Wild Nature

Great Horned Owl looking down…

BIRDS

Sutro Cloud Forest is always alive with birdsong.

It’s not a great place for an amateur birder, because the thick bushes and the high trees provide lots of places for birds to hide, and it’s tough to see them. If you’re good enough to identify birds from their calls, it’s wonderful. So far, over 45 species have been recorded in the forest. (Update: As trees are being felled, the birds are becoming easier to see.)

Go here for the BIRDS page, which lists the birds.

A pair of Great Horned Owls nest there. We saw the owls one evening at dusk, and took these snaps without a flash to avoid disturbing them.

ANIMALS

The second owl looking at its mate

Besides birds, raccoons, skunks, squirrels, and other animals – possibly even foxes and coyotes – live in the forest. (We’ve sighted raccoons and coyotes.)

It probably also has a population of skinks and lizards.

There’s a report of a possible wildcat sighting, HERE.

We will start a page once we have more data.

INSECTS

There’s also a range of insect life. Go here for our page on INSECTS. We’re still working on this one and welcome contributions; email them to fk94131 at yahoo.com

3 Responses to Wild Nature

  1. RM says:

    we saw a bobcat today in mt. sutro by the aldea center.

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