Birds at our site

Two asterisks (**) indicate that this bird breeds on our site, i.e., we have found nests. One asterisk (*) indicates this bird probably breeds on or near our site (i.e., it has been seen at our site during nesting season). To learn more about any of these species, see Cornell Lab of Ornithology All About Birds.

Order: Anseriformes

Ducks and geese (Anatidae)
Canada Goose, Branta canadensis
Mallard, Anas platyrhynchos**

Order: Falconiformes

Hawks (Accipitridae)
Cooper’s Hawk, Accipiter cooperii
Red-tailed Hawk, Buteo jamaicensis

Order: Charadriiformes

Plovers and lapwings (Charadriidae)
Killdeer, Charadrius vociferus*

Gulls and allies (Laridae)
California Gull, Larus californicus
Ring-billed Gull, Larus delawarensis

Order: Columbiformes

Doves and pigeons (Columbidae)
Rock dove, Columba livia (non-native species)
Mourning dove, Zenaida macroura

Order: Apodiformes

Hummingbirds (Trochilidae)
Anna’s hummingbird, Calypte anna**

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Above: Anna’s Hummingbird nest

Order: Piciformes

Woodpeckers (Picidae)
Nuttall’s Woodpecker, Picoides nuttallii

Order: Passeriformes — perching birds

Tyrant flycatchers (Tyrannidae)
Black Phoebe, Sayornis nigricans**

Jays, crows, and allies (Corvidae)
Western scrub jay, Aphelocoma californica
American crow, Corvus brachyrhynchos*

Swallows and allies (Hirundinidae)
Violet-green Swallow, Tachycineta thalassina*
Barn Swallow, Hirundo rustica

Chickadees and allies (Paridae)
Chestnut-backed Chickadee, Poecile rufescens
Oak Titmouse, Baeolophus inornatus
Bushtit, Psaltriparus minimus

Wrens (Troglodytidae)
Bewick’s Wren, Thryomanes bewickii

Thrushes (Turdidae)
Western Bluebird, Sialia mexicana
American Robin, Turdus migratorius

Waxwings (Bombycillidae)
Cedar Waxwing, Bombycilla cedrorum

Wood warblers (Parulidae)
Yellow-rumped Warbler, Setophaga coronata

New World sparrows and allies (Emberizidae)
California Towhee, Melozone crissalis
White-crowned Sparrow, Zonotrichia leucophrys
Dark-eyed Junco, Junco hyemalis

Finches (Fringillidae)
House Finch, Haemorhous mexicanus**

Old World sparrows (Weaver-finches) (Passeridae)
House Sparrow, Passer domesticus (non-native species)*

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Above: Black Phoebe nest

 

 

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