Scouting Alameda, part 2

Saturday, September 08, 2007, Led by Mary and Bill

Photos by Bill Walker

63 Species at 5 Locations

Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl)
Brant BM
One bird, with a very odd look, seen at Berkeley Marina on a mudflat just south and west of the intersection of University and the frontage road to 880.
Mallard LM
Phasianidae (Pheasants, Grouse, and Allies)
Wild Turkey G/DCRP
Podicipedidae (Grebes)
Pied-billed Grebe LM
20 Pied-billed Grebes seen together on Lake Merrit.
Phalacrocoracidae (Cormorants and Shags)
Pelecanidae (Pelicans)
Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns)
Cathartidae (New World Vultures)
Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites)
Red-shouldered Hawk (h) G/DCRP
Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, and Coots)
Charadriidae (Plovers and Lapwings)
Killdeer BAP
Recurvirostridae (Stilts and Avocets)
Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies)
Willet BAP
Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers)
Heermann's Gull BM
Single Heermann\'s Gull seen in the parking lot signed for \"Banquets in progress\" at Berkeley Marinia
Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves)
Mourning Dove G/DCRP
Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)
Picidae (Woodpeckers)
Falconidae (Falcons and Caracaras)
Peregrine Falcon BM
Peregrine seen over a construction site near the Brant (see above), harrassing two ravens.
Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers)
Black Phoebe G/DCRP
Vireonidae (Vireos)
Hutton's Vireo G/DCRP
Several individuals seen at Garin / Dry Creek, near the parking lot and along the path to the camping area.
Corvidae (Crows, Jays, and Magpies)
American Crow G/DCRP
Paridae (Chickadees and Tits)
Aegithalidae (Long-tailed Tits)
Bushtit G/DCRP
Certhiidae (Treecreepers)
Troglodytidae (Wrens)
Sylviidae (Sylviids, Parrotbills and Allies)
Wrentit (h) RRP
Turdidae (Thrushes and Allies)
Hermit Thrush G/DCRP
Sturnidae (Starlings)
Parulidae (New World Warblers)
Emberizidae (Buntings and New World Sparrows)
Icteridae (Troupials and Allies)
Fringillidae (Siskins, Crossbills, and Allies)
Passeridae (Old World Sparrows)
Legend
Berkeley Aquatic Park, CA = BAP
Berkeley Marina, CA = BM
Garin / Dry Creek Regional Parks, CA = G/DCRP
Lake Merritt, CA = LM
Redwood Regional Park, CA = RRP

63 Species at 5 Locations

Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl)
Brant BM
One bird, with a very odd look, seen at Berkeley Marina on a mudflat just south and west of the intersection of University and the frontage road to 880.
Mallard LM
Phasianidae (Pheasants, Grouse, and Allies)
Wild Turkey G/DCRP
Podicipedidae (Grebes)
Pied-billed Grebe LM
20 Pied-billed Grebes seen together on Lake Merrit.
Phalacrocoracidae (Cormorants and Shags)
Pelecanidae (Pelicans)
Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns)
Cathartidae (New World Vultures)
Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites)
Red-shouldered Hawk (h) G/DCRP
Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, and Coots)
Charadriidae (Plovers and Lapwings)
Killdeer BAP
Recurvirostridae (Stilts and Avocets)
Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies)
Willet BAP
Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers)
Heermann's Gull BM
Single Heermann\'s Gull seen in the parking lot signed for \"Banquets in progress\" at Berkeley Marinia
Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves)
Mourning Dove G/DCRP
Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)
Picidae (Woodpeckers)
Falconidae (Falcons and Caracaras)
Peregrine Falcon BM
Peregrine seen over a construction site near the Brant (see above), harrassing two ravens.
Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers)
Black Phoebe G/DCRP
Vireonidae (Vireos)
Hutton's Vireo G/DCRP
Several individuals seen at Garin / Dry Creek, near the parking lot and along the path to the camping area.
Corvidae (Crows, Jays, and Magpies)
American Crow G/DCRP
Paridae (Chickadees and Tits)
Aegithalidae (Long-tailed Tits)
Bushtit G/DCRP
Certhiidae (Treecreepers)
Troglodytidae (Wrens)
Sylviidae (Sylviids, Parrotbills and Allies)
Wrentit (h) RRP
Turdidae (Thrushes and Allies)
Hermit Thrush G/DCRP
Sturnidae (Starlings)
Parulidae (New World Warblers)
Emberizidae (Buntings and New World Sparrows)
Icteridae (Troupials and Allies)
Fringillidae (Siskins, Crossbills, and Allies)
Passeridae (Old World Sparrows)
Legend
Berkeley Aquatic Park, CA = BAP
Berkeley Marina, CA = BM
Garin / Dry Creek Regional Parks, CA = G/DCRP
Lake Merritt, CA = LM
Redwood Regional Park, CA = RRP

63 Species at 5 Locations

Lake Merritt
Berkeley Marina
Lake Merritt
Berkeley Marina
Brant
One bird, with a very odd look, seen at Berkeley Marina on a mudflat just south and west of the intersection of University and the frontage road to 880.
Lake Merritt
Garin / Dry Creek Regional Parks
Berkeley Marina
Peregrine Falcon
Peregrine seen over a construction site near the Brant (see above), harrassing two ravens.
Garin / Dry Creek Regional Parks
Lake Merritt
Berkeley Aquatic Park
Berkeley Marina
Heermann's Gull
Single Heermann\'s Gull seen in the parking lot signed for \"Banquets in progress\" at Berkeley Marinia
Lake Merritt
Berkeley Aquatic Park
Lake Merritt
Garin / Dry Creek Regional Parks
Redwood Regional Park
Garin / Dry Creek Regional Parks
Hutton's Vireo
Several individuals seen at Garin / Dry Creek, near the parking lot and along the path to the camping area.
Redwood Regional Park
Garin / Dry Creek Regional Parks
Redwood Regional Park
Garin / Dry Creek Regional Parks
Redwood Regional Park
Garin / Dry Creek Regional Parks
Redwood Regional Park
Wrentit (h)
Lake Merritt
Garin / Dry Creek Regional Parks
Redwood Regional Park
Berkeley Marina
Lake Merritt
Garin / Dry Creek Regional Parks
Berkeley Aquatic Park

Trip Map

Trip Notes

Scouting locations for a Big Day in Alameda County -- visited Garin / Dry Creek, Redwood Regional Park, Lake Merritt, Berkeley Aquatic Park, and Berkeley Marina. Wind was much stiffer near the shore than last weekend but still from the norht - windsurfers were out in force near the Berkeley Marina. Also saw Dowitcher sp.