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Palo Alto Baylands, California - Northern (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Palo Alto Baylands, California - Northern

Map of Palo Alto Baylands, California - Northern



Northern Harrier (Circus cyaneus) Ridgways Rail (Rallus obsoletus) Burrowing Owl (Speotyto cunicularia) Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis) Common Teal (Anas crecca) Male Canvasback (Aythya valisineria)
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata) Female Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata) Male Clapper Rail (Rallus longirostris) Common Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus) Western Meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta)

This natural area has plenty of trails giving access to salt marsh, grasslands, saltwater channels, open water of the San Francisco Bay, and a freshwater pond.


Species Recorded (55)

Birds ( 54 )

Grebes ( Podicipedidae )
Western Grebe - Aechmophorus occidentalis

Cormorants ( Phalacrocoracidae )
Double-crested Cormorant - Phalacrocorax auritus

Herons ( Ardeidae )
Great Egret - Ardea alba

Swans, Geese, and Ducks ( Anatidae )
Northern Pintail - Anas acuta
American Wigeon - Anas americana
Northern Shoveler - Anas clypeata
Green-winged Teal - Anas crecca
Cinnamon Teal - Anas cyanoptera
Mallard - Anas platyrhynchos
Greater Scaup - Aythya marila
Canvasback - Aythya valisineria
Canada Goose - Branta canadensis
Ruddy Duck - Oxyura jamaicensis

New World Vultures ( Cathartidae )
Turkey Vulture - Cathartes aura

Kites, Hawks, Eagles, and Allies ( Acciptridae )
Red-tailed Hawk - Buteo jamaicensis
Northern Harrier - Circus cyaneus
White-tailed Kite - Elanus leucurus

Falcons and Allies ( Falconidae )
Peregrine Falcon - Falco peregrinus

Grouse, Turkeys, and Allies ( Phasianidae )
Ring-necked Pheasant - Phasianus colchicus

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

Plovers ( Charadriidae )
Killdeer - Charadrius vociferus
American Avocet - Recurvirostra americana

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

Sandpipers and Allies ( Scolopacidae )
Least Sandpiper - Calidris minutilla
Long-billed Curlew - Numenius americanus
Greater Yellowlegs - Tringa melanoleuca
Willet - Tringa semipalmata

Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers ( Laridae )
Mew Gull - Larus canus
Ring-billed Gull - Larus delawarensis
Western Gull - Larus occidentalis
Forster's Tern - Sterna forsteri

Pigeons and Doves ( Columbidae )
Rock Pigeon - Columba livia
Mourning Dove - Zenaida macroura

Typical Owls ( Strigidae )
Burrowing Owl - Athene cunicularia

Tyrant Flycatchers ( Tyrannidae )
Black Phoebe - Sayornis nigricans
Say's Phoebe - Sayornis saya

Jays and Crows ( Corvidae )
California Scrub-Jay - Aphelocoma californica
American Crow - Corvus brachyrhynchos
Common Raven - Corvus corax

Bushtits ( Aegithalidae )
Bushtit - Psaltriparus minimus

Thrushes and Allies ( Turdidae )
American Robin - Turdus migratorius

Wagtails and Pipits ( Motacillidae )
American Pipit - Anthus rubescens

Shrikes ( Laniidae )
Loggerhead Shrike - Lanius ludovicianus

Starlings and Mynas ( Sturnidae )
European Starling - Sturnus vulgaris

Wood-warblers ( Parulidae )
Common Yellowthroat - Geothlypis trichas

Brushfinches, Seedeaters, Sparrows, and Allies ( Emberizinae )
Song Sparrow - Melospiza melodia
California Towhee - Melozone crissalis
Savannah Sparrow - Passerculus sandwichensis
Golden-crowned Sparrow - Zonotrichia atricapilla
White-crowned Sparrow - Zonotrichia leucophrys

American Blackbirds and Orioles ( Icteridae )
Brown-headed Cowbird - Molothrus ater
Western Meadowlark - Sturnella neglecta

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