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Don Baccus GBH

Photo courtesy of Don Baccus © 1999

This checklist is a work in progress. It represents a limited number of recorded sightings, and can in no way be considered complete. You can help us develop a more comprehensive checklist by reporting your Seward Park bird sightings, especially sightings of birds not included on this list, to the Seward Park Bird Checklist. Please include the date and time of new sightings, and a rough description of the location, i.e. "north tip of shoreline". Your data will be used to expand the existing list and, in the future, to produce a list that includes information on seasonal bird populations in Seward Park.


* introduced species
** no recent records
*** single exceptional sighting


Loons


Red-throated Loon Gavia stellata
Common Loon..... Gavia immer
Yellow-billed Loon.....Gavia adamsii ***


Grebes


Pied-billed Grebe..... Podilymbus podiceps
Horned Grebe..... Podiceps auritus
Red-necked Grebe..... Podiceps grisegena
Eared Grebe..... Podiceps nigricollis
Western Grebe..... Aechmophorus occidentalis


Cormorants

Double-crested Cormorant..... Phalacrocorax occidentalis


Herons

Great Blue Heron..... rdea herodias
Green- backed Heron..... Butorides striatus


Swans, Geese, Ducks

Greater White-fronted Goose..... Anser albifrons
Chinese Goose..... Anser cygnoides*
Canada Goose..... Branta canadensis
Trumpeter Swan..... Cygnus buccinator
Gadwall..... Anas strepera
Eurasian Wigeon..... Anas penelope
American Wigeon..... Anas americana
Mallard.....Anas platyrhynchos
Northern Shoveler..... rAnas clypeata
Northern Pintail..... Anas acuta
Domestic Duck..... Anas domesticus
Canvasback..... Aythya valisineria
Redhead..... Aythya americana
Ring-necked Duck..... Aythya collaris
Greater Scaup..... Aythya marila
Lesser Scaup..... Aythya affinis
Bufflehead..... Bucephala albeola
Common Goldeneye..... Bucephala clangula
Barrow's Goldeneye..... Bucephala islandica
Hooded Merganser..... Lophodytes cucullatus
Common Merganser..... Mergus merganser
Red-breasted Merganser..... Mergus serrator
Ruddy Duck..... Oxyura jamaicensis


Eagles and Hawks

Bald Eagle..... Haliaeetus leucocephalus
Sharp-shinned Hawk..... Accipiter striatus
Cooper's Hawk..... Accipiter cooperi
Northern Goshawk..... Accipiter gentili
Red-tailed Hawk..... Buteo jamaicensis


Falcons

Merlin..... Falco columbarius
Peregrine Falcon..... Falco peregrinus


New World Quail

California Quail..... Callipepla californica **


Rails, Coots

Virginia Rail..... Rallus limicola
American Coot..... Fulica americana


Lapwings, Plovers

Killdeer..... Charadrius vociferus


Sandpipers, Phalaropes

Spotted Sandpiper..... Actitis macularia
Wilson's Phalarope..... Phalaropus tricolor
Long-billed Dowitcher..... Limnodromus scolopaceus


Skuas, Gulls, Terns

Parasitic Jaeger..... Stercorarius parasiticus ***
Bonaparte's Gull..... Larus philadelphia ***
Mew Gull..... Larus canus
Ring-billed Gull..... Larus delawarenis
Glaucous-winged Gull..... Larus glaucescens
Western X Glaucous- winged Gull..... Larus occidentalis X Larus glaucescens
Sabine's Gull..... Xema sabini ***
Caspian Tern..... Sterna caspia


Pigeons, Doves

Band-tailed Pigeon..... Columbia fasciata
Rock Dove..... Columbia livia *


Parakeets, Parrots

Mitred (Scarlet-fronted)Conure..... Psittacara mitrata alticola (P. wagleri) *


Owls

Great Horned Owl..... Bubo virginianus **
Western Screech-Owl..... Otus kennicotti
Barred Owl......Strix varia
Northern Saw-whet Owl..... Aegolias acadicus **


Swifts

Vaux's Swift..... Chaetura vauxi


Hummingbirds

Anna's Hummingbird..... Calypte anna
Rufous Hummingbird..... Selasphorus rufus


Kingfishers

Belted Kingfisher..... Ceryle alcyon


Woodpeckers

Lewis' Woodpecker..... Melanerpes lewis ***
Red-breasted Sapsucker..... Sphyrapicus ruber
Downy Woodpecker..... Picoides pubescens
Hairy Woodpecker..... Picoides villosus
Northern Flicker..... Colaptes auratus
Pileated Woodpecker..... Dryocopus pileatus


Tyrant Flycatchers

Olive-sided Flycatcher..... Contopus cooperi


Empidonax Flycatchers

Western Flycatcher..... Empidonax


Vireos

Hutton's Vireo..... Vireo huttoni
Red- eyed Vireo..... Vireo olivaceus


Crows, Jays

Steller's Jay..... Cyanocitta stelleri
American Crow..... Corvus brachyrhincos


Swallows

Tree Swallow..... Tachycineta bicolor
Violet-green Swallow..... Tachycineta thalassina
Barn Swallow..... Hirundo rustica


Chickadees, Titmice

Black-capped Chickadee..... Poecile atricapillus
Chestnut-backed Chickadee..... Poecile rufescens


Bushtits

Bushtit..... Bushtit.....Psaltriparus minimus


Creepers

Brown Creeper..... Brown Creeper.....Certhia americana


Nuthatches

Red-breasted Nuthatch..... Sitta canadensis


Wrens

Bewick's Wren..... Thyromanes bewickii
Winter Wren..... Troglodytes troglodytes


Dippers

American Dipper..... Cinclus mexicanus **


Kinglets

Ruby-crowned Kinglet..... Regulus calendula
Golden-crowned Kinglet..... Regulus satrapas


Thrushes

Varied Thrush..... Ixoreus naevius
Swainson's Thrush..... Catharus ustulatus
Hermit Thrush..... Catharus guttatus
American Robin..... Turdis migratorius


Starlings, Mynas

European Starling..... Sturnus vulgaris *


Waxwings

Cedar Waxwing..... Bombycilla cedorum


Wood-Warblers

Yellow-rumped Warbler..... Dendroica coronata
Black- throated Gray Warbler..... Dendroica nigrescens
Townsend's Warbler..... Dendroica townsendi
Hermit Warbler..... Dendroica occidentalis
Yellow Warbler..... Dendroica petechia
Wilson's Warbler..... Wilsonia pusilla


Tanagers

Western Tanager..... Piranga ludoviciana


Sparrows

Spotted Towhee (formerly, Rufous-Sided Towhee)..... Pipilo maculatus
Fox Sparrow..... Passerella iliaca
Song Sparrow...... Melospize melodia
Golden-crowned Sparrow..... Zonotrichia atricapilla
White-crowned Sparrow..... Zonotrichia leucophrys
Dark-eyed Junco..... Junco hyemalis


Cardinals, Grosbeaks

Black-headed Grosbeak..... Pheuticus melanocephalus


Blackbirds

Red-winged Blackbird..... Agelaius phoeniceus
Brown-headed Cowbird..... Molothrus aeneus
Bullock's Oriole..... Icterus bullockii


Finches

Purple Finch..... Carpodacus purpureus
House Finch..... Carpodacus mexicanus
Red Crossbill..... Loxia curvirostra
Pine Siskin..... Carduelis pinus


Prepared for the Friends of Seward Park by Paul Talbert.
Links by Billy Falla

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