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.
"Subspecies for Birders" presented to Marin Audubon on 13 October. Audio Recording and PDF
here
"Birding Antarctica by Cruise Ship" presented for Sequoia Audubon on 8 December. Free program. Details here.


November 22, 2016
We plan to complete and review the warblers on page 444.

My photos of a Black-and-white Warblers in Florida and Ohio. Click here for a Black-and-white Warbler wintering in San Jose, here for one in Arcata, and here for a photo of one at Zzyzx, California.
Click here for an adult male American Redstart in San Francisco. Click here for my photos and notes on a female American Redstart in Belize. My photos and comments on American Redstarts in Ohio are here and here.
Click here here and here for my accounts with photos and video of Worm-eating Warblers in California. Additional Worm-eating Warbler photos are here, here, here and here.


November 22, 2016
We completed and reviewed the warblers on page 442.

Bay-breasted Warbler photos are here, here, here, here and here.
Blackpoll Warbler photos are here, here, here, here, here and here.
Pine Warbler photos are here, here here and here. Click here, here, here and here for my descriptions of Pine Warblers in Southern California and here for my photo and notes on a Pine Warbler in Louisiana.


November 22, 2016
We completed and reviewed the warblers on page 440 and started the warblers on page 442.

Click here for photos and analysis of a Grace's Warbler in Tulare County and here for a Grace's Warbler photo from the Farallons.
Detailed notes and photo of the Yellow-throated Warbler wintering in San Francisco is here and another on Mount Davidson is here. The Coyote Point Yellow-throated Warbler is here and here (scroll down). Click here for photos and analysis of a Yellow-throated Warbler wintering in Orange County and here for photos of a Yellow-throated Warbler at Point Reyes. Video, photos and analysis of another Yellow-throated Warbler in Orange County are here. My Yellow-throated Warbler photo from Cuba. Additional Yellow-throated Warbler images are here, My photo of a Yellow-throated Warbler in Belize is here.
Click here for an account of our Kirtland's Warbler experience along with a photo I took of one of the birds. Scroll to the bottom.
My photo and analysis of Prairie Warbler in Florida. Additional Prairie Warbler photos are here, here, here, here, here and here.


November 15, 2016
We completed and reviewed the warblers on page 438.

Blackburnian Warbler photos are here, here, here, and here. Click here for a Blackburnian Warbler at Pt. Reyes.
A Cerulean Warbler photo is here.
Palm Warbler caught in spider web in Cuba. Palm Warbler in Florida. Click here for my Palm Warbler photos from San Diego, here for Palm Warbler in Cuba, and here for my Palm Warbler photo from Ohio. Additional Palm Warbler photos are here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.


November 8, 2016
We completed and reviewed the warblers on page 436.

Click here for photos of, and discussion on, another controversial bird. Some thought it was a Hermit X Townsend's hybrid, but I believe it was a Black-throated Green Warbler. Other Black-throated Green Warbler photos from California are here, here, here, here and here.
Click here for photos of the mystery warbler (possible Black-throated Gray X Townsend's warbler hybrid) at Santa Ana, California.


November 1, 2016
We completed and reviewed the warblers on page 434.

Click here and here and here for a male Black-throated Blue Warbler. My Black-throated Blue Warbler photos from Ohio are here and here.
My Yellow-rumped Warbler photos are here, here, here, here, here and here.
Click here for photos of the mystery warbler (possible Black-throated Gray X Townsend's warbler hybrid) at Santa Ana, California.


October 25, 2016
We completed and reviewed the warblers on page 432.

Click here, here, here and here for Chestnut-sided Warbler photos in California. My photo of a Chestnut-sided Warbler in Ohio is here.
Click here for my photo of a Magnolia Warbler in Ohio. Click here for my sound recordings and sonogram of a Magnolia Warbler in Pacifica, 3 June 2007. Click here and here for Magnolia Warbler photos in California.
My detailed account of a Cape May Warbler in San Francisco is here and here for one in Palo Alto. . Click here for a Cape May Warbler photo from Sacramento and here for a Cape May in Santa Cruz.


October 16, 2016
Flex Day. NO CLASS!

October 11, 2016
We completed and reviewed the warblers on pages 428-430.

Click here for a Virginia's Warbler photo from San Francisco.
My Lucy's Warbler photos from Pacifica.
Click here for a photo of a Northern Parula in Santa Rosa and here for a photo of a Northern Parula wintering in Southern California. My photo of a Northern Parula in Ohio is here.
Click here for a photo and analysis of a Yellow Warbler originally misidentified as a Connecticut Warbler (scroll to bottom for photo). My photo of a Yellow Warbler from the Galapagos with discussion of subspecies is here. My photo of Yellow Warbler in Cuba is here.


October 4, 2016
We completed and reviewed the warblers on pages 426.

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.


September 27, 2016
We completed and reviewed the buntings and warblers on pages 422-424.

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.