Posted by: Sandy Steinman | November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving Birding

This morning we went birding at Elsie Roemer Bird Sanctuary, Garretson Pt. at MLK regional Shoreline and our backyard. It was low tide and mostly cloudy.

At Elsie Roemer shorebirds were out in great numbers. Most abundant were the various sandpipers, Avocets, Forster’s Terns and Brown Pelicans.

A quick stop at Garretson Pt. we found the seasonal pond was still pretty dry. Most abundant in the bay were Ruddy Ducks. Best bird was a Belted Kingfisher who showed up just before we left.

Here are a few photos from Elsie Roemer that give you an idea of how birds it was. Click Read more below to see bird lists. I even included a bird list of a few birds that were in the yard in the N. Berkeley flatlands when we got home. We had a White-throated Sparrow make a couple of appearances earlier this week, but haven’t seen him the last few days.

 

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Elsie Roemer Bird Sanctuary, Alameda, California, US
Nov 23, 2017 9:35 AM – 10:55 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
24 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose  1
American Wigeon  6
Bufflehead  X
Double-crested Cormorant  X
Brown Pelican  X
Snowy Egret  X
American Coot  X
American Avocet  X
Black-bellied Plover  X
Long-billed Curlew  X
Marbled Godwit  X
Sanderling  X
Dunlin  X
Western Sandpiper  X
Short-billed/Long-billed Dowitcher  X
Willet  X
Ring-billed Gull  X
Western Gull  X
Forster’s Tern  X
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  X
Anna’s Hummingbird  X
American Crow  X
Yellow-rumped Warbler  X
White-crowned Sparrow  X
House Sparrow  X

MLK Jr. Regional Shoreline–Garretson Pt., Alameda, California, US
Nov 23, 2017 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.25 mile(s)
22 species (+2 other taxa)

Northern Shoveler  2
American Wigeon  X
Bufflehead  X
Ruddy Duck  X
Western/Clark’s Grebe  1
Double-crested Cormorant  X
Brown Pelican  X
Great Blue Heron  1
Great Egret  2
Snowy Egret  X
American Coot  X
American Avocet  X
Black-bellied Plover  2
Long-billed Curlew  1
Marbled Godwit  X
peep sp.  X
Greater Yellowlegs  X
Willet  X
Western Gull  X
Belted Kingfisher  1
American Crow  X
Northern Mockingbird  1
White-crowned Sparrow  X
House Finch  X

Berkeley- home, Alameda, California, US
Nov 23, 2017 1:30 PM – 1:40 PM
Protocol: Stationary
9 species

Mourning Dove  1
American Crow  1
Bewick’s Wren  1
Fox Sparrow  2
Dark-eyed Junco  2
White-crowned Sparrow  3
Golden-crowned Sparrow  2
Lesser Goldfinch  2
House Sparrow  3

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