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Bidwell Park  - Site # 28

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

Species:American Beaver
Seen:No
Locations:Varies from year to year.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Poor

Species:American Coot
Seen:Yes
Locations:Horseshoe Lake
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Good

Species:American Crow
Seen:Yes
Locations:Throughout the upper park.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Excellent

Species:American Dipper
Seen:No
Locations:Anywhere in the Chico Creek Canyon. Maybe more often in winter than summer.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:W,Sp,F
Reliable:Poor

Species:American Goldfinch
Seen:No
Locations:Slightly better chance on trails away from Big Chico Creek.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:W,Sp,F
Reliable:Poor

American Kestrel. Photo by Doug Froning
Species:American Kestrel
Seen:Yes
Locations:Best area is around Horseshoe Lake but it is often seen in in the Butte Creek Canyon
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Good

Species:American Robin
Seen:Yes
Locations:Abundant in the late fall and winter most anywhere in the Chico Creek Canyon and usually below.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Good

Species:Anna's Hummingbird
Seen:Yes
Locations:Only hummingbird found here in the late fall and winter.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Excellent

Species:Ash-Throated Flycatcher
Seen:No
Locations:Usually found near Big Chico Creek.
Present Season:Sp,Su
Season View:Su
Reliable:Poor

Bald Eagle - Indian Valley Bald Eagle Nest at Lower Klamath Basin NWR. Photo by Doug Froning
Species:Bald Eagle
Seen:Yes
Locations:Seen flying overhead anywhere above Upper Bidwell Park.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:W,Su
Reliable:Poor

Species:Band-Tailed Pigeon
Seen:No
Locations:Most abundant at the very upper end of Upper Bidwell Park.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:W,Su
Reliable:Poor

Species:Bewick's Wren
Seen:Yes
Locations:Found alongside Big Chico Creek most anywhere in the park.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:W,Su,Yr
Reliable:Excellent

Species:Big Brown Bat
Seen:No
Locations:Usually seen just before dark
Present Season:Su
Season View:Su
Reliable:Poor

Black Bear by Robert Floerke
Species:Black Bear
Seen:No
Locations:Best chance is the very upper end of the upper park. Sightings are very rare. Bear scat is often seen at the upper end of the park.
Present Season:W,Sp,F
Season View:F
Reliable:Poor

Species:Black Phoebe
Seen:Yes
Locations:Found alongside or (mostly) close to Big Chico Creek most anywhere in the park.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:W,Sp,F,Yr
Reliable:Excellent

Species:Black Rail
Seen:No
Locations:Expect to hear and not see this bird. Found across the road from parking lot L. Best heard in late winter and spring before dark.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Sp
Reliable:Poor

Species:Black-Headed Grosbeak
Seen:No
Locations:Anywhere close to Big Chico Creek.
Present Season:Sp,Su
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Good

Species:Black-Tailed Jackrabbit
Seen:No
Locations:Above Easter cross (below Horseshoe Lake) and along the North Rim Trail
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Poor

Bobcat Bobcat
Species:Bobcat
Seen:No
Locations:Could be seen anywhere in the upper park but odds are slim for a daytime viewing.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Poor

Species:Brazilian Free-Tailed Bat
Seen:No
Locations:Anyplace in the park just before dark. Around Horseshoe lake. Identification is difficult.
Present Season:Sp,Su
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Poor

Species:Brewer's Blackbird
Seen:No
Locations:Found mostly around Horseshoe Lake.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Good

Species:Brown Creeper
Seen:No
Locations:Somewhat dense population of trees. Usually close to Big Chico Creek. Fairly rare.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Poor

Species:Brown Creeper
Seen:No
Locations:Found in areas of fairly dense populations of trees in the park.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:W
Reliable:Poor

Species:Bullfrog
Seen:No
Locations:Banks of Big Chico Creek
Present Season:Sp,Su
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Poor

Species:Bushtit
Seen:Yes
Locations:Found anywhere in Upper Bidwell Park.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Excellent

Species:California Ground Squirrel
Seen:No
Locations:More abundant towards the upper end of the park although they can be found throughout the upper park.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Poor

Species:California Newt
Seen:Yes
Locations:Near the eastern end of the upper park.
Present Season:Sp
Season View:Sp
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:No
Locations:Found throughout the upper park. Likes shrubs for cover.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Good

Species:California roach
Seen:No
Locations:Big Chico Creek.
Present Season:F,Yr
Season View:F,Yr
Reliable:Poor

Species:California Slender Salamander
Seen:No
Locations:Banks of Big Chico Creek
Present Season:Sp,Su
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Poor

Photo by Mike Warner
Species:California Towhee
Seen:No
Locations:Found throughout the upper park. Stays close to bushes or downed trees for cover. Typically not seen along the rim trails.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Poor

Species:Canada Goose
Seen:Yes
Locations:Horseshoe Lake
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Excellent

Species:Canyon Wren
Seen:No
Locations:Park at Salmon Hole (parking lot N) and walk around west (right) side of trees to edge of canyon. Hard to spot when not calling in the springtime.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Sp,Su,Yr
Reliable:Poor

Cedar Waxwing. Photo by Jack Ferrante
Species:Cedar Waxwing
Seen:No
Locations:Most abundant in early winter. Seen along the lower part of the Yahi Trail.
Present Season:W,F
Season View:W,Su,Yr
Reliable:Good

Species:Chinook salmon
Seen:No
Locations:Throughout Big Chico Creek during the fall salmon run.
Present Season:F
Season View:F
Reliable:Poor

Species:Chipping Sparrow
Seen:No
Locations:Transient. Best located by the call in the springtime. Transient through all of Upper Bidwell Park.
Present Season:Sp,F
Season View:Sp
Reliable:Poor

Species:Common Merganser
Seen:No
Locations:Nests along Big Chico Creek. Can be found on Big Chico Creek Year round.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Good

Species:Common Moorhen
Seen:No
Locations:Horseshoe Lake
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Poor

Species:Common Porcupine
Seen:No
Locations:Because they come out after dark, odds are not good but you might see one in a tree along Big Chico Creek in the daytime.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
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:No
Locations:Flying overhead in Chico Creek Canyon. Was seldom seen. Now unusual (2008).
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Poor

Species:Common Yellowthroat
Seen:No
Locations:Transient. Found near Big Chico Creek. Easier to locate in the spring because of calls.
Present Season:Sp,F
Season View:Sp
Reliable:Poor

Species:Cooper's Hawk
Seen:No
Locations:Watch up on the hillside where it will be hunting around the bushes and trees, usually close to the canyon rim.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Poor

Coyote at Point Reyes. Photo by Jen Joynt Coyote
Species:Coyote
Seen:No
Locations:Best chance is along the Middle Trail or the North rim Trail.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Poor

Species:Dark-Eyed Junco
Seen:No
Locations:Found most everywhere in the upper park.
Present Season:W,F
Season View:W,F
Reliable:Excellent

Species:Downy Woodpecker
Seen:Yes
Locations:Found most everywhere in the upper park. Little more apt to see this bird closer to the creek.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:W,Sp,F
Reliable:Good

Species:Dusky Flycatcher
Seen:No
Locations:Along Big Chico Creek
Present Season:Sp,F
Season View:Sp
Reliable:Poor

Species:Ensatina
Seen:No
Locations:Highest elevations of the park
Present Season:Sp,Su
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Poor

Species:European Starling
Seen:No
Locations:Found throughout the upper park
Present Season:F,Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Excellent

Species:Foothill Yellow-Legged Frog
Seen:No
Locations:Upper park
Present Season:Sp,Su
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Poor

Species:Fox Sparrow
Seen:No
Locations:Found mostly close to Big Chico Creek and anywhere there is good cover.
Present Season:W,F
Season View:W,F
Reliable:Good

Gadwalls at Sacramento NWR. Photo by Terry Germany
Species:Gadwall
Seen:No
Locations:Have been seen on Horseshoe Lake
Present Season:W
Season View:W
Reliable:Poor

Species:Golden-Crowned Kinglet
Seen:No
Locations:Best chance is near Chico Creek but might be seen in the oaks along the north hillside.
Present Season:W
Season View:W
Reliable:Poor

Species:Golden-Crowned Sparrow
Seen:No
Locations:Found pretty much everywhere in the upper park in the winter.
Present Season:W
Season View:W
Reliable:Excellent

Great Blue Heron Great Blue Heron at K-Dock. Photo by Terry Eckhart
Species:Great Blue Heron
Seen:No
Locations:Seen often at Horseshoe Lake but also seen on Big Chico Creek.
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:No
Locations:Sometimes seen at Horseshoe Lake.
Present Season:W
Season View:W
Reliable:Poor

Immature Great Horned Owl at Grizzly Island. Photo by Jen Joynt
Species:Great Horned Owl
Seen:No
Locations:Nests often near Big Chico Creek near bottom of Chico Creek Canyon but are also found up the canyon. Easy to spot during nesting season if nest is in site of the trails or road.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Poor

Species:hardhead
Seen:No
Locations:Throughout Big Chico Creek.
Present Season:F,Yr
Season View:F,Yr
Reliable:Poor

Species:Hermit Thrush
Seen:Yes
Locations:All along Big Chico Creek where dense brush is found.
Present Season:W,Sp,F
Season View:W,Sp,F
Reliable:Poor

Species:hitch
Seen:No
Locations:Big Chico Creek.
Present Season:F,Yr
Season View:F,Yr
Reliable:Poor

Species:Hooded Merganser
Seen:No
Locations:Found on Big Chico Creek. Best times are late winter and early spring.
Present Season:W,Sp
Season View:W,Sp
Reliable:Poor

Species:House Finch
Seen:No
Locations:Mostly found in the Blue Oaks on the north side of Big Chico Creek as well as around the creek. More likely near the bottom end of the canyon.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Poor

Species:House Wren
Seen:No
Locations:Found along Big Chico Creek. Nests in the park.
Present Season:Sp,Su
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Poor

Species:Hutton's Vireo
Seen:No
Locations:Found more towards the upper (East) end of Big Chico Creek Canyon. Mostly around the creek where trees are dense.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Poor

Kildeer at Sacramento NWR. Photo by Amanda Alaniz
Species:Killdeer
Seen:No
Locations:Often seen at Horseshoe Lake
Present Season:Yr
Season View:W,Sp,F
Reliable:Poor

Species:Lark Sparrow
Seen:No
Locations:Blue Oak trees on north hillside. Also around the golf course.
Present Season:W
Season View:W
Reliable:Poor

Species:Lazuli Bunting
Seen:No
Locations:Found where vegetation is more dense. Anywhere along Big Chico Creek is a good location but not the only.
Present Season:Sp,Su
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Poor

Lesser Goldfinch and Dragonfly on fiddleneck flower. Photo by Harvey Abernathey
Species:Lesser Goldfinch
Seen:Yes
Locations:Found most everywhere in Upper Bidwell park.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Excellent

Species:Lewis' S Woodpecker
Seen:No
Locations:Best chance is on north rim trail above Easter cross about a mile before Horseshoe Lake. Great area to catch fall migration if you time it right.
Present Season:W,Sp,F
Season View:W,Sp,F
Reliable:Poor

Species:Macgillivray's Warbler
Seen:No
Locations:Anywhere vegetation is dense. Mostly along Big Chico Creek.
Present Season:Sp,F
Season View:Sp,F
Reliable:Poor

Species:Mallard
Seen:Yes
Locations:On Horseshoe Lake
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Excellent

Mountain Lion. Photo by Dianne Erskine Hellrigel
Species:Mountain Lion
Seen:No
Locations:More often on the south side of the Creek but could be seen most anywhere if you are very lucky.
Present Season:W,Sp,F
Season View:W,Sp,F
Reliable:Poor

Species:Mourning Dove
Seen:Yes
Locations:Usually seen in flight over most anyplace in Upper Bidwell Park.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Good

Deer at Ahjumawi State Park. Taken from his kayak by Jim Duckworth
Species:Mule Deer
Seen:No
Locations:Often seen on the golf course just before Horseshoe Lake. Found throughout the upper park.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:W,Sp,F
Reliable:Poor

Species:Nashville Warbler
Seen:No
Locations:Found mostly near Big Chico Creek during spring and sometimes fall migration.
Present Season:Sp,F
Season View:Sp,F
Reliable:Poor

Species:Northern Flicker
Seen:No
Locations:Can be seen throughout Upper Bidwell Park.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Excellent

Species:Northern Mockingbird
Seen:No
Locations:Seen once or twice a year in the upper park. Usually among the Blue Oak trees on the north hillside.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Poor

Species:Northern Pygmy Owl
Seen:No
Locations:Anywhere along the Yahi Trail. Look for Goldfinches and Oak Titmouse that seem a little more vocal than normal. Could indicate a Pygmy Owl nearby.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Poor

Species:Northern Rough-Winged Swallow
Seen:No
Locations:During spring migration, look around Horseshoe Lake but they are usually seen flying pretty much everywhere.
Present Season:Sp,Su,F
Season View:Sp,Su,F
Reliable:Poor

Species:Northern Saw-Whet Owl
Seen:No
Locations:Known to be in the park during fall migration and probably much of winter as well as spring migration back upslope, these owls are very rarely seen. One would need to call and listen for reply after dark. Areas with dense trees.
Present Season:W,Sp,F
Season View:Sp
Reliable:Poor

Northern Shoveler at Little Lake Overlook. Photo by Stephen Creswell Northern Shoveler at Sacramento NWR. Photo by Claire Ames
Species:Northern Shoveler
Seen:No
Locations:Sometimes seen on Horseshoe Lake.
Present Season:W
Season View:W
Reliable:Poor

Species:Nuttall's Woodpecker
Seen:No
Locations:Anywhere in Upper Bidwell Park but closer to Big Chico Creek might be better.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Excellent

Oak Titmouse. Photo by Pete Warden
Species:Oak Titmouse
Seen:Yes
Locations:Anywhere in Upper Bidwell Park
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Excellent

Species:Olive-Sided Flycatcher
Seen:No
Locations:Near Big Chico Creek.
Present Season:Sp
Season View:Sp
Reliable:Poor

Species:Orange-Crowned Warbler
Seen:No
Locations:Vegetation near Big Chico Creek. Very slight chance of seeing one in winter.
Present Season:Sp,F
Season View:Sp,F
Reliable:Poor

Species:Orange-Crowned Warbler
Seen:No
Locations:Vegetation around Big Chico Creek. Very slight chance of seeing a Orange-crowned Warbler in winter.
Present Season:Sp,F
Season View:Sp,F
Reliable:Poor

Species:Pacific Treefrog
Seen:No
Locations:Various locations in the park.
Present Season:Sp,Su
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Poor

Species:Phainopepla
Seen:No
Locations:Anywhere there are Oak trees with Mistletoe. North side of Big Chico Creek canyon is good but not too high up. Usually have one or two seen in the winter of each year. Slightly more abundant in the summer.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Poor

Pied-Billed Grebe and chick. Photo by Cindy Tucey
Species:Pied-Billed Grebe
Seen:No
Locations:Found sometimes on Horseshoe Lake. Also sometimes seen on Big Chico Creek but not too far up the creek.
Present Season:W,Sp,F
Season View:W,Sp,F
Reliable:Poor

Species:Purple Finch
Seen:No
Locations:Been seen along Yahi Trail although more abundant near the upper (east) end of the upper park.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Poor

Rainbow trout catch and release Lake Davis
Species:rainbow trout
Seen:No
Locations:Throughout Big Chico Creek.
Present Season:F,Yr
Season View:F,Yr
Reliable:Poor

Species:Red-Breasted Sapsucker
Seen:No
Locations:Along the Yahi Trail.
Present Season:W
Season View:W
Reliable:Poor

Red-shouldered Hawk at K-Dock. PHoto by Terry Eckhart
Species:Red-Shouldered Hawk
Seen:No
Locations:Along first 2 miles of the Yahi Trail although might be seen further up the trail.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Good

Species:riffle sculpin
Seen:No
Locations:Big Chico Creek.
Present Season:F,Yr
Season View:F,Yr
Reliable:Poor

Species:Rock Pigeon
Seen:No
Locations:Near Horseshoe Lake. Usually not seen much further up in Big Chico Creek Canyon.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Poor

Species:Rock Wren
Seen:No
Locations:Found among the rocks along the north canyon wall.
Present Season:W,Sp,F,Yr
Season View:W,Sp,F,Yr
Reliable:Good

Species:Ruby-Crowned Kinglet
Seen:Yes
Locations:Found along the Yahi Trail to the end of the park. Can be found in other areas of the upper park but mostly in denser trees and shrubs.
Present Season:W,Sp,F,Yr
Season View:W,Sp,F,Yr
Reliable:Excellent

Male Ruddy Duck. Photo by Stephen Creswell
Species:Ruddy Duck
Seen:No
Locations:Does show up on Horseshoe Lake.
Present Season:W,F
Season View:W,F
Reliable:Poor

Species:Sacramento sucker
Seen:No
Locations:Big Chico Creek.
Present Season:F,Yr
Season View:F,Yr
Reliable:Poor

Species:Say's Phoebe
Seen:No
Locations:Found in the more open areas away from Big Chico Creek. Usually on the north side of the dirt road that goes into the upper park. Also often seen above the Easter Cross (Parking area B).
Present Season:W
Season View:W
Reliable:Poor

Species:Sharp-Shinned Hawk
Seen:No
Locations:Hunts below the rocks along the north side of Big Chico Creek Canyon. Could also be seen closer to the creek but most sightings seem to be higher up.
Present Season:W
Season View:W
Reliable:Poor

Species:speckled dace
Seen:No
Locations:Big Chico Creek.
Present Season:F,Yr
Season View:F,Yr
Reliable:Poor

Species:Spotted Towhee
Seen:Yes
Locations:Found along the Yahi Trail and anyplace in the park with dense vegetation.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Excellent

Species:Steller's Jay
Seen:Yes
Locations:Comes as far downstream as Horseshoe lake on rare winters (chance of seeing on those years is excellent). Otherwise, only found in the winter at the very upper (east) end of the park.
Present Season:W
Season View:W
Reliable:Poor

Species:Townsend's Warbler
Seen:Yes
Locations:Rare in the winter. Spring and fall migrant. Seen most often along the Yahi Trail near Big Chico Creek.
Present Season:Sp,F
Season View:Sp,F
Reliable:Poor

Species:Tree Swallow
Seen:Yes
Locations:Seen throughout Upper Bidwell Park.
Present Season:Sp,Su,F
Season View:Sp,Su,F
Reliable:Excellent

Turkey vultures on sand spit. Montana de Oro State Park
Species:Turkey Vulture
Seen:Yes
Locations:Seen throughout Upper Bidwell Park
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Excellent

Species:Varied Thrush
Seen:No
Locations:Irruptive species. Very few sighting in the upper park. Most likely along the Yahi Trail.
Present Season:W,Yr
Season View:W,Yr
Reliable:Poor

Violet-Green Swallow. Photo by Tim Avery
Species:Violet-Green Swallow
Seen:No
Locations:Found near or flying around Horseshoe Lake or on power lines in that area.
Present Season:Sp,Su,F
Season View:Sp,Su,F,Yr
Reliable:Poor

Western Bluebird. Photo by Irwin Maloff
Species:Western Bluebird
Seen:Yes
Locations:On barb wire fence as you approach Horseshoe Lake. Also on the north rim trail as well as in the open areas on the north side of Chico Creek Canyon.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:W,Sp,F
Reliable:Good

Species:Western Gray Squirrel
Seen:Yes
Locations:Found throughout the upper park.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Excellent

Species:Western Kingbird
Seen:No
Locations:Seen on wire fence between road and golf course. Also above the Easter Cross and along the North Rim Trail. Can be seen on the north side of Chico Creek Canyon.
Present Season:Sp,Su
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Excellent

Western Meadowlark. Photo by Terry Germany
Species:Western Meadowlark
Seen:No
Locations:Seen in fields between the Easter cross and Horseshoe Lake, around Horseshoe Lake and also in open fields in Big Chico Creek Canyon on the north side.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:W,Sp,F
Reliable:Excellent

Species:Western Screech Owl
Seen:No
Locations:Maybe heard in the spring time after dark. Would be lucky to see one although many are in the park. Found along Big Chico Creek to the end of the park. Also found away from the creek where trees are dense.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Poor

Species:Western Scrub-Jay
Seen:Yes
Locations:Found throughout Upper Bidwell Park.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Excellent

Species:Western Toad
Seen:No
Locations:Various locations in the park.
Present Season:Sp,Su
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Poor

Species:Western Wood-Pewee
Seen:Yes
Locations:Found throughout Upper Bidwell Park. Most likely to find it closer to Big Chico Creek and along the Yahi Trail.
Present Season:Sp,Su
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Excellent

Species:White-Breasted Nuthatch
Seen:Yes
Locations:Found along the Yahi Trail. Prefers denser tree areas.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Good

White-crowned Sparrow. Photo by Thomas Roach
Species:White-Crowned Sparrow
Seen:No
Locations:Found in dense brush along the Yahi Trail. Also around the Gun Club Building by Horseshoe Lake as well as the trees and bushes around the Horseshoe Lake Dam.
Present Season:W,F
Season View:W,F
Reliable:Good

Species:White-Tailed Kite
Seen:No
Locations:On rare occasions, seen above the field west of Horseshoe Lake near the Easter cross.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Poor

Wild Turkeys. Wild Turkey Rio Grande Turkey. Photo by Tony Attanasio
Species:Wild Turkey
Seen:No
Locations:More Likely to see above parking lot N. They also seem to like the south side of Big Chico Creek more than the north side (road is on the north side).
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Poor

Wood Duck. Photo by Doug Froning
Species:Wood Duck
Seen:No
Locations:Often seen in late winter, early spring in Big Chico Creek along the Yahi Trail.
Present Season:W,Yr
Season View:W,Sp,Su
Reliable:Poor

Species:Yellow Warbler
Seen:No
Locations:Along the Yahi Trail.
Present Season:Sp,F,Yr
Season View:Sp,F
Reliable:Poor

Species:Yellow-Breasted Chat
Seen:No
Locations:Good area is first mile of Yahi Trail. Yellow-breasted Chats seem to be across the creek on the south side.
Present Season:Sp,Su
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Good

Species:Yellow-Rumped Warbler
Seen:Yes
Locations:Pretty numerous throughout the upper park through the winter.
Present Season:W,F
Season View:W,F
Reliable:Good