Here are the birds we've seen in the backyard. Each bird name links to info about that species- photos, sounds, etc.
black phoebe flycatches by the compost, very common in summer
ruby-crowned kinglet just seen a couple times in the avocado tree
yellow rumped warbler came through in the fall, also interested in compost bugs
mockingbird one sings a very good imitation of the neighbor's car alarm- really!
chickadee last spring a pair raised babies in a bird house in the avocado tree
white-crowned sparrow big flocks come and eat spilled chicken food
anna's hummingbird loves the mexican sage flowers and has a certain twig on the avocado tree it likes
sharp-shinned hawk I saw one on the quail coop, although it may have been a cooper's hawk
bullock's oriole just once- exciting!
california towhee our most common visitor