Posted by: Sandy Steinman | October 1, 2017

Birding Albany Mudflats 10/1/2017

Today we went birding at the Albany mudflats. The Albany Mudflats Ecological Reserve are tidal mudflats at the mouths of Codornices, Village, and Marin Creeks, between the Albany Bulb peninsula and Pt. Isabel. There is  as an important habitat for waterfowl and shorebirds.

It was  low tide and there were a good number of  waterbirds and shorebirds today. There were many  American Avocets and American Wigeon.  Also in good number were Green-wing Teal, Marbled Godwits, American Coots,  Northern Shovelers, Western Gulls, and Ring-billed Gulls  We identified twenty-six different bird species. Also seen were Anise Swallowtail and Cabbage White Butterflies and ground squirrels.

Click Read more to see today’s bird list

Albany Mudflats Bird List 10/1/2017
Protocol: Traveling 1.25 mile(s)
low tide, temp in 70’s F, slight breeze
26 species

Canada Goose  X
Northern Shoveler  X
American Wigeon  X
Green-winged Teal  X
Clark’s Grebe  X
Double-crested Cormorant  X
Brown Pelican  1
Great Blue Heron  2
Turkey Vulture  2
American Coot  X
American Avocet  X
Black Oystercatcher  X
Whimbrel  X
Long-billed Curlew  X
Marbled Godwit  X
Least Sandpiper  X
Spotted Sandpiper  1
Willet  X
Ring-billed Gull  X
Western Gull  X
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  X
Anna’s Hummingbird  1
Black Phoebe  3
White-crowned Sparrow  X
House Finch  X
Lesser Goldfinch  X



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