© 2012   Callyn D. Yorke, Ph.D.



ANSERIFORMES (Swans, Geese and Ducks )

GALLIFORMES (Quail, Pheasants and Partridges)                                                                                                                 


COLUMBIFORMES (Pigeons and Doves)


CAPRIMULGIFORMES (Nightjars and Nighthawks)

APODIFORMES (Swifts and Hummingbirds)

GRUIFORMES (Rails and Cranes)

CHARADRIIFORMES (Sandpipers, Plovers, Gulls and Terns)


SULIFORMES (Cormorants and Boobies)

PELECANIFORMES (Pelicans Herons, Ibis)

CATHARTIFORMES (New World Vultures)

ACCIPITRIFORMES (Osprey, Hawks and Eagles)



PICIFORMES (Woodpeckers)


PASSERIFORMES (Perching and Song Birds)





SEXUAL DIMORPHISM AND DEVELOPMENTAL STAGE (if known) a = adult; imm = immature; m = Male; f = Female;

STATUS  (SEASONALITY AND ABUNDANCE)  Y =  Usually present (e.g. non-breeding birds) in Southern California all year (e.g. coastal or mountains);  M = Migratory; V= Vagrant; A = Abundant (> 10 per survey at the appropriate season); C (5 -10); FC (3-4); U (1-2); R (0-1).  (For survey details please go to my Field Notes on Apollo Park).  For a general (incompletely documented) checklist of the birds of Apollo Park, Google eBird and follow these steps:  1) View and Explore Data   2) Bar Charts (then press continue at bottom of page)    3) Region (California) and Subregion (Hotspots) Select Apollo Park from the alphabetical listing, then press continue at bottom of page    4) Scroll through species and seasonal abundance; print (bar graph doesn't show).

Order ANSERIFORMES (Swans, Geese and Ducks)

Tundra Swan (Cygnus columbianus) (a; M, R)   60th Street West and Ave. B, Jan. 2011

                                                                                                                                 © 2011 Callyn Yorke


Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) (Y,M,A)  Apollo Park, May 5, 2010                        © 2010  Callyn Yorke  


 Aleutian Cackling Goose (Branta hutchinsii) (a; M,R)  Apollo Park, October 28, 2010

 Banded by CDFG on Dec. 19, 2007 in Manteca, CA as a hatchling year female.  © 2010 Callyn Yorke                                                                                    


Greater White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons) (M,R) in Apollo Park, February 1, 2010  © 2010 Callyn Yorke


Snow Goose (Anser caerulescens) (imm; M, R) Aug. 26,  2011 Apollo Park


                                                                                             © 2011 Callyn Yorke


Ross' Goose (Anser rossii ) (M, R) in Apollo Park, February 1, 2010                

                                                                                                                               ©  2010 Callyn Yorke


 A  Comparison of Snow Goose (L) and Ross's Goose (R)  Apollo Park, June 14, 2011

                                                                                                                                                                                                      © 2011 Callyn Yorke


Gadwall (Mareca strepera) (a,m; YM,U)  Lake Palmdale                             Gadwall (female)  Apollo Park, September 26, 2011


                                    © 2010 Callyn Yorke                                                                                                                           © 2011 Callyn Yorke


Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) (m,f; YM,A) in Apollo Park, February 1, 2010                © 2010  Callyn Yorke                       

Northern Shoveler (Spatula clypeata) (m; YM,C) in Los Angeles County, CA                        © 2010  Callyn Yorke                        

American Wigeon (Mareca americana) (m,m,f; M,FC) Orange County, CA           © 2009 Callyn Yorke



                Cinnamon Teal (Spatula cyanoptera) (f, m; YM, U)   Lake Palmdale, CA   May 3, 2010


                                                                                                                                           ©   2010 Callyn Yorke   

Female Cinnamon Teal (left 2), Blue-winged Teal (center) and Northern Shoveler (right) Galileo Hill Park, Sept. 4, 2011

                                                                                                                                                                             © 2011 Callyn Yorke


Blue-winged Teal (Spatula discors)  (m; YM, U) November 28, 2010  Indio, Riverside County, CA


                                                                                                                   ©   2010 Callyn Yorke


Green-winged Teal (Anas crecca)   (m; YM U)  January 1, 2011 Malibu Lagoon, Los Angeles County, CA


                                                                                                           ©  2011 Callyn Yorke                                        



Ring-necked Duck (Aythya collaris) (m,f; M,U) San Diego County, CA                                       © 2009  Callyn Yorke


         Canvasback (Aythya valisineria) ( m,f; MU)   Kern County, CA                                                            ©  2010 Callyn Yorke                       


  Redhead (Aythya americana) (f, m, imm; YM,U) Lake Palmdale, CA       © 2010 Callyn Yorke


Lesser Scaup (Aythya affinis) (m,f; M, FC) 


Greater Scaup (Aythya marila) (f, M,R) Quail Lake, LACO, CA  Dec. 24, 2011

                                                                                                    © 2011 Callyn Yorke



Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola) (m; M,FC)  San Diego County, CA     © 2009 Callyn Yorke


Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula) (m; M, U)  Lake Palmdale

                                                                                                                                                                © 2010 Callyn Yorke


Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) (f,m; YM,R) Orange County, CA                    © 2009  Callyn Yorke


Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus) (m,f; M,R) in Apollo Park, November 7, 2011              

                                                                                                                                              © 2011 Callyn Yorke


Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) (m,m; M,U)   Los Angeles County, CA         © 2009   Callyn Yorke


Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator) (f; YM,R) Apollo Park, Nov. 18, 2010

                                                                                                                                 © 2010 Callyn Yorke


White-winged Scoter (Melanitta fusca) (f; M, R) Quail Lake                                



Surf Scoter (Melanitta perspicillata)  (a, m; imm; M, R)  San Diego and Los Angeles County, CA


                                                                                                  © 2011 Callyn Yorke                                              



Ruddy Duck ( Oxyura jamaicensis ) ( m; YM,A) in Apollo Park, February 1, 2010.               © 2010  Callyn Yorke


 Male Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis) showing courtship postures in breeding plumage. Lake Palmdale, CA  March 12, 2010


  ©  2010 Callyn Yorke                                                     



EXOTIC (Introduced Domestic and Hybrid) WATERFOWL of Apollo Park    (February 1, 2010)

Swan Goose (Anser cygnoides) (m; Y, FC)                                                Gray-lag Goose (Anser anser) (Y, C)                 © 2010  Callyn Yorke            ©2010 Callyn Yorke

Muscovy Duck (including probable Mallard hybrids) (Cairina moschata) (f,m; Y,FC)                           © 2010  Callyn Yorke


Domestic Mallard (Anas platyrynchos)  (m,f,m; Y,A)                                                                                                 © 2010 Callyn Yorke


Domestic Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) (f,m; Y,A)                                                                                             © 2010  Callyn Yorke


Order Galliformes (Quail, Pheasants, Partridges)


California Quail (Callipepla californica ) (m, Y, FC)   Los Angeles County, CA

                                                                                               © 2009 Callyn Yorke


Order GAVIIFORMES  (Loons)



Common Loon (Gavia immer) (M,U)  Lake Palmdale          © 2013  Callyn Yorke





Eared Grebe (Podiceps nigricollis) (YM, C)  Apollo Park       

                                                                                                                                               © 2009 Callyn Yorke                                                                                                                                          


Horned Grebe (Podiceps auritus) (a; M,R)   Bolsa Chica, Orange County, CA

                                                                                                                                © 2010 Callyn Yorke


                                                  Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps) (YM, C)  in Apollo Park                 © 2010  Callyn Yorke



Western Grebe (Aechmophorus occidentalis) (YM, U)  Santa Barbara County, CA                                       © 2010  Callyn Yorke


Clark's Grebe (Aechmophorus clarkii)  (a; YM,U)  Santa Barbara County, CA                                               ©  2010  Callyn Yorke


Order SULIFORMES (Cormorants and Boobies)

   Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus) (YM, C)

 Apollo Park, February 1, 2010                                       © 2010  Callyn Yorke



Order PELECANIFORMES (Pelicans, Herons, Egrets and Ibises)

 American  White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) (a; M,U)  Salton Sea, CA                                                                             

                                                                                                                                             © 2010 Callyn Yorke



Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)  (YM, U)  in Apollo Park, February 1, 2010.         © 2010 Callyn Yorke


Snowy Egret (Egretta thula) (YM, U) Orange County, CA                                                                                        © 2009  Callyn Yorke



      Great Egret (Ardea alba) (a;YM,U)   Santa Barbara County, CA                                          © 2010 Callyn Yorke






Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) (a, imm YM, FC)   Apollo Park                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ©  2010 Callyn Yorke

Juvenile Black-crowned Night Herons, Apollo Park  May 27, 2011


                                                                                                                                                                                             ©  2011 Callyn Yorke

Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis) (a; YM,R)  Apollo Park, 18 May, 2012

                                                                              © 2012 Callyn Yorke


Green Heron (Butorides virescens)  (imm; YM,R)  Lake Palmdale, LACO, CA   19 October, 2011

                                                                                                                                                                                    © 2011 Callyn Yorke


White-faced Ibis (Plegadis chihi) (imm YM, R)  Piute Ponds, Edwards AFB                                      © 2011 Callyn Yorke






Order CATHARTIFORMES (New World Vultures)

Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) (YM, U)  Los Angeles County, CA                                                            © 2009  Callyn Yorke








    Order ACCIPITRIFORMES (Osprey, Hawks, Eagles, Kites)



Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) (a; YM,R)  San Diego County, CA                                                  © 2009  Callyn Yorke


Northern Harrier (Circus cyaneus) ( m,YM, U) Kern County , CA   © 2011 Callyn Yorke


                                                                                      Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii) (imm, Y, R)


                                                                                           San Diego County, CA      © 2010 Callyn Yorke


                              Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipter striatus )  (imm; YM, R)


                             Western Antelope Valley, Sept. 10, 2010  © 2010 Callyn Yorke


Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus) (a; Y,R)   Los Angeles County, CA   © 2011 Callyn Yorke


 Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)  (left imm- light morph; right adult - dark morph  YM, FC)  Los Angeles & Kern Co. CA        

©  2009  Callyn Yorke                                                                                       September 11, 2011  Galileo Hill, Kern County, CA


Ferruginous Hawk (Buteo regalis) (a; M, U) West Lancaster Rd (L); 140th St. W, n of HWY 138 (R), LACO, October 30, 2011


                                                                   © 2011 Callyn Yorke



Golden Eagle ( Aquila chrysaetos ) (a; YM,R) 60th Street West, Antelope Valley, CA               

                                                                                                                                                                                              © 2011 Callyn Yorke


ORDER  FALCONIFORMES (Kestrels and Falcons)


                                                                             American Kestrel (Falco sparverius) (m, Y,U)  Riverside County, CA  


                                                                                                                                                                                   © 2009 Callyn Yorke


Merlin (Falco columbarius) (a,m; M,R) 140th Street West, n of HWY 138, LACO, Oct. 24, 2011

                                                                                                                 © 2011 Callyn Yorke

Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) (a; YM,R) July 27, 2011

Edwards AFB, Los Angeles County, CA   © 2011 Callyn Yorke





Order Gruiformes (Rails and Cranes)

American Coot (Fulica americana)  (YM, A)   in Apollo Park, February 1, 2010.                                     © 2010  Callyn Yorke



Order CHARADRIIFORMES (Sandpipers, Plovers, Gulls and Terns)

Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus) (m; YM, U) Left: Edwards AFB, May 2010; Right: Apollo Park  16 Sept. 2012


   © 2010 Callyn Yorke                                                                                                                                          © 2012 Callyn Yorke


American Avocet (Recurvirostra americana) (m,f; YM, U)  Lancaster Wastewater Treatment Facility

                                                                                                                      © 2010 Callyn Yorke

Greater Yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca) (a; M,R)

July 29, 2011 Piute Ponds, Edwards AFB   © 2011 Callyn Yorke






    Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus) (a; M;R)      Apollo Park  April 15, 2015                                                          

                                                                                                                       © 2015 Callyn Yorke







     Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla)  (a; M,U) at the Lancaster Sewage Ponds, CA    March 22, 2010                                  

                                                                                                  © 2010 Callyn Yorke

                   Western Sandpiper (Calidris mauri) (M, U) Apollo Park, 19 April, 2012


                                                                                                    © 2012 Callyn Yorke


Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularia) ( a;YM, U)  San Diego and Lake Palmdale, CA


                                   basic plumage ( fall and winter)                        ©  2010 Callyn Yorke                    alternate plumage (spring and summer)


Wilson's Phalarope (Phalaropus tricolor) (M, U) Ave. D Lancaster Waste Water Treatment Facility

                                                                                                                                                            © 2010 Callyn Yorke


                       Red-necked Phalarope (Phalaropus lobatus) (a; M, U)  Ave. D Lancaster Wastewater Treatment Facility


                                                                                                                                                         © 2010 Callyn Yorke


 Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) (a; Y,C) Western Antelope Valley, CA                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                           © 2011 Callyn Yorke


Mew Gull (Larus canus) (a, M, R) San Pedro,   Los Angeles County, CA                                    © 2010 Callyn Yorke   


Ring-billed Gull ( Larus delawarensis) (imm, a; YM, C) Apollo Park, February 1, 2010     © 2010 Callyn Yorke                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            



California Gull (Larus californicus) (imm (left) first cycle (right) second cycle; YM, FC)  in Apollo Park © 2010 Callyn Yorke



Herring Gull (Larus argentatus) (a, M,R)  Los Angeles County, CA                                                               © 2009  Callyn Yorke


Bonaparte's Gull (Chroicocephalus philadelphia) (a; M,U )   Malibu State Beach; Lancaster Wastewater Treatment Facility


       Alternate (Breeding) Plumage           © 2010 Callyn Yorke                                          Basic (Non-breeding) Plumage       © 2010 Callyn Yorke


Sabine's Gull (Xema sabini) (a; M,R)  Lake Palmdale

Alternate (breeding) Plumage                                               © 2010 Callyn Yorke


Caspian Tern (Hydroprogne caspia) (a; YM,R) Santa Barbara County, CA                                                                        © 2010  Callyn Yorke


                  Forster's Tern ( Sterna forsteri ) (a; imm; YM,U)  Lake Palmdale, LACO, CA  August 31, 2011                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                 © 2011 Callyn Yorke  

Common Tern (Sterna hirundo) (a; M, R) Apollo Park, 23 Sep. 2012

                                                                               © 2012 Callyn Yorke


Black Tern (Chlidonias niger) (a; M, R)   Lancaster Sewage Ponds

                                                                                           © 2010 Callyn Yorke



Order COLUMBIFORMES (Pigeons and Doves)

  Mourning Dove  (Zenaida macroura) (a; Y,FC)     Santa Barbara County, CA                   © 2010 Callyn Yorke                                      



Eurasian Collared Dove (Streptopelia decaocto) (a; Y,FC)  Apollo Park, CA  

                                                                                                                                                                                     © 2009  Callyn Yorke


Feral Rock Pigeon (Columba livia) a; Y,FC  Los Angeles County, CA

                                                                                                                             © 2010 Callyn Yorke


Order CUCULIFORMES (Cuckoos)

Greater Roadrunner (Geococcyx californianus) (a; Y,R)  Los Angeles County, CA                                           © 2010 Callyn Yorke




 Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus) (a; Y, U)  Apollo Park  June 7, 2011

                                                                                                © 2011 Callyn Yorke


Long-eared Owl (Asio otus) (a; Y, U) northwest Apollo Park  May 27, 2011

                                                                                                                                   © 2011 Callyn Yorke


Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia) ( ad; Y, U) 60th Street West, north of Avenue G   October 13, 2011

                                                                                                                 © 2011 Callyn Yorke


Barn Owl (Tyto alba)  (ad; Y, U) Apollo Park  April 27, 2012

                                                                                                              © 2012 Callyn Yorke                                                                                                    



Lesser Nighthawk (Chordeiles acutipennis)  (a; M, C)

                                                                                                             © Leslie Hawes






Order APODIFORMES (Swifts and Hummingbirds)

Vaux's Swift (Chaetura vauxi) (a; M, U)  Lake Palmdale, CA May 9, 2011

                                                                                      © 2011 Callyn Yorke



Anna's Hummingbird  (Calypte anna) (m, f, f nesting; YM, FC) San Diego County, CA                                                 © 2009  Callyn Yorke



                     Antelope Valley, CA   May 1, 2010                                                                                      © 2010 Callyn Yorke



Black-chinned Hummingbird (Archochilus alexandri) (m,f; M, U)    Lake Palmdale, CA April 20 , 2012 (m);  Aug 27, 2010 (f)     


                                                                              © 2012 Callyn Yorke


Order  CORACIIFORMES (Kingfishers)

Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon) (a,f; YM, R)     Lake Palmdale, CA

                                                                                                                                     © 2010 Callyn Yorke


Order PICIFORMES (Woodpeckers)

Red-breasted Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus ruber) (a; YM,R)                   Red-naped Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus nuchalis) (m; YM,R)  Edwards AFB, 2009


Holiday Lake, west Antelope Valley, March 5, 2011     © 2011 Callyn Yorke                                             Edwards AFB. Kern County, CA, 2009




Acorn Woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorous) (a, m; Y, R) Santa Barbara County

                                                                                                           © 2010 Callyn Yorke


 Northern Red-shafted Flicker  (Colaptes auratus) ( f; YM, U) Nov. 5, 2011, Lake Palmdale, CA 


                                                               © 2011 Callyn Yorke



                                              Ladder-backed Woodpecker ( Picoides scalaris ) (m; Y,R)           


                                                                           Kern County, CA                                    © 2009 Callyn Yorke

Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) (a,m; YM,R)                                                                 Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus) (a,m; YM,R)


  Elizabeth Lake, LACO  February 21, 2011 © 2011 Callyn Yorke                            Inyo County, CA  17 February, 2012                      © 2012 Callyn Yorke                        




Order PASSERIFORMES (Perching and Song Birds)

Black Phoebe (Sayornis nigricans) (a; Y,C) Riverside County, CA   © 2009 Callyn Yorke

                                                                                              Say's Phoebe (Sayornis saya) (a; YM,U) Los Angeles County, CA   © 2009 Callyn Yorke



Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus) (m,f; YM,R))Eastern Antelope Valley, LACO, CA; La Quinta, Riverside County, CA


                                                                                                   © 2012 Callyn Yorke



                                                       Pacific Slope Flycatcher (Empidonax difficilis) (a; YM, U) Apollo Park June 7, 2011


                                                                                                                                                                                   © 2011 Callyn Yorke

Willow Flycatcher (Empidonax trailii)  (a;YM, U) Apollo Park,Sept. 20, 2012           Gray Flycatcher (Empidonax wrighti) (M, U) Lake Palmdale, CA


                              ©  2012 Callyn Yorke                                                                               ©   2011 Callyn Yorke                                                                                                                                                                


                                             Hammond's Flycatcher ( Empidonax hammondi) (M, U) Lake Palmdale, CA


                                                                                                                                        © 2010 Callyn Yorke


                 Western Wood Pewee (Contopus sordidulus) (M, U) Lake Palmdale, CA


                                                                                                                          © 2010 Callyn Yorke

Olive-sided Flycatcher (Contopus cooperi ) (a; M, U Apollo Park June 7, 2011

                                                                                               © 2011 Callyn Yorke



                                                             Western Kingbird (Tyrannus verticalis) (M, FC)   Apollo Park, CA   June 1, 2010  


                                                                                                                                                                                © 2010 Callyn Yorke


Cassin's Kingbird (Tyrannus vociferans)  (a; YM, R) San Diego County, CA

                                                                                                    © 2011 Callyn Yorke


Ash-throated Flycatcher (Myiarchis cinerascens) (M, U) Lake Palmdale, CA  June 2, 2010

                                                                                                                                   © 2010 Callyn Yorke



                                    Loggerhead Shrike (Lanius ludovicianus) (a; Y,U) Western Antelope Valley, CA


                                                                                                                                                                     © 2010 Callyn Yorke

Warbling Vireo (Vireo gilvus)(a; M,U)

   Galileo Hill Park, Kern County, CA September 4, 2011                         © 2011 Callyn Yorke

Cassin's Vireo (Vireo cassinii) (M, U) Apollo Park  April 22, 2011

                                                                                                                                                                               © 2011 Callyn Yorke



                                              Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos) (imm; Y,U) Los Angeles County


                                                                                                                                        ©  2010 Callyn Yorke



Sage Thrasher (Oreoscoptes montanus) (a; M,R)  Avenue A, 120th Street West  KERN-LACO Line, CA  March 10, 2012


                                                                                                                       © 2012 Callyn Yorke



European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) (a; Y, C)  Santa Barbara County, CA © 2010 Callyn Yorke


Common Raven (Corvus corax ) (a, Y,C)   Los Angeles County, CA  © 2010 Callyn Yorke

                                                                                                                                                                                          © 2010 Callyn Yorke


American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  (Y,R)  Lake Hemet, CA                © 2010  Callyn Yorke


Western Scrub-jay (Aphelocoma californica)  (Y,R) Green Valley, Los Angeles County, CA             © 2010  Callyn Yorke



                                             Horned Lark (Eremophila alpestris) (a; Y C)  Los Angeles County, CA                © 2010  Callyn Yorke



Violet-green Swallow ( Tachycineta thalassina) ( imm; (YM, U)  Lake Palmdale, Los Angeles County, CA  21 March, 2011

                                                                                                                                                                                © 2011 Callyn Yorke



                    Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) (a; YM,FC)   Lake Palmdale, CA


                                                                                                                                                                                                                     © 2010 Callyn Yorke


Cliff Swallow (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota)  (a; M, U) Apollo Park, CA   March 10, 2010              ©   2010 Callyn Yorke                                               


Northern Rough-winged Swallow (Stelgidopteryx serripennis) (YM,R) Los Angeles County


 (a; M, FC)                                                                         ©  2010 Callyn Yorke     




    Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) (a,YM,FC) Apollo Park, March 10, 2010                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                             © 2010 Callyn Yorke


Bank Swallow (Riparia riparia) (a; M, R)  Lancaster Sewage Ponds.

                                                                                                                                           © 2010 Callyn Yorke


Mountain Chickadee (Poecile gambeli) (a; YM,U) Pearblossom Park, Sept. 5, 2011.  

                                                                                                        © 2011 Callyn Yorke 


                             White-breasted Nuthatch ( Sitta carolinensis) (a; YM,U) Los Angeles County, CA                                                                                                                            

                                                                                                                                                                            © 2010 Callyn Yorke

Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis) (a; YM,R)  Apollo Park,  12 Oct. 2012

                                                                                                                 © 2012 Callyn Yorke


Pygmy Nuthatch ( Sitta pygmaea ) (a; YM,R) Los Angeles County, CA                                                 © 2009 Callyn Yorke



  Bewick's Wren (Thryomanes bewickii ) (a; Y,FC) Los Angeles County, CA                                                     ©  2010   Callyn Yorke                        


Marsh Wren (Cistothorus palustris) (a;YM,R)   Piute Ponds, Edwards AFB

                                                                                                                                 © 2009 Callyn Yorke

House Wren (Troglodytes aedon)  (a; Y,R)


Lake Palmdale, LACO, CA    May 24, 2010          ©  2010 Callyn Yorke     

Rock Wren (Salpinctes obsoletus)  (YM,R)

Palos Verdes Peninsula, LACO, CA   May 29, 2010                                                                             ©   2010 Callyn Yorke     




Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea) (a; YM, U)   Lake Palmdale, CA

                                                                                                                                                ©  2010 Callyn Yorke                           


Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula) (a;YM,FC) Kern County, CA   © 2009 Callyn Yorke

American Robin (Turdus migratorius) (a; YM,U)  Elizabeth Lake, Los Angeles County, CA

                                                                                                                                                                © 2011 Callyn Yorke


Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus) (a; YM,U) Los Angeles County, CA            © 2009  Callyn Yorke


Swainson's Thrush (Catharus ustulatus)  (a; YM,U)  Kern County, CA   May 30, 2011

                                                                                                                                                                © 2011 Callyn Yorke

Mountain Bluebird (Sialia currucoides) a,(m; M, R)  November 10, 2010


     110th Street West, Los Angeles County, CA      © 2010 Callyn Yorke      February 16, 2012  Lone Pine, Inyo County, CA   © 2012 Callyn Yorke


 American Pipit (Anthus rubescens) (a, imm; M,U) 140th St. W, LACO   Oct. 24, 2011


                                                                                                                 ©  2011  Callyn Yorke


Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)  (a; YM, R)   Inyo County, CA  February 19, 2012

                                                                                                                                                                                      © 2012 Callyn Yorke


                                                                                                             Orange-crowned Warbler (Vermivora celata) (a; YM,U) Kern County, CA


                                                                                                                                                                                                           © 2009 Callyn Yorke

MacGillivray's Warbler (Geothlypsis tolmiei) (YM;R)  Apollo Park, 23 Sept. 2012

                                                                                                      © 2012 Callyn Yorke


Yellow-rumped Audubon's Warbler (Setophaga coronata) (m; YM,C) Apollo Park, February 1, 2010.   © 2010 Callyn Yorke


Nashville Warbler (Setophaga ruficapilla)   (YM,R)   Galileo Hill Park, Kern County, CA   September 11, 2011

                                                                                                                                                                                      © 2011 Callyn Yorke


Black-throated Green Warbler (Setophaga virens) (a; M, V)

January 24, 2010  Pasadena, CA                                                     © 2010 Callyn Yorke



Townsend's Warbler (Setophaga townsendi) ( m; YM,U )  April 26, 2013  Apollo Park

                                                                                                                                  © 2013 Callyn Yorke




Hermit Warbler (Setophaga occidentalis) m; M, R  San Gabriel Mts. LACO CA 1 May 2014


                                                                                                      © 2014 Callyn Yorke





Prairie Warbler (Setophaga discolor) a; V;  Lake Palmdale, LACO CA 26 Aug 2014


                                                                                                   © 2014 Callyn Yorke





Magnolia Warbler (Setophaga magnolia) (f; V)  Apollo Park, 14 October, 2012

                                                                                                                    © 2012 Callyn Yorke


Wilson's Warbler (Wilsonia pusilla)  (m; YM, FC)


Lake Palmdale, CA                                                   © 2010 Callyn Yorke                       



Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia) ( m; YM, FC)   Lake Palmdale, CA

                                                                                                                          © 2010 Callyn Yorke


Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla) (V) Apollo Park, May 31 2013

                                                                                              © 2013 Callyn Yorke


Bell's Sage Sparrow (Artemisiospiza belli canescens) (a; YM C)  Apollo Park, 31 August. 2012

                                                                                                                              © 2012 Callyn Yorke



Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis) (a; M,FC) Apollo Park,  12 Oct.  2012                                  

                                                                              © 2012   Callyn Yorke                                                                   



Lark Sparrow (Chondestes grammacus) (a; YM,U) Apollo Park,  1 Oct. 2012      © 2012 Callyn Yorke



Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  (a; YM,R) Lake Palmdale, October 28, 2011

                                                                                                                     © 2011 Callyn Yorke


   Lincoln's Sparrow (Melospiza lincolnii) (a; M,U) Apollo Park,  12 october, 2012


                                                                                                                                             © 2012   Callyn Yorke


                                            Vesper Sparrow (Pooecetes gramineus) (a; YM, U)


Holiday Lake , Antelope Valley, CA October 30 , 2011       © 2011 Callyn Yorke               Holiday Lake, September 30, 2011   






Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis thurberi ) (a,m; YM,A)  Apollo Park, February 1, 2010.                          © 2010 Callyn Yorke


Slate-colored Junco (Junco hyemalis hyemalis) (a; M,R)                                          Pink-sided Junco (Junco hyemalis mearnsi) (a; M,R)


  Apollo Park  January 6, 2011                   © 2011 Callyn Yorke                                 Apollo Park  October 27 , 2011                       © 2011 Callyn Yorke


Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) (a; YM,FC)                                  Brewer's Sparrow (Spizella breweri) (YM,U) Apollo Park, 16 Sept. 2012


March 24, 2011  Holiday Lake, LACO, CA  © 2011 Callyn Yorke                                               © 2012 Callyn Yorke


  White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) (a; YM,C)   Santa Barbara County, CA 

                                                                                                                                 © 2010 Callyn Yorke


White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) (a; M, R) Apollo Park, 10 October, 2012


                                                                                                                                   © 2012 Callyn Yorke  



Golden-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia atricapilla) )  (a; YM, R)   Apollo Park, May 11, 2011     

                                                                                                 © 2011 Callyn Yorke


Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca) (YM, R)  Apollo Park, 4 October, 2012

                                                                                                               © 2012 Callyn Yorke

Spotted Towhee (Pipilio maculatus) (a; Y,R)  Old San Francisquito Canyon Rd. Los Angeles County, CA  13 March, 2011

                                                                                                                                                                                   © 2011 Callyn Yorke


California Towhee (Pipilo crissalis)  (a; Y,R)  Lake Palmdale, Los Angeles County, CA    11 March, 2011

                                                                                                                                                                                   © 2011 Callyn Yorke


                                      Green-tailed Towhee (Pipilo chlorurus) (a; Y; M, R) AP April 26, 2013


                                                                                                                  ©  2013 Callyn Yorke                                                                                     


Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) (a,m; Y,C)  Apollo Park, February 1, 2010.             © 2010 Callyn Yorke


Tricolored Blackbird (Agelaius tricolor) (m; a, imm; YM,R)              Female Red-winged Blackbird (L) and Tricolored Blackbird (R)                   


Holiday Lake, LACO, CA  May 6, 2011   © 2011 Callyn Yorke                  Holiday Lake, LACO, October 26, 2011               ©  2011 Callyn Yorke



  Brewer's Blackbird (Euphagus cyanocephalus) (m; YC) LA County, CA © 2010 Callyn Yorke



Yellow-headed Blackbird (Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus)                     (m; M,U) Lake Palmdale, November 5, 2011


   (f; M, U) Apollo Park, Sept. 10, 2011      © 2011 Callyn Yorke                                                                                                    © 2011 Callyn Yorke


Great-tailed Grackle (Quiscalus mexicanus) (a,m; Y,C) Apollo Park.                                                            © 2009 Callyn Yorke


Western Meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta) (a; Y, FC) Oct. 26, 2011 (Left); October 30, 2011 (R)  140th St. West, Antelope Valley, CA


                                                                                                   © 2011 Callyn Yorke


Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater) (m; Y,U)  Lake Palmdale, CA;                 


                                                                                          © 2010 Callyn Yorke


 Brown-headed Cowbird  ( immature)  Galileo Hill Park, September 11, 2011

                                                                                                                                             © 2011 Callyn Yorke


Bullock's Oriole (Icterus bullockii) (f,m; a; M,U)                                                              © 2010  Callyn Yorke


Pearblossom Park, LACO, CA   September 5, 2011  © 2011 Callyn Yorke           Green Valley, LACO, CA   April 18, 2010      


                                                House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus) (m; f; Y, C) Elizabeth Lake, Los Angeles County, CA


                                                                                                                        © 2011 Callyn Yorke

                                       Purple Finch (Carpodacus purpureus) ( m; YM, U) Valyermo, Los Angeles County


                                                                                                                              © 2010 Callyn Yorke


Red Crossbill (Loxia curvirostra) (a,m; Y;M, R) Apollo Park  April 21, 2013

                                                                                                                           © 2013 Callyn Yorke


Pine Siskin (Carduelis pinus) (a; YM, U)  Lake Hughes, CA  March 5, 2011

                                                                                                © 2011 Callyn Yorke


Western Tanager (Piranga ludoviciana) (m, M, U) Lake Palmdale, CA  June 2, 2010

                                                                                                                   © 2010 Callyn Yorke


Black-headed Grosbeak (Pheuticus melanocephalus ) (m; M,U) Piute Ponds, Edwards AFB, Jul 31, 2011;   Galileo Hill Park, Kern County, CA  September 11, 2011 (f).


                                                       © 2011 Callyn Yorke


Lesser Goldfinch (Spinus psaltria) (a;YM,U)  Los Angeles County, CA                                                         © 2009 Callyn Yorke



                                                                 Lawrence's Goldfinch (Spinus lawrencei) m; Y, U


                                                                     Lake Palmdale, CA                        © 2010 Callyn Yorke



Lazuli Bunting (Passerina amoena)  (m,f; M; U)  Sept 4, 2011.                               Lazuli Bunting (females)  Kern CO., Sept. 11, 2011.


                                                                                                    © 2011 Callyn Yorke


Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea)   (m; Y,M; R)      Apollo Park, May 7, 2012

                                                                                                            © 2012 Callyn Yorke                      




House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) (a,m; Y, A) Apollo Park, February 1, 2010.                                                 © 2010 Callyn Yorke

































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