Monthly Archives: December 2019

Peregrine in slightly unusual place and time

I spent 15 minutes this morning (8:20-8:35AM) observing a Peregrine Falcon at the top of a very tall tree behind 3535 Via Flores (in the "Point Loma residential-upper" area).  eBird shows a small number of sightings at this hotspot, mostly in spring, none in December.  If you're interested, there's more info on my eBird checklist at


Sara Mayers

Point Loma, San Diego

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Greater Pewee continues 12/05

Showed up at Andrew N. and Dean D.’s spot at 2:59 pm. After being displaced by a Cassin’s Kingbird, it perched in a spindly eucalyptus right over this:

32°43′58.75″N 117°09′24.33″W

Barbara Carlson
San Diego
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the "other" Northern Parula (Agua Hedionda)

On Thursday morning, Dec 5, I checked out the reported Northern Parula, first found by Andy Brumbaugh a few days ago and more recently photo'd by BJ Dooley, that is on the immediate north side of Agua Hedionda Lagoon in Carlsbad. Inland side of I-5. Go to the end of Bayshore Drive. Andy reported the bird in low brush/scrub, which is atypical habitat for this species, although I had the bird briefly in a low bush.. By the looks of BJ's photos, I'd guess that he saw it in the line of sycamores and cottonwoods that run to the left (east) of the end of the road. But I had the bird from 7:30-8:15 AM in the several melolucas that are immediately to the right (west) of the dead end. The bird appears to be either an immature male or an adult female, with a touch of the chestnut-rusty breast-band that is small, a bit dull, and only in the middle of the breast. Elsewhere in residential Carlsbad there was a Yellow Warbler.

–Paul Lehman, San Diego
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Rusty Blackbird Robb Field

I refound the Rusty Blackbird today at Robb Field. It was first  in the parking lot then moved to the large baseball diamond below the Osprey nest. It stayed for about 10 minutes & when the birds flushed, it looked like it went toward the southeast. I'm going to check a few locations in the area.

Jeff Spaulding
San Diego, CA
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North American Birds – Fall 2019

County Coordinators/Contributors:

The Fall Season (1 August through 30 November 2019) is ended, and we solicit reports for inclusion in the Southern California Region of NORTH AMERICAN BIRDS. Reports should be arranged with species in the taxonomic order followed by the American Ornithologists Union (Check-List of North American Birds 1998 and all Supplements) and the American Birding Association (7th edition of the ABA Checklist, 2009 revised through 2018). Reports of species included on the California Bird Records Committee (CBRC) review list

must be accompanied by documentation (written description, photographs, etc.).
Similar documentation should also accompany reports of species unusual for
the location or season. Full names, with all initials, should be used in the reports (this reduces the potential for different observers having the same initials, and makes it simpler to acknowledge contributors) – John P. Doe in lieu of John Doe.

Reports should be sent to the appropriate County Coordinators (listed below)
or directly to Guy McCaskie by 24 June 2019. NORTH AMERICAN BIRDS can not exist without your input.

David Compton (Santa Barbara County)

Tom M. Edell (San Luis Obispo County)

Kimball L. Garrett (Los Angeles County)

Chet McGaugh (Riverside County)

Kelli K. Heindel (Kern County)

Tom and Jo Heindel (Inyo County)

Adam Searcy (Ventura County)

Alexander E. Koonce (San Bernardino County)

Guy McCaskie (San Diego and Imperial County)

Ryan S. Winkleman (Orange County) 

We thank you in advance for your time and effort.

Guy McCaskie and Kimball L. Garrett.


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