Ornithology 2 Summary (Fall 2014)
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 55th AOU supplement.
Click here for a summary of bird name changes from the 54th AOU supplement.
My bird and wildlife photos from Australia are here.
Australia Dogs and Beaches brochure.
Click here for a photo of a Manx Shearwater off
Southern California. Additional photos of Manx Shearwaters on Monterey Bay are here,
Click here for a photo and discussion of a Black-vented Shearwater with a white vent.
Click here for my photo of a stranded White-faced Storm-Petrel on board our boat in the Galapagos.
My photos of Wedge-rumped Storm-Petrels on the Galapagos are here. Compare with photos of an unaccepted Wedge-rumped Storm-Petrel off Southern California here. A full analysis of this controversial record may be found here. See pages 22-23. .
Click here for a photo of Ashy Storm-Petrel at AT&T Park in San Francisco.
Click here for a photo of a Ringed Storm-Petrel off California (1st for North America).
Click here for photo of a Tristram's Storm-Petrel (1st for North America).
Information on dimethylsulfide which seabirds smell to locate food is here.
Ainley, D. 2005. The dark storm-petrels in the eastern north Pacific. Birding 37:58-65 (PDF)
Howell, S.N.G., et al. 2009. Occurrence and identification of the Leach's Storm-Petrel (Oceanodroma leucorhoa) complex off southern California. North American Birds 63:540-549 (PDF)
Howell, S.N.G., et al. 2010. Occurrence and identification of the Band-rumped Storm-Petrel (Oceanodroma castro) complex off North Carolina. North American Birds 64:196-207 (PDF)
Click here, here,
here and here
for photos of Wedge-tailed Shearwater in Monterey Bay. My photo of a Wedge-tailed Shearwater off Australia is here.
Click here for a Streaked Shearwater in Monterey Bay; and here and here for a photos of a Streaked Shearwater off Fort Bragg. Click here for an account with comparative sketches of the first North American record.
Click here for a flock of Buller's Shearwaters.
Roberson, D., J. Morlan, and A. Small. 1977. A Streaked Shearwater in California. American Birds 31:1097-1098. (PDF)
Stallcup, R., J. Morlan, and D. Roberson. 1988. First record of the Wedge-tailed Shearwater in California. Western Birds 19:61-68 (PDF).
Click here for photos of the first North American record
of Bulwer's Petrel in Monterey Bay.
Click here for photos of a Short-tailed Shearwater off Alaska. More Sooty/Short-tailed discussion here.
Sooty Shearwater panorama at Half Moon Bay with notes.
Gillsan, G. 2008. Field Separation of Sooty and Short-tailed Shearwaters. Birding 40:34-40. (PDF)
Click here for my account with photos of a Bermuda
Petrel off North Carolina.
Click here for photos of Cory's Shearwater off Sonoma County.
Click here and here for Great Shearwater photos off Monterey .
Heintzelman, D.S. 1961. Kermadec Petrel in Pennsylvania. Wilson Bulletin 73:262-267 (PDF) - Note on viewing the 16mm film Brian Patteson said, "To me it looked like a leucistic Trindade Petrel."
Parking permits for part B now available for download above.
Howell, S. N. G. 2006. Identification of "Black Petrels", Genus Procellaria. Birding 38:52-64 (PDF) & Supplement.
Bailey, S. F., P. Pyle, and L. B. Spear. 1989. Dark Pterodroma petrels in the North Pacific: identification, status, and North American occurrence. Am. Birds 43: 400-415 (PDF).
Force, M.P., S.W.Webb, and S.N.G. Howell. 2007. Identification at sea of Hawaiian and Galapagos petrels. Western Birds 38:242-249 (PDF) & Photos.
Note: This was the last class for the quarter. EA125 will start November 4th. Please register if you have not yet done so.
McKee, T. and P. Pyle. 2002. Plumage variation and hybridization in Black-footed and Laysan Albatrosses (PDF)
My photos and notes on a Yellow-billed Loon at Pescadero are here.
Additional Yellow-billed Loon photos are here, here,
Click here for photos of a Red-throated
Loon at the Cliff House.
Click here for my photo of Pacific Loon in Monterey. Click here for a photo of an albino Pacific Loon at Half Moon Bay.