Cliff Swallow

Cliff Swallow

Adults Description Size:  5.5” Plumage/Description:  Male and female plumage similar.  In flight the one characteristic that makes identifying this species fairly easy is the pale Rufous/buffy color on the rump.  Dark head, short dark tail and long dark wings which...
Williamson’s Sapsucker

Williamson’s Sapsucker

Male Female Description Size:  9” Plumage/Description:  Male plumage is very striking.  Overall mostly black, with distinctive markings including a white line through the eye extending to the nape, and a white line from the base of the beak extending through the cheek...
Chipping Sparrow

Chipping Sparrow

Adults Description Size:  5.5” Plumage/Description:  Male and female plumage similar.  Breeding plumage is more striking.  Crisp colors include a Rufous cap, a black stripe through the eye, gray nape, rump, throat, breast and belly. Back and wings are a rich brown...
Cedar Waxwing

Cedar Waxwing

Adult Description Size:  7.25” Plumage/Description:  A striking bird not easily confused with any other species that occurs in this area.  Male and female plumage similar.  Distinguishing features include a black mask through the eyes, a crest, and red ‘waxy’ tips on...
Wilson’s Warbler

Wilson’s Warbler

Male Description Size:  4.75” Plumage/Description:  Males are a bright yellow color with a jet-black crown, which is an unmistakable and diagnostic field mark.  Females are an overall bright yellow color but lack the black crown. Habitat:  Residential, Oak/Chaparral,...
Yellow Warbler

Yellow Warbler

Adult Description Size:  5” Plumage/Descriptions:  Males are bright yellow overall with reddish streaks that run vertically down the breast and belly.  Females are bright yellow overall but lack the reddish streaking. Habitat:  Riparian/Deciduous Time of year: ...