Posted by: Sandy Steinman | August 27, 2012

Birding The Bay Trail 8/27/12

Today I was birding along the Bay Trail from Point Isabel (near the dog park) about 1.5 miles out and back. We were there at and after high tide and watched shorebirds come in. The highlights were seeing a Black Oyster Catcher,  a Snowy Egret fishing, a great Blue Heron hunting, Long-billed Curlews feeding on crabs, and seeing a Cooper’s Hawk fly by. There are still California Poppies, Gumplant and lots of Fennel in bloom. An Anise Swallowtail Butterfly was flying through the Fennel. Here are photos from today including four by Bob Stokstad, photographer and birder, who did the walk today.

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Pt. Isabel Regional Shoreline and Bay Trail Bird List for 8/27/12

Pt. Isabel Regional Shoreline, Contra Costa, US-CA

Aug 27, 2012 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM

27 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose

Mallard

Clark’s Grebe

Double-crested Cormorant

Brown Pelican

Great Blue Heron

Great Egret

Snowy Egret

Turkey Vulture

Northern Harrier

Cooper’s Hawk

Black Oystercatcher

Spotted Sandpiper

Willet

Whimbrel

Long-billed Curlew

Marbled Godwit

Black Turnstone

peep sp.

Western Gull

Mourning Dove

Anna’s Hummingbird

Black Phoebe

American Crow

Barn Swallow

White-crowned Sparrow

Red-winged Blackbird

House Finch

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