Posted by: Sandy Steinman | December 16, 2017

Birding Berkeley 12/15/17

Yesterday in preparation for Sunday’s Christmas Bird Count for Oakland and Berkeley we did some preliminary scouting. It was a particularly good day for birds in our yard and by the house. as we had 17 species including the return of a White-throated Sparrow, who had appeared a couple of weeks ago, a Northern Mockingbird, which we haven’t had for a few years and a Townsend’s Warbler. In birding some of local park and greenway areas I found more birds on the residential streets than in the parks. Click read more to see my birds.


Berkeley- Home List
Dec 15, 2017 9:13 AM – 12:13 PM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments:     throughout morning and early afternoon
17 species

Mourning Dove  3
American Crow  2
Chestnut-backed Chickadee  1
Oak Titmouse  1
Bewick’s Wren  1
Hermit Thrush  1
American Robin  1
Northern Mockingbird  1
Townsend’s Warbler  1
Fox Sparrow  1
Dark-eyed Junco  3
White-crowned Sparrow  4
Golden-crowned Sparrow  4
White-throated Sparrow  1
California Towhee  2
Lesser Goldfinch  5
House Sparrow  7


Cedar-Rose Park, Alameda, California, US
Dec 15, 2017 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments:     included several residential streets (Hopkins, Ordway,Gilman) near park and Ohlone Greenway from Gilman to University Av. Mostly cloudy high 50 to 60F
18 species

Mourning Dove  4
Anna’s Hummingbird  2
Northern Flicker  1
Black Phoebe  3
California Scrub-Jay  2
American Crow  3
Chestnut-backed Chickadee  1
Bushtit  6
Red-breasted Nuthatch  1
Western Bluebird  1
Northern Mockingbird  1
European Starling  4
Yellow-rumped Warbler  2
White-crowned Sparrow  2
California Towhee  2
House Finch  5
Lesser Goldfinch  1
House Sparrow  2

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