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Birds of Sunnyside Acres Urban Forest


  • Brown-Headed Cowbird

  • Brewer’s Blackbird

  • Bullock’s Oriole


Chickadees & Titmice:

  • Black-Capped Chickadee

  • Chestnut-Backed Chickadee

  • Bushtit


  • Common Raven

  • Northwestern Crow

  • Steller’s Jay    



  • Brown Creeper


  • Wood Duck                        



  • Hammond’s Flycatcher

  • Pacific Slope Flycatcher

  • Olive-Sided Flycatcher

  • Willow Flycatcher

  • Traill’s Flycatcher

  • Western Wood-Pewee


  • Ruffed Grouse


  • Glaucous-Winged Gull                 



  • Anna's Hummingbird

  • Ruby-Throated Hummingbird

  • Rufous Hummingbird


  • Golden-Crowned Kinglet

  • Ruby-Crowned Kinglet



  • Red-Breasted Nuthatch



  • Western Screech Owl

  • Northern Saw-Whet owl

  • Great Horned Owl

  • Barred Owl                                                  

Pigeons & Doves:

  • Band-Tailed Pigeon

  • Rock Dove

  • Mourning Dove

  • Eurasian Collared Dove



  • Goshawk

  • Sharp-Shinned Hawk

  • Cooper’s Hawk

  • Red-Tailed Hawk

  • American Kestrel

  • Merlin

  • Northern Harrier

  • Bald Eagles commonly seen circling ahead

  • Turkey Vultures circle occasionally in summer

Sparrows & Finches:

  • American Goldfinch

  • Pine Siskin

  • House Finch

  • Purple Finch

  • Chipping Sparrow

  • Fox sparrow

  • Golden-Crowned Sparrow

  • House sparrow

  • Lincoln’s sparrow

  • Song Sparrow

  • White-Crowned Sparrow

  • Black-Headed Grosbeak

  • Evening Grosbeak

  • Red Crossbill

  • Dark-Eyed Junco

  • Spotted Towhee

Swallows & Swifts:

  • Black Swift

  • Barn Swallow

  • Rough-Winged Swallow

  • Tree Swallow

  • Violet-Green Swallow



  • Western Tanager                                                                                                   


  • Caspian Tern


  • American Robin

  • Swainson’s Thrush

  • Varied Thrush

  • Hermit Thrush


  • Audubon’s Warbler

  • Orange-Crowned Warbler

  • Black-Throated Grey Warbler

  • McGillivray’s Warbler

  • Townsend’s Warbler

  • Wilson’s Warbler

  • Yellow Warbler

  • Yellow-Rumped Warbler



  • Bohemian Waxwing

  • Cedar Waxwing                                                                         


  • Bewick’s Wren

  • Winter Wren

  • Pacific Wren


  • Northern Flicker

  • Downy Woodpecker

  • Hairy Woodpecker

  • Pileated Woodpecker

  • Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker


  • Hutton’s Vireo

  • Red-Eyed Vireo

  • Solitary Vireo

  • Warbling Vireo


Western Wood-Pewee


Small and plain, this flycatcher of western woodlands is best known by its voice. Its burry, descending whistle has a hazy sound, well suited to hot summer afternoons. The bird also sings at dawn and dusk, including late in the evening when most other songbirds are quiet.

Cedar Waxwing

This striking songbird is often seen in small flocks. It arrives in mid-May and most have left by November; a few overwinter. Pink-brown plumage and yellow-tipped tail are diagnostic. A fruit-eater, it can become intoxicated on fermented berries in winter.

Tree Swallow


Handsome aerialists with deep-blue iridescent backs and clean white fronts, Tree Swallows are a familiar sight in summer fields and wetlands . They chase after flying insects with acrobatic twists and turns, their steely blue-green feathers flashing in the sunlight. Tree Swallows nest in tree cavities; they also readily take up residence in nest boxes.

Saw-Whet Owl

A tiny owl with a catlike face, oversized head, and bright yellow eyes, the Northern Saw-whet Owl is practically bursting with attitude. Where mice and other small mammals are concerned this fierce, silent owl is anything but cute. One of the most common owls in forests across northern North America  saw-whets are highly nocturnal and seldom seen. Their high-pitched too-too-too call is a common evening sound in evergreen mountain forests from January through May.               

Peregrine Falcon

The falcon’s long wings are sharply pointed in flight and its distinct dark moustache stands out against a whitish bit and dark  grey upper parts. It dives at high speed to catch prey such as shorebirds. It is commonly seen August to mid-May.

Eurasian Collared Dove


A large, pale gray-buff dove with a black collar, noticeably larger than the mourning dove. Its call, a monotonous repeated, trisyllabic kuk-koooo-kook, slightly nasal, with the emphasis on the middle note; also a harsher kwurr sometimes given in flight. Eurasian Collared Doves made their way to North America via the Bahamas, where several birds escaped from a pet shop during a mid-1970's burgalry. The shop owner then released the rest of the flock of approximately 50 doves.

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