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  1. Burrowing Owl by Elisa Yang, on Flickr
  2. Whatbird's Young Birders!

    first issue of The Wrong-eared Owl is out! http://californiayoungbirders.weebly.com/uploads/4/8/1/3/48137765/the_wrong-eared_owl_summer_2017_issue.pdf DON'T FORGET TO *SMASH* THAT LIKE BUTTON LOL but for real, subscribe here: http://californiayoungbirders.weebly.com/newsletter--submit-media.html
  3. Hi Young Birders & Friends of Young Birders, The first issue of The Wrong-eared Owl, a quarterly newsletter made up of contributions from young birders, is finally out! Future issues will contain more interviews, articles, and other features contributed by me and other young birders. If you enjoyed this issue, you can subscribe to online issues for free here at our website californiayoungbirders.weebly.com. In the future, to create more quality content, we're really counting on more young birders hearing about us and being inspired to contribute. Therefore, we would really appreciate it if you took a minute to share this newsletter with a young birder you know. Spread the word! Read the first issue here: http://californiayoungbirders.weebly.com/uploads/4/8/1/3/48137765/the_wrong-eared_owl_summer_2017_issue.pdf Elisa
  4. It took FOREVER to get this picture because this was a sentry bird that was very skittish, plus the lighting was terrible, but worth it! California Quail by Elisa Yang, on Flickr
  5. Whatbird's Young Birders!

    No, anyone can do it as long as they're a young birder! The people in our club are just the ones putting it together and doing the writing/editing/etc.
  6. Whatbird's Young Birders!

    HEY YOUNG BIRDERS! Big announcement! I'm starting a newsletter for young birders, and BY young birders! It contains interviews, news, and some other stuff. This issue contains an interview with the founder of Cavity Conservation Initiative, and a wildlife biologist who works in the field. Any and all of you can submit photos, writing, etc. The audience will be pretty big because I have a pretty big combined network of young birders, and the people that support us. So there's big potential for people to see your stuff. You can find out more here http://californiayoungbirders.weebly.com/newsletter--submit-media.html
  7. A normal bird for you Easteners, but special for me!! Eastern Phoebe by Elisa Yang, on Flickr
  8. Canyon Wren by Elisa Yang, on Flickr
  9. Two from today! Tree Swallow / Tachycenita Bicolor by Elisa Yang, on Flickr Osprey by Elisa Yang, on Flickr
  10. 1. As far as I can tell, they're all Pectorals, although I could easily be wrong. 2. Looks like it, I can see the wing crescent 3. It's just a pectoral, they can show eye-rings from individual variation 4. Looks like another Pec to me.
  11. Bird from last fall

    American Pipit.
  12. Sandpiper Game

    the smallish head, flattish ehad and "crouching down" posture has me thinking Baird's as well although I could easily be wrong.
  13. Ash Throated Flycatcher

    The bright rufous in the primaries and blank face should help rule out Dusky-capped in any case
  14. Need ID asap

    You have a female Baltimore Oriole there, which should be native to your area. That is one of the strangest stories I've ever heard! I've never heard of orioles being so tame, and would have never imagined them as being a species that would so easily be accustomed to humans... I would call a wildlife rehabilitator for advice on what to do (or, actually, I have a friend who's a wildlife rehabilitator so I can just ask them right now). There is an illegal North American bird pet trade going on that does target pretty birds like orioles, so who knows whereabouts this bird actually came from.
  15. Brewer's/Clay-colored

    That median crown stripe supports Clay-colored. By the way, I found this article massively helpful for Spizella sparrows - http://www.birdpop.org/docs/pubs/Pyle_and_Howell_1996_Spizella_Sparrows_Intraspecific_Variation_and_ID.pdf