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Spring Break Birds

12 Apr

As with all our camping trips, I end up seeing a lot of birds even though that is not the goal of the trip.  My life list now stands at 130 birds and my year list is at 58.  Here are the birds I saw on this trip . . .

Acorn Woodpecker Melanerpes formicivorus
American Coot Fulica americana YEAR
Coot at Disneyland
American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
American Goldfinch Carduelis tristis YEAR
Band-tailed Pigeon Patagioenas fasciata
Black Phoebe Sayornis nigricans
Black-crowned Night Heron Nycticorax nycticorax
Black-crowned Night Heron at Disneyland
Black-hooded Parakeet or Nanday Conure Nandayus nenday YEAR LIFE
Black-hooded Parakeet
Brewer’s Blackbird Euphagus cyanocephalus YEAR
Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis
Pelicans over Jalama
California Towhee Pipilo crissalis
California Towhee
Canada Goose Branta canadensis
Canada Geese
Common Raven Corvus corax
Double-Crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
European Starling Sturnus vulgaris YEAR
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos YEAR
Golden-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia atricapilla YEAR
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
Great Egret Ardea alba
House Finch Carpodacus mexicanus
House Finch at Jalama
House Sparrow Passer domesticus YEAR
House Sparrow at Disneyland
Lesser Goldfinch Carduelis psaltria
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
Mallards at Disneyland
Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura YEAR
Mourning Dove
Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos YEAR
Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis YEAR
Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
Ring-necked Pheasant Phasianus colchicus
Rock Pigeon Columba livia
Snowy Egret Egretta thula
Spotted Towhee Pipilo maculatus YEAR
Spotted Towhee
Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor YEAR
Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
Western Bluebird Sialia mexicana YEAR
Western Meadowlark Sturnella neglecta YEAR LIFE
Western Scrub Jay Aphelocoma californica
White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys
White-crowned Sparrow
White-tailed Kite Elanus leucurus
Yellow-billed Magpie Pica nuttalli