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Peregrine Audubon Society December Presentation

Cheryl Watson
 

What is that Bird?
Special to the Journal by Roger Foote

Winter is fast approaching, the holidays are with us, and our local
birds are helping themselves at our feeders again. Every year I am
determined to identify those little critters, each and every one!
Sure I make some progress, but what of those tough ones that look so
similar, those little brown jobs hopping around under the feeder?
Yes, I know most are sparrows and surely those feeding above are
finches, but which species is each? I definitely need an expert!

Peregrine Audubon has those experts who can help bring us a step
closer to our goal on Thursday, December 7, 2006, at 7:00 p.m. in the
Ukiah City Council Chambers. That is when Bob Keiffer and Matthew
Matthiessen will point out distinguishing field marks of our Ukiah
area birds. Sparrows and finches, jays and blackbirds, ducks and
geese, as well as the raptors, the hawks and owls, will be discussed
and illustrated in living color (or at least in shades of winter
brown). Matthew has revised and expanded his beautiful slide
presentation from last December. His photos will allow us to learn
more about identification.


Bring your tough questions for the experts. What sparrows can I
expect in my back yard this winter? How do sparrows and finches
differ? Is it really possible to distinguish the house from the
purple finch? What are the hawks that I see in the valley? Anyone
interested in birdcalls? Bob and Matthew can help with that too.

Peregrine Audubon also offers help in the field. Beginners and
experienced birders can come to the December 7 meeting and sign up
with Bob Keiffer for our Christmas Bird Count (CBC), which takes
place on Saturday, December 16. Bob will match you with a group that
can best help take you that next step toward better bird biology. The
really avid begin before daybreak and in all kinds of weather. The
rest of us can participate for parts of the day or even count at home
if we live within the 15 mile diameter count circle (which includes
Ukiah). We meet after the CBC for a potluck dinner in the Grace
Hudson Museum Public Room on South Main Street. Bring a dish and your
eating utensils and join us at 6:00 p.m. By all means, contact Bob
Keiffer (744-1160) to get details.

Directions to the Ukiah City Council Chambers for the December 7
meeting and slide show: from Hwy 101: take Perkins St. east to North
State St.; turn left and head south; take the third right (Seminary
Ave) and go to the end.


Hooded Mergansers-Beckstoffer Vineyard pond

Helen
 

FYI - no Hooded Mergansers to be seen this morning (Sat Dec 2) on the pond.
But it was worth a try. I'd be interested to know if they are gone for
good or I just happened to miss them.

Thanks,
Helen Kochenderfer
Santa Rosa


North American Birds Fall Reminder

Steve Glover <countylines@...>
 

December 1, 2006

Dear North American Birds Contributors,

The fall season has already come to a close so please
send your noteworthy records from the Middle Pacific
Coast Region for the period 1 August- 30 November to
the appropriate Subregional Editors (see below) or to
the Regional Editors by 10 August.

This fall season marks the retirement of Luke Cole as
a Regional Editor. We are grateful to Luke for his
years of service and will miss his knowledge and sense
of humor. Thank you, Luke! Ed Pandolfino, after
filling in for Luke over the summer, has agreed to
take the thrashers-finches on permanently. Please note
Eds address below.

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 waterfowl through quail and herons through
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:
Ed Pandolfino
5530 Delrose Court
Carmichael, CA 95608
erpfromca@aol.com




SUBREGIONAL EDITORS

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

Alpine, Calaveras & Modoc
John Sterling
29 Palm Ave.
Woodland, CA 95695
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
countylines@sbcglobal.net

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
Murray Berner
210 Monte Vista
Napa, CA 94558
(707) 224-5897
vireocity@hotmail.com

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
1230 Dog Leg Dr.
Chico, CA 95928
macmc94123@earthlink.net

Sacramento and Yolo
Chris Conard
2405 Rio Bravo Circle
Sacramento, CA 95826
conardc@gmail.com

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

San Francisco (Farallons)
Jim Tietz
P.O. Box 751
Arcata, CA, 95518
jtietz@prbo.org

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@pacbell.net

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

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

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

Tulare
Steven Summers
2553 W. Michelle Ln.
Porterville, CA 93257
summers@ocsnet.net

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


We currently do not have a regional editor for Marin
County. Records from this county 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 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,


Ed Pandolfino, Mike Rogers, Scott Terrill, and Steve
Glover

(Middle Pacific Coast Regional Editors)


fall report due

Robert J. Keiffer <rjkeiffer@...>
 

1 December 2006 - The fall report period for bird observations has
come to an end. I will soon be summarizing the significant Mendocino
County bird observations for the months of August, September,
October, and November and submitting them to the Northern California
sub-regional editors for North American Birds. If you wish to
submit any previously UNREPORTED sightings then send them directly to
rjkeiffer@ucdavis.edu before 12/10. thanks and 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: Hooded Merganser

Barbara E. Dolan <BDolan@...>
 

On Sat the 25th I did a count on this pond among the Am Widgeon, Am.
Coots, Ruddy Ducks, Pied and Eared Grebes and got 45-48-and 47 on count
passes. Their plumage is exquisite now.bd

-----Original Message-----
From: Mendobirds@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Mendobirds@yahoogroups.com] On
Behalf Of Robert J. Keiffer
Sent: Monday, November 20, 2006 8:54 AM
To: Mendobirds@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Mendobirds] Hooded Merganser



Late Report - Friday - 17 Nov 2006 - There were 23 Hooded Mergansers
on the Beckstoffer vineyard Pond which is located on the west side of
the Old River Road about 1/2 mile south of Talmage. I have been
seeing Hooded Mergansers there consistently for the last couple of
weeks but last Friday was the highest count. This is a great place
to view this spectacular waterfowl species ...the drakes are as
eloquent as any duck species in the world. 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
<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










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Al has Returned

rosierhia@...
 

Yesterday I joined the North Coast Butterfly Club on a search for wintering
Monarchs around Bodega Bay. It was a lovely sunny day. No luck on the Monarchs
but on the way home I stopped at Point Arena, walked up the pier and there,
20 feet out, was Al resting with his head tucked back. Then he awakened,
stretched his long long wings, flew a few feet and then settled down again. Think
of the thousands of miles those wings have taken him since last spring.
Nature is truly a Thanksgiving blessing. Rosie


Emperor Geese Update

David Jensen
 

Friday, November 24, 2006.
This afternoon the two adult Emperor Geese flew from Big River into Mendocino Bay. They were later found just off the headlands south of Mendocino, near the area called "Portagee Beach." Hopefully they will stay a while, but they will need to be refound in the morning.


Big River Emperor Geese

Richard Hubacek
 

The two Emperor Geese reported by Toby and David Jensen have left Big
River and were last seen flying North around the Mendocino Headlands
at approx. 2:00 pm.

Richard Hubacek


Emperor Geese on Big River

David Jensen
 

Toby reports seeing 2 adult Emperor Geese on the shoreline of Big River, just before the gate to the logging road (near the parking area).

Johanna Jensen for Toby / David Jensen


Ukiah CBC - Dec 16th

Robert J. Keiffer <rjkeiffer@...>
 

The Ukiah Christmas Bird Count (CBC) is scheduled for Saturday
December 16th. The CBC covers a 15 mile diameter circle in the
interior part of Mendocino County, encompassing such areas as Yokayo
Valley (Ukiah), Lake Mendocino, the Russian River, and BLM's Cow
Mountain Recreation Area. The circle is divided into seven "Areas",
each with a designated leader, and includes habitat types such as
chaparral, oak woodland forest, conifer forest, water bodies (Lake
Mendocino & Ukiah Sewage Treatment Plant). Everyone is encouraged to
participate no matter what skill level. Backyard feeder watchers
located within the count circle are also welcome. There will be a
potluck compilation dinner that evening following the count. If you
are interested or wish further details please contact Bob Keiffer
744-1160 or rjkeiffer@ucdavis.edu or rjkeiffer@pacific.net

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


Burris Lane 11/21

George Chaniot
 

Tue, 21 Nov 2006 -- It was a nice morning to be jogging with binoculars on
Burris Lane, Potter Valley. There is now a variety of waterfowl on the
pond including American Wigeons, Bufflehead, and Ring-necked Ducks. There
was a LEWIS'S WOODPECKER in the oaks near the pond too. (On the field trip
to Round Valley on Sunday we saw about 10 along Fairbanks Road). There was
a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW in a group of White-crowned Sparrows in the brush
along the driveway just before the bridge which I saw on both passes. (This
is less that 100 yards from your place, Jim. It ought to be coming to your
feeders.) The biggest surprise was a CALIFORNIA THRASHER in the
blackberries along the flat section.

George Chaniot
Potter Valley, MEN, CA

Pied-billed Grebe 2, Double-crested Cormorant 2, Mallard 6, American Wigeon
20, Ring-necked Duck 15, Bufflehead 1, Turkey Vulture 2, White-tailed Kite
1, Red-shouldered Hawk 3, Red-tailed Hawk 5, Golden Eagle 2, American
Kestrel 3, California Quail 8, American Coot 30, Wilson's Snipe 1, Rock
Pigeon 4, Mourning Dove 4, Lewis's Woodpecker, Acorn Woodpecker 15,
Red-shafted Flicker 5, Pileated Woodpecker 1, Say's Phoebe 2, Western
Scrub-Jay 6, American Crow 50, Common Raven 6, White-breasted Nuthatch 1,
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1, Western Bluebird 1, American Robin 300, Northern
Mockingbird 1, California Thrasher 1, Savanah Sparrow 1, Lincoln's Sparrow
1, White-throated Sparrow 1, White-crowned Sparrow 40, Red-winged Blackbird
2, Western Meadowlark 50, Brewer's Blackbird 40.


Hooded Merganser

Robert J. Keiffer <rjkeiffer@...>
 

Late Report - Friday - 17 Nov 2006 - There were 23 Hooded Mergansers
on the Beckstoffer vineyard Pond which is located on the west side of
the Old River Road about 1/2 mile south of Talmage. I have been
seeing Hooded Mergansers there consistently for the last couple of
weeks but last Friday was the highest count. This is a great place
to view this spectacular waterfowl species ...the drakes are as
eloquent as any duck species in the world. 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


Spotted Owl in Mendocino

David Jensen
 

November 15, 2006; Wednesday:

On the evening of October 30, 2006, Dennis Freeze photographed a Spotted Owl on his property approximately one and one quarter miles east of Highway One on Little Lake Road in Mendocino.


Lake County

Floyd Hayes
 

On 11 November I saw a male EURASIAN WIGEON at Borax
Lake and a CACKLING GOOSE with a flock of CANADA GEESE
at Redbud Park in Clearlake. Presumably these were the
same individuals I saw at Borax Lake on 22 October,
but I missed both on 5 November.

At the Hidden Valley Lake Wastewater Treatment Plant,
there were a pair of HOODED MERGANSERS and three
CINNAMON TEAL on 12 November and six CINNAMON TEAL on
5 November.

At Detert Reservoir, a HORNED GREBE, about 10 HOODED
MERGANSERS, an adult BALD EAGLE and a PEREGRINE FALCON
were present on 12 November.

Floyd Hayes
Hidden Valley Lake, Lake County


Peregrine Audubon November Program

Cheryl Watson
 

Crossing the Pacific- A Sailing Adventure in the South Pacific

Presented by Ron LeValley
Thursday November 16 at 7PM at the Ukiah Civic Center

Peregrine Audubon will be bringing back one of our most popular and
dynamic speakers, naturalist and pelagic bird biologist, Ron
LeValley. Ron has recently returned from a trans-Pacific sailing
odyssey to the Marquesas Islands. Ron had given himself the project
of counting, recording and trying to photograph all of the birds and
wildlife encountered on this voyage, and he will be sharing that
adventure with us: "Crossing the Pacific- A Sailing Adventure in the
South Pacific."

On April 1, 2006, after a pleasant week in Baja, Ron joined a few
friends for the sailing voyage of a lifetime. From La Paz, Baja,
Mexico to the island of Tahiti, their final destination, took 7
weeks. Their initial stop was at the Revilla de los Gigedos Islands,
a marine sanctuary 300 miles southwest of Baja. Here they were able
to dive in absolutely clear water and encountered rich marine life,
sharks, and a mother and calf Humpbacked Whale. Then the crew of the
Seafever5 spent the next 3 weeks in open ocean waters before reaching
the Marquesas. En route, they crossed the equator and shared a "Tuna
Blood" cocktail as a sacrifice to King Neptune so he would protect
them through the remainder of the voyage. They sailed on through the
lush volcanic islands of the Tuamotos, where the scenery and culture
inspired Melville and Gauguin. They were able to explore some of
these islands, touring archeological sites and enjoying the local
plants and wildlife. Finally, on May 17, they reached their
destination in Tahiti.

Join us as Ron shares his photographs from this exciting Pacific
crossing to French Polynesia. We sail with Captain LeValley at 7 pm
on Thursday, November 16. Our ship is docked at the Ukiah Civic
Center, 300 Seminary Avenue. Passage is free to the public, but
donations are accepted. We hope to see you on board.


Canvasback & Other Coastal Birds

Karen Havlena <jkhavlena@...>
 

Hi Birders -- A male Canvasback was found by Toby Tobkin around
noon at Lake Cleone. Jim and I went to the lake, and we too saw
the Canvasback.
Also, we found a Redhead among the American Wigeon, Ring-necked,
Wood, scaup, Bufflehead and Ruddy Ducks. This was about 1:30 PM.
Most of the ducks were on the east and south sides of the lake.

Upon arriving back home, we scoped a Ferruginous Hawk atop a cypress
on Hwy 1, just south of the curve going down to Seaside Beach.

The Canvasback is 280 on my Mendocino county list. It may take a
few more years to reach the milestone 300 mark, but I am happy to
have reached my goal of 280 this year. Thanks to all who have helped
me with my quest.

Karen Havlena
North of Fort Bragg


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mixed geese

Robert J. Keiffer <rjkeiffer@...>
 

1 November 2006 - Wednesday - There is a resident flock of 80 to 100
Canada Geese (Great Basin subspecies Branta canadensis moffitti )
that hangs around the Hopland/Sanel Valley area. They use farm
ponds in the Feliz Creek drainage and Hopland area, and can be seen
each morning feeding south of Feliz Creek road... on the opposite
side of Feliz Creek in the large bare field (used to be
vineyard). They also use the farm pond west of and along Hwy 101
just south of the CDF fire station ... and they also use the Crowfoot
Ranch permanent pasture field about 1/2 mile north of Jepson
Winery. 1 Gr.White0fronted Goose has been with them for a couple
weeks and today 5 Cackling Geese (Aleutian subspecies Branta
hutchinsii leucopareia ) joined the group. Throughout the fall and
winter it is always good to view these Canada Goose groups for the
"unexpected" visiting goose species that may show up. 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


Mendocino Audubon November Program

Charlene McAllister
 

A Natural History of Birds in Ecuador

Presented by Rudy Gelis

When: Monday November 20, 2006 7:00 p.m

Where: Caspar Community Center



Rudy Gelis began his career in ornithology when he was awarded a Thomas J.
Watson Fellowship in 1997. After studying nesting Andean Condors in
Argentina and penguins on the Falkland Islands, he settled in Ecuador. Over
the past decade, as an active member of the Yanayacu Natural History Group
based in cloud forest of northeastern Ecuador, he has collaborated in
numerous publications in refereed ornithology journals. In Ecuador he has
studied the nests and breeding behavior of Long-wattled Umbrellabird,
Red-winged Wood-Rail, Fiery-throated Fruiteater, five species of antpitta,
Masked and Bluish Flowerpiercers, Barred Hawk, plus many dozens more. He has
assisted in other ornithological works, including breeding bird surveys in
the northeast U.S. and clay-lick use by parrots and macaws in the rainforest
of southeastern Peru. Rudy instructs university-level natural history
courses in Ecuador and frequently offers ecotourism courses and assists in
professional workshops for guides and park guards in Latin America. Applying
his strong background in botany and great interest in all of the natural
world, Rudy leads birding and natural history tours throughout much of
Ecuador and Peru. He is co-author with Murray Cooper of "Plumas: Birds in
Ecuador ", a fine art photography book published in Quito. He currently
lives in Quito, Ecuador.



For further information call 964-6362





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


late WIWA

Tina Fabula <cfabula@...>
 

October 29, 2006
I saw a late Wilson's Warbler in my backyard.... maybe that goes with the lovely fall weather we have been having until recently.

-Tina Fabula


Ferruginous Hawk - Fort Bragg area

Karen Havlena <jkhavlena@...>
 

Toby Tobkin called to report that she saw a/the returning
Ferruginous Hawk on Bald Hill Rd, north of Pudding Creek
Rd, east of Hwy 1 in Fort Bragg. She thought that the
Burrowing Owl was in its place on the east side of Bald
Hill Rd, but it was difficult even with a scope.
The Canada Geese were way west of the road, so she
could not tell if any other species were there.

A Slate-colored Junco is coming to her feeder in Fort
Bragg. Call 964-6216 for info.

KH


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