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].