Fernandez Ranch Opening Bird Hike


East Bay Birders,

We are fortunate to have another wonderful birding destination to explore: the Muir Heritage Land Trust's Fernandez Ranch. Today's park opening was packed, with over 400 guests celebrating the grand opening of the 702 acre property. One of the day's festivities was a 2.75 mile bird hike along several of the park's new trails. Though we started at noon and several other large hiking groups preceded us on the trails, our group of twenty or so mixed experienced birders checked off 37 species.

Please take the opportunity to experience this wonderful new park and let us know what you find. For more information, visit www.muirheritagelandtrust.org

Happy birding!

Steve Hutchcraft
Alamo, CA

The list:

Cooper's Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Turkey Vulture
California Quail
Wild Turkey
Mourning Dove
Anna's Hummingbird
Nuttall's Woodpecker
Pacific Slope Flycatcher (lots)
Western Wood-Pewee
Ash-throated Flycatcher
Warbling Vireo (lots)
Western Scrub-jay
Steller's Jay
Common Raven
American Crow
Violet-green Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Tree Swallow
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Oak Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
House Wren
Western Bluebird (lots)
American Robin
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
Orange-crowned Warbler
Dark-eyed Junco
Lark Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Spotted Towhee
California Towhee
Red-winged Blackbird
Lesser Goldfinch
House Finch

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