Swans, Geese, and Ducks 

Fulvous Whistling-Duck *
Greater White-fronted Goose
Snow Goose
Ross’s Goose
Cackling Goose
Canada Goose
Brant Branta
Trumpeter Swan *

Tundra Swan
Wood Duck
Eurasian Wigeon
American Wigeon
Blue-winged Teal
Cinnamon Teal
Northern Shoveler
Northern Pintail
Garganey  **

Green-winged Teal
Ring-necked Duck
Tufted Duck *
Greater Scaup
Lesser Scaup
King Eider **

Harlequin Duck *
Surf Scoter
White-winged Scoter

Black Scoter
Long-tailed Duck

Common Goldeneye
Barrow’s Goldeneye *
Hooded Merganser

Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Ruddy Duck

New World Quail 

Mountain Quail 
California Quail 
Gambel’s Quail – I

Partridges, Grouse, and Turkeys 

Chukar – I 
Ring-necked Pheasant – I/E
Indian Peafowl  – I

Gaviidae – Loons 

Red-throated Loon 
Pacific Loon 
Common Loon 
Yellow-billed Loon** 


Pied-billed Grebe 
Horned Grebe Podiceps 
Red-necked Grebe * 
Eared Grebe 
Western Grebe 
Clark’s Grebe 


Laysan Albatross 
Black-footed Albatross 
Short-tailed Albatross ** 

Shearwaters and Petrels 

Northern Fulmar 
Murphy’s Petrel * 
Dark-rumped Petrel ** 
Cook’s Petrel 
Pink-footed Shearwater 
Flesh-footed Shearwater * 
Buller’s Shearwater 
Sooty Shearwater 
Short-tailed Shearwater 
Manx Shearwater* 
Black-vented Shearwater 


Wilson’s Storm-Petrel * 
Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel 
Leach’s Storm-Petrel 
Ashy Storm-Petrel 
Wedge-rumped Storm-Petrel** 
Black Storm-Petrel 
Least Storm-Petrel 


Red-billed Tropicbird 
Red-tailed Tropicbird** 


Wood Stork* 


Magnificent Frigatebird** 

Boobies and Gannets 

Masked Booby** 
Blue-footed Booby ** 
Brown Booby * 
Red-footed Booby ** 


Brandt’s Cormorant 
Double-crested Cormorant 
Pelagic Cormorant


American White Pelican
Brown Pelican

Bitterns and Herons 

American Bittern
Least Bittern
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Little Blue Heron*
Tricolored Heron *
Reddish Egret*
Cattle Egret
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron** 

Ibises and Spoonbills 

White-faced Ibis
Roseate Spoonbill** 

New World Vultures 

Turkey Vulture
California Condor – E 



Kites, Eagles, Hawks, and Allies 

White-tailed Kite
Mississippi Kite**
Bald Eagle
Northern Harrier
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper’s Hawk
Northern Goshawk *
Harris’s Hawk **
Red-shouldered Hawk
Broad-winged Hawk *
Swainson’s Hawk
Zone-tailed Hawk *
Red-tailed Hawk
Ferruginous Hawk
Rough-legged Hawk *
Golden Eagle

Rails, Gallinules, and Coots 

Yellow Rail ** 
Black Rail * 
Clapper Rail * 
Virginia Rail 
Purple Gallinule * 
Common Gallinule
American Coot 


Sandhill Crane* 

Plovers and Lapwings 

Black-bellied Plover 
American Golden-Plover * 
Pacific Golden-Plover 
Snowy Plover 
Semipalmated Plover 
Piping Plover ** 
Mountain Plover


American Oystercatcher ** 
Black Oystercatcher 

Stilts and Avocets 

Black-necked Stilt 
American Avocet

Sandpipers, Phalaropes, and Allies 

Spotted Sandpiper 
Solitary Sandpiper 
Gray-tailed Tattler ** 
Wandering Tattler 
Greater Yellowlegs 
Willet Tringa 
Lesser Yellowlegs 
Upland Sandpiper ** 
Long-billed Curlew 
Hudsonian Godwit ** 
Bar-tailed Godwit ** 
Marbled Godwit 
Ruddy Turnstone
Black Turnstone 
Red Knot
Semipalmated Sandpiper 
Western Sandpiper 
Red-necked Stint ** 
Little Stint ** 
Least Sandpiper 
White-rumped Sandpiper ** 
Baird’s Sandpiper 
Pectoral Sandpiper 
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper * 
Rock Sandpiper s* 
Curlew Sandpiper ** 
Stilt Sandpiper * 
Buff-breasted Sandpiper * 
Ruff * 
Short-billed Dowitcher 
Long-billed Dowitcher 
Wilson’s Snipe 
Wilson’s Phalarope 
Red-necked Phalarope 
Red Phalarope

Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers 

Black-legged Kittiwake
Sabine’s Gull
Bonaparte’s Gull
Black-headed Gull **
Little Gull **
Laughing Gull *
Franklin’s Gull
Black-tailed Gull ** 
Heermann’s Gull
Mew Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Western Gull
Yellow-footed Gull *
California Gull
Herring Gull
Thayer’s Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull **
Glaucous-winged Gull
Glaucous Gull *
Least Tern
Gull-billed Tern *
Caspian Tern
Black Tern
Common Tern
Arctic Tern
Forster’s Tern
Royal Tern
Sandwich Tern **
Elegant Tern
Black Skimmer


South Polar Skua
Pomarine Jaeger
Parasitic Jaeger
Long-tailed Jaeger  

Auks, Murres, and Puffins 

Common Murre
Thick-billed Murre **
Pigeon Guillemot
Marbled Murrelet *
Scripps’s Murrelet
Guadalupe Murrelet
Craveri’s Murrelet
Ancient Murrelet *
Cassin’s Auklet
Parakeet Auklet ** 
Rhinoceros Auklet
Horned Puffin *
Tufted Puffin * 

Pigeons and Doves 

Rock Pigeon  – I
Band-tailed Pigeon
Eurasian Collared-Dove – I 
Spotted Dove  – I
White-winged Dove
Mourning Dove
Inca Dove
Common Ground-Dove
Ruddy Ground-Dove * 

Cuckoos, Roadrunners, and Anis 

Yellow-billed Cuckoo *
Greater Roadrunner
Groove-billed Ani ** 

Barn Owls 

Barn Owl 

Typical Owls 

Flammulated Owl
Western Screech-Owl
Great Horned Owl
Northern Pygmy-Owl
Elf Owl ** 
Burrowing Owl
Spotted Owl
Long-eared Owl
Short-eared Owl
Northern Saw-whet Owl


Lesser Nighthawk
Common Nighthawk*
Common Poorwill
Mexican Whip-poor-will * 


Black Swift
Chimney Swift
Vaux’s Swift
White-throated Swift


Black-chinned Hummingbird
Anna’s Hummingbird
Costa’s Hummingbird
Broad-tailed Hummingbird *
Rufous Hummingbird  
Allen’s Hummingbird
Calliope Hummingbird
Broad-billed Hummingbird **
Violet-crowned Hummingbird **


Belted Kingfisher 

Woodpeckers and Allies 

Lewis’s Woodpecker
Red-headed Woodpecker **
Acorn Woodpecker
Gila Woodpecker *
Williamson’s Sapsucker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Red-naped Sapsucker
Red-breasted Sapsucker
Ladder-backed Woodpecker
Nuttall’s Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
White-headed Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker * 

Caracaras and Falcons 

Crested Caracara ** 
American Kestrel
Merlin Falco
Peregrine Falcon
Prairie Falcon 

Lories, Parakeets, Macaws, and Parrots

Rose-ringed Parakeet  – I
Mitred Parakeet  – I
Red-masked Parakeet  – I
Nanday Parakeet  – I
Yellow-chevroned Parakeet – I 
Red-crowned Parrot  – I 
Lilac-crowned Parrot – I 
Yellow-headed Parrot – I

Tyrant Flycatchers 

Olive-sided Flycatcher
Greater Pewee **
Western Wood-Pewee
Willow Flycatcher
Least Flycatcher *
Hammond’s Flycatcher
Gray Flycatcher
Dusky Flycatcher
Pacific-slope Flycatcher
Black Phoebe
Eastern Phoebe *
Say’s Phoebe
Vermilion Flycatcher
Dusky-capped Flycatcher **
Ash-throated Flycatcher
Great Crested Flycatcher **
Brown-crested Flycatcher*
Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher ** 
Tropical Kingbird
Cassin’s Kingbird
Thick-billed Kingbird * *
Western Kingbird
Eastern Kingbird*
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher * 


Loggerhead Shrike
Northern Shrike* 


White-eyed Vireo **
Bell’s Vireo
Gray Vireo *
Yellow-throated Vireo *
Plumbeous Vireo
Cassin’s Vireo
Blue-headed Vireo ** 
Hutton’s Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Philadelphia Vireo *
Red-eyed Vireo*
Yellow-green Vireo** 

Jays, Magpies, and Crows 

Pinyon Jay *
Steller’s Jay
California Scrub-Jay
Clark’s Nutcracker
Yellow-billed Magpie
American Crow
Common Raven 


Horned Lark


Purple Martin
Tree Swallow
Violet-green Swallow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Bank Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Barn Swallow

Chickadees and Titmice 

Mountain Chickadee
Oak Titmouse  

Penduline Tits and Verdins 


Long-tailed Tits and Bushtits 



Red-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch
Pygmy Nuthatch 


Brown Creeper 


Rock Wren
Canyon Wren
House Wren
Pacific Wren
Winter Wren **
Marsh Wren  
Bewick’s Wren
Cactus Wren 


Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
California Gnatcatcher
Black-tailed * 

Cinclidae – Dippers 

American Dipper  


Red-whiskered Bulbul  – I 


Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Leaf Warblers 

Arctic Warbler ** 

Sylviid Warblers 


Old World Chats 

Bluethroat ** 
Red-flanked Bluetail ** 
Northern Wheatear **
Stonechat ** 


Western Bluebird
Mountain Bluebird
Townsend’s Solitaire
Gray-cheeked Thrush **
Swainson’s Thrush
Hermit Thrush
Wood Thrush **
American Robin
Varied Thrush 

Mockingbirds and Thrashers 

Gray Catbird *
Northern Mockingbird
Sage Thrasher
Brown Thrasher *
Bendire’s Thrasher *
Curve-billed Thrasher ** 
California Thrasher
Le Conte’s Thrasher 
Blue Mockingbird – S 


European Starling  – I 

Wagtails and Pipits 

Eastern Yellow Wagtail **
White Wagtail  **
Red-throated Pipit *
American Pipit
 Sprague’s Pipit * 


Bohemian Waxwing *
Cedar Waxwing  




McCown’s Longspur *
Lapland Longspur
Chestnut-collared Longspur
Snow Bunting ** 


Ovenbird Seiurus *
Worm-eating Warbler **
Northern Waterthrush *
Golden-winged Warbler **
Blue-winged Warbler **
Black-and-white Warbler
Prothonotary Warbler *
Tennessee Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Virginia’s Warbler
Lucy’s Warbler *
MacGillivray’s Warbler
Mourning Warbler ** 
Kentucky Warbler *
Common Yellowthroat
Hooded Warbler * 
American Redstart  
Cape May Warbler *
Northern Parula
Magnolia Warbler * 
Bay-breasted Warbler * 
Blackburnian Warbler * 
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler *
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler *
Palm Warbler  
Pine Warbler ** 
Yellow-rumped Warbler  
Yellow-throated Warbler ** 
Prairie Warbler* 
Grace’s Warbler ** 
Black-throated Gray Warbler
Townsend’s Warbler
Hermit Warbler 
Black-throated Green Warbler *
Canada Warbler *
Wilson’s Warbler
Red-faced Warbler **
Painted Redstart *

New World Sparrows 

Green-tailed Towhee
Spotted Towhee
Rufous-crowned Sparrow
California Towhee
Cassin’s Sparrow **
American Tree Sparrow *
Chipping Sparrow
Clay-colored Sparrow
Brewer’s Sparrow
Field Sparrow ** 
Black-chinned Sparrow
Vesper Sparrow
Lark Sparrow
Black-throated Sparrow
Sage Sparrow
Lark Bunting *
Savannah Sparrow
Grasshopper Sparrow
Le Conte’s Sparrow **
Nelson’s Sparrow i* 
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Lincoln’s Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow *
White-throated Sparrow
Harris’s Sparrow *
White-crowned Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco

Cardinals and Allies 

Hepatic Tanager*
Summer Tanager
Scarlet Tanager *
Western Tanager  
Northern Cardinal  – I
Pyrrhuloxia **
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Black-headed Grosbeak
Blue Grosbeak
Lazuli Bunting
Indigo Bunting
Painted Bunting *
Dickcissel * 

Blackbirds and Allies 

Red-winged Blackbird  
Tricolored Blackbird  
Western Meadowlark 
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Rusty Blackbird **
Brewer’s Blackbird
Common Grackle **
Great-tailed Grackle
Bronzed Cowbird *
Brown-headed Cowbird
Orchard Oriole *
Hooded Oriole
Baltimore Oriole
Bullock’s Oriole
Scott’s Oriole

Finches and Allies 

Purple Finch
Cassin’s Finch
House Finch
Red Crossbill
Common Redpoll ** 
Pine Siskin
Lesser Goldfinch
Lawrence’s Goldfinch
American Goldfinch
Evening Grosbeak * 

Old World Sparrows 

House Sparrow  – I 


Orange Bishop – I 

Estrildid Finches 

Nutmeg Mannikin  – I

Explanation of Symbols 

I    –  introduced 
E   – original wild populations extirpated from Los Angeles County (current population of California Condor is reintroduced) 
*   –  Los Angeles County rarity  
**  – California rarity

Western Tanger –  Inglewood