Western Kingbirds, big time

March 27th, 2012 · by Garrison Frost

A little more than a week ago, we noticed that the Western Kingbirds were starting to hit California. Well, they’re all over the place now. We’re seeing tons of reports of them on the various birding listserves, from the Bay Area to the Central Valley to Orange County. And check out the eBird maps below: (photo by John and Karen Hollingsword/USFWS)

This was the map we ran from March 19, showing a few birds starting to sprinkle around the state:

And here’s the one from today — big difference:

Categories: Birding · Pacific Migration · Peregrine Falcon · spring migration

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  • Lisa Dudley

    We have Western Kingbirds that stay year round here in San Miguel, California (near San Luis Obispo and considered Central California Coast) They began building their nests about 10 days ago and are now sitting on eggs !!