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Brown Bag Speakers Forum - Bob Lewis: Birds of the Bay

Brown Bag Speakers Forum - Bob Lewis: Birds of the Bay

San Francisco Bay is considered a Site of Hemispheric Importance for shorebirds, hosting more than a million individuals every year. For eleven species, the Bay holds more than half the total population during at least one season of the year.

A few species breed here, but most nest further north and spend the winter here, feeding on the buffet of creatures offered by the Bay. Shorebird migration is an amazing phenomenon, some species traveling thousands of miles over several days. We’ll talk about shorebird identification and behaviors, and then touch on some of the other birds seen around the Bay.

Bob Lewis trained and worked as a chemist but gravitated to birding as a hobby and retirement career. He’s taught birding classes in the Bay Area for over 25 years and is the past chair ofGolden Gate Audubon’s Education Committee. His bird “Life List” is 19 short of 5000 species, and he loves to travel. He’s an award-winning photographer, focusing on birds, and has recentlyreturned from Australia and New Guinea. Bob was honored with GGAS’ Paul Covel Award for Education in 2017.

 

Date:
Monday, January 14, 2019 Show more dates
Time:
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Location:
Edith Stone Room
Audience:
  Adults     Older Adults  
Categories:
  Education and Learning