Common Birds

As you travel through Yosemite National Park, you can expect to see a diversity of birds, representing about 45 families. Below are some of the frequently seen families, represented by two species observed regularly in the park. View a complete Yosemite bird checklist.
Northern goshawk on left and sharp-shinned hawk on right
Prairie falcon on left and American kestrel on right
Acorn woodpecker on left and Downy woodpecker on right
Western wood-pewee on left and dusky flycatcher on right
Western scrub-jay on left and Steller's jay on right
Red-breasted nuthatch on left and white-breasted nuthatch on right
Hermit thrush on left and mountain thrush on right
Cassin's vireo on left and warbling vireo on right
Yellow-rumped warbler on left and MacGillivray's warbler on right
Dark-eyed junco on left and white-crowned sparrow on right
Cassin's finch on left and purple finch on right

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