Birds –       Friends of Edgewood



More than 100 species of birds have been spotted at Edgewood. Some are visitors; others nest and raise their young in the park. Among them are red-shouldered hawks, California quail, Western bluebird, Anna’s hummingbirds, owls, woodpeckers, wrentits, flycatchers, and California thrashers. Below are some of the species seen at Edgewood for which we have compiled detailed information on their appearance, behavior, and breeding habits. Click on this iNaturalist link to see more photos of bird sightings in the park. Click on any of the images below to read an article about that particular bird.

California Quail

California Quail
(Callipepla californica)

Male Northern Harrier

Northern Harrier (Circus cyaneus)
© Bob Steele

Female Cooper's Hawk

Female Cooper’s Hawk (Accipiter cooperii)
© 2001 George Raiche

Red-shouldered hawk on nest

Red-shouldered hawk (Buteo lineatus)
© 2003 George Raiche

American Kestrel

American Kestrel (Falco sparverius)
© Glenn and Martha Vargas

Acorn Woodpecker

Acorn Woodpecker
(Melanerpes formicivorus)

Nuttall's Woodpecker

Nuttall’s Woodpecker
(Picoides nuttallii)

Downy Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker
(Picoides pubescens)

Hairy Woodpecker

Hairy Woodpecker
(Picoides villosus)

Northern Flicker

Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)Dr. Lloyd Glenn Ingles © California Academy of Sciences

Black Phoebe

Black Phoebe
(Sayornis nigricans)
© Bon Terra Consulting

Ash-throated flycatcher

Ash-throated flycatcher (Myiarchus cinerascens)
© 2003 Robert Shantz

Steller's Jay

Steller’s Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri) © California Academy of Sciences

Chestnut-backed Chickadee

Chestnut-backed Chickadee (Poecile rufescens)
© 2001-2007 Jorrie Ciotti

Oak Titmouse

Oak Titmouse
(Baeolophus inornatus)
© 2000 Scott Streit

Bewick's Wren

Bewick’s Wren
(Thryomanes bewickii)
© Bob Steele

Western Bluebird on Toyon

Western Bluebird
(Sialia mexicana)
© 2007 Deanna Schiel

California Thrasher

California Thrasher
(Toxostoma redivivum)
© Tom Grey

Yellow-rumped warbler

Yellow-rumped warbler
(Dendroica coronata)
© C. S. Robbins

Western Meadowlark

Western Meadowlark
(Sturnella neglecta)
© George Jameson

Lesser Goldfinch

Lesser Goldfinch
(Carduelis psaltria)
© Kevin T. Karlson

Female wild turkey in Edgewood County Park

Wild Turkey
(Meleagris gallopavo)
© 2015 Grace Wu

iNaturalist Observations at Edgewood Park

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