Pt. Isabel Regional Shoreline, Contra Costa, California,
Nov 13, 2015, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Golden Gate Audubon Society Second Friday Bird Walk,
November 13, 2015.
Point Isabel Regional Shoreline to S. 51st Street and
We had 45 observers, including distinguished visitor
Denise Wight, who added her expertise in sounds and songs
(and mnemonics for them). We had a shorebird theme, and
there were lots of 'scopes and cameras.
You can “genderize” your adult Black Oystercatcher
sightings: females have flecks in the black center of
their eyes (irides), giving an irregular shape to the
iris. Sibley’s Second edition does not call this out. See
“Secrets in the Eyes of Black Oystercatchers”, Journal of
Field Ornithology, 79(2): 215-223, 2008, by Guzzetti et
Birds o' the Day were Say's Phoebe, American Pipit,
Wilson's Snipe, and my FOS Dunlin!
Here are the 59 species:
Great Blue Heron
Turkey Vulture makes it "official"
American Coot makes it doubly "official"
Yellow-rumped Warbler Audubon-type
Best of Boids!