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San Clemente Island bird report

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  • HeraldPetrel@aol.com
    Birders Things are looking up for numbers of pelagic birds off San Clemente Island. Yesterday from dawn to 0800 I counted 337 Sooty Shearwaters, 14 Pink-footed
    Message 1 of 2 , Aug 29, 2002
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      Birders

      Things are looking up for numbers of pelagic birds off San Clemente Island.
      Yesterday from dawn to 0800 I counted 337 Sooty Shearwaters, 14 Pink-footed
      Shearwaters, and one Buller's Shearwater heading north just off China Point.
      This is the largest number of pelagic birds I've seen since April. In
      addition, an adult Pomarine Jaeger put on a show just off the kelp in the
      evening at West Cove Point. On the 27th, a Xantus's/Craveri's murrelet was
      reported from the China area along with a few shearwaters.

      Otherwise, typical early fall migrants are in evidence. Birds of note
      include a male American Redstart, multiple White-winged Doves and
      Phainopeplas, and several Lark Sparrows. A single Willet and 2 Marbled
      Godwits were good birds for West Cove Beach. Black Skimmers (up to 3,
      including a banded individual) were photographed in the area around Bud's
      Camp at the north end of the island, only the 4th record for the island (John
      Brollini).

      Hoping to get the boat out this weekend and look for tropicbirds!

      All for now,

      Brian Sullivan
      Institute for Wildlife Studies
      SCE/NRO/NALF/SCI
      PO Box 357054
      San Diego, CA
      92135

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    • HeraldPetrel@aol.com
      Birders Things are picking up here on San Clemente Island. A report of a Greater Pewee found by John Brollini on 30-31 August, was unfortunately not refound
      Message 2 of 2 , Sep 3, 2002
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        Birders

        Things are picking up here on San Clemente Island. A report of a Greater
        Pewee found by John Brollini on 30-31 August, was unfortunately not refound
        by others. A Black-throated Sparrow was at Lemon Tank 1 September.
        Olive-sided Flycatcher at Lemon Tank 3 September. An Eastern Kingbird was
        found and photographed at Lemon Tank 2 September. Up to 8 White-winged Doves
        are present in Wilson Cove. Northern Harriers and White-tailed Kites have
        begun to appear in the grasslands. No Burrowing Owls as of yet.

        All for now,

        Brian Sullivan
        Institute for Wildlife Studies
        SCE/NRO/NALF/SCI
        PO Box 357054
        San Diego, CA
        92135

        HeraldPetrel@...
        blsullivan71@...
        bsullivan@...


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