RE: [CALBIRDS] Buff-breasted Sandpiper in Alviso [Santa Clara Co.] 9/5
- The juvenile Buff-breasted Sandpiper was still present this morning
(discovered by Dave Weber of Milpitas) on the levee just north of the
south-west corner of Pond A-16.
Mike Feighner, Livermore, CA, Alameda County, workiong in Sunnyvale, CA,
Santa Clara County
From: CALBIRDS@yahoogroups.com [mailto:CALBIRDS@yahoogroups.com] On
Behalf Of Kris Olson
Sent: Tuesday, September 06, 2005 8:01 AM
Subject: [CALBIRDS] Buff-breasted Sandpiper in Alviso [Santa Clara Co.]
Yesterday morning 9/5, Mike Rogers found a juvenile Buff-breasted
Sandpiper in Alviso, Santa Clara County. It was seen by other birders up
The bird was seen primarily in the SE corner of New Chicago Marsh and on
the levee between this area of the marsh and salt pond A16.
Go to the Don Edwards Environmental Education Center (EEC) in Alviso.
Walk out to the salt ponds past the nature center-- walk all the down
the levee (salt pond will be on your right) to the end. The bird was
seen feeding on top of this levee as you reach the end -- RR track will
be ahead of you, separated by a small channel; New Chicago Marsh is on
your left. Look down in to the pickleweed, etc. It forages among the
plants in the marsh or on top of or the sides of the levee.
Good map of the area:
[from maps, pick the maps by Dick Teater and then pick Sunnyvale]
Kris Olson, Menlo Park, CA