California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Birds at the Napa-Sonoma Marshes Wildlife Area

This list is a compilation of several studies, over several years. One should be aware that during these many studies observers have changed and not all birds may have been recorded correctly. In addition, the American Ornithological Union periodically changes the names of birds (eg. White-tailed Kite to Black-shouldered Kite) and although every effort has been made to report the correct names, times change. Please consult with a current guidebook for up-to-date nomenclature.

Acorn Woodpecker Elegant Tern Red Knot
American Advocet European Starling Red-breasted Sapsucker
American Bittern Forster's Tern Redhead
American Coot Fox Sparrow Red-shouldered Hawk
American Crow Gadwall Red-tailed Hawk
American Golden Plover Glaucous-winged Gull Red-winged Blackbird
American Goldfinch Golden Eagle Ring-billed Gull
American Kestrel Golden-crowned Kinglet Ring-necked Duck
American Pipit Golden-crowned Sparrow Ring-necked Pheasant
American Robin Great Blue Heron Rock Dove
American White Pelican Great Egret Rough-legged Hawk
American Wigeon Greater Scaup Rough-winged Swallow
Anna's Hummingbird Greater White-fronted Goose Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Ash-throated Flycatcher Greater Yellowlegs Ruddy Duck
Bald Eagle Great-horned Owl Rufous-crowned Sparrow
Band-tailed Pigeon Green-winged Teal Sanderling
Barn Owl Hairy Woodpecker Savannah Sparrow
Barn Swallow Hammond's Flycatcher Say's Phoebe
Belted Kingfisher Heermann's Gull Semipalmated Plover
Bewick's Wren Hermit Thrush Sharp-shinned Hawk
Black Phoebe Herring Gull Short-billed Dowitcher
Black Tern Hooded Merganser Snowy Egret
Black-bellied Plover Horned Grebe Snowy Plover
Black-crowned Night Heron House Finch Solitary Vireo
Black-headed Grosbeak House Sparrow Song Sparrow
Black-necked Stilt House Wren Sora
Black-shouldered Kite Hutton's Vireo Spotted Sandpiper
Black-throated Gray Warbler Killdeer Spotted Towhee
Bonaparte's Gull Lark Sparrow Stellar's Jay
Brewer's Blackbird Least Sandpiper Tree Swallow
Brown Creeper Lesser Goldfinch Tri-colored Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird Lesser Scaup Tundra Swan
Bufflehead Lincoln's Sparrow Turkey Vulture
Bullock's Oriole Loggerhead Shrike Vesper Sparrow
Burrowing Owl Long-billed Curlew Violet-green Swallow
Bushtit Long-billed Dowitcher Virginia Rail
California Clapper Rail Mallard Warbling Vireo
California Black Rail Marbled Godwit Western Bluebird
California Gull Marsh Wren Western Grebe
California Least Tern Merlin Western Gull
California Quail Mourning Dove Western Kingbird
California Towhee Northern Flicker Western Meadowlark
Canada Goose Northern Harrier Western Sandpiper
Canvasback Northern Mockingbird Western Scrub Jay
Caspian Tern Northern Phalarope Western Tanager
Cedar Waxwing Northern Pintail Western Wood Pewee
Chestnut-backed Chickadee Northern Pygmy-Owl Whimbrel
Chipping Sparrow Northern Shoveler White-breasted Nuthatch
Cinnamon Teal Nuttall's Woodpecker White-crowned Sparrow
Cliff Swallow Oak Titmouse White-faced Ibis
Common Goldeneye Orange-crowned Warbler Wild Turkey
Common Raven Osprey Willet
Common Snipe Pacific Golden Plover Willow Flycatcher
Common Yellowthroat Pacific Slope Flycatcher Wilson's Phalarope
Cooper's Hawk Pectoral Sandpiper Wilson's Warbler
Dark-eyed Junco Peregrine Falcon Winter Wren
Double-crested Cormorant Pied-billed Grebe Wood Duck
Downy Woodpecker Pileated Woodpecker Wrentit
Dunlin Plain Titmouse Yellow Warbler
Eared Grebe Prairie Falcon Yellow-rumped Warbler
Purple Finch