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Re: 2019 iNaturalist update

Craig Chaddock
 

I just got confirmed on a Belding's Savannah Sparrow!

++ Craig Chaddock / San Diego, CA


On Thursday, May 2, 2019, 8:17:06 PM PDT, Barbara via Groups.Io <barbarac2003@...> wrote:


Greetings all!

The website shows we have 237 species entered for birds! Nice work! However, I have fewer on the list below because some of the photos were not of a quality where viewers could confirm. Nice try however. 

If you have one of the "not-on-the-list" birds, please follow up ASAP.

Here goes:

                                            iNaturalist 2019 Birds of San Diego (Got ‘em list)

 

 

Ducks, Geese & Waterfowl

Greater White-fronted Goose

Snow Goose

Brant

Canada Goose

Wood Duck

Gadwall

American Wigeon

Mallard

Blue-winged Teal

Cinnamon Teal

Northern Shoveler

Redhead

Ring-necked Duck

Lesser Scaup

Surf Scoter

Bufflehead

Hooded Merganser

Red-breasted Merganser

Ruddy Duck

 

New World Quail

California Quail

 

Pheasants, Grouse & Allies

Wild Turkey

 

Grebes

Pied-billed Grebe

Eared Grebe

Western Grebe

Clark’s Grebe

 

Pigeons & Doves

Rock Pigeon

Band-tailed Pigeon

Eurasian Collared-Dove

Common Ground-Dove

White-winged Dove

Mourning Dove


Cuckoos

Greater Roadrunner


Nightjars & Allies

 

Swifts

Vaux’s Swift

White-throated Swift

 

Hummingbirds

Black-chinned Hummingbird

Anna’s Hummingbird

Costa’s Hummingbird

Rufous Hummingbird

Allen’s Hummingbird

Calliope Hummingbird

 

Rails, Gallinules & Coots

Virginia Rail

Sora

Common Gallinule

American Coot

 

Cranes

 

Stilts & Avocets

Black-necked Stilt

American Avocet

 

Oystercatchers

Black Oystercatcher

 

Plovers & Lapwings

Black-bellied Plover

Snowy Plover

Semipalmated Plover

Killdeer

 

Sandpipers & Allies

Whimbrel

Long-billed Curlew

Marbled Godwit

Red Knot

Surfbird

Sanderling

Least Sandpiper

Western Sandpiper

Short-billed Dowitcher

Long-billed Dowitcher

Spotted Sandpiper

Solitary Sandpiper

Wandering Tattler

Greater Yellowlegs

Willet

 

Skuas & Jaegers

 

Auks, Murres & Puffins

Common Murre

Scripps’s Murrelet/Cassin’s Auklet - - no consensus

 

Gulls, Terns & Skimmers

Bonaparte’s Gull

Little Gull* A

Heermann’s Gull

Ring-billed Gull

Western Gull

California Gull

Least Tern

Gull-billed Tern

Caspian Tern

Forster’s Tern

Royal Tern

Elegant Tern

Black Skimmer

 

Tropicbirds

 

Loons

Red-throated Loon/ Pacific Loon - - no consensus

Common Loon

 

Albatrosses

 

Petrels & Shearwaters

No photos of any

 

Storm-Petrels

 

Storks

 

Frigatebirds

 

Boobies

 

Cormorants & Shags

Brandt’s Cormorant

Double-crested Cormorant

Pelagic Cormorant

 

Darters

 

Pelicans

American White Pelican

Brown Pelican

 

Herons, Egrets & Bitterns

Least Bittern

Great Blue Heron

Great Egret

Snowy Egret

Little Blue Heron

Reddish Egret

Cattle Egret

Green Heron

Black-crowned Night-Heron

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron  

                            

Ibises & Spoonbills

White-faced Ibis

 

New World Vultures

Turkey Vulture

 

Ospreys

Osprey

 

Hawks Eagles & Kites

White-tailed Kite

Bald Eagle

Northern Harrier

Cooper’s Hawk

Harris’s Hawk

Red-shouldered Hawk

Red-tailed Hawk

 

Barn Owls

Barn Owl

 

Owls

Great Horned Owl

Burrowing Owl

 

Kingfishers

Belted Kingfisher

 

Woodpeckers

Lewis’s Woodpecker

Acorn Woodpecker

Nuttall’s Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

Hairy Woodpecker

Northern Flicker

 

Falcons & Caracaras

American Kestrel

Peregrine Falcon

 

New World & African Parrots

Red-crowned Parrot

 

Tyrant Flycatchers

Olive-sided Flycatcher

Western Wood-Pewee

Hammond’s Flycatcher

Dusky Flycatcher

Pacific-slope Flycatcher

Black Phoebe

Say’s Phoebe

Vermilion Flycatcher

Ash-throated Flycatcher

Cassin’s Kingbird

Western Kingbird

 

Shrikes

Loggerhead Shrike

 

Vireos, Shrike-Babblers, Erpornis

Bell’s Vireo

Gray Vireo

Cassin’s Vireo

Hutton’s Vireo

Warbling Vireo

 

Crows, Jays & Magpies

Steller’s Jay

California Scrub-Jay

American Crow

Common Raven

 

Larks

Horned Lark

 

Swallows

Tree Swallow

Violet-green Swallow           

Northern Rough-winged Swallow

Cliff Swallow

Barn Swallow

 

Tits, Chickadees & Titmice

Mountain Chickadee

Oak Titmouse

 

Penduline-Tits

Verdin

 

Long-tailed Tits

Bushtit

 

Nuthatches

White-breasted Nuthatch

Pygmy Nuthatch

 

Treecreepers

 

Wrens

Rock Wren

House Wren

Bewick’s Wren

Cactus Wren

 

Gnatcatchers

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

California Gnatcatcher

Black-tailed Gnatcatcher

 

Dippers

 

Kinglets

 

Parrotbills, Wrentit & Allies

Wrentit

 

Thrushes & Allies

Western Bluebird

Hermit Thrush

American Robin

 

Mockingbirds & Thrashers

California Thrasher

Crissal Thrasher

Northern Mockingbird

 

Starlings

European Starling

 

Wagtails & Pipits

 

Waxwings

Cedar Waxwing

 

Silky-Flycatchers

Phainopepla

 

Longspurs & Snow Buntings

 

New Wood Warblers

Orange-crowned Warbler

Nashville Warbler

MacGillivray’s Warbler

Common Yellowthroat

Northern Parula - - RIP

Yellow Warbler

Palm Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Black-throated Gray Warbler

Townsend’s Warbler

Hermit Warbler

Wilson’s Warbler

 

New World Buntings & Sparrows

Spotted Towhee

Rufous-crowned Sparrow

California Towhee

Chipping Sparrow

Black-chinned Sparrow

Lark Sparrow

Black-throated Sparrow

Bell’s Sparrow

Savannah Sparrow

Grasshopper Sparrow

Song Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

Harris’s Sparrow

Golden-crowned Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco

 

Yellow-breasted Chat

Yellow-breasted Chat

 

Cardinals & Allies

Western Tanager

Black-headed Grosbeak

Blue Grosbeak

Lazuli Bunting

Indigo Bunting

 

Troupials & Allies

Red-winged Blackbird

Tricolored Blackbird

Western Meadowlark

Yellow-headed Blackbird

Brewer’s Blackbird

Brown-headed Cowbird

Hooded Oriole

Bullock’s Oriole

Baltimore Oriole

Scott’s Oriole

 

Finches, Euphonias & Allies

House Finch

Purple Finch

Lesser Goldfinch

Lawrence’s Goldfinch

American Goldfinch

 

Old World Sparrows

House Sparrow

 

Waxbills and Allies

Scaly-breasted Munia

 

Exotics in No Particular Order

Greylag Goose

Greylag x Swan Goose

Swan Goose

Muscovy Duck

Helmeted Guineafowl

White-headed Lapwing

Military Macaw

Scarlet Macaw

Red-masked Parakeet

Blue-crowned Parakeet

Green-cheeked Parakeet


Many thanks,
Barbara Carlson

Hooded Warbler Tecolote Canyon

Kerry Ross
 

There is a singing male HOODED WARBLER almost exactly one mile up the trail from the visitors center. It was last heard (right now) in the willows where the large power lines and towers cross over the trail. It's literally directly under the power lines now.

Keers (as the MAMU says)

Kerry Ross
Bay Park

Tropicbird

peterginsburg
 

Today (Friday) on the Privateer a Red-billed Tropicbird was seen at close range. So, if you're interested in seeing this species it is possible that it might be seen on the 12 May trip on Grande.  See https://sandiegopelagics.com/ for details.  Also seen today was a Black Oystercatcher and good numbers of Scripps's Murrelets.

Peter

Re: Tropicbird and Nelson's Sparrow

Jimmy McMorran
 

Hi Birders,
Photos of the Red-billed Tropicbird seen today by Peter Ginsberg, myself and all folks on the 3-hour whale watch trip aboard the "Privateer" are at the eBird checklist below.

Also the Nelson's Sparrow at San Elijo Lagoon continues and was constantly singing before dawn while I was conducting rail surveys. Unfortunately it continues to be in an area that is "off limits" to the public. I will attach terrible audio of it singing on a different eBird checklist.

Good Birding,
Jimmy McMorran
Leucadia, CA


On Fri, May 3, 2019 at 2:10 PM peterginsburg <pagins@...> wrote:
Today (Friday) on the Privateer a Red-billed Tropicbird was seen at close range. So, if you're interested in seeing this species it is possible that it might be seen on the 12 May trip on Grande.  See https://sandiegopelagics.com/ for details.  Also seen today was a Black Oystercatcher and good numbers of Scripps's Murrelets.

Peter


--
Good Birding,
Jimmy McMorran,
Leucadia, CA

Returning Scissor-tailed Flycatcher at Twin Trails Park

Eve Martin
 

I saw that Bob Rodrigo had reported the presumably returning SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER at Twin Trails Park yesterday so Rob and I stopped by to have a look at her.  Easily visible this afternoon/Friday in the eucalyptus trees in the park and spending a lot of time on the ground on the adjacent school grounds and perching on the chain-link fences.

This would be her fourth returning year per eBird, with hybrid fledglings (partnering with a Western Kingbird) reported in 2016 and 2017 but none last year.  A few more details, park location, and a terrible documentation photo can be found here!

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S55728837

~Eve
~~~~~~~~~~~
Eve Martin
Del Mar, California

FRNC - Eastern Kingbird etc., May 04, 2019

Gary Nunn
 

I was at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery this morning and just missed seeing an EASTERN KINGBIRD, seen by a birder whose name I forgot to ask, east of the committal shelter. Several of us searched for it without luck but Rich Norgaard just sent me a message 12:25pm it is on wires 1/4 mile north of cemetery on overhead power lines.

Also a Black-and-white Warbler behind the wall on east side, found by Rich.

Gary Nunn
Pacific Beach

Re: FRNC - Eastern Kingbird etc., May 04, 2019

Gary Nunn
 

The message time and sighting of Eastern Kingbird mistyped and was 12:15pm.

Gary Nunn.

On May 4, 2019, at 12:19 PM, Gary Nunn <garybnunn@...> wrote:

I was at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery this morning and just missed seeing an EASTERN KINGBIRD, seen by a birder whose name I forgot to ask, east of the committal shelter. Several of us searched for it without luck but Rich Norgaard just sent me a message 12:25pm it is on wires 1/4 mile north of cemetery on overhead power lines.

Also a Black-and-white Warbler behind the wall on east side, found by Rich.

Gary Nunn
Pacific Beach

Sent from my iPhone

May 12th. Buena Vista Audubon and Grande Pelagic

David Povey
 



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From: David Povey <poveydw747@...>
Date: Sat, May 4, 2019 at 8:22 PM
Subject: Fwd: May 12th. Buena Vista Audubon and Grande Pelagic
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From: David Povey <poveydw747@...>
Date: Sat, May 4, 2019 at 6:39 PM
Subject: May 12th. Buena Vista Audubon and Grande Pelagic
To: <SanDiegoRegionalBirding@...>


We are just a week away from our Sunday May 12th. pelagic birding trip. We have a very light load with just 23 passengers and five leaders. Offshore sightings have been interesting lately. Birders had a Red-billed Tropicbird.  The whale tour boats have had False Killer, Minke, Blue, Fin Whales, and Guadalupe Fur Seal, and a large Basking Shark was videoed off Orange co. A White Shark seen off I.B. Stuff is out there!
Local fisherman have seen the water warm dramatically in the last week, from our cold winter sea surface temperatures.
As far as I know, no one has yet explored the Thirty Mile Bank so we will make that a target,as conditions allow.I would expect three species of Storm-Petrels there (Black, Ashy and Leach's)
I hope you'll join us.
The regular price is $135 until Tuesday ( goes to late sign up $145 ) for 12 hrs. 7 a.m. to about 7 p.m. 
Please be at he landing, parked, and checked in by 6:00 a.m.
Call 619 222-1144 and ask for the May 12th. Grande birding trip or reserve online at hmlanding.com

Dave Povey

FRNC - Eastern Kingbird, May 05, 2019

Gary Nunn
 

Back at the cemetery this morning and Eric Kallen just relocated the EASTERN KINGBIRD in northeast corner of cemetery. It is currently hawking insects from grave markers and fence line at 8:00am.

Gary Nunn,
Pacific Beach

Re: FRNC - Eastern Kingbird, May 05, 2019

dan jehl
 

The EAKI is still in the same general area at3:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 05, 2019, moving between north fence and power lines 70 yards north.

Dan Jehl
San Diego

On May 5, 2019, at 8:01 AM, Gary Nunn <garybnunn@...> wrote:

Back at the cemetery this morning and Eric Kallen just relocated the EASTERN KINGBIRD in northeast corner of cemetery. It is currently hawking insects from grave markers and fence line at 8:00am.

Gary Nunn,
Pacific Beach


Songbird migration, McCain Valley Road

Jeremiah Stock
 

Sunday morning May 5, 2019, I drove up McCain Valley Road to Cottonwood Campground.  As I approached the campground at about 6:30 AM, I started noticing songbirds flying low over the road from east to west, flying into the steady breeze from the west.  I birded along a drainage about 1/8-mile south of Cottonwood Campground entrance and was able to identify the birds that lingered in the trees.  The drainage had a grove of large oaks and a little running water on the west side of McCain Valley Road. 

In a little over an hour I was able to identify: Western Wood-pewee; Pacific-slope and Ash-Throated Flycatchers; Warbling Vireo; Yellow, Townsend's, Hermit, and Wilson's Warblers; Western Tanager, Black-headed Grosbeak, and Bullock's Oriole; along with other species that are likely resident in the area.  I guesstimate that the total number of birds moving through while I was there was about 200, although I only ID'ed a percentage of them.   

Jeremiah Stock
Santee, CA
jscls@...

South San Diego Bay Brown Booby May 5, 2019

David Povey
 

There was an adult female Brown Booby fishing the middle of San Diego Bay, south of the bridge
about 0700-0730 yesterday morning.
Dave Povey
Dulzura

Hooded Warbler - Agua Caliente

Nancy Christensen
 

Monday May 6- male Hooded Warbler seen and photographed at the end of the Marsh Trail at Agua Caliente County Park.
The only water along that trail is now a small puddle beneath the palms at the end of the trail. The HOWA pops out every 5-10 minutes to scamper around catching bugs. Multiple WIWA in the area as well.

Nancy Christensen
Ramona


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

Re: Hooded Warbler - Agua Caliente

Geoffrey L. Rogers
 

The atlas lists 6 spring records of Hooded Warbler for the Anza-Borrego
Desert including 3 from Agua Caliente County Park. Not mentioned in the
atlas was a male photographed by Rob Curtis on 7 May 1995 at the north end
of the Marsh Trail. A additional male was sighted and photographed by Paul
Marvin on 17 April 2013. A total of 8 documented spring records now exist
for this eastern species at Agua Caliente.

Geoffrey L. Rogers
San Diego, CA

-----Original Message-----
From: SanDiegoRegionBirding@groups.io
[mailto:SanDiegoRegionBirding@groups.io] On Behalf Of Nancy Christensen
Sent: Monday, May 06, 2019 11:16 AM
To: SanDiegoRegionBirding@groups.io
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Hooded Warbler - Agua Caliente

Monday May 6- male Hooded Warbler seen and photographed at the end of the
Marsh Trail at Agua Caliente County Park.
The only water along that trail is now a small puddle beneath the palms at
the end of the trail. The HOWA pops out every 5-10 minutes to scamper around
catching bugs. Multiple WIWA in the area as well.

Nancy Christensen
Ramona


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

American Redstart at San Diego Botanic Garden, Encinitas May 6 2019

Susan Smith
 

Beautiful adult male AMERICAN REDSTART appeared briefly, foraging in midlevel foliage,  at the northwest corner of the Botanic Garden main parking lot,  at about 9 am this morning (May 6). It soon disappeared after it was flushed by a car pulling into a parking space at that spot.  

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

--
Susan Smith
Seiurus Biological Consulting
Del Mar, CA

Re: Hooded Warbler - Agua Caliente

Nancy Christensen
 

At Agua Caliente today - it seemed like the bird activity was up, but that
is mostly because there were many fledglings around. The most numerous
warbler was Wilson's - many of them female. Of the 5 MacGillivray's I saw,
all but one were females. Pac Slope Flycatchers were numerous - singling,
calling, chasing each other around. Below are links to 2 checklists with
pics - I usually try to separate the campground area from the trail. The
campground was much more active with birds, but obviously the Hooded Warbler
stole the show out on the trail!

Checklist from the Marsh Trail: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S55927238
Checklist with campground birds: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S55927290

Nancy Christensen
Ramona

-----Original Message-----
From: SanDiegoRegionBirding@groups.io <SanDiegoRegionBirding@groups.io> On
Behalf Of Nancy Christensen via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, May 6, 2019 11:16 AM
To: SanDiegoRegionBirding@groups.io
Cc: SanDiegoRegionBirding@groups.io
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Hooded Warbler - Agua Caliente

Monday May 6- male Hooded Warbler seen and photographed at the end of the
Marsh Trail at Agua Caliente County Park.
The only water along that trail is now a small puddle beneath the palms at
the end of the trail. The HOWA pops out every 5-10 minutes to scamper around
catching bugs. Multiple WIWA in the area as well.

Nancy Christensen
Ramona


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

muni

marylouschultz
 

A pair of scaly-crested mania were in my yard today in Leucadia. First time I have seen them. Are they common around here?
Mary Lou Schultz
Leucadia

FRNC Eastern Kingbird

Charlene Glacy
 

The Eastern Kingbird was seen at 7:45am in the North East section of FRNC. Also briefly seen was a male Summer Tanager.

Char Glacy
San Diego

[birdingSanDiego] City Nature Challenge Results

Nancy Christensen
 



Nancy Christensen
Ramona


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

Begin forwarded message:

From: "Millie Basden Thomas" <pandmthomas@...>
Date: May 7, 2019 at 7:27:34 AM PDT
To: birdingSanDiego@groups.io
Subject: [birdingSanDiego] City Nature Challenge Results
Reply-To: birdingSanDiego@groups.io,pandmthomas@...

Thank you to everyone who contributed observations of birds and other wildlife to the 2019 City Nature Challenge: San Diego County! The official results posted by the organizers are here: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/city-nature-challenge-2019/journal

San Diego ended up in 3rd place for number of observations. Cape Town, South Africa was 1st and La Paz, Bolivia was 2d. San Francisco came in 4th--we squeaked by them; they actually pulled ahead after the deadline for observations to be counted in the official results!

With respect to birds, San Diego had 4,629 observations of 239 species posted by 387 people. Birders did a good job!!

A special thank you to Barbara Carlson for getting information out about which species had/had not been seen and to Nancy Christensen for getting us all motivated.

Millie
Tierrasanta

Re: FRNC Eastern Kingbird

Nathan French
 

Continuing at 10:12....

Nathan French
Hillcrest

On May 7, 2019, at 8:21 AM, Charlene Glacy via Groups.Io <cglacy=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

The Eastern Kingbird was seen at 7:45am in the North East section of FRNC. Also briefly seen was a male Summer Tanager.

Char Glacy
San Diego