PCT Bird List

If there is one piece of gear I regret not bringing on this trail, it was my monocular!  At the last minute I decided not to bring it, and I kicked myself for it many times.  While I was still able to enjoy birding and see a nice variety of species, there were so many small birds a monocular would have helped me identify.  It would have been worth the weight for me.  Here are the birds I was able to identify:

Wild Turkey

Turkey Vulture

Spotted Towhee

Canyon Wren

Black-Headed Grosbeak

American Crow

Anna’s Hummingbird

Western Scrub Jay

Western Bluebird

Common Raven

Acorn Woodpecker


American Robin

Dark-Eyed Junco

Steller’s Jay

White-Breasted Nuthatch

Chipping Sparrow

White-Winged Dove

Mourning Dove

White-Headed Woodpecker

Mountain Chickadee

House Sparrow

Red-Winged Blackbird


Great Blue Heron

Clark’s Nutcracker

California Thrasher

California Towhee

Oak Titmouse

Lawrence’s Goldfinch

Bewick’s Wren

Red-Tailed Hawk

House Finch

Northern Mockingbird

California Quail

Western Tanager

Mountain Quail

Black-Capped Chickadee

Sooty Grouse

American White Pelican

Gray Jay

Northern Flicker

Black-Backed Woodpecker

Red-Breasted Nuthatch

Black-Billed Magpie

Green-Tailed Towhee

White-Crowned Sparrow

American Dipper

Pacific Wren

Hairy Woodpecker

Spruce Grouse