California Birding

Recent Rarities - Descriptions of recent rarities submitted to the California Bird Records Committee. Many include photographs and some have video. Updated 18 January 2021.

Birds and Wildlife - My Nature Photography. Updated 18 January 2021.

North American Birds - Names and email contacts for all California regional and subregional editors along with a schedule of deadlines for contributions. Please submit your observations each season. Updated 5 June 2018.

Archives - No longer updated

California County Birding Pages - An interactive map of California with birding statistics, sites and other birding resources for all 58 California counties. Updated 10 May 2020.

Photo Gallery - Rarities from California and other western states. Additions include Arctic Warbler, Ross's Gull, Taiga Flycatcher, Yellow Grosbeak, Slaty-backed Gull, Eastern Yellow Wagtail, Cook's Petrel, Common Black-Hawk, Common Eider, Cory's Shearwater, Bean Goose, Black-capped Gnatcatcher, Little Stint, Streaked Shearwater, Hoary Redpoll, Ivory Gull, Eyebrowed Thrush, Smew, Short-tailed Albatross, Common Greenshank, Greater Sandplover and Shy "Salvin's" Albatross. Note: This service moved to the WFO web site starting January 2009!

Mystery Photos - Analyses, opinions and shameless speculation on thorny identification issues. This feature is on hiatus until further notice. Updated 28 December 2003.

Identification Reference List - Dan Singer contributed this taxonomic listing of important recent identification papers from nine North American and Eurasian journals. Links updated 11 December 2003.

Trumpeter Swans in California - How many Trumpeter Swans winter in California? The Trumpeter Swan Society, California Department of Fish and Game, and the California Bird Records Committee are trying to find out. You can help! Updated 11 Apr 1999.

Eastern Wood-Pewee Vocalizations - Audio file comparisons and .wav files of the Mono Lake and Bodega Bay Eastern Wood-Pewees. Added 5 Aug 1998.

Birding Time Machine - By David Fix. This futuristic account of Audubon Field Notes, Middle Pacific Coast Region, Summer Season Report for the year 2037 is alternately side-splitting and disturbing. It is published here by permission.