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Bill's "Big Year" list for 2008 - All birds seen anywhere

Seen so far: 255

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Scrub Jay 01/01/08 - Priest-Coulterville Rd - Smew Hunt
Oak Titmouse 01/01/08 - Priest-Coulterville Rd - Smew Hunt
Western Bluebird 01/01/08 - Priest-Coulterville Rd - Smew Hunt
Wrentit 01/01/08 - Priest-Coulterville Rd - Smew Hunt
Dark-Eyed Junco 01/01/08 - Priest-Coulterville Rd - Smew Hunt
Red-winged Blackbird 01/01/08 - Priest-Coulterville Rd - Smew Hunt
Golden-Crowned Sparrow 01/01/08 - Priest-Coulterville Rd - Smew Hunt
Purple Finch 01/01/08 - Priest-Coulterville Rd - Smew Hunt
California Towhee 01/01/08 - Priest-Coulterville Rd - Smew Hunt
White-Crowned Sparrow 01/01/08 - Priest-Coulterville Rd - Smew Hunt
Hooded Merganser 01/01/08 - Priest-Coulterville Rd - Smew Hunt
Red-Tailed Hawk 01/01/08 - Priest-Coulterville Rd - Smew Hunt
Golden Eagle 01/01/08 - Priest-Coulterville Rd - Smew Hunt
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 01/01/08 - Priest-Coulterville Rd - Smew Hunt
Northern Flicker 01/01/08 - Priest-Coulterville Rd - Smew Hunt
California Quail 01/01/08 - Priest-Coulterville Rd - Smew Hunt
American Coot 01/01/08 - Priest-Coulterville Rd - Smew Hunt
Western Meadowlark 01/01/08 - Horseshoe Bend Rec Area
Say's Phoebe 01/01/08 - Horseshoe Bend Rec Area
Common Raven 01/01/08 - Marsh's Flat Road
Brewer's Blackbird 01/01/08 - Marsh's Flat Road
European Starling 01/01/08 - Marsh's Flat Road
Phainopepla 01/01/08 - Marsh's Flat Road
Black Phoebe 01/01/08 - Marsh's Flat Road
Bufflehead 01/01/08 - Mocassin Catch Basin
Common Goldeneye 01/01/08 - Mocassin Catch Basin
Barrows Goldeneye 01/01/08 - Mocassin Catch Basin
Kestrel 01/01/08 - Mocassin Catch Basin
Western Grebe 01/01/08 - Scoped from Vista Point - Lake Don Pedro
Mourning Dove 01/06/08 - Calaveras County CBC
Nuttall's Woodpecker 01/06/08 - Calaveras County CBC
Bewick's Wren 01/06/08 - Calaveras County CBC
American Robin 01/06/08 - Calaveras County CBC
Acorn Woodpecker 01/06/08 - Calaveras County CBC
Brown Creeper 01/06/08 - Calaveras County CBC
Steller's Jay 01/06/08 - Calaveras County CBC
Spotted Towhee 01/06/08 - Calaveras County CBC
Lesser Goldfinch 01/06/08 - Calaveras County CBC
Red-shouldered Hawk 01/06/08 - Sonora - Near Tuolumne General
Red-breasted Sapsucker 01/11/08 - At my property in PML - Groveland, CA
Great Blue Heron 01/12/08 - 2008 Lake Don Pedro Eagle Count
Canada Goose 01/12/08 - 2008 Lake Don Pedro Eagle Count
Belted Kingfisher 01/12/08 - 2008 Lake Don Pedro Eagle Count
Spotted Sandpiper 01/12/08 - 2008 Lake Don Pedro Eagle Count
Clark's Grebe 01/12/08 - 2008 Lake Don Pedro Eagle Count
Turkey Vulture 01/12/08 - 2008 Lake Don Pedro Eagle Count
Common Merganser 01/12/08 - 2008 Lake Don Pedro Eagle Count
Osprey 01/12/08 - 2008 Lake Don Pedro Eagle Count
Pied-billed Grebe 01/12/08 - 2008 Lake Don Pedro Eagle Count
Eared Grebe 01/12/08 - 2008 Lake Don Pedro Eagle Count
Bald Eagle 01/12/08 - 2008 Lake Don Pedro Eagle Count
Green-winged Teal 01/13/08 - GCSD
Mallard 01/17/08 - GCSD
Gadwall 01/17/08 - GCSD
Wood Duck 01/17/08 - GCSD
American Wigeon 01/17/08 - GCSD
Ring-necked Duck 01/17/08 - GCSD
Cassin's Finch 01/24/08 - At my feeders
House Finch 01/24/08 - At my feeders
Horned Grebe 02/09/08 - Salt Springs Valley - CSAS Field trip
Northern Mockingbird 02/09/08 - Salt Springs Valley - CSAS Field trip
Tricolored Blackbird 02/09/08 - Salt Springs Valley - CSAS Field trip
Savannah Sparrow 02/09/08 - Salt Springs Valley - CSAS Field trip
Lark Sparrow 02/09/08 - Salt Springs Valley - CSAS Field trip
Violet-Green Swallow 02/09/08 - Salt Springs Valley - CSAS Field trip
Great Egret 02/09/08 - Salt Springs Valley - CSAS Field trip
Double-crested Cormorant 02/09/08 - Salt Springs Valley - CSAS Field trip
Snow Goose 02/09/08 - Salt Springs Valley - CSAS Field trip
Yellow-rumped Warbler 02/09/08 - Salt Springs Valley - CSAS Field trip
Ruddy Duck 02/09/08 - Salt Springs Valley - CSAS Field trip
Killdeer 02/09/08 - Salt Springs Valley - CSAS Field trip
Anna's Hummingbird 02/09/08 - Salt Springs Valley - CSAS Field trip
Rock Wren 02/09/08 - Salt Springs Valley - CSAS Field trip
Northern Harrier 02/09/08 - Salt Springs Valley - CSAS Field trip
Rough-legged hawk 02/09/08 - Salt Springs Valley - CSAS Field trip
Ferruginous Hawk 02/09/08 - Salt Springs Valley - CSAS Field trip
Sharp-shinned Hawk 02/09/08 - Salt Springs Valley - CSAS Field trip
Canvasback 02/09/08 - Salt Springs Valley - CSAS Field trip
Loggerhead Shrike 02/10/08 - Rock River Road - Tuolumne County side
Greater Yellowlegs 02/10/08 - Rock River Road - Tuolumne County side
House Sparrow 02/10/08 - Rock River Road - Tuolumne County side
Lewis's Woodpecker 02/10/08 - Rock River Road - Tuolumne County side
Horned Lark 02/10/08 - Rock River Road/Willms Road - Stanislaus County
Black-necked Stilt 02/17/08 - Merced NWR
Song Sparrow 02/17/08 - Merced NWR
Cinnamon Teal 02/17/08 - Merced NWR
Black-bellied Plover 02/17/08 - Merced NWR
American Avocet 02/17/08 - Merced NWR
Tree Swallow 02/17/08 - Merced NWR
Northern Shoveler 02/17/08 - Merced NWR
Sand Hill Crane 02/17/08 - Merced NWR
Ring-billed Gull 02/17/08 - Merced NWR
Great Horned Owl 02/17/08 - Merced NWR
White-faced Ibis 02/17/08 - Merced NWR
Short-billed Dowitcher 02/17/08 - Merced NWR
Long-billed Dowitcher 02/17/08 - Merced NWR
Snowy Egret 02/17/08 - Merced NWR
Northern Pintail 02/17/08 - Merced NWR
American Crow 02/17/08 - Merced NWR
Marsh Wren 02/17/08 - Merced NWR
American White Pelican 02/17/08 - Mallard Rd Gun Club Area - Merced County
Prairie Falcon 02/17/08 - Mallard Rd Gun Club Area - Merced County
White-tailed Kite 02/17/08 - Mallard Rd Gun Club Area - Merced County
Northern Long-eared Owl 02/17/08 - Mercy Hot Springs - Fresno County
American Pipit 02/17/08 - Madera Wastewater Plant - Madera County
Least Sandpiper 02/17/08 - Madera Wastewater Plant - Madera County
Eurasian Wigeon 02/17/08 - Dawson Lake - Stanislaus County
Mute Swan 02/17/08 - Dawson Lake - Stanislaus County
Wilson's Snipe 02/17/08 - Dawson Lake - Stanislaus County
Yellow-headed Blackbird 02/17/08 - Producer's Dairy - Kerman - Fresno County
Rufous Hummingbird 02/18/08 - At my property in PML - Groveland, CA
Black-headed Grosbeak 02/18/08 - At my property in PML - Groveland, CA
Lawrence's Goldfinch 02/20/08 - Lake Don Pedro Area - John Turner's House
American Goldfinch 03/01/08 - Pillar Point - Half Moon Bay
California Thrasher 03/01/08 - Pillar Point - Half Moon Bay
Surf Scoter 03/01/08 - Pillar Point - Half Moon Bay
Willet 03/01/08 - Pillar Point - Half Moon Bay
Herring Gull 03/01/08 - Pillar Point - Half Moon Bay
Western Gull 03/01/08 - Pillar Point - Half Moon Bay
Sanderling 03/01/08 - Pillar Point - Half Moon Bay
Pelagic Cormorant 03/01/08 - San Mateo County Coast
Whimbrel 03/01/08 - San Mateo County Coast
Marbled Godwit 03/01/08 - Moss Landing Beach
Brant 03/01/08 - Moss Landing Beach
Long-billed Curlew 03/01/08 - Moss Landing Beach
Allen's Hummingbird 03/01/08 - Salinas River Wildlife Area
Western Sandpiper 03/01/08 - Salinas River Wildlife Area
Fox Sparrow 03/01/08 - Salinas River Wildlife Area
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 03/01/08 - Salinas River Wildlife Area
Semipalmated Plover 03/01/08 - Elkhorn Slough Wildlife Area
Lesser Yellowlegs 03/01/08 - Elkhorn Slough Wildlife Area
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 03/01/08 - Elkhorn Slough Wildlife Area
Cattle Egret 03/07/08 - Hiway 120 - East of Oakdale
Cedar Waxwing 03/14/08 - Groveland Divide Cemetery
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 03/15/08 - Del Puerto Canyon CSAS Field Trip
Yellow-billed Magpie 03/15/08 - Del Puerto Canyon CSAS Field Trip
Cliff Swallow 03/16/08 - Lake Road/Hiway 132
Bushtit 03/16/08 - Lake Road/Hiway 132
Swainson's Hawk 03/21/08 - Beckwith Road - Modesto
Red-breasted Nuthatch 03/25/08 - Nonpareil Way - Groveland
Hermit Thrush 03/25/08 - Nonpareil Way - Groveland
Evening Grosbeak 03/25/08 - Point View Dr - Groveland
Bullock's Oriole 04/06/08 - Behind Buildings - Groveland Ranger Station
Ash-throated Flycatcher 04/19/08 South County CSAS Field Trip
Brown-headed Cowbird 04/19/08 South County CSAS Field Trip
White-breasted Nuthatch 04/19/08 South County CSAS Field Trip
Band-tailed Pigeon 04/19/08 South County CSAS Field Trip
Barn Swallow 04/19/08 South County CSAS Field Trip
Chipping Sparrow 04/19/08 South County CSAS Field Trip
Western Kingbird 04/19/08 South County CSAS Field Trip
Bullock's Oriole 04/06/08 - Behind Buildings - Groveland Ranger Station
Eurasian Collared Dove 04/20/08 - Daggett, Ca - Airport Ponds
Great-tailed Grackle 04/20/08 - Daggett, Ca - Airport Ponds
Brewer's Sparrow 04/21/08 - Mojave National Preserve - Teutonia Trail
Cactus Wren 04/21/08 - Mojave National Preserve - Teutonia Trail
Juniper Titmouse 04/21/08 - Mojave National Preserve - Teutonia Trail
Black-throated Sparrow 04/21/08 - Mojave National Preserve - Cima Road
Scott's Oriole 04/21/08 - Mojave National Preserve - Cima Road
Vermilion Flycatcher 04/21/08 - Covington Park - Yucca Valley, CA
Olive-sided Flycatcher 04/21/08 - Big Morongo Valley Preserve
Verdin 04/22/08 - Joshua Trees National Park
Lazuli Bunting 04/22/08 - Joshua Trees National Park
White-throated Swift 04/22/08 - Joshua Trees National Park
Gambel's Quail 04/22/08 - Joshua Trees National Park
Costa's Hummingbird 04/22/08 - Joshua Trees National Park
Yellow-breasted Chat 04/23/08 - Big Morongo Valley Preserve
MacGillivray's Warbler 04/23/08 - Big Morongo Valley Preserve
Ladder-backed Woodpecker 04/23/08 - Covington Park - Yucca Valley, CA
Green Heron 04/23/08 - Mecca, CA - Johnson Road
Red-necked Phalarope 04/23/08 - Mecca, CA - Johnson Road
Bonaparte's Gull 04/23/08 - Western Shore - Salton Sea
California Gull 04/23/08 - Western Shore - Salton Sea
Caspian Tern 04/23/08 - Western Shore - Salton Sea
Red-breasted Merganser 04/23/08 - Western Shore - Salton Sea
Brown Pelican 04/23/08 - Western Shore - Salton Sea
Common Moorhen 04/23/08 - Fig Lagoon - El Centro, CA
Vaux's Swift 04/23/08 - Fig Lagoon - El Centro, CA
Orange-crowned Warbler 04/24/08 - Finney Lake - Calipatria, CA
Black-crowned Night-Heron 04/24/08 - Finney Lake - Calipatria, CA
Wilson's Warbler 04/24/08 - Finney Lake - Calipatria, CA
Redhead 04/24/08 - Finney Lake - Calipatria, CA
Pacific-slope Flycatcher 04/24/08 - Finney Lake - Calipatria, CA
Yellow Warbler 04/24/08 - Finney Lake - Calipatria, CA
Common Yellowthroat 04/24/08 - Finney Lake - Calipatria, CA
Common Ground-Dove 04/24/08 - Finney Lake - Calipatria, CA
Western Tanager 04/24/08 - Finney Lake - Calipatria, CA
Pacific Golden-Plover 04/24/08 - Obsidian Butte - Salton Sea
American Golden-Plover 04/24/08 - Obsidian Butte - Salton Sea
Dunlin 04/24/08 - Obsidian Butte - Salton Sea
Gull-billed Tern 04/24/08 - Obsidian Butte - Salton Sea
Burrowing Owl 04/24/08 - Obsidian Butte - Salton Sea
Lesser Nighthawk 04/24/08 - Salton Sea NWR HQ
Barn Owl 04/24/08 - Salton Sea NWR HQ
Abert's Towhee 04/24/08 - Salton Sea NWR HQ
White-winged Dove 04/24/08 - Ramer Lake - Calipatria, CA
Nashville Warbler 04/25/08 - Wister Unit - Salton Sea NWR
Black-tailed Gnatcatcher 04/25/08 - Wister Unit - Salton Sea NWR
Warbling Vireo 04/25/08 - Wister Unit - Salton Sea NWR
Inca Dove 04/25/08 - Wister Unit - Salton Sea NWR
Forster's Tern 04/25/08 - Salton Sea State Park
Lark Bunting 04/26/08 - Crabtree/Warnerville Road - Stanislaus Co
Mountain Chickadee 06/05/08 - Yosemite NP - Glacier Point
Townsend's Solitaire 06/05/08 - Yosemite NP - Glacier Point
Black-backed Woodpecker 06/05/08 - Yosemite NP - Taft Point -Sentinel Dome Trail
Mountain Quail 06/05/08 - Yosemite NP - Taft Point -Sentinel Dome Trail
Pine Grosbeak 06/05/08 - Yosemite NP - Taft Point -Sentinel Dome Trail
White-headed Woodpecker 06/05/08 - Yosemite NP - Taft Point -Sentinel Dome Trail
Western Wood-pewee 06/05/08 - Yosemite NP - Valley along Merced River
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 06/10/08 - At my feeders
Swainson's Thrush 06/16/08 - Drake's Beach - Point Reyes Natl Seashore
Common Loon 06/16/08 - Bodega Bay
Brandt's Cormorant 06/17/08 - Cliff House - San Francisco
Common Murre 06/17/08 - Cliff House - San Francisco
Pygmy Nuthatch 06/17/08 - El Polin Spring - The Presidio - San Francisco
Clark's Nutcracker 06/17/08 - El Polin Spring - The Presidio - San Francisco
House Wren 06/20/08 - Lee Vining Canyon
Wilson's Phalarope 06/20/08 - Mono County Park - Mono Lake
Common Nighthawk 06/20/08 - Mono County Park - Mono Lake
Virginia Rail 06/20/08 - Mono County Park - Mono Lake
Mountain Bluebird 06/21/08 - Mammoth Lake Field Trip
Red Crossbill 06/21/08 - Mammoth Lake Field Trip
Williamson's Sapsucker 06/21/08 - Mammoth Lake Field Trip
Bank Swallow 06/21/08 - Crowley Lake - Mono County
Sage Sparrow 06/22/08 - Black Point - Mono Lake
Sage Thrasher 06/22/08 - De Schaumbeau Ponds - Mono Lake
Hermit Warbler 07/12/08 - Niagara Creek CSAS Field Trip
Golden-crowned Kinglet 07/12/08 - Niagara Creek CSAS Field Trip
Green-tailed Towhee 07/12/08 - Niagara Creek CSAS Field Trip
Ring-necked Pheasant 07/27/08 - Sacramento Bufferlands
Least Tern 07/27/08 - Sacramento Bufferlands
Black-capped Chickadee 08/16/08 - Salem, OR - Gateway Park
Greater White-fronted Goose 08/17/08 - Sacramento NWR - Willows, CA
Downy Woodpecker 08/31/08 - At my feeders
Buff-breasted Sandpiper 09/03/08 - Carmody Road - Near Petaluma, CA
Black Oystercatcher 09/03/08 - Bodega Head Coast
Greater Roadrunner 09/24/08 - Dinosaur Pt Road - Merced NWR
Sooty Shearwater 09/25/08 - Pelagic Boat trip from Monterey, CA
Buller's Shearwater 09/25/08 - Pelagic Boat trip from Monterey, CA
Pink-footed Shearwater 09/25/08 - Pelagic Boat trip from Monterey, CA
Black Turnstone 09/25/08 - Pelagic Boat trip from Monterey, CA
Northern Fulmar 09/25/08 - Pelagic Boat trip from Monterey, CA
Black-footed Albatross 09/25/08 - Pelagic Boat trip from Monterey, CA
Pigeon Guillemot 09/25/08 - Pelagic Boat trip from Monterey, CA
Pomarine Jaeger 09/25/08 - Pelagic Boat trip from Monterey, CA
Rhinoceros Auklet 09/25/08 - Pelagic Boat trip from Monterey, CA
Heermann's Gull 09/25/08 - Pelagic Boat trip from Monterey, CA
Harlequin Duck 09/25/08 - Pelagic Boat trip from Monterey, CA
Sabine's Gull 09/25/08 - Pelagic Boat trip from Monterey, CA
Elegant Tern 09/25/08 - Pelagic Boat trip from Monterey, CA
South Polar Skua 09/25/08 - Pelagic Boat trip from Monterey, CA
Surfbird 09/26/08 - Tidepools - Pacific Grove, CA
Yellow-billed Loon 10/12/08 - San Luis Reservoir
Merlin 10/18/08 - Stanislaus River Parks - Oakdale
Red-throated Pipit 10/21/08 - Crissy Field - San Francisco
Cackling Goose 11/21/08 - San Joaquin River NWR - Picture is Canada Goose
Thayer's Gull 12/07/08 - Nimbus Dam - Sacramento County