Posted by: Sandy Steinman | April 1, 2012

Birding Aquatic Park-Berkeley 4/1/12

I went to Aquatic Park in Berkeley, which is next to interstate 80.  I saw I.D.’d 26 species plus scaup, gulls and hybrid ducks. The most dominant birds were Scaup, Coots, Bufflehead and Mallard and Hybrid Ducks.  The highlights were being able to get very close to a Great Blue Heron, Nine Snowy Egrets roosting in the trees, watching two Forster’s Terns in action, and watching Brown Pelicans fish. Also seen were Monarch Butterflies, California Poppies and Ceanothus.

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Aquatic Park Bird List

Berkeley, CA
Apr 1, 2012
26 species (+3 other taxa)

Canada Goose  5
Mallard  10
Northern Shoveler  1
Greater/Lesser Scaup  25
Bufflehead  25
Common Goldeneye  1
Red-breasted Merganser  2
duck sp.  10
Pied-billed Grebe  4
Eared Grebe  3
Western Grebe  1
Double-crested Cormorant  6
Brown Pelican  3
Great Blue Heron  1
Great Egret  1
Snowy Egret  10
Red-tailed Hawk  1
American Coot  100
Black-necked Stilt  13
American Avocet  2
Western Gull  4
gull sp.  20
Forster’s Tern  4
Anna’s Hummingbird  1
Downy Woodpecker  1
American Crow  5
American Robin  2
Yellow-rumped Warbler  1
Song Sparrow  4


  1. If you want to get close to great blue herons, great egrets, snowy egrets, and black-crowned night herons, you need to come to San Diego. Just give me a call!


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