Posted by: Sandy Steinman | January 2, 2018

Birding Pt. Isabel Regional Shoreline 1/2/18

Today we went birding  at Pt. Isabel Regional Shoreline during the King Tide. We identified 47 different birds. There were large numbers of Scaup and Ruddy Duck out in the Bay. Closer in were large number of Wigeon, Green-winged Teal,  and Willets. The highlights were seeing three Ridgway’s Rails during high tide and nine Wilson’s Snipe at the island opposite the trail junction to Meeker Slough. There was one Eurasian Wigeon. Also a new species for our area list – a racoon swimming in Meeker Slough. Another birder told us he saw two Sora but we missed them.

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Pt. Isabel Regional Shoreline, Contra Costa, California, US
Jan 2, 2018 10:40 AM – 2:00 PM
1.8 mile(s) each way from parking lot at end Rydin Rd. to Meeker Slough.
Comments:     Overcast high 50’s to 60’s. calm to light breeze.
45 species (+3 other taxa)

Canada Goose  X
Northern Shoveler  3
Eurasian Wigeon  1
American Wigeon  X
Mallard  X
Green-winged Teal  X
Greater/Lesser Scaup  X
Bufflehead  2
Ruddy Duck  X
Western Grebe  1
Clark’s Grebe  1
Western/Clark’s Grebe  X
Double-crested Cormorant  X
Great Blue Heron  1
Great Egret  1
Snowy Egret  6
Black-crowned Night-Heron  1
Turkey Vulture  2
Ridgway’s Rail  3
American Coot  X
American Avocet  X
Black-bellied Plover  X
Killdeer  1
Whimbrel  1
Marbled Godwit  2
Least Sandpiper  X
Short-billed/Long-billed Dowitcher  X
Wilson’s Snipe  9
Spotted Sandpiper  1
Willet  X
Ring-billed Gull  2
Western Gull  X
Anna’s Hummingbird  3
Black Phoebe  5
American Crow  X
Bushtit  X
Marsh Wren  X
European Starling  3
Cedar Waxwing  X
Common Yellowthroat  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler  1
White-crowned Sparrow  X
Golden-crowned Sparrow  X
Savannah Sparrow  3
Song Sparrow  2
Western Meadowlark  1
Red-winged Blackbird  X
House Finch  2

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This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (

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