Contra Loma Regional Park, Antioch - 8/28/2020

Paul Schorr

After a long hiatus, Nancy and I spent several hours this morning at Contra Loma Regional Park.

The highlight of our visit was a Hermit Warbler which I spotted in some willows along the shore of Loma Island. A complete list of birds seen and/or heard follows:

Canada Goose
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Egret
Green Heron
Turkey Vulture
Red-shouldered Hawk
Mourning Dove
Anna’s Hummingbird (many)
Belted Kingfisher (heard only)
Nuttall’s Woodpecker
Black Phoebe
Say’s Phoebe
CA Scrub-Jay
Barn Swallow
White-breasted Nuthatch
Houe Wren
Western Bluebird
Northern Mockingbird
Hermit Warbler
Wilson’s Warbler (several)
Common Yellowthroat
CA Towhee
Song Sparrow
Red-winged Blackbird
Brewer’s Blackbird
House Finch

Note: Contra Loma R. P. is open on a walk-in basis only, vehicles are not allowed into the park. The closest parking is at the end of Frederickson Lane. Bathrooms are closed.

Happy birding,

Paul Schorr