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Glen Canyon Park, San Francisco (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Glen Canyon Park, San Francisco

Map of Glen Canyon Park, San Francisco

Bullocks Oriole (Icterus bullockii) Male Common Checkered-Skipper  (Burnsius communis) Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus) Emmas Dancer (Argia emma) Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus) Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus)
Lazuli Bunting (Passerina amoena) Allens Hummingbird (Selasphorus sasin) Western Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma californica) Annas Hummingbird (Calypte anna) Pygmy Nuthatch (Sitta pygmaea) Bullocks Oriole (Icterus bullockii) Male
Bullocks Oriole (Icterus bullockii) Fledgling Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus) Nestlings Western Flycatcher (Empidonax difficilis) Blue-grey Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea) Lesser Goldfinch (Spinus psaltria) Blue Grosbeak (Guiraca caerulea) Male - Glen Park
California Towhee (Pipilo crissalis) Violet-green Swallow (Tachycineta thalassina)

Glen park is one of only a couple places in the city where you can see a natural creek. Part of the creekbed has been restored to native plants. This large park probably had a too steep and rocky canyon to be fully developed, and you can often find a bird here that you won't see anywhere else in the city. Habitats include riparian, eucalyptus forest, grassland, scrub, and rocky outcrops.


San Francisco 2007






Previous Visit (Sutro Heights--Baths / Land's End: 1/12/2007)
Next Visit (Golden Gate Park - Lloyd Lake: 1/15/2007)

Species Recorded (60)

Birds ( 57 )

Hawks, Eagles, and Kites ( Accipitridae )
Sharp-shinned Hawk - Accipiter striatus

Cormorants ( Phalacrocoracidae )
Double-crested Cormorant - Nannopterum auritum

New World Vultures ( Cathartidae )
Turkey Vulture - Cathartes aura

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

Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers ( Laridae )
Western Gull - Larus occidentalis

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

Typical Owls ( Strigidae )
Great Horned Owl - Bubo virginianus

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

Piculets and Woodpeckers ( Picidae )
Northern Flicker - Colaptes auratus
Nuttall's Woodpecker - Dryobates nuttallii
Downy Woodpecker - Dryobates pubescens

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

Swallows ( Hirundinidae )
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 )
Pygmy Nuthatch - Sitta pygmaea

Wrens ( Troglodytidae )
Bewick's Wren - Thryomanes bewickii
Pacific Wren - Troglodytes pacificus

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

Kinglets ( Regulidae )
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - Corthylio calendula

Thrushes and Allies ( Turdidae )
Hermit Thrush - Catharus guttatus
Swainson's Thrush - Catharus ustulatus
American Robin - Turdus migratorius

Waxwings ( Bombycillidae )
Cedar Waxwing - Bombycilla cedrorum

Starlings and Mynas ( Sturnidae )
European Starling - Sturnus vulgaris

Vireos ( Vireonidae )
Warbling Vireo - Vireo gilvus

Wood-warblers ( Parulidae )
Wilson's Warbler - Cardellina pusilla
Orange-crowned Warbler - Leiothlypis celata
Nashville Warbler - Leiothlypis ruficapilla
Yellow-rumped Warbler - Setophaga coronata

Tanagers ( Thraupidae )
Western Tanager - Piranga ludoviciana

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 )
Dark-eyed Junco - Junco hyemalis
Song Sparrow - Melospiza melodia
California Towhee - Melozone crissalis
Savannah Sparrow - Passerculus sandwichensis
White-crowned Sparrow - Zonotrichia leucophrys

American Blackbirds and Orioles ( Icteridae )
Brewer's Blackbird - Euphagus cyanocephalus
Bullock's Oriole - Icterus bullockii

Cardueline Finches and Allies ( Fringillidae )
House Finch - Haemorhous mexicanus
Lesser Goldfinch - Spinus psaltria
American Goldfinch - Spinus tristis

Old World Sparrows ( Passeridae )
House Sparrow - Passer domesticus


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