Alameda in pictures: Fall bird sightings

Alameda in pictures: Fall bird sightings

Richard Bangert

Photos by Richard Bangert.

It's easy to learn to appreciate the natural world by watching for birds along Alameda's shoreline in late fall and winter during migration season. My bird sightings from Alameda Beach to Alameda Point include: White-crowned sparrow, cedar waxwing, red-shouldered hawk, white-tailed kite, lesser goldfinch, black turnstone, Western bluebird, chestnut-backed chickadee, black-necked stilt, Northern shoveler, black-crowned night heron, Northern flicker, sanderling, and black-bellied plover.

Some of our avian visitors, like the three black turnstones, nest only on the western shoreline of Alaska. They've been hanging out on the breakwater wall at the end of the Ballena marina. The sanderlings breed in the high Arctic above the Canadian provinces. They have been spotted recently at the western end of Robert W. Crown State Beach at the Crab Cove breakwater.

Comments

Submitted by Judy Munsen (not verified) on Fri, Dec 12, 2014

Thank you for posting these beautiful photographs. We are so lucky to live in a place shared by so many avian creatures.