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3837RE: [kerncobirding] UPDATE: Help! 200 Species for Kern in January!

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  • Susan Steele
    Jan 16, 2014
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      All, I picked up Vermilion Flycatcher at China Lake today for 177.

      Bob B picked up Cackling Goose in Cal City, and Swainson's Hawks in Wildwood
      by the Kern refuge.

      That would put us at 179. If anyone picks up anything, please post to the
      group. Thanks, Susan

      From: kerncobirding@yahoogroups.com [mailto:kerncobirding@yahoogroups.com]
      On Behalf Of Bob Barnes
      Sent: Thursday, January 16, 2014 5:43 AM
      To: kerncobirding@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [kerncobirding] UPDATE: Help! 200 Species for Kern in January!


      Road to eBird 200 species for Kern in Janaury 2014: 176 species through
      January 15th; leaving 22 species to find and report to set a new record of
      198 species and 24 species to reach 200 species in the next 16 days.

      There is a strong need for Mt. Pinos Kern County area coverage for species
      such as Northern Goshawk and Clark's Nutctacker. Maybe some local or out of
      area birders seek one or both of these species for their year or county

      ADDED since the initial email sent January 11th: REDHEAD-China Lake, Kern
      NWR; RED-BREASTED MERGANSER-Isabella Reservoir; MOUNTAIN QUAIL-Greenhorn
      Mountains; BALD EAGLE-Isabella Reservoir, Tejon Ranch; LONG-BILLED
      CURLEW-Tejon Ranch; DUNLIN-Kern National Wildlife Refuge; GLAUCOUS-WINGED
      GULL-Isabella Reservoir; WHITE-HEADED WOODPECKER-Tehachapi Mountains,
      Greenhorn Mountains; PEREGRINE FALCON-Isabella Reservoir, Kern National
      Wildlife Refuge; PACIFIC WREN-Greenhorn Mountains; VARIED THRUSH-Greenhorn
      Mountains; BLACK-THROATED GRAY WARBLER-Ridgecrest, PINE SISKIN-Inyokern;...

      If for any reason, reporting to eBird won't be a part of your January Kern
      County birding, please let me know where in Kern County you find any of the
      following "missing" species this January so others at least have the option
      to try for it/them. Thank you!

      Bird Species NOT Yet Reported to eBird for Kern County thus far in January
      2014 which have been reported for at least one prior January or which are
      known to be resident species (followed by a list of what has been reported
      thus far in January 2014):

      * Cackling Goose - California City Central Park
      * Eurasian Wigeon - Kern National Wildlife Refuge
      * Chukar
      * Ring-necked Pheasant - San Joaquin Valley floor (e.g.: Kern NWR)
      * Wild Turkey - Sierra Nevada foothill areas (e.g.: Glennville area,
      South Fork Kern River Valley)
      * Common Loon - Isabella Reservoir, Lake Ming
      * Horned Grebe - Brite Lake, Isabella Reservoir, Kern NWR, Lake Ming
      * American Bittern - Kern National Wildlife Refuge
      * Northern Goshawk - Greenhorn Mtns, Mt. Pinos
      * Swainson's Hawk - San Joaquin Valley floor; migrants have been found
      in the past as early as mid-January (checking last days of January likely
      best chance)
      * Rough-legged Hawk - No 2013/2014 winter reports thus far
      * Sandhill Crane
      * American Avocet - San Joaquin Valley floor shorebird areas (e.g.:
      Kern NWR); best chance may be toward end of January
      * Snowy Plover
      * Black-bellied Plover - San Joaquin Valley floor (e.g.: Flooded
      fields if there are any this year insted of all lying fallow! Yikes!!! Kern
      * Lesser Yellowlegs - Kern NWR
      * Western Sandpiper - Bakersfield Water Treatment Plant, Kern NWR,
      Kern Sanitation Authority,
      * Mew Gull - Arvin dump, Bakersfield Water Treatment Plant, Buena
      Vista Lake Rec. Area, Isabella Reservoir
      * Thayer's Gull - see Mew Gull
      * Caspian Tern - San Joaquin Valley floor, Kern NWR (best chance may
      be toward end of month)
      * Common Ground-Dove - San Joaquin Valley floor orange groves,
      * Western Screech-Owl - Greenhorn Mountains, Kern River Valley
      * Northern Pygmy-Owl - Greenhorn Mtns
      * Spotted Owl - Greenhorn Mtns
      * Long-eared Owl - No known locations since last summer; 2013/2014 no
      winter roosts known
      * Short-eared Owl - Koehn Dry Lake reportedly has water - not known if
      present this year
      * Common Poorwill - warm evenings in the South Fork Kern River Valley
      * Vaux's Swift - Hart Park on overcast days
      * Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - no recent reports
      * Pileated Woodpecker - Greenhorn Mtns
      * Vermilion Flycatcher
      * Cassin's Kingbird - Bakersfield area
      * Hutton's Vireo - Greenhorn Mountains oak woodland habitats;
      especially in ravines
      * Pinyon Jay
      * Yellow-billed Magpie - the five mile stretch of CA Hwy 41 which runs
      through Kern Co. between Kings Co. and San Luis Obispo Co.
      * Clark's Nutcracker - Mt. Pinos area
      * Tree Swallow - Hart Park, Kern NWR, Lake Ming
      * Violet-green Swallow - Hart Park, Lake Ming
      * Barn Swallow - Kern NWR (best chance may be toward end of month)
      * other swallows if record early or near record early
      * Townsend's Warbler - Hart Park (seen during the 12/18/13 Bakersfield
      Christmas Bird Count)
      * Brewer's Sparrow
      * Black-throated Sparrow - Kern Co. desert regions (seen in December)
      * Lark Bunting
      * Grasshopper Sparrow - Cerro Noroeste Rd through Bitter Creek
      National Wildlife Refuge
      * White-throated Sparrow
      * Western Tanager
      * Lawrence's Goldfinch - San Joaquin Valley floor (none have been
      found this winter thus far)
      * Evening Grosbeak - Greenhorn Mtns area (two reports this fall/winter
      from N. John Schmitt for Wofford Heights)

      176 species which HAVE BEEN REPORTED to eBird for Kern County January 1-15,
      2014 by 49 birders: Greater White-fronted Goose, Snow Goose, Ross's Goose,
      Canada Goose, Tundra Swan, Wood Duck, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard,
      Blue-winged Teal, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail,
      Green-winged Teal, Canvasback, Redhead, Ring-necked Duck, Lesser Scaup,
      Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, Hooded Merganser, Common Merganser,
      Red-breasted Merganser, Ruddy Duck, Mountain Quail, California Quail,
      Pied-billed Grebe, Eared Grebe, Western Grebe, Clark's Grebe, Double-crested
      Cormorant, American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Snowy
      Egret, Cattle Egret, Green Heron, Black-crowned Night-Heron, White-faced
      Ibis, Turkey Vulture, Osprey, White-tailed Kite, Golden Eagle, Northern
      Harrier, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Cooper's Hawk, Bald Eagle, Red-shouldered Hawk,
      Red-tailed Hawk, Ferruginous Hawk, Virginia Rail, Sora, Common Gallinule,
      American Coot, Black-necked Stilt, Killdeer, Mountain Plover, Spotted
      Sandpiper, Greater Yellowlegs, Long-billed Curlew, Dunlin, Least Sandpiper,
      Long-billed Dowticher, Wilson's Snipe, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull,
      Herring Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Glaucous-winged Gull, Rock Pigeon,
      Band-tailed Pigeon, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Spotted Dove, Mourning Dove,
      Greater Roadrunner, Barn Owl, Great Horned Owl, Burrowing Owl, Northern
      Saw-whet Owl, White-throated Swift, Anna's Hummingbird, Costa's Hummingbird,
      Belted Kingfisher, Lewis's Woodpecker, Acorn Woodpecker, Williamson's
      Sapsucker, Red-naped Sapsucker, Red-breasted Sapsucker, Ladder-backed
      Woodpecker, Nuttall's Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker,
      White-headed Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Merlin,
      Peregrine Falcon, Prairie Falcon, Black Phoebe, Say's Phoebe, Loggerhead
      Shrike, Steller's Jay, Western Scrub-Jay, American Crow, Common Raven,
      Horned Lark, Mountain Chickadee, Oak Titmouse, Verdin, Bushtit, Red-breasted
      Nuthatch, White-breasted Nuthatch, Pygmy Nuthatch, Brown Creepr, Rock Wren,
      Canyon Wren, House Wren, Pacific Wren, Marsh Wren, Bewick's Wren, Cactus
      Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, American Dipper, Golden-crowned Kinglet,
      Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Wrentit, Western Bluebird, Mountain Bluebird,
      Townsend's Solitaire, Hermit Thrush, American Robin, Varied Thrush,
      California Thrasher, Le Conte's Thrasher, Sage Thrasher, Northern
      Mockingbird, European Starling, American Pipit, Cedar Waxwing, Phainopepla,
      Orange-crowned Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Yellow-rumped Warbler,
      Black-throated-Gray Warbler, Spotted Towhee, Rufous-crowned Sparrow,
      California Towhee, Chipping Sparrow, Vesper Sparrow, Lark Sparrow, Bell's
      Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Fox Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow,
      Swamp Sparrow, Harris's Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Golden-crowned
      Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Red-winged Blackbird, Tricolored Blackbird,
      Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Brewer's Blackbird,
      Great-tailed Grackle, Brown-headed Cowbird, House Finch, Purple Finch,
      Cassin's Finch, Red Crossbill, Pine Siskin, Lesser Goldfinch, American
      Goldfinch, House Sparrow,...

      Bob Barnes, Ridgecrest, Kern County, California

      Cell: 760-382-1260

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