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Kern Birdiest Update #1: 3:30am, Fr, May 4th

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  • Bob Barnes
    3:30pm, Thursday, May 3, 2012-3:30pm, May 6, 2012 Kern County America s Birdiest Inland County List of species reported through 3:40am, Friday, May 4, 2012
    Message 1 of 1 , May 4, 2012
      3:30pm, Thursday, May 3, 2012-3:30pm, May 6, 2012
      Kern County America's Birdiest Inland County
      List of species reported through 3:40am, Friday, May 4, 2012
      3:30pm+, Thursday coverage: Bakersfield private residence, Bear
      Valley Springs/Tehachapi, Cerro Coso Community College, China Lake
      NAWS, Edwards AFB, Frazier Park, Greenhorn Mountains, Inyokern
      private residence, Isabella Reservoir, Pine Mtn Club, Ridgecrest
      private residence (all will all but surely receive repeated coverage)
      Based on reports from : Bob Barnes, Lance Borgstrom, Shelley
      Borgstrom, Encar Card, Kathy Cecere, Stan Gray, Jean Moore, Alison
      Sheehey, Susan Steele, Steve Summers, Al Tapia, Marcia Wolfe

      Screech-Owl, Northern Saw-whet Owl, Black Phoebe, White-breasted
      Nuthatch, Cassin's Finch

      NOTE: Checklist order will be updated for final report.

      KEY: bird species name*** = NOT YET reported; bird species name =
      ALREADY reported

      NOTE: This list is extensive and includes most species found during
      past ABICs. Some are species not expected every year, or even ever
      again. Please take notes on rare species. Secure digital photos if at
      all possible. Thank you.

      *** = species not reported through to 3:40am, Friday, May 4.
      Greater White-fronted Goose*** - still need (one apparent resident at
      Frazier Mountain Park)
      Snow Goose
      Ross's Goose*** - still need (California City Central Park)
      Cackling Goose*** - still need (California City Central Park)
      Canada Goose*** - still need (Hart Park)
      Tundra Swan***
      Wood Duck
      American Wigeon
      Blue-winged Teal***
      Cinnamon Teal
      Northern Shoveler
      Northern Pintail***
      Green-winged Teal
      Ring-necked Duck
      Greater Scaup***
      Lesser Scaup
      Long-tailed Duck***
      Common Goldeneye***
      Common Merganser***
      Red-breasted Merganser***
      Ruddy Duck
      Mountain Quail
      California Quail
      Ring-necked Pheasant***
      Sooty Grouse
      Wild Turkey*** - still need (at Kern River Group Picnic Area today
      before count period started)
      Pacific Loon***
      Common Loon***
      Pied-billed Grebe***
      Eared Grebe
      Western Grebe
      Clark's Grebe
      Double-crested Cormorant
      American White Pelican
      American Bittern*** - still need (Kern NWR)
      Least Bittern*** - still need (Kern NWR)
      Great Blue Heron
      Great Egret
      Snowy Egret
      Cattle Egret*** still need (+/- 6 individuals at Kern Sanitation
      Authority today before count period started)
      Green Heron***
      Black-crowned Night-Heron***
      White-faced Ibis
      Turkey Vulture
      California Condor***
      White-tailed Kite***
      Bald Eagle***
      Northern Harrier***
      Sharp-shinned Hawk***
      Cooper's Hawk***
      Northern Goshawk***
      Common Black-Hawk***
      Red-shouldered Hawk***
      Swainson's Hawk***
      Zone-tailed Hawk***
      Red-tailed Hawk
      Ferruginous Hawk***
      Golden Eagle***
      American Kestrel***
      Peregrine Falcon***
      Prairie Falcon***
      Virginia Rail***
      Common Gallinule
      American Coot
      Sandhill Crane***
      Black-bellied Plover***
      American Golden-Plover***
      Snowy Plover***
      Semipalmated Plover
      Black-necked Stilt
      American Avocet
      Spotted Sandpiper
      Solitary Sandpiper***
      Greater Yellowlegs
      Lesser Yellowlegs***
      Long-billed Curlew***
      Marbled Godwit***
      Ruddy Turnstone***
      Semipalmated Sandpiper***
      Western Sandpiper
      Least Sandpiper
      Baird's Sandpiper***
      Pectoral Sandpiper***
      Short-billed Dowitcher***
      Long-billed Dowitcher
      Wilson's Snipe***
      Wilson's Phalarope
      Red-necked Phalarope
      Bonaparte's Gull
      Franklin's Gull
      Ring-billed Gull
      California Gull
      Herring Gull***
      Yellow-footed Gull*** (perhaps the most unexpected species seen
      during any ABIC count!)
      Caspian Tern
      Black Tern
      Forster's Tern
      Rock Pigeon
      Band-tailed Pigeon
      Eurasian Collared-Dove
      Spotted Dove***
      White-winged Dove*** (still need during period - but, returned to
      Ridgecrest neighborhood this morning)
      Mourning Dove
      Common Ground-Dove***
      Rose-ringed Parakeet*** (please report even though not countable)
      Greater Roadrunner***
      Barn Owl
      Flammulated Owl***
      Western Screech-Owl
      Great Horned Owl
      Northern Pygmy-Owl***
      Burrowing Owl
      Spotted Owl***
      Long-eared Owl
      Short-eared Owl***
      Northern Saw-whet Owl
      Lesser Nighthawk***
      Common Poorwill***
      Black Swift***
      Vaux's Swift
      White-throated Swift
      Black-chinned Hummingbird***
      Anna's Hummingbird
      Costa's Hummingbird
      Rufous Hummingbird
      Calliope Hummingbird***
      Broad-tailed 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***
      Pileated Woodpecker***
      Olive-sided Flycatcher***
      Western Wood-Pewee***
      Willow Flycatcher***
      Hammond's Flycatcher
      Gray Flycatcher
      Dusky Flycatcher***
      Pacific-slope Flycatcher
      Black Phoebe
      Say's Phoebe
      Vermilion Flycatcher***
      Ash-throated Flycatcher
      Brown-crested Flycatcher***
      Cassin's Kingbird***
      Western Kingbird
      Scissor-tailed Flycatcher***
      Loggerhead Shrike
      Bell's Vireo***
      Plumbeous Vireo***
      Cassin's Vireo***
      Hutton's Vireo
      Warbling Vireo***
      Red-eyed Vireo***
      Pinyon Jay***
      Seller's' Jay
      Western Scrub-Jay
      Pinyon Jay***
      Yellow-billed Magpie*** (Hwy 41 between Kings Co. & SLO Co.)
      Clark's Nutcracker*** (Mt. Pinos)
      American Crow***
      Common Raven
      Horned Lark
      Northern Rough-winged Swallow
      Purple Martin
      Tree Swallow
      Violet-green Swallow
      Bank Swallow***
      Barn Swallow
      Cliff Swallow
      Mountain Chickadee
      Oak Titmouse
      Red-breasted Nuthatch
      White-breasted Nuthatch
      Pygmy Nuthatch*** (Mt. Pinos, Piute Mtns)
      Brown Creeper***
      Cactus Wren***
      Rock Wren***
      Canyon Wren***
      Bewick's Wren
      House Wren***
      Pacific Wren*** (Greenhorn Mtns)
      Marsh Wren***
      Blue-gray Gnatcatcher***
      Black-tailed Gnatcatcher***
      American Dipper***
      Golden-crowned Kinglet
      Ruby-crowned Kinglet***
      Western Bluebird
      Mountain Bluebird***
      Townsend's Solitaire***
      Swainson's Thrush***
      Hermit Thrush***
      American Robin
      Varied Thrush***
      Northern Mockingbird
      Sage Thrasher***
      Brown Thrasher***
      Bendire's Thrasher***
      California Thrasher
      Le Conte's Thrasher***
      European Starling
      American Pipit***
      Cedar Waxwing*** (could show up most anywhere - two seen today before
      count period started)
      Orange-crowned Warbler***
      Nashville Warbler***
      Northern Parula***
      Yellow Warbler
      Magnolia Warbler***
      Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's and Myrtle***)
      Black-throated Gray Warbler***
      Townsend's Warbler
      Hermit Warbler***
      Palm Warbler***
      Black-and-white Warbler***
      Northern Waterthrush***
      MacGillivray's Warbler
      Common Yellowthroat
      Hooded Warbler***
      Wilson's Warbler
      Painted Redstart***
      Yellow-breasted Chat
      Green-tailed Towhee
      Spotted Towhee***
      Rufous-crowned Sparrow***
      California Towhee
      Chipping Sparrow
      Brewer's Sparrow***
      Black-chinned Sparrow***
      Vesper Sparrow***
      Lark Sparrow
      Black-throated Sparrow***
      Sage Sparrow
      Savannah Sparrow
      Grasshopper Sparrow***
      Fox Sparrow***
      Song Sparrow***
      Lincoln's Sparrow***
      Swamp Sparrow***
      White-throated Sparrow***
      Harris's Sparrow***
      White-crowned Sparrow
      Golden-crowned Sparrow***
      Dark-eyed "Oregon" Junco
      Summer Tanager*** (Kern River Preserve HQ parking area)
      Western Tanager
      Rose-breasted Grosbeak***
      Black-headed Grosbeak
      Blue Grosbeak***
      Lazuli Bunting
      Indigo Bunting***
      Red-winged Blackbird
      Tricolored Blackbird***
      Western Meadowlark
      Yellow-headed Blackbird
      Brewer's Blackbird
      Common Grackle***
      Great-tailed Grackle
      Brown-headed Cowbird***
      Orchard Oriole***
      Hooded Oriole
      Bullock's Oriole
      Scott's Oriole***
      Purple Finch
      Cassin's Finch
      House Finch
      Red Crossbill***
      Pine Siskin***
      Lesser Goldfinch
      Lawrence's Goldfinch
      American Goldfinch
      Evening Grosbeak***
      House Sparrow

      Bob Barnes
      Kern America's Birdiest Inland County Count Coordinator
      1009 Las Cruces Avenue
      Ridgecrest, California 93555
      P: 760-382-1260
      E: bbarnes@...

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