Golden Gate Audubon Society First Friday Birdwalk, July 1, 2016, Tilden Nature Area

Alan Kaplan

Tilden Nature Area, Contra Costa, California, US
Jul 1, 2016 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Golden Gate Audubon Society First Friday Bird Walk, July 1, 2016, Tilden Nature Area. 

Today's theme was The Amazing Life and Legacy of Georg Wilhelm Steller: Birds, Botany, Bering and "Beasts of the Sea." Our Steller's Jay is named for him, as is a sea-eagle, an eider duck, an albatross, an extinct cormorant, an extinct "sea cow" Sirenian, and a sea lion. Our familiar Pelagic Cormorant was also called Bering's Cormorant, according to Bo Boelens et al, The Eponym Dictionary of Birds.

Here are the 34 species seen or heard by the 38 participants:

Wild Turkey  
Turkey Vulture  
Cooper's Hawk  
Red-shouldered Hawk  
Mourning Dove  
Anna's Hummingbird 
Allen's Hummingbird  
Nuttall's Woodpecker 
Hairy Woodpecker  
Pacific-slope Flycatcher  
Black Phoebe 
Warbling Vireo  
Steller's Jay       our theme bird today; we heard "wek" or shook-shook-shook call
Common Raven  
Violet-green Swallow 
Chestnut-backed Chickadee  
Oak Titmouse 
Red-breasted Nuthatch  
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  
Brown-headed Cowbird  
Purple Finch 
Lesser Goldfinch 
American Goldfinch

Best of Boids!

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