A personal portfolio
all photos & text by Don Roberson
all photos taken in California

These are the birds within these families that I have recorded within California. Click on any highlighted name or photo to reach a species page (not all have species pages):

Family Phasianidae: Grouse, pheasants & turkeys
Family Odentophoridae: New World quail

Ruffed Grouse
seen several times in 
California but not 
yet photographed

Greater Sage-Grouse

Blue Grouse

Wild Turkey

Mountain Quail

California Quail

Gambel's Quail

Species in this family I have not recorded in California:

Sharp-tailed Grouse Tympanuchus phasianellus Extinct in California

NOTE: Non-native introduced species are on another page, including White-tailed Ptarmigan Lagopus leucurus which I have not seen. For purposes of this list,
I treat Wild Turkey as a California native species (from the Pleistocene) that has been reintroduced in California [see web page on that topic]

County abbrevations used on species pages are:
ALA - Alameda, ALP - Alpine, AMA - Amador, BUT - Butte, CC  - Contra Costa,
CLV - Calaveras, COL - Colusa, DN  - Del Norte, ED  - El Dorado, FRE - Fresno
GLE - Glenn, HUM - Humboldt, IMP - Imperial, INY - Inyo, KER - Kern, KIN - Kings
LA  - Los Angeles, LAK - Lake, LAS - Lassen, MAD - Madera, MEN - Mendocino
MER - Merced, MNO - Mono, MOD - Modoc, MRN - Marin, MRP - Mariposa
MTY - Monterey, NAP - Napa, NEV - Nevada, ORA - Orange, PLA - Placer
PLU - Plumas, RIV - Riverside, SAC - Sacramento, SBA - Santa Barbara
SBE - San Bernardino, SBT - San Benito, SCL - Santa Clara, SCZ - Santa Cruz
SD  - San Diego, SF  - San Francisco, SHA - Shasta, SIE - Sierra, SIS - Siskiyou
SJ  - San Joaquin, SLO - San Luis Obispo, SM  - San Mateo, SOL - Solano
SON - Sonoma, STA - Stanislaus, SUT - Sutter, TEH - Tehama, TRI - Trinity
TUL - Tulare, TUO - Tuolumne, VEN - Ventura, YOL - Yolo, YUB - Yuba
All photos & text © 2006 Don Roberson; all rights reserved.
Readers may use this material for their own private enjoyment, study, or research but none of the photos or text herein may be used commercially nor may they be reposted on other web sites without written permission. All material is copyrighted. The posting of photos and text on this private web site is not a submission to review organizations. However, blanket permission for use of descriptions by North American Birds editors in their research is granted, and serious researchers in general are granted permission to use the records cited herein.





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