Most of us have seen small brown birds that flit from the ground to a bush or tree just as you start to look at them; they are common in parks and at bird feeders throughout Alameda — but the description fits more than one species of birds.
Golden Gate Audubon Society
Last month, Alamedan Dawn Lemoine, brought the 80-year-old Oakland Christmas Bird Count into the modern age while adding one more year of information about birds to the growing National Audubon and Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology databases.
Least terns, harbor seals and western bluebirds are just part Alameda’s rich variety of wildlife that recently had their day in the sun — or drizzle — as part of Golden Gate Audubon Society’s “Wild! In Alameda” symposium, which included trips to viewing stations around the Island City.