Category Archives: Birds

Go birding along the coast with Yolo Audubon

Yolo Audubon is offering two September field trips; both are free and open to birders of all levels. On Saturday, Sept. 17, Chris Dunford will lead another trip to Bodega Bay for those who missed his August trip. Participants will look for the unexpected, like the northern waterthrush they saw in August, but according to…
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Hitchcock Film Fest – March 12th

Join us on Saturday, March 12th in Bodega Bay, original filming location for The Birds! Two movies will be shown:  The Birds & North by Northwest.  Two of Hitchcock's best movies.  Fun begins at 3:30 pm for an introduction by Dan Sneed, Hitchcock Expert Enthusiast, then watch The Birds.  At 7:00, North by Northwest. Spend…
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Cleaning up the Bodega Bay coast

Interesting article in the Press Democrat about Keary and Sally Sorenson and their efforts to clean Sonoma Coast beaches. “There are pristine beaches in Santa Cruz and Southern California” Keary explained, but “the beaches around here are deposition beaches.” Coastal deposition occurs in areas where the sea drops or deposits material. This can include sand,…
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Jenner a perfect spot to spy bald eagles

A pair of bald eagles whose hunting expeditions at the mouth of the Russian River have entertained tourists and local visitors over the past several years have turned the coastal hamlet of Jenner into a popular stopping point for bird-lovers, as if the scenery and seals weren’t enough of a draw. The raptors’ admirers include…
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Bird Walk Coastal Access Trail

355 Highway 1, Bodega Bay Accessible areas Birding Hiking/Walking Trails Picnic Facilities Hours: The park opens at 7:00 a.m. and closes at sunset. Parking: $7 per vehicle for day use. $1 per person (vehicles with 10 or more people) Dogs: Permitted on leash no longer than 6' in length. License required. Accessibility: Gravel, wheelchair accessible trails. Ranger Phone: (707) 875-3540…
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Seagulls drafting at Duncans Cove by Roy Anderson

This picture was taken April 20, 2013 looking southeast from Duncans Cove at Highway 1. Note the second seagull looks like it is coming out of the water, but this is really an illusion caused by one of its wings--nothing has been photoshopped or added to this raw picture.

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Very Cold Juvenile Egrets by Tom Moyer

Bodega Bay. It was close to freezing with a good wind when this was taken just after sunrise. These young egrets looked miserable trying to stay warm. The old hand in the lower right corner had it together.

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Hitchcock’s ‘The Birds’: Mystery Solved

Do you know the “mystery” behind “The Birds”. This ABC News report details the “real event” that triggered Hitchcock’s interest in attacking birds and the LSU professor that explains what may have caused this event.

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Good news on Western Snowy Plover habitat

The Golden Gate Audubon Society is reporting that the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service designated 24,527 acres along the Pacific Coast as critical habitat for endangered Western Snowy Plovers — an important step towards ensuring the species’ recovery and ultimate survival. The FWS action ends several years of legal conflict over how much land would…
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