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Olive-sided Flycatcher in Rose Canyon

Charley Herzfeld
 

Just now at 3:30pm January 1 there was an Olive-sided Flycatcher at the top of a very large solitary sycamore tree here: 32.852201, -117.229750.  This is on a trail that is just north of and below Angell Avenue.  Best accessed from the Regents Road trailhead.

The bird had a white throat and belly with its flanks forming a dark vest. White tufts on the side of its rump were occasionally visible.

Over 10 minutes, the bird only flew around hawking once, and returned to its original perch.

The bird was also observed by Paul Rogers and, as we were leaving, one other local birder whose name I don't know but who will come back tomorrow to try and get a photograph.  When he walked up, he greeted us with the usual "See anything interesting?" and was I excited to say yes.

Also of interest in the immediate vicinity was a male Downy Woodpecker and a Sharp-shinned Hawk.

I've seen Olive-sided Flycatchers regularly over the years on spring bird walks (April/May) farther east in Rose Canyon closer to the Regents Road trailhead.

Charley Herzfeld
University City


Pacific Wren continues

Aedyn Loefke
 

The Pacific Wren continued this morning in Palomar Mountain State Park. As previously described, the bird popped up right at the no. 8 trail post marker at roughly 8am. The bird was very active in the area between signposts 8 and 9, vocalizing frequently and we watched it for about 45 minutes.

For anyone interested in getting this bird for their new year lists: This morning, all of the roads in the park were closed due to large amounts of black ice, as such it was required to park at the top parking lot just past the pay station and walk in about 1.5 miles down the road to reach the nature trail trailhead over ice a snow.

Happy Birding!
  --Aedyn Loefke  
Valley Center


San Diego River Estuary - Snow Goose & Reddish Egret

Larry Edwards
 

Janis Cadwallader and I saw a Snow Goose at 2 pm today, New Year's Day. It was by the new bridge, north side of the channel, with a large flock of Wigeons. At times it was virtually invisible due to the weeds and deep shade in the shadow of the bridge. Also Reddish Egret.

ID photos to come.
--
Larry Edwards
San Diego, CA


more 2020 birding accomplishments, and important "thank you's"

lehman.paul@verizon.net
 

I'd like to add my congratulations to Nancy C. for her record-breaking county year list in 2020. Takes time, dedication, determination, and not only enjoying the highs but also weathering the lows, ....as well as a bit of luck.

I'd like to get away just a bit from the perennial eBird Top 100 lists for a moment and give another round of 2020 acknowledgments, as well as a big "thank you."

For the thank you, many of us who chase rare birds do so with the information provided on the county listserve and text messaging service. And many of us also get much of our information about what birds are where--and typically fairly promptly--via eBird rare bird alerts and other related eBird sites. These sources would either not be available or be (even) less trustworthy if it were not for the time and dedication put in by the moderators and volunteer reviewers. This is no small task! Reviewing the volumes of eBird data generated in the county takes a LOT of time, especially by our reviewers who are determined to do a good, thorough job. So, thank you to all of them, with a special thanks to Justyn Stahl, who is a major force in ALL these county-wide endeavors.

And for additional listing acknowledgments in 2020, please give a round of applause to our dedicated "5MR" birders. All 5MR birding areas, even those in well-birded sections along and near the coast, require the local birder to truly pound the pavement and make their own discoveries. Stakeouts found by other birders get you only so far if you are trying for a good 5MR list total! And that local exploration regularly discovers new birding hot-spots, many in areas where you might least expect them to be (e.g., inland), which then all the rest of us profit from! In 2020, high coastal 5MR totals ("countable" species only) included those by Jay Desgrosellier (267), Dan King (254), and John Bruin (224); whereas a couple landlocked, inland totals were as or even more impressive, including those by Eitan Altman (213) and Kathryn Wendel (210).

--Paul Lehman, San Diego

P.S. Some minor miscellanea: On 31 Dec, a new Nashville Warbler in the Stonecrest area near Aero Drive brings the month's total of Nashvilles in the county to a very lofty 16 birds (ties the all-time record of 16 that was set over an ENTIRE winter in 2017-2018); and a "Slate-colored" Junco continues near Montgomery Field.


Rusty Blackbird

Barbara Wise
 

As of 12-12:30, there is no sign of the Rusty Blackbird that was seen earlier today at Lake Murray. The blackbirds appear to be roosting, so maybe later this evening.

Barbara Wise
San Diego


Rusty Blackbird Lake Murray 1 Jan 2021

Justyn Stahl
 

Jim Pawlicki reports:

Currently (10:25 am 1/1/21) a Rusty Blackbird with the mixed blackbird flock at the main Kiowa Drive parking lot at Lake Murray, La Mesa. Note that vehicle traffic into the park is closed. Parking is either along Baltimore Dr or Kiowa Dr (limited).

Just the messenger.

Justyn Stahl
North Park


Re: San Diego County Big Year 2020

Alison Davies
 

Congratulations, Nancy!! You've been an inspiration for all of us!

Alison Davies
Escondido


Re: San Diego County Big Year 2020

Barbara
 

Hear, hear, Nancy! We are so proud and pleased with your accomplishment! You raised the bar by an incredible five more birds!

With this record number of 393 species, you not only have the new record for San Diego County but also for any ABA area county. It is doubtful 
that birders in any other county can touch what you've achieved here in San Diego. We have pelagics, coastal ornamental areas & parks, coastal 
scrub, mountains, and deserts. And there's a bunch of "bird dogs" who are out there day after day for the sheer joy and challenge of birding and 
of finding those rarities.

Cheers and Happy New Year everyone!

Barbara Carlson
San Diego



On Thursday, December 31, 2020, 08:57:26 AM PST, Mel Senac <msenac@...> wrote:


On behalf of my fellow San Diego birders,  I want to congratulate Nancy Christensen on her S.D. County Big Year. Nancy had an incredible 393 “clean, countable”  species for the year and if you throw in a few of our common “non-countable’s” such as Red-masked Parakeet, Lilac-crowned Parrot , Black-throated Magpie-Jay etc. she had 399. This broke the longstanding record of 388 held by Barbara Carlson for many years.

 

This is an amazing number when you consider 2020  was the year of Covid-19 and lockdowns. Furthermore, Nancy was President of San Diego Field Ornithologist and put in hours of time. Along the way she was dealing with a bad back and her Father’s failing health. Despite her quest, she was always the first person to get someone on a bird who had just arrived,  was struggling to get on the bird  or giving precise directions on how to find a specific bird through the list serv or via her phone. She is far too humble to admit any of this.

 

I can attest, as her birding pal, that Nancy did not set out to do a Big Year. Not in this crazy 2020. It was not until October when her husband Russ and myself independently told her that her numbers were on a record-breaking pace.  She finally took notice. Then through hard work, perseverance and San Diego County being blessed with many good birds she was able to accomplish this remarkable achievement. I know I speak for several birders in San Diego and Southern California - well done Nancy!

 

Mel Senac

San Diego

 

 


TRV continuing rarities

Jim Roberts GMAIL
 

This morning (12/31/20) the PACIFIC-GOLDEN PLOVER continued at the Tijuana River mouth.  On the south McCoy Trail, a SHORT-EARED OWL flushed for a short flight and the EURASIAN WIGEON continued.

                                   Jim Roberts
                                  University City


Re: San Diego County Big Year 2020

Alison Hiers
 

Congratulations Nancy!!  Thanks as always for your help in the field.  And Congrats to you too Mel and Barbara Wise, and Alison Davies and Dan Jehl and the others who were out diligently birding and helping the rest of us along the way.  Hopefully we'll cross paths in 2021 and see some wonderful birds together.

Alison Hiers

On Dec 31, 2020, at 8:57 AM, Mel Senac <msenac@...> wrote:

On behalf of my fellow San Diego birders,  I want to congratulate Nancy Christensen on her S.D. County Big Year. Nancy had an incredible 393 “clean, countable”  species for the year and if you throw in a few of our common “non-countable’s” such as Red-masked Parakeet, Lilac-crowned Parrot , Black-throated Magpie-Jay etc. she had 399. This broke the longstanding record of 388 held by Barbara Carlson for many years.
 
This is an amazing number when you consider 2020  was the year of Covid-19 and lockdowns. Furthermore, Nancy was President of San Diego Field Ornithologist and put in hours of time. Along the way she was dealing with a bad back and her Father’s failing health. Despite her quest, she was always the first person to get someone on a bird who had just arrived,  was struggling to get on the bird  or giving precise directions on how to find a specific bird through the list serv or via her phone. She is far too humble to admit any of this. 
 
I can attest, as her birding pal, that Nancy did not set out to do a Big Year. Not in this crazy 2020. It was not until October when her husband Russ and myself independently told her that her numbers were on a record-breaking pace.  She finally took notice. Then through hard work, perseverance and San Diego County being blessed with many good birds she was able to accomplish this remarkable achievement. I know I speak for several birders in San Diego and Southern California - well done Nancy!
 
Mel Senac 
San Diego
 
 


Re: San Diego County Big Year 2020

Nancy Christensen
 

Oh my gosh, such beautiful words! 
Truly a crazy year. I had two out of town visitors I did Big Days with in January and February. I did not chase anything all spring, and seldom left “the hill” until summer. As many of you know, my father has had cancer the entire year and my focus was not on birding. I have had to stay unexposed so that I could have access to help him, so I passed up several opportunities for birds because I was not comfortable with the situation. I never went near my father without a minimum of 14 days of zero exposure, not even for groceries. Fortunately, I live in the back country and felt comfortable birding out here alone.
When Mel and Russ commented on my numbers in late October, I had multiple resident birds I had not seen this year. A few wild card birds such as Sandhill Cranes and Tundra Swans are what it took to put the total way up.

Many thanks to the entire birding community. This is not my accomplishment so much as the total accomplishment of everybody. Many special thanks to so many people who helped me out, Gary, Mel, Barbara, Paul, Dan. I often had no urge to go look, but my cheerleaders kept me going!


On Dec 31, 2020, at 8:57 AM, Mel Senac <msenac@...> wrote:

On behalf of my fellow San Diego birders,  I want to congratulate Nancy Christensen on her S.D. County Big Year. Nancy had an incredible 393 “clean, countable”  species for the year and if you throw in a few of our common “non-countable’s” such as Red-masked Parakeet, Lilac-crowned Parrot , Black-throated Magpie-Jay etc. she had 399. This broke the longstanding record of 388 held by Barbara Carlson for many years.

 

This is an amazing number when you consider 2020  was the year of Covid-19 and lockdowns. Furthermore, Nancy was President of San Diego Field Ornithologist and put in hours of time. Along the way she was dealing with a bad back and her Father’s failing health. Despite her quest, she was always the first person to get someone on a bird who had just arrived,  was struggling to get on the bird  or giving precise directions on how to find a specific bird through the list serv or via her phone. She is far too humble to admit any of this.

 

I can attest, as her birding pal, that Nancy did not set out to do a Big Year. Not in this crazy 2020. It was not until October when her husband Russ and myself independently told her that her numbers were on a record-breaking pace.  She finally took notice. Then through hard work, perseverance and San Diego County being blessed with many good birds she was able to accomplish this remarkable achievement. I know I speak for several birders in San Diego and Southern California - well done Nancy!

 

Mel Senac

San Diego

 

 


Re: San Diego County Big Year 2020

Barbara Wise
 

Well said, Mel!  CONGRATULATIONS, Nancy!  Well deserved!  I always knew I would find the bird if Nancy, the Queen, was at the stakeout when I got there.

Barbara Wise
San Diego


-----Original Message-----
From: Mel Senac <msenac@...>
To: SanDiegoRegionBirding@groups.io
Sent: Thu, Dec 31, 2020 8:57 am
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] San Diego County Big Year 2020

On behalf of my fellow San Diego birders,  I want to congratulate Nancy Christensen on her S.D. County Big Year. Nancy had an incredible 393 “clean, countable”  species for the year and if you throw in a few of our common “non-countable’s” such as Red-masked Parakeet, Lilac-crowned Parrot , Black-throated Magpie-Jay etc. she had 399. This broke the longstanding record of 388 held by Barbara Carlson for many years.
 
This is an amazing number when you consider 2020  was the year of Covid-19 and lockdowns. Furthermore, Nancy was President of San Diego Field Ornithologist and put in hours of time. Along the way she was dealing with a bad back and her Father’s failing health. Despite her quest, she was always the first person to get someone on a bird who had just arrived,  was struggling to get on the bird  or giving precise directions on how to find a specific bird through the list serv or via her phone. She is far too humble to admit any of this.
 
I can attest, as her birding pal, that Nancy did not set out to do a Big Year. Not in this crazy 2020. It was not until October when her husband Russ and myself independently told her that her numbers were on a record-breaking pace.  She finally took notice. Then through hard work, perseverance and San Diego County being blessed with many good birds she was able to accomplish this remarkable achievement. I know I speak for several birders in San Diego and Southern California - well done Nancy!
 
Mel Senac
San Diego
 
 


San Diego County Big Year 2020

Mel Senac
 

On behalf of my fellow San Diego birders,  I want to congratulate Nancy Christensen on her S.D. County Big Year. Nancy had an incredible 393 “clean, countable”  species for the year and if you throw in a few of our common “non-countable’s” such as Red-masked Parakeet, Lilac-crowned Parrot , Black-throated Magpie-Jay etc. she had 399. This broke the longstanding record of 388 held by Barbara Carlson for many years.

 

This is an amazing number when you consider 2020  was the year of Covid-19 and lockdowns. Furthermore, Nancy was President of San Diego Field Ornithologist and put in hours of time. Along the way she was dealing with a bad back and her Father’s failing health. Despite her quest, she was always the first person to get someone on a bird who had just arrived,  was struggling to get on the bird  or giving precise directions on how to find a specific bird through the list serv or via her phone. She is far too humble to admit any of this.

 

I can attest, as her birding pal, that Nancy did not set out to do a Big Year. Not in this crazy 2020. It was not until October when her husband Russ and myself independently told her that her numbers were on a record-breaking pace.  She finally took notice. Then through hard work, perseverance and San Diego County being blessed with many good birds she was able to accomplish this remarkable achievement. I know I speak for several birders in San Diego and Southern California - well done Nancy!

 

Mel Senac

San Diego

 

 


Kit Carson Park Sand Lake 12/30/20 Eastern Warbler rarities

Max Leibowitz
 

Hi all, 

This afternoon, my mom and I went to Kit Carson Park in Escondido to walk the dog around Kit Carson Park at Sand Lake and to look for the adult male American Redstart first found by Ryan Andrews on 12/12/20. Around 4:20 PM I noticed a sudden increase in activity of a mixed flock of YRWA’s, and RCKI’s between the 2 bridges at the east side of the lake over a small hill nearby (33.0788754, -117.0611732) that gives you a view of many more trees. Amongst that mixed flock of various species, the adult male American Redstart put on quite a show for many minutes as it was moving around very quickly and spotted a Black-and-White Warbler that appears to be a male further back in the row of trees as well as much closer to the lake at one point. Both of them appeared to be moving around in this same mixed flock. The Black and White was foraging like a nuthatch which is typical of this species. Both of these birds would be quite nice for the upcoming Escondido CBC on January 2nd. I will be adding my eBird list later tonight with photos of both of those birds but thought of getting the word out especially of the Black and White sooner than later if anyone is interested in looking for it for the New Year.

 

Max Leibowitz 

San Diego/Tucson


3 Common Goldeneye - Lake Miramar

Lisa Ruby
 

There are 3 Common Goldeneye on Lake Miramar. 2 males and 1 female. They
were reported for the Rancho Santa Fe CBC on the 27th, but I don't
recall anyone reporting them on the list. I saw them between 10:45 and
11:15 by the dam.

List with a few photos:
https://ebird.org/checklist/S78278367

Lisa Ruby
Sabre Springs



--
Lisa Ruby
Sabre Springs


Orchard O., Little Stint, "Yellow" Palm, Ash-throat, Clay-colored record glut

lehman.paul@verizon.net
 

Today, the 30th, I finally saw for the first time this winter--despite numerous visits--the returning (for third year) female Orchard Oriole at Nestor Park. It was at 7:30AM in the second to last pink-flowered eucalyptus in the row, and the bird was 2/3 of the way up the tree, being quite sneaky, and in view well for only about 10 seconds. as in previous years, the yellows on this bird are at the 'dull end' for Orchard, but it is quite small, the bill is shortish and straight, and the small head is round and "cute." At dawn, between 6:50-7:00AM, the Ash-throated Flycatcher continued in the carrotwood trees in Rose Teeple Park in Imperial Beach. At around 8:45AM the "Yellow" Palm Warbler continued in the TRV community gardens. And at 9:15 AM the Little Stint was on its favorite, east side of the island off 10th Street at the salt works. A "new," male Vermilion Flycatcher was at Larsen Field in San Ysidro (where a female present earlier in month), and continuing Vermilions were at Montgomery Waller Park in Otay Mesa and near 22nd St. in National City.

Yesterday, the 29th, there was a new Clay-colored Sparrow, on private property in Tierrasanta, where also a group of 3 Western Tanagers. This brings the December 2020 total of Clay-coloreds in the county to a rather staggering 11 individuals!! The previous winter record was 8 birds during the entire winter season 2011-2012.

--Paul Lehman, San Diego


Lucy’s Warbler, San Dieguito County Park

Sean Buchanan
 

7:50 am this morning in tipu tree, location just as described previously by Paul L.

Sean Buchanan
Solana Beach


misc north county rarities 12-29-20

Robert Patton
 

Was surprised not to encounter other birders post-storm at Pt. La Jolla this morning: just after 7am, there were 1000+ Bonaparte's gulls & good numbers of shearwaters way out on the horizon.  Had a few shift by a bit closer and was able to pick out at least 1 pink-footed and at least 3 dark shearwaters that I suspect were sooty but too distant for me to separate short-tailed; 1 pale fulmar swung by at moderate distance, 1 brown booby, at least  2 parasitic & 1 pomarine jaeger.  South of the Children's Pool 2 black oystercatchers were tolerating the gawkers tempting fate out on the rocks with the high tide & impressive surf.

Paul's Lucy's warbler continues at upper San Dieguito Park, around 8:40 being in the southmost Tipu tree on the west side of the parking lot straight south of the entrance gate.  The continuing male black-throated gray and other more common species also in the area.

A vesper sparrow was among a sizeable flock of savannah sparrows on the NW central portion of the eastern mesa (Stonebridge) at San Elijo around 10:15 (needle to haystack as vesper to savannahs in oat stubble...).
R. Patton
San Diego, CA


Ferruginous Hawks and Mountain Bluebirds Dec. 29, 2020

David Povey
 

There were two Ferruginous Hawks on the ground at Otay Lakes Rd. and Hwy 94 this morning.
This is grazing pasture between Hollenbeck and Dulzura creeks., on Rancho Jamul, and near the west end of Honey Springs rd.
One was a pale adult ( male ?) which I believe is a multi year returnee ( at least 6 yrs. if my notes are correct ), and today a larger brown  juvenile was in the same field. ( perhaps female ).
Also in that pasture, were at least a dozen Mountain Bluebirds.  This area has been good for Mountain Bluebird historically whenever that species reaches the lowlands. 
These guys can be hard to pick out as the non-males are about the same color as a dry cow pie.
Dave Povey
Dulzura


updating preliminary results of Rancho Sta Fe CBC 12-27-20

Robert Patton
 

Thanks to all who helped make this CBC happen & so successful!

Most groups have reported in but I haven’t received results from several yet.  Despite that, it is looking like this year may have the second highest number of species recorded on this CBC (199 sp + 3 subsp).  (Phil aptly observed that the trickling in of results yesterday were reminiscent of election results...)

 

Notable species included greater white-fronted goose and snow goose in San Dieguito River Valley, brant off Torrey Pines, wood duck in Poway and Harmony Grove, male Eurasian wigeon at San Elijo, greater scaup off Torrey Pines, hooded merganser in Poway & San Dieguito RV, common goldeneye at Miramar Lake, horned grebe in San Dieguito wetlands, reddish egret at San Elijo, least bittern at San Dieguito reservoir, yellow-crowned night-heron at Del Mar Public Works, zone-tailed hawk north of Lake Hodges, black oystercatcher at Cardiff State Beach, glaucous-winged gull at Torrey Pines and Cardiff, Caspian tern, wandering tattler, and red phalarope off Torrey Pines, possible Wilson’s phalarope at San Elijo, burrowing owl at San Elijo, Costa’s hummingbird at Torrey Pines and Rancho Bernardo, red-breasted sapsucker at Stagecoach Park, vermilion flycatcher at San Dieguito RV and Escondido Cr, loggerhead shrike at Harmony Grove, San Dieguito wetlands, and Torrey Pines, mountain chickadee in Harmony Grove, red-breasted nuthatch multiple locations, canyon wren at Del Dios Highlands, yellow warbler in San Dieguito RV, black-throated gray warbler at San Dieguito Park and Encinitas, black-and-white warbler in Encinitas, Lucy’s warbler at San Dieguito Park, Grace’s warbler in Del Mar and Encinitas, Wilson’s warbler at San Dieguito wetlands, 4S Ranch, and Escondido Cr, grasshopper sparrow in Poway, clay-colored sparrow and lark bunting in Mira Mesa, slate-colored junco in Carmel Valley, green-tailed towhee at Miramar Lake, western tanager in Rancho Sta Fe, San Dieguito Reservoir, and Encinitas, hepatic tanager in Del Mar, tricolored blackbird and yellow-headed blackbird in San Dieguito RV, Bullock’s and Baltimore orioles in Solana Beach, purple finch at San Elijo and Carmel Valley, pine siskin at multiple locations, Swinhoe’s white-eye in Encinitas.

 

Species reported:  greater white-fronted goose, snow goose, brant, Canada goose, wood duck, gadwall, Eurasian wigeon, American wigeon, mallard, blue-winged teal, cinnamon teal, northern shoveler, northern pintail, green-winged teal, canvasback, redhead, ring-necked duck, greater scaup, lesser scaup, surf scoter, common goldeneye, bufflehead, hooded merganser, red-breasted merganser, ruddy duck, California quail, red-throated loon, Pacific loon, common loon, pied-billed grebe, horned grebe, eared grebe, western grebe, Clark’s grebe, black-vented shearwater, Brandt’s cormorant, double-crested cormorant, pelagic cormorant, American white pelican, brown pelican, least bittern, great blue heron, great egret, snowy egret, reddish egret, green heron, black-crowned night-heron, yellow-crowned night-heron, white-faced ibis, turkey vulture, osprey, white-tailed kite, northern harrier, sharp-shinned Cooper’s hawk, red-shouldered hawk, zone-tailed hawk, red-tailed hawk, Ridgway’s rail, Virginia rail, sora, common gallinule, American coot, black oystercatcher, black-necked stilt, American avocet, black-bellied plover, snowy plover, semipalmated plover, killdeer, spotted sandpiper, wandering tattler, greater yellowlegs, willet, whimbrel, long-billed curlew, marbled godwit, ruddy turnstone, black turnstone, sanderling, dunlin, least sandpiper, western sandpiper, long-billed dowitcher, Wilson’s snipe, red phalarope, phalarope sp., parasitic jaeger, pomarine jaeger, Bonaparte’s gull, Heermann’s gull, ring-billed gull, western gull, California gull, herring gull, glaucous-winged gull, Caspian tern, Forster’s tern, royal tern, rock pigeon, Eurasian collared-dove, mourning dove, red-lored parrot, greater roadrunner, barn owl, western screech owl, great horned owl, burrowing owl, white-throated swift, Anna’s hummingbird, Costa’s hummingbird, Allen’s hummingbird, belted kingfisher, acorn woodpecker, red-breasted sapsucker, Nuttall’s woodpecker, downy woodpecker, northern (red-shafted) flicker, American kestrel, merlin, peregrine falcon, black phoebe, Say’s phoebe, vermilion flycatcher, Cassin’s kingbird, loggerhead shrike, Hutton’s vireo, California scrub-jay, American crow, common raven, horned lark, tree swallow, mountain chickadee, oak titmouse, bushtit, red-breasted nuthatch, white-breasted nuthatch, rock wren, canyon wren, house wren, Bewick’s wren, blue-gray gnatcatcher, California gnatcatcher, ruby-crowned kinglet, wrentit, Swinhoe’s white-eye, western bluebird, hermit thrush, American robin, California thrasher, northern mockingbird, European starling, American pipit, cedar waxwing, phainopepla, orange-crowned warbler, Lucy’s warbler, common yellowthroat, yellow warbler, yellow-rumped (myrtle) warbler, yellow-rumped (Audubon’s) warbler, black-throated gray, Townsend’s warbler, Grace’s warbler, black-and-white warbler, Wilson’s warbler, grasshopper sparrow, chipping sparrow, clay-colored sparrow, lark sparrow, lark bunting, fox sparrow, dark-eyed (Oregon) junco, dark-eyed (slate-colored) junco, white-crowned sparrow, golden-crowned sparrow, Belding’s savannah sparrow, savannah sparrow (western migrant), song sparrow, Lincoln’s sparrow, California towhee, green-tailed towhee, rufous-crowned sparrow, spotted towhee, hepatic tanager, western tanager, red-winged blackbird, tricolored blackbird, western meadowlark, yellow-headed blackbird, Brewer’s blackbird, great-tailed grackle, brown-headed cowbird, Bullock’s oriole, Baltimore oriole, house finch, purple finch, pine siskin, lesser goldfinch, American goldfinch, house sparrow, scaly-breasted munia.

Of course details will be revised as more results are received and rarity reports reviewed.  I apologize to those who haven't submitted results yet or if I've overlooked reports, but I wanted to get an update out to the group.  Thanks again for all your efforts!
Robert Patton
San Diego, CA

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