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Tulare Co.: 21 Jun 2010 Black-backed Woodpecker, Sooty Grouse

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  • Bob Barnes
    Hi, Monday, 21 June 2010 As part of his WINGS trip to the Kern River Valley and Southern Sierra Nevada, Jon Dunn found a male BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER
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      Hi,

      Monday, 21 June 2010
      As part of his WINGS trip to the Kern River Valley and Southern
      Sierra Nevada, Jon Dunn found a male BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER
      (subsequently observed by trip participants and me) yesterday morning
      (21 June 2010) on Boone Rd. where Alison Sheehay, Susan Steele and
      Shelley Ellis found this species last October 2009.

      The location is in a small burn area bisected by Boone Rd. (FSR22S20)
      in Sequoia National Forest in southeastern Tulare County. Dirt Boone
      Rd. is reached off paved Sherman Pass Rd. about 4.75 miles easterly
      into the South Fork Kern River watershed from the vista point at
      9200' Sherman Pass. It is about 1.7 miles westerly down dirt Boone
      Rd. from Sherman Pass Rd. to the burn area where the observation was
      made. Jon noted that virtually every tree used by this woodpecker
      yesterday morning was marked for logging.

      Thanks to Steve Summers for providing the directions from a 29
      October 2009 Tulare-Kings Birds list serv posting.

      The Boone Rd. location in southeastern TULARE COUNTY is still the
      SOUTHERNMOST KNOWN for this species in California, although there
      have been unverified reports/rumors from the large burn area in the
      Piute Mountains of KERN COUNTY should anyone wish to take the time to
      explore for a maybe present , maybe not "needle in a haystack" in
      what is part of the North American Birds Southern California reporting region.

      FYI: A SOOTY GROUSE was found later yesterday morning west of Sherman Pass.

      Continued Happy & Productive Birding,

      Bob Barnes, Ridgecrest, Kern County, California


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