Bird List

Thanks to my amazing daughter, Miranda Kennedy, who photographs, identifies, classifies and lists birds, plants and insects, here is a list of birds sighted at our 1.68-acre garden.  Many of these birds have been sighted for the first time since the garden was installed.  Permaculture habitat is responsible.

Bird List for Finch Frolic Garden

Current Total: 97
Updated: October 26, 2019

U = Uncommon: not reliably seen even in season, maybe visited only a handful of times
R = Rare: seen only a few times, very unlikely to see most of the time

Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Green Heron (U)
Black-crowned Night Heron (R)
Wood Duck (U)
Gadwall (U)
American Wigeon
Northern Shoveler (R)
Ring-necked Duck (U)
Hooded Merganser (R)
Turkey Vulture
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper’s Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
American Kestrel (U)
Ring-billed Gull (R)
Mourning Dove
Eurasian Collared-Dove (U)
Ringed Turtle-Dove (R)
Band-tailed Pigeon
Barn Owl
Great Horned Owl
Anna’s Hummingbird
Costa’s Hummingbird
Black-chinned Hummingbird
Allen’s Hummingbird
Rufous Hummingbird
Acorn Woodpecker
Nuttall’s Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pacific-slope Flycatcher
Black Phoebe
Say’s Phoebe (U)
Cassin’s Kingbird
Western Kingbird
Warbling Vireo
Hutton’s Vireo (R)
Western Scrub-Jay
Common Raven
American Crow
Cliff Swallow
Oak Titmouse
Mountain Chickadee
White-breasted Nuthatch
Bewick’s Wren
House Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Western Bluebird
American Robin
Swainson’s Thrush
Hermit Thrush
Northern Mockingbird
California Thrasher
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Orange-crowned Warbler
Yellow Warbler (R)
(Audubon’s) Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Gray Warbler (R)
Townsend’s Warbler
Hermit Warbler (U)
Common Yellowthroat
Wilson’s Warbler
Yellow-breasted Chat (R)
Summer Tanager (U)
Western Tanager
Black-headed Grosbeak
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (R)
Blue Grosbeak (R)
Lazuli Bunting (U)
Spotted Towhee
California Towhee

Green-Tailed Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Lark Sparrow (R)
White-crowned Sparrow
Fox Sparrow (R)
Song Sparrow
Lincoln’s Sparrow
(Oregon) Dark-eyed Junco
Brown-headed Cowbird (U)
Red-winged Blackbird (R)
Bullock’s Oriole
Hooded Oriole
House Finch
Pine Siskin (U)
Lawrence’s Goldfinch (U)
Lesser Goldfinch
American Goldfinch (U)
House Sparrow (U)


  • Diane

    Thanks Nancy! So good of you to come, and always great to see you. To subscribe, just go to the home page and click on the subscribe button; I can’t do it from here. See you soon, Diane

  • Nancy Kreile

    I don’t know if I’m already on this mailing list. If not, please add me!

    Thanks! Loved the workshop on Saturday.


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