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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-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus) Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus) Virginias Warbler (Leiothlypis virginiae) Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta) Mew Gull (Larus canus) Iceland Gull (Larus glaucoides) 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 (53)

Birds ( 51 )

Grebes ( Podicipedidae )
Pied-billed Grebe - Podilymbus podiceps

Hawks, Eagles, and Kites ( Accipitridae )
Cooper's Hawk - Accipiter cooperii

Cormorants ( Phalacrocoracidae )
Double-crested Cormorant - Nannopterum auritum

Herons ( Ardeidae )
Great Blue Heron - Ardea herodias

Swans, Geese, and Ducks ( Anatidae )
Mallard - Anas platyrhynchos
Greater Scaup - Aythya marila
Canada Goose - Branta canadensis
Muscovy Duck - Cairina moschata
Hooded Merganser - Lophodytes cucullatus
Northern Shoveler - Spatula clypeata

New World Vultures ( Cathartidae )
Turkey Vulture - Cathartes aura

Kites, Hawks, Eagles, and Allies ( Acciptridae )
Red-tailed Hawk - Buteo jamaicensis
Red-shouldered Hawk - Buteo lineatus
Osprey - Pandion haliaetus

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

Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers ( Laridae )
Short-billed Gull - Larus brachyrhynchus
Iceland Gull - Larus glaucoides
Western Gull - Larus occidentalis

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

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

Tyrant Flycatchers ( Tyrannidae )
Western Wood-Pewee - Contopus sordidulus
Western Flycatcher - Empidonax difficilis
Black Phoebe - Sayornis nigricans

Swallows ( Hirundinidae )
Barn Swallow - Hirundo rustica

Jays and Crows ( Corvidae )
California Scrub-Jay - Aphelocoma californica
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

Kinglets ( Regulidae )
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - Corthylio calendula

Thrushes and Allies ( Turdidae )
American Robin - Turdus migratorius

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

Wood-warblers ( Parulidae )
Wilson's Warbler - Cardellina pusilla
Virginia's Warbler - Leiothlypis virginiae
Yellow-rumped Warbler - Setophaga coronata
Chestnut-sided Warbler - Setophaga pensylvanica
Yellow Warbler - Setophaga petechia
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
California Towhee - Melozone crissalis
White-crowned Sparrow - Zonotrichia leucophrys

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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