Feeding our feathered friends

The Ameal Moore Nature Center is always happy to partner with local scientists to further public education about nature and the wilderness park.  Recently, the center was generously gifted with a bird feeder by local UCR professor, Dr. Norman Ellstrand.  Professor Ellstrand is an avid birder who recently led a guided hike for the nature center during our Second Saturdays Birds Birds Birds! event.  Professor Ellstrand has quickly become a great friend to the nature center and we look forward to partnering with him more in the future.

Bird feeders are an excellent way to bring some of our feathered friends into your yard!  Local birds are great for pest control and make lovely music as well.  Birding (or birdwatching) is a relaxing recreational pastime that many visitors of the center enjoy.  Within the Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Park you may see all manor of birds (a list of some birds has been provided at the bottom of this post).  The nature center is pleased to promote this activity and provide information about the birds in the park.

The bird feeder will be hung around the center in hopes of attracting some wonderful local birds to the center for visitors to view.  The nature center is very grateful to Professor Ellstrand for his generous donation and looks forward to seeing all of the birds that the bird feeder attracts!

Observable birds in the Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Park can include:

  • American Crow
  • American Kestrel
  • American Robin
  • Anna’s hummingbird
  • Bewick’s Wren
  • Black Phoebe
  • California Quail
  • California thrasher
  • California Towhee
  • Canyon wren
  • Cassin’s kingbird
  • common Raven
  • Common Yellowthroat
  • Downy Woodpecker
  • Ferruginous hawk
  • Hooded oriole
  • House Finch
  • Killdeer
  • Lawrence’s goldfinch
  • Lesser goldfinch
  • Lesser nighthawk
  • Loggerhead Shrike
  • Mourning Dove
  • Northern Flicker
  • Nuttall’s woodpecker
  • Orange-crowned Warbler
  • Phainopepla
  • Rock wren
  • Say’s Phoebe
  • Song Sparrow
  • Swainson’s Hawk
  • Turkey Vulture
  • Violet-green swallow
  • Western Bluebird
  • Western Kingbird
  • White-crowned Sparrow
  • White-throated Swift
  • Willow Flycatcher
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler

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