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Species found at Viewing Site

Folsom Lake State Recreation Area, Willow Creek  - Site # 251

Species:Acorn Woodpecker
Seen:Yes
Locations:Where ever there are oak trees.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Excellent

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:during spring migration, usually mid tothe end of March in Folsom Lake State Recreation Area from Beals Point.
Present Season:Sp,Yr
Season View:Sp,Yr
Reliable:Poor

Species:Black-Tailed Jackrabbit
Seen:Yes
Locations:Folsom Lake drawdown zone. Folsom Point, Beals Point. Grass and chaparrel areas.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Poor

Double-crested Cormorant. Photo by Doug Froning
Species:Double-Crested Cormorant
Seen:Yes
Locations:Lake Natoma
Present Season:Sp
Season View:Sp,Yr
Reliable:Excellent

Species:Glaucous-Winged Gull
Seen:No
Locations:Lake Natoma
Present Season:W,F
Season View:W,F
Reliable:Poor

Great Blue Heron Great Blue Heron at K-Dock. Photo by Terry Eckhart
Species:Great Blue Heron
Seen:No
Locations:Lake Natoma
Present Season:W,Sp,Su,F,Yr
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:No
Locations:Lake Natoma
Present Season:Sp,Su,F,Yr
Season View:Sp,Su,F
Reliable:Good

Species:Herring Gull
Seen:Yes
Locations:Lake Natoma, Folsom Lake
Present Season:W,Yr
Season View:W
Reliable:Poor

Species:Hutton's Vireo
Seen:Yes
Locations:Lake Natoma, Folsom Lake
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Poor

Species:Lesser Black-Backed Gull
Seen:Yes
Locations:Folsom Lake- one sighting only - vagrant
Present Season:W
Season View:W
Reliable:Poor

Species:Lesser Black-Backed Gull
Seen:Yes
Locations:Folsom Lake- one sighting only
Present Season:W
Season View:W
Reliable:Poor

Species:Loggerhead Shrike
Seen:Yes
Locations:Grasslands near oaks. Mormon Island off of Green Valley Roak
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Poor

Species:Mourning Dove
Seen:Yes
Locations:Common in all habitats but ot open water.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Good

Species:Northern Mockingbird
Seen:Yes
Locations:Common in all habitats next to urban areas.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Good

Species:Northern Saw-Whet Owl
Seen:Yes
Locations:This owl can be heard, not necessarily seen, throughout the live and blue oak woodlands at night.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Poor

Oak Titmouse. Photo by Pete Warden
Species:Oak Titmouse
Seen:Yes
Locations:Throughout the oak woodlands.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Good

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:Flying over Lake Natoma and Folsom Lake.
Present Season:W
Season View:W
Reliable:Poor

Red-shouldered Hawk at K-Dock. PHoto by Terry Eckhart
Species:Red-Shouldered Hawk
Seen:Yes
Locations:Many locations. The most common hawk in the park.
Present Season:Yr
Season View: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:Mormon Island wetland off of Green Valley Road in Folsom Lake State Recreation Area
Present Season:Sp
Season View:Sp
Reliable:Good

Species:Rock Wren
Seen:Yes
Locations:Along the rock-slope protection areas of shoreline of Folsom Lake especially the road from the Granite Bay entrance north(Douglass Blvd).
Present Season:W,Sp
Season View:W,Sp
Reliable:Good

Male Ruddy Duck. Photo by Stephen Creswell
Species:Ruddy Duck
Seen:Yes
Locations:Folsom Lake during migration.
Present Season:W
Season View:W
Reliable:Poor

Species:Rufous-Crowned Sparrow
Seen:Yes
Locations:Folsom Lake in rock-slope protection along the road north from the Granite Bay kiosk.
Present Season:W,Sp
Season View:W,Sp
Reliable:Good

Turkey vultures on sand spit. Montana de Oro State Park
Species:Turkey Vulture
Seen:Yes
Locations:Year-round but especially high numbers during fall migration in October.
Present Season:W,Sp,Su,F,Yr
Season View:W
Reliable:Excellent

Western Bluebird. Photo by Irwin Maloff
Species:Western Bluebird
Seen:Yes
Locations:Grassland/oaksavana
Present Season:W,Sp,Su,F,Yr
Season View:W,Sp,Su,F,Yr
Reliable:Good

Western Grebe at Anderson Marsh. Photo by Harvey Abernathey Western Grebe at Clear Lake State Park. Photo by Harvey Abernathey
Species:Western Grebe
Seen:Yes
Locations:On Folsom Lake
Present Season:W,Yr
Season View:W,Yr
Reliable:Good

Species:Western Kingbird
Seen:Yes
Locations:grassland oakwoodland
Present Season:Sp,Yr
Season View:Sp,Yr
Reliable:Good

Western Meadowlark. Photo by Terry Germany
Species:Western Meadowlark
Seen:Yes
Locations:grassland oakwoodland
Present Season:Sp,Yr
Season View:Sp,Yr
Reliable:Good

Species:Western Screech Owl
Seen:Yes
Locations:heard oakwoodland
Present Season:W,Sp,Yr
Season View:W,Sp,Yr
Reliable:Poor

Species:Western Scrub-Jay
Seen:Yes
Locations:oakwoodland
Present Season:W,Sp,Su,F,Yr
Season View:W,Sp,Su,F,Yr
Reliable:Excellent

Species:Western Wood-Pewee
Seen:Yes
Locations:oakwoodland
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Sp,Su,F,Yr
Reliable:Poor

Species:Western Wood-Pewee
Seen:Yes
Locations:oakwoodland, riparian
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Sp,Su,F,Yr
Reliable:Poor

White-crowned Sparrow. Photo by Thomas Roach
Species:White-Crowned Sparrow
Seen:Yes
Locations:oakwoodland, riparian
Present Season:W
Season View:W
Reliable:Good

Species:White-Tailed Kite
Seen:Yes
Locations:grassland oakwoodland. Iron Point, Peninsula.
Present Season:Sp,Su,F
Season View:Sp,Su,F
Reliable:Good

Wild Turkeys. Wild Turkey Rio Grande Turkey. Photo by Tony Attanasio
Species:Wild Turkey
Seen:Yes
Locations:grassland oakwoodland.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Excellent

Species:Winter Wren
Seen:Yes
Locations:grassland oakwoodland.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:W,Sp,Su,F
Reliable:Poor

Wood Duck. Photo by Doug Froning
Species:Wood Duck
Seen:Yes
Locations:small ponds most of the year. Folsom Lake in winter.
Present Season:W,Yr
Season View:W,Yr
Reliable:Poor

Species:Wrentit
Seen:Yes
Locations:Chaparrel- Salmon Falls Bridge and Darrington trail.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Poor

Species:Yellow Warbler
Seen:Yes
Locations:Mormon Island Wetland riparian area.
Present Season:Sp
Season View:Sp
Reliable:Poor

Species:Yellow-Breasted Chat
Seen:Yes
Locations:Sweetwater Creek access, propably Mormon Island Wetland riparian area, Beals to Granit Bay trail by the Beals RV Park in riparian only.
Present Season:Sp
Season View:Sp
Reliable:Poor