Posted by: Sandy Steinman | September 17, 2017

Birding Emeryville Shoreline 9/17/17

Today we went birding at high tide along the Emeryville Shoreline The high tide results in many shorebirds roosting on the rocks just south of the road and sidewalk. My guesses of about 110 Willets and 60 Marbled Godwits are probably pretty conservative. There were also about nine Whimbrel and five Black Turnstone  We identified 13 species.

Of special interest today was  a large number of  terns, maybe 50 or more on a distant pier north of the  road. It was a mixed group of Forster’s and Elegant Term. It was impossible at that distant and with their heads down to  tell how many of each. Also seen were butterflies including Painted Lady,  Skippers and Cabbage White.

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Emeryville shoreline and Marina Park Bird List September 17,2017

Emeryville shoreline–near fire station, Alameda, California, US  Sep 17, 2017 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM
Protocol: Traveling 1.5 mile(s)
Comments:     High Tide, Sunny, High 60’s to low 70’s, light breeze
13 species (+1 other taxa)

Double-crested Cormorant  15
Great Egret  1
Whimbrel  9
Marbled Godwit  60
Black Turnstone  5
Willet  110
Western Gull  28
gull sp.  X
Forster’s Tern  X     large number maybe 50 or more on pier north of Shoreline road mixed with Elegant Terns difficult to tell how many of each
Elegant Tern  X     large number maybe 50 or more on pier north of Shoreline road mixed with Forster’s Terns difficult to tell how many of each
Anna’s Hummingbird  2
Black Phoebe  1
American Crow  13
House Finch  1

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39235480

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