Bird Survey – December 2022


Bird Survey – December 2022

There is no bird survey in December because the count will take place during the annual bird count in early January!

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Mon 2 Jan 2023 7:00 AM

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Owner Lena Hayashi

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Protocol:  Traveling
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  • Observers:  1
  • Duration:  4 hr, 14 min
  • Distance:  5 mi


  1. Number observed:  12


  2. Number observed:  5


  3. Number observed:  5
  4. Number observed:  4
  5. Number observed:  6
  6. Number observed:  2


  7. Number observed:  2


  8. Number observed:  1


  9. Number observed:  1
  10. Number observed:  1
  11. Number observed:  1
  12. Number observed:  2
  13. Number observed:  4
  14. Number observed:  2
  15. Number observed:  1
  16. Number observed:  2
  17. Number observed:  60
  18. Number observed:  13
  19. Number observed:  5
  20. Number observed:  2
  21. Number observed:  3
  22. Number observed:  4
  23. Number observed:  19
  24. Number observed:  80


    A couple inside Urban Forest but most were in one large flyover flock that was heading northeast.
  25. Number observed:  1


    Heard only. Likely more.
  26. Number observed:  2


    Habitat on hill disappearing for this species.
  27. Number observed:  23
  28. Number observed:  12
  29. Number observed:  13
  30. Number observed:  2


    Both appeared to be of the Sooty race.
  31. Number observed:  60
  32. Number observed:  1
  33. Number observed:  2
  34. Number observed:  4
  35. Number observed:  3
  36. Number observed:  17


    One flock.
  37. Number observed:  15
  38. Number observed:  1


    Paper description turned in for the CBC. Continuing bird within the Urban Forest. Located by some other birders in the center of the Urban Forest. Seen for about 30 seconds under vegetation foraging on ground with a cocked tail before flying up to an oak. Silent. Rusty crown with dark borders. Streaks on breast going down mostly to the white under-tail coverts. Back, wings, and upper tail all olive green. No photo.
  39. Number observed:  3
  40. Number observed:  4
  41. Number observed:  12

Additional species seen by Steve Morris:

  1. Number observed: 1

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Lena Hayashi

Lena Hayashi is a passionate birder and an integral part of the birding community in Huntington Beach, California. For years, she has dedicated herself to tallying bird counts at Shipley Nature Center. In the fall of 2020, Lena expanded her birding endeavors by spearheading monthly bird surveys in the Urban Forest.

Through these surveys, Lena and the other participating birders photograph and document the presence and abundance of bird species in the area. This data is then shared publically via eBird, for researching trends and patterns in bird populations and migration.

Her dedication to bird conservation has earned her respect among fellow birders and conservationists alike. By sharing her knowledge and enthusiasm with others, Lena inspires individuals of all ages to connect with nature and become stewards of their local ecosystems. Her efforts serve as a reminder of the importance of citizen science and community involvement in preserving the rich biodiversity of Huntington Beach and beyond.

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