Posted by: Sandy Steinman | February 25, 2012

Birding The Bay Trail 2/25/12

Today I went birding along SF Bay Trail in Richmond, CA –From the Post Office Annex to Shimada Park. I saw thirty species of birds and was able to identify 27 (dowitchers, scaup and gulls are still are challenge).  I also probably heard but could not  ID a couple more.  The highlight was watching four Brown Pelicans fishing in the bay. Also seen were Swallowtail butterflies and a few California native wildflowers (California Poppy, Bush Monkeyflower, Lavatera, and Suncups).  The sun was strong and I was often shooting into the light so it was not an especially good day for photography.

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SF Bay Trail  Birdlist  (Post Office Annex to Shimada Park) — Contra Costa, US-CA. Feb 25, 2012

The number of species is the highest number of each species seen at one time to avoid overcounting

Canada Goose  4
American Wigeon  1
Green-winged Teal  20
Greater/Lesser Scaup  40
Common Goldeneye  2
Ruddy Duck  6
Horned Grebe  1
Brown Pelican  4
Great Egret  1
Snowy Egret  3
Turkey Vulture  1
American Coot  20
Black-bellied Plover  20
American Avocet  6
Willet  30
Whimbrel  1
Long-billed Curlew  1
Marbled Godwit  1
Least Sandpiper  20
Short-billed/Long-billed Dowitcher  35
Ring-billed Gull  1
Glaucous-winged Gull  1
gull sp.  100
Forster’s Tern  5
Rock Pigeon  1
Anna’s Hummingbird  1
Black Phoebe  2
White-crowned Sparrow  6
Golden-crowned Sparrow  4
House Finch  1

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