Great-tailed Grackle

Great-tailed Grackle

Chapter 4 of Bob’s Birds: Great-tailed Grackle, Quiscales  mexicanus  It has been named the “devil bird”.  From USA Today (2013): “When they arrive in flocks, they cause trouble.  The Kroeger supermarket on...
American Coot, Chapter 3 of Bob Dyer’s Blog

American Coot, Chapter 3 of Bob Dyer’s Blog

The American Coot is clearly both the American and Canadian coot by definition, the only coot around, and scientists says it hasn’t changed much in hundreds of millions of years. it is a Gruiformes, along with the rails, and Common Gallinule. Its average...
Feather Fest 2017

Feather Fest 2017

From Peter Colasanti: On Sunday, April 15, PWA held our annual Feather Fest at Shollenberger Park. Over 20 avid junior birders attended with parents, siblings and other hangers-on in tow. Our President Al Hesla opened the affair with an explanation of our purpose and...

Miwok CA Indian Studies Class and Certificate Program

From Nora Pearl, May 2, 2017 CALIFORNIA INDIAN STUDIES PROGRAM MAPOM California Indian Studies Certificate Program in Partnership with the College of Marin and the Point Reyes National Seashore” (acronym: COMPS) Register by phoning 415-485-9305 or by...
Belted Kingfisher

Belted Kingfisher

Belted Kingfisher By Bob Dyer, April 2017, Chapter 2 of Bob’s Birds Female Kingfisher with orange belt. The Belted Kingfisher is the only kingfisher seen in California. It is 13″ long and weighs 5 oz.  It has a rattling call you often hear before you...

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