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Posted by: Sandy Steinman | October 20, 2012

Birding Coyote Hills

Northern Flicker (Red Shafted) by Sandy Steinman

Today I went on a birding Field Trip with the Golden Gate Audubon “Fall Birds of the Bay Area” class at Coyote Hills Regional Park in Southern Alameda County. I had forty=three bird species today. Others had more.

The highlight for the group was seeing a Pectoral Sandpiper, which is unusual this late in the year. We also got to see a Yellow-shafted Northern Flicker as well as the more common Red-shafted one.

A rare (for the west coast) Magnolia Warbler has been at Coyote Hills, but was not around when I went to the site where  it is usually seen (There was one reported sighting of it earlier in the day). Click read more to see my bird list for today. To see leaders’ lists go to: http://www.naturetrip.com/BBAFallList2012.htm

Coyote Hills Regional Park, Alameda, US-CA Oct 20, 2012 9:00 AM – 12:15 PM

    (Birding Class with Eddie Bartley)

38 species

Mallard

Cinnamon Teal

Northern Shoveler

Northern Pintail

Green-winged Teal

Pied-billed Grebe

Western Scrub Jay by Sandy Steinman

American White Pelican

Great Blue Heron

Great Egret

Turkey Vulture

Northern Harrier

Sharp-shinned Hawk

Cooper’s Hawk

Red-shouldered Hawk

Red-tailed Hawk

American Coot

Killdeer

American Avocet

Least Sandpiper

Pectoral Sandpiper

Long-billed Dowitcher

Western Gull

California Gull

Anna’s Hummingbird

Northern Flicker       (both Red-shafted and Yellow-shafted seen)

Peregrine Falcon

Black Phoebe

Say’s Phoebe

Loggerhead Shrike

Western Scrub-Jay

American Crow

House Wren

Marsh Wren

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Hermit Thrush

Northern Mockingbird

Common Yellowthroat

Yellow-rumped Warbler

California Towhee

Song Sparrow

White-crowned Sparrow

Golden-crowned Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco

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