Bird Survey – June 2022


Bird Survey – June 2022

Urban Forest Monthly Survey
June 30, 2022
33 Species, 218 Individuals

It was a beautiful sunny, clear, and calm morning, rising to 72 or so degrees.  Surveyors were only four – Lena Hayashi, Betty Kanne (eBirder), Sharon, and Dave Telford.  Summer months are typically slow and quiet as breeding season winds down and fledglings depend less on their parents to feed them. 

One Spotted Towhee continued to sing all morning in and around the corralled area as did several House Wrens.  It was interesting to watch how family groups of Orange-crowned Warblers, Hutton’s Vireos, Bushtits, Swinhoe’s White-eyes, and House Finches kept in close contact with each other. We watched adults trying to teach their young to feed themselves and what looked like siblings just having fun chasing each other. An experience to remember was watching the antics of four Hutton’s Vireos dart about the branches, seemingly chasing each other, almost climbing onto each other, and settling still on the ground to bask in the sun or preen.

Urban Forest volunteers Phil and Robyn came by with their dog and told us which two House Wren and two Western Bluebird boxes were still active. We dutifully checked them out and were rewarded with activity in or around the boxes.  Without the boxes the volunteers put up, there would not be the success rate of cavity nesting birds in the Urban Forest. We thank and appreciate them.

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Thu 30 Jun 2022 8:00 AM

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Owner Lena Hayashi

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  • Observers:  4
  • Duration:  3 hr, 6 min
  • Distance:  2.27 mi


  1. Number observed:  3
    Exotic: Provisional


  2. Number observed:  1
  3. Number observed:  22
    Exotic: Naturalized
  4. Number observed:  1
    Exotic: Naturalized
  5. Number observed:  3
  6. Number observed:  4
  7. Number observed:  11
  8. Number observed:  1
  9. Number observed:  4
  10. Number observed:  2
  11. Number observed:  1
  12. Number observed:  1
  13. Number observed:  1
  14. Number observed:  1



    Age & Sex:

    Age Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown Male 1 Female Sex Unknown
  15. Number observed:  2
  16. Number observed:  2
  17. Number observed:  4
  18. Number observed:  12
  19. Number observed:  8
  20. Number observed:  1
  21. Number observed:  31

    Breeding & Behavior Code:

    FL Recently Fledged Young (Confirmed)
  22. Number observed:  9
    Exotic: Provisional
  23. Number observed:  7

    Breeding & Behavior Code:

    FY Feeding Young (Confirmed)
  24. Number observed:  5

    Breeding & Behavior Code:

    UN Used Nest (enter 0 if no birds seen) (Confirmed)
  25. Number observed:  58
  26. Number observed:  7
  27. Number observed:  2

    Age & Sex:

    Age Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown Male Female Sex Unknown 1
  28. Number observed:  4
  29. Number observed:  1
  30. Number observed:  2
  31. Number observed:  1



    Age & Sex:

    Age Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown Male Female Sex Unknown 1
  32. Number observed:  4
  33. Number observed:  2

Exotic species

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Naturalized: Exotic population is self-sustaining, breeding in the wild, persisting for many years, and not maintained through ongoing releases (including vagrants from Naturalized populations). These count in official eBird totals and, where applicable, have been accepted by regional bird records committee(s).
Provisional: Either: 1) member of exotic population that is breeding in the wild, self-propagating, and has persisted for multiple years, but not yet Naturalized; 2) rarity of uncertain provenance, with natural vagrancy or captive provenance both considered plausible. When applicable, eBird generally defers to bird records committees for records formally considered to be of “uncertain provenance”. Provisional species count in official eBird totals.
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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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