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Kern & Tulare Sightings (6/28-7/1)

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    REMINDER: South Fork Kern River Rapid Assessment Summer Bird Count, 5am-Noon, Saturday, July 6, 2002. Same format as in 1999-2001. Continental breakfast,
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 1, 2002
      REMINDER: South Fork Kern River Rapid Assessment Summer Bird Count, 5am-Noon,
      Saturday, July 6, 2002. Same format as in 1999-2001. Continental breakfast,
      morning count, lunch at Preserve Headquarters. Follow-ups in afternoon or on
      Sunday. NABA North Fork Kern (Greenhorn Mtns.) Butterfly Count on Sunday.
      Possible Kern County Blue Grouse expedition Saturday afternoon or Sunday
      morning. RSVP for planning purposes.

      Kern County & Tulare County Sightings made June 28, 2002 - July 1, 2002 ...
      Angeles Audubon Society field trip to Kern River Valley & Southern Sierra

      Highlights in Chronological Order (The complete trip list may be found at the
      bottom of this e-mail):
      Friday, June 28th - Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Kern River Preserve Headquarters,
      Kern County); Plumbeous Vireo (several at Chimney Creek Campground entrance
      road, southeastern corner of Tulare County); Williamson's Sapsucker,
      White-headed Woodpecker, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Clark's Nutcracker, Mountain
      Bluebird, Townsend's Solitaire, White-crowned Sparrow, all three Carpodacus
      finches, Red Crossbill, & Lawrence's Goldfinch (Troy Meadow & Campground,
      southeastern Tulare County); Black-chinned Hummingbird, Anna's Hummingbird,
      Calliope Hummingbird (abundant!), and Selasphorus hummingbird (Blackrock
      Station, Sequoia National Forest, Tulare County); Blue Grouse (Bald Mountain
      Lookout, Tulare County)...

      Saturday, June 29, 2002 - Northern Harrier, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Willow
      Flycatcher, Yellow-breasted Chat, Summer Tanager, Blue Grosbeak, Lazuli
      Bunting, & Lawrence's Goldfinch (Kern River Preserve Headquarters, Kern
      County); Brown-crested Flycatcher (pair), Blue Grosbeak, & Indigo Bunting
      (South Fork Wildlife Area North Parking lot off of Sierra Way); Northern
      Goshawk, Red-breasted Sapsucker, White-headed Woodpecker, Cassin's Vireo,
      Creeper, Hermit Thrush, Hermit Warbler, MacGillivray's Warbler, Green-tailed
      Towhee, Red Crossbill & Pine Siskin (Holey & Redwood Meadows, Trail of 100
      Giants, Tulare County)...

      Sunday, June 30, 2002 - Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Willow Flycatcher,
      Yellow-breasted Chat, Summer Tanager, Blue Grosbeak, Lazuli Bunting, &
      Lawrence's Goldfinch (Kern River Preserve Headquarters, Kern County);
      Grasshopper Sparrow (3 singing males), Blue Grosbeak (several), Lazuli Bunting
      (several), Indigo Bunting (one), & several Lawrence's Goldfinch (Kern River
      Preserve - East Unit, Kern County); Violet-green Swallow (adults & fledgling -
      confirmed breeding in riparian forest), Yellow-breasted Chat, Summer Tanager
      (pair), Blue Grosbeak, Tricolored Blackbird, & Lawrence's Goldfinch (Canebrake
      Ecological Reserve, Kern County); Tricolored Blackbird & Hooded Oriole (Scodie
      Park, Onyx, Kern County), Red-breasted Sapsucker, White-headed Woodpecker,
      Dusky Flycatcher, Pinyon Jay, Pygmy Nuthatch, & Green-tailed Towhee (Lander's
      Meadow, Piute Mountains, Kern County); Western Grebe, Clark's Grebe, American
      White Pelican (50+), White-faced Ibis (one), Osprey (adult & 3 young at nest),
      Northern Harrier, Golden Eagle (two), American Avocet (7+), Willet (one), 4
      Black Tern (Isabella Reservoir - South Fork Wildlife Area south side, Kern
      County ... Steve Sosensky, et. al.)...

      Monday, July 1, 2002 - Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Willow Flycatcher, & Summer
      Tanager (Kern River Preserve Headquarters, Kern County); Canyon Wren,
      Gnatcatcher, Wrentit, Orange-crowned Warbler, Black-chinned Sparrow,
      BLACK-THROATED SPARROW (Bob Barnes & Steve Sosensky), & INDIGO BUNTING
      mileposts 2.0 & 2.5 on Mtn. 99 below Johnsondale, Tulare County ... Bruce
      Kautz, et. al.); Calliope Hummingbird (1 female), Red-breasted Sapsucker (7+),
      White-headed Woodpecker, Olive-sided Flycatcher, MacGillivray's Warbler
      (several), Wilson's Warbler, & Green-tailed Towhee (Quaking Aspen Campground &
      Meadow, Tulare County);...

      Trip List (June 28 - July 1, 2002):
      Western Grebe, Clark's Grebe, American White Pelican, Double-crested
      Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Black-crowned Night-Heron, White-faced Ibis,
      Turkey Vulture, Gadwall, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Osprey, Northern Harrier,
      Northern Goshawk, Red-shouldered Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Golden Eagle, American
      Kestrel, Peregrine Falcon, Chukar, Blue Grouse, Mountain Quail, California
      Quail, American Coot, Killdeer, American Avocet, Willet, Ring-billed Gull,
      Caspian Tern, Black Tern, Mourning Dove, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Barn Owl, Great
      Horned Owl, Spotted Owl, Lesser Nighthawk, Common Poorwill, White-throated
      Swift, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Anna's Hummingbird, Calliope Hummingbird,
      Selasphorus hummingbird, Acorn Woodpecker, Williamson's Sapsucker,
      Sapsucker, Nuttall's Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker,
      White-headed Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Western
      Wood-Pewee, Willow Flycatcher, Hammond's Flycatcher, Gray Flycatcher, Dusky
      Flycatcher, Pacific-slope Flycatcher, Black Phoebe, Say's Phoebe, Ash-throated
      Flycatcher, Brown-crested Flycatcher, Western Kingbird, Loggerhead Shrike,
      Plumbeous Vireo, Cassin's Vireo, Warbling Vireo, Steller's Jay, Western
      Scrub-Jay, Pinyon Jay, Clark's Nutcracker, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Tree
      Swallow, Violet-green Swallow, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Cliff Swallow,
      Mountain Chickadee, Oak Titmouse, Bushtit, Red-breasted Nuthatch,
      White-breasted Nuthatch, Pygmy Nuthatch, Brown Creeper, Cactus Wren, Rock
      Canyon Wren, Bewick's Wren, House Wren, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Blue-gray
      Gnatcatcher, Western Bluebird, Mountain Bluebird, Townsend's Solitaire, Hermit
      Thrush, American Robin, Wrentit, Northern Mockingbird, European Starling,
      Phainopepla, Orange-crowned Warbler, Nashville Warbler, Yellow Warbler,
      Yellow-rumped Warbler, Hermit Warbler, MacGillivray's Warbler, Common
      Yellowthroat, Wilson's Warbler, Yellow-breasted Chat, Summer Tanager, Western
      Tanager, Green-tailed Towhee, Spotted Towhee, California Towhee, Chipping
      Sparrow, Brewer's Sparrow, Black-chinned Sparrow, Lark Sparrow, Black-throated
      Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Grasshopper Sparrow, Fox Sparrow, Song Sparrow,
      Lincoln's Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Black-headed
      Grosbeak, Blue Grosbeak, Lazuli Bunting, Indigo Bunting (three), Red-winged
      Blackbird, Tricolored Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Brewer's Blackbird,
      Brown-headed Cowbird, Hooded Oriole, Bullock's Oriole, Purple Finch, Cassin's
      Finch, House Finch, Red Crossbill, Pine Siskin, Lesser Goldfinch, Lawrence's
      Goldfinch, House Sparrow,...145 species,...

      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
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