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NAB Spring 2022

NAB Spring 2022
By – 6:40 am
County Coordinators/Contributors:The Spring Migration Season (1 March 2022 through 31 May 2022) 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 the 28th Report). Reports of species included on the California Bird Records Committee (CBRC) review list http://www.californiabirds.orgmust be accompanied by documentation (written description, photographs, etc.).Similar documentation should also accompany reports of species unusual forthe location or season. Full names, with all initials, should be used in thereports – John P. Doe in lieu of John Doe.Reports should be sent to the appropriate County Coordinators (listed below)or directly to Guy McCaskie, on or before 20 June 2022. NORTH AMERICAN BIRDS cannot exist without your input.David Compton (Santa Barbara County)davcompton60@…  Tom M. Edell (San Luis Obispo County)tedell@…  Kimball L. Garrett (Los Angeles County)cyanolyca818@…  David Rankin (Riverside County)david.rankin@… Kelli Heindel-Levinsonkkheindel@… Chris and Rosie Howard (Inyo County)chris93514@… Adam Searcy (Ventura County)serpophaga@…Alexander E. Koonce (San Bernardino County)sandy_koonce@…  Guy McCaskie (San Diego and Imperial County)guymcc@…  Ryan S. Winkleman (Orange County)rswinkleman@…  We thank you in advance for your time and effort.Guy McCaskie and Kimball L. Garrett. 

Protonotary continues 5/30

Protonotary continues 5/30
By – 6:39 am
The Prothonotary is present now, 6:30, in the same ficus trees as described yesterday.Giving good views and singing.  –Aedyn and Trysten Loefke Valley Center

Black tern

Black tern
By – 5:54 pm
Hi everyone, There was a black tern at Big Laguna Lake today. Observed early afternoon flying over the north end of the lake. Unfortunately I had my 2 kids with me in lieu of camera.~Erin Whitaker 

Prothonotary Warbler still present as of 4pm

Prothonotary Warbler still present as of 4pm
By – 5:37 pm
Just a quick note since a couple of people had left without seeing the above listed bird, the Prothonotary Warbler was seen again at almost exactly 4 pm in the same group of Ficus trees at the Southeast corner of the Robb Field baseball diamonds.  Sunday, 5/29.Mark StrattonNorth Park

Prothonotary Warbler continues 1:15 PM

Prothonotary Warbler continues 1:15 PM
By – 1:20 pm
As of 1:15 p.m. on Sunday the Prothonotary Warbler found by Joe A. continues at the southeast corner of Robb Field in the several ficus trees that are right behind the backstop of ballfield #4. It just goes back and forth between the several ficus trees, and just once went into a nearby eucalyptus, but it will sit fairly quietly for periods of time so it can go missing for 10-15 minutes and then reappears. Obviously having multiple people looking for it and having the wind not blowing helps in finding it, otherwise a single person could take a while even though it’s only in a few trees. Also a female Summer Tanager and a Willow flycatcher here as well.Paul Lehman, San DiegoSent from the all new AOL app for Android

La Jolla

La Jolla
By – 10:50 am

Only a few birds of interest off La Jolla this morning (29 May), including a rather late Parasitic Jaeger (dark morph) and a getting late Northern Fulmar, which a few are still present offshore following this past winter’s incursion. About 30 Black-vented Shearwaters. Still at least 4 Black Oystercatchers present on the rocks, and it would be great if somebody could determine whether or not they are trying to nest (if so, probably in the Goldfish Point area?). Also a basic-plumaged Black Turnstone is late and may or may not try to summer locally.

Tipu-laden parking lots still appear to be supporting at least a few migrants, with today’s check of that habitat in UTC dominated by several Warbling Vireos.

–Paul Lehman, San Diego

Red-Lored Parrot in North Park Area

Red-Lored Parrot in North Park Area
By – 6:17 pm
A pure-looking Red-Lored Parrot has been an infrequent visitor to my neighborhood since at least early March, and has been coming fairly regularly each morning this week. It’s typically associated with a small group of Amazona – 2 to 4 birds. The group typically comes between 7:30 and 8:30am, and stays for about 20 minutes before flying off east to parts unknown. They prefer the large palms on Georgia St. between Lincoln and Polk Ave., which are publicly  viewable from Georgia St.
Parrots aren’t strict routine birds, so there’s no guarantee they’ll continue showing up in the following mornings. I figured I’d share the info anyway in case there was interest in seeing the Red-Lored Parrot. Please be respectful to the neighbors if you do come, and be wary that parking is tough on Sundays due to the Hillcrest Farmers’ Market.– Nick ThorpeUniversity Heights