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

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.

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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