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Golden Gate Park - Stow Lake, San Francisco (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Golden Gate Park - Stow Lake, San Francisco

Map of Golden Gate Park - Stow Lake, San Francisco

Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta) Mew Gull (Larus canus) Thayers Gull (Larus thayeri) Adult Muscovy Duck (Cairina moschata) - Juvenile Muscovy Duck (Cairina moschata) - Female Domestic Type

Stow Lake is a shallow man-made lake in Golden Gate Park. There is a wooded island of non-native trees in the middle of the lake, and then another pond in the middle of the island. It is good for gulls and the occasional migrant waterbird. If you feel so inclined, you can explore the lake by paddleboat.


San Francisco 2007


Previous Visit (Downtown: 2/17/2007)
Next Visit (Sutro Heights--Baths / Land's End: 2/23/2007)

Species Recorded (28)

Birds ( 26 )

Grebes ( Podicipedidae )
Pied-billed Grebe - Podilymbus podiceps

Cormorants ( Phalacrocoracidae )
Double-crested Cormorant - Phalacrocorax auritus

Swans, Geese, and Ducks ( Anatidae )
Mallard - Anas platyrhynchos
Greater Scaup - Aythya marila
Canada Goose - Branta canadensis
Muscovy Duck - Cairina moschata

Kites, Hawks, Eagles, and Allies ( Acciptridae )
Red-tailed Hawk - Buteo jamaicensis

Rails, Gallinules, and Allies ( Rallidae )
American Coot - Fulica americana

Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers ( Laridae )
Mew Gull - Larus canus
Western Gull - Larus occidentalis
Thayer's Gull - Larus thayeri

Pigeons and Doves ( Columbidae )
Rock Pigeon - Columba livia
Band-tailed Pigeon - Patagioenas fasciata

Hummingbirds ( Trochilidae )
Allen's Hummingbird - Selasphorus sasin

Jays and Crows ( Corvidae )
Common Raven - Corvus corax
Steller's Jay - Cyanocitta stelleri

Bushtits ( Aegithalidae )
Bushtit - Psaltriparus minimus

Nuthatches ( Sittidae )
Pygmy Nuthatch - Sitta pygmaea

Treecreepers ( Certhiidae )
Brown Creeper - Certhia americana

Wood-warblers ( Parulidae )
Townsend's Warbler - Setophaga townsendi
Black-throated Green Warbler - Setophaga virens

Brushfinches, Seedeaters, Sparrows, and Allies ( Emberizinae )
Dark-eyed Junco - Junco hyemalis
Song Sparrow - Melospiza melodia

American Blackbirds and Orioles ( Icteridae )
Red-winged Blackbird - Agelaius phoeniceus
Brewer's Blackbird - Euphagus cyanocephalus

Cardueline Finches and Allies ( Fringillidae )
House Finch - Haemorhous mexicanus


North America
San Francisco
United States


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