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Birds of the 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
Nuttal’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

Decemeber
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

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, 2010
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, 2010
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 Dave
Lesser Goldfinch
Townsend’s Warbler
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Turkey Vulture (FO)
Canada Geese (FO)
Red-shouldered Hawk
October, 2010
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, 2010
Black Phoebe
Bushtit
Allen’s Hummingbird
Anna’s Hummingbird
Downey Woodpecker
House Wren
American Crow
House Sparrow
August, 2010
Black Phoebe
Allen’s Hummingbird
Anna’s Hummingbird
Bushtit
Downey Woodpecker
Mourning Dove
House Sparrow
House Finch
American Crow
Scrub Jay
Northern Mockingbird
Orange-crowned Warbler
July, 2010
Bushtit
California Towhee
Allen’s Hummingbird
House Sparrow
Mourning Dove
Anna’s Hummingbird
House Finch
Black Phoebe
American Crow
June, 2010
Allen’s Hummingbird
Lesser Goldfinch
Downy Woodpecker (m)
Downy Woodpecker (f)
Anna’s Hummingbird
Bushtit
House Sparrow
American Crow
Black Phoebe
May, 2010
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, 2010
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, 2010
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, 2010
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
January, 2010
White-crowned Sparrow
Red-shouldered Hawk
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Townsend’s Warbler
Anna’s Hummingbird
Allen’s Hummingbird
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black Phoebe
House Wren
Fox Sparrow
Hermit Thrush
Northern Mockingbird
Cedar Waxwing
Orange-crowned Warbler
Bushtit
House Finch
Mourning Dove
American Crow
Ring-billed Gull (FO)
Bushtit
White-crowned Sparrow
Orange-crowned Warbler
House Finch
Fox Sparrow
Downy Woodpecker
House Sparrow
Cedar Waxwings
Nuttall’s Woodpecker
Lesser Goldfinch


Garden Contact: Dan Songster 714/892‐7711, Extension 52181 dsongster@gwc.cccd.edu