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  • Red-breasted Nuthatch

    Scientific Name: 
    Sitta canadensis

    A small bird with a dark eyeline, white "eyebrow," pale orange underparts, and plain blue-gray above. It feeds on insects and seeds found in the bark of coniferous (pine-bearing) trees and mixed woods.

    Garden Location: 
    Hidden Meadow (Afghan=Mondell pine trees)
    Audio: 
    http://mlaudio.ornith.cornell.edu/12/120428.mp3
    Video: 
    http://mlvideo.ornith.cornell.edu/4/48487.mov
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  • Common Yellowthroat

    Scientific Name: 
    Geothylypis trichas

    A small, stocky bird, with tail often raised, it belongs to the Wood-Warbler family. Both male and female have a plain olive upperside, rounded tail, and low flight. The black mask of the adult male distinguishes it from other Warblers.

    Garden Location: 
    Along the creek and in surrounding habitat
    Adult Male Common Yellowthroat
    Adult Female Common Yellowthroat
    Viewing Months: 
    Jan
    Feb
    Mar
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    May
    Jun
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    Aug
    Sep
    Oct
    Nov
    Dec
    Audio: 
    http://mlaudio.ornith.cornell.edu/12/126421.mp3
    Video: 
    http://mlvideo.ornith.cornell.edu/0/4356.mov
    Animals: 
  • Western Scrub-Jay

    Scientific Name: 
    Aphelocoma californica

    Garden Location: 
    All over the Garden, but primarily seen along the creek (Creek Lane)
    Viewing Months: 
    Jan
    Feb
    Mar
    Apr
    May
    Jun
    Jul
    Aug
    Sep
    Oct
    Nov
    Dec
    Audio: 
    http://mlaudio.ornith.cornell.edu/5/50181.mp3
    Video: 
    http://mlvideo.ornith.cornell.edu/2/23220.mov
    Animals: 
  • Allen's Hummingbird

    Scientific Name: 
    Selasphorus sasin

    Garden Location: 
    All over the Garden, but readily seen at the Salvia Leucantha (Mexican Sage) on Tram Road near the Rose Garden, and wherever Bottlebrush can be found
    Allen's hummingbird nest in a Purple Bottlebrush tree.
    Viewing Months: 
    Jan
    Feb
    Mar
    Apr
    May
    Jun
    Jul
    Aug
    Sep
    Oct
    Nov
    Dec
    Audio: 
    http://mlaudio.ornith.cornell.edu/0/6180.mp3
    Animals: 
  • Wilson's Warbler

    Scientific Name: 
    Wilsonia pusilla

    Garden Location: 
    In the willows along Creek Lane
    Viewing Months: 
    Jan
    Feb
    Mar
    Apr
    May
    Jun
    Jul
    Aug
    Sep
    Oct
    Nov
    Dec
    Audio: 
    http://mlaudio.ornith.cornell.edu/2/22826.mp3
    Animals: 
  • Northern Mockingbird

    Scientific Name: 
    Mimus polyglottos

    Garden Location: 
    Common in the Garden, but is most conspicuous perched on the tops of trees
    Viewing Months: 
    Jan
    Feb
    Mar
    Apr
    May
    Jun
    Jul
    Aug
    Sep
    Oct
    Nov
    Dec
    Audio: 
    http://mlaudio.ornith.cornell.edu/11/118613.mp3
    Video: 
    http://mlvideo.ornith.cornell.edu/6/61250.mov
    Animals: 
  • Great Horned Owl

    Scientific Name: 
    Bubo virginianus

    The owl most commonly seen on the Peninsula, the Great Horned like most owls sleeps during the day, usually well-hidden high up in the trees, and comes out at night foraging for mammals like rabbits and skunks.  It's large, similar in size to Red-tailed Hawk, and bulky, with tufted ears that give its head a cat-like shape.

    Garden Location: 
    in the trees between Acacia Loop Road and Alpine Lane
    Animals: 
  • Northern Flicker (red-shafted)

    Scientific Name: 
    Colaptes auratus

    Garden Location: 
    Can be seen and heard throughout the Garden but most noticeable in the area southeast of Lakeview Road
    Viewing Months: 
    Jan
    Feb
    Mar
    Apr
    May
    Jun
    Jul
    Aug
    Sep
    Oct
    Nov
    Dec
    Animals: 
  • Nutmeg Mannikin

    Scientific Name: 
    Lonchura punctulata
    Garden Location: 
    in the reeds at the creek
    Animals: 
  • Snowy Egret

    Scientific Name: 
    Egretta thula
    Garden Location: 
    at the creek and lake
    Animals: 

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