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Another Record of the Wood Ibis in California

Barton W. Evermann
Publication Information
Journal: 
Condor
Volume: 
18
Issue: 
6 (November-December)
Section: 
From Field and Study
Year: 
1916
Pages: 
231

Another Record of the Wood lbis In California

On Sunday morning, August 13, 1916, while returning north on the Santa Fe from San Diego, I was surprised and delighted to see a flock of about twenty Wood Ibises (Mycteria americana). I was sitting on the rear platform of the observation car and saw the fiock just after our train had crossed the broad delta of a small stream near Oceanside. The birds were flying from the ocean inland up the rather broad valley of the practically dry stream. Although I had not seen a live Wood Ibis since August, 1888, when I·saw seven on the lower Wabash, I at once recognized these birds. Their heavy wing-flaps, their white bodies and black wings could not be mistaken. Messrs. Grinnell and Daggett saw a flock in the same place August 5, 1902 (see CONDOR, v, 1903, p. 18).

Barton W. Evermann

San Francisco, California

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