Posted by: Sandy Steinman | December 14, 2018

Birding in Berkeley 12/14/18

In preparation for Sunday’s Oakland Christmas Bird Count. I did some preparatory scouting today.  Both at McLaughlin Eastshore State Park and a yard count at my home. Here is what I found.

McLaughlin Eastshore SP–Berkeley Meadow, Alameda, California, US 39 species (+3 other taxa).  I went from Gilman to Seaview and around Berkeley Meadow and along  Virginia Annex and came up with 42 birds. Mostly  in the rain and some wind.

Canada Goose  X
Eurasian Wigeon  1
American Wigeon  X
Mallard  2
Green-winged Teal  X
Greater/Lesser Scaup  X
Bufflehead  X
Common Goldeneye  3
Ruddy Duck  X
Horned Grebe  1
Western Grebe  1
Clark’s Grebe  1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  X
Anna’s Hummingbird  1
American Coot  X
Black Oystercatcher  6

Black-bellied Plover  X
Killdeer  1
Whimbrel  X
Marbled Godwit  1
Least Sandpiper  X
Short-billed/Long-billed Dowitcher  X
Willet  X
Ring-billed Gull  X
Western Gull  X
Brown Pelican  2
Great Egret  1
Turkey Vulture  2
White-tailed Kite  2
Sharp-shinned/Cooper’s Hawk  1
Belted Kingfisher  1
Black Phoebe  1
Say’s Phoebe  1
American Crow  X
Bushtit  X
European Starling  X
House Finch  X
White-crowned Sparrow  X
Golden-crowned Sparrow  X
California Towhee  2
Western Meadowlark  3
Brewer’s Blackbird  X

Also had did a yard county from my home in the North Berkeley flatlands  and identified 18 species.

Mourning Dove  6
Anna’s Hummingbird  1
American Crow  1
Common Raven  1
Chestnut-backed Chickadee  1
Oak Titmouse  1
Bushtit  3
Bewick’s Wren  1
American Robin  1
Lesser Goldfinch  5
Fox Sparrow (Sooty)  2
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon)  5
White-crowned Sparrow  3
Golden-crowned Sparrow  1
White-throated Sparrow  2
California Towhee  2
Townsend’s Warbler  1
House Sparrow  2

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