Albany Neck and Bulb Bird Survey

Citizens for East Shore Parks (CESP) and Golden Gate Audubon Society East Bay Conservation Committee (GGAS EBCC) collaborated to conduct a bird survey at the Albany Neck and Bulb July 2015 – June 2016.

Blog Post: Surveying Birds of the Albany Bulb by Golden Gate Audubon Society.

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Birds Observed at the Albany Neck & Bulb

This gallery showcases some of the birds observed at the Albany Neck & Bulb during the survey period.

Scroll down for more details about the survey objectives and protocol as well as a list of species.

Survey Purpose and Objectives

The purpose of the survey was to provide information for the park managers about the species and populations of birds that occur at the Albany Neck and Bulb and the habitats on which they depend.

The survey objectives were to conduct field observations and determine:

  1. Which bird species and how many individuals were present in the study area.
  2. How their abundance varied throughout a calendar year.
  3. In what habitats the species were typically found.
  4. What feasible habitat improvements would support a greater diversity and abundance of resident, migratory, breeding, and wintering birds.
  5. What trail improvements would make the Neck and Bulb safe and accessible for passive recreation.


Albany Neck and Bulb Bird Survey Protocol checklist for Albany Bulb (includes land and water birds)

eBird is an application used to identify birds at specific locations. This link is a checklist for birds identified at the Albany Bulb Hot Spot. All of the approximately 90 species observed by the Albany Neck & Bulb Survey team are on this list. To date, eBird users have identified 158 species at the Albany Bulb!

Coming Soon: Survey Data

A full list of the species observed by month will be available in this dataset. Check back soon to access this information.

Coming Soon: Significance of Survey: Diversity/Abundance of Birds/Habitat

Survey Point 1. Photo by Pam Young.

Links and Resources

California Audubon

California Audubon Climate Threatened and Endangered Birds


Golden Gate Audubon Society

Partners in Flight

Sibley eGuide to Birds App