The Birds of Baja California Sur


Note: From this page, the orange-red link under each photograph and in the Table of Contents will take you to a full-size photo.  If there are any additional images, an asterisk (*) will follow the orange-red link. 

Aleutian Canada Goose
Branta canadensis leucopareia

American Avocet*
Recurvivostra americana

American Coot
Fulica americana

American Kestrel
Falcon sparverius

American Oystercatcher
Haematopus palliates

American Widgeon
Anas americana

Ash-throated Flycatcher
Myiarchus cinerascens

Belted Kingfisher
 Megaceryle alcyon

Black-crowned Night Heron*
Nycticorax nycticorax

Black-necked Stilt
Himantopus mexicanus

Black-vented Shearwater*
Puffinus opisthomelas

Blue-footed Booby*
Sula nebouxii

Blue-winged Teal*
Anas discors

Bonaparte’s Gull*
Chroicocephalus philadelphia

Brandt’s Cormorant*
Phalacrocorax penicillatus

Brown Booby*
Sula leucogaster

Brown Pelican*
Pelecanus occidentalis

Brown-type Rock Pigeon
Columba livia

Cactus Wren
Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus

California Gull*
Larus californicus

California Quail
Callipepla californica

Caspian Tern*
Hydroprogne caspia

Cinnamon Teal
Anas cyanoptera

Common Moorhen*
Gallinula chloropus

Costa’s Hummingbird*
Calypte costae

Crested Caracara*
Caracara cheriway

Double-crested Cormorant*
Phalacrocorax auritus

Eared Grebe*
Podiceps nigricollis

European Starling
Sturnus vulgaris
Photo taken in the greater Los Cabos area and far out of known range for this species.

Gila Woodpecker*
Melanerpes uropygialis

Gilded Flicker*
Colaptes chrysoides

Great Blue Heron*
Ardea herodias

Great Egret*
Ardea alba

Great Frigate*
Fregata minor

Great White-fronted Goose*
Anser albifrons

Greater Scaup*
Aythya marila

Green Heron
Butorides virescens

Heermann’s Gull*
Larus heermanni

Herring Gull*
Larus argentatus

Hooded Oriole*
Icterus cucullatus

House Finch*
Haemorhous mexicanus

Laughing Gull*
Leucophaeus atricilla

Lazuli Bunting
Passerina amoena

Least Sandpiper*
Calidris minutilla

Lesser Scaup
Aythya affinis

Little Blue Heron
Egretta caerulea

Loggerhead Shrike*
Lanius ludovicianus

Long-billed Curlew*
Numenius americanus

Long-billed Dowitcher
Limnodromus scolopaceus

Magnificent Frigate*
Fregata magnificens

Marbled Godwit*
Limosa fedoa

Masked Booby*
Sula dactylatra

Mew Gull
Larus canus 

Mourning Dove
Zenaida macroura

Northern Cardinal*
Cardinalis cardinalis

Northern Mockingbird
Mimus polyglottos

Northern Pintail*
Anas acuta

Northern Shoveler*
Anas clypeata

Pandion haliaetus

Pied-billed Grebe
Podilymbus podiceps

Cardinalis sinuatus

Reddish Egret*
Egretta rufescens

Aythya americana

Red-necked Phalarope
Phalaropus lobatus

Ringed-bill Gull
Larus delawarensis

Royal Tern
Thalasseus maximum

Ruddy Duck*
Oxyura jamaicensis

Ruddy Turnstone*
Arenaria interpres

Scott’s Oriole
Icterus parisorum

Semipalmated Plover
 Charadrius semipalmatus

Short-eared Owl
Asio flammeus

Snow Goose
Chen caerulescens
Photo taken in the greater Los Cabos area and far out of known range for this species.

Snowy Egret*
 Egretta thula

Spotted Sandpiper
Actitis macularius

Tricolored Heron*
 Egretta tricolor

Turkey Vulture*
Cathartes aura

 Auriparus flaviceps

Western Grebe
Aechmophorus occidentalis

Western Gull*
Larus occidentalis

Western Kingbird*
Tyrannus verticalis
Photos taken in the greater Los Cabos area and far out of known range for this species.

Western Sandpiper*
Calidris mauri

Western Scrub Jay*
Aphelocoma californica

Numenius phaeopus

White Ibis*
Eudocimus albus

White-faced Ibis*
Plegadis chihi

White-winged Dove*
Zenaida asiatica

Yellow Warbler
Setophaga petechia

Yellow-crowned Night Heron* Nyctanassa violacea

Yellow-headed Blackbird
Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus