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  • Ryan Terrill
    Dear Calbirders: This August has been one of the better in the past few years for species diversity and vagrants on the Farallones. For those of you
    Message 1 of 2 , Sep 5, 2006
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      Dear Calbirders: This August has been one of the better in the past few years for species diversity and vagrants on the Farallones. For those of you interested, here are the highlights of birds found since the beginning of the fall season on Southeast Farallon Island. Birds are listed only for the day they arrived on the island. Birders on the Island are Adam Brown, Jim Tietz, Renée Cormier, Matt Brady, Rob Fowler, Jared Wolfe, and Ryan Terrill. On September 3rd, Adam Brown and Renée Cormier left, and Rob Fowler and Jared Wolfe arrived.

      13 Aug: Pied-Billed Grebe -1 (14th Island Record)- found by Meghan Riley
      16 Aug: Semipalmated Sandpiper-1 (13th Island Record)
      Pectoral Sandpiper-1
      White-Winged Dove-1 (20th Island record)
      American Redstart-1
      20 Aug: Brown Booby-1
      Snowy Egret-3 (46th Island record)
      Baird’s Sandpiper-1
      Townsend’s x Hermit Warbler Hybrid-1 (4th Island Record)
      Barn Owl-1 (16th Island record)
      Brewer’s Sparrow-1
      21 Aug: Bobolink-1
      Yellow-Headed Blackbird-1
      22 Aug :Manx Shearwater-1 (8th Island Record)
      Short-Tailed Shearwater-1
      24 Aug: Baird’s Sandpiper-3
      Pectoral Sandpiper-3
      25 Aug: Northern Waterthrush-1
      Bobolink-2
      26 Aug: Burrowing Owl-1
      Vesper Sparrow-1
      28 Aug: Flesh-Footed Shearwater-1 (26th Island Record)
      Black-Necked Stilt-1; (2nd fall record, only 4th record for Island)
      Magnolia Warbler-1
      Short-Eared Owl-1
      Yellow-Headed Blackbird-1
      29 Aug: Least Flycatcher-1
      Semipalmated Sandpiper-1 (14th Island record)
      Short-Tailed Shearwater-1
      30 Aug: Magnolia Warbler-1
      31 Aug: Orchard Oriole-1
      1 Sept: Great Blue Heron-1
      Tennessee Warbler-1
      American Redstart-1
      Cape May Warbler-1
      2 Sept: Magnolia Warbler-2
      Chestnut-Sided Warbler-1
      Rose-Breasted Grosbeak-1
      Clay-Colored Sparrow-1
      3 Sept: Least Flycatcher-1
      Lark Bunting-1
      Ovenbird-1
      Indigo Bunting-1
      Connecticut Warbler-1
      4 Sept: American Redstart-3
      5 Sept (so far): Clay-Colored Sparrow-1


      Good Birding,

      Ryan Terrill

      Southeast Farallon Island, San Francisco, Ca

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    • epicbirds
      Greetings from the Farallons, The following list comprises recent rare bird sightings from the 3rd -30th September 2006 on Southeast Farallon Island. The crew
      Message 2 of 2 , Oct 1, 2006
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        Greetings from the Farallons,

        The following list comprises recent rare bird sightings from the
        3rd -30th September 2006 on Southeast Farallon Island. The crew
        included Jim Tietz, Matt Brady, Ryan Terrill, Jared Wolfe, Rob
        Fowler, and Adam Brown.

        1 Red-necked Grebe
        3 BROWN BOOBY: Including a pair currently roosting on the island
        14 Greater White-fronted Goose
        4 Ruddy Turnstone
        1 Semi-palmated Sandpiper
        4 Baird's Sandpiper
        3 Pectoral Sandpiper
        3 South Polar Skua
        1 Ring-billed Gull
        30 Arctic Tern (9/26)
        2 Short-eared Owl
        4 Long-eared Owl
        20 Vaux's Swift
        1 ALDER FLYCATCHER: (9/8) Banded on 8th and last seen on 11th. The
        bird was extensively measured, photographed, as well as videoed in
        the field.
        2 EASTERN WILLOW FLYCATCHER: (9/27 and 9/29) Two individuals were
        banded. One on the 27th and one on the 29th. Both birds were
        measured and photographed.
        2 Least Flycatcher
        1 PYGMY NUTHATCH: First record since 1969.
        5 Tennessee Warbler
        3 Chestnut-sided Warbler
        3 Magnolia Warbler
        1 Cape May Warbler
        1 Black-throated Blue Warbler
        1 Black-throated Green Warbler
        3 Black-and-white Warbler
        5 Blackpoll Warbler
        2 American Redstart
        1 Ovenbird
        1 Northern Waterthrush
        2 CONNECTICUT WARBLER (9/6 and 9/13)
        1 MOURNING WARBLER (9/11)
        16 Clay-colored Sparrow
        3 Lark Sparrow
        2 Lark Bunting
        1 Grasshopper Sparrow
        2 White-throated Sparrow
        1 Slate-colored Junco
        1 Lapland Longspur
        2 Rose-breasted Grosbeak
        5 Bobolink
        1 Yellow-headed Blackbird
        1 Orchard Oriole
        1 Baltimore Oriole (9/29)


        Regards from the rock,

        Adam C. Brown
        Southeast Farallon Island
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