Index of Bird Photos
Photos by Steve Look

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American Robin Nest
Elkhorn Slough

Loons
Common Loon - Bodega Bay

Grebes

Pied-billed Grebe - Shollenberger Park
Horned Grebe - Santa Clara County
Eared Grebe - Bodega Bay
Western Grebe - Pt. Isabel Regional Shoreline
Clark's Grebe - Berkeley waterfront park

Albatrosses
Laysan Albatross - Pt. Arena Cove, Mendocino County

Pelicans
American White Pelican - Bodega Bay
Brown Pelican - Bodega Bay

Cormorants
Double-crested Cormorant - Pt. Isabel Regional Shoreline
Brandt's Cormorant - Elkhorn Slough, Monterey County
Pelagic Cormorant - Pillar Point Harbor, San Mateo Coast

Herons/Bitterns
American Bittern - Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area, Yolo County
Great Egret
- Pt. Isabel Regional Shoreline
Snowy Egret - Shollenberger Park
Green Heron - Berkeley Aquatic Park, Alameda County
Black-crowned Night-heron - Santa Clara County

Ibises
White-faced Ibis - Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area, Yolo County

Geese
Greater White-fronted Goose - Arrowhead Marsh, Alameda County
Snow Goose - The Central Valley
Ross's Goose - Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline, Contra Costa County
Brant
- Pillar Point Harbor, San Mateo Coast
Canada Goose - Pt. Isabel Regional Shoreline

Ducks

Wood Duck - Pt. Reyes National Seashore
Green-winged Teal - Pt. Isabel Regional Shoreline
Mallard - Santa Clara County
Northern Pintail - The Central Valley
Blue-winged Teal - Shollenberger Park
Northern Shoveler - The Central Valley
Gadwall - Shollenberger Park
American Wigeon - Pt. Isabel Regional Shoreline
Canvasback - Contra Costa County
Redhead - Sonoma County
Ring-necked Duck - The Central Valley
Tufted Duck - Lake Merritt, Alameda County
Greater Scaup - Berkeley waterfront park
Long-tailed Duck - Berkeley Fishing Pier, Alameda County
Surf Scoter - Berkeley Fishing Pier, Alameda County
Common Goldeneye - Pillar Point Harbor, San Mateo Coast
Barrow's Goldeneye - Lake Merritt, Alameda County
Bufflehead - Berkeley waterfront park
Hooded Merganser - Berkeley Aquatic Park, Alameda County
Red-breasted Merganser - Bodega Bay

American Vultures
Turkey Vulture - Las Galinas, Marin County

Hawks
White-tailed Kite - East Contra Costa County
Bald Eagle - The Central Valley
Northern Harrier
- Pt. Reyes National Seashore
Swainson's Hawk - Sacramento, Sacramento County
Red-tailed Hawk - Pt. Reyes National Seashore
Ferruginous Hawk - Solano County
Rough-legged Hawk - Solano County
Golden Eagle - Yolo County

Falcons
American Kestrel - Pt Reyes National Seashore, Marin County
Peregrine Falcon - Mendocino County

Fowl-like Birds
Ring-necked Pheasant - The Central Valley
California Quail
- Pt. Reyes National Seashore

Rails
Clapper Rail - Palo Alto Baylands, Santa Clara County
Virginia Rail - Arrowhead Marsh, Alameda County
Sora - Livermore, Alameda County
Common Moorhen
- The Central Valley
American Coot - Pt. Isabel Regional Shoreline

Cranes
Sandhill Crane - San Joaquin County

Plovers
Black-bellied Plover - Pt. Isabel Regional Shoreline
Snowy Plover - Salmon Creek State Beach, Sonoma County
Semi-palmated Plover - Hayward Regional Shoreline, Alameda County
Killdeer - San Pablo Bay Regional Shoreline

Oystercatchers
Black Oystercatcher - Bodega Bay

Stilts/Avocets
Black-necked Stilt - Shollenberger Park
American Avocet - Santa Clara County

Sandpipers/Phalaropes

Greater Yellowlegs - Pt. Isabel Regional Shoreline
Willet - Pt. Isabel Regional Shoreline
Spotted Sandpiper - Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline, Contra Costa County
Whimbrel - Bodega Bay
Long-billed Curlew - Pt. Isabel Regional Shoreline
Marbled Godwit - Bodega Bay
Ruddy Turnstone - Bodega Bay
Black Turnstone - Pt. Isabel Regional Shoreline
Surfbird - Pescadero State Beach, San Mateo County
Red Knot - Hayward Regional Shoreline, Alameda County
Sanderling - Pillar Point Harbor, San Mateo Coast
Western Sandpiper - Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline, Contra Costa County
Least Sandpiper - Pt. Isabel Regional Shoreline
Baird's Sandpiper - Pt. Reyes National Seashore
Pectoral Sandpiper - Pt. Reyes National Seashore
Dunlin - Pt. Reyes National Seashore, Marin County
Short-billed Dowitcher - Santa Clara County
Long-billed Dowitcher - Pt. Reyes National Seashore
Wilson's Snipe (was Common Snipe) - Sierra Nevada Mountains
Wilson's Phalarope - Pt. Reyes National Seashore
Red-necked Phalarope - Pt. Reyes National Seashore

Jaegers/Skuas/Gulls/Terns/Skimmers
Franklin's Gull - Lake Merritt, Alameda County
Heermann's Gull
- Pillar Point Harbor, San Mateo Coast
Mew Gull -  Pt. Reyes National Seashore, Marin County
Ring-billed Gull - Pt. Reyes National Seashore
California Gull - Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline, Contra Costa County
Herring Gull - Arrowhead Marsh, Alameda County
Western Gull - Pt. Reyes National Seashore
Caspian Tern - Pt. Isabel Regional Shoreline

Auks, etc.
Pigeon Guillemot - Elkhorn Slough, Monterey County

Pigeons/Doves
Mourning Dove - San Pablo Bay Regional Shoreline

Barn Owls
Barn Owl - Livermore, Alameda County

Typical Owls

Great Horned Owl - Solano County
Burrowing Owl
- Berkeley waterfront park

Goatsuckers
Lesser Nighthawk - Meiss Road, Sacramento County
Common Nighthawk
- CA-89 and CA-49, Sierra County

Hummingbirds
Black-chinned Hummingbird -Cosumnes River Preserve, Sacramento County
Anna's Hummingbird
- Pt. Isabel Regional Shoreline
Costa's Hummingbird - Del Puerto Canyon Road, Stanislaus County
Allen's Hummingbird
- San Pablo Bay Regional Shoreline, Contra Costa County

Kingfishers
Belted Kingfisher - Las Galinas, Marin County

Woodpeckers
Lewis's Woodpecker - Santa Clara County
Acorn Woodpecker
- San Pablo Bay Regional Shoreline, Contra Costa County
Red-breasted Sapsucker - Pt. Reyes National Seashore, Marin County
Williamson's Sapsucker
- Sierra Nevada Mountains
Nuttall's Woodpecker - San Pablo Bay Regional Shoreline
Downy Woodpecker - Pt. Reyes National Seashore
Hairy Woodpecker - Mt. Diablo State Park, Contra Costa County

Black-backed Woodpecker - Yuba Pass, Sierra County
Northern Flicker
- Pt. Reyes National Seashore
Pileated Woodpecker - San Pablo Bay Regional Shoreline, Contra Costa County

Flycatchers
Western Wood-Pewee - Pacific Crest Trailhead, Tahoe National Forest, Nevada County
Hammond's Flycatcher - Hobart Mills Road, Nevada County
Pacific-slope Flycatcher
- West Contra Costa County

Black Phoebe - Contra Costa County
Eastern Phoebe - Cosumnes River Preserve, Sacramento County
Say's Phoebe - Santa Clara County
Dusky Flycatcher - Mt. Diablo State Park, Contra Costa County
Ash-throated Flycatcher - San Pablo Bay Regional Shoreline
Cassin's Kingbird - San Joaquin County
Western Kingbird - Del Puerto Canyon, Stanislaus County

Larks
Horned Lark - Sierra Nevada Mountains

Swallows
Tree Swallow - Bobelaine Audubon Sanctuary, Sutter County
Bank Swallow - Golden Gate National Recreation Area, San Francicso County
Barn Swallow
- Hayward Regional Shoreline, Alameda County

Jays/Magpies/Crows

Steller's Jay - Bassetts, Sierra County
Western Scrub-Jay
- San Pablo Bay Regional Shoreline
Clark's Nutcracker - Stampede Reservoir, Sierra County
Yellow-billed Magpie
- Yolo County
Common Raven - Pt. Reyes National Seashore

Chickadees/Titmice
Mountain Chickadee - Sierra Nevada Mountains
Chestnut-backed Chickadee - West Contra Costa County
Oak Titmouse - Lake Solano Park, Solano County

Bushtit
Bushtit - Pt. Isabel Regional Shoreline

Nuthatches
White-breasted Nuthatch - Lake Solano Park, Solano County
Pygmy Nuthatch
- Sierra Nevada Mountains

Creepers
Brown Creeper - Contra Costa County

Wrens
Bewick's Wren - Del Puerto Canyon Road, Sacramento County
House Wren - Putah Creek, Yolo County
Winter Wren - Pt. Reyes National Seashore, Marin County
Marsh Wren
- The Central Valley

Dippers
American Dipper - Sierra Nevada Mountains

Kinglets/Gnatcatchers/Thrushes

Golden-crowned Kinglet - Marin Headlands, Marin County
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - Pt. Reyes National Seashore, Marin County
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
- Sierra Nevada Mountains
Hermit Thrush - Pt. Reyes National Seashore
Western Bluebird - Briones Regional Park
Mountain Bluebird - Kyburz Flat, Sierra County
Townsend's Solitaire - Hobart Mills Road, Nevada County
American Robin
- Briones Regional Park
Wrentit - Marin Headlands, Marin County

Mimic Thrushes
Northern Mockingbird - San Pablo Bay Regional Shoreline

Wagtails/Pipits
American Pipet - Bodega Bay

Waxwings
Cedar Waxwing - Pinole, Contra Costa

Silky-Flycatchers
Phainopepla - Del Puerto Canyon, Stanislaus County

Shrikes
Loggerhead Shrike - East Contra Costa County

Vireos
Cassin's Vireo - Briones Regional Park
Warbling Vireo - Pt. Reyes National Seashore


Wood Warblers

Yellow Warbler - Pt. Reyes National Seashore
Yellow-rumped Warbler - The Central Valley
Townsend's Warbler - San Pablo Bay Regional Shoreline
Common Yellowthroat - Santa Clara County
Hooded Warbler - Pt. Reyes National Seashore
Wilson's Warbler - Del Puerto Canyon, Stanislaus County

Tanagers
Western Tanager - Sierra Nevada Mountains

Grosbeaks, Buntings
Black-headed Grosbeak - Mount Diablo State Park, Contra Costa County
Lazuli Bunting
- Briones Regional Park
Indigo Bunting - Briones Regional Park

Towhees/Sparrows

Green-tailed Towhee - Donner Camp Picnic Area, Nevada County
Spotted Towhee
- San Pablo Bay Regional Shoreline
California Towhee - Contra Costa County
Chipping Sparrow - Yuba Pass, Sierra County
Vesper Sparrow
- Sierra Nevada Mountains
Lark Sparrow - San Pablo Bay Regional Shoreline, Contra Costa County
Savannah Sparrow - Berkeley waterfront park
Grasshopper Sparrow - Meiss Road, Sacramento County
Fox Sparrow
- The Central Valley
Song Sparrow - San Pablo Bay Regional Shoreline
Lincoln's Sparrow - San Pablo Bay Regional Shoreline
Swamp Sparrow - Livermore, Alameda County
White-throated Sparrow - Pt. Reyes National Seashore, Marin County
Golden-crowned Sparrow - San Pablo Bay Regional Shoreline
White-crowned Sparrow - Pt. Reyes National Seashore
Harris's Sparrow - Modesto, Stanislaus County
Dark-eyed Junco - Contra Costa County
Snow Bunting - East Contra Costa County

Blackbirds/Orioles
Red-winged Blackbird - Pt. Isabel Regional Shoreline
Tricolored Blackbird - East Contra Costa County
Western Meadowlark - The Central Valley
Yellow-headed Blackbird - Sierra Nevada Mountains
Brewer's Blackbird - Bodega Bay
Great-tailed Grackle - East Contra Costa County
Brown-headed Cowbird - West Contra Costa County
Hooded Oriole - West Contra Costa County
Bullock's Oriole - Del Puerto Canyon, Stanislaus County

Finches

Purple Finch - Pacific Crest Trailhead, Tahoe National Forest, Nevada County
House Finch - West Contra Costa County
Lesser Goldfinch - San Pablo Bay Regional Shoreline
Lawrence's Goldfinch - San Antonio Valley Road, Santa Clara County

American Goldfinch
- Pt. Reyes National Seashore