Posted by: Sandy Steinman | December 9, 2018

Birding Elsie Roemer Bird Sanctuary 12/9/18

Today I went birding at Elsie Roemer starting just after high tide. Elsie Roemer Bird Sanctuary is at the east end of Marsh Beach in the town of Alameda. It is one of the best places to see large numbers of shorebirds. It was overcast most of the day with sun coming out just before we left. Temperature was in the 50’s. Winds were slight.

We identified 30 species today. There were very large numbers of shorebirds today including Black-bellied Plovers, Willets, Marbled Godwits, Dunlin and Western Sandpipers.

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Elsie Roemer Bird Sanctuary, Alameda, California, US
Dec 9, 2018 12:45 PM – 2:45 PM Protocol: Traveling 1.0 mile(s)
29 species (+1 other taxa)

Northern Shoveler  2
Mallard  4
Northern Pintail  4
Bufflehead  10
Common Goldeneye  3
Ruddy Duck  3
Pied-billed Grebe  1
Horned Grebe  2
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  3
American Coot  X
American Avocet  30
Black-bellied Plover  X
Long-billed Curlew  10
Marbled Godwit  X
Sanderling  X
Dunlin  X
Least Sandpiper  X
Western Sandpiper  X
Short-billed/Long-billed Dowitcher  X
Willet  X
Ring-billed Gull  X
Western Gull  X
Double-crested Cormorant  X
Brown Pelican  5
Snowy Egret  10
American Crow  3
House Finch  X
Golden-crowned Sparrow  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler  X
House Sparrow  X

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