California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Bird Species List (Detected Species Only) at the San Felipe Valley Wildlife Area

Compiled by the San Diego Natural History Museum Biodiversity Research Center.

Click here to view the status key below.


Common Name Scientific Name Status
Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias  
Great Egret Ardea alba  
Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura  
Canada Goose Branta canadensis M
Brant Branta bernicla M
Northern Harrier (SSC) Circus cyaneus  
Sharp-shinned Hawk (SSC) Accipiter striatus  
Cooper's Hawk (SSC) Accipiter cooperii B
Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicenis  
Golden Eagle (SSC, FPS) Aquila chrysaetos  
American Kestrel Falco sparverius B
Merlin (SSC) Falco columbarius  
Prairie Falcon Falco mexicanus  
California Quail Callipepla californica B
Ring-necked Pheasant Phasianus colchicus  
Sora Porzana carolina M
Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura B
Greater Roadrunner Geococcyx californianus B
Barn Owl Tyto alba pratincola  
Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus  
Long-eared Owl Asio otus  
Common Poor-will Phalaenoptilus nuttallii  
Vaux's Swift Chaetura vauxi  
White-throated Swift Aeronautes saxatalis saxatalis  
Anna's Hummingbird Calypte anna  
Costa's Hummingbird Calypte costae  
Belted Kingfisher Ceryle alcyon  
Nuttall's Woodpecker Picoides nuttallii B
Ladder-backed Woodpecker Picoides scalaris B
Northwestern Willow Flycatcher (SE) Empidonax traillii brewsteri M
Southwestern Willow Flycatcher (FE, SE) Empidonax traillii extimus  
Gray Flycatcher Empidonax wrightii M
Western Flycatcher Empidonax difficilis B
Western Wood Pewee Contopus sordidulus  
Black Phoebe Sayornis nigricans  
Ash-throated Flycatcher Myiarchus cinerascens  
Western Kingbird Tyrannus verticalis  
Loggerhead Shrike (SSC) Lanius ludovicianus B
Least Bell's Vireo (SE, FE) Vireo bellii pusillus B
Warbling Vireo Vireo gilvus swainsoni M
Western Scrub Jay Aphelocoma californica B
Common Raven Corvus corax  
Phainopepla Phainopepla nitens B
Western Bluebird Sialia mexicana  
Mountain Bluebird Sialia currucoides M
Hermit Thrush Catharus guttatus M
American Robin Turdus migratorius M
Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos B
Sage Thrasher Oreoscoptes montanus M
California Thrasher Toxostoma redivivum  
Cactus Wren Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus B
Rock Wren Salpinctes obsoletus B
Canyon Wren Catherpes mexicanus  
Bewick's Wren Thryomanes bewickii B
Verdin Auriparus flaviceps  
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Polioptila caerulea  
Bushtit Psaltriparus minimus M
Northern Rough-winged Swallow Stelgidopteryx serripennis  
Cliff Swallow Petrochelidon pyrrhonota  
Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula M
Wrentit Chamaea fasciata  
Horned Lark (SSC) Eremophila alpestris  
Lesser Goldfinch Carduelis plsaltria B
House Finch Carpodacus mexicanus B
Fox Sparrow Passerella iliaca  
Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia B
White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys M
Golden-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia atricapilla M
Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis  
Savannah Sparrow Passerculus sandwichensis  
Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina M
Black-chinned Sparrow Spizella atrogularis  
Brewer's Sparrow Spizella breweri M
Vesper Sparrow Pooecetes gramineus M
Lark Sparrow Chondestes grammacus B
Black-throated Sparrow Amphispiza bilineata B
Sage Sparrow Amphispiza belli  
Spotted Towhee Pipilo maculatus B
California Towhee Pipilo crissalis B
Orange-crowned Warbler Vermivora celata B
Nashville Warbler Vermivora ruficappila M
Yellow Warbler (SSC) Dendroica petechia B
Yellow-rumped Warbler Dendroica coronata M
Black-throated Gray Warbler Dendroica nigrescens M
Townsend's Warbler Dendroica townsendi M
Common Yellowthroat Ceothlypis trichas B
Wilson's Warbler Wilsonia pusilla  
Western Tanager Piranga olivcea M
Black-headed Grosbeak Pheucticus melanocephalus B
Blue Grosbeak Guiraca caerulea B
Lazuli Bunting Passerina amoena B
Hooded Oriole Icterus cucullatus B
Bullock's Oriole Icterus bullockii  
Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus  
Western Meadowlark Stumella neglecta B
Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater B


Status Key
B Breeding
M Migrating
SSC California Species of Special Concern
FPS California Fully Protected Species
ST State Threatened Species
FT Federal Threatened Species
SE State Endangered Species
FE Federal Endangered Species