Lists of Local Birds


from NEP  http://www.mbnep.org/files/pdfs/MorroBirds-web.pdf lists

NEP list "Common Birds of the Morro Bay Estuary"

Morro Bay Residents
Western Grebe
Brown Pelican
White Pelican
Great Egret
Great Blue Heron
Double-Crested Cormorant

Winter Visitors
Common Loon
Brant
Marbled Godwit
Long-Billed Curlew
Bufflehead
Red-Breasted Merganser

Migratory Species
American Avocet
Royal Tern


from http://morrobaybirdfestival.org/list06.htm

Bird Festival Sightings 2006

These birds were found by our leaders in 2006. Birds highlighted in boldface are considered rare or uncommon.

Pacific Loon
Common Loon
Pied billed Grebe
Horned Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
Eared Grebe
Western Grebe
Clark's Grebe
American White Pelican
Brown Pelican
Double-crested Cormorant
Brandt's Cormorant
Pelagic Cormorant
American Bittern
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Cattle Egret
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron
White-faced Ibis
Snow Goose
Ross' Goose
Brant
Canada Goose
Wood Duck
Green winged Teal
Mallard
Northern Pintail
Blue-winged Teal
Cinnamon Teal
Northern Shoveler
Gadwall
Eurasian Wigeon
American Wigeon
Canvasback
Redhead
Ring necked Duck
Lesser Scaup
Harlequin Duck
Long-tailed Duck
Black Scoter
Surf Scoter
White-winged Scoter
Common Goldeneye
Bufflehead
Hooded Merganser
Common Merganser
Red breasted Merganser
Ruddy Duck
Turkey Vulture
Osprey
White tailed Kite
Bald Eagle
Northern Harrier
Sharp shinned Hawk
Cooper's Hawk
Red shouldered Hawk
Red tailed Hawk
Ferruginous Hawk
Rough-legged Hawk
Golden Eagle
American Kestrel
Merlin
Peregrine Falcon
Prairie Falcon
Wild Turkey
California Quail
Virginia Rail
Sora
American Coot
Sandhill Crane
Black bellied Plover
Snowy Plover
Semipalmated Plover
Killdeer
Mountain Plover
Black Oystercatcher
American Avocet
Greater Yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs
Willet
Spotted Sandpiper
Whimbrel
Long billed Curlew
Marbled Godwit
Ruddy Turnstone
Black Turnstone
Surfbird
Sanderling
Western Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
Dunlin
Long-billed Dowitcher
Wilson’s Snipe
Red Phalarope
Bonaparte's Gull
Heermann's Gull
Mew Gull
Ring billed Gull
California Gull
Herring Gull
Thayer’s Gull
Western Gull
Glaucous winged Gull
Caspian Tern
Royal Tern
Forster's Tern
Black Skimmer
Rock Dove
Band-tailed Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Eurasian-collared Dove
Greater Roadrunner
Barn Owl
Great Horned Owl
Northern Pygmy Owl
Burrowing Owl
Long-eared Owl
White throated Swift
Anna's Hummingbird
Allen's Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Acorn Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Red-naped Sapsucker
Red-breasted Sapsucker
Nuttall's Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
"Western" Flycatcher
Gray Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe
Black Phoebe
Say's Phoebe
Cassin’s Kingbird
Horned Lark
Tree Swallow
Steller's Jay
Western Scrub Jay
Yellow billed Magpie
American Crow
Common Raven
Chestnut backed Chickadee
Oak Titmouse
Bushtit
Red-breasted Nuthatch
White breasted Nuthatch
Pygmy Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Rock Wren
Canyon Wren
Bewick's Wren
House Wren
Winter Wren
Marsh Wren
Ruby crowned Kinglet
Blue gray Gnatcatcher
Western Bluebird
Mountain Bluebird
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
Wrentit
Northern Mockingbird
California Thrasher
Sage Thrasher
Le Conte’s Thrasher
American Pipit
Cedar Waxwing
Phainopepla
Loggerhead Shrike
European Starling
Hutton's Vireo
Orange crowned Warbler
Yellow rumped Warbler
Townsend's Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Wilson's Warbler
Northern Parula
Nashville Warbler
Spotted Towhee
California Towhee
Rufous crowned Sparrow
Vesper Sparrow
Lark Bunting
Lark Sparrow
Sage Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Golden crowned Sparrow
White crowned Sparrow
Dark eyed Junco
Red winged Blackbird
Tricolored Blackbird
Western Meadowlark
Brewer's Blackbird
Great-tailed Grackle
Brown headed Cowbird
Purple Finch
House Finch
Lesser Goldfinch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

 


From

Michael Walgren's Birds  Birds (alt) -- Discover the birds of the State Parks of the San Luis Obispo Coast

Acorn Woodpecker
Amer. Kestrel
Barn Owl
Belted Kingfisher
Black Oystercatcher
Bluebird
Burrowing Owl
California Quails
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Great-Horned Owl
Heermann's Gull (note spell fix, 2 n's)
Kite
Least Tern
Red-Tailed Hawk
Sandpiper
Snowy Egret
Snowy Plover
Turkey Vulture
Western Grebe
Western Gull
Western Meadowlark
Western  Screech Owl
 


From Michael Walgren's Birds (alt)  Common Birds of the Estero Bay Area
Jeremy Beaulieu Lisa Andreano Michael Walgren

(Photos in source, not used here, are primarily from Greg Smith. Species are arranged by family according to the Sibley Guide to Birds (2000).

Gaviidae
Red-throated Loon
Gavia stellata

Pacific Loon Gavia pacifica

Common Loon Gavia immer

 Podicipedidae
Horned Grebe Podiceps auritus

Eared Grebe Podiceps nigricollis

Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps

Western Grebe Aechmophorus occidentalis

Clark’s Grebe Aechmophorus clarkii

Hydrobatidae

Ashy Storm-petrel Oceanodroma homochroa

Pelecanidae

Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis

Phalacrocoracidae
Double-crested Cormorant
Phalacrocorax auritus

Pelagic Cormorant Phalacrocorax pelagicus

Brandt’s Cormorant Phalacrocorax penicillatus

Ardeidae

Least Bittern Ixobrychus exilis

Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

Great Egret Ardea alba

Snowy Egret Egretta thula

Green Heron Butorides virescens

Black-crowned Night Heron Nycticorax nycticorax

Anatidae
Canada Goose
Branta Canadensis

Ross’ Goose Chen rossii

Mallard Anas platyrhynchos

Gadwall Anas strepera

Northern Pintail Anas acuta

American Wigeon Anas americana

Northern Shoveler Anas platyrhynchos

Cinnamon Teal Anas cyanoptera

Green-winged Teal Anas crecca

Canvasback Aythya valisineria

Redhead Aythya americana

Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris

Red breasted Merganser Mergus serrator

Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata

White-winged Scoter Melanitta fusca

Bufflehead Bucephala albeola

Ruddy duck Oxyura jamaicensis

Harlequin Duck Histrionicus histrionicus

Cathartidae
Turkey Vulture
Cathartes aura

Accipitridae

Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus

Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipter striatus

Cooper’s Hawk Accipter cooperii

White-tailed Kite Elanus leucurus

Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus

Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

Ferruginous Hawk Bueto regalis

Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos

Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Osprey Pandion haliaetus

Falconidae
American Kestrel
Falco sparverius

Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus

Phasianidae

California Quail Callipepla californica

Rallidae

American Coot Fulica americana

Sora Porzana carolina

Charadriidae

Western Snowy Plover Charadrius alexandrinus nivosu

Killdeer Charadrius vociferus

Black-bellied Plover Pluvialis squatarola

Semipalmated Plover Charadrius semipalmatus

Heamatopodidae
Black Oystercatcher
Haematopus bachmani

Scolopacidae
Greater Yellowlegs
Tringa melanoleuca

Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes

Sanderling Calidris alba

Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularia

Long-billed Curlew Numenius americanus

Willet Catoptrophorus semipalmatus

Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus

Marbled Godwit Limosa fedoa

Black Turnstone Arenaria melanocephala

Surfbird Aphriza virgata

Western Sandpiper Calidris mauri

Least Sandpiper Calidris minutilla

Long-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus solopaceus

Short-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus griseus

Common Snipe Gallingo gallingo

Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus

Laridae
Bonaparte’s Gull
Larus philadelphia

Mew Gull Larus canus

Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis

California Gull Larus californicus

Glaucous-winged Gull Larus glaucenscens

Heermann’s Gull Larus heermanni  (spell fix add "n")

Western Gull Larus occidentalis

Caspian Tern Sterna caspia

Elegant Tern Sterna elegans

Forster’s Tern Sterna foresteri

Alcidae
Pigeon Guillemont
Cepphus columba

Common Murre Uria aalge

Rhinoceros Auklet Cerrorhinca monocerata

Columbidae

Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura

Strigidae

Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus

Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus

Tytonidae

Barn Owl Tyto alba

Caprimulgidae

Common Poorwill Phalaenoptilus nuttallii

Apodidae
White-throated Swift
Aeronautes saxatalis

Trochilidae

Anna’s Hummingbird Calypte anna

Allen’s Humingbird Selasphorus sasin

Rufous Hummingbird Selasphorus rufus

Alcedinidae
Belted Kingfisher
Ceryle alcyon

Picidae
Acorn Woodpecker
Melanerpes formicivorus

Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens

Nuttal’s Woodpecker Picoides nuttallii

Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus

Tyrannidae
Pacific-slope Flycatcher
Epidonax difficilis

Ash-throated Flycatcher Myiarchus cinerascens

Black Phoebe Sayornis nigricans

Say’s Phoebe Sayornis saya

Cassin’s Kingbird Tyrannus vociferans

Western Kingbird Tyrannus verticalis

Lanidae
Logger-head Shrike
Lanius ludovicianus

Vireonidae

Warbling Vireo Vireo gilvus

Hutton’s Vireo Vireo huttoni

Corvidae
Western Scrub-Jay
Aphelocoma californica

American Crow Corvus brachyrhyncos

Hirundinidae
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Stelgidopteryx serripennis

Violet-green Swallow Tachycyneta thalassina

Tree Swallow Tachycyneta thalassina

Cliff Swallow Petrochelidon pyrrhonota

Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica

Paridae

Oak Titmouse Baeolophus inornatus

Chestnut-backed Chickadee Poecile rufescens

Aegithalidae
Bushtit
Psaltriparus minimus

Timaliidae
Wrentit
Chamaea fasciata

Sylviidae
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Polioptila caerulea

Troglodytidae
Bewick’s Wren
Thryomanes bewickii

House Wren Troglodytes aedon

Rock Wren Salpinctes obsoletus

Turdidae
Western Bluebird
Sialia cyrrucoides

American Robin Turdus migratorius

Hermit Thrush Catharus guttatus

Mimidae
Northern Mockingbird
Mimus polyglottos

California Thrasher Toxostoma redivivium

Motacillidae
American Pipit
Anthus rubescens

Bombycillidae
Cedar Waxwing
Bombycilla cedrorum

Sturnidae
European Starling
Sturnus vulgaris

Parulidae
Common Yellowthroat
Geothlypis trichas

Orange-crowned Warbler Vermivora celata

Yellow Warbler Dendroica petechia

Yellow-rumped Warbler Dendroica coronata

Townsend’s Warbler Dendroica townsendii

Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas

Wilson’s Warbler Wilsonia pusilla

Thraupidae
Western Tanager
Piranga ludoviciana

Cardinalidae
Black-headed Grosbeak
Pheucticus melanocephalus

Blue Grosbeak Guriaca caerulea

Lazuli Bunting Passerina amoena

Emberizidae
Spotted Towhee
Pipilo maculatus

California Towhee Papilo crissalis

Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina

Savannah Sparrow Passerculus sandwichensis

Lark Sparrow Chondestes grammacus

Golden-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia atricapilla

White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys

Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia

Lincoln Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii

Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis

Icteridae
Western meadowlark
Sturnella neglecta

Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater

Yellow-headed Blackbird Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus

Tri-colored Blackbird Agelaius tricolor

Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus

Brewer’s Blackbird Euphagus cyanocephalus

Fringillidae
Purple Finch
Carpodacus purpereus

House Finch Carpodacus mexicanus

Lawerence’s Goldfinch Carduelis lawerenci

Lesser Goldfinch Carduelis psaltria

American Goldfinch Carduelis tristis