Waterfowl of the Laguna de Santa Rosa and the Pacific Flyway
Sunrise Natural History Walk with Dave Barry
Sunday, January 15, 2017, 7:30-11:00am
Meeting at the Laguna Environmental Center, 900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Suitable for 10 years old and up. Only heavy rain cancels.
$30. Pre-registration required at http://lagunafoundation.org/laguna_walks_classes.shtml
We will visit 2-3 sites along the Laguna, not normally open to the public, where waterfowl love to hang out. On our early morning walk we will learn to identify ducks by their behavior and vocalization, both in flight and while feeding. We will learn basic identification techniques and key characteristics of waterfowl found in Sonoma County and along the Laguna de Santa Rosa at different times of year, as well as learn cool facts such as the difference between “dabbling” and ”diving” ducks and its importance to these masters of the water world. We will keep a list of what we see and compare notes back at Heron Hall. This natural history walk is suitable for novice to advanced birders. Light snacks provided.
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.
Also join us Saturday, January 14, 11am-2pm for Ducks Day, a FREE special themed Open House at the Laguna Environmental Center, and for a waterfowl presentation 3:00-4:30pm with Dave Barry. $10 for the talk (non-refundable), pre-registration required.
Details at http://lagunafoundation.org/laguna_walks_classes.shtml
For more information, see www.lagunafoundation.org
Or contact Anita Smith, Public Education Manager, Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation
(707) 527-9277 x 110, firstname.lastname@example.org