Rock Pigeon (Columba livia) – Introduced
The common “city pigeon”. Most often present in developed areas. Most readily found at Rio de Los Angeles and along the LA River, but sometimes also present at Elyria Canyon and Heidelberg.
Band-tailed Pigeon (Patagioenas fasciata)
A large native pigeon that is most partial oak woodlands, but present year-round in the Report Area. Most likely to be observed in numbers outside of the breeding season in Elyria Canyon at Heidelberg. Most likely observed only as a flyover at Rio de Los Angeles and the LA River.
Eurasian Collared-Dove (Streptopelia decaocto) – Introduced
Arrived to the Report Area in the last two decades where it is now common, mostly in residential areas. Most likely to be observed along the LA River.
Spotted Dove (Streptopelia chinensis) – Introduced
While not native, this species was formerly widespread in Southern California and has declined dramatically for reasons that are not entirely clear. Formerly occurred in Elyria Canyon until about 15 years ago (where they were present daily on the power lines in the author’s yard). Apparently no longer extant so status is listed as red in all areas.
White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica)
A bird of the desert regions of California, individuals can wander widely. This species is highly unlikely to be observed in the Report Area, however, there is an eBird record of a bird coming to a feeder in Mt. Washington so the species has been included here.
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)
This is the common native dove in the Report Area. It is present throughout, often in large numbers.