This is the Southeastern CA weekly RBA summary. We cover Imperial,
Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties.
- Birds mentioned
Reports summarized this week are from San Bernardino, Riverside and
SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY
Howard King reported from the Big Bear Lake area. The PAINTED
REDSTART continues to be seen in the Pine Kone lane area of
Fawnskin. In the Baldwin Lake area he reported an immature
VERMILION FLYCATCHER at the sewage treatment plant at Baldwin Lake.
On the slope south of Baldwin Lake he reported a flock of 20 plus
PINYON JAYS. He also reported 160 plus WHITE-FACED IBIS. Linda
Stitt reported an EARED GREBE with young near the east shore of
Baldwin Lake near Terrace Lane.
Roger Higson took a boat trip down the river and reported several
tight flocks of birds flying south. His sightings included: 57
CASPIAN TERNS, 74 BLACK TERNS, 27 WILLETS, 47 RED KNOT, 3 BLACK
SKIMMERS and an immature SABINE'S GULL.
Guy McCaskie reported 3 RUDDY TURNSTONE at the north end of Garst
Rd. and 1 adult at Obsidian Butte. There was also 1 BLACK TURNSTONE
at Obsidian Butte. 5 juvenile RED KNOT were sighted at the west end
of Alcott Rd. 2 juvenile BAIRD'S SANDPIPER were seen in an
irrigated field at the intersection of Rutherford Rd. and Hwy. 111
and 1 adult male RUFF was seen in an irrigated field at the
intersection of Young and Gentery Rd.
Thomas Miko reported numerous BLACK TERNS at Finney and Ramer Lakes
as well as many other expected species for this time of year. An
ELEGANT TERN, one LEAST TERN, and many expected birds were sighted
in the area of the southeast sea. At Cattle Call Park, in Blythe, he
saw a GILA WOODPECKER and an all gray WARBLING VIREO.
That's it for today. This summary is done weekly, usually on
Kirk and Linda Stitt
San Bernardino, CA
RBA phone (909)793-5599
For more frequent updates, see the note below.
If you have information on any new rare birds or updates on any of
birds in this report, PLEASE LET US KNOW. We can't update reports
if we don't hear from you.
In general, birds that are on this weekly summary are those that are
classified as at least rare in "Birds of Southern California"
by Garrett and Dunn, "Birds of the Salton Sea" by Patten,
McCaskie, and Unitt, or in "Birds of the Lower Colorado River
Valley" by Rosenberg, Ohmart, Hunter, and Anderson. Rarity can
be regional or seasonal. For example, a nuthatch reported at the
Salton Sea, where it is rare, may be on the summary. That same bird
reported from the San Bernardino Mountains, where it is common,
would not be. A sparrow reported as a rarity in Riverside in July,
may be common there in December.
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Please submit your documention of all California Bird Records
Committee review species (as noted in the text above) to:
Guy McCaskie, Secretary, P.O. Box 275, Imperial Beach, CA 91933-
0275, E-mail: guymcc@...
Additionally, CBRC species AND birds of local or seasonal rarity
should be reported to the "North American Birds" (formerly "Field
Notes") County Coordinators. They are:
IMPERIAL COUNTY Guy McCaskie 954 Grove Avenue, Imperial Beach, CA
91932 E: guymcc@...
INYO COUNTY Tom & Jo Heindel, P.O. Box 400, Big Pine CA 93513 E:
KERN COUNTY John Wilson 1425 Alta Vista, Bakersfield CA 93305 E:
RIVERSIDE COUNTY John F. Green, 3120 Mount Vernon Ave., Riverside,
CA 92507 E:bewickwren@...
SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY Alexander E. Koonce, 1357 Paige Lane,
Redlands, CA 92373 E: sandy_koonce@...
There is an Inland Counties (San Bernardino, Riverside, and
Imperial) bird report & discussion group. You can view messages
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IMPORTANT: Sometimes rare birds that are found in Southeastern CA
are not reported to Inlandcountybirds. Sites and phone numbers
where such reports sometimes appear are marked with *** below. If
you are headed to one of those areas, be sure to check that site or
phone number first, in addition to this RBA.
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there at; http://groups.yahoo.com/group/OrangeCountyBirding
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Sometimes Imperial County reports appear on these sources.
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Sightings in Inyo County and beyond are posted at
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Messages to the birding listserve for the Pasadena area can be
viewed at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PasadenaAudubon
Messages to the birding listserve for Los Angeles County can be
viewed at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LACoBirds
A schedule of San Bernardino Valley Audubon Society field trips is
available at our phone RBA and information center and at the SBVAS
Important Southern California Bird Alert and Wildlife Phone Numbers:
Los Angeles RBA (323) 874-1318 ***
Monterey Bay RBA (831)626-6605
Morro Bay RBA (805) 528-7182
Orange County RBA (949) 487-6869
San Diego RBA (619) 688-2473 ***
Santa Barbara RBA (805) 964-8240 (report to (805)-964-1316)
Southeastern CA Bird Alert (909) 793-5599
Southern California BIRDBOX (818) 952-5502 + 5 ***
CalTip (CA Fish & Game) (800) 952-5400 (to report wildlife