Las Pilitas Nursery

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3232 Las Pilitas Rd
Santa Margarita, CA 93453
Fri. & Sat. from 9am-4pm
8331 Nelson Way
Escondido, CA 92026
Tues. to Sat. from 9am-4pm

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This website is dedicated to Bert Wilson. His genius continues to inspire us. Update: Bert's Memorial Open House will be May 24.

California Native Birds

You can attract California birds by providing water, food, nesting sites and foraging habitats by way of utilizing California native plants. Find out what specific plant or plants a bird uses.

Click on the bird's name to learn more about its habitat, the California native plants it uses, and to see pictures!

This page is an ongoing process. We hope to have all these ugly grey boxes filled in as soon as possible! Also, if there is no link on a bird it means we have not written the page yet.


Babblers (Timaliidae)


Blackbirds (Icteridae)

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Western Meadowlark, Sturnella neglecta
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Red-winged Blackbird, Agelaius phoeniceus
Tricolored Blackbird, Agelaius tricolor

Bushtits (Family Aegithalidae)


Cardinals (Family Cardinalidae)

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Blue Grosbeak, Guiraca caerulea

Chickadees and Titmice (Family Paridae)

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Mountain Chickadee, Poecile gambeli

Creepers (Family Certhiidae)

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Brown Creeper, Certhia americana

Finches (Family Fringillidae)

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American Goldfinch, Carduelis tristis
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Red Crossbill, Loxia leucoptera
Pine Siskin, Carduelis pinus is native here but I've not got close enough for a picture.

Tyrant Flycatchers (Family Tyrannidae)

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Dusky Flycatcher, Empidonax oberholseri

Hummingbirds (Family Trochilidae)

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Black-chinned Hummingbird, Archilochus alexandri

Crows, Jays, and Magpies (Family Corvidae)

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Common Raven,Corvus corax

King Fishers (Family Alcedinidae)

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Belted Kingfisher, Ceryle alcyon

Larks (Family Alaudidae)

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Horned Lark, Eremophila alpestris

Mocking birds and Thrashers (Family Mimidae)

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Northern Mockingbird, Mimus polyglottos

Nuthatches (Family Sittidae)


Pigeons and Doves (Family Columbidae)

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Rock Dove, Columba livia

Quail, New World (Family Odontophoridae)

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Mountain Quail, Oreortyx pictus

Shrikes (Family Laniidae)

Silky-flycatchers (Family Ptilogonatidae)


Sparrows and Towhees (Family Emberizidae)


Swallows (Family Hirundinidae)

Tree Swallow,
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Tree Swallow,
Tachycineta cyaneoviridis

Tanagers (Family Thraupidae)


Thrushes (Family Turdidae)


Wrens (Family Troglodytidae)


Woodpeckers and Sapsuckers (Family Picidae)


Wood-Warblers (Family Parulidae)

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Common Yellowthroat, Geothlypis trichas