Tilden Nature Area, Contra Costa, California, US
Jul 1, 2016 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Golden Gate Audubon Society First Friday Bird Walk, July 1, 2016, Tilden Nature Area.
Today's theme was The Amazing Life and Legacy of Georg Wilhelm Steller: Birds, Botany, Bering and "Beasts of the Sea." Our Steller's Jay is named for him, as is a sea-eagle, an eider duck, an albatross, an extinct cormorant, an extinct "sea cow" Sirenian, and a sea lion. Our familiar Pelagic Cormorant was also called Bering's Cormorant, according to Bo Boelens et al, The Eponym Dictionary of Birds.
Here are the 34 species seen or heard by the 38 participants:
Steller's Jay our theme bird today; we heard "wek" or shook-shook-shook call
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