WILD LIFE in the NORTH HILLS
Flora and Fauna of Claremont Canyon, Oakland, California

spotted towhee


BIRD SPECIES NAMES WITH PHOTO LINKS
The list contains 130 bird species reported in Claremont Canyon since 1992. Almost all were seen by KHL; but none were photographed until the mid-2000s.
For those with no pictures, I've indicated the actual dates each of the 35 species was seen.
The links will take the viewer to one photo. In the photo album use the right and left arrows to see if there are additional pictures of the same species.


Melanerpes formicivorus Acorn Woodpecker
Selasphorus sasin Allen's Hummingbird
Corvus brachyrhynchos American Crow
Spinus tristis American Goldfinch
Falco sparverius American Kestrel
Turdus migratorius American Robin
Pelecanus erythrorhynchos American White Pelican
Calypte anna Anna's Hummingbird
Myiarchus cinerascens - Ash-throated Flycatcher (4/24/94, 6/11/95)
Haliaeetus leucocephalus Bald Eagle
Icterus gallbula Baltimore Oriole
Patagioenas fasciata Band-tailed Pigeon
Hirundo rustica Barn Swallow
Megaceryle alcyon - Belted Kingfisher (9/20/93, 8/23/00)
Thryomanes bewickii Bewick's Wren
Sayornis nigricans Black Phoebe
Archilochus alexandri Black-chinned Hummingbird
Nycticorax nycticorax Black-crowned Night-Heron
Pheucticus melanocephalus Black-headed Grosbeak
Setophaga nigrescens Black-throated Gray Warbler
Polioptila caerulea Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Euphagus cyanocephalus - Brewer's Blackbird (10/17/93, 11/11/93, 6/2/96, 10/18/96)
Spizella breweri - Brewer's Sparrow (10/27/98)
Certhia americana Brown Creeper
Molothrus ater Brown-headed Cowbird
Icterus bullockii Bullock's Oriole
Psaltriparus minimus Bushtit
Larus californicus - California Gull (7/22/95)
Callipepla californica California Quail
Toxostoma redivivum California Thrasher
Melozone crissalis California Towhee
Selasphorus calliope Calliope Hummingbird
Branta canadensis - Canada Goose (4/13/95, 10/3/99, 5/18/03, 5/26/11)
Hydroprogne caspia - Caspian Tern (6/4/97, 7/2/03)
Carpodacus cassinii - Cassin's Finch (11/8-23/96, 11/14-16/00)
Vireo cassinii - Cassin's Vireo (9/21/96, 8/24/97, 10/15/02)
Bombycilla cedrorum Cedar Waxwing
Poecile rufescens Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Spizella passerina Chipping Sparrow
Spizella pallida - Clay-colored Sparrow (11/14-24/94)
Petrochelidon pyrrhonota Cliff Swallow
Corvus corax Common Raven
Calypte costae Costa's Hummingbird
Accipiter cooperii Cooper's Hawk
Junco hyemalis Dark-eyed Junco
Phalacrocorax auritus Double-crested Cormorant
Picoides pubescens Downy Woodpecker
Sturnus vulgaris European Starling
Buteo regalis - Ferruginous Hawk (1/6/07)
Passerella iliaca Fox Sparrow
Larus glaucescens - Glaucous-winged Gull (12/19/16)
Aquila chrysaetos - Golden Eagle (9/18/93, 1/21/94, 6/1/96, 4/21/97, 5/18/11)
Regulus satrapa Golden-crowned Kinglet
Zonotrichia atricapilla Golden-crowned Sparrow
Ardea herodias Great Blue Heron
Ardea alba - Great Egret (7/24/05, 5/23/11)
Bubo virginianus Great Horned Owl
Anser albifrons - Greater White-fronted Goose (12/6/12)
Picoides villosus Hairy Woodpecker
Catharus guttatus Hermit Thrush
Setophaga occidentalis Hermit Warbler
Icterus cucullatus Hooded Oriole
Carpodacus mexicanus House Finch
Passer domesticus House Sparrow
Troglodytes aedon House Wren
Vireo huttoni Hutton's Vireo
Pavo cristatus Indian Peafowl
Passerina cyanea Indigo Bunting
Spinus lawrencei - Lawrence's Goldfinch (10/4/06; others seen by JC&ER, 6-7/12)
Passerina amoena Lazuli Bunting
Spinus psaltria Lesser Goldfinch
Melospiza lincolnii Lincoln's Sparrow
Geothlypis tolmiei MacGillivray's Warbler
Falco columbarius Merlin
Zenaida macroura Mourning Dove
Colaptes auratus Northern Flicker
Circus cyaneus - Northern Harrier (1/24/97, 12/1/02)
Mimus polyglottos Northern Mockingbird
Stelgidopteryx serripennis - Northern Rough-winged Swallow (5/1/94, 3/20/94, 5/30/06)
Aegolius acadicus Northern Saw-whet Owl
Picoides nuttallii Nuttall's Woodpecker
Baeolophus inornatus Oak Titmouse
Contopus cooperi Olive-sided Flycatcher
Oreothlypis celata Orange-crowned Warbler
Pandion hallaetus Osprey
Empidonax difficilis Pacific Slope Flycatcher
Troglodytes pacificus - Pacific (Winter) Wren (many times between 10/25/98 and 10/21/12)
Falco peregrinus Peregrine Falcon
Carduelis pinus Pine Siskin
Carpodacus purpureus Purple Finch
Sitta pygmaea Pygmy Nuthatch
Sitta canadensis Red-breasted Nuthatch
Sphyrapicus ruber Red-breasted Sapsucker
Buteo lineatus Red-shouldered Hawk
Buteo jamaicensis Red-tailed Hawk
Agelaius phoeniceus - Red-winged Blackbird (9/7/92 & at least 9 more times thru 11/14)
Larus delawarensis - Ring-billed Gull (12/18/16)
Columba livia Rock Pigeon
Pheucticus ludovicianus Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Regulus calendula Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Selasphorus rufous Rufous Hummingbird
Aimophila ruficeps Rufous-crowned Sparrow
Passerculus sandwichensis - Savannah Sparrow (10/02/98)
Sayonoris saya Say's Phoebe
Accipiter striatus Sharp-shinned Hawk
Anser caerulescens - Snow Goose (11/14/05, 12/24/05)
Melospiza melodia Song Sparrow
Pipilo maculatus Spotted Towhee
Cyanocitta stelleri Steller's Jay
Piranga rubra Summer Tanager
Catharus ustulatus Swainson's Thrush
Setophaga townsendi Townsend's Warbler
Tachycineta bicolor - Tree Swallow (5/30/06)
Cathartes aura Turkey Vulture
Ixoreus naevius Varied Thrush
Chaetura vauxi - Vaux's Swift (9/26-27/05, 10/8/11)
Tachycineta thalassina Violet-green Swallow
Vireo gilvus Warbling Vireo
Sialia mexicana Western Bluebird
Larus occidentalis - Western Gull (12/29/94)
Sturnella neglecta - Western Meadowlark (10/17/93, 2/4/95)
Megascops kennicottii - Western Screech-Owl (12/11/10, 12/9/12, 12/14/14)
Aphelocoma californica Western Scrub-Jay
Piranga ludoviciana Western Tanager
Contopus sordidulus Western Wood-Pewee
Sitta carolinensis White-breasted Nuthatch
Zonotrichia leucophrys White-crowned Sparrow
Elanus leucurus - White-tailed Kite (DW 6/19/10, JC&ER 3/25/11)
Zonotrichia albicollis White-throated Sparrow
Aeronautes saxatalis White-throated Swift
Meleagris gallopavo Wild Turkey
Empidonax traillii Willow Flycatcher
Cardellina pusilla Wilson's Warbler
Chamaea fasciata Wrentit
Setophaga petechia Yellow Warbler
Sphyrapicus varius Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Icteria virens - Yellow-breasted Chat (JC&ER 5/1/13)
Setophaga coronata auduboni Yellow-rumped Warbler