adopt a bird today to sponsor the conservation of the Museum's bird collection, and support collection management at the Museum. All adoptions are valid for one year.

When you adopt a bird you receive:

  • Your name displayed on the bird mount in the Museum for one year

  • Photo and detailed description of sponsored bird

  • Emailed schedule of conservation dates for your viewing

The Museum is a non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible as allowed by law. The Museum's Tax Identification number is 32-0268455.

To adopt a bird, contact the Museum at 831-648-5716.

Available Adopt-A-Bird List:

Hatchling - $25 (In order to encourage more children to be involved in our Adopt-A-Bird Program, Hatchling Level birds must be adopted by, or in the name of someone under 18)

Pied Billed Grebe - Chick
Pygmy Nuthatch - Female
Tufted Puffin - Chick


Copper - $55                                                                                     
American Avocet- Chick
American Dipper
American Goldfinch- Male
American Goldfinch- Male Alt. Plumage
American Pipit
Ash Throated Flycatcher- Female
Black-headed Grosbeak - Female
Black-headed Grosbeak - Male
Black-throated Gray Warbler - Female
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - Male
California Towhee - Male
Cassin's Vireo
Common Gallinule
Common Yellowthroat - Male
Dunlin - Alt. Plumage
Golden Crowned Kinglet - Female
Hermit Thrush - Male
Horned Lark - Female
Horned Lark - Male
House Wren
Hutton's Vireo Female
Lawrence's Goldfinch - Male
Lawrence's Goldfinch - Female
Least Bittern - Female and egg
Lesser Goldfinch - Female
Lesser Goldfinch - Male
Lesser Yellowlegs
Marbled Murrelet - Female
Marsh Wren
Nashville Warbler
Olive Sided Flycatcher- Male
Pacific Slope Flycatcher
Red Knot
Ruby Crowned Kinglet - Female
Ruby Crowned Kinglet - Male
Say's Phoebe
Tennessee Warbler
Vaux's Swift- Female
Violet Green Swallow- Male
Western Bluebird - Male
Warbling Vireo - Female
Western Wood Pewee
White Breasted Nuthatch - Male
Wood Duck
Wrentit - Male


Bronze - $110
American Kestrel - Female
American Kestrel - Male
Ancient Murrelet
Arctic Tern - Male
Baird's Sandpiper - Female
Band Tailed Pigeon - Female
Black Tern - Male
Black Turnstone - Female
Black-bellied Plover - Female
Black-bellied Plover - Male
Black Legged Kittiwake - Male
Black Vented Shearwater
Blue Grosbeak - Male
Brown Creeper - Male
Buller's Shearwater
Caspian Tern
Caspian Tern - Chick
Cassin's Auklet - Male
Cedar Waxwing - Female
Clapper Rail - Female and egg
Clark's Grebe
Common Ground Dove
Common Murre - Female
Common Murre
Common Tern
Common Tern
Cooper's Hawk - Male
Cooper's Hawk - Juvenal
Connecticut Warbler
Elegant Tern - Female
Evening Grosbeak - Female
Evening Grosbeak - Male
Flammulated Owl
Fork Tailed Storm Petrel - Male
Gadwall Male
Gadwall Female
Greater Yellowlegs - Alt Plumage
Greater Yellowlegs - Juvenal Plumage
Hooded Oriole - Male
Lazuli Bunting - Female
Lazuli Bunting - Male
Leach's Storm Petrel - Male
Lesser Scaup - Female
Lesser Scaup - Male
Long Billed Dowitcher - Alt. Plumage
Marbled Godwit - Female
Merlin - Female
Mountain Plover - Female
Northern Fulmar - Dark Morph
Northern Pygmy Owl - Female
Northern Saw Whet Owl
Northern Waterthrush - Male
Ovenbird- Female
Phainopepla - Female
Phainopepla - Male
Pine Siskin
Pink Footed Shearwater
Red Breasted Merganser - Male
Red Crossbill - Female
Red Crossbill - Male
Red Phalarope - Female Alt. Plumage
Red Phalarope - Female
Red Phalarope - Male
Red Necked Phalarope - Female
Red Necked Phalarope - Female Alt. Plumage
Red Necked Phalarope- Juvenal
Royal Tern - Male
Ruddy Duck - Female
Ruddy Duck - Male
Ruddy Turnstone - Male
Semipalmated Plover -  Alt. Plumage
Semipalmated Plover - Basic Plumage
Sharp Shinned Hawk- Female
Sharp Shinned Hawk - Male Juvenal
Short Tailed Shearwater
Sooty Shearwater - Male
Surfbird - Alt. Plumage
Surfbird - Juvenal Plumage
Surf Scoter - Female
Surf Scoter - Male
Virginia Rail
Virginia Rail - Juvenile
Wandering Tattler - Alt Plumage
Wandering Tattler - Juvenal Plumage
Western Grebe
Western Screech Owl - Male
Western Tanager - Male (Alt. Plumage)
Western Tanager - Male
Whimbrel - Female
Willet - Alt. Plumage
Wilson's Phalarope - Male
Wilson's Snipe
White Winged Scoter - Female
White Winged Scoter - Male
Yellow Billed Cuckoo
Yellow Headed Blackbird - Female
Yellow Headed Blackbird - Male
Yellow Rail


Silver - $250
Allen's Hummingbird - Male
Allen's Hummingbird - Male
American Wigeon - Female & Male
Anna's Hummingbird - Female
Ashy Storm Petrel
Black Brant
Black Chinned Hummingbird - Male
Black Scoter- Male
Black Storm Petrel - Male
Brandt's Cormorant - Male
Bufflehead - Female
Bufflehead - Male
Calliope Hummingbird - Male
Canvasback - Female
Canvasback - Male
Cinnamon Teal - Female
Cinnamon Teal - Male
Common Goldeneye - Male & Female
Common Merganser - Female
Common Merganser - Immature Male
Common Merganser - Male
Double Crested Cormorant - Male
Greater White Fronted Goose - Male
Greater White Fronted Goose
Green Winged Teal - Female
Green WInged Teal - Male
Harlequin Duck - Female
Harlequin Duck - Male
Long Eared Owl -Male
Northern Shoveler - Female
Northern Shoveler - Male
Pacific Loon - Alt. Plumage
Pacific Loon
Parasitic Jaeger - Male
Pectoral Sandpiper
Pomarine Jaeger - Male
Redhead - Female
Redhead - Male
Red-throated Loon - Female
Red-throated Loon - Male
Ring Necked Duck - Male
Ross' Goose
Rufous Hummingbird - Male
Short Eared Owl
Snow Goose
Townsend's Solitaire
Varied Thrush - Female
Varied Thrush - Male
White Tailed Kite
Wood Duck Female
Wood Duck - Male
Yellow Billed Loon - Female


Gold - $325
American Bittern and egg
Black Rail - Female
Cattle Egret - Male
Common Loon
Emperor Goose
Horned Puffin - Female
Mountain Quail
Pigeon Guillemot - Alt Plumage
Pigeon Guillemot - Juvenal Plumage
Rhinoceros Auklet - Male
Snowy Egret
Tufted Puffin

Platinum - $500
Arctic Loon - Female
Arctic Loon
California Quail - Female
Common Poorwill - Male
Eared Grebe
Greater Roadrunner
Hooded Merganser - Female
Hooded Merganser - Male
Pelagic Cormorant - Juvenal Plumage
Pied Billed Grebe
Prairie Falcon
Red Necked Grebe
Red Shouldered Hawk - Female
Red Tailed Hawk - Light Morph
Spotted Owl
Swainson's Hawk - Male
Tundra Swan
Turkey Vulture
Wild Turkey - Male


Diamond - $750
Barn Owl
Black Footed Albatross - Male
Ferruginous Hawk - Male
Peregrine Falcon - Female
Peregrine Falcon - Female
Sandhill Crane - Female

Jade - $1000
California Condor - Female
Great Egret - Male