Posted by: Sandy Steinman | December 16, 2017

More Birding Berkeley 12/16/17

Today I went birding at McLaughlin Eastshore SP along the  Bay Trail from Gilman to Sea Breeze including Berkeley Meadow, Virginia Annex and North Basin. It was sunny and very windy with gusts that were supposed to be up to 40 mph. Not the best birding conditions. I did find 27 species, which is a lot less than I usually find this time of year. The highlights were a pair of White-tailed Kites perched on a small tree at the north end of Berkeley Meadow and two Eurasian Wigeons mixed in with a large group of  American Wigeons in the cove near the Sea Breeze.  Most abundant and likely in the 100’s were Scaup, Coots and Ruddy Ducks in the North Basin area.

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McLaughlin Eastshore SP–Berkeley Meadow, Alameda, California, US
Dec 16, 2017 1:20 PM – 3:20 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
Comments:     Bay Trail from Gilman to Sea Breeze including Berkeley Meadow, Virginia Annex and North Basin
25 species (+2 other taxa)

Canada Goose  120
Eurasian Wigeon  2
American Wigeon  100
Mallard  11
Greater/Lesser Scaup  100
Bufflehead  20
Ruddy Duck  100
Western Grebe  2
Clark’s Grebe  1
Snowy Egret  2
Turkey Vulture  2
White-tailed Kite  2
American Coot  150
Black-bellied Plover  2
Dunlin  4
Least Sandpiper  100
Willet  6
Greater/Lesser Yellowlegs  2
Ring-billed Gull  100
Western Gull  X
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  7
Black Phoebe  1
American Crow  5
Yellow-rumped Warbler  2
White-crowned Sparrow  10
Golden-crowned Sparrow  10
California Towhee  1

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This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (

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