Aix sponsa
Wood duck
Range: Southern Canada to Northern Mexico
Amphispiza bilineata
Black-throated sparrow
Anas acuta
Northern pintail
Anas americana
American wigeon
Anas clypeata
Anas crecca
Green-winged teal
Synonyms: green teal
Anas discors
Blue-winged teal
Anas platyrhynchos
Mallard
Anous stolidus
Brown noddy
Aphelocoma ultramarina
Mexican Jay
Aptenodytes patagonicus
King penguin
Aquila chrysaetos
Golden eagle
Synonyms: gold eagle
Ardea alba
Great egret
Synonyms: white egret, great white egret
Ardea herodias
Great blue heron
Range: North America
Synonyms: blue heron
Athene cunicularia
Burrowing owl
Athene cunicularia hypugaea
Burrowing owl
Aythya affinis
Lesser scaup
Aythya collaris
Ring-necked duck
Baeolophus wollweberi
Bridled titmouse
Branta bernicla
Brant
Synonyms: Brant goose
Branta canadensis
Canada goose
Synonyms: Canada geese
Bucephala albeola
Bufflehead
Butorides sundevalli
Lava heron
Callipepla gambelii
Gambel's quail
Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus
Cactus wren
Cardinalis cardinalis
Northern cardinal
Cardinalis sinuatus
Pyrrhuloxia
Carpodacus mexicanus
House finch
Catoptrophurus semipalmatus
Willet
Chen caerulescens
Snow goose
Chloephaga hybrida
Kelp goose
Chloephaga hybrida malvinarum
Kelp goose
Chloephaga picta
Upland goose
Creagrus furcata
Swallowtail gull
Synonyms: swallow-tailed gull, swallowtailed gull
Cyanocitta stelleri
Steller's jay
Synonyms: blue jay
Diomedea exulans
Wandering albatross
Diomedea irrorata
Waved albatross
Egretta thula
Snowy egret
Eudyptes chrysocome
Rockhopper penguin
Eudyptes chrysocome chrysocome
Western rockhopper penguin
Eudyptes chrysolophus
Macaroni penguin
Fratercula arctica
Fregata magnificens
Magnificent frigatebird
Synonyms: Magnificent frigate bird
Fregata minor
Great frigatebird
Synonyms: Great frigate bird
Fregata sp.
Fulica americana
American coot
Geococcyx californianus
Greater roadrunner
Grus canadensis
Sandhill crane
Gygis alba
Fairy tern
Synonyms: white tern, camar
Haliaeetus leucocephalus
Bald eagle
Range: North America south to northern Mexico
Haliaeetus leucocephalus washingtoniensis
Bald eagle
Icterus bullockii
Bullock's oriole
Icterus cucullatus
Hooded oriole
Larus delawarensis
Ring-billed gull
Synonyms: Ring billed gull
Larus heermanni
Larus occidentalis
Western gull
Leucocarbo atriceps
Imperial shag
Synonyms: Blue-eyed shag
Limosa fedoa
Marbled godwit
Lophonetta specularioides
Patagonian crested duck
Macrocystis pyrifera
Giant kelp
Synonyms: kelp forest, seaweed, sea weed, sea grass, sargazo gigante, harina de kelp, giant kelp, harina de la macroalga, gedroogde kelp, zeewier, reuzenkelp, braendeltang, macroalga marina, Phaeophyceae
Melanerpes formicivorus
Acorn woodpecker
Melanerpes uropygialis
Gila woodpecker
Meleagris gallopavo
Wild turkey
Mirounga angustirostris
Elephant seal
Synonyms: elefante marino, sea elephant, sea cow
Mirounga leonina
Southern elephant seal
Molothrus aeneus
Bronzed cowbird
Molothrus ater
Brown-headed cowbird
Nannopterum harrisi
Flightless cormorant
Numenius phaeopus
Whimbrel
Parabuteo unicinctus
Harris' hawk
Synonyms: Harris hawk
Passer domesticus
House sparrow
Pelagophycus porra
Elkhorn kelp
Synonyms: elk kelp
Pelecanus erythrorhynchos
White pelican
Pelecanus occidentalis
Pelecanus occidentalis californicus
California brown pelican
Range: Nesting by this subspecies is restricted to islands in the Gulf of California and along the outer coast from Baja California to West Anacapa and Santa Barbara Islands in Southern California. Non-breeding California brown pelicans range northward along the Pacific Coast from the Gulf of California to Washington and southern British Columbia. Roosting and loafing sites provide important resting habitat for breeding and non-breeding birds. Important roosting sites include offshore rocks and islands, river mouths with sand bars, breakwaters, pilings, and jetties along the Pacific Coast and San Francisco Bay.
Notable: The brown pelican was listed as endangered in 1970 because of widespread pollutant-related reproductive failures. They are extremely sensitive to bioaccumulation of the pesticide DDT, which causes reproductive failure by altering calcium metabolism and thinning eggshells. In 1985, brown pelicans on the Atlantic Coast, had recovered enough that they could be removed from the endangered species list. Although California breeding populations have rebounded since the elimination of DDT use, persistent residues in the coastal environment continue to cause chronic reproductive problems. Despite the banning of DDT, some birds still show relatively high levels of pesticides in their tissues. Pelicans are dependent on northern anchovies and Pacific sardines, which have declined due to over-fishing by humans. Breeding populations and nesting productivity vary dramatically from year to year depending on El Nino events and other climatic changes. Pelicans are also threatened by the possibility of oil spills from tanker traffic in the Santa Barbara Channel, disturbance at post-breeding roosts on the central California coast, entanglement with hooks and fishing line, and disease outbreaks resulting from overcrowding in harbors.
Phaethon aethereus
Red-billed tropicbird
Synonyms: redbilled tropic bird, red billed tropic bird
Phalacrocorax atriceps
Imperial shag
Synonyms: Blue-eyed shag
Phalacrocorax auritus
Double-crested cormorant
Phalacrocorax harrisi
Flightless cormorant
Phalacrocorax penicillatus
Brandt's cormorant
Phalacrocorax sp.
Phalcoboenus australis
Straited caracara
Pheucticus melanocephalus
Black-headed grosbeak
Phoebastria irrorata
Waved albatross
Phoenicopterus ruber
Greater flamingo
Picoides arizonae
Arizona woodpecker
Pipilo fuscus
Canyon towhee
Podilymbus podiceps
Pied-billed grebe
Pygoscelis adeliae
Adelie penguin
Pygoscelis antarcticus
Chinstrap penguin
Pygoscelis papua
Gentoo penguin
Recurvirostra americana
American avocet
Rynchops niger
Black skimmer
Sitta carolinensis
White-breasted nuthatch
Spheniscus magellanicus
Magellanic penguin
Spheniscus mendiculus
Galapagos penguin
Range: Ecuador (Galapagos Islands)
Sterna elegans
Elegant tern
Sterna forsteri
Forster's tern
Sterna fuscata
Sooty tern
Sterna maxima
Royal tern
Sula dactylatra
Masked booby
Synonyms: masked boobie
Sula granti
Nazca booby
Synonyms: Nazca boobie
Sula leucogaster
Sula nebouxii
Sula sula
Red-footed booby
Synonyms: red footed booby, red-footed boobie
Tachyeres Brachypterus
Tachyeres brachypterus
Flightless steamer duck
Thalassarche chrysostoma
Gray-headed albatross
Thalassarche melanophrys
Black-browed albatross
Toxostoma curvirostre
Curve-billed thrasher
Turdus migratorius
American robin
Zenaida asiatica
White-winged dove
Zonotrichia leucophrys
White-crowned sparrow