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 during the winter. Learn cool facts, like the difference between “dabbling” and “diving” ducks, how far geese migrate, and how to tell the difference between male and female waterfowl. We will also talk about some of the challenges that these birds face, as well as conservation success stories.
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 Ag+Open Space, the Wildlands Conservancy, and is a lead naturalist with West County Hawk Watch.
There is no charge for this event, which is made possible by the voters of Sonoma County who fund the work of Ag + Open Space with a quarter-cent sales tax.
FREE (suggested donation $5 – $15). Pre-registration required.