Re: [CALBIRDS] Re: [LACoBirds] Story behind the Red-flanked Bluetail
- Regarding the assignment of county boundaries over time, I have a short
summary on line at
San Diego and Mariposa counties have much more to bemoan in their "loss"
of county birding sites than does Los Angeles.
In 1872, Ventura County was carved out of Santa Barbara County, and
various Channel Island assigned. However, Santa Barbara Island remained
with Santa Barbara County, despite its geographically "wrong" fit in
that scheme, and I think that had to do with the name "Santa Barbara
Island" which some wished to remain in the namesake County, geography be
damned. Nobody else much cared, so that is what happened.