Re: Birds in the mountains

From: Noah Hamm
Date: 6/9/99
Time: 10:55:17 AM
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What would I do without you two? You don't miss a beat. I must admit I haven't learned the songs well enough to differentiate between the purple and cassin's that way. Nor can I yet recognize the size and the shape of the beak. What I was using was the streaking (or lack of streaking) of the undertail coverts and the extent of coloring on the breast. From now on though I'll pay more attention to the nape and try to get a recording of the two songs. This brings a question (or two) to mind. Do you have any recommendations for bird song CD's? Also, where can I find an Inyo county checklist with information about wether birds are common or rare? Thanks for sharing your knowledge of birds Noah