Ornithology 3 Summary (Spring 2016)
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! Please add October 19th to your existing parking permits. They will be honored that night.
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 Ridgway's Color Standards and nomenclature is available here.
My bird and wildlife photos from Cuba are 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
Click here for photos and my notes on a White (Black-backed)
Wagtail in Alviso and click here for a photo of White
(Black-backed Wagtail) in Los Angeles. Click here
and here for additional photos and discussion of
wagtails in Monterey county. Additional California photos of White/Black-backed Wagtail are here
(full discussion), here,
and here. White Wagtail in India.
See also: Morlan, J. 1981. Status and identification of forms of White Wagtail in Western North America. Continental Birdlife 2:37-50. (Click here for an online pdf of this paper)
Citrine Wagtails from India here and here.
Red-whiskered Bulbul photos from India here
Click here and here for my Common Myna photos in Australia; Common Myna photos from India are here, here, and here
Click here for my photo of a European Starling in the talons of a Sharp-shinned Hawk.
Click here for photos of an Eastern Yellow Wagtail at Fort Bragg.
Gray Wagtail in India.
Click here, here,
and here for photos of Curve-billed Thrashers
in California. My descriptions of Curve-billed Thrashers in California are here
and here. Click here
for my photo and notes on a Curve-billed Thrasher in Texas and here
for my recent photo and notes from Arizona.
Click here for a photo of a Bendire's Thrasher in California along with notes on identification.
Click here, here,
here, and here
for photos of Brown Thrasher in California.
Click here and here for my photos of Long-billed Thrasher in Texas.
My Sage Thrasher photos from Coyote Point and Montana. Click here for photos of a Sage Thrashers in Montara. My Mariposa County Sage Thrasher photos and notes are here and here.
California Thrasher with deformed bill and one with a normal bill in Pacifica. Click here for my photo and notes on a California Thrasher in Orange County.
American Robin photo. Partial albino American
Click here for my photo of a Clay-colored Thrush in Texas. Additional Clay-colored Thrush photos are here and here.
Click here for photos of a Rufous-backed Robin at the Salton Sea. Another Rufous-backed Robin here.
Click here and here for photos of Aztec Thrush in Arizona.
Varied Thrush images with notes on subspecies here
Gray catbird images here, here, here, and here. My accounts of Gray Catbirds in Moss Beach and Mount San Bruno (including photo and sound recordings).
Click here for photos and discussion of the Blue Mockingbird in Long Beach.
Click here and here for my photos of Northern Mockingbirds in Texas and California.
No Class! Spring Break.
Click here, here,
here and here
for photos of Wood Thrushes in California. Click here
for a video of a Wood Thrush in San Francisco. My Wood Thrush photos from Belize are here
Click here for photos and details on an Eyebrowed Thrush in California.
Eastern Bluebird in Minnesota.
Click here for discussion and photo of a problematic female Western Bluebird. Click here, here and here for my photos of Western Bluebirds. Click here (Tree Swallows using bluebird nest box) for discussion of management for Western Bluebirds. Western Bluebirds photographed in San Francisco are here and here. Pair of Western Bluebirds at Point Reyes is here.
Click here for my photo of a male Mountain Bluebird near the Salton Sea.
Click here for a photo of a Townsend's Solitaire in Tilden Regional Park.