Posted by: Sandy Steinman | August 10, 2012

Birding Pt. Isabel And The Bay Trail

Today I went birding  at Pt. Isabel with Golden Gate Audubon. Alan Kaplan led the walk and we went out about a mile from the parking lot and back.  The bird of the day was a Black Tern, which required scopes, field guides and lots of looks and discussion to confirm. Other highlights were seeing an immature White-tailed Kite doing his kiting (hovering), Brown Pelicans fishing and Black-bellied Plovers in various shades of breeding plumage. I saw twenty-three species but was only able to ID them all because more knowledgeable people than me saw and named the birds. Click Read More to see my bird list for today.

Pt. Isabel Regional Shoreline, Contra Costa, CA Aug 10, 2012 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM

21 species (+2 other taxa)

Canada Goose  X
Clark’s Grebe  X
Brown Pelican  X
Snowy Egret  X
White-tailed Kite  X
Black-bellied Plover  X
Killdeer  X
Willet  X
Whimbrel  X
Long-billed Curlew  X
Marbled Godwit  X
Short-billed/Long-billed Dowitcher  X
Western Gull  X
Caspian Tern  X
Black Tern  X
hummingbird sp.  X
Black Phoebe  X
American Crow  X
Barn Swallow  X
California Towhee  X
White-crowned Sparrow  X
Red-winged Blackbird  X
Brewer’s Blackbird  X

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