Ornithology

parts nearby. In noting the birds I have made use of the list of species and pictures I found at MBR. It is an excellent site for a lot of other information too.

Place specefic lists

On to the birds I have seen.


Last outdated: Sat Sep 21 2002
OrderFamilyScientific nameCommon name
LOONS (Gaviiformes)
Gaviidae
1. Gavia immer Common Loon
GREBES (Podicipediformes)
Podicipedidae
ALBATROSSES, SHEARWATERS & STORM-PETRELS (Procellariiformes)
Diomedeidae (Albatrosses)
Procellariidae (Shearwaters)
Hydrobatidae (Storm-Petrels)
TROPICBIRDS, BOOBIES, PELICANS, CORMORANTS, ANHINGA & FRIGATEBIRDS (Pelecaniformes)
Phaethontidae (Tropicbirds)
Sulidae (Boobies)
Pelecanidae (Pelicans)
2. Pelecanus erythrorhynchos American White Pelican
3. Pelecanus occidentalis Brown Pelican
Phalacrocoracidae (Cormorants)
4. Phalacrocorax auritus Double-crested Cormorant
Anhingidae (Anhinga)
Fregatidae (Frigatebirds)
HERONS, IBIS & NEW WORLD VULTURES (Ciconiiformes)
Ardeidae (Herons)
5. Ardea herodias Great Blue Heron
6. Ardea alba Great Egret
7. Egretta caerulea Little Blue Heron
8. Bubulcus ibis Cattle Egret
Threskiornithidae (Ibis)
Ciconiidae (Stork)
Cathartidae (New World Vultures)
FLAMINGO (Phoenicopteriformes)
Phoenicopteridae
SWANS, GEESE & DUCKS (Anseriformes)
Anatidae
9. Aix sponsa Wood Duck
10. Anas platyrhynchos Mallard
11. Anas cyanoptera Cinnamon Teal
EAGLES, KITES, FALCONS & HAWKS (Falconiformes)
Accipitridae (Eagles, Kites & Hawks)
12. Accipiter striatus Sharp-shinned Hawk
13. Accipiter cooperii Cooper's Hawk
14. Buteo lineatus Red-shouldered Hawk
FALCONS (Falconiformes)
Falconidae (Falcons)
GROUSE, TURKEY & QUAIL (Galliformes)
Cracidae (Chachalaca)
Phasianidae (Grouse)
Odontophoridae (Quail)
15. Callipepla californica California Quail
RAILS, LIMPKIN & CRANES (Gruiformes)
Rallidae (Rails)
16. Fulica americana American Coot
Aramidae (Limpkin)
Gruidae (Cranes)
SHOREBIRDS (Charadriiformes)
Charadriidae (Plovers)
17. Charadrius vociferus Killdeer
Haematopodidae (Oystercatchers)
Recurvirostridae (Stilt & Avocet)
Jacanidae
(Jacana)
Scolopacidae
(Sandpipers)
18. Tringa flavipes Lesser Yellowlegs
19. Numenius americanus Long-billed Curlew
20. Limnodromus griseus Short-billed Dowitcher
Laridae (Jaegers, Gulls & Terns)
21. Larus californicus California Gull
22. Larus marinus Great Black-backed Gull
Alcidae (Auks)
DOVES (Columbiformes)
Columbidae
23. Columba livia Rock Dove
24. Columba fasciata Band-tailed Pigeon
25. Streptopelia chinensis Spotted Dove
26. Zenaida macroura Mourning Dove
27. Columbina passerina Common Ground-Dove
CUCKOOS, ROADRUNNER & ANIS (Cuculiformes)
Cuculidae
28. Geococcyx californianus Greater Roadrunner
OWLS (Strigiformes)
Tytonidae (Barn-Owls)
Strigidae (Owls)
GOATSUCKERS (Caprimulgiformes)
Caprimulgidae
SWIFTS & HUMMINGBIRDS (Apodiformes)
Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)
29. Calypte anna Anna's Hummingbird
30. Selasphorus platycercus Broad-tailed Hummingbird
31. Selasphorus sasin Allen's Hummingbird
TROGON (Trogoniformes)
Trogonidae
KINGFISHERS (Coraciiformes)
Alcedinidae
32. Ceryle alcyon Belted Kingfisher
WOODPECKERS (Piciformes)
Picidae
33. Melanerpes formicivorus Acorn Woodpecker
34. Picoides pubescens Downy Woodpecker
35. Picoides villosus Hairy Woodpecker
36. Colaptes auratus Yellow-shafted Flicker
PERCHING BIRDS (Passeriformes)
Tyrannidae (Flycatchers)
37. Contopus cooperi Olive-sided Flycatcher
38. Empidonax difficilis Pacific-slope Flycatcher
39. Sayornis nigricans Black Phoebe
40. Tyrannus verticalis Western Kingbird
Laniidae (Shrikes)
Vireonidae (Vireos)
41. Vireo gilvus Warbling Vireo
Corvidae (Jays & Crows)
42. Perisoreus canadensis Gray Jay
43. Cyanocitta stelleri Steller's Jay
44. Cyanocitta cristata Blue Jay
45. Aphelocoma californica Western Scrub-Jay
46. Corvus brachyrhynchos American Crow
47. Corvus corax Common Raven
Alaudidae (Larks)
Hirundinidae (Swallows)
Paridae (Chickadees & Titmice)
48. Poecile gambeli Mountain Chickadee
49. Baeolophus inornatus Oak Titmouse
Remizidae (Verdin)
Aegithalidae (Bushtit)
50. Psaltriparus minimus Bushtit
Sittidae (Nuthatches)
51. Sitta carolinensis White-breasted Nuthatch
Certhiidae (Creeper)
Troglodytidae (Wrens)
52. Catherpes mexicanus Canyon Wren
53. Thryomanes bewickii Bewick's Wren
54. Troglodytes aedon House Wren
Cinclidae (Dipper)
55. Cinclus mexicanus American Dipper
Regulidae (Kinglets)
56. Regulus calendula Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Muscicapidae (Gnatcatchers & Thrushes)
57. Sialia mexicana Western Bluebird
58. Turdus migratorius American Robin
Mimidae (Mockingbirds & Thrashers)
59. Mimus polyglottos Northern Mockingbird
60. Toxostoma redivivum California Thrasher
Sturnidae (Starling)
61. Sturnus vulgaris European Starling
Motacillidae (Wagtails & Pipits)
Bombycillidae (Waxwings)
62. Bombycilla cedrorum Cedar Waxwing
Ptilogonatidae (Phainopepla)
63. Phainopepla nitens Phainopepla
Parulidae (Warblers)
64. Vermivora celata Orange-crowned Warbler
65. Vermivora ruficapilla Nashville Warbler
66. Dendroica petechia Yellow Warbler
67. Dendroica coronata Yellow-rumped Warbler
68. Dendroica nigrescens Black-throated Gray Warbler
69. Dendroica occidentalis Hermit Warbler
70. Geothlypis trichas Common Yellowthroat
71. Wilsonia pusilla Wilson's Warbler
Thraupidae (Tanagers)
72. Piranga ludoviciana Western Tanager
Emberizidae (Towhees & Sparrows)
73. Pipilo maculatus Spotted Towhee
74. Pipilo crissalis California Towhee
75. Spizella arborea American Tree Sparrow
76. Pooecetes gramineus Vesper Sparrow
77. Passerculus sandwichensis Savannah Sparrow
78. Passerella iliaca Fox Sparrow
79. Melospiza melodia Song Sparrow
80. Junco hyemalis Dark-eyed Junco
Cardinalidae (Grosbeaks & Buntings)
81. Pheucticus melanocephalus Black-headed Grosbeak
82. Guiraca caerulea Blue Grosbeak
83. Passerina amoena Lazuli Bunting
Icteridae (Blackbirds & Orioles)
84. Agelaius phoeniceus Red-winged Blackbird
85. Sturnella neglecta Western Meadowlark
86. Euphagus cyanocephalus Brewer's Blackbird
87. Icterus cucullatus Hooded Oriole
88. Icterus gularis Altamira Oriole
89. Icterus graduacauda Audubon's Oriole
Fringillidae (Finches)
90. Carpodacus mexicanus House Finch
91. Carduelis psaltria Lesser Goldfinch
Passeridae (Old World Sparrows)
92. Passer domesticus House Sparrow

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