Posted by: Sandy Steinman | February 25, 2020

Birding Emeryville Shoreline 2/22/20 – Updated

This past Saturday I went birding at the Emeryville Shoreline with nine friends from Audubon. We timed it to be there at high tide. In winter there are large numbers of shorebirds that roost along the rocky shoreline right next to the sidewalk and roadway. An excellent place to view shorebirds up close.  With many observant spotters (including participants from the Masterbirders program) we saw 50 species (+4 other taxa).  As many birds as were counted some of the number were probably conservative. Thanks to Eric Schroeder for counting the large numbers and keeping the list. Our list includes the park next to Marina as well as the shoreline. You can see additional photos from Minder Cheng at Emeryville at High Tide

See bird list below.

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Emeryville Marina, Alameda, California, US Feb 22, 2020 9:57 AM – 1:01 PM
Protocol: Traveling 2.065 mile(s)
50 species (+4 other taxa)

Canada Goose  3
Greater Scaup  7
Greater/Lesser Scaup  12
Bufflehead  34
Common Goldeneye  17
Pied-billed Grebe  3
Eared Grebe  2
Western Grebe  5
Clark’s Grebe  17
Western/Clark’s Grebe  20
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  4
Anna’s Hummingbird  3
American Coot  25
Black Oystercatcher  2
Whimbrel  6
Marbled Godwit  80
Black Turnstone  5
Red Knot  1
Surfbird  11
Sanderling  1
Dunlin  30
Least Sandpiper  20
Western Sandpiper  1500
Short-billed/Long-billed Dowitcher  1
Spotted Sandpiper  2
Willet  121
Mew Gull  4
Ring-billed Gull  4
Western Gull  4
California Gull  1
Glaucous-winged Gull  1
gull sp.  60
Forster’s Tern  7
Red-throated Loon  2
Pelagic Cormorant  1
Double-crested Cormorant  4
Snowy Egret  1
Black-crowned Night-Heron  1
Turkey Vulture  1
Black Phoebe  1
American Crow  14
Bushtit  2
Red-breasted Nuthatch  1
European Starling  2
Northern Mockingbird  1
Western Bluebird  1
Hermit Thrush  1
House Finch  10
White-crowned Sparrow  6
Golden-crowned Sparrow  2
Song Sparrow  2
California Towhee  1
Red-winged Blackbird  3
Yellow-rumped Warbler  8

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