Posted by: Sandy Steinman | December 23, 2018

Birding The Richmond Bay Trail 12/23/18

Great Egret and Snowy Egret

The Richmond Bay Trail has many waterbirds at this time of year.  We walked from the parking lot at Pt. Isabel to a little past the Meeker Slough cutoff. As it was a King Tide we hoped to see Ridgway’s Rail. We did get one quick look. Most abundant today were the Scaup, American Wigeons, Coots and White-crowned Sparrows. There continue to be Black-crowned Night-herons in the trees by the parking lot. We identified 40 species. Had we stayed longer we probably would have seen more shorebirds as the mudflats were still mostly underwater when we left.

Northern Shoveler


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Pt. Isabel Regional Shoreline, Contra Costa, California, US
Dec 23, 2018 10:30 AM – 1:40 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
Comments:     King Tide 7 feet, mostly cloudy, 50 F, light breeze
39 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose  6
Northern Shoveler  X
American Wigeon  X
Mallard  X
Green-winged Teal  X
Greater/Lesser Scaup  X
Bufflehead  X
Common Goldeneye  1
Ruddy Duck  X
Western Grebe  X
Clark’s Grebe  X
Anna’s Hummingbird  3
Ridgway’s Rail  1
American Coot  X
American Avocet  X
Black-bellied Plover  X
Whimbrel  1
Black Turnstone  1
Western Sandpiper  X
Spotted Sandpiper  1
Willet  X
Ring-billed Gull  X
Western Gull  X
Double-crested Cormorant  X
Brown Pelican  X
Great Egret  1
Snowy Egret  20
Black-crowned Night-Heron  1
Turkey Vulture  2
Black Phoebe  3
Say’s Phoebe  1
American Crow  X
Marsh Wren  1
Bewick’s Wren  1
House Finch  2
White-crowned Sparrow  X
Golden-crowned Sparrow  2
California Towhee  1
Red-winged Blackbird  X
Yellow-rumped Warbler  1

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This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (


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