Posted by: Sandy Steinman | September 24, 2016

Birding Elsie Roemer Bird Sanctuary 9/24/16

Snowy Egret

Snowy Egret

Elsie Roemer Bird Sanctuary is at the east end of Marsh Beach in the town of Alameda. It harbors aquatic birds and other salt marsh creatures. There are large numbers of shorebirds  there including Double Crested Cormorants, Willets, Marbled Godwits, Western Sandpipers, Least Sandpipers, Dowitchers,  and  3 plover species. Also seen in large numbers were Brown Pelicans. Three species of Terns were also observed.

Elsie Roehmer Bird Sanctuary

Elsie Roemer Bird Sanctuary

After leaving Elsie Roemer we did a stop at Crown Memorial SB–Crab Cove area, which is also in Alameda. The most interesting sighting there was watching a Snow Egret doing very aggressive and successful fishing and a Forster’s Tern  diving.

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Elsie Roemer Bird Sanctuary, Alameda, California Bird List  Sep 24, 2016

23 species (+1 other taxa)
Double-crested Cormorant  X
Brown Pelican  X
Great Egret  X
Snowy Egret  X
Black-bellied Plover  X
Semipalmated Plover  X
Killdeer  X
Whimbrel  X
Long-billed Curlew  X
Marbled Godwit  X
Sanderling  X
Western Sandpiper  X
Short-billed/Long-billed Dowitcher  1
Willet  X
Lesser Yellowlegs  X
Ring-billed Gull  1
Western Gull  1
Caspian Tern  1
Forster’s Tern  X
Elegant Tern  X
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  X
American Crow  X
House Finch  X
House Sparrow  X

Crown Memorial SB–Crab Cove area, Alameda, California Bird List Sep 24, 2016 

13 species

Canada Goose  X
Double-crested Cormorant  X
Brown Pelican  X
Great Egret  X
Snowy Egret  X
Black-necked Stilt  X
Greater Yellowlegs  X
Willet  X
Ring-billed Gull  X
Western Gull  X
Forster’s Tern  X
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  X
American Crow  X


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