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Vandenberg Air Force Base
California


VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE

In 1941, Army Camp Cooke was established on 86,000 acres of open lands on the picturesque Central Coast. A training center for armored and infantry troops, the installation was called up again in 1950 for the Korean War. Becoming Vandenberg Air Force Base in 1957, it was the nation's first space and ballistic missile operational and training base. Today the base is operated by Air Force Space Command's 30th Space Wing. MISSION: Conduct and Support Space and Missile Launches, Operate the Western Range, Respond to World-Wide Contingencies, and Host the Vandenberg Community.

Vandenberg is located 55 miles north of Santa Barbara. The site's 98,000 acres (154 sq.mi.) lie in a transition zone where many plant and animal species are at their southern or northern distribution limits. Much of this land is maintained in its natural state providing a unique protected area of excellent wildlife habitat. Habitat types found are wetlands, riparian woodlands, coastal beaches and dunes, rocky shoreline, Burton Mesa chaparral, coastal sage and dune scrub, oak woodland, grassland, tanbark oak woodland, and Bishop pine forest. Vandenberg cooperates with La Purisima Audubon Society on development and maintenance of a system of ponds designated as the Waterfowl Natural Resource Area. These wetlands and associated riparian habitat have attracted an amazing variety of birds and wildlife and can be visited by the public on a limited-reservation basis. The Santa Ynez River estuary is open to public viewing via Ocean Park. The public can also bird along San Antonio Road East adjacent to Barka Slough, an expansive riparian area.

The Natural Resources section of the Environmental Management Flight (30 CES/CEVPN) provides review and oversight for natural resource issues pertaining to base programs and projects. Responsibilities include rare species inventories, sensitive habitat protection, maintenance of GIS database of rare and listed species, and endangered and threatened species monitoring, management and protection. Military mission precludes access to much of Vandenberg AFB. For information, or to report unusual sightings, contact 30 CES/CEVPN: 805-605-8399


SPECIES OCCURRENCE LEGEND
Species

LOONS                              |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec|

Red Throated Loon                  |222|222|221|111|111|244|444|442|211|111|111|222|
Pacific Loon                       |333|333|331|111|111|344|444|444|443|111|111|333|
Common Loon                        |333|333|322|222|223|344|444|444|443|222|223|333|

GREBES |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| *Pied-billed Grebe |222|222|222|222|223|333|333|333|322|222|222|222| Horned Grebe |444|444|444|444|44-|---|---|---|---|-44|444|444| Red-necked Grebe |555|555|5--|---|---|---|---|---|---|-55|555|555| Eared Grebe |222|222|222|222|224|---|---|---|444|222|222|222| Western Grebe |222|222|222|222|444|444|444|444|444|443|333|333| Clark's Grebe |333|333|333|333|444|444|444|444|444|433|333|333|
ALBATROSSES |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Northern Fulmer |555|555|555|55-|---|---|---|---|---|--5|555|555|
SHEARWATERS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Pink-footed Shearwater |---|---|---|444|444|444|444|444|444|44-|---|---| Sooty Shearwater |---|---|---|--2|111|111|111|111|111|222|222|---| Black-vented Shearwater |333|333|334|455|---|---|--2|262|262|262|262|363|
STORM-PETRELS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel 2.16.90 |---|-5-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---| Black Storm-Petrel 8.5.96 |---|---|---|---|---|---|---|5--|---|---|---|---|
TROPICBIRDS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Red-tailed Tropicbird 9.10.98 |---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|5--|---|---|---|
PELICANS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| American White Pelican |555|555|555|---|---|---|---|---|555|555|555|555| Brown Pelican |111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|
CORMORANTS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| *Brandt's Cormorant |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222| Double-crested Cormorant |222|222|222|222|333|333|333|222|222|222|222|222| *Pelagic Cormorant |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|
FRIGATEBIRDS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Magnificent Frigatebird |---|---|---|---|---|5--|-5-|---|---|---|---|---|
BITTERNS AND HERONS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| American Bittern |444|444|444|44-|55-|---|---|---|-44|444|444|444| Least Bittern |---|---|---|---|555|55-|---|---|---|---|---|---| *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|222|222|222|222| Snowy Egret |222|222|222|222|333|333|333|333|222|222|222|222| Little Blue Heron |---|---|---|---|5--|---|--5|--5|---|---|---|---| Tricolored Heron 5.5-13.87 |---|---|---|---|55-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---| Cattle Egret 7.31.96 |---|---|---|---|---|---|--5|---|---|---|---|---| *Green Heron |333|333|333|334|444|444|444|443|333|333|333|333| Black-crowned Night-Heron |111|111|112|222|222|333|333|333|222|222|222|111|
IBISES |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| White-faced Ibis |444|444|444|---|---|---|---|-44|444|444|444|444|
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|
SWANS, GEESE AND DUCKS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Greater White-fronted Goose |444|444|444|444|---|---|---|---|---|-44|444|444| Snow Goose |444|444|444|---|---|---|---|---|555|555|444|444| Ross's Goose |555|555|555|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|--5|555| Canada Goose |333|333|334|---|---|---|---|---|--4|333|333|333| Brant |333|333|222|112|34-|---|---|---|---|---|-44|444| Tundra Swan |444|4--|---|---|---|---|---|---|555|555|444|444| Wood Duck 7.24.80 |---|---|---|---|---|---|-5-|---|---|---|---|---| *Gadwall |222|222|222|222|444|444|444|444|222|222|222|222| Eurasian Wigeon |555|555|5--|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|555|555| American Wigeon |333|333|333|555|555|555|555|555|333|333|333|333| *Mallard |111|111|111|333|333|333|333|333|111|111|111|111| Blue-winged Teal |444|444|444|445|555|555|555|555|444|444|444|444| *Cinnamon Teal |222|222|222|444|444|444|444|442|222|222|222|222| Northern Shoveler |333|333|333|344|---|---|---|-43|333|333|333|333| *Northern Pintail |222|222|222|---|---|---|---|222|222|222|222|222| Garganey |---|--5|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|--5| Green-winged Teal |444|444|444|44-|555|555|555|555|544|444|444|444| Canvasback |333|333|33-|---|---|---|---|--4|433|333|333|333| Redhead |444|444|44-|---|---|---|---|--4|444|444|444|444| Ring-necked Duck |333|333|333|555|555|555|---|---|---|---|333|333| Greater Scaup |444|444|444|44-|---|---|---|---|---|-44|444|444| Lesser Scaup |222|222|222|222|555|555|55-|---|--4|222|222|222| Harlequin Duck |555|555|555|---|---|---|---|---|---|555|555|555| Surf Scoter |111|111|111|222|233|333|333|333|333|211|111|111| White-winged Scoter |333|333|333|333|333|444|444|444|444|443|333|333| Black Scoter |444|444|444|445|555|555|555|555|554|444|444|444| Oldsquaw |444|444|444|555|555|---|---|---|555|554|444|444| Bufflehead |333|333|333|334|5--|---|---|---|---|--4|444|333| Common Goldeneye |444|444|444|444|4--|---|---|---|---|---|-44|444| Hooded Merganser |444|444|4--|---|---|---|---|---|---|444|444|444| Common Merganser |444|444|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|--4|444|444| Red-breasted Merganser |333|333|333|334|---|---|---|---|---|433|333|333| *Ruddy Duck |111|111|111|112|333|333|333|333|333|211|111|111|
KITES, EAGLES, HAWKS AND ALLIES |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Osprey |---|---|555|555|555|---|---|-44|444|44-|---|-5-| *White-tailed Kite |333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333| Bald Eagle 2.29.76+12.2.93-3.17.94 |---|--5|-5-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|5--| *Northern Harrier |222|222|222|555|555|555|555|555|552|222|222|222| Sharp-shinned Hawk |333|333|333|355|555|555|555|555|555|223|333|333| *Cooper's Hawk |333|333|333|334|444|444|444|444|333|333|333|333| *Red-shouldered Hawk |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222| Broad-winged Hawk 11.4.95 |---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|5--|---| Swainson's Hawk |---|-5-|---|--5|---|5--|---|---|---|---|---|---| *Red-tailed Hawk |111|111|112|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|211|111| Ferruginous Hawk |333|333|334|444|444|---|---|---|444|433|333|333| Rough-legged Hawk |444|444|44-|---|---|---|---|---|--5|555|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 |111|111|112|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|111|111| Merlin |444|444|444|444|444|---|---|---|--4|444|444|444| *Peregrine Falcon |444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444| Prairie Falcon |555|555|555|555|---|---|---|---|-55|555|555|555|
QUAIL |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| *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| Black Rail 5.6.81 |---|---|---|---|5--|---|---|---|---|---|---|---| *Virginia Rail |333|333|333|333|555|555|555|553|333|333|333|333| *Sora |333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333| Common Moorhen |444|444|444|444|455|555|555|555|544|444|444|444| *American Coot |111|111|111|333|333|333|333|333|111|111|111|111|
CRANES |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Sandhill Crane 10.3.92 |---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|5--|---|---|
PLOVERS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Black-bellied Plover |222|222|22-|---|---|---|---|---|222|222|222|222| American Golden-Plover |---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|555|555|5--|---| Pacific Golden-Plover |444|444|444|---|---|---|---|---|444|444|444|444| *Snowy Plover |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222| Semipalmated Plover |444|444|444|422|444|444|442|222|224|444|444|444| *Killdeer |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222| Mountain Plover |444|444|4--|---|---|---|---|---|---|--4|444|444|
OYSTERCATCHERS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| *Black Oystercatcher |333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|
STILTS AND AVOCETS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| *Black-necked Stilt |222|222|222|222|222|333|333|333|222|222|222|222| *American Avocet |333|333|332|223|333|333|333|333|322|222|222|333|
SANDPIPERS, PHALAROPES AND ALLIES |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Greater Yellowlegs |222|222|222|222|---|---|--2|222|222|222|222|222| Lesser Yellowlegs |---|---|---|333|33-|---|--3|333|333|---|---|---| Spotted Redshank 10.91 |---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|-5-|---|---| Solitary Sandpiper |---|---|---|444|---|---|---|444|444|---|---|---| Willet |111|111|111|111|133|331|111|111|111|111|111|111| Wandering Tattler |333|333|333|333|33-|---|--3|333|333|333|333|333| Spotted Sandpiper |222|222|223|333|334|444|443|333|333|322|222|222| Whimbrel |222|222|222|222|223|333|222|222|222|222|222|222| Long-billed Curlew |111|111|111|222|223|333|222|222|111|111|111|111| Marbled Godwit |222|222|222|222|233|333|322|222|222|222|222|222| Ruddy Turnstone |333|333|333|333|335|555|553|333|333|333|333|333| Black Turnstone |222|222|222|222|22-|---|---|-22|222|222|222|222| Surfbird |333|333|333|334|---|---|55-|-44|333|333|333|333| Red Knot |---|---|444|444|---|---|---|--4|444|44-|---|---| Sanderling |111|111|111|111|114|444|441|111|111|111|111|111| Semipalmated Sandpiper |---|---|---|--5|555|---|-54|444|4--|---|---|---| Western Sandpiper |222|222|221|111|123|333|211|111|111|111|122|222| Least Sandpiper |222|222|211|123|333|333|211|111|111|111|122|222| Baird's Sandpiper |---|---|--5|---|---|---|--4|444|44-|---|---|---| Pectoral Sandpiper |---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|444|44-|---|---| Sharp-tailed Sandpiper 10.4-11.90 |---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|55-|---|---| Dunlin |222|222|222|222|22-|---|---|---|--2|222|222|222| Stilt Sandpiper |---|---|---|---|---|---|---|-55|555|5--|---|---| Short-billed Dowitcher |555|555|554|222|224|444|222|222|222|222|245|555| Long-billed Dowitcher |222|222|221|112|333|333|333|332|111|111|222|222| Common Snipe |333|333|333|444|555|---|---|---|---|333|333|333| Wilson's Phalarope |---|---|---|-44|44-|444|333|334|4--|---|---|---| Red-necked Phalarope |555|555|555|433|334|---|433|333|333|444|555|555| Red Phalarope |555|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|555|
SKUAS, GULLS, TERNS AND SKIMMERS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Pomarine Jaeger |444|444|444|444|444|555|555|544|444|444|444|444| Parasitic Jaeger |---|---|444|444|444|---|---|-33|333|333|---|---| Laughing Gull 5.18-19.80 |---|---|---|---|-5-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---| Franklin's Gull |---|---|---|---|---|--5|---|5--|---|---|---|-5-| Little Gull 5.7-6.14.90 |---|---|---|---|555|5--|---|---|---|---|---|---| Black-headed Gull 1.5-10.95 |55-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---| Bonaparte's Gull |444|444|221|111|124|---|---|---|544|422|222|244| Heermann's Gull |111|112|223|333|332|211|111|111|111|111|111|111| Mew Gull |222|222|233|333|3--|---|---|---|555|553|222|222| Ring-billed Gull |111|112|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|211|111| California Gull |111|111|111|111|222|222|222|222|111|111|111|111| Herring Gull |222|222|333|333|355|555|555|555|222|222|222|222| Thayer's Gull |444|444|444|---|5--|---|---|---|---|---|444|444| *Western Gull |111|111|111|111|222|222|222|222|111|111|111|111| Glaucous-winged Gull |222|222|222|222|333|333|333|333|333|322|222|222| Glaucous Gull |444|444|455|555|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|444| Sabine's Gull 9.9.85 |---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|-5-|---|---|---| Black-legged Kittiwake |555|555|555|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|555|555| Gull-billed Tern |---|---|---|---|5--|5--|---|---|---|---|---|---| Caspian Tern |---|---|---|-43|334|444|443|333|333|4--|---|---| Royal Tern |222|222|222|555|555|555|552|211|111|122|222|222| Elegant Tern |---|---|---|--4|433|222|222|111|111|122|222|222| Common Tern |---|---|---|--3|355|555|333|333|333|33-|---|---| Arctic Tern |---|---|---|---|---|---|---|--5|5--|---|---|---| Forster's Tern |333|333|333|322|223|333|333|222|222|233|333|333| *Least Tern |---|---|---|---|333|333|333|333|---|---|---|---| Black Tern |---|---|---|-55|55-|---|---|555|555|---|---|---| Black Skimmer |555|---|--5|---|-5-|-55|555|---|-55|---|---|---|
AUKS, MURRES AND PUFFINS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Common Murre |333|333|333|344|444|444|444|443|333|333|333|333| *Pigeon Guillemot |555|555|332|111|111|111|111|122|233|333|355|555| Marbled Murrelet |555|555|55-|---|-5-|---|--4|444|444|444|455|555| Ancient Murrelet |---|---|---|---|---|---|-5-|---|---|-5-|---|---| Cassin's Auklet |555|555|5--|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|555|555| *Rhinoceros Auklet |---|---|443|333|333|333|334|---|---|---|---|---| Tufted Puffin 7.9.89 |---|---|---|---|---|---|5--|---|---|---|---|---|
PIGEONS AND 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| Band-tailed Pigeon |444|444|445|555|555|555|555|555|444|444|444|444| White-winged Dove |---|---|---|---|---|---|---|--5|555|555|---|---| *Mourning Dove |111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|
ROADRUNNERS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| *Greater Roadrunner |333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|
BARN-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|
TYPICAL OWLS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| *Western Screech 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| Northern Pygmy-owl 12.27.92-1.1.93 |5--|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|-55| Burrowing Owl |333|333|333|334|444|444|444|444|433|333|333|333| *Long-eared Owl 12.28.96 |---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|--5| Short-eared Owl |444|444|444|444|444|---|---|-55|---|---|--4|444| Northern Saw-whet Owl 9.30.97+11.13.98 |---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|--5|---|-5-|---|
GOATSUCKERS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Lesser Nighthawk 8.21.83 |---|---|---|---|---|---|---|-5-|---|---|---|---| *Common Poorwill |555|555|553|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|555|555|
SWIFTS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Black Swift |---|---|---|---|555|---|---|---|555|---|---|---| Vaux's Swift |---|---|---|333|---|---|---|---|333|333|---|---| *White-throated Swift |333|333|333|333|333|222|222|222|333|333|333|333|
HUMMINGBIRDS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| *Blk.-chinned Hummingbird |---|---|---|--4|444|444|444|444|---|---|---|---| *Anna's Hummingbird |111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111| *Costa's Hummingbird |---|---|---|--2|222|222|222|---|---|---|---|---| Calliope Hummingbird |---|---|---|555|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---| Rufous Hummingbird |---|--2|222|222|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---| *Allen's Hummingbird |---|422|111|111|111|111|222|222|455|555|55-|---|
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 AND ALLIES |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Lewis's Woodpecker |---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|555|555|---|---| *Acorn Woodpecker |444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444| Red-naped Sapsucker 2.13-3.12.94 |---|-55|5--|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---| Red-breasted Sapsucker |444|444|44-|---|---|---|---|---|---|--4|444|444| *Nuttall's Woodpecker |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222| *Downy Woodpecker |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222| *Hairy Woodpecker |333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333| White-headed Woodpecker |---|---|---|---|---|---|---|-55|555|55-|---|---| *Northern Flicker |222|222|221|111|222|222|222|111|111|111|112|222|
TYRANT FLYCATCHERS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| *Olive-sided Flycatcher |---|---|---|---|444|555|555|444|---|---|---|---| *Western Wood-Pewee |---|---|---|--4|333|444|444|333|334|444|---|---| *Willow Flycatcher |---|---|---|---|444|444|444|444|444|555|5--|---| Hammond's Flycatcher |---|---|---|-55|5--|---|---|---|---|---|---|---| *Pacific-slope Flycatcher |---|---|--2|222|222|222|222|222|222|2--|---|---| *Black Phoebe |111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111| Say's Phoebe |111|111|122|333|333|---|---|---|-22|111|111|111| Dusky-capped Flycatcher 1.31-2.92 |--5|5--|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---| *Ash-throated Flycatcher |---|---|---|-32|222|222|222|333|33-|---|---|---| Tropical Kingbird 7.10.98 |---|---|---|---|---|---|5--|---|---|---|---|---| *Cassin's Kingbird |333|333|332|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|333|333| *Western Kingbird |---|---|---|433|334|444|333|333|444|---|---|---| Eastern Kingbird 7.3-4.93 |---|---|---|---|---|---|5--|---|---|---|---|---|
SHRIKES |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| *Loggerhead Shrike |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| Yellow-throated Vireo 6.9.95 |---|---|---|---|5--|---|---|---|---|---|---|---| Plumbeous Vireo |---|---|-55|555|5--|---|---|---|555|555|555|---| Cassin's Vireo |555|555|555|333|333|---|---|--3|333|355|555|555| Blue-headed Vireo 2.22.96 |---|-5-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---| *Hutton's Vireo |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222| *Warbling Vireo |---|---|444|222|222|222|222|222|222|44-|---|---| Red-eyed Vireo |---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|555|555|---|---|
LARKS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| *Horned Lark |333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|
JAYS, MAGPIES, AND CROWS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| *Western Scrub-Jay |111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111| Yellow-billed Magpie |555|555|555|555|555|555|555|555|555|555|555|555| *American Crow |111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111| Common Raven |---|---|---|--5|---|---|---|---|---|5--|---|---|
SWALLOWS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Purple Martin |---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|-5-|-5-|---|---| *Tree Swallow |333|333|111|112|222|222|222|211|111|133|333|333| *Violet-green Swallow |---|443|333|444|555|555|555|555|443|333|555|---| *N. Rough-winged Swallow |---|---|333|333|333|333|333|333|444|---|---|---| Bank Swallow |---|---|--4|444|444|555|---|555|555|5--|---|---| *Cliff Swallow |---|--4|211|111|111|111|111|112|444|4--|---|---| *Barn Swallow |---|--4|332|222|222|222|222|222|233|334|---|---|
TITMICE |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| *Chestnut-backed Chickadee |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222| *Oak Titmouse |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222| *Bushtit |111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|
NUTHATCHES |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Red-breasted Nuthatch |666|666|665|555|555|---|---|--5|566|666|666|666| White-breasted Nuthatch |444|444|444|555|555|555|555|555|444|444|444|444| Pygmy Nuthatch |666|666|666|---|---|---|---|666|666|666|666|666|
CREEPERS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Brown Creeper |555|555|555|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|555|555|
WRENS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| *Rock Wren |333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333| Canyon Wren |---|---|---|555|555|555|555|555|555|---|---|---| *Bewick's Wren |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222| *House Wren |444|444|433|333|333|333|333|333|444|444|444|444| Winter Wren |555|555|555|---|---|---|---|---|---|555|555|555| *Marsh Wren |111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|
KINGLETS, BLUEBIRDS AND THRUSHES |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Golden-crowned Kinglet |444|444|44-|---|---|---|---|-44|444|444|444|444| Ruby-crowned Kinglet |222|222|22-|---|---|---|---|-44|444|444|444|444| Dusky Warbler 10.31-11.3.95 |---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|--5|5--|---| *Blue-gray Gnatcatcher |333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333| *Western Bluebird |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222| Mountain Bluebird |666|666|665|555|555|---|---|---|---|666|666|666| Townsend's Solitaire |---|555|555|55-|---|---|---|---|---|--5|555|5--| *Swainson's Thrush |---|---|---|--4|222|222|222|222|444|---|---|---| Hermit Thrush |222|222|223|333|---|---|---|---|---|--2|222|222| *American Robin |111|111|111|122|223|333|333|332|222|211|111|111| Varied Thrush |444|444|444|444|---|---|---|---|---|444|444|444| *Wrentit |111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|
MOCKINGBIRDS, THRASHERS AND ALLIES |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 5.15.88 |---|---|---|---|-5-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---| Brown Thrasher 11.14-15.98 |---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|-5-|---| *California Thrasher |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|
STARLINGS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| *European Starling |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| Red-throated Pipit |---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|--5|-5-|---|---| American Pipit |222|222|22-|---|---|---|---|---|---|-22|222|222|
WAXWINGS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Cedar Waxwing |666|666|666|666|665|55-|---|---|---|--6|666|666|
SILKY-FLYCATCHERS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Phainopepla |---|---|---|-55|555|555|555|555|55-|---|---|---|
WARBLERS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Tennessee Warbler 5.4.96 |---|---|---|---|5--|---|---|---|---|---|---|---| *Orange-crowned Warbler |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222| Nashville Warbler |555|555|555|444|44-|---|---|---|444|444|455|555| Virginia's Warbler |---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|555|5--|---|---| Lucy's Warbler 9.15.89 |---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|-5-|---|---|---| Northern Parula |---|---|---|-55|555|5--|---|--5|555|555|---|-5-| *Yellow Warbler |---|---|---|-42|222|222|222|222|222|244|---|---| Chestnut-sided Warbler |---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|-55|555|---|---| Magnolia Warbler 10.21.96 |---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|--5|---|---| Black-throated Blue Warbler |---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|--5|---|---|-5-| Yellow-rumped Warbler |111|111|111|122|22-|---|---|---|---|111|111|111| Blk.-throated Gray Warbler |555|555|555|444|---|---|---|---|-44|444|555|555| Blk.-throated Green Warbler |---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|-55|55-|---| Townsend's Warbler |333|333|332|222|33-|---|---|---|--3|222|233|333| Hermit Warbler |---|---|---|---|---|---|---|-44|44-|---|---|---| Blackburnian Warbler |---|---|---|---|---|5--|---|---|--5|---|---|---| Prairie Warbler |---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|555|555|555|---| Palm Warbler |444|444|444|---|---|---|---|--4|444|444|444|444| Blackpoll Warbler |---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|555|555|---|---| Black-and-white Warbler |---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|555|555|555|555| American Redstart |---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|555|555|---|---| Prothonotary Warbler |---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|-55|55-|---|---| Worm-eating Warbler 11.5.96 |---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|5--|---| MacGillivray's Warbler |---|---|---|-44|44-|---|---|-44|444|---|---|---| *Common Yellowthroat |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222| Hooded Warbler 6.2-3.95 |---|---|---|---|5--|---|---|---|---|---|---|---| *Wilson's Warbler |444|444|444|222|222|222|222|222|222|444|444|444| *Yellow-breasted Chat |---|---|---|--3|333|333|333|333|33-|---|---|---|
TANAGERS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Summer Tanager 9.27.98 |---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|--5|---|---|---| Western Tanager |---|---|---|-33|33-|---|---|-33|333|---|---|---|
GROSBEAKS, BUNTINGS, AND SPARROWS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| *Spotted Towhee |111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111| *California Towhee |111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111| *Rufous-crowned Sparrow |333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333| American Tree Sparrow 11.4+20.95 |---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|555|---| Chipping Sparrow |---|---|---|-5-|---|---|---|---|---|-5-|---|---| Clay-colored Sparrow |---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|-55|555|55-|---| *Black-chinned Sparrow |---|---|---|-44|444|444|444|444|44-|---|---|---| Vesper Sparrow |555|555|555|55-|---|---|---|---|555|555|555|555| *Lark Sparrow |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222| *Sage Sparrow |333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333| *Savannah Sparrow |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222| *Grasshopper Sparrow |---|---|-43|333|333|333|333|333|444|44-|---|---| Fox Sparrow |333|333|333|33-|---|---|---|---|---|333|333|333| *Song Sparrow |111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111| Lincoln's Sparrow |444|444|333|444|---|---|---|---|-44|333|344|444| Swamp Sparrow |444|444|44-|---|---|---|---|---|---|--4|444|444| White-throated Sparrow |555|555|555|55-|---|---|---|---|---|-55|555|555| *White-crowned Sparrow |111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111| Golden-crowned Sparrow |111|111|111|122|---|---|---|---|---|221|111|111| *Dark-eyed Junco |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222| Lapland Longspur 11.2.96 |---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|5--|---| Rose-breasted Grosbeak |---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|555|555|---| *Black-headed Grosbeak |555|555|555|333|322|222|222|223|335|555|555|555| *Blue Grosbeak |---|---|---|-33|333|333|333|333|355|555|---|---| *Lazuli Bunting |---|---|---|433|333|333|333|333|334|444|---|---| Indigo Bunting 5.21-7.93 |---|---|---|---|-55|555|5--|---|---|---|---|---| Dickcissel 5.14-15.94 |---|---|---|---|-5-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|
BLACKBIRDS AND ORIOLES |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Bobolink |---|---|---|---|-5-|-5-|---|---|555|555|---|---| *Red-winged Blackbird |111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111| *Tricolored Blackbird |333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333| *Western Meadowlark |111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111| Yellow-headed Blackbird |---|---|---|---|---|---|---|555|555|55-|---|---| *Brewer's Blackbird |111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111| Great-tailed Grackle 7.5-7.95 |---|---|---|---|---|---|5--|---|---|---|---|---| *Brown-headed Cowbird |333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333| Orchard Oriole 10.1.98 |---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|5--|---|---| *Hooded Oriole |---|---|-44|444|444|444|444|4--|---|---|---|---| Baltimore Oriole |---|---|---|---|5--|---|---|---|---|-5-|---|---| *Bullock's Oriole |555|555|543|333|333|333|344|444|555|555|555|555|
FINCHES |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| *Purple Finch |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222| *House Finch |111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111| Red Crossbill |666|666|666|666|---|---|---|---|---|---|666|666| Pine Siskin |666|666|666|66-|---|---|---|---|---|-66|666|666| *Lesser Goldfinch |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222| *Lawrence's Goldfinch |---|---|-44|444|444|444|444|555|555|555|555|---| *American Goldfinch |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222| Evening Grosbeak |---|---|--5|555|---|---|---|---|--5|555|5--|---|
OLD WORLD SPARROWS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| House Sparrow |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|

The U.S. Air Force and Partners in Flight are cooperating on an 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 and La Purisima Audubon Society. No date. Checklist of
     Birds, Vandenberg Air Force Base. Department of Defense. Unpaginated.
This resource should be cited as:
Department of Defense and La Purisima Audubon Society. No date. Checklist of
     Birds, Vandenberg Air Force Base. Department of Defense. Unpaginated.
     Jamestown, ND: Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center Online.  
     http://www.npwrc.usgs.govvandair.htm 
     (Version 30DEC2002)

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