Upcoming Bird Events from Press Democrat

Upcoming Bird Events from Press Democrat

UPCOMING BIRD EVENTS Songbirds of Spring When: 8-10:30 a.m. Sunday, April 23 Where: Glen Oaks Ranch, Sonoma Land Trust outing Information: Learn how to identify birds by their songs and use your binoculars to get close-up views. Website:...
Recent Bird Photos by Deb Sheppard

Recent Bird Photos by Deb Sheppard

From Deb Sheppard, visit to Shollenberger Park, April 14th:  Like many of our birds at Shollenberger, the Eared Grebes are coming into their breeding plumage!  During breeding season they display their golden plumes that give them their name Eared Grebe. The...
Common Gallinule

Common Gallinule

THE COMMON GALLINULE When I started “birding” about 20 years ago at Shollenberger, we called this species the “Common Moorhen”. It was renamed the “Common Gallinule in 2011 by the American Ornithologists’ Union. It is termed the...
2017 Feather Fest for Kids

2017 Feather Fest for Kids

We had 26 kids participating in this year’s Feather Fest held at Shollenberger Park under very pleasant conditions.  To sum up the day, I’ve added Peter Colasanti’s NBB post: Hi All, The Feather Fest is a spring bird outing for young birders held in...
Norris Robert “Bob” Dyer, August 20, 1935- April 3, 2017

Norris Robert “Bob” Dyer, August 20, 1935- April 3, 2017

 NORRIS ROBERT “BOB” DYER, 81  Contributor of most of the photos on this website and resident of Petaluma, California, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Monday morning, April 3rd, 2017.   He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years,...

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