1 December 2008 - The fall report period for bird observations has
come to a close.
The fall report period is the longest seasonal period - comprised
of August, September, October, and November. It is also one of the
most complex due to
the mass fall migrations from the north ...shorebirds, raptors,
passerines, etc. I will soon be summarizing the significant
Mendocino County bird
observations for these months and then submitting them to the
Northern California sub-regional editors for North American Birds.
If you wish to submit any previously UNREPORTED sightings, or submit
personal summaries, then send them directly to rjkeiffer@...
or mail them to the address near my signature, before December 10th.
If the sighting was already posted on Mendobirds then I have it
already, but I gladly accept summaries from observers. If you saw a
rare or unusual
bird that was discovered by someone else, then please note who the
original "finder" was.
Again, a kind reminder for those posting messages on Mendobirds
....if you begin the message with the full date (like 1 December
2008) and end the message
your full name and maybe contact info (phone and/or email) ....then
it makes it MUCH easier for me to conserve on ink, printed space and
time when I print them for the hard-copy files.
Thanks. Good birding. Bob Keiffer
Robert J. Keiffer
Principal Supt. of Agriculture
UC Hopland Research & Extension Center
4070 University Road
Hopland, CA 95449
(707) 744-1424 FAX (707) 744-1040
HREC website: http://danrrec.ucdavis.edu/hopland/home_page.html
"It is not the critic who counts... not the one who points out how
the strong person stumbles... or where the doer of deeds could have
done better. The credit belongs to the person who is actually in the
arena." Theodore Roosevelt
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