CSUSB Alert: The San Bernardino campus remains closed today as regional power disruption continues.

The regional power disruption that began on Wednesday, July 24, at 1:50 pm continues to impact the San Bernardino campus.  

The San Bernardino campus will remain closed today, Thursday, July 25. 

Facilities Management is working to ensure that generators in critical areas are operating. 

Essential staff with questions on whether to report should contact their appropriate administrator.

The Palm Desert Campus remains open and operational.


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Rufous-crowned Sparrow

Rufous-crowned Sparrow (Aimophila ruficeps)

Sparrows Common Year-Round
Rufous-crowned Sparrow

Rufous-crowned Sparrow - Riverside, CA
© Tom Benson

Rufous-crowned Sparrow

Rufous-crowned Sparrow - CSU San Bernardino
© Tom Benson

The Rufous-crowned Sparrow is a common year-round, breeding resident on campus within the CSUSB Preserve. It is easiest to locate in spring when the males are singing. It is an uncommon, year-round breeding resident in coastal sage scrub habitats in southern California.

High Count: 20, Average Count: 2-6

Rufous-crowned Sparrows are mostly gray, with a white eye ring, rufous crown, post-ocular stripe, and streaking on the back, and brownish wings and tail.