GRACE'S WARBLER is a very rare vagrant in California, with just over two dozen records. Most have been fall vagrants in southern California, but a handful have wintered (including five in SBA). The northernmost wintering bird was on Jacks Peak MTY; it is the bird documented above in my field notes. Most exciting have been singing birds in proper breeding habitat in remote mountains of southeastern California; my State bird was one of those surprises.
All of my California records are listed below. Those preceded by H were found or co-found by me personally; those preceded by K receive some partial credit (e.g., I was involved in sorting out i.d. of a previously discovered bird or refound a vagrant that had been thought to have left). These are my personal Grace's Warbler records:
5/21/77 Clark Mt. SBE singing male in white fir forest; description in my notesSee the family page for county abbreviations. All photos & text © 2003 Don Roberson; all rights reserved.
2/17/80 Santa Barbara SBA a wintering bird
1/11/99 Jacks Peak Regional Park MTY a wintering bird, apparently an adult
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