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SANTA CLARA COUNTY BIRD LIST
1999

Bill Bousman and Kendric Smith


Please send any additions, corrections, or comments to: Bill Bousman


RECENT ADDITIONS TO LIST:
We finished the year with 286 species with no new species for December. Thus, the November list becomes the year list.

The CBC season brought three potential new species for the year list: Red-naped Sapsucker, Mountain Bluebird, and Red Crossbill. Each of these species may well have been exactly as described, but each is also rare and in the end the descriptions did not adequately support the birds observed. Neither the sapsucker nor crossbills could be refound, but the purported Mountain Bluebird is still present. Everyone should take a look at this bird to understand the difficulties that exist in separating female bluebirds.


      SANTA CLARA COUNTY  --  DECEMBER 31, 1999  --   TOTAL TO DATE: 286
      
      
                                     DATE      OBSERVER*       RARITY**
      
      Red-throated Loon              3/9/99    SCR             4
      Pacific Loon                   5/23/99   ClW, ChW        5
      Common Loon                    1/1/99    AV              4
      Pied-billed Grebe              1/10/99   NL              1
      Horned Grebe                   1/6/99    JMa             2
      Red-necked Grebe               1/2/99    JMa, KPa, SCR   5
      Eared Grebe                    1/10/99   NL              1
      Western Grebe                  1/10/99   NL              2
      Clark's Grebe                  1/8/99    RWR, FV         2
      Northern Fulmar                                          6
      Sooty Shearwater                                         6
      Ashy Storm-Petrel                                        6
      Brown Booby                                              6
      American White Pelican         1/6/99    SCR             2
      Brown Pelican                  1/6/99    SCR             3
      Brandt's Cormorant                                       6
      Double-crested Cormorant       1/3/99    WGB             1
      Pelagic Cormorant                                        6
      Magnificent Frigatebird                                  6
      American Bittern               1/9/99    NL              4
      Least Bittern                  7/10/99   DB              6
      Great Blue Heron               1/9/99    WGB             1
      Great Egret                    1/3/99    WGB             1
      Snowy Egret                    1/3/99    WGB             1
      Little Blue Heron              8/1/99    MMR             5
      Cattle Egret                   2/24/99   JAC             5
      Green Heron                    1/25/99   JMa, JL         3
      Black-crowned Night Heron      1/12/99   WGB             1
      White-faced Ibis               8/28/99   NL              5
      Turkey Vulture                 1/12/99   WGB             1
      California Condor                                        6
      Fulvous Whistling-Duck                                   6
      Greater White-fronted Goose    1/1/99    MJM, SCR        5
      Snow Goose                     1/2/99    LS              5
      Ross' Goose                    1/1/99    SCR             5
      Canada Goose                   1/3/99    WGB             2
      Brant                          6/5/99    SCR             6
      Tundra Swan                    1/29/99   TR              4
      Wood Duck                      1/1/99    AV              3
      Gadwall                        1/28/99   WGB             1
      Eurasian Wigeon                1/6/99    SCR             4
      American Wigeon                2/12/99                   1
      Mallard                        1/3/99    WGB             1
      Blue-winged Teal               1/1/99    MJM             4
      Cinnamon Teal                  2/12/99                   2
      Northern Shoveler              1/8/99    RWR, FV         1
      Northern Pintail               3/26/99   WGB             1
      Garganey                                                 6
      Green-winged Teal              1/5/99    WCa             1
      Canvasback                     2/12/99                   1
      Redhead                        4/20/99   RWR, FV         3
      Ring-necked Duck               1/9/99    NL              3
      Tufted Duck                    1/6/99    SCR             6
      Greater Scaup                  3/4/99    WGB             2
      Lesser Scaup                   2/12/99   WGB             1
      Surf Scoter                    2/12/99   WGB             2
      White-winged Scoter                                      4
      Black Scoter                                             6
      Oldsquaw                                                 6
      Bufflehead                     1/12/99   WGB             1
      Common Goldeneye               1/5/99    JMa             2
      Barrow's Goldeneye             1/4/99    JMa             4
      Hooded Merganser               1/1/99    AV, KPa         4
      Red-breasted Merganser         1/30/99   MMi             2
      Common Merganser               1/1/99    AV              2
      Ruddy Duck                     1/12/99   WGB             1
      Osprey                         1/13/99   MJM             4
      White-tailed Kite              1/17/99   WGB             2
      Bald Eagle                     1/2/99    WCa             4
      Northern Harrier               2/24/99   WGB             2
      Sharp-shinned Hawk             1/2/99    MJM             2
      Cooper's Hawk                  1/2/99    MJM             2
      Northern Goshawk                                         6
      Red-shouldered Hawk            1/3/99    WGB             3
      Broad-winged Hawk                                        6
      Swainson's Hawk                8/15/99   LCh             5
      Red-tailed Hawk                1/1/99    MMcL            1
      Ferruginous Hawk               1/13/99   TGr             4
      Rough-legged Hawk              11/6/99   MDo             5
      Golden Eagle                   1/1/99    SCR             2
      American Kestrel               1/3/99    WGB             1
      Merlin                         1/1/99    SCR             3
      Peregrine Falcon               1/1/99    SCR, MJM        3
      Prairie Falcon                 5/23/99   JY              3
      Ring-necked Pheasant           2/3/99    RStrait         2
      Wild Turkey                    1/13/99   RWR             3
      Mountain Quail                 5/1/99    MJM             5
      California Quail               1/3/99    WGB             1
      Yellow Rail                                              6
      Black Rail                     1/1/99    KPa, MJM        4
      Clapper Rail                   1/10/99   PB              2
      Virginia Rail                  3/2/99    WGB             2
      Sora                           1/23/99   JY, AL          2
      Common Moorhen                 1/2/99    JMa             2
      American Coot                  1/12/99   WGB             1
      Sandhill Crane                 10/28/99  WCa             6
      Black-bellied Plover           ?         ?               2
      American Golden-Plover         9/2/99    MMR             5
      Pacific Golden-Plover                                    5
      Snowy Plover                   1/6/99    SCR             5
      Semipalmated Plover            4/1/99    WGB             2
      Killdeer                       1/3/99    WGB             1
      Mountain Plover                                          6
      Black Oystercatcher                                      6
      Black-necked Stilt             1/3/99    WGB             2
      American Avocet                1/6/99    JMa             1
      Greater Yellowlegs             1/3/99    WGB             2
      Lesser Yellowlegs              1/1/99    SCR             3
      Solitary Sandpiper             4/18/99   AME             5
      Willet                         ?         ?               1
      Wandering Tattler                                        6
      Spotted Sandpiper              1/1/99    NL              3
      Whimbrel                       ?         ?               2
      Long-billed Curlew             1/3/99    WGB             2
      Hudsonian Godwit                                         6
      Bar-tailed Godwit                                        6
      Marbled Godwit                 ?         ?               1
      Ruddy Turnstone                8/1/99    MMR             5
      Black Turnstone                                          6
      Red Knot                       8/28/99   PLaT            5
      Sanderling                     1/30/99   MJM, SCR        4
      Semipalmated Sandpiper         7/24/99   MJM             5
      Western Sandpiper              ?         ?               1
      Least Sandpiper                1/4/99    JMa             1
      White-rumped Sandpiper                                   6
      Baird's Sandpiper              8/7/99    MDo             5
      Pectoral Sandpiper             4/20/99   RWR, FV. SCR    4
      Sharp-tailed Sandpiper                                   6
      Dunlin                         1/3/99    WGB             1
      Curlew Sandpiper                                         6
      Stilt Sandpiper                4/17/99   NL              5
      Buff-breasted Sandpiper        9/7/99    SCR             6
      Ruff                           8/19/99   SCR             5
      Short-billed Dowitcher         ?         ?               1
      Long-billed Dowitcher          ?         ?               1
      Common Snipe                   1/1/99    MJM             2
      Wilson's Phalarope             3/27/99   SCR             2
      Red-necked Phalarope           4/22/99   SCR             2
      Red Phalarope                  1/1/99    SCR             5
      Pomarine Jaeger                                          6
      Parasitic Jaeger                                         5
      Long-tailed Jaeger                                       6
      Laughing Gull                                            6
      Franklin's Gull                2/23/99   NL              5
      Little Gull                    4/21/99   SCR             6
      Black-headed Gull                                        6
      Bonaparte's Gull               ?         ?               2
      Heermann's Gull                                          6
      Mew Gull                       1/1/99    MJM, SCR        2
      Ring-billed Gull               1/5/99    JMa             1
      California Gull                1/5/99    JMa             1
      Herring Gull                   1/5/99    JMa             1
      Thayer's Gull                  1/1/99    SCR             3
      Lesser Black-backed Gull       1/1/99    MMcL            6
      Western Gull                   1/5/99    JMa             1
      Glaucous-winged Gull           1/5/99    JMa             1
      Glaucous Gull                  1/1/99    MMcL            5
      Sabine's Gull                                            6
      Black-legged Kittiwake                                   6
      Caspian Tern                   4/4/99    TGr             2
      Elegant Tern                   9/3/99    SCR             5
      Common Tern                    8/17/99   MJM, JMe        5
      Arctic Tern                                              6
      Forster's Tern                 2/24/99   WGB             1
      Least Tern                     6/25/99   PJM             4
      Black Tern                     5/9/99    MJM             5
      Black Skimmer                  1/1/99    MJM             5
      Common Murre                                             6
      Ancient Murrelet                                         6
      Cassin's Auklet                                          6
      Rock Dove                      1/3/99    WGB             1
      Band-tailed Pigeon             3/30/99   TGr             2
      White-winged Dove                                        6
      Mourning Dove                  1/3/99    WGB             1
      Yellow-billed Cuckoo                                     6
      Greater Roadrunner             3/22/99   DG              4
      Barn Owl                       1/6/99    MJM             2
      Flammulated Owl                                          6
      Western Screech-Owl            1/16/99   MC              2
      Great Horned Owl               1/3/99    WGB             1
      Northern Pygmy-Owl             1/1/99    JMa, JL         4
      Burrowing Owl                  1/8/99    RWR, FV         2
      Long-eared Owl                                           5
      Short-eared Owl                2/21/99   FV              4
      Northern Saw-whet Owl          1/1/99    JMa, JL, LCh    4 
      Lesser Nighthawk                                         6
      Common Nighthawk               6/17/99    LBG             6
      Common Poorwill                4/18/99    LCh            3
      Black Swift                    5/23/99    MMi            5
      Chimney Swift                                            6
      Vaux's Swift                   3/16/99    SBT            4
      White-throated Swift           2/15/99    WGB            2
      Black-chinned Hummingbird      4/14/99    RWR            5
      Anna's Hummingbird             1/12/99    WGB            1
      Costa's Hummingbird                                      5
      Calliope Hummingbird           4/2/99     BBr            5
      Broad-tailed Hummingbird                                 6
      Rufous Hummingbird             4/3/99     TGr, VT        4
      Allen's Hummingbird            3/5/99     RWR, FV        3
      Belted Kingfisher              1/3/99     WGB            2
      Lewis' Woodpecker              3/28/99    RCi            3
      Acorn Woodpecker               1/13/99    WGB            1
      Williamson's Sapsucker                                   6
      Yellow-bellied Sapsucker                                 6
      Red-naped Sapsucker                                      5
      Red-breasted Sapsucker         1/2/99     MJM            2
      Nuttall's Woodpecker           1/12/99    WGB            2
      Downy Woodpecker               1/12/99    WGB            2
      Hairy Woodpecker               3/5/99     RWR, FV        2
      Northern Flicker               1/12/99    WGB, JMa       1
      Pileated Woodpecker            3/12/99    GHa            5
      Olive-sided Flycatcher         4/18/99    AV             2
      Western Wood-Pewee             4/14/99    RWR            2
      Willow Flycatcher              6/12/99    RWR            4
      Least Flycatcher               9/20/99    SCR            6
      Hammond's Flycatcher           4/24/99    LCh, MJM, MMR  5
      Gray Flycatcher                                          5
      Dusky Flycatcher               5/20/99    MMR            5
      Pacific-slope Flycatcher       3/27/99    JMa            2
      Black Phoebe                   1/3/99     WGB            2
      Eastern Phoebe                 1/6/99     MJM            6
      Say's Phoebe                   1/1/99     MJM            2
      Ash-throated Flycatcher        4/17/99    MD, JCo        2
      Tropical Kingbird              11/5/99    CJC            6
      Cassin's Kingbird              1/3/99     WGB            6
      Western Kingbird               4/17/99    m.ob.          2
      Eastern Kingbird                                         6
      Scissor-tailed Flycatcher                                6
      Loggerhead Shrike              1/17/99    WGB            2
      Northern Shrike                                          6
      Bell's Vireo                                             6
      Plumbeous Vireo                                          6
      Cassin's Vireo                 4/4/99     AV             2
      Blue-headed Vireo                                        6
      Hutton's Vireo                 3/7/99     TGr            2
      Warbling Vireo                 3/24/99    RWR, FV        2
      Red-eyed Vireo                                           6
      Steller's Jay                  2/24/99    WGB            1
      Western Scrub-Jay              1/3/99     WGB            1
      Clark's Nutcracker                                       6
      Black-billed Magpie                                      6
      Yellow-billed Magpie           5/2/99     RL             2
      American Crow                  1/3/99     WGB            2
      Common Raven                   1/17/99    WGB            3
      Horned Lark                    1/2/99     MJM            3
      Purple Martin                  7/21/99    RWR, FV        5
      Tree Swallow                   1/4/99     SBT            2
      Violet-green Swallow           2/2/99     JLi            1
      Nor. Rough-winged Swallow      2/21/99    JMa            2
      Bank Swallow                   5/10/99    SBT            5
      Barn Swallow                   2/21/99    MJM            1
      Cliff Swallow                  2/23/99    MMR            1
      Chestnut-backed Chickadee      1/12/99    WGB            1
      Oak Titmouse                   1/12/99    WGB            1
      Bushtit                        1/12/99    WGB            1
      Red-breasted Nuthatch          1/2/99     MJM            4
      White-breasted Nuthatch        1/12/99    WGB            2
      Pygmy Nuthatch                 ?          ?              4
      Brown Creeper                  1/12/99    WGB            2
      Rock Wren                      1/2/99     MJM            4
      Canyon Wren                    3/20/99    AME            5
      Bewick's Wren                  1/3/99     WGB            1
      House Wren                     2/21/99    JMa            2
      Winter Wren                    1/1/99     JMa, JL        3
      Marsh Wren                     1/23/99    JY, AL         1
      American Dipper                2/13/99    MJM            4
      Golden-crowned Kinglet         1/1/99     NL, JMa, JL    3
      Ruby-crowned Kinglet           1/12/99    WGB            1
      Blue-gray Gnatcatcher          4/4/99     AV             3
      Western Bluebird               1/12/99    WGB            2
      Mountain Bluebird                                        6
      Townsend's Solitaire                                     5
      Swainson's Thrush              4/17/99    MD, JCo        2
      Hermit Thrush                  1/12/99    WGB            2
      American Robin                 1/3/99     WGB            1
      Varied Thrush                  3/7/99     MJM, AV        2
      Wrentit                        3/5/99     RWR, FV        1
      Northern Mockingbird           1/12/99    WGB            1
      Sage Thrasher                                            6
      Brown Thrasher                                           6
      California Thrasher            1/12/99    JMa            1
      European Starling              1/3/99     WGB            1
      Red-throated Pipit                                       6
      American Pipit                 2/2/99     SCR            2
      Bohemian Waxwing                                         6
      Cedar Waxwing                  1/12/99    WGB            1
      Phainopepla                    1/6/99     GJE            4
      Tennessee Warbler                                        6
      Orange-crowned Warbler         1/4/99     MMi            1
      Nashville Warbler              4/3/99     MD             4
      Virginia's Warbler             9/13/99    SCR            6
      Northern Parula                9/21/99    SCR            6
      Yellow Warbler                 4/18/99    AV, LCh        2
      Chestnut-sided Warbler                                   6
      Magnolia Warbler               1/8/99     JMa            6
      Black-throated Blue Warbler    1/6/99     TB             6
      Yellow-rumped Warbler          1/3/99     WGB            1
      Black-throated Gray Warbler    4/1/99     JLi            3
      Black-throated Green Warbler                             6
      Townsend's Warbler             3/5/99     RWR, FV        2
      Hermit Warbler                 4/24/99    LCh            4
      Blackburnian Warbler                                     6
      Prairie Warbler                                          6
      Palm Warbler                   10/4/99    SCR            5
      Blackpoll Warbler              10/2/99    DSt            6
      Black-and-White Warbler        5/10/99    ACa            6
      American Redstart              9/24/99    DLSu           6
      Prothonotary Warbler                                     6
      Worm-eating Warbler                                      6
      Ovenbird                       9/10/99    SCR            6
      Northern Waterthrush                                     5
      Kentucky Warbler                                         6
      Connecticut Warbler                                      6
      MacGillivray's Warbler         5/8/99    MMR             4
      Common Yellowthroat            ?          ?              1
      Hooded Warbler                                           6
      Wilson's Warbler               3/23/99    GHa            1
      Yellow-breasted Chat           5/15/99    SCR            5
      Summer Tanager                                           6
      Scarlet Tanager                                          6
      Western Tanager                4/3/99     MD             3
      Green-tailed Towhee                                      6
      Spotted Towhee                 1/14/99    WGB            1
      California Towhee              1/14/99    WGB            1
      Rufous-crowned Sparrow         2/27/99    SSh            3
      Am. Tree Sparrow                                         6
      Chipping Sparrow               3/27/99    MJM            3
      Clay-colored Sparrow                                     5
      Brewer's Sparrow                                         5
      Black-chinned Sparrow          5/22/99    JMa            4
      Vesper Sparrow                 10/31/99   NL             5
      Lark Sparrow                   3/19/99    SCR            2
      Black-throated Sparrow                                   6
      Sage Sparrow                   4/24/99    MMi            4
      Lark Bunting                   9/18/99    NL             6
      Savannah Sparrow               1/17/99    WGB            1
      Grasshopper Sparrow            4/13/99    SCR            4
      Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow                            5
      Fox Sparrow                    1/11/99    JMa            2
      Song Sparrow                   1/5/99     SCR            1
      Lincoln's Sparrow              1/3/99     WGB            3
      Swamp Sparrow                  1/1/99     NL, SCR        4
      White-throated Sparrow         1/3/99     SKo            4
      Harris' Sparrow                                          6
      White-crowned Sparrow          1/3/99     WGB            1
      Golden-crowned Sparrow         1/3/99     WGB            1
      Dark-eyed Junco                1/3/99     WGB            1
      Lapland Longspur               2/2/99     SCR            6
      Chestnut-collared Longspur     2/4/99     SCR            6
      Rose-breasted Grosbeak                                   5
      Black-headed Grosbeak          3/27/99    JMa, JLa       1
      Blue Grosbeak                  4/25/99    MMR, AME       5
      Lazuli Bunting                 4/19/99    JLi            2
      Indigo Bunting                 6/6/99     MW             6
      Dickcissel                     7/24/99    MMR            6
      Bobolink                                                 6
      Red-winged Blackbird           1/1/99     MJM            1
      Tricolored Blackbird           1/1/99     MJM            2
      Western Meadowlark             1/3/99     WGB            1
      Yellow-headed Blackbird        5/7/99     KF             5
      Brewer's Blackbird             1/3/99     WGB            1
      Great-tailed Grackle           4/17/99    EV, JMa        6
      Brown-headed Cowbird           3/8/99     WGB            2
      Hooded Oriole                  1/3/99     GM             3
      Baltimore Oriole                                         6
      Bullock's Oriole               3/19/99    NL             1
      Scott's Oriole                                           6
      Purple Finch                   1/12/99    JMa            2
      Cassin's Finch                                           6
      House Finch                    1/3/99     WGB            1
      Red Crossbill                                            5
      Pine Siskin                    1/2/99     MJM            3
      Lesser Goldfinch               1/6/99     WGB            1
      Lawrence's Goldfinch           3/6/99     MMi            3
      American Goldfinch             1/6/99     GL             2
      Evening Grosbeak              ~3/24/99    PCu            5
      House Sparrow                  1/3/99     WGB            1
      


* OBSERVER CODES:
ACa-Anne Campbell, AGu-Arnel Guanlao, AJ-Al Jaramillo, AJb-Alberta Jasberg, AL-Amy Lauterbach, AME-Al Eisner, AV-Ann Verdi, AWa-Alan Walther

BBr-Barry Breckling, BMcK-Bert McKee, BWe-Bruce Webb

CCRS-Coyote Creek Riparian Station, CH-Caralisa Hughes, ChW-Chris Wolfe, CJC-Chuck Coston, CKS-Chris Salander, ClW-Claire Wolfe, CWh-Clark White

DB-Dusty Bleher, DHa-David Haveman, DJ-Dave Johnston, DJC-Don & Jill Crawford, DLSu, David Suddjian, DPo-David Powell, DR-Don Roberson, DSt-Dick Stovel, DWe-Dave Weber

EA-Ernie Abeles

FB-Florence Bennett, FV-Frank Vanslager

GFi-George Finger, GHa-Garth Harwood, GHt-Grant Hoyt, GLB-Gloria LeBlanc

HGe-Harriet Gerson, HLR-Heather Rottenborn

JAC-Jack Cole, JCS-John Sterling, JDa-Jim Danzenbaker, JGa-Jim Gain, JLa-Jolene Lange, JLi-Jim Liskovec, JLu-John Luther, JMa-John Mariani, JMe-John Meyer, JML-Jeanne Leavitt, JMM-John & Maria Meyer, JMS-Jean-Marie Spoelman, JSa-June Santoro, JY-James Yurchenco

KCo-Kitty Collins, KF-Karl Fowler, KG-Ken Goss, KLP-Kathy Parker, KVV-Kent Van Vuren

LBG-Leda Beth Gray, LCh-Les Chibana, LSp-Larry Spear

m.ob.-Many Observers, MDo-Matthew Dodder, MH-Matt Heindel, MHa-Merry Haveman, MJM-Mike Mammoser, MLF-Mike Feighner, MMR-Mike Rogers, MPL-Marjorie Plant, MW-Michael Wienholt, MWr-Marti Wright

NL-Nick Lethaby

PCu-Pat Curtis, PJM-Peter Metropulos, PLat-Peter LaTourrette, PMB-Phyllis M. Browning

RCa-Rita Caratello, RCi-Rich Cimino, RCo-Rita Colwell, RGJ-Richard Jeffers, RHu-Ralph Hunter, RiC-Richard Carlson, RLe-Rosalie Lefkowitz, RPR-Rebecca Paige Rottenborn, RWR-Bob Reiling

SBT-Scott Terrill, SCR-Steve Rottenborn, SGu-Stephan Gunn, SMi-Steve Miller, SRo-Steve Rovell, SSA-Susan Sandstrom

TGr-Tom Grey, TRy-Tom Ryan, VTi-Vivek Tiwari

WCa-William Cabot, WGB-Bill Bousman



** RARITY CODES:
1 = common, always seen in habitat in season.
2 = fairly common, usually in habitat in season, but missed sometimes.
3 = uncommon, always around, but sometimes you can't find.
4 = rare, occurs yearly in the county, but not always in same places.
5 = very rare, does not occur every year.
6 = casual or vagrant, generally fewer than 10 records.


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