Hi, I’m Eleisia, an avid backyard birdwatcher.

I have several types of feeders and nest boxes in my backyard here in northern California. A variety of birds visit our backyard birdfeeders and environment.

Not all species of birds eat birdseed, peanuts, suet, or sugar water. Many of the birds that visit my backyard eat insects and berries and seeds from flowers, bushes, and trees.

Some of our visitors include Chestnut-backed Chickadees, Western Scrub Jays, Stellars Jays, Dark-eyed Juncos, Oak Titmice, Anna’s Hummingbirds, House Finches, American Goldfinches, Black Phoebes, American Robins, White-crowned Sparrows, Golden-crowned Sparrows, Fox Sparrows, Mourning Doves, Wild Turkeys, White-breasted Nuthatches, Brewer’s Blackbirds, Red-winged Blackbirds, Northern Flickers, Downy Woodpeckers, Acorn Woodpeckers, Varied Thrushes, Hermit Thrushes, Cedar Waxwings, California Towhees, Spotted (Rufous-sided) Towhees, Evening Grosbeaks, Black-headed Grosbeaks, and one season we had a Rose-breasted Grosbeak, rarely seen this far west. In the skies above we see Turkey Vultures, Red-Shouldered Hawks, Red-tailed Hawks, and Cooper’s Hawks.

While my blog is about California backyard bird watching I also include news about birding counts and events, bird videos from around the world, and other plants and animals in my backyard.