Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea)
Grosbeaks & Buntings Casual
The Indigo Bunting is a casual visitor to campus: a territorial adult male was present in the CSUSB Preserve 10 Jun-14 Jul 2011 and a female was seen 28 Aug 2014. It is a rare spring and fall migrant throughout southern California, and has even nested here occasionally.Male Indigo Buntings are entirely bright blue with a small conical bill. Females are brown overall and are very similar to female Lazuli Buntings.