Bolsa Chica Conservancy Bird Check +List 
 
Seasonal  
Appearance
 
Sp   Spring Su   Summer Fa    Fall Wi  Winter
March- June- September- December-
May August November February
Seasonal 
Abundance a = abundant acc = accidental c = common o = occasional r = rare u = uncommon
 over 50/day  1-10/decade  11-50/day  6-10/day 1-10/season 5/day

BITTERNS/EGRETS/ 
HERONS/IBISES
Sp Su Fa Wi  B 
C
C 
P
    BLACKBIRDS/ORIOLES Sp Su Fa W B 
C
C 
P
...     ...
____  American Bittern r r r r *      ____  Bobolink acc
____  Least Bittern acc *     ____  Red-Winged Blackbird a a a a
____  Great Blue Heron u u u u * *     ____  Tricolored Blackbird c c c c
____  Great Egret u u u u * *     ____  Western Meadowlark c c c c
____  Snowy Egret u u u u * *     ____  Yellow-headed Blackbird o o o
____  Cattle Egret r r r * *     ____  Brewer's Blackbird a a a a
____  Green Heron c c c c * *        ____  Brown-headed Cowbird a a a a
____  Black-crowned Night Heron c c c c * * a a a a
____  White-faced Ibis r * *     ____  Orchard Oriole acc
____  Reddish Egret acc *     ____  Hooded Oriole c c u
____  Little Blue Heron acc *
____  Tri-colored Heron acc *
CHICKADEES/BUSHTITS/     ____  Baltimore Oriole acc
NUTHATCHERS/CREEPERS     ____  Bullock's Oriole c c u o
.. ..
Mountain Chickadee acc *     CUCKOOS
Bushtit a a a a * *     ____   Yellow-billed cuckoo  acc
Red-breasted Nuthatch o o * ...
White-breasted Nuthatch acc *     FLYCATCHERS
Brown Creeper o o * ...
...     ____  Olive-sided Flycatcher r r
FINCHES     ____  Greater Pewee acc
...     ____  Western Wood-pewee c c
____  Purple Finch acc *     ____  Eastern Wood-pewee acc
____  House Finch a a a a * *     ____  Willow Flycatcher o o
____  Red Crossbill acc *     ____  Least Flycatcher acc
____  Pine Siskin r r r * *     ____  Hammond's Flycatcher  o o
____  Lesser Goldfinch c c c c * *     ____ Dusky Flycatcher r
____  Lawrence's Goldfinch r r r * *     ____ Gray Flycatcher r
____  Ameican Goldfinch  c u c c * *     ____ Pacific Slope Flycatcher c c
...     ____ Black Phoebe c c c c
GEESE/DUCKS     ____ Eastern Phoebe acc
,,,     ____ Say's Phoebe u u u
____  Gr. White-fronted Goose acc * *     ____ Ash-throated Flycatcher c c
____  Snow Goose o o * *     ____ Sulfur-bellied flycatcher acc
____  Ross's Goose acc *     ____ Tropical Kingbird acc
____  Brant u u r r * *     ____ Cassin's Kingbird r r r r
____  Canada Goose c c o * *     ____  Western Kingbird c u o
____  Wood Duck r r r     ____  Eastern Kingbird acc
____  Green-winged Teal c u c ...
____  Mallard a a a a     GULLS/TERNS/SKIMMERS
____  Northern Pintail c u c ....
____  Blue-winged Teal u r u     ____  Bonapart's Gull c r c c
____  Cinnamon Teal c u c     ____  Mew Gull c c c
____  Northern Shoveler a c a     ____  Ring-billed Gull a a a a
____  Gadwall o o     ____  California Gull a a a a
____  Eurasian Wigeon r r     ____  Herring Gull o o u
____  American Wigeon a c a     ____  Thayer's Gull r r
____  Canvasback o o     ____  Western Gull a a a a
____  Redhead o o     ____  Glaucous-winged Gull o o u
____  Ring-necked Duck r r     ____  Caspian Tern c c c u
____  Greater Scaup acc     ____  Elegant Tern  u u u
____  Lesser Scaup o o     ____  Common Tern acc
____  Common Goldeneye r r     ____  Forster's Tern c c c c
____  Common Merganser acc     ____  Least Tern u u
____  Ruddy Duck a o a a     ____  Black Skimmer o o
,,,,  ,,,
HUMMINGBIRDS     JAYS/CROWS
,,, ,,,
____  Broad-billed Hummingbird acc     ____  Scrub Jay r r r r
____  Black-chinned Hummingbird c c c     ____  Clark's Nutcracker acc
____  Anna's Hummingbird a a a a     ____  American Crow a a a a
____  Costa's Hummingbird o o     ____  Common Raven u u u u
____  Rufous Hummingbird o o ....
____  Allen's Hummingbird c c c c     LARKS
.... ......
KINGFISHERS     ____  Horned Lark  o o o c
.. ,,,,
____Belted Kingfisher u o u u     MOCKINGBIRDS/THRASHERS
,,,, ,,,,
LOONS/GREBES     ____  Gray Catbird acc
...     ____  Northern Mockingbird a a a a
Red-throated Loon r r     ____  Brown Thrasher acc
Pacific Loon r r     ____  Bendire's Thrasher acc
Common Loon r r     ____  California Thrasher acc
Pied-billed Grebe c c c c ...
Horned Grebe r r NIGHTJARS
Eared Grebe o o u ,,,
Western Grebe o o u     ____  Lesser Nighthawk acc
Clark's Grebe o o u     ____  Common Poorwill acc
 
OLD WORLD SPARROWS Sp Su Fa Wi ...... OWLS Sp Su Fa W
.... ...
____  House Sparrow a a a a     ____  Common Barn-Owl u u u u
....     ____  Great Horned Owl c c c c
OSPREY/KITES     ____  Burrowing Owl o o o o
HAWKS/FALCONS     ____  Short-eared Owl r r r
....
____  Osprey o r o o     PIPITS/WAXWINGS/SILKY
____  White-tailed Kite u u u u     FLYCATCHERS/SHRIKES
____  Mississippi  Kite acc ,,,,
____  Northern Harrier o o     ____  American Pipit c c c
____  Sharp-shinned Hawk u u u     ____  Cedar Waxwing c c c
____  Cooper's Hawk u u u     ____  Phainopepla acc
____  Red-shouldered Hawk c c c c     ____  Loggerhead Shrike u u u u
____  Swainson's Hawk acc
____  Red-tailed Hawk c c c c  .. PIGEONS/DOVES
____  Ferruginous Hawk acc ....
____  American Kestrel c c c c      ____  Rock Dove a a a a
____  Merlin r r r     ____  Band-tailed Piegeon acc
____  Peregrine Falcon r r r r      ____  Spotted Dove a a a a
....     ____  White-winged Dove;;;  acc
PELICANS/CORMORANTS...     .    ____  Morning Dove a a a a
    ____  Common Ground Dove.... a a a a
____  American white Pelican r  
____  Brown Pelican r     PLOVERS
____  Double-crested Cormorant u u c     ____   Black-bellied Plover c c c
    ____   Semipalmated Plover c c c
RAILS/COOTS     ____   Kildeer c c c c
  ....
____  Virginia Rail r r r     SPARROWS
____  Sora u u u     ,,,
____  Common Moorhen u u u     ____  Chipping Sparrow  r o r
____  American Coot a a a a     ____  Clay-colored Sparrow  o
..     ____  Brewer's Sparrow acc
SWIFTS     ____  Field Sparrow  acc
    ____  Black-chinned Sparrow acc
 ____  Black Swift acc ...____  Vesper Sparrow acc
____  Vaux's Swift r r     ____  Lark Sparrow acc
____  White-throated Swift r r r r     ____  Black-throated Sparrow acc
    ____  Savannah Sparrow o o o o
STARLINGS...     ____  Grasshopper Sparrow acc
____  European Starling a a a a     ____  Fox Sparrow u u
    ____  Song Sparrow a a a a
STILTS/AVOCETS/SHOREBIRDS     ____ Lincoln's Sparrow u u u
...     ____ Swamp Sparrow acc
____  Blacknecked Stilt c c c     ____ White-throated Sparrow o o o
____  American Avocet c c c     ____  Harris' Sparrow acc
____  Greater Yellowlegs c c c c     ____   Dark-eyed Junco  u o u u
____  Lesser Yellowlegs o u u o ....
____  ,Solitary Sandpiper r r     SWALLOWS
____  Willet u r u u ..
____  Spotted Sandpiper u r u u     ____  Purple Martin o u o
____  Whimbrel u r u u     ____  Tree Swallow o
____  Long-billed Curlew u r u u     ____  Violet-green Swallow c c u r
____  Marbled Godwit u r u u     ____  N. Rough-winged Swallow c c u r
____  Western Sandpiper c r c c     ____  Bank Swallow o
____  Least Sandpiper c r c c     ____  Cliff Swallow c c
____  Pectoral Sandpiper r     ____  Barn Swallow c c u
____  Dunlin u r u u ..
____  Short-billed Dowitcher c r c c     TANAGERS/GROSBEAKS 
____  Long Billed Dowitcher c r c c     BUNTINGS/TOWHEES
____  Common Snipe u u u
____  Wilson's Phalrope r o      ____  Summer Tanager o o o
____  Red-necked Phalarope r o     ____  Scarlet Tanager  acc
____  Red Phalarope r     ____ Western Tanager c c o
...     ____  Rose-breasted Grosbeak o
THRUSHES     ____  Black-headed Grosbeak  c o c
..     ____  Blue Grosbeak  o o o
____  Golden-crowned Kinglet o o     ____  Lazuli Bunting c o o
____  Ruby-crowned Kinglet c c c     ____  Indigo Bunting  acc
____  Blue--gray Gnatcatcher u u u     ____  Painted Bunting acc
____  Townsend's Solitaire acc     ____  Dickcessel acc
____  Swainson's Thrush c u     ____  Green-tailed Towhee r
____  Hermit Thrush c c c     ____  Rufours-sided Towhee o o o
____  American Robin c c c c     ____  California Towhee c c c c
____  Varied Thrush o o     ..
 
VIREOS Sp Su Fa W      VULTURES Sp Su Fa W
.. ,,
____  White-eyed Vireo  acc       ____  Turkey Vulture c c c c
____  Bell's Vireo r r ..
____  Solitary Vireo u u o     WRENS
____  Yellow-throated Vireo acc     ,,
____  Hutton's Vireo u u u u     ____  Bewick's Wren o o
____  Warbling Vireo c o c     ____  House Wren u u c c
____  Philadephia Vireo acc     ____  Winter Wren r
____  Red-eyed Vireo acc     ____  Sedge Wren acc
____  Yellow-green Vireo acc     ____  Marsh Wren u u c c
... ...
WARBLERS WOODPECKERS
... ...
____  Blue-winged Warbler acc     ____  Acorn Woodpecker acc
____  Golden-winged Warbler acc     ____  Yellow-bellied Sapsucker acc
____  Tennessee Warbler acc     ____  Red-naped Sapsucker acc
____  Orange-crowned Warbler c u c c     ____  Red-breasted Supsucker u u u
____  Nashville Warlber c u     ____  Nuttall's Woodpecker o r o o
____  Virginia's Warbler acc     ____  Downy Woodpecker u r u u
____  Lucy's Warbler acc     ____  Hairy Woodpecker acc
____  Northern Parula acc     ____  Northern Flicker c c c
____  Yellow Warbler c c c
____  Chestnut-sided Warbler acc
____ Magnolia Warlber acc
____ Cape May Warbler acc
____ Black-throated Blue Warbler acc
____ Townsend's Warbler c c u
____ Hermit Warbler u u
____ Black-throated Green Warbler acc
____  Blackburnian Warbler acc
____ Prarie Warbler acc
____ Palm Warbler o o
____ Bay-breated Warbler acc
____ Blackpoll Warbler r
____ Black-and-White Warbler o o o
____ American Redstart o
____ Prothonotary Warbler acc
____ Worm-eating Warbler acc
____ Ovenbird acc
____ Northern Waterthrush o
____ Louisiana Waterthrush acc
____ Mourning Warbler acc
____  MacGillvray's Warbler u u
____  Common Yellowthroat a c a a
____  Hooded Warbler acc
____  Wilson's Warbler a a o
____  Canada Warbler acc
____  Painted Redstart acc
____  Yellow-breasted Chat o o
 

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