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· Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve Needs Help (May 3, 2016)
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· ABC update: 267 species (May 1, 2016)
  1. DATE: May 3, 2016 @ 8:18pm, 1 day(s) ago
    Hi Everyone,
    
    You are all welcome (ESPECIALLY MOTHERS) to join us at our monthly bird walk at the South Coast Botanic Garden on Sunday May 8, 2016 at 8:00 am. ?Address: 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274. ?We will meet at the parking lot. Below is a link for this event.
    
    https://www.facebook.com/events/201905696868813/
    
    ?
    Manuel Duran
    Lomita, CA
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  3. Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve Needs Help LINK
    DATE: May 3, 2016 @ 9:39am, 1 day(s) ago
    The Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve, a favorite birdwatching location in the heart of the San Fernando Valley, remains under serious threat.  Although the proposal to hold “AngelFest,” a three day mega concert in Woodley Park -- and in parts of the Wildlife Reserve -- has been postponed to October 2017, the promoter’s Environmental Assessment is currently being evaluated by the US Army Corps of Engineers.  The deadline for comments is May 27 th . The Corps will decide soon afterwards whether to waive many of its restrictions on events held there, by signing the draft Finding of No Significant Impact for this very impactful event.  Please go to the website of San Fernando Valley Audubon at www.sfvaudubon.org or its Facebook page.  Then sign the petition against AngelFest.  It will help if you explain why you care in the comments.  Even better, please email your opposition to the Corps at AngelFest.2016@... .  Again, their decision is being made now, despite the postponement. Muriel Kotin, Malibu  
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  5. ABC: Still at 268 species LINK
    DATE: May 1, 2016 @ 10:42pm, 3 day(s) ago
    Sunday night, May 1, 22:30 PDT
    
    All,
    
    We're still at 268 species for this year's "America's Birdiest County" event.?
    
    There are reports of a couple of rare warblers that we need to check so this number could increase.? We will also go through eBird records this week to see if anything else pops up that hasn't been reported to us directly.?? That can happen because many eBirders in the area don't subscribe to the listserves, and/or are visitors, so it's not unusual for us to increase our total by mining eBird data.? In addition, not everyone enters their data into eBird immediately, so I'm going to hold off for a few days on issuing a final report until more ebird records get submitted and we have time to check.
    
    Having said that, even if our final number stays at 268, that's a very good total and it's about six species more than our average since we started doing this in 2003.?? We got some new species, most notably the red-throated pipit today, and found most of the species we usually get.? We also missed some that we find more often than not. ? I'm going to summarize all this in a much longer email later this week.?
    
    As a final reminder, here are the species that we MISSED:
    
    #? Canvasback????????????????????????
    #? Greater Scaup
    #? White-winged Scoter
    #? Black Scoter??????????????????????
    #? Long-tailed Duck??????????????????
    #? Common Goldeneye??????????????????
    #? Yellow-billed Loon????????????????
    #? Black-footed albatross????????????
    #? Northern Fulmar???????????????????
    #? Black-vented Shearwater???????????
    #? Crested Caracara
    #? Merlin????????????????????????????
    #? Prairie Falcon????????????????????
    #? Sandhill Crane
    #? Long-billed Curlew????????????????
    #? Red Knot??????????????????????????
    #? Semipalmated Sandpiper????????????
    #? Baird's Sandpiper?????????????????
    #? Ruff
    #? Stilt Sandpiper???????????????????
    #? Red Phalarope?????????????????????
    #? Laughing Gull?????????????????????
    #? Sabine's Gull?????????????????????
    #? Mew Gull??????????????????????????
    #? Thayer's Gull?????????????????????
    #? Glaucous Gull?????????????????????
    #? Black Tern????????????????????????
    #? Common Tern???????????????????????
    #? Pomarine Jaeger???????????????????
    #? Parasitic Jaeger??????????????????
    #? Common Murre
    #? Scripps's Murrelet???
    #? Cassin's Auklet???????????????????
    #? Rhinoceros Auklet?????????????????
    #? White-winged Dove?????????????????
    #? Red-naped Sapsucker
    #? Dusky-capped Flycatcher
    #? Tropical Kingbird?????????????????
    #? Thick-billed Kingbird?????????????
    #? Plumbeous Vireo???????????????????
    #? Purple Martin?????????????????????
    #? Golden-crowned Kinglet????????????
    #? Mountain Bluebird
    #? Northern Waterthrush
    #? Tennessee Warbler?????????????????
    #? Northern Parula???????????????????
    #? Chestnut-sided Warbler????????????
    #? Palm Warbler??????????????????????
    #? Black-and-white Warbler???????????
    #? American Redstart?????????????????
    #? Painted Redstart??????????????????
    #? Hooded Warbler????????????????????
    #? Hepatic Tanager
    #? Summer Tanager????????????????????
    #? Clay-colored Sparrow??????????????
    #? Brewer's Sparrow????
    #? Field Sparrow?????????????
    #? Vesper Sparrow????????????
    #? Swamp Sparrow
    #? Harris' Sparrow???????????????????
    #? Indigo Bunting
    #? Orchard Oriole???????????
    #? Baltimore Oriole
    #? Evening Grosbeak?????????????
    
    Has anyone seen any of these species in the last three days????
    
    To these we should also add the gray catbird that was reported only a week ago.? There were significant attempts to find it this weekend but perhaps the bird has finally moved on.
    
    Here are the species we FOUND:
    
    *? Greater White-fronted Goose?????
    *? Snow Goose??????????????????????
    *? Ross's Goose
    *? Brant????????????????????????????
    *? Cackling Goose???????????????????
    *? Canada Goose?????????????????????
    *? Wood Duck????????????????????????
    *? Gadwall??????????????????????????
    *? American Wigeon??????????????????
    *? Mallard???????????????????????????
    *? Blue-winged Teal??????????????????
    *? Cinnamon Teal?????????????????????
    *? Northern Shoveler?????????????????
    *? Northern Pintail??????????????????
    *? Green-winged Teal?????????????????
    *? Redhead???????????????????????????
    *? Ring-necked Duck??????????????????
    *? Lesser Scaup??????????????????????
    *? Surf Scoter???????????????????????
    *? Bufflehead????????????????????????
    *? Hooded Merganser??????????????????
    *? Common Merganser??????????????????
    *? Red-breasted Merganser????????????
    *? Ruddy Duck????????????????????????
    *? Chukar????????????????????????????
    *? Mountain Quail????????????????????
    *? California Quail??????????????????
    *? Gambel's Quail????????????????????
    *? Red-throated Loon?????????????????
    *? Pacific Loon??????????????????????
    *? Common Loon???????????????????????
    *? Pied-billed Grebe?????????????????
    *? Horned Grebe??????????????????????
    *? Eared Grebe???????????????????????
    *? Western Grebe?????????????????????
    *? Clark's Grebe?????????????????????
    *? Pink-footed Shearwater????????????
    *? Sooty Shearwater??????????????????
    *? American White Pelican????????????
    *? Brown Pelican?????????????????????
    *? Brandt's Cormorant????????????????
    *? Neotropic Cormorant
    *? Double-crested Cormorant??????????
    *? Pelagic Cormorant?????????????????
    *? American Bittern??????????????????
    *? Least Bittern?????????????????????
    *? Great Blue Heron??????????????????
    *? Great Egret???????????????????????
    *? Snowy Egret???????????????????????
    *? Cattle Egret??????????????????????
    *? Green Heron???????????????????????
    *? Black-crowned Night-Heron?????????
    *? White-faced Ibis??????????????????
    *? Turkey Vulture
    *? Osprey????????????????????????????
    *? White-tailed Kite?????????????????
    *? Northern Harrier??????????????????
    *? Sharp-shinned Hawk????????????????
    *? Cooper's Hawk?????????????????????
    *? Red-shouldered Hawk???????????????
    *? Swainson's Hawk???????????????????
    *? Red-tailed Hawk???????????????????
    *? Ferruginous Hawk??????????????????
    *? Golden Eagle??????????????????????
    *? Bald Eagle
    *? American Kestrel??????????????????
    *? Peregrine Falcon??????????????????
    *? Virginia Rail?????????????????????
    *? Sora??????????????????????????????
    *? Ridgeway's Rail
    *? Common Gallinule??????????????????
    *? American Coot?????????????????????
    *? Black-bellied Plover??????????????
    *? Pacific Golden-Plover?????????????
    *? Snowy Plover??????????????????????
    *? Semipalmated Plover???????????????
    *? Killdeer??????????????????????????
    *? Black Oystercatcher???????????????
    *? Black-necked Stilt????????????????
    *? American Avocet???????????????????
    *? Spotted Sandpiper?????????????????
    *? Solitary Sandpiper????????????????
    *? Wandering Tattler?????????????????
    *? Greater Yellowlegs????????????????
    *? Willet????????????????????????????
    *? Lesser Yellowlegs?????????????????
    *? Whimbrel??????????????????????????
    *? Marbled Godwit????????????????????
    *? Ruddy Turnstone????????????
    *? Black Turnstone???????????????????
    *? Surfbird??????????????????????????
    *? Sanderling????????????????????????
    *? Western Sandpiper?????????????????
    *? Least Sandpiper???????????????????
    *? Dunlin????????????????????????????
    *? Short-billed Dowitcher????????????
    *? Long-billed Dowitcher?????????????
    *? Wilson's Snipe????????????????????
    *? Wilson's Phalarope????????????????
    *? Red-necked Phalarope??????????????
    *? Franklin's Gull???????????????????
    *? Bonaparte's Gull??????????????????
    *? Heermann's Gull???????????????????
    *? Ring-billed Gull??????????????????
    *? California Gull???????????????????
    *? Herring Gull??????????????????????
    *? Western Gull??????????????????????
    *? Glaucous-winged Gull??????????????
    *? Least Tern????????????????????????
    *? Caspian Tern??????????????????????
    *? Forster's Tern????????????????????
    *? Royal Tern????????????????????????
    *? Elegant Tern??????????????????????
    *? Black Skimmer?????????????????????
    *? Rock Pigeon???????????????????????
    *? Band-tailed Pigeon????????????????
    *? Eurasian Collared-Dove????????????
    *? Spotted Dove??????????????????????
    *? Mourning Dove?????????????????????
    *? Inca Dove?????????????????????????
    *? Common Ground-Dove????????????????
    *? Red-crowned Parrot????????????????
    *? Greater Roadrunner????????????????
    *? Barn Owl??????????????????????????
    *? Flammulated Owl???????????????????
    *? Western Screech-Owl???????????????
    *? Great Horned Owl??????????????????
    *? Northern Pygmy-Owl????????????????
    *? Burrowing Owl?????????????????????
    *? Spotted Owl???????????????????????
    *? Long-eared Owl????????????????????
    *? Northern Saw-whet Owl?????????????
    *? Lesser Nighthawk??????????????????
    *? Common Poorwill???????????????????
    *? Vaux's Swift??????????????????????
    *? White-throated Swift??????????????
    *? Black-chinned Hummingbird?????????
    *? Anna's Hummingbird????????????????
    *? Costa's Hummingbird???????????????
    *? Calliope Hummingbird??????????????
    *? Rufous Hummingbird????????????????
    *? Allen's Hummingbird???????????????
    *? Belted Kingfisher?????????????????
    *? Lewis's Woodpecker????????????????
    *? Acorn Woodpecker??????????????????
    *? Williamson's Sapsucker????????????
    *? Red-breasted Sapsucker?????
    *? Ladder-backed Woodpecker??????????
    *? Nuttall's Woodpecker??????????????
    *? Downy Woodpecker??????????????????
    *? Hairy Woodpecker??????????????????
    *? White-headed Woodpecker???????????
    *? Northern Flicker??????????????????
    *? Olive-sided Flycatcher????????????
    *? Western Wood-Pewee????????????????
    *? Hammond's Flycatcher??????????????
    *? Gray Flycatcher???????????????????
    *? Dusky Flycatcher??????????????????
    *? Pacific-slope Flycatcher??????????
    *? Black Phoebe??????????????????????
    *? Say's Phoebe
    *? Vermilion Flycatcher?????????????????????
    *? Ash-throated Flycatcher???????????
    *? Cassin's Kingbird?????????????????
    *? Western Kingbird??????????????????
    *? Loggerhead Shrike?????????????????
    *? Bell's Vireo??????????????????????
    *? Cassin's Vireo????????????????????
    *? Hutton's Vireo????????????????????
    *? Warbling Vireo
    *? Steller's Jay?????????????????????
    *? Western Scrub-Jay?????????????????
    *? Clark's Nutcracker????????????????
    *? American Crow?????????????????????
    *? Common Raven??????????????????????
    *? Horned Lark???????????????????????
    *? Tree Swallow??????????????????????
    *? Violet-green Swallow??????????????
    *? Northern Rough-winged Swallow?????
    *? Bank Swallow??????????????????????
    *? Cliff Swallow?????????????????????
    *? Barn Swallow??????????????????????
    *? Mountain Chickadee????????????????
    *? Oak Titmouse??????????????????????
    *? Verdin????????????????????????????
    *? Bushtit???????????????????????????
    *? Red-breasted Nuthatch?????????????
    *? White-breasted Nuthatch???????????
    *? Pygmy Nuthatch????????????????????
    *? Brown Creeper?????????????????????
    *? Cactus Wren???????????????????????
    *? Rock Wren?????????????????????????
    *? Canyon Wren???????????????????????
    *? Bewick's Wren?????????????????????
    *? House Wren????????????????????????
    *? Marsh Wren????????????????????????
    *? American Dipper???????????????????
    *? Ruby-crowned Kinglet??????????????
    *? Blue-gray Gnatcatcher?????????????
    *? California Gnatcatcher????????????
    *? Western Bluebird??????????????????
    *? Townsend's Solitaire??????????????
    *? Swainson's Thrush?????????????????
    *? Hermit Thrush?????????????????????
    *? American Robin????????????????????
    *? Varied Thrush
    *? Wrentit???????????????????????????
    *? Northern Mockingbird??????????????
    *? California Thrasher???????????????
    *? LeConte's Thrasher???????????????
    *? European Starling?????????????????
    *? Red-throated Pipit
    *? American Pipit????????????????????
    *? Cedar Waxwing?????????????????????
    *? Phainopepla???????????????????????
    *? Orange-crowned Warbler????????????
    *? Nashville Warbler?????????????????
    *? Yellow Warbler????????????????????
    *? Yellow-rumped Warbler?????????????
    *? Black-throated Gray Warbler???????
    *? Townsend's Warbler????????????????
    *? Hermit Warbler????????????????????
    *? MacGillivray's Warbler????????????
    *? Common Yellowthroat???????????????
    *? Wilson's Warbler??????????????????
    *? Yellow-breasted Chat??????????????
    *? Western Tanager???????????????????
    *? Green-tailed Towhee???????????????
    *? Spotted Towhee????????????????????
    *? California Towhee?????????????????
    *? Rufous-crowned Sparrow????????????
    *? Chipping Sparrow??????????????????
    *? Black-chinned Sparrow
    *? Lark Sparrow??????????????????????
    *? Black-throated Sparrow????????????
    *? Bell's Sparrow belli and canescens??
    *? Savannah Sparrow??????????????????
    *? Grasshopper Sparrow???????????????
    *? Fox Sparrow???????????????????????
    *? Song Sparrow??????????????????????
    *? Lincoln's Sparrow?????????????????
    *? White-throated Sparrow????????????
    *? White-crowned Sparrow?????????????
    *? Golden-crowned Sparrow????????????
    *? Dark-eyed Junco???????????????????
    *? Black-headed Grosbeak?????????????
    *? Blue Grosbeak?????????????????????
    *? Lazuli Bunting????????????????????
    *? Red-winged Blackbird??????????????
    *? Tricolored Blackbird??????????????
    *? Western Meadowlark????????????????
    *? Yellow-headed Blackbird???????????
    *? Brewer's Blackbird????????????????
    *? Great-tailed Grackle??????????????
    *? Brown-headed Cowbird??
    *? Hooded Oriole?????????????????????
    *? Bullock's Oriole??????????????????
    *? Scott's Oriole????????????????????
    *? Purple Finch??????????????????????
    *? Cassin's Finch????????????????????
    *? House Finch???????????????????????
    *? Red Crossbill?????????????????????
    *? Pine Siskin???????????????????????
    *? Lesser Goldfinch??????????????????
    *? Lawrence's Goldfinch??????????????
    *? American Goldfinch????????????????
    *? House Sparrow?????????????????????
    *? Scaly-breasted Munia
    
    More to follow soon!
    
    Regards,
    
    Lance
    
    Lance Benner
    Altadena, CA
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  7. ABC: 268 species LINK
    DATE: May 1, 2016 @ 6:16pm, 3 day(s) ago
    All,
    
    Kathi and I got golden eagle on the San Gabriel Mointains near Red Box Gap, bringing our total to 268.
    
    There were also flocks of Vaux's swifts going west, some as low as eye level.
    
    Regards,
    
    Lance
    
    Lance Benner
    
    Altadena, CA
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  9. ABC update: 267 species LINK
    DATE: May 1, 2016 @ 4:54pm, 3 day(s) ago
    All,
    
    We've added snowy plover, Clark's nutcracker, and varied thrush. The thrush was reported by Pamela Stones in the Antelope Valley.
    
    Thank you,
    
    Lance
    
    Lance Benner
    
    Altadena, CA
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  11. 2 Snowy Plovers @ Dockweiler this afternoon LINK
    DATE: May 1, 2016 @ 4:38pm, 3 day(s) ago
    If it is still needed for the ABC count, I found 2 snowy plovers at Dockweiler. First found in the plover pen, then they flushed when a big airplane flew overhead, and went about 50 yards north. https://www.flickr.com/photos/34061022@N07/26760427015/in/datetaken-public/
    Kevin Lapp Culver City, CA
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  13. RE: [LACoBirds] Red-throated Pipit, San Clemente Island LINK
    DATE: May 1, 2016 @ 3:39pm, 3 day(s) ago
    Not sure why this hasn't been posted yet, but a Red-throated Pipit was found at Big Bear Lake this morning by Eric Tipton, and Michael Woodruff found a second one about 15 minutes ago. The area of shoreline where the birds were seen can be accessed from behind the Vons in Big Bear City.
    
    Tom Benson?
    San Bernardino, CA?
    
    Sent from my Sprint Samsung Galaxy S® 6.
    
    -------- Original message --------
    From: "Justyn Stahl justyn.stahl@... [LACoBirds]"
    Date: 5/1/16 3:09 PM (GMT-08:00)
    To: lacobirds , calbirds@yahoogroups.com
    Subject: [LACoBirds] Red-throated Pipit, San Clemente Island
    
    Today, 1 May 2016, I found and photographed a Red-throated Pipit on San Clemente Island. Looking at eBird, I see just one other May record for California: 9 May 2007, Del Norte Co.
    
    Photos in checklist:
    http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29338240
    
    Cheers,
    
    Justyn Stahl
    
    San Clemente Island
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  15. Red-throated Pipit, San Clemente Island LINK
    DATE: May 1, 2016 @ 3:09pm, 3 day(s) ago
    Today, 1 May 2016, I found and photographed a Red-throated Pipit on San Clemente Island. Looking at eBird, I see just one other May record for California: 9 May 2007, Del Norte Co.
    
    Photos in checklist:
    http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29338240
    
    Cheers,
    
    Justyn Stahl
    
    San Clemente Island
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  17. ABC Update: 264 species LINK
    DATE: May 1, 2016 @ 1:42pm, 3 day(s) ago
    Ruth Gravance has reported Scott's Oriole from Crystalaire.
    
    But the really surprising bird today is a red throated pipit photographed on San Clemente Island by Justyn Stahl. Amazing! Very unusual in the spring.
    
    264 species!
    
    Lance Benner
    
    Altadena, CA
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  19. ABC Update: 262 species LINK
    DATE: May 1, 2016 @ 10:06am, 3 day(s) ago
    All,
    
    We've added American bittern, northern saw-whet owl, and solitary sandpiper since my update last night and our total is now 262 species.? We know there are teams out searching so we expect the total to grow.? In the meantime, here are the species we've recorded previously that we have yet to find this weekend:
    
    #? Canvasback????????????????????????
    #? Greater Scaup
    #? White-winged Scoter
    #? Black Scoter??????????????????????
    #? Long-tailed Duck??????????????????
    #? Common Goldeneye??????????????????
    #? Yellow-billed Loon????????????????
    #? Black-footed albatross????????????
    #? Northern Fulmar???????????????????
    #? Black-vented Shearwater???????????
    #? Golden Eagle??????????????????????
    #? Crested Caracara
    #? Merlin????????????????????????????
    #? Prairie Falcon????????????????????
    #? Sandhill Crane
    #? Snowy Plover??????????????????????
    #? Long-billed Curlew????????????????
    #? Red Knot??????????????????????????
    #? Semipalmated Sandpiper????????????
    #? Baird's Sandpiper?????????????????
    #? Ruff
    #? Stilt Sandpiper???????????????????
    #? Red Phalarope?????????????????????
    #? Laughing Gull?????????????????????
    #? Sabine's Gull?????????????????????
    #? Mew Gull??????????????????????????
    #? Thayer's Gull?????????????????????
    #? Glaucous Gull?????????????????????
    #? Black Tern????????????????????????
    #? Common Tern???????????????????????
    #? Pomarine Jaeger???????????????????
    #? Parasitic Jaeger??????????????????
    #? Common Murre
    #? Scripps's Murrelet???
    #? Cassin's Auklet???????????????????
    #? Rhinoceros Auklet?????????????????
    #? White-winged Dove?????????????????
    #? Red-naped Sapsucker
    #? Dusky-capped Flycatcher
    #? Tropical Kingbird?????????????????
    #? Thick-billed Kingbird?????????????
    #? Plumbeous Vireo???????????????????
    #? Clark's Nutcracker????????????????
    #? Purple Martin?????????????????????
    #? Golden-crowned Kinglet????????????
    #? Mountain Bluebird
    #? Northern Waterthrush
    #? Tennessee Warbler?????????????????
    #? Northern Parula???????????????????
    #? Chestnut-sided Warbler????????????
    #? Palm Warbler??????????????????????
    #? Black-and-white Warbler???????????
    #? American Redstart?????????????????
    #? Painted Redstart??????????????????
    #? Hooded Warbler????????????????????
    #? Hepatic Tanager
    #? Summer Tanager????????????????????
    #? Clay-colored Sparrow??????????????
    #? Brewer's Sparrow????
    #? Field Sparrow?????????????
    #? Vesper Sparrow????????????
    #? Swamp Sparrow
    #? Harris' Sparrow???????????????????
    #? Indigo Bunting
    #? Orchard Oriole???????????
    #? Baltimore Oriole
    #? Scott's Oriole????????????????????
    #? Evening Grosbeak????????????
    
    Of course, there could be others that aren't on this list such as the gray catbird.
    
    Among the ones we havent found yet, the most notable misses so far have been (in no particular order) Scott's oriole, Clark's nutcracker, golden eagle, prairie falcon, merlin, summer tanager, palm warbler, tropical kingbird, any alcid, any jaeger, long-billed curlew, black tern, plumbeous vireo, golden-crowned kinglet, and Brewer's sparrow.?
    
    Sea watches could be productive: conditions look much better today than they were yesterday.? A search at Quail Lake could also be really helpful--in past years, we've usually gotten some species there that were found nowhere else.? To date, we haven't received any reports this weekend from Quail Lake.?
    
    Thanks again, and let's go find more birds!
    
    --Lance
    
    Lance Benner
    Altadena, CA
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  21. ABC Update: 259 species LINK
    DATE: Apr 30, 2016, 5 day(s) ago
    All,
    
    We've added three more species and our total is now up to 259.? Once again, here is our ever-shortening list of missing species:
    
    #? Canvasback????????????????????????
    #? Greater Scaup
    #? White-winged Scoter
    #? Black Scoter??????????????????????
    #? Long-tailed Duck??????????????????
    #? Common Goldeneye??????????????????
    #? Yellow-billed Loon????????????????
    #? Black-footed albatross????????????
    #? Northern Fulmar???????????????????
    #? Black-vented Shearwater???????????
    #? American Bittern??????????????????
    #? Golden Eagle??????????????????????
    #? Crested Caracara
    #? Merlin????????????????????????????
    #? Prairie Falcon????????????????????
    #? Sandhill Crane
    #? Snowy Plover??????????????????????
    #? Solitary Sandpiper????????????????
    #? Long-billed Curlew????????????????
    #? Red Knot??????????????????????????
    #? Semipalmated Sandpiper????????????
    #? Baird's Sandpiper?????????????????
    #? Ruff
    #? Stilt Sandpiper???????????????????
    #? Red Phalarope?????????????????????
    #? Laughing Gull?????????????????????
    #? Sabine's Gull?????????????????????
    #? Mew Gull??????????????????????????
    #? Thayer's Gull?????????????????????
    #? Glaucous Gull?????????????????????
    #? Black Tern????????????????????????
    #? Common Tern???????????????????????
    #? Pomarine Jaeger???????????????????
    #? Parasitic Jaeger??????????????????
    #? Common Murre
    #? Scripps's Murrelet???
    #? Cassin's Auklet???????????????????
    #? Rhinoceros Auklet?????????????????
    #? White-winged Dove?????????????????
    #? Northern Saw-whet Owl?????????????
    #? Red-naped Sapsucker
    #? Dusky-capped Flycatcher
    #? Tropical Kingbird?????????????????
    #? Thick-billed Kingbird?????????????
    #? Plumbeous Vireo???????????????????
    #? Clark's Nutcracker????????????????
    #? Purple Martin?????????????????????
    #? Golden-crowned Kinglet????????????
    #? Mountain Bluebird
    #? Northern Waterthrush
    #? Tennessee Warbler?????????????????
    #? Northern Parula???????????????????
    #? Chestnut-sided Warbler????????????
    #? Palm Warbler??????????????????????
    #? Black-and-white Warbler???????????
    #? American Redstart?????????????????
    #? Painted Redstart??????????????????
    #? Hooded Warbler????????????????????
    #? Hepatic Tanager
    #? Summer Tanager????????????????????
    #? Clay-colored Sparrow??????????????
    #? Brewer's Sparrow????
    #? Field Sparrow?????????????
    #? Vesper Sparrow????????????
    #? Swamp Sparrow
    #? Harris' Sparrow???????????????????
    #? Indigo Bunting
    #? Orchard Oriole???????????
    #? Baltimore Oriole
    #? Scott's Oriole????????????????????
    #? Evening Grosbeak??????????
    
    There are still some relatively common birds on the list.?
    
    Here's the list of species that we've found:
    
    *? Greater White-fronted Goose?????
    *? Snow Goose??????????????????????
    *? Ross's Goose
    *? Brant????????????????????????????
    *? Cackling Goose???????????????????
    *? Canada Goose?????????????????????
    *? Wood Duck????????????????????????
    *? Gadwall??????????????????????????
    *? American Wigeon??????????????????
    *? Mallard???????????????????????????
    *? Blue-winged Teal??????????????????
    *? Cinnamon Teal?????????????????????
    *? Northern Shoveler?????????????????
    *? Northern Pintail??????????????????
    *? Green-winged Teal?????????????????
    *? Redhead???????????????????????????
    *? Ring-necked Duck??????????????????
    *? Lesser Scaup??????????????????????
    *? Surf Scoter???????????????????????
    *? Bufflehead????????????????????????
    *? Hooded Merganser??????????????????
    *? Common Merganser??????????????????
    *? Red-breasted Merganser????????????
    *? Ruddy Duck????????????????????????
    *? Chukar????????????????????????????
    *? Mountain Quail????????????????????
    *? California Quail??????????????????
    *? Gambel's Quail????????????????????
    *? Red-throated Loon?????????????????
    *? Pacific Loon??????????????????????
    *? Common Loon???????????????????????
    *? Pied-billed Grebe?????????????????
    *? Horned Grebe??????????????????????
    *? Eared Grebe???????????????????????
    *? Western Grebe?????????????????????
    *? Clark's Grebe?????????????????????
    *? Pink-footed Shearwater????????????
    *? Sooty Shearwater??????????????????
    *? American White Pelican????????????
    *? Brown Pelican?????????????????????
    *? Brandt's Cormorant????????????????
    *? Neotropic Cormorant
    *? Double-crested Cormorant??????????
    *? Pelagic Cormorant?????????????????
    *? Least Bittern?????????????????????
    *? Great Blue Heron??????????????????
    *? Great Egret???????????????????????
    *? Snowy Egret???????????????????????
    *? Cattle Egret??????????????????????
    *? Green Heron???????????????????????
    *? Black-crowned Night-Heron?????????
    *? White-faced Ibis??????????????????
    *? Turkey Vulture
    *? Osprey????????????????????????????
    *? White-tailed Kite?????????????????
    *? Northern Harrier??????????????????
    *? Sharp-shinned Hawk????????????????
    *? Cooper's Hawk?????????????????????
    *? Red-shouldered Hawk???????????????
    *? Swainson's Hawk???????????????????
    *? Red-tailed Hawk???????????????????
    *? Ferruginous Hawk??????????????????
    *? Bald Eagle
    *? American Kestrel??????????????????
    *? Peregrine Falcon??????????????????
    *? Virginia Rail?????????????????????
    *? Sora??????????????????????????????
    *? Ridgeway's Rail
    *? Common Gallinule??????????????????
    *? American Coot?????????????????????
    *? Black-bellied Plover??????????????
    *? Pacific Golden-Plover?????????????
    *? Semipalmated Plover???????????????
    *? Killdeer??????????????????????????
    *? Black Oystercatcher???????????????
    *? Black-necked Stilt????????????????
    *? American Avocet???????????????????
    *? Spotted Sandpiper?????????????????
    *? Wandering Tattler?????????????????
    *? Greater Yellowlegs????????????????
    *? Willet????????????????????????????
    *? Lesser Yellowlegs?????????????????
    *? Whimbrel??????????????????????????
    *? Marbled Godwit????????????????????
    *? Ruddy Turnstone????????????
    *? Black Turnstone???????????????????
    *? Surfbird??????????????????????????
    *? Sanderling????????????????????????
    *? Western Sandpiper?????????????????
    *? Least Sandpiper???????????????????
    *? Dunlin????????????????????????????
    *? Short-billed Dowitcher????????????
    *? Long-billed Dowitcher?????????????
    *? Wilson's Snipe????????????????????
    *? Wilson's Phalarope????????????????
    *? Red-necked Phalarope??????????????
    *? Franklin's Gull???????????????????
    *? Bonaparte's Gull??????????????????
    *? Heermann's Gull???????????????????
    *? Ring-billed Gull??????????????????
    *? California Gull???????????????????
    *? Herring Gull??????????????????????
    *? Western Gull??????????????????????
    *? Glaucous-winged Gull??????????????
    *? Least Tern????????????????????????
    *? Caspian Tern??????????????????????
    *? Forster's Tern????????????????????
    *? Royal Tern????????????????????????
    *? Elegant Tern??????????????????????
    *? Black Skimmer?????????????????????
    *? Rock Pigeon???????????????????????
    *? Band-tailed Pigeon????????????????
    *? Eurasian Collared-Dove????????????
    *? Spotted Dove??????????????????????
    *? Mourning Dove?????????????????????
    *? Inca Dove?????????????????????????
    *? Common Ground-Dove????????????????
    *? Red-crowned Parrot????????????????
    *? Greater Roadrunner????????????????
    *? Barn Owl??????????????????????????
    *? Flammulated Owl???????????????????
    *? Western Screech-Owl???????????????
    *? Great Horned Owl??????????????????
    *? Northern Pygmy-Owl????????????????
    *? Burrowing Owl?????????????????????
    *? Spotted Owl???????????????????????
    *? Long-eared Owl????????????????????
    *? Lesser Nighthawk??????????????????
    *? Common Poorwill???????????????????
    *? Vaux's Swift??????????????????????
    *? White-throated Swift??????????????
    *? Black-chinned Hummingbird?????????
    *? Anna's Hummingbird????????????????
    *? Costa's Hummingbird???????????????
    *? Calliope Hummingbird??????????????
    *? Rufous Hummingbird????????????????
    *? Allen's Hummingbird???????????????
    *? Belted Kingfisher?????????????????
    *? Lewis's Woodpecker????????????????
    *? Acorn Woodpecker??????????????????
    *? Williamson's Sapsucker????????????
    *? Red-breasted Sapsucker?????
    *? Ladder-backed Woodpecker??????????
    *? Nuttall's Woodpecker??????????????
    *? Downy Woodpecker??????????????????
    *? Hairy Woodpecker??????????????????
    *? White-headed Woodpecker???????????
    *? Northern Flicker??????????????????
    *? Olive-sided Flycatcher????????????
    *? Western Wood-Pewee????????????????
    *? Hammond's Flycatcher??????????????
    *? Gray Flycatcher???????????????????
    *? Dusky Flycatcher??????????????????
    *? Pacific-slope Flycatcher??????????
    *? Black Phoebe??????????????????????
    *? Say's Phoebe
    *? Vermilion Flycatcher?????????????????????
    *? Ash-throated Flycatcher???????????
    *? Cassin's Kingbird?????????????????
    *? Western Kingbird??????????????????
    *? Loggerhead Shrike?????????????????
    *? Bell's Vireo??????????????????????
    *? Cassin's Vireo????????????????????
    *? Hutton's Vireo????????????????????
    *? Warbling Vireo
    *? Steller's Jay?????????????????????
    *? Western Scrub-Jay?????????????????
    *? American Crow?????????????????????
    *? Common Raven??????????????????????
    *? Horned Lark???????????????????????
    *? Tree Swallow??????????????????????
    *? Violet-green Swallow??????????????
    *? Northern Rough-winged Swallow?????
    *? Bank Swallow??????????????????????
    *? Cliff Swallow?????????????????????
    *? Barn Swallow??????????????????????
    *? Mountain Chickadee????????????????
    *? Oak Titmouse??????????????????????
    *? Verdin????????????????????????????
    *? Bushtit???????????????????????????
    *? Red-breasted Nuthatch?????????????
    *? White-breasted Nuthatch???????????
    *? Pygmy Nuthatch????????????????????
    *? Brown Creeper?????????????????????
    *? Cactus Wren???????????????????????
    *? Rock Wren?????????????????????????
    *? Canyon Wren???????????????????????
    *? Bewick's Wren?????????????????????
    *? House Wren????????????????????????
    *? Marsh Wren????????????????????????
    *? American Dipper???????????????????
    *? Ruby-crowned Kinglet??????????????
    *? Blue-gray Gnatcatcher?????????????
    *? California Gnatcatcher????????????
    *? Western Bluebird??????????????????
    *? Townsend's Solitaire??????????????
    *? Swainson's Thrush?????????????????
    *? Hermit Thrush?????????????????????
    *? American Robin????????????????????
    *? Wrentit???????????????????????????
    *? Northern Mockingbird??????????????
    *? California Thrasher???????????????
    *? LeConte's Thrasher???????????????
    *? European Starling?????????????????
    *? American Pipit????????????????????
    *? Cedar Waxwing?????????????????????
    *? Phainopepla???????????????????????
    *? Orange-crowned Warbler????????????
    *? Nashville Warbler?????????????????
    *? Yellow Warbler????????????????????
    *? Yellow-rumped Warbler?????????????
    *? Black-throated Gray Warbler???????
    *? Townsend's Warbler????????????????
    *? Hermit Warbler????????????????????
    *? MacGillivray's Warbler????????????
    *? Common Yellowthroat???????????????
    *? Wilson's Warbler??????????????????
    *? Yellow-breasted Chat??????????????
    *? Western Tanager???????????????????
    *? Green-tailed Towhee???????????????
    *? Spotted Towhee????????????????????
    *? California Towhee?????????????????
    *? Rufous-crowned Sparrow????????????
    *? Chipping Sparrow??????????????????
    *? Black-chinned Sparrow
    *? Lark Sparrow??????????????????????
    *? Black-throated Sparrow????????????
    *? Bell's Sparrow belli and canescens??
    *? Savannah Sparrow??????????????????
    *? Grasshopper Sparrow???????????????
    *? Fox Sparrow???????????????????????
    *? Song Sparrow??????????????????????
    *? Lincoln's Sparrow?????????????????
    *? White-throated Sparrow????????????
    *? White-crowned Sparrow?????????????
    *? Golden-crowned Sparrow????????????
    *? Dark-eyed Junco???????????????????
    *? Black-headed Grosbeak?????????????
    *? Blue Grosbeak?????????????????????
    *? Lazuli Bunting????????????????????
    *? Red-winged Blackbird??????????????
    *? Tricolored Blackbird??????????????
    *? Western Meadowlark????????????????
    *? Yellow-headed Blackbird???????????
    *? Brewer's Blackbird????????????????
    *? Great-tailed Grackle??????????????
    *? Brown-headed Cowbird??
    *? Hooded Oriole?????????????????????
    *? Bullock's Oriole??????????????????
    *? Purple Finch??????????????????????
    *? Cassin's Finch????????????????????
    *? House Finch???????????????????????
    *? Red Crossbill?????????????????????
    *? Pine Siskin???????????????????????
    *? Lesser Goldfinch??????????????????
    *? Lawrence's Goldfinch??????????????
    *? American Goldfinch????????????????
    *? House Sparrow?????????????????????
    *? Scaly-breasted Munia
    
    If there are more reports overnight then I'll circulate another update? before we head into the field tomorrow morning.
    
    Regards,
    
    Lance
    
    Lance Benner
    Altadena
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  23. ABC Update: 256 species LINK
    DATE: Apr 30, 2016, 5 day(s) ago
    Hi Everyone,
    
    We've tallied six more species since my last email:
    
    sharp-shinned hawk
    Pacific golden-plover
    chukar
    Gambel's quail
    hooded merganser
    American dipper
    
    The golden-plover, chukar, and quail were all reported by Justyn Stahl on San Clemente Island.? The Pacific golden-plover is only the second we've found since the ABC event started in 2003.
    
    The dipper is a real relief because there were lengthy searches during the last two days for this species, including one that Kathi and I did in the rain on the West Fork of the San Gabriel River today.? Kudos also to Walter Lamb and Nancy Bruce Strang for their heroic efforts with this species.?? The dipper was reported in eBird by Jessica Burton in the creek along the Mt. Baldy road.
    
    To help concentrate searches on Sunday, here's the list of species we're missing:
    
    #? Canvasback????????????????????????
    #? Ring-necked Duck??????????????????
    #? Greater Scaup
    #? White-winged Scoter
    #? Black Scoter??????????????????????
    #? Long-tailed Duck??????????????????
    #? Common Goldeneye??????????????????
    #? Yellow-billed Loon????????????????
    #? Black-footed albatross????????????
    #? Northern Fulmar???????????????????
    #? Black-vented Shearwater???????????
    #? American Bittern??????????????????
    #? Golden Eagle??????????????????????
    #? Crested Caracara
    #? Merlin????????????????????????????
    #? Prairie Falcon????????????????????
    #? Sandhill Crane
    #? Snowy Plover??????????????????????
    #? Solitary Sandpiper????????????????
    #? Long-billed Curlew????????????????
    #? Red Knot??????????????????????????
    #? Semipalmated Sandpiper????????????
    #? Baird's Sandpiper?????????????????
    #? Ruff
    #? Stilt Sandpiper???????????????????
    #? Red Phalarope?????????????????????
    #? Laughing Gull?????????????????????
    #? Sabine's Gull?????????????????????
    #? Mew Gull??????????????????????????
    #? Thayer's Gull?????????????????????
    #? Glaucous Gull?????????????????????
    #? Black Tern????????????????????????
    #? Common Tern???????????????????????
    #? Pomarine Jaeger???????????????????
    #? Parasitic Jaeger??????????????????
    #? Common Murre
    #? Scripps's Murrelet???
    #? Cassin's Auklet???????????????????
    #? Rhinoceros Auklet?????????????????
    #? White-winged Dove?????????????????
    #? Long-eared Owl????????????????????
    #? Northern Saw-whet Owl?????????????
    #? Lesser Nighthawk??????????????????
    #? Red-naped Sapsucker
    #? Dusky-capped Flycatcher
    #? Tropical Kingbird?????????????????
    #? Thick-billed Kingbird?????????????
    #? Plumbeous Vireo???????????????????
    #? Clark's Nutcracker????????????????
    #? Purple Martin?????????????????????
    #? Golden-crowned Kinglet????????????
    #? Mountain Bluebird
    #? Northern Waterthrush
    #? Tennessee Warbler?????????????????
    #? Northern Parula???????????????????
    #? Chestnut-sided Warbler????????????
    #? Palm Warbler??????????????????????
    #? Black-and-white Warbler???????????
    #? American Redstart?????????????????
    #? Painted Redstart??????????????????
    #? Hooded Warbler????????????????????
    #? Hepatic Tanager
    #? Summer Tanager????????????????????
    #? Clay-colored Sparrow??????????????
    #? Brewer's Sparrow????
    #? Field Sparrow?????????????
    #? Vesper Sparrow????????????
    #? Swamp Sparrow
    #? Harris' Sparrow???????????????????
    #? Indigo Bunting
    #? Orchard Oriole???????????
    #? Baltimore Oriole
    #? Scott's Oriole????????????????????
    #? Evening Grosbeak??????
    
    It turns out that there were two solitary sandpipers at a sag pond on Gorman Post Road (near Quail Lake) on April 27 that might still be in the area.? If someone heads up there, please check.?
    
    Here are the species that we've found:
    
    *? Greater White-fronted Goose?????
    *? Snow Goose??????????????????????
    *? Ross's Goose
    *? Brant????????????????????????????
    *? Cackling Goose???????????????????
    *? Canada Goose?????????????????????
    *? Wood Duck????????????????????????
    *? Gadwall??????????????????????????
    *? American Wigeon??????????????????
    *? Mallard???????????????????????????
    *? Blue-winged Teal??????????????????
    *? Cinnamon Teal?????????????????????
    *? Northern Shoveler?????????????????
    *? Northern Pintail??????????????????
    *? Green-winged Teal?????????????????
    *? Redhead???????????????????????????
    *? Lesser Scaup??????????????????????
    *? Surf Scoter???????????????????????
    *? Bufflehead????????????????????????
    *? Hooded Merganser??????????????????
    *? Common Merganser??????????????????
    *? Red-breasted Merganser????????????
    *? Ruddy Duck????????????????????????
    *? Chukar????????????????????????????
    *? Mountain Quail????????????????????
    *? California Quail??????????????????
    *? Gambel's Quail????????????????????
    *? Red-throated Loon?????????????????
    *? Pacific Loon??????????????????????
    *? Common Loon???????????????????????
    *? Pied-billed Grebe?????????????????
    *? Horned Grebe??????????????????????
    *? Eared Grebe???????????????????????
    *? Western Grebe?????????????????????
    *? Clark's Grebe?????????????????????
    *? Pink-footed Shearwater????????????
    *? Sooty Shearwater??????????????????
    *? American White Pelican????????????
    *? Brown Pelican?????????????????????
    *? Brandt's Cormorant????????????????
    *? Neotropic Cormorant
    *? Double-crested Cormorant??????????
    *? Pelagic Cormorant?????????????????
    *? Least Bittern?????????????????????
    *? Great Blue Heron??????????????????
    *? Great Egret???????????????????????
    *? Snowy Egret???????????????????????
    *? Cattle Egret??????????????????????
    *? Green Heron???????????????????????
    *? Black-crowned Night-Heron?????????
    *? White-faced Ibis??????????????????
    *? Turkey Vulture
    *? Osprey????????????????????????????
    *? White-tailed Kite?????????????????
    *? Northern Harrier??????????????????
    *? Sharp-shinned Hawk????????????????
    *? Cooper's Hawk?????????????????????
    *? Red-shouldered Hawk???????????????
    *? Swainson's Hawk???????????????????
    *? Red-tailed Hawk???????????????????
    *? Ferruginous Hawk??????????????????
    *? Bald Eagle
    *? American Kestrel??????????????????
    *? Peregrine Falcon??????????????????
    *? Virginia Rail?????????????????????
    *? Sora??????????????????????????????
    *? Ridgeway's Rail
    *? Common Gallinule??????????????????
    *? American Coot?????????????????????
    *? Black-bellied Plover??????????????
    *? Pacific Golden-Plover?????????????
    *? Semipalmated Plover???????????????
    *? Killdeer??????????????????????????
    *? Black Oystercatcher???????????????
    *? Black-necked Stilt????????????????
    *? American Avocet???????????????????
    *? Spotted Sandpiper?????????????????
    *? Wandering Tattler?????????????????
    *? Greater Yellowlegs????????????????
    *? Willet????????????????????????????
    *? Lesser Yellowlegs?????????????????
    *? Whimbrel??????????????????????????
    *? Marbled Godwit????????????????????
    *? Ruddy Turnstone????????????
    *? Black Turnstone???????????????????
    *? Surfbird??????????????????????????
    *? Sanderling????????????????????????
    *? Western Sandpiper?????????????????
    *? Least Sandpiper???????????????????
    *? Dunlin????????????????????????????
    *? Short-billed Dowitcher????????????
    *? Long-billed Dowitcher?????????????
    *? Wilson's Snipe????????????????????
    *? Wilson's Phalarope????????????????
    *? Red-necked Phalarope??????????????
    *? Franklin's Gull???????????????????
    *? Bonaparte's Gull??????????????????
    *? Heermann's Gull???????????????????
    *? Ring-billed Gull??????????????????
    *? California Gull???????????????????
    *? Herring Gull??????????????????????
    *? Western Gull??????????????????????
    *? Glaucous-winged Gull??????????????
    *? Least Tern????????????????????????
    *? Caspian Tern??????????????????????
    *? Forster's Tern????????????????????
    *? Royal Tern????????????????????????
    *? Elegant Tern??????????????????????
    *? Black Skimmer?????????????????????
    *? Rock Pigeon???????????????????????
    *? Band-tailed Pigeon????????????????
    *? Eurasian Collared-Dove????????????
    *? Spotted Dove??????????????????????
    *? Mourning Dove?????????????????????
    *? Inca Dove?????????????????????????
    *? Common Ground-Dove????????????????
    *? Red-crowned Parrot????????????????
    *? Greater Roadrunner????????????????
    *? Barn Owl??????????????????????????
    *? Flammulated Owl???????????????????
    *? Western Screech-Owl???????????????
    *? Great Horned Owl??????????????????
    *? Northern Pygmy-Owl????????????????
    *? Burrowing Owl?????????????????????
    *? Spotted Owl???????????????????????
    *? Common Poorwill???????????????????
    *? Vaux's Swift??????????????????????
    *? White-throated Swift??????????????
    *? Black-chinned Hummingbird?????????
    *? Anna's Hummingbird????????????????
    *? Costa's Hummingbird???????????????
    *? Calliope Hummingbird??????????????
    *? Rufous Hummingbird????????????????
    *? Allen's Hummingbird???????????????
    *? Belted Kingfisher?????????????????
    *? Lewis's Woodpecker????????????????
    *? Acorn Woodpecker??????????????????
    *? Williamson's Sapsucker????????????
    *? Red-breasted Sapsucker?????
    *? Ladder-backed Woodpecker??????????
    *? Nuttall's Woodpecker??????????????
    *? Downy Woodpecker??????????????????
    *? Hairy Woodpecker??????????????????
    *? White-headed Woodpecker???????????
    *? Northern Flicker??????????????????
    *? Olive-sided Flycatcher????????????
    *? Western Wood-Pewee????????????????
    *? Hammond's Flycatcher??????????????
    *? Gray Flycatcher???????????????????
    *? Dusky Flycatcher??????????????????
    *? Pacific-slope Flycatcher??????????
    *? Black Phoebe??????????????????????
    *? Say's Phoebe
    *? Vermilion Flycatcher?????????????????????
    *? Ash-throated Flycatcher???????????
    *? Cassin's Kingbird?????????????????
    *? Western Kingbird??????????????????
    *? Loggerhead Shrike?????????????????
    *? Bell's Vireo??????????????????????
    *? Cassin's Vireo????????????????????
    *? Hutton's Vireo????????????????????
    *? Warbling Vireo
    *? Steller's Jay?????????????????????
    *? Western Scrub-Jay?????????????????
    *? American Crow?????????????????????
    *? Common Raven??????????????????????
    *? Horned Lark???????????????????????
    *? Tree Swallow??????????????????????
    *? Violet-green Swallow??????????????
    *? Northern Rough-winged Swallow?????
    *? Bank Swallow??????????????????????
    *? Cliff Swallow?????????????????????
    *? Barn Swallow??????????????????????
    *? Mountain Chickadee????????????????
    *? Oak Titmouse??????????????????????
    *? Verdin????????????????????????????
    *? Bushtit???????????????????????????
    *? Red-breasted Nuthatch?????????????
    *? White-breasted Nuthatch???????????
    *? Pygmy Nuthatch????????????????????
    *? Brown Creeper?????????????????????
    *? Cactus Wren???????????????????????
    *? Rock Wren?????????????????????????
    *? Canyon Wren???????????????????????
    *? Bewick's Wren?????????????????????
    *? House Wren????????????????????????
    *? Marsh Wren????????????????????????
    *? American Dipper???????????????????
    *? Ruby-crowned Kinglet??????????????
    *? Blue-gray Gnatcatcher?????????????
    *? California Gnatcatcher????????????
    *? Western Bluebird??????????????????
    *? Townsend's Solitaire??????????????
    *? Swainson's Thrush?????????????????
    *? Hermit Thrush?????????????????????
    *? American Robin????????????????????
    *? Wrentit???????????????????????????
    *? Northern Mockingbird??????????????
    *? California Thrasher???????????????
    *? LeConte's Thrasher???????????????
    *? European Starling?????????????????
    *? American Pipit????????????????????
    *? Cedar Waxwing?????????????????????
    *? Phainopepla???????????????????????
    *? Orange-crowned Warbler????????????
    *? Nashville Warbler?????????????????
    *? Yellow Warbler????????????????????
    *? Yellow-rumped Warbler?????????????
    *? Black-throated Gray Warbler???????
    *? Townsend's Warbler????????????????
    *? Hermit Warbler????????????????????
    *? MacGillivray's Warbler????????????
    *? Common Yellowthroat???????????????
    *? Wilson's Warbler??????????????????
    *? Yellow-breasted Chat??????????????
    *? Western Tanager???????????????????
    *? Green-tailed Towhee???????????????
    *? Spotted Towhee????????????????????
    *? California Towhee?????????????????
    *? Rufous-crowned Sparrow????????????
    *? Chipping Sparrow??????????????????
    *? Black-chinned Sparrow
    *? Lark Sparrow??????????????????????
    *? Black-throated Sparrow????????????
    *? Bell's Sparrow belli and canescens??
    *? Savannah Sparrow??????????????????
    *? Grasshopper Sparrow???????????????
    *? Fox Sparrow???????????????????????
    *? Song Sparrow??????????????????????
    *? Lincoln's Sparrow?????????????????
    *? White-throated Sparrow????????????
    *? White-crowned Sparrow?????????????
    *? Golden-crowned Sparrow????????????
    *? Dark-eyed Junco???????????????????
    *? Black-headed Grosbeak?????????????
    *? Blue Grosbeak?????????????????????
    *? Lazuli Bunting????????????????????
    *? Red-winged Blackbird??????????????
    *? Tricolored Blackbird??????????????
    *? Western Meadowlark????????????????
    *? Yellow-headed Blackbird???????????
    *? Brewer's Blackbird????????????????
    *? Great-tailed Grackle??????????????
    *? Brown-headed Cowbird??
    *? Hooded Oriole?????????????????????
    *? Bullock's Oriole??????????????????
    *? Purple Finch??????????????????????
    *? Cassin's Finch????????????????????
    *? House Finch???????????????????????
    *? Red Crossbill?????????????????????
    *? Pine Siskin???????????????????????
    *? Lesser Goldfinch??????????????????
    *? Lawrence's Goldfinch??????????????
    *? American Goldfinch????????????????
    *? House Sparrow?????????????????????
    *? Scaly-breasted Munia
    
    Keep 'em coming!
    
    Regards,
    
    Lance
    
    Lance Benner
    Altadena
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  25. Two Wandering Tattlers @ Playa LINK
    DATE: Apr 30, 2016, 5 day(s) ago
    Hello birders, Two Wandering Tattlers in beautiful breeding plumage were present today on the mid. jetty in Playa del Rey. If interested, here's the link to some of my photos: Playa del Rey (Apr. 30, 2016)
    
    Playa del Rey (Apr. 30, 2016) Taken in Playa del Rey, Los Angeles County, California on April 30, 2016.
    
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    Good birding, Alexander Viduetsky Valley Village, CA
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  27. 250 Species LINK
    DATE: Apr 30, 2016, 5 day(s) ago
    All,
    
    We added Lewis' woodpecker and Lark Sparrow so now we're up to 250!
    
    --Lance
    
    Lance Benner
    Altadena
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  29. Antelope Valley birds Friday LINK
    DATE: Apr 29, 2016, 6 day(s) ago
    1. Apollo Park was dripping with empids e.g.Gray & Dusky, one probable Hammonds, and several "sp?" flycatchers. One or two Western Wood Pewees (no Olive-sided Flycatchers), Say's & Black Phoebes. We looked extensively for Red Crossbills without success. We met Joe, who has not seen the Long eared Owls in a month. Warblers? Some Wilson's, Audubon's, Yellows, Townsend's, Black-throated Grays.
    2. The G Spot had a boring collection of Ring billed Gulls, Least & Western Sandpipers, etc.
    4. Lancaster Sewage Ponds: boring, but the two Redheads were nice.
    3. Piute Ponds (permit letter required) had many hundreds of swallows ?(Tree, Barn, N Rough-winged, Violet-green, Cliff, and a few Banks), a breeding plumage Cattle Egret. Other than Red-necked & Wilson's Phalaropes, the selection of shorebirds was quite limited here (and everywhere else). Bonaparte's Gulls here, but no Franklin's Gulls here, or elsewhere, today (we circled back a 2nd time, hoping to find some). A Peregrine Falcon put on quite a show, and I'm really mad at myself for having left the camera on the back seat of the car and not getting to it in time when the falcon came soaring over us.
    4. Prime Desert Woodlands (Ave K8 at 35th Street West): Wow, how come I never heard of this place? Joe told us about this place as a good location for Ladder backed Woodpecker. Of course, we did not find any there, but we got there at the end of the day. However, the Verdin was a treat. It had an interesting combination of birds you would expect in the coastal cities like California Thrasher and California Towhee combined with desert birds. The place has a wooden boardwalk that wanders through extensive sections of Joshua trees mixed in with junipers and cottonwoods. It's like walking on the boardwalk at Morongo Canyon, but without the water.
    
    Thomas Geza Miko
    653 S. Indian Hill Blvd.,?#C
    Claremont CA 91711
    
    http://www.tgmiko.com?
    
    Personal cell 909.241.3300
    Work cell 213.471.6001
    Office 213.351.7382
    Home?
    
    "What's the use of having dreams, if they can't be crushed?" Linda Belcher
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  31. Lark Sparrow --Pearblossom Park 4/30 LINK
    DATE: Apr 30, 2016 @ 1:41pm, 4 day(s) ago
    2 Lark Sparrows at the park today.
    
    Joyce Waterman
    
    Santa Monica
    
    Sent from my iPhone
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  33. ABC Update: 248 species LINK
    DATE: Apr 30, 2016 @ 1:19pm, 4 day(s) ago
    Hi Everyone,
    
    We've added several more species and our total is now 248.??? Additions since my last email were, in no particular order:
    
    pelagic cormorant
    Pacific loon
    Ferruginous hawk (Nebeker Ranch)
    wood duck
    red-breasted merganser
    
    We're still missing some common birds and some that are decidedly uncommon.? Here are species we've found in previous years that we haven't found yet this year:
    
    #? Canvasback????????????????????????
    #? Ring-necked Duck??????????????????
    #? Greater Scaup
    #? White-winged Scoter
    #? Black Scoter??????????????????????
    #? Long-tailed Duck??????????????????
    #? Common Goldeneye??????????????????
    #? Hooded Merganser??????????????????
    #? Chukar????????????????????????????
    #? Gambel's Quail????????????????????
    #? Yellow-billed Loon????????????????
    #? Black-footed albatross????????????
    #? Northern Fulmar???????????????????
    #? Black-vented Shearwater???????????
    #? American Bittern??????????????????
    #? Sharp-shinned Hawk????????????????
    #? Golden Eagle??????????????????????
    #? Crested Caracara
    #? Merlin????????????????????????????
    #? Prairie Falcon????????????????????
    #? Sandhill Crane
    #? Pacific Golden-Plover?????????????
    #? Snowy Plover??????????????????????
    #? Solitary Sandpiper????????????????
    #? Long-billed Curlew????????????????
    #? Red Knot??????????????????????????
    #? Semipalmated Sandpiper????????????
    #? Baird's Sandpiper?????????????????
    #? Ruff
    #? Stilt Sandpiper???????????????????
    #? Red Phalarope?????????????????????
    #? Laughing Gull?????????????????????
    #? Sabine's Gull?????????????????????
    #? Mew Gull??????????????????????????
    #? Thayer's Gull?????????????????????
    #? Glaucous Gull?????????????????????
    #? Black Tern????????????????????????
    #? Common Tern???????????????????????
    #? Pomarine Jaeger???????????????????
    #? Parasitic Jaeger??????????????????
    #? Common Murre
    #? Scripps's Murrelet???
    #? Cassin's Auklet???????????????????
    #? Rhinoceros Auklet?????????????????
    #? White-winged Dove?????????????????
    #? Long-eared Owl????????????????????
    #? Northern Saw-whet Owl?????????????
    #? Lesser Nighthawk??????????????????
    #? Lewis's Woodpecker????????????????
    #? Red-naped Sapsucker
    #? Dusky-capped Flycatcher
    #? Tropical Kingbird?????????????????
    #? Thick-billed Kingbird?????????????
    #? Plumbeous Vireo???????????????????
    #? Clark's Nutcracker????????????????
    #? Purple Martin?????????????????????
    #? American Dipper???????????????????
    #? Golden-crowned Kinglet????????????
    #? Mountain Bluebird
    #? Northern Waterthrush
    #? Tennessee Warbler?????????????????
    #? Northern Parula???????????????????
    #? Chestnut-sided Warbler????????????
    #? Palm Warbler??????????????????????
    #? Black-and-white Warbler???????????
    #? American Redstart?????????????????
    #? Painted Redstart??????????????????
    #? Hooded Warbler????????????????????
    #? Hepatic Tanager
    #? Summer Tanager????????????????????
    #? Clay-colored Sparrow??????????????
    #? Brewer's Sparrow????
    #? Field Sparrow?????????????
    #? Vesper Sparrow????????????
    #? Lark Sparrow??????????????????????
    #? Swamp Sparrow
    #? Harris' Sparrow???????????????????
    #? Indigo Bunting
    #? Orchard Oriole???????????
    #? Baltimore Oriole
    #? Scott's Oriole????????????????????
    #? Evening Grosbeak??????????????
    
    A few notes: Has anyone checked for Lewis' woodpecker at Vogel Flats?? What about the one in Claremont?
    
    Has anyone looked for the dusky-capped flycatcher?? The catbird?? Palm Warbler?? Recent clay-colored sparrows?
    
    Here's the list of everything that we've found:
    
    *? Greater White-fronted Goose?????
    *? Snow Goose??????????????????????
    *? Ross's Goose
    *? Brant????????????????????????????
    *? Cackling Goose???????????????????
    *? Canada Goose?????????????????????
    *? Wood Duck????????????????????????
    *? Gadwall??????????????????????????
    *? American Wigeon??????????????????
    *? Mallard???????????????????????????
    *? Blue-winged Teal??????????????????
    *? Cinnamon Teal?????????????????????
    *? Northern Shoveler?????????????????
    *? Northern Pintail??????????????????
    *? Green-winged Teal?????????????????
    *? Redhead???????????????????????????
    *? Lesser Scaup??????????????????????
    *? Surf Scoter???????????????????????
    *? Bufflehead????????????????????????
    *? Common Merganser??????????????????
    *? Red-breasted Merganser????????????
    *? Ruddy Duck????????????????????????
    *? Mountain Quail????????????????????
    *? California Quail??????????????????
    *? Red-throated Loon?????????????????
    *? Pacific Loon??????????????????????
    *? Common Loon???????????????????????
    *? Pied-billed Grebe?????????????????
    *? Horned Grebe??????????????????????
    *? Eared Grebe???????????????????????
    *? Western Grebe?????????????????????
    *? Clark's Grebe?????????????????????
    *? Pink-footed Shearwater????????????
    *? Sooty Shearwater??????????????????
    *? American White Pelican????????????
    *? Brown Pelican?????????????????????
    *? Brandt's Cormorant????????????????
    *? Neotropic Cormorant
    *? Double-crested Cormorant??????????
    *? Pelagic Cormorant?????????????????
    *? Least Bittern?????????????????????
    *? Great Blue Heron??????????????????
    *? Great Egret???????????????????????
    *? Snowy Egret???????????????????????
    *? Cattle Egret??????????????????????
    *? Green Heron???????????????????????
    *? Black-crowned Night-Heron?????????
    *? White-faced Ibis??????????????????
    *? Turkey Vulture
    *? Osprey????????????????????????????
    *? White-tailed Kite?????????????????
    *? Northern Harrier??????????????????
    *? Cooper's Hawk?????????????????????
    *? Red-shouldered Hawk???????????????
    *? Swainson's Hawk???????????????????
    *? Red-tailed Hawk???????????????????
    *? Ferruginous Hawk??????????????????
    *? Bald Eagle
    *? American Kestrel??????????????????
    *? Peregrine Falcon??????????????????
    *? Virginia Rail?????????????????????
    *? Sora??????????????????????????????
    *? Ridgeway's Rail
    *? Common Gallinule??????????????????
    *? American Coot?????????????????????
    *? Black-bellied Plover??????????????
    *? Semipalmated Plover???????????????
    *? Killdeer??????????????????????????
    *? Black Oystercatcher???????????????
    *? Black-necked Stilt????????????????
    *? American Avocet???????????????????
    *? Spotted Sandpiper?????????????????
    *? Wandering Tattler?????????????????
    *? Greater Yellowlegs????????????????
    *? Willet????????????????????????????
    *? Lesser Yellowlegs?????????????????
    *? Whimbrel??????????????????????????
    *? Marbled Godwit????????????????????
    *? Ruddy Turnstone????????????
    *? Black Turnstone???????????????????
    *? Surfbird??????????????????????????
    *? Sanderling????????????????????????
    *? Western Sandpiper?????????????????
    *? Least Sandpiper???????????????????
    *? Dunlin????????????????????????????
    *? Short-billed Dowitcher????????????
    *? Long-billed Dowitcher?????????????
    *? Wilson's Snipe????????????????????
    *? Wilson's Phalarope????????????????
    *? Red-necked Phalarope??????????????
    *? Franklin's Gull???????????????????
    *? Bonaparte's Gull??????????????????
    *? Heermann's Gull???????????????????
    *? Ring-billed Gull??????????????????
    *? California Gull???????????????????
    *? Herring Gull??????????????????????
    *? Western Gull??????????????????????
    *? Glaucous-winged Gull??????????????
    *? Least Tern????????????????????????
    *? Caspian Tern??????????????????????
    *? Forster's Tern????????????????????
    *? Royal Tern????????????????????????
    *? Elegant Tern??????????????????????
    *? Black Skimmer?????????????????????
    *? Rock Pigeon???????????????????????
    *? Band-tailed Pigeon????????????????
    *? Eurasian Collared-Dove????????????
    *? Spotted Dove??????????????????????
    *? Mourning Dove?????????????????????
    *? Inca Dove?????????????????????????
    *? Common Ground-Dove????????????????
    *? Red-crowned Parrot????????????????
    *? Greater Roadrunner????????????????
    *? Barn Owl??????????????????????????
    *? Flammulated Owl???????????????????
    *? Western Screech-Owl???????????????
    *? Great Horned Owl??????????????????
    *? Northern Pygmy-Owl????????????????
    *? Burrowing Owl?????????????????????
    *? Spotted Owl???????????????????????
    *? Common Poorwill???????????????????
    *? Vaux's Swift??????????????????????
    *? White-throated Swift??????????????
    *? Black-chinned Hummingbird?????????
    *? Anna's Hummingbird????????????????
    *? Costa's Hummingbird???????????????
    *? Calliope Hummingbird??????????????
    *? Rufous Hummingbird????????????????
    *? Allen's Hummingbird???????????????
    *? Belted Kingfisher?????????????????
    *? Acorn Woodpecker??????????????????
    *? Williamson's Sapsucker????????????
    *? Red-breasted Sapsucker?????
    *? Ladder-backed Woodpecker??????????
    *? Nuttall's Woodpecker??????????????
    *? Downy Woodpecker??????????????????
    *? Hairy Woodpecker??????????????????
    *? White-headed Woodpecker???????????
    *? Northern Flicker??????????????????
    *? Olive-sided Flycatcher????????????
    *? Western Wood-Pewee????????????????
    *? Hammond's Flycatcher??????????????
    *? Gray Flycatcher???????????????????
    *? Dusky Flycatcher??????????????????
    *? Pacific-slope Flycatcher??????????
    *? Black Phoebe??????????????????????
    *? Say's Phoebe
    *? Vermilion Flycatcher?????????????????????
    *? Ash-throated Flycatcher???????????
    *? Cassin's Kingbird?????????????????
    *? Western Kingbird??????????????????
    *? Loggerhead Shrike?????????????????
    *? Bell's Vireo??????????????????????
    *? Cassin's Vireo????????????????????
    *? Hutton's Vireo????????????????????
    *? Warbling Vireo
    *? Steller's Jay?????????????????????
    *? Western Scrub-Jay?????????????????
    *? American Crow?????????????????????
    *? Common Raven??????????????????????
    *? Horned Lark???????????????????????
    *? Tree Swallow??????????????????????
    *? Violet-green Swallow??????????????
    *? Northern Rough-winged Swallow?????
    *? Bank Swallow??????????????????????
    *? Cliff Swallow?????????????????????
    *? Barn Swallow??????????????????????
    *? Mountain Chickadee????????????????
    *? Oak Titmouse??????????????????????
    *? Verdin????????????????????????????
    *? Bushtit???????????????????????????
    *? Red-breasted Nuthatch?????????????
    *? White-breasted Nuthatch???????????
    *? Pygmy Nuthatch????????????????????
    *? Brown Creeper?????????????????????
    *? Cactus Wren???????????????????????
    *? Rock Wren?????????????????????????
    *? Canyon Wren???????????????????????
    *? Bewick's Wren?????????????????????
    *? House Wren????????????????????????
    *? Marsh Wren????????????????????????
    *? Ruby-crowned Kinglet??????????????
    *? Blue-gray Gnatcatcher?????????????
    *? California Gnatcatcher????????????
    *? Western Bluebird??????????????????
    *? Townsend's Solitaire??????????????
    *? Swainson's Thrush?????????????????
    *? Hermit Thrush?????????????????????
    *? American Robin????????????????????
    *? Wrentit???????????????????????????
    *? Northern Mockingbird??????????????
    *? California Thrasher???????????????
    *? LeConte's Thrasher???????????????
    *? European Starling?????????????????
    *? American Pipit????????????????????
    *? Cedar Waxwing?????????????????????
    *? Phainopepla???????????????????????
    *? Orange-crowned Warbler????????????
    *? Nashville Warbler?????????????????
    *? Yellow Warbler????????????????????
    *? Yellow-rumped Warbler?????????????
    *? Black-throated Gray Warbler???????
    *? Townsend's Warbler????????????????
    *? Hermit Warbler????????????????????
    *? MacGillivray's Warbler????????????
    *? Common Yellowthroat???????????????
    *? Wilson's Warbler??????????????????
    *? Yellow-breasted Chat??????????????
    *? Western Tanager???????????????????
    *? Green-tailed Towhee???????????????
    *? Spotted Towhee????????????????????
    *? California Towhee?????????????????
    *? Rufous-crowned Sparrow????????????
    *? Chipping Sparrow??????????????????
    *? Black-chinned Sparrow
    *? Black-throated Sparrow????????????
    *? Bell's Sparrow belli and canescens??
    *? Savannah Sparrow??????????????????
    *? Grasshopper Sparrow???????????????
    *? Fox Sparrow???????????????????????
    *? Song Sparrow??????????????????????
    *? Lincoln's Sparrow?????????????????
    *? White-throated Sparrow????????????
    *? White-crowned Sparrow?????????????
    *? Golden-crowned Sparrow????????????
    *? Dark-eyed Junco???????????????????
    *? Black-headed Grosbeak?????????????
    *? Blue Grosbeak?????????????????????
    *? Lazuli Bunting????????????????????
    *? Red-winged Blackbird??????????????
    *? Tricolored Blackbird??????????????
    *? Western Meadowlark????????????????
    *? Yellow-headed Blackbird???????????
    *? Brewer's Blackbird????????????????
    *? Great-tailed Grackle??????????????
    *? Brown-headed Cowbird??
    *? Hooded Oriole?????????????????????
    *? Bullock's Oriole??????????????????
    *? Purple Finch??????????????????????
    *? Cassin's Finch????????????????????
    *? House Finch???????????????????????
    *? Red Crossbill?????????????????????
    *? Pine Siskin???????????????????????
    *? Lesser Goldfinch??????????????????
    *? Lawrence's Goldfinch??????????????
    *? American Goldfinch????????????????
    *? House Sparrow?????????????????????
    *? Scaly-breasted Munia
    
    Thank you,
    
    Lance
    
    Lance Benner
    Altadena, CA
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  35. ABC: Point Dume negative report, and one that got away LINK
    DATE: Apr 30, 2016 @ 11:35am, 4 day(s) ago
    Birders, ? Point Dume was almost historically bad (for the end of April) this morning, apart from 2000+ Sooty Shearwaters and a good movement of hundreds of Pacific Loons. No scoters, alcids, jaegers, tubenoses (other than Sooty) or much of anything else of interest
    (apart from a bunch of very close gray whales). ? Except, around 0845 a massive adult gull flew by (well offshore) that was evenly slaty-black from the mantle to the wingtips, with boldly contrasting white trailing edge to the flight feathers and a fairly large white mirror in the outermost primary. Since
    I only got onto it when it was angling away, and it was a few hundred meters out, I couldn't tell leg/foot color, eye color, or even bill color.? Birds were so scarce that I had to wait about 10 minutes for an adult Western Gull to fly by in the same lighting
    and angle of direction, and the Western was clearly much paler gray on the mantle than the mystery bird, grading on the outermost wing to the blackish wingtips. (I'm aware of variation in Western, but this was a pretty typical?bird for the area). I assume
    Kelp Gull is ruled out by the apparently massive size (the one that was up north last year, in L. A. Co. earlier this year, and apparently back on the Farallon Islands now was no larger than small-to-mid-range of Western) and obvious white in the outermost
    primary. This, of course, leaves me wondering about Great Black-backed Gull, but obviously I couldn't see enough on the bird to make a case for that. Frustrating, but I mention it so people will scrutinize coastal gull flocks (especially farther up the coast)
    for this bird.? Its direction of travel was roughly WNW, meaning a heading taking it a bit farther offshore relative to Pt. Mugu, rather than following the coastline. ? Kimball ? Kimball L. Garrett
    
    Ornithology Collections Manager
    
    Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
    
    900 Exposition Blvd.
    
    Los Angeles, CA 90007 USA
    
    (213) 763-3368
    
    kgarrett@...
    
    http://www.nhm.org/site/research-collections/ornithology
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  37. Latest update: 243 species LINK
    DATE: Apr 30, 2016 @ 10:58am, 4 day(s) ago
    All,
    
    We've added tricolored blackbird, California gnatcatcher, and American goldfinch so our total now stands at 243.
    
    We could really use coverage at places like Quail Lake, Castaic Lake, and along the coast.? I know it's gloomy today but conditions seem to be getting brighter so perhaps sea watching will be productive this afternoon.
    
    Regards,
    
    Lance
    
    Lance Benner
    Altadena
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  39. ABC: 240 species LINK
    DATE: Apr 30, 2016 @ 9:26am, 4 day(s) ago
    I neglected to include a hermit thrush reported yesterday by Rick Fisher and Tom Miko so our total is now up to 240 species.?
    
    Thank you!
    
    --Lance
    
    Lance Benner
    Altadena
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  41. ABC: 239 species LINK
    DATE: Apr 30, 2016 @ 9:14am, 4 day(s) ago
    Greetings Everyone,
    
    We've added Greater Roadrunner and Calliope Hummingbird so our total is now 239 species.
    
    As a reminder, here are species we haven't found yet:
    
    #? Wood Duck????????????????????????
    #? Canvasback????????????????????????
    #? Ring-necked Duck??????????????????
    #? Greater Scaup
    #? White-winged Scoter
    #? Black Scoter??????????????????????
    #? Long-tailed Duck??????????????????
    #? Common Goldeneye??????????????????
    #? Hooded Merganser??????????????????
    #? Red-breasted Merganser????????????
    #? Chukar????????????????????????????
    #? Gambel's Quail????????????????????
    #? Pacific Loon??????????????????????
    #? Yellow-billed Loon????????????????
    #? Black-footed albatross????????????
    #? Northern Fulmar???????????????????
    #? Black-vented Shearwater???????????
    #? Pelagic Cormorant?????????????????
    #? American Bittern??????????????????
    #? Sharp-shinned Hawk????????????????
    #? Ferruginous Hawk??????????????????
    #? Golden Eagle??????????????????????
    #? Crested Caracara
    #? Merlin????????????????????????????
    #? Prairie Falcon????????????????????
    #? Sandhill Crane
    #? Pacific Golden-Plover?????????????
    #? Snowy Plover??????????????????????
    #? Solitary Sandpiper????????????????
    #? Long-billed Curlew????????????????
    #? Red Knot??????????????????????????
    #? Semipalmated Sandpiper????????????
    #? Baird's Sandpiper?????????????????
    #? Ruff
    #? Stilt Sandpiper???????????????????
    #? Red Phalarope?????????????????????
    #? Laughing Gull?????????????????????
    #? Sabine's Gull?????????????????????
    #? Mew Gull??????????????????????????
    #? Thayer's Gull?????????????????????
    #? Glaucous Gull?????????????????????
    #? Black Tern????????????????????????
    #? Common Tern???????????????????????
    #? Pomarine Jaeger???????????????????
    #? Parasitic Jaeger??????????????????
    #? Common Murre
    #? Scripps's Murrelet???
    #? Cassin's Auklet???????????????????
    #? Rhinoceros Auklet?????????????????
    #? White-winged Dove?????????????????
    #? Long-eared Owl????????????????????
    #? Northern Saw-whet Owl?????????????
    #? Lesser Nighthawk??????????????????
    #? Lewis's Woodpecker????????????????
    #? Red-naped Sapsucker
    #? Dusky-capped Flycatcher
    #? Tropical Kingbird?????????????????
    #? Thick-billed Kingbird?????????????
    #? Plumbeous Vireo???????????????????
    #? Clark's Nutcracker????????????????
    #? Purple Martin?????????????????????
    #? American Dipper???????????????????
    #? Golden-crowned Kinglet????????????
    #? California Gnatcatcher????????????
    #? Mountain Bluebird
    #? Hermit Thrush?????????????????????
    #? Northern Waterthrush
    #? Tennessee Warbler?????????????????
    #? Northern Parula???????????????????
    #? Chestnut-sided Warbler????????????
    #? Palm Warbler??????????????????????
    #? Black-and-white Warbler???????????
    #? American Redstart?????????????????
    #? Painted Redstart??????????????????
    #? Hooded Warbler????????????????????
    #? Hepatic Tanager
    #? Summer Tanager????????????????????
    #? Clay-colored Sparrow??????????????
    #? Brewer's Sparrow????
    #? Field Sparrow?????????????
    #? Vesper Sparrow????????????
    #? Lark Sparrow??????????????????????
    #? Swamp Sparrow
    #? Harris' Sparrow???????????????????
    #? Indigo Bunting
    #? Tricolored Blackbird??????????????
    #? Orchard Oriole???????????
    #? Baltimore Oriole
    #? Scott's Oriole????????????????????
    #? American Goldfinch????????????????
    #? Evening Grosbeak????????????
    
    ...plus some rarities such as gray catbird and California condor...
    
    I'll stay close to a computer for a while but later on today we're going out to look for some birds as well.?
    
    Thank you,
    
    Lance
    
    Lance Benner
    Altadena, CA
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  43. ABC Update: 237 Species LINK
    DATE: Apr 30, 2016 @ 8:40am, 4 day(s) ago
    Hi Everyone,
    
    Thank you for all the emails this morning.? Our total has increased to 237.
    
    Among the most notable new birds are grasshopper sparrow at UCLA reported by Jun & Bin and the neotropic cormorant at Bonelli Park reported in eBird yesterday afternoon by Chuck Burt.? Chuck posted photos that show key field marks.??? The cormorant is the third new species for the cound so far.
    
    We're cleaning up along the coast and in the Antelope Valley so from here onward it's going to? be harder to find new species.?
    
    Here's the list of what we've found so far:
    
    *? Greater White-fronted Goose?????
    *? Snow Goose??????????????????????
    *? Ross's Goose
    *? Brant????????????????????????????
    *? Cackling Goose???????????????????
    *? Canada Goose?????????????????????
    *? Gadwall??????????????????????????
    *? American Wigeon??????????????????
    *? Mallard???????????????????????????
    *? Blue-winged Teal??????????????????
    *? Cinnamon Teal?????????????????????
    *? Northern Shoveler?????????????????
    *? Northern Pintail??????????????????
    *? Green-winged Teal?????????????????
    *? Redhead???????????????????????????
    *? Lesser Scaup??????????????????????
    *? Surf Scoter???????????????????????
    *? Bufflehead????????????????????????
    *? Common Merganser??????????????????
    *? Ruddy Duck????????????????????????
    *? Mountain Quail????????????????????
    *? California Quail??????????????????
    *? Red-throated Loon?????????????????
    *? Common Loon???????????????????????
    *? Pied-billed Grebe?????????????????
    *? Horned Grebe??????????????????????
    *? Eared Grebe???????????????????????
    *? Western Grebe?????????????????????
    *? Clark's Grebe?????????????????????
    *? Pink-footed Shearwater????????????
    *? Sooty Shearwater??????????????????
    *? American White Pelican????????????
    *? Brown Pelican?????????????????????
    *? Brandt's Cormorant????????????????
    *? Neotropic Cormorant
    *? Double-crested Cormorant??????????
    *? Least Bittern?????????????????????
    *? Great Blue Heron??????????????????
    *? Great Egret???????????????????????
    *? Snowy Egret???????????????????????
    *? Cattle Egret??????????????????????
    *? Green Heron???????????????????????
    *? Black-crowned Night-Heron?????????
    *? White-faced Ibis??????????????????
    *? Turkey Vulture
    *? Osprey????????????????????????????
    *? White-tailed Kite?????????????????
    *? Northern Harrier??????????????????
    *? Cooper's Hawk?????????????????????
    *? Red-shouldered Hawk???????????????
    *? Swainson's Hawk???????????????????
    *? Red-tailed Hawk???????????????????
    *? Bald Eagle
    *? American Kestrel??????????????????
    *? Peregrine Falcon??????????????????
    *? Virginia Rail?????????????????????
    *? Sora??????????????????????????????
    *? Ridgeway's Rail
    *? Common Gallinule??????????????????
    *? American Coot?????????????????????
    *? Black-bellied Plover??????????????
    *? Semipalmated Plover???????????????
    *? Killdeer??????????????????????????
    *? Black Oystercatcher???????????????
    *? Black-necked Stilt????????????????
    *? American Avocet???????????????????
    *? Spotted Sandpiper?????????????????
    *? Wandering Tattler?????????????????
    *? Greater Yellowlegs????????????????
    *? Willet????????????????????????????
    *? Lesser Yellowlegs?????????????????
    *? Whimbrel??????????????????????????
    *? Marbled Godwit????????????????????
    *? Ruddy Turnstone????????????
    *? Black Turnstone???????????????????
    *? Surfbird??????????????????????????
    *? Sanderling????????????????????????
    *? Western Sandpiper?????????????????
    *? Least Sandpiper???????????????????
    *? Dunlin????????????????????????????
    *? Short-billed Dowitcher????????????
    *? Long-billed Dowitcher?????????????
    *? Wilson's Snipe????????????????????
    *? Wilson's Phalarope????????????????
    *? Red-necked Phalarope???
    *? Franklin's Gull ?????????
    *? Bonaparte's Gull??????????????????
    *? Heermann's Gull???????????????????
    *? Ring-billed Gull??????????????????
    *? California Gull???????????????????
    *? Herring Gull??????????????????????
    *? Western Gull??????????????????????
    *? Glaucous-winged Gull??????????????
    *? Least Tern????????????????????????
    *? Caspian Tern??????????????????????
    *? Forster's Tern????????????????????
    *? Royal Tern????????????????????????
    *? Elegant Tern??????????????????????
    *? Black Skimmer?????????????????????
    *? Rock Pigeon???????????????????????
    *? Band-tailed Pigeon????????????????
    *? Eurasian Collared-Dove????????????
    *? Spotted Dove??????????????????????
    *? Mourning Dove?????????????????????
    *? Inca Dove?????????????????????????
    *? Common Ground-Dove????????????????
    *? Red-crowned Parrot????????????????
    *? Barn Owl??????????????????????????
    *? Flammulated Owl???????????????????
    *? Western Screech-Owl???????????????
    *? Great Horned Owl??????????????????
    *? Northern Pygmy-Owl????????????????
    *? Burrowing Owl?????????????????????
    *? Spotted Owl???????????????????????
    *? Common Poorwill???????????????????
    *? Vaux's Swift??????????????????????
    *? White-throated Swift??????????????
    *? Black-chinned Hummingbird?????????
    *? Anna's Hummingbird????????????????
    *? Costa's Hummingbird???????????????
    *? Rufous Hummingbird????????????????
    *? Allen's Hummingbird???????????????
    *? Belted Kingfisher?????????????????
    *? Acorn Woodpecker??????????????????
    *? Williamson's Sapsucker????????????
    *? Red-breasted Sapsucker?????
    *? Ladder-backed Woodpecker??????????
    *? Nuttall's Woodpecker??????????????
    *? Downy Woodpecker??????????????????
    *? Hairy Woodpecker??????????????????
    *? White-headed Woodpecker???????????
    *? Northern Flicker??????????????????
    *? Olive-sided Flycatcher????????????
    *? Western Wood-Pewee????????????????
    *? Hammond's Flycatcher??????????????
    *? Gray Flycatcher???????????????????
    *? Dusky Flycatcher??????????????????
    *? Pacific-slope Flycatcher??????????
    *? Black Phoebe??????????????????????
    *? Say's Phoebe
    *? Vermilion Flycatcher?????????????????????
    *? Ash-throated Flycatcher???????????
    *? Cassin's Kingbird?????????????????
    *? Western Kingbird??????????????????
    *? Loggerhead Shrike?????????????????
    *? Bell's Vireo??????????????????????
    *? Cassin's Vireo????????????????????
    *? Hutton's Vireo????????????????????
    *? Warbling Vireo
    *? Steller's Jay?????????????????????
    *? Western Scrub-Jay?????????????????
    *? American Crow?????????????????????
    *? Common Raven??????????????????????
    *? Horned Lark???????????????????????
    *? Tree Swallow??????????????????????
    *? Violet-green Swallow??????????????
    *? Northern Rough-winged Swallow?????
    *? Bank Swallow??????????????????????
    *? Cliff Swallow?????????????????????
    *? Barn Swallow??????????????????????
    *? Mountain Chickadee????????????????
    *? Oak Titmouse??????????????????????
    *? Verdin????????????????????????????
    *? Bushtit???????????????????????????
    *? Red-breasted Nuthatch?????????????
    *? White-breasted Nuthatch???????????
    *? Pygmy Nuthatch????????????????????
    *? Brown Creeper?????????????????????
    *? Cactus Wren???????????????????????
    *? Rock Wren?????????????????????????
    *? Canyon Wren???????????????????????
    *? Bewick's Wren?????????????????????
    *? House Wren????????????????????????
    *? Marsh Wren????????????????????????
    *? Ruby-crowned Kinglet??????????????
    *? Blue-gray Gnatcatcher?????????????
    *? Western Bluebird??????????????????
    *? Townsend's Solitaire??????????????
    *? Swainson's Thrush?????????????????
    *? American Robin????????????????????
    *? Wrentit???????????????????????????
    *? Northern Mockingbird??????????????
    *? California Thrasher???????????????
    *? LeConte's Thrasher???????????????
    *? European Starling?????????????????
    *? American Pipit????????????????????
    *? Cedar Waxwing?????????????????????
    *? Phainopepla???????????????????????
    *? Orange-crowned Warbler????????????
    *? Nashville Warbler?????????????????
    *? Yellow Warbler????????????????????
    *? Yellow-rumped Warbler?????????????
    *? Black-throated Gray Warbler???????
    *? Townsend's Warbler????????????????
    *? Hermit Warbler????????????????????
    *? MacGillivray's Warbler????????????
    *? Common Yellowthroat???????????????
    *? Wilson's Warbler??????????????????
    *? Yellow-breasted Chat??????????????
    *? Western Tanager???????????????????
    *? Green-tailed Towhee???????????????
    *? Spotted Towhee????????????????????
    *? California Towhee?????????????????
    *? Rufous-crowned Sparrow????????????
    *? Chipping Sparrow??????????????????
    *? Black-chinned Sparrow
    *? Black-throated Sparrow????????????
    *? Bell's Sparrow belli and canescens??
    *? Savannah Sparrow??????????????????
    *? Grasshopper Sparrow???????????????
    *? Fox Sparrow???????????????????????
    *? Song Sparrow??????????????????????
    *? Lincoln's Sparrow?????????????????
    *? White-throated Sparrow????????????
    *? White-crowned Sparrow?????????????
    *? Golden-crowned Sparrow????????????
    *? Dark-eyed Junco???????????????????
    *? Black-headed Grosbeak?????????????
    *? Blue Grosbeak?????????????????????
    *? Lazuli Bunting????????????????????
    *? Red-winged Blackbird??????????????
    *? Western Meadowlark????????????????
    *? Yellow-headed Blackbird???????????
    *? Brewer's Blackbird????????????????
    *? Great-tailed Grackle??????????????
    *? Brown-headed Cowbird??
    *? Hooded Oriole?????????????????????
    *? Bullock's Oriole??????????????????
    *? Purple Finch??????????????????????
    *? Cassin's Finch????????????????????
    *? House Finch???????????????????????
    *? Red Crossbill?????????????????????
    *? Pine Siskin???????????????????????
    *? Lesser Goldfinch??????????????????
    *? Lawrence's Goldfinch??????????????
    *? House Sparrow?????????????????????
    *? Scaly-breasted Munia
    
    Here's the list of species we're MISSING:
    
    #? Wood Duck????????????????????????
    #? Canvasback????????????????????????
    #? Ring-necked Duck??????????????????
    #? Greater Scaup
    #? White-winged Scoter
    #? Black Scoter??????????????????????
    #? Long-tailed Duck??????????????????
    #? Common Goldeneye??????????????????
    #? Hooded Merganser??????????????????
    #? Red-breasted Merganser????????????
    #? Chukar????????????????????????????
    #? Gambel's Quail????????????????????
    #? Pacific Loon??????????????????????
    #? Yellow-billed Loon????????????????
    #? Black-footed albatross????????????
    #? Northern Fulmar???????????????????
    #? Black-vented Shearwater???????????
    #? Pelagic Cormorant?????????????????
    #? American Bittern??????????????????
    #? Sharp-shinned Hawk????????????????
    #? Ferruginous Hawk??????????????????
    #? Golden Eagle??????????????????????
    #? Crested Caracara
    #? Merlin????????????????????????????
    #? Prairie Falcon????????????????????
    #? Sandhill Crane
    #? Pacific Golden-Plover?????????????
    #? Snowy Plover??????????????????????
    #? Solitary Sandpiper????????????????
    #? Long-billed Curlew????????????????
    #? Red Knot??????????????????????????
    #? Semipalmated Sandpiper????????????
    #? Baird's Sandpiper?????????????????
    #? Ruff
    #? Stilt Sandpiper???????????????????
    #? Red Phalarope?????????????????????
    #? Laughing Gull?????????????????????
    #? Sabine's Gull?????????????????????
    #? Mew Gull??????????????????????????
    #? Thayer's Gull?????????????????????
    #? Glaucous Gull?????????????????????
    #? Black Tern????????????????????????
    #? Common Tern???????????????????????
    #? Pomarine Jaeger???????????????????
    #? Parasitic Jaeger??????????????????
    #? Common Murre
    #? Scripps's Murrelet???
    #? Cassin's Auklet???????????????????
    #? Rhinoceros Auklet?????????????????
    #? White-winged Dove?????????????????
    #? Greater Roadrunner????????????????
    #? Long-eared Owl????????????????????
    #? Northern Saw-whet Owl?????????????
    #? Lesser Nighthawk??????????????????
    #? Calliope Hummingbird??????????????
    #? Lewis's Woodpecker????????????????
    #? Red-naped Sapsucker
    #? Dusky-capped Flycatcher
    #? Tropical Kingbird?????????????????
    #? Thick-billed Kingbird?????????????
    #? Plumbeous Vireo???????????????????
    #? Clark's Nutcracker????????????????
    #? Purple Martin?????????????????????
    #? American Dipper???????????????????
    #? Golden-crowned Kinglet????????????
    #? California Gnatcatcher????????????
    #? Mountain Bluebird
    #? Hermit Thrush?????????????????????
    #? Northern Waterthrush
    #? Tennessee Warbler?????????????????
    #? Northern Parula???????????????????
    #? Chestnut-sided Warbler????????????
    #? Palm Warbler??????????????????????
    #? Black-and-white Warbler???????????
    #? American Redstart?????????????????
    #? Painted Redstart??????????????????
    #? Hooded Warbler????????????????????
    #? Hepatic Tanager
    #? Summer Tanager????????????????????
    #? Clay-colored Sparrow??????????????
    #? Brewer's Sparrow????
    #? Field Sparrow?????????????
    #? Vesper Sparrow????????????
    #? Lark Sparrow??????????????????????
    #? Swamp Sparrow
    #? Harris' Sparrow???????????????????
    #? Indigo Bunting
    #? Tricolored Blackbird??????????????
    #? Orchard Oriole???????????
    #? Baltimore Oriole
    #? Scott's Oriole????????????????????
    #? American Goldfinch????????????????
    #? Evening Grosbeak??????????????????
    
    Note that there are still some easy ones on the missing list--such as American Goldfinch, lesser nighthawk, lark sparrow, California gnatcatcher, and tricolored blackbird (I've head that the colony is back at Holiday Lake--could someone please check?)
    
    In addition, here are unusual species reported recently that we've never found before:
    
    red-necked grebe????????? N Mar 21? Castaic Lagoon
    brown booby?????????????? N Mar 27? Point Vicente
    ????????????????????????? N Apr 05? Los Alamitos Bay middle jetty
    yellow-crowned nightheron N Apr 09? Ballona Creek
    California condor???????? N Mar 22? Placerita Canyon Road
    ????????????????????????? N Apr 24? Hungry Valley
    American oystercatcher??? N Mar 29? Los Alamitos Bay jetties
    yellow-bellied sapsucker? N Mar 19? Veteran's Park, Sylmar
    varied thrush???????????? N Mar 26? Rancho Sierra Golf Club
    gray catbird????????????? N Apr 23? Monte Verde Park, San Gabriel River
    sage thrasher???????????? N Mar 24? Nebeker Ranch
    
    Some of these are probably wishful thinking but the gray catbird was seen this week so we should have a decent chance to get it.
    
    Thank you!
    
    Lance
    
    Lance Benner
    Altadena, CA
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  45. Quick ABC update: 225 species LINK
    DATE: Apr 30, 2016 @ 1:34am, 5 day(s) ago
    Briefly, Bernardo Alps reported that he saw:
    
    black turnstone
    glaucous-winged gull
    least tern
    common loon
    red-throated loon
    horned grebe
    surf scoter
    
    Our total is up to 225 species!
    
    Regards,
    
    Lance
    
    Lance Benner,
    Altadena, CA
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  47. ABC Missing species LINK
    DATE: Apr 30, 2016 @ 12:53am, 5 day(s) ago
    Hi Everyone,
    
    Here are the species we found in previous years that we haven't found yet this time.? Please recall that some of these are really rare.? But...there are also quite a few that are relatively common.?
    
    #? Wood Duck??????????????????????? ?
    #? Canvasback??????????????????????? ?
    #? Ring-necked Duck????????????????? ?
    #? Greater Scaup
    #? Lesser Scaup????????????????????? ?
    #? White-winged Scoter
    #? Surf Scoter?????????????????????? ?
    #? Black Scoter????????????????????? ?
    #? Long-tailed Duck????????????????? ?
    #? Common Goldeneye????????????????? ?
    #? Hooded Merganser????????????????? ?
    #? Red-breasted Merganser??????????? ?
    #? Chukar??????????????????????????? ?
    #? Gambel's Quail??????????????????? ?
    #? Red-throated Loon???????????????? ?
    #? Pacific Loon????????????????????? ?
    #? Common Loon?????????????????????? ?
    #? Yellow-billed Loon??????????????? ?
    #? Horned Grebe????????????????????? ?
    #? Black-footed albatross??????????? ?
    #? Northern Fulmar?????????????????? ?
    #? Black-vented Shearwater?????????? ?
    #? Pelagic Cormorant???????????????? ?
    #? American Bittern????????????????? ?
    #? Sharp-shinned Hawk??????????????? ?
    #? Ferruginous Hawk????????????????? ?
    #? Golden Eagle????????????????????? ?
    #? Crested Caracara
    #? Merlin??????????????????????????? ?
    #? Prairie Falcon??????????????????? ?
    #? Sandhill Crane
    #? Common Gallinule????????????????? ?
    #? Pacific Golden-Plover???????????? ?
    #? Snowy Plover????????????????????? ?
    #? Black Oystercatcher?????????????? ?
    #? Solitary Sandpiper??????????????? ?
    #? Greater Yellowlegs??????????????? ?
    #? Long-billed Curlew??????????????? ?
    #? Black Turnstone?????????????????? ?
    #? Surfbird????????????????????????? ?
    #? Red Knot????????????????????????? ?
    #? Semipalmated Sandpiper??????????? ?
    #? Baird's Sandpiper???????????????? ?
    #? Ruff
    #? Stilt Sandpiper?????????????????? ?
    #? Red Phalarope???????????????????? ?
    #? Laughing Gull???????????????????? ?
    #? Franklin's Gull?????????????????? ?
    #? Sabine's Gull???????????????????? ?
    #? Mew Gull????????????????????????? ?
    #? Thayer's Gull???????????????????? ?
    #? Glaucous-winged Gull????????????? ?
    #? Glaucous Gull???????????????????? ?
    #? Least Tern??????????????????????? ?
    #? Black Tern??????????????????????? ?
    #? Common Tern?????????????????????? ?
    #? Forster's Tern??????????????????? ?
    #? Pomarine Jaeger?????????????????? ?
    #? Parasitic Jaeger????????????????? ?
    #? Common Murre
    #? Scripps's Murrelet?? ?
    #? Cassin's Auklet?????????????????? ?
    #? Rhinoceros Auklet???????????????? ?
    #? White-winged Dove???????????????? ?
    #? Greater Roadrunner??????????????? ?
    #? Barn Owl????????????????????????? ?
    #? Long-eared Owl??????????????????? ?
    #? Northern Saw-whet Owl???????????? ?
    #? Lesser Nighthawk????????????????? ?
    #? Calliope Hummingbird????????????? ?
    #? Lewis's Woodpecker??????????????? ?
    #? Red-naped Sapsucker
    #? Dusky-capped Flycatcher
    #? Tropical Kingbird???????????????? ?
    #? Thick-billed Kingbird???????????? ?
    #? Plumbeous Vireo?????????????????? ?
    #? Clark's Nutcracker??????????????? ?
    #? Purple Martin???????????????????? ?
    #? American Dipper?????????????????? ?
    #? Golden-crowned Kinglet??????????? ?
    #? California Gnatcatcher??????????? ?
    #? Mountain Bluebird
    #? Hermit Thrush???????????????????? ?
    #? LeConte's Thrasher?????????????? ?
    #? Northern Waterthrush
    #? Tennessee Warbler???????????????? ?
    #? Northern Parula?????????????????? ?
    #? Chestnut-sided Warbler??????????? ?
    #? Palm Warbler????????????????????? ?
    #? Black-and-white Warbler?????????? ?
    #? American Redstart???????????????? ?
    #? Painted Redstart????????????????? ?
    #? Hooded Warbler??????????????????? ?
    #? Hepatic Tanager
    #? Summer Tanager??????????????????? ?
    #? Clay-colored Sparrow????????????? ?
    #? Brewer's Sparrow??? ?
    #? Field Sparrow???????????? ?
    #? Vesper Sparrow??????????? ?
    #? Lark Sparrow????????????????????? ?
    #? Grasshopper Sparrow?????????????? ?
    #? Swamp Sparrow
    #? Harris' Sparrow?????????????????? ?
    #? White-crowned Sparrow???????????? ?
    #? Indigo Bunting
    #? Tricolored Blackbird????????????? ?
    #? Orchard Oriole?????????? ?
    #? Baltimore Oriole
    #? Scott's Oriole??????????????????? ?
    #? American Goldfinch??????????????? ?
    #? Evening Grosbeak??????????????????
    
    Thank you,
    
    Lance
    
    Lance Benner
    Altadena, CA
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  49. ABC Update: 218 Species LINK
    DATE: Apr 30, 2016 @ 12:51am, 5 day(s) ago
    Hi Everyone,
    
    Many reports have come in since my last message and our total has grown substantially.? We're at 218, which is really good after only one day.
    
    Here's the list of species that we've found:
    
    *? Greater White-fronted Goose?????
    *? Snow Goose??????????????????????
    *? Ross's Goose
    *? Brant????????????????????????????
    *? Cackling Goose???????????????????
    *? Canada Goose?????????????????????
    *? Gadwall??????????????????????????
    *? American Wigeon??????????????????
    *? Mallard???????????????????????????
    *? Blue-winged Teal??????????????????
    *? Cinnamon Teal?????????????????????
    *? Northern Shoveler?????????????????
    *? Northern Pintail??????????????????
    *? Green-winged Teal?????????????????
    *? Redhead???????????????????????????
    *? Bufflehead????????????????????????
    *? Common Merganser??????????????????
    *? Ruddy Duck????????????????????????
    *? Mountain Quail????????????????????
    *? California Quail??????????????????
    *? Pied-billed Grebe?????????????????
    *? Eared Grebe???????????????????????
    *? Western Grebe?????????????????????
    *? Clark's Grebe?????????????????????
    *? Pink-footed Shearwater????????????
    *? Sooty Shearwater??????????????????
    *? American White Pelican????????????
    *? Brown Pelican?????????????????????
    *? Brandt's Cormorant????????????????
    *? Double-crested Cormorant??????????
    *? Least Bittern?????????????????????
    *? Great Blue Heron??????????????????
    *? Great Egret???????????????????????
    *? Snowy Egret???????????????????????
    *? Cattle Egret??????????????????????
    *? Green Heron???????????????????????
    *? Black-crowned Night-Heron?????????
    *? White-faced Ibis??????????????????
    *? Turkey Vulture
    *? Osprey????????????????????????????
    *? White-tailed Kite?????????????????
    *? Northern Harrier??????????????????
    *? Cooper's Hawk?????????????????????
    *? Red-shouldered Hawk???????????????
    *? Swainson's Hawk???????????????????
    *? Red-tailed Hawk???????????????????
    *? Bald Eagle
    *? American Kestrel??????????????????
    *? Peregrine Falcon??????????????????
    *? Virginia Rail?????????????????????
    *? Sora??????????????????????????????
    *? Ridgeway's Rail
    *? American Coot?????????????????????
    *? Black-bellied Plover??????????????
    *? Semipalmated Plover???????????????
    *? Killdeer??????????????????????????
    *? Black-necked Stilt????????????????
    *? American Avocet???????????????????
    *? Spotted Sandpiper?????????????????
    *? Wandering Tattler?????????????????
    *? Willet????????????????????????????
    *? Lesser Yellowlegs?????????????????
    *? Whimbrel??????????????????????????
    *? Marbled Godwit????????????????????
    *? Ruddy Turnstone????????????
    *? Sanderling????????????????????????
    *? Western Sandpiper?????????????????
    *? Least Sandpiper???????????????????
    *? Dunlin????????????????????????????
    *? Short-billed Dowitcher????????????
    *? Long-billed Dowitcher?????????????
    *? Wilson's Snipe????????????????????
    *? Wilson's Phalarope????????????????
    *? Red-necked Phalarope??????????????
    *? Bonaparte's Gull??????????????????
    *? Heermann's Gull???????????????????
    *? Ring-billed Gull??????????????????
    *? California Gull???????????????????
    *? Herring Gull??????????????????????
    *? Western Gull??????????????????????
    *? Caspian Tern??????????????????????
    *? Royal Tern????????????????????????
    *? Elegant Tern??????????????????????
    *? Black Skimmer?????????????????????
    *? Rock Pigeon???????????????????????
    *? Band-tailed Pigeon????????????????
    *? Eurasian Collared-Dove????????????
    *? Spotted Dove??????????????????????
    *? Mourning Dove?????????????????????
    *? Inca Dove?????????????????????????
    *? Common Ground-Dove????????????????
    *? Red-crowned Parrot????????????????
    *? Flammulated Owl???????????????????
    *? Western Screech-Owl???????????????
    *? Great Horned Owl??????????????????
    *? Northern Pygmy-Owl????????????????
    *? Burrowing Owl?????????????????????
    *? Spotted Owl???????????????????????
    *? Common Poorwill???????????????????
    *? Vaux's Swift??????????????????????
    *? White-throated Swift??????????????
    *? Black-chinned Hummingbird?????????
    *? Anna's Hummingbird????????????????
    *? Costa's Hummingbird???????????????
    *? Rufous Hummingbird????????????????
    *? Allen's Hummingbird???????????????
    *? Belted Kingfisher?????????????????
    *? Acorn Woodpecker??????????????????
    *? Williamson's Sapsucker????????????
    *? Red-breasted Sapsucker?????
    *? Ladder-backed Woodpecker??????????
    *? Nuttall's Woodpecker??????????????
    *? Downy Woodpecker??????????????????
    *? Hairy Woodpecker??????????????????
    *? White-headed Woodpecker???????????
    *? Northern Flicker??????????????????
    *? Olive-sided Flycatcher????????????
    *? Western Wood-Pewee????????????????
    *? Hammond's Flycatcher??????????????
    *? Gray Flycatcher???????????????????
    *? Dusky Flycatcher??????????????????
    *? Pacific-slope Flycatcher??????????
    *? Black Phoebe??????????????????????
    *? Say's Phoebe
    *? Vermilion Flycatcher?????????????????????
    *? Ash-throated Flycatcher???????????
    *? Cassin's Kingbird?????????????????
    *? Western Kingbird??????????????????
    *? Loggerhead Shrike?????????????????
    *? Bell's Vireo??????????????????????
    *? Cassin's Vireo????????????????????
    *? Hutton's Vireo????????????????????
    *? Warbling Vireo
    *? Steller's Jay?????????????????????
    *? Western Scrub-Jay?????????????????
    *? American Crow?????????????????????
    *? Common Raven??????????????????????
    *? Horned Lark???????????????????????
    *? Tree Swallow??????????????????????
    *? Violet-green Swallow??????????????
    *? Northern Rough-winged Swallow?????
    *? Bank Swallow??????????????????????
    *? Cliff Swallow?????????????????????
    *? Barn Swallow??????????????????????
    *? Mountain Chickadee????????????????
    *? Oak Titmouse??????????????????????
    *? Verdin????????????????????????????
    *? Bushtit???????????????????????????
    *? Red-breasted Nuthatch?????????????
    *? White-breasted Nuthatch???????????
    *? Pygmy Nuthatch????????????????????
    *? Brown Creeper?????????????????????
    *? Cactus Wren???????????????????????
    *? Rock Wren?????????????????????????
    *? Canyon Wren???????????????????????
    *? Bewick's Wren?????????????????????
    *? House Wren????????????????????????
    *? Marsh Wren????????????????????????
    *? Ruby-crowned Kinglet??????????????
    *? Blue-gray Gnatcatcher?????????????
    *? Western Bluebird??????????????????
    *? Townsend's Solitaire??????????????
    *? Swainson's Thrush?????????????????
    *? American Robin????????????????????
    *? Wrentit???????????????????????????
    *? Northern Mockingbird??????????????
    *? California Thrasher???????????????
    *? European Starling?????????????????
    *? American Pipit????????????????????
    *? Cedar Waxwing?????????????????????
    *? Phainopepla???????????????????????
    *? Orange-crowned Warbler????????????
    *? Nashville Warbler?????????????????
    *? Yellow Warbler????????????????????
    *? Yellow-rumped Warbler?????????????
    *? Black-throated Gray Warbler???????
    *? Townsend's Warbler????????????????
    *? Hermit Warbler????????????????????
    *? MacGillivray's Warbler????????????
    *? Common Yellowthroat???????????????
    *? Wilson's Warbler??????????????????
    *? Yellow-breasted Chat??????????????
    *? Western Tanager???????????????????
    *? Green-tailed Towhee???????????????
    *? Spotted Towhee????????????????????
    *? California Towhee?????????????????
    *? Rufous-crowned Sparrow????????????
    *? Chipping Sparrow??????????????????
    *? Black-chinned Sparrow
    *? Black-throated Sparrow????????????
    *? Bell's Sparrow??????????????????????
    *? Savannah Sparrow??????????????????
    *? Fox Sparrow???????????????????????
    *? Song Sparrow??????????????????????
    *? Lincoln's Sparrow?????????????????
    *? White-throated Sparrow????????????
    *? Golden-crowned Sparrow????????????
    *? Dark-eyed Junco???????????????????
    *? Black-headed Grosbeak?????????????
    *? Blue Grosbeak?????????????????????
    *? Lazuli Bunting????????????????????
    *? Red-winged Blackbird??????????????
    *? Western Meadowlark????????????????
    *? Yellow-headed Blackbird???????????
    *? Brewer's Blackbird????????????????
    *? Great-tailed Grackle??????????????
    *? Brown-headed Cowbird??
    *? Hooded Oriole?????????????????????
    *? Bullock's Oriole??????????????????
    *? Purple Finch??????????????????????
    *? Cassin's Finch????????????????????
    *? House Finch???????????????????????
    *? Red Crossbill?????????????????????
    *? Pine Siskin???????????????????????
    *? Lesser Goldfinch??????????????????
    *? Lawrence's Goldfinch??????????????
    *? House Sparrow?????????????????????
    *? Scaly-breasted Munia
    
    Among the exotics, we've found the following:
    %? Graylag goose
    %? Muscovy Duck
    %? Red-whiskered Bulbul
    %? Yellow-chevroned parakeet
    %? Northern Red Bishop
    %? Mute Swan
    %? Egyptican Goose
    %? Northern Cardinal
    %? Nanday parakeet
    
    I'll send the list of missing species in a separate email.
    
    Thanks for all your hard work!
    
    Regards,
    
    Lance
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