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Checklist of Birds. Carrizo Plain National Monument


Birds of the Carrizo Plain (Morro Coast Audubon Society - pdf) 


JAYS, CROWS, MAGPIES

  • Scrub Jay (Aphelocoma coerulescens)
  • Yellow-billed Magpie (Pica nuttalli)
  • American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)
  • Common Raven (Corvus corax)

TITMICE & CHICKADEES

  • Plain Titmouse (Parus inomatus)
  • Chestnut-backed Chickadee (Parus rufescens)

BUSHTITS

  • Bushtit (Psaltriparus minimus)

NUTHATCHES

  • White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)
  • Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis)

WRENS

  • House Wren (Troglodytes aedon)
  • Bewick's Wren (Thryomanes bewickii)
  • Marsh Wren (Cistothorus palustris)
  • Canyon Wren (Catherpes mexicanus)
  • Rock Wren (Salpinctes obsoletus)

THRUSHES

  • Golden-crowned Kinglet (Regulus satrapa)
  • Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)
  • Western Bluebird (Sialia mexicana)
  • Mountain Bluebird (Sialia currucoides)
  • Townsend's Solitaire (Myadestes townsendi)
  • Swainson's Thrush (Catharus ustulatus)
  • Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus)
  • Varied Thrush (Ixoreus naevius)
  • American Robin (Turdus migratorius)
  • Wrentit (Chamaea fasciata)Sometimes regarded as a member of the Babbler Family.

SHRIKES

  • Loggerhead Shrike (Lanius ludovicianus)

MIMIC THRUSHES

  • Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)
  • Sage Thrasher (Oreoscoptes montanus)
  • LeConte's Thrasher (Toxostoma lecontei)
  • California Thrasher (Toxostoma redivivum)

 PIPITS

  • Water Pipit (Anthus spinoletta)

WAXWINGS

  • Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)

SILKY FLYCATCHERS

  • Phainopepla (Phainopepla nitens)

STARLINGS

  • European Starling (Stumus vulgaris)

TYPICAL VIREOS

  • Bell's Vireo (Vireo bellii)
  • Hutton's Vireo (Vireo huttoni)
  • Solitary Vireo (Vireo solitarius)
  • Warbling Vireo (Vireo gilvus)

WARBLERS

  • Orange-crowned Warbler (Vermivora celata)
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler (Dendroica coronata)
  • Black-throated Gray Warbler (Dendroica nigrescens)
  • Townsend's Warbler (Dendroica townsendi)
  • Yellow Warbler (Dendroica petechia)
  • MacGillivray's Warbler (Oporonis tolmiei)
  • Wilson's Warbler (Wilsonia pusilla)
  • Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)

GROSBEAKS & SPARROWS

  • Black-headed Grosbeak (Pheucticus melanocephalus)
  • Blue Grosbeak (Guiraca caerulea)
  • Lazuli Bunting (Passerina amoena)
  • Rufous-sided Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus)
  • California Towhee (Pipilo fuscus)
  • Vesper Sparrow (Pooecetes grammacus)
  • Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis)
  • Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)
  • Lark Sparrow (Chondestes grammacus)
  • Black-throated Sparrow (Amphispiza bilineata)
  • Sage Sparrow (Amphispiza belli)
  • Rufous-crowned Sparrow (Aimophila ruficeps)
  • Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina)
  • Brewer's Sparrow (Spizella breweri)
  • Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyernalis)
  • White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys)
  • Golden-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia atricapilla)
  • Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca)
  • Lincoln's Sparrow (Melospiza lincolnii)
  • Lapland Longspur (Calcarius lapponicus)

BLACKBIRDS

  • Western Meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta)
  • Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)
  • Yellow-headed Blackbird (Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus)
  • Tricolored Blackbird (Agelaius tricolor)
  • Brewer's Blackbird (Euphagus cyanocepahlus)
  • Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater)
  • Northern Oriole (Icterus galbula)

FINCHES

  • American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis)
  • Lesser Goldfinch (Carduelis psalitria)
  • Lawrence Goldfinch (Carduelis lawrencei)
  • Purple Finch (Carpodacus purpureus)
  • House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus)

TANAGERS

  • Western Tanager (Piranga ludoviciana)

WEAVER FINCHES

  • House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)

GREBES

  • Eared Grebe (Podiceps nigricollis)
  • Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps)

PELICANS

  • American White(Pelecanus erythorhynchos)

HERONS & EGRETS

  • Black-crowned Night-heron (Nycticorax nycticorax)
  • Great Egret (Casmerodius albus)
  • Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)
  • Green Heron (Butorides striatus)

SWANS, GEESE, DUCKS

  • Tundra Swan (Cygnus columbianus)
  • Great White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons)
  • Fulvous Whistling-duck (Dendrocygna bicolor)
  • Snow Goose (Chen caerulescens)
  • Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)
  • Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)
  • Green-winged Teal (Anas crecca)
  • Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)
  • Northern Pintail (Anas acuta)
  • Cinnamon Teal (Anas cyanoptera)
  • Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata)
  • Gadwall (Anas strepera)
  • American Widgeon (Anas americana)
  • Canvasback (Aythya valisineria)
  • Ring-necked Duck (Aythya collaris)
  • Lesser Scaup (Aythya affinis)
  • Common Merganser (Mergus merganser)
  • Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis)

PLOVERS

  • Black-bellied Plover (Pluvialis squatarola)
  • Mountain Plover (Charadrius montanus)
  • Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)

STILTS & AVOCETS

  • Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus)
  • American Avocet (Recurvirostra americana)

SANDPIPERS

  • Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes)
  • Greater Yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca)
  • Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularia)
  • Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla)
  • Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus)
  • Western Sandpiper (Calidris mauri)
  • Long-billed Curlew (Numenius americanus)
  • Long-billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus scolopaceus)
  • Common Snipe (Gallinago gallinago)
  • Wilson's Phalarope (Phalaropus tricolor)
  • Red-necked Phalarope (Phalaropus lobatus)

GULLS & TERNS

  • California Gull (Larus californicus)
  • Ring-billed Gull (Larus delewarensis)
  • Caspian Tern (Sterna caspia)

DOVES

  • Rock Dove (Columbia livia)
  • Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)
  • Band-tailed Pigeon (Columbia fasciata)

CUCKOOS

  • Greater Roadrunner (Geococcyx californianus)
  • Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus)

OWLS

  • Barn Owl (Tyto alba)

TYPICAL OWLS

  • Western Screech-Owl (Otus kennicotti)
  • Great Horned Owl (Bubo viginianus)
  • Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia)
  • Long-eared Owl (Asio otus)
  • Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus)

CRANES

  • Sandhill Crane (Grus canadensis)

RAILS & COOTS

  • Sora (Porzana carolina)
  • Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus)
  • American Coot (Fulica americana)

SWIFTS

  • White-throated Swift (Aeronautes saxatalis)
  • Vaux's Swift (Chaetura vauxi)

HUMMINGBIRDS

  • Black-chinned Hummingbird (Archilochus alexandri)
  • Anna's Hummingbird (Calypte anna)
  • Calliope Hummingbird (Stellula calliope)
  • Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus)
  • Costa's Hummingbird (Calypte costae)

KINGFISHERS

  • Belted Kingfisher (Ceryle alcyon)

WOODPECKERS

  • Red-breasted Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus ruber)
  • Nuttall's Woodpecker (Picoides nuttallii)
  • Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus)
  • Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)

LARKS

  • Horned Lark (Eremophila alpestris)

SWALLOWS

  • Violet-green Swallow (Tachycineta thalassina)
  • North Rough-winged Swallow (Stelgidopteryx serripennis)
  • Cliff Swallow (Hirundo pyrrhonota)
  • Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)

FLYCATCHERS

  • Willow Flycatcher (Empidonax traillii)
  • Black Phoebe (Sayornis nigricans)
  • Say's Phoebe (Soyornis saya)
  • Cassin's Kingbird (Tyrannus vociferans)
  • Western Kingbird (Myiarchus cinerascens)

GOATSUCKERS (NIGHTJARS)

  • Poorwill (Phalaenoptilus nuttallii)
  • Lesser Nighthawk (Chordeiles acutipennis)

VULTURES

  • Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)
  • California Condor (Gymnogyps californianus)

KITES, EAGLES, HAWKS

  • White-tailed Kite (Elanus caeruleus)
  • Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)
  • Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos)
  • Northern Harrier (Circus cyaneus)
  • Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus)
  • Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii)
  • Red-shoulder Hawk (Bueio lineatus)
  • Swainson's Hawk (Buteo swainsoni)
  • Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)
  • Ferruginous Hawk (Beteo regalis)
  • Rough-legged Hawk (Buteo lagopus)

FALCONS

  • American Kestrel (Falco sparverius)
  • Merlin (Falco columbarius)
  • Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)
  • Prairie Falcon (Falco mexicanus)

QUAILS

  • Chukar (Alectoris chukar)
  • California Quail (Callipepla californica)
  • Mountain Quail (Oreortyx pictus)

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Bakersfield Field Office
Carrizo Plain National Monument
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Phone: (805) 475-2131
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Bakersfield Field Office
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Bakersfield, CA 93308
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