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Bird Watching

The following list of birds can be found in the BLM El Centro Resource Area, excluding agricultural lands and the Salton Sea.

Birds marked with an asterisk (*) may be viewed in the slideshow.


VULTURES
Turkey vulture

HAWKS, KITES, AND EAGLES
Cooper's hawk
Ferruginous hawk
Golden eagle
Northern harrier
Osprey
Red-shouldered hawk
Red-tailed hawk*
Sharp-shinned hawk
Swainson's hawk*
Zone-tailed hawk

FALCONS
American kestrel
Merlin
Peregrine falcon
Prairie falcon

PHEASANTS AND QUAIL
California quail
Gambel's quail*
Mountain quail

PLOVERS, SANDPIPERS, AND ALLIES
Killdeer

PIGEONS AND DOVES
Band-tailed pigeon
Common ground dove
Mourning dove
Rock dove
White-winged dove*

CUCKOOS AND ALLIES
Greater roadrunner

OWLS
Barn owl
Burrowing owl*
Great horned owl
Long-eared owl*
Western screech-owl

NIGHTJARS
Lesser nighthawk

HUMMINGBIRDS
Anna's hummingbird*
Costa's hummingbird
Rufous hummingbird*

WOODPECKERS
Acorn woodpecker
Gila woodpecker
Ladder-backed woodpecker
Northern flicker
Nuttall's woodpecker
TYRANT FLYCATCHERS
Ash-throated flycatcher*
Black phoebe
Gray flycatcher
Pacific-slope flycatcher
Say’s phoebe
Vermilion flycatcher*
Western kingbird

LARKS
Horned lark

SWALLOWS
Northern rough-winged swallow
Tree swallow
Violet-green swallow

JAYS, MAGPIES, AND CROWS
Common raven

TITMICE AND ALLIES
Bushtit
Verdin*

NUTHATCHES AND CREEPERS
White-breasted nuthatch

WRENS
Cactus wren *
Canyon wren
House wren
Rock wren*

THRUSHES AND ALLIES
American robin
Black-tailed gnatcatcher
Blue-gray gnatcatcher
Hermit thrush
Mountain bluebird
Ruby-crowned kinglet
Western bluebird

MOCKINGBIRDS AND THRASHERS
Crissal thrasher
Le Conte's thrasher
Northern mockingbird
Sage thrasher

PIPITS
American pipit

WAXWINGS
Cedar waxwing

SILKY-FLYCATCHERS
Phainopepla

SHRIKES
Loggerhead shrike*

STARLINGS
European starling

VIREOS
Cassin's vireo
Warbling vireo

WOOD-WARBLERS
Black-throated gray warbler*
Common yellowthroat
Hermit warbler
MacGillivray's warbler
Orange-crowned warbler
Townsend's warbler
Wilson's warbler*
Yellow-rumped warbler

TANAGERS
Western tanager*

FINCHES AND SPARROWS
Abert's towhee
Black-chinned sparrow
Black-headed grosbeak
Black-throated sparrow
Brewer's sparrow
California towhee
Chipping sparrow
Dark-eyed junco
Fox sparrow
Golden-crowned sparrow
Green-tailed towhee
Lazuli bunting
Lincoln's sparrow
Sage sparrow
Savannah sparrow
Song sparrow
Vesper sparrow
White-crowned sparrow*

BLACKBIRDS AND ORIOLES
Brewer's blackbird
Brown-headed cowbird
Great-tailed grackle
Hooded oriole
Red-winged blackbird
Scott's oriole
Western meadowlark
Yellow headed blackbird

OLD WORLD FINCHES AND SPARROWS
American goldfinch
House finch
House sparrow
Lesser goldfinch