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.

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.


Learning Pages – White-wing Dove

Saturday, August 22nd, 2015


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.

Learning pages – California Towhee

Saturday, August 15th, 2015


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.


Learning Page – Green-tail Towhee

Friday, August 14th, 2015


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.


Learning Page – White-crowned Sparrow

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015


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


Learning Page – Western Scrub jay

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015


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.


Learning Page – Scott’s Oriole

Monday, August 10th, 2015


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.


Learning Page – Greater Road Runner

Saturday, August 8th, 2015


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”.


Learning Page – Osprey

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015


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.