. The birds of California : a complete, scientific and popular account of the 580 species and subspecies of birds found in the state. Birds; Birds. The Red Phalarope the Bow-head, or Right Whale (Balcena mysticetus), since the birds delight in the same sort of sea-forage as that upon which the whales subsist. The nature of the Red Phalarope's winter habitat is much less clear. Instead, the bird has surrounded itself with quite an atmosphere of mystery. There are winter records from regions so diverse as our own Monterey, Santa Cruz Island, and San Diego, the west of Chile, San Juan Fernandez,

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. The birds of California : a complete, scientific and popular account of the 580 species and subspecies of birds found in the state. Birds; Birds. The Red Phalarope the Bow-head, or Right Whale (Balcena mysticetus), since the birds delight in the same sort of sea-forage as that upon which the whales subsist. The nature of the Red Phalarope's winter habitat is much less clear. Instead, the bird has surrounded itself with quite an atmosphere of mystery. There are winter records from regions so diverse as our own Monterey, Santa Cruz Island, and San Diego, the west of Chile, San Juan Fernandez,
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. The birds of California : a complete, scientific and popular account of the 580 species and subspecies of birds found in the state. Birds; Birds. The Red Phalarope the Bow-head, or Right Whale (Balcena mysticetus), since the birds delight in the same sort of sea-forage as that upon which the whales subsist. The nature of the Red Phalarope's winter habitat is much less clear. Instead, the bird has surrounded itself with quite an atmosphere of mystery. There are winter records from regions so diverse as our own Monterey, Santa Cruz Island, and San Diego, the west of Chile, San Juan Fernandez, and the Falkland Islands. On the whole, it would appear probable that the species winters upon the open ocean in some unknown tropic latitude, and that it appears on shore only when driven in by storms or when seeking landmarks for the migratory movement. The fall migrations along our coast are very leisurely. Stragglers, presumably those which fell short of the northern goal, begin to appear as early as late July and in August. The pace quickens throughout the autumn months, but the bulk of the species musters from the ocean and feels its way south along the kelp beds only in early November. Thus, we count the birds of regular occurrence at Santa Barbara upon the 7th or 8th of November. Most of the birds have cleared for the southern rendezvous by the tenth of December, but a few linger throughout the season, from Monterey southward. The return movement of spring is less scattering. Beginning easily in April, it bulks largest during the last week in May and, save for unusual adversities of tempest, has cleared by the 7th of June.. / Taken near Santa Barbara Photo by the Author NORTHERN PHALAROPES AND WESTERN SANDPIPERS 1177. Please note that these images are extracted from scanned page images that may have been digitally enhanced for readability - coloration and appearance of these illustrations may not perfectly resemble the original work.. Dawson, William Leon, 1873-1928; Di