BIRDS

As many as 110 birds have been documented on Westmont's campus. Undoubtedly there are more about.  Many are resident. Some migrate through. Many are seen frequently, and others infrequently.  This guide is designed to increase your chances of seeing and hearing birds of all kinds at all different times of day and year.

For information about Breeding Birds of Westmont, please see here.

 HAWKS, FALCONS, & VULTURES

Cooper’s hawk

Sharp-shinned hawk

Red-shouldered hawk

Red-tailed hawk

American kestrel

Turkey vulture

Merlin

Osprey (flyover)

White-tailed kite (flyover)

Peregrine falcon (flyover)

HERONS & DUCKS

Great blue heron

Snowy egret

Great egret

Mallard

PIGEONS AND DOVES

Rock dove

Band-tailed pigeon

Mourning dove

Eurasian collared dove

PARROTS

Lilac-crowned Amazon parrot

Yellow-headed Amazon parrot

OWLS

Barn owl

Western screech owl

Great horned owl

HUMMINGBIRDS

Black-chinned hummingbird

Anna’s hummingbird

Costa’s hummingbird

Allen’s hummingbird

Rufous hummingbird

WOODPECKERS

Northern flicker

Acorn woodpecker

Downy woodpecker

Hairy woodpecker

Nuttall’s woodpecker

Red-breasted sapsucker

WRENS

Bewick’s wren

House wren

SPARROWS

California towhee

Spotted towhee

Rufous-crowned sparrow

Chipping sparrow

Savannah sparrow

Vesper sparrow

Song sparrow

Lincoln's sparrow

White-crowned sparrow

Golden-crowned sparrow

House sparrow

Lark sparrow

Dark-eyed junco

MIMIDS

California thrasher

Northern mockingbird

TANAGERS & ALLIES

Western tanager

Black-headed grosbeak

Lazuli bunting

ICTERIDS

Brown-headed cowbird

Brewer's blackbird

Great-tailed grackle

Hooded oriole

OTHERS

Ruby-crowned kinglet

Blue-grey gnatcatcher

Greater roadrunner

California quail

Wrentit

Cedar waxwing

Phainopepla

Nutmeg manikin

European starling

American Pipit

Yellow-breasted chat

Vaux's swift

Killdeer
 

FLYCATCHERS

Hammond’s flycatcher

Pacific-slope flycatcher

Ash-throated flycatcher

Olive-sided flycatcher

Black phoebe

Say’s phoebe

Western wood-pewee

WARBLERS & VIREOS

Hutton’s vireo

Cassin’s vireo

Warbling vireo
Orange-crowned warbler

Yellow warbler

Townsend’s warbler

Hermit warbler

Black-throated grey warbler

Yellow-rumped warbler

Common yellowthroat

Wilson’s warbler

CORVIDS

California scrub-jay

American crow

Common raven

SWALLOWS

Tree swallow

Northern rough-winged swallow

Cliff swallow

THRUSHES

Western bluebird

American robin

Hermit thrush

Swainson's thrush

CHICKADEES, NUTHATCHES & ALLIES

Oak titmouse

Chestnut-backed chickadee

Bushtit

White-breasted nuthatch

Red-breasted nuthatch

Brown creeper

FINCHES

House finch

Lesser goldfinch

American goldfinch

Purple finch

Pine siskin