Our group partook in finding the winter resident birds in UC Regents’ Blake Garden. Meghan, the head gardener, gave a synopsis of the garden’s history to begin our tour. Although it was cool and overcast we found or heard 25 bird species. The birders who stayed the two and a half hours until the end of the walk witnessed a mixed flock of about six species. Bob Hudson submitted the official bird list to ebird and shared it with those participants who shared their ebird contacts or email addresses.
It was an enjoyable experience and hopefully there will be returning birders to the Blake Garden.
We will repeat this tour on February 5, 2020. We plan to offer a guided birding walk through the Blake Garden once a month in 2020.
For a full list of the birds seen see ebird: