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Corral Canyon (San Diego Co.)

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  • MiriamEagl@aol.com
    Hi, all! I have a new Easy Birder Route for Corral Canyon up on my website; still needs about six months worth of data, but you can at least get an idea of
    Message 1 of 3 , Aug 26, 2005
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      Hi, all!

      I have a new Easy Birder Route for Corral Canyon up on my website; still
      needs about six months' worth of data, but you can at least get an idea of the
      place. The direct link is

      _http://miriameaglemon.com/San%20Diego%20Bird%20Pages/Sites/Corral%20Canyon.ht
      m_
      (http://miriameaglemon.com/San%20Diego%20Bird%20Pages/Sites/Corral%20Canyon.htm)

      or you can go to the main page (below), go to San Diego Birding, then go to
      the sites page. I've also been trying to clean up some of the trip reports
      where the photo captions got skewed, so some of those are fixed...

      Take care, and good birding!

      Mary Beth Stowe
      San Diego, CA
      MiriamEagl@...
      _www.miriameaglemon.com_ (http://www.miriameaglemon.com)




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    • MiriamEagl@aol.com
      Hi, all! Zipped out to Corral Canyon this morning, and it was lovely (freezing first thing, and then foggy in the oaks, but sunny up on the hill). Nothing
      Message 2 of 3 , Oct 26, 2005
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        Hi, all!

        Zipped out to Corral Canyon this morning, and it was lovely (freezing first
        thing, and then foggy in the oaks, but sunny up on the hill). Nothing
        unusual, but I was happy to have several Lawrence's Goldfinches in Bobcat Meadows
        Campground, the Sage Sparrow just before the entrance to the other campground,
        and TONS of Fox Sparrows (singing, yet; those I saw were all Slate-colored)!
        There were also lots and lots of Flickers around. The full list is below,
        and I've CAPPED those species whose numbers exceeded ten individuals.

        White-tailed Kite Elanus leucurus
        Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
        Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus
        Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
        Mountain Quail Oreortyx pictus
        CALIFORNIA QUAIL Callipepla californica
        Acorn Woodpecker Melanerpes formicivorus
        Nuttall's Woodpecker Picoides nuttallii
        NORTHERN FLICKER Colaptes auratus
        Black Phoebe Sayornis nigricans
        RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET Regulus calendula
        BEWICK'S WREN Thryomanes bewickii
        House Wren Troglodytes aedon
        California Thrasher Toxostoma redivivum
        WESTERN BLUEBIRD Sialia mexicana
        Hermit Thrush Catharus guttatus
        WRENTIT Chamaea fasciata
        Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Polioptila caerulea
        BUSHTIT Psaltriparus minimus
        OAK TITMOUSE Baeolophus inornatus
        White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
        WESTERN SCRUB JAY Aphelocoma californica
        American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
        Common Raven Corvus corax
        European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
        Hutton's Vireo Vireo huttoni
        HOUSE FINCH Carpodacus mexicanus
        LESSER GOLDFINCH Carduelis psaltria
        LAWRENCE'S GOLDFINCH Carduelis lawrencei
        Orange-crowned Warbler Vermivora celata
        YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER Dendroica coronata
        SPOTTED TOWHEE Pipilo maculatus
        California Towhee Pipilo crissalis
        Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina
        Sage Sparrow Amphispiza belli
        FOX SPARROW Passerella iliaca
        Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
        WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW Zonotrichia leucophrys
        Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis
        Western Meadowlark Sturnella neglecta

        40 SPECIES

        Mary Beth Stowe
        San Diego, CA
        MiriamEagl@...
        _www.miriameaglemon.com_ (http://www.miriameaglemon.com)




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      • MiriamEagl@aol.com
        Hi, all! Birded Corral Canyon this morning and had some fun things: two MERLINS in the chaparral area (one just as you get up into it and the other--or the
        Message 3 of 3 , Feb 10, 2006
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          Hi, all!

          Birded Corral Canyon this morning and had some fun things: two MERLINS in
          the chaparral area (one just as you get up into it and the other--or the same
          one who moved?--up on Los Pinos Road), four MOUNTAIN QUAIL also on Los Pinos
          Road that actually slid down the embankment and tootled along the road, and
          several "singing" GREATER ROADRUNNERS. The same flock of GOLDEN-CROWNED
          SPARROWS is evidently still at Bobcat Meadows, and that "dead" riparian area around
          mile 3.5 still seems to be a good spot for LAWRENCE'S GOLDFINCH. At the
          north edge of Lake Morena (accessible from Corral Canyon Road via the closed
          campground) were several DOWITCHERS and BLACK-NECKED STILTS, and an adult BALD
          EAGLE. A WHITE-TAILED KITE was flipping its tail seductively, and on the way
          out of the campgrounds a VESPER SPARROW popped up on one of the poles.

          Bird list:

          Eared Grebe Podiceps nigricollis
          American White Pelican Pelecanus erythrorhynchos
          White-tailed Kite Elanus leucurus
          Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
          Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
          Merlin Falco columbarius
          Mountain Quail Oreortyx pictus
          California Quail Callipepla californica
          American Coot Fulica americana
          Black-necked Stilt Himantopus mexicanus
          Long-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus scolopaceus
          Greater Roadrunner Geococcyx californianus
          Anna's Hummingbird Calypte anna
          Acorn Woodpecker Melanerpes formicivorus
          Nuttall's Woodpecker Picoides nuttallii
          Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
          Black Phoebe Sayornis nigricans
          Say's Phoebe Sayornis saya
          Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
          Phainopepla Phainopepla nitens
          Bewick's Wren Thryomanes bewickii
          House Wren Troglodytes aedon
          California Thrasher Toxostoma redivivum
          Western Bluebird Sialia mexicana
          Hermit Thrush Catharus guttatus
          American Robin Turdus migratorius
          Wrentit Chamaea fasciata
          Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Polioptila caerulea
          Bushtit Psaltriparus minimus
          Oak Titmouse Baeolophus inornatus
          White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
          Western Scrub-Jay Aphelocoma californica
          American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
          Common Raven Corvus corax
          European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
          Hutton's Vireo Vireo huttoni
          House Finch Carpodacus mexicanus
          Lesser Goldfinch Carduelis psaltria
          Lawrence's Goldfinch Carduelis lawrencei
          Orange-crowned Warbler Vermivora celata
          Yellow-rumped Warbler Dendroica coronata
          Spotted Towhee Pipilo maculatus
          California Towhee Pipilo crissalis
          Vesper Sparrow Pooecetes gramineus
          Fox Sparrow Passerella iliaca
          Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
          White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys
          Golden-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia atricapilla
          Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis
          Western Meadowlark Sturnella neglecta
          Brewer's Blackbird Euphagus cyanocephalus

          51 SPECIES

          Mary Beth Stowe
          San Diego, CA
          MiriamEagl@...
          _www.miriameaglemon.com_ (http://www.miriameaglemon.com)




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