Ornithology 2 Summary (Fall 2015)
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 reserved 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 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 Ridway's Color Standards and nomenclature is available here.
My bird and wildlife photos from Brazil are here (under construction).
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
Click here for my photos and discussion of the Common Black-Hawk in Stockton, here and here for additional photos of this bird, and here for photos of the Common Black-Hawk in Santa Rosa. Juvenile Common Black-Hawk at Galileo Hill. My Common Black-Hawk photo and notes from New Mexico.
Click here and here for photos of Harris's Hawks near San Diego.
Click here and here for photos of Zone-tailed Hawks in Escondido, here for a photo of a juvenile Zone-tailed Hawk near San Diego, and here for my description of two Zone-tailed Hawks at Escondido. Click here and here for photos of a Zone-tailed Hawk in Goleta and here for a Zone-tailed Hawk in Ojai.
My photos of and comments on a Golden Eagle at Coyote Hills are here.
Click here for a detailed illustrated article on molt and aging Bald Eagles. My photo of a subadult Bald Eagle at Lundy Lake with discussion of molt is here. Adult Bald Eagle near nest.
Click here for my photo of a Northern Harrier in Texas; adult female at Ryer Island 13 January 2004. Adult male Northern Harrier on our 2008 Point Reyes trip; and an immature on our 2010 Point Reyes trip (scroll to bottom).
My Osprey photos from Florida here and
My Snail Kite photos from Belize, Uruguay, Argentina (with notes) and Brazil.
Hook-billed Kite dark morph in flight from Brazil.
Click here, here, here, here, and here for photos of Mississippi Kite in California.
Click here for my photo and notes on a White-tailed Kite.
Click on thumbnails for my three photos of Swallow-tailed Kite in Louisiana. A Swallow-tailed Kite in Sonoma County is here.
My photo of an adult Turkey Vulture is here
and immature Turkey Vulture at Coyote Point is here
and here. My photo of a mixed flock of Turkey and Black Vultures in Florida
My phtotos and detailed account of a Black Vulture in Bolinas is here. Black Vulture in Florida. Click here for a photo of a Black Vulture in Arcata. My Black Vulture photo from Costa Rica with comments on subspecies is here Click here for my photo of Black Vultures copulating in Belize. Photos of a mixed flock of Black and King Vultures in Belize are here. Black Vulture in Brazil.
Click here for a discussion with photos on California Condors in Monterey County. More news about the California Condors at the Ventana Wilderness is here.