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Yerba Buena Nursery's Guide to Planting Under Oaks

Garden Guides | At Your Home Garden Design Service | In House Bed Design | Garden Tune-Up Service
For Further Reference: An online book by the California Oak Foundation: Compatible Plants Under & Around Oaks
The Value of Oaks
One of the most majestic, valuable and longest lasting legacies we can leave our children is the oak tree. Hundreds of species of wildlife depend on this tree for food and shelter. Our homes are enhanced by the shade and stature provided by this long-lived tree. Yet human activities such as building of homes and planting of vineyards threaten the areas where oaks remain. In addition, Sudden Oak Death is now threatening our remaining oaks, killing off portions of oak forest at an alarming rate. We need to preserve existing oaks and plant new trees for the future.

Natural Watering Patterns
Mature oak trees have typically survived in California with water gathered from winter rains and without water for the 6 month summer period. To keep your oaks alive you will want to replicate the no water pattern in summer by avoiding the use of plants under the oaks that need summer water. This particularly includes lawns! How often have we seen a mature oak fall down onto a newly planted lawn, added by a developer or homeowner, who has no knowledge of the consequences.

Root System of Established Oaks
Oaks set a deep tap root and have many shallow surface feeder roots. These shallow roots extend to and beyond the canopy of the tree and should not be disturbed!. Feeder roots are typically from 12 inches to 3 feet below the soil's surface. The most critical area is within 10 feet of the base of an oak, where no planting should occur and the area must be kept dry. Organic mulch can be used in this area, provided it does not touch the crown of the tree. Between the 10 foot diameter and the dripline, minimal planting should occur. Native plants which are drought tolerant and planted in the rainy season are the best choice as they will not compete with the oak for nutrients as will other thirsty plants.

New Oaks
Recently planted oaks will need to be watered for about 3 years until they are established. After that, they should not be summer watered and should definitely not be planted in a lawn. Summer watering may not appear to affect these trees for a number of years, after which root rot and decline in health may occur.

Recommended Native Plants for Use Near Oaks

This partial list is based on plants grown at Yerba Buena Nursery and should be evaluated in terms of the amount of sun and deer present around your oaks. Plants appropriate for use near oaks will be indicated in the Nursery with an oak symbol () on the informational card.

Symbols = Sun (S), Part Sun (PS), Shade (Sh). Deer Resistant (DR), Somewhat Deer Resistant (SDR).


Botanical NameCommon NameExposureDeer
Arctostaphylos densiflora 'Harmony' Vine Hill Manzanita S-PS SDR
Arctostaphylos densiflora 'Howard Vine Hill Manzanita S-PS SDR
Arctostaphylos edmundsii 'Carmel Bronze Mat Manzanita S-PS DR
Arctostaphylos 'Emerald Carpet' 'Emerald Carpet' Manzanita S-PS SDR
Arctostaphylos glauca Bigberry Manzanita S-PS SDR
Arctostaphylos hookeri 'Ken Taylor' Monterey Manzanita S-PS DR
Arctostaphylos hookeri 'Wayside' 'Wayside' Monterey S-PS SDR
Arctostaphylos 'Pacific Mist' 'Pacific Mist' Manzanita S-PS SDR
Arctostaphylos regismontana King's Mountain Manzanita S-PS SDR
Arctostaphylos 'Seaspray' 'Seaspray' Manzanita S-PS SDR
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi 'Green 'Green Supreme' Bearberry S-PS SDR
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi 'Point 'Pt. Reyes' Bearberry S-PS SDR
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi 'Radiant' 'Radiant' Bearberry S-PS SDR
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi 'San Bruno 'San Bruno Mtn.' Bearberry S-PS SDR
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi ssp. Leo Brewer's Manzanita S-PS SDR
Artemisia californica California Sagebrush S-PS DR
Baccharis pilularis 'Pigeon Pt.' Dwarf Coyote Bush S-PS DR
Baccharis pilularis var. Coyote Bush S-PS DR
Berberis aquifolium Oregon Grape Sh-PS DR
Berberis aquifolium 'Skylark' 'Skylark' Oregon Grape S-PS SDR
Berberis 'Golden Abundance' Oregon Grape S-PS DR
Berberis 'Ken Hartman' Oregon Grape S SDR
Berberis nevinii Nevin Barberry S-PS DR
Berberis repens Creeping Barberry Sh DR
Carpenteria californica Bush Anemone S-PS
Carpenteria californica 'Elizabeth' Bush Anemone S-PS
Ceanothus 'Centennial' Wild Lilac S-PS SDR
Ceanothus cuneatus Buckbrush S-PS DR
Ceanothus cuneatus var. rigidus Wild Lilac S DR
Ceanothus 'Ebbets Field' Dwarf Wild Lilac S-PS DR
Ceanothus gloriosus 'Anchor Bay' Point Reyes Ceanothus S-PS SDR
Ceanothus gloriosus ssp. exaltatus Point Reyes Ceanothus S-PS DR
Ceanothus griseus var. horizontalis Carmel Creeper S-PS
Ceanothus griseus x arboreus 'Ray Wild Lilac S-PS
Ceanothus maritimus 'Frosty Dawn' Maritime Ceanothus S-PS SDR
Ceanothus maritimus 'Point Sierra' Maritime Ceanothus S-PS SDR
Ceanothus thyrsiflorus Wild Lilac S-PS
Ceanothus thyrsiflorus 'Skylark' Wild Lilac S-PS
Ceanothus thyrsiflorus 'Snow Wild Lilac S-PS
Ceanothus 'Tilden Park' California Ceanothus S
Cercis occidentalis Western Redbud S-PS
Cercocarpus betuloides Western Mountain Mahogany S-PS SDR
Corylus cornuta var. californica California Hazelnut Sh-PS SDR
Crataegus douglasii Western Hawthorn S-PS
Dirca occidentalis Western Leatherwood PS DR
Ericameria ericoides Golden Heather S DR
Galvezia speciosa 'Boca Rosa' Island Bush Snapdragon S-PS
Garrya elliptica 'Evie' Coast Silktassel S-PS SDR
Garrya elliptica 'James Roof' Coast Silk Tassel S-PS SDR
Heteromeles arbutifolia Toyon S-PS
Heteromeles arbutifolia 'Davis 'Davis Gold' Toyon S-PS SDR
Holodiscus discolor Cream Bush S-Sh DR
Keckiella antirrhinoides Yellow or Snapdragon S-PS
Keckiella cordifolia Red Climbing Penstemon S-PS
Lepechinia calycina Pitcher Sage S-PS DR
Lepechinia fragrans Island Pitcher Sage S-PS DR
Myrica californica Pacific Wax Myrtle S-Sh DR
Neviusia cliftonii Snow-Wreath PS SDR
Philadelphus lewisii ssp. Mock Orange S-PS
Prunus ilicifolia Holly-Leafed Cherry S-PS
Rhamnus californica Coffeeberry S-Sh
Rhamnus californica 'Ed Holm' Coffeeberry S-PS
Rhamnus californica 'Eve Case' Coffeeberry S-Sh
Rhamnus californica 'Leatherleaf' Coffeeberry S-Sh
Rhamnus californica 'Mound San Coffeeberry S-Sh
Rhamnus crocea Red Berry S-PS DR
Rhus integrifolia Lemonade Berry S-PS DR
Rhus trilobata Squawbush S SDR
Ribes malvaceum 'Barrie Coate' Chaparral Currant S SDR
Ribes sanguineum var. glutinosum Pink Flowering Currant Sh-PS DR
Ribes sanguineum var. glutinosum Pink Flowering Currant Sh-PS
Ribes sanguineum var. glutinosum Pink Flowering Currant Sh-PS
Ribes speciosum Fuchsia-Flowered Gooseberry S-PS DR
Ribes thatcherianum Santa Cruz Island Sh-PS DR
Ribes viburnifolium Catalina Currant Sh-PS DR
Rosa gymnocarpa Wood Rose Sh-PS DR
Rubus parviflorus Thimble Berry Sh-PS
Salvia 'Dara's Choice' Dara's Choice Hybrid Sage S DR
Salvia mellifera Black Sage S-PS DR
Salvia mellifera 'Green Carpet' Prostrate Black Sage S DR
Salvia mellifera 'Terra Seca' 'Terra Seca' Black Sage S-PS DR
Salvia mellifera x ? 'Shirley's Black Sage Hybrid S-PS DR
Salvia sonomensis 'Hobbit Toes' Creeping Sage S-PS DR
Solanum umbelliferum 'Spring Frost' Nightshade S-PS DR
Solanum xanti var. obispoense Nightshade S-PS DR
Solanum xantii 'Salmon Creek' Nightshade S-PS DR
Styrax officinalis Snowdrop Bush S-PS SDR
Symphoricarpos albus Snowberry S-Sh DR
Symphoricarpos albus 'Tilden Park' Snowberry S-Sh SDR
Venegasia carpesioides Canyon-Sflower Sh-PS DR


Botanical NameCommon NameExposureDeer
Achillea millefolium - pink Pink Yarrow S-PS DR
Achillea millefolium 'Calistoga' Grey-Leaved Yarrow S-PS SDR
Achillea millefolium 'King Range' White Yarrow S-PS DR
Achillea millefolium 'Sonoma Coast' Sonoma White Yarrow S-PS SDR
Actea rubra Baneberry Sh-PS DR
Aquilegia eximia Summer Columbine S-Sh
Aquilegia formosa Western Columbine S-PS
Artemisia douglasiana Mugwort S-PS DR
Artemisia ludoviciana 'Silver King' Wormwood S DR
Asclepias cordifolia Purple Milkweed S DR
Asclepias eriocarpa Indian Milkweed S-PS DR
Asclepias fascicularis Butterfly Weed S-PS DR
Asclepias speciosa Showy Milkweed S-PS DR
Cardamine californica Milk Maids PS SDR
Cynoglossum grande Hounds Tongue Sh-PS SDR
Delphinium californicum California Larkspur S-PS SDR
Delphinium nudicaule Red Larkspur Sh-PS
Dicentra formosa Western Bleeding Heart Sh-PS DR
Epilobium canum ssp. canum - California Fuchsia S-PS DR
Fragaria californica (vesca) Woodland Strawberry Sh-PS SDR
Fragaria chiloensis Beach Strawberry S-PS SDR
Heracleum lanatum Cow Parsnip S-Sh DR
Heterotheca sess. ssp. bolanderi Golden Aster S-PS DR
Heuchera 'Canyon Delight' 'Canyon Delight' Coral S-PS SDR
Heuchera maxima Island Alum Root Sh-PS
Heuchera micrantha White-Flowered Coral Bells Sh-PS
Heuchera rubescens Alum Root S-Sh
Heuchera sp - UCB Groundcover Alum Root Sh-PS
Iris bracteata Iris S-PS DR
Iris chrysophylla Iris S-PS DR
Iris 'Deep Magic' Iris 'Deep Magic' PS DR
Iris douglasiana Douglas Iris S-PS DR
Iris douglasiana - deep purple form Douglas Iris - Purple Form S-PS DR
Iris 'Escalona' PCH-Iris PS DR
Iris fernaldii Fernald's Iris PS SDR
Iris 'Idylwild' PCH-Iris PS DR
Iris innominata Del Norte Iris Sh-PS DR
Iris macrosiphon 'Mt. Madonna' Ground Iris S-PS DR
Iris 'Native Warrior' Dwarf PCH Iris S-PS DR
Iris 'San Lorenzo Valley' PCH Iris S-PS DR
Iris 'Snow Queen' PCH Iris S-PS DR
Iris 'Stroke of Midnight' PCH-Iris S-PS med
Iris 'Tiki' PCH Iris S-PS DR
Iris x douglasiana 'Canyon Snow' 'Canyon Snow' Iris S-PS DR
Mimulus - White Monkeyflower S-PS SDR
Mimulus aurantiacus Sticky Monkeyflower S-PS DR
Mimulus bifidus Apricot Monkeyflower S-PS DR
Mimulus 'Eleanor' Monkeyflower S-PS DR
Mimulus longiflorus Southern Bush Monkeyflower S-PS DR
Monardella macrantha Hummingbird Mint PS DR
Oxalis oregana Redwood Sorrel Sh-PS SDR
Phacelia bolanderi Caterpillar Flower S-PS SDR
Plantago subnuda Coastal Plantain S DR
Prunella vulgaris var. lanceolata Self-heal S-PS SDR
Ranunculus californicus California Buttercup PS
Salvia spathacea Hummingbird Sage S-PS DR
Salvia spathacea 'Powerline Pink' Hummingbird Sage S-PS DR
Satureja douglasii Yerba Buena Sh-PS DR
Scrophularia californica California Figwort S-PS SDR
Sidalcea malvaeflora 'Palustre' Checker Bloom S-PS SDR
Silene californica Indian Pink S-PS SDR
Smilacina racemosa False Solomon's Seal PS
Smilacina stellata Slim Solomon Seal Sh-PS DR
Solanum umbelliferum var. incanum Nightshade S-PS DR
Solanum xantii 'Navajo Creek' Nightshade S DR
Tellima grandiflora Fringe Cups Sh-PS DR
Thalictrum fendleri var. polycarpum Meadow-Rue Sh-PS DR
Tolmiea menziesii Piggy-Back Plant Sh-PS DR
Trillium ovatum Wake Robin Sh-PS
Vancouveria hexandra Redwood Ivy Sh-PS SDR
Whipplea modesta Yerba de Selva PS SDR
Xerophyllum tenax Beargrass S-PS DR


Botanical NameCommon NameExposureDeer
Aesculus californica California Buckeye S-Sh SDR
Arbutus menziesii Madrone S-PS SDR
Juglans californica var. hindsii N. California Black Walnut S-PS SDR
Platanus racemosa Western Sycamore S-PS SDR
Pseudostuga menziesii Douglas Fir S-PS SDR
Quercus agrifolia Coast Live Oak S-PS SDR
Quercus chrysolepis Canyon Live Oak S-PS SDR
Quercus douglasii Blue Oak S-PS
Quercus garryana Oregon White Oak S SDR
Quercus kelloggii California Black Oak S
Quercus lobata Valley Oak S SDR
Quercus parvula var. shrevei Santa Cruz Mountain Oak S-PS
Sambucus mexicana Blue Elderberry S-PS SDR
Torreya californica California Nutmeg S-Sh DR


Botanical NameCommon NameExposureDeer
Calamagrostis foliosa Leafy Reed Grass S-PS DR
Calamagrostis nutkaensis Pacific Reed Grass S-PS DR
Carex praegracilis Clustered Field Sedge S-PS DR
Festuca californica California Fescue S-PS DR
Festuca californica 'Horse California Fescue Sh-PS DR
Festuca californica 'Scott SilverGray California S-PS DR
Festuca californica 'Serpentine California Fescue Sh-PS DR
Festuca idahoensis Idaho Fescue S-PS DR
Festuca idahoensis 'Tomales Bay' Tomales Bay Idaho Fescue S-PS DR
Festuca rubra 'Molate' Red Fescue S-PS
Festuca 'Siskiyou Blue' Fescue S-PS DR
Hierochloe occidentale Vanilla Grass Sh-PS DR
Juncus patens Common Rush S-PS DR
Juncus patens 'Elk Blue' Blue Rush S-PS DR
Leymus condensatus 'Canyon Prince' Giant Wild Rye S-PS DR
Melica californica California Melic PS DR
Melica imperfecta Coastrange Melic PS DR
Muhlenbergia rigens Deer Grass S-PS DR
Nassella cernua Nodding Needle Grass S DR
Nassella pulchra Purple Needle Grass S-PS DR


Botanical NameCommon NameExposureDeer
Aristolochia californica California Dutchmans Pipe PS SDR
Calystegia purpurata ssp. purpurata Morning-Glory S-PS
Clematis lasiantha Chaparral Clematis S-PS SDR
Lonicera hispidula var. vacillans Hairy Honeysuckle S-Sh SDR
Rubus ursinus Western Blackberry S-Sh DR


Botanical NameCommon NameExposureDeer
Adiantum jordanii California Maidenhair PS DR
Dryopteris arguta Coastal Wood Fern Sh-PS DR
Pellaea andromedifolia Coffee Fern Sh-PS DR
Pentagramma triangularis Goldback Fern Sh-PS DR
Polypodium californicum California Polypody Sh-PS DR
Polypodium californicum 'Sarah California Polypody Sh-PS SDR
Polystichum munitum Western Sword Fern Sh-PS DR
Pteridium aquilinum Western Bracken Fern S-Sh DR


Botanical NameCommon NameExposureDeer
Calochortus albus Fairy Lanterns Sh-PS
Chlorogalum pomeridianum Soap Lily S-PS
Dichelostemma capitatum Blue Dicks S-PS
Trillium chloropetalum Wake Robin PS SDR
Triteleia laxa 'Queen Fabiola' Ithuriel's Spear S

California's Oak Woodland Community
The following list was compiled by the California Department of Forestry in 1996.** More than 300 species depend on oak woodlands for food and shelter. California's oak woodlands sustain higher levels of biodiversity than virtually any other terrestrial ecosystem in the State.

Species dependent on Oaks Woodlands:

Arboreal Salamander (Aneides lugubris)
Black Salamander (Aneides flavipunctatus)
Black- Bellied Slender Salamander (Batdachoseps nigriventdis)
Bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana)
California Newt (Taricha torosa)
California Slender Salamander (Batdachoseps attenuatus)
California tdeefrog (Hyla cadaverina)
Ensatina (Ensatina eschscholtzi)
Foothill Yellow- Legged Frog (Rana boyleii)
Kern Canyon Slender Salamander (Batdachoseps simatus)
Limestone Salamander (Hydromantes brunus)
Long- Toed Salamander (Ambystoma macrodactylum)
Northwestern Salamander (Ambystoma gracile)
Pacific Slender Salamander (Batdachoseps pacificus)
Pacific tdeefrog (Hyla regilla)
Red- Bellied Newt (Taricha rivularis)
Red- Legged Frog (Rana aurora)
Rough-Skinned Newt (Taricha granulosa)
Shasta Salamander (Hydromantes shastae)
Tehachapi Slender Salamander (Batdachoseps stebbinsi)
Tiger Salamander (Ambystoma tigrinum)
Western Spadefoot (Scaphiopus hammondii)
Western Toad Bufo boreas

Blunt-Nosed Leopard Lizard (Gambelia silus)
California Legless Lizard (Anniella pulchra)
California Mountain Kingsnake (Lampropeltis zonata)
California Whipsnake (Masticophis lateralis)
Coachwhip (Masticophis flagellum)
Coast Horned Lizard (Phrynosoma coronatum)
Common Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis)
Common Kingsnake (Lampropeltis getulus)
Desert Night Lizard (Xantusia vigilis)
Desert Spiny Lizard (Sceloporus magister)
Giant Garter Snake (Thamnophis gigas)
Gilbert's Skink (Eumeces gilberti)
Glossy Snake (Arizona elegans)
Gopher Snake (Pituophis melanoleucus)
Granite Night Lizard (Xantusia henshawi)
Granite Spiny Lizard (Sceloporus orcutti)
Long-Nosed Snake (Rhinocheilus lecontei)
Lyre Snake (Trimorphodon biscutatus)
Night Snake (Hypsiglena torquata)
Northern Alligator Lizard (Gerrhonotus coeruleus)
Orange-Throated Whiptail (Cnemidophorus hyperythrus)
Racer (Coluber constrictor)
Red Diamond Rattlesnake (Crotalus ruber)
Ringneck Snake (Diadophis punctatus)
Rubber Boa (Charina bottae)
Sagebrush Lizard (Sceloporus graciosus)
Sharp-Tailed Snake (Contia tenuis)
Side-Blotched Lizard (Uta stansburiana)
Small-Scaled Lizard (Urosaurus microscutatus)
Southern Alligator Lizard (Gerrhonotus multicarinatus)
Speckled Rattlesnake (Crotalus mitchelli)
Western Aquatic Garter Snake (Thamnophis couchi)
Western Black-Headed Snake (Tantilla planiceps)
Western Blind Snake (Leptotyphlops humilis)
Western Fence Lizard (Sceloporus occidentalis)
Western Patch-nosed Snake (Salvadora hexalepis)
Western Pond Turtle (Clemmys marmorata)
Western Rattlesnake (Crotalus viridis)
Western Skink (Eumeces skiltonianus)
Western Terrestrial Garter Snake (Thamnophis elegans)
Western Whiptail (Cnemidophorus tigris)

Allen's Chipmunk (Tamias senex)
American Badger (Taxidea taxus)
Barbary Sheep (Ammotragus lervia)
Beaver (Castor canadensis)
Big Brown Bat (Eptesicus fuscus)
Black Bear (Ursus americanus)
Black Rat (Rattus rattus)
Black-Tailed Hare (Lepus californicus)
Bobcat (Felis rufus)
Botta's Pocket Gopher (Thomomys bottae)
Brazillian Free-Tailed Bat (Tadarida brasiliensis)
Broad-Footed Mole (Scapanus latimanus)
Brush Mouse (Peromyscus boylii)
Brush Rabbit (Sylvilagus bachmani)
Bushy-Tailed Woodrat (Neotoma cinerea)
California Chipmunk (Tamias obscurus)
California Ground Squirrel (Spermophilus beecheyi)
California Kangaroo Rat (Dipodomys californicus)
California Mouse (Peromyscus californicus)
California Myotis (Myotis californicus)
California Pocket Mouse (Chaetodipus californicus)
California Vole (Microtus californicus)
Coyote (Canis latrans)
Deer Mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus)
Desert Cottontail (Sylvilagus audubonii)
Desert Woodrat (Neotoma lepida)
Douglas' Squirrel (Tamiasciurus douglasii)
Dusky-Footed Woodrat (Neotoma fuscipes)
Elk (Cervus elaphus)
Ermine (Mustela erminea)
Fallow Deer (Cervus dama)
Feral Goat (Capra hircus)
Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger)
Fringed Myotis (Myotis thysanodes)
Golden-Mantled Ground Squirrel (Spermophilus lateralis)
Gray Fox (Urocyon cinereo-argenteus)
Heermann's Kangaroo Rat (Dipodomys heermanni)
Himalayan Tahr (Hemitragus jemlahicus)
Hoary Bat (Lasiurus cinereus)
House Mouse (Mus musculus)
Island Fox (Urocyon littoralis)
Kit Fox (Vulpes macrotis)
Little Brown Myotis (Myotis lucifugus)
Long-eared Myotis (Myotis evotis)
Long-Legged Myotis (Myotis volans)
Long-Tailed Weasel (Mustela frenata)
Marsh Shrew (Sorex bendirii)
Merriam's Chipmunk (Tamias merriami)
Mountain Beaver (Aplodontia rufa)
Mountain Lion (Felis concolor)
Mule Deer (Odocoileus hemionus)
Narrow-Faced Kangaroo Rat (Dipodomys venustus)
Northern Flying Squirrel (Glaucomys sabrinus)
Norway Rat (Rattus norvegicus)
Ornate Shrew (Sorex ornatus)
Pacific Kangaroo Rat (Dipodomys agilis)
Pallid Bat (Antrozous pallidus)
Pinyon Mouse (Peromyscus truei)
Porcupine (Erethizon dorsatum)
Racoon (Procyon lotor)
Ringtail (Bassariscus astutus)
River Otter (Lutra canadensis)
Sambar (Cervus unicolor)
San Joaquin Kangaroo Rat (Dipodomys nitratoides)
San Joaquin Pocket Mouse (Perognathus inornatus)
Shrew-Mole (Neurotrichus gibbsii)
Silver-Haired Bat (Lasionycteris noctivagans)
Siskiyou Chipmunk (Tamias siskiyou)
Sonoma Chipmunk (Tamias sonomae)
Spotted Bat (Euderma maculatum)
Striped Skunk (Mephitis mephitis)
Townsend's Big-Eared Bat (Plecotus townsendii)
Trowbridge's Shrew (Sorex trowbridgii)
Vagrant Shrew (Sorex vagrans)
Virginia Opossum (Didelphis virginiana)
Western Gray Squirrel (Sciurus griseus)
Western Harvest Mouse (Reithrodon-tomys megalotis)
Western Mastiff Bat (Eumops perotis)
Western Pipistrelle (Pipistrellus hesperus)
Western Pocket Gopher (Thomomys mazama)
Western Red Bat (Lasiurus blossevillii)
Western Small-Footed Myotis (Myotis ciliolabrum)
Western Spotted Skunk (Spilogale gracilis)
Wild Horse (Equus caballus)
Wild Pig (Sus scrofa)
Yellow-Pine Chipmunk (Tamias amoenus)
Yuma Myotis (Myotis yumanensis)
Acorn Woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus)
Allen's Hummingbird (Selasphorus sasin)
American Crow (Corvus brachy-rhynchos)
American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis)
American Kestrel (Falco sparverius)
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)
Anna's Hummingbird (Calypte anna)
Ash-Throated Flycatcher (Myiarchus cinerascens)
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)
Band-Tailed Pigeon (Columba fasciata)
Bank Swallow (Riparia riparia)
Barn Owl (Tyto alba)
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)
Bewick's Wren (Thryomanes bewickii)
Black Swift (Cypseloides niger)
Black-Chinned Hummingbird (Archilochus alexandri)
Black-Crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax)
Black-Headed Grosbeak (Pheucticus melanocephalus)
Black-Throated Gray Warbler (Dendroica nigrescens)
Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea)
Brewer's Blackbird (Euphagus cyanocephalus)
Brown Creeper (Certhia americana)
Brown-Headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater)
Burrowing Owl (Speotyto cunicularia)
Bushtit (Psaltriparus minimus)
California Condor (Gymnogyps californianus)
California Quail (Callipepla californica)
California Thrasher (Toxostoma redivivum)
California Towhee (Pipilo crissalis)
Calliope Hummingbird (Stellula calliope)
Cassin's Kingbird (Tyrannus vociferans)
Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis)
Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)
Chestnut-Backed Chickadee (Parus rufescens)
Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina)
Cliff Swallow (Hirundo pyrrhonota)
Common Nighthawk (Chordeiles minor)
Common Poorwill (Phalaenoptilus nuttallii)
Common Raven (Corvus corax)
Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii)
Cordilleran Flycatcher (Empidonax occidentalis)
Dark-Eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)
Dusky Flycatcher (Empidonax oberholseri)
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)
Evening Grosbeak (Coccothraustes vespertinus)
Ferruginous Hawk (Buteo regalis)
Flammulated Owl (Otus flammelous)
Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca)
Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos)
Golden-Crowned Kinglet (Regulus satrapa)
Golden-Crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia atricapilla)
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)
Great Egret (Casmerodius albus)
Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus)
Greater Roadrunner (Geococcyx californianus)
Green Heron (Butorides virescens)
Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus)
Hammond's Flycatcher (Empidonax hammondii)
Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus)
Hermit Warbler (Dendroica occidentalis)
Horned Lark (Eremophila alpestris)
House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus)
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)
House Wren (Troglodytes aedon)
Hutton's Vireo (Vireo huttoni)
Lark Sparrow (Chondestes grammacus)
Lawrence's Goldfinch (Carduelis lawrencei)
Lazuli Bunting (Passerina amoena)
Lesser Goldfinch (Carduelis psaltria)
Lesser Nighthawk (Chordeiles acutipennis)
Lewis Woodpecker (Melanerpes lewis)
Lincoln's Sparrow (Melospiza lincolnii)
Loggerhead Shrike (Lanius ludovicianus)
Long-eared Owl (Asio otus)
MacGilli -vray's Warbler (Oporornis tolmiei)
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)
Merlin (Falco columbarius)
Mountain Bluebird (Sialia currucoides)
Mountain Chickadee (Parus gambeli)
Mountain Quail (Oreortyx pictus)
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)
Nashville Warbler (Vermivora ruficapilla)
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)
Northern Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis)
Northern Harrier (Circus cyaneus)
Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)
Northern Oriole (Icterus galbula)
Northern Pygmy-Owl (Glaucidium gnoma)
Northern Rough-Winged Swallow (Stelgidopteryx serripennis)
Northern Saw-Whet Owl (Aegolius acadicus)
Nuttall's Woodpecker (Picoides nuttallii)
Olive-sided Flycatcher (Contopus borealis)
Orange-Crowned Warbler (Vermivora celata)
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)
Pacific-Slope Flycatcher (Empidonax difficilis)
Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)
Phainopepla (Phainopepla nitens)
Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus)
Pine Siskin (Carduelis pinus)
Plain Titmouse (Parus inornatus)
Prairie Falcon (Falco mexicanus)
Purple Martin (Progne subis)
Red-Breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis)
Red-Breasted Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus ruber)
Red-Naped Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus nuchalis)
Red-Shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)
Red-Tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)
Rock Dove (Columba livia)
Rock Wren (Salpinctes obsoletus)
Rough-Legged Hawk (Buteo lagopus)
Ruby-Crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)
Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus)
Ruffed Grouse (Bonasa umbellus)
Rufous-Sided Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus)
Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis)
Say's Phoebe (Sayornis saya)
Scott's Oriole (Icterus parisorum)
Scrub Jay (Aphelocoma coerulescens)
Sharp-Shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus)
Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus)
Solitary Vireo (Vireo solitarius)
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)
Spotted Owl (Strix occidentalis)
Steller's Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri)
Swainson's Hawk (Buteo swainsoni)
Swainson's Thrush (Catharus ustulatus)
Townsend's Solitaire (Myadestes townsendi)
Townsend's Warbler (Dendroica townsendi)
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)
Varied Thrush (Ixoreus naevius)
Vaux's Swift (Chaetura vauxi)
Vesper Sparrow (Pooecetes gramineus)
Violet-Green Swallow (Tachycineta thalassina)
Warbling Vireo (Vireo gilvus)
Western Bluebird (Sialia mexicana)
Western Kingbird (Tyrannus verticalis)
Western Meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta)
Western Screech-Owl (Otus kennicottii)
Western Tanager (Piranga ludoviciana)
Western Wood-Pewee (Contopus sordidulus)
White-Breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)
White-Crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys)
White-Tailed Kite (Elanus leucurus)
White-Throated Swift (Aeronautes saxatalis)
Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)
Wilson's Warbler (Wilsonia pusilla)
Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)
Wrentit (Chamaea fasciata)
Yellow Warbler (Dendroica petechia)
Yellow-Billed Magpie (Pica nuttalli)
Yellow-Rumped Warbler (Dendroica coronata)

**List from California Oak Foundation website: www.californiaoaks.org

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12511 San Mateo Road (Highway 92)
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Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

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