Birds seen in California 17-29 August 1996.  B.J. Bergstrom  (161 spp.)

                                       *Localities             **Abundance

Eared Grebe                             SS                       2             
Pied-billed Grebe                       SS                       2             
Western Grebe                           SS                       2             
*Black-footed Albatross                 MP                       2
Sooty Shearwater                        MP                       5/6
*Pink-footed Shearwater                 MP                       3
*Buller's Shearwater                    MP                       3
*Black Storm-Petrel                     MP                       3/4
*Ashy Storm-Petrel                      MP                       4/5
Northern Fulmar                         MP                       3
American White Pelican                  SS                       5/6
Brown Pelican                           MP,ML,SD,SB              4
Double-crested Cormorant                SS,SB                    5
Brandt's Cormorant                      MP,ML,SB,SD              6
Great Blue Heron                        SS,SD                    4
Cattle Egret                            SS                       4             
Great Egret                             SS,SD,ML,SB              4
Snowy Egret                             SD,SB,ML,SS              4
Black-crowned Night-Heron               SD,ML,SS,SL              3
Green-backed Heron                      SD                       1             
White-faced Ibis                        SS                       5             
Flamingo spp.                           SS                       2         
Canada Goose                            SD,SL                    3
*Ross's Goose                           SL                       1
Greater White-fronted Goose             SL                       1             
Green-winged Teal                       SS                       2
Cinnamon Teal                           SS                       3
Mallard                                 SL                       3
Gadwall                                 ML                       2
Bufflehead                              ML                       2
Harlequin Duck                          ML                       1
Surf Scoter                             MP,SB                    2
Turkey Vulture                          SD,LM,AB,ML,SL,SB        3
[White-tailed Kite- seen by L. Hunt]    SB                       1
Red-shouldered Hawk                     SD,ML,LM,SB              2
Red-tailed Hawk                         SD,LM,AB,SS,ML,SB        2
American Kestrel                        SD                       2
Merlin                                  SB                       1
*California Quail                       AB                       3
Common Moorhen                          SS                       2             
American Coot                           SS                       3
Black-bellied Plover                    SS,SD,SB                 4
Snowy Plover                            SB                       3/4
Semipalmated Plover                     SB                       3
Killdeer                                SS,SD                    2
Black Oystercatcher                     ML                       2
Black-necked Stilt                      SD,SS                    5
American Avocet                         SS                       5             
Greater Yellowlegs                      SS                       3
Least Sandpiper                         SD,SS,SB                 4
Semipalmated Sandpiper                  SS,SB                    2
Stilt Sandpiper                         SS                       2
Western Sandpiper                       SD,SS,SB                 4
Sanderling                              SB                       4
Short-billed Dowitcher                  SS,SB                    3
Long-billed Curlew                      SS                       4/5
Willet                                  SD,SS,SB,ML              3
Whimbrel                                ML,SB                    2
Wandering Tattler                       ML                       1
Black Turnstone                         ML                       1
Marbled Godwit                          SD,SS                    2
Wilson's Phalarope                      SD                       3
Red-necked Phalarope                    SD,MP                    4
Pomarine Jaeger                         MP                       1
Laughing Gull                           SS                       2
California Gull                         SS                       5
*Yellow-footed Gull                     SS                       2
Heermann's Gull                         ML,MP,SD,SB,SL           4
Sabine's Gull                           MP                       2/3
Western Gull                            ML,MP,SD,SB,SL,SS        4
Arctic Tern                             MP                       3
Black Tern                              SS                       3
Caspian Tern                            SS                       5
Common Tern                             SS,MP                    4
Forster's Tern                          SS                       3
Least Tern                              SS,SD                    2
Elegant Tern                            SD                       2
Black Skimmer                           SS                       4
Common Murre                            MP,ML                    4
Pigeon Guillemot                        MP,ML                    3
Rhinoceros Auklet                       MP                       3
Cassin's Auklet                         MP                       2
Rock Dove                               SD,SB,ML,AB,SS           3
Band-tailed Pigeon                      ML                       2
Common Ground Dove                      AB                       2
Mourning Dove                           SD,LM,AB,SS,ML,SL,SB     4
White-winged Dove                       AB                       2
Greater Roadrunner                      AB                       2
Common Barn Owl                         SB                       1
Great Horned Owl                        SB                       1
Allen's Hummingbird                     ML                       1
Anna's Hummingbird                      SD,SB,LM,AB              4
Black-chinned Hummingbird               SD,LM                    3
Costa's Hummingbird??                   AB                       1
Belted Kingfisher                       SB                       2
Acorn Woodpecker                        SD,LM,AB,ML              4
Hairy Woodpecker                        LM                       2
Ladder-backed Woodpecker                AB                       1
Nuttall's Woodpecker                    LM                       1
Northern Flicker (Red-shafted)          SD,LM                    2         
Ash-throated Flycatcher                 SD,                      2
Dusky Flycatcher                        LM                       1
Pacific-slope (Western) Flycatcher      LM                       2
Western Wood-pewee                      LM                       2
Black Phoebe                            SD,LM,AB,SB              3
Western Kingbird                        AB                       2
Purple Martin                           LM                       2
Barn Swallow                            SD,ML,MP,SL,SB           4
Cliff Swallow                           LM,SS                    3
Northern Rough-winged Swallow           LM                       2
Steller's Jay                           SD,LM,ML                 3
Western Scrub Jay                       SD,LM,ML,SB              4
American Crow                           SD,LM,AB,SS,ML,SB        4
Common Raven                            SD,LM,AB,ML,SB           3
Mountain Chickadee                      LM,ML                    3
Plain Titmouse                          LM                       2
Verdin                                  AB,SS                    3
Common Bushtit                          SD,LM,AB,SS,ML           4
Wrentit                                 SD,AB,SB                 4
White-breasted Nuthatch                 LM,ML                    2
Pygmy Nuthatch                          LM                       4
Bewick's Wren                           LM,AB                    2
Cactus Wren                             AB                       3/4
Canyon Wren                             AB                       2
House Wren                              SD,LM,AB,SS              2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher                   AB                       2
Black-tailed Gnatcatcher                AB                       2
*California Gnatcatcher                 SD                       2
Western Bluebird                        LM                       3
American Robin                          LM                       2
Northern Mockingbird                    SD,AB,SB                 3
*California Thrasher                    SD                       2
Phainopepla                             LM                       2
Loggerhead Shrike                       LM,AB                    2
European Starling                       LM                       2
Hutton's Vireo                          LM,ML                    2
MacGillivray's Warbler                  AB                       1
Orange-crowned Warbler                  LM                       2
Wilson's Warbler                        LM,SB                    2
Yellow Warbler                          LM                       2
Western Meadowlark                      LM                       2
Brown-headed Cowbird                    SD                       3
Bullock's (Northern) Oriole             SS                       1
Hooded Oriole                           SD                       2
House Finch                             SD,AB,ML,SB              3
Purple Finch                            LM                       3
American Goldfinch                      SD,LM,AB                 3
Lesser Goldfinch                        LM,AB                    3
California (Brown) Towhee               SD,LM,AB,ML,SB           4
Spotted (Rufous-sided) Towhee           LM,ML                    2
Black-throated Sparrow                  AB                       3
House Sparrow                           SD,SB                    2
Lark Sparrow                            LM                       2
Rufous-crowned Sparrow                  LM                       1
[Belding's] Savannah Sparrow            SB                       1
Song Sparrow                            ML                       2
White-crowned Sparrow                   ML                       3/4
Oregon (Dark-eyed) Junco                LM                       3
Brewer's Blackbird                      LM                       4
Red-winged Blackbird                    SD,LM,SB                 4

*Localities; birding times:

SD= San Diego area (coast & inland); 3.5 days
LM= Laguna Mountains; 1 day
AB= Anza Borrego (desert); 1.3 days
SS= Salton Sea, south end; 2 hrs.
MP= Monterey Bay pelagic; 1 day
ML= Monterey/Big Sur land; 1.3 days
SL= San Luis Obispo Co.; 1 hr.
SB= Santa Barbara Co.; 3 hrs.

**Abundance Codes:  1 = just one seen (or heard);  2 = 2-8;  3 = 9 to 20 or so;
   4 = scores!;  5 = hundreds!!;  6 = thousands!!!

Mammals Seen:  California Ground Squirrel, Western Gray Squirrel, Montane 
Pocket Gopher, House Mouse, Mule Deer, Kit Fox, Sea Otter, California Sea 
Lion, Northern Fur Seal, Elephant Seal, Harbor Seal, Pacific White-sided 
Dolphin, Northern Right-Whale Dolphin, Humpback Whale, Blue Whale. 
[Tracks of Bobcat and Desert Bighorn Sheep].


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