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Species found at Viewing Site

Effie Yeaw Nature Center/American River Parkway  - Site # 73

Species:Acorn Woodpecker
Seen:Yes
Locations:Throughout the oak woodlands
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Excellent

Species:American Crow
Seen:Yes
Locations:All Locations
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Excellent

Species:American Goldfinch
Seen:Yes
Locations:Fields in the Nature Area.
Present Season:W,F
Season View:W,F
Reliable:Good

American Kestrel. Photo by Doug Froning
Species:American Kestrel
Seen:Yes
Locations:Throughout the oak woodlands and riparian area
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Excellent

Species:American Pipit
Seen:Yes
Locations:Along the river rocks.
Present Season:W,F
Season View:W,F
Reliable:Poor

Species:American Robin
Seen:Yes
Locations:Nature area.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Good

Species:Anna's Hummingbird
Seen:Yes
Locations:Nature area.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:W,Sp,F
Reliable:Excellent

Species:Ash-Throated Flycatcher
Seen:Yes
Locations:Nature Area.
Present Season:Sp,Su
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Good

Bald Eagle - Indian Valley Bald Eagle Nest at Lower Klamath Basin NWR. Photo by Doug Froning
Species:Bald Eagle
Seen:Yes
Locations:American River.
Present Season:W
Season View:W
Reliable:Poor

Species:Barn Owl
Seen:Yes
Locations:Oak woodlands in preserve
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Poor

Species:Belted Kingfisher
Seen:Yes
Locations:American River.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Good

Species:Bewick's Wren
Seen:Yes
Locations:Nature Area.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Sp
Reliable:Good

Species:Black Phoebe
Seen:Yes
Locations:EYNC buildings and the American River.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Excellent

Species:Black-Chinned Hummingbird
Seen:Yes
Locations:Nature Area.
Present Season:Su
Season View:Su
Reliable:Poor

Species:Black-Tailed Jackrabbit
Seen:Yes
Locations:Open areas of preserve and under live oaks
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Excellent

Species:Black-Throated Gray Warbler
Seen:Yes
Locations:Nature Area.
Present Season:Sp,F
Season View:Sp,F
Reliable:Poor

Species:Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher
Seen:Yes
Locations:Nature Area.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Sp,F
Reliable:Poor

Species:Brewer's Blackbird
Seen:Yes
Locations:Golf Course Area.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Good

Species:Brown Creeper
Seen:No
Locations:Nature Area Oak Wooodland - Uncommon
Present Season:W
Season View:W
Reliable:Poor

Species:Brown-Headed Cowbird
Seen:Yes
Locations:All Areas.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Sp
Reliable:Poor

Species:Brush Rabbit
Seen:Yes
Locations:Along edges of all trails.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Sp,Su,F
Reliable:Good

Species:Bushtit
Seen:Yes
Locations:Nature Area.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Excellent

Species:California Ground Squirrel
Seen:Yes
Locations:Alongside trails and throughout the preserve
Present Season:Sp,Su,F
Season View:Su
Reliable:Excellent

California Gull
Species:California Gull
Seen:Yes
Locations:American River.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:W,Sp,F
Reliable:Good

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:Nature Area.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Sp
Reliable:Good

Photo by Mike Warner
Species:California Towhee
Seen:Yes
Locations:Nature Area around the Nature Center Buildings and Maidu Village.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Excellent

Species:Canada Goose
Seen:Yes
Locations:Golf Course and River.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:W,Sp
Reliable:Excellent

Cedar Waxwing. Photo by Jack Ferrante
Species:Cedar Waxwing
Seen:Yes
Locations:Nature Area, grape vines, and Cottonwood trees.
Present Season:W,F
Season View:W,F
Reliable:Good

Species:Chipping Sparrow
Seen:Yes
Locations:Nature Area.
Present Season:Sp
Season View:Sp
Reliable:Poor

Species:Cliff Swallow
Seen:Yes
Locations:Golf Course at river nesting on pump tower at river edge
Present Season:Sp,Su
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Excellent

Species:Common Garter Snake
Seen:Yes
Locations:Around Nature Study Pond, Carmichael Creek and the American River.
Present Season:Sp,Su,F
Season View:Su
Reliable:Poor

Species:Common Goldeneye
Seen:Yes
Locations:American River.
Present Season:W,F
Season View:W,F
Reliable:Good

Species:Common Kingsnake
Seen:Yes
Locations:Can be found throughout preserve
Present Season:Sp,Su
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Good

Species:Common Merganser
Seen:Yes
Locations:American River.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:W,F
Reliable:Good

Common Muskrat. Photo by Thomas Roach
Species:Common Muskrat
Seen:Yes
Locations:In American River or Nature Study Pond
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Good

Species:Cooper's Hawk
Seen:Yes
Locations:Nature Area.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Sp,F
Reliable:Poor

Coyote at Point Reyes. Photo by Jen Joynt Coyote
Species:Coyote
Seen:Yes
Locations:Often seen in open areas of preserve and under the live oaks
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Poor

Species:Dark-Eyed Junco
Seen:Yes
Locations:Nature Area, Maidu Village feeding on the ground.
Present Season:W,F
Season View:W,F
Reliable:Excellent

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

Species:Downy Woodpecker
Seen:Yes
Locations:Nature Area
Present Season:W,Sp,F
Season View:W,Sp,F
Reliable:Poor

Species:European Starling
Seen:Yes
Locations:Nature Area
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Excellent

Species:Forster's Tern
Seen:Yes
Locations:American River
Present Season:Sp
Season View:Sp
Reliable:Poor

Species:Fox Sparrow
Seen:Yes
Locations:Nature Area, Nature Study Pond
Present Season:W,Sp,F
Season View:W,Sp,F
Reliable:Poor

Species:Gilbert's Skink
Seen:Yes
Locations:Has been seen in the landscaped areas around the Nature Center building.
Present Season:Sp,Su
Season View:Su
Reliable:Poor

Species:Golden-Crowned Kinglet
Seen:Yes
Locations:Nature Area
Present Season:W,F
Season View:W,F
Reliable:Poor

Species:Golden-Crowned Sparrow
Seen:Yes
Locations:Nature Area, Maidu Village, Effie Yeaw Nature Center
Present Season:W,F
Season View:W,F
Reliable:Excellent

Species:Gopher Snake
Seen:Yes
Locations:Can be found throughout the preserve.
Present Season:Sp,Su
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Good

Great Blue Heron Great Blue Heron at K-Dock. Photo by Terry Eckhart
Species:Great Blue Heron
Seen:Yes
Locations:American River
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Good

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:American River
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Good

Immature Great Horned Owl at Grizzly Island. Photo by Jen Joynt
Species:Great Horned Owl
Seen:Yes
Locations:Nature Area, but not commonly seen
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Poor

Species:Greater Yellowlegs
Seen:Yes
Locations:American River
Present Season:W,F
Season View:W,F
Reliable:Poor

Green Heron & Fish by Cathy Cooper
Species:Green Heron
Seen:Yes
Locations:American River, Nature Study Pond, Maidu Village Pond
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Poor

Species:Hermit Thrush
Seen:Yes
Locations:Nature Area
Present Season:W,F
Season View:W,F
Reliable:Poor

Species:Hermit Warbler
Seen:Yes
Locations:Nature Area
Present Season:Sp,F
Season View:Sp,F
Reliable:Poor

Species:Herring Gull
Seen:Yes
Locations:American River
Present Season:W,F
Season View:W,F
Reliable:Excellent

Species:Hoary Bat
Seen:Yes
Locations:Bats are most frequently seen around the ponds and open areas at sunset.
Present Season:Sp,Su,F
Season View:Su
Reliable:Excellent

Species:Hooded Oriole
Seen:Yes
Locations:Nature Area, but not seen often
Present Season:Sp,Su
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Poor

Species:House Finch
Seen:Yes
Locations:Nature Center Building and vicinity
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Excellent

Species:House Sparrow
Seen:Yes
Locations:Golf Course Buildings
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Sp,Su,Yr
Reliable:Excellent

Species:House Wren
Seen:Yes
Locations:Nature Area
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Excellent

Species:Hutton's Vireo
Seen:Yes
Locations:Nature Area, sometimes seen near parking lot
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Good

Kildeer at Sacramento NWR. Photo by Amanda Alaniz
Species:Killdeer
Seen:Yes
Locations:American River
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Excellent

Species:Lark Sparrow
Seen:Yes
Locations:Somtimes seen along fences near the golf course
Present Season:W,F
Season View:W,F
Reliable:Poor

Species:Least Sandpiper
Seen:Yes
Locations:Look along the river banks during migration
Present Season:Sp,F
Season View:Sp,F
Reliable:Poor

Lesser Goldfinch and Dragonfly on fiddleneck flower. Photo by Harvey Abernathey
Species:Lesser Goldfinch
Seen:Yes
Locations:Nature Area, also feeding on thistle, and evening primrose near Assembly Building
Present Season:Yr
Season View:W,F
Reliable:Good

Species:Lesser Yellowlegs
Seen:Yes
Locations:American River
Present Season:W,Sp,F
Season View:W,Sp,F
Reliable:Poor

Species:Lincoln's Sparrow
Seen:Yes
Locations:Nature Area, and Nature Study Pond and brushy areas along the river
Present Season:W,F
Season View:W,F
Reliable:Good

Species:Macgillivray's Warbler
Seen:Yes
Locations:Nature Area
Present Season:Sp,F
Season View:Sp,F
Reliable:Poor

Species:Mallard
Seen:Yes
Locations:Nature Area Pond, American River
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Excellent

Merlin at Ahjumawi State Park. Photo by Jim Duckworth
Species:Merlin
Seen:Yes
Locations:Nature Area, along American River in trees
Present Season:W,F
Season View:W
Reliable:Poor

Species:Mourning Dove
Seen:Yes
Locations:Nature Area
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Excellent

Species:Nashville Warbler
Seen:Yes
Locations:Nature Area
Present Season:Sp,F
Season View:Sp,F
Reliable:Poor

Species:Northern Flicker
Seen:Yes
Locations:Nature Area
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:Rocky fields along American River
Present Season:Yr
Season View:W,Sp,F
Reliable:Poor

Species:Northern Mockingbird
Seen:Yes
Locations:Nature Area
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
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:In or along the banks of the American River or in the Nature Study Pond.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Poor

Species:Nuttall's Woodpecker
Seen:Yes
Locations:Nature Area
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Good

Oak Titmouse. Photo by Pete Warden
Species:Oak Titmouse
Seen:Yes
Locations:Nature Area
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Excellent

Species:Orange-Crowned Warbler
Seen:Yes
Locations:Nature Area
Present Season:Sp,F
Season View:Sp,F
Reliable:Poor

Osprey and Red-tailed Hawk battle over Clear Lake Hitch. Photo by Lyle Madeson Osprey with fish at Clear Lake State Park. Photo by Bob McCleary USDA Forest Service Osprey at Ft. Collins
Species:Osprey
Seen:Yes
Locations:American River
Present Season:W,Sp,F
Season View:W,F
Reliable:Poor

Species:Pacific-Slope Flycatcher
Seen:Yes
Locations:Nature Area
Present Season:Sp,F
Season View:Sp,F
Reliable:Poor

Species:Phainopepla
Seen:Yes
Locations:Nature Area--Grapevines
Present Season:W
Season View:W
Reliable:Poor

Pied-Billed Grebe and chick. Photo by Cindy Tucey
Species:Pied-Billed Grebe
Seen:Yes
Locations:American River, Nature Study Pond
Present Season:W,Sp,F
Season View:W,Sp,F
Reliable:Good

Raccoon at Ahjumawi State Park. Taken from his kayak by Jim Duckworth
Species:Raccoon
Seen:Yes
Locations:In the oak woodlands of preserve.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Poor

Species:Red-Breasted Nuthatch
Seen:Yes
Locations:Nature Area, not common
Present Season:W
Season View:W
Reliable:Poor

Species:Red-Breasted Sapsucker
Seen:Yes
Locations:Nature Area
Present Season:W,F
Season View:W,F
Reliable:Poor

Red-shouldered Hawk at K-Dock. PHoto by Terry Eckhart
Species:Red-Shouldered Hawk
Seen:Yes
Locations:Nature Area
Present Season:Yr
Season View:W,Sp,F,Yr
Reliable:Excellent

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:Nature Area
Present Season:Yr
Season View:W,Sp,F,Yr
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:Nature Study Pond when catails are present
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Poor

Species:Ring-Billed Gull
Seen:Yes
Locations:American River
Present Season:Yr
Season View:W,Sp,F,Yr
Reliable:Good

Species:Ruby-Crowned Kinglet
Seen:Yes
Locations:Nature Area
Present Season:W,F
Season View:W,F
Reliable:Excellent

Species:Sharp-Shinned Hawk
Seen:Yes
Locations:Nature Area
Present Season:W
Season View:W
Reliable:Poor

Species:Sharp-Tailed Snake
Seen:Yes
Locations:Under leaf detritus along trails
Present Season:Sp,Su,F
Season View: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:American River
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Good

Species:Song Sparrow
Seen:Yes
Locations:Nature Area, Nature Study Pond, Vegetation along river
Present Season:Yr
Season View:W,Sp,F
Reliable:Good

Species:Southern Alligator Lizard
Seen:Yes
Locations:Found throughout the nature preserve
Present Season:Sp,Su,F
Season View:Su
Reliable:Excellent

Species:Spotted Towhee
Seen:Yes
Locations:Nature Area, Nature Study Pond, Maidu Village
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Excellent

Species:Striped Skunk
Seen:Yes
Locations:Can be found anywhere in the preserve.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Good

Species:Swainson's Hawk
Seen:Yes
Locations:Uncommon in Nature Area flying over head
Present Season:Sp,Su
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Poor

Species:Townsend's Warbler
Seen:Yes
Locations:Nature Area
Present Season:Sp,F
Season View:Sp,F
Reliable:Poor

Species:Tree Swallow
Seen:Yes
Locations:Nature Area
Present Season:Sp,Su
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Excellent

Turkey vultures on sand spit. Montana de Oro State Park
Species:Turkey Vulture
Seen:Yes
Locations:Nature Area, Along river during salmon runs
Present Season:Yr
Season View:W,F
Reliable:Excellent

Species:Varied Thrush
Seen:Yes
Locations:Nature Area - uncommon
Present Season:W,Yr
Season View:W
Reliable:Poor

Species:Warbling Vireo
Seen:Yes
Locations:Nature Area - uncommon
Present Season:Sp,F
Season View:Sp,F
Reliable:Poor

Western Bluebird. Photo by Irwin Maloff
Species:Western Bluebird
Seen:Yes
Locations:Golf Course Lawns often perching on fences
Present Season:Yr
Season View:W,Sp,F
Reliable:Good

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:Yes
Locations:Can be found throughout the preserve
Present Season:Sp,Su,F
Season View:Su
Reliable:Excellent

Species:Western Gray Squirrel
Seen:Yes
Locations:Oak Woodlands
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Excellent

Species:Western Kingbird
Seen:Yes
Locations:Nature Area possible near river and Golf Course area near river
Present Season:Sp,Su
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Poor

Western Meadowlark. Photo by Terry Germany
Species:Western Meadowlark
Seen:Yes
Locations:Meadows in Nature Area
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Poor

Pond Turtles at Clear Lake
Species:Western Pond Turtle
Seen:Yes
Locations:Nature Study Pond
Present Season:Sp,Su
Season View:Su
Reliable:Good

Wilbur Hot Springs Rattle
Species:Western Rattlesnake
Seen:Yes
Locations:In Nature Study Area.
Present Season:Sp,Su
Season View:Su
Reliable:Good

Western Sandpiper. Photo by Harvey Abernathey
Species:Western Sandpiper
Seen:Yes
Locations:American River
Present Season:Sp,F
Season View:Sp,F
Reliable:Poor

Species:Western Scrub-Jay
Seen:Yes
Locations:Nature Area
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Excellent

Species:Western Skink
Seen:Yes
Locations:Around Nature Center Buildings
Present Season:Sp,Su,F
Season View:Su
Reliable:Poor

Species:Western Tanager
Seen:Yes
Locations:Nature Area
Present Season:Sp,Su,Yr
Season View:Sp,Su,Yr
Reliable:Good

Species:White-Breasted Nuthatch
Seen:Yes
Locations:Nature Area
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Excellent

White-crowned Sparrow. Photo by Thomas Roach
Species:White-Crowned Sparrow
Seen:Yes
Locations:Nature Area-Maidu Village
Present Season:W,F
Season View:W,F
Reliable:Excellent

Species:White-Tailed Kite
Seen:Yes
Locations:Rocky fields along American River
Present Season:Yr
Season View:W,Sp,F
Reliable:Good

Species:White-Throated Swift
Seen:Yes
Locations:American River flying overhead
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Good

Wild Turkeys. Wild Turkey Rio Grande Turkey. Photo by Tony Attanasio
Species:Wild Turkey
Seen:Yes
Locations:Nature Area-Maidu Village in the morning
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Excellent

Species:Willow Flycatcher
Seen:Yes
Locations:Nature Area along American River - uncommon
Present Season:Sp
Season View:Sp
Reliable:Poor

Species:Wilson's Warbler
Seen:Yes
Locations:Nature Area
Present Season:Sp,F
Season View:Sp,F
Reliable:Good

Wood Duck. Photo by Doug Froning
Species:Wood Duck
Seen:Yes
Locations:Nature Study Pond
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Poor

Species:Yellow Warbler
Seen:Yes
Locations:Nature Area
Present Season:Sp,F
Season View:Sp,F
Reliable:Poor

Species:Yellow-Billed Magpie
Seen:Yes
Locations:Golf Course area and playing fields-hill behind Nature Center
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Excellent

Species:Yellow-Rumped Warbler
Seen:Yes
Locations:Nature Area
Present Season:W,Sp,F
Season View:W,Sp,F
Reliable:Excellent