Volunteers Wanted for Eastern Alameda County CBC, December 17

Jeff Miller <jmiller@...>

The second annual Eastern Alameda County Christmas Bird Count will be held
on Friday, December 17. Great birding, fun birders, and free dinner

The count circle is in the vicinity of the towns of Sunol, Pleasanton and
Livermore, and includes five East Bay Regional Parks, significant SFPUC
watershed lands along upper Alameda Creek, and exciting East Bay birding
hotspots such as lower Mines Road, Sunol Wilderness, Calaveras Reservoir,
Lawrence Livermore National Lab, and Springtown Preserve.

Our inaugural count last year had over 75 volunteers who found 144 bird
species in the count circle. Highlight species from 2009 included bald
eagles, well over 20 golden eagles, prairie falcons, northern pygmy-owls,
short-eared owl, burrowing owl, Lewis' woodpecker, 176 yellow-billed
magpies, rock wrens, canyon wren, tri-colored blackbirds, and
rufous-crowned, lark, vesper, and grasshopper sparrows.

You can find information about the count here:

If you are interested in participating or being an area count leader, please
contact Rich Cimino, rscimino@..., (925) 353-0266.

Jeff Miller

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