Posted by: Sandy Steinman | October 5, 2012

Birding The Bay Trail 10/5/12

While much of the world is looking at Fall Foliage, I opted for another walk on the Bay Trail. I started  at Pt Isabel and went out about two miles to Shimada Park and back. I only took a small compact camera today as I decided to bring a scope. Certainly got better looks at some of the birds and managed to identify 33 species.  I only took a few pictures but some of them weren’t too bad. Still plenty of flowers in bloom along the trail, many planted. The most impressive were the Gumplant and Zauschneria. Anise Swallowtails, Monarchs and Cabbage White Butterflies were also seen.

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Bay Trail from  Pt. Isabel to Shimada Park
Oct 5, 2012 10:30 AM – 2:10 PM low tide
33 species seen
Canada Goose
American Wigeon
Northern Shoveler
Green-winged Teal
Clark’s Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
Brown Pelican
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Turkey Vulture
Cooper’s Hawk
Black-bellied Plover
Black-necked Stilt
American Avocet
Greater Yellowlegs
Long-billed Curlew
Marbled Godwit
Western Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
Ring-billed Gull
Western Gull
Anna’s Hummingbird
Black Phoebe
American Crow
Red-breasted Nuthatch
California Towhee
White-crowned Sparrow
Red-winged Blackbird
House Finch


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  4. Hello Sandy… very nice site… I must try Pt. Isabel walk.

    My wife spotted a large bird near UC Berkeley that was hard to identify. Might you view a photo?

    Thanks. daniel


    • I would be glad to look at. I am only an intermediate birder at best but would be glad to see what I can do. I also might be able to get a more knowledgeable person form Audubon to look at it.


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