Ornithology 3 Summary (Spring 2017)

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

My article on Ridgway's Rail being imperiled by Spartina removal is here.


February 21, 2017
We plan to complete and review pages 456 through page 460.

Click here for my photo and commentary on a Bananaquit in Trinidad.
Click here, here, here and here for my photos and commentary on White-collared Seedeaters in Belize.
Click here for my photo and commentary on an Olive Sparrow in Texas.
Here and here are my photos of Spotted Towhee in Pacifica and another in Half Moon Bay.


February 14, 2017
We completed and reviewed the warblers on pages 452-454.

My Common Yellowthroat photo and notes here and here. .
Click here for my photo and notes on a Yellow-breasted Chat in Arizona. Click here for my photo of a Yellow-breasted Chat in Belize.
My Painted Redstart photo from Berkeley. Click here, here, here, here and here for more Painted Redstart photos.
Click here for a Red-faced Warbler in Long Beach.
Click here for photos of a Rufous-capped Warbler in Arizona and here for one in Sonora, Mexico.


February 7, 2017
We completed and reviewed the warblers on page 450.

Kentucky Warbler photos are here, here and here.
Canada Warbler photos are here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here. Click here for my photos of and notes on a Canada Warbler in Ohio.
My Wilson's Warbler in San Diego and Pacifica.
A photo and discussion of a female Hooded Warbler is here. Male Hooded Warbler photos are here, here and here. My photo of a male Hooded Warbler in Belize is here and a female in Florida is here. My sound recording from Pacifica here.


January 31, 2017
We completed and reviewed the warblers on page 448.

Mourning Warbler photos are here, here, here and here. Photos and discussion of a controversial Geothlypis, probably Mourning Warbler is here.
My MacGillivray's Warbler photo.
Connecticut Warbler photos and discussion are here; other photos are here, here, here, here and here.