Re: Question about White-collared Seedeater reported in San Diego area
- Hi Joe,
There are several White-collared Seedeaters in the Valley, they are of the non-migrant West coast Mexican race, and are escapees from the illegal bird trade/markets in Tijuana. Also in the valley have been or still are Northern Cardinals,Black-throated Magpie Jays, Purplish, San Blas, and Green Jays.
San Diego, CA
--- In CALBIRDS@yahoogroups.com, "Joe Devine" <mojoedevine@...> wrote:
> I'm curious to know more about this bird which has been reported by 4 people in the last couple of days in eBird at the main Dairy Mart pond & along the eastern edge of Tijuana NWR just north of Monument Rd. Reporters have included Rich Cimino (from my area in NorCal) - a respected birder. However, I've not seen anything about it on the listservs.
> Is this bird wild, still there & chaseable?
> Joe Devine
> Modesto, Ca