Birding in Orange County : Laguna Niguel Regional Park 15.12.15

Going for a walk at the Laguna Niguel Regional Park is always a good idea. Especially when you love birds! I take the opportunity to go birding there as often as possible. This time, on this very sunny day, I had some great sightings and spotted 26 bird species in about 2 hours walking around the lake.

American Bushtit (Psaltriparus minimus) at the Laguna Niguel Regional Park, Orange County.

American Bushtit (Psaltriparus minimus) at the Laguna Niguel Regional Park, Orange County.

December is for sure one of my favorite months to spend some time birding in California. There is so much to see!

Here is the list of the bird species I have seen at the Laguna Niguel Regional Park:

American Bushtit (Psaltriparus minimus)
American Coot (Fulica americana)
American Kestrel (Falco sparverius)
American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos)
American Wigeon (Mareca americana)
Black Phoebe (Sayornis nigricans)
Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)
Cassin's Kingbird (Tyrannus vociferans)
Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)
Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)
Great-tailed Grackle (Quiscalus mexicanus)
Myrtle Warbler (Setophaga coronata)
Northern Shoveler (Spatula clypeata)
Nuttall's Woodpecker (Dryobates nuttallii)
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)
Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis)
Say's Phoebe (Sayornis saya)
Scaly-breasted Munia (Lonchura punctulata)
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)
Townsend's Warbler (Setophaga townsendi)
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)
White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys)
White-faced Ibis (Plegadis chihi)
Wilson's Warbler (Cardellina pusilla)

Love Nature.
Jonathan