Birds of the Garden

California Native Garden
GWC Native Garden Bird Sightings

Perhaps this modest list will appeal to those interested in our local populations of birds. The garden is less than an acre and half and so does not have the quantity or diversity of birds found throughout the county. It is a small slice of what is around us.

Still it is interesting to see and hear birds in various activities throughout the year. This list is comprised of birds found within the Garden’s boundaries, if there is a flyover noted it will be followed by (FO). Sightings and recording of these birds is made principally by Garden volunteer, Bob Hogan. Volunteer days are Tuesdays and Thursday mornings so of course there are many birds not seen by us.

This simple list does not record frequency of returns, how much time each species spends in the garden, or their activities in the Garden, (feeding, nesting, etc).

Townsend’s Warbler in the Garden

Townsend's Warbler in the Garden

2012 Bird Sighting List

January

Anna’s Hummingbird
Allen’s Hummingbird
Bushtit
Hutton’s Vireo
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
Townsend’s Warbler
Red-shouldered Hawk
American Crow
Black Phoebe
Hermit Thrush
House Wren
Lesser Goldfinch
Mourning Dove
Dark-eyed Junco
White-crowned Sparrow
Downy Woodpecker
Bewick’s Wren
Canadian Geese (FO)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet

February

Bushtit
Anna’s Hummingbird
Allen’s Hummingbird
Hutton’s Vireo
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Hermit Thrush
Lesser Goldfinch
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
Red-shouldered Hawk
American Crow
Black Phoebe
Dark-eyed Junco
American Goldfinch
White-crowned Sparrow

March

Mallard
House wren
Hutton’s Vireo
Orange-crowned Warbler
American Goldfinch
White-crowned sparrow
Lesser Goldfinch
Bushtit
Anna’s Hummingbird
Allen’s Hummingbird
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Cooper’s Hawk
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Red-shouldered Hawk
American Crow
Dark-eyed Junco
Western Bluebird
Wilson’s Warbler
Nuttall’s Woodpecker

April

American Crow
American Goldfinch
Anna’s Hummingbird
Mourning Dove
Lesser Goldfinch
Allen’s Hummingbird
Bushtit
Western Tanager (Male)
Hermit Warbler
House Finch
House Wren
Nashville Warbler

May

Lesser Goldfinch
American Crow
Black Phoebe
House Wren
American Goldfinch
Anna’s Hummingbird
Allen’s Hummingbird
Bushtit
Mourning Dove
House Finch
House Wren
Nashville Warbler
Wilson’s Warbler
Western Tanager
MacGillivray’s Warbler
Red-shouldered Hawk

June

Mourning Dove
Anna’s Hummingbird
Allan’s Hummingbird
Turkey Vulture (FO)
House Wren
Bushtit
American Crow
Black Phoebe
Lesser Goldfinch
House Sparrow
House Finch
Barn Swallow (FO)
Bullock’s Oriole

July

Anna’s Hummingbird
Allen’s Hummingbird
House Wren
Bushtit
American Crow
Black Phoebe
Lesser Goldfinch
House Sparrow
House Finch
Nuttall’s Woodpecker
Red-shouldered Hawk
Hooded Oriole
Mourning Cove
Band-tailed Pigeon

August

Anna’s Hummingbird
Allen’s Hummingbird
House Wren
Mourning Dove
Bushtit
American Crow
Black Phoebe
Lesser Goldfinch
House Sparrow
House Finch
Red-shouldered Hawk
House Wren
Cooper’s Hawk

September

California Quail
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Anna’s Hummingbird
Allen’s Hummingbird
Black Phoebe
Red-shouldered Hawk
Bushtit
House Finch
Nutmeg Mannikin
Western Tanager
House Wren
Hutton’s Vireo
White-crowned Sparrow
California Towhee
American Crow
Townsend’s Warbler
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Orange-crowned Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Western Scrub Jay
Northern Mockingbird
Downy Woodpecker
Nuttall’s Woodpecker
Hermit Thrush
Pacific Slope Flycatcher
Wilson’s Warbler

October

California Quail
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Anna’s Hummingbird
Allen’s Hummingbird
Black Phoebe
Red-shouldered Hawk
Bushtit
House Finch
Nutmeg Mannikin
Western Tanager
House Wren
Hutton’s Vireo
White-crowned Sparrow
California Towhee
American Crow
Townsend’s Warbler
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Orange-crowned Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Western Scrub Jay
Northern Mockingbird
Downy Woodpecker
Nuttall’s Woodpecker
Hermit Thrush
Pacific Slope Flycatcher
Wilson’s Warbler

November

Mourning Dove
California Quail
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Anna’s Hummingbird
Allen’s Hummingbird
Black Phoebe
Bushtit
Western Scrub Jay
Northern Mockingbird
Red-shouldered Hawk
White-crowned Sparrow
California Towhee
American Crow
Townsend’s Warbler
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Orange-crowned Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Western Scrub Jay
Northern Mockingbird
Downy Woodpecker
Hermit Thrush
Nashville Warbler
Hutton’s Vireo
Nuttall’s Woodpecker

December

Anna’s Hummingbird
Allen’s Hummingbird
American Robin
Bushtit
Black Phoebe
California Towhee
California Quail
Cedar Waxwing
House Finch
Hutton’s Vireo
House Sparrow
House Wren
Hermit Thrush
Hutton’s Vireo
Lesser Goldfinch
Mourning Dove
Nuttall’s Woodpecker
Orange-crowned Warbler
Rufus Hummingbird
Red-shoulder Hawk
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Townsend’s Warbler
Wilson’s Warbler
White-crowned Sparrow
Western Tanager
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Yellow Warbler

Bird Sighting List

Sightings list
2011 Bird Sighting List

Note: January-May bird records destroyed in Fire
June
Lesser Goldfinch
Allen’s Hummingbird
Cooper’s Hawk
Bushtit
House Finch
House Sparrow
American Crow
Yellow-rumped Warbler

July
Allen’s Hummingbird
Nuttall’s Woodpecker
American Goldfinch
Lesser Goldfinch
Bushtit
House Finch
House Sparrow
Black Phoebe
Red-shouldered Hawk
American Crow

August
Anna’s Hummingbird
Nuttall’s Woodpecker
Mourning Dove
Bushtit
Red-shouldered Hawk
Hooded Oriole
Lesser Goldfinch
Black Phoebe

September
Allen’s Hummingbird
Anna’s Hummingbird
House Wren
Bushtit
Black Phoebe
American Crow
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Orange-crowned Warbler
Mourning Dove
Lesser Goldfinch

October
House Wren
Bushtit
Anna’s Hummingbird
Allen’s Hummingbird
Black Phoebe
American Crow
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Orange-crowned Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
White-crowned Sparrow
Lesser Goldfinch
House Finch
Downy Woodpecker

November
Anna’s Hummingbird
Allen’s Hummingbird
Bushtit
House Wren
Mourning Dove
Lesser Goldfinch
Western Tanager
Yellow-rumped Warbler
White-crowned Sparrow
Downy Woodpecker
Black Phoebe
Hermit Thrush
Orange-crowned Warbler
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Red-shouldered Hawk
Black-headed Junco(Oregon Form)
American Crow
House Sparrow

December
Anna’s Hummingbird
Allen’s Hummingbird
Bushtit
Hermit Thrush
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Red-shouldered Hawk
Dark-eyed Junco
House Wren
Cedar Waxwing
Black Phoebe
White-crowned Sparrow
Orange-crowned Warbler
Lesser Goldfinch
Mourning Dove
Downy Woodpecker
Hutton’s Vireo
Turkey Vulture (FO)

2010 Bird Sighting List

December
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
Townsend’s Warbler
Red Breasted Nuthatch
Bushtit
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
House Finch
Hermit Thrush
White Crowned Sparrow
Allen’s Hummingbird
Red-shouldered Hawk

November
Red Breasted Nuthatch
Black Phoebe
Allen’s Hummingbird
Anna’s Hummingbird
White-throated Swift
Orange-crowned Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
House Wren
Black-throated Gray Warbler
Mourning Dove
Lesser Goldfinch
Townsend’s Warbler
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Turkey Vulture (FO)
Canada Geese (FO)
Red-shouldered Hawk

October
Downey Woodpecker
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Canada Geese (FO)
Black Phoebe
Bushtit
Allen’s Hummingbird
Anna’s Hummingbird
American Crow
White-crowned Sparrow
House Finch

September
Black Phoebe
Bushtit
Allen’s Hummingbird
Anna’s Hummingbird
Downey Woodpecker
House Wren
American Crow
House Sparrow

August
Black Phoebe
Allen’s Hummingbird
Anna’s Hummingbird
Bushtit
Downey Woodpecker
Mourning Dove
House Sparrow
House Finch
American Crow
Scrub Jay
Northern Mockingbird

July
Bushtit
California Towhee
Allen’s Hummingbird
House Sparrow
Mourning Dove
Anna’s Hummingbird
House Finch
Black Phoebe
American Crow

June
Allen’s Hummingbird
Lesser Goldfinch
Downy Woodpecker (m)
Downy Woodpecker (f)
Anna’s Hummingbird
Bushtit
House Sparrow
American Crow
Black Phoebe

May
Mourning Dove
Allen’s Hummingbird
Barn Swallows (FO)
Bushtit
American Crow
Warbling Vireo
Wilson’s Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Western Wood Peewee
Cassin’s Vireo
Western Tanager
Copper’s Hawk
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Rufus Hummingbird
Lazuli Bunting
Lesser Goldfinch
Townsend’s Warbler
Anna’s Hummingbird
Orange-crowned Warbler
House Sparrow
Downy Woodpecker
California Towhee
Nuttall’s Woodpecker

April
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Bushtit
Allen’s Hummingbird
American Crow
Downy Woodpecker
Mallard Duck (M&F)
House Sparrow
Red-shouldered Hawk
Anna’s Hummingbird
Black Phoebe
Nashville Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
Lesser Goldfinch
American Goldfinch
Black-throated Grey Warbler
Rufus Hummingbird
Western Tanager
Townsend’s Warbler
Canada Goose (FO)

March
Anna’s Hummingbird
Black Phoebe
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Hermit Thrush
Orange-crowned Warbler
Bushtit
Allen’s Hummingbird
White-crowned Sparrow
American Crow
House Sparrow
Red-shouldered Hawk
Northern Mockingbird
Townsend’s Warbler
Cedar Waxwing
Mourning Dove
Sharp-shinned Hawk (FO)
Lesser Goldfinch
Rock Dove (FO)

February
Northern Mockingbird
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black Phoebe
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Allen’s Hummingbird
Hermit Thrush
Anna’s Hummingbird
Townsend’s Warbler
Mourning Dove
American Crow
Ring-billed Gull (FO)
Bushtit

February
Northern Mockingbird
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black Phoebe
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Allen’s Hummingbird
Hermit Thrush
Anna’s Hummingbird
Townsend’s Warbler
Mourning Dove
American Crow
Ring-billed Gull (FO)
Bushtit