• 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

Oso Reservoir, Rancho Santa Margarita July 30, 2016

A late afternoon visit to the reservoir yesterday proved eventful especially with the shoreline visible (typically submerged with higher water levels reducing any possibility of shorebirds). About 7:15pm I noted (11) Long-billed Dowitchers, (4) Semipalmated Plovers, (1) Greater Yellowlegs, (8) … Continued