The Red-breasted Sapsucker makes its first appearance in the San Dieguito Lagoon Bird Surveys. This brings the cumulative species total to 225 since January 2010.
A type of woodpecker, the main part of the Red-breasted Sapsucker’s range is the Pacific Northwest. In winter, it is common to find them along the northern and central California coast, and not common to find them along the southern California and northern Baja California coast or Central Valley. Learn more about the Red-breasted Sapsucker at the Audubon’s Guide to North American Birds website.
118 bird species were identified in March’s survey, which puts it in the Top 5 Highest Counts Ever. Click here for the PDF document with the detailed monthly results through March 2015.
Click here for more information about the San Dieguito Lagoon Bird Surveys.
Photo from baynature.org by Richard Griffin.