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  • White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys)

    This migratory bird first appears in late October and remains through March/April for "wintering" reasons.

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    Western Scrub Jay (Aphelocoma californica),

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    Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus)

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    Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)

    The Turkey Vulture is a scavenger and feeds almost exclusively on carrion.

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    Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)

    The Tree Swallow is a passerine bird that breeds in North America.

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    Spotted Towhee (Pipilo maculatus)

    The Spotted Towhee is a large New World Sparrow.

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    Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis)

    The Ruddy Duck is a duck from North America and the Andes Mountains of South America.

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    Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)

    The Red-winged Blackbird is a passerine bird found in most of North America and much of Central America.

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    Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)

    The Red-tailed Hawk is a bird of prey (raptor).  It is the most common hawk in North America.

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    Red Tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) Dark Morph

    The Red-tailed Hawk is a bird of prey (raptor).  It is the most common hawk in North America.

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    Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)

    The Osprey is a bird of prey (raptor) who is also known as Sea Hawk, Fish Hawk.  It is found in six continents.

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    Northern red bishop (Euplectes franciscanus)

    The Northern red bishop is a weaver introduced to California in the 1980's.

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    Loggerhead shrike (Lanius ludovicianus)

    The Loggerhead shrike is a passering bird endemic to North America.

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    Least bittern (Ixobrychus exilis)

    The Least bittern is one of the smallest herons of the world.

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    least Bell's Vireo

    The least Bell's vireo is found ranging from coastal southern California, through the San Joaquin Valley, and Sacramento Valley.  They winter in

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    House finch (Haemorhous mexicanus)

    The House finch is a bird in the family Fringillidae found in the North America.

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    Hooded oriole (Icterus cucullatus)

    The Hooded oriole is a medium sized New World oriole. Their breeding area is Southwest United States, and Northern Mexico.

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    Great horned owl (Bubo virginianus)

    The Great horned owl is a large raptor native to the Americas.

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    Great blue heron (Ardea herodias)

    The Great blue heron is lagge wading bird found in North and Central America.

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    Downy woodpecker (Dryobates pubescens)

    The Downy woodpecker is a species of woodpecker, the smallest in North America.

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    Common yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)

    The Common yellowthroat is a New World warbler ranging from southern Canada to central Mexico.

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    Cedar Waxwing

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    Cassin's Kingbird (Tyrannus vociferans)

    The Cassin's kingbird is a Tyrant flycatcher that is native to Western North America.

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    California towhee (Melozone crissalis)

    The California towhee is native to the coastal regions of Oregon, California, and Baja California.

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    California thrasher (Toxostoma redivivum)

    The California thrasher is a thrasher found in chaparral habitat of California and Baja California.

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    California quail (Callipepla californica)

    The California quail ia a small ground dwelling bird in the New World quail family.

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    California Gnatcatcher

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    Bushtit (Psaltriparus minimus)

    The Bushtit is the only member of the family Aegithalidae found in the New World.

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    Brown-headed cowbird (Molothrus ater)

    The Brown-headed cowbird is a small brood parasitic to sub-tropic North America.

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    Black phoebe (Sayornis nigricans)

    The Black phoebe is a passerine tyrant flycatcher ranging from Oregon, California, Mexico, and Central and South America.

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    Bewick's wren (Thryomanes bewickii)

    The Bewick's wren is a wren native to North America.

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    Belted kingifsher (Megaceryle alcyon)

    The Belted kingfisher is a large water kingfisher found in Northern United States and Canada.

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    American robin (Turdus migratorius)

    The American robin is a migratorey bird of the Thrush family.

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    American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)

    The American goldfinch is a small North American migratory finch.

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