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American Pipit

American Pipit (Anthus rubescens)

Starlings, Pipits, etc. Uncommon Winter and Spring
American Pipit

American Pipit - Yorba Linda, CA
© Tom Benson

American Pipit

American Pipit - Santa Fe Dam, CA
© Tom Benson

The American Pipit is a fairly common winter and spring visitor on campus from November to April. They are usually seen in medium to large-sized flocks, and the best place to find them on campus is the athletic fields. It is a common wintering bird throughout southern California.

High Count: 85, Average Count: 20-50

American Pipits have gray-brown upperparts and head with a white supercilium (line above the eye), and white underparts with gray-brown streaking on the breast and sides.