Northern Parula, Chestnut-sided Warbler, Grace's Warbler
NORTHERN PARULA - A singing male of this species continues to be seen in the
vicinity of the Sierra Way Bridge over the South Fork Kern River in Weldon.
***Fr, 2 Jul 04, from the river bed at the cross fence upstream from the
***Su, 27 Jun 04, from along the west side of Sierra Way in the first 200
meters/yards south from the bridge (Steve Howell, Michael O'Brien, Louise
***Mo, 21 Jun 04, just west of Sierra Way and south of the bridge (Matt
***Th, 10 Jun 04, from along the Migrant Corner Trail just before the cross
fence (Ashley Sutton).
CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER - A singing male of this species was found and observed
on Tu, 22 Jun 04 along the edge of the east side of Fay Ranch Road from just
south of the bridge over the South Fork Kern River to a willow tree growing
midway in the river channel (Tim Shelmerdine). It has not been reported since.
However, the Yellow Warblers present along the South Fork vary tremendously in
their songs. This species might be overlooked as a Yellow Warbler when heard.
GRACE'S WARBLER - Last report from Chimney Creek Campground was Tu, 29 Jun 04.
The bird was in the vicinity of the restroom located west northwest of the
Campground Host's Site and west for about 50 meters/yards. It sang and gave
chip notes very infrequently. All but one tail feather is missing with the
result that this bird might stay put until new tail feathers grow. Bob Barnes,
Jon Dunn, Michael O'Brien.
Other Summer 2004 Bird Sightings
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