Birdwatching

One of the hobbies I started since last year was birdwatching. I am far from being proficient, and I am still getting my sandpipers confused. This is just a page for my personal record on what I observed and the distinctive field marks that I learned along the way.

Locations:
  • Backyard
  • Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve
  • Irvine parks (including Irvine Regional Park)
  • San Francisco vicinity (including Point Reyes)
  • San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary
  • San Jacinto Wildlife Area

Field Guides used:
  • Peterson Field Guide to Birds
  • Sibley Birds West
  • Birds of Southern California
  • Hawks at a Distance
  • Merlin app
  • Sibley Birds v2 app

My eBird profile page is here.


Life-list:
  1. Western Bluebird
  2. Lesser Goldfinch
  3. Bushtit
  4. Tree Swallow
  5. Black Phoebe
  6. Osprey
  7. Snowy Egret
  8. Caspian Tern
  9. Black-necked stilt
  10. Western Grebe
  11. Great Blue Heron
  12. American Coot
  13. Mallard
  14. Song Sparrow
  15. House Finch
  16. House Wren
  17. Mourning Dove
  18. American Avocet
  19. Double-crested Cormorant
  20. Black Skimmer
  21. Hooded Oriole
  22. European Starling
  23. Great Horned Owl
  24. Western Gull
  25. Willet
  26. Allen’s Hummingbird
  27. Rock Pigeon
  28. Northern Mockingbird
  29. California Scrub-Jay
  30. Red-winged Blackbird
  31. Red-tailed Hawk
  32. Common Gallinule
  33. Northern Harrier
  34. Turkey Vulture
  35. Brown Pelican
  36. Brandt’s Cormorant
  37. California Gull
  38. Brewer’s Blackbird
  39. American Robin
  40. Canada Goose
  41. White-faced Ibis
  42. Green Heron (?) (Not pictured)
  43. Great Egret
  44. Greater Yellowlegs
  45. Forster’s Tern
  46. Killdeer
  47. Greater Roadrunner
  48. California Towhee
  49. Western Sandpiper
  50. Wilson’s Phalarope
  51. Long-billed Dowitcher
  52. American White Pelican
  53. Common Yellowthroat
  54. Spotted Towhee
  55. Pied-billed Grebe
  56. Cassin’s Kingbird
  57. Hermit Thrush
  58. White-crowned Sparrow
  59. California Quail
  60. American Wigeon
  61. Ring-billed Gull
  62. American Crow
  63. Black-crowned Night-Heron
  64. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
  65. Say’s Phoebe
  66. Ring-necked Duck
  67. Cedar Waxwing
  68. Swinhoe’s White-eye
  69. Sanderling
  70. Long-billed Curlew
  71. Bufflehead
  72. Surf Scoter
  73. Lesser Scaup
  74. Reddish Egret
  75. Marbled Godwit
  76. Horned Grebe
  77. Ruddy Duck
  78. Red-breasted Merganser
  79. Common Goldeneye
  80. Redhead
  81. Green-winged Teal
  82. Northern Pintail
  83. Blue-winged Teal
  84. Brant
  85. White-tailed Kite
  86. Anna’s Hummingbird
  87. Savannah Sparrow
  88. Peregrine Falcon
  89. American Kestrel
  90. Belted Kingfisher
  91. Eared Grebe
  92. Least Sandpiper
  93. Gadwall
  94. Cinnamon Teal
  95. Egyptian Goose
  96. Yellow-rumped Warbler
  97. Ruddy Turnstone
  98. Semipalmated Plover
  99. Bewick’s Wren
  100. Oak Titmouse
  101. Acorn Woodpecker
  102. Wood Duck
  103. Orange-crowned Warbler
  104. Vermilion Flycatcher
  105. Clark’s Grebe
  106. Golden-crowned Sparrow
  107. Iceland Gull
  108. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
  109. Black Oystercatcher
  110. Northern Flicker
  111. Chestnut-backed Chickadee
  112. Mew Gull
  113. Hooded Merganser
  114. Heermann’s Gull (Not pictured)
  115. Whimbrel
  116. California Thrasher
  117. Northern Shoveler
  118. American Pipit
  119. Ridgway’s Rail
  120. Western Meadowlark
  121. Loggerhead Shrike
  122. Barn Owl
  123. Red-shoulder Hawk
  124. Wilson’s Snipe
  125. Mountain Plover
  126. Yellow-crowned Night-heron
  127. Masked Booby
  128. Snow Goose
  129. Phainopepla (Not pictured)
  130. Red-crowned Parrot
  131. Indian Peafowl
  132. American Goldfinch (?)
  133. Common Raven
  134. Nuttall’s Woodpecker
  135. Cattle Egret
  136. Mandarin Duck
  137. Mountain Bluebird
  138. Swainson’s Hawk
  139. Thick-billed Kingbird
  140. Pine Siskin
  141. Red-throated Loon
  142. Black-headed Grosbeak
  143. Great-tailed Grackle
  144. Golden Eagle
  145. Calliope Hummingbird
  146. Brown-headed Cowbird
  147. Pin-tailed Whydah
  148. Western Tanager
  149. Wilson’s Warbler
  150. Swainson’s Thrush
  151. Northern Rough-winged Swallow
  152. Pacific-slope Flycatcher
  153. Greater White-fronted Goose
  154. Dark-eyed Junco
  155. Townsend’s Warbler
  156. Yellow Warbler
  157. Scaly-breasted Munia
  158. Pelagic Cormorant
  159. Pigeon Guillemot