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Birds of Butterbredt Spring Kern County, California

264 species of birds have been observed at Butterbredt Spring.

LINK to: Birds of Kern County, California: A photo checklist

 

Butterbredt Checklist

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Wood Duck

 

 

 

 

 

Blue-winged Teal

 

 

 

 

 

Cinnamon Teal

 

 

 

 

Mallard

 

 

 

 

 

Bufflehead

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ruddy Duck

 

 

 

 

 

Mountain Quail

 

 

x

 

California Quail

x

 

Chukar

 

x

 

Eared Grebe

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rock Pigeon

 

 

 

 

Band-tailed Pigeon

 

 

 

 

Eurasian Collared-Dove

 

 

 

Spotted Dove

 

 

 

 

 

Common Ground-Dove

 

 

 

 

 

White-winged Dove

 

 

 

 

 

Mourning Dove

 

x

 

Greater Roadrunner

 

x

 

Yellow-billed Cuckoo

 

 

 

 

 

Lesser Nighthawk

 

 

 

 

Common Nighthawk

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common Poorwill 

 

 

x

 

Black Swift

 

 

 

 

 

Vaux's Swift

 

 

 

 

White-throated Swift

 

x

 

Black-chinned Hummingbird

 

 

 

Anna's Hummingbird

 

x

 

Costa's Hummingbird

x

 

Rufous Hummingbird

 

 

 

 

Calliope Hummingbird

 

 

 

 

 

Virginia Rail

 

 

 

 

Sora

 

 

 

 

 

Common Gallinule

 

 

 

 

 

American Coot

 

 

 

 

American Avocet

 

 

 

 

 

Killdeer

 

 

 

 

Whimbrel

 

 

 

 

 

Least Sandpiper

 

 

 

 

 

Western Sandpiper

 

 

 

 

 

Long-billed Dowitcher

 

 

 

 

 

Wilson's Snipe

 

 

 

 

 

Spotted Sandpiper

 

 

 

 

 

Solitary Sandpiper

 

 

 

 

 

Lesser Yellowlegs

 

 

 

 

 

 

Greater Yellowlegs

 

 

 

 

 

Wilson's Phalarope

 

 

 

 

 

Red-necked Phalarope

 

 

 

 

 

 

California Gull

 

 

 

 

 

Ring-billed Gull

 

 

 

 

Double-crested Cormorant

 

 

 

 

American White Pelican

 

 

 

 

 

American Bittern

 

 

 

 

 

Great Blue Heron

 

 

 

 

 

Great Egret

 

 

 

 

Snowy Egret

 

 

 

 

 

Cattle Egret

 

 

 

 

 

Green Heron

 

 

 

 

Black-crowned Night-Heron

 

 

 

 

 

White-faced Ibis

 

 

 

 

 

Turkey Vulture

 

 

 

Osprey

 

 

 

 

 

Golden Eagle

x

 

Northern Harrier

 

 

 

 

Sharp-shinned Hawk

 

 

 

Cooper's Hawk

 

x

 

Bald Eagle

 

 

 

 

 

Red-shouldered Hawk

 

 

 

Broad-winged Hawk

 

 

 

 

 

Swainson's Hawk

 

 

 

 

Zone-tailed Hawk

 

 

 

 

 

Red-tailed Hawk

x

 

Rough-legged Hawk

 

 

 

 

 

Barn Owl

 

 

 

Flammulated Owl

 

 

 

 

 

Great Horned Owl

x

 

Northern Pygmy-Owl

 

 

 

 

Burrowing Owl

 

 

 

 

Long-eared Owl

 

x

 

Northern Saw-whet Owl

 

 

 

 

 

Belted Kingfisher

 

 

 

 

 

Lewis's Woodpecker

 

 

 

 

 

Acorn Woodpecker

 

 

 

Williamson's Sapsucker

 

 

 

 

 

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

 

 

 

 

 

Red-naped Sapsucker

 

 

 

 

Red-breasted Sapsucker

 

 

 

 

Downy Woodpecker

 

 

 

Nuttall's Woodpecker

 

x

 

Ladder-backed Woodpecker

x

 

Hairy Woodpecker

 

 

 

 

 

White-headed Woodpecker

 

 

 

 

 

 

Northern Flicker

x

 

American Kestrel

 

x

 

Merlin

 

 

 

Peregrine Falcon

 

 

 

 

Prairie Falcon

 

x

 

Ash-throated Flycatcher

 

x

 

Brown-crested Flycatcher

 

 

 

?

 

Cassin's Kingbird

 

 

 

 

 

Western Kingbird

 

x

 

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

 

 

 

 

 

Olive-sided Flycatcher

 

 

 

Western Wood-Pewee

 

 

 

Alder Flycatcher

 

 

 

 

 

Willow Flycatcher

 

 

 

Hammond's Flycatcher

 

 

 

Gray Flycatcher

 

 

 

Dusky Flycatcher

 

 

 

Pacific-slope Flycatcher

 

 

 

Black Phoebe

 

x

 

Eastern Phoebe

 

 

 

 

 

Say's Phoebe

 

x

 

Vermilion Flycatcher

 

 

 

 

 

Loggerhead Shrike

x

 

White-eyed Vireo

 

 

 

 

 

Bell's Vireo

 

 

 

?

 

Hutton's Vireo

 

 

 

 

 

Yellow-throated Vireo

 

 

 

 

Cassin's Vireo

 

 

 

Blue-headed Vireo

 

 

 

 

 

Plumbeous Vireo

 

 

 

 

 

Philadephia Vireo

 

 

 

 

 

 

Warbling Vireo

 

 

 

Red-eyed Vireo

 

 

 

 

Pinyon Jay

 

 

Steller's Jay

 

 

 

 

 

California Scrub-Jay

 

 

 

American Crow

 

 

 

 

Common Raven

x

 

Clark's Nutcracker

 

 

 

 

Horned Lark

 

 

 

 

Bank Swallow

 

 

 

 

 

Tree Swallow

 

 

 

 

 

Violet-green Swallow

 

 

 

 

 

Northern Rough-winged Swallow

 

 

 

 

 

Purple Martin

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barn Swallow

 

 

 

Cliff Swallow

 

 

 

 

Mountain Chickadee

 

 

 

 

 

Oak Titmouse

 

x

 

Verdin

 

 

 

Bushtit

 

 

x

 

Red-breasted Nuthatch

 

 

 

White-breasted Nuthatch

 

 

 

 

 

Pygmy Nuthatch

 

 

 

 

 

Brown Creeper

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rock Wren

x

 

Canyon Wren

 

 

 

House Wren

 

x

 

Pacific Wren

 

 

 

Marsh Wren

 

 

 

Bewick's Wren

x

 

Cactus Wren

x

 

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

 

x

 

Black-tailed Gnatcatcher

 

 

 

 

 

Golden-crowned Kinglet

 

 

 

 

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

 

 

Western Bluebird

 

 

 

 

Mountain Bluebird

 

 

 

 

 

Townsend's Solitaire

 

 

 

 

Swainson's Thrush

 

 

 

 

Hermit Thrush

 

 

 

American Robin

 

 

 

Varied Thrush

 

 

 

Gray Catbird

 

 

 

 

Bendire's Thrasher

 

 

x

 

California Thrasher

x

 

Le Conte's Thrasher

 

x

 

Sage Thrasher

 

 

 

 

Northern Mockingbird

 

x

 

European Starling

 

 

x

 

Cedar Waxwing

 

 

 

Phainopepla

 

x

 

House Sparrow

 

 

 

American Pipit

 

 

 

 

Evening Grosbeak

 

 

 

 

House Finch

x

 

Purple Finch

 

 

 

Cassin's Finch

 

 

 

 

Red Crossbill

 

 

 

 

Pine Siskin

 

 

 

Lesser Goldfinch

x

 

Lawrence's Goldfinch

 

x

 

American Goldfinch

 

 

 

 

Black-throated Sparrow

x

 

Lark Sparrow

 

x

 

Chipping Sparrow

 

 

 

Clay-colored Sparrow

 

 

 

 

Brewer's Sparrow

 

x

 

Black-chinned Sparrow

 

 

x

 

Fox Sparrow

 

 

 

Dark-eyed Junco

 

 

 

White-crowned Sparrow

 

 

Golden-crowned Sparrow

 

 

 

Harris's Sparrow

 

 

 

 

 

White-throated Sparrow

 

 

 

 

Bell's Sparrow

x

 

Sagebrush Sparrow

 

 

 

 

 

Vesper Sparrow

 

 

 

 

Savannah Sparrow

 

 

 

 

Song Sparrow

 

 

 

Lincoln's Sparrow

 

 

 

Swamp Sparrow

 

 

 

 

 

California Towhee

x

 

Rufous-crowned Sparrow

 

 

 

 

 

Green-tailed Towhee

 

 

 

 

Spotted Towhee

 

 

 

Yellow-breasted Chat

 

 

 

Yellow-headed Blackbird

 

 

 

 

 

Western Meadowlark

x

 

Orchard Oriole

 

 

 

 

 

Hooded Oriole

 

x

 

Bullock's Oriole

 

x

 

Baltimore Oriole

 

 

 

 

 

Scott's Oriole

 

x

 

Red-winged Blackbird

x

 

Tricolored Blackbird

 

 

 

 

Brown-headed Cowbird

 

 

 

Brewer's Blackbird

 

 

x

 

Common Grackle

 

 

 

 

 

 

Great-tailed Grackle

 

 

 

 

Ovenbird

 

 

 

Worm-eating Warbler

 

 

 

 

Northern Waterthrush

 

 

 

 

Golden-winged Warbler

 

 

 

 

 

Blue-winged Warbler

 

 

 

 

Black-and-white Warbler

 

 

 

 

Prothonotary Warbler

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tennessee Warbler

 

 

 

 

Orange-crowned Warbler

 

 

 

Nashville Warbler

 

 

 

Connecticut Warbler

 

 

 

 

 

MacGillivray's Warbler

 

 

 

Mourning Warbler

 

 

 

 

 

Kentucky Warbler

 

 

 

 

Common Yellowthroat

 

x

 

Hooded Warbler

 

 

 

 

American Redstart

 

 

 

Northern Parula

 

 

 

 

Magnolia Warbler

 

 

 

 

Bay-breasted Warbler

 

 

 

 

 

Blackburnian Warbler

 

 

 

 

Yellow Warbler

 

 

 

Chestnut-sided Warbler

 

 

 

 

Blackpoll Warbler

 

 

 

 

 

Black-throated Blue Warbler

 

 

 

 

Palm Warbler

 

 

 

 

 

Yellow-rumped Warbler

 

 

Yellow-throated Warbler

 

 

 

 

Prairie Warbler

 

 

 

 

 

Black-throated Gray Warbler

 

 

 

Townsend's Warbler

 

 

 

Hermit Warbler

 

 

 

Black-throated Green Warbler

 

 

 

 

 

Canada Warbler

 

 

 

 

 

Wilson's Warbler

 

 

 

Painted Redstart

 

 

 

 

Summer Tanager

 

 

 

 

Western Tanager

 

 

 

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

 

 

 

 

Black-headed Grosbeak

 

 

 

Blue Grosbeak

 

 

 

 

Lazuli Bunting

 

 

 

Indigo Bunting

 

 

 

Observations from: Butterbredt Christmas Bird Counts, eBird records, and records of the Kern County Field Ornithologists. Andrew Howe, Alison Sheehey, Bob Barnes, David Blue, Dave Goodward, John Wilson, Jim Danzenbaker, Keith Axelson, Kelli Levinson, Michael McQuerrey, Matt Heindel, John Schmitt, Susan Steele, Steve Summers, Steve Terrill, Tom Wurster, and Vernon Howe

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