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
Northern HarrierCircus hudsoniusNOHAAccipitriformesLinkPhoto
White-tailed KiteElanus leucurusWTKIAccipitriformesLinkPhotoVideo
OspreyPandion haliaetusOSPRAccipitriformesLinkPhoto
Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatusRSHAAccipitriformesLinkPhotoVideo
Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensisRTHAAccipitriformesLinkPhotoVideo
Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperiiCOHAAccipitriformesLinkPhotoVideo
Green-winged TealAnas creccaGWTEAnseriformesLinkPhotoVideo
Northern PintailAnas acutaNOPIAnseriformesLinkPhoto
Canada GooseBranta canadensisCANGAnseriformesLinkPhotoVideo
Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeataNSHOAnseriformesLinkPhoto
BuffleheadBucephala albeolaBUFFAnseriformesLinkPhotoVideo
Greater ScaupAythya marilaGRSCAnseriformesLinkPhotoVideo
Blue-winged TealSpatula discorsBWTEAnseriformesLinkPhoto
Ruddy DuckOxyura jamaicensisRUDUAnseriformesLinkPhotoVideo
Common GoldeneyeBucephala clangulaCOGOAnseriformesLinkPhotoVideo
MallardAnas platyrhynchosMALLAnseriformesLinkPhotoVideo
Surf ScoterMelanitta perspicillataSUSCAnseriformesLinkPhoto
Eurasian WigeonMareca penelopeEUWIAnseriformesLinkPhotoVideo
American WigeonMareca americanaAMWIAnseriformesLinkPhotoVideo
White-winged ScoterMelanitta fuscaWWSCAnseriformesLinkPhoto
Rufous HummingbirdSelasphorus rufusRUHUCaprimulgiformesLinkPhoto
Anna's HummingbirdCalypte annaANHUCaprimulgiformesLinkPhotoVideo
Turkey VultureCathartes auraTUVUCathartiformesLinkPhotoVideo
Long-billed CurlewNumenius americanusLBCUCharadriiformesLinkPhotoVideo
Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipesLEYECharadriiformesLinkPhotoVideo
KilldeerCharadrius vociferusKILLCharadriiformesLinkPhotoVideo
Herring GullLarus argentatusHERGCharadriiformesLinkPhotoVideo
Marbled GodwitLimosa fedoaMAGOCharadriiformesLinkPhotoVideo
American AvocetRecurvirostra americanaAMAVCharadriiformesLinkPhotoVideo
Mew GullLarus canusMEGUCharadriiformesLinkPhoto
SanderlingCalidris albaSANDCharadriiformesLinkPhotoVideo
Short-billed DowitcherLimnodromus griseusSBDOCharadriiformesLinkPhoto
Spotted SandpiperActitis maculariusSPSACharadriiformesLinkPhotoVideo
SurfbirdCalidris virgataSURFCharadriiformesLinkPhotoVideo
Wandering TattlerTringa incanaWATACharadriiformesLinkPhoto
Western GullLarus occidentalisWEGUCharadriiformesLinkPhoto
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopusWHIMCharadriiformesLinkPhoto
WilletTringa semipalmataWILLCharadriiformesLinkPhotoVideo
Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensisRBGUCharadriiformesLinkPhoto
Least SandpiperCalidris minutillaLESACharadriiformesLinkPhotoVideo
Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleucaGRYECharadriiformesLinkPhotoVideo
Forster's TernSterna forsteriFOTECharadriiformesLinkPhoto
Black OystercatcherHaematopus bachmaniBLOYCharadriiformesLinkPhotoVideo
Black TurnstoneArenaria melanocephalaBLTUCharadriiformesLinkPhotoVideo
Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarolaBBPLCharadriiformesLinkPhoto
Black-necked StiltHimantopus mexicanusBNSTCharadriiformesLinkPhoto
Wilson's PhalaropePhalaropus tricolorWIPHCharadriiformesLinkPhoto
Rock PigeonColumba liviaROPIColumbiformesLinkPhotoVideo
Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyonBEKICoraciiformesLinkPhoto
Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavoWITUGalliformesLinkPhotoVideo
Red-throated LoonGavia stellataRTLOGaviiformesLinkPhotoVideo
Common LoonGavia immerCOLOGaviiformesLinkPhotoVideo
American CootFulica americanaAMCOGruiformesLinkPhotoVideo
Barn SwallowHirundo rusticaBANSPasseriformesLinkPhoto
Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensisSAVSPasseriformesLinkPhotoVideo
Say's PhoebeSayornis sayaSAPHPasseriformesLinkPhotoVideo
Song SparrowMelospiza melodiaSOSPPasseriformesLinkPhotoVideo
Black PhoebeSayornis nigricansBLPHPasseriformesLinkPhotoVideo
Lesser GoldfinchSpinus PsaltriaLEGOPasseriformesLinkPhotoVideo
Western BluebirdSialia mexicanaWEBLPasseriformesLinkPhoto
Western MeadowlarkSturnella neglectaWEMEPasseriformesLinkPhotoVideo
White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrysWCSPPasseriformesLinkPhotoVideo
American PipitAnthus rubescensAMPIPasseriformesLinkPhotoVideo
American GoldfinchSpinus tristisAMGOPasseriformesLinkPhotoVideo
American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchosAMCRPasseriformesLinkPhotoVideo
Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronataYRWAPasseriformesLinkPhoto
Ash-throated FlycatcherMyiarchus cinerascensATFLPasseriformesLinkPhoto
House FinchHaemorhous mexicanusHOFIPasseriformesLinkPhotoVideo
Golden-crowned SparrowZonotrichia atricapillaGCSPPasseriformesLinkPhotoVideo
Oak TitmouseBaeolophus inornatusOATIPasseriformesLinkPhoto
Lincoln's SparrowMelospiza lincolniiLISPPasseriformesLinkPhoto
European StarlingSturnus vulgarisEUSTPasseriformesLinkPhoto
Common RavenCorvus coraxCORAPasseriformesLinkPhoto
Mourning DoveZenaida macrouraMODOPasseriformesLinkPhoto
Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottosNOMOPasseriformesLinkPhotoVideo
California TowheeMelozone crissalisCALTPasseriformesLinkPhotoVideo
Brewer's BlackbirdEuphagus cyanocephalusBRBLPasseriformesLinkPhotoVideo
Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceusRWBLPasseriformesLinkPhotoVideo
Great Blue HeronArdea herodiasGBHEPelecaniformesLinkPhotoVideo
Black-crowned Night HeronNycticorax nycticoraxBCNHPelecaniformesLinkPhotoVideo
Snowy EgretEgretta thulaSNEGPelecaniformesLinkPhotoVideo
American White PelicanPelecanus erythrorhynchosAWPEPelecaniformesLinkPhotoVideo
Brown PelicanPelecanus occidentalisBRPEPelecaniformesLinkPhotoVideo
Great EgretArdea albaGREGPelecaniformesLinkPhotoVideo
Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podicepsPBGRPodicipediformesLinkPhotoVideo
Western GrebeAechmophorus occidentalisWEGRPodicipediformesLinkPhotoVideo
Clark's GrebeAechmophorus clarkiiCLGRPodicipediformesLinkPhotoVideo
Horned GrebePodiceps auritusHOGRPodicipediformesLinkPhotoVideo
Eared GrebePodiceps nigricollisEAGRPodicipediformesLinkPhoto
Burrowing OwlAthene cuniculariaBUOWStrigiformesLinkPhotoVideo
Barn OwlTyto albaBANOStrigiformesLinkPhoto
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 ©2011-2019, 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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