Birds seen in California March 23-29, 1997 

  Total species seen = 149

  Indented = new for California list (32)
  * = life birds (9)

                                       Locations1

 Common Loon                            S,N
 Pacific Loon                           S,Z
 Red-throated Loon                      N
Horned Grebe                            N
 Red-necked Grebe                       N (Bodega Bay)
Western Grebe                           N,S,Z
 Clark's Grebe                          Z
Pink-footed Shearwater                  Z                            
Northern Fulmar                         N (Bodega Head)               
Brown Pelican                           S,Z
Double-crested Cormorant                C
Brandt's Cormorant                      N,S,Z
Pelagic Cormorant                       N,Z
Great Blue Heron                        N,S,C
Great Egret                             N,S,C
Cattle Egret                            C
Canada Goose                            N,C
 *Emperor Goose                         N (Bodega Bay)
 Brant                                  N
Green-winged Teal                       N                                       
Cinnamon Teal                           L
Mallard                                 N,S,L
Northern Shoveler                       L                                       
American Wigeon                         L                                       
Ruddy Duck                              N,S,L
Common Merganser                        N                                       
 Red-breasted Merganser                 N
Lesser Scaup                            N                                       
Bufflehead                              N,C,L                          
 Common Goldeneye                       N
Surf Scoter                             N,S
Turkey Vulture                          N,S,C,L,P,Q
Osprey                                  N,S                                     
Golden Eagle                            N (Pt. Reyes)
Red-shouldered Hawk                     S                                       
 Red-tailed Hawk                        N,S,C,Q,P,Y
 Broad-winged Hawk                      P
Northern Harrier                        N,C,L
 Cooper's Hawk                          S
 Sharp-shinned Hawk                     N,S,Y
American Kestrel                        N,S,C,Q,P,Y
 Wild Turkey                            N
Common Moorhen                          L                                       
American Coot                           N,S,L
Black-bellied Plover                    N
Killdeer                                N,S,L
Black Oystercatcher                     N,S,Z
American Avocet                         N
Greater Yellowlegs                      S
Western Sandpiper                       N
Sanderling                              N,S
Long-billed Curlew                      N
Willet                                  N,S
Black Turnstone                         N
 Surfbird                               N,S
Marbled Godwit                          N
Red-necked Phalarope                    Z
California Gull                         N,S,C,L
Mew Gull                                N,S
Bonaparte's Gull                        S,L
Western Gull                            N,S,Z
Sabine's Gull                           Z
 Glaucous Gull                          N
 Glaucous-winged Gull                   N
Caspian Tern                            N
Forster's Tern                          S,Z
Royal Tern                              S
Black Skimmer                           S
Pigeon Guillemot                        N,S,Z
 *Xantus's Murrelet                     Z
Rock Dove                               who cares
Mourning Dove                           N,S,L,C
Spotted Dove                            L 
Great Horned Owl                        L
 Western Screech-Owl                    N,L (Tomales Bay & Santa Anita cyn.)
 *Northern Pygmy-Owl                    N (Kruse Rhododendron State Preserve)
 White-throated Swift                   Y (El Capitan)
Anna's Hummingbird                      N,S
Allen's Hummingbird                     N,S
Belted Kingfisher                       N                                       
Acorn Woodpecker                        S,P
Nuttall's Woodpecker                    S
Downy Woodpecker                        N,S
Hairy Woodpecker                        N,S,Y
Northern Flicker                        N,S,L,P,Y
Black Phoebe                            N,S,P,L,Y
Cassin's Kingbird                       S,L
Western Kingbird                        N,S,P,L,Y
 *Thick-billed Kingbird                 L (Cal-Poly Pomona campus)
Barn Swallow                            S,L
Northern Rough-winged Swallow           N,S,C,Y
Tree Swallow                            N                                       
Violet-green Swallow                    P                                       
Steller's Jay                           Y                                       
Western Scrub Jay                       N,S,L,C,P
 *Island Scrub Jay                      Z
Yellow-billed Magpie                    C,P,Q
American Crow                           N,S,L,C,P
Common Raven                            N,S,L,P,Y
Chestnut-backed Chickadee               N
Mountain Chickadee                      N,Y
Plain Titmouse                          L,P
Common Bushtit                          N,S,L,P
Wrentit                                 P
Red-breasted Nuthatch                   N,Y
Bewick's Wren                           S,L,Z
Canyon Wren                             Y
Rock Wren                               Y,Z
Marsh Wren                              N
Winter Wren                             N
Golden-crowned Kinglet                  N,Y
Ruby-crowned Kinglet                    Y
Black-tailed Gnatcatcher                P                          
Western Bluebird                        N,C,Y
(Swainson's Thrush)                     N
(Hermit Thrush)                         N
Varied Thrush                           N
American Robin                          N,S,L,C,Y
Northern Mockingbird                    N,S,L,C,P,Q
 *LeConte's Thrasher                    Q (Mericopa)
 Cedar Waxwing                          N,S,L,Y,P
Loggerhead Shrike                       N,S,L,P,Q
European Starling                       who cares
Yellow-rumped (Audubon's) Warbler       N,S,Y,L,Y,Z
Townsend's Warbler                      S
Orange-crowned Warbler                  S,P
Common Yellowthroat                     N
California Towhee                       N,S,L,C,P,Y
Spotted Towhee                          S
 *Black-chinned Sparrow                 P (Qatal cyn.)
Lark Sparrow                            N
Savannah Sparrow                        S
Song Sparrow                            N,S,Y
 Swamp Sparrow                          N
White-crowned Sparrow                   N,S,L,Y,P
 Golden-crowned Sparrow                 N,S
Dark-eyed Junco                         N,S,Y,P
Brewer's Blackbird                      N,S,Y,C,L,P,Q,Z
Red-winged Blackbird                    N,S,Y,C,L,P,Q,Z
Western Meadowlark                      N,S,C,Q
Bullock's Oriole                        L,P
 *Streak-backed Oriole                  L (Huntington Beach)
 Scott's Oriole                         P (Qatal cyn.)
Cassin's Finch                          N,Y
House Finch                             N,S,L,C,Z,P
American Goldfinch                      N,Y
Lesser Goldfinch                        P
 *Lawrence's Goldfinch                  P (Ballinger cyn.)
House Sparrow                           who cares


Location Codes:

N= north coast (SF-Pt. Arena)           Z= Santa Cruz Island or en route 
S= south coast (LA-Santa Barbara)                                (pelagic)
Y= Yosemite                             P= Los Padres NF (including coastal
C= Central Valley                              foothills & desert transition)
L= Los Angeles basin (inland)           Q= San Joaquin Valley esp. Mericopa)




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