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Arcata Marsh birds

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Introduction[edit]

Figure 1. This is a family of Canada geese at the Arcata marsh Wildlife Sanctuary, just an example of some of the birds that come to breed here. The image was taken by Dustin Poppendieck

The Arcata marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary is home to about 200 species of birds that visit the marsh each year.[1] Most of these birds that come to the Arcata marsh Wildlife Sanctuary are seasonal, because they use the marsh only as a breeding site, as seen in Figure 1, or as a place to rest during their biyearly migration. The Arcata marsh also acts as a refuge and home for other year round birds. One of the benefits the birds have at the Arcata marsh Wildlife Sanctuary is to help maintain a balanced ecosystem. The birds do this by consuming the varieties of marine life, such as fish, shellfish, and vegetation. Vegetation such as duck moss would other wise over populate and clog the waters of the marsh.

Another thing that the Arcata marsh offers is as a place where people can come to monitor and watch the variety of birds that can be seen. The reason it is important to monitor the birds at the Arcata marsh is that some of the birds that visit are rare or endangered. This also allows the opportunity for several bird watchers to come and see the birds that visit each year.

Landscape[edit]

Figure 2. This is an image of the Arcata marsh from an aerial view

The Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Center is a perfect location for bird watching and for birds to breed and prosper. The Arcata marsh is surrounded by many different types of bodies of water and many different types of land. The land throughout the sanctuary varies widely and has many different types; it includes forests, grasslands, open fields, and shores of all the bodies of water. The marsh is also close to a small town which attracts small birds that live near suburbs. The different types of water are an ocean, a saltwater bay, a lake, a pond, freshwater and saltwater marshes, mudflats, streams, and foothills. This setting in Northern California is an ideal place for birds; it provides such a vast variety of bodies of water that is attracts many different species of bird. The Arcata marsh has become one of the best places for birds to live and people to watch them.

Birds of Arcata Marsh[edit]

It is possible to see over 200 species of birds at the Arcata marsh.[2] Listed below are some of the most common birds that can be seen throughout the year. The types of birds are grouped together based on type of bird. Under each group name is a small description of the group. Below that is a list of the bird's common name, scientific name, size, time of year they are at the Arcata marsh, the best place to look for them, and the possibility a person will see them at that time of year. [3] [4]

This list of links below will help you to get to the bird groups faster:

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Loons & Grebes[edit]

Loons and grebes are small duck-like birds that have pointed-beaks and are usually found in water.

Bird Name Scientific Name Size Time of Year seen Preferred habitat Possibility of being seen
Common Loon Gavia immer 28-36" Fall, Winter and Spring lakes, rivers uncommon
Red-throated Loon Gavia stellata 24-27" Fall,Winter tundra lake, arctic coast rare
Eared Grebe Podiceps nigricollis 12-14" Fall, Winter and Spring marshy lakes, ponds uncommon
Horned Grebe Podiceps auritus 12-15" Fall, Winter and Spring marshes, ponds common
Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps 12-15" Fall, Winter and Spring marshes, ponds common
Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena 18-22" Winter coast, bay, lakes, ponds casual
Western Grebe Aechmophorus occidentalis 22-29" Fall, Spring and Winter lakes, coastal bays uncommon


Pelicans & Cormorants[edit]

Pelicans & Cormorants are fishing birds. Pelicans catch their fish by using their bill-pouch as a fishing net. Cormorants catch their fish by diving into the water and using their strong wings to propel them through the water.

Bird Name Scientific Name Size Time of Year seen Preferred habitat Possibility of being seen
Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis 45-54" Year round sandy coastal beaches common
Brandt's Cormorant Phalacrocorax penicillatus 33-35" Year round rocky coastal shores casual
Double-Crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus 30-36" Year round coasts, lakes, rivers, swamps common
Pelagic Cormorant Phalacrocorax pelagicus 25-30" Year round off shore and in shore waters casual

Bitterns, Herons & Egrets[edit]

These long-legged and long-beaked birds are usually seen at the waters edge, staying still while fishing for fish at the marsh.

Bird Name Scientific Name Size Time of Year seen Preferred habitat Possibility of being seen
American Bittern Botaurus lentiginosus 23-34" Year round freash water wetlands uncommon
Least Bittern Ixobrychus exilis 11-14" Summer dense marshlands accidental
Black-crowned Night Heron Nycticorax nycticorax 23-28" Year round edges of lakes, rivers, marshes, swamps, streams common
Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias 42-52" Year round lakes, rivers, marshes, ponds uncommon
Green Heron Butorides striatus 16-22" Spring, Winter and Summer along oceans, lakes, rivers, ponds rare
Great Egret Casmerodius albus 37-41" Year round salt and freashwater marshes, marshy ponds common
Snowy Egret Egretta thula 20-27" Year round marshes, ponds, mudflats common
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis 20" Year round marshes, ponds uncommon
White-faced Ibis Plegadis chihi 19-26" Fall and Spring salt and freashwater marshes accidental

Geese & Ducks[edit]

Webbed feet and flat bills characterize geese and ducks. They are seen in the water most of the time, or are seen flying in a V-formation to or from the marsh.

Bird Name Scientific Name Size Time of Year seen Preferred habitat Possibility of being seen
Canada Goose Branta canadensis 22-45" Year round lakes, bays, rivers, marshes common
Snow Goose Chen caerulescents 25-31" Fall and Winter coastal bays, salt and freashwater marshes casual
Ross's Goose Chen rossii 21-25" Fall and winter salt and freashwater marshes casual
White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons 26-34" Fall bays, marshes casual
Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris 14-18" Fall, Winter and Spring wooded lakes, rivers, ponds uncommon
Ruddy Duck Oxyura jamaicensis 14-16" Fall, Winter and Spring shallow coastal bays, marshes casual
Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula 17" Year round lakes, bays casual
Wood Duck Aix sponsa 17-20" Year round freashwater marshes, wooded swamps rare
Black Brant Branta bernicla 23-26" Fall, Winter and Spring lakes, rivers rare
Blue-winged Teal Anas discors 14-16" Fall, Winter and Spring lakes, ponds, marshes, shallow wetlands rare
Cinnamon Teal Anas cyanoptera 14-17" Winter, Spring and Summer shallow marshes, ponds common
Green-winged Teal Anas crecca 12-15" Fall, Winter and Spring marshy lakes, marshes, ponds common
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos 20-28" Year round lakes, bays, riverbeds, marshes, ponds common
Pintail Anas acuta 25-29" Fall, Winter and Spring marshes rare
Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata 17-20" Year round lakes, marshes, ponds common
Gadwell Anas strepera 18-23" Spring and Summer shallow lakes, marshes, ponds uncommon
American Wigeon Anas americana 18-23" Fall and Winter shallow lakes, marshes, ponds common
European Wigeon Anas penelope 16-20" Fall and Winter lakes, bays, marshes casual
Canvasback Aythya valisineria 19-24" Fall and Winter akes, bays, marshes rare
Redhead Aythya americana 18-22" Fall, Winter and Spring akes, bays rare
Greater Scaup Aythya marila 15-20" Fall, Winter and Spring lakes, marshes, pond common
Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis 15-18" Fall, Winter and Spring lakes, rivers, ponds common
Oldsquaw Clangula hyemalis 19-22" Fall and Winter lakes, rivers casual
Black Scoter Melanitta nigra 17-20" Fall, Winter ocean, saltwater bays, ponds casual
Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata 17-21" Fall, Winter and Spring ocean, coastal bays uncommon
White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi 19-23" Fall and Winter ocean, lakes, coastal bays casual
Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula 16-20" Fall, Winter and Spring coastal bays, wooded lakes and ponds rare
Bufflehead Bucephala albeola 13-15" Fall, Winter and Spring lakes, saltwater bays, ponds common
Common Merganser Mergus merganser 22-27" Spring lakes, rivers casual
Hooded Merganser Lophodytes cucullatus 16-19" Fall, Winter and Spring swamps, millponds, small forest pools rare
Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator 19-26" Fall, Winter and Spring wooded lakes, tundra ponds rare

Vultures, Hawks, & Falcons[edit]

These flesh eating birds are usually seen soaring overhead or perched upon a telephone poll or tall tree looking for prey.

Bird Name Scientific Name Size Time of Year seen Preferred habitat Possibility of being seen
Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura 26-32" Year round forest woodlands common
Osprey Pandion haliaetus 21-24" Spring, Summer and Fall large bodies of water common
White-tailed Kite Elanus leucurus 15-17" Year round grassy plains, cultivated highlands uncommon
Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus 17-24" Year round lakes common
Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis 19-25" Year round minimal tree coverage common
Rough-legged Hawk Buteo lagopus 19-24" Fall and Winter parks, cities, towns rare
Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus 10-14" Fall, Winter and Spring coniferous and mixed forests rare
Swainson's Hawk Buteo swainsoni 19-22" Spring marshes accidental
American Kestrel Falco sparverius 9-12" Fall, Winter and Spring coniferous forests common
Merlin Falco columbarius 10-13" Fall, Winter and Spring coasts uncommon
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus 15-21" Fall, Winter and Spring dry plains uncommon
Prairie Falcon Falco mexicanus 17-20" Fall, Winter and Spring plains casual

Quail[edit]

These small game birds are usually found in shrubs and have a characteristic crest on their head that looks like a backwards ponytail.

Bird Name Scientific Name Size Time of Year seen Preferred habitat Possibility of being seen
California Quail Lophortyx californicus 9-11" Year round bushy foothills, suburbs common

Rails[edit]

These long billed small-bodied birds are usually seen around the marsh edge feeding on the vegetation.

Bird Name Scientific Name Size Time of Year seen Preferred habitat Possibility of being seen
Virginia Rail Rallus limicola 8-10" Fall, Winter and Spring freashwater marshes common
Sora Porzana carolina 8-9" Fall, Winter and Spring freashwater marshes, swamps common
American Coot Fulica americana 13-16" Year round coastal bays and inlets common

Plovers[edit]

These small shorebirds are usually seen during low tide feeding on shellfish.

Bird Name Scientific Name Size Time of Year seen Preferred habitat Possibility of being seen
American Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica 9-11" Fall shores accidental
Black-bellied Plover Pluvialis squatarola 10-13" Year round lake shores, marshes common
Semipalmated Plover Charadrius semipalmatus 6-8" Year round lakes shores uncommon
Snowy Plover Charadrius alexandrinus 6-7" Year round sandy coastal beaches common
Killdeer Charadrius vociferus 9-11" Year round open areas uncommon

Stilts & Shorebirds[edit]

These birds are usually seen by the shores edge feeding off shellfish and are sometime characterized by their long bills and long legs.

Bird Name Scientific Name Size Time of Year seen Preferred habitat Possibility of being seen
Black-necked Stilt Himantopus 13-16" Year round coastal bays, salt and freashwater marshes casual
American Avocet Recurvirostra americana 15-20" Fall, Winter and Spring marshy lakes, freashwater marshes common
Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca 12-15" Fall, Winter and Spring lake shores, marshy ground, frequent pools common
Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes 9-11" Year round inland lakes, rivers, ponds, sewage works rare
Willet Catoptrophorus semipalmatus 14-17" Year round coasts, mudbanks common
Least Sandpiper Calidris minutilla 5-6" Year round sandy beaches common
Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularia 7-8" Year round ponds, streams rare
Western Sandpiper Calidris mauri 6-7" Year round shores, mudflats, grassy pools common
Long-billed Curlew Numenius americanus 20-26" Fall, Winter and Spring lake, river, salt water marshes, mudflats uncommon
Marbled Godwit Limosa fedoa 16-20" Fall, Winter and Spring sea beaches, salt marshes, mudflats common
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres 8-10" Fall, Winter and spring coasts rare
Red Knot Calidris canutus 10-11" Fall, Winter and Spring rocky beaches uncommon
Dunlin Calidris alpina 8-9" Fall, Winter and Spring beaches, lakes, river shores common
Long-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus scolopaceus 11-12" Fall and Winter freashwater ponds common
Short-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus griseus 10-12" Spring, Summer and Fall salt water marshes common
Red Phalarope Phalaropus fulicarius 7-9" Fall, Winter and Spring coast casual

Jaegers, Gulls & Terns[edit]

These birds are usually seen flying over the waters of the marsh looking for fish.

Bird Name Scientific Name Size Time of Year seen Preferred habitat Possibility of being seen
Parasitic Jaeger Stercorarius parasiticus 16-21" Summer and Fall oceans casual
Pomarine Jaeger Stercorarius pomarinus 20-23" Fall coasts casual
California Gull Larus californicus 20-23" Year round coast, lakes, marshes uncommon
Glaucous-winged Gull Larus glaucescens 24-27" Year round shores of lakes, rivers, dumps common
Heermann's Gull Larus heermanni 18-21" Summer beaches, rocky shoreline common
Herring Gull Larus argentatus 22-26" Year round shorelines, lakes, rivers, landfills rare
Mew Gull Larus canus 16-18" Fall, Winter and Spring coast, lakes common
Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis 18-21" Year round coasts, lakes, rivers common
Thayer's Gull Larus thayeri 22-25" Year round beach, coast rare
Western Gull Larus occidentalis 24-27" Year round ocean, beaches, dumps common
Common Tern Sterna hirundo 13-16" Fall and Spring beaches, inland shores casual
Forster's Tern Sterna forsteri 14-16" Year round freashwater marshes rare

Auks[edit]

This penguin-like bird is usually found near the rocks of the bay and usually seen diving for fish.

Bird Name Scientific Name Size Time of Year seen Preferred habitat Possibility of being seen
Common Murre Uria aalge 16-17" Fall, Winter and Spring rocky coasts casual

Doves[edit]

These Pigeon-like birds are usually seen near the grassy areas of the marsh.

Bird Name Scientific Name Size Time of Year seen Preferred habitat Possibility of being seen
Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura 11-13" Year round fields, parks, lawns uncommon
Rock Dove Columba livia 13" Year round coniferous forest uncommon
Band-tailed Pigeon Columba fasciata 14-15" Spring coniferous and mixed forests casual

Owls & Goatsuckers[edit]

These big-eyed birds are usually only seen at night time, hunting small animals such as mice.

Bird Name Scientific Name Size Time of Year seen Preferred habitat Possibility of being seen
Barn Owl Tyto alba 14-20" Year round deep forest, open grassland uncommon
Burrowing Owl Athene cunicularia 9-11" Winter open, dry grasslands casual
Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus 18-25" Year round coniferous and mixed forests rare
Long-eared Owl Asio otus 13-16" Winter dense grasslands, open forests casual
Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus 13-17" Fall, Winter and Spring salt water marshes, grasslands rare
Snowy Owl Nyctea scandiaca 20-27" Fall coast lines, marshes accidental
Common Nighthawk Chordeiles minor 8-10" Summer gravel roofs rare

Swifts & Hummingbirds[edit]

Swifts are usually seen gliding in the air catching insects while the humming birds are seen feeding of nectar from the flowers at the marsh.

Bird Name Scientific Name Size Time of Year seen Preferred habitat Possibility of being seen
Vaux's Swift Chaetura Vauxi 4" Sping, Summer and Fall coniferous forests common
Allen's Hummingbird Selasphorus sasin 3" Spring, Summer and Fall edges of redwood forests uncommon
Anna's Hummingbird Calypte anna 3-4" Year round oak woodlands, gardens common
Rufous Hummingbird Selasphorus rufus 3-4" Spring coast, lowland stream bottoms, forests uncommon

Kingfishers & Woodpeckers[edit]

Kingfishers are usually seen catching small fish while the Woodpeckers are seen eating and storing food in the bark of trees.

Bird Name Scientific Name Size Time of Year seen Preferred habitat Possibility of being seen
Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon 11-14" Year round lakes, rivers common
Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens 6-7" Year round woodlands, parks, gardens rare
Hairy Woodpecker Picoides villosus 8-10" Year round forests casual

Flycatchers[edit]

These birds are usually seen in the trees or in the sky eating insects.

Bird Name Scientific Name Size Time of Year seen Preferred habitat Possibility of being seen
Western Wood Pewee Contopus sordidulus 6" Fall and Spring woodlands rare
Willow Flycatcher Empidonax traillii 5-6" Spring, Summer and Fall wooded lake shores and streams uncommon
Black Phoebe Sayornis nigricans 6-7" Year round lakes, ponds, streams common
Western Kingbird Tyrannus verticalis 8-9" Spring ponds and streams with trees rare

Larks & Swallows[edit]

These birds are seen gliding around the Marsh eating insects.

Bird Name Scientific Name Size Time of Year seen Preferred habitat Possibility of being seen
Horned Lark Eremophia alpestris 7-8" Fall, Winter and Spring beaches, fields casual
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica 5-7" Spring, Summmer and Fall lake shore, marshes, suburban areas unknown
Cliff Swallow Petrochelidon pyrrhonota 5-6" Spring, Summer and Fall lakes shores, marshes common

Jays, Crows & Ravens[edit]

These scavenger birds are usually seen looking for food wherever it may be found.

Bird Name Scientific Name Size Time of Year seen Preferred habitat Possibility of being seen
Steller's Jay Cyanocitta stelleri 12-13" Year round conferous forest rare
Common Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos 17-21" Year round open areas, town common
Common Raven Corvus corax 21-27" Year round coniferous forests, rocky coasts common

Chickadees & Bushtits[edit]

These small birds are usually seen hanging out in bushes or trees.

Bird Name Scientific Name Size Time of Year seen Preferred habitat Possibility of being seen
Black-capped Chickadee Parus atricapillus 4-5" Year round mixed forest, suburban areas common
Chestnut-backed Chickadee Parus rufescens 4-5" Year round coniferous forests uncommon
Bushtit Psaltriparus minimus 3-4" Year round edges of coniferous forests casual

Nuthatchers, Creepers & Wrens[edit]

These birds are usually found in the trees of the marsh.

Bird Name Scientific Name Size Time of Year seen Preferred habitat Possibility of being seen
Red-breasted Nuthatch Sitta canadensis 4" Fall, Winter and Spring coniferous forest rare
Long-billed Marsh Wren Cistothorus palustris 4-5" Year round coast, wetland habitat common
Rock Wren Salpinctes obsoletus 5-6" Fall exposed rocks accidental
Winter Wren Troglodytes troglodytes 4" Winter coniferous forest rare

Kinglets[edit]

The Kinglets can be seen in the trees searching for insects.

Bird Name Scientific Name Size Time of Year seen Preferred habitat Possibility of being seen
Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa 3-4" Winter coniferous forest rare
Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula 3-4" Fall, Winter and Spring coniferous forest common

Thrushes & Mockingbirds[edit]

These birds are usually seen in the trees or around the marsh feeding off of insects.

Bird Name Scientific Name Size Time of Year seen Preferred habitat Possibility of being seen
Hermit Thrush Catharus guttatus 6-8" Fall, Winter and Spring coniferous and mixed forests rare
Swainson's Thrush Catharus ustulatus 6-7" Spring, Summer and Fall coniferous forest rare
American Robin Turdus migratorius 9-11" Year round woodlands, gardens, towns common
Mockingbird Minus polyglottos 9-11" Winter parks, residential areas casual

Waxwings[edit]

These birds are usually seen eatting the berries around the marsh.

Bird Name Scientific Name Size Time of Year seen Preferred habitat Possibility of being seen
Cedar Waxwings Bombycilla cedrorum 6-8" Spring, Summer and Fall open woodland, residential areas common

Shrikes & Starlings[edit]

These birds are seen in the trees and flying around the marsh feeding off of insects.

Bird Name Scientific Name Size Time of Year seen Preferred habitat Possibility of being seen
Northern Shrike Lanius excubitor 9-10" Fall, Winter and Spring edges of forests rare
Starling Sturnus vulgaris 7-8" Year round suburben areas common

Vireos[edit]

These birds are seen on the canopies of the trees at the marsh.

Bird Name Scientific Name Size Time of Year seen Preferred habitat Possibility of being seen
Hutton's Vireo Vireo huttoni 4" Year round mixed forest rare

Warblers[edit]

These birds are usually found in the canopies of the trees at the marsh.

Bird Name Scientific Name Size Time of Year seen Preferred habitat Possibility of being seen
Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas 4-5" Spring, Summer and Fall marshes, streams common
Orange-crowned Warbler Vermivora celata 4-5" Spring, Summer and Fall edge of forests common
Nashville Warbler Vermivora ruficapilla 4-5" Spring and Fall mixed forest rare
Yellow Warbler Dendroica petechia 4-5" Fall and Spring edges of marshes, swamps, and forests common
Yellow-rumped Warbler Dendroica coronata 5-6" Fall, Winter and Spring coniferous forest, and edge of forests common
Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas 4-5" Spring, Summer and Fall marshes, streams common
Wilson's Warbler Wilsonia pusilla 4" Spring, Summer and Fall along streams common

Tanagers[edit]

These small yellow birds are seen in the brush or in the trees of the marsh.

Bird Name Scientific Name Size Time of Year seen Preferred habitat Possibility of being seen
Western Tanager Piranga ludoviciana 6-7" Spring, Summer and Fall coniferous forests rare

Grosbeaks, Sparrows & Buntings[edit]

These song birds can be seen flying around the marsh.

Bird Name Scientific Name Size Time of Year seen Preferred habitat Possibility of being seen
Black-headed Grosbeak Pheucticus melanocephalus 6-7" Spring, Summer and Fall river bottoms, lake shores, trees, shrubs casual
Clay-colored Sparrow Spizella pallida 5" Fall, Winter and Spring brushy grasslands rare
Fox Sparrow Passerella iliaca 6-7" Fall, Winter and Spring coniferous forests common
Golden-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia atricapilla 6-7" Fall, Winter and Spring coniferous forests common
Savannah Sparrow Passerculus sandwichensis 4-5" Year round salt marshes, grasslands common
Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia 5-7" Year round marshes, edge of forests common
White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys 5-7" Fall, Winter and Spring dense brush, open woods and gardens common
White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albiocollis 6-7" Fall, Winter and Spring gardens, backyards rare
Vesper Sparrow Pooecetes gramineus 5-6" Fall, Winter and Spring grasslands rare
Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis 5-6" Fall, Winter and Spring edge of coniferous and mixed forests uncommon

Meadowlarks, Blackbirds & Orioles[edit]

These song birds are seen in the trees and around the marsh.

Bird Name Scientific Name Size Time of Year seen Preferred habitat Possibility of being seen
Brewer's Blackbird Euphagus cyanocephalus 8-10" Year round fields common
Red-Winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus 7-9" Year round salt and freashwater marshes uncommon
Western Meadolark Sturnella neglecta 8-11" Fall, Winter and Spring meadows, plains common
Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater 6-8" Spring and Summer edge of woodland, suburban areas common

Finches[edit]

These small birds are seen in the trees or flying around the marsh.

Bird Name Scientific Name Size Time of Year seen Preferred habitat Possibility of being seen
House Finch Carpodacus mexicanus 5" Year round suburban areas common
American Goldfinch Carduelis tristis 4-5" Year round weedy grasslands, nearby trees common
Pine Siskin Carduelis pinus 4-5" Year round coniferous forests, woodlands, parks common

Weaver Finches[edit]

These small finch-like birds are brown in color and seen usually in the trees or hiding in the several bushes at the marsh.

Bird Name Scientific Name Size Time of Year seen Preferred habitat Possibility of being seen
House Sparrow Passer domesticus 5-6" Year round cities, towns common

External links[edit]

These are some links that will help you learn more about the specific birds that you found interesting.

References[edit]

  1. Bulger,Suzie."The Beginners Guide to Birding At the Arcata Marsh" FOAM 1996
  2. Bulger,Suzie."The Beginners Guide to Birding At the Arcata Marsh" FOAM 1996
  3. Birds of the Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary, List compiled by Kristina K Van Wert, April 1995, updated by Elias Elias in January 2006
  4. The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Birds,Chanticleer Press Inc., Newyork, 1977
  5. Birds of the Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary, List compiled by Kristina K Van Wert, April 1995, updated by Elias Elias in January 2006
  6. The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Birds,Chanticleer Press Inc., Newyork, 1977