Birds of the Elfin Forest
MBNEP / Califonia State Park's guide to"Common Birds of the Estero Bay Area"
Lots of info plus color photos.File size: 1.0 MB.
(where to look for the species):
a = aerial - hunting or mating displays
b = bay - on open water
c = maritime chaparral
d = disturbed (open sand)
k = brackish water marsh
m = coastal salt marsh – vegetated
o = coast live oak woodland
r = riparian
s = coastal dune scrub
t = transit – just passing through – non-stop
u = mud flat – unvegitated tidal lands and channels
z = oak/manzanita complex
●● = non-native species which is or has the potential to negatively impact the natives species of the Elfin Forest.
Peak Period – refers to months in which a species is, on average, most abundant. Also:
U = uncommon, few sightings noted in or from Elfin Forest in any given year.
Rare = only seen a few times in or from the Forest.