Panorama of the San Marcos Foothills Preserve

Birds of the San Marcos Foothills

Complete list of bird species seen on the San Marcos Foothills
"*" denotes species introduced to California
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Ciconiiformes (Bitterns, Egrets, Vultures)
Green Heron
Cattle Egret
Turkey Vulture
 
Anseriformes (Ducks)
Mallard
 
Falconiformes (Falcons, Hawks, and relatives)
White-tailed Kite
Northern Harrier
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper's Hawk
Zone-tailed Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
American Kestrel
Merlin
 
Galliformes (Turkeys, Pheasants, Quails)
California Quail
 
Charadriiformes (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers)
Killdeer
Whimbrel
Long-billed Curlew
Marbled Godwit
Caspian Tern
 
Columbiformes (Pigeons and Doves)
Rock Dove *
Band-tailed Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Eurasian Collared Dove *
 
Cuculiformes (Cuckoos, Roadrunners, and Anis)
Greater Roadrunner
 
Strigiformes (Owls)
Barn Owl
Western Screech Owl
Great Horned Owl
Northern Pygmy Owl
Burrowing Owl
 
Caprimulgiformes (Nighthawks, Poorwills)
Common Poorwill
 
Apodiformes (Swifts, Hummingbirds)
Black Swift
Vaux's Swift
White-throated Swift
Black-chinned Hummingbird
Anna's Hummingbird
Costa's Hummingbird
Rufous Hummingbird
Allen's Hummingbird
 
Piciformes (Woodpeckers, Sapsuckers)
Acorn Woodpecker
Red-breasted Sapsucker
Nuttall's Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
 
Passeriformes (perching birds)
Western Wood-Pewee
Willow Flycatcher
Pacific-slope Flycatcher
Black Phoebe
Say's Phoebe
Ash-throated Flycatcher
Western Kingbird 
Cassin's Kingbird
Loggerhead Shrike
Hutton's Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Western Scrub-Jay
American Crow
Horned Lark
Tree Swallow
Violet-green Swallow
N. Rough-winged Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Barn Swallow
Common Raven
Oak Titmouse
Verdin
Bushtit
White-breasted Nuthatch
American Creeper
Winter Wren
Rock Wren
Canyon Wren
Bewick's Wren
House Wren
Marsh Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Townsend's Solitaire
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
Varied Thrush
Wrentit
Northern Mockingbird
California Thrasher
European Starling *
American Pipit
Cedar Waxwing
Phainopepla
Orange-crowned Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Townsend'sWarbler
Black-throated Gray Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Wilson's Warbler
Western Tanager
Spotted Towhee
California Towhee
Rufous-crowned Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
Vesper Sparrow
Lark Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Grasshopper Sparrow
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Black-headed Grosbeak
Blue Grosbeak
Lazuli Bunting
Red-winged Blackbird
Tricolored Blackbird
Western Meadowlark 
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Great-tailed Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Hooded Oriole
Bullock's Oriole
Purple Finch
House Finch
Lesser Goldfinch
Lawrence's Goldfinch
American Goldfinch
Scaly-breasted Munia

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