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Species found at Viewing Site

San Luis National Wildlife Refuge  - Site # 317

American Avocet American Avocet
Species:American Avocet
Seen:Yes
Locations:Auto Tour Routes
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Good

American Bittern at Sacramento NWR. Photo by Carole Haskell American Bittern at Gray Lodge Wildlife Area. Photo by James Simon.
Species:American Bittern
Seen:Yes
Locations:Auto Tour Routes
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Good

Species:American Coot
Seen:Yes
Locations:Auto Tour Routes
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Excellent

American Kestrel. Photo by Doug Froning
Species:American Kestrel
Seen:Yes
Locations:Auto Tour Routes
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:Auto Tour Routes
Present Season:Sp,Su
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Good

Species:Barn Owl
Seen:Yes
Locations:Auto Tour Routes
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Good

Black-crowned Night Heron at Palo Alto Baylands Preserve. Photo by Suzanne Young
Species:Black-Crowned Night Heron
Seen:Yes
Locations:Auto Tour Routes
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Good

Black-necked Stilt. Photo by Lew Milligan
Species:Black-Necked Stilt
Seen:Yes
Locations:Auto Tour Routes
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Excellent

Species:California Ground Squirrel
Seen:Yes
Locations:Auto Tour Routes
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Excellent

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 Routes
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
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:Auto Tour Routes
Present Season:W,F
Season View:W,Sp,F
Reliable:Good

Species:Common Garter Snake
Seen:Yes
Locations:Auto Tour Routes
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Poor

Species:Common Kingsnake
Seen:Yes
Locations:Auto Tour Routes
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Poor

Coyote at Point Reyes. Photo by Jen Joynt Coyote
Species:Coyote
Seen:Yes
Locations:Automobile Tour Routes
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Good

Desert cottontails survive by blending in with their background and having
large ears adapted to shedding heat to keep them cooler in Death Valley
National Park. (Photo by Vicki Wolfe)
Species:Desert Cottontail
Seen:Yes
Locations:Auto Tour Routes
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Excellent

Double-crested Cormorant. Photo by Doug Froning
Species:Double-Crested Cormorant
Seen:Yes
Locations:Auto Tour Routes
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Good

Species:Dunlin
Seen:Yes
Locations:Auto Tour Routes
Present Season:W,Sp,F
Season View:W,Sp,F
Reliable:Good

Elk-bugling Bugling Roosevelt Elk at Redwood National and State Parks. Photo by Amanda Alaniz Elk at Tule Lake NWR. Photo by Ryan Johnson Tule Elk at Point Reyes National Seashore. Photo by Alex Fisher
Species:Elk
Seen:Yes
Locations:Elk Automobile Tour Route.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Excellent

Gadwalls at Sacramento NWR. Photo by Terry Germany
Species:Gadwall
Seen:Yes
Locations:Auto Tour Routes
Present Season:W,Sp,F
Season View:W,Sp,F
Reliable:Good

Species:Gopher Snake
Seen:Yes
Locations:Auto Tour Routes
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Poor

Great Blue Heron Great Blue Heron at K-Dock. Photo by Terry Eckhart
Species:Great Blue Heron
Seen:Yes
Locations:Auto Tour Routes
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Excellent

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:Auto Tour Routes
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Excellent

Immature Great Horned Owl at Grizzly Island. Photo by Jen Joynt
Species:Great Horned Owl
Seen:Yes
Locations:Auto Tour Routes
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Good

Species:Greater White-Fronted Goose
Seen:Yes
Locations:Auto Tour Routes
Present Season:W,Sp,F
Season View:W,Sp,F
Reliable:Excellent

Species:Green-Winged Teal
Seen:Yes
Locations:Auto Tour Routes
Present Season:W,Sp,F
Season View:W,Sp,F
Reliable:Good

Species:House Finch
Seen:Yes
Locations:Auto Tour Routes
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Good

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

Photo by Joe DeFao
Species:Long-Billed Curlew
Seen:Yes
Locations:Auto Tour Routes
Present Season:W,Sp,F
Season View:W,Sp,F
Reliable:Good

Species:Long-Billed Dowitcher
Seen:Yes
Locations:Auto Tour Routes
Present Season:W,Sp,F
Season View:W,Sp,F
Reliable:Good

Species:Mallard
Seen:Yes
Locations:Auto Tour Routes
Present Season:W,Sp,F
Season View:W,Sp,F
Reliable:Good

Species:Marsh Wren
Seen:Yes
Locations:Auto Tour Routes
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Excellent

Species:Mourning Dove
Seen:Yes
Locations:Auto Tour Routes
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Good

Species:Northern Flicker
Seen:Yes
Locations:Auto Tour Routes
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:Auto Tour Routes
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Excellent

Species:Northern Pintail
Seen:Yes
Locations:Auto Tour Routes
Present Season:W,Sp,F
Season View:W,Sp,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:Auto Tour Routes
Present Season:W,Sp,F
Season View:W,Sp,F
Reliable:Good

Pied-Billed Grebe and chick. Photo by Cindy Tucey
Species:Pied-Billed Grebe
Seen:Yes
Locations:Auto Tour Routes
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:Auto Tour Routes
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:Auto Tour Routes
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Good

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

Species:Ross' S Goose
Seen:Yes
Locations:Auto Tour Routes
Present Season:W,Sp,F
Season View:W,F
Reliable:Good

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:Auto Tour Routes
Present Season:W,Sp,F
Season View:W,Sp,F
Reliable:Good

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:Auto Tour Routes
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Excellent

Species:Song Sparrow
Seen:Yes
Locations:Auto Tour Routes
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Excellent

Species:Swainson's Hawk
Seen:Yes
Locations:Auto Tour Routes
Present Season:Sp,Su
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Good

Species:Tricolored Blackbird
Seen:Yes
Locations:Auto Tour Routes
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Good

Tundra Swans at Gray Lodge Wildlife Area. Photo by Phil Robertson
Species:Tundra Swan
Seen:Yes
Locations:Auto Tour Routes
Present Season:W,F
Season View:W
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 Routes
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Sp,Su
Reliable:Good

Species:Western Kingbird
Seen:Yes
Locations:Auto Tour Routes
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Good

Western Meadowlark. Photo by Terry Germany
Species:Western Meadowlark
Seen:Yes
Locations:Auto Tour Routes
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Excellent

White-crowned Sparrow. Photo by Thomas Roach
Species:White-Crowned Sparrow
Seen:Yes
Locations:Auto Tour Routes
Present Season:W,Sp,F
Season View:W,Sp,F
Reliable:Good

White Faced Ibis, by Cathy Cooper
Species:White-Faced Ibis
Seen:Yes
Locations:Auto Tour Routes
Present Season:W,Su,F
Season View:W,Su,F
Reliable:Good

Species:White-Tailed Kite
Seen:Yes
Locations:Auto Tour Routes
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Good

Wood Duck. Photo by Doug Froning
Species:Wood Duck
Seen:Yes
Locations:Auto Tour Routes
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Good