Bird list for June 2014

1 Mallard
2 California Quail
3 Great Blue Heron
4 Turkey Vulture
5 Cooper’s Hawk
6 Red-shouldered Hawk
7 Red-tailed Hawk
8 Killdeer
9 Rock Pigeon
10 Band-tailed Pigeon
11 Mourning Dove
12 White-throated Swift
13 Black-chinned Hummingbird
14 Anna’s Hummingbird
15 Costa’s Hummingbird
16 Allen’s Hummingbird
17 Acorn Woodpecker
18 Nuttall’s Woodpecker
19 American Kestrel
20 Pacific-slope Flycatcher
21 Black Phoebe
22 Say’s Phoebe
23 Cassin’s Kingbird
24 Western Kingbird
25 Bell’s Vireo
26 Western Scrub-Jay
27 American Crow
28 Common Raven
29 Northern Rough-winged Swallow
30 Barn Swallow
31 Cliff Swallow
32 Bushtit
33 House Wren
34 Bewick’s Wren
35 Western Bluebird
36 American Robin
37 California Thrasher
38 Northern Mockingbird
39 European Starling
40 Orange-crowned Warbler
41 Common Yellowthroat
42 Yellow Warbler
43 Spotted Towhee
44 Rufous-crowned Sparrow
45 California Towhee
46 Bell’s Sparrow
47 Song Sparrow
48 Great-tailed Grackle
49 Brown-headed Cowbird
50 Hooded Oriole
51 Bullock’s Oriole
52 House Finch
53 Lesser Goldfinch
54 American Goldfinch
55 House Sparrow

Bird list for May 2014

1 American Wigeon
2 Mallard
3 Ruddy Duck
4 Pied-billed Grebe
5 Double-crested Cormorant
6 Great Egret
7 Snowy Egret
8 Turkey Vulture
9 Cooper’s Hawk
10 Red-shouldered Hawk
11 Red-tailed Hawk
12 Killdeer
13 Spotted Sandpiper
14 Solitary Sandpiper
15 Wilson’s Phalarope
16 Rock Pigeon
17 Band-tailed Pigeon
18 Mourning Dove
19 Barn Owl
20 Great Horned Owl
21 Vaux’s Swift
22 White-throated Swift
23 Black-chinned Hummingbird
24 Anna’s Hummingbird
25 Costa’s Hummingbird
26 Rufous Hummingbird
27 Allen’s Hummingbird
28 Acorn Woodpecker
29 Nuttall’s Woodpecker
30 Downy Woodpecker
31 Northern Flicker
32 American Kestrel
33 Olive-sided Flycatcher
34 Western Wood-Pewee
35 Willow Flycatcher
36 Hammond’s Flycatcher
37 Pacific-slope Flycatcher
38 Black Phoebe
39 Say’s Phoebe
40 Ash-throated Flycatcher
41 Cassin’s Kingbird
42 Western Kingbird
43 Bell’s Vireo
44 Cassin’s Vireo
45 Warbling Vireo
46 Western Scrub-Jay
47 American Crow
48 Common Raven
49 Northern Rough-winged Swallow
50 Tree Swallow
51 Violet-green Swallow
52 Bank Swallow
53 Barn Swallow
54 Cliff Swallow
55 Mountain Chickadee
56 Bushtit
57 Canyon Wren
58 House Wren
59 Bewick’s Wren
60 Wrentit
61 Western Bluebird
62 Swainson’s Thrush
63 American Robin
64 California Thrasher
65 Northern Mockingbird
66 European Starling
67 American Pipit
68 Cedar Waxwing
69 Phainopepla
70 Orange-crowned Warbler
71 Nashville Warbler
72 MacGillivray’s Warbler
73 Common Yellowthroat
74 Yellow Warbler
75 Yellow-rumped Warbler
76 Black-throated Gray Warbler
77 Townsend’s Warbler
78 Hermit Warbler
79 Wilson’s Warbler
80 Green-tailed Towhee
81 Spotted Towhee
82 Rufous-crowned Sparrow
83 California Towhee
84 Chipping Sparrow
85 Clay-colored Sparrow
86 Lark Sparrow
87 Bell’s Sparrow
88 Song Sparrow
89 Western Tanager
90 Black-headed Grosbeak
91 Lazuli Bunting
92 Red-winged Blackbird
93 Brewer’s Blackbird
94 Brown-headed Cowbird
95 Hooded Oriole
96 Bullock’s Oriole
97 House Finch
98 Lesser Goldfinch
99 Lawrence’s Goldfinch
100 American Goldfinch
101 House Sparrow
102 Nutmeg Mannikin

Willow Flycatcher is here

Willow Flycatcher is expected on campus during last week of May to first week of June in their northward migration. Willow Flycatcher is a California endangered species.

https://www.dfg.ca.gov/wildlife/nongame/t_e_spp/bird.html

https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/taxaquery/SpeciesDetail.aspx?taxonid=262&PTitle=willow+flycatcher&STitle=Empidonax+traillii

Today I saw and heard one near the health center. It was too high in the trees to get pictures, but I managed a sound recording.

http://www.xeno-canto.org/180160

You can also hear a Yellow Warbler on the recording. There are at least two singing males around. Also, there were couple of late Western Tanager hanging around.

Some recent sightings…

We saw a Great Horned Owl on our last bird walk. I was at the agops in search of the this owl to take some pictures. I was surprised to see it with a young one. Looks like owls have successfully bred here.

Great Horned Owl

Last week when Kevin and I were birding at the gardens, there was a juvenile Cooper’s Hawk enjoing it’s lunch.

Cooper's Hawk (Juvenile)

Cooper's Hawk (Juvenile)

The only nest box that I am aware of in the botanic gardens has House Wren nesting in it.

House Wren (Nest box)

May rarities on campus

On May 1st, David Rankin found a Clay-colored Sparrow on campus near the Picnic Hill.  After some search I was able to relocate the sparrow just outside the gardens and photographed it.

Clay-colored Sparrow

Clay-colored Sparrow

On May 1st, David Rankin found a Solitary Sandpiper at the agops ponds.

Solitary Sandpiper

I am not sure if these are first campus records for both of these but these are certainly birds which are not expected on campus or even in Riverside.

 

Campus list for 2011

1 Pied-Billed Grebe
2 Double Crested Cormorant
3 Great Blue Heron
4 Great Egret
5 Snowy Egret
6 Turkey Vulture
7 Mallard
8 Lesser Scaup
9 Ring-Necked Duck
10 Gadwall
11 Canvasback
12 American Widgeon
13 Common Merganser
14 Hooded Merganser
15 Ruddy Duck
16 Osprey
17 Cooper’s Hawk
18 Sharp-Shinned Hawk
19 Red-Tailed Hawk
20 Red-Shouldered Hawk
21 Swainson’s Hawk
22 American Kestrel
23 Merlin
24 Peregrine Falcon
25 California Quail
26 American Coot
27 Killdeer
28 Greater Yellowlegs
29 Western Sandpiper
30 Least Sandpiper
31 Spotted Sandpiper
32 Common Snipe
33 Ring-Billed Gull
34 California Gull
35 Eurasian Collared Dove
36 White-Winged Dove
37 Mourning Dove
38 Band-Tailed Pigeon
39 Rock Dove
40 Great Horned Owl
41 Barn Owl
42 Vaux’s Swift
43 White-Throated Swift
44 Black-Chinned Hummingbird
45 Anna’ Hummingbird
46 Costa’s Hummingbird
47 Rufous Hummingbird
48 Allen’s Hummingbird
49 Belted Kingfisher
50 Red-Naped Sapsucker
51 Downy Woodpecker
52 Northern Flicker
53 Acorn Woodpecker
54 Nuttall’s Woodpecker
55 Hammond’s Flycatcher
56 Dusky Flycatcher
57 Gray Flycatcher
58 Pacific-Slope Flycatcher
59 Black Phoebe
60 Say’s Phoebe
61 Ash-Throated Flycatcher
62 Cassin’s Kingbird
63 Western Kingbird
64 Cassin’s Vireo
65 Bell’s Vireo
66 Mountain Chickadee
67 Red-Breasted Nuthatch
68 American Crow
69 Common Raven
70 Western Scrub Jay
71 Tree Swallow
72 Violet-Green Swallow
73 North Rough-Winged Swallow
74 Barn Swallow
75 Cliff Swallow
76 Brown Creeper
77 Bushtit
78 Verdin
79 European Starling
80 Rock Wren
81 Bewick’s Wren
82 House Wren
83 Ruby-Crowned Kinglet
84 Western Bluebird
85 Hermit Thrush
86 Swainson’s Thrush
87 American Robin
88 American Pipit
89 Wrentit
90 Northern Mockingbird
91 California Thrasher
92 Cedar Waxwing
93 Phainopepla
94 Orange-Crowned Warbler
95 Yellow Warbler
96 Common Yellowthroat
97 Yellow-Rumped Warbler
98 Townsend’s Warbler
99 Black-Throated Gray Warbler
100 Wilson’s Warbler
101 Western Tanager
102 Spotted Towhee
103 California Towhee
104 Green-Tailed Towhee
105 Sage Sparrow
106 Savannah Sparrow
107 Song Sparrow
108 Lincoln’s Sparrow
109 Chipping Sparrow
110 Rufous-Crowned Sparrow
111 White-Crowned Sparrow
112 Dark-Eyed Junco
113 Black-Headed Grosbeak
114 Lazuli Bunting
115 Brewer’s Blackbird
116 Brown-Headed Cowbird
117 Hooded Oriole
118 House Finch
119 Lesser Goldfinch
120 American Goldfinch
121 Lawrence’s Goldfinch
122 House Sparrow
123 Nutmeg Mannikin

Campus list for 2010

1 Pied-Billed Grebe
2 Double Crested Cormorant
3 White Pelican
4 Great Blue Heron
5 Great Egret
6 Snowy Egret
7 Green Heron
8 Turkey Vulture
9 Canada Goose
10 Mallard
11 Hooded Merganser
12 Lesser Scaup
13 Ring-Necked Duck
14 Gadwall
15 Ruddy Duck
16 Osprey
17 Northern Harrier
18 Cooper’s Hawk
19 Sharp-Shinned Hawk
20 Red-Tailed Hawk
21 Red-Shouldered Hawk
22 Swainson’s Hawk
23 Golden Eagle
24 American Kestrel
25 Merlin
26 Peregrine Falcon
27 California Quail
28 American Coot
29 Killdeer
30 Black-Necked Stilt
31 Greater Yellowlegs
32 Spotted Sandpiper
33 Common Snipe
34 Ring-Billed Gull
35 California Gull
36 Eurasian Collared Dove
37 Mourning Dove
38 Band-Tailed Pigeon
39 Rock Dove
40 Greater Roadrunner
41 Great Horned Owl
42 Vaux’s Swift
43 White-Throated Swift
44 Black-Chinned Hummingbird
45 Anna’ Hummingbird
46 Costa’s Hummingbird
47 Rufous Hummingbird
48 Allen’s Hummingbird
49 Belted Kingfisher
50 Downy Woodpecker
51 Northern Flicker
52 Acorn Woodpecker
53 Nuttall’s Woodpecker
54 Olive-Sided Flycatcher
55 Western Wood-Pewee
56 Pacific-Slope Flycatcher
57 Black Phoebe
58 Say’s Phoebe
59 Ash-Throated Flycatcher
60 Cassin’s Kingbird
61 Western Kingbird
62 Cassin’s Vireo
63 Bell’s Vireo
64 American Crow
65 Common Raven
66 Western Scrub Jay
67 Tree Swallow
68 Violet-Green Swallow
69 North Rough-Winged Swallow
70 Barn Swallow
71 Cliff Swallow
72 Bushtit
73 Verdin
74 European Starling
75 Rock Wren
76 Canyon Wren
77 Bewick’s Wren
78 House Wren
79 Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher
80 Ruby-Crowned Kinglet
81 Western Bluebird
82 Hermit Thrush
83 American Robin
84 American Pipit
85 Wrentit
86 Northern Mockingbird
87 California Thrasher
88 Cedar Waxwing
89 Phainopepla
90 Orange-Crowned Warbler
91 Nashville Warbler
92 Yellow Warbler
93 Common Yellowthroat
94 Yellow-Rumped Warbler
95 Black-Throated Gray Warbler
96 Wilson’s Warbler
97 Western Tanager
98 Spotted Towhee
99 California Towhee
100 Lark Sparrow
101 Sage Sparrow
102 Savannah Sparrow
103 Song Sparrow
104 Lincoln’s Sparrow
105 Chipping Sparrow
106 White-Crowned Sparrow
107 Dark-Eyed Junco
108 Black-Headed Grosbeak
109 Western Medowlark
110 Brewer’s Blackbird
111 Brown-Headed Cowbird
112 Hooded Oriole
113 Bullock’s Oriole
114 House Finch
115 Lesser Goldfinch
116 American Goldfinch
117 Lawrence’s Goldfinch
118 House Sparrow
119 Nutmeg Mannikin