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Lazuli Bunting (Passerina amoena) Male



Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator) Bullocks Oriole (Icterus bullockii) Male Rosss Goose (Anser rossii) Jumping Spider (Phanias ssp) Blow Fly (Compsomyiops callipes) Black-bellied Plover (Pluvialis squatarola)
Snowy Egret (Egreta thula) Snowy Egret (Egreta thula) Western Yellowjacket (Vespula pensylvanica) White-faced Ibis (Plegadis chihi) Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) Gray Flycatcher (Empidonax wrightii)
Western Bluebird (Sialia mexicana) McCowns Longspur (Rhynchophanes mccownii) Long-billed Curlew (Numenius americanus) Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus) White-throated Swift (Aeronautes saxatalis) Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)
Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus) Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus) Drone Fly (Eristalis ssp) Snowy Egret (Egretta thula) Western Tanager (Piranga ludoviciana) Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus)

Sightings from the city limits of San Francisco. Most of these sightings are Carbon Dioxide Free (biking and walking)

Time Period:

Species Recorded (330)

Birds ( 275 )

Old World Vultures ( Accipitridae )
Northern Harrier - Circus hudsonius

Shoebill ( Balaenicipitidae )
American White Pelican - Pelecanus erythrorhynchos
Brown Pelican - Pelecanus occidentalis

Loons ( Gaviidae )
Common Loon - Gavia immer
Pacific Loon - Gavia pacifica
Red-throated Loon - Gavia stellata

Grebes ( Podicipedidae )
Clark's Grebe - Aechmophorus clarkii
Western Grebe - Aechmophorus occidentalis
Horned Grebe - Podiceps auritus
Red-necked Grebe - Podiceps grisegena
Eared Grebe - Podiceps nigricollis
Pied-billed Grebe - Podilymbus podiceps

Albatrosses ( Diomedeidae )
Laysan Albatross - Phoebastria immutabilis
Black-footed Albatross - Phoebastria nigripes

Shearwaters and Petrels ( Procellariidae )
Buller's Shearwater - Ardenna bulleri
Flesh-footed Shearwater - Ardenna carneipes
Pink-footed Shearwater - Ardenna creatopus
Sooty Shearwater - Ardenna grisea
Short-tailed Shearwater - Ardenna tenuirostris
Northern Fulmar - Fulmarus glacialis

Storm Petrels ( Hydrobatidae )
Wilson's Storm-Petrel - Oceanites oceanicus
Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel - Oceanodroma furcata
Ashy Storm-Petrel - Oceanodroma homochroa
Black Storm-Petrel - Oceanodroma melania

Boobies and Gannets ( Sulidae )
Northern Gannet - Morus bassanus
Brown Booby - Sula leucogaster

Cormorants ( Phalacrocoracidae )
Double-crested Cormorant - Phalacrocorax auritus
Pelagic Cormorant - Phalacrocorax pelagicus
Brandt's Cormorant - Phalacrocorax penicillatus

Herons ( Ardeidae )
Great Egret - Ardea alba
Great Blue Heron - Ardea herodias
American Bittern - Botaurus lentiginosus
Green Heron - Butorides virescens
Snowy Egret - Egretta thula
Black-crowned Night-Heron - Nycticorax nycticorax

Ibises and Spoonbills ( Threskiornithidae )
White-faced Ibis - Plegadis chihi

Swans, Geese, and Ducks ( Anatidae )
Wood Duck - Aix sponsa
Northern Pintail - Anas acuta
Green-winged Teal - Anas crecca
Mallard - Anas platyrhynchos
Greater White-fronted Goose - Anser albifrons
Snow Goose - Anser caerulescens
Ross's Goose - Anser rossii
Lesser Scaup - Aythya affinis
Ring-necked Duck - Aythya collaris
Greater Scaup - Aythya marila
Brant - Branta bernicla
Canada Goose - Branta canadensis
Cackling Goose - Branta hutchinsii
Bufflehead - Bucephala albeola
Common Goldeneye - Bucephala clangula
Barrow's Goldeneye - Bucephala islandica
Muscovy Duck - Cairina moschata
Mute Swan - Cygnus olor
Harlequin Duck - Histrionicus histrionicus
Hooded Merganser - Lophodytes cucullatus
American Wigeon - Mareca americana
Eurasian Wigeon - Mareca penelope
Gadwall - Mareca strepera
Black Scoter - Melanitta americana
White-winged Scoter - Melanitta deglandi
Surf Scoter - Melanitta perspicillata
Common Merganser - Mergus merganser
Red-breasted Merganser - Mergus serrator
Ruddy Duck - Oxyura jamaicensis
Northern Shoveler - Spatula clypeata
Cinnamon Teal - Spatula cyanoptera
Blue-winged Teal - Spatula discors

New World Vultures ( Cathartidae )
Turkey Vulture - Cathartes aura

Kites, Hawks, Eagles, and Allies ( Acciptridae )
Cooper's Hawk - Accipiter cooperii
Sharp-shinned Hawk - Accipiter striatus
Red-tailed Hawk - Buteo jamaicensis
Red-shouldered Hawk - Buteo lineatus
White-tailed Kite - Elanus leucurus
Osprey - Pandion haliaetus

Falcons and Allies ( Falconidae )
Merlin - Falco columbarius
Peregrine Falcon - Falco peregrinus
American Kestrel - Falco sparverius

Grouse, Turkeys, and Allies ( Phasianidae )
Wild Turkey - Meleagris gallopavo

New World Quail ( Odontophoridae )
California Quail - Callipepla californica

Rails, Gallinules, and Allies ( Rallidae )
American Coot - Fulica americana
Sora - Porzana carolina
Virginia Rail - Rallus limicola
Ridgway's Rail - Rallus obsoletus

Plovers ( Charadriidae )
Snowy Plover - Charadrius nivosus
Semipalmated Plover - Charadrius semipalmatus
Killdeer - Charadrius vociferus
Black-bellied Plover - Pluvialis squatarola
American Avocet - Recurvirostra americana

Oystercatchers ( Haematopodidae )
Black Oystercatcher - Haematopus bachmani

Stilts and Avocets ( Recurvirostridae )
Black-necked Stilt - Himantopus mexicanus

Sandpipers and Allies ( Scolopacidae )
Spotted Sandpiper - Actitis macularius
Black Turnstone - Arenaria melanocephala
Sanderling - Calidris alba
Dunlin - Calidris alpina
Baird's Sandpiper - Calidris bairdii
Red Knot - Calidris canutus
Western Sandpiper - Calidris mauri
Pectoral Sandpiper - Calidris melanotos
Least Sandpiper - Calidris minutilla
Buff-breasted Sandpiper - Calidris subruficollis
Surfbird - Calidris virgata
Short-billed Dowitcher - Limnodromus griseus
Marbled Godwit - Limosa fedoa
Long-billed Curlew - Numenius americanus
Whimbrel - Numenius phaeopus
Red Phalarope - Phalaropus fulicarius
Red-necked Phalarope - Phalaropus lobatus
Lesser Yellowlegs - Tringa flavipes
Wandering Tattler - Tringa incana
Greater Yellowlegs - Tringa melanoleuca
Willet - Tringa semipalmata

Jaegers and Skuas ( Stercorariidae )
Long-tailed Jaeger - Stercorarius longicaudus
South Polar Skua - Stercorarius maccormicki
Parasitic Jaeger - Stercorarius parasiticus
Pomarine Jaeger - Stercorarius pomarinus

Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers ( Laridae )
Parakeet Auklet - Aethia psittacula
Bonaparte's Gull - Chroicocephalus philadelphia
Caspian Tern - Hydroprogne caspia
Herring Gull - Larus argentatus
California Gull - Larus californicus
Mew Gull - Larus canus
Ring-billed Gull - Larus delawarensis
Glaucous-winged Gull - Larus glaucescens
Iceland Gull - Larus glaucoides
Heermann's Gull - Larus heermanni
Glaucous Gull - Larus hyperboreus
Western Gull - Larus occidentalis
Black Skimmer - Rynchops niger
Forster's Tern - Sterna forsteri
Common Tern - Sterna hirundo
Arctic Tern - Sterna paradisaea
Ancient Murrelet - Synthliboramphus antiquus
Guadalupe Murrelet - Synthliboramphus hypoleucus
Scripp's Murrelet - Synthliboramphus scrippsi
Elegant Tern - Thalasseus elegans
Sabine's Gull - Xema sabini

Auks and Puffins ( Alcidae )
Pigeon Guillemot - Cepphus columba
Rhinoceros Auklet - Cerorhinca monocerata
Tufted Puffin - Fratercula cirrhata
Cassin's Auklet - Ptychoramphus aleuticus
Common Murre - Uria aalge

Pigeons and Doves ( Columbidae )
Rock Pigeon - Columba livia
Band-tailed Pigeon - Patagioenas fasciata
Eurasian Collared-Dove - Streptopelia decaocto
Mourning Dove - Zenaida macroura

New World Parrots ( Psittacidae )
Yellow-chevroned Parakeet - Brotogeris chiriri
Red-masked Parakeet - Psittacara erythrogenys

Barn Owl and Grass-owls ( Tytonidae )
Barn Owl - Tyto alba

Typical Owls ( Strigidae )
Burrowing Owl - Athene cunicularia
Great Horned Owl - Bubo virginianus

Swifts ( Apodidae )
White-throated Swift - Aeronautes saxatalis

Hummingbirds ( Trochilidae )
Anna's Hummingbird - Calypte anna
Rufous Hummingbird - Selasphorus rufus
Allen's Hummingbird - Selasphorus sasin

Kingfishers ( Alcedinidae )
Belted Kingfisher - Megaceryle alcyon

Piculets and Woodpeckers ( Picidae )
Northern Flicker - Colaptes auratus
Nuttall's Woodpecker - Dryobates nuttallii
Downy Woodpecker - Dryobates pubescens
Hairy Woodpecker - Dryobates villosus
Acorn Woodpecker - Melanerpes formicivorus

Tyrant Flycatchers ( Tyrannidae )
Olive-sided Flycatcher - Contopus cooperi
Western Wood-Pewee - Contopus sordidulus
Pacific-slope Flycatcher - Empidonax difficilis
Hammond's Flycatcher - Empidonax hammondii
Least Flycatcher - Empidonax minimus
Willow Flycatcher - Empidonax traillii
Gray Flycatcher - Empidonax wrightii
Black Phoebe - Sayornis nigricans
Eastern Phoebe - Sayornis phoebe
Say's Phoebe - Sayornis saya
Tropical Kingbird - Tyrannus melancholicus
Eastern Kingbird - Tyrannus tyrannus
Western Kingbird - Tyrannus verticalis

Swallows ( Hirundinidae )
Barn Swallow - Hirundo rustica
Cliff Swallow - Petrochelidon pyrrhonota
Bank Swallow - Riparia riparia
Northern Rough-winged Swallow - Stelgidopteryx serripennis
Tree Swallow - Tachycineta bicolor
Violet-green Swallow - Tachycineta thalassina

Jays and Crows ( Corvidae )
California Scrub-Jay - Aphelocoma californica
American Crow - Corvus brachyrhynchos
Common Raven - Corvus corax
Steller's Jay - Cyanocitta stelleri

Chickadees and Titmice ( Paridae )
Chestnut-backed Chickadee - Poecile rufescens

Bushtits ( Aegithalidae )
Bushtit - Psaltriparus minimus

Nuthatches ( Sittidae )
Red-breasted Nuthatch - Sitta canadensis
Pygmy Nuthatch - Sitta pygmaea

Treecreepers ( Certhiidae )
Brown Creeper - Certhia americana

Wrens ( Troglodytidae )
Marsh Wren - Cistothorus palustris
Rock Wren - Salpinctes obsoletus
Bewick's Wren - Thryomanes bewickii
House Wren - Troglodytes aedon
Pacific Wren - Troglodytes pacificus

Old World Warblers and Gnatcatchers ( Sylviidae )
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - Polioptila caerulea

Kinglets ( Regulidae )
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - Regulus calendula
Golden-crowned Kinglet - Regulus satrapa

Thrushes and Allies ( Turdidae )
Hermit Thrush - Catharus guttatus
Swainson's Thrush - Catharus ustulatus
Varied Thrush - Ixoreus naevius
Townsend's Solitaire - Myadestes townsendi
Western Bluebird - Sialia mexicana
American Robin - Turdus migratorius

Mockingbirds, Thrashers, and Allies ( Mimidae )
Northern Mockingbird - Mimus polyglottos
California Thrasher - Toxostoma redivivum

Wagtails and Pipits ( Motacillidae )
Red-throated Pipit - Anthus cervinus
American Pipit - Anthus rubescens

Waxwings ( Bombycillidae )
Cedar Waxwing - Bombycilla cedrorum

Starlings and Mynas ( Sturnidae )
European Starling - Sturnus vulgaris

Vireos ( Vireonidae )
Warbling Vireo - Vireo gilvus
Hutton's Vireo - Vireo huttoni
Red-eyed Vireo - Vireo olivaceus

Wood-warblers ( Parulidae )
Wilson's Warbler - Cardellina pusilla
MacGillivray's Warbler - Geothlypis tolmiei
Common Yellowthroat - Geothlypis trichas
Worm-eating Warbler - Helmitheros vermivorum
Orange-crowned Warbler - Oreothlypis celata
Lucy's Warbler - Oreothlypis luciae
Nashville Warbler - Oreothlypis ruficapilla
Prothonotary Warbler - Protonotaria citrea
Black-throated Blue Warbler - Setophaga caerulescens
Yellow-rumped Warbler - Setophaga coronata
Yellow-throated Warbler - Setophaga dominica
Magnolia Warbler - Setophaga magnolia
Black-throated Gray Warbler - Setophaga nigrescens
Hermit Warbler - Setophaga occidentalis
Palm Warbler - Setophaga palmarum
Chestnut-sided Warbler - Setophaga pensylvanica
Yellow Warbler - Setophaga petechia
American Redstart - Setophaga ruticilla
Townsend's Warbler - Setophaga townsendi
Black-throated Green Warbler - Setophaga virens

Tanagers ( Thraupidae )
Western Tanager - Piranga ludoviciana
Summer Tanager - Piranga rubra

Grosbeaks and Buntings ( Cardinalidae )
Lazuli Bunting - Passerina amoena
Blue Grosbeak - Passerina caerulea
Rose-breasted Grosbeak - Pheucticus ludovicianus
Black-headed Grosbeak - Pheucticus melanocephalus

Brushfinches, Seedeaters, Sparrows, and Allies ( Emberizinae )
Black-throated Sparrow - Amphispiza bilineata
Bell's Sparrow - Artemisiospiza belli
Lapland Longspur - Calcarius lapponicus
Lark Sparrow - Chondestes grammacus
Rustic Bunting - Emberiza rustica
Dark-eyed Junco - Junco hyemalis
Swamp Sparrow - Melospiza georgiana
Lincoln's Sparrow - Melospiza lincolnii
Song Sparrow - Melospiza melodia
California Towhee - Melozone crissalis
Savannah Sparrow - Passerculus sandwichensis
Fox Sparrow - Passerella iliaca
Spotted Towhee - Pipilo maculatus
Vesper Sparrow - Pooecetes gramineus
McCown's Longspur - Rhynchophanes mccownii
Brewer's Sparrow - Spizella breweri
White-throated Sparrow - Zonotrichia albicollis
Golden-crowned Sparrow - Zonotrichia atricapilla
White-crowned Sparrow - Zonotrichia leucophrys

American Blackbirds and Orioles ( Icteridae )
Red-winged Blackbird - Agelaius phoeniceus
Tricolored Blackbird - Agelaius tricolor
Brewer's Blackbird - Euphagus cyanocephalus
Bullock's Oriole - Icterus bullockii
Hooded Oriole - Icterus cucullatus
Baltimore Oriole - Icterus galbula
Orchard Oriole - Icterus spurius
Brown-headed Cowbird - Molothrus ater
Great-tailed Grackle - Quiscalus mexicanus
Western Meadowlark - Sturnella neglecta

Cardueline Finches and Allies ( Fringillidae )
Evening Grosbeak - Coccothraustes vespertinus
House Finch - Haemorhous mexicanus
Purple Finch - Haemorhous purpureus
Red Crossbill - Loxia curvirostra
Pine Siskin - Spinus pinus
Lesser Goldfinch - Spinus psaltria
American Goldfinch - Spinus tristis

Old World Sparrows ( Passeridae )
House Sparrow - Passer domesticus

Sites Included

Agua Vista Park, San Francisco
Alemany Community Garden, San Francisco
Aquatic Park, San Francisco
Baker Beach, San Francisco
Bayview Park, San Francisco
Bernal Heights - Neighborhood Garden, San Francisco
Bernal Heights - Neighborhood park, San Francisco
Bernal Hill, San Francisco
Buena Vista Park, San Francisco
Candlestick Park, San Francisco
Corona Heights, California - Northern
Crissy Field, San Francisco
Downtown, San Francisco
East Wash, San Francisco
Farallones Marine Sanctuary, California - Northern
Ferry Plaza, San Francisco
Fort Funston, San Francisco
Fort Mason, San Francisco
Fort Point, San Francisco
Garfield Park, San Francisco
Giants Park, San Francisco
Glen Canyon Park, San Francisco
Golden Gate Park - Buffalo Paddock, San Francisco
Golden Gate Park - Conservatory of Flowers, San Francisco
Golden Gate Park - Elk Glen Lake, San Francisco
Golden Gate Park - Lily Lake, San Francisco
Golden Gate Park - Lloyd Lake, San Francisco
Golden Gate Park - North Lake, San Francisco
Golden Gate Park - San Francisco Botanical Garden, San Francisco
Golden Gate Park - South Lake, San Francisco
Golden Gate Park - Stow Lake, San Francisco
Golden Gate Park--Big Rec Ball Fields, San Francisco
Golden Gate Park--Middle Lake, California - Northern
Golden Gate Park--West Maintenance Yard, San Francisco
Heron's Head Park, San Francisco
India Basin Shoreline Park, San Francisco
Islais Creek, San Francisco
Lafayette Park, San Francisco
Lake Merced , San Francisco
McLaren Park, San Francisco
Mission - My Backyard, San Francisco
Mission - My New Backyard, San Francisco
Mission Creek, San Francisco
Mount Davidson, San Francisco
Mountain Lake, San Francisco
Ocean Beach, San Francisco
Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco
Pier 94, San Francisco
Potrero Recreation Center, San Francisco
Presidio - El Polin Spring, San Francisco
San Francisco - Pier 39, San Francisco
Sutro Heights--Baths / Land's End, San Francisco
Tire Beach, San Francisco
Treasure Island, San Francisco
Yosemite Slough, San Francisco

Trips Included

San Francisco 2007

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