Golden Gate Audubon Society

House Sparrows Find a Home in Alameda

Apr 17,2022

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.

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Rick Lewis &nbsp&nbsp The American coot, fulica americana, can be found in waterways all over the Bay Area. The bird has also been referred to as a “mud hen.”

Meet an Island Native: the Coot

Feb 28,2019

The American coot, fulica americana, a once-abundant species in Alameda, can still be seen regularly in winter and on occasion breeding in a couple of the Island City’s marshy ponds — both fresh and brackish — during the summer.

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Ilana DeBare  People who attended the April 9 symposium looked for nesting peregrine falcons by the Fruitvale Bridge.

Wildlife Symposium Meets on the Island

Apr 21,2016

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. 

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