Many of our guests are avid “birders”, while some are casual fans. They have shared with us their front and back yard sightings. Here are several species that have been identified over the last few years. You are invited to spend time observing the birds around our home. Please let us know if you spot a new one to add to the list below!

Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Brown Towhee
House Finch
Cedar Waxwing
Bewick’s Wren
American Robin
Red-shouldered Hawk

Mockingbird
Black-chinned Hummingbird
American Crow
House Sparrow (English Sparrow)
Mourning Dove
Rock Dove (Pigeon)
Bushtit

Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Golden Crowned Kinglet (male)
Anna’s Hummingbird
American Goldfinch
Dark-eyed Junco
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Lesser Goldfinch

The Golden Gate Audubon Society has been a leader in Bay Area conservation efforts since 1917 – its members “play a critical role in protecting local birds and their habitats.” Nearby Mountain View Cemetery, with ponds and lush vegetation, also satisfies ardent birders.

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