The CLARK'S NUTCRACKER is a common resident of alpine country at high elevations throughout the mountains of the state. It is a resident on mountains above 8000' but moves downslope in winter. There are sporadic and unpredictable incursions into the low deserts or toward the coast in some years; occasionally many birds are involved.
Most of my California records have been of birds within their usual range but I list my "state bird" and all the coastal incursion vagrants below. Those preceded by H were vagrants found or co-found by me personally:
8/1/70 Pinecrest camp ED my state birdSee the family page for county abbreviations. All photos & text © 2001 Don Roberson; all rights reserved.
11/23/86 Jacks Peak MTY typed description
10/21/96 Jacks Peak MTY 3 at E peak; brief details in my notes
H 10/23/96 Cone Peak MTY at least 7; some photo’d distantly
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