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Edwards Air Force Base
California


Edwards Air Force Base

Edwards Air Force Base is the finest flight test and research center in the world, known for its ability to conduct aerodynamic tests and total weapons systems evaluations. The Air Force Flight Test Center (AFFTC) was the site of the supersonic breakthrough. AFFTC has also been a vital part of the space program from the X-15 research rocket to the space shuttle.

Edwards AFB covers 470 square miles located in the Antelope Valley of the Mojave Desert, about 100 miles northeast of Los Angeles California. Much of the land at AFFTC remains undeveloped desert with original native plants and wildlife. Major plant communities are Joshua tree woodland, 20%; creosote shrub, 30% saltbush scrub, 35%; mesquite woodlands, 1%. The remaining open land consists of dry lakebeds and clay pans, features that originally attracted the Air Force for aircraft tests and landings. Excellent bird watching areas are found at Piute Ponds, South Sewage Pond, Branch Pond, three lake beds and many clay pans. The active wet season for the dry lakes and pans coincides with Spring migration. Common life cycle activity may be observed throughout the area. Combined with the large amount of undisturbed Mohave desert, habitat is provided for more than 200 species of birds.

Public access for bird watching at Edwards Air Force Base must be authorized. Request access letters by writing to: Natural Resources Management Office, 5 East Popson Ave., Edwards AFB CA 93524-1130. For More information call (805) 277-1401. Please report all sightings.


Legend

Abundant - 1
Common - 2
Uncommon - 3
Rare - 4
Irregular - 5
Accidental - 6


Species LOONS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Red Throated Loon |22 Oct. '95|---|---|---|---|---|---|-6-|---|---| Common Loon |23 Sep.|---|---|---|---|---|---|-6-|---|---|---|
GREBES |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Pied-billed Grebe |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222| Horned Grebe |---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|666|666|---| Eared Grebe |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222| Western Grebe |444|444|444|433|333|333|333|333|333|334|444|444| Clark's Grebe |333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|
PELICANS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| American White Pelican |666|664|222|114|---|---|433|333|333|334|666|666|
CORMORANTS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Double-crested Cormorant |333|333|322|233|3--|---|---|333|333|333|333|333|
BITTERNS AND HERONS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| American Bittern |333|333|333|333|---|---|---|---|-33|333|333|333| Great Blue Heron |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222| Great Egret |222|222|222|222|333|333|333|333|332|244|444|444| Snowy Egret |444|444|433|334|444|444|444|333|344|444|444|444| Little Blue Heron | 7 Jun.|---|---|---|6--|---|---|---|---|---|---| Cattle Egret |---|---|---|666|666|666|666|666|6--|---|---|---| Green Heron |444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444| Black-crowned Night Heron |222|222|222|222|222|111|111|111|111|222|222|222|
IBISES |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| White Faced Ibis |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|
DUCKS, GEESE, AND SWANS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Fulvous Whistling Duck |20 Aug.|---|---|---|---|---|-6-|---|---|---|---| Tundra Swan |3 Nov. + 27 Dec|---|---|---|---|---|---|6--|--6| Greater White-fronted Goose |---|-66|666|666|6--|---|---|---|--6|666|666|---| Snow Goose |---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|--6|666|666| Ross' Goose |19,24 Dec. |---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|-66| Canada Goose |444|444|444|44-|---|---|--4|444|444|443|333|333| Wood Duck |1 Oct. & 24 Nov|---|---|---|---|---|6--|--6|---| Green-winged Teal |111|111|111|113|333|---|---|-21|111|122|222|222| Mallard |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|221|111|222|222|222| Northern Pintail |221|222|222|222|222|---|---|222|211|122|222|222| Blue-winged Teal |---|---|--3|333|333|44-|-44|444|443|333|44-|---| Cinnamon Teal |333|321|111|111|111|111|111|111|112|233|333|333| Northern Shoveler |111|111|111|112|22-|---|---|421|111|111|111|111| Gadwall |221|111|111|112|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222| American Wigeon |444|444|333|323|333|555|555|555|322|222|333|444| Canvasback |333|333|333|333|444|444|---|---|---|-44|444|444| Redhead |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222| Ring-necked Duck |333|333|333|333|344|444|444|444|44-|-44|444|444| Greater Scaup |---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|6--|6--| Lesser Scaup |333|333|322|223|333|555|555|555|333|333|333|333| Oldsquaw |18 Nov. '95|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|-6-|---| White-winged Scoter |26 Nov.|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|--6|---| Common Goldeneye |13 Oct/19 Nov. |---|---|---|---|---|-6-|-6-|---| Bufflehead |222|222|222|223|335|555|---|---|--4|442|222|222| Hooded Merganser |26 Apr.|---|--6|---|---|---|---|---|--6|---|---| Common Merganser |333|333|332|222|2--|---|---|---|---|---|222|222| Red-breasted Merganser |25 Mar.|--6|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---| Ruddy Duck |111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|
AMERICAN VULTURES |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Turkey Vulture |--4|211|111|122|222|222|222|222|111|122|24-|---|
OSPREY |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Osprey |---|666|666|666|---|---|---|666|666|6--|---|---|
HAWKS, EAGLES, AND KITES |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| White-tailed Kite |333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333| Bald Eagle |666|666|6--|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|-66|666| Northern Harrier |333|333|333|333|444|444|444|444|443|333|333|333| Sharp-shinned Hawk |333|333|333|333|---|---|---|--3|322|233|333|333| Cooper's Hawk |333|333|333|333|666|666|666|666|322|233|333|333| Red-shouldered Hawk |333|333|333|333|666|666|666|666|333|333|333|333| Swainson's Hawk |---|---|---|555|55-|---|---|555|555|5--|---|---| Red-tailed Hawk |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222| Ferruginous Hawk |222|222|222|444|---|---|---|---|444|444|222|222| Rough-legged Hawk |555|555|555|5--|---|---|---|---|---|---|555|555| Golden Eagle |333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|
FALCONS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| American Kestrel |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222| Merlin |333|333|333|4--|---|---|---|---|433|333|333|333| Prairie Falcon |333|333|333|334|444|444|444|444|444|333|333|333| Peregrine Falcon |666|666|666|666|666|666|666|666|666|666|666|666|
PTARMIGANS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Chukar |333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333| California Quail |111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|
RAILS AND COOTS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Virginia Rail |333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333| Sora |333|333|333|334|4--|---|--4|443|333|333|333|333| Common Moorhen |333|333|333|333|333|333|333|321|122|333|333|333| American Coot |111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|
PLOVERS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Black-bellied Plover |444|444|433|323|466|6--|-43|333|333|333|344|444| Pacific Golden-Plover |---|---|---|-66|666|---|---|---|--6|666|---|---| American Golden-Plover |---|---|---|-44|444|---|---|---|-44|444|---|---| Snowy Plover |444|444|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|--4|444| Semipalmated Plover |---|---|---|-42|224|---|-43|333|344|---|---|---| Killdeer |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222| Mountain Plover |444|444|4--|---|---|---|---|---|-33|344|444|444|
STILTS AND AVOCETS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Black-necked Stilt |222|222|222|221|112|222|111|112|222|222|222|222| American Avocet |331|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|112|222|222|
SANDPIPERS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Greater Yellowlegs |333|333|333|336|666|666|322|233|333|333|333|333| Lesser Yellowlegs |---|---|---|443|4--|---|-43|333|333|44-|---|---| Solitary Sandpiper |---|---|---|444|---|---|--4|434|4--|---|---|---| Willet |---|---|---|-44|666|666|443|444|444|444|---|---| Wandering Tattler |6 Sept.|---|---|---|---|---|---|6--|---|---|---| Spotted Sandpiper |444|444|444|443|333|4-6|6-4|333|344|444|444|444| Whimbrel |---|---|-44|323|34-|---|444|444|444|---|---|---| Long-billed Curlew |---|---|---|-44|44-|---|-43|333|444|444|---|---| Hudsonian Godwit | 10-12 May |---|-6-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---| Marbled Godwit |---|---|--4|433|3--|---|443|333|344|444|---|---|
DOWITCHERS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Ruddy Turnstone |---|---|---|666|666|---|-66|666|6--|---|---|---| Black Turnstone |31 Aug. '96|---|---|---|---|--6|---|---|---|---| Red Knot |---|---|---|-66|666|---|--6|666|66-|---|---|---| Sanderling |---|---|---|-44|334|---|--4|443|333|4--|---|---| Semipalmated Sandpiper |---|---|---|--6|6--|---|--4|444|---|---|---|---| Western Sandpiper |444|444|422|111|12-|--2|111|111|112|224|444|444| Red-necked Stint |23 July|---|---|---|---|--6|---|---|---|---|---| Least Sandpiper |444|444|442|221|224|---|421|111|122|222|224|444| White-rumped Sandpiper |15 Aug.|---|---|---|---|---|-6-|---|---|---|---| Baird's Sandpiper |---|---|---|666|666|---|-44|322|222|33-|---|---| Pectoral Sandpiper |---|---|---|6--|---|---|--4|444|333|44-|---|---| Sharp-tailed Sandpiper | 8 May |---|---|6--|---|---|---|---|---|---|---| Dunlin |444|444|432|222|234|---|---|---|--3|333|334|444| Curlew Sandpiper |23-24 July '94 |---|---|-6-|---|---|---|---|---| Stilt Sandpiper |---|---|---|---|---|---|--6|666|6--|---|---|---| Buff-breasted Sandpiper |---|---|---|---|---|66-|---|---|66-|---|---|---| Ruff |---|---|---|--6|66-|---|--6|66-|---|---|---|---| Short-billed Dowitcher |---|---|---|433|---|---|--4|233|34-|---|---|---| Long-billed Dowitcher |---|---|422|211|124|---|442|111|111|122|4--|---| Common Snipe |333|333|322|234|---|---|---|---|-44|444|433|333|
PHALAROPES |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Wilson Phalarope |---|---|--4|442|221|--3|333|333|334|---|---|---| Red-necked Phalarope |---|---|---|-43|333|3--|432|222|111|34-|---|---| Red Phalarope |---|---|---|-6-|6--|---|---|6--|-44|44-|---|---|
GULLS AND TERNS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Laughing Gull |---|---|---|---|---|---|-6-|---|---|---|---|---| Franklin's Gull |---|---|---|-44|446|666|666|666|---|---|---|---| Bonaparte's Gull |---|---|---|433|224|444|444|444|444|222|44-|---| Heermann's Gull |---|---|---|---|6--|6--|---|---|---|666|---|---| Ring-billed Gull |444|444|333|332|213|333|333|333|334|444|444|444| California Gull |222|111|111|111|112|222|222|222|222|222|222|222| Herring Gull |---|---|---|--6|6--|---|---|---|--4|444|---|---| Western Gull |17 Apr.|---|-6-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---| Gull-billed Tern |28 July|---|---|---|---|--6|---|---|---|---|---| Caspian Tern |---|---|---|433|334|444|333|334|444|444|---|---| Common Tern |---|---|---|---|666|6--|---|444|444|44-|---|---| Arctic Tern | 16 June, 28 Sept. |-6-|---|---|--6|---|---|---| Forster's Tern |---|---|---|-44|431|3--|433|333|333|334|---|---| Least Tern |12 May '98 |---|-6-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---| Black Tern |---|---|---|--3|23-|---|-34|444|---|---|---|---|
DOVES |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Rock Dove |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222| Mourning Dove |111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|
CUCKOOS AND ANIS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Greater Roadrunner |444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|
OWLS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Barn Owl |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222| Great Horned Owl |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222| Burrowing Owl |444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444| Long-eared Owl |444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444| Short-eared Owl |6--|-6-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|666|666|
NIGHTHWHAWKS AND NIGHTJARS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Lesser Nighthawk |---|---|---|-44|444|444|444|444|44-|---|---|---| Common Poorwill |---|---|--4|444|444|444|444|444|---|---|---|---|
SWIFTS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Vaux's Swift |---|---|---|422|224|---|---|---|--1|---|---|---| White-throated Swift |---|--3|333|333|333|---|---|--4|333|333|---|---|
HUMMINGBIRDS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Black-chinned Hummingbird |---|---|---|---|666|---|---|--6|666|---|---|---| Anna's Hummingbird |333|333|333|333|444|444|444|444|333|333|333|333| Costa's Hummingbird |---|---|---|333|333|333|333|333|333|---|---|---| Rufous Hummingbird |---|---|444|444|---|---|---|333|33-|---|---|---|
KINGFISHERS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Belted Kingfisher |---|---|---|444|---|---|--4|444|444|444|---|---|
WOODPECKERS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Lewis' Woodpecker |---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|--6|---|---|---| Red-naped Sapsucker |444|444|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|--4|444|444| Nuttall's Woodpecker |---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|--6|---|---|---| Ladder-backed Woodpecker |---|---|---|---|---|---|---|6--|6--|---|---|---| Northern Flicker |444|444|444|44-|---|---|---|---|444|444|444|444|
TYRANT FLYCATCHERS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Olive-sided Flycatcher |---|---|---|---|-44|---|---|444|4--|---|---|---| Western Wood-Pewee |---|---|---|--4|424|---|---|-44|444|44-|---|---| Willow Flycatcher |---|---|---|---|-44|---|---|-44|44-|---|---|---| Hammond's Flycatcher |---|---|---|--3|3--|---|---|--4|444|---|---|---| Dusky Flycatcher |---|---|---|--4|44-|---|---|---|666|666|---|---| Gray Flycatcher |26 Apr.|---|--6|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---| Pacific-slope Flycatcher |---|---|---|--4|444|---|--6|666|666|66-|---|---| Black Phoebe |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222| Say's Phoebe |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222| Ash-throated Flycatcher |---|---|---|432|222|333|333|333|333|44-|---|---| Cassin's Kingbird |23,23 July |---|---|---|-6-|---|---|---|---|---| Western Kingbird |---|---|--4|433|333|333|333|334|44-|---|---|---|
LARKS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Horned Lark |222|222|222|222|222|222|211|111|111|111|112|222|
SWALLOWS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Purple Martin |---|---|---|-6-|-6-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---| Tree Swallow |333|332|111|123|333|333|332|222|233|333|333|333| Violet-green Swallow |---|-44|322|234|444|444|444|443|333|333|4--|---| Northern Rough-winged Swallow |---|--4|322|223|444|444|443|334|444|---|---|---| Bank Swallow |---|---|--4|222|24-|---|-42|224|444|---|---|---| Cliff Swallow |---|---|411|114|444|444|212|223|344|---|---|---| Barn Swallow |---|---|422|112|234|444|333|332|222|223|34-|---|
JAYS AND CROWS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Western Scrub-Jay |666|666|666|6--|---|---|---|---|---|--6|666|666| Common Raven |222|222|211|111|112|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|
CHICKADEES AND TITMICE |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Mountain Chickadee |---|---|---|---|---|---|---|--6|---|---|---|---|
VERDINS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Verdin |444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|
WRENS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Cactus Wren |444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444| Rock Wren |444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444| Bewick's Wren |444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444| House Wren |444|444|444|333|334|444|444|333|333|333|444|444| Marsh Wren |222|222|222|222|223|333|333|332|222|222|222|222|
THRUSHES |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Golden-crowned Kinglet |20 Oct.|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|--6|---|---| Ruby-crowned Kinglet |333|333|333|---|---|---|---|---|--3|333|333|333| Blue-gray Gnatcatcher |28 Aug.|---|---|---|---|---|--6|---|---|---|---| Western Bluebird |666|666|666|6--|---|---|---|---|---|-66|666|666| Swainson's Thrush |---|---|---|--4|434|---|---|---|---|---|---|---| Hermit Thrush |---|---|---|-44|44-|---|---|---|---|--6|---|---| American Robin |232|323|232|333|333|333|333|333|333|332|323|232| Varied Thrush |20 Oct.|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|-6-|---|---|
THRASHERS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Northern Mockingbird |333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333| Sage Thrasher |16 Mar.|-6-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---| California Thrasher |6--| 3 Jan./5 Aug. |---|---|6--|---|---|---|---| LeConte's Thrasher |333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|
PIPITS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| American Pipit |222|222|222|222|246|6--|---|---|443|333|333|333|
WAXWINGS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Cedar Waxwing |2-2|--2|-2-|2-2|2-2|---|---|---|2-2|-2-|-2-|2-2|
SILKY FLYCATCHERS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Phainopepla |25 Aug.|---|---|---|---|---|--6|---|---|---|---|
SHRIKES |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Northern Shrike |666|666|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|666|666| Loggerhead Shrike |333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|
STARLINGS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| European Starling |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|
VIREOS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Cassin's Vireo |---|---|--3|333|3--|---|---|---|---|---|---|---| Warbling Vireo |---|---|---|---|-3-|---|---|666|666|---|---|---|
WARBLERS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Tennessee Warbler |---|---|---|---|6--|---|---|---|---|---|---|---| Orange-crowned Warbler |222|222|222|233|222|222|222|223|333|322|222|222| Nashville Warbler |---|---|---|444|4--|---|---|-44|444|4--|---|---| Yellow Warbler |---|---|---|-43|333|---|---|444|444|444|---|---| Yellow-rumped Warbler |222|222|222|223|---|---|---|---|333|322|222|222| Black-throated Gray Warbler |---|---|---|444|---|---|---|---|---|44-|---|---| Townsend's Warbler |444|444|444|443|334|---|---|-44|444|444|444|444| Hermit Warbler |---|---|---|--4|4--|---|---|---|---|---|---|---| Black-and-White Warbler | 6 May |---|---|6--|---|---|---|---|---|---|---| MacGillivray's Warbler |---|---|---|--4|444|---|---|--4|444|---|---|---| Common Yellowthroat |333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333| Wilson's Warbler |444|444|444|333|323|4--|---|-43|344|444|444|444|
TANAGERS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Western Tanager |---|---|---|444|4--|---|---|-44|444|4--|---|---|
GROSBEAKS, BUNTINGS, AND SPARROWS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Black-headed Grosbeak |---|---|444|333|334|444|444|444|444|44-|---|---| Blue Grosbeak |21 May |---|---|--6|---|---|---|---|---|---|---| Lazuli Bunting |---|---|---|--4|444|444|444|44-|---|---|---|---| Green-tailed Towhee |22 Oct.|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|--6|---|---| Spotted Towhee |444|444|444|444|4--|---|---|---|444|444|444|444| Chipping Sparrow |333|333|333|333|---|---|---|-33|333|333|333|333| Clay-colored Sparrow |---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|666|---|---|---| Brewer's Sparrow |---|---|---|--4|4--|---|--4|444|444|---|---|---| Vesper Sparrow |---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|--6|66-|---|---| Lark Sparrow |29 June|---|---|---|--6|---|---|---|---|---|---| Black-throated Sparrow |---|---|-44|444|444|444|444|444|4--|---|---|---| Sage Sparrow |333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333| Savannah Sparrow |222|222|222|222|24-|---|--3|333|333|332|222|222| Fox Sparrow |16 Apr.|---|-6-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---| Song Sparrow |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222| Lincoln's Sparrow |333|333|333|34-|---|---|---|---|--4|433|333|333| Swamp Sparrow |444|444|444|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|444|444| Golden-crowned Sparrow |444|444|444|44-|---|---|---|---|---|444|444|444| White-crowned Sparrow |222|222|222|233|44-|---|---|-43|333|222|222|222| Harris' Sparrow |21 Oct. '89|---|---|---|---|---|---|--6|---|---| Dark-eyed Junco |444|444|444|444|44-|---|---|---|---|--4|444|444| Lapland Longspur |21 Oct.|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|--6|---|---| Chestnut-collared Longspur |---|--6|6--|---|---|---|---|---|---|-66|6--|---|
BLACKBIRDS AND ORIOLES |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Red-winged Blackbird |111|111|111|111|222|222|221|111|111|111|111|111| Tricolored Blackbird |---|---|--4|212|224|---|---|--4|444|444|4--|---| Western Meadowlark |333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333| Yellow-headed Blackbird |---|---|--2|211|111|111|112|222|222|222|---|---| Brewer's Blackbird |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222| Great-tailed Grackle |333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333| Brown-headed Cowbird |444|444|111|222|222|444|444|441|111|114|444|444| Bullock's Oriole |---|---|--4|344|---|---|-44|444|444|---|---|---| Scott's Oriole |---|---|--4|444|444|444|444|444|---|---|---|---|
FINCHES |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Purple Finch |20 Oct.|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|-6-|---|---| House Finch |111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111| Red Crossbill |20 Oct.|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|-6-|---|---| Pine Siskin |6 & 20 Oct.|---|---|---|---|---|---|66-|---|---| Lesser Goldfinch |444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444| Lawrence's Goldfinch |25 Aug.|---|---|---|---|---|--6|---|---|---|---| American Goldfinch |444|444|444|444|444|---|---|---|---|---|444|444| Evening Grosbeak |13 Oct.|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|-6-|---|---|
OLD WORLD SPARROWS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| House Sparrow |111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|

Air Force Natural Resources Program

The United States Air Force has the responsibility of managing more than nine million acres of valuable public lands. To ensure success, the Air Force has developed a network of dedicated professionals who work in coordination with local, regional and national authorities. Their challenge is to find a balance in requirements for military mission, security and environmental habitat protection. This effort requires the neighbors. The primary goal is to guarantee the quality of public lands under Air Force Stewardship.

Conservation programs on Air Force bases include fish and wildlife conservation, forestry, agricultural land lease, habitat management and outdoor recreation. Air Force Resource Managers and nearby communities, working together, have made great strides in fostering environmental awareness through education and cooperation.

The Air Force supports partnerships with many resource groups: Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation, Ducks Unlimited, North American Waterfowl Management Plan, Wetlands protection and Enhancement and National Watchable Wildlife program. You are invited to visit Air Force lands. Come see how we are doing with our part of America.


The Department of the Air Force and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation are cooperation on and international program to promote conservation of neotropical migratory birds. For information, call DoD Legacy Office at (703) 604-1773 or NFWF at (202) 857-0166.
This resource is based on the following source:
Department of Defense. No date. Checklist of Birds, Edwards Air Force Base,
     California. Department of Defense. Unpaginated.
This resource should be cited as:
Department of Defense. No date. Checklist of Birds, Edwards Air Force Base,
     California. Department of Defense. Unpaginated.
     Jamestown, ND: Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center Online.
     http://www.npwrc.usgs.govedwarair.htm
     (Version 23JUN00)

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