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Species found at Viewing Site

Cosumnes River Preserve  - Site # 59

Species:American Badger
Seen:No
Locations:Wetlands Walk, Boardwalk & River Walk Trail.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Poor

Species:American Beaver
Seen:Yes
Locations:Wetlands Walk, Boardwalk & River Walk Trail. Rancho Seco Howard Ranch Trail.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Poor

American Bittern at Sacramento NWR. Photo by Carole Haskell American Bittern at Gray Lodge Wildlife Area. Photo by James Simon.
Species:American Bittern
Seen:Yes
Locations:River Walk & Wetlands Walk
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Poor

Species:American Coot
Seen:Yes
Locations:Wetlands Walk & River Walk Trail. Barn Ponds & Desmond Road.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:W,F
Reliable:Excellent

Species:American Crow
Seen:Yes
Locations:Visitor Center. Wetlands Walk & River Walk Trail.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Good

Species:American Goldfinch
Seen:Yes
Locations:Wetlands Walk, Boardwalk & River Walk Trail.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Excellent

American Kestrel. Photo by Doug Froning
Species:American Kestrel
Seen:Yes
Locations:Wetlands Walk & River Walk Trail. Savannah Area. Barn Ponds and Desmond Road.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:W,F
Reliable:Good

Species:American Robin
Seen:Yes
Locations:Wetlands Walk, Boardwalk & River Walk Trail.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:W
Reliable:Good

American White Pelicans at Ahjumawi Lava Springs State Park. Photo by Jim Duckworth American White Pelicans at Anderson Marsh Natural Preserve. Photo by Harvey Abernathey Pelicans at Elkhorn Slough. Photo by Jim Duckworth
Species:American White Pelican
Seen:Yes
Locations:Desmond Road, Barn Ponds
Present Season:Yr
Season View:W,Sp
Reliable:Good

American Wigeon. Photo by Christine Hansen
Species:American Wigeon
Seen:Yes
Locations:Wetlands Walk. Barn Ponds and Desmond Road.
Present Season:W,Sp,F
Season View:W
Reliable:Poor

Species:Anna's Hummingbird
Seen:Yes
Locations:Visitor Center deck.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Good

Species:Barn Swallow
Seen:Yes
Locations:Visitor Center. Wetlands Walk & River Walk Trail.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Su,F
Reliable:Good

Species:Belted Kingfisher
Seen:Yes
Locations:Wetlands Walk & River Walk Trail.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Good

Species:Black Phoebe
Seen:Yes
Locations:Visitor Center. Wetlands Walk & River Walk Trail.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Excellent

Black-necked Stilt. Photo by Lew Milligan
Species:Black-Necked Stilt
Seen:Yes
Locations:Wetlands Walk. Ponds along Desmond Road.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Excellent

Species:Black-Tailed Jackrabbit
Seen:Yes
Locations:Wetlands Walk, Boardwalk & River Walk Trail. Rancho Seco Howard Ranch Trail.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Good

Bobcat Bobcat
Species:Bobcat
Seen:No
Locations:Rancho Seco Howard Ranch Trail.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Poor

Species:Bullfrog
Seen:No
Locations:Wetlands Walk, Boardwalk & River Walk Trail. Rancho Seco Howard Ranch Trail.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Poor

Species:Bushtit
Seen:Yes
Locations:Visitor Center. Wetlands Walk & River Walk Trail.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Excellent

Species:California Ground Squirrel
Seen:Yes
Locations:Wetlands Walk, Boardwalk & River Walk Trail.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Good

Species:California Myotis
Seen:No
Locations:Franklin Bridge. Wetlands Walk, Boardwalk & River Walk Trail. Rancho Seco Howard Ranch Trail.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Poor

Quail pair at Clear Lake. Photo by Scott Banales Quail and chicks at Golden Gate NRA. Photo by Jessican Weinberg
Species:California Quail
Seen:Yes
Locations:Wetlands Walk & River Walk Trail. Savannah Area.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Poor

Species:California Slender Salamander
Seen:No
Locations:Rancho Seco Howard Ranch Trail.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Poor

Species:California Tiger Salamander
Seen:No
Locations:Wetlands Walk, Boardwalk & River Walk Trail. Rancho Seco Howard Ranch Trail.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Poor

Species:California Whipsnake(Striped Racer)
Seen:No
Locations:Wetlands Walk, Boardwalk & River Walk Trail. Rancho Seco Howard Ranch Trail.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Poor

Species:Canada Goose
Seen:Yes
Locations:Barn Ponds. Managed Wetlands.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:W
Reliable:Good

Cinnamon Teal Drakes at Sacramento NWR. Photo by Phil Robertson Cinnamon Teal at Sacramento NWR. Photo by Claire Ames
Species:Cinnamon Teal
Seen:Yes
Locations:Wetlands Walk. Barn Ponds and Desmond Road.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:W,F
Reliable:Excellent

Species:Common Garter Snake
Seen:No
Locations:Wetlands Walk, Boardwalk & River Walk Trail. Rancho Seco Howard Ranch Trail.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Poor

Species:Common Kingsnake
Seen:No
Locations:Wetlands Walk, Boardwalk & River Walk Trail. Rancho Seco Howard Ranch Trail.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Poor

Species:Common Yellowthroat
Seen:Yes
Locations:Wetlands Walk, Boardwalk & River Walk Trail.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Poor

Coyote at Point Reyes. Photo by Jen Joynt Coyote
Species:Coyote
Seen:Yes
Locations:Rancho Seco Howard Ranch Trail.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Good

Desert cottontails survive by blending in with their background and having
large ears adapted to shedding heat to keep them cooler in Death Valley
National Park. (Photo by Vicki Wolfe)
Species:Desert Cottontail
Seen:Yes
Locations:Wetlands Walk, Boardwalk & River Walk Trail. Rancho Seco Howard Ranch Trail.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Good

Double-crested Cormorant. Photo by Doug Froning
Species:Double-Crested Cormorant
Seen:Yes
Locations:River Walk Trail
Present Season:Yr
Season View:W,Sp
Reliable:Good

Species:European Starling
Seen:Yes
Locations:Wetlands Walk, Boardwalk & River Walk Trail.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:W
Reliable:Poor

Gadwalls at Sacramento NWR. Photo by Terry Germany
Species:Gadwall
Seen:Yes
Locations:Wetlands Walk. Barn Ponds and Desmond Road.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:W,F
Reliable:Good

Species:Gopher Snake
Seen:No
Locations:Wetlands Walk, Boardwalk & River Walk Trail. Rancho Seco Howard Ranch Trail.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Poor

Gray fox and kit Photo by Siegfried Matull
Species:Gray Fox
Seen:No
Locations:Wetlands Walk, Boardwalk & River Walk Trail. Rancho Seco Howard Ranch Trail.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Poor

Great Blue Heron Great Blue Heron at K-Dock. Photo by Terry Eckhart
Species:Great Blue Heron
Seen:Yes
Locations:Wetlands Walk & River Walk. Along the River
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Excellent

Egrets at Bolinas Lagoon. Photo by Harvey Abernathey Great Egret building a nest at Gray Lodge Wildlife Area. Photo by Bruce Johnson Early morning grooming along Morro Bay. Egret at Tijuana Slough. Photo by Gary E.Davis
Species:Great Egret
Seen:Yes
Locations:Wetlands Walk & River Walk. Along the River.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Excellent

Species:Greater White-Fronted Goose
Seen:Yes
Locations:Barn Ponds. Desmond Road.
Present Season:W,F
Season View:W,F
Reliable:Good

Species:Greater Yellowlegs
Seen:Yes
Locations:Wetlands Walk. Ponds along Desmond Road.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:W,Sp
Reliable:Good

Species:Green-Winged Teal
Seen:Yes
Locations:Wetlands Walk. Barn Ponds and Desmond Road.
Present Season:W,Sp,F
Season View:W
Reliable:Good

Species:Hermit Thrush
Seen:Yes
Locations:Wetlands Walk, Boardwalk & River Walk Trail.
Present Season:W,Sp,F
Season View:W,F
Reliable:Poor

Species:Hoary Bat
Seen:No
Locations:Franklin Bridge. Wetlands Walk, Boardwalk & River Walk Trail. Rancho Seco Howard Ranch Trail.
Present Season:Sp,Su
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Poor

Species:House Finch
Seen:Yes
Locations:Wetlands Walk, Boardwalk & River Walk Trail.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Excellent

Species:House Wren
Seen:Yes
Locations:Visitor Center & River Walk Trail.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Sp,Su,F
Reliable:Good

Species:Least Sandpiper
Seen:Yes
Locations:Wetlands Walk. Ponds along Desmond Road.
Present Season:W,Sp,F
Season View:W,Sp
Reliable:Good

Species:Long-Billed Dowitcher
Seen:Yes
Locations:Wetlands Walk. Ponds along Desmond Road.
Present Season:W,Sp,F
Season View:W,Sp
Reliable:Excellent

Species:Mallard
Seen:Yes
Locations:Wetlands Walk. Barn Ponds and Desmond Road.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:W,F
Reliable:Excellent

Species:Marsh Wren
Seen:Yes
Locations:Visitor Center & River Walk Trail.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Good

Species:Mourning Dove
Seen:Yes
Locations:River Walk Trail.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Poor

Species:Northern Flicker
Seen:Yes
Locations:Visitor Center. Wetlands Walk & River Walk Trail.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:W,F
Reliable:Excellent

Northern Harrier hunting at Coyote Hills Regional Park. Photo by Janet Norris Northern Harrier. Photo by Jack Ferrante
Species:Northern Harrier
Seen:Yes
Locations:Wetlands Walk & River Walk Trail. Savannah Area. Barn Ponds and Desmond Road.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:W,Sp,F
Reliable:Good

Species:Northern Pintail
Seen:Yes
Locations:Wetlands Walk. Barn Ponds and Desmond Road.
Present Season:W,Sp,F
Season View:W
Reliable:Good

River Otters at Ahjumawi State Park. Taken from his kayak by Jim Duckworth Northern River Otter. Photo by Irwin Maloff
Species:Northern River Otter
Seen:Yes
Locations:Wetlands Walk.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Good

Northern Shoveler at Little Lake Overlook. Photo by Stephen Creswell Northern Shoveler at Sacramento NWR. Photo by Claire Ames
Species:Northern Shoveler
Seen:Yes
Locations:Wetlands Walk. Barn Ponds and Desmond Road.
Present Season:W,Sp,F
Season View:W
Reliable:Good

Species:Nuttall's Woodpecker
Seen:Yes
Locations:Visitor Center. Wetlands Walk & River Walk Trail.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Excellent

Species:Ornate Shrew
Seen:No
Locations:Wetlands Walk, Boardwalk & River Walk Trail. Rancho Seco Howard Ranch Trail.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Poor

Species:Ornate Shrew
Seen:No
Locations:Rancho Seco Howard Ranch Trail.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Poor

Species:Pacific Treefrog
Seen:No
Locations:Wetlands Walk, Boardwalk & River Walk Trail. Rancho Seco Howard Ranch Trail.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Poor

Species:Painted Turtle
Seen:No
Locations:Wetlands Walk, Boardwalk & River Walk Trail. Rancho Seco Howard Ranch Trail.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Poor

Species:Pallid Bat
Seen:No
Locations:Franklin Bridge. Wetlands Walk, Boardwalk & River Walk Trail. Rancho Seco Howard Ranch Trail.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Poor

Pied-Billed Grebe and chick. Photo by Cindy Tucey
Species:Pied-Billed Grebe
Seen:Yes
Locations:Wetlands
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Excellent

Pied-Billed Grebe and chick. Photo by Cindy Tucey
Species:Pied-Billed Grebe
Seen:Yes
Locations:Wetlands
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Excellent

Raccoon at Ahjumawi State Park. Taken from his kayak by Jim Duckworth
Species:Raccoon
Seen:No
Locations:Wetlands Walk, Boardwalk & River Walk Trail.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Poor

Species:Racer
Seen:No
Locations:Wetlands Walk, Boardwalk & River Walk Trail. Rancho Seco Howard Ranch Trail.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Poor

Red-shouldered Hawk at K-Dock. PHoto by Terry Eckhart
Species:Red-Shouldered Hawk
Seen:Yes
Locations:Wetlands Walk & River Walk Trail. Savannah Area. Barn Ponds and Desmond Road.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Good

Watch for red-tailed hawks on the look out for prey in Death Valley National Park.Photo by Gerry Wolfe
Red tail hawk at Laguna, 9-29-08
Species:Red-Tailed Hawk
Seen:Yes
Locations:Wetlands Walk & River Walk Trail. Savannah Area. Barn Ponds and Desmond Road.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:W,F
Reliable:Good

Red-winged Blackbird at Cosumnes River Preserve. Photo by Bob McCleary. Red-winged Blackbird at Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area. Photo by Phil Robertson
Species:Red-Winged Blackbird
Seen:Yes
Locations:Wetlands Walk, Boardwalk & River Walk Trail.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Excellent

Species:Ruby-Crowned Kinglet
Seen:Yes
Locations:Wetlands Walk, Boardwalk & River Walk Trail.
Present Season:W,Sp,F
Season View:W,F
Reliable:Poor

Sandhill Cranes at Llano Seco Unit of Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge. Photo by Bruce Johnson Sandhill Cranes at Merced National Wildlife Refuge. Photo by Gary Powell
Species:Sandhill Crane
Seen:Yes
Locations:Staten Island. Wetlands Walk. Wetlands, Barn Ponds & Desmond Road.
Present Season:W,F
Season View:W,F
Reliable:Excellent

Species:Savannah Sparrow
Seen:Yes
Locations:Wetlands Walk, Boardwalk & River Walk Trail.
Present Season:W,Sp,F
Season View:W
Reliable:Good

Species:Silver-Haired Bat
Seen:No
Locations:Franklin Bridge. Wetlands Walk, Boardwalk & River Walk Trail. Rancho Seco Howard Ranch Trail.
Present Season:Sp,Su,F
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Poor

Snowy Egret at Audubon Canyon. Photo by Lyle Madeson Snowy Egret at Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve. Photo by Lyle Madeson Morning rest on Morro Bay Snow Egret
Species:Snowy Egret
Seen:Yes
Locations:River Walk Trail & Wetlands Walk.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Excellent

Species:Song Sparrow
Seen:Yes
Locations:Wetlands Walk, Boardwalk & River Walk Trail.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Sp
Reliable:Good

Species:Southern Alligator Lizard
Seen:No
Locations:Wetlands Walk, Boardwalk & River Walk Trail. Rancho Seco Howard Ranch Trail.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Poor

Species:Spotted Towhee
Seen:Yes
Locations:Wetlands Walk, Boardwalk & River Walk Trail.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Good

Species:Swainson's Hawk
Seen:Yes
Locations:Wetlands Walk & River Walk Trail. Savannah Area. Barn Ponds and Desmond Road.
Present Season:Sp,Su
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Good

Species:Tree Swallow
Seen:Yes
Locations:Visitor Center. Wetlands Walk & River Walk Trail.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Sp
Reliable:Excellent

Turkey Vultures Turkey vultures on sand spit Turkey Vulture at Coyote Hills Regional Park. Photo by Janet Norris
Species:Turkey Vulture
Seen:Yes
Locations:Roadway. Savannah along River Walk.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Good

Species:Virginia Opossum
Seen:No
Locations:Wetlands Walk, Boardwalk & River Walk Trail. Rancho Seco Howard Ranch Trail.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Poor

Western Fence Lizard,Coyote Hills Regional Park, by Shana Flanagan Western Fence Lizard at Golden Gate NRA. Photo by Jessica Weinberg
Species:Western Fence Lizard
Seen:No
Locations:Wetlands Walk, Boardwalk & River Walk Trail. Rancho Seco Howard Ranch Trail.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Poor

Species:Western Gray Squirrel
Seen:Yes
Locations:Wetlands Walk, Boardwalk & River Walk Trail.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Good

Western Meadowlark. Photo by Terry Germany
Species:Western Meadowlark
Seen:Yes
Locations:Wetlands Walk, Boardwalk & River Walk Trail.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:W,F
Reliable:Excellent

Pond Turtles at Clear Lake
Species:Western Pond Turtle
Seen:No
Locations:Wetlands Walk, Boardwalk & River Walk Trail. Rancho Seco Howard Ranch Trail.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Poor

Wilbur Hot Springs Rattle
Species:Western Rattlesnake
Seen:No
Locations:Wetlands Walk, Boardwalk & River Walk Trail. Rancho Seco Howard Ranch Trail.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Poor

Species:Western Scrub-Jay
Seen:Yes
Locations:Visitor Center. Wetlands Walk & River Walk Trail.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Excellent

Species:Western Spadefoot
Seen:No
Locations:Wetlands Walk, Boardwalk & River Walk Trail. Rancho Seco Howard Ranch Trail.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Poor

Species:Western Toad
Seen:No
Locations:Wetlands Walk, Boardwalk & River Walk Trail. Rancho Seco Howard Ranch Trail.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Poor

Species:White-Breasted Nuthatch
Seen:Yes
Locations:River Walk Trail.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Good

Species:White-Tailed Kite
Seen:Yes
Locations:Wetlands Walk & River Walk Trail. Barn Ponds and Desmond Road.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:W,Sp
Reliable:Good

Wood Duck. Photo by Doug Froning
Species:Wood Duck
Seen:Yes
Locations:River Walk Trail and along the river.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Good

Species:Yellow-Billed Magpie
Seen:Yes
Locations:Visitor Center. Wetlands Walk & River Walk Trail.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Good

Species:Yellow-Rumped Warbler
Seen:Yes
Locations:Wetlands Walk, Boardwalk & River Walk Trail.
Present Season:W,Sp,F
Season View:Sp
Reliable:Poor

Species:Yuma Myotis
Seen:No
Locations:Franklin Bridge. Wetlands Walk, Boardwalk & River Walk Trail. Rancho Seco Howard Ranch Trail.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Poor