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semillama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-31-11 03:53 PM
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California Trip results
Hi All:

I'm back from my California trip. I managed to squeeze in two days of birding, although one day consisted of two afternoons of birding, not the best time of day. I didn't hit my goal of 30 life birds, but came close with 24. Here's my original target list with asterisks by the birds I did see. I had a total of 110 species, so pretty darn good overall...

Common birds:
*California Quail
*Western Grebe
*Clark's Grebe
Heerman's Gull
Mew Gull
*Western Gull
*California Gull
*Pigeon Guillemot
*Allen's Hummingbird
*Nuttal's Woodpecker
*Pacific-slope Flycatcher
*Western Scrub-jay
*Oak Titmouse
*Bushtit
*Wrentit
California Thrasher
*Californa Towhee
*Rufous-crowned Sparrow
Lawrence's Goldfinch

Fairly Common:
*Brandt's Cormorant
*Pelagic Cormorant
*Whimbrel
Long-billed Curlew
Black Turnstone
Surfbird

Uncommon:
Chukar
Mountain Quail
*White-tailed Kite
*Black Oystercatcher
*Glaucous-winged Gull
Xantus's Murrelet
Cassin's Auklet
Rhinoceros Auklet
Spotted Dove
Rose-crowned Parrot
Western Screech-Owl
Northern Pygmy-Owl
Common Poorwill
Vaux's Swift
Lewis's Woodpecker
*White-headed Woodpecker
Cassin's Vireo
MacGillivray's Warbler
Black-chinned Sparrow
Sage Sparrow
Tricolored Blackbird

I also had Elegant Tern and Yellow-billed Magpie.
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