Birds and Wildlife on the Ranch
Full articles and photos coming soon! --Dan

Birds seen on the Yampavian Ranch since 1998 (updated May. 2008)

Canada Goose

Snow Goose (9/26/08)

Green-winged Teal

Blue-winged Teal

Wood Duck


Northern Pintail

Cinnamon Teal


American Wigeon


Lesser Scaup

Common Golden Eye

Common Merganser

Red-breasted Merganser

Northern Shoveler

American White Pelican

Double-crested Cormorant

Great Blue Heron

Snowy Egret

Cattle Egret (5/3/08)

White-faced Ibis

Turkey Vulture

Bald Eagle

Osprey (9/27/06)

Northern Harrier

Cooper’s Hawk

Red-tailed Hawk

Swainson’s Hawk

Rough-legged Hawk

Ferruginous Hawk (12/10/08)

Golden Eagle

American Kestrel

Prarie Falcon

Ring-necked Pheasant (12/11/06)

Sora* (Heard on 7/27/08)

American Coot

Sandhill Crane


Long-billed Curlew (8-16-04)


Spotted Sandpiper

Least Sandpiper

Wilson’s Snipe

Wilson’s Phalarope

Franklin Gull

Mourning Dove

Eurasian Collared Dove

Great Horned Owl

Short-eared Owl (9/14/07)

Common Nighthawk (9/6/04)

Black-chinned Hummingbird

Broad-tailed Hummingbird

Rufous Hummingbird

Calliope Hummingbird (7/15/07)

Belted Kingfisher

Red-naped Sapsucker

Downy Woodpecker

Hairy Woodpecker

Northern Flicker

Western Wood-Pewee

Willow Flycatcher

Say’s Phoebe

Western Kingbird

Eastern Kingbird

Northern Shrike (12/19/06)

Loggerhead Shrike

Warbliing Vireo

Plumeous Vireo

Stellar’s Jay

Black-billed Magpie

American Crow

Common Raven

Horned Lark

Tree Swallow

Violet-green Swallow

Barn swallow

Cliff Swallow

Black-capped chickadee

Mountain chickadee (flock seen at 40625 on 9/21/07)

Red-breasted Nuthatch

While-breasted Nuthatch

House Wren

Marsh Wren (juvenile) 10/23/08

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Mountain Bluebird

Swainson’s Thrush

Hermit Thrush- 9/28/05

Sage Thrasher ( 4/9/06)

American Robin

Gray Catbird

Cedar Waxwing

Bohemian Waxwing

European Starling

Yellow Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Wilson’s Warbler

Common Yellow-throat

Townsends Warbler

MacGillivrays Warbler (8-16-04)

Orange-crowned Warbler (5/22/07)

Northern Parula (10/22/07)

Western Tanager

Black-headed Grosbeak

Rose-breasted Grossbeak (6/6/08)

Luzuli Bunting

Spotted Towhee

Green-tailed Towhee

American Tree Sparrow

Chipping Sparrow

Harris’ Sparrow

Vesper Sparrow

Savannah Sparrow

Song Sparrow

Lincoln’s Sparrow

White-crowned Sparrow

Brewers Sparrow

Lark Bunting (8-4-04) (male and female within a few days)

Dark-eyed Junco

Western Meadowlark


Red-winged Blackbird

Yellow-headed Blackbird

Brewer’s Blackbird

Common Grackle

Brown-headed Cowbird

Bullock’s Oriole

Cassin’s Finch

House Finch

Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (12-29-04)

Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (1/27/08)

Black Rosy-Finch (2/4/08)

Pine Siskin

Common Redpoll (1/17/08)

Lesser Goldfinch

American Goldfinch

Red Crossbill (8/15/07)

Evening Grosbeak

House Sparrow