Posted by: Sandy Steinman | November 13, 2016

Birding Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline 11/13/16

Willets and Marbled Godwits

Willets and Marbled Godwits

Today I went birding with member of last year’s master birding class. We had an excellent day. Highlights were a Burrowing Owl  (spotted by a guest participant who was the youngest member of the group), Ridgway’s Rail and a photo by another guess participant of a Northern Harrier carrying off a Common Gallinule. Best of all was the great diversity of birds as we had 63 species and the large number of birds. The numbers on the list are very conservative. Also seen were Jackrabbit, Cottontail, Harbor Seal, and Ground Squirrel.

Willets and Marbled Godwits

Willets and Marbled Godwits

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MLK Jr. Regional Shoreline–Arrowhead Marsh, Alameda, California, US
Nov 13, 2016 8:40 AM – 12:40 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments:     Also seen: jackrabbit, cottontail, ground squirrel, and harbor seal.
63 species (+3 other taxa)

Willets and Marbled Godwits

Willets and Marbled Godwits

Canada Goose  30
Mallard  3
Blue-winged Teal  12
Northern Pintail  4
Canvasback  1
Greater Scaup  20
Greater/Lesser Scaup  25
Bufflehead  8
Common Goldeneye  2
Ruddy Duck  40
Pied-billed Grebe  8
Eared Grebe  3
Western Grebe  1
Clark’s Grebe  1
Double-crested Cormorant  6
Brown Pelican  1
Great Blue Heron  1
Great Egret  8
Snowy Egret  6
Turkey Vulture  4
Osprey  1
White-tailed Kite  1
Northern Harrier  2
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Ridgway’s Rail  10
Sora  1
Common Gallinule  1
American Coot  30
Black-necked Stilt  1
American Avocet  12
Killdeer  6
Whimbrel  7
Long-billed Curlew  10
Marbled Godwit  25
Greater Yellowlegs  1
Willet  25
Greater/Lesser Yellowlegs  30
Ring-billed Gull  2
Western Gull  50
gull sp.  X
Forster’s Tern  2
Elegant Tern  2
Burrowing Owl  1
Anna’s Hummingbird  12
Black Phoebe  3
Say’s Phoebe  1
American Crow  20
Common Raven  8
Tree Swallow  2
Marsh Wren  2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  1
American Robin  1
Northern Mockingbird  6
European Starling  15
American Pipit  6
Cedar Waxwing  8
Common Yellowthroat  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler  1
White-crowned Sparrow  20
Savannah Sparrow  4
Song Sparrow  4
California Towhee  1
Red-winged Blackbird  1
Western Meadowlark  4
House Finch  4
American Goldfinch  3

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