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Travis Air Force Base
California


Travis Air Force Base

Travis Air Force Base began as an isolated airstrip in the middle of a wind-swept prairie and dry-land farms, 50 miles northeast of San Francisco. It was activated as Fairfield-Suisun Army Air Field in 1943, and became the "Gateway to the Pacific" as Far East troops deployed and returned through the installation. Now part of Air Mobility Command, Travis has the 60th Air Mobility Wing as host unit. The mission of the 60th Air Mobility Wing is to provide quality services and support resulting in a responsive and flexible combat ready Air Mobility force. To fulfill this mission, the 60th AMW flies the Lockheed C-5 "Galaxy," and the KC-10 "Extender" tanker on a daily operational basis.

Environmental Management oversees resources on the 6,258 acres of Travis AFB. Habitat is California valley grassland, contonement area plantings, and impoundment wetlands. Projects include restoration of vernal pools, new surveys for threatened and endangered species on base, and recordation and preservation of historic buildings. Military mission requirements preclude access to parts of Travis AFB except with special permission. For information, contact the Environmental Management Office; 707-424-3897.


Legend

Abundant - 1
Common - 2
Uncommon - 3
Rare - 4
Accidental - 5
N - Nesting occurs on Base


Species GREBES |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Pied-billed Grebe N |333|333|334|444|444|444|444|444|444|433|333|333|
PELICANS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| American White Pelican |444|442|424|242|424|242|242|424|242|444|411|111|
CORMORANTS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Double-crested Cormorant |333|333|334|444|444|444|444|444|444|433|333|333|
HERONS AND EGRETS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Great Blue Heron |333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333| Great Egret |333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333| Snowy Egret |222|222|222|224|444|444|444|444|444|422|222|222| Cattle Egret |444|444|444|44-|---|---|---|---|---|-44|444|444| Green Heron N |333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333| Black-crowned Night Heron |444|444|444|---|---|---|---|---|---|444|444|444|
IBISES |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| White Faced Ibis |555|555|555|---|---|---|---|555|555|555|555|555|
AMERICAN VULTURES |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Turkey Vulture |111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|
DUCKS, GEESE, AND SWANS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Greater White-fronted Goose |444|444|444|444|---|---|---|---|---|-44|444|444| Canada Goose N |222|222|223|333|333|333|333|333|332|222|222|222| Tundra Swan |444|444|444|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|-44|444| Gadwall N |333|333|334|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|333|333| American Wigeon |444|444|444|---|---|---|---|---|-44|444|444|444| Mallard N |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222| Blue-winged Teal |555|555|555|555|555|55-|---|--5|555|555|555|555| Cinnamon Teal |333|333|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|333|333| Northern Shoveler N |333|333|333|344|444|444|444|443|333|333|333|333| Green-winged Teal |444|444|444|44-|---|---|---|---|-44|444|444|444| Ring-necked Duck |444|444|444|4--|---|---|---|---|---|---|444|444| Bufflehead |444|444|444|4--|---|---|---|---|---|---|444|444| Ruddy Duck |444|444|444|---|---|---|---|-44|444|444|444|444|
HAWKS, EAGLES, AND KITES |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| White-tailed Kite N |333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333| Northern Harrier |333|333|333|444|444|444|444|444|444|443|333|333| Sharp-shinned Hawk |444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444| Cooper's Hawk |444|444|444|555|555|555|555|555|555|444|444|444| Swainson's Hawk N |---|---|---|-44|444|444|444|444|4--|---|---|---| Red-tailed Hawk N |333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333| Ferruginous Hawk |444|444|444|555|---|---|---|---|554|444|444|444| Rough-legged Hawk |444|444|44-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|444|444| Golden Eagle |444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|
FALCONS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| American Kestrel N |333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333| Merlin |555|555|555|555|5--|---|---|---|--5|555|555|555| Peregrine Falcon |555|555|555|555|5--|---|---|---|--5|555|555|555| Prairie Falcon |444|444|444|---|---|---|---|---|--4|444|444|444|
PTARMIGANS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Ring-necked Pheasant |333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333| California Quail |444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|
RAILS AND COOTS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Virginia Rail |444|444|444|---|---|---|---|---|--4|444|444|444| Sora |444|444|444|4--|---|---|---|---|-44|444|444|444| American Coot |222|222|222|223|333|333|333|333|322|222|222|222|
CRANES |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Sandhill Crane |---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|555|555|---|
PLOVERS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Killdeer N |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|
STILTS AND AVOCETS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Black-necked Stilt |333|333|334|444|444|---|---|---|444|444|333|333| American Avocet |333|334|444|---|---|---|---|---|---|444|333|333|
SANDPIPERS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Greater Yellowlegs |444|444|444|44-|---|---|---|---|---|444|444|444| Lesser Yellowlegs |---|---|--5|555|---|---|-55|555|555|55-|---|---| Spotted Sandpiper |444|444|444|444|44-|---|---|---|---|--4|444|444| Whimbrel |---|---|--5|555|55-|---|555|555|555|55-|---|---| Long-billed Curlew |222|222|2--|---|---|---|---|---|---|--2|222|222| Marbled Godwit |---|---|--5|555|55-|---|555|555|555|55-|---|---|
DOWITCHERS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Western Sandpiper |---|---|555|555|5--|---|555|555|555|---|---|---| Least Sandpiper |444|444|555|5--|---|---|--5|555|555|554|444|444| Dunlin |444|444|555|5--|---|---|---|---|--5|555|555|444| Short-billed Dowitcher |---|---|--5|555|55-|---|555|555|555|555|555|---| Long-billed Dowitcher |444|444|444|44-|---|---|---|--4|444|444|444|444| Common Snipe |444|444|333|3--|---|---|---|---|---|444|444|444|
GULLS AND TERNS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Ring-billed Gull |222|221|111|111|112|222|222|211|111|111|111|222| California Gull |333|322|222|222|---|---|---|--2|333|333|322|222| Herring Gull |444|444|4--|---|---|---|---|---|--4|444|444|444| Thayer's Gull |555|555|5--|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|555|555| Western Gull |333|333|333|333|444|444|444|444|333|333|333|333| Glaucous-winged Gull |444|444|444|44-|---|---|---|---|---|-44|444|444| Forster's Tern |---|---|---|-44|44-|---|---|444|444|44-|---|---|
DOVES |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Rock Dove N |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222| Mourning Dove N |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|
OWLS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Barn Owl N |444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444| Great Horned Owl N |333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333| Burrowing Owl N |333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333| Short-eared Owl |444|444|444|444|444|---|---|---|---|-44|444|444|
SWIFTS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Vaux's Swift |---|---|---|333|3--|---|---|---|444|444|---|---| White-throated Swift |444|444|444|444|333|333|333|333|444|444|444|444|
HUMMINGBIRDS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Anna's Hummingbird N |333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333| Rufous Hummingbird |---|-44|444|444|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---| Allen's Hummingbird |444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|555|555|444|444|
KINGFISHERS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Belted Kingfisher |333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|
WOODPECKERS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Acorn Woodpecker |333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333| Red-breasted Sapsucker |444|444|4--|---|---|---|---|---|---|--4|444|444| Nuttall's Woodpecker |333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333| Downy Woodpecker |333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333| Northern Flicker |333|333|322|223|333|333|333|333|322|222|233|333|
FLYCATCHERS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Willow Flycatcher |---|---|---|---|---|---|---|--5|555|---|---|---| Pacific-slope Flycatcher |---|---|--3|333|333|333|333|333|333|3--|---|---| Black Phoebe N |333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333| Say's Phoebe |333|333|333|444|44-|---|---|---|333|333|333|333| Ash-throated Flycatcher |---|---|---|333|333|333|333|333|3--|---|---|---| Western Kingbird N |---|---|---|433|333|333|333|334|44-|---|---|---|
SHRIKES AND VIREOS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Loggerhead Shrike N |333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333| Hutton's Vireo |444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444| Warbling Vireo |---|---|443|333|344|444|444|444|444|44-|---|---|
JAYS AND CROWS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Western Scrub-Jay |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222| Yellow-billed Magpie N |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222| American Crow N |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222| Common Raven |333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|
LARKS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Horned Lark N |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|
SWALLOWS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Tree Swallow |333|333|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|233|333|333| Violet-green Swallow |---|--4|433|333|333|333|333|334|444|4--|---|---| Northern Rough-winged Swallow |---|---|433|333|333|333|333|334|444|---|---|---| Cliff Swallow N |---|--4|222|222|222|222|222|222|444|4--|---|---| Barn Swallow N |444|444|322|222|222|222|222|222|233|334|444|444|
CHICKADEES AND TITMICE |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Chestnut-backed Chickadee |333|333|333|334|444|444|444|444|333|333|333|333| Oak Titmouse |333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|
BUSHTITS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Bushtit |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|
NUTHATCHES |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Red-breasted Nuthatch |3-3|-3-|3-3|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|3-3|-3-| White-breasted Nuthatch |444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444| Pygmy Nuthatch |---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|555|555|---|
WRENS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Marsh Wren N |333|333|344|444|444|444|444|443|333|333|333|333|
THRUSHES |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Golden-crowned Kinglet |444|444|4--|---|---|---|---|-44|444|444|444|444| Ruby-crowned Kinglet |222|222|222|2--|---|---|---|-33|333|222|222|222| Blue-gray Gnatcatcher |---|---|---|-33|33-|---|---|-44|444|444|---|---| Western Bluebird |333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333| Mountain Bluebird |444|444|4--|---|---|---|---|---|---|-44|444|444| Swainson's Thrush |---|---|---|-44|44-|---|---|-44|444|---|---|---| Hermit Thrush |333|333|333|33-|---|---|---|---|---|--3|333|333| American Robin N |111|111|111|112|222|222|222|222|222|211|111|111| Varied Thrush |555|555|555|55-|---|---|---|---|---|-55|555|555|
THRASHERS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Northern Mockingbird N |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 N |111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|
PIPITS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| American Pipit |333|333|33-|---|---|---|---|---|---|--3|333|333|
WAXWINGS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Cedar Waxwing |333|333|333|333|33-|---|---|---|---|333|333|333|
WARBLERS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Orange-crowned Warbler |---|---|-33|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|33-|---| Yellow Warbler |---|---|---|-33|3--|---|---|333|333|---|---|---| Yellow-rumped Warbler |222|222|222|222|---|---|---|--4|444|222|222|222| Common Yellowthroat |---|---|--3|333|333|---|---|--4|444|444|4--|---| Wilson's Warbler |---|---|--4|444|44-|---|---|-44|444|4--|---|---|
TANAGERS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Western Tanager |---|---|---|-44|44-|---|---|--4|444|---|---|---|
GROSBEAKS, BUNTINGS, AND SPARROWS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Spotted Towhee |444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444| California Towhee |333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333| Chipping Sparrow |444|444|444|4--|---|---|---|---|--4|444|444|444| Vesper Sparrow |---|-55|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---| Lark Sparrow |333|333|333|---|---|---|---|---|---|333|333|333| Savannah Sparrow N |222|222|222|233|333|333|333|333|222|222|222|222| Fox Sparrow |333|333|333|33-|---|---|---|---|---|333|333|333| Song Sparrow N |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222| Lincoln's Sparrow |444|444|333|344|---|---|---|---|-44|333|334|444| White-throated Sparrow |555|555|555|55-|---|---|---|---|---|-55|555|555| White-crowned Sparrow |222|222|222|222|2--|---|---|---|--2|222|222|222| Dark-eyed Junco |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222| Black-headed Grosbeak |---|---|---|444|444|444|444|444|444|---|---|---| Lazuli Bunting |---|---|---|-44|44-|---|--4|444|444|---|---|---|
BLACKBIRDS AND ORIOLES |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Red-winged Blackbird N |111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111| Tricolored Blackbird |---|---|---|444|4--|---|---|--4|444|4--|---|---| Western Meadowlark N |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222| Brewer's Blackbird N |111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111| Brown-headed Cowbird |---|---|--3|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|---|---| Bullock's Oriole |555|555|543|333|333|333|334|444|555|555|555|555|
FINCHES |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| House Finch N |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222| Pine Siskin |2-2|2-2|-2-|22-|---|---|---|---|---|--2|-2-|2-2| Lesser Goldfinch |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222| American Goldfinch |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|
OLD WORLD SPARROWS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| House Sparrow N |111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|

Air Force Natural Resource

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 cooperation and support of the Air Force and its 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; Partners in Flight, Ducks Unlimited, North American Waterfowl Management Plan, Wetlands Protection and Enhancement and the National Watchable Wildlife program. You are invited to visit Air Force lands. Come see how we are doing with our part of America.


The U.S. Air Force and Partners in Flight are cooperating on and international program to promote conservation of resident and Neotropical migratory birds. For information visit http://www.dodpif.org, or call Department of Defense Partners in Flight at 540-253-5675.
This resource is based on the following source:
Department of Defense. No date. Checklist of Birds, Travis Air Force 
     Base California. Department of Defense. Unpaginated.
This resource should be cited as:
Department of Defense. No date. Checklist of Birds, Travis Air Force 
     Base California. Department of Defense. Unpaginated.
     Jamestown, ND: Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center Online.  
     http://www.npwrc.usgs.govtravis.htm 
     (Version 06JUL00)

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