"This narrow avenue of cottonwoods and willows, often surrounded by city parks and golf courses, seems to attract a fair number of migrant songbirds in early spring and fall. The park is convenient for trips of varying length, from a half-hour lunch break to a half-day stroll. The birding experience from either of the two entrances described below is likely to be quite similar, so choose an entry point based on convenience.
Specialty birds: Bald Eagle (winter); Prairie Falcon; Western Wood-Pewee; Northern Shrike (winter); Green-tailed and Spotted Towhee; Lazuli Bunting. Other key birds: Sharp-shinned, Cooper’s, and Swainson’s Hawks; Ring-necked Pheasant; Franklin’s, Ring-billed, and California Gulls; Common Nighthawk; Black-chinned and Broad-tailed Hummingbirds; Belted Kingfisher; Red-naped Sapsucker; Cordilleran Flycatcher; Say’s Phoebe; Western Kingbird; Loggerhead Shrike; Plumbeous and Warbling Vireos; Western Scrub-Jay; Tree, Violet-green, Northern Rough-winged, Bank, and Cliff Swallows; Mountain Chickadee (winter); Bewick’s, House, and Marsh Wrens; Ruby-crowned Kinglet; Western and Mountain Bluebirds; Hermit Thrush; Cedar Waxwing; Yellow, Yellow-rumped, and MacGillivray’s Warblers; Common Yellowthroat; Wilson’s Warbler; Western Tanager; American Tree (winter), Brewer’s, Vesper, Savannah, Song, and Lincoln’s Sparrows; Black-headed Grosbeak; Bullock’s Oriole; Cassin’s Finch (winter)."