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Team Information: Graben Grebes
- Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
- duck sp.
- Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus
- Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
- Prairie Falcon Falco mexicanus
- American Kestrel Falco sparverius
- California Quail Callipepla californica
- Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) Columba livia
- Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
- White-throated Swift Aeronautes saxatalis
- Black-chinned Hummingbird Archilochus alexandri
- Anna's Hummingbird Calypte anna
- Western Kingbird Tyrannus verticalis
- Common Raven Corvus corax
- American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
- Bushtit Psaltriparus minimus
- Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
- California Thrasher Toxostoma redivivum
- European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
- Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
- California Towhee Melozone crissalis
- White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys
- American Goldfinch Spinus tristis
- Lesser Goldfinch Spinus psaltria
- House Sparrow Passer domesticus
Participants: Jim Lockyer
Weather: Calm and hazy most of the day. Cool 46 F rising to 76 F by mid-day.
Location: Wildomar, CA on the east side of the Temecula/Elsinore Valley at the base of the Santa Rosa Plateau (Santa Ana Mountains).
Time At Location: 7.5 hours
A relatively slow day for this location. Most of the migrant breeding birds have left and few of the wintering birds have yet arrived. The most activity occurred near sunset and early evening when the White-throated Swifts and the Turkey Vultures passed through heading south. At sunset and into early evening the American Crows (2,400+) made their way (over a 90 minute period) to the Murrieta Crow Roost 5 miles to our south. Though it was a slow day, it was restful and it is always fun and informative to spend a day just tallying birds and enjoying your surroundings.