The Birds of Baja: Our Personal Tally

 

Here’s the running list of all the birds that we’ve positively identified on the Baja Peninsula to date. Sibley’s range maps show 250 species on the Gulf side of the peninsula, whether they winter, summer, migrate through or spend the entire year here.

 

1. Brown Pelican
2. Great Blue Heron
3. Great Egret
4. Wilson’s Plover
5. Reddish Egret
6. Osprey
7. Turkey Vulture
8. Long –billed Curlew
9. American Oystercatcher
10. Snowy Egret
11. Magnificent Frigatebird
12. Black-crowned Night Heron
13. Belted Kingfisher
14. American Kestrel
15. House Sparrow
16. Loggerhead Shrike
17. Double-crested Cormorant
18. Blue-footed Booby
19. Brown Booby
20. Mourning Dove
21. Red-naped Sapsucker
22. Red-necked Phalarope
23. Marbled Godwit
24. White-winged Dove
25. Common Ground Dove
26. Rock Dove
27. Whimbrel
28. Spotted Sandpiper
29. White Ibis
29. Common Raven
30. Hooded Oriole
31. Great-tailed Grackle
32. Red Knot
33. Common Loon
34. California Gnatcatcher
35. Phainopepla
36. Red-tailed Hawk
37. Red-breasted Merganser
38. Least Sandpiper
39. Western Scrub Jay
40. Ash-throated Flycatcher
41. Northern Harrier
42. Black Phoebe
43. House Wren
44. Brant
45. Horned Grebe
46. Heerman’s Gull
47. Cactus Wren
48. Verdin
49. Western Grebe
50. Red-billed Tropicbird
51. Gilded Flicker
52. Rock Wren
53. Say’s Phoebe
54. Ladder-backed Woodpecker
55. Costa’s Hummingbird
56. Peregrine Falcon
57. Eared Grebe
58. Violet-green Swallow
59. Purple Finch
60. Black-vented Shearwater
61. Orange-crowned Warbler
62. Yellow-crowned Night Heron
63. Black-bellied Plover
64. Black-tailed Gnatcatcher
65. Green-tailed Towhee
66. Chipping Sparrow
67. Burrowing Owl
68. Black-throated Sparrow
69. Northern Mockingbird
70. Semipalmated Plover
71. Lark Sparrow
72. White-crowned Sparrow
73. California Quail
74. Killdeer
75. Least Grebe
76. Yellow-footed Gull
77. Canyon Wren
78. Northern Cardinal
79. Gila Woodpecker
80. Vermilion Flycatcher
81. Sage Thrasher
82. Little Blue Heron
83. House Finch
84. Lark Bunting
85. Short-billed Dowitcher
86. Gray Flycatcher
87. Brandt’s Cormorant
88. American Coot
89. Surf Scoter
90. Brown-headed Cowbird
91. Cooper’s Hawk
92. Redhead
93. Black-headed Grosbeak
94. Dusky Flycatcher
95. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
96. Cassin’s Kingbird
97. Western Tanager 

98. White-throated Swift

99. Wilson’s Warbler

100. Varied Bunting

101. Black Turnstone

102. Parasitic Jaeger

103. Royal Tern

104. Tri-colored Heron

105. Lesser Nighthawk

106. Snowy Plover

107. Sanderling

108. California Gull

109. Zone-tailed Hawk

110. Black-fronted (Xantu’s) Hummingbird

111. Scaup sp.

112. Lesser Yellowlegs

113. Green Heron

114. Cinnamon Teal

115. Black-crowned Night Heron

116. Ruddy Duck

117. Crested Caracara

118. Marsh Wren

119. Common Moorhen

120. Common Yellowthroat

121. Scott’s Oriole

122. Pied-billed Grebe

123. Yellow-rumped Warbler

124. Nothern Shoveler