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Birds of California



During 8th of April May 10th I visited California with my wife and 2 younger kids.
We had a fabulous time visiting friends and taking in the rich natural heritage God has given this land.
Our journey started out in Anaheim where I birded at Sage Park.
Then off to San Diego and Dalzura. Here I was blessed with help from David Povey.
David lives only a mile from my friends at Dulzura. Together we birded several spots in and around SD county. David is an excellent birder and has a deep understanding about nature.
Thank you David! You were Heaven sent!

From Dalzura we drove to Yucca Valley near Joshua Tree Park. I met up with Barry Loo for a morning at Big Morrongo Valley. Thanks Barry!

A drive across the Central Valley took us to Santa Cruz. I had the pleasure of being taken out by Barry McLauglin who made sure I picked up a bunch of new birds. Thank you Barry for all that effort!

A couple of days at Sacramento and a morning with Roy Sumner to Consumnes River Preserve was rewarded with more new sightings. Thank you Roy!

Lake Tahoe and Yosemetie Park was un unforgettable experience.

We all liked Santa Cruz and our host there very much so back we went. Some fantastic redwoods around SC.
A long drive took us to Carlsbad, SD. Thank you Jeff and Jan(Bauer) for taking such good care of us! It was special! (including 4 lifers!)
Then we wrapped it up with a few more days at Yucca Valley. Our friends has a house in the desert and were great fun to be with. Thank you Vicky and Solomon!

And most of all a big THANK YOU to my best friend, JESUS, for His care, supply, protection and inspiration! We were blessed!

Total species seen: 192
Lifers: 166
Species photographed 124
Brown Pelican
Brown Pelican
Brown Pelican
Brown Pelican
White Pelicans
White Pelicans
White Pelicans
White Pelicans
Double-crested Cormorant
Double-crested Cormorant
Pelagic Cormorant
Pelagic Cormorant
Brandt's Cormorant
Brandt's Cormorant
Great  Egret
Great Egret
White-faced Ibises
White-faced Ibises
American Bittern
American Bittern
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Surf Scoter
Surf Scoter
American Wood Duck
American Wood Duck
American Wood Duck
American Wood Duck
Common Merganser
Common Merganser
Mallard
Mallard
Green-winged Teal
Green-winged Teal
American Coot and Cinnamon Teal
American Coot and Cinnamon Teal
Western Grebe
Western Grebe
Pied-billed Grebe
Pied-billed Grebe
Black-necked Grebe
Black-necked Grebe
Wild Turkey
Wild Turkey
Gambel's Quail
Gambel's Quail
Gambel's Quail
Gambel's Quail
Gambel's Quail
Gambel's Quail
California Quail
California Quail
Short-billed Dowitchers
Short-billed Dowitchers
Long-billed Dowitcher
Long-billed Dowitcher
Least Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper
Snowy Plover
Snowy Plover
Semi-palmated Plover
Semi-palmated Plover
Killdeer
Killdeer
Killdeer
Killdeer
Surfbird
Surfbird
Surfbird
Surfbird
Black Turnstone
Black Turnstone
Black Turnstone
Black Turnstone
Black-bellied Plover (Grey Plover)
Black-bellied Plover (Grey Plover)
Greater Yellowleg
Greater Yellowleg
Whimbrels
Whimbrels
Whimbrel
Whimbrel
Willet
Willet
Willet
Willet
Willet
Willet
Marbled Godwit
Marbled Godwit
Marbled Godwit
Marbled Godwit
Marbled Godwit
Marbled Godwit
American Avocet
American Avocet
Black-necked Stilts
Black-necked Stilts
California Gull
California Gull
California Gull
California Gull
Californian Gull
Californian Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Western Gull
Western Gull
Western Gull
Western Gull
Western Gull, young bird
Western Gull, young bird
Glaucous-winged Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Heerman's Gull
Heerman's Gull
Heerman's Gull
Heerman's Gull
Heerman's Gull
Heerman's Gull
Forster's Tern
Forster's Tern
Forster's Tern
Forster's Tern
Royal Tern
Royal Tern
Royal Tern
Royal Tern
Elegant Tern
Elegant Tern
Caspian Tern
Caspian Tern
Swainson's Hawk
Swainson's Hawk
Swainson's Hawk
Swainson's Hawk
Swainson's Hawk
Swainson's Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Turkey Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Prairie Falcon
Prairie Falcon
Cooper's Hawk
Cooper's Hawk
Cooper's Hawk
Cooper's Hawk
American Kestrel
American Kestrel
American Kestrel
American Kestrel
White-tailed Kite
White-tailed Kite
Mourning Dove
Mourning Dove
Mourning Dove
Mourning Dove
Anna's Hummingbird, fem
Anna's Hummingbird, fem
Anna's Humminbird, male
Anna's Humminbird, male
Costa Hummingbird
Costa Hummingbird
Rufous Hummingbird
Rufous Hummingbird
Allen's Hummingbird
Allen's Hummingbird
Nuttall's Woodpecker, female
Nuttall's Woodpecker, female
Nuttall's Woodpecker, male
Nuttall's Woodpecker, male
White-headed Woodpecker
White-headed Woodpecker
White-headed Woodpecker, male
White-headed Woodpecker, male
White-headed Woodpecker, female
White-headed Woodpecker, female
Acorn Woodpecker
Acorn Woodpecker
Acorn Woodpecker
Acorn Woodpecker
Ladder-backed Woodpecker, male
Ladder-backed Woodpecker, male
Ladder-backed Woodpecker, female
Ladder-backed Woodpecker, female
American Crow
American Crow
American Crow
American Crow
Common Raven
Common Raven
Yellow-billed Magpie
Yellow-billed Magpie
Stellar's Jay
Stellar's Jay
Stellar's Jay
Stellar's Jay
Western Scrub Jay
Western Scrub Jay
Western Scrub Jay
Western Scrub Jay
Northern Mockingbird
Northern Mockingbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
Red-winged Blackbird
Red-winged Blackbird
Brewer's Blackbird
Brewer's Blackbird
Brewer's Blackbird, fem
Brewer's Blackbird, fem
Tricolored Blackbird
Tricolored Blackbird
Tricolored Blackbird
Tricolored Blackbird
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Great-tailed Grackle
Great-tailed Grackle
Greater Roadrunner
Greater Roadrunner
Greater Roadrunner
Greater Roadrunner
Great Roadrunner
Great Roadrunner
Le Conte's Thrasher
Le Conte's Thrasher
Le Conte's Thrasher
Le Conte's Thrasher
Le Conte's Thrasher
Le Conte's Thrasher
California Thrasher
California Thrasher
Western Bluebird
Western Bluebird
Western Bluebird
Western Bluebird
Western Bluebird
Western Bluebird
Lawrence's Goldfinch
Lawrence's Goldfinch
Lawrence's  Goldfinch
Lawrence's Goldfinch
Lesser Goldfinch
Lesser Goldfinch
American  Goldfinch
American Goldfinch
American Goldfinch
American Goldfinch
House Finch
House Finch
House Finch
House Finch
Black-headed Grosbeak
Black-headed Grosbeak
Black-headed Grosbeak
Black-headed Grosbeak
Blue Grosbeak
Blue Grosbeak
Black-throated Sparrow
Black-throated Sparrow
Black-throated Sparrow
Black-throated Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Brewer's Sparrow
Brewer's Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Lark Sparrow
Lark Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Dark-eyed Junco
House Sparrow
House Sparrow
Cactus Wren
Cactus Wren
Cactus Wren
Cactus Wren
Cactus Wren
Cactus Wren
Rock Wren
Rock Wren
House Wren
House Wren
Bewick's Wren
Bewick's Wren
Spotted Towhee
Spotted Towhee
California Towhee
California Towhee
California Towhee
California Towhee
American Robin
American Robin
American Robin, male
American Robin, male
White-throated Swift
White-throated Swift
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Violet-green Swallow
Violet-green Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Oak Titmouse
Oak Titmouse
Wrentit
Wrentit
Bushtit
Bushtit
Vermilion Flycatcher
Vermilion Flycatcher
Vermilion Flycatcher
Vermilion Flycatcher
Vermilion Flycatcher, fem
Vermilion Flycatcher, fem
Vermilion Flycatcher, fem
Vermilion Flycatcher, fem
Black Phoebe
Black Phoebe
Ash-throated Flycatcher
Ash-throated Flycatcher
Cassin's Kingbird
Cassin's Kingbird
Pacific Slope Flycatcher
Pacific Slope Flycatcher
Hooded Oriole
Hooded Oriole
Bullock's Oriole
Bullock's Oriole
Pygmy Nuthatch
Pygmy Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch
Phainopepla
Phainopepla
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Wilson's Warbler
Wilson's Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
Black-throated Gray Warbler
Black-throated Gray Warbler