Birds of Bel-Air

                           Birds species observed in Bel-Air

 by Jared Diamond         

                        R = Resident here throughout the year, and breeding here.

                        S = Present just during the summer, and also breeding here.

                        W = Present just in the winter, without breeding.

                        M = Migrating through here in the spring and/or fall, without breeding.

                        I = Appearing at irregular intervals.

                        fo = Flies over Bel-Air without alighting.

                        r = on Stone Canyon reservoir.



Pied-billed Grebe

r, R

Eared Grebe

r, W

Horned Grebe

r, W

Western Grebe

r, W

Pacific or Red-throated Loon

r, I

Brown Pelican

fo, I

Double-crested Cormorant

I, fo, r

Great Egret

I, fo, r

Snowy Egret

I, fo, r

Black-crowned Night Heron

R, fo, r

  Great Blue Heron    

r, I

Canada Goose

M, fo

Snow Goose

I, fo

Wood Duck

M

Mallard

r, R

Pintail

r, W

American Wigeon

r, W, fo

Cinnamon Teal

r, W

Ring-necked Duck

r, W

Lesser Scaup

r, W

Bufflehead

r, W

Ruddy Duck

r, W

Hooded Merganser

Common or Red-breasted Merganser

r, W

r, W

Cooper’s Hawk

R

Sharp-shinned Hawk

W

Red-tailed Hawk

R

Red-shouldered Hawk

R

Peregrine Falcon

I

Kestrel

W

Turkey Vulture

M, fo

Osprey

I, fo

California Quail

R

American Coot

r, R

Killdeer

I

California Gull

W, fo, r

Western Gull

fo, r, R

Band-tailed Pigeon

R

Mourning Dove

R

Rock Dove

I

Collared Dove

I

Spotted Dove

R

Yellow-chevroned Parakeet

I

Great Horned Owl

R

Screech Owl

R

Poorwill

R

Vaux’s Swift

M, fo

White-throated Swift

M, fo

Black-chinned Hummingbird

S

Anna’s Hummingbird

R

Allen’s Hummingbird

R

Rufous Hummingbird

M

Belted Kingfisher

I, r

Acorn Woodpecker

R

Lewis’s Woodpecker

I

Red-breasted Sapsucker

W

Red-naped Sapsucker

W

Downy Woodpecker

W

Nuttall’s Woodpecker

R

Northern Flicker

W

Olive-sided Flycatcher

S

Western Wood Pewee

S

Pacific Slope Flycatcher

S

Black Phoebe

R

Ash-throated Flycatcher

S

Western Kingbird

M

Cassin’s Kingbird

M

Warbling Vireo

M

Hutton’s Vireo

R

Cassin’s Vireo

I

Western Scrub-Jay

R

Common Raven

R

American Crow

R

Northern Rough-winged Swallow

S

Violet-green Swallow

M

Cliff Swallow

S

Barn Swallow

S

Oak Titmouse

R

Mountain Chickadee

I

Bushtit

R

White-breasted Nuthatch

I

Red-breasted Nuthatch

I

Bewick’s Wren

R

House Wren

S

Winter Wren

I

Wrentit

R

Golden-crowned Kinglet

I

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

W

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

I

Western Bluebird

R

American Robin

R

Varied Thrush

W

Swainson’s Thrush

M

Hermit Thrush

W

Northern Mockingbird

R

California Thrasher

R

European Starling

R

Phainopepla

S

Cedar Waxwing

W

Black and White Warbler

I

Orange-crowned Warbler

R

Tennessee Warbler

I

Nashville Warbler

M

Yellow Warbler

M

Yellow-rumped Warbler

W

Black-throated Gray Warbler

M

Townsend’s Warbler

W

Hermit Warbler

M

American Redstart

I

MacGillivray’s Warbler

M

Common Yellowthroat

M, W

Wilson’s Warbler

M

Western Tanager

M

Lazuli Bunting

M

Black-headed Grosbeak

S

Spotted Towhee

R

California Towhee

R

Rufous-crowned Sparrow

R

Golden-crowned Sparrow

W

White-crowned Sparrow

W

Fox Sparrow

W

Song Sparrow

R

Lincoln’s Sparrow

W

Chipping Sparrow

I

Dark-eyed Junco

W

Slate-colored Junco

W

Brown-headed Cowbird

S

Red-winged Blackbird

S, r

Brewer’s Blackbird

I

Great-tailed Grackle

I

Bullock’s Oriole

S

Hooded Oriole

S

Purple Finch

R

House Finch

R

Pine Siskin

I

Lawrence’s Goldfinch

I

Lesser Goldfinch

R

American Goldfinch

W

House Sparrow

R



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