Needed Bird Species for the City Nature Challenge: Get 'Em TODAY!

Dear San Mateo County Birders -

Today (Monday) is the last day of the City Nature Challenge. There are a number of missing bird species which, if we were not under the Shelter-in-Place order, would be fairly easy for one or two people to find. But now we are thrown onto our individual five-mile radius limitations (it is as if we've leveled up in a game!), so it is trickier.

Here are the missing birds (in a semi-taxonomic order; I've not yet memorized the latest AOU order):

Northern Pintail
Snow Goose
Cackling Goose
Wood Duck
Pacific Loon
Red-throated Loon
Red-necked Grebe
Brandt’s Cormorant
Pelagic Cormorant
Surfbird
Wandering Tattler
Red-necked Phalarope
Bonaparte’s Gull
Elegant Tern
Pigeon Guillemot
Cassin’s Auklet
Swainson’s Hawk
Red-breasted Sapsucker
Hairy Woodpecker
Rock Wren
American Pipit
Swainson’s Thrush
Hermit Thrush
Black-throated Gray Warbler

A few birds not likely in San Mateo county, but possible in Santa Clara - (Black-chinned Hummingbird; Phainopepla; Bell’s Sparrow; Blue Grosbeak)

Lähettänyt gyrrlfalcon gyrrlfalcon, 27. huhtikuuta 2020 16:04

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Looks like we may have Hermit Thrush and Hairy Woodpecker taken care of already - you folks are fab!

Lähettänyt gyrrlfalcon noin 2 vuotta sitten (Lippu)

Unfortunately, I'm trapped in Santa Cruz County, which isn't included in the City Nature Challenge. (I need to remember to try to remedy that in 2021) So, I can't help. I hope others get them for us, though!

Lähettänyt jmaughn noin 2 vuotta sitten (Lippu)

Dang! I sort of figured that, but wasn't sure if you lived close enough to make a run for either the San Mateo or Santa Clara county border. My phone reminded me this morning that I was supposed to be on a birdathon trip with Ryan Phillips today along Summit Road on the Santa Clara boundary...

Lähettänyt gyrrlfalcon noin 2 vuotta sitten (Lippu)

Is their a "Project Group" for this years City Nature Challenge that we have to add to our sightings for them to count?

Lähettänyt geodani noin 2 vuotta sitten (Lippu)

It is all done automatically, but you should join anyway! https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/city-nature-challenge-2020-san-francisco-bay-area

Lähettänyt gyrrlfalcon noin 2 vuotta sitten (Lippu)

I got hooded orioles. that is the only special bird at my location. Loaded up what was left of my photos just now.

Lähettänyt caseygirard noin 2 vuotta sitten (Lippu)

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