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Horned Lark

Horned Lark (Eremophila alpestris)

Larks & Swallows Rare Year-Round
Horned Lark

Horned Lark - La Feria. TX
© Brad Singer

Horned Lark

Horned Lark - Twentynine Palms, CA
© Tom Benson

The Horned Lark is a rare visitor on campus and may occur at any time of year. Flocks occasionally occur on the athletic fields or surrounding patches of bare dirt. It is a common breeder in the deserts and a common migrant and wintering bird throughout southern California.

High Count: 100, Average Count: 25-50

The Horned Lark can be identified by its brown upperparts, white underparts, and distinct black and white-striped head with yellow throat.