grosbeaks (3) Oak Glen School Museum
From: "jch104000 AT yahoo.com [inlandcountybirds]" <inlandcountybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 06 Mar 2015 17:40:34 -0800
Saw three evening grosbeaks on my morning walk at the Oak Glen School House 
Museum this morning. They were in the low branches of the oak tree on the 
nature walk that has the "Canyon Oak #3" sign by its trunk. 


 

 Craig Hughes
 

 Cherry Valley
 

Subject: FOS Western Kingbird
From: "Rose Marx birdbrain5150 AT yahoo.com [inlandcountybirds]" <inlandcountybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 15:51:54 -0800
On Wednesday when I was at the San Jacinto Wildlife Area, I saw a Western 
Kingbird. Ten days earlier than last year.  



Rose Marx

East Hemet

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Subject: Southeastern CA RBA: March 5, 2015
From: "Thomas Benson tbenson AT csusb.edu [inlandcountybirds]" <inlandcountybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Mar 2015 15:25:37 +0000
RBA
* California
* Southeastern
* March 5, 2015
* CASE15.03.05

This is the Southeastern CA weekly RBA summary. We cover Imperial, Riverside, 
and San Bernardino Counties. California Bird Records Committee review species 
are denoted by asterisks. If you are receiving this report only through 
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below). If there is some reason that you cannot post there, please e-mail or 
call Tom Benson at tbenson AT csusb.edu or (909) 648-0899. 


Birds mentioned:

Eurasian Wigeon
Neotropic Cormorant
American Bittern
*ROSEATE SPOONBILL*
Lesser Black-backed Gull
*CRESTED CARACARA*
Chestnut-sided Warbler


SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY

An AMERICAN BITTERN was seen at Chino Creek Wetlands on Mar 1 (Howard King).

An adult LESSER BLACK-BACKED continued at Big Bear Lake through Mar 3 (Sandy 
Remley). 


Two NEOTROPIC CORMORANTS were seen at Headgate Dam on the Colorado River on Mar 
4 (David Vander Pluym and Lauren Harter). 



RIVERSIDE COUNTY

A EURASIAN WIGEON was seen at the Mission Creek Country Club near Desert Hot 
Springs Feb 22-Mar 1 (John McCallister). 


A EURASIAN WIGEON continued near Leon Road and Domenigoni Parkway in Winchester 
through Feb 27 (Charity Hagen). 


The CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER continued at Fairmount Park through Mar 2 (Howard 
King). 



IMPERIAL COUNTY

The *CRESTED CARACARA* continued near the Alamo River Wetlands through Feb 28 
(Dick Porter). 


The *ROSEATE SPOONBILL* continued at the end of Garst Road through Feb 28 
(Laurie DeWispelaere). 



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as at least rare in "Birds of Southern California" by Garrett and Dunn, "Birds 
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where it is rare, may be on the summary. That same bird reported from the San 
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Please submit your documentation of all California Bird Records Committee 
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Additionally, CBRC review species and birds of local or seasonal rarity should 
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IMPERIAL COUNTY: Guy McCaskie, 954 Grove Avenue, Imperial Beach, CA 91932, 
guymcc AT pacbell.net 

INYO COUNTY: Tom & Jo Heindel, P.O. Box 400, Big Pine CA 93513, 
tjheindel AT aol.com 

KERN COUNTY: Kelli Heindel-Levinson, 1819 Locust Ravine, Bakersfield CA 93306, 
kkheindel AT gmail.com 

RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Chet McGaugh, 194 W. Broadbent Dr., Riverside, CA 92507, 
chetmcgaugh AT gmail.com 

SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY: Alexander E. Koonce, 1357 Paige Lane, Redlands, CA 
92373, sandy_koonce AT redlands.edu 


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Subject: SBE Neotropic Cormorants
From: "David Vander Pluym scre AT aol.com [inlandcountybirds]" <inlandcountybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Mar 2015 09:45:52 -0500
Yesterday Lauren Harter and I did some birding in the Parker Strip and Blythe 
area (very slow). Waterfowl were on the move especially Green-winged Teal but 
otherwise the only noteworthy observation we had were of two NEOTROPIC 
CORMORANTS flying around above Headgate Dam in the Parker Strip, before landing 
on a pond out of site. Good birding 



David Vander Pluym
Lake Havasu City
Subject: Grasshopper Sparrow, Purple Finch, Murrieta
From: "Julie Szabo jsszabo1 AT yahoo.com [inlandcountybirds]" <inlandcountybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 4 Mar 2015 02:41:32 +0000 (UTC)
 Hello all
Today,  Tuesday 3/3/15,  I spent some time birding in Murrieta.   At the 
Santa Rosa Plateau, around 9:45 AM,  I heard a GRASSHOPPER SPARROW sing 
briefly west of  the Vernal Pool trail, just past Los Santos Trail as you 
walk towards the large Vernal Pool.   The Vernal Pools still have water, 
attracting lots of American Wigeon.   

In the mid afternoon,  at Glen Arbor Park in Murrieta (at Nutmeg & Jackson),  
the female Purple Finch continues, and was feeding on the willow buds along 
the riparian area along the north west part of the park.   Several PINE 
SISKIN were in the same area.   

Julie SzaboWildomar 
Subject: Lesser Black-back Gull@ Big Bear Lake
From: "slremley slremley AT aol.com [inlandcountybirds]" <inlandcountybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 03 Mar 2015 12:06:09 -0800
Still present, seen west of Swim Beach pier just now. 


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Subject: Chestnut-sided Warbler
From: "redhillbrd AT aol.com [inlandcountybirds]" <inlandcountybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 02 Mar 2015 15:09:01 -0800
 This morning, the wintering CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER continues at Fairmount 
Park. it is starting to show some chestnut and gave a short partial song. It 
was mostly in the jacarandas at the north west corner of the lawn bowling area. 

 Howard King
Subject: Eurasian Wigeon at Mission Lakes Country Club Golf Course Ponds near Desert Hot Springs
From: "John McCallister mccallisterjohn58 AT yahoo.com [inlandcountybirds]" <inlandcountybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Mar 2015 01:46:00 +0000 (UTC)
 Hi everyone. No huge deal here, but a week ago today on that crazy windy 
Sunday there was a Eurasian Wigeon in with nearly 300 of his American Wigeon 
buddies at the ponds on the Mission Creek Country Club just west of Desert Hot 
Springs. Our Country club is not gated and it can to a certain extent be 
accessed by the public. 

There was also a fairly small Canada Goose on the ponds also, but I don't think 
the Goose is any of those specialized subspecies like a Cackling Goose as its 
bill appeared to be to large to be one, at least based on what is in the 
Sibley's book related to Canada Geese. I have a fair amount of pictures of both 
of them but I have not pulled them off of my camera yet. Still the goose only 
seems to be about 2 times the height size of American Coots. 

I didn't report either of these guys last week as most of you don't live in 
the desert and I figured that both of them were just passing through, just like 
a bunch of Turkey Vultures and a Ring-billed Gull did a week before that. 
However, I was apparently wrong about the passing through part as I saw the 
Eurasian Wigeon and the small Canada Goose again at these same golf course 
ponds this morning about 7:30 in a light rain. The 300 or so American Wigeon 
have been around since late November and were part of our Christmas Bird Count 
in mid December. There is always a chance that the Eurasian Wigeon has been 
here all winter and was just missed in our Christmas count. That is not the 
case for the Canada Goose. 

Also continuing on our Golf Course are the two male and one female Vermilion 
Flycatchers that were also in the Christmas bird count. In fact there might 
even be a third male as they were flying around a lot, with two males playing 
with each other on the golf course in the light rain. The Vermilions are 
further north on the Golf Course just north of the Country Club itself on Hole 
# 11 which leads up into a desert canyon just north of the hole. 

It can be accessed by driving into the Country Club north on Clubhouse Blvd 
just off of Mission Lakes Blvd. to its northern terminus at Augusta Rd. and 
parking on Augusta just a little bit west of Clubhouse. You can then as a 
member of the general public walk along a Water Company Easement that runs 
along the hole on its western side and up into the desert canyons beyond the 
golf course if you want to look for desert birds like Black-throated Sparrows, 
Rock Wrens, Verdin, Black-tailed Gnatcatchers, etc. This spot will also soon 
in the next month or so have Red-tailed Hawks nesting and a solid cast of 
migrants passing through. 

If any one is interested in looking at the Eurasian Wigeon, the northern pond 
can be seen just east from Clubhouse Blvd about 1/2 of the way north up 
Clubhouse from Mission Lakes Blvd. The southern pond which is only 50 or 60 
yards south of the other pond, can be accessed by entering the Country Club on 
Clubhouse Blvd also. Just  one block in, turn right(east) on Warwick. One 
block in on Warwick, then turn left(north) onto Deigel Court. It is a small cul 
de sac that you can park on and on its right side is an empty lot that you can 
walk through and then you will be almost on top of the pond. 

Amazingly it has been light raining for 10 hours now. That's a lot for us in 
the desert. Happy birding everyone. 


John McCallister, CPADesert Hot Springs, CA


Subject: Winter 2014-15 Reports for SBE County
From: "'Koonce, Sandy' sandy_koonce AT redlands.edu [inlandcountybirds]" <inlandcountybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Mar 2015 01:29:46 +0000
Dear San Bernardino County birders:

The winter season for North American Birds (1 December 2014 - 28
February 2015) is now over. I will shortly submit a list of significant San
Bernardino County sightings to Kimball Garrett and Guy McCaskie, the regional
editors for the Southern Pacific Coast report. I'd appreciate any reports of
unusual species, arrival and departure dates for common and unusual
species, notable numbers, and absences.

Please also include a careful description (at least a written description; 
photographs are also welcome) for rare species: either CBRC review species, or 
species that are equivalently rare locally. 

Note that sightings of rare birds cannot be added to the county database 
without some sort of supporting documentation. 


Please e-mail or post your sightings to me by 10 March.

Thanks for your assistance!


Sandy Koonce


Sandy Koonce
Department of Mathematics
University of Redlands, Redlands, CA 92373
sandy_koonce AT redlands.edu
Subject: Note: Not a first cycle Lesser Black-backed Gull at Bootsma Dairy today (Feb 28)
From: "Anthony Metcalf ametcalf AT csusb.edu [inlandcountybirds]" <inlandcountybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 1 Mar 2015 02:25:31 -0800
There was a gull being considered as a possible first cycle Lesser
Blacked-Backed Gull this afternoon (Feb 28) at Bootsma Dairy Pond in
Lakeview.  Upon better looks at the bird, including in flight, this gull
was identified as likely a bleached first year Herring Gull with a black
bill. I am posting this because there were members of an Audubon chapter
field trip who may have left the dairy before the identification of the
gull as a Herring Gull.

-- 
Tony Metcalf
Feb 28, 2015
Moreno Valley, CA
Subject: Common Goldeneye-Riverside
From: "Robert Packard packardr90 AT hotmail.com [inlandcountybirds]" <inlandcountybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 1 Mar 2015 00:19:10 +0000
On Canyon Crest in the UCR pond this morning, one female.

Bob Packard
Riverside, CA
packardr90 AT hotmail.com 		 	   		  
Subject: Crested Caracara
From: "Dick Porter dick AT dkporter.net [inlandcountybirds]" <inlandcountybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2015 09:22:10 -0800
Sighted at 9:10 east of Brawley near Alamo River Wetlands.  -115.457695, 
32.993.69.  At edge of Ag field off O'Brien Rd just where it takes a jog west 
of Wiest rd.  Was perched on berm, flew off to  north, then came back to 
perch.  When I dug for my scope and camera it disappeared.  

Dick

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Subject: EMWD walk still on
From: "Rose Marx birdbrain5150 AT yahoo.com [inlandcountybirds]" <inlandcountybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2015 15:02:17 +0000 (UTC)
 The EMWD wetlands walk is still on. Will wait to 8:15am to lock gates. Malea 
says it is nice out there. 

Rose MarxEast Hemet
Subject: EMWD Wetlands Walk
From: "Rose Marx birdbrain5150 AT yahoo.com [inlandcountybirds]" <inlandcountybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2015 00:39:02 +0000 (UTC)
  Malea has not cancelled the walk yet. The road is hard packed so if it does 
not rain heavy during the night it is still drivable. But if there are strong 
winds and/or raining hard in the morning, the walk will be called off.I am to 
call Malea in the morning at 7am. I will post again at that time. 

Rose MarxEast Hemet
Subject: Lake Elsinore Bird Walk, Cancelled
From: "Julie Szabo jsszabo1 AT yahoo.com [inlandcountybirds]" <inlandcountybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 22:16:38 +0000 (UTC)
 The bird walk at the Lake Elsinore levee that was scheduled for 
tomorrow, Saturday 2/28/15, is being cancelled due to the bad weather 
predicted for tonight and tomorrow.   We did have permission to drive on the 
levee for this event, but due to the predicted rain, vehicles are not allowed 
in the area as it damages the levee surface.      The next bird walk will 
be on Saturday,  April 11, 2015 from 8 - 12.    

Julie SzaboWildomar, CA
Subject: Continuing Eurasian Wigeon
From: "Charity daughterofmirkwood AT yahoo.com [inlandcountybirds]" <inlandcountybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:37:35 -0800
The Eurasian Wigeon continued this morning near Salt Creek east of Menifee. The 
bird was with an American Wigeon flock in the large puddle on the west side of 
Leon Rd. before the creek crossing. There was also a female Common Goldeneye 
and Horned Grebe mixed in with the numerous ducks and grebes at the nearby 
water treatment ponds along Simpson Rd., in the easternmost of the two ponds. 

Charity Hagen
Lake Elsinore





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Subject: Lesser Black-backed Gull continues
From: "bdeppe AT gmail.com [inlandcountybirds]" <inlandcountybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 26 Feb 2015 14:15:43 -0800
For those of you wondering . . . the Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus 
etiptoni) was present at 9:00 a.m. this morning at the same spot to the west of 
Meadow Park in the swimming area. As stated in an earlier post--from Big Bear 
Blvd. find Knight Ave and go north to the park at the lake's edge.. The bird 
has been seen off to the west in the swimming area which isn't looking very 
inviting this time of the year. Pretty easy to find today as it was the only 
gull around for most of my visit. 

 

 Bill Deppe
 Apple Valley 
 

Subject: Southeastern CA RBA: February 26, 2015
From: "Thomas Benson tbenson AT csusb.edu [inlandcountybirds]" <inlandcountybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:57:18 +0000
RBA
* California
* Southeastern
* February 26, 2015
* CASE15.02.26

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and San Bernardino Counties. California Bird Records Committee review species 
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Birds mentioned:

Eurasian Wigeon
*ROSEATE SPOONBILL*
Franklin's Gull
Thayer's Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
White-winged Dove
Pacific/*WINTER* Wren
Varied Thrush
American Redstart
Palm Warbler
Swamp Sparrow
Evening Grosbeak


SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY

An adult LESSER BLACK-BACKED continued at Big Bear Lake through Feb 25 (Sandy 
Remley). 


A WHITE-WINGED DOVE was seen at Montclair Wilderness Basin Park on Feb 22 (Tom 
Miko). 


Up to five EVENING GROSBEAKS and three VARIED THRUSHES were seen at Oak Glen 
Feb 15-22 (Craig Hughes, Robert Bates). 



RIVERSIDE COUNTY

A FRANKLIN'S GULL was seen near Morrison Park in Moreno Valley on Feb 18 (Greg 
Morton). 


A PALM WARBLER was seen at Andulka Park in Riverside on Feb 23 (Julie Szabo).

A EURASIAN WIGEON was seen near Leon Road and Domenigoni Parkway in Winchester 
on Feb 25 (Bob Packard). 



IMPERIAL COUNTY

A SWAMP SPARROW was seen at the Alamo River Wetlands on Feb 6 (James Smith).

A PACIFIC/*WINTER* WREN and an AMERICAN REDSTART continued at Finney Lake 
through Feb 20 (Guy McCaskie). 


A first cycle THAYER'S GULL was seen at Rock Hill on Feb 20 (Guy McCaskie).

The *ROSEATE SPOONBILL* continued at the end of Garst Road through Feb 20 (Guy 
McCaskie). 



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Subject: Lesser Black-backed Gull
From: "slremley slremley AT aol.com [inlandcountybirds]" <inlandcountybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2015 11:47:41 -0800
Seen at 11 this morning just west of swim beach pier.

Sandy Remley 
Big Bear Lake 

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Subject: Eurasian Wigeon-Winchester
From: "Robert Packard packardr90 AT hotmail.com [inlandcountybirds]" <inlandcountybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2015 17:14:59 +0000
This morning in Salt Creek at Leon Road (just north of the Domenigoni 
Expressway/Newport Road) there was an adult male Eurasian Wigeon with about 30 
American Wigeon. 


Also there were Greater Yellowlegs, Wilson's Snipe, Cinnamon Teal, Horned Lark, 
Loggerhead Shrike, etc. 


Bob Packard
Riverside, CA
packardr90 AT hotmail.com 		 	   		  
Subject: Palm Warbler, Andulka Park 2/23/15
From: "Julie Szabo jsszabo1 AT yahoo.com [inlandcountybirds]" <inlandcountybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2015 00:05:14 +0000 (UTC)
Today, Monday 2/23/15,  I stopped at Andulka Park in Riverside to hopefully 
find the SUMMER TANAGER, seen there yesterday by Howard King.   I heard it 
call briefly when I first arrived just before 11:00 AM, but never saw it.   
The location was the eucalyptus trees that are along the fence below the home 
that is west of the tennis courts.  

Just before Noon,  I found a PALM WARBLER,  foraging in the tallest 
eucalyptus tree west of the tennis courts.  The tall wag made it stand out 
from the numerous Yellow-Rumped Warblers in the same tree.   Rain fell for 
about 15 minutes just after noon, and I sought refuge in my car.   When I 
returned to look for the Palm Warbler again,  I was unable to re-locate it, 
but most of the birds seemed to be hiding from the rain, too.    Howard King 
arrived at the park around 1, and was attempting to locate it when I left.  

Julie SzaboWildomar, CA
Subject: Montclair WW Dove, Blue-crowned Parakeets
From: "'T.G. Miko' tgmiko AT gmail.com [inlandcountybirds]" <inlandcountybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2015 20:11:43 -0800
Howdy, Rain-soaked Birders.
I stopped at Wilderness Basin Park on San Bernardino Street, in Montclair,
to see what ducks are in the pond right off the 10 Freeway. Nothing
exciting in the water, but I immediately noticed a small flock of
beautiful, yet unfamiliar "Aratinga" parrots now named  Blue-crowned
Parakeets (*Thectocercus acuticaudatus*). They were a lifebird for me,
unless I have seen them in LA County, and failed to record sightings there.
Regardless, I saw zero entries for this species in San Bernardino County in
eBird, so I am curious whether or not I may have the first county record.
The birds were actively feeding in trees in the park, but moved back &
forth to trees across the street, southeast of the park:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/92222297 AT N07/16615788182/
Equally fun was a White-winged Dover that flew by, 30 feet up in the air,
flying west, straight into LA County.
Tom

Thomas Geza Miko
http://www.tgmiko.com/
Claremont, Los Angeles County, California
909.241.3300
Subject: Salton Sea (south) - 20 Feb 2015
From: "'Guy McCaskie' guymcc AT pacbell.net [inlandcountybirds]" <inlandcountybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2015 13:08:12 -0800
     I spent Friday, 20 February 2015, with Van Remsen from Louisiana at and
around the south end of the Salton Sea. We started at the Alamo River
Wetlands east of Brawley at about 6:30 AM, then moved north through
Calipatria and English Road to the gun club on Pound Road east of Davis
Road, From here we drove southward to Morton Bay. From Morton Bay we looked
at the shoreline southwestward to the west end of Young Road. We then went
east to the area around the Calipatria State Prison (doormat rye grass
fields mowed and irrigated so no longer suitable for Sprague's Pipits). We
then moved south, stopping at Young Reservoir, along the west side of Finney
Lake, in the southwestern part of Brawley, Lakeview Golfcourse and Fig
Lagoon, departing for San Diego at about 5:30 PM. Weather overcast with
little to no wind, and with temperatures ranging from 60 to 80 degrees.   

     Species seen and/or heard - Snow Goose (120 - only 120 remaining at the
Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge HQ), Ross's Goose (1 - only one at the
Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge HQ), Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard,
Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal,
Canvasback, Redhead, Lesser Scaup, Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, Ruddy Duck,
Gambel's Quail, Pied-billed Grebe, Eared Grebe, Western Grebe, Clark's
Grebe, Neotropic Cormorant (34 - twenty counted at the Alamo River Wetlands
east of Brawley, one with Double-crested Cormorants at Rock Hill, seven in
the area at the north end of Lack Road, single birds at the intersection of
Lack and Lindsey Roads, at the west end of Young Road and in flight at
Finney Lake, and three with a Double-crested Cormorant on Fig Lagoon),
Double-crested Cormorant, White Pelican, Brown Pelican, Great Blue Heron,
Great Egret, Snowy Egret, Cattle Egret, Green Heron, Black-crowned
Night-Heron, White-faced Ibis, Roseate Spoonbill (1 - one immature at the
north end of Garst Road was the same bird found here by John Green on 10
January), Turkey Vulture, Northern Harrier, Cooper's Hawk, Red-shouldered
Hawk (1 - one immature at the gun club buildings on Pound Road east of Davis
Road), Swainson's Hawk (17 - seventeen dark-morph birds on the ground with
egrets and ibis in an irrigated field adjacent to Forrester Road south of
Wienert Road were early spring migrants), Red-tailed Hawk, Ridgway's Rail,
Virginia Rail, Sora, Common Gallinule, American Coot, Black-necked Stilt,
American Avocet, Black-bellied Plover, Snowy Plover, Killdeer, Spotted
Sandpiper, Greater Yellowlegs, Willet, Whimbrel (1 - one with Long-billed
Curlews near the Calipatria State Prison was most likely a bird that had
wintered locally, but spring migrants have been found in the Imperial Valley
as early as 4 March [1989 and 2007] with mid-March being the expected time
for the first of the spring), Long-billed Curlew, Marbled Godwit, Least
Sandpiper, Western Sandpiper, Long-billed Dowitcher, Ring-billed Gull,
Western Gull (1 - one near adult with other gulls at the intersection of
Lack and Lindsey Roads), California Gull, Herring Gull, Thayer's Gull (1 -
one first-winter bird with other gulls at Rock Hill), Caspian Tern, Rock
Pigeon, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Common Ground-Dove, White-winged Dove (2 -
two at Cattle Call Park in Brawley), Mourning Dove, Greater Roadrunner,
Great Horned Owl (3 - two at Riverview Cemetery in Brawley and one at Cattle
Call Park in Brawley), Burrowing Owl, Anna's Hummingbird, Costa's
Hummingbird, Belted Kingfisher, Gila Woodpecker, Red-breasted Sapsucker (1 -
one at Cattle Call Park in Brawley), Northern Flicker, American Kestrel,
Peregrine Falcon (1 - one adult near Obsidian Butte), Prairie Falcon (1 -
one near the eastern edge of Calipatria), Black Phoebe, Say's Phoebe,
Vermilion Flycatcher (1 - one female at Lakeview Golfcourse), Loggerhead
Shrike (1 - most of the wintering birds have evidently moved out of the
Imperial Valley), Common Raven, Tree Swallow, Northern Rough-winged Swallow,
Barn Swallow, Verdin, Pacific/Winter Wren (1 - one heard and seen briefly
along the western edge of Finney Lake responded to taped recordings of
scolding birds with "chattering" notes similar to those of Winter Wrens -
this was no doubt the same wren found and photographed here by Howard B.
King and Thomas A. Benson on 4 and 9 January 2015 at which time it was
believed to be a Pacific Wren), Marsh Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Blue-gray
Gnatcatcher, Black-tailed Gnatcatcher, Hermit Thrush, American Robin,
Northern Mockingbird, European Starling, American Pipit, Cedar Waxwing,
Orange-crowned Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, American Redstart (1 - one
along the western edge of Finney Lake was initially found here by Paul E.
Lehman on 15 December 2014 and appears to be a first-winter male)
Yellow-rumped Warbler, Black-throated Gray Warbler (1 - one adult male along
the western edge of Finney Lake probably wintered locally), Abert's Towhee,
Chipping Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, Swamp
Sparrow (1 - one at the Alamo River Wetlands may well have been the same
bird found and photographed here by John C. Sterling on 14 February 2015),
White-crowned Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Brewer's
Blackbird, Great-tailed Grackle, Brown-headed Cowbird, House Finch and House
Sparrow - 119 species.

 

Guy McCaskie

 

 

 

 
Subject: Lesser Blacked-backed Gull
From: "slremley AT aol.com [inlandcountybirds]" <inlandcountybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2015 15:27:32 -0500
Seen this morning around 10am, west of swim beach pier along shore line. 
Birding with Trish Gussler from OC. 



Sandy Remley
Big Bear Lake
Subject: 5 Evening Grosbeak at Oak Glen plus 2 Varied Thrush
From: "Robert Bates thebirder AT hotmail.com [inlandcountybirds]" <inlandcountybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2015 10:29:17 -0800
I just had 5 Evening Grosbeak and 2 Varied Thrush feeding in the choke cherry 
behind the portable potty and white propane tank next to the tennis court 
parking lot. 


Rob Bates
Wildlife Biologist / Restoration Ecologist
thebirder AT gmail.com
949.374.2373

Yucaipa, CA

Sent from my iPhone

> On Feb 21, 2015, at 7:42 PM, jsparhawk746 AT yahoo.com [inlandcountybirds] 
 wrote: 

> 
> I birded around Oak Glen this morning, Saturday, 2/21. I refound the Evening 
Grosbeak near the Oak Glen School Museum, as previous reported by Ryan W. In 
the same area I observed at least 3 Varied Thrush, two bright males and a 
female. As they were moving around, there may have been more than the 3. It was 
very birdy there, mostly the usual suspects, including Oak Titmouse, MANY Acorn 
WP, one Nuttals WP, Juncos, Spotted Towhee, both Scrub and Stellar's Jays, and 
hundreds of Band Tailed Pigeons. In two adjacent leafless trees there were over 
one hundred perched, and several very large flocks flew over, while many others 
were perched in other trees. I'd never seen so many in one location. There were 
also a Red-tailed Hawk and a Red Shouldered Hawk. 

> 
> At Oak Knoll Park (downhill from Los Rios Orchard Store) I observed a 
Golden-crowned Sparrow. I'd not seen one in this area before. 

> 
> Judith Sparhawk
> Redlands, CA  
> 
> 
> 
> 
Subject: Continuing Evening Grosbeak Oak Glen plus Varied Thrush
From: "jsparhawk746 AT yahoo.com [inlandcountybirds]" <inlandcountybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 21 Feb 2015 19:42:10 -0800
I birded around Oak Glen this morning, Saturday, 2/21. I refound the Evening 
Grosbeak near the Oak Glen School Museum, as previous reported by Ryan W. In 
the same area I observed at least 3 Varied Thrush, two bright males and a 
female. As they were moving around, there may have been more than the 3. It was 
very birdy there, mostly the usual suspects, including Oak Titmouse, MANY Acorn 
WP, one Nuttals WP, Juncos, Spotted Towhee, both Scrub and Stellar's Jays, and 
hundreds of Band Tailed Pigeons. In two adjacent leafless trees there were over 
one hundred perched, and several very large flocks flew over, while many others 
were perched in other trees. I'd never seen so many in one location. There were 
also a Red-tailed Hawk and a Red Shouldered Hawk. 


At Oak Knoll Park (downhill from Los Rios Orchard Store) I observed a 
Golden-crowned Sparrow. I'd not seen one in this area before. 


Judith Sparhawk
Redlands, CA  
 

Subject: Continuing Lesser Black-backed Gull at Big Bear Lake
From: "birdbill13 AT gmail.com [inlandcountybirds]" <inlandcountybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 21 Feb 2015 19:23:37 -0800
I observed the Lesser Black-backed Gull on the docks behind the Post Office at 
the end of Pine Knot Avenue from 10:30 to about 11:05 when it flew off to the 
east. 

 

 Bill Moramarco
 Fallbrook, CA
Subject: Continuing Lesser Black-backed Gull
From: "'Koonce, Sandy' sandy_koonce AT redlands.edu [inlandcountybirds]" <inlandcountybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2015 02:06:02 +0000
The Big Bear Lake LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL found a week ago by Eric Tipton 
continued this afternoon at Big Bear Lake. It was at Meadow park, which is at 
the north end of Knight Ave, a little bit east of the Pine Knot Marina where is 
has also been seen often. 



Sandy


Sandy Koonce
Department of Mathematics
University of Redlands, Redlands, CA 92373
Subject: Riverside-Van Buren water treatment plant
From: "Robert Packard packardr90 AT hotmail.com [inlandcountybirds]" <inlandcountybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 21 Feb 2015 22:45:44 +0000
This morning at the Van Buren/Jurupa water treatment plant. The usual suspects:

Wood Duck-2
Gadwall-45
Mallard-19
NShoveler-52
AWigeon-2
Cinnamon Teal-11
Blue-winged Teal-3
Lesser Scaup-2
Ring-necked Duck-4
Bufflehead-1
Ruddy Duck-1
Great Blue Heron-1
Turkey Vulture-4
Sharp-shinned Hawk-1
American Coot-117
Black-necked Stilt-17
Killdeer-3
Least Sandpiper-15
Bonaparte's Gull-61
Anna's Hummingbird-2
White-throated Swift-4
Black Phoebe-3
American Crow-4
NRough-winged Swallow-8
Bushtit-7
Bewick's Wren-4
Marsh Wren-1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet-2
Western Bluebird-1
California Thrasher-1
Common Yellowthroat-10
Yellow-rumped Warbler-3
California Towhee-2
Song Sparrow-6
White-crowned Sparrow-8
Brewer's Blackbird-4
Red-winged Blackbird-5
House Finch-9
Lesser Goldfinch-3
American Goldfinch-8
House Sparrow-1


Bob Packard
Riverside, CA
packardr90 AT hotmail.com 		 	   		  
Subject: Lesser Black-backed Gull at Big Bear
From: "redhillbrd AT aol.com [inlandcountybirds]" <inlandcountybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 20 Feb 2015 19:36:01 -0800
 This afternoon at Big Bear Lake, Curtis Marantz and I observed Eric Tipton's 
continuing LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL.. It was on a boat dock visible from behind 
the post office on Pine Knot.. 

 Howard King
Subject: Evening Grosbeak - Oak Glen
From: "Ryan Winkleman rswinkleman AT gmail.com [inlandcountybirds]" <inlandcountybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2015 15:04:31 -0800
There is a female Evening Grosbeak at the Oak Glen School House Museum and
Park. This bird was reported to eBird five days ago by Craig Hughes. The
bird was in the same general spot that he had it, north of the playground
where there is a very short nature trail. Bounced around between trees
before I lost her in a big patch of brush.


A photo of the bird off my camera is here: https://flic.kr/p/rhmTqv


I am busy for the evening but will replace the photo and add more late
tonight.


Ryan Winkleman
Rancho Santa Margarita
Subject: Franklin's Gull in Moreno Valley
From: "Thomasabenson AT aol.com [inlandcountybirds]" <inlandcountybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2015 14:57:59 -0500
Greg Morton just called me to report a Franklin's Gull in the vicinity of 
Morrison Park in Moreno Valley yesterday, Feb 18. 



Tom Benson
San Bernardino, CA
Subject: Southeastern CA RBA: February 19, 2015
From: "Thomas Benson tbenson AT csusb.edu [inlandcountybirds]" <inlandcountybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2015 16:07:05 +0000
RBA
* California
* Southeastern
* February 19, 2015
* CASE15.02.19

This is the Southeastern CA weekly RBA summary. We cover Imperial, Riverside, 
and San Bernardino Counties. California Bird Records Committee review species 
are denoted by asterisks. If you are receiving this report only through 
Birdwest, you can get MORE FREQUENT AND COMPREHENSIVE UPDATES by subscribing to 
inlandcountybirds (see below). To report a bird POST TO INLANDCOUNTYBIRDS (see 
below). If there is some reason that you cannot post there, please e-mail or 
call Tom Benson at tbenson AT csusb.edu or (909) 648-0899. 


Birds mentioned:

*ROSEATE SPOONBILL*
Lesser Black-backed Gull
*CRESTED CARACARA*
Tropical Kingbird
Varied Thrush
Northern Parula
Swamp Sparrow


SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY

An adult LESSER BLACK-BACKED was seen at Big Bear Lake Feb 15-18 (Eric Tipton).

The continuing NORTHERN PARULA, TROPICAL KINGBIRD, and SWAMP SPARROW were seen 
at Prado Regional Park through Feb 14 (Brad Singer, Pam Quittmeyer). 



RIVERSIDE COUNTY

Five VARIED THRUSHES were seen at Fairmount Park on Feb 18 (Howard King).


IMPERIAL COUNTY

A SWAMP SPARROW was seen at the north end of Garst Road on Feb 6 (James Smith).

The immature *CRESTED CARACARA* was seen feeding on sheep carcasses at the 
intersection of Hwy 115 and Dickerman Road on Feb 6 (James Smith). 


An adult LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen at Obsidian Butte on Feb 14 (Guy 
McCaskie). 


The *ROSEATE SPOONBILL* continued at the end of Garst Road through Feb 18 
(Charity Hagen). 



^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

In general, birds that are on this weekly summary are those that are classified 
as at least rare in "Birds of Southern California" by Garrett and Dunn, "Birds 
of the Salton Sea" by Patten, McCaskie, and Unitt, or in "Birds of the Lower 
Colorado River Valley" by Rosenberg, Ohmart, Hunter, and Anderson. Rarity can 
be regional or seasonal. For example, a nuthatch reported at the Salton Sea, 
where it is rare, may be on the summary. That same bird reported from the San 
Bernardino Mountains, where it is common, would not be. A sparrow reported as a 
rarity in Riverside in July may be common there in December. 


Please submit your documentation of all California Bird Records Committee 
review species (denoted by asterisks) to CBRC Secretary Tom Benson at 
secretary AT californiabirds.org 


Additionally, CBRC review species and birds of local or seasonal rarity should 
be reported to the "North American Birds" County Coordinators. They are: 

IMPERIAL COUNTY: Guy McCaskie, 954 Grove Avenue, Imperial Beach, CA 91932, 
guymcc AT pacbell.net 

INYO COUNTY: Tom & Jo Heindel, P.O. Box 400, Big Pine CA 93513, 
tjheindel AT aol.com 

KERN COUNTY: Kelli Heindel-Levinson, 1819 Locust Ravine, Bakersfield CA 93306, 
kkheindel AT gmail.com 

RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Chet McGaugh, 194 W. Broadbent Dr., Riverside, CA 92507, 
chetmcgaugh AT gmail.com 

SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY: Alexander E. Koonce, 1357 Paige Lane, Redlands, CA 
92373, sandy_koonce AT redlands.edu 


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Kern County: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/kerncobirding
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    Pasadena area: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PasadenaAudubon
Orange County: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/OrangeCountyBirding
San Diego County: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SanDiegoRegionBirding
San Luis Obispo County: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/slocobirding
Santa Barbara County: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/sbcobirding
Ventura County: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/venturacobirding
California (statewide): http://groups.yahoo.com/CALBIRDS

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the SBVAS website at http://www.sbvas.net/#!field-trips/cyuu 


Maps/directions to local birding sites are available on the SBVAS website at 
http://www.sbvas.net/#!toms-maps/cuuc 


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Subject: Big Bear LBBGull - 2/18
From: "Andrew Howe howe395 AT yahoo.com [inlandcountybirds]" <inlandcountybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2015 02:34:54 +0000 (UTC)
This morning (2/18), my father and I made stops at Pine Knot Landing and Meadow 
Park (Swim Beach) in Big Bear, finding the LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL along the 
shoreline just west of the latter around 10am.  Best, 

Andrew HoweRiverside, CAhowe395 AT yahoo.com
Subject: Continuing Lesser Flamingo and Roseate Spoonbill Garst Rd.
From: "Charity daughterofmirkwood AT yahoo.com [inlandcountybirds]" <inlandcountybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2015 18:04:17 -0800
The Lesser Flamingo and Roseate Spoonbill continue this afternoon at the Salton 
Sea, at the end of Garst Rd., just over the Alamo River bridge. Both were on 
the far side of the pond, the Spoonbill was perched on a hunting blind with 
some Great-Blue Herons, and the Flamingo was feeding in the water near the 
middle of the pond. 

Charity Hagen
Lake Elsinore 

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Subject: Fairmount Park Feb 18.15
From: "redhillbrd AT aol.com [inlandcountybirds]" <inlandcountybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 18 Feb 2015 17:13:35 -0800
Early this morning five VARIED THRUSHES were present in the northeast corner of 
Fairmount Park. They were in and below oaks near the golf course fence. 

 Howard King
Subject: Lesser Black-backed Gull continues
From: "Tom Benson Thomasabenson AT aol.com [inlandcountybirds]" <inlandcountybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2015 09:42:52 -0800
The Lesser Black-backed Gull continues this morning (Feb 17) at Big Bear Lake. 
I initially found it at Swim Beach (Meadow Park) before it moved to the docks 
at Pine Knot Landing behind the post office. It was at the latter location 
 when I left at 9:35. 


Tom Benson 
San Bernardino, CA

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Subject: Common Poorwills in Wildomar 2/16/15
From: "Julie Szabo jsszabo1 AT yahoo.com [inlandcountybirds]" <inlandcountybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2015 04:24:41 +0000 (UTC)
 This evening, Monday 2/16/15, just before 6:00 PM,  I heard, saw (and 
recorded)  two Common Poorwill in Wildomar.  The location is west of the 
intersection of Grand & Central Avenues, in the hillside above the 
established & fenced trail near Chert & Cameo Lanes (west of the homes).  The 
birds flew off of the hill very close to me, and then landed near the 
established trail, disappearing into the bushes.   Other notable birds at 
this location were a Rufous-crowned, Golden-crowned and Lincoln's Sparrow, 
along with many Wrentits & Spotted Towhees. 

Julie SzaboWildomar, CA
Subject: Lesser Black-backed Gull at Big Bear
From: "Michael Woodruff mkd.woodruff AT gmail.com [inlandcountybirds]" <inlandcountybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2015 10:20:48 -0800
Looking at the Lesser Black-backed Gull now (10:15am) at the marina behind
the post office, found yesterday by the Tiptons. It came in within the last
hour or so, as we've been birding back and forth around the lake and hadn't
yet seen it. Beautiful bird.


Cheers,
Michael Woodruff
Loma Linda, CA
Subject: Lesser Black-backed Gull at Big Bear Lake
From: "eellc26 AT yahoo.com [inlandcountybirds]" <inlandcountybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 15 Feb 2015 21:23:45 -0800
Today 2/15, Elaine and I birded Big Bear Lake. We stopped at Swim Beach to look 
for ducks and found a dark backed gull.After several minutes of confusion, self 
doubt, and celebration we identified the bird as a Lesser Black-backed Gull, A 
first record for the SB's (San Bernardino Mts.) Attempting to get a 
documentation photo for the "scrutenizers" the bird flew off to the west. We 
rediscovered the bird behind the Big Bear U.S. Post Office and Marina Resort. 
From the beach the bird was sitting on the empty dock on the east side of the 
bay with several California, Ring-billed and 3 Herring Gulls. After several 
birders showed up to check out the gull we moved in closer and got some good 
photos of the bird. We left the area around 2:00 pm and the bird was still 
sitting on the dock. The Mountain is full of surprises 

 Eric and Elaine Tipton, Running Springs CA.!
Subject: Lesser Black-backed Gull Big Bear Lake
From: "Bcsing bcsinger AT gmail.com [inlandcountybirds]" <inlandcountybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 15 Feb 2015 15:51:59 -0800
Eric and Elaine Tipton found the gull earlier today at Swim Beach. It then flew 
to the docks behind Big Bear Lake post office (Pineknot Blvd.). It was resting 
on the dock with Cal, Ring-billed and 3 Herring Gulls. 


Brad Singer

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Subject: Valle Vista Cactus Wrens
From: "Robert Packard packardr90 AT hotmail.com [inlandcountybirds]" <inlandcountybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 15 Feb 2015 22:10:31 +0000
This morning in Valle Vista, east of Hemet, two Cactus Wrens were singing, one 
at the corner of Mayberry and Rio Vista, the other at the south end of Rim 
Road. I did see a small amount of cactus on the north-facing slope of Rim Road, 
but it was not tall or extensive. 


Also there:

California Quail-2
Red-shouldered Hawk-2
GRoadrunner-1 "singing"
Eurasian Collared Dove-9
White-winged Dove-8-feeder they were coming to is not being filled.
Mourning Dove-3
Common Ground Dove-1
Anna's Hummingbird-11
AKestrel-2
Cassin's Kingbird-5
Black Phoebe-1
Say's Phoebe-1
WScrub Jay-8
ACrow-10
CRaven-3
NRough-winged Swallow-1
Bewick's Wren-1
Cactus Wren-2
Bushtit-17
Mountain Chickadee-1
WBlluebird-6
NMockingbird-23
CA Thrasher-2
Cedar Waxwing-15
EStarling-16
APipit-1
Yellow-rumped Warbler-9
Orange-crowned Warbler-3
CA Towhee-6
Song Sparrow-1
White-crowned Sparrow-10
WMeadowlark-1
House Finch-53
Lesser Goldfinch-6
House Sparrow-13


Bob Packard
Riverside, CA
packardr90 AT hotmail.com 		 	   		  
Subject: Chino Teals, Parula, Swamp Sparrow
From: "bcsinger AT gmail.com [inlandcountybirds]" <inlandcountybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 14 Feb 2015 20:33:53 -0800
I spent a brief morning in Chino, starting with the corner of Merrill and Grove 
(across from the Chino Airport) and was pleasantly surprised to find water in 
the dairy ponds; the last couple of years have been dry. Among the close to 300 
dowitchers and 200 stilts were four male Blue-winged Teals and two Cinnamon's. 
The only other place I have seen that many Blue-winged's in the county is at 
Baker WTP. I next went to Prado RP where Howard and Bill's N. Parula was very 
active in the oak next to Frisbee Golf Hole #15 near the park entrance. A stop 
further up the road at the creek crossing yielded a 10-15 second look at the 
continuing Swamp Sparrow. As I was scanning for the sparrow, a White-tailed 
Kite flew over. Its been awhile since I have seen a Kite at the park. I ended 
my stay failing to find the T. Kingbird, but ran into Pam Quittmeyer who had 
seen the bird about an hour and a half earlier near parking lot 7. 

 Brad Singer
Subject: Southeastern CA RBA: February 12, 2015
From: "Thomas Benson tbenson AT csusb.edu [inlandcountybirds]" <inlandcountybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2015 16:19:23 +0000
RBA
* California
* Southeastern
* February 12, 2015
* CASE15.02.12

This is the Southeastern CA weekly RBA summary. We cover Imperial, Riverside, 
and San Bernardino Counties. California Bird Records Committee review species 
are denoted by asterisks. If you are receiving this report only through 
Birdwest, you can get MORE FREQUENT AND COMPREHENSIVE UPDATES by subscribing to 
inlandcountybirds (see below). To report a bird POST TO INLANDCOUNTYBIRDS (see 
below). If there is some reason that you cannot post there, please e-mail or 
call Tom Benson at tbenson AT csusb.edu or (909) 648-0899. 


Birds mentioned:

Red-throated Loon
*ROSEATE SPOONBILL*
Sandhill Crane
Mew Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
*CRESTED CARACARA*
Tropical Kingbird
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
Varied Thrush
Northern Parula
Swamp Sparrow


SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY

The continuing but generally uncooperative SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER was seen 
at Prado Regional Park on Feb 6 (Callyn Yorke). 


A NORTHERN PARULA was seen at Prado Regional Park Feb 8-10 (Howard King).

The continuing RED-THROATED LOON, TROPICAL KINGBIRD, and SWAMP SPARROW, as well 
as a MEW GULL were seen at Prado Regional Park through Feb 8 (Howard King). 



RIVERSIDE COUNTY

A first cycle LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen along Ramona Expressway in 
Lakeview on Feb 7 (Howard King). 


A first cycle LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL and a second cycle MEW GULL were seen at 
North Shore Marina (NESS) on Feb 6 (Chet McGaugh). 


A VARIED THRUSH was seen in Garner Valley on Feb 7 (Chet McGaugh).

A SANDHILL CRANE (probably the same one as in Nuevo) was seen at the San 
Jacinto Wildlife Area on Feb 8 (Judith Sparhawk). 



IMPERIAL COUNTY

The immature *CRESTED CARACARA* was near the Alamo River Wetlands was last 
reported on Feb 1 (Mark Stratton). 


The *ROSEATE SPOONBILL* continued at the end of Garst Road through Feb 7 (Nick 
Basinski). 



^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

In general, birds that are on this weekly summary are those that are classified 
as at least rare in "Birds of Southern California" by Garrett and Dunn, "Birds 
of the Salton Sea" by Patten, McCaskie, and Unitt, or in "Birds of the Lower 
Colorado River Valley" by Rosenberg, Ohmart, Hunter, and Anderson. Rarity can 
be regional or seasonal. For example, a nuthatch reported at the Salton Sea, 
where it is rare, may be on the summary. That same bird reported from the San 
Bernardino Mountains, where it is common, would not be. A sparrow reported as a 
rarity in Riverside in July may be common there in December. 


Please submit your documentation of all California Bird Records Committee 
review species (denoted by asterisks) to CBRC Secretary Tom Benson at 
secretary AT californiabirds.org 


Additionally, CBRC review species and birds of local or seasonal rarity should 
be reported to the "North American Birds" County Coordinators. They are: 

IMPERIAL COUNTY: Guy McCaskie, 954 Grove Avenue, Imperial Beach, CA 91932, 
guymcc AT pacbell.net 

INYO COUNTY: Tom & Jo Heindel, P.O. Box 400, Big Pine CA 93513, 
tjheindel AT aol.com 

KERN COUNTY: Kelli Heindel-Levinson, 1819 Locust Ravine, Bakersfield CA 93306, 
kkheindel AT gmail.com 

RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Chet McGaugh, 194 W. Broadbent Dr., Riverside, CA 92507, 
chetmcgaugh AT gmail.com 

SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY: Alexander E. Koonce, 1357 Paige Lane, Redlands, CA 
92373, sandy_koonce AT redlands.edu 


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Inyo County: http://www.esaudubon.org/birds/
Kern County: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/kerncobirding
Los Angeles County: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LACoBirds
    Pasadena area: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PasadenaAudubon
Orange County: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/OrangeCountyBirding
San Diego County: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SanDiegoRegionBirding
San Luis Obispo County: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/slocobirding
Santa Barbara County: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/sbcobirding
Ventura County: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/venturacobirding
California (statewide): http://groups.yahoo.com/CALBIRDS

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the SBVAS website at http://www.sbvas.net/#!field-trips/cyuu 


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Subject: Bird Walk at Lake Elsinore 2/28/2015
From: "Julie Szabo jsszabo1 AT yahoo.com [inlandcountybirds]" <inlandcountybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2015 03:56:02 +0000 (UTC)
There will be a bird walk at the Lake Elsinore south levee and back basin area 
on Saturday, 2/28/2015 from 8 AM to Noon.  With permission from the City of 
Lake Elsinore,  we will be able to drive out onto the levee and back basin 
area, instead of having to walk the long distances required to view the best 
areas.   We will meet at the Lake Elsinore Storm Baseball Stadium just before 
8 AM. (Directions below).   Besides binoculars,  a spotting scope is 
helpful for viewing the birds at this location.   Dress for the weather,  
hat, layers, sunscreen, and bring water & snacks.   

DirectionsFrom Riverside,  take the 1-15 Fwy South, and exit Diamond 
Drive/Railroad Canyon in Lake Elsinore.  Turn right.   Remain on Diamond 
Drive,  go past Casino Drive and Mission Trail.  When you see the stadium,  
turn right on Pete Lehr Drive, go to the end of the road, and turn left, then 
left again into the parking lot.   

From Temecula,  take the I-15 Fwy North, and exit at Diamond Drive/Railroad 
Canyon in Lake Elsinore.  Turn left, under the FWY and remain on Diamond 
Drive.  Go past Casino Drive and Mission Trail.  When you see the stadium,  
turn right on Pete Lehr Drive, go to the end of the road, and turn left, then 
left again into the parking lot.   

Another walk will be held at this location on Saturday,  April 11, 2015 from 
8 - Noon.  

I hope to see you there!
Julie SzaboWildomar, CA


Subject: Re: Sibley Guide 2Ed, 2nd printing
From: "Joel and Sandy Wilcox-Fairbanks joelandsandy AT gmail.com [inlandcountybirds]" <inlandcountybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2015 15:46:36 -0500
The Sibley 2nd Ed. can also be ordered online from Buteo Books.


Joel Wilcox
Formerly of So CA, now So FL, looking forward to a visit soon for the first
time in 30 years!


On Wed, Feb 11, 2015 at 3:08 PM, Rose Marx birdbrain5150 AT yahoo.com
[inlandcountybirds]  wrote:


>
>
> To all,
>
> Most of us probably know that there is a second edition to The Sibley
> Guide to Birds. There is a second printing as of July 2014 to correct
> errors and the dull look of the first printing. I checked with Barnes and
> Noble. They have only the first printing and could not order the second
> printing for me. I went into Cameron Books in Hemet. I will have my second
> printing copy on Friday. I know Cameron Books is out of the way for most of
> you. But if you are interested, the address is: 2920 E. Florida Ave.,
> Hemet, 951-925-6477.
>
> Rose Marx
> East Hemet
>
>
>
Subject: Re: Sibley Guide 2Ed, 2nd printing
From: "Joel and Sandy Wilcox-Fairbanks joelandsandy AT gmail.com [inlandcountybirds]" <inlandcountybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2015 16:43:25 -0500
Here it is on Buteo, it does take a bit of looking. (You have to search
"Sibley Guide to Birds, second edition.")


http://www.buteobooks.com/product/SIBL2.html


Joel Wilcox
formerly Riverside


On Wed, Feb 11, 2015 at 4:00 PM, 'Geoffrey Rogers' rogersgl AT cox.net
[inlandcountybirds]  wrote:


>
>
> Amazon has the second printing http://tinyurl.com/m943acq
>
> The description says:* Product Alert:** The second print run of this book
> is now being shipped.*
>
>
>
> Buteo Books lists it as “out of print.”
>
>
>
>
>
> Geoffrey L. Rogers
>
> -----------------------------
>
> San Diego, CA
>
>
>
> *From:* inlandcountybirds AT yahoogroups.com [mailto:
> inlandcountybirds AT yahoogroups.com] *On Behalf Of *Rose Marx
> birdbrain5150 AT yahoo.com [inlandcountybirds]
> *Sent:* Wednesday, February 11, 2015 12:09 PM
> *To:* bird group
> *Subject:* [inlandcountybirds] Sibley Guide 2Ed, 2nd printing
>
>
>
>
>
> To all,
>
>
>
> Most of us probably know that there is a second edition to The Sibley
> Guide to Birds. There is a second printing as of July 2014 to correct
> errors and the dull look of the first printing. I checked with Barnes and
> Noble. They have only the first printing and could not order the second
> printing for me. I went into Cameron Books in Hemet. I will have my second
> printing copy on Friday. I know Cameron Books is out of the way for most of
> you. But if you are interested, the address is: 2920 E. Florida Ave.,
> Hemet, 951-925-6477.
>
>
>
> Rose Marx
>
> East Hemet
>
>
>
Subject: RE: Sibley Guide 2Ed, 2nd printing
From: "'Geoffrey Rogers' rogersgl AT cox.net [inlandcountybirds]" <inlandcountybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2015 13:00:31 -0800
Amazon has the second printing http://tinyurl.com/m943acq 

The description says: Product Alert: The second print run of this book is now 
being shipped. 


 

Buteo Books lists it as “out of print.” 

 

 

Geoffrey L. Rogers

-----------------------------

San Diego, CA

 

From: inlandcountybirds AT yahoogroups.com 
[mailto:inlandcountybirds AT yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Rose Marx 
birdbrain5150 AT yahoo.com [inlandcountybirds] 

Sent: Wednesday, February 11, 2015 12:09 PM
To: bird group
Subject: [inlandcountybirds] Sibley Guide 2Ed, 2nd printing

 

  

To all,

 

Most of us probably know that there is a second edition to The Sibley Guide to 
Birds. There is a second printing as of July 2014 to correct errors and the 
dull look of the first printing. I checked with Barnes and Noble. They have 
only the first printing and could not order the second printing for me. I went 
into Cameron Books in Hemet. I will have my second printing copy on Friday. I 
know Cameron Books is out of the way for most of you. But if you are 
interested, the address is: 2920 E. Florida Ave., Hemet, 951-925-6477. 


 

Rose Marx

East Hemet


Subject: Sibley Guide 2Ed, 2nd printing
From: "Rose Marx birdbrain5150 AT yahoo.com [inlandcountybirds]" <inlandcountybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2015 20:08:59 +0000 (UTC)
 To all,
Most of us probably know that there is a second edition to The Sibley Guide to 
Birds. There is a second printing as of July 2014 to correct errors and the 
dull look of the first printing. I checked with Barnes and Noble. They have 
only the first printing and could not order the second printing for me. I went 
into Cameron Books in Hemet. I will have my second printing copy on Friday. I 
know Cameron Books is out of the way for most of you. But if you are 
interested, the address is: 2920 E. Florida Ave., Hemet, 951-925-6477. 

Rose MarxEast Hemet
Subject: guineafowl at SJWA
From: "Rose Marx birdbrain5150 AT yahoo.com [inlandcountybirds]" <inlandcountybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2015 20:28:51 +0000 (UTC)
 Looks like someone may have released two Guineafowls at San Jacinto Wildlife 
Area. Joyce Schwartz and saw these birds running back and forth on levee 
between the road and Pond D on Sunday. 

Rose MarxEast Hemet

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Subject: Gulls at Bootsma Dairy, 2/8/2015
From: "Julie Szabo jsszabo1 AT yahoo.com [inlandcountybirds]" <inlandcountybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2015 15:56:39 +0000 (UTC)
On Sunday morning, 2/8/2015,  I searched for the previously reported gulls at 
Bootsma Dairy on the Ramona Expressway in Lakeview.   I was able to locate a 
first winter GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL, and a couple of adult THAYER'S GULLS.   I 
looked for the Lesser Black-backed Gull reported by Howard King, but my photos 
are inconclusive.   Gulls at the Norco Egg Ranch were staying on the upper 
slope above the road, and too distant to see given the morning light    
Check list with photos below.  

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S21737799
Julie SzaboWildomar, CA
Subject: Sandhill Crane and Snow Geese at SJWA
From: "jsparhawk746 AT yahoo.com [inlandcountybirds]" <inlandcountybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 08 Feb 2015 23:04:27 -0800
On my way back from San Diego today, Sunday Feb 8th, I stopped at SJWA. It was 
fairly quiet overall, but I did have a Merlin in the treeline heading east from 
the first blue portapotty. A visiting birder reported seeing a Sandhill Crane 
and some Snow Geese in the Walker Pond area. I drove down the duck club road to 
the blue portapotty, parked in the Walker Parking, and walked out east and then 
south on the dykes. I did observe the Sandhill Crane, and at least 10 Snow-type 
Geese. 2 or 3 of them appeared smaller than the others, and may have been 
Ross's, but it was too far to confirm this ID. This observation was about 4:30 
pm. 


I wonder if these are the birds reported previously in the Nuevo area???

Judith Sparhawk
Redlands, CA
 

Subject: Lewis Woodpeckers on trail to Dobbs Trail Camp 7500 feet -- Forest Falls
From: "elwhips AT hotmail.com [inlandcountybirds]" <inlandcountybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 08 Feb 2015 21:06:00 -0800
Hi All,

Hiked to Dobbs Trail Camp via Momyer Creek Trail out of Forest Falls. At the 
turn to Dobbs there were 6-8 Lewis Woodpeckers flying around in the snags. 
There were also 40-50 Band Tailed Pigeons. The spot is about a 5 mile hike one 
way for those hikers among you. 


Rob Whipple
Subject: Redlands parrots
From: "'Koonce, Sandy' sandy_koonce AT redlands.edu [inlandcountybirds]" <inlandcountybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2015 02:49:26 +0000
Late this afternoon, I was along Wabash in eastern Redlands, just south of 
Colton. At 5:05 a flock of 35 parrots few over, followed ten minutes later by 
another flock of 20, with a few pairs going by as well during this time; 
probably over 70 birds in total went past between 5:00 and 5:20. They were 
flying in from the east and flying WNW, generally in the direction of the roost 
site near Church and Brockton. So, it would appear that at least a good portion 
of the flock is spending time in the orange groves between Redlands and the 
Crafton Hills, or perhaps even further east? 



Interestingly enough, even in the large flocks, nearly all the birds appeared 
paired up. 



Sandy


Sandy Koonce
Department of Mathematics
University of Redlands, Redlands, CA 92373
Subject: Prado Regional Park Feb 08.15
From: "redhillbrd AT aol.com [inlandcountybirds]" <inlandcountybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 08 Feb 2015 16:15:58 -0800
 This morning Bill Moramarco and I went to Prado to try to find the reported 
Scisssor-tailed Flycatcher. While waiting for the park to open a SWAINSON'S 
HAWK flew over and landed in trees just east of the entry station. While 
admiring the hawk there was some loud chipping behind us. It was a male 
NORTHERN PARULA... Other birds observed included a continuing SWAMP SPARROW, 
the RED-THROATED LOON, MEW GULL, TROPICAL KINGBIRD and BALD EAGLE . Probably a 
dozen VERMILION FLYCATCHERS were displaying and are preparing to nest. As far 
as I know the Scissor-tailed Flycatcher was not seen today. 

 cheers..Howard King
  . 
Subject: Feb 2-7 stuff
From: "Chet McGaugh chetmcgaugh AT gmail.com [inlandcountybirds]" <inlandcountybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 8 Feb 2015 14:54:59 -0800
A few things from recent rambles: SJWA with Dennis Bauers, Greater White
fronted Goose ~ 60; Ramona Expressway gull preserve -  first cycle Glaucous
Gull, Thayer's, Glaucous-wings and the usual misfits; NESS with Bob
McKernan - first cycle Lesser Black-backed Gull and second cycle Mew Gull,
both North Shore; Redhead - 250 along the western avenues, with 81st
undone; male Common Merganser 84th Ave; Blue-winged Teal - 5, Salt Creek;
Peregrine Falcon, Salt Creek; Glaucous-winged Gulls, Thayer's Gulls, adult
Yellow-footed Gull 84th Ave; Garner Valley and Idyllwild with Mark Chappell
- Varied Thrush, male Red-naped Sapsucker, the three nuthatches, Cassin's
Finches, Slate-colored Junco, Merriam's Chipmunk; Ramona Expressway -
Harlan's Hawk (completing fourth winter).
Chet
Subject: Roseate Spoonbill at the Salton Sea
From: "nickbski AT cox.net [inlandcountybirds]" <inlandcountybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 07 Feb 2015 22:03:15 -0800
I saw the previously reported Spoonbill this morning around 10am. From the end 
of Garst Rd, I parked near a little "dock" and some carpet that extends into 
the water. The bird was about 1km out due west, perched on a dilapidated blind 
near the reeds on the far shore. It appeared as a pinkish gray smudge, but when 
the sun hit it's bill right, it was unmistakeable. 

Also, I am pretty sure I saw a Crested Caracara at Sinclair and Brandt roads. 
It was moving fast and i was driving so I didn't get all the details, just a 
good impression. It had a definite raptor flight, headed north at a pretty high 
altitude like it had somewhere to go. It was mostly black with a fair amount of 
white, including the undertail. It's head and neck were much longer than a 
typical hawk or falcon. This is pretty far from the previous caracara sighting. 

Nick Basinski
La Mesa, SD County

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Subject: Saturday's Birds
From: "redhillbrd AT aol.com [inlandcountybirds]" <inlandcountybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 07 Feb 2015 16:43:21 -0800
 This morning Curtis Marantz and I checked a few gull flocks in the San Jacinto 
Valley. At the Bootsma pond on the Ramona Expressway there was a first cycle 
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL. There were also several THAYER;S GULLS ,both adult 
and first cycle. Several interesting hybrid gulls were also here including 2 
apparent GLAUCOUS X GLAUCOUS-WINGED and GLAUCOUS-WINGED X HERRING. The Norco 
Egg Ranch had several THAYER'S , a GLAUCOUS-WINGED and what was probably one of 
the GLAUCOUS X GLAUCOUS-WINGED hybrids that was over at Bootsmas.. We later 
visited Prado Regional Park where we missed the Scissor-tailed but did see the 
TROPICAL KINGBIRD covering a large area centered on parking lort seven, In the 
same area a RICHARDSON'S MERLIN was present. We did not see the Red-throated 
Loon. 

 Cheers.. Howard King
Subject: East valley reservoirs--Hooded Mergansers
From: "'Koonce, Sandy' sandy_koonce AT redlands.edu [inlandcountybirds]" <inlandcountybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 8 Feb 2015 00:06:20 +0000
I checked out the reservoirs at the east end of the San Bernardino Valley this 
afternoon. On Crafton Reservoir, there were 14 HOODED MERGANSERS, two of them 
males. I don't think that I have ever seen that many together in the valley 
before. There were also two COMMON MERGANSERS. Agate Reservoir had another 
female HOODED MERGANSER and four COMMON MERGANSERS, along with 8 CANVASBACKS. 



Sandy


Sandy Koonce
Department of Mathematics
University of Redlands, Redlands, CA 92373
Subject: Riverside, Hawarden Drive
From: "Robert Packard packardr90 AT hotmail.com [inlandcountybirds]" <inlandcountybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 7 Feb 2015 22:13:21 +0000
This morning along the Gage Canal and hillside. Nothing too unusual, but lots 
of birds, lots of fruit and flowers. 


Canada Goose-29-flyovers
Mallard-9
Redtail-1
Red-shouldered Hawk-1
Killdeer-2
California Gull-11
Band-tailed Pigeon-62
Mourning Dove-21
Anna's Hummingbird-7
Allen's Hummingbird-10
Hummingbird sp.-2
Acorn Woodpecker-9
Nuttall's Woodpecker-3
NFlicker-1
Black Phoebe-9
Cassin's Kingbird-2
W. Scrub Jay-5
Raven-4
ACrow-15
Bewick's Wren-13
House Wren-1
Bushtit-40
Ruby-crowned Kinglet-5
Mountain Chickadee-1
Western Bluebird-14
American Robin-57
NMockingbird-18
Cedar Waxwing-92
EStarling-33
Common Yellowthroat-1
Orange-crowned Warbler-7
Townsend's Warbler-1 female
Yellow-rumped Warbler-55
CA Towhee-8
Spotted Towhee-1
Song Sparrow-6
Lincoln's Sparrow-1
White-crowned Sparrow-11
House Finch-57
Lesser Goldfinch-15
American Goldfinch-1
House Sparrow-6
Nutmeg Mannakin-4

Bob Packard
Riverside, CA
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Subject: Scissor-tailed Flycatcher at Prado Regional Park
From: "Thomas Benson tbenson AT csusb.edu [inlandcountybirds]" <inlandcountybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 7 Feb 2015 00:26:31 +0000
Callyn Yorke called me earlier today (Feb 6) to report a Scissor-tailed 
Flycatcher and a Tropical Kingbird at Prado Regional Park. The former was in 
the grassy area on the right (south) side of the road just past the dip by the 
lake (where the Swamp Sparrows is). The latter was near the swampy area where 
the road makes a sharp left as it approaches the lake a second time. 


Tom

Thomas A. Benson
Secretary, California Bird Records Committee
secretary AT californiabirds.org

Subject: Southeastern CA RBA: February 5, 2015
From: "Thomas Benson tbenson AT csusb.edu [inlandcountybirds]" <inlandcountybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Feb 2015 18:41:45 +0000
RBA
* California
* Southeastern
* February 5, 2015
* CASE15.02.05

This is the Southeastern CA weekly RBA summary. We cover Imperial, Riverside, 
and San Bernardino Counties. California Bird Records Committee review species 
are denoted by asterisks. If you are receiving this report only through 
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Birds mentioned:

Eurasian Wigeon
Horned Grebe
Neotropic Cormorant
*ROSEATE SPOONBILL*
Sandhill Crane
Black-legged Kittiwake
Thayer's Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
*CRESTED CARACARA*
Varied Thrush
Sprague's Pipit
Chestnut-sided Warbler


SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY

A first cycle BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE was seen at Lake Havasu on Feb 1 (David 
Vander Pluym and Lauren Harter). 


A HORNED GREBE was seen at Lake Arrowhead on Feb 2 (Roger Woodruff).

A EURASIAN WIGEON was seen at Seccombe Lake on Feb 2 (Gene Cardiff).


RIVERSIDE COUNTY

A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen at Salt Creek (NESS) on Jan 31 (Chet 
McGaugh). 


A SANDHILL CRANE continued near the intersection of San Jacinto Avenue and 
Dawson Road in Nuevo through Feb 1 (Curtis Marantz). 


The CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER continued at Fairmount Park through Feb 1 (Julie 
Szabo). 



IMPERIAL COUNTY

An adult LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen at Rock Hill on Jan 30 (Guy 
McCaskie). 


An adult THAYER'S GULL was seen at Obsidian Butte on Jan 30 (Guy McCaskie).

The *ROSEATE SPOONBILL* continued at the end of Garst Road through Jan 30 
(Justyn Stahl). 


A NEOTROPIC CORMORANT continued at Fig Lagoon through Jan 30 (Guy McCaskie).

A VARIED THRUSH continued at the Salton Sea (Sonny Bono) NWR Headquarters 
through Jan 30 (Guy McCaskie). 


A SPRAGUE'S PIPIT continued near the Calipatria State Prison on Jan 30 (Guy 
McCaskie). 


The continuing immature *CRESTED CARACARA* was seen near the Alamo River 
Wetlands on Jan 30 (Guy McCaskie). 



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IMPERIAL COUNTY: Guy McCaskie, 954 Grove Avenue, Imperial Beach, CA 91932, 
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INYO COUNTY: Tom & Jo Heindel, P.O. Box 400, Big Pine CA 93513, 
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KERN COUNTY: Kelli Heindel-Levinson, 1819 Locust Ravine, Bakersfield CA 93306, 
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RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Chet McGaugh, 194 W. Broadbent Dr., Riverside, CA 92507, 
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SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY: Alexander E. Koonce, 1357 Paige Lane, Redlands, CA 
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Subject: Eurasian Wigeon at Seccombe Lake
From: "Thomasabenson AT aol.com [inlandcountybirds]" <inlandcountybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Feb 2015 20:56:43 -0500
Gene Cardiff called me to report a male Eurasian Wigeon at Seccombe Lake Park 
in San Bernardino this afternoon, Feb 2. 



Tom Benson
San Bernardino, CA
Subject: Mountain Lakes Birding Day
From: "rdwoodruff AT gmail.com [inlandcountybirds]" <inlandcountybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 01 Feb 2015 22:12:21 -0800
Today I scouted most of the major San Bernardino mountain lakes finally ending 
in Mentone at the Agate Ave water treatment lagoon before seeing the parrots to 
bed! The day was mostly sunny, cool and calm at the higher altitudes. Roads 
were all clear though there is still moderate snow over the Onyx Summit pass 
area. 


Starting at Silverwood Lake there were two continuing COMMON LOONS, both seen 
in one scope view once, but otherwise surfaced mostly one at a time. There were 
also two continuing LEWIS's WOODPECKERs working the central picnic/beach area 
as well as the wooded picnic table area spread through the oaks to the left. 
Two flocks of Purple Finch added variety to that area. Lake Gregory hosted an 
unexpected GREEN HERON. At Lake Arrowhead, I hoped for HORNED GREBE and found 5 
making it a 4-grebe lake. Green Valley Lake held only a few species and nothing 
new. Big Bear Lake from multiple vantage points was loaded with waterfowl 
including two sets of splendid Hooded Mergansers. Common Mergansers were at 
every stop including 5 females at the Agate site in Mentone. A "popcorn 
feeding" frenzy of ducks at the Lake Arrowhead Village walk surprisingly 
brought in Redhead, Lesser Scaup and Ring-necked Ducks along with the expected 
Mallards and Coots. It was fun looking down at these species completely 
iridescent with the bright sunlight as they thrashed about in the water right 
below the railing. 



Stops for passerines were limited today because of my focus on the water 
opportunities. However, in spite of listening for winter finches at several 
sites, I missed crossbills, Evening Grosbeaks, and Pine Sisken. Did have one 
male Cassin's Finch located after hearing him call at Jenk's Lake. Arrived at 
the parrot roost site near Church Street in Redlands at 5 PM. The birds were 
flying in from the east and were very spread out and active finally 
congregating on the usual roost street. The flock was hard to number but I 
estimated the usual 100 or so birds. Of those I could locate at least 8 
Red-crowned as well as one each Red-lored Parrot and Mitred Parakeet. The vast 
majority of this flock continue to be Violet-crowned. 



Happy Birding All,


Roger Woodruff

Loma LInda 

Subject: Mountain Lakes Birding Day
From: "rdwoodruff AT gmail.com [inlandcountybirds]" <inlandcountybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 01 Feb 2015 22:26:57 -0800

 Today I scouted most of the major San Bernardino mountain lakes finally ending 
in Mentone at the Agate Ave water treatment lagoon before seeing the parrots to 
bed! The day was mostly sunny, cool and calm at the higher altitudes. Roads 
were all clear though there is still moderate snow over the Onyx Summit pass 
area. 


Starting at Silverwood Lake there were two continuing COMMON LOONS, both seen 
in one scope view once, but otherwise surfaced mostly one at a time. There were 
also two continuing LEWIS's WOODPECKERs working the central picnic/beach area 
as well as the wooded picnic table area spread through the oaks to the left. 
Two flocks of Purple Finch added variety to that area. Lake Gregory hosted an 
unexpected GREEN HERON. At Lake Arrowhead, I hoped for HORNED GREBE and found 5 
making it a 4-grebe lake. Green Valley Lake held only a few species and nothing 
new. Big Bear Lake from multiple vantage points was loaded with waterfowl 
including two sets of splendid Hooded Mergansers. Common Mergansers were at 
every stop including 5 females at the Agate site in Mentone. A "popcorn 
feeding" frenzy of ducks at the Lake Arrowhead Village walk surprisingly 
brought in Redhead, Lesser Scaup and Ring-necked Ducks along with the expected 
Mallards and Coots. It was fun looking down at these species completely 
iridescent with the bright sunlight as they thrashed about in the water right 
below the railing. 



Stops for passerines were limited today because of my focus on the water 
opportunities. However, in spite of listening for winter finches at several 
sites, I missed crossbills, Evening Grosbeaks, and Pine Sisken. Did have one 
male Cassin's Finch located after hearing him call at Jenk's Lake. Arrived at 
the parrot roost site near Church Street in Redlands at 5 PM. The birds were 
flying in from the east and were very spread out and active finally 
congregating on the usual roost street. The flock was hard to number but I 
estimated the usual 100 or so birds. Of those I could locate at least 8 
Red-crowned as well as one each Red-lored Parrot and Mitred Parakeet. The vast 
majority of this flock continue to be Violet-crowned. 



Happy Birding All,


Roger Woodruff

Loma LInda 

Subject: NESS January 31, RIV notes
From: "Chet McGaugh chetmcgaugh AT gmail.com [inlandcountybirds]" <inlandcountybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 1 Feb 2015 21:19:47 -0800
A warm day with quite a show of clouds and weather over the mountains on
Saturday at the north end of the Salton Sea.  Most of the day was spent on
the beaches  near the drains scanning gull flocks and the sea. The end of
Hayes Road and Salt Creek were particularly good. An adult Lesser
Black-backed Gull at Salt Creek was the first I've seen at NESS this
winter. Adult Western Gulls continue at the State Recreation Area and at
84th Ave on the west side, both sides with Glaucous-winged Gills also.
Three Blue-winged Teals and several Common Goldeneyes and Redheads were
among the hundreds of Northern Pintails at Salt Creek.

More significant in status and distribution terms -- a flock of Cedar
Waxwings on several lines over Lincoln Street, south of 81st Ave cooperated
for counting. Bob McKernan had 300 in that area on the NESS CBC, I counted
345 on the lines Saturday. The total for the NESS CBC (Jan 3) is 505, not
unprecedented but many more than expected, probably qualifying as an
invasion.

Around home last week - Mourning Doves calling and  Nuttall's Woodpecker
drumming, both events that don't happen in my neighborhood in fall and
early winter. At SJWA - the first Common Yellowthroat songs of the year,
and a Rufous-crowned Sparrow singing in Two Trees Canyon on February 1 was
surprising.  Other indications of approaching spring - Sara Orangetips in
the canyons (Two Trees, Bautista) and further afield - a Long-tailed Brush
Lizard at 84th Ave, on January 31!, my first in the Salton Sink and in a
spot where I have spent considerable time.
Chet
Subject: Fairmount Park, Hooded Mergansers, etc.
From: "Julie Szabo jsszabo1 AT yahoo.com [inlandcountybirds]" <inlandcountybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Feb 2015 04:47:35 +0000 (UTC)
 This morning,  Sunday 2/1/2015,  I birded at Fairmount Park in 
Riverside.   A male & female Hooded Merganser were in the golf course 
pond.   The Chestnut-sided Warbler continues in the Jacaranda trees north of 
the lawn bowling.  (No sign of the Black & White Warbler).   A Wilson's 
Warbler & Red-breasted Sapsucker were in the riparian area near the military 
vehicles.   Some links to photos below. 


https://www.flickr.com/photos/91257340 AT N08/16422562281/https://www.flickr.com/photos/91257340 AT N08/15804304023/https://www.flickr.com/photos/91257340 AT N08/16422571981 

I made a stop at San Jacinto Wildlife, and found two Bell's Sparrows west of 
Davis Road, across from the mobile home that is at the horse ranch (up the hill 
and north of the entrance).   

I stopped at Skiland Lake around 3:30 PM, and did not see the Sandhill 
Crane.   The Snow & Ross's Geese were in the lake with many Canada Geese, as 
well as many Canada Geese moving out of view on the opposite side of the 
berm.  It is possible that the crane was there behind the berm,  there is 
just no way to see that area from the nearby roads.    A White-tailed Kite 
was hunting over the field just west of the lake. 


Happy Birding!Julie SzaboWildomar, CA 
Subject: WAZ:BL Kittiwake Lake Havasu
From: David Vander Pluym <scre AT aol.com>
Date: Sun, 01 Feb 2015 10:15:11 -0700
Feb 1 Lauren Harter and I just had a 1st cycle BLACK -LEGGED KITTIWAKE circle 
around into both states at Site Six Lake Havasu. This is on the Island aka 
Pittsburgh Pt. Good birding 


David Vander Pluym
Lake Havasu City


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Subject: WAZ:BL Kittiwake Lake Havasu
From: "David Vander Pluym scre AT aol.com [inlandcountybirds]" <inlandcountybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 01 Feb 2015 10:15:11 -0700
Feb 1 Lauren Harter and I just had a 1st cycle BLACK -LEGGED KITTIWAKE circle 
around into both states at Site Six Lake Havasu. This is on the Island aka 
Pittsburgh Pt. Good birding 


David Vander Pluym
Lake Havasu City


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Subject: Re: Band-tailed Pigeons Mortality
From: "Mark Hunter fishingyak AT yahoo.com [inlandcountybirds]" <inlandcountybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 1 Feb 2015 06:56:54 +0000 (UTC)
Interesting. I photographed a Band-tailed Pigeon that seemed sick in my yard a 
few days ago - the first time I've ever seen one obviously sick. I'll send the 
photo on, although I've lost track of the bird for now. 

Mark HunterLa Canada
Subject: Salton Sea (south) 30 Jan 2015
From: "'Guy McCaskie' guymcc AT pacbell.net [inlandcountybirds]" <inlandcountybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2015 14:16:15 -0800
 

Birders, 

 

     I spent Friday, 30 January 2015, with Sara and Keith Mayers looking for
about half-a-dozen specific species at and around the south end of the
Salton Sea. We arrived at the intersection of Bert and Silliman Roads about
5 miles east of Brawley at 6:30 AM hoping to find the Crested Caracara with
the roosting Turkey Vultures at this location. After seeing the Crested
Caracara, we proceeded northward through Calipatria to the north end of
Garst Road to look for the Roseate Spoonbill. After failing to find the
Roseate Spoonbill, we proceeded to the Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge
HQ and walked out to Rock Hill (too muddy to drive) where we managed to see
Yellow-footed and Lesser Black-backed Gulls. Upon returning to the HQ's we
saw the wintering Varied Thrush. From here we returned to the north end of
Garst Road where we found the Roseate Spoonbill, and then continued eastward
to the Calipatria State Prison to look for a Sprague's Pipit. We then drove
westward to Obsidian Butte and looked through waterbirds along the shore of
the Salton Sea from the southwest corner of Obsidian Butte to the west end
of Young Road, and continues southwestward to Unit 1 of the Salton Sea
National Wildlife Refuge. From here we drove south through Westmorland to
Fig Lagoon, and departing westward to San Diego at about 4:00 PM.      

     Weather-wise, it was overcast with light showers early in the morning,
virtually no wind and wit temperatures ranging from 50 to 70 degrees. Muddy
conditions on dirt roads such as Schrimpf and Peterson Roads made driving
challenging.  

     Species seen and/or heard - Snow Goose, Ross's Goose, Canada Goose (7 -
seven together on Fig Lagoon), Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, Cinnamon
Teal, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Canvasback (2
- two together at Fig Lagoon), Lesser Scaup, Bufflehead, Ruddy Duck,
Gambel's Quail, Pied-billed Grebe, Eared Grebe, Western Grebe, Clark's
Grebe, Neotropic Cormorant (1 - one with Double-crested Cormorants on Fig
Lagoon), Double-crested Cormorant, White Pelican, Brown Pelican, Great Blue
Heron, Great Egret, Snowy Egret, Cattle Egret, Black-crowned Night-Heron,
White-faced Ibis, Roseate Spoonbill (1 - one immature at the north end of
Garst Road was the same bird found here by John Green on 10 January), Turkey
Vulture, Northern Harrier, Cooper's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Virginia Rail,
Common Gallinule, American Coot, Sandhill Crane, Black-necked Stilt,
American Avocet, Black-bellied Plover, Killdeer, Spotted Sandpiper, Greater
Yellowlegs, Willet, Long-billed Curlew, Marbled Godwit, Least Sandpiper,
Western Sandpiper, Long-billed Dowitcher, Wilson's Snipe, Bonaparte's Gull,
Ring-billed Gull, Western Gull (2 - two adults near the southwest corner of
Obsidian Butte), Yellow-footed Gull (4 - three adult and a first-winter bird
at Rock Hill), California Gull, Herring Gull, Thayer's Gull (1 - one adult
near the southwest corner of Obsidian Butte), Lesser Black-backed Gull (1 -
one adult at Rock Hill was probably the same bird first seen here on 26
November), Caspian Tern, Forster's Tern, Rock Pigeon, Eurasian
Collared-Dove, Common Ground-Dove, Mourning Dove, Burrowing Owl, Anna's
Hummingbird, Belted Kingfisher, Ladder-backed Woodpecker, Northern Flicker,
Crested Caracara (1 - one immature at the intersection of Bert and Silliman
Roads about 5 miles east of Brawley was the same bird found near here by
Heidi Ware and Jay Carlisle on 19 January), American Kestrel, Merlin, Black
Phoebe, Say's Phoebe, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Tree Swallow, Barn Swallow,
Verdin, Marsh Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Varied Thrush (1 - one female at
the Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge HQ was known present since 15
December when photographed by Mike H. Wittmer), Northern Mockingbird,
European Starling, American Pipit, Sprague's Pipit (1 - one seen if flight
and on the ground in a dry grass field near the southeast corner of the
Calipatria State Prison), Orange-crowned Warbler, Common Yellowthroat,
Yellow-rumped Warbler, Abert's Towhee, Savannah Sparrow, Song Sparrow,
White-crowned Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark,
Yellow-headed Blackbird, Brewer's Blackbird, Great-tailed Grackle,
Brown-headed Cowbird, House Finch and House Sparrow - 102 species.

 

Guy McCaskie