Date   

Laughlin Park 12/9/19

Kurt Mize
 

All:

I birded Laughlin Park this afternoon after my chores. Highlights included: a Brown Creeper (the first I’ve seen since 11/23), a Red-breasted Sapsucker (also the first I’ve seen since 11/23), two Red-breasted Nuthatches, and four Golden-crowned Kinglets. No Townsend’s or Black-throated Gray Warblers were found today, but I didn’t find any Bushtits, either.

Good birding,

Kurt


Mallard Lake

Pat Croft <patndavid@...>
 

I visited Mallard Lake yesterday Sunday 12/8/19. Not much doing. A few ruddy ducks, Cormorants, coots & one pied billed grebe. Dave


Re: Lodi Lake

Pat Paternostro
 

Yes indeed Kurt, White-throated Sparrows   


From: SJBirds@groups.io <SJBirds@groups.io> on behalf of Kurt Mize via Groups.Io <k1mize@...>
Sent: Saturday, December 7, 2019 4:35:15 PM
To: SJBirds@groups.io <SJBirds@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [SJBirds] Lodi Lake
 
I think you meant two White-throated Sparrows. 


On Dec 7, 2019, at 4:31 PM, pjsierra95240 <broncos30@...> <BRONCOS30@...> wrote:

Birders
I was joined by 5 others for a nice walk through the nature area today.  The rain held off long enough for us to find over 50 species.  Highlights included:  2 White-crowned Sparrows, 2 Varied Thrush and a Phainopepla. 

Pat 


Laughlin Park 12/6/19

Kurt Mize
 

All:

Sorry for the late post. I took advantage of yesterday’s sun break to bird Laughlin Park. Highlights included: two Townsend’s Warblers, two Black-throated Gray Warblers, an Orange-crowned Warbler, a Common Yellowthroat, two Red-breasted Nuthatches, and three Golden-crowned Kinglets. The kinglets came within a couple feet of my face in response to playback of their call.

Good birding,
Kurt


Re: Lodi Lake

Kurt Mize
 

I think you meant two White-throated Sparrows. 


On Dec 7, 2019, at 4:31 PM, pjsierra95240 <broncos30@...> <BRONCOS30@...> wrote:

Birders
I was joined by 5 others for a nice walk through the nature area today.  The rain held off long enough for us to find over 50 species.  Highlights included:  2 White-crowned Sparrows, 2 Varied Thrush and a Phainopepla. 

Pat 


Lodi Lake

Pat Paternostro
 

Birders
I was joined by 5 others for a nice walk through the nature area today.  The rain held off long enough for us to find over 50 species.  Highlights included:  2 White-crowned Sparrows, 2 Varied Thrush and a Phainopepla. 

Pat 


Re: Calling all counters--Stockton CBC, Sun, Dec 15

Judy Kane
 

Hi Jim,

It’s been along time since I’ve been on one of the Christmas Bird Counts, yes I did have a Steller’s Jay! Good memory! I am right behind Wagner Holt Elementary school, East of I-5 so that gives me a good stretch to bird in if that’s in the count area. Maybe the Varied Thrush will be calling that day!

Judy


On Thu, Dec 5, 2019 at 5:19 PM Jim Rowoth <rowoth@...> wrote:
Hey Judy,

We’d love to have you!  I’ll be getting back to you soon with more details on what feeder-watching entails.  I’m not exactly sure where on Mosher Slough you are—west of I-5, I think.  (Didn’t you have a Steller’s Jay several years ago?)

Thanks for getting in touch!

Jim

On Dec 4, 2019, at 12:23 PM, Judy Kane <judy.kane2949@...> wrote:

Hi Jim,

I could be a feeder watcher, I'm on Mosher Slough and could count my yard and from Yarmouth east about a half mile on the south levee.

Let me know if that would help.

Judy Kane

On Sun, Dec 1, 2019 at 3:37 PM Jim Rowoth <rowoth@...> wrote:
The Stockton CBC will be on Sun, Dec 15—two weeks from today.  I’m hoping we can catch a break in this stretch of actual winter weather on that date, but it’s certainly too far out to predict.

With that in mind, please let me know if you wish to participate in this, our longest running birding event here in San Joaquin Co, beginning in 1967.  Some of you may have already made arrangements with area leaders, but please let me know directly as well so I can have a clearer idea of how many counters we will be fielding that day.  

In particular, I’d really like to hear from those of you who have not yet made arrangements to participate.  The date is fixed in advance so people can make plans, which means the count occurs irrespective of weather conditions (barring something truly cataclysmic), and generally runs from sun up to sun down.  If you can only participate for half a day, let me know so we can work something out.  Also, feeder watchers who reside within the count circle are also welcome to participate; let me know if you wish to do this since the instructions are a bit different.  

I’m attaching a (poor) map of the count circle so you can see if you reside within its boundaries.  Essentially, it goes from Thornton at 12:00 on the circle down to the southern edge of Ringe Tract at 6:00, and from the middle of Bouldin Island (W of Tower Park marina) at 9:00 to Highway 99 & Kettleman in Lodi at 3:00.  Thus, most of Lodi is included, as are the outer fringes of Thornton and a good chunk of NW Stockton N of Swenson Park.

Jim Rowoth

<CBCmap.jpeg>

--
Jim Rowoth
Stockton, CA




--
M. Judith Kane
209-639-1951


--
Jim Rowoth
Stockton, CA

--
M. Judith Kane
209-639-1951


Re: Calling all counters--Stockton CBC, Sun, Dec 15

Jim Rowoth
 

Hey Judy,

We’d love to have you!  I’ll be getting back to you soon with more details on what feeder-watching entails.  I’m not exactly sure where on Mosher Slough you are—west of I-5, I think.  (Didn’t you have a Steller’s Jay several years ago?)

Thanks for getting in touch!

Jim

On Dec 4, 2019, at 12:23 PM, Judy Kane <judy.kane2949@...> wrote:

Hi Jim,

I could be a feeder watcher, I'm on Mosher Slough and could count my yard and from Yarmouth east about a half mile on the south levee.

Let me know if that would help.

Judy Kane

On Sun, Dec 1, 2019 at 3:37 PM Jim Rowoth <rowoth@...> wrote:
The Stockton CBC will be on Sun, Dec 15—two weeks from today.  I’m hoping we can catch a break in this stretch of actual winter weather on that date, but it’s certainly too far out to predict.

With that in mind, please let me know if you wish to participate in this, our longest running birding event here in San Joaquin Co, beginning in 1967.  Some of you may have already made arrangements with area leaders, but please let me know directly as well so I can have a clearer idea of how many counters we will be fielding that day.  

In particular, I’d really like to hear from those of you who have not yet made arrangements to participate.  The date is fixed in advance so people can make plans, which means the count occurs irrespective of weather conditions (barring something truly cataclysmic), and generally runs from sun up to sun down.  If you can only participate for half a day, let me know so we can work something out.  Also, feeder watchers who reside within the count circle are also welcome to participate; let me know if you wish to do this since the instructions are a bit different.  

I’m attaching a (poor) map of the count circle so you can see if you reside within its boundaries.  Essentially, it goes from Thornton at 12:00 on the circle down to the southern edge of Ringe Tract at 6:00, and from the middle of Bouldin Island (W of Tower Park marina) at 9:00 to Highway 99 & Kettleman in Lodi at 3:00.  Thus, most of Lodi is included, as are the outer fringes of Thornton and a good chunk of NW Stockton N of Swenson Park.

Jim Rowoth

<CBCmap.jpeg>

--
Jim Rowoth
Stockton, CA




--
M. Judith Kane
209-639-1951


--
Jim Rowoth
Stockton, CA


TUESDAY, 12/10: DAVID YEE “Christmas Bird Counts – Trends and Expectations for the Central Valley and Adjacent Foothills”

England
 

TUESDAY, December 10

David Yee

“Christmas Bird Counts – Trends and Expectations for the Central Valley and Adjacent Foothills”

 

Please join us for our annual presentation by resident and world-renowned birder, David Yee, regarding the Stockton and Wallace-Bellota Christmas Bird Counts (CBC). We will learn what to expect on this year's CBCs and how to prepare for them. This presentation is for beginning birders and advanced birders alike, we will all learn something from David's perpetual bird research and lifelong knowledge of birds and their trends. 

You can sign up for the local CBCs at the November or December meetings or contact Jim Rowoth at rowoth@... for the Stockton CBC on Sunday, December 15, 2019 or Kasey Foley at kaseyfoley@... for the Wallace-Bellota CBC on Saturday, December 28, 2019. 

 

We meet at Central United Methodist Church, 3700 Pacific Avenue (across from UOP) in Stockton, at 7:30 p.m.  Plenty of parking and refreshments.  All are welcome.

--
Alan England, Stockton


Re: Calling all counters--Stockton CBC, Sun, Dec 15

Ernie Maier
 

I will be glad to be involved. Thanks Jim. From Ernie Maier

On Wednesday, December 4, 2019, 12:26:31 PM PST, Judy Kane <judy.kane2949@...> wrote:


Hi Jim,

I could be a feeder watcher, I'm on Mosher Slough and could count my yard and from Yarmouth east about a half mile on the south levee.

Let me know if that would help.

Judy Kane

On Sun, Dec 1, 2019 at 3:37 PM Jim Rowoth <rowoth@...> wrote:
The Stockton CBC will be on Sun, Dec 15—two weeks from today.  I’m hoping we can catch a break in this stretch of actual winter weather on that date, but it’s certainly too far out to predict.

With that in mind, please let me know if you wish to participate in this, our longest running birding event here in San Joaquin Co, beginning in 1967.  Some of you may have already made arrangements with area leaders, but please let me know directly as well so I can have a clearer idea of how many counters we will be fielding that day.  

In particular, I’d really like to hear from those of you who have not yet made arrangements to participate.  The date is fixed in advance so people can make plans, which means the count occurs irrespective of weather conditions (barring something truly cataclysmic), and generally runs from sun up to sun down.  If you can only participate for half a day, let me know so we can work something out.  Also, feeder watchers who reside within the count circle are also welcome to participate; let me know if you wish to do this since the instructions are a bit different.  

I’m attaching a (poor) map of the count circle so you can see if you reside within its boundaries.  Essentially, it goes from Thornton at 12:00 on the circle down to the southern edge of Ringe Tract at 6:00, and from the middle of Bouldin Island (W of Tower Park marina) at 9:00 to Highway 99 & Kettleman in Lodi at 3:00.  Thus, most of Lodi is included, as are the outer fringes of Thornton and a good chunk of NW Stockton N of Swenson Park.

Jim Rowoth


--
Jim Rowoth
Stockton, CA



--
M. Judith Kane
209-639-1951


Re: Calling all counters--Stockton CBC, Sun, Dec 15

Judy Kane
 

Hi Jim,

I could be a feeder watcher, I'm on Mosher Slough and could count my yard and from Yarmouth east about a half mile on the south levee.

Let me know if that would help.

Judy Kane

On Sun, Dec 1, 2019 at 3:37 PM Jim Rowoth <rowoth@...> wrote:
The Stockton CBC will be on Sun, Dec 15—two weeks from today.  I’m hoping we can catch a break in this stretch of actual winter weather on that date, but it’s certainly too far out to predict.

With that in mind, please let me know if you wish to participate in this, our longest running birding event here in San Joaquin Co, beginning in 1967.  Some of you may have already made arrangements with area leaders, but please let me know directly as well so I can have a clearer idea of how many counters we will be fielding that day.  

In particular, I’d really like to hear from those of you who have not yet made arrangements to participate.  The date is fixed in advance so people can make plans, which means the count occurs irrespective of weather conditions (barring something truly cataclysmic), and generally runs from sun up to sun down.  If you can only participate for half a day, let me know so we can work something out.  Also, feeder watchers who reside within the count circle are also welcome to participate; let me know if you wish to do this since the instructions are a bit different.  

I’m attaching a (poor) map of the count circle so you can see if you reside within its boundaries.  Essentially, it goes from Thornton at 12:00 on the circle down to the southern edge of Ringe Tract at 6:00, and from the middle of Bouldin Island (W of Tower Park marina) at 9:00 to Highway 99 & Kettleman in Lodi at 3:00.  Thus, most of Lodi is included, as are the outer fringes of Thornton and a good chunk of NW Stockton N of Swenson Park.

Jim Rowoth


--
Jim Rowoth
Stockton, CA



--
M. Judith Kane
209-639-1951


SATURDAY, December 7— Introductory Birding Field Trip

England
 

SATURDAY, December 7— Introductory Birding Field Trip

         Join leader Pat Paternostro at the north end of Laurel Ave. in Lodi (on the east side of Lodi Lake Park, off of Turner Rd.) at 8:00 a.m.  Birders of all skill levels are welcome, but the focus will be on birding fundamentals. Extra binoculars and field guides will be available.

--
Alan England, Stockton


Re: Calling all counters--Stockton CBC, Sun, Dec 15

Jim Rowoth
 

Merci!  I trust you had a great trip!
Jim

On Dec 1, 2019, at 3:44 PM, Amy Carter via Groups.Io <aec0922@...> wrote:

Jim-

     Back in the Country. I have once again been drafted by David Fries to be part of his count team for the Stockton Bird Count. 

Amy Weiser 


On Dec 1, 2019, at 3:37 PM, Jim Rowoth <rowoth@...> wrote:


The Stockton CBC will be on Sun, Dec 15—two weeks from today.  I’m hoping we can catch a break in this stretch of actual winter weather on that date, but it’s certainly too far out to predict.

With that in mind, please let me know if you wish to participate in this, our longest running birding event here in San Joaquin Co, beginning in 1967.  Some of you may have already made arrangements with area leaders, but please let me know directly as well so I can have a clearer idea of how many counters we will be fielding that day.  

In particular, I’d really like to hear from those of you who have not yet made arrangements to participate.  The date is fixed in advance so people can make plans, which means the count occurs irrespective of weather conditions (barring something truly cataclysmic), and generally runs from sun up to sun down.  If you can only participate for half a day, let me know so we can work something out.  Also, feeder watchers who reside within the count circle are also welcome to participate; let me know if you wish to do this since the instructions are a bit different.  

I’m attaching a (poor) map of the count circle so you can see if you reside within its boundaries.  Essentially, it goes from Thornton at 12:00 on the circle down to the southern edge of Ringe Tract at 6:00, and from the middle of Bouldin Island (W of Tower Park marina) at 9:00 to Highway 99 & Kettleman in Lodi at 3:00.  Thus, most of Lodi is included, as are the outer fringes of Thornton and a good chunk of NW Stockton N of Swenson Park.

Jim Rowoth

<CBCmap.jpeg>

-- 
Jim Rowoth
Stockton, CA


--
Jim Rowoth
Stockton, CA


Re: Calling all counters--Stockton CBC, Sun, Dec 15

Amy Carter
 

Jim-

     Back in the Country. I have once again been drafted by David Fries to be part of his count team for the Stockton Bird Count. 

Amy Weiser 


On Dec 1, 2019, at 3:37 PM, Jim Rowoth <rowoth@...> wrote:


The Stockton CBC will be on Sun, Dec 15—two weeks from today.  I’m hoping we can catch a break in this stretch of actual winter weather on that date, but it’s certainly too far out to predict.

With that in mind, please let me know if you wish to participate in this, our longest running birding event here in San Joaquin Co, beginning in 1967.  Some of you may have already made arrangements with area leaders, but please let me know directly as well so I can have a clearer idea of how many counters we will be fielding that day.  

In particular, I’d really like to hear from those of you who have not yet made arrangements to participate.  The date is fixed in advance so people can make plans, which means the count occurs irrespective of weather conditions (barring something truly cataclysmic), and generally runs from sun up to sun down.  If you can only participate for half a day, let me know so we can work something out.  Also, feeder watchers who reside within the count circle are also welcome to participate; let me know if you wish to do this since the instructions are a bit different.  

I’m attaching a (poor) map of the count circle so you can see if you reside within its boundaries.  Essentially, it goes from Thornton at 12:00 on the circle down to the southern edge of Ringe Tract at 6:00, and from the middle of Bouldin Island (W of Tower Park marina) at 9:00 to Highway 99 & Kettleman in Lodi at 3:00.  Thus, most of Lodi is included, as are the outer fringes of Thornton and a good chunk of NW Stockton N of Swenson Park.

Jim Rowoth

<CBCmap.jpeg>

--
Jim Rowoth
Stockton, CA


Calling all counters--Stockton CBC, Sun, Dec 15

Jim Rowoth
 

The Stockton CBC will be on Sun, Dec 15—two weeks from today.  I’m hoping we can catch a break in this stretch of actual winter weather on that date, but it’s certainly too far out to predict.

With that in mind, please let me know if you wish to participate in this, our longest running birding event here in San Joaquin Co, beginning in 1967.  Some of you may have already made arrangements with area leaders, but please let me know directly as well so I can have a clearer idea of how many counters we will be fielding that day.  

In particular, I’d really like to hear from those of you who have not yet made arrangements to participate.  The date is fixed in advance so people can make plans, which means the count occurs irrespective of weather conditions (barring something truly cataclysmic), and generally runs from sun up to sun down.  If you can only participate for half a day, let me know so we can work something out.  Also, feeder watchers who reside within the count circle are also welcome to participate; let me know if you wish to do this since the instructions are a bit different.  

I’m attaching a (poor) map of the count circle so you can see if you reside within its boundaries.  Essentially, it goes from Thornton at 12:00 on the circle down to the southern edge of Ringe Tract at 6:00, and from the middle of Bouldin Island (W of Tower Park marina) at 9:00 to Highway 99 & Kettleman in Lodi at 3:00.  Thus, most of Lodi is included, as are the outer fringes of Thornton and a good chunk of NW Stockton N of Swenson Park.

Jim Rowoth


--
Jim Rowoth
Stockton, CA


Red-breasted Sapsucker in NE Stockton

Susan Schneider <susanschneider7@...>
 

I was surprised to find a RB Sapsucker this morning at my local park, Valverde.  That's a first there for me.  My liquidambar tree had two Pine Siskins this frosty morning.

Good birding,
Susan
Stockton

--
Susan M. Schneider
Author, The Science of Consequences
http://www.scienceofconsequences.com

“The impact of human-induced warming is worse than previously feared, and only drastic coordinated action will keep the damage short of catastrophe.”
- Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, October 2018 report (authored by 91 scientists from 40 countries, based on over 6,000 scientific references)
It's not too late.


Re: Friday birding

Kurt Mize
 

Sign me up. 


On Nov 27, 2019, at 12:46 PM, k foley <kaseyfoley@...> wrote:

Me me me!


On Nov 27, 2019, at 10:43 AM, pjsierra95240 <broncos30@...> <BRONCOS30@...> wrote:



Rather than shopping , I will be birding Lodi Lake Friday morning should anyone like to join me. 

8am, Laurel Ave. 

Happy thanksgiving to all. 

Pat 


--
Kasey Foley
Stockton, CA


Re: Friday birding

k foley
 

Me me me!


On Nov 27, 2019, at 10:43 AM, pjsierra95240 <broncos30@...> <BRONCOS30@...> wrote:



Rather than shopping , I will be birding Lodi Lake Friday morning should anyone like to join me. 

8am, Laurel Ave. 

Happy thanksgiving to all. 

Pat 


--
Kasey Foley
Stockton, CA


Re: Friday birding

England
 


Pat,
Edited the letter a tad (with some updated contribution information from Susan), and it’s now at the printer.  It will be ready for me to pickup on Friday.

Alan England

On Nov 27, 2019, at 10:43 AM, pjsierra95240 <broncos30@...> <BRONCOS30@...> wrote:



Rather than shopping , I will be birding Lodi Lake Friday morning should anyone like to join me. 

8am, Laurel Ave. 

Happy thanksgiving to all. 

Pat 


--
Alan England, Stockton


Friday birding

Pat Paternostro
 

Rather than shopping , I will be birding Lodi Lake Friday morning should anyone like to join me. 

8am, Laurel Ave. 

Happy thanksgiving to all. 

Pat 

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