A few of your bird neighbors

Here are a few of the birds you may see in the Roseville area. Keep your eyes out for these colorful neighbors.

American Robin

This familiar resident can be recognized by a dark gray back, a brick red breast, and dark stripes on a white throat. He eats earthworms, insects, and berries.

Robins live in a variety of habitats, including towns, parks, farmland, shade trees, and many types of forests and woodlands. They can be found in all of North America.


American Robin

Yellow-Billed Magpie

The Yellow-billed Magpie ranges from up around Redding down into the San Joaquin valley. The southern part of the range extends out to the central coast. These birds do not migrate. They are usually found in small to medium-sized flocks.

Yellow-billed Magpies eat nuts, acorns, and dead animals (like a lot of other birds). Their habitat includes oak savanna, riparian groves, ranches, and farms.

Yellow-billed Magpie

Acorn Woodpecker

This woodpecker has a black and white clown face with a red cap on the crown. Acorn Woodpeckers  store acorns in holes drilled in trees and other wood structurers.

Their habitat is oak woodlands and mixed oak-pine forests. They can be found in California, Oregon, Arizona, and Mexico. They are usually found in colonies.

Acorn Woodpecker

Useful Links

The Cornell University Lab of Ornithology website has thousands of photos, videos, and sound recordings of birds. Learn about the eBird app that can help you identify, learn about, and keep a life list of birds.  https://www.birds.cornell.edu/home/

The Audubon Society website has interesting information, bird guides, and beautiful photos of birds. If you are interested in planting native plants to attract birds, use their Native Plant Database.  https://www.audubon.org/