Winter Period bird report
- 2 March 2009 - The winter report period for bird observations has
come to a close.
The winter report period is a "normal-length" seasonal period -
comprised of the months of Dec,Jan, and Feb. It is always an
interesting period because of the winter resident species that show
up ...especially along the coast. I will soon be summarizing the
significant Mendocino County bird
observations for these months and then submitting them to the
Northern California sub-regional editors for North American Birds.
If you wish to submit any previously UNREPORTED sightings, or submit
personal summaries, then send them directly to rjkeiffer@...
or mail them to the address near my signature, before March 10th.
If the sighting was already posted on Mendobirds then I have it
already, but I gladly accept summaries or specific details from
observers. If you saw a rare or unusual bird that was discovered by
someone else, then please note who the original "finder" was (ie:
Dave Shuford 12/31/08 for the Grace's Warbler).
Again, a kindly reminder for those posting messages on Mendobirds
....if you begin the message with the full date (like 1 December
2008) and end the message your full name and maybe contact info
(phone and/or email) ....then it makes it MUCH easier for me to
conserve on ink, printed space and time when I print them for the
hard-copy files. (that way I can "select" and "print" without
printing all of the associated meaningless garbage).
Thanks. Good birding. Bob Keiffer
Robert J. Keiffer
Principal Supt. of Agriculture
UC Hopland Research & Extension Center
4070 University Road
Hopland, CA 95449
(707) 744-1424 FAX (707) 744-1040
HREC website: http://danrrec.ucdavis.edu/hopland/home_page.html
"It is not the critic who counts... not the one who points out how
the strong person stumbles... or where the doer of deeds could have
done better. The credit belongs to the person who is actually in the
arena." Theodore Roosevelt
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