06/01/02 - SF Kern Sightings
- South Fork Kern River Sightings
Saturday, June 1, 2002
YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO - 4 individuals (2 in Sequoia National Forests South Fork
Wildlife Area - YBCU researchers, 1 just west of Kern River Preserve
Headquarters parking lot - Susan Steele, 1 along the river north of the Kern
River Preserve Nature Trail at signpost #11 - Susan Steele.). Present in
numbers ten days to three weeks earlier than most years.
LEAST FLYCATCHER - Singing bird still present at Kern River Preserve. John
Wilson will be sending out a note on his observation this morning.
BROWN-CRESTED FLYCATCHER - Scarce this year thus far. Only one or two pairs
detected at east end of Kern River Preserve and west of KRP Headquarters 0.5
SUMMER TANAGER - Common, but numbers seem down this year.
INDIGO BUNTING - 2 males at east end of Kern River Preserve.
LAWRENCE'S GOLDFINCH - Common. 194 individuals in three areas on the Kern
VERY FEW LATE SPRING MIGRANTS: Willow Flycatcher 13 (number of migrants
undetermined as some were migrants and some were local nesters);
Wilson's Warbler 1; Black-headed Grosbeak 9;...
NUMBERS OF SELECTED SPECIES:
Black-chinned Hummingbird - 100+ at Preserve feeders
Anna's Hummingbird - 100+ at Preserve feeders
Yellow Warbler - 126 individuals counted by three groups
Common Yellowthroat - 64 individuals counted by three groups
Yellow-breasted Chat - 9 individuals counted by two groups
Song Sparrow - 358 individuals counted by three groups
Summer Tanager - 12 individuals counted by three groups
Blue Grosbeak - 37 individuals counted by three groups
Lazuli Bunting - 51 individuals counted by three groups
Lawrence's Goldfinch - 193 individuals counted by three groups
Happy & Productive Birding,
Bob Barnes, Outreach Director
Audubon-California's Kern River Preserve
P.O. Box 953, Weldon, CA 93283
FedEx/UPS: 18747 Hwy. 178, Weldon, CA 93283
Phone: (760) 378-3044