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Crissy Field, San Francisco (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Crissy Field, San Francisco

Map of Crissy Field, San Francisco

McCowns Longspur (Rhynchophanes mccownii) Long-billed Curlew (Numenius americanus) Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) Pectoral Sandpiper (Calidris melanotos) Vesper Sparrow (Pooecetes gramineus)
Red-throated Pipit (Anthus cervinus) Red-throated Pipit (Anthus cervinus) American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) Bairds Sandpiper (Calidris bairdii) Elegant Tern (Sterna elegans) Elegant Tern (Sterna elegans)
Elegant Tern (Sterna elegans) Caspian Tern (Sterna caspia) Adult and Juvenile Caspian Tern (Sterna caspia) Long-billed Curlew (Numenius americanus) Feeding Long-billed Curlew (Numenius americanus)

Crissy Field was once and even longer field, but a recent restoration project has brought us Crissy Lagoon. One of the best spots for little brown birds in the city. The lagoon hosts a variety of coastal bird species.


San Francisco 2007



12/17/2007: Bicycle ride to Crissy Field to look for reported Red-Necked Grebe.

Previous Visit (Presidio - El Polin Spring: 7/28/2007)
Next Visit (Mount Davidson: 8/30/2007)

Species Recorded (41)

Birds ( 41 )

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

Grebes ( Podicipedidae )
Red-necked Grebe - Podiceps grisegena
Pied-billed Grebe - Podilymbus podiceps

Cormorants ( Phalacrocoracidae )
Double-crested Cormorant - Phalacrocorax auritus

Herons ( Ardeidae )
Great Egret - Ardea alba
Great Blue Heron - Ardea herodias
Snowy Egret - Egretta thula

Swans, Geese, and Ducks ( Anatidae )
Mallard - Anas platyrhynchos
Canada Goose - Branta canadensis
Surf Scoter - Melanitta perspicillata

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

Plovers ( Charadriidae )
Killdeer - Charadrius vociferus

Sandpipers and Allies ( Scolopacidae )
Baird's Sandpiper - Calidris bairdii
Pectoral Sandpiper - Calidris melanotos
Least Sandpiper - Calidris minutilla
Marbled Godwit - Limosa fedoa
Long-billed Curlew - Numenius americanus
Whimbrel - Numenius phaeopus
Willet - Tringa semipalmata

Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers ( Laridae )
Caspian Tern - Hydroprogne caspia
California Gull - Larus californicus
Ring-billed Gull - Larus delawarensis
Heermann's Gull - Larus heermanni
Western Gull - Larus occidentalis
Forster's Tern - Sterna forsteri
Elegant Tern - Thalasseus elegans

Auks and Puffins ( Alcidae )
Pigeon Guillemot - Cepphus columba

Pigeons and Doves ( Columbidae )
Rock Pigeon - Columba livia

Tyrant Flycatchers ( Tyrannidae )
Black Phoebe - Sayornis nigricans

Swallows ( Hirundinidae )
Barn Swallow - Hirundo rustica

Jays and Crows ( Corvidae )
American Crow - Corvus brachyrhynchos

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

Starlings and Mynas ( Sturnidae )
European Starling - Sturnus vulgaris

Brushfinches, Seedeaters, Sparrows, and Allies ( Emberizinae )
Vesper Sparrow - Pooecetes gramineus
McCown's Longspur - Rhynchophanes mccownii
White-crowned Sparrow - Zonotrichia leucophrys

American Blackbirds and Orioles ( Icteridae )
Brewer's Blackbird - Euphagus cyanocephalus
Brown-headed Cowbird - Molothrus ater

Cardueline Finches and Allies ( Fringillidae )
Lesser Goldfinch - Spinus psaltria
American Goldfinch - Spinus tristis


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