Western Bluebird (Sialia mexicana)
Thrushes & Thrashers Common Year-Round
The Western Bluebird is a common year-round, breeding resident on campus. They can be found anywhere on campus, and they frequently perch on low tree branches and fly out over lawns foraging for insects. It is a common breeding resident in southern California from the mountains to the coast.
High Count: 18, Average Count: 4-6
The male Western Bluebird can be identified by its bright blue head, wings, and tail, reddish back and breast, and light gray belly. Females are pale gray overall, with a narrow white eye ring, faint reddish breast, and a bluish cast to the wings and tail. Juveniles are similar to females but have a heavily spotted breast.