Archive for August, 2015

Daily Birding Notes – Archive – 28 Aug 2014

Friday, August 28th, 2015


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From the archive files, Field Notes from a year ago.
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Daily Birding Trip – Archive 27 Aug 2014

Thursday, August 27th, 2015


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Archive entry from last year. today warm (90) and calm.

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Learning Pages – White-wing Dove

Saturday, August 22nd, 2015


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White-winged dove

The white-winged dove (Zenaida asiatica) is a dove whose native range extends from the south-western United States through Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean.
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Learning pages – California Towhee

Saturday, August 15th, 2015


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The California towhee (Melozone crissalis) is a bird of the family Emberizidae, native to the coastal regions of western Oregon and California in the United States and Baja California Sur in Mexico.

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Learning Page – Green-tail Towhee

Friday, August 14th, 2015


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There’s nothing quite like the color that gives the Green-tailed Towhee its name—a deep olive lightening to yellow-green on the edges of the wings and tail.

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Learning Page – White-crowned Sparrow

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015


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The white-crowned sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) is a medium-sized sparrow native to North America.

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Learning Page – Western Scrub jay

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015


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The western scrub jay (Aphelocoma californica), is a species of scrub jay native to western North America. It ranges from southern Washington to central Texas and central Mexico.

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Learning Page – Scott’s Oriole

Monday, August 10th, 2015


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The rich, melodious whistles of the Scott’s Oriole carry well across the slopes of the western foothills and valleys where it spends the summer. This bird occupies a variety of southwestern habitats, from dense oak woods of the lower canyons to open grassland with scattered yuccas, often placing its nest in a yucca and using the long fibers of this plant in nest construction. Scott’s Orioles tend to be uncommon, and unlike some orioles, they are seldom seen in flocks.

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Learning Page – Greater Road Runner

Saturday, August 8th, 2015


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The greater roadrunner (Geococcyx californianus) is a long-legged bird in the cuckoo family, Cuculidae, from Southwestern United States and Mexico. The Latin name means “Californian earth-cuckoo”.

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Learning Page – Osprey

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015


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The osprey (Pandion haliaetus), sometimes known as the fish eagle, sea hawk, river hawk, or fish hawk, is a diurnal, fish-eating bird of prey.

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