7 Sparrow Species - Contra Loma R. P., Antioch - 10/9

Paul Schorr

During an outing to Contra Loma R. P, today we had seven sparrow species:

Lark Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Fox Sparrow (FOS)
Song Sparrow
Lincoln’s Sparrow (FOS)
White-crowned Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow (FOS)

In addition, we had the following 37 species:

Canada Goose
Wood Duck - only the second time we have observed this species at the park
Wild Turkey
Pied-billed Grebe
American White Pelican
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Black-crowned Night Heron
Turkey Vulture
Northern Harrier
Red-shouldered Hawk - one consuming an aquatic garter snake
Red-tailed Hawk
Virginia Rail
Common Gallinule
American Coot
Ring-billed Gull
Mourning Dove
Anna’s Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Nuttall’s Woodpecker
Northern Flicker - Red-shafted
Black Phoebe
Say’s Phoebe
California Scrub-Jay
House Wren
Western Bluebird
Hermit Thrush - FOS
Yellow-rumped Warbler - Audubon’s
Common Yellowthroat
Red-winged Blackbird
Western Meadowlark
Brewer’s Blackbird
Lesser Goldfinch

Good birding,

Paul and Nancy Schorr