The Clapper Rail Calls at Dawn

by on July 03, 2014

A clapper rail calls. (Photo by Jerry Ting)


Counting is fundamental to our understanding of the world around us: we cannot conserve what we cannot count. But when it comes to counting the endangered California clapper rail, our senses can deceive us. The Clapper Rail Calls at Dawn is a Bay Nature special feature about weird birds, hardy biologists, and the difficult methods we employ to move past what our eyes and ears tell us and search for something like the truth.

A 20-minute read with photos by Jerry Ting and audio from Jules Evens.


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