Birding Niles Hotspots today


Three of us from Ohlone Audubon braved this morning's changeable weather for some birding in Niles, turning up 48 species.  Highlights were as follows.
Niles Community Park:
40 cedar waxwings
1 Allen's hummingbird
3 common mergansers in the Alameda Creek channel
Chase St. access to Alameda Creek trail:
1 Bullock's oriole in the field
Niles Staging Area along Alameda Creek:
6 ring-necked ducks
2 common mergansers
1 spotted sandpiper
1 band-tailed pigeon (flyover)
1 western kingbird (flyover)
Misson Adobe Nusery:
4 Pacific slope flycatchers
1 orange-crowned warbler
1 Wilson's warbler
1 black-throated gray warbler
2 black-headed grosbeaks
4 hooded orioles
1 red-breasted nuthatch
1 Allen's hummingbird
Stephanie Floyd

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