Panorama of the San Marcos Foothills Preserve
Common Birds of the San Marcos Foothills
Click on a link below (or scroll down) to view photos and other info on the most common birds of the San Marcos Foothills. Or, click on these links for additional topics on:


Bunting, Lazuli Kinglet, Ruby-crowned Swallow, Cliff
Bushtit Kite, White-tailed Swallow, Northern. Rough-winged
Crow, American Meadowlark , Western Swallow, Violet-green
Dove, Mourning Mockingbird, Northern Thrasher, California
Dove, Rock Nuthatch, White-breasted Thrush, Hermit
Finch, House Oriole, Hooded Titmouse, Oak
Finch, Purple Owl, Barn Towhee, California
Flicker, Northern Owl, Great Horned Towhee, Spotted
Flycatcher, Ash-throated Phoebe, Black Vulture, Turkey
Flycatcher, Pacific-slope Phoebe, Say's Warbler, Orange-crowned
Gnatcatcher, Blue-gray Pigeon, Band-tailed Warbler, Townsend's
Goldfinch, Lesser Quail, California Warbler, Yellow-rumped
Grosbeak, Black-headed Raven, Common Woodpecker, Acorn
Grosbeak, Blue Roadrunner, Greater Woodpecker, Hairy
Harrier, Northern Scrub-Jay, Western Woodpecker, Nuttall's
Hawk, Cooper's Shrike, Loggerhead Wren, Bewick's
Hawk, Red-tailed Sparrow, Golden-crowned Wren, House
Hummingbird, Allen's Sparrow, Lark Wrentit
Hummingbird, Anna's Sparrow, Rufous-crowned Yellowthroat, Common
Junco, Dark-eyed Sparrow, Savannah
Kestrel, American Sparrow, Song
Kingbird, Western Sparrow, White-crowned
Kingbird, Cassin's Starling, European

Season most commonly seen: June through summer
Breeds on the Preserve

Male (after second year). Photo © Alan D. Wilson Used under license

Male (first year male). Photo © Jerry Oldenettel Used under license

Juvenile (perhaps female). Photo © James Bailey Used under license




Season most commonly seen: year-round
Breeds on the Preserve

Male (dark eyes). Photo © Ken Owen

Female (yellow eyes). Photo © Ken Owen




Season most commonly seen: year-round

Photo © Ken Owen




Season most commonly seen: year-round

Photo © Ken Owen





Non-native
Season most commonly seen: year-round





Season most commonly seen: year-round
Breeds on the Preserve






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Season most commonly seen: year-round






Season most commonly seen: June through summer
Breeds on the Preserve

Photo © Ken Owen




Season most commonly seen: June through summer
Breeds on the Preserve





Season most commonly seen: June through summer
Breeds on the Preserve





Season most commonly seen: year-round
Breeds on the Preserve






Season most commonly seen: June through summer
Breeds on the Preserve







Season most commonly seen: June through summer






Season most commonly seen: October through winter


Female (photo © Ken Owen)




Season most commonly seen: year-round


Breeds on the Preserve


Photo © Ken Owen




Season most commonly seen: year-round
Breeds on the Preserve

Photo © Ken Owen


Photo © Ken Owen


Season most commonly seen: June through summer





Season most commonly seen: year-round
Breeds on the Preserve

Photo © Ken Owen





Season most commonly seen: October through winter





Season most commonly seen: year-round
Breeds on the Preserve

Male (Photo © Ken Owen )

Season most commonly seen: June through summer
Breeds on the Preserve

Photo © Annika Lindqvist Used under license




Season most commonly seen: June through summer
Breeds on the Preserve





Season most commonly seen: October through winter

Male (Photo © Ken Owen)

Female (Photo © Ken Owen)





Season most commonly seen: year-round/June through summer
Breeds on the Preserve






Season most commonly seen: October through winter

Photo © Donna Pomeroy Used under license





Season most commonly seen: year-round
Breeds on the Preserve

Photo © Ken Owen




Season most commonly seen: year-round





Season most commonly seen: June through summer
Breeds on the Preserve






Season most commonly seen: year-round
Breeds on the Preserve

Photo © Ken Owen

Photo © Ken Owen



Season most commonly seen: year-round
Breeds on the Preserve





Season most commonly seen: year-round
Breeds on the Preserve

Photo © Ken Owen




Season most commonly seen: October through winter
Rarely breeds on the Preserve

Photo © Ken Owen




Season most commonly seen: year-round






Season most commonly seen: year-round
Breeds on the Preserve






Season most commonly seen: year-round
Rarely breeds on the Preserve




Season most commonly seen: year-round
Breeds on the Preserve





Season most commonly seen: year-round
Breeds on the Preserve





Season most commonly seen: June through March

Photo © Ken Owen




Season most commonly seen: October through winter






Season most commonly seen: June through summer
Breeds on the Preserve





Season most commonly seen: June through summer
Breeds on the Preserve





Season most commonly seen: October through winter





Season most commonly seen: year-round
Breeds on the Preserve

Photo © Ken Owen




Season most commonly seen: October through winter

Photo © Ken Owen




Non-native
Season most commonly seen: year-round
Breeds on the Preserve





Season most commonly seen: June through summer





Season most commonly seen: June through summer






Season most commonly seen: June through summer
Breeds on the Preserve



Season most commonly seen: year-round
Breeds on the Preserve


Photo © Ken Owen




Season most commonly seen: October through winter

Photo © Ken Owen




Season most commonly seen: year-round
Breeds on the Preserve

Photo © Ken Owen




Season most commonly seen: year-round

Photo © Ken Owen




Season most commonly seen: year-round

Photo © Ken Owen




Season most commonly seen: year-round

Photo © Ken Owen




Season most commonly seen: year-round
Breeds on the Preserve





Season most commonly seen: October through winter

Photo © Ken Owen




Season most commonly seen: October through winter







Season most commonly seen: year-round

Male (red forecrown). Photo © Ken Owen




Season most commonly seen: year-round






Season most commonly seen: year-round





Season most commonly seen: year-round

Photo © Ken Owen




Season most commonly seen: June through summer
Breeds on the Preserve





Season most commonly seen: year-round
Breeds on the Preserve

Photo © Ken Owen




Season most commonly seen: year-round
Breeds on the Preserve




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