Here's photographs taken and a list of birds sighted on our property. Quail Hollow is located in Tujunga, California (about 25 miles outside of Downtown Los Angeles). It's located in the foothills of the Verdugo Mountains, near the San Gabriel Mountains, about 5 minutes from the borders of the Angeles National Forest and the Big Tujunga Wash, home to several endangered species. The environment is urban oak scrub with some riparian elements (we have several small ponds and have 3 artificial streams). The temperatures range in winter average from 25 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit and 75 to 100+ degrees Fahrenheit in summer. The primarily reasons for the abundance of birds  are the water features and the 500+ Californian Native plant species on the property. 


Updated June 2021 - 115 Species

R – Resident, or seen year-round
S – Summer (May through August)
T – Transient (s = Spring; f = Fall)
W – Winter (October through March)

C – Common; usually found in numbers
U – Uncommon, but expected in habitat/season
O – Occasional to rare, but regular
V – Vagrant; unexpected
N - Nesting/Roosting at Quail Hollow

Waterbirds (mainly fly-overs) R:V
  • Mallard T:V (in pond)
  • American White Pelican R:V
  • California Gull R:O
  • Canada Geese T:O
  • Great Blue Heron R:O (in pond)
  • Great Egret R:O
Diurnal Birds of Prey
  • Turkey Vulture R:C
  • Red-tailed Hawk R:C
  • Red-shouldered Hawk R:C
  • Cooper’s Hawk R:C N
  • Sharp-shinned Hawk R:C
Owls and Nightjars
  • Barn Owl R:C
  • Western Screech-owl R:C
  • Great Horned Owl R:C
  • Common Poorwill R:C
Pigeons and Doves
  • Band-tailed Pigeon R:C
  • California Quail R:C N
  • Mourning Dove R:C N
  • Eurasian Collared Dove R:C
  • Rock Dove R:U
Swifts, Hummingbirds, Kingfishers
  • Anna’s Hummingbird R:C  N
  • Allen’s Hummingbird R:C  N
  • Black-chinned Hummingbird S:C
  • Calliope Hummingbird S:U
  • Costa's Hummingbird S:C
  • Rufous Hummingbird S:C
  • Belted Kingfisher (in wash behind house)T:O
  • Acorn Woodpecker R:CN
  • Downy Woodpecker R:U
  • Hairy Woodpecker R:U
  • Nuttall’s Woodpecker R:C N
  • Northern Flicker R:C
  • Red-breasted Sapsucker T:O
  • Red-naped Woodpecker T:O
  • Ashy-throated Flycatcher R:C
  • Black Phoebe R:C
  • Dusky-capped Flycatcher R:O
  • Olive-sided Flycatcher R:O
  • Pacific-slope Flycatcher R:C
  • Western Kingbird T:O
  • Western Wood-Pewee R:O
Shrikes and Vireos
  • Hutton’s Vireo R:O
  • Least Bell's Vireo T:O
  • Warbling Vireo: R:O
Jays and Crows
  • Western Scrub-Jay R:C N
  • Stellar's Jay R:U
  • American Crow R:C
  • Common Raven R:C N
Swallows and Larks
  • Northern Rough-winged Swallow T:O
  • Barn Swallow R:O

Wrentit, Bushtit, Parids and Wrens
  • Bewick’s Wren RW:C N
  • Bushtit R:C N
  • House Wren R:C N
  • Mountain Chickadee RW:C
  • Oak Titmouse R:C N
  • White-breasted Nuthatch RW:C
  • Wrentit R:C
  • Brown Creeper R:U
Thrushes, etc.
  • American Robin R:C
  • Blue-gray Gnatcatcher R:U
  • California Gnatcatcher T:U
  • California Thrasher R:C
  • Cedar Waxwing T(s):C
  • European Starling R:U
  • Hermit Thrush RW:C
  • Northern Mockingbird R:C N
  • Phainopepla RS:C
  • Red-whiskered Bulbul R:U
  • Ruby-crowned Kinglet TW:C
  • Swainson’s Thrush T(s):U
  • Western Bluebird R:C
  • Orange-crowned Warbler T:C
  • Nashville Warbler T:U
  • Yellow Warbler T:C
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler RW:C
  • Black-throated Gray Warbler T:C
  • Townsend’s Warbler RW:C
  • MacGillivray’s Warbler RW:C
  • Wilson’s Warbler RW:C
  • Common Yellowthroat T:C
  • Hermit Warbler T:U
Tanagers, Buntings, and Sparrows
  • Western Tanager RS:C
  • Black-headed Grosbeak R:C
  • Rose-breasted Grosbeak T:U
  • Lazuli Bunting R:U
  • Spotted Towhee R:C N
  • California Towhee R:C N
  • Green-tailed Towhee Tf:U
  • Ashy Rufous-crowned Sparrow RW:C
  • White-crowned Sparrow RW:C
  • Golden-crowned Sparrow RW:C
  • White-throated sparrow Tf:U
  • Fox Sparrow ('Sooty race') RW:C
  • Fox Sparrow ('Canadian Rockies Race) RW:O
  • Lincoln's Sparrow RW:C
  • Dark-eyed (Oregon Race) Junco RW:C
  • Dark-eyed (Slate-colored Race) Junco RW:O
Blackbirds and Finches
  • Brewer’s Blackbird R:U
  • Brown-headed Cowbird S:C
  • Hooded Oriole S:C
  • Bullock’s Oriole S:O
  • Purple Finch RW:O
  • House Finch R:C N
  • Pine Siskin RW:O
  • American Goldfinch R:O
  • Lesser Goldfinch R:C N
  • Lawrence's Goldfinch RW:O
  • House Sparrow R:C N
Escapees, Vagrants and Naturalized
  • Budgerigar  Escapee
  • Blue-capped Cordon Bleu  Escapee
  • Cockatiel  Escapee
  • Indian Peafowl  Naturalized:C
  • Java Sparrow Escapee
  • Purplish-backed Jay Vargrant/Escapee?
  • Red-lored Amazon Naturalized:C
  • Red-whiskered Bulbul Naturalized:CS
  • Ring-necked Pheasant Escapee?

Bird Photos & Movies

A short video featuring many of the birds at Quail Hollow

naturalized Red-lored Amazon

Cordon Bleu escapee

Purplish-backed Jay visiting from the Yucatan

Budgerigar (Parakeet) escapee

Ring-necked Pheasant escapee(?)

See More Quail Hollow Bird Photos