Today I went on a birding Field Trip with the Golden Gate Audubon “Fall Birds of the Bay Area” class at Coyote Hills Regional Park in Southern Alameda County. I had forty=three bird species today. Others had more.
The highlight for the group was seeing a Pectoral Sandpiper, which is unusual this late in the year. We also got to see a Yellow-shafted Northern Flicker as well as the more common Red-shafted one.
A rare (for the west coast) Magnolia Warbler has been at Coyote Hills, but was not around when I went to the site where it is usually seen (There was one reported sighting of it earlier in the day). Click read more to see my bird list for today. To see leaders’ lists go to: http://www.naturetrip.com/BBAFallList2012.htm
Coyote Hills Regional Park, Alameda, US-CA Oct 20, 2012 9:00 AM – 12:15 PM
(Birding Class with Eddie Bartley)
American White Pelican
Great Blue Heron
Northern Flicker (both Red-shafted and Yellow-shafted seen)
- Birding Rodeo Lagoon And Hawk Hill 10/13/12 (naturalhistorywanderings.com)
- Birding Pt. Isabel And The Bay Trail 10/12/12 (naturalhistorywanderings.com)
- Birding The Bay Trail (naturalhistorywanderings.com)