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wonderful bird book

Janet <riotcrone@...>
 

A friend just sent me a book titled How To Be A (Bad)
Birdwatcher by Simon Barnes. It is a slim volume but
absolutely delightful in it's approach to
observing/being with nature and I heartily recommend it.

Janet Rosen
http://www.zanshinart.com
"Common people like you and me
will be builders for eternity
Each is given a bag of tools,
a faceless mask, and a book of rules"--the Heptones



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Solitary Sandpiper

Robert J. Keiffer <rjkeiffer@...>
 

15 August 2005 - Monday - This afternoon there was a lone juvenile Solitary
Sandpiper (as opposed to a solitary lonely sandpiper) on a private pond
near the UC Hopland Research & Extension Center.

There were also 6 Western Sandpipers and many Killdeer along the shore of
this pond .... which is of local note: when sandpiper sp. show up in the
inland Hopland area it means that migration is in full swing for
shorebirds. If you have a chance to bird the coastal shore, Lake
Mendocino, or the Ukiah Sewage Treatment Plant soon you might have a chance
of finding good shorebirds! Good Birding. Bob Keiffer

Robert J. Keiffer
Principal Supt. of Agriculture
UC Hopland Research & Extension Center
4070 University Road
Hopland, CA 95449
(707) 744-1424 FAX (707) 744-1040
HREC website: http://danrrec.ucdavis.edu/hopland/home_page.html

"It is not the critic who counts... not the one who points out how the
strong person stumbles... or where the doer of deeds could have done
better. The credit belongs to the person who is actually in the arena."
Theodore Roosevelt


Re: Stilt Sandpiper

George Chaniot
 

Sun, 14 Aug 2005 -- When I arrived at Virgin Creek at 3:15 p.m., Karen and
Jim Havlena were already on the STILT SANDPIPER. It is a juvenile in fresh
plumage, and I got good scope-filling views at close range. Over the next
hour and a quarter it foraged along the creek on both the east and west
sides of the bridge and was always in view from the bridge. Most of the
time it was by itself, but sometimes it seemed to associate with a Greater
Yellowlegs.
I also saw a BAIRD'S SANDPIPER high on the outer beach in the wrack
and several RUDDY TURNSTONES.

George Chaniot
Potter Valley, MEN, CA

Sun, 14 Aug 2005 -- 11:00 Roger Foote and Dorothy Tobkin just phoned me
from Virgin Creek beach where they were looking at a STILT SANDPIPER. It
was wading in Virgin Creek where it crosses the beach. Second county
record?

George Chaniot


Stilt Sandpiper

George Chaniot
 

Sun, 14 Aug 2005 -- 11:00 Roger Foote and Dorothy Tobkin just phoned me
from Virgin Creek beach where they were looking at a STILT SANDPIPER. It
was wading in Virgin Creek where it crosses the beach. Second county
record?

George Chaniot


Fort Bragg 2006 Pelagic Trips

Debi Shearwater
 

Hello, Mendo Seabirders,

Shearwater Journeys will be operating pelagic trips again this year from
Fort Bragg aboard the Trek II. These trips have produced incredible seabirds
for the past several years‹Shy Albatross, Streaked Shearwater, Murphy's and
Dark-rumped Petrels; Yellow-billed Loon, and Brown Booby to name a few. Of
course, we will also be searching for the common seabirds, including
Black-footed Albatross, Northern Fulmar, Sooty, Pink-footed, Flesh-footed,
and Buller's Shearwaters; Leach's Storm-Petrel, Common Murre, Pigeon
Guillemot, Rhinoceros and Cassin's Auklets; Tufted Puffin, Pomarine,
Parasitic, and Long-tailed Jaegers; South Polar Skua, Xantus' Murrelet,
Red-necked and Red Phalaropes. Marine mammals are always possible, too.

The dates and leaders are:

August 14, Sunday: Luke Cole, Alan Hopkins, Bert McKee, Steve Howell, John
Sterling, Matt Brady, David Vander Pluym, & Debra Shearwater
August 26, Friday: Luke Cole, Jim Danzenbaker, Steve Howell, Bert McKee,
Jennifer Green, & Debra Shearwater
August 27, Saturday: Steve Howell, Luke Cole, Jim Danzenbaker, Bert McKee,
David Vander Plyum, and Debra Shearwater
September 18, Sunday: Peter Pyle, Lisa Hug, & Debra Shearwater (other
leaders may be added)


As a bonus to local Mendo list birders, Shearwater Journeys would like to
offer the following discounts: Aug 14-$135, Aug 26- $135, Sep 18- $135. The
regular price is $165 per person per trip. Discounted trips are
non-refundable for any reason. If you would like to make a reservation for
the the August 14th, please call Debra at 831/637-8527 before 9 am on Aug
13th. To make a reservation for the Aug 26th trip, please call Jennifer
Green at 831/479-3521, and send a check to Shearwater Journeys, asap. For
reservations for Sep 18, please send in your check.

Thank you very much, and good seabirding!

Debi
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http://www.shearwaterjourneys.com
Debi Shearwater <debiluv@earthlink.net>
Shearwater Journeys
P.O. Box 190
Hollister, CA 95024
831-637-8527


Mendo Coast 5 Aug

George Chaniot
 

Fri, 05 Aug 2005 -- Today Chuck Vaughn and I birded the Mendocino coast
from Point Arena north to Juan Creek. First we made a brief stop at the
Ukiah Sewage Treatment Plant where the 6 WILSON'S PHALAROPES and 1
RED-NECKED PHALAROPE continued from yesterday. On Mountain View Road we
had a BLUE GROUSE in the middle of the road about halfway between Boonville
and Manchester.
We found RUDDY TURNSTONES at two locations: one at the mouth of the
Garcia River and two at Virgin Creek Beach. We saw 4 ELEGANT TERNS flying
along the coast south of the Navarro River, and 2 PURPLE MARTINS at the
mouth of Caspar Creek.
At Virgin Creek Beach there was a LONG-BILLED CURLEW and the
bird-of-the-day, a PACIFIC GOLDEN-PLOVER, still mostly in breeding plumage.
This bird was among the Black-bellied Plovers on the beach just north of
the creek outlet and later by itself in the dunes very close to the haul
road.
Finally, at Juan Creek north of Westport we saw 6 MARBLED MURRELETS
offshore and a pair of PURPLE MARTINS carrying food under the bridge over
the creek.

George Chaniot
Potter Valley, MEN, CA


USTP 4 Aug

George Chaniot
 

Thu, 04 Aug 2005 -- Today I went back to the sewage treatment plant briefly
at about 3:20 PM and found the following on the north pond mudflats:
19 Western Sandpipers
8 Least Sandpipers
6 WILSON'S PHALAROPES
1 RED-NECKED PHALAROPE
3 Semipalmated Plovers
11 Long-billed Dowitchers
4 Black-necked Stilts
1 LESSER YELLOWLEGS
Three species that weren't there yesterday and different numbers of most
that were. It looks like the birds are turning over daily, and it's worth
frequent checking.

George Chaniot
Potter Valley, MEN, CA


Southern Lake County

Floyd Hayes
 

Here are a few birds seen during the hot afternoon
today in southern Lake County:

LESSER SCAUP: male at Borax Lake, uncertain if a new
arrival or overlooked

BUFFLEHEAD: female still at Borax Lake

RING-BILLED GULL: adult at Clearlake

SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER: four juveniles at Hidden
Valley Lake Wastewater Treatment Plant

At Detert Reservoir, three male RUDDY DUCKS (possibly
females, too, but I didn't have a telescope) were
present during 28-29 July.

Floyd Hayes
Hidden Valley Lake, Lake County


Re: Digest Number 807

Karin Wandrei <kwandrei@...>
 

In looking more closely at Sibley when I got home, I am wondering if what I
saw was a 2nd year Bald Eagle? The breast was definitely quite light and
looked worn while the rest of the bird was definitely dark.

-----Original Message-----
From: Mendobirds@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Mendobirds@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Thursday, August 04, 2005 7:20 AM
To: Mendobirds@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Mendobirds] Digest Number 807

There are 4 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

1. eagle
From: "Karin Wandrei" <kwandrei@pacific.net>
2. Spots available on Humboldt Bay boat trip
From: Chet ogan <chet_ogan@yahoo.com>
3. RE Humboldt Bay Pelagic trip
From: Chet ogan <chet_ogan@yahoo.com>
4. USTP 3 Aug
From: chaniot@pacific.net


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Message: 1
Date: Wed, 3 Aug 2005 09:04:01 -0700
From: "Karin Wandrei" <kwandrei@pacific.net>
Subject: eagle



I saw what I'm pretty sure was an Eagle (probably Golden) perched high up on
a tree on next to highway 101 about a mile south of Willits on the west
side. It was big and definitely had that eagle look. The breast didn't
look that solidly dark but more worn. It stayed there for awhile (I was
able to turn around about a mile further south and double back and see it
through my binoculars) but after about 30 seconds it flew off and I didn't
see it again.







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Message: 2
Date: Wed, 3 Aug 2005 18:20:08 -0700 (PDT)
From: Chet ogan <chet_ogan@yahoo.com>
Subject: Spots available on Humboldt Bay boat trip

We have 4 to 6 spots available on an 8 hour offshore
boat trip on the HSU research boat "Coral Sea." Dr.
Stan Harris will be the trip leader. The cost is $99,
the time is 6 AM sharp at the south end of Woodley
Island. Please contact Chet Ogan ASAP 707-442-9353 or
cell 707-496-9001, we need to know by Monday August 8.



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Message: 3
Date: Wed, 3 Aug 2005 18:34:30 -0700 (PDT)
From: Chet ogan <chet_ogan@yahoo.com>
Subject: RE Humboldt Bay Pelagic trip

I forgot to mention the pelagic trip date is Sunday
August 14.
We have 4 to 6 spots available on an 8 hour offshore
boat trip on the HSU research boat "Coral Sea."  Dr.
Stan Harris will be the trip leader.  The cost is $99,
the time is 6 AM sharp at the south end of Woodley
Island.  Please contact Chet Ogan ASAP 707-442-9353 or
cell 707-496-9001, we need to know by Monday August 8.




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Message: 4
Date: Wed, 3 Aug 2005 20:01:30 -0700
From: chaniot@pacific.net
Subject: USTP 3 Aug

Wed, 03 Aug 2005 -- This morning at the mudflats on the north percolation
pond at the Ukiah Sewage Treatment Plant there were 27 WESTERN SANDPIPERS,
10 LEAST SANDPIPERS, 1 GREATER YELLOWLEGS, 1 SPOTTED SANDPIPER, 1 BAIRD'S
SANDPIPER, 3 LONG-BILLED DOWITCHERS, and 4 BLACK-NECKED STILTS. If there
are any county birders out there who have never seen stilts in Mendocino,
this is your chance.

George Chaniot
Potter Valley, MEN, CA




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USTP 3 Aug

George Chaniot
 

Wed, 03 Aug 2005 -- This morning at the mudflats on the north percolation
pond at the Ukiah Sewage Treatment Plant there were 27 WESTERN SANDPIPERS,
10 LEAST SANDPIPERS, 1 GREATER YELLOWLEGS, 1 SPOTTED SANDPIPER, 1 BAIRD'S
SANDPIPER, 3 LONG-BILLED DOWITCHERS, and 4 BLACK-NECKED STILTS. If there
are any county birders out there who have never seen stilts in Mendocino,
this is your chance.

George Chaniot
Potter Valley, MEN, CA


RE Humboldt Bay Pelagic trip

Chet ogan
 

I forgot to mention the pelagic trip date is Sunday
August 14.
We have 4 to 6 spots available on an 8 hour offshore
boat trip on the HSU research boat "Coral Sea." Dr.
Stan Harris will be the trip leader. The cost is $99,
the time is 6 AM sharp at the south end of Woodley
Island. Please contact Chet Ogan ASAP 707-442-9353 or
cell 707-496-9001, we need to know by Monday August 8.


Spots available on Humboldt Bay boat trip

Chet ogan
 

We have 4 to 6 spots available on an 8 hour offshore
boat trip on the HSU research boat "Coral Sea." Dr.
Stan Harris will be the trip leader. The cost is $99,
the time is 6 AM sharp at the south end of Woodley
Island. Please contact Chet Ogan ASAP 707-442-9353 or
cell 707-496-9001, we need to know by Monday August 8.


eagle

Karin Wandrei <kwandrei@...>
 

I saw what I'm pretty sure was an Eagle (probably Golden) perched high up on
a tree on next to highway 101 about a mile south of Willits on the west
side. It was big and definitely had that eagle look. The breast didn't
look that solidly dark but more worn. It stayed there for awhile (I was
able to turn around about a mile further south and double back and see it
through my binoculars) but after about 30 seconds it flew off and I didn't
see it again.


Brown Pelican colony?

Jessica Morton
 

Perhaps not news to other local birders, but was delighted with about 50 or more Brown Pelicans on a stack north of Westport Monday late afternoon.
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address change for NAB

John Sterling <ani@...>
 

Please note my address change for reporting birds from Alpine, Calaversas
and Modoc counties. I no longer work at Jones & Stokes, but work for HT
Harvey & Associates now....

send to:

John Sterling

26 Palm Ave
Woodland, CA 95695

530-668-1985 (home)
530-908-3836 (cell)
ani@cal.net


Mendocino Coast

grebeman2 <grwhite@...>
 

There were 2 Ruddy Turnstones at Virgin Creek Beach on Thursday July
28th. A Lesser Yellowlegs was at Caspar Creek on Friday July 29th.
I saw a total of 5 Long-billed Curlews. 3 were on the beach just north
of the Garcia River mouth on July 29th. Another one was at Virgin Creek
on Saturday and Sunday July 30th and 31st. A different bird was on the
beach south of the 10 Mile River mouth on Saturday.
Most of the peeps were Western Sandpipers. I had good looks at maybe 300
birds but was not able to turn up a Semipalmated Sandpiper. JRW


MCAS September Speaker

Charlene McAllister
 

Mendocino Coast Audubon is pleased to announce that the speaker for our
September 19, 2005 meeting will be Peter Pyle who will present:



The Great Trans-Pacific Migrations from Albatross to Turtles and Sharks to
Shorebirds.



The Pacific Ocean covers over 69 million square miles of, for the most

part, hostile territory for migrant animals. No place to land and little to

eat. Yet many species need to navigate these waters to take advantage of

seasonal food resources or protected areas to raise their young. Through

the advent of state-of-the art satellite tag technology we are discovering

some amazing things about how far these animals travel and the methods they

use to get there. Whereas north-to-south migrations are considered the

norm, there is a strong, here-to-fore unrecognized east-to-west component

to Pacific migrations. We'll travel from Siberia to Baja California, the

Gulf of the Farallones to Hawaii, and Indonesia to Point Reyes, in quest of

some of these great trans-Pacific migratory pathways.



For those not familiar with Peter, he has been working for the Institute for
Bird Populations since 1996. He attended Swarthmore College during the
1970's while working seasonally on the Hawaii and other Pacific Forest Bird
Surveys. Peter did an internship for PRBO's Palomarin and Farallon Island
Landbird Program in 1980 and in 1985 he became a biologist on the Farallon
Islands, a post he held until 2003. During this period and while splitting
time with IBP, Peter authored or co-authored over 100 peer-reviewed papers
and three books. Among bird banders, he is best known for his
Identification Guide to North American Birds, Part 1, which includes
detailed criteria for ageing and sexing landbirds in the hand. He is
currently working on Part 2, which will cover waterbirds, raptors and
gamebirds



Monday, September 19, 2005 7:00 p.m. Caspar Community Center



For further information, call 937-1742 or 964-6362









Charlene McAllister
P.O. Box 332
Little River, CA 95456
707-937-4463
charmac@mcn.org


Personal Website Update

RLKN <windnsea@...>
 

Greetings MendoBirders-

Just a short post to share with you that we've updated our personal
website at http://ourlives-at-windandsea.info having added new pages
from our spring-time trip to Trinidad & Tobago, Michigan & Ontario
and Yosemite NP.

We hope you enjoy the digital images of the birds. However, please
be advised this is a GRAPHICS-INTENSE site. If you are on a dial-up
connection, you may wish to click on a page and go get a cup of
coffee/tea, etcetera.

We've been seeing lots of shorebirds already moving south from our
bluff-top home on the Mendonoma coast. However, we're going to miss
some of the migration as we're off to Madagascar to attempt to see
some of the endemics there.

Good Birding,
Rich Kuehn / Dean Schuler


North American Birds Reminder

Steve Glover <countylines@...>
 

August 1, 2005

Dear North American Birds Contributors,

The brief sumer season has already come to a close so
please send your noteworthy records from the Middle
Pacific Coast Region for the period 1 June- 31 July to
the appropriate Subregional Editors (see below) or to
the Regional Editors by 10 August.

Note below that Glover has a new email address.

Please pay special attention to the format example
given at the end of this message. Reports that are
formatted properly make our job far easier. In
particular, it is important to note that there is a
single tab between species, date, etc.

PLEASE use Subregional Editors for the counties that
have them. These SREs painstakingly keep track of
records within their counties and are in most cases
THE source of information on the birds of their
counties. By sending your records to the SREs, you
are helping to contribute to their county files as
well as to North American Birds. If you wish to send
copies to the Regional Editors, we welcome them, but
please send records through the SREs as well. If you
have a noteworthy winter sighting from a county
without a Subregional Editor, please send records to
the Regional Editors below.

Records of loons-frigatebirds and larids-alcids go to
Scott Terrill at:

H.T. Harvey & Associates
3150 Almaden Expwy., Suite 145
San Jose, CA 95118
sterrill@harveyecology.com


Records of herons to shorebirds go to Mike Rogers at:
499 Novato Ave.
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
m.m.rogers@comcast.net



Records of doves through thrushes/Wrentit (in the new
AOU order, that includes vireos and shrikes) go to
Steve Glover at:
6526 Conestoga Lane
Dublin, CA 94568

countylines@sbcglobal.net



Records of thrashers to finches go to Luke Cole at:
561 Hill Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
luke@igc.org



SUBREGIONAL EDITORS

Alameda
Bob Richmond
24650 Amador St. #15
Hayward, CA 94544
Brichmond94544@earthlink.net

Alpine, Calaveras & Modoc
John Sterling
Jones & Stokes Associates
2600 V Street
Sacramento, CA 95818-1914
ani@cal.net

Amador & El Dorado
Tim Steurer
4042 Bancroft Dr.
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-6933
tsteurer@hotmail.com

Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Sutter, Tehama, Yuba
Bruce Deuel
18730 Live Oak Road
Red Bluff, CA 96080
bdeuel@dfg.ca.gov

Contra Costa
Steve Glover
6526 Conestoga Lane
Dublin CA 94568
Sgloverccc@aol.com

Del Norte
Alan D. Barron
1093 Hwy 101 N. #18
Crescent City, CA 95531
flockfinder@yahoo.com

Fresno
Gary W. Potter
2183 Walton Ave
Sanger, CA 93657
gwpott@aol.com

Humboldt
David Fix and Jude Claire Power
P.O. Box 4331
Arcata, CA 95518
dfxjcp@humboldt1.com

Kings
Luke Cole
561 Hill Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
luke@igc.org

Lake
Jerry R. White
P.O. Box 113
Kelseyville, CA 95451
grwhite@jps.net

Lassen
Tim Manolis
808 El Encino Way
Sacramento, CA 95864
ylightfoot@aol.com

Madera
Jeff Davis
30705 Pennyroyal Lane
Prather, CA 93651
jndavis@netptc.net

Mariposa
David Vander Pluym
1683 Buena Vista St.
Ventura, CA 93001
SCRE@aol.com

Mendocino
Bob Keiffer
P. O. Box 354
Hopland CA 95449
rjkeiffer@ucdavis.edu

Merced and San Benito
Kent Van Vuren
26 Vista Dr.
Salinas, CA 93907
vanvurenk@aol.com

Mono
Kristie Nelson
P.O. Box 402
Lee Vining, CA 93541
storm_petrel@hotmail.com

Monterey
Don Roberson
282 Grove Acre
Pacific Grove CA 93950
831-373-2566fax
creagrus@montereybay.com

Napa & Solano
Robin Leong
336 Benson Ave.
Vallejo, CA 94590-3027
robin_leong@netzero.net

Nevada
Brian Williams
8200 Turner Dr.
Granite Bay, CA 95746
bwcal@sprynet.com

Placer
Ed Pandolfino
5530 Del Rose Court
Carmichael, CA 95608
erpfromca@aol.com

Plumas & Sierra
John "Mac" McCormick
2351 Filbert St.
Apt. #102
San Francisco, CA 94123
macmc94123@aol.com

Sacramento and Yolo
Chris Conard
2405 Rio Bravo Circle
Sacramento, CA 95826
chris.conard@comcast.net

San Francisco (mainland)
The City: Mark Eaton
1524 36th Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94122
mweaton@pacbell.net

San Joaquin
David G. Yee
11707 N. Alpine Rd.
Lodi, CA 95240
davidyee@lycnet.com

San Mateo
Peter J. Metropulos
2940 Turk Blvd.
San Francisco, CA 94118
pjmetrop@aol.com

Santa Clara
William G. Bousman
321 Arlington Way
Menlo Park CA 94025
barlowi@earthlink.net

Santa Cruz
David Suddjian
801 Monterey Ave.
Capitola, CA 95010
DSUDDJIAN@aol.com

Shasta
Bob Yutzy
P. O. Box 990237
Redding CA 96099
boby@c-zone.net

Siskiyou
Ray Ekstrom
2209 Delphic Rd.
Montague, CA 96064

Sonoma
Ruth Rudesill
P.O. Box 371
Kenwood, CA 95452
rar@pcweb.net

Stanislaus
Jim Gain
3300 Cardinal Flower Ave.
Modesto, CA 95355
phalarope@sbcglobal.net

Trinity
John E. Hunter
P.O. Box 4483
Arcata, CA 95518
jhunter323@aol.com

Tuolumne
Steven Umland
15818 Parkridge Ave.
Sonora, CA 95370
sumland@2xtreme.net


We currently have no regional editors for Marin and
Tulare Counties. Records from these counties should
be sent directly to the Regional Editors.




The Reporting Deadlines are:
Spring Summer Fall
Winter

Season ends May 31 July 31 Nov 30
Feb 28

Observer reports to Subregional Editors (SREs)
June 10 Aug 10 Dec 10
Mar 10

Observer reports to Regional Editors (if not sent to
SRE)
June 10 Aug 10 Dec 10
Mar 10

SRE reports to Regional Editors
June 20 Aug 20 Dec 20
Mar 20

Regional Editors final text to ABA office
July 10 Sep 10 Jan 10
Apr 10

PLEASE meet your deadlines so that we can meet our
deadlines!


Please send reports in our preferred order: species,
date(s) [including year], locale, co. abbrev., number
of birds, and observer, and then, on a second line,
any comments. Please separate these sections by a
"tab" (except just a space between locale and county
abbreviation) on electronic versions submitted.
Again, here's an example of the correct format:

Grace's Warbler 12/13/98-2/20/99 Jacks Peak MTY 1
RFT, mob
A second record for the Region (the first was
6/26/91 at Deer Spring, Glass Mt. MNO) which wintered
with a large flock of Townsend's & Hermit warblers at
the very top of Jacks Peak in Jacks Peak Regional
Park. Details by Tintle and others are enclosed.


Many observers and Subregional Editors have been
submitting their reports electronically, either on a
diskette or by e-mail. PLEASE submit electronic
reports if possible. We are trying to maintain an
electronic database of at least recent records, and we
hope to be able to have all old data entered
eventually so that the entire database will be easily
accessible to anyone who wants it. Electronic
submission of records in the format described above
makes it much easier for us maintain this electronic
database.

We've heard questions about, comments on, and
criticism of our regional reports from several
observers and SREs. We really appreciate this
feedback, as it helps us to better represent what is
going on in the Region as a whole. Please help us
correct any factual errors we make, and don't hesitate
to let us know what you think of the reports.

Many thanks to all the contributors and Subregional
Editors who make these reports possible!

Sincerely,


Luke Cole, Mike Rogers, Scott Terrill, and Steve
Glover

(Middle Pacific Coast Regional Editors)


USTP 7/31

Chuck & Barbara Vaughn
 

Greetings Mendobirders: I birded the Ukiah Sewage Treatment Plant oxidation ponds this morning. Highlights were 2 juvenile WILSON'S PHALAROPES and a nice, bright adult LESSER YELLOWLEGS. Other shorebirds included the usual WESTERN and LEAST SANDPIPERS, LONG-BILLED DOWITCHERS, and GREATER YELLOWLEGS. The 2 adult and 2 juvenile BLACK-NECKED STILTS also continue, as do the pair of GREATER SCAUP and the female AMERICAN WIGEON. The latter have now "officially" summered here. What a vacation spot!

Chuck




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Chuck and Barbara Vaughn
1550 Deerwood Drive
Ukiah, CA 95482

cevaughn@pacific.net

7441 - 7460 of 8779