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Want list of species in California

There are 678 species in California.
Scroll down to list species without videos, photos or sounds.

There is also a global want list page available, where you can see a full list of species without material, regardless of country. If you have been birding across the globe, this is a great way to see if you can fill in any gaps in our species coverage.
There are 165 species without sound recordings
Family Pheasants, Partridges, Turkeys, Grouse (Phasianidae)
Ruffed Grouse   Bonasa umbellus
Sage Grouse   Centrocercus urophasianus
Family Ducks, Geese, Swans (Anatidae)
Steller's Eider   Polysticta stelleri Vagrant
Surf Scoter   Melanitta perspicillata
White-winged Scoter   Melanitta deglandi
Common Scoter   Melanitta nigra Vagrant
Barrow's Goldeneye   Bucephala islandica
Harlequin Duck   Histrionicus histrionicus
Redhead   Aythya americana
Canvasback   Aythya valisineria
Ring-necked Duck   Aythya collaris
Greater Scaup   Aythya marila
Lesser Scaup   Aythya affinis
American Black Duck   Anas rubripes Vagrant
Family Grebes (Podicipedidae)
Horned Grebe   Podiceps auritus
Western Grebe   Aechmophorus occidentalis
Clark's Grebe   Aechmophorus clarkii
Family Tropicbirds (Phaethontidae)
Red-billed Tropicbird   Phaethon aethereus
White-tailed Tropicbird   Phaethon lepturus Vagrant
Family Nightjars (Caprimulgidae)
Lesser Nighthawk   Chordeiles acutipennis
Buff-collared Nightjar   Antrostomus ridgwayi Vagrant
Family Swifts (Apodidae)
Black Swift   Cypseloides niger
Chimney Swift   Chaetura pelagica
Family Hummingbirds (Trochilidae)
Violet-crowned Hummingbird   Amazilia violiceps Vagrant
Xantus's Hummingbird   Basilinna xantusii Vagrant
Blue-throated Hummingbird   Lampornis clemenciae Vagrant
Ruby-throated Hummingbird   Archilochus colubris Vagrant
Broad-tailed Hummingbird   Selasphorus platycercus
Family Cuckoos (Cuculidae)
Black-billed Cuckoo   Coccyzus erythropthalmus Vagrant
Family Rails, Gallinules, Coots (Rallidae)
Ridgway's Rail   Rallus obsoletus
Sora   Porzana carolina
Family Loons/Divers (Gaviidae)
Yellow-billed Loon   Gavia adamsii Vagrant
Family Southern Storm-petrels (Oceanitidae)
Wilson's Storm-petrel   Oceanites oceanicus
Family Northern Storm-petrels (Hydrobatidae)
Black Storm-petrel   Hydrobates melania
Ashy Storm-petrel   Hydrobates homochroa
Least Storm-petrel   Hydrobates microsoma
Wedge-rumped Storm-petrel   Hydrobates tethys Vagrant
Leach's Storm-petrel   Hydrobates leucorhous
Tristram's Storm-petrel   Hydrobates tristrami Vagrant
Fork-tailed Storm-petrel   Hydrobates furcatus
Ringed Storm-petrel   Hydrobates hornbyi Vagrant
Family Albatrosses (Diomedeidae)
Black-footed Albatross   Phoebastria nigripes
Laysan Albatross   Phoebastria immutabilis
Short-tailed Albatross   Phoebastria albatrus Vagrant
Chatham Albatross   Thalassarche eremita Vagrant
Family Petrels, Shearwaters (Procellariidae)
Stejneger's Petrel   Pterodroma longirostris Vagrant
Cook's Petrel   Pterodroma cookii
Kermadec Petrel   Pterodroma neglecta Vagrant
Hawaiian Petrel   Pterodroma sandwichensis Vagrant
Grey-faced Petrel   Pterodroma gouldi Vagrant
Buller's Shearwater   Ardenna bulleri
Great Shearwater   Ardenna gravis Vagrant
Pink-footed Shearwater   Ardenna creatopus
Streaked Shearwater   Calonectris leucomelas Vagrant
Black-vented Shearwater   Puffinus opisthomelas
Newell’s Shearwater   Puffinus newelli Vagrant
Bulwer's Petrel   Bulweria bulwerii Vagrant
Family Ibises, Spoonbills (Threskiornithidae)
Roseate Spoonbill   Platalea ajaja Vagrant
Family Herons (Ardeidae)
American Bittern   Botaurus lentiginosus
Reddish Egret   Egretta rufescens
Tricolored Heron   Egretta tricolor
Family Pelicans (Pelecanidae)
Brown Pelican   Pelecanus occidentalis
American White Pelican   Pelecanus erythrorhynchos
Family Gannets, Boobies (Sulidae)
Nazca Booby   Sula granti Vagrant
Family Cormorants (Phalacrocoracidae)
Brandt's Cormorant   Phalacrocorax penicillatus
Pelagic Cormorant   Phalacrocorax pelagicus
Family Plovers (Charadriidae)
Piping Plover   Charadrius melodus Vagrant
Snowy Plover   Charadrius nivosus
Greater Sandplover   Charadrius leschenaultii Vagrant
Mountain Plover   Charadrius montanus
Family Sandpipers, Snipes, Phalaropes (Scolopacidae)
Long-billed Curlew   Numenius americanus
Surfbird   Calidris virgata
Stilt Sandpiper   Calidris himantopus
Long-toed Stint   Calidris subminuta Vagrant
American Woodcock   Scolopax minor Vagrant
Wilson's Phalarope   Steganopus tricolor
Grey-tailed Tattler   Tringa brevipes Vagrant
Marsh Sandpiper   Tringa stagnatilis Vagrant
Family Gulls, Terns, Skimmers (Laridae)
Swallow-tailed Gull   Creagrus furcatus Vagrant
Ivory Gull   Pagophila eburnea Vagrant
Red-legged Kittiwake   Rissa brevirostris Vagrant
Bonaparte's Gull   Larus philadelphia
Heermann's Gull   Larus heermanni
Yellow-footed Gull   Larus livens
Thayer's Gull   Larus thayeri
Bridled Tern   Onychoprion anaethetus Vagrant
Common Gull-billed Tern   Gelochelidon nilotica
Forster's Tern   Sterna forsteri
Elegant Tern   Thalasseus elegans
Family Auks (Alcidae)
Rhinoceros Auklet   Cerorhinca monocerata
Tufted Puffin   Fratercula cirrhata
Horned Puffin   Fratercula corniculata
Cassin's Auklet   Ptychoramphus aleuticus
Long-billed Murrelet   Brachyramphus perdix Vagrant
Kittlitz's Murrelet   Brachyramphus brevirostris Vagrant
Ancient Murrelet   Synthliboramphus antiquus
Scripps's Murrelet   Synthliboramphus scrippsi
Guadalupe Murrelet   Synthliboramphus hypoleucus
Craveri's Murrelet   Synthliboramphus craveri
Family Typical Owls (Strigidae)
Northern Pygmy-owl   Glaucidium californicum
Elf Owl   Micrathene whitneyi
Flammulated Owl   Psiloscops flammeolus
Spotted Owl   Strix occidentalis
Family New World Vultures (Cathartidae)
Turkey Vulture   Cathartes aura
California Condor   Gymnogyps californianus
Family Hawks, Eagles (Accipitridae)
Northern Harrier   Circus hudsonius
Swainson's Hawk   Buteo swainsoni
Ferruginous Hawk   Buteo regalis
Family Kingfishers (Alcedinidae)
Belted Kingfisher   Megaceryle alcyon
Family Woodpeckers (Picidae)
Red-shafted Flicker   Colaptes cafer
Williamson's Sapsucker   Sphyrapicus thyroideus
Red-naped Sapsucker   Sphyrapicus nuchalis
Red-breasted Sapsucker   Sphyrapicus ruber
Downy Woodpecker   Dryobates pubescens
Nuttall's Woodpecker   Dryobates nuttallii
Family Falcons, Caracaras (Falconidae)
Gyrfalcon   Falco rusticolus Vagrant
Prairie Falcon   Falco mexicanus
Family Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)
Nutting's Flycatcher   Myiarchus nuttingi Vagrant
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher   Empidonax flaviventris Vagrant
Alder Flycatcher   Empidonax alnorum Vagrant
Family Vireos (Vireonidae)
Philadelphia Vireo   Vireo philadelphicus
Grey Vireo   Vireo vicinior
Yellow-throated Vireo   Vireo flavifrons
Family Shrikes (Laniidae)
Northern Grey Shrike   Lanius borealis
Family Crows and Jays (Corvidae)
Yellow-billed Magpie   Pica nutalli
Family Tits and Chickadees (Paridae)
Juniper Titmouse   Baeolophus ridgwayi
Family Swallows and Martins (Hirundinidae)
Northern Rough-winged Swallow   Stelgidopteryx serripennis
Family Gnatcatchers (Polioptilidae)
California Gnatcatcher   Polioptila californica
Family Wrens (Troglodytidae)
Winter Wren   Troglodytes hiemalis Vagrant
Family Dippers (Cinclidae)
American Dipper   Cinclus mexicanus
Family Mockingbirds and Thrashers (Mimidae)
Curve-billed Thrasher   Toxostoma curvirostre Vagrant
Bendire's Thrasher   Toxostoma bendirei
Family Thrushes (Turdidae)
Mountain Bluebird   Sialia currucoides
Swainson's Thrush   Catharus swainsoni
Rufous-backed Thrush   Turdus rufopalliatus Vagrant
Eyebrowed Thrush   Turdus obscurus Vagrant
Family Finches (Fringillidae)
Black Rosy-finch   Leucosticte atrata Vagrant
Purple Finch   Haemorhous purpureus
Lawrence's Goldfinch   Spinus lawrencei
Family Longspurs (Calcariidae)
Chestnut-collared Longspur   Calcarius ornatus
McCown's Longspur   Rhynchophanes mccownii
Family New World Sparrows (Passerellidae)
Abert's Towhee   Melozone aberti
Red Fox-sparrow   Passerella iliaca
Slate-colored Fox-sparrow   Passerella schistacea
Le Conte's Sparrow   Ammospiza leconteii Vagrant
Nelson's Sparrow   Ammospiza nelsoni
Large-billed Sparrow   Passerculus rostratus
Family New World Blackbirds (Icteridae)
Streak-backed Oriole   Icterus pustulatus Vagrant
Orchard Oriole   Icterus spurius
Tricolored Blackbird   Agelaius tricolor
Bronzed Cowbird   Molothrus aeneus
Rusty Blackbird   Euphagus carolinus Vagrant
Family New World Warblers (Parulidae)
Worm-eating Warbler   Helmitheros vermivorum Vagrant
Golden-winged Warbler   Vermivora chrysoptera Vagrant
Blue-winged Warbler   Vermivora cyanoptera Vagrant
Tennessee Warbler   Leiothlypis peregrina
Virginia's Warbler   Leiothlypis virginiae
Mourning Warbler   Geothlypis philadelphia Vagrant
Cerulean Warbler   Setophaga cerulea Vagrant
Bay-breasted Warbler   Setophaga castanea
Audubon's Warbler   Setophaga auduboni
Golden-cheeked Warbler   Setophaga chrysoparia Vagrant
Canada Warbler   Cardellina canadensis
Family Cardinals (Cardinalidae)
Dickcissel   Spiza americana
Varied Bunting   Passerina versicolor Vagrant
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