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Click here for a printable list of all species observed at Famosa Slough. (PDF format)

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photos by Bird Friends

Birds of Famosa Slough

While there have been over 180 species of birds observed at Famosa Sough, the 48 list here have been regularly seen within the past year. Migrating waterfowl are more commonly seen in winter, while others such as the least tern are summer visitors. Year around visitors include many of the songbirds, egrets, and gulls.

Click on any of the highlighted birds to view photo.

Grebes and Herons (year-round visitors)

Pied-billed Grebe
Brown Pelican
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Little Blue Heron
Black-crowned Night Heron

Ducks (winter visitors)

Northern Pintail
Ruddy Duck
American Wigeon
Northern Shoveler
Cinnamon Teal
Blue-winged Teal
Lesser Scaup

Raptors (year-round visitors)

Red-tailed Hawk
American Kestrel

Waterfowl (mostly winter visitors)

American Coot
American Avocet
Black-necked Stilt
Greater Yellowlegs
Marbled Godwit
Western Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
Short-billed Dowitcher

Gulls and Terns (year-round visitors)

Ring-billed Gull
California Gull
Western Gull
Forsterís Tern
Least Tern

Doves and Hummingbirds (year-round visitors)

Mourning Dove
Rock Pigeon
Annaís Hummingbird

Perching birds (mostly year-round)

Belted Kingfisher
Black Phoebe
Western Scrub-Jay
Common Raven
American Crow
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
White-crowned Sparrow
Red-winged Blackbird
House Finch
House Sparrow
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