Posted by: Sandy Steinman | December 15, 2018

Birding Berkeley 12/15/18

Snowy Egret

Today I spend most of the day birding in preparation for the Oakland Christmas Count. First a short yard count around my house.

Next I went to Aquatic Park where I met another birder and between us we had thirty-seven different species. Most unusual was a female Barrow’s Goldeneye.

Finally, I spend some time on the Ohlone Greenway and a few residential streets in the North Berkeley flatlands. It was relatively quiet and there weren’t all that many birds but I did get to see a Red-breasted Sapsucker.

Great Egret

Click Read more to see today’s bird lists.

Berkeley Aquatic Park, Alameda, California, US
Dec 15, 2018 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
36 species (+1 other taxa)

Northern Shoveler  6
American Wigeon  4
Mallard  X
Mallard (Domestic type)  X
Canvasback  1
Greater Scaup  X
Bufflehead  X
Common Goldeneye  X
Barrow’s Goldeneye  1     female, south end of main lake
Ruddy Duck  X
Pied-billed Grebe  5
Anna’s Hummingbird  5
American Coot  X
Black-necked Stilt  8
Ring-billed Gull  X
Western Gull  X
Forster’s Tern  8
Double-crested Cormorant  X
Brown Pelican  1
Great Blue Heron  X
Great Egret  2
Snowy Egret  8
Green Heron  1
Black-crowned Night-Heron  3
Red-shouldered Hawk  1
Belted Kingfisher  1
Black Phoebe  1
American Crow  X
Oak Titmouse  1
Bushtit  X
Bewick’s Wren  1
Hermit Thrush  1
Cedar Waxwing  X
White-crowned Sparrow  X
Golden-crowned Sparrow  X
White-throated Sparrow  2
Yellow-rumped Warbler  X
Cedar-Rose Park, Alameda, California, US
Dec 15, 2018 2:15 PM – 4:15 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments:     included Ohlone Greenway from Gilman to University and several side streets.
14 species (+1 other taxa)

Anna’s Hummingbird  3
gull sp.  2
Red-breasted Sapsucker  1
American Crow  X
Oak Titmouse  1
Bushtit  X
Western Bluebird  2
American Robin  2
European Starling  X
Cedar Waxwing  X
Lesser Goldfinch  1
California Towhee  1
Brewer’s Blackbird  50
Yellow-rumped Warbler  2
House Sparrow  X
Berkeley- home, Alameda, California, US
Dec 15, 2018 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Protocol: Stationary
14 species

Mourning Dove  8
American Crow  X
Chestnut-backed Chickadee  1
Oak Titmouse  1
Bushtit  X
Hermit Thrush  1
American Robin  1
Lesser Goldfinch  8
Fox Sparrow  1
Dark-eyed Junco  4
White-crowned Sparrow  2
White-throated Sparrow  1
California Towhee  2
House Sparrow  2

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