Birds of Cesar Chavez Park

This table contains all the birds photographed and identified in Cesar Chavez Park and posted on this website to date; updates may be delayed. Only bird reports with photographs and/or videos are listed here. Note also that the eBird website shows an independent tally of more than 200 species in the park, but most of those reports do not include photos or videos. Currently this list and the eBird list are not synchronized.

Click on “Link” to see all posts on this website containing a reference to and photo(s) and/or video(s) of that bird. Click on “Photo” to see one selected photo of that bird. Click on “Video” to see one selected video containing that bird. Note: A bird may appear in more than one video. For example, there are more than 100 videos of Burrowing Owls. Click on “Burrowing Owl” and “Link” for a list of posts in which those videos (as well as still images) appear, or use the Videos page and select videos of Burrowing Owls using the Search feature at the top of that table.

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 Common NameScientific NameCodeOrderLinkPhotoVideo
Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensisRTHAAccipitriformesLinkPhotoVideo
Northern HarrierCircus hudsoniusNOHAAccipitriformesLinkPhoto
Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatusRSHAAccipitriformesLinkPhotoVideo
OspreyPandion haliaetusOSPRAccipitriformesLinkPhoto
White-tailed KiteElanus leucurusWTKIAccipitriformesLinkPhotoVideo
Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperiiCOHAAccipitriformesLinkPhotoVideo
BuffleheadBucephala albeolaBUFFAnseriformesLinkPhotoVideo
Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeataNSHOAnseriformesLinkPhoto
Surf ScoterMelanitta perspicillataSUSCAnseriformesLinkPhoto
Northern PintailAnas acutaNOPIAnseriformesLinkPhoto
Common GoldeneyeBucephala clangulaCOGOAnseriformesLinkPhotoVideo
Canada GooseBranta canadensisCANGAnseriformesLinkPhotoVideo
Greater ScaupAythya marilaGRSCAnseriformesLinkPhotoVideo
American WigeonMareca americanaAMWIAnseriformesLinkPhotoVideo
MallardAnas platyrhynchosMALLAnseriformesLinkPhotoVideo
White-winged ScoterMelanitta fuscaWWSCAnseriformesLinkPhoto
Eurasian WigeonMareca penelopeEUWIAnseriformesLinkPhotoVideo
Green-winged TealAnas creccaGWTEAnseriformesLinkPhotoVideo
Ruddy DuckOxyura jamaicensisRUDUAnseriformesLinkPhotoVideo
Allen's HummingbirdSelasphorus sasinALHUApodiformesLinkPhoto
Ruby-throated HummingbirdArchilochus colubris)RTHUApodiformesLinkPhoto
Rufous HummingbirdSelasphorus rufusRUHUCaprimulgiformesLinkPhoto
Anna's HummingbirdCalypte annaANHUCaprimulgiformesLinkPhotoVideo
Turkey VultureCathartes auraTUVUCathartiformesLinkPhotoVideo
Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensisRBGUCharadriiformesLinkPhoto
Long-billed CurlewNumenius americanusLBCUCharadriiformesLinkPhotoVideo
Wilson's PhalaropePhalaropus tricolorWIPHCharadriiformesLinkPhoto
Herring GullLarus argentatusHERGCharadriiformesLinkPhotoVideo
KilldeerCharadrius vociferusKILLCharadriiformesLinkPhotoVideo
American AvocetRecurvirostra americanaAMAVCharadriiformesLinkPhotoVideo
WilletTringa semipalmataWILLCharadriiformesLinkPhotoVideo
Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipesLEYECharadriiformesLinkPhotoVideo
Marbled GodwitLimosa fedoaMAGOCharadriiformesLinkPhotoVideo
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopusWHIMCharadriiformesLinkPhoto
Western GullLarus occidentalisWEGUCharadriiformesLinkPhoto
Mew GullLarus canusMEGUCharadriiformesLinkPhoto
Wandering TattlerTringa incanaWATACharadriiformesLinkPhoto
SurfbirdCalidris virgataSURFCharadriiformesLinkPhotoVideo
Spotted SandpiperActitis maculariusSPSACharadriiformesLinkPhotoVideo
Short-billed DowitcherLimnodromus griseusSBDOCharadriiformesLinkPhotoVideo
SanderlingCalidris albaSANDCharadriiformesLinkPhotoVideo
Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleucaGRYECharadriiformesLinkPhotoVideo
Least SandpiperCalidris minutillaLESACharadriiformesLinkPhotoVideo
Caspian TernHydroprogne caspiaCATECharadriiformesLinkPhotoVideo
Forster's TernSterna forsteriFOTECharadriiformesLinkPhoto
Black OystercatcherHaematopus bachmaniBLOYCharadriiformesLinkPhotoVideo
Black-necked StiltHimantopus mexicanusBNSTCharadriiformesLinkPhoto
Elegant TernThalasseus elegansELTECharadriiformesLinkPhoto
Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarolaBBPLCharadriiformesLinkPhoto
Black TurnstoneArenaria melanocephalaBLTUCharadriiformesLinkPhotoVideo
Rock PigeonColumba liviaROPIColumbiformesLinkPhotoVideo
Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyonBEKICoraciiformesLinkPhoto
American KestrelFalco sparveriusAMKEFalconiformesLinkPhotoVideo
MerlinFalco columbariusMERLFalconiformesLinkView
Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavoWITUGalliformesLinkPhotoVideo
Red-throated LoonGavia stellataRTLOGaviiformesLinkPhotoVideo
Common LoonGavia immerCOLOGaviiformesLinkPhotoVideo
American CootFulica americanaAMCOGruiformesLinkPhotoVideo
Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceusRWBLPasseriformesLinkPhotoVideo
Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus aterBHCOPasseriformesLinkPhotoVideo
Western MeadowlarkSturnella neglectaWEMEPasseriformesLinkPhotoVideo
Western BluebirdSialia mexicanaWEBLPasseriformesLinkPhoto
Brewer's BlackbirdEuphagus cyanocephalusBRBLPasseriformesLinkPhotoVideo
Pacific Slope FlycatcherEmpidonax difficilisPSFLPasseriformesLinkPhoto
Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensisSAVSPasseriformesLinkPhotoVideo
Say's PhoebeSayornis sayaSAPHPasseriformesLinkPhotoVideo
Black PhoebeSayornis nigricansBLPHPasseriformesLinkPhotoVideo
Ash-throated FlycatcherMyiarchus cinerascensATFLPasseriformesLinkPhoto
Song SparrowMelospiza melodiaSOSPPasseriformesLinkPhotoVideo
American PipitAnthus rubescensAMPIPasseriformesLinkPhotoVideo
California TowheeMelozone crissalisCALTPasseriformesLinkPhotoVideo
White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrysWCSPPasseriformesLinkPhotoVideo
European StarlingSturnus vulgarisEUSTPasseriformesLinkPhoto
Chestnut-backed ChickadeePoecile rufescensCBCHPasseriformesLinkPhoto
Golden-crowned SparrowZonotrichia atricapillaGCSPPasseriformesLinkPhotoVideo
Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronataYRWAPasseriformesLinkPhoto
Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapaGCKIPasseriformesLinkPhoto
Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus HETHPasseriformesLinkPhoto
Fox SparrowPasserella iliacaFOSPPasseriformesLinkPhoto
American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchosAMCRPasseriformesLinkPhotoVideo
House FinchHaemorhous mexicanusHOFIPasseriformesLinkPhotoVideo
Lesser GoldfinchSpinus PsaltriaLEGOPasseriformesLinkPhotoVideo
BushtitPsaltriparus minimusBUSHPasseriformesLinkPhoto
Lincoln's SparrowMelospiza lincolniiLISPPasseriformesLinkPhoto
Loggerhead ShrikeLanius ludovicianusLOSHPasseriformesLinkPhoto
American GoldfinchSpinus tristisAMGOPasseriformesLinkPhotoVideo
Common RavenCorvus coraxCORAPasseriformesLinkPhoto
Mourning DoveZenaida macrouraMODOPasseriformesLinkPhoto
Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottosNOMOPasseriformesLinkPhotoVideo
Townsend's WarblerSetophaga townsendiTOWAPasseriformesLinkPhoto
Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennisNRWSPasseriformesLinkPhoto
Barn SwallowHirundo rusticaBANSPasseriformesLinkPhoto
American White PelicanPelecanus erythrorhynchosAWPEPelecaniformesLinkPhotoVideo
Great EgretArdea albaGREGPelecaniformesLinkPhotoVideo
Snowy EgretEgretta thulaSNEGPelecaniformesLinkPhotoVideo
Black-crowned Night HeronNycticorax nycticoraxBCNHPelecaniformesLinkPhotoVideo
Green HeronButorides virescensGRHEPelecaniformesLinkPhoto
Great Blue HeronArdea herodiasGBHEPelecaniformesLinkPhotoVideo
Brown PelicanPelecanus occidentalisBRPEPelecaniformesLinkPhotoVideo
Western GrebeAechmophorus occidentalisWEGRPodicipediformesLinkPhotoVideo
Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podicepsPBGRPodicipediformesLinkPhotoVideo
Clark's GrebeAechmophorus clarkiiCLGRPodicipediformesLinkPhotoVideo
Eared GrebePodiceps nigricollisEAGRPodicipediformesLinkPhoto
Horned GrebePodiceps auritusHOGRPodicipediformesLinkPhotoVideo
Green ParakeetPsittacara holochlorusGREPPsittaciformesLinkPhoto
Barn OwlTyto albaBANOStrigiformesLinkPhoto
Great Horned OwlBubo virginianusGHOWStrigiformesLinkView
Burrowing OwlAthene cuniculariaBUOWStrigiformesLinkPhotoVideo
Pelagic CormorantPhalacrocorax pelagicusPECOSuliformesLinkPhotoVideo
Double-crested CormorantPhalacrocorax auritusDCCOSuliformesLinkPhotoVideo

This list includes birds photographed in the North Basin, which is the cove between the Cesar Chavez Park peninsula and the Berkeley mainland, and birds photographed in the waters north and west of the park. A small number of birds were photographed uniquely in the Berkeley Meadow (Sylvia McLaughlin Eastshore State Park) on the south border of the North Basin, as noted in the text accompanying the photo.

Credits: The names and copyright notices of the photographers are indicated in the lower edge of their respective photographs. Where no name is shown, the photographer is Martin Nicolaus ©2011-2020, who is solely responsible for mistakes in bird identification. Please post corrections in the Comment form, below.

One thought on “Birds of Cesar Chavez Park

  • August 7, 2019 at 9:45 pm
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    Great site and really excellent photos. I’m the Boston person who spoke to you when you were filming your owl project.

    Just two questions
    1. I don’t see California gull in your list. I’m pretty certain I saw it there.
    2. I see you listed the abbreviation for oak titmouse as BUSH. shouldn’t it be OATI?

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