Ornithology 3 Summary (Fall 2016)

If you miss a class, please check this page and study the listed topics in your field guide. Click here for last semester's calendar.

Note: Please park in the Hayes Street Parking lot. All spaces are available except disabled and drop off for the child care center. If the lot is full and you park in the Grove Street lot you will likely get a parking ticket unless you display the temporary parking passes which are available to all registered students. These passes must be stamped by the John Adams office which closes at 7:30pm!

Class notes by Elisabeth Koster are here. (Plumage and molt terminology here. )
Please register at
eBird and email me your eBird ID. I can then offer to share field trip lists with you.

Click here for a summary of bird name changes from the 57th AOU supplement.
Click here for a summary of bird name changes from the 56th AOU supplement.
Click here for a summary of bird name changes from the 55th AOU supplement.
Click here for a summary of bird name changes from the 54th AOU supplement.
Australia Dogs and Beaches brochure.
An online version of Ridgway's Color Standards and nomenclature is available here.

Replacement Sibley 2nd edition first printing
To get a replacement copy, cut the barcode off the back cover of your second edition, first printing and mail it to:
Penguin Random House
Attn: Consumer Services/DMS
400 Hahn Road
Westminster, MD 21157

Free downloadable warbler ID guides available here.
I will be offering a free program on "Subspecies for Birders" for Marin Audubon 13 October. Details
here.


September 27, 2016
We plan to complete and review the buntings and warblers on pages 422-426.

Snow Bunting photos are here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here. Click here and here for photos and discussion of Snow Buntings in San Leandro and Byron.
A photo of the Pribiloff McKay's Bunting from 31 May 1999 is here.
Click here for a photo and description of a Golden-winged Warbler at Point Reyes and click here for my notes on a Golden-winged Warbler in Orange County.
Click here for a photo of a Tennessee Warbler in Southern California.
My Orange-crowned Warbler photos. Click here for my photo of, and notes on, an Orange-crowned Warbler wintering in Texas. My photo of a nominate Orange-crowned Warbler. A photo of a juvenile Orange-crowned Warbler along with identification discussion is here.
Click here for a photo I took of a Nashville Warbler in my yard, Oct. 31, 2003.