• Green Heron
    Green Heron
  • Long-billed Curlew
    Long-billed Curlew
  • Ridgway's Rail
    Ridgway's Rail
  • Cooper's Hawk
    Cooper's Hawk

    Cooper's Hawk perched at Bolsa Chica Eco Reserve on March 8, 2015

  • Great Horned Owlet
    Great Horned Owlet

    A female Great Horned Owl and her 3 owlettes

  • Rock Wren
    Rock Wren
  • Cactus Wren
    Cactus Wren
  • Nuttall's Woodpecker
    Nuttall's Woodpecker
  • Black-and-white Wabler
    Black-and-white Wabler
  • Black-throated Gray Warbler
    Black-throated Gray Warbler
  • Common Raven
    Common Raven
  • Clark's Grebe
    Clark's Grebe
  • Purple Finch (male)
    Purple Finch (male)
  • Purple Finch (female)
    Purple Finch (female)
  • Marsh Wren
    Marsh Wren
  • Cliff Swallow
    Cliff Swallow
  • Barn Swallow
    Barn Swallow
  • Tree Swallow
    Tree Swallow
  • Savannah Sparrow
    Savannah Sparrow


  • Hutton's Vireo
    Hutton's Vireo
  • Western Wood-Pewee
    Western Wood-Pewee
  • Ash-throated Flycatcher
    Ash-throated Flycatcher
  • Swainson's Thrush
    Swainson's Thrush
  • Phainopela (male)
    Phainopela (male)
  • Warbling Vireo
    Warbling Vireo
  • American Kestrel (male)
    American Kestrel (male)
  • Sage Thrasher
    Sage Thrasher

    Sage Thrasher at Bolsa Chica Eco Reserve in Huntington Beach, CA

  • Peregrine Falcon
    Peregrine Falcon
  • Yellow-crowned Night Heron
    Yellow-crowned Night Heron
  • Acorn Woodpecker (male)
    Acorn Woodpecker (male)
  • Calliope Hummingbird (male)
    Calliope Hummingbird (male)
  • California Towhee
    California Towhee
  • Mountain Chickadee
    Mountain Chickadee
  • Northern Flicker red-shafted
    Northern Flicker red-shafted
  • House Wren
    House Wren
  • California Thrasher
    California Thrasher

Northern Harrier (male) aka “The Gray Ghost” – Moulton Meadows Park, Laguna Beach CA April 10, 2017

After two attempts at trying to locate the unique Calliope Hummingbird at Moulton Meadows Park In Laguna Beach, all efforts failed however as with most bird outings, the element of surprise is what kindles the intrigue. A brief glance of … Continued

Sound Recordings of the Broad-tailed Hummingbird which continued on August 20, 2016

A revisit to the park today with the sole intent on recording this Broad-tailed Hummingbird’s mechanical in flight sounds proved fruitful (note these are “not” vocalizations but sounds made by the wings movement while in flight).  Here are several audio … Continued