Golden Gate Audubon Society First Friday Bird Walk, June 1, 2018

Alan Kaplan


Golden Gate Audubon Society First Friday Bird Walk, June 1, 2018. Tilden Nature Area, Berkeley, CA.
To Jewel Lake on the road and back by way of the Boardwalk.

Today's theme was comparing and contrasting Bird Notes Afield (1907) by Charles Keeler, and Birds of Berkeley (2018) by Oliver James. Guests from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and Bengaluru, Karnataka, India. Forty-eight observers saw 29 species of birds, including Red-shouldered Hawk, Black-headed Grosbeak, and a juvenile male Hairy Woodpecker being fed by parents in the same snag that has been occupied at least 3 seasons. And great looks at Bewick's Wren and Pacific-coast Flycatcher at the end of the walk.

Here are the 29 species seen by 48 observers:

Turkey Vulture
Red-shouldered Hawk
Anna's Hummingbird
Allen's Hummingbird
Hairy Woodpecker 3 Juvenile male being fed by adult pair in a snag that has been occupied for at least 3 seasons in a row, near the start (south end) of the Boardwalk.
Pacific-slope Flycatcher
Black Phoebe 2 nesting under the bridge at Jewel Lake north end
Hutton's Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Steller's Jay
Common Raven
Tree Swallow
Violet-green Swallow
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
White-breasted Nuthatch fide Griffith
Brown Creeper
Bewick's Wren
Swainson's Thrush
American Robin
Orange-crowned Warbler
Wilson's Warbler
Dark-eyed Junco
Song Sparrow
California Towhee
Spotted Towhee
Black-headed Grosbeak
Purple Finch

Best of Boids!
Alan Kaplan

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