The black-headed grosbeak (Pheucticus melanocephalus) is a medium-size seed-eating bird in the same family as the northern cardinal, the Cardinalidae. It is sometimes considered conspecific with the rose-breasted grosbeak (P. ludovicianus) with which it hybridises on the American Great Plains.

The 19 cm (7.5 in) long, 47 g (1.7 oz) black-headed grosbeak is a migratory bird, with nesting grounds from southwestern British Columbia, through the western half of the United States, into central Mexico. It occurs as an vagrant further south in Central America.
Black-headed Grosbeak
Date Location Count
2020-10-19 15:55stakeout Black-headed Grosbeak, Mountain Rd., Deerfield (2020)1
2020-10-15 07:10Quintana Neotropical Bird Sanctuary (UTC 121)1
2020-10-24 10:37San Bernard NWR (UTC 125)1
2020-10-25 07:30San Bernard NWR--Bobcat Woods Trail1
2020-10-18 07:46Riverside Park (CTC 027), Victoria1
2020-10-17 20:46Reimers Ranch Park1
2020-10-18 09:10Hazel Bazemore Park Hawkwatch Platform1
2020-10-11 10:05Palo Duro Canyon SP (PHP 040)1
2020-10-03 15:09Big Bend NP--Window Trail1
2020-10-13 10:30Christmas Mountains Oasis1
2020-10-03 10:17Davis Mountains SP (FWTX 23)1
2020-10-23 07:00TX118--Limpia Crossing1
2020-10-10 07:14Carlsbad Caverns NP--Rattlesnake Springs1
2020-10-10 09:00Davis Mountains Resort (Restricted Access)1
2020-10-03 13:47Guadalupe Mts. NP--Frijole Ranch (FWTX 16)1
2020-10-07 08:16Parque Laguna Chapulco1
2020-10-10 11:00Truchero Zoquititla1
2020-10-01 09:51River Trail Between Ancho Canyon and Chaquehui Canyon1
2020-10-24 07:27Parque Ecoturistico Avila Camacho1
2020-10-12 07:35Parque Estatal Sierra de Guadalupe1
2020-10-15Three Rivers Petroglyph Site1
2020-10-11 08:45Parque Espejo de Los lirios1
2020-10-05 10:31Centro de Educación Ambiental Integral Sierra de Guadalupe1
2020-10-15 07:43Centro de Educación Ambiental Acuexcomatl1
2020-10-16 13:31Ciénega Grande de Xochimilco1
2020-10-28 11:30Parque Ecológico de Xochimilco2
2020-10-14 07:42Bosque de Chapultepec--Tercero Sección6
2020-10-07 09:22Reserva Ecológica del Pedregal de San Angel1
2020-10-17 13:11ANP Bosque de Tlalpan1
2020-10-01 06:57Corrales Bosque -- Romero Rd. entrance1
2020-10-17 09:25ANP Presa La Purísima1
2020-10-14 14:51Ridgway Reservoir--below the dam1
2020-10-12 08:33Laurelito (pueblo)1
2020-10-19 09:05Sendero del Estanque y Cementerio2
2020-10-11 08:20Laguna La Colorada1
2020-10-17 07:40Camino a ANP Piedras Bola1
2020-10-04 17:06Four Bar Cottages (private)2
2020-09-29 09:04Canyonlands NP--Mesa Arch Trail1
2020-10-14 07:05Portal1
2020-10-08 13:25Portal--Jasper/Moisan feeders (opened 2015)1
2020-10-13 11:50Portal--Cave Creek Ranch2
2020-10-11 10:25Cave Creek Canyon--USFS Visitor Center1
2020-10-04 06:30Cave Creek Canyon1
2020-10-07 10:30stakeout Eared Quetzal, FR42 between Sunny Flat and SWRS (2020)1
2020-10-18 09:35Cave Creek Canyon--South Fork1
2020-10-07 08:36Cerro de la Cruz2
2020-10-04 08:06East Turkey Creek at FR42/FR42B1
2020-10-10 07:46Barfoot Park1
2020-10-04 11:15Rustler Park1
2020-09-30 08:09Reserva Ecológica UAS El Mineral de Nuestra Señora de La Candelaria1
2020-10-17 15:00Jardín Botánico Culiacán7
2020-10-17 07:38St. David--Golden Bell Rd1
2020-10-13 06:41Ash Canyon Bird Sanctuary (closed Thursday morning; formerly Ash Canyon B&B)1
2020-10-15 07:25Garden Canyon Rd--BETWEEN Upper Picnic Area and Sawmill Canyon1
2020-10-19 06:25Onavas (pueblo)1
2020-10-09 08:11Meteor Crater RV Park (check in at office for permission/access)2
2020-10-23 06:57Peppersauce Canyon1
2020-10-15 09:04Mt. Lemmon--Bear Canyon (Cypress, Middle Bear, Chihuahua Pine Picnic Areas)1
2020-09-30 10:35Las Cienegas NCA--Fortynine Wash Access Rd1
2020-10-02 08:16Mt. Lemmon--Bear Wallow1
2020-10-15 08:28Mt. Lemmon--Summerhaven1
2020-10-11 10:29Agua Caliente Park1
2020-10-02 06:30Las Cienegas NCA--Empire Gulch1
2020-10-12 09:16WOW Arizona B&B1
2020-10-10 07:34Lakeside Park1
2020-09-30 07:40Harshaw Creek Road1
2020-10-13 06:20Fort Lowell Park and Pantano Wash1
2020-10-25 07:26Paton Center for Hummingbirds (Patons' Yard)1
2020-10-04 09:52Limberlost Family Park (was: Don Hummel Park)1
2020-10-14 09:24Florida Wash--Corral at Jct FR488&62A1
2020-10-09 07:41Boyce Thompson Arboretum1
2020-10-24 09:11Evergreen Cemetery1
2020-09-29 11:55Madera Canyon--Old Baldy Trail1
2020-10-02Madera Canyon--Pima Co.1
2020-10-25 13:30Madera Canyon--Santa Rita Lodge2
2020-10-15 07:10Madera Canyon--Amphitheater1
2020-09-30 08:27Santa Cruz River--Congress St. to Silverlake Rd.1
2020-10-09 15:57Patagonia Lake SP--Birding Trail1
2020-10-17 06:06Sweetwater Wetlands1
2020-10-03 08:10Patagonia Lake State Park1
2020-10-04 08:01Coconino NF--Schultz Pass1
2020-10-01 08:45De Anza Trail--Tubac2
2020-09-29 06:24De Anza Trail--Tubac kiosk area2
2020-10-02 09:53Rancho Santa Cruz1
2020-10-04 08:40Santa Gertrudis Lane (foot access only)1
2020-10-19 10:40Arizona Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery at Marana1
2020-10-15 07:18Pena Blanca Lake1
2020-10-11 08:55Sycamore Canyon (Pajarito Mountains)1
2020-10-08 06:17Box Bar Recreation Site1
2020-09-29 07:57Forest Road 217--old dam area1
2020-10-04 12:00Indian School Park1
2020-09-29 19:02I-15 -- MM88 Reststop1
2020-10-05 08:11Reserva Especial de La Biosfera Cajon del Diablo--Cañón del Nacapule1
2020-10-16 09:25Hassayampa River Preserve1
2020-10-01 09:54Lytle Ranch Preserve1
2020-10-02 09:27Dateland1
2020-10-01 13:04Pahranagat NWR--Lower Lake1
2020-10-03 06:55Desert NWR--Corn Creek (Field Station)1
2020-10-21 07:30Bahía Asunción (pueblo)1
2020-10-13 09:30Joshua Tree NP--Cottonwood Spring1
2020-10-21 14:45San Jose de Castro (pueblo)1
2020-10-06 06:30Jacumba--town1
2020-10-02 06:45El Rosario (pueblo)1
2020-10-14 07:16Big Morongo Canyon Preserve2
2020-09-29 08:20Death Valley NP--Cow Creek (authorized access only)1
2020-10-04 14:51Lake Cuyamaca3
2020-10-13 08:59Julian--Santa Ysabel Preserve1
2020-10-10 08:01Parque Ecológico Cañon de Doña Petra, Ensenada1
2020-10-03 08:20Yucaipa Regional Park1
2020-10-23 08:00Harry Griffen Regional Park1
2020-10-01 06:25Mast Park--west side trails1
2020-10-01 16:30Laguna de La Salina1
2020-10-10 07:00Campo de Golf Bajamar1
2020-10-11 06:51Moreno Valley--Hidden Springs Multi-use Trail1
2020-09-29 08:27Guajome Regional Park1
2020-10-04 08:30Doyle Community Park1
2020-10-11 07:45Glen Helen Regional Park1
2020-10-14 14:10Villa La Jolla Park1
2020-10-07 08:49Wing St. Canyon1
2020-10-03 09:03Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery1
2020-10-03 07:58Buddy Todd Park1
2020-09-30 07:21Oak Park Cemetery1
2020-10-08 07:24Antelope Valley--E Ave G10 - houses and orchard1
2020-10-18 08:22Gilman Park1
2020-10-05 07:16Rancho Sierra Golf Club (Private)1
2020-10-10 07:50Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden1
2020-09-29 07:24Neff Park1
2020-10-12 08:39Wardlow Park1
2020-10-03 06:20Hahamongna Watershed Park (formerly Oak Grove Park)1
2020-10-07 07:15Colorado Lagoon2
2020-10-03 09:53Banning Park1
2020-09-29 08:18South Coast Botanic Garden1
2020-10-18 11:59San Clemente Island--Ridge Rd. (SpCrv-SHGT)1
2020-09-30 07:47San Clemente Island--Lemon Tank1
2020-10-02 07:27Pt. Mugu SP--Sycamore Canyon1
2020-10-04 10:01Santa Cruz Island--north shore1
2020-10-03 09:35Orpet Park and Riviera Business Park1
2020-10-12 10:20Santa Cruz Island--Prisoners Harbor1
2020-10-19 06:53Islay Creek Campground--Montana de Oro SP1
2020-10-03 09:32Hardie Park/Cayucos Creek (Ocean Ave Bridge to Hwy 1 Bridge), Cayucos1
2020-10-08 12:37San Luis Reservoir SRA--Basalt Campground1
2020-10-09 07:45Babel Slough 1
2020-10-12 15:00North Davis Farms greenbelt1
2020-10-02 13:00Mendocino NF Genetic Resource and Conservation Center2
2020-09-30 09:06Andrew Molera SP--East Molera Trail1
2020-10-03 17:33Polo Grounds Park1
2020-10-04 07:11Hatton Canyon1
2020-10-20 08:40Fort Mason Park1
2020-10-02 07:29Presidio--Simonds Loop1
2020-10-01 07:05Muir Beach--Redwood Creek riparian corridor1
2020-10-10 07:25Spring Lake Regional Park1
2020-10-01 17:51St. Louis Rd.--ponds3
2020-10-03 14:30William L. Finley NWR--Cabell Marsh Gazebo2
2020-09-30 16:14Philomath Sewage Ponds (restricted access)1
2020-10-07 11:51Freshwater Farms Reserve1
2020-10-01 08:43Mad River estuary--Hammond Bridge1
2020-10-05 10:51Bowen Island--The Lagoon1
2020-10-05 09:12Ucluelet--Tugwell Field, Forbes Rd1