Posted by: Sandy Steinman | January 20, 2013

Birding Del Valle Regional Park and Upper San Leandro Reservoir

I just began a new “Birding by Ear” class through Golden Gate Audubon and Albany Adult School with Denise Wight. Although I was not able to go on the first field trip to Del Valle Regional Park and Upper San Leandro Reservoir, Wen Hsu supplied the bird list for the field trip. The class saw a total of 59 species.

Click Read more to see list of birds seen.

Canada Goose


Ring-necked Duck


Common Merganser

Ruddy Duck

Pied-bill Grebe

Snowy Egret

Turkey Vulture

Cooper's Hawk

Red-Shouldered Hawk

Red-tailed Hawk

Golden Eagle

American Kestrel

Peregrine Falcon

American Coot


Greater Yellowlegs

Wilson's Snipe

Band-tailed Pidgeon

Anna's Hummingbird

Belted Kingfisher

Acorn Woodpecker

Red-breasted Sapsucker

Nuttalls Woodpecker

Hairy Woodpecker

Northern Flicker

Stellar Jay

Western Scrub-Jay

American Crow


Chestnut-backed Chickadee

Oak Titmouse


Red-breasted Nuthatch

White-breasted Nuthatch

Brown Creeper

Bewick's Wren

Ruby-crowned Kinglet


Western Bluebird

Hermit Thrush

American Robin

Varied Thrush

California Thrasher

European Starling

American Pipit

Cedar Waxwing

Townsend's Warbler

Spotted Towhee

California Towhee

Song Sparrow

Lincoln's Sparrow

White-crowned Sparrow

Golden-crowned Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco

Purple Finch

House Finch

Lesser Goldfinch


  1. When I was young, the skies were filled with birds, flocks sometimes darkening the sky. I am so encouraged by this list of birds sighted by your group. We have a cabin in the Sierra’s, above 6,500 elevation, and we have a bird list posted by the window, with bird book near. Birdwatching has delighted us for the last five generations, and I assume beyond.

    Many thanks for your contributions…


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