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Crissy Field, San Francisco (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Crissy Field, San Francisco

Map of Crissy Field, San Francisco

Western Sandpiper (Calidris mauri) Yellow-headed Blackbird (Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus) Red-footed Booby (Sula sula) Rosss Goose (Anser rossii) Black Skimmer (Rynchops niger) Coopers Hawk (Accipiter cooperii)
McCowns Longspur (Rhynchophanes mccownii) Long-billed Curlew (Numenius americanus) Snowy Egret (Egretta thula) Semipalmated Sandpiper (Calidris pusilla) Red Knot (Calidris canutus) 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 (78)

Birds ( 78 )

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

Loons ( Gaviidae )
Common Loon - Gavia immer

Grebes ( Podicipedidae )
Western Grebe - Aechmophorus occidentalis
Red-necked Grebe - Podiceps grisegena
Eared Grebe - Podiceps nigricollis
Pied-billed Grebe - Podilymbus podiceps

Boobies and Gannets ( Sulidae )
Red-footed Booby - Sula sula

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

Cormorants ( Phalacrocoracidae )
Double-crested Cormorant - Nannopterum auritum

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

Swans, Geese, and Ducks ( Anatidae )
Mallard - Anas platyrhynchos
Greater White-fronted Goose - Anser albifrons
Ross's Goose - Anser rossii
Canada Goose - Branta canadensis
Cackling Goose - Branta hutchinsii
Bufflehead - Bucephala albeola
Surf Scoter - Melanitta perspicillata
Common Merganser - Mergus merganser
Red-breasted Merganser - Mergus serrator
Ruddy Duck - Oxyura jamaicensis

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

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

Plovers ( Charadriidae )
Semipalmated Plover - Charadrius semipalmatus
Killdeer - Charadrius vociferus

Sandpipers and Allies ( Scolopacidae )
Baird's Sandpiper - Calidris bairdii
Red Knot - Calidris canutus
Western Sandpiper - Calidris mauri
Pectoral Sandpiper - Calidris melanotos
Least Sandpiper - Calidris minutilla
Semipalmated Sandpiper - Calidris pusilla
Marbled Godwit - Limosa fedoa
Long-billed Curlew - Numenius americanus
Whimbrel - Numenius phaeopus
Red-necked Phalarope - Phalaropus lobatus
Willet - Tringa semipalmata

Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers ( Laridae )
Caspian Tern - Hydroprogne caspia
Short-billed Gull - Larus brachyrhynchus
California Gull - Larus californicus
Ring-billed Gull - Larus delawarensis
Heermann's Gull - Larus heermanni
Western Gull - Larus occidentalis
Black Skimmer - Rynchops niger
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

Hummingbirds ( Trochilidae )
Anna's Hummingbird - Calypte anna

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

Swallows ( Hirundinidae )
Barn Swallow - Hirundo rustica
Cliff Swallow - Petrochelidon pyrrhonota
Tree Swallow - Tachycineta bicolor
Violet-green Swallow - Tachycineta thalassina

Jays and Crows ( Corvidae )
American Crow - Corvus brachyrhynchos

Bushtits ( Aegithalidae )
Bushtit - Psaltriparus minimus

Kinglets ( Regulidae )
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - Corthylio calendula

Thrushes and Allies ( Turdidae )
Hermit Thrush - Catharus guttatus

Wagtails and Pipits ( Motacillidae )
Red-throated Pipit - Anthus cervinus
American Pipit - Anthus rubescens
White Wagtail - Motacilla alba

Starlings and Mynas ( Sturnidae )
European Starling - Sturnus vulgaris

Wood-warblers ( Parulidae )
Yellow-rumped Warbler - Setophaga coronata

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

American Blackbirds and Orioles ( Icteridae )
Red-winged Blackbird - Agelaius phoeniceus
Brewer's Blackbird - Euphagus cyanocephalus
Brown-headed Cowbird - Molothrus ater
Western Meadowlark - Sturnella neglecta
Yellow-headed Blackbird - Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus

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


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