Common Southwestern Birds
last update: 7 Nov 2002


Gulls

 

 

SPECIES LIKELY HABITAT WHERE to LOOK STATUS WHEN to LOOK
Pied-billed Grebe water Mittry Lake Common Permanent Resident
Western Grebe water Salton Sea Common Permanent Resident
Double-crested Cormorant water Red Hill Marina Abundant Permanent Resident
Yellow-footed Gull water Salton Sea Common Late Summer & Fall Visitor
Ring-billed Gull water Colorado River Common Winter Visitor
Green-winged Teal water Mittry Lake Common migrant, winter visitor
Canvasback water Imperial Dam Settling Ponds Common Winter Visitor
Cinnamon Teal water Mittry & Finney Lakes Common Permanent Resident
Long-billed Curlew fields Imperial Valley Abundant Winter Visitor
Killdeer all areas Salton Sea Common Permanent Resident
Gambel's Quail brushy areas Fortuna Pond & Mittry Lake area Common Permanent Resident
Turkey Vulture anywhere Yuma county agricultural areas Common Permanent Resident
Lesser Nighthawk desert, urban, lakes Mittry Lake Common Summer Breeder
Common Poorwill desert mountains Camino del Diablo Common Permanent Resident
Great Egret shallow water Mittry Lake Common Permanent Resident
White-faced Ibis shallow water Imperial Valley Abundant Permanent Resident
Great Blue Heron shallow water Mittry Lake Abundant Permanent Resident
Black-crowned Night Heron tree-lined water Finney & Ramer Lakes Common Permanent Resident
Cattle Egret flooded fields Imperial Valley Abundant Permanent Resident
Gila Woodpecker palm trees, saguaros City of Yuma Common Permanent Resident
Ladder-backed Woodpecker riparian, desert Mittry Lake Uncommon Permanent Resident
Rough-winged Swallow canals, ponds Mittry Lake Common Permanent Resident
Tree Swallow ponds, lakes Mittry Lake Common Winter Visitor
Barn Swallow over fields Imperial Valley Common Spring, Summer
Anna's Hummingbird riparian, urban City of Yuma Common Permanent Resident
Costa's Hummingbird riparian, urban Camino del Diablo Common Permanent Resident
Great-horned Owl wooded areas Mittry Lake Common Permanent Resident
Burrowing Owl canal banks Imperial Valley canal banks Abundant Permanent Resident
Phainopepla riparian Mittry Lake Common Permanent Resident
Common Ground Dove urban, agricultural City of Yuma Common Permanent Resident
Mourning Dove anywhere City of Yuma Abundant Permanent Resident
White-winged Dove riparian City of Yuma Common Summer Breeder
Inca Dove urban, agricultural City of Yuma Common Permanent Resident
American Robin lawns & forests City Parks Uncommon Winter Visitor, Migrant
Northern Mockingbird riparian areas, cities City of Yuma Abundant Permanent Resident
Black-tailed Gnatcatcher riparian growth Betty's Kitchen, Fortuna Pond Common Permanent Resident
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher riparian growth Betty's Kitchen, Fortuna Pond Common Permanent Resident
Verdin riparian growth Mittry Lake, Fortuna Pond Common Permanent Resident
Marsh Wren cattail/sedge marshes Prison Hill Common Permanent Resident
Cactus Wren chollas, brush Camino del Diablo Fairly Common Permanent Resident
European Starling all areas City of Yuma Abundant Permanent Resident
Rock Wren hillsides, canals any desert mountains Common Permanent Resident
American Coot water Mittry Lake Abundant Permanent Resident
Black Phoebe canal bridges, ponds Fortuna Pond, Prison Hill Abundant Permanent Resident
Ash-throated Flycatcher riparian Camino del Diablo Common Breeder
Yellow-rumped Warbler riparian growth Mittry Lake Abundant Winter Visitor
Wilson's Warbler riparian growth Fortuna Pond Common Migrant
Western Kingbird cottonwoods, other trees Colorado River Valley Abundant Summer Breeder
Say's Phoebe agricultural Yuma Valley Common Winter Visitor
Orange-crowned Warbler riparian growth Mittry Lake Common Winter Visitor
Common Yellowthroat wetlands Mittry Lake, Fortuna Pond Common Permanent Resident
Greater Roadrunner field/brushy edges farm roads Common Permanent Resident
Loggerhead Shrike anywhere Camino del Diablo Common Permanent Resident
House Finch desert, urban City of Yuma Common Permanent Resident
Brown-headed Cowbird all areas Imperial valley Common Permanent Resident
Red-winged Blackbird wetlands Mittry Lake Abundant Permanent Resident
Yellow-headed Blackbird wetlands Salton Sea area Common Permanent Resident
Great-tailed Grackle urban & agriculture Yuma Valley Abundant Permanent Resident
White-crowned Sparrow brushy areas Mittry Lake area Common Winter Visitor
Abert's Towhee brushy areas Mittry Lake Common Permanent Resident
Song Sparrow riparian growth Mittry Lake Common Permanent Resident



Photos Henry D. Detwiler & Bob Miller