Curious about the habits of migratory birds? We are fortunate to live in one of the most important wintering spots for migratory shorebirds on the West Coast. The San Francisco Bay has been named a Site of Hemispheric Importance and is critical for the survival of 13 species of shorebirds and very important for another 6.
Birding expert Bob Lewis will explain all and take us on a birding journey to look at the variety of shorebirds and then discuss why they winter here, where they go to breed, and how they know where to go. Then we’ll look a bit more globally to understand how humans and global climate change may be impacting our shorebirds.
Bob Lewis has taught birding classes in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 25 years and served as adult education chair on the board of Golden Gate Audubon. He was awarded the Golden Gate Audubon’s Paul Covel award for Education in 2017. Bob's life list is over 5000, and he loves to travel in pursuit of adding to that list! Bob is an award-winning photographer, focusing on birds, and hopes to resume his travels with a trip to Australia and New Zealand. For more information, see his website at wingbeats.org .
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