Waterfowl of the Laguna de Santa Rosa and the Pacific Flyway
Presentation with “Duck Man” Dave Barry
Saturday, January 14, 2017, 3:00-4:30pm
(Following our special Ducks Day Open House!)
Location: Heron Hall, Laguna Environmental Center, 900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
$10 (non-refundable). Pre-registration required: http://lagunafoundation.org/laguna_walks_classes.shtml
Ducks, geese, wonderful waterfowl! We will learn basic identification and characteristics of waterfowl found in Sonoma County and along the Laguna de Santa Rosa at different times of year. Did you know that a goose species that overwinters in Sonoma County is known to migrate 3,000 miles over open ocean? And that most ducks practice sexual dimorphism, where females and males of the same species look different? We will learn cool facts like the difference between “dabbling” and “diving” ducks and its importance to these masters of the water world. Learn about how the Laguna de Santa Rosa is an important stopover along the Pacific Flyway for thousands of migrating ducks and other water-loving birds. We will talk about some of the challenges that waterfowl face, as well as success stories.
Join us before Dave’s talk that Saturday anytime 11:00am-2:00pm for our special Ducks Day Open House. Free. No RSVP required. Details at http://lagunafoundation.org/laguna_walks_classes.shtml
And, join us for another related waterfowl-focused event on Sunday, January 15, 7:30-11:00am for a Sunrise Natural History walk with Dave Barry. $30. Pre-registration required: http://lagunafoundation.org/laguna_walks_classes.shtml
Dave Barry is a certified California Naturalist, a certification program created by UC Berkeley and UC Davis. Dave brings a breath of experience and knowledge of birding and nature to his volunteer work mentoring young birders, leading bird tours and nature hikes, and giving natural history talks. Dave is a Santa Rosa native and has done programs with LandPaths, Sonoma Land Trust, Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District, the Wildlife Conservancy, and is a lead naturalist with West County Hawk Watch.
For more information, see www.lagunafoundation.org
Or contact Anita Smith, Public Education Manager, Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation
(707) 527-9277 x 110, email@example.com