Date   
Least Bittern

Mike Wittmer
 

There were 3 Least Bitterns at Lake # 5 along the East shoreline in the reeds in Santee Lakes this morning.  One was very young because it had "fuzz" on the top of the head.  The other two were adults.  In addition two Bullock's Orioles, One adult male and one female/immature bird.  

Plumbeous Vireo continues at Ward Canyon Neighborhood Park

Tuck Russell
 

Same bird as I mentioned in a previous post, in which I described the location correctly, but named it incorrectly as "West Canyon Neighborhood Park."  Ward Canyon is an established hotspot.  I've changed my lists accordingly.  

The vireo was not as cooperative today, foraging high in a tree near the apartments on the southern border of the park.  With the adjoining school in session, the the small, conifer-edged ball field where I believe the bird spends most of its time, was locked.  It seems to be open on non-school days.

I get the impression we are between migrant waves again.  I saw no warblers there, save a single Orange-Crowned, and such birds seem to have moved on from my Hillcrest residence, too.

Tuck Russell
Hillcrest

Dusky Flycatcher - Laguna

Nancy Christensen
 

This noon, Friday April 26, we encountered a singing Dusky Flycatcher along Desert View Rd in Mt Laguna. The bird was in exactly the same tree we found it in last year, and of course we eventually had three pairs along that piece of road last year. There was also a pair of Cassin’s Vireos that seemed to be on territory.
To reach this spot we parked st the Red Tail Roost parking area (you need to display the Adventure Pass). Walk across the street to the sign marked Thing Valley and wander down the road. Birds were 1/3 to 1/2 mile down the road.
No rush to see these birds since they will be nesting and numbers should increase.

Nancy Christensen
Ramona


A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.
Chinese Proverb

San Dieguito Monthly Bird Survey - Next Sunday, May 5th.

Jayne Lesley
 


This is a reminder about the next San Dieguito monthly bird count. The May 2019 bird count is on the first Sunday  - May 5th. We are now in our tenth year of collecting bird data at the San Dieguito Lagoon.

Everyone is welcome - interested, beginners, visitors, experienced birders.

We will meet at the usual time and place: 7:30 AM at the south end of San Andres. (Turn right/south off of Via De La Valle, on the east side of I5. San Andres dead ends at the San Dieguito Lagoon.) We coordinate with park rangers to provide vests and access for the restricted areas. We'll divide into five groups to count the different areas.

We gather to tally our results at noon at the Del Mar Public Works parking lot/picnic tables off Jimmy Durante Rd.

Hope to see you next Sunday for another great day of birding.

Jayne Lesley (cell phone: 858-663-6568)

Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum) observed by thumbwave on April 26, 2019 · iNaturalist.org

Gjon Hazard
 

FYI

TJ Slough area, imperial beach

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/23386083


-Gjon

iNaturalist Needs for tomorrow and Monday

Barbara
 

Hi all,

To the best of my knowledge, the following is a list of the birds we still need for this year's challenge. I know some of these birds have been reported on eBird, but I don't yet see them on the iNat link. So if you need help or haven't yet entered anything into iNat, please contact me offline and I'll be glad to help. It is super easy; even finding the lat/long is easy because of the map that's provided.

The letters A,+, A, B, C, D are an indication of how rare the bird is for the county.

Also email your added birds offline and I'll send an update around 8 pm. or so.

                                        iNaturalist Needed Birds of San Diego County 2019

 

 

Ducks, Geese & Waterfowl

Fulvous Whistling-Duck* A

Greater White-fronted Goose D

Ross’s Goose D

Cackling Goose D

Tundra Swan B

Gadwall

Eurasian Wigeon D

American Wigeon

Blue-winged Teal

Northern Shoveler

Northern Pintail

Green-winged Teal

Canvasback

Redhead

Tufted Duck A

Greater Scaup

Lesser Scaup

King Eider* A+

Harlequin Duck B

Surf Scoter

White-winged Scoter C

Black Scoter C

Long-tailed Duck C

Bufflehead

Common Goldeneye

Barrow’s Goldeneye A

Hooded Merganser

Common Merganser

Ruddy Duck

 

New World Quail

Mountain Quail

Gambel’s Quail

 

Pheasants, Grouse & Allies

Ring-necked Pheasant I

 

Grebes

Horned Grebe

Red-necked Grebe B

Eared Grebe

Clark’s Grebe

 

Pigeons & Doves

Band-tailed Pigeon

Inca Dove A

Common Ground-Dove

Ruddy Ground-Dove A

White-winged Dove

 

Cuckoos

Yellow-billed Cuckoo B

Groove-billed Ani

 

Nightjars & Allies

Lesser Nighthawk

Common Nighthawk A

Common Poorwill

Eastern Whip-poor-will * A+

Mexican Whip-poor-will A+

 Swifts

Black Swift C

Chimney Swift A

Vaux’s Swift

Hummingbirds

Magnificent Hummingbird* A+

Blue-throated Hummingbird* A+

Black-chinned Hummingbird

Broad-tailed Hummingbird A+

Rufous Hummingbird

Calliope Hummingbird

Broad-billed Hummingbird* B

Violet-crowned Hummingbird* A+

Xantus’s Hummingbird* A+

 

Rails, Gallinules & Coots

Yellow Rail A+

Black Rail A

Ridgway’s Rail

Virginia Rail

Purple Gallinule* A+

Common Gallinule

 

Cranes

Sandhill Crane A

 

Oystercatchers

American Oystercatcher B

Black Oystercatcher D

 

Plovers & Lapwings

Black-bellied Plover

American Golden-Plover B

Pacific Golden-Plover D

Lesser Sand-Plover* A+

Wilson’s Plover* A

Semipalmated Plover

Mountain Plover A

 

Sandpipers & Allies

Upland Sandpiper* A

Bar-tailed Godwit* A

Ruddy Turnstone

Black Turnstone

Ruff B

Sharp-tailed Sandpiper A

Stilt Sandpiper B

Curlew Sandpiper* A

Red-necked Stint* A+

Dunlin

Baird’s Sandpiper D

Little Stint* A+

Least Sandpiper

Buff-breasted Sandpiper A

Pectoral Sandpiper D

Semipalmated Sandpiper C

Western Sandpiper

Short-billed Dowitcher

Long-billed Dowitcher

Wilson’s Snipe

Solitary Sandpiper D

Spotted Redshank* A+

Greater Yellowlegs

Lesser Yellowlegs

Wood Sandpiper * A+

Wilson’s Phalarope

Red-necked Phalarope

Red Phalarope

 

Skuas & Jaegers

South Polar Skua C

Pomarine Jaeger

Parasitic Jaeger

Long-tailed Jaeger

 

Auks, Murres & Puffins

Common Murre

Pigeon Guillemot B

Marbled Murrelet A

Kittlitz’s Murrelet* A+

Scripps’s Murrelet

Guadalupe’s Murrelet B

Craveri’s Murrelet B

Ancient Murrelet C

Cassin’s Auklet

Parakeet Auklet* A+

Rhinoceros Auklet

Horned Puffin A

Tufted Puffin A

 

Gulls, Terns & Skimmers

Black-legged Kittiwake

Sabine’s Gull

Bonaparte’s Gull

Little Gull* A

Laughing Gull C

Franklin’s Gull B

Belcher’s Gull* A+

Black-tailed Gull* A+

Mew Gull

Yellow-footed Gull A

California Gull

Herring Gull

Iceland Gull* A+

Lesser Black-backed Gull A

Glaucous-winged Gull

Glaucous Gull C

Sooty Tern* A

Bridled Tern* A+

Black Tern C

Common Tern

Arctic Tern

Sandwich Tern* A

 

Tropicbirds

Red-billed Tropicbird C

 

Loons

Red-throated Loon

Pacific Loon

Common Loon

 

Albatrosses

Laysan Albatross A

Black-footed Albatross D

Short-tailed Albatross* A+

 

Petrels & Shearwaters

Northern Fulmar

Great-winged Petrel* A+

Cook’s Petrel A+

Cory’s Shearwater* A+

Wedge-tailed Shearwater A+

Buller’s Shearwater C

Short-tailed Shearwater D

Sooty Shearwater

Great Shearwater* A+

Pink-footed Shearwater

Flesh-footed Shearwater B

Manx Shearwater A

Newell’s Shearwater* A+

Black-vented Shearwater

 

Storm-Petrels

Wilson’s Storm-Petrel A

Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel B

Leach’s Storm-Petrel D

Townsend’s Storm-Petrel A?

Ashy Storm-Petrel

Black Storm-Petrel

Least Storm-Petrel

 

Storks

Wood Stork A

 

Frigatebirds

 Magnificent Frigatebird* A

 

Boobies

Masked Booby* A

Nazca Booby* A+

Blue-footed Booby* A

Brown Booby C

Red-footed Booby* A

 

Cormorants & Shags

Neotropic Cormorant A+

 

Darters

Anhinga* A+

 

Herons, Egrets & Bitterns

American Bittern

Tricolored Heron* B

Cattle Egret

Green Heron

 

Ibises & Spoonbills

White Ibis* A+

Roseate Spoonbill* A

 

New World Vultures

Black Vulture* A+

 

Hawks Eagles & Kites

Swallow-tailed Kite A+

Mississippi Kite* A

Bald Eagle

Northern Harrier

Sharp-shinned Hawk

Cooper’s Hawk

Northern Goshawk A+

­­Common Black Hawk A+

Harris’s Hawk B

Broad-winged Hawk B

Swainson’s Hawk

Zone-tailed Hawk C

Ferruginous Hawk

Rough-legged Hawk A

Golden Eagle

 

Owls

Flammulated Owl C

Western Screech-Owl

Burrowing Owl

Spotted Owl

Long-eared Owl

Short-eared Owl C

Northern Saw-whet Owl

 

Kingfishers

Belted Kingfisher

 

Woodpeckers

Lewis’s Woodpecker

Gila Woodpecker A+

­­Williamson’s Sapsucker C

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker C

Red-naped Sapsucker

Red-breasted Sapsucker

Ladder-backed Woodpecker

Nuttall’s Woodpecker

White-headed Woodpecker

 

Falcons & Caracaras

Crested Caracara* A

Merlin

Prairie Falcon

 

Tyrant Flycatchers

Olive-sided Flycatcher

Greater Pewee* A

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher* A

Willow Flycatcher

Least Flycatcher B

Hammond’s Flycatcher

Gray Flycatcher

Eastern Phoebe C

Vermilion Flycatcher

Dusky-capped Flycatcher* A

Great Crested Flycatcher* A

Brown-crested Flycatcher

Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher* A

Tropical Kingbird-D

Thick-billed Kingbird* A

Western Kingbird

Eastern Kingbird-B

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher B

 

Shrikes

Loggerhead Shrike

 

Vireos, Shrike-Babblers, Erpornis

White-eyed Vireo* A

Yellow-throated Vireo B

Plumbeous Vireo

Blue-headed Vireo* B

Philadelphia Vireo A

Red-eyed Vireo B

Yellow-green Vireo* B

 

Crows, Jays & Magpies

Pinyon Jay B

Clark’s Nutcracker B

 

Swallows

Purple Martin D

Bank Swallow C

Barn Swallow

 

Penduline-Tits

Verdin

 

Nuthatches

Red-breasted Nuthatch

White-breasted Nuthatch

 

Treecreepers

Brown Creeper

 

Wrens

Canyon Wren

Pacific Wren C

Winter Wren* A

Marsh Wren

Cactus Wren

 

Gnatcatchers

Black-tailed Gnatcatcher

 

Dippers

American Dipper

 

Kinglets

Golden-crowned Kinglet

 

Leaf Warblers

Dusky Warbler *A+

 

Old World Flycatchers

Northern Wheatear* A+

 

Thrushes & Allies

Mountain Bluebird

Townsend’s Solitaire

Gray-cheeked Thrush*

Swainson’s Thrush

Wood Thrush*

Rufous-backed Robin*

Varied Thrush D

 

Mockingbirds & Thrashers

Gray Catbird B

Curve-billed Thrasher* A+

Brown Thrasher B

Bendire’s Thrasher-A

Le Conte’s Thrasher

Crissal Thrasher

Sage Thrasher

 

Wagtails & Pipits

White Wagtail* A+

Red-throated Pipit C

American Pipit

Sprague’s Pipit A

 

Waxwings

Bohemian Waxwing A+

 

 

Longspurs & Snow Buntings

Lapland Longspur C

Chestnut-collared Longspur B

McCown’s Longspur A

Snow Bunting* A+

 

New Wood Warblers

Ovenbird-B

Worm-eating Warbler* B

Louisiana Waterthrush* A+

Northern Waterthrush C

Golden-winged Warbler* A

Blue-winged Warbler* A

Black-and-white Warbler

Prothonotary Warbler B

Tennessee Warbler C

Lucy’s Warbler

Virginia’s Warbler B

Connecticut Warbler* A

MacGillivray’s Warbler

Mourning Warbler* A

Kentucky Warbler A

Hooded Warbler C

American Redstart

Cape May Warbler A

Cerulean Warbler* A+

Northern Parula C

Magnolia Warbler C

Bay-breasted Warbler A

Blackburnian Warbler C

Yellow Warbler

Chestnut-sided Warbler C

Blackpoll Warbler C

Black-throated Blue Warbler C

Pine Warbler* B

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Yellow-throated Warbler B

Prairie Warbler B

Grace’s Warbler* B

Hermit Warbler

Black-throated Green Warbler B

Canada Warbler B

Red-faced Warbler* A

Painted Redstart B

 

New World Buntings & Sparrows

Green-tailed Towhee

Cassin’s Sparrow* A+

American Tree Sparrow A

Clay-colored Sparrow D

Brewer’s Sparrow

Black-chinned Sparrow

Vesper Sparrow

Black-throated Sparrow

Sagebrush Sparrow

Bell’s Sparrow

Lark Bunting B

Baird’s Sparrow* A+

Le Conte’s Sparrow* A+

Nelson’s Sparrow B

Fox Sparrow

Swamp Sparrow B

White-throated Sparrow D

White-crowned Sparrow

Little Bunting* A+

 

Cardinals & Allies

Hepatic Tanager B

Summer Tanager

Scarlet Tanager C

Pyrrhuloxia* A+

Rose-breasted Grosbeak D

Indigo Bunting D

Varied Bunting* A+

Painted Bunting B

Dickcissel B

 

Troupials & Allies

Bobolink B

Tricolored Blackbird

Western Meadowlark

Yellow-headed Blackbird

Rusty Blackbird* A

Common Grackle* A

Bronzed Cowbird A

Orchard Oriole C

Streak-backed Oriole* A+

Baltimore Oriole C

Scott’s Oriole

 

Finches, Euphonias & Allies

Cassin’s Finch D

Red Crossbill C

Common Redpoll* A+

Pine Siskin

Lawrence’s Goldfinch

Evening Grosbeak B

                                        

Evening update for iNaturalist (8:45 pm)

Barbara
 

Thanks! We've added more! 

Remember iNaturalist counts three things: total number of species, total number of observers, and total number of observations. So even if you enter only one bird, that'll count for another observer AND another observation! All House Finches count!

Here's the latest needs list:

                                            iNaturalist Needed Birds of San Diego County 2019

 

 

Ducks, Geese & Waterfowl

Greater White-fronted Goose D

Ross’s Goose D

Cackling Goose D

Tundra Swan B

Eurasian Wigeon D

American Wigeon

Blue-winged Teal

Northern Shoveler

Northern Pintail

Green-winged Teal

Canvasback

Redhead

Greater Scaup

Lesser Scaup

White-winged Scoter C

Black Scoter C

Long-tailed Duck C

Bufflehead

Common Goldeneye

Hooded Merganser

Common Merganser

 

New World Quail

Mountain Quail

Gambel’s Quail

 

Grebes

Horned Grebe

Red-necked Grebe B

Eared Grebe

Clark’s Grebe

 

Pigeons & Doves

Band-tailed Pigeon

Inca Dove A

Common Ground-Dove

White-winged Dove

 

Cuckoos

Yellow-billed Cuckoo B

 

Nightjars & Allies

Lesser Nighthawk

 

Swifts

Black Swift C

Vaux’s Swift

 

Hummingbirds

Rufous Hummingbird

Calliope Hummingbird

Broad-billed Hummingbird* B

 

Rails, Gallinules & Coots

Ridgway’s Rail

Virginia Rail

Common Gallinule

 

Oystercatchers

Black Oystercatcher D

 

Plovers & Lapwings

Black-bellied Plover

American Golden-Plover B

Pacific Golden-Plover D

Semipalmated Plover

Mountain Plover A

 

Sandpipers & Allies

Ruddy Turnstone

Black Turnstone

Ruff B

Stilt Sandpiper B

Dunlin

Baird’s Sandpiper D

Little Stint* A+

Least Sandpiper

Pectoral Sandpiper D

Semipalmated Sandpiper C

Western Sandpiper

Short-billed Dowitcher

Long-billed Dowitcher

Wilson’s Snipe

Solitary Sandpiper D

Greater Yellowlegs

Lesser Yellowlegs

Wilson’s Phalarope

Red-necked Phalarope

Red Phalarope

 

Skuas & Jaegers

South Polar Skua C

Pomarine Jaeger

Parasitic Jaeger

Long-tailed Jaeger

 

Auks, Murres & Puffins

Common Murre

Pigeon Guillemot B

Scripps’s Murrelet

Craveri’s Murrelet B

Ancient Murrelet C

Cassin’s Auklet

Rhinoceros Auklet

 

Gulls, Terns & Skimmers

Black-legged Kittiwake

Sabine’s Gull

Bonaparte’s Gull

Laughing Gull C

Franklin’s Gull B

Mew Gull

Herring Gull

Lesser Black-backed Gull A

Glaucous-winged Gull

Glaucous Gull C

Black Tern C

Common Tern

Arctic Tern

 

Loons

Red-throated Loon

Pacific Loon

Common Loon

 

Petrels & Shearwaters

Northern Fulmar

Buller’s Shearwater C

Short-tailed Shearwater D

Sooty Shearwater

Pink-footed Shearwater

Black-vented Shearwater

 

Storm-Petrels

Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel B

Leach’s Storm-Petrel D

Ashy Storm-Petrel

Black Storm-Petrel

Least Storm-Petrel

 

Boobies

Masked Booby* A

Nazca Booby* A+

Blue-footed Booby* A

Brown Booby C

Red-footed Booby* A

 

Cormorants & Shags

Neotropic Cormorant A+

 

Herons, Egrets & Bitterns

American Bittern

Tricolored Heron* B

Cattle Egret

 

Hawks Eagles & Kites

Bald Eagle

Northern Harrier

Sharp-shinned Hawk

Cooper’s Hawk

Broad-winged Hawk B

Swainson’s Hawk

Zone-tailed Hawk C

Ferruginous Hawk

Golden Eagle

 

Owls

Flammulated Owl C

Western Screech-Owl

Burrowing Owl

Spotted Owl

Long-eared Owl

Short-eared Owl C

Northern Saw-whet Owl

 

Kingfishers

Belted Kingfisher

 

Woodpeckers

Williamson’s Sapsucker C

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker C

Red-naped Sapsucker

Red-breasted Sapsucker

Ladder-backed Woodpecker

White-headed Woodpecker

 

Falcons & Caracaras

Merlin

Prairie Falcon

 

Tyrant Flycatchers

Olive-sided Flycatcher

Willow Flycatcher

Least Flycatcher B

Hammond’s Flycatcher

Gray Flycatcher

Eastern Phoebe C

Vermilion Flycatcher

Brown-crested Flycatcher

Tropical Kingbird-D

Thick-billed Kingbird* A

Eastern Kingbird-B

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher B

 

Shrikes

Loggerhead Shrike

 

Vireos, Shrike-Babblers, Erpornis

White-eyed Vireo* A

Yellow-throated Vireo B

Plumbeous Vireo

Blue-headed Vireo* B

Red-eyed Vireo B

Yellow-green Vireo* B

 

Crows, Jays & Magpies

Pinyon Jay B

Clark’s Nutcracker B

 

Swallows

Purple Martin D

Bank Swallow C

Barn Swallow

 

Penduline-Tits

Verdin

 

Nuthatches

Red-breasted Nuthatch

 

Treecreepers

Brown Creeper

 

Wrens

Canyon Wren

Pacific Wren C

Marsh Wren

Cactus Wren

 

Gnatcatchers

Black-tailed Gnatcatcher

 

Dippers

American Dipper

 

Kinglets

Golden-crowned Kinglet

 

Thrushes & Allies

Mountain Bluebird

Townsend’s Solitaire

Swainson’s Thrush

Varied Thrush D

 

Mockingbirds & Thrashers

Gray Catbird B

Le Conte’s Thrasher

Crissal Thrasher

Sage Thrasher

 

Wagtails & Pipits

American Pipit

 

New Wood Warblers

Ovenbird-B

Worm-eating Warbler* B

Northern Waterthrush C

Black-and-white Warbler

Prothonotary Warbler B

Tennessee Warbler C

Lucy’s Warbler

Virginia’s Warbler B

Hooded Warbler C

American Redstart

Northern Parula C

Magnolia Warbler C

Blackburnian Warbler C

Yellow Warbler

Chestnut-sided Warbler C

Blackpoll Warbler C

Black-throated Blue Warbler C

Pine Warbler* B

Yellow-throated Warbler B

Prairie Warbler B

Grace’s Warbler* B

Hermit Warbler

Black-throated Green Warbler B

Canada Warbler B

Painted Redstart B

 

New World Buntings & Sparrows

Green-tailed Towhee

Clay-colored Sparrow D

Brewer’s Sparrow

Vesper Sparrow

Black-throated Sparrow

Sagebrush Sparrow

Lark Bunting B

Nelson’s Sparrow B

Fox Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow D

White-crowned Sparrow

 

Cardinals & Allies

Hepatic Tanager B

Summer Tanager

Scarlet Tanager C

Rose-breasted Grosbeak D

Indigo Bunting D

 

Troupials & Allies

Tricolored Blackbird

Yellow-headed Blackbird

Orchard Oriole C

Baltimore Oriole C

Scott’s Oriole

 

Finches, Euphonias & Allies

Cassin’s Finch D

Red Crossbill C

Pine Siskin

 



                                      

Fw: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Evening update for iNaturalist (8:45 pm)

Sonja
 

Not sure how this works, but I can add a few birds my husband & I saw today at Dairy Mart Ponds and area.

2 American Wigeon at the middle pond
1 Northern Pintail at the southern pond
8 Northern Shovelers at the main pond
1 Common Gallinule at the southern pond
1 Northern Harrier - Gray Ghost at Border Field SP
2 Cooper's Hawks at the Bird & Butterfly Garden
3 Marsh Wrens at the "Stick" pond
2 Yellow Warblers at the Bird & Butterfly Garden
1 Yellow Warbler at the middle pond
3 Yellow Warblers at Tesoro Grove at Nestor Park


I hope you can use this..


Sonja Beevé                        
(Luna Nightwynd)
         )O(
https://get.google.com/albumarchive/116806142200933774826


----- Forwarded Message -----

From: Sonja Beeve <lunaskye13@...>
To: Barbara via Groups.Io <barbarac2003@...>
Sent: Saturday, April 27, 2019, 9:53:02 PM PDT
Subject: Fw: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Evening update for iNaturalist (8:45 pm)

Not sure how this works, but I can add a few birds my husband & I saw today at Dairy Mart Ponds and area.

2 American Wigeon at the middle pond
1 Northern Pintail at the southern pond
8 Northern Shovelers at the main pond
1 Common Gallinule at the southern pond
1 Northern Harrier - Gray Ghost at Border Field SP
2 Cooper's Hawks at the Bird & Butterfly Garden
3 Marsh Wrens at the "Stick" pond
2 Yellow Warblers at the Bird & Butterfly Garden
1 Yellow Warbler at the middle pond
3 Yellow Warblers at Tesoro Grove at Nestor Park


I hope you can use this..


Sonja Beevé                        
(Luna Nightwynd)
         )O(
https://get.google.com/albumarchive/116806142200933774826


----- Forwarded Message -----
From: Barbara via Groups.Io <barbarac2003@...>
To: Birding San Diego <birdingsandiego@groups.io>; SanDiegoRegionBirding <sandiegoregionbirding@groups.io>
Cc: "SanDiegoRegionBirding@groups.io" <SanDiegoRegionBirding@groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, April 27, 2019, 8:50:00 PM PDT
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Evening update for iNaturalist (8:45 pm)

Thanks! We've added more! 

Remember iNaturalist counts three things: total number of species, total number of observers, and total number of observations. So even if you enter only one bird, that'll count for another observer AND another observation! All House Finches count!

Here's the latest needs list:

                                            iNaturalist Needed Birds of San Diego County 2019

 

 

Ducks, Geese & Waterfowl

Greater White-fronted Goose D

Ross’s Goose D

Cackling Goose D

Tundra Swan B

Eurasian Wigeon D

American Wigeon

Blue-winged Teal

Northern Shoveler

Northern Pintail

Green-winged Teal

Canvasback

Redhead

Greater Scaup

Lesser Scaup

White-winged Scoter C

Black Scoter C

Long-tailed Duck C

Bufflehead

Common Goldeneye

Hooded Merganser

Common Merganser

 

New World Quail

Mountain Quail

Gambel’s Quail

 

Grebes

Horned Grebe

Red-necked Grebe B

Eared Grebe

Clark’s Grebe

 

Pigeons & Doves

Band-tailed Pigeon

Inca Dove A

Common Ground-Dove

White-winged Dove

 

Cuckoos

Yellow-billed Cuckoo B

 

Nightjars & Allies

Lesser Nighthawk

 

Swifts

Black Swift C

Vaux’s Swift

 

Hummingbirds

Rufous Hummingbird

Calliope Hummingbird

Broad-billed Hummingbird* B

 

Rails, Gallinules & Coots

Ridgway’s Rail

Virginia Rail

Common Gallinule

 

Oystercatchers

Black Oystercatcher D

 

Plovers & Lapwings

Black-bellied Plover

American Golden-Plover B

Pacific Golden-Plover D

Semipalmated Plover

Mountain Plover A

 

Sandpipers & Allies

Ruddy Turnstone

Black Turnstone

Ruff B

Stilt Sandpiper B

Dunlin

Baird’s Sandpiper D

Little Stint* A+

Least Sandpiper

Pectoral Sandpiper D

Semipalmated Sandpiper C

Western Sandpiper

Short-billed Dowitcher

Long-billed Dowitcher

Wilson’s Snipe

Solitary Sandpiper D

Greater Yellowlegs

Lesser Yellowlegs

Wilson’s Phalarope

Red-necked Phalarope

Red Phalarope

 

Skuas & Jaegers

South Polar Skua C

Pomarine Jaeger

Parasitic Jaeger

Long-tailed Jaeger

 

Auks, Murres & Puffins

Common Murre

Pigeon Guillemot B

Scripps’s Murrelet

Craveri’s Murrelet B

Ancient Murrelet C

Cassin’s Auklet

Rhinoceros Auklet

 

Gulls, Terns & Skimmers

Black-legged Kittiwake

Sabine’s Gull

Bonaparte’s Gull

Laughing Gull C

Franklin’s Gull B

Mew Gull

Herring Gull

Lesser Black-backed Gull A

Glaucous-winged Gull

Glaucous Gull C

Black Tern C

Common Tern

Arctic Tern

 

Loons

Red-throated Loon

Pacific Loon

Common Loon

 

Petrels & Shearwaters

Northern Fulmar

Buller’s Shearwater C

Short-tailed Shearwater D

Sooty Shearwater

Pink-footed Shearwater

Black-vented Shearwater

 

Storm-Petrels

Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel B

Leach’s Storm-Petrel D

Ashy Storm-Petrel

Black Storm-Petrel

Least Storm-Petrel

 

Boobies

Masked Booby* A

Nazca Booby* A+

Blue-footed Booby* A

Brown Booby C

Red-footed Booby* A

 

Cormorants & Shags

Neotropic Cormorant A+

 

Herons, Egrets & Bitterns

American Bittern

Tricolored Heron* B

Cattle Egret

 

Hawks Eagles & Kites

Bald Eagle

Northern Harrier

Sharp-shinned Hawk

Cooper’s Hawk

Broad-winged Hawk B

Swainson’s Hawk

Zone-tailed Hawk C

Ferruginous Hawk

Golden Eagle

 

Owls

Flammulated Owl C

Western Screech-Owl

Burrowing Owl

Spotted Owl

Long-eared Owl

Short-eared Owl C

Northern Saw-whet Owl

 

Kingfishers

Belted Kingfisher

 

Woodpeckers

Williamson’s Sapsucker C

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker C

Red-naped Sapsucker

Red-breasted Sapsucker

Ladder-backed Woodpecker

White-headed Woodpecker

 

Falcons & Caracaras

Merlin

Prairie Falcon

 

Tyrant Flycatchers

Olive-sided Flycatcher

Willow Flycatcher

Least Flycatcher B

Hammond’s Flycatcher

Gray Flycatcher

Eastern Phoebe C

Vermilion Flycatcher

Brown-crested Flycatcher

Tropical Kingbird-D

Thick-billed Kingbird* A

Eastern Kingbird-B

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher B

 

Shrikes

Loggerhead Shrike

 

Vireos, Shrike-Babblers, Erpornis

White-eyed Vireo* A

Yellow-throated Vireo B

Plumbeous Vireo

Blue-headed Vireo* B

Red-eyed Vireo B

Yellow-green Vireo* B

 

Crows, Jays & Magpies

Pinyon Jay B

Clark’s Nutcracker B

 

Swallows

Purple Martin D

Bank Swallow C

Barn Swallow

 

Penduline-Tits

Verdin

 

Nuthatches

Red-breasted Nuthatch

 

Treecreepers

Brown Creeper

 

Wrens

Canyon Wren

Pacific Wren C

Marsh Wren

Cactus Wren

 

Gnatcatchers

Black-tailed Gnatcatcher

 

Dippers

American Dipper

 

Kinglets

Golden-crowned Kinglet

 

Thrushes & Allies

Mountain Bluebird

Townsend’s Solitaire

Swainson’s Thrush

Varied Thrush D

 

Mockingbirds & Thrashers

Gray Catbird B

Le Conte’s Thrasher

Crissal Thrasher

Sage Thrasher

 

Wagtails & Pipits

American Pipit

 

New Wood Warblers

Ovenbird-B

Worm-eating Warbler* B

Northern Waterthrush C

Black-and-white Warbler

Prothonotary Warbler B

Tennessee Warbler C

Lucy’s Warbler

Virginia’s Warbler B

Hooded Warbler C

American Redstart

Northern Parula C

Magnolia Warbler C

Blackburnian Warbler C

Yellow Warbler

Chestnut-sided Warbler C

Blackpoll Warbler C

Black-throated Blue Warbler C

Pine Warbler* B

Yellow-throated Warbler B

Prairie Warbler B

Grace’s Warbler* B

Hermit Warbler

Black-throated Green Warbler B

Canada Warbler B

Painted Redstart B

 

New World Buntings & Sparrows

Green-tailed Towhee

Clay-colored Sparrow D

Brewer’s Sparrow

Vesper Sparrow

Black-throated Sparrow

Sagebrush Sparrow

Lark Bunting B

Nelson’s Sparrow B

Fox Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow D

White-crowned Sparrow

 

Cardinals & Allies

Hepatic Tanager B

Summer Tanager

Scarlet Tanager C

Rose-breasted Grosbeak D

Indigo Bunting D

 

Troupials & Allies

Tricolored Blackbird

Yellow-headed Blackbird

Orchard Oriole C

Baltimore Oriole C

Scott’s Oriole

 

Finches, Euphonias & Allies

Cassin’s Finch D

Red Crossbill C

Pine Siskin

 



                                      

iNaturalist link

Barbara
 

 I keep forgetting in my posts to say that you have to add photos and/or a recording for documentation. 

Here's the link to sign up:  iNaturalist.org




Good luck; have fun!

Barbara Carlson
San Diego

Re: Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum) observed by thumbwave on April 26, 2019 · iNaturalist.org

Craig Chaddock
 

Here's the broader view, with the Palm Warbler perched near a Blue Grosbeak. City Nature Challenge 2019.


Craig Chaddock


On Sat, Apr 27, 2019 at 8:45 AM, Gjon Hazard
<gjon_hazard@...> wrote:
FYI

TJ Slough area, imperial beach



-Gjon


Calliope Hummingbird, Hermit Warbler, and Lawrence's Goldfinch on Flintkote

Lisa Ruby
 

Hi,

While birding with Terry Hurst on Flintkote this morning, I spotted the previously reported male Calliope Hummingbird flying into some thin dead twigs on the lower part of a tree just a little past the Ranger's Station. Took three attempts over various parts of the morning between Terry, John Bruin and me to finally find it. We managed OK, but not great photos for the City Nature Challenge. Bird was buried in twigs and in the shade. We may have heard the female as well, but did not see it. The male moved lower and out of site and then returned to the same visible location three times while we were there.

Here are the GPS coordinates. It was on the northwest side of the road.

http://maps.google.com/?q=32.91247,-117.23925

There was also at least one, possibly two Hermit Warblers in the darker colored pine tree behind the ranger's house. I believe Terry and John saw one earlier than I did in the large sycamore in front of the house. Distant photos obtained of that bird for the Nature Challenge.

There was also a pair of uncooperative Lawrence's Goldfinch by the Ranger's House.

Lisa Ruby
Sabre Springs





--
Lisa Ruby
Sabre Springs

Sunday iNaturalist update (5 pm)

Barbara
 

Great response going on here! Thanks so much!

Some that we had disappeared. A couple have attempts at photos (really appreciate all efforts), but I couldn't quite tell if the bird in question was captured, so have sent out the links for a second opinion. And a couple that were supposed to be added haven't quite appeared yet. Please check to see if your bird is there. Here's the link:


Again please let me know offline if my eyes were crossed by the time I reached yours. Also I suspect people are still out looking and photographing/recording so I'll do another update around 8 pm.

Here's the link to sign on to iNat:  https://www.inaturalist.org/

                                            iNaturalist Needed Birds of San Diego County 2019

 

Ducks, Geese & Waterfowl

Greater White-fronted Goose D

Ross’s Goose D

Cackling Goose D

Tundra Swan B

Eurasian Wigeon D

American Wigeon

Northern Shoveler

Northern Pintail

Green-winged Teal

Canvasback

Redhead

Greater Scaup

Lesser Scaup

White-winged Scoter C

Black Scoter C

Long-tailed Duck C

Bufflehead

Common Goldeneye

Hooded Merganser

Common Merganser

 

New World Quail

Mountain Quail

Gambel’s Quail

 

Grebes

Horned Grebe

Red-necked Grebe B

Eared Grebe

Clark’s Grebe

 

Pigeons & Doves

Band-tailed Pigeon

Inca Dove A

Common Ground-Dove

 

Cuckoos

Yellow-billed Cuckoo B

 

Nightjars & Allies

Lesser Nighthawk

 

Swifts

Black Swift C

 

Hummingbirds

Rufous Hummingbird

Broad-billed Hummingbird* B

 

Rails, Gallinules & Coots

Ridgway’s Rail

Sora

Common Gallinule

 

Oystercatchers

Black Oystercatcher D

 

Plovers & Lapwings

American Golden-Plover B

Pacific Golden-Plover D

Semipalmated Plover

Mountain Plover A

 

Sandpipers & Allies

Ruddy Turnstone

Black Turnstone

Ruff B

Stilt Sandpiper B

Dunlin

Baird’s Sandpiper D

Little Stint* A+

Least Sandpiper

Pectoral Sandpiper D

Semipalmated Sandpiper C

Western Sandpiper

Short-billed Dowitcher

Wilson’s Snipe

Solitary Sandpiper D

Lesser Yellowlegs

Wilson’s Phalarope

Red-necked Phalarope

Red Phalarope

 

Skuas & Jaegers

South Polar Skua C

Pomarine Jaeger

Parasitic Jaeger

Long-tailed Jaeger

 

Auks, Murres & Puffins

Common Murre

Pigeon Guillemot B

Scripps’s Murrelet

Craveri’s Murrelet B

Ancient Murrelet C

Cassin’s Auklet

Rhinoceros Auklet

 

Gulls, Terns & Skimmers

Black-legged Kittiwake

Sabine’s Gull

Laughing Gull C

Franklin’s Gull B

Mew Gull

Herring Gull

Lesser Black-backed Gull A

Glaucous-winged Gull

Glaucous Gull C

Black Tern C

Common Tern

Arctic Tern

 

Loons

Red-throated Loon

Pacific Loon

 

Petrels & Shearwaters

Northern Fulmar

Buller’s Shearwater C

Short-tailed Shearwater D

Sooty Shearwater

Pink-footed Shearwater

Black-vented Shearwater

 

Storm-Petrels

Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel B

Leach’s Storm-Petrel D

Ashy Storm-Petrel

Black Storm-Petrel

Least Storm-Petrel

 

Boobies

Masked Booby* A

Nazca Booby* A+

Blue-footed Booby* A

Brown Booby C

Red-footed Booby* A

 

Cormorants & Shags

Neotropic Cormorant A+

 

Herons, Egrets & Bitterns

American Bittern

Tricolored Heron* B

Cattle Egret

 

Hawks Eagles & Kites

Bald Eagle

Northern Harrier

Sharp-shinned Hawk

Cooper’s Hawk

Broad-winged Hawk B

Swainson’s Hawk

Zone-tailed Hawk C

Ferruginous Hawk

Golden Eagle

 

Owls

Flammulated Owl C

Western Screech-Owl

Burrowing Owl

Spotted Owl

Long-eared Owl

Short-eared Owl C

Northern Saw-whet Owl

 

Woodpeckers

­­Williamson’s Sapsucker C

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker C

Red-naped Sapsucker

Red-breasted Sapsucker

Ladder-backed Woodpecker

White-headed Woodpecker

 

Falcons & Caracaras

Merlin

Prairie Falcon

 

Tyrant Flycatchers

Olive-sided Flycatcher

Willow Flycatcher

Least Flycatcher B

Hammond’s Flycatcher

Gray Flycatcher

Eastern Phoebe C

Vermilion Flycatcher

Brown-crested Flycatcher

Tropical Kingbird-D

Thick-billed Kingbird* A

Eastern Kingbird-B

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher B

 

Vireos, Shrike-Babblers, Erpornis

White-eyed Vireo* A

Yellow-throated Vireo B

Plumbeous Vireo

Blue-headed Vireo* B

Red-eyed Vireo B

Yellow-green Vireo* B

 

Crows, Jays & Magpies

Pinyon Jay B

Clark’s Nutcracker B

 

Swallows

Purple Martin D

Bank Swallow C

Barn Swallow

 

Nuthatches

Red-breasted Nuthatch

 

Treecreepers

Brown Creeper

 

Wrens

Canyon Wren

Pacific Wren C

Marsh Wren

Cactus Wren

 

Dippers

American Dipper

 

Kinglets

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

 

Thrushes & Allies

Mountain Bluebird

Townsend’s Solitaire

Swainson’s Thrush

Varied Thrush D

 

Mockingbirds & Thrashers

Gray Catbird B

Le Conte’s Thrasher

Crissal Thrasher

Sage Thrasher

 

Wagtails & Pipits

American Pipit

 

New Wood Warblers

Ovenbird-B

Worm-eating Warbler* B

Northern Waterthrush C

Black-and-white Warbler

Prothonotary Warbler B

Tennessee Warbler C

Lucy’s Warbler

Virginia’s Warbler B

Hooded Warbler C

American Redstart

Northern Parula C

Magnolia Warbler C

Blackburnian Warbler C

Chestnut-sided Warbler C

Blackpoll Warbler C

Black-throated Blue Warbler C

Pine Warbler* B

Yellow-throated Warbler B

Prairie Warbler B

Grace’s Warbler* B

Black-throated Green Warbler B

Canada Warbler B

Painted Redstart B

 

New World Buntings & Sparrows

Green-tailed Towhee

Clay-colored Sparrow D

Brewer’s Sparrow

Vesper Sparrow

Black-throated Sparrow

Sagebrush Sparrow

Lark Bunting B

Nelson’s Sparrow B

Fox Sparrow

Lincoln’s Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow D

White-crowned Sparrow

 

Cardinals & Allies

Hepatic Tanager B

Summer Tanager

Scarlet Tanager C

Rose-breasted Grosbeak D

Indigo Bunting D

 

Troupials & Allies

Tricolored Blackbird

Orchard Oriole C

Baltimore Oriole C

 

Finches, Euphonias & Allies

Cassin’s Finch D

Red Crossbill C

Pine Siskin


Re: Sunday iNaturalist update (5 pm)

Lisa Ruby
 

I went to Lake Hodges this evening and picked up Clark's Grebe. Haven't posted photos yet.

We're really missing Cooper's Hawk? I have a not so great photo from Friday that I think will work.

Lisa Ruby
Sabre Springs

On 4/28/2019 5:22 PM, Barbara via Groups.Io wrote:
Great response going on here! Thanks so much!

Some that we had disappeared. A couple have attempts at photos (really appreciate all efforts), but I couldn't quite tell if the bird in question was captured, so have sent out the links for a second opinion. And a couple that were supposed to be added haven't quite appeared yet. Please check to see if your bird is there. Here's the link:


Again please let me know offline if my eyes were crossed by the time I reached yours. Also I suspect people are still out looking and photographing/recording so I'll do another update around 8 pm.

Here's the link to sign on to iNat:  https://www.inaturalist.org/

                                            iNaturalist Needed Birds of San Diego County 2019

 

Ducks, Geese & Waterfowl

Greater White-fronted Goose D

Ross’s Goose D

Cackling Goose D

Tundra Swan B

Eurasian Wigeon D

American Wigeon

Northern Shoveler

Northern Pintail

Green-winged Teal

Canvasback

Redhead

Greater Scaup

Lesser Scaup

White-winged Scoter C

Black Scoter C

Long-tailed Duck C

Bufflehead

Common Goldeneye

Hooded Merganser

Common Merganser

 

New World Quail

Mountain Quail

Gambel’s Quail

 

Grebes

Horned Grebe

Red-necked Grebe B

Eared Grebe

Clark’s Grebe

 

Pigeons & Doves

Band-tailed Pigeon

Inca Dove A

Common Ground-Dove

 

Cuckoos

Yellow-billed Cuckoo B

 

Nightjars & Allies

Lesser Nighthawk

 

Swifts

Black Swift C

 

Hummingbirds

Rufous Hummingbird

Broad-billed Hummingbird* B

 

Rails, Gallinules & Coots

Ridgway’s Rail

Sora

Common Gallinule

 

Oystercatchers

Black Oystercatcher D

 

Plovers & Lapwings

American Golden-Plover B

Pacific Golden-Plover D

Semipalmated Plover

Mountain Plover A

 

Sandpipers & Allies

Ruddy Turnstone

Black Turnstone

Ruff B

Stilt Sandpiper B

Dunlin

Baird’s Sandpiper D

Little Stint* A+

Least Sandpiper

Pectoral Sandpiper D

Semipalmated Sandpiper C

Western Sandpiper

Short-billed Dowitcher

Wilson’s Snipe

Solitary Sandpiper D

Lesser Yellowlegs

Wilson’s Phalarope

Red-necked Phalarope

Red Phalarope

 

Skuas & Jaegers

South Polar Skua C

Pomarine Jaeger

Parasitic Jaeger

Long-tailed Jaeger

 

Auks, Murres & Puffins

Common Murre

Pigeon Guillemot B

Scripps’s Murrelet

Craveri’s Murrelet B

Ancient Murrelet C

Cassin’s Auklet

Rhinoceros Auklet

 

Gulls, Terns & Skimmers

Black-legged Kittiwake

Sabine’s Gull

Laughing Gull C

Franklin’s Gull B

Mew Gull

Herring Gull

Lesser Black-backed Gull A

Glaucous-winged Gull

Glaucous Gull C

Black Tern C

Common Tern

Arctic Tern

 

Loons

Red-throated Loon

Pacific Loon

 

Petrels & Shearwaters

Northern Fulmar

Buller’s Shearwater C

Short-tailed Shearwater D

Sooty Shearwater

Pink-footed Shearwater

Black-vented Shearwater

 

Storm-Petrels

Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel B

Leach’s Storm-Petrel D

Ashy Storm-Petrel

Black Storm-Petrel

Least Storm-Petrel

 

Boobies

Masked Booby* A

Nazca Booby* A+

Blue-footed Booby* A

Brown Booby C

Red-footed Booby* A

 

Cormorants & Shags

Neotropic Cormorant A+

 

Herons, Egrets & Bitterns

American Bittern

Tricolored Heron* B

Cattle Egret

 

Hawks Eagles & Kites

Bald Eagle

Northern Harrier

Sharp-shinned Hawk

Cooper’s Hawk

Broad-winged Hawk B

Swainson’s Hawk

Zone-tailed Hawk C

Ferruginous Hawk

Golden Eagle

 

Owls

Flammulated Owl C

Western Screech-Owl

Burrowing Owl

Spotted Owl

Long-eared Owl

Short-eared Owl C

Northern Saw-whet Owl

 

Woodpeckers

­­Williamson’s Sapsucker C

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker C

Red-naped Sapsucker

Red-breasted Sapsucker

Ladder-backed Woodpecker

White-headed Woodpecker

 

Falcons & Caracaras

Merlin

Prairie Falcon

 

Tyrant Flycatchers

Olive-sided Flycatcher

Willow Flycatcher

Least Flycatcher B

Hammond’s Flycatcher

Gray Flycatcher

Eastern Phoebe C

Vermilion Flycatcher

Brown-crested Flycatcher

Tropical Kingbird-D

Thick-billed Kingbird* A

Eastern Kingbird-B

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher B

 

Vireos, Shrike-Babblers, Erpornis

White-eyed Vireo* A

Yellow-throated Vireo B

Plumbeous Vireo

Blue-headed Vireo* B

Red-eyed Vireo B

Yellow-green Vireo* B

 

Crows, Jays & Magpies

Pinyon Jay B

Clark’s Nutcracker B

 

Swallows

Purple Martin D

Bank Swallow C

Barn Swallow

 

Nuthatches

Red-breasted Nuthatch

 

Treecreepers

Brown Creeper

 

Wrens

Canyon Wren

Pacific Wren C

Marsh Wren

Cactus Wren

 

Dippers

American Dipper

 

Kinglets

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

 

Thrushes & Allies

Mountain Bluebird

Townsend’s Solitaire

Swainson’s Thrush

Varied Thrush D

 

Mockingbirds & Thrashers

Gray Catbird B

Le Conte’s Thrasher

Crissal Thrasher

Sage Thrasher

 

Wagtails & Pipits

American Pipit

 

New Wood Warblers

Ovenbird-B

Worm-eating Warbler* B

Northern Waterthrush C

Black-and-white Warbler

Prothonotary Warbler B

Tennessee Warbler C

Lucy’s Warbler

Virginia’s Warbler B

Hooded Warbler C

American Redstart

Northern Parula C

Magnolia Warbler C

Blackburnian Warbler C

Chestnut-sided Warbler C

Blackpoll Warbler C

Black-throated Blue Warbler C

Pine Warbler* B

Yellow-throated Warbler B

Prairie Warbler B

Grace’s Warbler* B

Black-throated Green Warbler B

Canada Warbler B

Painted Redstart B

 

New World Buntings & Sparrows

Green-tailed Towhee

Clay-colored Sparrow D

Brewer’s Sparrow

Vesper Sparrow

Black-throated Sparrow

Sagebrush Sparrow

Lark Bunting B

Nelson’s Sparrow B

Fox Sparrow

Lincoln’s Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow D

White-crowned Sparrow

 

Cardinals & Allies

Hepatic Tanager B

Summer Tanager

Scarlet Tanager C

Rose-breasted Grosbeak D

Indigo Bunting D

 

Troupials & Allies

Tricolored Blackbird

Orchard Oriole C

Baltimore Oriole C

 

Finches, Euphonias & Allies

Cassin’s Finch D

Red Crossbill C

Pine Siskin




--
Lisa Ruby
Sabre Springs

Sunday evening iNaturalist update

Barbara
 

One day left! There's still some easy ones to get. And some we KNOW are out there, just hard to photograph or record. And others have been reported to me, but not yet entered (only about five of these), so I haven't yet removed them from the list. 

When you enter, be sure the location is entered. Otherwise it doesn't get included into our city challenge.

I'll try to do one more update in the early afternoon, just in case one more bird is near you.

Here's the link to how we're doing:


We are only 24 species behind San Francisco!! And in fourth place for the number of observers!

Again, thanks so much!

Barbara Carlson
San Diego

                                            iNaturalist Needed Birds of San Diego County 2019

 

 

Ducks, Geese & Waterfowl

Ross’s Goose D

Cackling Goose D

Tundra Swan B

Eurasian Wigeon D

American Wigeon

Northern Shoveler

Northern Pintail

Green-winged Teal

Canvasback

Redhead

Greater Scaup

Lesser Scaup

White-winged Scoter C

Black Scoter C

Long-tailed Duck C

Bufflehead

Common Goldeneye

Hooded Merganser

Common Merganser

 

New World Quail

Mountain Quail

Gambel’s Quail

 

Grebes

Horned Grebe

Red-necked Grebe B

Eared Grebe

Clark’s Grebe

 

Pigeons & Doves

Band-tailed Pigeon

Inca Dove A

 

Cuckoos

Yellow-billed Cuckoo B

 

Nightjars & Allies

Lesser Nighthawk

 

Swifts

Black Swift C

 

Hummingbirds

Rufous Hummingbird

Broad-billed Hummingbird* B

 

Rails, Gallinules & Coots

Ridgway’s Rail

Sora

 

Oystercatchers

Black Oystercatcher D

 

Plovers & Lapwings

American Golden-Plover B

Pacific Golden-Plover D

Mountain Plover A

 

Sandpipers & Allies

Ruddy Turnstone

Black Turnstone

Ruff B

Stilt Sandpiper B

Dunlin

Baird’s Sandpiper D

Little Stint* A+

Least Sandpiper

Pectoral Sandpiper D

Semipalmated Sandpiper C

Short-billed Dowitcher

Wilson’s Snipe

Solitary Sandpiper D

Lesser Yellowlegs

Wilson’s Phalarope

Red-necked Phalarope

Red Phalarope

 

Skuas & Jaegers

South Polar Skua C

Pomarine Jaeger

Parasitic Jaeger

Long-tailed Jaeger

 

Auks, Murres & Puffins

Common Murre

Pigeon Guillemot B

Scripps’s Murrelet

Craveri’s Murrelet B

Ancient Murrelet C

Cassin’s Auklet

Rhinoceros Auklet

 

Gulls, Terns & Skimmers

Black-legged Kittiwake

Sabine’s Gull

Laughing Gull C

Franklin’s Gull B

Mew Gull

Herring Gull

Lesser Black-backed Gull A

Glaucous-winged Gull

Glaucous Gull C

Black Tern C

Common Tern

Arctic Tern

 

Loons

Red-throated Loon

Pacific Loon

 

Petrels & Shearwaters

Northern Fulmar

Buller’s Shearwater C

Short-tailed Shearwater D

Sooty Shearwater

Pink-footed Shearwater

Black-vented Shearwater

 

Storm-Petrels

Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel B

Leach’s Storm-Petrel D

Ashy Storm-Petrel

Black Storm-Petrel

Least Storm-Petrel

 

Boobies

Masked Booby* A

Nazca Booby* A+

Blue-footed Booby* A

Brown Booby C

Red-footed Booby* A

 

Cormorants & Shags

Neotropic Cormorant A+

 

Herons, Egrets & Bitterns

American Bittern

Tricolored Heron* B

 

Hawks Eagles & Kites

Bald Eagle

Northern Harrier

Sharp-shinned Hawk

Broad-winged Hawk B

Swainson’s Hawk

Zone-tailed Hawk C

Ferruginous Hawk

Golden Eagle

 

Owls

Flammulated Owl C

Western Screech-Owl

Burrowing Owl

Spotted Owl

Long-eared Owl

Short-eared Owl C

Northern Saw-whet Owl

 

Woodpeckers

­­Williamson’s Sapsucker C

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker C

Red-naped Sapsucker

Red-breasted Sapsucker

Ladder-backed Woodpecker

White-headed Woodpecker

 

Falcons & Caracaras

Merlin

Prairie Falcon

 

Tyrant Flycatchers

Olive-sided Flycatcher

Willow Flycatcher

Least Flycatcher B

Gray Flycatcher

Eastern Phoebe C

Vermilion Flycatcher

Brown-crested Flycatcher

Tropical Kingbird-D

Thick-billed Kingbird* A

Eastern Kingbird-B

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher B

 

Vireos, Shrike-Babblers, Erpornis

White-eyed Vireo* A

Yellow-throated Vireo B

Plumbeous Vireo

Blue-headed Vireo* B

Red-eyed Vireo B

Yellow-green Vireo* B

 

Crows, Jays & Magpies

Pinyon Jay B

Clark’s Nutcracker B

 

Swallows

Purple Martin D

Bank Swallow C

Barn Swallow

 

Nuthatches

Red-breasted Nuthatch

 

Treecreepers

Brown Creeper

 

Wrens

Canyon Wren

Pacific Wren C

Marsh Wren

Cactus Wren

 

Dippers

American Dipper

 

Kinglets

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

 

Thrushes & Allies

Mountain Bluebird

Townsend’s Solitaire

Swainson’s Thrush

Varied Thrush D

 

Mockingbirds & Thrashers

Gray Catbird B

Le Conte’s Thrasher

Crissal Thrasher

Sage Thrasher

 

Wagtails & Pipits

American Pipit

 

New Wood Warblers

Ovenbird-B

Worm-eating Warbler* B

Northern Waterthrush C

Black-and-white Warbler

Prothonotary Warbler B

Tennessee Warbler C

Lucy’s Warbler

Virginia’s Warbler B

Hooded Warbler C

American Redstart

Northern Parula C

Magnolia Warbler C

Blackburnian Warbler C

Chestnut-sided Warbler C

Blackpoll Warbler C

Black-throated Blue Warbler C

Pine Warbler* B

Yellow-throated Warbler B

Prairie Warbler B

Grace’s Warbler* B

Black-throated Green Warbler B

Canada Warbler B

Painted Redstart B

 

New World Buntings & Sparrows

Green-tailed Towhee

Clay-colored Sparrow D

Brewer’s Sparrow

Vesper Sparrow

Black-throated Sparrow

Sagebrush Sparrow

Lark Bunting B

Nelson’s Sparrow B

Fox Sparrow

Lincoln’s Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow D

White-crowned Sparrow

 

Cardinals & Allies

Hepatic Tanager B

Summer Tanager

Scarlet Tanager C

Rose-breasted Grosbeak D

 

Troupials & Allies

Tricolored Blackbird

Orchard Oriole C

Baltimore Oriole C

 

Finches, Euphonias & Allies

Cassin’s Finch D

Red Crossbill C

Pine Siskin

 


Quick update

Barbara
 

Hi all,

Quick notes:

Someone got a Northern Parula on a boat!  Awesome get!

We need a photo of Sora or a recording. Likewise, Ridgeway's Rail. Also Red-throated Loon or Pacific Loon.

Any Tricolored Blackbirds anyone? 

Some eBirder had a Summer Tanager at Scissor's Crossing. Got photos? Likewise with Plumbeous Vireo? Any left in the county?  Barn Swallow?

I couldn't get a photo of Ladder-backed Woodpecker yesterday. Need one of those. How about Cactus Wren?

Thanks! 

Barbara Carlson
San Diego

Re: Quick update

Roger Uzun
 

If anyone is going to the visitor's center at Anza Borrego there are almost always cactus wrens near that small pool of water with the big palm tree.  In that area around there within a few hundred feet you can usually always see Cactus Wrens


On Mon, Apr 29, 2019 at 6:08 AM Barbara via Groups.Io <barbarac2003=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi all,

Quick notes:

Someone got a Northern Parula on a boat!  Awesome get!

We need a photo of Sora or a recording. Likewise, Ridgeway's Rail. Also Red-throated Loon or Pacific Loon.

Any Tricolored Blackbirds anyone? 

Some eBirder had a Summer Tanager at Scissor's Crossing. Got photos? Likewise with Plumbeous Vireo? Any left in the county?  Barn Swallow?

I couldn't get a photo of Ladder-backed Woodpecker yesterday. Need one of those. How about Cactus Wren?

Thanks! 

Barbara Carlson
San Diego

Re: Quick update

Robert Theriault
 

I will go to the visitor center next; it is quite windy in Borrego today! Bob Theriault / Borrego Springs

On Monday, April 29, 2019, 9:12:26 AM EDT, Roger Uzun <rogeruzun@...> wrote:


If anyone is going to the visitor's center at Anza Borrego there are almost always cactus wrens near that small pool of water with the big palm tree.  In that area around there within a few hundred feet you can usually always see Cactus Wrens

On Mon, Apr 29, 2019 at 6:08 AM Barbara via Groups.Io <barbarac2003=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi all,

Quick notes:

Someone got a Northern Parula on a boat!  Awesome get!

We need a photo of Sora or a recording. Likewise, Ridgeway's Rail. Also Red-throated Loon or Pacific Loon.

Any Tricolored Blackbirds anyone? 

Some eBirder had a Summer Tanager at Scissor's Crossing. Got photos? Likewise with Plumbeous Vireo? Any left in the county?  Barn Swallow?

I couldn't get a photo of Ladder-backed Woodpecker yesterday. Need one of those. How about Cactus Wren?

Thanks! 

Barbara Carlson
San Diego

Re: Quick update

Lisa Ruby
 

If anyone has time, I've missed on Cactus Wrens at the Visitor's Center, but have always found at least one at the Culp Valley Campground, which is off Montezuma Valley Road (S22).

Lisa Ruby
Sabre Springs

On 4/29/2019 6:10 AM, Roger Uzun wrote:
If anyone is going to the visitor's center at Anza Borrego there are almost always cactus wrens near that small pool of water with the big palm tree.  In that area around there within a few hundred feet you can usually always see Cactus Wrens

On Mon, Apr 29, 2019 at 6:08 AM Barbara via Groups.Io <barbarac2003=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi all,

Quick notes:

Someone got a Northern Parula on a boat!  Awesome get!

We need a photo of Sora or a recording. Likewise, Ridgeway's Rail. Also Red-throated Loon or Pacific Loon.

Any Tricolored Blackbirds anyone? 

Some eBirder had a Summer Tanager at Scissor's Crossing. Got photos? Likewise with Plumbeous Vireo? Any left in the county?  Barn Swallow?

I couldn't get a photo of Ladder-backed Woodpecker yesterday. Need one of those. How about Cactus Wren?

Thanks! 

Barbara Carlson
San Diego


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Lisa Ruby
Sabre Springs

Re: Quick update

Philip Unitt
 

Dear friends,

 

The story on the Northern Parula is that it landed on a boat and the boater notified Cristin Kelly, captain of the Privateer and owner of San Diego Whale Watch. Cristin sent the pictures to Sula Vanderplank who sent them to me. Apparently the bird died and will be delivered to the museum today—let’s hope it’s in condition good enough to be prepared as a specimen.

 

Sula, Scott Tremor, and I were on the Privateer with Cristin yesterday. Not too many birds, but about 10 to 12 pairs of Scripps’s Murrelets, plus at least one Sooty Shearwater and 4 Pink-footed Shearwaters (a few more distant unidentified shearwaters). Good views of one fin whale (part of a pod of possibly as many as 4). Tood bad I didn’t get onto a possible minke whale seen briefly, but then we were distracted by the fin whales.

 

Good birding,

 

Philip Unitt

San Diego

 

From: SanDiegoRegionBirding@groups.io [mailto:SanDiegoRegionBirding@groups.io] On Behalf Of Barbara via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, April 29, 2019 6:08 AM
To: SanDiegoRegionBirding <sandiegoregionbirding@groups.io>; Birding San Diego <birdingsandiego@groups.io>
Cc: SanDiegoRegionBirding@groups.io
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Quick update

 

Hi all,

 

Quick notes:

 

Someone got a Northern Parula on a boat!  Awesome get!

 

We need a photo of Sora or a recording. Likewise, Ridgeway's Rail. Also Red-throated Loon or Pacific Loon.

 

Any Tricolored Blackbirds anyone? 

 

Some eBirder had a Summer Tanager at Scissor's Crossing. Got photos? Likewise with Plumbeous Vireo? Any left in the county?  Barn Swallow?

 

I couldn't get a photo of Ladder-backed Woodpecker yesterday. Need one of those. How about Cactus Wren?

 

Thanks! 

 

Barbara Carlson

San Diego

 

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Baltimore Oriole adult male at San Diego Botanic Garden, Encinitas, April 27 and 28

Susan Smith
 

I am passing along info on a sighting by Manolo Turner, Encinitas, who for spotted an adult male BALTIMORE ORIOLE  in the area of the San Diego Botanic Garden (SDBG) recently.  It was first spotted Saturday April 27  on private property along Mays Hollow Lane, east of SDBG, and was last seen at around 4:30 PM yesterday afternoon April 28,   in a large eucalyptus immediately north of the entrance driveway to the SDBG just after the gate, before it flew into the interior of the Garden. So far, no pictures.  I think this bird is still needed for the INat challenge.  

Susan Smith 
Seiurus Biological  Consulting 
Del Mar, CA 
seiurus@...

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Susan Smith
Seiurus Biological Consulting
Del Mar, CA