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Forum: California Tuesday 9th October 2018, 04:37
Replies: 6
Views: 223
Posted By wimvdam
You're right. I confused myself with this...

You're right. I confused myself with this confusing split.

Wim
Forum: California Monday 8th October 2018, 17:13
Replies: 6
Views: 223
Posted By wimvdam
Do you mean A belli, or A belli belli? In 2013...

Do you mean A belli, or A belli belli? In 2013 Sage Sparrow (A belli) got split into Sagebrush Sparrow (A nevadensis) and Bell's Sparrow (A belli). So "belli subspecies" can mean at least two...
Forum: California Thursday 9th August 2018, 03:28
Replies: 2
Views: 610
Posted By wimvdam
California is a big place and its birding...

California is a big place and its birding organizes itself according to its 58 counties. I still think that this is the best site to start getting...
Forum: California Wednesday 27th June 2018, 15:46
Replies: 7
Views: 1,123
Posted By wimvdam
In Santa Barbara the Condor Express has daily...

In Santa Barbara the Condor Express has daily whale watching trips that I can recommend:
https://condorexpress.com

Island Packers near Ventura also has good whale watching trips, and on July 15...
Forum: California Sunday 24th June 2018, 16:21
Replies: 7
Views: 1,123
Posted By wimvdam
What part of California are you thinking of...

What part of California are you thinking of visiting? San Francisco, LA, Yosemite?

Wim
Forum: California Monday 28th May 2018, 05:18
Replies: 7
Views: 1,066
Posted By wimvdam
The links at this site might be helpful:...

The links at this site might be helpful:
https://fog.ccsf.edu/~jmorlan/sbe.htm

Especially the local Yahoo birding group should be able to help...
Forum: California Tuesday 27th March 2018, 04:34
Replies: 2
Views: 1,275
Posted By wimvdam
Not sure how I missed this post. This reply is...

Not sure how I missed this post. This reply is likely too late, but here goes. A great source of information on all things birding in Santa Barbara County is here:

http://www.sbcobirding.com

From...
Forum: California Thursday 15th February 2018, 22:43
Replies: 4
Views: 1,608
Posted By wimvdam
I would try mailing the newsgroup SAN DIEGO...

I would try mailing the newsgroup SAN DIEGO REGION BIRDING to get more info:
http://birding.aba.org/maillist/CA11

For California counties, that's often where you will find the best expertise....
Forum: Bird Behaviour Friday 1st December 2017, 15:54
Replies: 9
Views: 1,326
Posted By wimvdam
Thanks everyone. I agree that this discussion is...

Thanks everyone. I agree that this discussion is a lot about "birder behaviour". How this individual ends up in the books probably depends on how many CBRC members make the effort to go out and see...
Forum: Bird Behaviour Tuesday 28th November 2017, 17:31
Replies: 9
Views: 1,326
Posted By wimvdam
tame Garganeys on wintering grounds?

Does anyone have experience with wintering Garganeys that behave much more tame than one would typically expect from this species? I'm thinking about hanging out in city ponds, being attracted by...
Forum: California Monday 20th November 2017, 05:34
Replies: 5
Views: 2,037
Posted By wimvdam
> Does the ABA guide for Southern California...

> Does the ABA guide for Southern California cover San Francisco area?
Alas it does not.

California is a big and diverse place, so it would help if you could say a bit more about what you are...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 3rd January 2017, 15:22
Replies: 1,823
Views: 324,798
Posted By wimvdam
Here is a CALBIRDS post by Paul Lehman on the...

Here is a CALBIRDS post by Paul Lehman on the ABA-tickability of the Red-footed Booby

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/CALBIRDS/conversations/messages/12964





Wim
Solvang, CA
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 16th December 2016, 05:16
Replies: 8
Views: 1,969
Posted By wimvdam
Judging by the overall plumb shape, gray color,...

Judging by the overall plumb shape, gray color, thick bill, and habitat I say that's a Willet. The reddish colors are chromatic aberrations of the lens and they are not the colors of the bird itself...
Forum: California Tuesday 29th November 2016, 04:24
Replies: 17
Views: 6,416
Posted By wimvdam
I'm glad that you are enjoying your visit. It's...

I'm glad that you are enjoying your visit. It's always encouraging to read that locals like to help out visitors.

Wim
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 10th July 2016, 04:33
Replies: 1,823
Views: 324,798
Posted By wimvdam
Did you really mean it when you wrote "literally...

Did you really mean it when you wrote "literally incredible"? That's kind of a strong statement.

- Wim
Forum: Nikon Sunday 1st May 2016, 21:10
Replies: 13
Views: 5,743
Posted By wimvdam
Judging by the halo at the top of the head and...

Judging by the halo at the top of the head and back of the Blackcap that one is still processed too aggressively.

Wim
Forum: California Sunday 1st May 2016, 15:38
Replies: 9
Views: 5,422
Posted By wimvdam
Another thing to consider is that pelagic birding...

Another thing to consider is that pelagic birding has a steep learning curve. Did you do pelagics elsewhere? It definitely took me a few trips to get somewhat comfortable with Storm-petrels. No...
Forum: California Wednesday 10th February 2016, 04:58
Replies: 2
Views: 2,848
Posted By wimvdam
I don't think that they are uncommon in this part...

I don't think that they are uncommon in this part of California. EBird has a fair number of records of them at Mojave Narrows Regional Park:
http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L387148

Wim
Forum: California Wednesday 6th January 2016, 04:20
Replies: 2
Views: 2,966
Posted By wimvdam
These were Brown Pelicans (Pelecanus...

These were Brown Pelicans (Pelecanus occidentalis).

Wim
Forum: California Thursday 20th August 2015, 04:10
Replies: 9
Views: 4,963
Posted By wimvdam
Here is a link to a frequency table of pelagic...

Here is a link to a frequency table of pelagic birds along the south-CA coast:
http://www.californiatargetbirds.com/pelagic_birding.htm

Wim
Forum: California Thursday 13th August 2015, 05:51
Replies: 9
Views: 4,963
Posted By wimvdam
I would recommend re-posting your question...

I would recommend re-posting your question here:
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/LACoBirds/info

Wim
Forum: Nikon Tuesday 4th August 2015, 04:34
Replies: 31
Views: 10,047
Posted By wimvdam
It's official: AF-S Nikkor 200-500mm F5.6E ED VR...

It's official:
AF-S Nikkor 200-500mm F5.6E ED VR - US$1399.95 in mid-September

More info...
Forum: California Thursday 23rd July 2015, 04:06
Replies: 8
Views: 3,705
Posted By wimvdam
Where in California will you be looking for...

Where in California will you be looking for them?
Also: Did you consult eBird?

Wim
Forum: California Friday 17th July 2015, 04:43
Replies: 5
Views: 3,998
Posted By wimvdam
In the weekend of September 26/27 there will be...

In the weekend of September 26/27 there will be an overnight pelagic with the Catalina Explorer out of San Pedro:
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/CALBIRDS/conversations/messages/12105

Wim
Forum: California Friday 17th July 2015, 04:37
Replies: 3
Views: 3,164
Posted By wimvdam
Here's the link to the current official list of...

Here's the link to the current official list of the California Bird Records Committee:
http://californiabirds.org/ca_list.asp

Enjoy
Wim
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