Posted by: Sandy Steinman | February 26, 2017

Birding Eastshore State Park – Berkeley 2/26/17

Willet

Willet

Today we went birding at McLaughlin Eastshore State Park. We started by Sea Breeze Cove, went through the Berkeley Meadow and observed the North Cove along Virginia Annex. Identified 38 bird species. Most impressive were the seasonal ponds in the Meadow. There were more and larger areas under water than on any previous visit over the last several years.

Seasonal pond

Click read more to see bird list.

Common Goldeneye

Common Goldeneye

McLaughlin Eastshore SP–Berkeley Meadow, Alameda, California, US

Feb 26, 2017 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Traveling  2.0 mile(s)
Comments:     Berkeley Meadow from Sea Breeze to North Cove
38 species

Coots and American Wigeon

Coots and American Wigeon

Canada Goose  X
American Wigeon  X
Mallard  X
Northern Shoveler  X
Green-winged Teal  X
Greater Scaup  X
Lesser Scaup  X
Bufflehead  X
Common Goldeneye  X
Ruddy Duck  X
Horned Grebe  X
Eared Grebe  X
Western Grebe  X
Clark’s Grebe  1
Double-crested Cormorant  1
Great Blue Heron  1
Great Egret  1
Snowy Egret  2
Turkey Vulture  2
Red-shouldered Hawk  1
American Coot  X
Black-necked Stilt  1
Marbled Godwit  X
Greater Yellowlegs 2
Willet  X
Mew Gull  X
Ring-billed Gull  X
Western Gull  X
Forster’s Tern  X
Anna’s Hummingbird  X
Black Phoebe  X
American Crow  X
Common Raven  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler  X
White-crowned Sparrow  X
Golden-crowned Sparrow  X
California Towhee  X
House Finch  X

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