Spring arrivals file, Western Kingbird push on 31 March, yard birding
I hope you are all well, staying healthy and sane, and birding your yards harder than ever! Appropriately, the April eBird challenge is based on yard birding.
Thanks to Matt Sadowski, a summary excerpt of spring arrival dates for selected species from the San Diego County Bird Atlas is now available as a file on our groups.io site: https://groups.io/g/SanDiegoRegionBirding/files/Spring%20arrival%20dates.pdf
Speaking of migrants, Western Kingbirds made a big push yesterday it seems. I had none from my yard during scattered, short, stationary counts, but I must've been inside during their occasional flights. A few birders nearby (between the 805 and 15) had 100-200+ fly over their yards:
Source: SanDiegoRegionBirding Latest Reports