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Species found at Viewing Site

Modoc National Wildlife Refuge  - Site # 137

American Avocet American Avocet American Avocet
Species:American Avocet
Seen:Yes
Locations:Wildlife tour route
Present Season:Sp,Su
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Good

Species:American Badger
Seen:Yes
Locations:Auto Tour Route
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Sp,Su,F
Reliable:Poor

Species:American Beaver
Seen:Yes
Locations:Auto Tour Route
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Good

Species:American Coot
Seen:Yes
Locations:Willdife tour route
Present Season:Sp,Su,F
Season View:Sp,Su,F
Reliable:Good

Species:American Goldfinch
Seen:Yes
Locations:Refuge Headquarters
Present Season:Sp,Su
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Good

American Kestrel. Photo by Doug Froning
Species:American Kestrel
Seen:Yes
Locations:Wildlife tour route
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Good

Species:American Robin
Seen:Yes
Locations:Wildlife tour route
Present Season:Sp,Su
Season View:Sp,Su
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:Wildlife Tour Route
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:Wildlife tour route
Present Season:W,Sp,F
Season View:W,Sp,F
Reliable:Poor

Species:Barn Owl
Seen:No
Locations:Wildlife tour route-Tree areas
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Poor

Species:Black-Billed Magpie
Seen:Yes
Locations:Auto Tour Route
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Good

Black-necked Stilt. Photo by Lew Milligan
Species:Black-Necked Stilt
Seen:Yes
Locations:Wildlife tour route
Present Season:Sp,Su
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Good

Species:Brewer's Blackbird
Seen:Yes
Locations:Wildlife tour route
Present Season:Sp,Su,F
Season View:Sp,Su,F
Reliable:Good

Species:Bufflehead
Seen:Yes
Locations:Auto Tour Route
Present Season:W,Sp,F
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:Auto Tour Route
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Good

Species:Canada Goose
Seen:Yes
Locations:Wildlife tour route
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Excellent

Species:Canvasback
Seen:Yes
Locations:Wildlife tour route
Present Season:Su,F
Season View:Su,F
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:Wildlife tour route
Present Season:Su,F
Season View:Su,F
Reliable:Good

Species:Common Garter Snake
Seen:Yes
Locations:Auto Tour Route
Present Season:Sp,Su
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Good

Common Muskrat. Photo by Thomas Roach
Species:Common Muskrat
Seen:Yes
Locations:Auto Tour Route
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Good

Common ravens are fun to observe and one of the few bird species that can
be seen year round below sea level in Death Valley National Park. Ravens
eat young desert tortoises with their big, powerful beaks; a recent 700%
increase in the Mojave Desert raven population has played a part in making
the desert tortoise a threatened species. Please don't feed ravens or any
other wildlife. (Photo by Vicki Wolfe)
Species:Common Raven
Seen:Yes
Locations:Auto Tour Route
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Excellent

Species:Common Yellowthroat
Seen:Yes
Locations:Wildlife tour route
Present Season:Sp,Su
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Poor

Species:Common Yellowthroat
Seen:Yes
Locations:Wildlife tour route
Present Season:Sp,Su
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Poor

Species:Cooper's Hawk
Seen:Yes
Locations:Auto Tour Route
Present Season:Sp,F
Season View:Sp,F
Reliable:Good

Species:Dark-Eyed Junco
Seen:Yes
Locations:Wildlife tour route-Headquarters area
Present Season:W,F
Season View:W,F
Reliable:Good

Species:European Starling
Seen:Yes
Locations:Auto Tour Route
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Good

Gadwalls at Sacramento NWR. Photo by Terry Germany
Species:Gadwall
Seen:Yes
Locations:Wildlife tour route
Present Season:W,Su,F
Season View:Su,F
Reliable:Good

Species:Golden Eagle
Seen:Yes
Locations:Wildlife tour route
Present Season:W,F
Season View:W,F
Reliable:Poor

Species:Gopher Snake
Seen:Yes
Locations:Auto Tour Route
Present Season:Sp,Su,F
Season View:Sp,Su,F
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:Wildlife tour route
Present Season:Sp,Su,F
Season View:Sp,Su,F
Reliable:Good

Immature Great Horned Owl at Grizzly Island. Photo by Jen Joynt
Species:Great Horned Owl
Seen:Yes
Locations:Trees near Refuge Head Quarters - nests and raises young each year.
Present Season:Sp,Su,F
Season View:Sp,Su,F
Reliable:Excellent

Species:Greater White-Fronted Goose
Seen:Yes
Locations:Wildlife tour route
Present Season:Su,F
Season View:Su,F
Reliable:Good

Species:Hooded Merganser
Seen:Yes
Locations:Auto Tour Route
Present Season:W
Season View:W
Reliable:Good

Species:Hooded Merganser
Seen:Yes
Locations:Auto Tour Route
Present Season:W
Season View:W
Reliable:Good

Species:Hooded Merganser
Seen:Yes
Locations:Auto Tour Route
Present Season:W
Season View:W
Reliable:Good

Species:House Finch
Seen:Yes
Locations:Wildlife tour route-Headquarters area
Present Season:Sp,Su,F
Season View:Sp,Su,F
Reliable:Good

Kildeer at Sacramento NWR. Photo by Amanda Alaniz
Species:Killdeer
Seen:Yes
Locations:Wildlife tour route
Present Season:Sp,Su,F
Season View:Sp,Su,F
Reliable:Good

Lesser Goldfinch and Dragonfly on fiddleneck flower. Photo by Harvey Abernathey
Species:Lesser Goldfinch
Seen:Yes
Locations:Near Refuge Headquarters
Present Season:Sp,Su
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Good

Species:Lesser Scaup
Seen:Yes
Locations:Auto Tour Route
Present Season:Sp,Su,F
Season View:Sp,Su,F
Reliable:Good

Species:Long-Tailed Weasel
Seen:Yes
Locations:Auto Tour Route
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Good

Species:Mallard
Seen:Yes
Locations:Wildlife tour route
Present Season:Sp,Su,F
Season View:Sp,Su,F
Reliable:Good

Species:Marsh Wren
Seen:No
Locations:Wildlife tour route- nesting in marsh areas
Present Season:Sp,Su
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Poor

Mountain Bluebird at Eagle Lake. Photo by Tom Pritchard.
Species:Mountain Bluebird
Seen:Yes
Locations:Wildlife tour route-Dorris Reservoir
Present Season:Sp
Season View:Sp
Reliable:Poor

Species:Northern Flicker
Seen:Yes
Locations:Auto Tour Route
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Good

Northern Harrier hunting at Coyote Hills Regional Park. Photo by Janet Norris Northern Harrier. Photo by Jack Ferrante
Species:Northern Harrier
Seen:Yes
Locations:Wildlife tour route
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Excellent

Species:Northern Pintail
Seen:Yes
Locations:Wildlife tour route
Present Season:Su,F
Season View:Su,F
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:Wildlife tour route
Present Season:Sp,Su,F
Season View:Sp,Su,F
Reliable:Good

Species:Northern Shrike
Seen:Yes
Locations:Wildlife tour route-headquarters area.
Present Season:Sp,F
Season View:Sp,F
Reliable:Poor

Pied-Billed Grebe and chick. Photo by Cindy Tucey
Species:Pied-Billed Grebe
Seen:Yes
Locations:Wildlife Auto tour Route
Present Season:Sp,Su,F
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Good

Species:Prairie Falcon
Seen:Yes
Locations:Auto Tour Route
Present Season:W,Sp,F
Season View:W,Sp,F
Reliable:Good

Rainbow trout catch and release Lake Davis
Species:Rainbow Trout
Seen:Yes
Locations:Dorris Reservoir
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:Wildlife tour route
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Excellent

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:Wildlife tour route
Present Season:Sp,Su,F
Season View:Sp,Su,F
Reliable:Good

Species:Redhead
Seen:Yes
Locations:Wildlife tour route
Present Season:Sp,Su,F
Season View:Sp,Su,F
Reliable:Good

Species:Ring-Necked Pheasant
Seen:Yes
Locations:Auto Tour Route
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Excellent

Species:Ring-Necked Pheasant
Seen:Yes
Locations:Auto Tour Route
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Good

Male Ruddy Duck. Photo by Stephen Creswell
Species:Ruddy Duck
Seen:Yes
Locations:Wildlife tour route
Present Season:Sp,Su,F
Season View:Sp,Su,F
Reliable:Good

Sandhill Cranes take flight 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:Meadows,Auto Tour Route, throughout areas of the Refuge.
Present Season:Sp,Su
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Excellent

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:Wildlife tour route
Present Season:Sp,Su
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Good

Species:Song Sparrow
Seen:Yes
Locations:Wildlife tour route
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Good

Species:Tree Swallow
Seen:Yes
Locations:Wildlife tour route- Dorris Reservoir area
Present Season:Sp,Su
Season View:Sp,Su
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:Auto Tour Route
Present Season:Sp,Su,F
Season View:Sp,Su,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:Auto Tour Route
Present Season:Sp,Su,F
Season View:Sp,Su,F
Reliable:Good

Species:Western Kingbird
Seen:Yes
Locations:Wildlife tour route-Headquarters area
Present Season:Sp,Su
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Poor

Western Meadowlark. Photo by Terry Germany
Species:Western Meadowlark
Seen:Yes
Locations:Wildlife tour route
Present Season:Sp,Su
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Good

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

Species:White Ibis
Seen:Yes
Locations:Wildlife tour route
Present Season:Sp,Su
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Good

Species:Wilson's Phalarope
Seen:Yes
Locations:Wildlife tour route
Present Season:Sp,Su
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Good

Species:Yellow-Headed Blackbird
Seen:Yes
Locations:Wildlife tour route
Present Season:Sp,Su
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Poor

Species:Yellow-Rumped Warbler
Seen:Yes
Locations:Refuge Headquarters area
Present Season:Sp,F
Season View:Sp,F
Reliable:Poor