|Last updated 13 Sept 2011|
|Contra Costa and Alameda County Birding|
|Information and weblinks for birding in the East Bay|
|Links for Contra Costa and Alameda County Birding
Also visit Favorite Birding Locations for East Bay birding sites.
Lawrence Hall of Science, Berkeley Webcam View of the San Francisco Bay Area, looking west from the Berkeley Hills. Links to weather, earthquakes and more!
Joe Morlan's California Birding Pages for Contra Costa and Alameda County
A Guide to Finding Birds in Contra Costa County
Checklist of the Birds of Contra Costa County
Contra Costa Breeding Bird Atlas Birds that nest in "your own backyard".
EBB Sightings Posts about birds in Contra Costa and Alameda County.
|Lapland Longspur Photo by George Griffeth
Berkeley, Alameda Co., CA Sept 2004
|Aububon Societies and other Nature Groups in the East Bay
Mount Diablo Audubon Society Contra Costa
Golden Gate Audubon Society Oakland/Berkeley area (and San Francisco)
Ohlone Audubon Society Southern Alameda County
Save Mount Diablo
Mount Diablo Interpretive Association
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Lindsay Wildlife Museum
|The Contra Costa County
Breeding Bird Atlas
is now available from MDAS
|Albany Adult School Birding Classes Rusty Scalf and Bob Lewis's popular Bay Area Birding classes, as well as classes offered by other fine instuctors.
Also see Birding Class Page.
I will be teaching birding by ear again in January, 2011!
|Local Nature Stores
Wild Birds Unlimited Pleasant Hill
East Bay Nature (formerly Wild Bird Center) Walnut Creek
Find the answer to almost any question you may have about birds at the Marian Koshland Bioscience and Natural History Library in the Life Science Building at UC Berkeley. The stacks are open to the general public to browse. Visitors may borrow library materials directly for $100 per year.
Directly above the library is the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology which houses a wide variety of bird study skins. The museum is closed to the public.
|Articles, Scientific Papers, and Interesting Notes on Birds of Contra Costa and Alameda Counties|
|Wrentit - Extensive study of breeding Wrentits in the Berkeley Hills.
Erickson, M. M. 1938. Territory, annual cycle, and numbers in a population of wrentits.
(Chamaea fasciata). Univ. Calif. Publ. Zool 42:247-334.
|The California Woodpecker and I
William Ritter, 1938, University of California Press, Berkeley
The California Woodpecker, or Acorn Woodpecker as we now call this bird, was studied in the East Bay oak woodlands. Long out of print, the colored frontpiece by Allen Brooks is charming. Check online book stores for used copies.
|More Information on Birds in the East Bay.|
|Bay Nature - The magazine about nature in the San Franciso Bay Area, often featuring the East Bay..|
|East Bay Yard Lists See Don Lewis's Saw Whet Owl as a yard bird in Lafayette.