Posted by: Sandy Steinman | November 28, 2019

Birding Emeryville Shoreline 11/28/19

This midday we went birding at the Emeryville Shoreline. In the winter large numbers of shorebirds roost along the rocky shoreline right next to the sidewalk and roadway. An excellent place to view shorebirds up close. A Wild Turkey was even bold enough to make an appearance on Thanksgiving day. Most abundant were Marbled Godwits, Willets and the small sandpipers. There were even a number of Surfbirds present. We saw 28 species and it is likely there were a number of other waterbirds that were too far out to identify. As we drove out along the frontage road from Berkeley there were a number of large flotillas of Buffleheads.

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Emeryville shoreline–near fire station, Alameda, California, US
Nov 28, 2019 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
27 species (+1 other taxa)

Canvasback  X
Greater/Lesser Scaup  X
Surf Scoter  X
Bufflehead  X
Common Goldeneye  1
Pied-billed Grebe  1
Horned Grebe  2
Western Grebe  X
Clark’s Grebe  X
Anna’s Hummingbird  1
American Coot  X
Black-bellied Plover  X
Whimbrel  X
Marbled Godwit  X
Black Turnstone  X
Surfbird  X
Dunlin  X
Least Sandpiper  X
Western Sandpiper  X
Short-billed Dowitcher  X
Willet  X
Western Gull  X
Double-crested Cormorant  X
Snowy Egret  1
Black Phoebe  1
American Crow  X
House Finch  X
White-crowned Sparrow  X

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This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (

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