Golden Gate Audubon Society First Friday Bird Walk,
October 7, 2016. Tilden Nature Area (to Jewel Lake and
Honored Guest today was Dave Quady, who cheerfully and
expertly answered questions all morning! Thanks, Dave!
Today's theme was the Breeding Bird Atlases of the north
Bay Area Counties (Marin, Sonoma, Napa and Solano). Dave
brought copies of these for us to view and spoke briefly
about the Pacific Coast counties and their atlases from
San Diego to Humboldt.
Sonoma has recently completed their second BBA, and it is
available (preliminary data) at the Breeding Bird Atlas
Explorer/Manager website maintained by the USGS Patuxent
Bird Research Center. Used copies of most of the other
atlases can be found at "the usual suspects" on-line; the
coffee-table sized Breeding Birds of Solano County is out
of print but stay-tuned for news of a fully-illustrated
but reduced-in-size version. Meanwhile, Murray Berner has
a smaller version of the Solano BBA available at the Blurb
website (maps and species accounts but many fewer photo;
print on demand).
Write me if you want a copy of my notes on the Breeding
Bird Atlases of Marin, Sonoma (I and II), Napa, and Solano
Next month’s theme will be Migration, using information
from the brand-new Handbook of Bird Biology from Cornell
Lab of Ornithology/Wiley.
Here are the 30 species seen by our party of 32 observers.
Best of Boids!
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