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Pinnacles National Park  - Site # 164

Species:Acorn Woodpecker
Seen:Yes
Locations:Pinnacles Campground, Bear Gulch, Visitor Center, Moses Springs Trailhead, Chaparral Ranger Station, lower Condor Gulch, Old Pinnacles Trail
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Excellent

Species:Allen's Hummingbird
Seen:Yes
Locations:Pinnacles Visitor Center
Present Season: Sp Su
Season View: Sp Su
Reliable:Poor

Species:American Badger
Seen:Yes
Locations:please enter
Present Season:W
Season View:W
Reliable:Poor

American Kestrel. Photo by Doug Froning
Species:American Kestrel
Seen:Yes
Locations:Throughout Park, Pinnacles Ranch and Campground, High Peaks
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Sp
Reliable:Good

Species:American Robin
Seen:Yes
Locations:Bear Gulch, Reservoir, Old Pinnacles Trail
Present Season:Sp,Su
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Good

Species:Anna's Hummingbird
Seen:Yes
Locations:Throughout Park
Present Season: Sp Su
Season View: Sp Su
Reliable:Good

Species:Ash-Throated Flycatcher
Seen:Yes
Locations:Old Pinnacles Trail, Moses Springs Trail, Reservoir, Chaparral Picnic Area, any wooded/chaparral edges
Present Season:Sp,Su
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Good

Species:Band-Tailed Pigeon
Seen:Yes
Locations:South/North Wilderness Trails, Chalone Peak Trail: sporadic
Present Season:Sp
Season View:Sp
Reliable:Poor

Species:Black Phoebe
Seen:Yes
Locations:Riparian areas, especially bridges and other man-made structures near Chalone Creek, Bear Gulch, Chaparral Area
Present Season:Sp,Su
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Excellent

Species:Black-Headed Grosbeak
Seen:Yes
Locations:Old Pinnacles Trail, South/North Wilderness Trails, Chalone Peak Trail
Present Season:Sp,Su
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Good

Species:Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher
Seen:Yes
Locations:High Peaks Trail, usually near pines and low scrub
Present Season:Sp,Su
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Good

Species:Brewer's Blackbird
Seen:Yes
Locations:Pinnacles Campground, Pinnacles Ranch
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Excellent

Species:Bushtit
Seen:Yes
Locations:All chaparral and wooded areas
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Sp
Reliable:Good

California Condor. Photo by Dianne Erskine Hellrigel
Species:California Condor
Seen:Yes
Locations:High Peaks Loop Campground: observe ridge to southeast
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Good

Species:California Legless Lizard
Seen:Yes
Locations:Anniella pulchra pulchra (Silvery legless lizard) locations:
Present Season:Yr
Season View:W
Reliable:Poor

Species:California Thrasher
Seen:Yes
Locations:All chaparral areas: Chaparral Ranger Station, North Chalone Peak
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Good

Photo by Mike Warner
Species:California Towhee
Seen:Yes
Locations:Throughout chaparral, wooded areas
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Excellent

Species:Canyon Wren
Seen:Yes
Locations:Rock cliffs, Bear Gulch, Moses Springs Trail, Balconies Cliffs Trail, Juniper Canyon
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Good

Species:Cassin's Vireo
Seen:Yes
Locations:Bear Gulch, Old Pinnacles Trail, Balconies Cave Trail
Present Season:Sp,Su
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Good

Species:Cliff Swallow
Seen:Yes
Locations:Rocky areas near Reservoir, Balconies, Machete, High Peaks
Present Season:Sp,Su
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Good

Species:Coachwhip
Seen:Yes
Locations:San Joanquin Coachwhip (Masticophis flagellum ruddocki) please enter location
Present Season:Yr
Season View:W,Su
Reliable:Poor

Species:Coast Horned Lizard
Seen:Yes
Locations:Phyrnosoma cornutum frontale (California horned lizard) (is this name correct?) please enter location
Present Season:Yr
Season View:W
Reliable:Poor

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:Throughout Park, especially High Peaks
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Excellent

Species:Cooper's Hawk
Seen:Yes
Locations:Any riparian trails: Bear Gulch, Old Pinnacles Trail
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Poor

Species:Dark-Eyed Junco
Seen:Yes
Locations:All wooded/riparian areas, particularly Bear Gulch
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Excellent

Species:Golden Eagle
Seen:Yes
Locations:High Peaks, North Chalone Peak
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Poor

Species:Golden-Crowned Sparrow
Seen:Yes
Locations:Pinnacles Campground, Bear Gulch, North/South Wilderness Trails, Chaparral Ranger Station
Present Season:Yr
Season View:W,F
Reliable:Excellent

Immature Great Horned Owl at Grizzly Island. Photo by Jen Joynt
Species:Great Horned Owl
Seen:Yes
Locations:Reservoir, Condor Gulch Trail, Crowley Drainage, Machete, Hanging Valley, South Wilderness Trail
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Sp
Reliable:Poor

Species:Hermit Warbler
Seen:Yes
Locations:High Peaks Trail and Juniper Canyon Trails, on gray pines
Present Season:Sp
Season View:Sp
Reliable:Poor

Species:House Wren
Seen:Yes
Locations:Wooded corridors throughout Park
Present Season:Sp,Su
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Good

Species:Hutton's Vireo
Seen:Yes
Locations:Old Pinnacles Trail, North/South Wilderness Trails
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Good

Species:Lawrence's Goldfinch
Seen:Yes
Locations:Pinnacles Ranch bottomlands, McCabe Canyon
Present Season:Sp,Su
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Poor

Species:Lazuli Bunting
Seen:Yes
Locations:Old Pinnacles Trail, South Wilderness Trail
Present Season:Sp,Su
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Good

Lesser Goldfinch and Dragonfly on fiddleneck flower. Photo by Harvey Abernathey
Species:Lesser Goldfinch
Seen:Yes
Locations:Riparian and wooded areas through Park
Present Season:Sp,Su
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Good

Species:Loggerhead Shrike
Seen:Yes
Locations:Pinnacles Ranch, east side entrance
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Poor

Mercey Hot Springs Long-Earred Owl
Species:Long-Eared Owl
Seen:Yes
Locations:Chalone Housing, Marion Canyon, Bench Trail
Present Season:Sp,Su
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Poor

Species:Northern Flicker
Seen:Yes
Locations:Bear Gulch, Moses Springs Trail, Juniper Canyon
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Good

Species:Northern Pygmy Owl
Seen:Yes
Locations:Pinnacles Campground, Moses Springs Trail
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Sp
Reliable:Poor

Species:Northern Rough-Winged Swallow
Seen:Yes
Locations:Chalone Creek, near paved bridge and Chalone housing
Present Season:Sp,Su
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Good

Species:Nuttall's Woodpecker
Seen:Yes
Locations:Pinnacles Campground, Old Pinnacles Trail, Bench Trail
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Poor

Oak Titmouse. Photo by Pete Warden
Species:Oak Titmouse
Seen:Yes
Locations:Chaparral and riparian areas throughout park
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Excellent

Species:Orange-Crowned Warbler
Seen:Yes
Locations:Most riparian and wooded areas in Park
Present Season:Sp,Su
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Good

Species:Pallid Bat
Seen:Yes
Locations:please enter
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Poor

Peregrine Falcon Peregrine Falcon at Sacramento NWR. Photo by Phil Robertson
Species:Peregrine Falcon
Seen:Yes
Locations:Hawkins Peak, High Peaks Trail
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Good

Species:Phainopepla
Seen:Yes
Locations:Grassy Canyon, South Wilderness Trail
Present Season:Sp,Su
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Poor

Species:Prairie Falcon
Seen:Yes
Locations:High Peaks, Tunnel Trail, Machete, Balconies
Present Season:Sp,Su
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Good

Species:Purple Finch
Seen:Yes
Locations:Pine wooded areas, often along riparian corridors
Present Season:Sp,Su
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Poor

Species:Red-Breasted Sapsucker
Seen:Yes
Locations:Campground, Bench Trail, South and North Wilderness Trails
Present Season:W,F
Season View:W
Reliable:Poor

Red-shouldered Hawk at K-Dock. PHoto by Terry Eckhart
Species:Red-Shouldered Hawk
Seen:Yes
Locations:Pinnacles Campground, McCabe Canyon, South Wilderness Trail
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Sp
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:Throughout Park, Pinnacles Ranch, Campground, High Peaks
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Good

Species:Rock Wren
Seen:Yes
Locations:Balconies Cliffs Trail
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Poor

Species:Rufous-Crowned Sparrow
Seen:Yes
Locations:Condor Gulch Trail
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Poor

Species:Sage Sparrow
Seen:Yes
Locations:chaparral areas: North Wilderness Trail
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Poor

Species:Sharp-Shinned Hawk
Seen:Yes
Locations:Any riparian trails: Bear Gulch, Old Pinnacles Trail
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Poor

Species:Song Sparrow
Seen:Yes
Locations:Riparian areas: South Wilderness Trail, Bearch Gulch, North Wilderness Trail, Chaparral Residential Area, Old Pinnacles Trail
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Excellent

Species:Spotted Towhee
Seen:Yes
Locations:All chaparral, riparian areas, Old Pinnacles Trail, Bear Gulch, South Wilderness Trail
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Excellent

Species:Steller's Jay
Seen:Yes
Locations:Bear Gulch Trail, Moses Springs parking lot, Chaparral Ranger Station
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Excellent

Species:Townsend's Big-Eared Bat
Seen:Yes
Locations:please enter
Present Season:W
Season View:W
Reliable:Poor

Turkey vultures on sand spit. Montana de Oro State Park
Species:Turkey Vulture
Seen:Yes
Locations:Throughout Park, especially High Peaks
Present Season:Sp,Su
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Excellent

Species:Two-Striped Garter Snake
Seen:Yes
Locations:please enter
Present Season:Yr
Season View:W
Reliable:Poor

Species:Varied Thrush
Seen:Yes
Locations:Bear Gulch Nature Center
Present Season:W
Season View:W
Reliable:Good

Violet-Green Swallow. Photo by Tim Avery
Species:Violet-Green Swallow
Seen:Yes
Locations:All rock and cliff areas, Reservoir
Present Season:Sp,Su
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Excellent

Species:Warbling Vireo
Seen:Yes
Locations:All riparian corridor trails
Present Season:Sp,Su
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Excellent

Western Bluebird. Photo by Irwin Maloff
Species:Western Bluebird
Seen:Yes
Locations:Oak woodlands, Condor Gulch, High Peaks Trail, Campground
Present Season:Sp,Su
Season View:Sp
Reliable:Good

Species:Western Kingbird
Seen:Yes
Locations:Pinnacles Campground, Pinnacles Ranch
Present Season:Sp,Su
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Good

Species:Western Mastiff Bat
Seen:Yes
Locations:please enter
Present Season:W
Season View:W
Reliable:Poor

Pond Turtles at Clear Lake
Species:Western Pond Turtle
Seen:Yes
Locations:Clemmys marmorata pallida (Southwestern Pond Turtle)
Present Season:Yr
Season View:W
Reliable:Poor

Species:Western Red Bat
Seen:Yes
Locations:please enter
Present Season:W
Season View:W
Reliable:Poor

Species:Western Screech Owl
Seen:Yes
Locations:Bear Gulch Nature Center, Pinnacles Campground, South Wilderness Trail, Chalone Residential Area
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Sp
Reliable:Poor

Species:Western Scrub-Jay
Seen:Yes
Locations:Throughout park
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Excellent

Species:Western Tanager
Seen:Yes
Locations:Wooded/pine areas, Old Pinnacles Trail, High Peaks Trail
Present Season:Sp
Season View:Sp
Reliable:Poor

White-crowned Sparrow. Photo by Thomas Roach
Species:White-Crowned Sparrow
Seen:Yes
Locations:Pinnacles Campground, Bear Gulch, chaparral in spring, summer, Chaparral Ranger Station
Present Season:Yr
Season View:W,F
Reliable:Excellent

Species:White-Tailed Kite
Seen:Yes
Locations:Pinnacles Ranch, McCabe Canyon
Present Season:Sp,Su
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Poor

Species:White-Throated Swift
Seen:Yes
Locations:All rock and cliff areas, Reservoir
Present Season:Sp,Su
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Excellent

Species:Wrentit
Seen:Yes
Locations:All chaparral and wooded areas
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Sp
Reliable:Good

Species:Yellow-Billed Magpie
Seen:Yes
Locations:Pinnacles Campground, Pinnacles Ranch
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Excellent

Species:Yellow-Breasted Chat
Seen:Yes
Locations:South Wilderness Trail, North Wilderness Trail
Present Season:Sp,Su
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Poor

Species:Yellow-Rumped Warbler
Seen:Yes
Locations:Riparian areas, pine-wooded areas, Reservoir, Old Pinnacles Trail
Present Season:Sp,F
Season View:Sp,F
Reliable:Good