Do you love birds and want to know how you can help study them? Then join San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory citizen scientists Barbara Coll and Jan Hintermeister on a fun bird walk to look for residential and migratory birds in the mudflats, ponds and creeks of Charleston Slough. Participants can expect to see lots of colorful dabbling and diving species of ducks like Northern Shovelers and Cinnamon Teals, many types of shorebirds including the American Avocet and Long-billed Curlew, and hopefully a raptor or two. The walk leaders will use bird identification apps to record species seen that day and the final species count will be submitted to the citizen science site eBird. No experience required, please bring binoculars if you have them. Barbara Coll is an avid birder and big data specialist who leads SFBBO’s eBird Outreach Program for teens and young adults. Jan Hintermeister is SFBBO’s Board Chair and leads bird walks and collects data for SFBBO’s Colonial Waterbird Program. He also served on the Santa Clara County Parks and Recreation Commission and is a docent with Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District, the Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority, and Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve. The San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory is a nonprofit in the Milpitas with the mission to conserve birds and their habitats through science and outreach.
RSVP is needed to attend. Space is limited