California features a vast array of birds but which are some of the most common birds to be spotted in Fresno? We’ve compiled this comprehensive list of birds you can spot in the area and its surroundings, in alphabetical order, with photos so you can easily identify your sightings.
There are many different variations of blackbirds you may come across such as Brewers, Red-winged and Tricolored.
The common redpoll is a striking small bird from the Finch family and gets its name because of the bright red patch on its forehead. These birds are on average 12 cm long and weigh 14 g. They are smaller than the similar Arctic redpoll and typically found in shrubby areas.
The field sparrow primarily live in the eastern United States and Canada. However, the population migrates towards the southern United States and Mexico in the fall. It usually resides in bushy areas with shrubs and grass. They are typically 2.54 cm (6 in) long and rougly 12.5 g (0.4 oz).
Great Horned Owl
The White-rumped Sandpiper breeds in northern Canada and Alaska. Sightings in Fresno are rare but they have certainly been spotted in the area as they travel south from the harsh northern tundra winters. It’s a small bird with a weight of around 40 g and 1.8 cm long.
The Fresno area is a rich destination for birds given its climated and these are just some of the birds you can come across.
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