Alan Kaplan <lnkpln@...>
A wonderful turnout of birders and birds occurred on Friday, February 3, 2012 at Tilden Nature Area (Contra Costa County, though the address is Berkeley, CA [Alameda County]. Over 30 birders, including visitors from Minnesota. Thanks to Denise Wight, Phila Rogers and Maury Stern. Nel Benningshof promoted the Great Backyard Bird Count two weekends from now; details at the Cornell birds site, I think. Thanks, too, to Bob Lewis for the training on January 21 !
Northern Flicker ( for a woodpecker hat trick!)
Hutton's Vireo (scold call was heard)
Turkey Vulture (makes the birdwalk official, according to Travis)
Red-shouldered Hawk (for a raptor hat trick!)
Almost one species per participant! Next walk is March 2nd, and our theme will be migration. See you there! Same place (Tilden Nature Area/Little Farm) same time (8:30 am).
Best of Birds!