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