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  Useful References for Birds

* An asterisk indicates a photographer who has given us permission to use his/her photographs below.

Birds that have been seen in, from, or near Mira Vista Field
ordered by average length of the species (from tip of beak to tip of tail), then by scientific name

American White Pelican Pelecanus erthrorhynchos, American White Pelican, Winter, 62", Courtesy Seeing Birds Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias, Great Blue Heron, Year-round, 50", Courtesy Bob Lewis Blue Heron Great Blue Heron at Mira Vista Field, Summer 2023
Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo, Wild Turkey, Year-round, 40", Courtesy Bob Lewis Canada Goose Branta canadensis, Canada Goose, Year-round, 35", Courtesy Seeing Birds Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus, Double-crested Cormorant, Year-round, 33", Courtesy Bob Lewis
Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura, Turkey Vulture, Year-round, 26", Courtesy Sara Grace Stasi Snow Goose Chen caerulescens, Snow Goose, Winter, 26", Courtesy CAVerigin Western Gull Larus occidentalis, Western Gull, Year-round, 26", Courtesy Sara Grace Stasi
Common Raven Corvus corax, Common Raven, Year-round, 24", Courtesy Bob Lewis Osprey Pandion haliaetus, Osprey, Winter, 24", Courtesy Seeing Birds Great Horned Owl Bubo virginanus, Great Horned Owl, Year-round, 22", Courtesy Nick Despota
Red-Tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis, Red-Tailed Hawk, Year-round, 19", Courtesy Bob Lewis California Gull Larus californicus, California Gull, Winter, 19", Courtesy Seeing Birds Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis, Ring-billed Gull, Winter, 19", Courtesy Seeing Birds
American Crow Corvus branchyrhynchoss, American Crow, Year-round, 18", Courtesy Sara Grace Stasi Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus, Red-shouldered Hawk, Year-round, 17", Courtesy Seeing Birds Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii, Cooper's Hawk, Year-round, 16", Courtesy Seeing Birds
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus, Peregrine Falcon, Year-round, 16", Courtesy Seeing Birds White-tailed Kite Elanus leucurus, White-tailed Kite, Year-round, 15", Courtesy Bob Lewis Band-tailed Pigeon Columba fasciata, Band-tailed Pigeon, Year-round, 14", Courtesy Seeing Birds
Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus, Northern Flicker, Year-round, 13", Courtesy Len Blumin Rock Pigeon Columba livia, Rock Pigeon, Year-round, 13", Courtesy Bob Lewis Western Scrub Jay Aphelocoma californica, Western Scrub Jay, Year-round, 12", Courtesy Bob Lewis
Eurasian Collared-Dove Streptopelia decaocto, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Year-round, 12", Courtesy Seeing Birds Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Year-round, 11", Courtesy Seeing Birds Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos, Northern Mockingbird, Year-round, 11", Courtesy Bob Lewis
Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura, Mourning Dove, Year-round, 11", Courtesy Sara Grace Stasi Killdeer Charadrius vociferus, Killdeer, Year-round, 10", Courtesy Bob Lewis
Merlin Falco columbarius, Merlin, Winter, 10", Courtesy Seeing Birds American Robin Turdus migragorius, American Robin, Year-round, 10", Courtesy Bob Lewis Varied Thrush Ixoreus naevius, Varied Thrush, Winter, 9.5", Courtesy Bob Lewis
American Kestrel Falco sparverius, American Kestrel, Year-round, 9", Courtesy Bob Lewis Hairy Woodpecker Picoides villosus, Hairy Woodpecker, Year-round, 9", Courtesy Bob Lewis California Towhee Pipilo crissalis, California Towhee, Year-round, 9", Courtesy Bob Lewis
Western Meadowlark Sturnella neglecta, Western Meadowlark, Year-round, 9", Courtesy Bob Lewis Acorn Woodpecker Melanerpes formicivorus, Acorn Woodpecker, Year-round, 8", Courtesy Bob Lewis
Ash-throated Flycatcher Myiarchus cinerascens, Ash-throated Flycatcher, Summer, 8", Courtesy Bob Lewis Black-headed Grosbeak Pheucticus melanocephalus, Black-headed Grosbeak, Summer, 8", Courtesy Bob Lewis
Spotted Towhee Pipilo maculatus, Spotted Towhee, Year-round, 8" Courtesy Bob Lewis Red-Breasted Sapsucker Sphyrapicus ruber, Red-Breasted Sapsucker, Year-round, 8", Courtesy Bob Lewis European Starling Sturnus vulgaris, European Starling, Year-round, 8", Courtesy Sara Grace Stasi
Hermit Thrush Catharus guttatus, Hermit Thrush, Winter, 7.5", Courtesy Bob Frank Hooded Oriole Icterus cucullatus, Hooded Oriole, Summer, 7.5", Courtesy Seeing Birds Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum, Cedar Waxwing, Winter, 7", Courtesy Minette Layne
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica, Barn Swallow, Summer, 7", Courtesy Seeing Birds Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater, Brown-headed Cowbird, Year-round, 7", Courtesy Bob Lewis Fox Sparrow Passerelle iliaca, Fox Sparrow, Winter, 7", Courtesy Len Blumin
Nuttall's Woodpecker Picoides nuttallii, Nuttall's Woodpecker, Year-round, 7", Courtesy Bob Lewis Western Tanager Piranga ludoviciana, Western Tanager, Summer/Migration, 7", Courtesy Seeing Birds Black Phoebe Sayornis nigricans, Black Phoebe, Year-round, 7", Courtesy Sara Grace Stasi
Golden-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia atricapilla, Golden-crowned Sparrow, Winter, 7", Courtesy Bob Lewis White-Crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys, White-Crowned Sparrow, Winter, 7", Courtesy Bob Lewis Orchard Oriole Icterus spurius, Orchard Oriole, 6.5", Courtesy Alan Krakauer
White-throated Swift Aeronautes saxatalis, White-throated Swift, Summer, 6.5", Courtesy Seeing Birds Western Bluebird Siala mexicana, Western Bluebird, Year-round, 6.5", Courtesy Bob Lewis White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis, White-throated Sparrow, Winter, 6.5", Courtesy Bob Lewis
Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis, Dark-eyed Junco, Winter, 6", Courtesy Bob Lewis Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia, Song Sparrow, Year-round, 6", Courtesy Bob Lewis House Sparrow Passer domesticus, House Sparrow, Year-round, 6", Courtesy Sara Grace Stasi
Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens, Downy Woodpecker, Year-round, 6", Courtesy Bob Lewis Oak Titmouse Baeolophus inornatus, Oak Titmouse, Year-round, 5.75", Courtesy Seeing Birds House Finch Carpodacus mexicanus, House Finch, Year-round, 5.5", Courtesy Bob Lewis
Yellow-rumped Warbler Dendroica coronata, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Winter, 5.5", Courtesy Bob Lewis Pacific-slope Flycatcher Empidonax difficilis, Pacific-slope Flycatcher, Summer/Migration, 5.5", Courtesy Bob Lewis Bewick's Wren Thryomanes bewickii, Bewick's Wren, Year-round, 5.5", Courtesy Minette Layne
Savannah Sparrow Passerculus sandwichensis, Savannah Sparrow, Unusual, 5.5", Courtesy Bob Lewis
Pine Siskin Carduelis pinus, Pine Siskin, Winter, 5", Courtesy Bob Lewis American Goldfinch Carduelis tristis, American Goldfinch, Year-round, 5", Courtesy Bob Lewis Yellow Warbler Dendroica petechia, Yellow Warbler, Year-round, 5", Courtesy Bob Lewis
Townsend's Warbler Dendroica townsendi, Townsend's Warbler, Winter, 5", Courtesy Bob Lewis Chestnut-backed Chickadee Poecile rufescens, Chestnut-backed Chickadee, Year-round, 5", Courtesy Bob Lewis Northern Rough-winged Swallow Stelgidopteryx serripennis, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Summer, 5", Courtesy Seeing Birds
Violet-green Swallow Tachycineta thalassina, Violet-green Swallow, Summer/Migration, 5", Courtesy Mike Burrell Orange-crowned Warbler Vermivora celata, Orange-crowned Warbler, Year-round, 5", Courtesy Seeing Birds Wilson's Warbler Wilsonia pusilla, Wilson's Warbler, Summer, 4.75", Courtesy Bob Lewis
Lesser Goldfinch Carduelis psaltria, Lesser Goldfinch, Year-round, 4.5", Courtesy Bob Lewis Red-breasted Nuthatch Sitta canadensis, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Year-round, 4.5", Courtesy Bob Lewis Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Winter, 4.25", Courtesy Bob Lewis
Anna's Hummingbird Calypte anna, Anna's Hummingbird, Year-round, 4", Courtesy Bob Lewis Bushtit Psaltriparus minimus, Bushtit, Year-round, 3.5", Courtesy Bob Lewis Allen's Hummingbird Selasphorus sasin, Allen's Hummingbird, Summer, 3.5", Courtesy Bob Lewis

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