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APPENDIX C

OBSERVED AND POTENTIALLY OCCURING BIRD SPECIES OF THE STANISLAUS RIVER
Order Podicipediformes
 Family Podicipedidae
   Aechmophorus occidentalis		western grebe  			*
   Podiceps nigricollis			eared grebe
   Podilymbus podiceps			pied-billed grebe

Order Pelecaniformes
 Family Pelecanidae
   Pelecanus erythrorhynchos		American white pelican   	CSC

 Family Phalacrocoracidae
   Phalacrocorax auritus		double-crested cormorant        CSC

Order Ciconiiformes
 Family Ardeidae
   Ardea herodias			great blue heron       		*
   Botaurus lentiginosus		American bittern
   Butorides striatus			green-backed heron
   Casmerodius albus			great egret            		*
   Egretta thula			snowy egret            		*
   Nycticorax nycticorax		black-crowned night heron       *
   Bubulcus ibis			cattle egret

 Family Threskiornithidae
   Plegadis chihi			white-faced ibis       		CSC, 2

Order Anseriformes
 Family Anatidae
   Branta canadensis			Canada goose
   Branta canadensis leucopareia	Aleutian Canada goose    	FT
   Branta canadensis minima		cackling Canada goose
   Chen rossii				Ross' goose
   Chen caerulescens			snow goose
   Anser albifrons			white-fronted goose
   Aix sponsa				wood duck
   Anas acuta				northern pintail
   Anas americana			American widgeon
   Anas crecca				green-winged teal
   Anas clypeata			northern shoveler
   Anas cyanoptera			cinnamon teal
   Anas platyrhynchos			mallard
   Anas penelope			Eurasian wigeon
   Anas strepera			gadwall
   Aythya valisineria			canvasback
   Aythya americana			redhead
   Aythya affinis			lesser scaup
   Aythya collaris			ring-necked duck
   Bucephala albeola			bufflehead
   Bucephala clangula			common goldeneye
   Lophodytes cucullatus		hooded merganser
   Mergus merganser			common merganser
   Oxyura jamaicensis			ruddy duck

Order Falconifromes
 Family Cathartidae
   Cathartes aura			turkey vulture

 Family Accipitridae
   Accipiter cooperii			Cooper's hawk          		CSC
   Accipiter striatus			sharp-shinned hawk     		CSC
   Aquila chrysaetos			golden eagle           		CSC, CFP
   Buteo jamaicensis			red-tailed hawk
   Buteo lagopus			rough-legged hawk
   Buteo lineatus			red-shouldered hawk
   Buteo regalis			ferruginous hawk       		CSC, 2
   Buteo swainsoni			Swainson's hawk        		ST
   Circus cyaneus			northern harrier       		CSC
   Elanus caeruleus			white-tailed kite      		CFP
   Haliaeetus leucocephalus		bald eagle             		CSC, SE, FE
   Pandion haliaetus			osprey                 		CSC

 Family Falconidae
   Falco mexicanus			prairie falcon         		CSC
   Falco sparverius			American kestrel
   Falco columbarius			merlin

Order Galliformes
 Family Phasianinae
   Callipepla californica		California quail
   Oreortyx pictus			mountain quail         		3
   Meleagris gallopavo			wild turkey            		I
   Phasianus colchicus			ring-neck pheasant     		I

Order Gruiformes
 Family Rallidae
   Fulica americana			American coot
   Gallinula chloropus			common moorhen
   Porzana carolina			sora
   Rallus limicola			virginia rail

 Family Gruidae
   Grus canadensis canadensis		lesser sandhill crane
   Grus canadensis tabida		greater sandhill crane 		ST

Order Charadriiformes
    Family Charadriidae
   Charadrius vociferus			killdeer
   Charadrius montanus			mountain plover
   Pulvialis squatarola			black-bellied plover

 Family Recurvirostridae
   Himantopus mexicanus			black-necked stilt
   Recurvirostra americana		American avocet

 Family Scolopacidae
   Gallinago gallinago			common snipe
   Actitus macularia			spotted sandpiper
   Calidris alpina			dunlin
   Calidris mauri			western sandpiper
   Calisris minutilla			least sandpiper
   Limnodromus scolopaceus		long-billed dowitcher
   Numenius phaeopus			whimbrel
   Numenius americanus			long-billed curlew	     	CSC
   Tringa melanoleuca			greater yellowlegs

 Family Laridae
   Larus californicus			California gull  	      	CSC
   Larus delawarensis			ring-billed gull
   Larus argentatus			herring gull
   Larus thayeri			Thayer's gull
   Larus glaucescens			glaucous-winged gull
   Larus philadelphia			Bonaparte's gull
   Sterna forsteri			Forster's tern  	       	*
   Childonias niger			black tern

Order Columbiformes
 Family Columbidae
   Columba fasciata			band-tailed pigeon
   Zenaida macroura			mourning dove
   Columbia livia			rock dove            	 	 I

Order Cuculiformes
 Family Cuculidae
   Coccyzus americanus			western yellow-billed cuckoo     SE
   Geococcyx californianus		greater roadrunner

Order Strigiformes
 Family Tytonidae
   Tyto alba				barn owl

 Family Strigidae
   Asio flammeus			short-eared owl        		CSC
   Asio otus				long-eared owl 			CSC
   Athene cunicularia			burrowing owl          		CSC
   Bubo virginianus			great horned owl
   Glaucidium gnoma			northern pygmy owl
   Otus kennicottii			western screech owl
   Aegolius acadicus			northern saw-whet owl

Order Caprimulgiformes
 Family Caprimulgidae
   Phalaenoptilus nutallii		common poorwill
   Chordeiles acutipennis		lesser nighthawk

Order Apodiformes
 Family Apodidae
   Aeronautes saxatalis			white-throated swift
   Chaetura vauxi			Vaux's swift           		CSC

 Family Trochilidae
   Archilochus alexandri		black-chinned hummingbird
   Calypte anna				Anna's hummingbird
   Selasphorus rufus			rufous hummingbird

Order Coraciiformes
 Family Alcedinidae
   Ceryle alcyon			belted kingfisher

Order Piciformes
 Family Picidae
   Colaptes auratus			northern flicker
   Melanerpes lewis			Lewis' woodpecker
   Melanerpes formicivorus		acorn woodpecker
   Picoides nuttallii			Nuttall's woodpecker
   Picoides pubescens			downy woodpecker
   Picoides villosus			hairy woodpecker
   Sphyrapicus ruber			red-breasted sapsucker

Order Passeriformes
 Family Tyrannidae
   Contopus borealis			olive-sided flycatcher
   Contopus sordidulus			western wood-pewee
   Empidonax difficilis			Pacific slope flycatcher
   Empidonax hammondii			Hammond's flycatcher
   Empidonax olberholseri		dusky flycatcher
   Empidonax traillii			willow flycatcher      		SE
   Myiarchus cinerascens		ash-throated flycatcher
   Sayornis nigricans			black phoebe
   Sayornis saya			Say's phoebe
   Tryannus verticalis			western kingbird
   Tyrannus vociferans			Cassin's kingbird

 Family Alaudidae
   Eremophila alpestris			horned lark            		CSC, 2

 Family Hirundinidae
   Hirundo pyrrhonota			cliff swallow
   Hirundo rustica			barn swallow
   Riparia riparia			bank swallow           		ST
   Stelgidopteryx serripennis		northern rough-winged swallow
   Tachycineta bicolor			tree swallow
   Tachycineta thalassina		violet-green swallow

 Family Corvidae
   Aphelocoma coerulescens		scrub jay
   Corvus brachyrhynchos		American crow
   Corvus corax				common raven
   Pica nuttailli			yellow-billed magpie

 Family Paridae
   Parus gambeli			mountain chickadee
   Parus inornatus			plain titmouse

 Family Aegithalidae
   Psaltriparus minimus			bushtit

 Family Sittidae
   Certhia americana			brown creeper
   Sitta canadensis			red-breasted nuthatch
   Sitta carolinensis			white-breasted nuthatch

 Family Mimidae
   Mimus polyglottos			northern mockingbird
   Toxostoma redivivum			California thrasher
   Oreoscoptes montanus			sage thrasher

 Family Troglodytidae
   Catherpes mexicanus			canyon wren
   Cistothorus palustris		marsh wren
   Salpinctes obsoletus			rock wren
   Thryomanes bewickii			Bewick's wren
   Troglodytes aedon			house wren

 Family Muscicapidae
   Catharus guttatus			hermit thrush
   Catharus ustulatus			Swainson's thrush
   Chamaea fasciata			wrentit
   Ixoreus naevius			varied thrush
   Myadestes townsendi			Townsends's solitaire
   Polioptila caerulea			blue-gray gnatcatcher
   Regulus calendula			ruby-crowned kinglet
   Regulus satrapa			golden-crowned kinglet
   Sialia mexicana			western bluebird
   Turdus migratorius			American robin
   Sialia currucoides			mountain bluebird

 Family Laniidae
   Lanius ludovicianus			loggerhead shrike      		CSC, 2

 Family Motacillidae
   Anthus spinoletta			water pipit

 Family Cinclidae
   Cinclus mexicanus			American dipper

 Family Bombycillidae
   Bombycilla cedrorum			cedar waxwing
   Bombycilla garrulus			Bohemian waxwing

 Family Ptilogonatidae
   Phainopepla nitens			phainopepla

 Family Sturnidae
   Sturnus vulgaris			European starling      		I

 Family Vireonidae
   Vireo gilvus				warbling vireo
   Vireo huttoni			Hutton's vireo
   Vireo solitarius			solitary vireo

 Family Emberizidae
   Euphagus cyanocephalus		Brewer's blackbird
   Agelaius phoeniceus			red-winged blackbird
   Agelaius tricolor			tricolored blackbird   		CSC, 2
   Ammodramus savannarum		grasshopper sparrow
   Amphispiza belli			sage sparrow
   Amphispiza bilineata			black-throated sparrow
   Aimophila ruficeps			rufous-crowned sparrow
   Chondestes grammacus			lark sparrow
   Dendroica coronata			yellow-rumped warbler
   Dendroica nigrescens			black-throated gray warbler
   Dendroica occidentalis		hermit warbler
   Dendroica petechia			yellow warbler         		CSC
   Euphagus cyanocephalus		Brewer's blackbird
   Geothylpis trichas			common yellowthroat
   Guiraca caerulea			blue grosbeak
   Icteria virens			yellow-breasted chat   		CSC
   Icterus galbula			northern oriole
   Junco hyemalis			dark-eyed junco
   Melospiza lincolnii			Lincoln's sparrow
   Melospiza melodia			song sparrow
   Molothrus ater			brown-headed cowbird
   Oporornis tolmiei			MacGillivray's warbler
   Passerculus iliaca			fox sparrow
   Passerculus sandwichensis		savannah sparrow
   Passerina amoena			lazuli bunting
   Pheucticus melanocephalus		black-headed grosbeak
   Pipilo erythrophthalmus		rufous-sided towhee
   Pipilo fuscus			brown towhee
   Piranga ludoviciana			western tanager
   Piranga rubra			summer tanager
   Pooecetes gramineus			vesper sparrow
   Spizella passerina			chipping sparrow
   Sturnella neglecta			western meadowlark
   Vermivora celata			orange-crowned warbler
   Vermivora ruficapilla		Nashville warbler
   Wilsonia pusilla			Wilson's warbler
   Xanthocephalus xanthaocephalus	yellow-headed blackbird
   Zonotrichia atricapilla		golden-crowned sparrow
   Zonotrichia leucophrys		white-crowned sparrow

 Family Passeridae
   Passer domesticus			house sparrow          		I

 Family Fringillidae
   Carpodacus purpureus			purple finch
   Carpodacus mexicanus			house finch
   Carduelis lawrencei			Lawrence's goldfinch
   Caduelis pinus			pine siskin
   Carduelis psaltria			lesser goldfinch
   Carduelis tristis			American goldfinch
   Leucosticte arctoa			rosy finch


Codes * Special Animals that are biologically rare, very restricted in distribution, declining throughout their range, at a critical stage in their life cycle when residing in California, population may be peripheral to the major portion of a taxon's range, but which are threatened with extirpation within California, or the taxon may be associated with a habitat that is declining in California (wetlands, riparian, old growth forest) SE Listed as Endangered by the State of California ST Listed as Threatened by the State of California CSC California Department of Fish and Game "Species of Special Concern" CFP California Department of Fish and Game "Fully Protected" FE Listed as Endangered by the Federal Government FT Listed as Threatened by the Federal Government 1 Category 1 Candidate for listing by the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service (sufficient biological information available to support a proposal to list taxa as Endangered or Threatened) 2 Category 2 Candidate for listing by the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service (existing information indicates taxa may warrant listing, but substantial biological information necessary to support a proposed rule is lacking) 3 Taxa that have proven to be more abundant or widespread than previously believed and/or those that are not subject to any identifiable threat. If further research or changes in habitat conditions indicate a significant decline in any of these taxa, they may be reevaluated for possible inclusion in categories 1 or 2. I Introduced