Posted by: Sandy Steinman | November 24, 2017

Birding Albany Mudflats & McLaughlin Eastshore SP–Albany access 11/24/17

Today we went birding at the Albany Mudflats and McLaughlin Eastshore SP–Albany access, which is the meadow next to the mudflats. The highlight of the day was our first sighting of a Burrowing Owl this year. Also see were two Eurasian Wigeons. There were large numbers of Green-winged Teal, American Wigeon, American Avocet, and Northern Shovelers. There were also numbers of Northern Pintail, Brown Pelican, Ruddy Duck (in the distance), Ring-billed Gull, and American Coot. Click read more to see today’s bird list. We saw or heard 30 species.

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Pt. Isabel Regional Shoreline and Albany Mudflats, Alameda, California, US
Nov 24, 2017 1:40 PM – 3:15 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
Comments:     Albany Mudflat and adjourning Meadow
29 species (+1 other taxa)

Northern Shoveler  X
Gadwall  1
Eurasian Wigeon  2
American Wigeon  X
Northern Pintail  X
Green-winged Teal  X
Bufflehead  2
Ruddy Duck  X
Eared Grebe  1
Western Grebe  X
Clark’s Grebe  X
Double-crested Cormorant  X
Brown Pelican  X
Great Blue Heron  1
Snowy Egret  1
Cooper’s Hawk  1
American Coot  X
American Avocet  X
Marbled Godwit  X
peep sp.  X
Ring-billed Gull  X
California Gull  X
Burrowing Owl  1
Anna’s Hummingbird  2
Black Phoebe  1
American Crow  X
Bushtit  X
Yellow-rumped Warbler  X
White-crowned Sparrow  X
Golden-crowned Sparrow  X

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