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.

Click on “Link” to see all posts 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 75 videos of Burrowing Owls. To see all available bird videos, go to Chavez Park Videos.

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Common NameScientific NameCodeOrderLinkPhotoVideo
American AvocetRecurvirostra americanaAMAVCharadriiformesLinkPhotoVideo
American CootFulica americanaAMCOGruiformesLinkPhotoVideo
American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchosAMCRPasseriformesLinkPhotoVideo
American GoldfinchSpinus tristisAMGOPasseriformesLinkPhotoVideo
American PipitAnthus rubescensAMPIPasseriformesLinkPhotoVideo
American White PelicanPelecanus erythrorhynchosAWPEPelecaniformesLinkPhotoVideo
American WigeonMareca americanaAMWIAnseriformesLinkPhotoVideo
Anna's HummingbirdCalypte annaANHUCaprimulgiformesLinkPhotoVideo
Ash-throated FlycatcherMyiarchus cinerascensATFLPasseriformesLinkPhoto
Barn OwlTyto albaBANOStrigiformesLinkPhoto
Barn SwallowHirundo rusticaBANSPasseriformesLinkPhoto
Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyonBEKICoraciiformesLinkPhoto
Black OystercatcherHaematopus bachmaniBLOYCharadriiformesLinkPhotoVideo
Black PhoebeSayornis nigricansBLPHPasseriformesLinkPhotoVideo
Black TurnstoneArenaria melanocephalaBLTUCharadriiformesLinkPhotoVideo
Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarolaBBPLCharadriiformesLinkPhoto
Black-crowned Night HeronNycticorax nycticoraxBCNHPelecaniformesLinkPhotoVideo
Black-necked StiltHimantopus mexicanusBNSTCharadriiformesLinkPhoto
Blue-winged TealSpatula discorsBWTEAnseriformesLinkPhoto
Brewer's BlackbirdEuphagus cyanocephalusBRBLPasseriformesLinkPhotoVideo
Brown PelicanPelecanus occidentalisBRPEPelecaniformesLinkPhotoVideo
BuffleheadBucephala albeolaBUFFAnseriformesLinkPhotoVideo
Burrowing OwlAthene cuniculariaBUOWStrigiformesLinkPhotoVideo
BushtitPsaltriparus minimusBUSHPasseriformesLinkPhoto
California TowheeMelozone crissalisCALTPasseriformesLinkPhotoVideo
Canada GooseBranta canadensisCANGAnseriformesLinkPhotoVideo
Clark's GrebeAechmophorus clarkiiCLGRPodicipediformesLinkPhotoVideo
Common GoldeneyeBucephala clangulaCOGOAnseriformesLinkPhotoVideo
Common LoonGavia immerCOLOGaviiformesLinkPhotoVideo
Common RavenCorvus coraxCORAPasseriformesLinkPhoto
Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperiiCOHAAccipitriformesLinkPhotoVideo
Double-crested CormorantPhalacrocorax auritusDCCOSuliformesLinkPhotoVideo
Eared GrebePodiceps nigricollisEAGRPodicipediformesLinkPhoto
Eurasian WigeonMareca penelopeEUWIAnseriformesLinkPhotoVideo
European StarlingSturnus vulgarisEUSTPasseriformesLinkPhoto
Forster's TernSterna forsteriFOTECharadriiformesLinkPhoto
Golden-crowned SparrowZonotrichia atricapillaGCSPPasseriformesLinkPhotoVideo
Great Blue HeronArdea herodiasGBHEPelecaniformesLinkPhotoVideo
Great EgretArdea albaGREGPelecaniformesLinkPhotoVideo
Greater ScaupAythya marilaGRSCAnseriformesLinkPhotoVideo
Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleucaGRYECharadriiformesLinkPhotoVideo
Green-winged TealAnas creccaGWTEAnseriformesLinkPhotoVideo
Herring GullLarus argentatusHERGCharadriiformesLinkPhotoVideo
Horned GrebePodiceps auritusHOGRPodicipediformesLinkPhotoVideo
House FinchHaemorhous mexicanusHOFIPasseriformesLinkPhotoVideo
KilldeerCharadrius vociferusKILLCharadriiformesLinkPhotoVideo
Least SandpiperCalidris minutillaLESACharadriiformesLinkPhotoVideo
Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipesLEYECharadriiformesLinkPhotoVideo
Lincoln's SparrowMelospiza lincolniiLISPPasseriformesLinkPhoto
Long-billed CurlewNumenius americanusLBCUCharadriiformesLinkPhotoVideo
MallardAnas platyrhynchosMALLAnseriformesLinkPhotoVideo
Marbled GodwitLimosa fedoaMAGOCharadriiformesLinkPhotoVideo
Mew GullLarus canusMEGUCharadriiformesLinkPhoto
Mourning DoveZenaida macrouraMODOPasseriformesLinkPhoto
Northern HarrierCircus hudsoniusNOHAAccipitriformesLinkPhoto
Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottosNOMOPasseriformesLinkPhotoVideo
Northern PintailAnas acutaNOPIAnseriformesLinkPhoto
Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeataNSHOAnseriformesLinkPhoto
OspreyPandion haliaetusOSPRAccipitriformesLinkPhoto
Pelagic CormorantPhalacrocorax pelagicusPECOSuliformesLinkPhotoVideo
Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podicepsPBGRPodicipediformesLinkPhotoVideo
Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatusRSHAAccipitriformesLinkPhotoVideo
Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensisRTHAAccipitriformesLinkPhotoVideo
Red-throated LoonGavia stellataRTLOGaviiformesLinkPhotoVideo
Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceusRWBLPasseriformesLinkPhotoVideo
Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensisRBGUCharadriiformesLinkPhoto
Rock PigeonColumba liviaROPIColumbiformesLinkPhotoVideo
Ruddy DuckOxyura jamaicensisRUDUAnseriformesLinkPhotoVideo
Rufous HummingbirdSelasphorus rufusRUHUCaprimulgiformesLinkPhoto
SanderlingCalidris albaSANDCharadriiformesLinkPhotoVideo
Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensisSAVSPasseriformesLinkPhotoVideo
Say's PhoebeSayornis sayaSAPHPasseriformesLinkPhotoVideo
Short-billed DowitcherLimnodromus griseusSBDOCharadriiformesLinkPhoto
Snowy EgretEgretta thulaSNEGPelecaniformesLinkPhotoVideo
Song SparrowMelospiza melodiaSOSPPasseriformesLinkPhotoVideo
Spotted SandpiperActitis maculariusSPSACharadriiformesLinkPhotoVideo
Surf ScoterMelanitta perspicillataSUSCAnseriformesLinkPhoto
SurfbirdCalidris virgataSURFCharadriiformesLinkPhotoVideo
Turkey VultureCathartes auraTUVUCathartiformesLinkPhotoVideo
Wandering TattlerTringa incanaWATACharadriiformesLinkPhoto
Western BluebirdSialia mexicanaWEBLPasseriformesLinkPhoto
Western GrebeAechmophorus occidentalisWEGRPodicipediformesLinkPhotoVideo
Western GullLarus occidentalisWEGUCharadriiformesLinkPhoto
Western MeadowlarkSturnella neglectaWEMEPasseriformesLinkPhotoVideo
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopusWHIMCharadriiformesLinkPhoto
White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrysWCSPPasseriformesLinkPhotoVideo
White-tailed KiteElanus leucurusWTKIAccipitriformesLinkPhotoVideo
White-winged ScoterMelanitta fuscaWWSCAnseriformesLinkPhoto
Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavoWITUGalliformesLinkPhotoVideo
WilletTringa semipalmataWILLCharadriiformesLinkPhotoVideo
Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronataYRWAPasseriformesLinkPhoto

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 ©2011-2019, who is solely responsible for mistakes in bird identification. Please post corrections in the Comment form, below.

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