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  • Bob and Susan Steele
    Greetings all, I decided to hold off until we reached 150 species for the next update. That has happened. We re at 151. Complete list of species is below.
    Message 1 of 6 , Apr 3, 2006
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      Greetings all, I decided to hold off until we reached 150 species for the
      next update. That has happened. We're at 151. Complete list of species is
      below. Of that total I've managed to see 142. So, we've seen over half the
      total species I'd expect to find in the valley in a quarter of the time.
      And we haven't even hit the big spring rush yet. Speaking of that, I've
      seen 12 orioles in my backyard in the hour I've been home this evening.
      Glorious!

      Susan
      Inyokern, CA



      1. American Goldfinch

      2. American Kestrel

      3. Anna's Hummingbird

      4. Barn Owl

      5. Black-throated Sparrow

      6. Brewer's Blackbird

      7. California Quail

      8. Common Raven

      9. Cooper's Hawk

      10. Costa's Hummingbird

      11. European Starling

      12. Great Horned Owl

      13. Great-tailed Grackle

      14. Greater Roadrunner

      15. House Finch

      16. House Sparrow

      17. Lesser Goldfinch

      18. Le Conte's Thrasher

      19. Lincoln's Sparrow

      20. Long-eared Owl

      21. Mourning Dove

      22. Northern Flicker

      23. Northern Harrier

      24. Northern Mockingbird

      25. Pinyon Jay

      26. Prairie Falcon

      27. Red-tailed Hawk

      28. Sage Sparrow

      29. Snow Goose

      30. Verdin

      31. White-crowned Sparrow

      32. White-throated Sparrow

      33. Yellow-rumped Warbler

      34. Spotted Towhee

      35. Sharp-shinned Hawk

      36. Rock Pigeon

      37. Red-breasted Sapsucker

      38. Ladder-backed Woodpecker

      39. Hairy Woodpecker

      40. Loggerhead Shrike

      41. Bushtit

      42. Bewick's Wren

      43. Cactus Wren

      44. Rock Wren

      45. Ruby-crowned Kinglet

      46. Western Bluebird

      47. California Towhee

      48. Golden-crowned Sparrow

      49. Pine Siskin

      50. Brown Creeper

      51. American Robin

      52. Hermit Thrush

      53. Mallard

      54. Northern Shoveler

      55. Ruddy Duck

      56. Pied-billed Grebe

      57. Ferruginous Hawk

      58. Golden Eagle

      59. American Coot

      60. Horned Lark

      61. Savannah Sparrow

      62. Killdeer

      63. Canyon Wren

      64. Merlin

      65. Burrowing Owl

      66. Willamson's Sapsucker

      67. Oak Titmouse

      68. Mountain Bluebird

      69. Ross's Goose

      70. Gadwall

      71. America Wigeon

      72. Northern Pintail

      73. Green-winged Teal

      74. Lesser Scaup

      75. Bufflehead

      76. Great Blue Heron

      77. Common Moorhen

      78. Virginia Rail

      79. Marsh Wren

      80. Song Sparrow

      81. Red-winged Blackbird

      82. Wilson's Snipe

      83. Common Yellowthroat

      84. Ring-necked Duck

      85. Cinnamon Teal

      86. Redhead

      87. American Pipit

      88. Canvasback

      89. Sora

      90. California Thrasher

      91. Varied Thrush

      92. Sage Thrasher

      93. Ring-billed Gull

      94. American Avocet

      95. Chukar

      96. Nuttall's Woodpecker

      97. Stellar's Jay

      98. Red-breasted Nuthatch

      99. Band-tailed Pigeon

      100.Northern Pygmy-Owl

      101.Cassin's Finch

      102.Red Crossbill

      103. Spotted Towhee

      104.Black Phoebe

      105.Say's Phoebe

      106.Dark-eyed Junco

      107.Western Meadowlark

      108.Townsend's Solitaire

      109.Mountain Chickadee

      110.Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

      111.Mountain Quail

      112.Great Egret

      113.Turkey Vulture

      114.Canada Goose

      115.Eurasian Collared Dove

      116.California Gull

      117. Osprey

      118.Tree Swallow

      119.Rufous Hummingbird

      120.Greater Yellowlegs

      121.Barn Swallow

      122.Winter Wren

      123.Eared Grebe

      124.Peregrine Falcon

      125. Violet green swallow

      126. Northern Rough winged Swallow

      127.Cliff Swallow

      128.Long-billed Dowitcher

      129.American White Pelican

      130.Orange-crowned Warbler

      131. Downy Woodpecker

      132. Black necked Stilt

      133. Least Sandpiper

      134. Hooded Oriole

      135. Common Poorwill

      136. Bullock's Oriole

      137. Lark Sparrow

      138. Western Kingbird

      139. Bonaparte's Gull

      140. Blue-winged Teal

      141. Long-billed Curlew

      142. Blue gray Gnatcatcher

      143. Phainopepla

      144. Wrentit

      145. Snowy Egret

      146. Yellow-headed Blackbird

      147. Brewer's Sparrow

      148. Dunlin

      149. Double-crested Cormorant

      150. Black-chinned Hummingbird

      151. Belted kingfisher
    • Bob and Susan Steele
      We ve reached 175 species on our big year effort. That didn t take too long since the 150 species update. Isn t spring nice! I m at 159 on my big year.
      Message 2 of 6 , Apr 13, 2006
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        We've reached 175 species on our big year effort. That didn't take too long
        since the 150 species update. Isn't spring nice! I'm at 159 on my big
        year. Those species I haven't seen are marked with --@@

        Susan
        Inyokern

        1. American Goldfinch

        2. American Kestrel

        3. Anna's Hummingbird

        4. Barn Owl

        5. Black-throated Sparrow

        6. Brewer's Blackbird

        7. California Quail

        8. Common Raven

        9. Cooper's Hawk

        10. Costa's Hummingbird

        11. European Starling

        12. Great Horned Owl

        13. Great-tailed Grackle

        14. Greater Roadrunner

        15. House Finch

        16. House Sparrow

        17. Lesser Goldfinch

        18. Le Conte's Thrasher

        19. Lincoln's Sparrow

        20. Long-eared Owl

        21. Mourning Dove

        22. Northern Flicker

        23. Northern Harrier

        24. Northern Mockingbird

        25. Pinyon Jay

        26. Prairie Falcon

        27. Red-tailed Hawk

        28. Sage Sparrow

        29. Snow Goose

        30. Verdin

        31. White-crowned Sparrow

        32. White-throated Sparrow

        33. Yellow-rumped Warbler

        34. Spotted Towhee

        35. Sharp-shinned Hawk

        36. Rock Pigeon

        37. Red-breasted Sapsucker

        38. Ladder-backed Woodpecker

        39. Hairy Woodpecker

        40. Loggerhead Shrike

        41. Bushtit

        42. Bewick's Wren

        43. Cactus Wren

        44. Rock Wren

        45. Ruby-crowned Kinglet

        46. Western Bluebird

        47. California Towhee

        48. Golden-crowned Sparrow

        49. Pine Siskin

        50. Brown Creeper

        51. American Robin

        52. Hermit Thrush

        53. Mallard

        54. Northern Shoveler

        55. Ruddy Duck

        56. Pied-billed Grebe

        57. Ferruginous Hawk

        58. Golden Eagle

        59. American Coot

        60. Horned Lark

        61. Savannah Sparrow

        62. Killdeer

        63. Canyon Wren

        64. Merlin

        65. Burrowing Owl

        66. Willamson's Sapsucker --@@

        67. Oak Titmouse

        68. Mountain Bluebird

        69. Ross's Goose

        70. Gadwall

        71. America Wigeon

        72. Northern Pintail

        73. Green-winged Teal

        74. Lesser Scaup

        75. Bufflehead

        76. Great Blue Heron

        77. Common Moorhen

        78. Virginia Rail

        79. Marsh Wren

        80. Song Sparrow

        81. Red-winged Blackbird

        82. Wilson's Snipe

        83. Common Yellowthroat

        84. Ring-necked Duck

        85. Cinnamon Teal

        86. Redhead

        87. American Pipit

        88. Canvasback

        89. Sora

        90. California Thrasher

        91. Varied Thrush --@@

        92. Sage Thrasher

        93. Ring-billed Gull

        94. American Avocet

        95. Chukar

        96. Nuttall's Woodpecker

        97. Stellar's Jay

        98. Red-breasted Nuthatch

        99. Band-tailed Pigeon

        100.Northern Pygmy-Owl

        101.Cassin's Finch

        102.Red Crossbill

        103.Black Phoebe

        104.Say's Phoebe

        105.Dark-eyed Junco

        106.Western Meadowlark

        107.Townsend's Solitaire

        108.Mountain Chickadee

        109.Yellow-bellied Sapsucker -- @@

        110.Mountain Quail

        111.Great Egret

        112.Turkey Vulture

        113.Canada Goose

        114.Eurasian Collared Dove

        115.California Gull

        116. Osprey

        117.Tree Swallow

        118.Rufous Hummingbird

        119.Greater Yellowlegs

        120.Barn Swallow

        121.Winter Wren

        122.Eared Grebe

        123.Peregrine Falcon

        124. Violet green swallow

        125. Northern Rough winged Swallow

        126.Cliff Swallow

        127.Long-billed Dowitcher

        128.American White Pelican

        129.Orange-crowned Warbler

        130. Downy Woodpecker

        131. Black necked Stilt

        132. Least Sandpiper

        133. Hooded Oriole

        134. Common Poorwill --@@

        135. Bullock's Oriole

        136. Lark Sparrow

        137. Western Kingbird

        138. Bonaparte's Gull

        139. Blue-winged Teal

        140. Long-billed Curlew --@@

        141. Blue gray Gnatcatcher

        142. Phainopepla

        143. Wrentit

        144. Snowy Egret

        145. Yellow-headed Blackbird

        146.Brewer's Sparrow --@@

        147. Dunlin

        148. Double-crested Cormorant

        149. Black-chinned Hummingbird --@@

        150. Belted kingfisher

        151. Black-crowned Nightheron

        152. Wilson's Warbler

        153. House Wren

        154. Cattle Egret

        155. Vermilion Flycatcher

        156. Hammond's Flycatcher

        157. Chipping Sparrow

        158. Fox Sparrow

        159. Lesser Yellowlegs

        160. Swainson's Hawk

        161. Lawrence's Goldfinch

        162. Nashville Warbler --@@

        163. Gray Flycatcher --@@

        164. Pacific-slope Flycatcher

        165. Warbling Vireo --@@

        166. Marbled Godwit

        167. Whimbrel

        168. Western Screech Owl

        169. Northern Saw-whet Owl

        170. Vaux's Swift --@@

        171. American Crow --@@

        172. Swainson's Thrush --@@

        173. Tricolored Blackbird --@@

        174. Black-bellied Plover

        175. Black-headed Grosbeak --@@
      • ROBERT STEELE
        Greetings everyone, the IWV big year effort has past the 200 species point of which I ve managed to see 185. The ones I haven t seen are marked by --@@.
        Message 3 of 6 , Apr 23, 2006
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          Greetings everyone, the IWV big year effort has past the 200 species point
          of which I've managed to see 185. The ones I haven't seen are marked
          by --@@.

          Complete list below.

          Susan
          Inyokern, CA

          1. American Goldfinch

          2. American Kestrel

          3. Anna's Hummingbird

          4. Barn Owl

          5. Black-throated Sparrow

          6. Brewer's Blackbird

          7. California Quail

          8. Common Raven

          9. Cooper's Hawk

          10. Costa's Hummingbird

          11. European Starling

          12. Great Horned Owl

          13. Great-tailed Grackle

          14. Greater Roadrunner

          15. House Finch

          16. House Sparrow

          17. Lesser Goldfinch

          18. Le Conte's Thrasher

          19. Lincoln's Sparrow

          20. Long-eared Owl

          21. Mourning Dove

          22. Northern Flicker

          23. Northern Harrier

          24. Northern Mockingbird

          25. Pinyon Jay

          26. Prairie Falcon

          27. Red-tailed Hawk

          28. Sage Sparrow

          29. Snow Goose

          30. Verdin

          31. White-crowned Sparrow

          32. White-throated Sparrow

          33. Yellow-rumped Warbler

          34. Spotted Towhee

          35. Sharp-shinned Hawk

          36. Rock Pigeon

          37. Red-breasted Sapsucker

          38. Ladder-backed Woodpecker

          39. Hairy Woodpecker

          40. Loggerhead Shrike

          41. Bushtit

          42. Bewick's Wren

          43. Cactus Wren

          44. Rock Wren

          45. Ruby-crowned Kinglet

          46. Western Bluebird

          47. California Towhee

          48. Golden-crowned Sparrow

          49. Pine Siskin

          50. Brown Creeper

          51. American Robin

          52. Hermit Thrush

          53. Mallard

          54. Northern Shoveler

          55. Ruddy Duck

          56. Pied-billed Grebe

          57. Ferruginous Hawk

          58. Golden Eagle

          59. American Coot

          60. Horned Lark

          61. Savannah Sparrow

          62. Killdeer

          63. Canyon Wren

          64. Merlin

          65. Burrowing Owl

          66. Willamson's Sapsucker --@@

          67. Oak Titmouse

          68. Mountain Bluebird

          69. Ross's Goose

          70. Gadwall

          71. America Wigeon

          72. Northern Pintail

          73. Green-winged Teal

          74. Lesser Scaup

          75. Bufflehead

          76. Great Blue Heron

          77. Common Moorhen

          78. Virginia Rail

          79. Marsh Wren

          80. Song Sparrow

          81. Red-winged Blackbird

          82. Wilson's Snipe

          83. Common Yellowthroat

          84. Ring-necked Duck

          85. Cinnamon Teal

          86. Redhead

          87. American Pipit

          88. Canvasback

          89. Sora

          90. California Thrasher

          91. Varied Thrush --@@

          92. Sage Thrasher

          93. Ring-billed Gull

          94. American Avocet

          95. Chukar

          96. Nuttall's Woodpecker

          97. Stellar's Jay

          98. Red-breasted Nuthatch

          99. Band-tailed Pigeon

          100.Northern Pygmy-Owl

          101.Cassin's Finch

          102.Red Crossbill

          103.Black Phoebe

          104.Say's Phoebe

          105.Dark-eyed Junco

          106.Western Meadowlark

          107.Townsend's Solitaire

          108.Mountain Chickadee

          109.Yellow-bellied Sapsucker -- @@

          110.Mountain Quail

          111.Great Egret

          112.Turkey Vulture

          113.Canada Goose

          114.Eurasian Collared Dove

          115.California Gull

          116. Osprey

          117.Tree Swallow

          118.Rufous Hummingbird

          119.Greater Yellowlegs

          120.Barn Swallow

          121.Winter Wren

          122.Eared Grebe

          123.Peregrine Falcon

          124. Violet green swallow

          125. Northern Rough winged Swallow

          126.Cliff Swallow

          127.Long-billed Dowitcher

          128.American White Pelican

          129.Orange-crowned Warbler

          130. Downy Woodpecker

          131. Black necked Stilt

          132. Least Sandpiper

          133. Hooded Oriole

          134. Common Poorwill --@@

          135. Bullock's Oriole

          136. Lark Sparrow

          137. Western Kingbird

          138. Bonaparte's Gull

          139. Blue-winged Teal

          140. Long-billed Curlew --@@

          141. Blue gray Gnatcatcher

          142. Phainopepla

          143. Wrentit

          144. Snowy Egret

          145. Yellow-headed Blackbird

          146. Brewer's Sparrow

          147. Dunlin

          148. Double-crested Cormorant

          149. Black-chinned Hummingbird --@@

          150. Belted kingfisher

          151. Black-crowned Nightheron

          152. Wilson's Warbler

          153. House Wren

          154. Cattle Egret

          155. Vermilion Flycatcher

          156. Hammond's Flycatcher

          157. Chipping Sparrow

          158. Fox Sparrow

          159. Lesser Yellowlegs

          160. Swainson's Hawk

          161. Lawrence's Goldfinch

          162. Nashville Warbler

          163. Gray Flycatcher

          164. Pacific-slope Flycatcher

          165. Warbling Vireo

          166. Marbled Godwit

          167. Whimbrel

          168. Western Screech Owl

          169. Northern Saw-whet Owl

          170. Vaux's Swift --@@

          171. American Crow --@@

          172. Swainson's Thrush --@@

          173. Tricolored Blackbird --@@

          174. Black-bellied Plover

          175. Black-headed Grosbeak

          176. Wood Duck

          177. Semipalmated Plover

          178. Spotted Sandpiper

          179. Cassin's Vireo

          180. Hermit Warbler --@@

          181. Black-throated Gray Warbler

          182. Brown-headed Cowbird

          183. White-faced Ibis

          184. Western Scrub Jay

          185. Broad-tailed Hummingbird

          186. Solitary Sandpiper

          187. Western Sandpiper

          188. Red Phalarope

          189. Forester's Tern

          190. Lesser Nighthawk -- @@

          191. White-throated Swift

          192. Dusky Flycatcher

          193. Ash-throated Flycatcher

          194. Yellow Warbler -- @@

          195. Western Tanager

          196. Blue Grosbeak --@@

          197. Scott's Oriole

          198. Western Wood-pewee --@@

          199. Purple Martin -- @@

          200. Green-tailed Towhee --@@

          201. Lazuli Bunting --@@
        • Bob and Susan Steele
          Hi all, thought I d pass along a mid year update on the Indian Wells Valley Big Year. So far our sharp-eyed birders have found 228 species, of which I ve seen
          Message 4 of 6 , Jun 11, 2006
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            Hi all, thought I'd pass along a mid year update on the Indian Wells Valley
            Big Year. So far our sharp-eyed birders have found 228 species, of which I've
            seen 219.



            Biggest misses to date: Cedar Waxwing (go figure???), Bank Swallow,
            Red-shouldered Hawk, Golden-crowned Kinglet, White-breasted Nuthatch.



            Best birds: Yellow-footed Gull (1st Kern Co record), Pacific Golden-Plover
            (1st IWV record -- there is controversy on this ID, it will be interesting
            to see how it plays out), Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (1st fully documented IWV
            record), Broad-tailed Hummingbird (1st fully documented IWV record and it
            stayed a month!), Cassin's Kingbird (5th IWV record), Northern Saw-whet Owl
            (7th IWV record), Ruff (5th IWV record), Hooded Warbler (5th IWV record),
            American Crow (6th valley record), Williamson's Sapsucker (8th IWV record),
            Purple Martin (10th IWV record and spring birds, very unusual), Baird's
            Sandpiper (5th IWV spring record), Red Phalarope, Calliope Hummingbird,
            White-throated Sparrow, Varied Thrush, Common Goldeneye (in May), Herring
            Gull.





            The complete list follows. Those I've missed are marked with --@@.



            1. American Goldfinch

            2. American Kestrel

            3. Anna's Hummingbird

            4. Barn Owl

            5. Black-throated Sparrow

            6. Brewer's Blackbird

            7. California Quail

            8. Common Raven

            9. Cooper's Hawk

            10. Costa's Hummingbird

            11. European Starling

            12. Great Horned Owl

            13. Great-tailed Grackle

            14. Greater Roadrunner

            15. House Finch

            16. House Sparrow

            17. Lesser Goldfinch

            18. Le Conte's Thrasher

            19. Lincoln's Sparrow

            20. Long-eared Owl

            21. Mourning Dove

            22. Northern Flicker

            23. Northern Harrier

            24. Northern Mockingbird

            25. Pinyon Jay

            26. Prairie Falcon

            27. Red-tailed Hawk

            28. Sage Sparrow

            29. Snow Goose

            30. Verdin

            31. White-crowned Sparrow

            32. White-throated Sparrow

            33. Yellow-rumped Warbler

            34. Spotted Towhee

            35. Sharp-shinned Hawk

            36. Rock Pigeon

            37. Red-breasted Sapsucker

            38. Ladder-backed Woodpecker

            39. Hairy Woodpecker

            40. Loggerhead Shrike

            41. Bushtit

            42. Bewick's Wren

            43. Cactus Wren

            44. Rock Wren

            45. Ruby-crowned Kinglet

            46. Western Bluebird

            47. California Towhee

            48. Golden-crowned Sparrow

            49. Pine Siskin

            50. Brown Creeper

            51. American Robin

            52. Hermit Thrush

            53. Mallard

            54. Northern Shoveler

            55. Ruddy Duck

            56. Pied-billed Grebe

            57. Ferruginous Hawk

            58. Golden Eagle

            59. American Coot

            60. Horned Lark

            61. Savannah Sparrow

            62. Killdeer

            63. Canyon Wren

            64. Merlin

            65. Burrowing Owl

            66. Willamson's Sapsucker

            67. Oak Titmouse

            68. Mountain Bluebird

            69. Ross's Goose

            70. Gadwall

            71. America Wigeon

            72. Northern Pintail

            73. Green-winged Teal

            74. Lesser Scaup

            75. Bufflehead

            76. Great Blue Heron

            77. Common Moorhen

            78. Virginia Rail

            79. Marsh Wren

            80. Song Sparrow

            81. Red-winged Blackbird

            82. Wilson's Snipe

            83. Common Yellowthroat

            84. Ring-necked Duck

            85. Cinnamon Teal

            86. Redhead

            87. American Pipit

            88. Canvasback

            89. Sora

            90. California Thrasher

            91. Varied Thrush --@@

            92. Sage Thrasher

            93. Ring-billed Gull

            94. American Avocet

            95. Chukar

            96. Nuttall's Woodpecker

            97. Stellar's Jay

            98. Red-breasted Nuthatch

            99. Band-tailed Pigeon

            100. Northern Pygmy-Owl

            101. Cassin's Finch

            102. Red Crossbill

            103. Black Phoebe

            104. Say's Phoebe

            105. Dark-eyed Junco

            106. Western Meadowlark

            107. Townsend's Solitaire

            108. Mountain Chickadee

            109. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker -- @@

            110. Mountain Quail

            111. Great Egret

            112. Turkey Vulture

            113. Canada Goose

            114. Eurasian Collared Dove

            115. California Gull

            116. Osprey

            117. Tree Swallow

            118. Rufous Hummingbird

            119. Greater Yellowlegs

            120. Barn Swallow

            121. Winter Wren

            122. Eared Grebe

            123. Peregrine Falcon

            124. Violet green swallow

            125. Northern Rough winged Swallow

            126. Cliff Swallow

            127. Long-billed Dowitcher

            128. American White Pelican

            129. Orange-crowned Warbler

            130. Downy Woodpecker

            131. Black necked Stilt

            132. Least Sandpiper

            133. Hooded Oriole

            134. Common Poorwill

            135. Bullock's Oriole

            136. Lark Sparrow

            137. Western Kingbird

            138. Bonaparte's Gull

            139. Blue-winged Teal

            140. Long-billed Curlew

            141. Blue gray Gnatcatcher

            142. Phainopepla

            143. Wrentit

            144. Snowy Egret

            145. Yellow-headed Blackbird

            146. Brewer's Sparrow

            147. Dunlin

            148. Double-crested Cormorant

            149. Black-chinned Hummingbird

            150. Belted kingfisher

            151. Black-crowned Nightheron

            152. Wilson's Warbler

            153. House Wren

            154. Cattle Egret

            155. Vermilion Flycatcher

            156. Hammond's Flycatcher

            157. Chipping Sparrow

            158. Fox Sparrow

            159. Lesser Yellowlegs

            160. Swainson's Hawk

            161. Lawrence's Goldfinch

            162. Nashville Warbler

            163. Gray Flycatcher

            164. Pacific-slope Flycatcher

            165. Warbling Vireo

            166. Marbled Godwit

            167. Whimbrel

            168. Western Screech Owl

            169. Northern Saw-whet Owl

            170. Vaux's Swift --@@

            171. American Crow --@@

            172. Swainson's Thrush

            173. Tricolored Blackbird --@@

            174. Black-bellied Plover

            175. Black-headed Grosbeak

            176. Wood Duck

            177. Semipalmated Plover

            178. Spotted Sandpiper

            179. Cassin's Vireo

            180. Hermit Warbler

            181. Black-throated Gray Warbler

            182. Brown-headed Cowbird

            183. White-faced Ibis

            184. Western Scrub Jay

            185. Broad-tailed Hummingbird

            186. Solitary Sandpiper

            187. Western Sandpiper

            188. Red Phalarope

            189. Forester's Tern

            190. Lesser Nighthawk

            191. White-throated Swift

            192. Dusky Flycatcher

            193. Ash-throated Flycatcher

            194. Yellow Warbler

            195. Western Tanager

            196. Blue Grosbeak

            197. Scott's Oriole

            198. Western Wood-pewee

            199. Purple Martin -- @@

            200. Green-tailed Towhee

            201. Lazuli Bunting

            202. Wilson's Phalarope

            203. Green Heron

            204. Calliope Hummingbird

            205. Townsend's Warbler

            206. Black-chinned Sparrow

            207. Franklin's Gull

            208. Sanderling

            209. Common Loon

            210. Yellow-breasted Chat

            211. Red-necked Phalarope

            212. Caspian Tern

            213. Yellow-footed Gull --@@

            214. Herring Gull

            215. Baird's Sandpiper

            216. MacGillvary's Warbler

            217. Black Tern

            218. Snowy Plover

            219. Olive-sided Flycatcher

            220. Common Goldeneye

            221. Red-breasted Merganser

            222. Willow Flycatcher

            223. Vesper Sparrow

            224. Ruff

            225. Western Grebe

            226. Pacific Golden-Plover

            227. Hooded Warbler --@@

            228. Cassin's Kingbird



            Susan

            Inyokern, CA
          • Bob and Susan Steele
            Greetings all, here s the latest on the IWV big year effort. We are at 252 species and have added 53. Pectoral Sandpiper 54. Short-billed Dowitcher
            Message 5 of 6 , Oct 12, 2006
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              Greetings all, here's the latest on the IWV big year effort. We are at 252
              species and have added

              53. Pectoral Sandpiper

              54. Short-billed Dowitcher

              55. American Redstart

              56. Bank Swallow

              57. Sabine's Gull

              58. White-breasted Nuthatch

              59. Virginia's Warbler

              60. Greater White-fronted Goose

              61. Clay-colored Sparrow

              62. Common Tern

              63. Sandhill Crane

              64. Blackpoll Warbler

              65. Plumbeous Vireo

              66. Northern Parula

              67. Lewis's Woodpecker

              68. Golden-crowned Kinglet



              since I last posted. Our biggest miss so far -- Cedar Waxwing. The
              complete list is below. Anything marked with --@@ means I've missed it.



              Susan

              Inyokern, CA



              1. American Goldfinch

              2. American Kestrel

              3. Anna's Hummingbird

              4. Barn Owl

              5. Black-throated Sparrow

              6. Brewer's Blackbird

              7. California Quail

              8. Common Raven

              9. Cooper's Hawk

              10. Costa's Hummingbird

              11. European Starling

              12. Great Horned Owl

              13. Great-tailed Grackle

              14. Greater Roadrunner

              15. House Finch

              16. House Sparrow

              17. Lesser Goldfinch

              18. Le Conte's Thrasher

              19. Lincoln's Sparrow

              20. Long-eared Owl

              21. Mourning Dove

              22. Northern Flicker

              23. Northern Harrier

              24. Northern Mockingbird

              25. Pinyon Jay

              26. Prairie Falcon

              27. Red-tailed Hawk

              28. Sage Sparrow

              29. Snow Goose

              30. Verdin

              31. White-crowned Sparrow

              32. White-throated Sparrow

              33. Yellow-rumped Warbler

              34. Spotted Towhee

              35. Sharp-shinned Hawk

              36. Rock Pigeon

              37. Red-breasted Sapsucker

              38. Ladder-backed Woodpecker

              39. Hairy Woodpecker

              40. Loggerhead Shrike

              41. Bushtit

              42. Bewick's Wren

              43. Cactus Wren

              44. Rock Wren

              45. Ruby-crowned Kinglet

              46. Western Bluebird

              47. California Towhee

              48. Golden-crowned Sparrow

              49. Pine Siskin

              50. Brown Creeper

              51. American Robin

              52. Hermit Thrush

              53. Mallard

              54. Northern Shoveler

              55. Ruddy Duck

              56. Pied-billed Grebe

              57. Ferruginous Hawk

              58. Golden Eagle

              59. American Coot

              60. Horned Lark

              61. Savannah Sparrow

              62. Killdeer

              63. Canyon Wren

              64. Merlin

              65. Burrowing Owl

              66. Willamson's Sapsucker

              67. Oak Titmouse

              68. Mountain Bluebird

              69. Ross's Goose

              70. Gadwall

              71. America Wigeon

              72. Northern Pintail

              73. Green-winged Teal

              74. Lesser Scaup

              75. Bufflehead

              76. Great Blue Heron

              77. Common Moorhen

              78. Virginia Rail

              79. Marsh Wren

              80. Song Sparrow

              81. Red-winged Blackbird

              82. Wilson's Snipe

              83. Common Yellowthroat

              84. Ring-necked Duck

              85. Cinnamon Teal

              86. Redhead

              87. American Pipit

              88. Canvasback

              89. Sora

              90. California Thrasher

              91. Varied Thrush --@@

              92. Sage Thrasher

              93. Ring-billed Gull

              94. American Avocet

              95. Chukar

              96. Nuttall's Woodpecker

              97. Stellar's Jay

              98. Red-breasted Nuthatch

              99. Band-tailed Pigeon

              100.Northern Pygmy-Owl

              101.Cassin's Finch

              102.Red Crossbill

              103.Black Phoebe

              104.Say's Phoebe

              105.Dark-eyed Junco

              106.Western Meadowlark

              107.Townsend's Solitaire

              108.Mountain Chickadee

              109.Yellow-bellied Sapsucker -- @@

              110.Mountain Quail

              111.Great Egret

              112.Turkey Vulture

              113.Canada Goose

              114.Eurasian Collared Dove

              115.California Gull

              116. Osprey

              117.Tree Swallow

              118.Rufous Hummingbird

              119.Greater Yellowlegs

              120.Barn Swallow

              121.Winter Wren

              122.Eared Grebe

              123.Peregrine Falcon

              124. Violet green swallow

              125. Northern Rough winged Swallow

              126.Cliff Swallow

              127.Long-billed Dowitcher

              128.American White Pelican

              129.Orange-crowned Warbler

              130. Downy Woodpecker

              131. Black necked Stilt

              132. Least Sandpiper

              133. Hooded Oriole

              134. Common Poorwill

              135. Bullock's Oriole

              136. Lark Sparrow

              137. Western Kingbird

              138. Bonaparte's Gull

              139. Blue-winged Teal

              140. Long-billed Curlew

              141. Blue gray Gnatcatcher

              142. Phainopepla

              143. Wrentit

              144. Snowy Egret

              145. Yellow-headed Blackbird

              146. Brewer's Sparrow

              147. Dunlin

              148. Double-crested Cormorant

              149. Black-chinned Hummingbird

              150. Belted kingfisher

              151. Black-crowned Nightheron

              152. Wilson's Warbler

              153. House Wren

              154. Cattle Egret

              155. Vermilion Flycatcher

              156. Hammond's Flycatcher

              157. Chipping Sparrow

              158. Fox Sparrow

              159. Lesser Yellowlegs

              160. Swainson's Hawk

              161. Lawrence's Goldfinch

              162. Nashville Warbler

              163. Gray Flycatcher

              164. Pacific-slope Flycatcher

              165. Warbling Vireo

              166. Marbled Godwit

              167. Whimbrel

              168. Western Screech Owl

              169. Northern Saw-whet Owl

              170. Vaux's Swift

              171. American Crow --@@

              172. Swainson's Thrush

              173. Tricolored Blackbird

              174. Black-bellied Plover

              175. Black-headed Grosbeak

              176. Wood Duck

              177. Semipalmated Plover

              178. Spotted Sandpiper

              179. Cassin's Vireo

              180. Hermit Warbler

              181. Black-throated Gray Warbler

              182. Brown-headed Cowbird

              183. White-faced Ibis

              184. Western Scrub Jay

              185. Broad-tailed Hummingbird

              186. Solitary Sandpiper

              187. Western Sandpiper

              188. Red Phalarope

              189. Forester's Tern

              190. Lesser Nighthawk

              191. White-throated Swift

              192. Dusky Flycatcher

              193. Ash-throated Flycatcher

              194. Yellow Warbler

              195. Western Tanager

              196. Blue Grosbeak

              197. Scott's Oriole

              198. Western Wood-pewee

              199. Purple Martin -- @@

              200. Green-tailed Towhee

              201. Lazuli Bunting

              202. Wilson's Phalarope

              203. Green Heron

              204. Calliope Hummingbird

              205. Townsend's Warbler

              206. Black-chinned Sparrow

              207. Franklin's Gull

              208. Sanderling

              209. Common Loon

              210. Yellow-breasted Chat

              211. Red-necked Phalarope

              212. Caspian Tern

              213. Yellow-footed Gull --@@

              214. Herring Gull

              215. Baird's Sandpiper

              216. MacGillvary's Warbler

              217. Black Tern

              218. Snowy Plover

              219. Olive-sided Flycatcher

              220. Common Goldeneye

              221. Red-breasted Merganser

              222. Willow Flycatcher

              223. Vesper Sparrow

              224. Ruff

              225. Western Grebe

              226. American Golden-Plover

              227. Hooded Warbler --@@

              228. Cassin's Kingbird

              229. Rose-breasted Grosbeak

              230. Black and White Warbler

              231. White winged Dove

              232. Red Knot

              233. Willet

              234. White-rumped Sandpiper

              235. Semipalmated Sandpiper

              236. Ruddy Turnstone

              237. Pectoral Sandpiper

              238. Short-billed Dowitcher

              239. American Redstart

              240. Bank Swallow

              241. Sabine's Gull

              242. White-breasted Nuthatch

              243. Virginia's Warbler

              244. Greater White-fronted Goose

              245. Clay-colored Sparrow

              246. Common Tern

              247. Sandhill Crane

              248. Blackpoll Warbler

              249. Plumbeous Vireo

              250. Northern Parula

              251. Lewis's Woodpecker

              252. Golden-crowned Kinglet
            • Bob and Susan Steele
              Greetings all, Cedar Waxwing is no longer a big miss for the big year. Joyce found a flock at the college this month. The rest of the additions are as
              Message 6 of 6 , Oct 31, 2006
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                Greetings all, Cedar Waxwing is no longer a big miss for the big year.
                Joyce found a flock at the college this month. The rest of the additions
                are as follows:

                Orchard Oriole
                Red-naped Sapsucker
                Clark's Grebe
                Bald Eagle
                Short-eared Owl
                Horned Grebe
                Cackling Goose

                This puts us at 260 species of which I've seen 253.

                Out of the 260 I've missed:

                Varied Thrush -- I still have a chance
                Yellow-bellied Sapsucker -- small chance
                American Crow -- I don't think so
                Purple Martin -- too late in the season
                Yellow-footed Gull -- would take a miracle
                Hooded Warbler -- too late in the season
                Plumbeous Vireo -- very small chance

                Out of the valley list here's what's missing and my thoughts on odds on
                adding it:

                Brant -- small chance
                Tundra Swan -- good chance, now is the prime sighting season
                Eurasian Wigeon -- small chance
                Greater Scaup -- very very small chance
                Surf Scoter -- we're at the end of time period when they pass though, so
                ....
                Long-tailed Duck -- very very small chance
                Barrow's Goldeneye -- very very very very very small chance
                Hooded Merganser -- moderate chance
                Common Merganser -- moderate chance
                Wild Turkey - ha ha ha
                Pacific Loon -- very very very very very small chance
                Brown Pelican -- very very very very very small chance
                American Bittern -- very very very very very small chance
                Least Bittern -- very very very very very small chance
                Roseate Spoonbill -- ha ha ha
                White-tailed Kite -- wrong time of year
                Northern Goshawk -- ha ha ha
                Red-shouldered Hawk -- I'd of thought we'd have seen this by now
                Pacific Golden Plover -- ha ha ha
                Mountian Plover -- very very small chance
                Wandering Tattler -- ha ha ha
                Black Turnstone -- ha ha ha
                Red-necked Stint -- ha ha ha
                Stilt Sandpiper -- too late in the year
                Pomarine Jaeger -- ha ha ha
                Parasitic Jaeger -- ha ha ha
                Laughing Gull -- ha ha ha
                Little Gull -- ha ha ha
                Heermann's Gull -- would take a miracle
                Mew Gull -- very very small chance
                Thayer's Gull -- very very small chance
                Black-legged Kittiwake -- ha ha ha
                Arctic Tern -- too late in the season
                Least Tern -- too late in the season
                Black Skimmer -- ha ha ha
                Inca Dove -- ha ha ha
                Ruddy Ground-Dove -- very very very very very small chance
                Yellow-billed Cuckoo -- too late in the season
                Flammulated Owl -- this would take a miracle
                Common Nighthawk -- too late in the season
                Black Swift -- ha ha ha
                Chimney Swift -- ha ha ha
                Broad-billed hummer -- ha ha ha
                Allen's hummer -- ha ha ha
                Acorn Woodpecker -- good chance
                White headed Woodpecker -- poor chance
                Least Flycatcher -- ha ha ha
                Brown-crested Flycatcher -- too late for them
                Eastern Kingbird -- too late
                Scissor-tailed Flycatcher -- too late
                Northern Shrike -- small chance
                White-eyed Vireo -- ha ha ha
                Bell's Vireo -- too late
                Red-eyed Vireo -- too late
                Clark's Nutcracker -- small chanceB
                Black-billed Magpie -- ha ha ha
                Pygmy Nuthatch -- ha ha ha
                Wood Thrush -- ha ha ha
                Gray Catbird -- very very very very very small chance
                Brown Thrasher -- very very very very very small chance
                Red-throated Pipit -- very very very very very small chance
                Sprague's Pipit -- miracle
                Bohemian Waxwing -- ha ha ha
                Tennessee Warbler -- too late
                Lucy's Warbler -- too late
                Chestnut-sided Warbler -- too late
                Magnolia Warbler -- too late
                Black-thrated Blue Warbler -- very very very very very small chance
                Blackburnian Warbler -- well our only record is from Nov 8, but ....
                Prairie Warbler -- too late
                Palm Warbler -- very very very very very small chance
                Ovenbird -- too late
                Northern Waterthrush -- too late
                Kentucky Warbler -- too late
                Connecticut Warbler -- too late
                Mourning Warbler -- too late
                Painted Redstart -- ha ha ha
                Summer Tanager -- too late
                Scarlet Tanager -- ha ha ha -- although our only record is from Halloween
                American Tree Sparrow -- very very very very very small chance
                Field Sparrow -- ha ha ha
                Lark Bunting -- very very very very very small chance
                Grasshopper Sparrow -- ha ha ha
                Le Conte's Sparrow -- ha ha ha
                Swamp Sparrow -- very very very very very small chance
                Harris's Sparrow -- very very very very very small chance
                Lapland Longspur -- very very small chance
                Chestnut-collared Longspur -- very very small chance
                Indigo Bunting -- too late
                Painted Bunting -- ha ha ha
                Dickcissel -- too late
                Bobolink -- too late
                Rusty Blackbird -- very very small chance
                Bronzed Cowbird -- ha ha ha
                Baltimore Oriole -- ha ha ha
                Purple Finch -- small chance
                Evening Grosbeak -- very small chance
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