Re: [CALBIRDS] Spotted Doves
- Kimball Garrett wrote:
> It may only be a matter of a few years before bird listers have theWhile they may be declining in the Los Angeles area, my impression is
> "Crested Myna" debate about Spotted Doves (i.e., can you count a
> species on
> your ABA list if all ABA-area populations have been extirpated?).
that Spotted Dove numbers are increasing in Fresno. They are quite
common in the Huntington Boulevard area (where I live). I also
occasionally hear them at Fresno Pacific University (where I work), and
know that they are also found regularly in parts of the Tower District
and Old Fig Garden.
I hear or see Spotted Doves virtually every day at my house. They seem
to very much like the large Camphor trees that are common in our
This species doesn't show up on the two Fresno CBC lists because neither
count circle includes the sections of town where they tend to be found.
Perhaps this isn't so much a case of impending extirpation as of