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...
Bird Resources from Press Democrat

Bird Resources from Press Democrat

SOUNDSCAPE ECOLOGY Wild Sanctuary Bernie Krause’s website of nature recordings and soundscapes, books, and information Website: wildsanctuary.com BIRD RESOURCES Daniel Edelstein’s WarblerWatch Tips for birding-by-ear, tours and classes Website:...
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...

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