Sunday, December 14, 7:30-11:00am
Location: several areas along the Laguna (details emailed upon registration)
Suitable for 10 years old and up. Only heavy rain cancels.
$25 ($20 Laguna Foundation members and children 10-16). Pre-registration required at http://www.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 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 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. This natural history walk is suitable for novice to advanced birders.
NOTE: Join us Saturday, December 13th, 3:00-4:30pm for a related waterfowl presentation with Dave Barry.
Dave 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 and to register, go to www.lagunafoundation.org
Or contact Anita Smith, Public Education Coordinator, Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation
(707) 527-9277 x 110, firstname.lastname@example.org