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Field Trip Reports for 2011 - 2012
August 2011 - July 2012
 
This section contains the Field Trip Reports & Lists for the 2011-2012 field trip season. After each outing, a list of birds seen on the trip will be posted here.  Those of you who just returned from going on a particular trip, will be able to look it up to find out what the group as a whole saw.  And, if you missed a trip and wonder what you missed, this page will provide you with an opportunity to find out. 

FIELD TRIPS for which there are trip reports:
Monthly Trips:  
1st Sun Santiago Oaks Regional Park 8/07, 10/02 
2nd Sun San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary  
1st & 3rd Wed O'Neill Regional Park  
3rd Wed Upper Newport Bay by Pontoon Boat 7/20, 8/17, 9/21
Last Sun Upper Newport Bay by foot (on land) 7/31, 8/29, 9/25
   
Other Trips:  
Aug. 07 Piute Ponds  
Sept. 19-25 Cape May  
Sept. 24 Fall Pelagic Trip    
Sept. 30 Bolsa Chica    
Oct. 14 Huntington Central Park & Weider Park    
Nov. 28 Seal Beach NWR    
Jan. 07 CBC Specialties Trip    
Jan. 15 Antelope Valley Hawk-Banding Trip    
Feb. 01 Nix Nature Center & Barbara's Lake    
Feb. 04 Winter Pelagic Trip    
Feb. 06 Seal Beach NWR    
Feb. 11 San Jacinto Wildlife Area    
March 10 Owl Prowl #1 at Starr Ranch    
March 17 Owl Prowl #2 at Starr Ranch - rescheduled due to rain  
March 24 Peters Canyon Regional Park    
March 24 Owl Prowl #3 at Starr Ranch    
March 26 Irvine Regional Park    
April 13 Spring at Huntington Central Park - rained out    
April 14 Villa Park Flood Basin - area closed due to recent rains; group went to Irvine Reg. Park instead
April 21-22 Eastern Sierra weekend trip    
May 18-20 Utah weekend trip    
June 9 Starr Ranch Sanctuary    
July 7/8 Mammoth Lakes trip    
       
Other Trips (August):
Sun, Aug. 7: SUMMER SEARCH AT THE PIUTE PONDS in the Antelope Valley
Leader: Jon Feenstra
Trip Lists for the last 5 trips there: (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011) The numbers in blue mark sp. seen at Lancaster Sewage Ponds.
Trip Comments for the Aug. 7 trip: We birded the entire complex, driving the north ponds and the DU ponds, walking and scoping often. The DU ponds were down with lots of edge (though strangely not very birdy). Most shorebirds were at an exposed mudflat on the east side of the main pond. The north pond is still dry save for channel along its edge. (55 species) At the Lancaster Sewage Ponds, we drove the dikes around the pond complex on the west side of Sierra Highway. (18 species) -Jon Feenstra

Other Trips (September):
Tues, Sept. 20 - Sat, Sept. 24: CAPE MAY TRIP
 
Areas covered: Brigantine NWR, Higbees Beach Wildlife Management Agency, Cape May Point, 2nd Avenue Jetty, The Beanery, the Meadows, Cox Hall, Ponderlust Country Club, Norbury's Landing, Salt Marsh Cruise aboard the Osprey, 2nd Avenue Beach Pavilion, Cape May Lewis Ferry, Cape Hemlopen State Park, Bombay Hook, Stone Harbor Point, Nummy Island, paved walkway by the MicroTel Hotel in Dover.
Trip List: Snow Goose, Canada Goose, Mute Swan, Wood Duck, Gadwall, American Wigeon, American Black Duck, Mallard, Blue-winged Teal, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Wild Turkey, Pied-billed Grebe, Brown Booby, Northern Gannet, Brown Pelican, Double-crested Cormorant, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Snowy Egret, Little Blue Heron, Tricolored Heron, Green Heron, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, Glossy Ibis, Black Vulture, Turkey Vulture, Osprey, Bald Eagle, Northern Harrier, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Cooper's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, American Kestrel, Merlin, Peregrine Falcon, Clapper Rail, Sora, Black-bellied Plover, Semipalmated Plover, Piping Plover, American Oystercatcher, American Avocet, Spotted Sandpiper, Greater Yellowlegs, Willet, Lesser Yellowlegs, Whimbrel, Hudsonian Godwit, Marbled Godwit, Ruddy Turnstone, Sanderling , Semipalmated Sandpiper, Western Sandpiper, Least Sandpiper, White-rumped Sandpiper, Pectoral Sandpiper, Dunlin, Stilt Sandpiper, Short-billed Dowitcher, Wilson's Snipe, Laughing Gull, Ring-billed Gull, Herring Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Caspian Tern, Black Tern, Common Tern, Forster's Tern Black Skimmer, Rock Pigeon, Mourning Dove, Eurasian-collared Dove, Barred Owl, Chimney Swift, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Belted Kingfisher, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, White-eyed Vireo, Red-eyed Vireo, Blue Jay, American Crow, Fish Crow, Horned Lark, Tree Swallow, Barn Swallow, Carolina Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, White-breasted Nuthatch, Brown-headed Nuthatch, Carolina Wren, House Wren, Marsh Wren, Eastern Bluebird, American Robin, Gray Catbird, Northern Mockingbird, Brown Thrasher, European Starling, Northern Parula, Yellow Warbler, Magnolia Warbler, Black-throated Green Warbler, Prairie Warbler, Palm Warbler, Blackpoll Warbler, Black-and-white Warbler, American Redstart, Northern Waterthrush, Common Yellowthroat, Eastern Towhee, Chipping Sparrow, Seaside Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow, Northern Cardinal, Blue Grosbeak, Bobolink, Red-winged Blackbird, Common Grackle, Boat-tailed Grackle, Brown-headed Cowbird, Yellow-headed Blackbird, House Finch, American Goldfinch.

Fri, Sept. 30: BOLSA CHICA
Leaders: Pat & Dick Cabe

Trip List: Brant, Mallard, American Wigeon, Northern Shoveler, Ruddy Duck, Loon sp., Pied-billed Grebe. Eared Grebe, Western Grebe, Brown Pelican, Double-crested Cormorant, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Green Heron, Reddish Egret, Snowy Egret, Great Egret, Great Blue Heron, Turkey Vulture, Osprey, Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, American Kestrel, American Coot, Black-bellied Plover, Semipalmated Plover, Killdeer, Long-billed Curlew, Marbled Godwit, Ruddy Turnstone, Western Sandpiper, Short-billed Dowitcher, Western Gull, Royal Tern, Forster's Tern, Parasitic Jaeger, Belted Kingfisher, Black Phoebe, Say's Phoebe, American Crow, Barn Swallow, Common Yellowthroat, Belding's Savannah Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Western Meadowlark, House Finch. (46 species)
 

Other Trips (October):
Fri, Oct. 14: HUNTINGTON CENTRAL PARK & WEIDER PARK (W)
Leaders: Pat & Dick Cabe
Trip List: Mallard, American Wigeon, Pied-billed Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Green Heron, Snowy Egret, Great Egret, White-tailed Kite (W), Northern Harrier (W), American Kestrel, Peregrine Falcon (W), American Coot, Mountain Plover (W), California Gull, Great Horned Owl, Anna's Hummingbird, Allen's Hummingbird, Northern Flicker, Nuttall's Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Pacific-slope Flycatcher, Black Phoebe, Tropical Kingbird (W), Hutton's Vireo, American Crow, Bushtit, House Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Western Bluebird, Hermit Thrush, Orange-crowned Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Black-throated Gray Warbler, Townsend's Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, California Towhee, Song Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Bullock's Oriole, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch, Nutmeg Mannikin.
 

Other Trips (November)
Mon, Nov. 28:SEAL BEACH NWR
Leaders: John Fitch and Mark Beaty

Burrowing Owl seen on trip
photo by Peter Ridley

Trip List: Greater White-fronted Goose, Snow Goose, Cackling Goose, Canada Goose, Blue-winged Teal, American Wigeon, Northern Pintail, Northern Shoveler, Lesser Scaup, Surf Scoter, Common Goldeneye, Bufflehead, Red-breasted Merganser, Ruddy Duck, Pied-billed Grebe, Eared Grebe, Clark's Grebe, Western Grebe, Brown Pelican, Double-crested Cormorant, Reddish Egret, Snowy Egret, Great Egret, Great Blue Heron, Turkey Vulture, Osprey, Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, American Kestrel, Peregrine Falcon, Clapper Rail, American Coot, Pacific Golden-Plover, Killdeer, American Avocet, Willett, Great Yellowlegs, Long-billed Curlew, Marbled Godwit, Ruddy Turnstone, Red Knot, Dunlin, Western Sandpiper, Least Sandpiper, Short-billed Dowitcher, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Western Gull, Forster's Tern, Rock Pigeon, Mourning Dove, Burrowing Owl, Anna's Hummingbird, Allen's Hummingbird, Belted Kingfisher, Black Phoebe, Say's Phoebe, Cassin's Kingbird, American Crow, Common Raven, Horned Lark, House Wren, Marsh Wren, Northern Mockingbird, European Starling, American Pipit, Orange-crowned Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Fox Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Western Meadowlark. Red-winged Blackbird, House Finch, American Goldfinch, and 4 Coyotes.

Other Trips (December):
 
 
Other Trips (January):
Sun, Jan. 15: ANTELOPE VALLEY HAWK-BANDING TRIP
Leaders: Pete Bloom & Scott Thomas
Trip List: Banded birds: 2 American Kestrels, 3 Red-tailed Hawks, 1 immature Cooper's Hawk, and 1 Loggerhead Shrike.
Other birds sighted on the trip: numerous Red-tailed Hawks, Common Raven White-crowned Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, American Pipit, Western Meadowlark, Mountain Bluebird, European Starling, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Rock Pigeon, Loggerhead Shrike, Horned Lark, Northern Harrier, a Merlin eating a Horned Lark on top of a telephone pole, 1 Ring-billed gull, American Crow, and 2 Coyotes.
 
Other Trips (February):
Fri, Feb. 1: NIX NATURE CENTER & BARBARA'S LAKE
Leader: Paul Klahr
Trip List: Mallard, Northern Shoveler, Cinnamon Teal, Ring-necked Duck, Bufflehead, Ruddy Duck, Pied-billed Grebe, Snowy Egret, Turkey Vulture, White-tailed Kite, Cooper's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, American Kestrel, American Coot, Killdeer, Mourning Dove, Anna's Hummingbird, Allen's Hummingbird, Acorn Woodpecker, Nuttall's Woodpecker, Black Phoebe, Say's Phoebe. Cassin's Kingbird, Hutton's Vireo, Western Scrub-Jay, Common Raven, Tree Swallow, Wrentit, Bushtit, Bewick's Wren, Northern Mockingbird, California Thrasher, European Starling, Cedar Waxwing, Phainopepla, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, California Towhee , Spotted Towhee, Song Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch.
 
Sat, Feb. 4: WINTER PELAGIC TRIP out of Dana Point
Leaders: Jon Dunn, Brian Daniels, Curtis Marantz, Robert McNab, and Tom Benson
Trip Report by Tom Benson: Sea & Sage Audubon held their annual winter pelagic trip out of Dana Point this morning (Feb 4) aboard the Ocean Institute's Sea Explorer. We were out from 8 AM to 2 PM, during which time Captain Mike and the Ocean Institute staff did an excellent job of getting us to the birds efficiently, safely, and comfortably. Leaders on board today included Jon Dunn, Brian Daniels, Robert McNab, Curtis Marantz, and myself. We started out from the Ocean Institute cruising slowly along the jetty for rocky shorebirds, then paralleling the coastline within about a mile of shore northwest to around Laguna Beach, then headed out to the Lausen Sea Mount, and back to Dana Point (54 miles total). A pair of Black Oystercatchers were on the harbor side of the jetty as we departed in the morning. We had excellent numbers of alcids throughout the day, including good looks at Xantus's Murrelets (10+), Rhinocerous Auklets (75+), Common Murres (30+), and no so good looks at Cassin's Auklets (30+). Black-vented Shearwaters were encountered in small numbers throughout the day, a distant Sooty/Short-tailed Shearwater was seen over the sea mount, and two Parasitic Jaegers and one Pomarine Jaeger were seen relatively close to shore. We also had a relatively good showing of marine mammals, with a very cooperative pod of 15 Risso's Dolphins, as well as Bottlenose Dolphins, Common Dolphins, California Sea Lions, and two Elephant Seals. Detailed Trip Report by Curtis Marantz
 
Mon, Feb. 6: SEAL BEACH NWR
Leaders: Kirk Gilligan

Trip List: Canada Goose, Brant, American Wigeon, Northern Pintail, Blue-winged Teal, Cinnamon Teal, Lesser Scaup, Surf Scoter, Bufflehead, Red-breasted Merganser, Ruddy Duck, Pied-billed Grebe, Horned Grebe, Eared Grebe, Western Grebe, Brown Pelican, Double-crested Cormorant, American Bittern, Reddish Egret, Snowy Egret, Great Egret, Great Blue Heron, Osprey, White-tailed Kite, Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, Ferruginous Hawk, American Kestrel, Peregrine Falcon, American Coot, Black-bellied Plover, Killdeer, American Avocet, Willet, Lesser Yellowlegs, Sanderling, Long-billed Curlew, Marbled Godwit, Dunlin, Western Sandpiper, Least Sandpiper, Short-billed Dowitcher, Red Knot, Ring-billed Gull, Forster's Tern, Rock Pigeon, Mourning Dove, Burrowing Owl, Anna's Hummingbird, Belted Kingfisher, Black Phoebe, Say's Phoebe, Cassin's Kingbird, Loggerhead Shrike, American Crow, Common Raven, Marsh Wren, Western Bluebird, Northern Mockingbird, American Pipit, Horned Lark, European Starling, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Belding's Savannah Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Western Meadowlark, Red-winged Blackbird, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch.

 
Sat, Feb. 11: SAN JACINTO WILDLIFE AREA
Leader: John McKeever
Trip List: Canada Goose, Mallard, Gadwall, Green-winged Teal, American Wigeon, Northern Pintail, Northern Shoveler, Cinnamon Teal, Redhead, Bufflehead, Ruddy Duck, Pied-billed Grebe, Eared Grebe, Snowy Egret, Great Egret, White-faced Ibis, Turkey Vulture, White-tailed Kite, Northern Harrier, Bald Eagle, Red-shouldered Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Ferruginous Hawk, American Kestrel, Prairie Falcon, Peregrine Falcon, Sora, Common Gallinule, American Coot, Killdeer, American Avocet, Black-necked Stilt, Greater Yellowlegs, Long-billed Dowitcher, Ring-billed Gull, Mourning Dove,Greater Roadrunner, Long-eared Owl, Nuttall's Woodpecker, Black Phoebe, Say's Phoebe, Loggerhead Shrike, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Tree Swallow, Bushtit, House Wren, Rock Wren, Canyon Wren, Marsh Wren, 6 Sage Thrashers, European Starling, American Pipit, Yellow-rumped Warbler, California Towhee, Rufous-crowned Sparrow, Lark Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow (Nevadensis), Lincoln's Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Vesper Sparrow, White-crowed Sparrow, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Red-winged Blackbird, Tricolored Blackbird, Brewer's Blackbird, House Finch.
 
Sat, March 10: OWL PROWL #1 at Starr Ranch
Leader: Pete DeSimone

When we arrived at Starr Ranch, the sun had gone down behind the mountain and it was becoming progressively darker. The sky was clear and the air was getting cooler.  Most of the birds had retired for the night and it was quiet and peaceful. We were met at the picnic tables by Starr Ranch Sanctuary Manager, Pete DeSimone,  who told us about the Starr Ranch owls and the nearby Barn Owl family on which the owl webcam is focused. We could hear screeching and metallic clicking noises coming out of the nearby trees where two separate Barn Owl families were nesting.  He then showed us the resident Great Horned Owl which lives in its own little shelter at the sanctuary and cannot be released into the wild because of a permanent wing injury. It was really special to see that beautiful owl up close and to learn about his special adaptations.  Pete then took us into the classroom to see the webcam Barn Owls on the monitor.

 
After viewing the webcam, we climbed into the truck and Pete drove us down into Bell Canyon in search of some owls.  It was a beautiful evening, the stars were out, and the trees on the hillside above us were dark silhouettes against the sky. The frog chorus in nearby Bell Creek  reverberated loudly in the still night air.  Some of us caught a quick glimpse of a Common Poorwill  which had been sitting in the road and flew off as we approached. We had several memorable sightings of Barn Owls.  Our best sighting was of a fledgling owl perched high on a bare branch overlooking the road.  His white feathers and distinctive facial disk showed up clearly in the truck’s headlights. We also saw another Barn Owl flying over our heads, clearly illuminated by a strong flashlight, its white body glowing in the light against the darkness of the trees. We stopped in a grassy opening to listen for the owls.  A thin layer of cloud slowly obscured the stars, and the scent of wet grass and water surrounded us in the still night air. Pete did his wonderful Screech-Owl call, and a couple of Western Screech-Owls answered him, calling softly.  It was a wonderful evening!
 
Sat, March 24: PETERS CANYON Regional Park
Leader: Linda Oberholtzer

Trip List: Wood Duck, Mallard, American Wigeon, Northern Shoveler, Ring-necked Duck, Bufflehead, Ruddy Duck, California Quail, Pied-billed Grebe, Eared Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Great Blue Heron, Snowy Egret, Turkey Vulture, Osprey, White-tailed Kite, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Cooper's Hawk, Red-shouldered Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, American Kestrel, American Coot, California Gull, Mourning Dove, Red-crowned Parrot, White-throated Swift, Anna's Hummingbird, Rufous Hummingbird, Allen's Hummingbird, Northern Flicker, Nuttall's Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Black Phoebe, Cassin's Kingbird, Bell's Vireo, Western Scrub-Jay, American Crow, Common Raven, Tree Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Barn Swallow, Wrentit, Bushtit, House Wren, Cactus Wren, Marsh Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, California Gnatcatcher, Western Bluebird, Northern Mockinigbird, California Thrasher, European Starling, Orange-crowned Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), Black-throated Gray Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Wilson's Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, California Towhee, Spotted Towhee, Savannah Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, Song Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Great-tailed Grackle, Hooded Oriole, Bullock's Oriole, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch, Nutmeg Mannikin.

 
Sat, March 24: OWL PROWL #3 at Starr Ranch
Leader: Pete DeSimone

Due to daylight savings time, it was still light when I arrived at Starr Ranch for the Owl Prowl.  It was fun to hear all the birds still singing as I drove in.  (I always roll down the window on the driver’s side of the car before I descend the hill into Bell Canyon; this allows me to hear the birds more clearly and I get an immediate feel for this bird-rich area.)  I heard Wrentits singing on the way down, and when I reached the bottom and started slowly driving along Bell Creek, I heard the Acorn Woodpeckers and Oak Titmice calling.  As I crossed over the bridge, a Song Sparrow burst into song, and as I neared the first building, I slowed down to a crawl for a pair of Black Phoebes which were in the road.  Near the picnic tables, many of us heard the Phainopeplas calling their soft little call.  It was a wonderful introduction to a special evening!

 
We were met at the picnic tables by Starr Ranch Sanctuary Manager, Pete DeSimone, who welcomed us and proceeded to talk about the Starr Ranch owls and the nearby Barn Owl family on which the owl webcam is focused. We could hear screeching and metallic clicking noises coming out of the nearby trees where the Barn Owl families were nesting.  He then took the group to the classroom where they watched the webcam Barn Owls on the monitor.  While the group was inside the classroom, I stayed outside and listened to a Great Horned Owl calling softly in the distance.  Then he introduced us the resident Great Horned Owl which lives in his own little shelter at the sanctuary and cannot be released into the wild because of a permanent wing injury. It was really special to see that beautiful owl up close and to learn about his special adaptations. 
 

By this time, it was pretty dark out and time to climb into the big open bed truck for a ride down into Bell Canyon in search of owls.  Our first stop was near a spot where Pete and his wife Sandy had recently seen a Great Horned Owl. It was very quiet in the clearing and no one spotted any owl activity.  I tried to call out the owls with my owl caller, but they were not responsive.  We then drove further down the canyon.  A few members of the group saw glowing eyes high in a tree, which were obviously owl eyes, but it was too dark to see the rest of bird.  When we got to the Screech-Owl spot in a grassy clearing, Pete gave his wonderful Screech-Owl call, but the Screech-Owls did not respond.  The sky was filled with stars and a sliver of new moon could be seen peaking through trees which were black silhouettes on the hillside above us. In the creek nearby, the tiny Pacific Tree Frogs were in full voice, their croaking sounds reverberating in the still night air. There was no breeze to rustle the leaves and the night air was still and piercingly cold.  On our return trip, we saw several Barn Owls in flight, like fluttering white ghosts against the dark trees.  It was a wonderful evening, but it was too cold to linger, so we hurried back to our cars and turned on our heaters before driving out.

 
Mon, March 26: IRVINE REGIONAL PARK
Leader: Beverly Hargrove
Trip List: Wood Duck, Mallard, Double-crested Cormorant, Great Blue Heron, Turkey Vulture, White-tailed Kite, Cooper's Hawk, Red-shouldered Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot, Mourning Dove, Red-crowned Parrot, White-throated Swift, Acorn Woodpecker, Nuttall's Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Pacific-slope Flycatcher, Black Phoebe, Cassin's Kingbird, Hutton's Vireo, Warbling Vireo, American Crow, Common Raven, Tree Swallow, Wrentit, Oak Timouse, Bushtit, House Wren, Bewick's Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Western Bluebird, California Thrasher, European Starling, Phainopepla, Orange-crowned Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), Black-throated Gray Warbler, Wilson's Warbler, California Towhee, Spotted Towhee, Chipping Sparrow, Song Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch.
 
Other Trips:
Fri-Sun, May 18-20: SOUTHERN UTAH TRIP
Leader: Larry Tripp
Trip List: Canada Goose, Gadwall, Mallard, Redhead, Ring-necked Duck, Bufflehead, Ruddy Duck, Pied-billed Grebe, Eared grebe, Western Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, Great Blue Heron, Turkey Vulture, California Condor, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Northern Goshawk, Common Black-Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Golden Eagle, American Kestrel, Wild Turkey, Gambel's Quail, Killdeer, Spotted Sandpiper, California Gull, Rock Pigeon, Eurasian Collared-Dove, White-winged Dove, Mourning Dove, Greater Roadrunner, Great Horned Owl, Lesser Nighthawk, White-throated Swift, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Costa's Hummingbird, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Lewis's Woodpecker, Ladder-backed Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Western Wood-Pewee, Gray Flycatcher, Dusky Flycatcher, Black Phoebe, Say's Phoebe, Vermilion Flycatcher, Ash-throated Flycatcher, Brown-crested Flycatcher, Western Kingbird, Loggerhead Shrike, Bell's Vireo, Gray Vireo, Plumbeous Vireo, Warbling Vireo, Steller's Jay, Western Scrub-Jay, American Crow, Common Raven, Violet-green Swallow, No. Rough-winged Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Barn Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, Mountain Chickadee, Juniper Titmouse, Verdin, Red-breasted Nuthatch, White-breasted Nuthatch, Pygmy Nuthatch, Brown Creeper, Cactus Wren, Rock Wren, Canyon Wren, Bewick's Wren, House Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Western Bluebird, Mountain Bluebird, Townsend's Solitaire, Swainson's Thrush, Hermit Thrush, American Robin, Northern Mockingbird, European Starling, Cedar Waxwing, Phainopepla, Orange-crowned Warbler, Virginia's Warbler, Lucy's Warbler, Northern Parula, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Black-throated Gray Warbler, Grace's Warbler, MacGillivray's Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Wilson's Warbler, Yellow-breasted Chat, Summer Tanager, Western Tanager, Green-tailed Towhee, Spotted Towhee, Abert's Towhee, Chipping Sparrow, Brewer's Sparrow, Black-chinned Sparrow, Vesper Sparrow, Lark Sparrow, Black-throated Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Black-headed Grosbeak, Blue Grosbeak, Lazuli Bunting, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Brewer's Blackbird, Great-tailed Grackle, Brown-headed Cowbird, Hooded Oriole, Bullock's Oriole, Cassin's Finch, House Finch, Pine Siskin, Lesser Goldfinch, and House Finch.
 
Sat, June 9: STARR RANCH SANCTUARY on the north side
Leaders: Jen Wilcox & Cyrus Moqtaderi
Trip List: 5 Turkey Vultures, 4 Red-shouldered Hawks, 3 Red-tailed Hawks, 4 American Kestrels (incl. 3 recent fledglings near the picnic area), 11 Band-tailed Pigeons, 1 Mourning Dove, 4 Black-chinned Hummingbirds, 2 Anna's Hummingbirds, 1 Costa's Hummingbird, 4 Allen's Hummingbirds, 16 Acorn Woodpeckers, 6 Nuttall's Woodpeckers, 6 Pacific-slope Flycatchers, 3 Black Phoebes, 2 Ash-throated Flycatchers, 1 Warbling Vireo, 6 Western Scrub-Jays, 14 American Crows, 2 Common Ravens, 3 Tree Swallows, 1 Barn Swallow, 15 Cliff Swallows, 2 Oak Timice, 20 Bushtits, 2 White-breasted Nuthatches, 2 Cactus Wrens, 1 Bewick's Wren, 6 House Wrens, 5 Wrentits, 1 Northern Mockingbird, 7 European Starlings, 4 Phainopeplas, 3 Orange-crowned Warblers, 2 Common Yellowthroats, 2 Yellow Warblers, 6 Spotted Towhees, 2 Rufous-crowned Sparrows, 6 California Towhees, 2 Song Sparrows, 2 Hooded Orioles, 2 Bullock's Orioles, 1 Purple Finch (singing), 6 House Finches, and 15 Lesser Goldfinches.
 
Sat & Sun, July 7 & 8: MAMMOTH LAKES TRIP
Leader: Vic Leipzig
Trip List: Canada Goose, Gadwall, Mallard, CA Quail, Osprey, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, American Kestrel, Virginia Rail, American Avocet, Spotted Sandpiper, Wilson's Phalarope, CA Gull, Band-tailed Pigeon, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Common Nighthawk, Belted Kingfisher, Williamson's Sapsucker, Red-breasted Sapsucker, Hairwy Woodpecker, White-headed Woodpecker, Black-backed Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Western Wood-Pewee, Dusky Flycatcher, Pacific-slope Flycatcher, Western Kingbird, Warbling Vireo, Steller's Jay, Clark's Nutcracker, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Tree Swallow, Violet-green Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch,m White-breasted Nuthatch, Pygmy Nuthatch, Brown Creeper, Rock Wren, Bewick's Wren, House Wren, American Dipper, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Mountain Bluebird, Townsend's Solitaire, Hermit Thrush, American Robin, Sage Thrasher, European Starling, Orange-crowned Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, MacGillivray's Warbler, Wilson's Warbler, Canada Warbler, Green-tailed Towhee, Spotted Towhee, Chipping Sparrow, Brewer's Sparrow, Vesper Sparrow, Sage Sparrow, Fox Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Western Tanager, Black-headed Grosbeak, Lazuli Bunting, Red-winged Blackbird, Brewer's Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird, Grayp-crowned Rosy-Finch, Cassin's Finch, Red Crossbill, Pine Siskin, Lesser Goldfinch.

 


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